This casa was perfect for the 7 of us! Very clean, spacious, well equipped, comfortable mattresses! We appreciated being outside of the noise of the town, but an easy drive into town! We’ve been to La Fortuna a number of times, but have never stayed at a place that has such a large variety of birds! We were entertained during the morning hours!
We will return!
We stayed for 5 nights in mid-July with our two teenage sons. The house is situated in the most amazing location between two converging streams that help attract loads of wildlife. During our short stay we saw a Howler monkey, 3 sloths, too many birds species to count and some large spiny tailed iguanas. Lorenzo, who lives on a neighboring property, ensured that we were well looked after and he went to a lot of effort to point out wildlife that we would have otherwise not seen (Toucans and Sloths in particular). Lorenzo also put out fresh fruit each morning to attract the multitude of birds.
The house itself is secluded with more than enough room for just the four of us. The house was very clean and the grounds were impeccably kept. As far as locations go, there are very few places that can beat this one.
The BBQ area is magical, looking like a cross between a tree house and a rustic beach hut. Definitely worth the effort of having your own BBQ.
Eder, one of the owners, was extremely helpful in suggesting and booking excursions... every one of which was incredible from the white water rafting and canyoneering to the more sedate, Chocolate tour. Certainly worth taking his advice and having Eder book on your behalf to save money.
If we ever return to La Fortuna we would definitely stay here again. Simply amazing.
Elizabeth & Marcus
There were only five of us for this house that sleeps 12 and it was still a great value. Comfortable beds, excellent, quiet AC, excellent and well-furnished kitchen. Every morning the owner skewers a couple dozen bananas on a small tree in the back yard to attract the birds (and squirrels and iguanas). We sat in lazy comfort on the back deck for meals and relaxation, listing 27 bird species in the 3 days we were there:
Gray-headed Chachalaca Ortalis cinereiceps
Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Phaeochroa cuvierii
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos swainsonii
Black-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes pucherani
Hoffmann's Woodpecker Melanerpes hoffmannii
Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus (heard)
Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius (heard)
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Clay-colored Robin Turdus grayi
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus
Passerini's Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii
Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata
Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum
Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza
Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus
Variable Seedeater Sporophila americana
Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens
Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma
Yellow-throated Euphonia Euphonia hirundinacea
Me and my extended family (9 people) stayed here for 3 nights before boarding a Costa Rica cruise. This house has it all!
Lorenzo (property owner), Eder (property manager), and Gilbert (driver) couldn't have been better hosts!
The house is kinda out of the way, but we loved it that way. There are two streams, a large yard full of trees, a pool, and barbecue area. The walk to town is probably about 20 minutes. The area is beautiful!
Eder also arranged our transportation to / from the airport (San Jose). We hired that same driver (Gilbert) for some day trips on our own at a predetermined daily rate.
I just can't say enough about all of these guys! First rate. Top notch. Great experience.
Eder and Allen were wonderful guides to the area, their suggestions we spot on every time and they made it all easy. Lorenzo's house, is a wonderful place. It has everything you need and is very well kept. His family is kind and helpful and it was our pleasure spending time with them, our kids especially enjoyed playing and exploring the beautiful property with his children.