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1 / 37 The Riverbank: An oasis of calm in the middle of everything!

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Description from owner

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Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 11 / Apartment
Bedrooms: 4  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 11  Type: Apartment

2 Full baths

Fortuna's Best - The Riverbank 1 & 2
TripAdvisor property ID 3585234

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Book this 4 bedroom apartment in La Fortuna de San Carlos today! A total of 11 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 68 reviews.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 19, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

William W.
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Calendar last updated:
19 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish



Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: $200.00
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top La-fortuna Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Secure parking


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking - Ask


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (68)

Very Good – based on 68 reviews Very Good
68 reviews

Very Good

“Great Stay!”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2015

A great condo with plenty of room for our family of 6. Within walking distance to town and yet still quiet with a lovely view. Nohelia was very helpful and full of information about activities and the surrounding areas. She was also very accommodating when we arrived earlier than expected and had the place ready for us in no time! William was such friendly host, also full of great information and our kids loved his dog!!

“Excellent customer service”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2015

Wow, what a wonderful, friendly place this is. We had car trouble that delayed our arrival 6 hours. Nohelia was very compassionate and understanding, waiting up until midnight to check us in. Our entire experience was great, from the tour of the gardens to their recommendations for dining and activities. They were even able to get us discounts on excursions. Love these people and this place.

Response from the owner And we loved having you stay with us! Part of our policy is that guests inform us of their arrival time and keep us updated. We have no trouble waiting up late so long as we have an email or phone call to let us know what is going on. It eases our minds from worrying and wondering whether our guests are lost, have been in an accident or missed their flight. That is why we have our late check-in policy and why we appreciate it so much when guests are considerate enough to inform us of their delays. :-) All of our properties have a booklet with a list of recommended restaurants, local hangouts, activities and a map of town so you can find everything. Thanks again for staying with us :)

“What a great experience!”

Reviewed 4 May 2015

My wife and I loved our stay. William and Laura (and Noellia) were warm and helpful, including booking our tours in the area. This is a great place to stay for easy (as in 5 minutes from anything) walking access to La Fortuna without being in the middle of it. No car required. The apartment was quiet and very comfortable (including the bedding!) and the air conditioning worked well. It had everything we needed to cook a few meals, although it was even easier when William did the grilling! Excellent wi-fi and good tv reception with a few English channels (didn't watch much tv though). Others have commented on the "privacy" of the 2 bedrooms. The rooms (except bathroom) are open at the ceiling so the a/c can cool the whole apartment (which it did). It's true you could hear people in the other rooms within the apartment, but the layout is great and i would happily stay here with kids or another couple. Nice patio overlooking Arenal. We felt safe and welcomed here, and would (and will) definitely stay again. William and Laura really know the area, made great suggestions, and were as interactive as we wanted, but never imposed on our privacy. Hearing their unique perspective on living in Costa Rica was fantastic. Yes, we really loved our stay!

Response from the owner It was wonderful to have you stay with us. We loved having the opportunity to get to know you. I know we have said this plenty of time but we can't stress enough the importance of booking the big activities or the tours you have your heart set on in advance. We just had a family that was not able to do one of the tours they were looking forward to most because they waited until they arrived to make plans. Also you want to spend your vacation time vacationing, not trying to figure out what to do on your vacation! :-) Thanks for taking the time to write a great review and for staying with us. We look forward to hosting you again!

“Family style hospitality away from home!”

Reviewed 24 Feb 2015

We travel a fair amount and so we know "it" when we see "it". The "it" is genuine hospitality! We got a sense that we were long lost friends the moment we met our hosts. This is no ordinary rental. The place itself is wonderful but what truly makes the experience is William and Laura. They are a delight. From sharing his favorite rum to offering activity discounts to great stories and felt like we were family. Above and beyond, nicely done! Thanks!!!

Response from the owner Awww... that is so sweet of you! :-) And you pretty much just summed up exactly what our philosophy is about renting; it's not just the property that you rent which is important, it's the EXPERIENCE that you have while renting it! This is exactly why we work so hard to help our gusts plan their trips to their personal tastes, (as opposed to offering cookie-cutter packages,) and why we take the time to get to know our clients personally whenever possible. Plus, it's fun! :-) You were wonderful guests and we genuinely hope tha tyou will be here to stay with us again soon!

“Perfect location, view”

Reviewed 13 Oct 2014

Our stay at the Riverbank was a great way to start our trip in Costa Rica. The location to the town of La Fortuna could not be beat-within walking distance to everything. Not to mention the view-at the base of the volcano-directly out our patio window! It was a fairly quiet neighborhood and the backyard was so pretty with it's rolling river and lovely flowers. We appreciated the parking pad in the back. Our vehicle was hidden from view from the street. We always felt safe and secure. William and Laura were great help with recommendations for the best of the best "to do" in the area-YOU CANNOT MISS GEOVANI'S NATURE HIKE-it is unequaled to anything we've ever experienced. Check out the Soda down the street (ask Laura for the name) and the Los Laureles thermal springs-a local favorite. All in all it was a fantastic experience.

“Don't hesitate to book the Riverbank condos”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2014

Our family of eight recently spent a few days enjoying William and Laura's hospitality. I would echo what all the other guests have said - the condos are well-appointed and super-clean. William and Laura are such responsive and engaging hosts. One very important thing that I hadn't fully realized before getting there was the location - the condos are right in 'downtown' Fortuna - you could walk a couple blocks to restaurants, grocery stores, tour company pickups etc. If we had stayed in one of the hotels/resorts, it would have been a $9 cab ride everytime you wanted to get a bite. While it is in downtown, we still had a great view of the volcano from our balconies and plenty of birds/iguanas visiting the gardens. I can't say enough good things about William and Laura's hospitality - which honestly makes all the difference.

“Great Location, Great Times, Great Hosts. We're going back.”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2014

10 day stay. Absolutely 100% top notch rental. Clean. Great view of the Volcano. Sitting Porch. Quiet. Full kitchen with all you need, stove, oven, blender, you name it. A bakery right down below the apartment. Any thing you need? Downtown is just a block away. We rented a car. There is parking in the back yard for you. Your hosts, William and Laura, are the best you could ask for. Laura took the time to share a movie with our 6 year old daughter. William cooked shared the best grilled steaks and veggie bake you could find any where. They both are a wealth of local information and there to help. Don't hesitate about staying here. Just book it. You'll love it.

“Great Location!”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2014

This was a great property in a great location. It was clean, comfortable, and steps from the grocery and some great places to eat. At Williams suggestion we hired private transport to bring us there from the airport and I have to say it was money well spent. After two flights from the states we were so glad to be whisked out of the airport and delivered safely to The Riverbank. Our Hosts were super friendly and helpful with anything we needed. I would absolutely stay there again!

“Riverbank was Absolutely Awesome in every way”

Reviewed 2 Jun 2014

We had such a great time on our weeklong vacation to Costa Rica --- we spent 4 nights at the Riverbank -- William and Laura were fantastic hosts. The apartment was super clean and even nicer than it looks in the pictures and being steps away from the main square of town was ideal for us. Beautiful garden in back where we saw lots of iguanas, birds, frogs and lovely flowers. It was easy to find. Lots of restaurants, shops,a bakery right downstairs, tours available from close by ( many will pick you up at your rental) , even the car rental places you could walk to. And the volcano view just takes your breath away. I won't go into how much fun we had while there, but you will love your stay at Riverbank. It was very comfortable and safe, a great deal for what you get, and William and Laura make you feel like family. We had dinner with them twice - that's how nice they are! We loved their dog Kenzie too! What a sweety. Give her a hug for us. We hope to see you guys again ! PS it is also really cool how William and Laura help the community with their rental income - they took us to the local shelter which was a great experience. It was a nice place where the kids seem happy and they are getting the help and love they need. You guys are great!

“Just what we were looking for!”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2014

William was extremely helpful, not only in getting me more information about this rental, but about many other questions and concerns I had about getting around/things to do Costa Rica. These rentals are really great! The location is perfect, they are very clean and have a fantastic view of the volcano. My only regret is not staying longer. Thank you William for everything!

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