This property is incredibly beautiful and perfectly located. It is just outside La Fortuna, so it's close to everything you need. Its short drive from the city center leaves you feeling safe and secluded. (We felt comfortable sleeping with just a screen door on the first floor.) It's also just a hop, skip, and a jump to the many hot springs resorts and the park at Arenal. The view of the volcano from the back porch is incredibly beautiful and idyllic - the pictures don't do this place justice! The included breakfast is such a fabulous touch! We stayed for three days in Arenal before heading to the Nicoya Peninsula, and we were really missing Miriam's divine cooking the rest of our trip. There is no A/C in the house, but it wasn't necessary for us - the cool breeze and shade kept this house feeling comfortable, and the owners provided plenty of fans. We were also really surprised by the lack of biting bugs. You could hear the jungle come alive at night with insects, but even when sitting on the porch for hours we were never bothered by biting insects.
In the area -- we had an absolutely fabulous time at The Springs. We were a little scared off by the price tag of $60 per person for two days... but the view of the volcano from the hot springs, drinking blended drinks while sitting in a pool, playing on the fabulous water slide, taking the bus down to the natural riverside springs made it really worth it. There is a local swimming hole with a rope swing and some spots for cliff jumping that was really fun as well. And, of course, don't miss the hike to Cerro Chato (and loop in the waterfall on the way back to the lodge).
It's impossible to exaggerate how perfect this house was for our traveling group of 6 adults. Thanks for a fabulous stay, Miriam, Grant, and Eder! If you're looking for a spot for two or three couples, THIS is the spot!