We stayed in the house for 4 nights and 3 days this August (2019) with our 2 kids (Age 5 and 8 years) The house is up on a hill in the little town of El Castillo. The drive from La Fortuna to the house is about 30-45 ish minutes. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is a must, as the road to the house is pretty steep and partly unpaved. We made the trip up and down the road multiple times a day, at night and in the rain with no problem though. We loved being in this quite town. The house has an incredible view of lake arenal and the volcano. The house has two bedrooms upstairs, each with a bed and bathroom. Only downside is one of the bedrooms doesnt have coverings on one of the windows. There is a gorgeous patio off the upstairs bedrooms that is screened in. Downstairs in a living room, 1/2 bath, fully stocked kitchen and dining table. Living room has a fold out couch/futon. Probably ok for a young kid to sleep on, but i doubt an adult would be super comfortable. We went grocery shopping in La Fortuna (super christian #4) and had breakfast/some lunches at home. I was worried about the lack of AC but with the screened in windows/doors open we were not hot at all. There is no washer dryer but hosts can arrange laundry if needed. If we had stayed longer I would have taken them up on that.
Hosts were awesome at arranging a tour guide (Garbielle) for us. We took a tour through the arenal observatory lodge and mistico hanging bridges with our guide. We saw so much more and had a great time with these personalized tours.
We also took their rec of a horse back riding tour with Lilander (stable just down the road) and that was a ton of fun, even though it rained!
We would go back in a heart beat! Highly recommend!