IN A NUTSHELL: There are several housing options for the private rentals within the Finca Bellavista community. Each home is privately owned and each owner is responsible for their own rental - The Fusion Home merely provides a platform for the owners to advertise their home and some of the former Finca Bellavista staff to advertise their services. Once you have requested your selected dates and opted for any services, you will have 24 hours to review all information and make payment - if payment is not received within 24 hours then the dates will automatically be released and no further action from you is required. Payment can be made when making the booking through the website or later via email (please check your emails after requesting the dates). You can communicate directly with the owner of the home you wish to book through ' The Fusion Forum ' or after payment is received via the payment confirmation email (responding goes directly to the owners personal email address). Payment is handled through PayPal and goes directly to the owner - any additional services purchased will be paid to the former Finca Bellavista employee via the owner on your behalf (no one takes a cut). Once payment is received, you will be required to complete an online liability waiver in order to explore the Finca Bellavista grounds and given contacts in order to coordinate your trip with your meet and greet hosts - Bryan and Jess. For more information on your Finca Bellavista experience, please click here . To learn more about the booking process, please continue reading below: The Fusion Home: Rents for 1 week periods only (available dates can be found on the booking page ) Saturday to Saturday. To select a week that works for you, simply click a Saturday still available starting in green. (The Fusion home includes all taxes and cleaning fees in the nightly rate - no additional charges at checkout. Max 4 people). You can also book 'The Fusion Home' through Airbnb using the same formula as above ( it costs slightly more in order to cover Airbnb's service charge ) Our neighbors properties: ( El Fenix / Paraiso / Fila Tortuga / Perezosa / Tamandua ) *please note: The Fusion Home takes no responsibility for your stay in any of our neighbors homes or your experience at Finca Bellavista. We are assisting our neighbors by providing a booking platform for their personal homes. You can chat directly with the owner via ' The Fusion Forum ' prior to making a booking or via email after making payment (PayPal transactions go directly to the owner of the home you are booking) Short-term rate (2 - 6 nights / up to 4 people) Weekly rate (7 night intervals / 2 people) Monthly rate (max 28 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. Example below: In the example above, 7 nights and a max of 2 people were selected. You can see that the system applied the special rate for the week stay. Prices for all our neighbors homes can be found below: Short-term rental prices (2 - 6 nights / up to 4 people) Fila Tortuga - $70.00 per night Casa Perezosa - $70.00 per night El Fenix - $90.00 per night Mariposa - $100.00 per night Tamandua - $110.00 per night Paraiso - $110.00 per night Weekly rate (7 night intervals / 2 people) Fila Tortuga - $ 300.00 per week Casa Perezosa - $ 300.00 per week El Fenix - $ 400.00 per week Mariposa - $450.00 per week Tamandua - $500.00 per week Paraiso - $500.00 per week Monthly rate (28 nights max / 2 people) Fila Tortuga - $ 900.00 per month Casa Perezosa - $ 900.00 per month El Fenix - $ 1000.00 per month Mariposa - $1100.00 per month Tamandua - $1200.00 per month Paraiso - $1200.00 per month *Additional charges include - $60.00 one time cleaning fee and 13% Costa Rican tax on the rental only. The whole cleaning charge goes to a former Finca Bellavista employee. **A grocery delivery service is available every Saturday if staying for long periods. Free delivery if spending more than C20,000.00 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 and optional extras can be added. Whether renting 'The Fusion Home' or any of our neighbors homes, the following options are available to prebook at the time of making your reservation: Finca Fresh bags Night hikes *please note: The Fusion Home as with our neighbors rentals takes no responsibility for any services ordered. We are assisting as many of the former Finca Bellavista employees as possible and take no cut or service charge, we are only advertising for them. Payment for your rental and any ordered services go directly to the owner of the home you are booking and they pay the former Finca Bellavista for any services on our behalf. Once you are happy with your selection, reviewed the final charges and have agreed to the ' terms and conditions ', be sure to hit request once again. Payment: You have the option of making payment directly after hitting request or via email within 24 hours (please make sure you entered your correct email address). 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. 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 (additional information is provided via email). Once you have completed payment , you will receive a payment confirmation email. Responding to this email will go directly to the owner of the tree home - please continue using this email for further correspondence, cancelations, additional questions etc. *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. Liability waiver: 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 (this is the jungle, there are snakes and bugs on the property). A flashlight is vital if walking around at night. In closing: 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. We hope you have a wonderful stay at Finca Bellavista!
See you onsite, Matt and Amy