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Property description

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'.

Location of Fila Tortuga - Finca Bellavista

Home is prepared for arrival, a 'work exchange applicant' will meet you at basecamp and escort you to the house. A complimentary mid-clean is available on the 4th day of every short-term rental. 

 

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:​​

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Home is prepared for arrival. This is a tenant style option where you can rent the home privately in monthly intervals (minimum 1 month). 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 and cleaning services. When making this booking, please select a minimum of 28 nights, a minimum of 7 days prior to arrival and a maximum of 2 guests in order to activate the advertised price.

 

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:

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We are after all a community and the community likes to help each other out. Successful applicants can enjoy the tree home for a heavily 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 / $100.00 of the fee goes into a meal kitty 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:

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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..

Fila Tortuga Tripadvisor reviews

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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. 

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. 

we're a community!

of sorts

The community is comprised of private owners, work exchange applicants and guests from all over the world with one common interest - living in harmony with nature and ourselves peacefully. 

We have lived within the Finca Bellavista community for nearly a decade and have come to know some wonderful people from all over the world and not just owners, we have met amazing volunteers and guests who have become life time friends and in some cases, more than friends.

 

During our time here, we have personally discovered just what community means to us, it doesn't mean we are living with each other on a daily basis or singing kumbaya around the fire pit every night (although once a week is fun). It's about being there for each other when it counts and respecting that we are all unique in our own way.

At any given time, one of our neighbors could be touring on the Amazon, Solimoes, Negro and Branco rivers, taking a famous Nat Geo photo or discovering a new species halfway around the world, sometimes even on our own doorstep. When traveling, we often see a book on display at the airport or a photo in a magazine, even a video on the news taken by one of our neighbors from the UK, Slovakia, Poland, South Africa, Canada, America, Holland to name a few and we've met volunteers and guests from every corner of the earth. Not once has the issue of politics, religion or something just 'different' ever been an issue, when you enter the gates of Finca Bellavista you are at peace with nature, you are home for as long as you need and when you travel, you have a home to visit in every country. This community is not just a network of friends and family, it's a way of life. 

The Fusion Home is proud to be able to assist the community at this time by marketing these amazing homes on our website - we love all our neighbors. Please be sure to view all information through The Fusion Forum before booking and please remember that we are assisting with a booking platform only and take no responsibility for your stay in these private homes. 

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See you onsite

We live within the community year round and most days you can find us in the river playing with MJ. We hope to meet you soon.

If you are interested in renting 'The Fusion Home', then please know at this time we are only renting 1 week stays once a month. 

You can find out more information and make the booking here

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