Condo, Modern Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)
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About Coryn Wallen
Texas natives with a love of travel, we fell in love with this place and look forward to spending our vacation there every year. A trip means long relaxing soaks in volcanic pools, friendly neighbors, hiking and scuba diving at the coast. My husband and I have taken our 3 grown children with us on a holiday trip and had the greatest Thanksgiving there. A fully modern kitchen with all the toys makes meal prep easy rather than a constant challenge.
Coryn Wallen purchased this Townhome in 2010
Why Coryn Wallen chose Tronadora
We choose this location due to the easy drive from the airport, the incredible views and the lower number of tourists. We find that prices are much more reasonable for groceries and we have a choice of several large stores including one within walking distance.
What makes this Townhome unique
At least once every visit, we go to the volcanic hot pools, an overnight stay at the beach and we try to include as many side trips to National Parks as possible. Unlike many other locations in the country, many of the best parks are a short day trip away. For us, the best times are simply sitting with a cup of coffee and a birding guide and just enjoying the view.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great for central location
Great for our needs in wanting to visit three different areas with equal drive times. House had all the extras with soap, toilet paper, etc. Overall house meet our needs for our stay.
A hidden gem
We stayed a week and experienced what it would be like to live there. The condo is close enough to walk to Tronadora in 10 minutes or the bus to Tilarán will pick you up right out the front door. If it's raining, the view from the spacious balcony is all you need. We heard howler monkeys and saw many kinds of entertaining birds. The weather changed very quickly and we could watch it all right from the living room or the balcony. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances, utensils, plates, bowls, and so much more. Coryn was fabulous! She went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and to give us lots of information about the area. We contacted her several times and she was always available. I hope the owners know what a fabulous job Coryn does!
Was an incredible value!
The location and the quality of this condo was an incredible value. However, we went at a time of year (April) when there is much brush burnings from local property owners. This smell of smoke pervaded the condo on multiple days. Also, there was a water outage. Why? Because a local burned through a water pipe. Out of water for four days. But the owners of this condo were gracious and accommodating. They certainly had little control over the water outage. Overall, it was a very nice stay and we would go back to the same place--but maybe not in April!
Another great stay!
We continue to come back to this condo and every time is another wonderful stay! This year a cover had been added for the car parking area to keep folks free from rain. A big flat screen TV has been added to the down stair master bedroom. This condo could not be any better. We are hoping to return next year:)
Wonderful views! Excellent accommodations
We were 3 adults and stayed for 18 nights over the Christmas holidays. Every morning we looked forward to the amazing view from the deck and the abundance of birds. Everything was available for our comfort and convenience. Coryn was always there if we needed assistance. Would highly recommend this property! Only drawback was the distance to La Fortuna for activities.
We feel so lucky to get to enjoy wildlife so close by and are helping add trees to the immediate surroundings to encourage more.
We wish La Fortuna was a bit closer too, but then we would be further from Monteverde, the Rio Celeste, Liberia and the coast so its a coin toss.
We’re glad the condo met your needs, and hope you consider returning in the future. We would love to have you.
It only gets better!
This is our fourth stay at the condo and the experience only gets better! Every time we visit there are added amenities...more lighting in the downstairs bathroom, vibrant green paint on the walls outside, lights added above the outdoor balcony and on the grate in front of the balcony and consolidated Costa Rican art work in the downstairs bedroom.
This condo is truly a dream. It has everything that one would want in a place to call home for how ever long you will be staying!
A feature that we enjoy is that it is away from the tourist spots that can be found in Costa Rica. This is not to say that finding points of interest such as Monteverde, Volcan Arenal, and the beaches near Liberia are not convenient, but this area lets you interact with the local people. It is a haven that we so enjoy. It is a pleasure to sit on the balcony and watch the toucans and parakeets fly by and watch the large iguana and armadillo below.
We are hoping to return for another visit next year. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home!!!
Finally, we would be remiss if we did not thank Coryn for her help and hospitality. She is such a pleasure to work with;)
Every year I look forward to having you two at our home. I know you’ve watched me make changes throughout the years and I’ve read your reviews so I could aee the changes through your eyes. Thank you for being the ultimate guests and sounding boards.
You’re right about us not being in a tourist spot, it’s why we focused on Tronadora rather than other areas around the lake. Monteverde is close enough for a day trip (depending on the roads) as is Nuevo Arenal or La Fortuna, only an hour or so away is the Rio Celeste which is an incredible miracle of nature. Very few areas offer the same ease of access to so many natural wonders but are situated soi that you live in an unspoiled area alongside Ticos. To me, they are the greatest unspoiled miracle.
Thank you again for sharing our home with us, Hugs!!
Close enough to the town of Tronadora to walk. A good sized and well stocked store is located just off the main road, a pizzaria, butcher shop, bar and greenhouses are along the way. Ask our property manager for details!!
Although you have 1.75 hour drive to the beaches, they are world class ones with plenty of shopping, quality snorkling and scuba diving. On the lake itself, there are opportunities for fresh water activities through local businesses.