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La Fortuna - El Castillo - Volcano View! From $95 for 2 people.

La Fortuna - El Castillo - Volcano View! From $95 for 2 people.


Property Details

Updated: Apr 9, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Nestled on a lush and secluded hilltop, with spectacular views of Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano and the Children’s Eternal Rain Forest, Birdsong Villa welcomes you to little piece of paradise. Experience an unforgettable holiday in one of Costa Rica’s premier travel destinations.

Last Minute Specials!

Birds View Suite: Save $40/night if you stay any night between April 24 through 30.

Garden View Suite: FREE pair of passes to Los Lagos Hot Springs when you stay any night between April 5-9 and April 21-30.

Location: Birdsong Villa is only 3 hours (150km) from two international airports, either in the capital of San Jose, or on the northern pacific coast in Liberia. Birdsong Villa is just 30 minutes from La Fortuna, which offers amenities such as grocery, banking, post office, restaurants, hot springs, excursions and much more.

Accommodation: Birdsong Villa is a unique and luxurious accommodation that offers you the flexibility to rent one or both floors of the villa. Stay in the Bird’s View Suite for $180-night, or the Garden View Suite for $95-night. Have a large group or are you looking for a bit of privacy? Rent the entire villa for $275-night.

Room 1: The Bird’s Eye Room has a beautiful Bali interior with huge glass windows opening to the breathtaking 180-degree views. The suite has a modern built-in kitchen, large bedroom with corner Jacuzzi tub, large bathroom with walk-in rain shower and separate toilet, and an outdoor enclosed rock shower. $180-night.

Room 2: The Garden View Room looks out on vibrant and luscious gardens with dozens of hummingbirds and butterflies fluttering around. The suite has a fully equipped kitchen, sitting area, sleeping area, and bathroom. $95-night.

Amenities: Both suites offer luxury and elegance with the comforts of home, including satellite TV, high speed wifi internet, and telephone, computer, and printing service.

A delicious breakfast is included in your stay. We’ll serve breakfast at your preferred time, or leave the ingredients for your own cooking pleasure. Lunch and dinner can be requested for a fee.

As you sit out on the observation deck and the sunshine warms your skin, close your eyes and listen to the melody of the birds and howler monkeys, all set against the rushing waters of the Piedras Negras river and nearby waterfalls.

Experience the ultimate Costa Rican holiday with some of our recommended day trips. The Arenal area has it all, from zip-lining, water rafting, hot springs, butterfly conservatory, wind surfing, fishing, extreme hiking, birding, and more. Everything you could ask for is less than an hour away so you will spend more time enjoying your holiday and less time driving.


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  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

I have lived in Florida, New York City, and Jamaica. Have traveled the world looking for beautiful destinations, and have found this area to be one of those 'world class' destinations. Graduated Queens college in New York City, majoring in Business.

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La Fortuna - El Castillo - Volcano View! From $95 for 2 people.
+506 -87210935
La Fortuna Alajuela Province

Beautiful view, but place not as described

  • 2 of 5
Based on the website description we were expecting a 2 bedroom house with a full kitchen (including oven). My family of 4 (including a 6 yr old and 4 month old) arrived to find it was a studio with kitchenette off to the side. The house is really 2 studio units, if you need 2 bedrooms in the same 'house' this rental is NOT for you. We had to put my 6 yr old on a mattress on the floor next to our bed and then put the crib on the other side. There was no place to put any clothes away so the space got VERY crowded and messy fast.

Based on the description we had also expected a full, modern kitchen. There was no oven, our first night only 1 burner on the stove worked (he had run out of gas so only the 1 electric burner worked), the sinks sputtered rust colored water (we were told the pipes burst earlier in the day and it did stop shortly after our arrival), and the fridge had so much stuff we could barely fit our own groceries in (several things were expired and there was a foul smell coming from inside the fridge). And there was no dishwasher.

The place was only sort of clean. Sheets and towels were all fresh and clean, but there was a lot of dust under the bed, in corners, etc and dishes in the cupboards were sometimes still dirty (appeared to have been washed by hand hastily).

Allan, the host, was nice but very forgetful. We had asked for a crib in the booking and he forgot to get it so had to drive to get it when we arrived (it was sort of clean). He suggested we get a guide when doing the rainforest sky walk and was nice enough to call to reserve but to confirm he said he would send an email, which he forgot to do, so they cancelled our guide reservation and no one was available for us when we arrived (something that would have made the experience much better).

The cook made nice breakfasts based on our reqests but he was clearly sick. He was coughing and sneezing as he was making everything and not washing his hands.

On the positive side, the views of the volcano, the lake and the rainforest were amazing. The location very convenient to hiking and exploring (you do need 4wd though). There was a nice cross breeze when you opened the windows and Allan had a good collection of information on local activities, board games and Internet.

Birdsong is appropriate for a couple looking to experience the Arenal area and have a bit of adventure but not a 4 person family that wants to cook their own meals in the evening.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In my description I have a 2 bedroom 2 bath house, which offers 2 units. 1 Unit or room as the Bird View Suit and the 2nd unit or room as the Garden Villa Suit.
I will make it clearer so people could understand that they are 2 separate units or 2 rooms and they are open floor layout with no wall dividers.
I am a 68 year old retired man and once in a while I do forget things. But I did walk up the road and had a crib back down for you 15 minutes later, after you reminded me where the crib was. I’m sorry…
The day of your arrival the water line broke up the road. When this type of issues happen dirt and small rocks go in to the line. The local folks of the village repaired it right before you and your family checked in. I didn’t have a chance to Flush all of the water lines in the house before your arrival , but we ran the water together for 3 minutes, then it came out crystal clear, as it is 100% natural spring water.
The Bird View Unit has a 4 disc gas counter top range, full size fridge, microwave oven. But I don’t have, or offer an OVEN or a DISHWASHER. I never had a guest who had the craving to bake.
As far as gas goes, the entire town had no gas for this Spring break. It’s unfortunately the gas ran out on your 1st day here with me, but the next day I drove 50km each way to pick up some new gas cylinders.
I’m very happy that you brought to my attention the cleaning of the House. I have already spoken to my cleaning lady and explained the importance of paying attention to the details in the cleaning…
Please understand that the reason for my Bed & Breakfast is so that people can come and enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica, relax & enjoy themselves.
La Fortuna - El Castillo - Volcano View! From $95 for 2 people.
+506 -87210935
La Fortuna Alajuela Province

Amazing retreat

  • 5 of 5
Birdsong villa is an amazing place to relax and recharge. One of the most beautiful locations I have stayed at in a long time. The house is secluded with stunning views throughout. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. Allan is extremely helpful in setting up any adventures away from the house that you could enjoy. He also does a great job of recommending restaurants and activities. The property is off the beaten path, but is well worth - I'd go twice is far if that meant another week at birdsong villa!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
La Fortuna - El Castillo - Volcano View! From $95 for 2 people.
+506 -87210935
La Fortuna Alajuela Province

Once in a lifetime view, secluded location

  • 5 of 5
We stayed on the upper level of the house in mid April on recommendation
from the Nepenthe Hotel close by. The 2 day stay in the upper level of this house was one
of the highlights of our Costa Rica trip. The view from the upper level was once
in a lifetime for us. Everybody involved was helpful and friendly so a big thank
you from us!
Kind regards from Germany
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
La Fortuna - El Castillo - Volcano View! From $95 for 2 people.
+506 -87210935
La Fortuna Alajuela Province


  • 5 of 5
Waking up to a view of the volcano and surrounding jungle was surreal! My husband and I had our morning coffee on the outside deck, you feel like you are totally secluded surrounded by the sounds of the jungle. Really awesome! Alan was a great help with information on the area and activities. I would recommend a 4 wheel drive as the roads are a bit of a challenge. The hot springs were great along with the hanging bridges. The walk to the waterfall on the property is also enjoyable. The duo who cooks at the house is amazing. The fish dinner was really good and the breakfast rocked (fantastic pancakes). If not renting the whole house rent the top floor the view is amazing!
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
La Fortuna - El Castillo - Volcano View! From $95 for 2 people.
+506 -87210935
La Fortuna Alajuela Province
United States

Eight Days of Natural Beauty and Relaxation

  • 4 of 5
Awesome views of volcano & lake; natural setting with beautiful flowers, birds, and Howler monkeys. Accommodations were great, including vistas from all glass living area, exterior shower and waterfall, and delicious chef-prepared breakfasts and dinners. Host was friendly and helpful with suggested activities and arrangements. This secluded villa is on a mountain side overlooking Arenal volcano and lake. Situated close to many attractions including zip lines, Arenal National Park, thermal spas, horseback riding, restaurants, and towns of El Castillo and La Fortuna.
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
La Fortuna - El Castillo - Volcano View! From $95 for 2 people.
+506 -87210935
La Fortuna Alajuela Province

The Best R & R

The Best R & R
  • 5 of 5
IF YOU WANT TO RE-SET your perspective....stay here:
My visit to Birdsong Arenal was magical. The hospitality and generosity was amazing. A private tour of the jungle adjacent to property by the manager was so nice. Every morning breakfast was served and regardless of the request, if it was possible, the host provided. I highly recommend a visit
  • Submitted: May 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

I have traveled to Costa Rica numerous times over the last decade. I have found this area to suit me, because of the natural beauty, and easy-going lifestyle. Also have friends that live in area.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Rancho Margot at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Puntarenas at 50 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ranch Margot at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Playa Coco at 60 Kilometres

Other Activities: Shopping, boating, kayaking


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I enjoy the serene and quiet environment, while still having easy access to the local restaurants and shopping in the nearby town of El Castillo and La Fortuna. I also enjoy the benefit of friendly neighbors, and the green style of living.

Property Type

  • house

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View


  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Rain-Forrest views, Volcanic Lava views, Monkeys, other wildlife, and nice lake view.

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