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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

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.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017


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.

ALLAN RUDICK purchased this house in 2009

Why ALLAN RUDICK chose Alajuela Province

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


San Carlos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Amazing Volcano Views! $95 and $180-night suites. Entire Villa for $275-night.
average rating of 4.7540984 based on 61 reviews

Million dollar views!

  • 4 of 5

Stunning views captives us on our stay! Couldn't get over the volcano, valley, rain forest & lake view all out of the treehouse like setting.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chambly (Québec) Canada

Exceptional view & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed two nights as planned and loved the place. Getting up with the Arenal Volcano right ahead with a wonderful terrace to enjoy is hard to beat. The owner is very friendly and respectful. Location is a bit far up the mountain, especially if you require to reach back and forth La Fortuna, but if looking for a relaxing and quiet place with this kind of view, it's well worth it! A nice river and fall can be reached down a path within 20-30 minutes walk and the kids loved it! Although quite an adventure (we got lost twice for few minutes), it provided the exercice and reward (the refreshing fall) we hoped for!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unsurpassable view, beauty all around

  • 5 of 5

Travel up the rugged road to Birdsong and you'll experience a view that is almost too spectacular to believe. This is why you go. Minor complaints about this or that are almost comical when you consider you are visiting a uniquely beautiful natural wonder from a stunning vantage few people will ever know. We had perfect weather, so Arenal loomed magical and vivid every hour of the day. I hope you're as lucky, but if clouds hide the great volcano, the splendid landscaping and birdwatching all around Allan's quiet lush property are accomplished co-stars in this dramatic panorama. Ask him how to hike all the way (past the spring) to the great waterfall below the house---it's a real effort with mud and steep sections, but not too far and worth the trek. Intoxicating beauty is the promise of Birdsong...and yes, it delivers.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic view of Arenal volcano. Friendly informative host. Close to zip line, hot springs.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Host Allan is friendly and informative. He recommended several wonderful restaurants, booked our zip line tour for us, and recommended a nice affordable hot spring resort. The view even from the lower apartment which we stayed in is incredible. Just be aware that the large windows face east and the sun comes up over the mountain at 6am. Can't say if the curtains keep the sun out since we are early risers and enjoyed watching the sunrise every morning. There was also a hummingbird that came by every mourning around 6 right outside the windows. The apartment was clean and comfortable. We did have an issue with the toilet flushing properly, but Allan got it repaired right away. We stayed 3 nights during which time I saw one roach and NO ants, so to me that is great for being in the jungle. We debated if we would need a 4 wheel drive and ultimately rented one. While you could probably get to this property without a 4x4 I would recommend one both for access to this location as well as driving around the country in general. A side note on rental cars be sure to check about insurance when you get a quote as it can add 100-150% to the rental cost if you get to the counter and have to add it. The deck is available to both the upper and lower units and you could easily spend many hours out there enjoying the view of the volcano, Lake Fortuna, and the rain forest. Lake Fortuna is incredible, reminded me of Lake Tahoe, and if you have time be sure to drive around the lake some. As I said before we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aurora, Co

Great Views overall rating was good!

  • 3 of 5

Birdsong Villa has the most amazing view of Arenal and waking up to all of the birds chirping was the cherry on top. There is a great hike on the property which leads you down to a small waterfall. Allen was a great host and the breakfast hit the spot. Per other reviews of Birdsong Villa - the house could use a deep cleaning and de-cluttering. We expected bugs since we were in the rainforest like mosquitoes etc, however my kids had a hard time sleeping after seeing some of critters crawling around at night. The frogs and geckos were fun, but we could do without the large spiders, huge beetles and a few others we saw lurking around the kitchen and floor. Hopefully this doesn't discurage others from staying here, but gives an incentive to the owner for up keeping this place to its fullest potential.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Birdsong is a great place if you want to get away from it all. It is high on a hilltop and you feel you are alone, even though you really are close to a lot of things. Best are the views of the volcano and the lake - really can't be beat. Allan, the host, is like staying with an uncle. He's there to help but also keeps out of your way. The road up to the place is rocky and disconcerting at first but you get used to it pretty quickly. Allan's driver took us around and it worked great.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Juan Santamaria International Airport
"within 3 hours of Birdsong"
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Rancho Margot
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Ranch Margot
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Playa Coco

Other Activities: Shopping, boating, kayaking


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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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