Home 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms. Cabana 1 bedroom /1 bathroom
The first thing people usually say after arriving at the Posada Colonial is that 'The pictures don't do it justice'. We are confident from our reviews that you, your family and your friends will feel the same way.
We are central, yet secluded, with patios, balconies and grounds looking on to the world famous Arenal Volcano. This Almendro home has a wrap-around balcony, is gated and very private. We have WI-fi, cable and Sky TV, indoor and outdoor dining with flowers, birds and butterflies everywhere. It is a natural paradise.
We are near the charming town of La Fortuna, and our area is famous for its diversity of interests. These include bird watching, river rafting, jungle cruises, jungle canopy tours, butterfly farms, horseback riding, world famous spas and hot springs or relaxing and enjoying the best views of the spectacular Arenal Volcano. And because we are well located on the main road, all is within easy access. We encourage everyone who is planning on visiting to read the reviews of our home to help determine your decision for your visit to this lovely part of the world.
We have been a Bed and Breakfast for about 15 years, with excellent reviews in the guide books, Our housekeeper/cook Miriam is local, friendly, helpful and has developed a great reputation for her breakfasts, which you can read about in the reviews. She is the soul of the place.
Security: Although the property is on the main road, with easy access to all the local attractions, it is gated, fenced, on a partial rise, and thus very safe and private. The newly formed 'tourist police' make regular checks with all the property owners.
Beginning in the new year (2015) we will also be looking at long term rentals
Introduction to Costa Rica
Every happiness, Grant
About the Owner
I'm a Canadian who came here in 1993 for a combination of adventure and investment. I built a home in La Palma overlooking Arenal Volcano, and because of the shortage of places for people to stay gradually became involved in tourism. It has been a wonderful experience meeting people from all over the world. When it comes to the wonders of nature, everyone reacts in a similar way. Awe, respect, wonder and delight.
Guestbook comments from the manager
Two friends and I recently visited Arenal and stayed at this wonderful home just outside of La Fortuna. We had a great time, mostly because of the wonderful hospitality of the owner and his staff. The home itself is beautiful with wonderful views of the volcano and rainforest. Grant went out of his way to help us plan our stay: he helped set up various excursions and provided great recommendations on things to do. Miriam cooked amazing breakfasts every morning, and we couldn't have asked for more. It made everything so easy. If I ever return to Arenal, I will certainly want to stay here again!
Recommended for:Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners, age 55+.
4.9 based on 33 traveler reviews
Introduction to Costa Rica
Every happiness, Grant
Loved Our Time Here
The house had WIFI that worked great (unfortunately had to do some work remotely while I was there) and it supported Internet calls without any issue. The outdoor space of this house is fantastic - large wrap-around balcony upstairs and beautiful patio with a large table downstairs. We spent all our time at the house outside unless we were sleeping (even when it was raining). Bedrooms are on different floors which provided lots of space for people to spread out, and we even got to catch part of the NFL conference finals on the TV.
The house is centrally located and getting to everything was very easy. We went to different hot springs each evening, and Eco-Termales was our favorite (only about a 3-4 minute drive from the house). We did the Hanging Bridges guided tour which was great, but beware if you have a fear of heights or suspension bridges that swing about while you are on them. The Arenal Oasis Night Walk was great, and we saw five different frogs, insects and an eyelash viper. We also hiked the trail at Arenal 1968, and while it rained most of the time that we were there, the clouds totally cleared while we were at the peak viewing spot of this trail and we saw the volcano in all it's glory for the only time during our trip.
Grant was very responsive and answered all the questions we had, and the ladies at the house were wonderful. We hope to make it back there some day. Until then...
best value in town
Easy to find, very spacious and most importantly it's surrounded by all greens and nice people. The onsite lady is very friendly and supportive and prepare us the breakfast every morning.
The food she cooks is so yummy that one day, a raccoon visited us. My young kids were thrilled to see the animal.
Definitely the best value in town, highly recommended!
I'll pass this along to Miriam and know she'll be very pleased and smiling when I mention this to her.!!
All the best,
WONDERFUL PROPERTY, AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
The house is in between Tabacon Hot Spring and La Fortuna. It is conveniently located within a short driving distance to almost every activity this area can offer, including zipline, lake water sports, volcano hiking, butterfly observatory, hot springs, waterfall, grocery, and restaurants. And yet, the location gives a healthy distance from the crowd that you can easily enjoy your privacy.
One of the highlights of our stay is the meal we had. Miriam came to cook breakfast for us every morning, from western style to local specialties. I never knew the combination of the rice and bean can be so delicious. It couldn't be any better to start a morning with the freshly cut tropical fruit platter. We loved her cooking so much that we asked her to cook a dinner for us in one of the nights. I can tell she put a lot of thoughts to it and designed a wonderful full course dinner for us. Even Mireya came to help preparing. They did such an excellent job. That dinner was one of the best meals we had in the entire trip. Thank you Miriam and Mireya.
We stayed for 3 nights, had a wonderful time, and wish it can be longer. I highly recommend this place and certainly will come back again.
One of the most incredible aspects of this house is the people. Miraim came every day and made unbelievable breakfasts. She actually IS everything people say she is in these reviews. Amazing food! Also, Mireya and Omar stayed in the casita on the property (property managers) and made sure that we had everything we needed. The owner called to check on us to make sure we arrived safely. Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful,..... true pleasure to meet.
I want to live there!!! You will NOT be disappointed!
I am sorry I was unable to be there to great you but knew that Miriam and Mireya would do their best to make you and your family happy and comfortable. And it seems they did!! Our breakfast are really becoming famous!
Cheers, and wishing you all the very best,
From the Owner
“When I decided on Costa Rica as a place to live in and invest I knew very little about the country, apart from its positive reputation. It was only later that I realized I needed a 'where' in Costa Rica. After driving around the country for a week or so I arrived in La Fortuna and immediately knew that this was where I wanted to be. It was something I still can't explain. I built the home, which eventually evolved into a B and B, about two years after arriving. I drove a fifth wheel down here from Vancouver and lived in that until my home was complete.”
Activity and Interests
The area has many famous natural springs heated underground by the Volcano, and is also famous for its birds and other wild life,and its easy access to rain forests, Lake Arenal is the largest lake in Costa Rica and just a few minutes away by car.and is known for world famous rafting and wind surfing Of course there are canopy tours, horse rentals to the famous La Fortuna waterfall (and other areas as well). It's very easy to fill in an entire week enjoying all the natural activities in the area without doing the same thing twice.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
From the Owner
“The Nicaraguan and Costa Rican people Ive become friends with over the years have enhanced my life immeasurably. As well. the climate, the greenery, fresh air, the birds and, of course, the volcano, all serve to make this area a very special place in the world.”
- Away From It All
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Garage ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- pets not allowed
- Mountain View
- botanical garden
- rain forests
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- whitewater rafting
- 1800 sq. ft.
- 3 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
- Cabina Bathroom - toilet, shower
- En suite upstairs also has a door leading from the living area. Downstairs bathroom has very large tub sink and shower. Both bathrooms are done in Spanish style ceramics. The bathroom in the private Cabina includes a sink and shower.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Master Bedroom - 1 queen
- Bedroom 2 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
- cabina - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
- Large Master Bedroom has an en suite and sliding bronzed glass doors leading on to the wrap around balcony. Downstairs house bedroom also has sliding bronzed glass doors leading on to the patio and garden area. Third bedroom is in the nearby private cabina which is a part of the complex.
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway to Water
- Wood Deck
- Guests provide their own meals
- We have a housekeeper who will have everything prepared for your arrival. The house is situated on the Rio La Palma which is a short hike down to the bottom of the property. Across the small river, actually a large creek, is jungle. Monkeys visit regularly but at times known only to them. We have feeders so there are always plenty of birds around. Deer, wild boar, pesote, and other animals have also been sited. Of course there is an abundance of flowers as well. It s a very comfortable home which fits into the surrounding ambiance quite naturally. There are interesting views everywhere. It is private and enclosed yet near everything the area has to offer.