Everything was wonderful here! We just got back and can't wait to visit Costa Rica again. We will definitely consider staying at Rand's place again. The drive to Arenal is only an hour and a half away and a short 40 minute drive to Viento Fresco. Also, it is about an hour and a half from Rio Celeste, but we did not get the chance to visit that park.
Our home was well taken care of and had everything we needed. The view from this place is remarkable and the pictures don't do it justice. Although we didn't spend a lot of time in our room, it was exactly what we needed. We wanted to hit the road and explore as much as possible and this place gave us the opportunity to see Costa Rica for what this beautiful country really is, and also not be too far away from the adventurous excursions. If you're looking to see the real Costa Rica and stay at an affordable rate, then you can't go wrong with this place. The pool is awesome and the gated community really makes you feel privileged as well! Everyone is friendly and if you stay here check out this little restaurant called "Las Brisas" it was extremely delicious. We got the steak and shrimp and also the mozzarella chicken and mashed potatoes and rice. Also, don't forget about Macadamia Cafe! Amazing breakfast! And the Arenal Brewery is a really cool place that is only 10 minutes away.
All in all, definitely worth the stay, and when we visited another home on the 2nd half of our trip my fiance greatly missed this place compared to our second home that was more expensive than Rand's!