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Private Pool Area
Main Entry
Enjoy daily breakfast poolside in the 'Cielo Rancho'
Entry from Cielo Rancho
Kitchen area
Common area
Stairs to Upstairs Master Suite
Downstairs King Bedroom
Downstairs Queen Bedroom. Also equipped with a small Murphy Bed for a young child.
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bathroom walk in shower
Upstairs open bar area
Upstairs bar sitting area
Upstairs Master Suite.
Master Suite View
Master Suite bathroom.
Casa Cielo Entry in Evening
Various types of Haliconia flowers atract many species of hummingbirds around the property.
Montezuma's Oropendula feeding on one of our banana trees.
One of the many flowering plants in our gardens.
Chestnut Billed Toucans are regulars at Casa Cielo.
Humming Bird taking a break in our gardens.
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela

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708danp
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Must Place To Stay In La Fortuna”
Reviewed March 24, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I have NEVER written a review for anyone. However, I had to for this trip. Paul and Rosie made our family experience unbelievable. If you are ever planning on vacationing to La Fortuna, this is the place to stay. Besides the fact that the house is unbelievable, the food (prepared by Rosie every morning and night) is amazing, it is the little things that sets this place apart from all the rest. Paul is willing to go above and beyond to make sure your trip is perfect. For example, he provides perfect directions from the airport, he will make your reservations for your activities, he even took my flat tire to the local gas station and got it repaired. Put simply, Paul and Rosie were the bomb the entire trip.

AN ABSOLUTE MUST PLACE TO STAY!!!! You won't regret it.

Thanks Paul, Rosie, Stephanie, Lucas and Junior!!!!!

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Liked best: Paul and Rosie
Liked least: The Master Bed was hard
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 25, 2016
So glad you and your family had a great time at Casa Cielo! It was a pleasure having you. Come back soon!!
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S5341OEan...
Tecumseh, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An Authentic Costa Rican Paradise”
Reviewed March 6, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Casa Cielo was the perfect place for us to start our 2 week vacation in Costa Rica! For our 1st visit to this region, we were warmly welcomed and so well taken care of -we didn't want to leave! Paul and Rosey Robinson were so helpful from planning our excursions and transfers to our beautiful meals. Even though we cooked for ourselves a few times, (and we had all the amenities to do so), we really enjoyed the full breakfasts provided-right down to the delicious smoothies and fruit platters. it was especially nice to view the all the exotic birds that visited the well manicured property. The birds were attracted everyday with fresh fruit that Paul provided every morning. Our family of 6 especially enjoyed learning about the history of the region and how Casa Cielo came to be!
I highly recommend this property for your stay in the rain forest region of Costa Rica- you would not be disappointed. Although the terrain in this area is very rough and hilly-it is still worth every minute of your stay!
Thank you Paul and Rosey for your exquisite hospitality, your company was delightful and your children are precious!
We thoroughly enjoyed our "pura vida" experience!

Liked best: hospitality
Liked least: proximity to some excursions
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jillweg
Palo Alto, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Beyond our expectations!”
Reviewed February 29, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Can't say enough about how great our stay was. We stayed with our 2 adult children and their friends. The layout of the house allowed everyone to have some privacy. Breakfast was delicious and more than ample! Paul also prepared some dinners for us. There was a great variety of food to choose from. Aside from the outstanding accommodations and views we also thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Paul and his family. He respects your privacy but we chose to interact with he and his young family. Our daughter even took his dog for a walk. He also acts as a private concierge service by arranging some tours for us even delivering our cellphone charger to our San Jose hotel. Fortunately his wife was traveling to the area. We would all definitely return! Thanks Paul and Rosie!

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Liked best: The design of the house.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lourdes P
1 review
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“Amazing house in "Real Costa Rica"”
Reviewed February 15, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Paul and Rosy's place is a true gem. I went there to do all the faboulous excursions La Fortuna has to offer and propose. The pictures doesn't do any justice for just how beautiful the house truly is. There is a spanish contemporary feel to the house making our time there that much more amazing. The house is well kept, and cleaned daily while we were away on our adventures. Breakfast every morning was delicious and Rosy really puts work into the presentation as well. Bill filled the bird feed every morning making breakfast all the better as there were all kinds of birds to watch while eating breakfast. Rosy cooked dinner on Valentines night for us and once again she didn't disappoint. Wish I would've got her to cook more for us. Paul was more than accommodating helping me with my engagement. The only thing you need when you stay at Casa Cielo is your toothbrush, toothpaste, appetite and sense of adventure. Paul's place has body wash, shampoo & conditioner, clean towels and linens. and plenty of herbs and cooking equipment. Thanks so much to the Robinson's for making our first visit and my engagement so special. Pura Vida!

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Traveling group: Friends
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Large groups
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Catshorts
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Buddy, You are in for One Heck of a Stay”
Reviewed February 14, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
2
people found this review helpful

The house itself is beautiful, really well maintained, and cozy yet modern. Paul and his family took great care of us. The breakfasts were hearty, filling, and offered a view into the local cuisine, and were accompanied by an informal bird show, since plates of fruit are left out in the morning to attract some avian amigos. After dinner the first night we were hooked- I think we ate dinner there every night of the stay since we knew it would be a solid choice. We had pizzas two nights, and the vegetarian lasagna. They had plenty of veggie friendly options. In general the hospitality was impeccable.

Going into this portion of our trip, we had some ideas as to what we were interested in doing. During our stay we ended up white water rafting, hiking Arenal, and going to the hanging bridges. Paul helped us plan our trips. He has preferred companies and guides that he works with, and we had great experiences with everything. It was rainy and cloudy during the entirety of the stay, but white water rafting in the rain was still a ton of fun, and we were even able to see a fair amount of animals in the hanging bridges park.

Over all it was a great house and having Paul and his family help us added immensely to our experience. I think everyone in my group is looking forward to coming back and spending more time at Casa Cielo!

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Liked best: The hospitality
Liked least: The weather
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Hiren B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect sanctuary while exploring La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano Park”
Reviewed February 3, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
2
people found this review helpful

My sister and I desired to experience 'la pura vida' with our parents. Planning a vacation for a family of four...with diverse interests and traveling experience... in a country where we were unfamiliar was daunting at first... then we found casa cielo.

This rental is a spacious and well-maintained house tucked away in a remote area with amazing views of the volcano. It features many amenities for all of us--a pool, outdoor dining area, a slick bar set-up, and comfortable hammock. Two rooms on the bottom floor with king and queen beds. The upstairs is like its own apartment with indoor and outdoor accessibility--the view from the bed to the volcano was majestic! Kitchen was fully equipped including handy coolers for our day-trips AND open space for late night pasta cooking. The location was off the main road a few kilometers, but very accessible for driving once we got familiar with the area.

While the house itself is a gem, the hospitality rendered by the neighbor/owner, Paul, transforms it into a true home away from home. Breakfast every morning--fresh fruits, hot coffee, and a delicious menu of breakfast dishes. I would recommend the traditional dish The Tico--very filling for a day of activities. We also had the pizza and lasagna for dinner, both were very tasty. My family considers themselves vegetarian food lovers, and we were very satisfied. Paul even hunted down some exotic fruits per my mom's request--amazing.

Paul professionally and quickly answered our questions about the place even before we booked. Upon booking, he provided ample materials for planning the trip including a VERY useful set of direction including pictures! Upon arrival and throughout our entire stay, he and his wife proved to be kind, warm people and very nice, helpful hosts. He arranged for various activities including poolside massages, a trip to Cano Negro with a guide and driver and a sky-tram tour. He was a very useful resource for getting directions and finding our way around the La Fortuna and Volcano Park area. Even got an inside scoop on the local hot spring spot. He made managing and planning our vacation a breeze.

Paul and his wonderful family's hospitality at Casa Cielo makes this rental into a sanctuary. It made our trip to Costa Rica unforgettable, it will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Noah B
1 review
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“A hidden treasure”
Reviewed January 12, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This house is a hidden trasure - a wonder in the the Arenal area. A bit removed from the major highway and, like the Springs, accessible by a long dirt road, this architectural wonder provided extraordinarily comfortable lodging for our family of 7 (including 3 adult children and 2 tweeners). The house offers a relaxing pool, lounges and covered outdoor dining table, bar and brick oven. The living room kitchen area is a large space, beautifully decorated and comfortable for relaxing indoor conversation in an open California-style space. Bedrooms and bathrooms are modern and comfortable. Transition to a large upstairs master passess through an outdoor covered space with bar and seating and hammock, offering an alternative for outdoor relaxation. Paul is a gracious, attentive, service oriented owner who lives in the neighboring house and takes pride in his personal creation which was clearly a labor of love. Paul helped us arrange activites and transportation - all executed flawlessly. Thanks Paul - you were fantastic.

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Liked best: architectural flow and open layout
Liked least: The kitchen had limited appliances
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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