We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Beyond our expectations!”
other travellers have booked this property
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Private Pool Area
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
102 reviews
Private Pool Area
Main Entry
Enjoy daily breakfast poolside in the 'Cielo Rancho'
Entry from Cielo Rancho
Kitchen area
Common area
Stairs to Upstairs Master Suite
Downstairs King Bedroom
Downstairs Queen Bedroom. Also equipped with a small Murphy Bed for a young child.
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bathroom walk in shower
Upstairs open bar area
Upstairs bar sitting area
Upstairs Master Suite.
Master Suite View
Master Suite bathroom.
Casa Cielo Entry in Evening
Various types of Haliconia flowers atract many species of hummingbirds around the property.
Montezuma's Oropendula feeding on one of our banana trees.
One of the many flowering plants in our gardens.
Chestnut Billed Toucans are regulars at Casa Cielo.
Humming Bird taking a break in our gardens.
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 102 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
jillweg
Palo Alto, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Beyond our expectations!”
Reviewed 1 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Can't say enough about how great our stay was. We stayed with our 2 adult children and their friends. The layout of the house allowed everyone to have some privacy. Breakfast was delicious and more than ample! Paul also prepared some dinners for us. There was a great variety of food to choose from. Aside from the outstanding accommodations and views we also thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Paul and his family. He respects your privacy but we chose to interact with he and his young family. Our daughter even took his dog for a walk. He also acts as a private concierge service by arranging some tours for us even delivering our cellphone charger to our San Jose hotel. Fortunately his wife was traveling to the area. We would all definitely return! Thanks Paul and Rosie!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The design of the house.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lourdes P
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing house in "Real Costa Rica"”
Reviewed 16 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Paul and Rosy's place is a true gem. I went there to do all the faboulous excursions La Fortuna has to offer and propose. The pictures doesn't do any justice for just how beautiful the house truly is. There is a spanish contemporary feel to the house making our time there that much more amazing. The house is well kept, and cleaned daily while we were away on our adventures. Breakfast every morning was delicious and Rosy really puts work into the presentation as well. Bill filled the bird feed every morning making breakfast all the better as there were all kinds of birds to watch while eating breakfast. Rosy cooked dinner on Valentines night for us and once again she didn't disappoint. Wish I would've got her to cook more for us. Paul was more than accommodating helping me with my engagement. The only thing you need when you stay at Casa Cielo is your toothbrush, toothpaste, appetite and sense of adventure. Paul's place has body wash, shampoo & conditioner, clean towels and linens. and plenty of herbs and cooking equipment. Thanks so much to the Robinson's for making our first visit and my engagement so special. Pura Vida!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Catshorts
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Buddy, You are in for One Heck of a Stay”
Reviewed 14 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
2
people found this review helpful

The house itself is beautiful, really well maintained, and cozy yet modern. Paul and his family took great care of us. The breakfasts were hearty, filling, and offered a view into the local cuisine, and were accompanied by an informal bird show, since plates of fruit are left out in the morning to attract some avian amigos. After dinner the first night we were hooked- I think we ate dinner there every night of the stay since we knew it would be a solid choice. We had pizzas two nights, and the vegetarian lasagna. They had plenty of veggie friendly options. In general the hospitality was impeccable.

Going into this portion of our trip, we had some ideas as to what we were interested in doing. During our stay we ended up white water rafting, hiking Arenal, and going to the hanging bridges. Paul helped us plan our trips. He has preferred companies and guides that he works with, and we had great experiences with everything. It was rainy and cloudy during the entirety of the stay, but white water rafting in the rain was still a ton of fun, and we were even able to see a fair amount of animals in the hanging bridges park.

Over all it was a great house and having Paul and his family help us added immensely to our experience. I think everyone in my group is looking forward to coming back and spending more time at Casa Cielo!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The hospitality
Liked least: The weather
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hiren B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect sanctuary while exploring La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano Park”
Reviewed 4 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016
2
people found this review helpful

My sister and I desired to experience 'la pura vida' with our parents. Planning a vacation for a family of four...with diverse interests and traveling experience... in a country where we were unfamiliar was daunting at first... then we found casa cielo.

This rental is a spacious and well-maintained house tucked away in a remote area with amazing views of the volcano. It features many amenities for all of us--a pool, outdoor dining area, a slick bar set-up, and comfortable hammock. Two rooms on the bottom floor with king and queen beds. The upstairs is like its own apartment with indoor and outdoor accessibility--the view from the bed to the volcano was majestic! Kitchen was fully equipped including handy coolers for our day-trips AND open space for late night pasta cooking. The location was off the main road a few kilometers, but very accessible for driving once we got familiar with the area.

While the house itself is a gem, the hospitality rendered by the neighbor/owner, Paul, transforms it into a true home away from home. Breakfast every morning--fresh fruits, hot coffee, and a delicious menu of breakfast dishes. I would recommend the traditional dish The Tico--very filling for a day of activities. We also had the pizza and lasagna for dinner, both were very tasty. My family considers themselves vegetarian food lovers, and we were very satisfied. Paul even hunted down some exotic fruits per my mom's request--amazing.

Paul professionally and quickly answered our questions about the place even before we booked. Upon booking, he provided ample materials for planning the trip including a VERY useful set of direction including pictures! Upon arrival and throughout our entire stay, he and his wife proved to be kind, warm people and very nice, helpful hosts. He arranged for various activities including poolside massages, a trip to Cano Negro with a guide and driver and a sky-tram tour. He was a very useful resource for getting directions and finding our way around the La Fortuna and Volcano Park area. Even got an inside scoop on the local hot spring spot. He made managing and planning our vacation a breeze.

Paul and his wonderful family's hospitality at Casa Cielo makes this rental into a sanctuary. It made our trip to Costa Rica unforgettable, it will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Noah B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A hidden treasure”
Reviewed 13 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This house is a hidden trasure - a wonder in the the Arenal area. A bit removed from the major highway and, like the Springs, accessible by a long dirt road, this architectural wonder provided extraordinarily comfortable lodging for our family of 7 (including 3 adult children and 2 tweeners). The house offers a relaxing pool, lounges and covered outdoor dining table, bar and brick oven. The living room kitchen area is a large space, beautifully decorated and comfortable for relaxing indoor conversation in an open California-style space. Bedrooms and bathrooms are modern and comfortable. Transition to a large upstairs master passess through an outdoor covered space with bar and seating and hammock, offering an alternative for outdoor relaxation. Paul is a gracious, attentive, service oriented owner who lives in the neighboring house and takes pride in his personal creation which was clearly a labor of love. Paul helped us arrange activites and transportation - all executed flawlessly. Thanks Paul - you were fantastic.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: architectural flow and open layout
Liked least: The kitchen had limited appliances
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing