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Amazing Volcano Views! $95 and $180-night suites. Entire Villa for $275-night.


Property Details

Updated: Oct 18, 2016
2 beautiful suites w/ private bath and kitchen. From 2-4 people per suite.

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.

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. The Bird's View Suite ($180-night) offers a queen bed and extra mattress that accommodates 1 extra adult or 2 children. The Garden View Suite ($95-night) offers a full size bed and extra mattress that accommodates 1 extra adult or 2 children. You can rent the entire villa for $275-night and accommodate 6 adults and 4 children.

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.


Birdsong is a lovers paradise! Looking for a perfect place to spend your honeymoon, or celebrate a significant anniversary? Birdsong Villa offers a variety of romantic add-ons to your stay. We would be happy to build you a custom package that suits all your tropical desires. A few of the available activities include:

PRIVATE DINNER: enjoy a candle lit dinner under the stars, prepared by a local couple skilled in traditional cuisine that is sure to hit the spot!

EVENING HOT SPRINGS: soak your body in the natural springs after your busy day of touring.

HORSEBACK RIDING: saddle up at the ranch next door, and take a guided horseback ride through the eternal rainforest.

COUPLES MASSAGE: start or finish your day with a relaxing massage in your own suite.

PRICING: Please contact us for pricing for any of the above service. Or, let us know what you are looking for and we'll find a local provider.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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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Speaks: english, spanish

43 Reviews

based on 43 traveler reviews

Orem, Utah

Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Birdsong! Allan is a great host, so welcoming and we became friends quickly. He helped us so much to get the most out of our vacation. Wonderful location! The views are so amazing, pictures don't do it justice. Great breakfasts and awesome chef. Clean, comfortable, we are so happy we experienced the El Castillo / Arenal area. Great hikes, zip-lining, hot springs, great small restaurants. We highly recommend the Birdsong, true paradise. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique with a view

  • 5 of 5

Allan's place was exactly what we needed for our stay in La Fortuna. One of the most uniques AirBnBs I've stayed at yet. He provided everything you needed down to breakfast in the morning. The view and seclusion was amazing. I will definitely stay at his place again, without a doubt!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Strongly recommend to live

  • 5 of 5

Allan is really nice guy. His property has the best view in arenal area. Open window, you can see both lake and volcano. You can watch lots of bird without going out. You also can see monky jumping on the tree not far away from his house. I would highly recommend to my friends. You will love the view there.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lucky Find!

  • 5 of 5

The house is incredible. It was a unforgettable experience and I will definitely be back. The house is rustic and beautiful and situated right at the edge of the national forest with great views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake. I felt very lucky to have found it. You could see and hear monkeys from the house. Everything we did was within an arms reach of each other, zip-lines, horseback riding, trails, volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs, swimming, atv etc. No reason to get caught up in La Fortuna itself which is much more touristy. We only took one trip into the town for some shopping. In fact Allan was a great host and without him we would have missed out on a lot of the local experiences and culture. He brought us to some hidden gems and has plethora of invaluable information on the area and activities. He gave us privacy but also gave us a lot of information. The breakfast and dinners were amazing. The local food is always fresh and the fruit ripe and delicious. The chef came up with a bunch of interesting meals and delicious deserts every day.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My 3rd Stay at Birdsong!

  • 5 of 5

Birdsong is amazing! I returned for my 3rd stay since 2009. Allan was hospitable as always and treated us like family. Breakfast every morning was delicious. We did a few dinners at the villa as well and it was fantastic. Allan set us up with reservations at the Ziplines, Butterfly Conservatory tour, Hot Springs, horseback riding and Phoenix Restaurante just down the road from his villa. My wife and I took our kids (5 and 2 years old) and they loved everything about the trip too. The views are just as spectacular as ever and we are already looking forward to another stay at Birdsong.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

I will begin by saying that Allan is a very kind man and that he does take time to talk to his guests.He had a great recommendation for the hot springs for my family.The house does have an amazing view of the volcano and the observation deck is awesome. However, I do have some things to point out that I would have preferred knowing prior to booking.Everyone does have their own opinions of things and I do recommend you thoroughly read all reviews prior to making a decision based on your accommodation preferences. I should have read the reviews a little bit more thoroughly and also researched and read the reviews that are on trip advisor about the house.

The property is described as luxurious.In my opinion it needs lots of TLC. The Garden view shower flooded after the first shower and the toilet in the Bird’s View Suite was not flushing. Alan did immediately help out with both situations.The house looks like it needs a deep cleaning. The ceiling is covered with something similar to bamboo and we frequently had bugs drop down from it.

The night before we drove to the house I began to read some of the reviews more thoroughly. I discovered from the reviews that the road is very bumpy.I called Allan to ask if he believed my taxi driver would be okay with driving us there.I hadn’t read this on the reviews before:/

He said that taxis drive there all the time.The property description doesn’t mention that the access road is a non-paved road, it takes approximately 45 minutes to drive on this bumpy road and it has lots of pot holes after it rains, and the final stretch of the road is all dirt, very narrow, and it’s steep and slippery after the rains.I would recommend hiring Allan’s taxi driver as he drives these roads frequently because my taxi driver was ready to turn back after he experienced the road.

Expect lots of odd bugs and geckos in the house.We stayed at a previous house in Costa Rica prior to coming to this house and it was nowhere close to having the same amount of bugs.We didn’t sleep all night because bugs kept landing on us all night. I recommend for you to bring netting for the bed.We didn’t stay the second night that we had booked for this reason.If I wanted bugs landing on me all night I would have slept outside on a hammock.Garden view room is very small for the additional mattress.It takes up most of the living room and kitchen area.The additional mattress is an air mattress.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a family of 6 (4 children & 2 adults) four of the children stayed in the Garden view suite, so the door was kept open most of the time & because of this bugs entered the apt. At night when the door was closed the bugs could not get out. The apt is equipped with windows that open & have screens to prevent any bugs from entering. This is a jungle & rain forest where you find bugs (part of the beauty). As far as the shower flooding, as the guest said it was taken care of within 10 minutes of them notifying me. Any house can get a stuffed drain once in awhile. the toilet was due to the same problem. The road from the main road to the house is about 6 miles & in the rainy season it does get somewhat bumpy,but no way does it take 45 minutes to go 6 miles. It is true that taxis & vans come up this road everyday without any problems. As a matter of fact my car is not even 4 wheel drive & I have no problems getting to my house. the taxi driver they had was just trying to get more money for the ride. You only have to look at all the 5 star reviews I have to decide for yourself.
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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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From the Owner

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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


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


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Garden View: Ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower. Bird's View: Ensuite bathroom with private toilet, walk-in rain shower, and outdoor rock shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Garden View: One double bed with option for an extra mattress for 1 adult or 2 children. Bird's View: One queen bed with option for an extra mattress for 1 adult or 2 children.


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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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