Palm House

This ‘best of the best’ rental is a very special destination property, please contact us for a quote.

The Palm House is situated at the end of a short row of houses at the end of a gravel driveway in farm country. It is a beautiful property located less than a $4 taxi ride from town, so a rental car isn’t needed in order to stay here.

Here are other key points which make The Palm House unique:

• Designed and equipped using our years of experience providing rentals to more than 50,000 intelligent and selective vacationers over the last 6 years, people just like you!

• Flexible, tiered pricing makes The Palm House equally accessible for anywhere from 1 to 11 people.

• Bedrooms feature new, top of the line, posteurpedic, pillow-top mattresses.

• The main house features a King sized bed in the master bedroom plus two Full sized beds and two twins in the dormitory bedroom. The Cabin features a Queen-sized bed plus a Full-sized bed.

• Huge windows, amazing volcano views. (All the pictures in the listing were taken personally by me.)

• Powerful air conditioners with remote controls, fans too. Each bedroom has its own A/C unit, giving everyone the ability to set the temperature to their own preference. Much more comfortable than arguing over the setting for a single, central air conditioning unit!

• High speed, secure, wireless internet access plus Satellite TV including English channels.

• LITERALLY a $3-4 cab ride from the center of town (1.5km).

• Lovely setting with two pools that feature a waterfall and user controlled, multicolour lights. See pictures for examples of the views. Guests have spent hours there every day, staring at the impressive bulk of the volcano and watching the birds and the people go by.

• Custom cabinetry and furniture designed by us and built by hand from locally grown cedar by a local carpenter. Also features Italian tile throughout.

• A fully equipped kitchen for those who want to cook including that rarest of commodities in a rental property; sharp knives!

• Ready access to the Friday Farmer’s Market in town and other fruit/vegetable stands for fresh farm produce.

• Tranquil setting with lovely yard and garden full of tropical flowers, hummingbirds, toucans, iguanas, flowering vines and trees.

• We can book all of your tours at a discount including; horseback riding, zip lining, canyoning, hot springs, ATV’s, caving, butterfly gardens, hanging bridges, kayaking/cruising/fishing on Lake Arenal, the area’s innumerable hikes and more.

Our first priority in designing The Palm House was to make you comfortable and give you great value at a great price; you get a LOT more here than you would at a hotel room and for a lower price. Your comfort and the value of your experience come first!

Our second priority was to do all of this in accordance with sustainable tourism principles that give back to the community. For instance:

• Dedicated to reducing impact on environment via recycling, reusing products, and reducing consumption in ways such as purchasing more expensive air conditioners which run on less electricity and have timers so that one doesn’t need to run them all day in order to return to a cool place etc.

• Supporting local economy by hiring local artists, carpenters, furniture makers and other artisans.

• Building to last using local materials; there are no cheap, throwaway goods or furniture at The Palm House! Instead you will find furniture designed by us and built from local woods by local artisenal craftsmen.

• Participating in efforts to preserve local culture by supporting and promoting the local Indian culture. Contact us for details.

Staying at The Palm House is the smart decision for comfortable, convenient and conscientious travel! Come have the best vacation of your life at a great price in complete comfort, knowing that just by being here you are supporting excellent, worthwhile efforts in sustainable tourism too! Welcome to your home away from home.

Nightly Rate
Jan 5 – Aug 31 (except Mar 25-Apr 1)

High Season

2 night minimum stay

$15 per person per night for more than 4 guests

Mar 25 – Apr 1

Easter Holiday Rate

2 night minimum stay

$30 per person per night for more than 4 guests

Sept 1 – Dec 14 

Low Season

2 night minimum stay

$15 per person per night for more than 4 guests

Dec 15 – Jan 4

Holiday Rate

3 night minimum stay

$30 per person per night for more than 4 guests


Hotel Tax 13% of rent

Damage Deposit $300

4 minute drive from the park in the center of town


Master bedroom – King size bed

Room 2 – Full bed with single top bunk, traditional bunks

Cabin – Queen bed and full size bed