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Fortuna's Best - Fortuna Family House - Best Group/Family Option!

This two story home with A/C, pool and beautiful gardens is perfect for groups!
Very good
18 reviews
This two story home with A/C, pool and beautiful gardens is perfect for groups!
Rustic design flows with the landscape and includes 6 foot waterfall.
The flowers are so rich and vibrant in colour!
Hummingbird taking a drink from a feeder out front.
Outdoor seating areas next to pool and gardens.
Step inside the Family House! Great room with spiral staircase to second floor.
Huge master bedroom with King bed, bunk beds and new wood floors.
Ensuite bathroom in master bedroom.
Bunk beds in Master Suite.
Dormitory style bedroom with full size bed with twin above and traditional bunks.
Part of living room with view of dining area and part of the kitchen.
Dining table for 12 with new hand-built wood chairs. Extra seating available.
Kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, stove/oven, microwave, and coffee pot.
Writing/computer desk at entrance with home phone and info about the house/town.
View of central Great Room, finished in tropical hardwoods, from second floor.
Upstairs bedroom with full sized bed and a single top bunk.
Second upstairs bedroom: perfect for a romantic couple or groups of kids.
Bedroom 5 with traditional bunks.
View of the Arenal volcano from the second upper balcony.
Main upper balcony, great view, perfect for relaxing in the afternoon sun!
Or lounge in the shade in this serene spot by the pool and waterfall.
Purple orchid from the yard.
Gorgeous flowers!
These flowering plants originate from the Asian tropics. Its blooms are so lush.
Chili plants next to the house. Feel free to give them a try!
This is the road that you turn onto from Hwy 702 south of La Fortuna.
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 17
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Another amazing CASA de COSTA RICA property! To see a detailed VIDEO of this property and its surroundings, go to youtube and search for "casadecostarica Fortuna Family House". Also, contact us for our free LA FORTUNA VACATION PLANNER!

Price breakdown for the different seasons.
Jan 5 - Dec 14, Regular Season: $250/night, 2 night minimum stay
Dec 15 - Jan 4, Holiday Rate: $500/night, 3 night minimum stay
Mar 21-28, Holiday Rate (Easter): $400/night, 3 night minimum stay
Prices apply to the first 6 guests. Each addition guest is $15/night/person, which increases to $30/night/person during the holidays.

The Family House is perfect for family or group getaways! This unique property was designed and built from the ground up by a young professional couple who wanted a beautiful, conveniently located paradise in which to raise the...
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About the Owner, William W
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Apr 2012
Overall rating: 4.6 / 5.0
Based on 142 reviews and 10 properties
Interaction with guests
We have a full-time customer service specialist and a full-time tour coordinator available to help you throughout your stay.
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English first
Windsor, Ontario
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Place was very dated and oddly laid out inside. The initial night of a local dinner was wonderful and the managers Laura and William were superb. Gardens are spectacular and pool was nice. But mattresses were very uncomfortable and the bathrooms were not very user friendly. No housekeeping which was not great for the two families we had sharing this...

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Thank you for your review! In order to provide future guests with accurate information, fresh linens are available at extra cost upon customer request, as is full house cleaning. The house is quite large with five bedrooms, each of which was added over time as the Costa Rican family to whom it originally belonged grew in size. This property is...


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Half Moon Bay, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed March 8, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We just got home from a family vacation to Costa Rica and were lucky enough to spend the first 5 nights at the Fortuna Family House. We were a group of 10- ranging from the ages of 2 to 75 years old and it was perfect for our family. My first comment is on the customer service we got even...

Monica D
Long Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed December 30, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

I have been meaning to write a review, which is long over due. I planned a family trip to Costa Rica for the Thanksgiving holiday week in La Fortuna area. We had a total of 7 in our group (6 adults & 1 child). Planning a trip, especially a family trip in a foreign country, is very tedious. Taking everyone...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children's Pool
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (17)
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (17)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Showing rates for up to guests.
Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
Dec 15, 2017 -
Jan 4, 2018
Holiday Rate
3 nights
Mar 25, 2018 -
Apr 1, 2018
Easter Holiday Rate
3 nights
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rates apply to the first 6 guests. Each guest after the first 6 guests incurs a $15/night fee. This fee doubles to $30/night during December 15 to Jan 4.

This property is being offered to meet the repeated demands of family and other groups. It is the most financially viable option for large groups in the area. The property is provided clean and no additional cleaning fees are are charged unless extraordinary cleaning is required: we keep things simple. That said, if you would like additional/daily cleaning or meals prepared for you, then let us know! :)
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About the neighborhood
Just south of La Fortuna, a ten minute walk or a $2 cab ride to downtown. Sits on a private road with almost no traffic despite its closeness to town. Is surrounded by flowering plants, palm trees, fruit trees, orchids and spice plants. The owners are onsite 24/7 in a small, separate house about 40 meters from the main house providing assistance and constant security/supervision for you, your family and your belongings.
Getting around
Some of the activities include transportation from the house or nearby. We can also arrange private van service. Taxis are $2 for a ride into town.
Car not needed
How to get there
We can arrange private van service to and from the airport or beaches. We can also save you on your car rental if you prefer to have the flexibility of your own transit.
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