There are several booking options for the private rentals within the Finca Bellavista community (The Fusion Home only offers 1 week rentals subject to availability at this time) :
Short-term rate (2 - 6 nights / up to 4 people)
Weekly rate (7 - 29 nights / 2 people)
Monthly rate (30 - 60 nights / 2 people)
To activate the different rental options, you will need to make sure the formula is correct. Only 'short-term' rental options allow for house max capacity (4 people). The weekly and monthly rate is only available to a max of 2 people and is best suited for single or couple travellers.
Desktop illustration below (same principles apply for the mobile version):
Start by selecting a check in date. From there you can either select a check out date or the number of nights you wish to stay.
Next, please select the number of guests. The homes are prepared (linens, supplies and towels etc) based on the number of guests so it's very important to make sure you select the right number as the home is prepared before your arrival.
The availability calendar below will illustrate what dates are blocked (red), available (grey) and what dates you have selected (green). If your selected dates are not available, the availability calendar will tell you which dates/days in your selection were not able to be booked and you can adjust as desired.
If the weekly or monthly price is not shown based on the number of nights selected, please make sure the number of guests are no more than 2.
Short-term rental prices (2 - 6 nights / up to 4 people)
Fila Tortuga - $300.00 per week
Casa Perezosa - $300.00 per week
El Fenix - $400.00 per week
Tamandua - $500.00 per week
Fila Tortuga - $900.00 per month
Casa Perezosa - $900.00 per month
El Fenix - $1000.00 per month
Tamandua - $1200.00 per month
(Additional charges include - $60.00 one time cleaning fee and 13% Costa Rican tax on the rental only)
Once you are satisfied with your selection, hit 'request'. You are not required to make payment yet, hitting request will just take you to the next screen where more information is provided an optional extras can be added (using 'Casa Perezosa' as an example).
On this screen you will find optional add ons with relevant information and links. You can add the following services to your booking:
You will need to tick all boxes to confirm you are in agreement and would like to remind you that you are renting directly from the owner of the home. The Fusion home is assisting the private owners of the tree homes with a booking platform only.
Once satisfied with your selection, please hit 'request' again. The system will now hold your requested dates for a 24 hour period. If you are ready to pay and would prefer to do it all at once then you can do so immediately through the same screen. After hitting 'request', you would have received an email (please check your junk mail if not seeing it straight away) highlighting everything in the next screen - you can decide to continue now or later via email but please remember that if payment is not received within 24 hours then the system will automatically release the hold on the dates.
Payment is taken through PayPal and goes directly to the owner of the tree home you are renting - The Fusion Home does not collect any monies on behalf of anyone and does not pay or take a cut from any services offered - we are merely a booking platform. It is the owner of the tree home who is responsible for seeing that any additional selected services are paid for and arranged for your arrival. Please be sure to read all information before proceeding with payment. Once you have completed payment, you will receive a confirmation email with the owner of the tree homes personal email address - please continue any communications needed with the owner.
You do not need a 'PayPal' account in order to make payment. You can use PayPal as a third party merchant and pay using either your credit or debit card.
In the same payment confirmation email, you will also find a link for a liability waiver that must be completed before arriving onsite. This is the same waiver guests were required to complete through the old official Finca Bellavista Property Management company.
You can click the image to see a working example.
Please note that we highly recommend bringing boots or wellies for your adventures. A flashlight is vital if walking around at night.
Work Exchange Program
As with the rentals and services, The Fusion Home merely provides a platform for work exchange applicants to apply for the position - we are not involved with the approval process nor do we manage or take responsibility for your stay. The application form is reviewed by the owner of the private home and onsite resident - James Waggoner (you will need to be a member of the forum to access this category).
Please consider signing up to The Fusion Forum for more information regarding this and other Finca Bellavista related services. Membership is free and give you the ability to interact with other members who include the owner of the private tree homes, former volunteers and guests and current independent contractors helping with the day to day operations.
Please feel free to ask any questions below and please do let us know how your check in experience was. Any tips and suggestions are welcomed.