discover fila tortuga
Unplug and escape to nature at this charming treehouse that is just perfect for a romantic getaway.
This unique rental, part of the Finca Bellavista community, boasts rich wooden features and furnishings along with plenty of cozy, rustic touches.
Relax or dine out on your balconies and watch for visiting hummingbirds, toucans, and hawks. This home also features a well-equipped kitchenette and an outdoor, hot water shower. Please note this treehouse is a 30-minute hike from basecamp, pack light!
The home offers a private main bedroom with a queen sized bed.
Additional sleeping space with queen size futon can be found in the living space.
The home does NOT have electricity and NO refrigeration.
The property is a 25 min - 30 min walk from basecamp. This is a pedestrian community only - please pack light.
Fila Tortuga is situated on the red trail (FBV's internal road). The road is made up of loose rock - please remember boots.
The home has 2 bathrooms with shower in each (main room / living space with novelty outdoor shower) - it has hot water.
The kitchen has a gas stovetop with oven. A full list of inventory can be found here.
Fila Tortuga has been dubbed a favorite by guests for many years as the 'honeymoon nest'.
Home is prepared for arrival, local residents 'Bryan and/or Jess' will meet you at the base of the mountain and escort you to the house. A complimentary mid-clean is available on the 4th day of every short-term rental.
Home is prepared for arrival, local residents 'Bryan and/or Jess' will meet you at the base of the mountain and escort you to the house. A complimentary mid-clean is available on the 4th day of every week.
Special price will NOT activate if more than 2 guests are selected or less than 7 days, more than 29 days are selected.
A refreshing jungle vacation, relax and enjoy the home, private hiking trails, river and waterfalls. Spend the day searching for wildlife, swimming under the waterfall in the river followed by a relaxing evening/sunset from the home before a comfortable night's sleep surrounded by the sounds of the jungle. Explore the surrounding area:
Home is prepared for arrival. This is a tenant style option where you can rent the home privately for one month (28 nights) subject to availability. The owner of Fila Tortuga requires at least 7 days prior notice to prepare the home, you will be given a contact for onsite maintenance / cleaning services. When making this booking, please select 28 nights only and a maximum of 2 guests to activate the special price.
This rental style is not transferable or refundable given how many dates will be blocked off - please prepare accordingly.
An extended break from the 'real world' and an opportunity to get back to your roots with help from mother nature. Highly recommended if thinking about living off-grid or purchasing property at 'Finca Bellavista' / the surrounding area. Discover more information about off-grid living and properties for sale:
We are after all a community and the community likes to help each other out. Successful applicants can enjoy the tree home for a discounted price in exchange for community services. Duties include either a 4 - 6 hour morning or evening shift that is primarily focused on guest experience 5 days a week. Responsibilities are relaxed (games night, river hikes, meal and baggage delivery, waterfall excursions etc) but also require some light maintenance in the home and community duties such as raking/maintaining trails, landscaping and gardening.
* please note that applicants will have to complete a criminal background check. Program head up by onsite resident and 'work exchange' coordinator - James Waggoner. Prices vary based on the selected home.
Someone looking for an amazing community vibed experience, most owners at Finca Bellavista started as volunteers. If you are looking to join the community full-time then this is the best way to discover if it's a good fit for you! Be sure to check out some of the links below for additional info:
Meet the owner
Lance Kittel, a former volunteer of the Finca Bellavista community purchased the home in honor of his mom's memory. Born and raised in Colorado, USA and spent most of his life outside - from camping and hiking, to helping his family in the garden. At 18, he went off to college to study Environmental Biology and Ecology, and moved on to earning his Master's in Environmental Management with a focus in Global Sustainability.
Hear more of Lance's story in this community video
Lance's current work brings inland communities into the realm of ocean conservation. He manages a network of chapters in community engagement, policy advocacy, and grassroots activism and ensures that constituents are well-informed of current ocean protection policy and practices.
In his spare time, Lance spends his days fly fishing and camping in the mountains of Colorado. His passion for off-grid community development is seen in his experience with Earthship Biotecture and developing his own off-grid cabin in Colorado. He documents these experiences on his YouTube channel, The Dirt People.
Lance has spent time around the world, and chose Costa Rica as his "home away from home". He shares his travels with his wife Skylar and their dog Ahi Tuna.
Have questions? If you sign up as a member you can chat with me directly - it's free and easy!
About your booking
The Fusion Home is not a property management company and takes no responsibility for your stay at Finca Bellavista. We are assisting our fellow neighbours by providing a booking platform - it is your responsibility to make sure you have read and understood all the information found through 'The Fusion Forum' as well as reviewing all information once the booking is made. If you have questions, please ask them in the forum. Once you have confirmed and submitted your dates, you will have 24 hours to review all the information / cancelation policy / liability waivers etc before payment is required. If payment is not received within 24 hours, your selected dates will automatically be released. Read and discover more about the booking process here.
If you would like to leave a review, comment or suggestion then please do so within the owners personal profile or the community's tripadvisor account. Your experience is not associated in anyway with 'The Fusion Home' and we respectively ask you to keep it seperate. Payments made for homes other than 'The Fusion Home' go directly to the owner of the home you are renting and you will be put in direct contact with the owner once the booking is confirmed.
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If you are interested in renting 'The Fusion Home' then please note that only 1 week rentals are available at this time. For shorter or longer rentals at Finca Bellavista, please consider this home or others available to book on this website.