Fortuna Family House

This beautiful two storey home that is perfect for family or group getaways!

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 their large family. Now retired with their children grown and moved out, they decided to turn the house into a vacation rental.

Surrounded by beautiful trees, paths and gardens full of lush foliage, spices, peppers, toucans, iguanas, hummingbirds, orchids, bromiliads and more, all in the shadow of the legendary Arenal volcano, this is the perfect home base for your family or group while you are adventuring in Arenal! This large, cool and accommodating house sits on a very private gravel road shared by only two other homes, yet it is within easy walking distance of downtown La Fortuna. It offers a range of amenities that would not be out of place in any suburban home and better still, offers them in a unique tropical setting surrounded by lush gardens and gorgeous volcano views from the balcony. Not only will you find satellite TV, beds for 17 people, a gorgeous central space made of local, tropical hardwoods including a spiral staircase and vaulted ceilings, you’ll also find 24/7 security with on-site assistance (the owners themselves live in a smaller house 40 yards away,) ready to do whatever they can to help you in whatever way possible. This includes amazing breakfasts of eggs, rice and beans, fresh fruit, simple cheese made locally, friend sausage or other meat, juice and of course Costa Rica’s legendary coffee! For $7/person you simply can’t beat the price OR the service of being served right in your vacation home! Meals are not included in the rental, so let us know in advance if you’d like meal service. There is WiFi, dining for up to 17, large grounds, various spices growing right on the grounds, (yay chefs! 😉 rare plants, wandering monkeys, flocks of toucans and other birds, iguanas and more. This is not a resort, this is a VERY comfortable and very large house that is perfect for groups looking for a cost effective location that puts them in the middle of everything without costing a fortune while still living out their dream of having a home in paradise.

Plus we can book all of your transportation, tours and activities at a discount! This includes:
– The highest, longest zip lines in Costa Rica
– Hanging bridges and a sky tram through the jungle
– Two of Costa Rica’s best rafting rivers
– River tubing, safari floats, river cruises
– Kayaking on Lake Arenal
– Mountain bike, ATV and other vehicle rentals
– Bird and Animal walk with a local legend
– The country’s largest butterfly garden and conservatory
– The Eco Zoo, famous for its huge snake and other reptile collections
– The famous 1968 Volcano Trail and other volcano hikes

We have 8 properties in the area, check out our reviews on them… we are famous for going the extra mile and delivering one of a kind vacation experiences for our guests. We are proud to offer premium properties and life changing experiences to our guests so get in touch, we hope to host you soon!

Nightly Rate
Dec 15 – Jan 5

Holiday Rate

3 night minimum stay

$30 per person per night for more than 6 guests

Mar 25 – Apr 1

Holiday Rate

3 night minimum stay

$30 per person per night for more than 6 guests

All other dates

Regular Season

2 night minimum stay

$15 per person per night for more than 6 guests


Hotel Tax 13% of rent

Damage Deposit $300

10 minute walk or 2 minute drive ($4 taxi) to town

Meals available for purchase


Master bedroom – King bed and traditional bunks

Dormitory style – Full size bed with single top bunk, traditional bunks

Room 3 – Full size bed with single top bunk

Room 4 – Traditional bunks

Room 5 – Full size bed with single top bunk