Oceanview - Beach 300 Yds - Unique/Comfort in the Rainforest! [#70785] | View Property
House, 1 Bedroom + Living Room, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)
$110 nt - $650 wk
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Geoff, Once again, thanks so much for letting us stay in your amazing house. Punta Uva is quite the most beautiful place I have ever been. The grounds of your property were astounding and one of the things I enjoyed most was walking up the driveway at night and turning off the flashlight for a moment and actually seeing complete darkness! ...we heard so many amazing sounds at night and saw beautiful birds and butterflies, flowers of all colors, and I even hand-picked ripe bananas for breakfast! The house is breath-taking and hands-down the nicest I have ever stayed in. Every detail added to our enjoyment. We appreciated all the amenities in the kitchen. We spent many hours on the deck laying in the hammock or trying to snap a photo of a humming bird. Ana was very helpful in many respects (where to get groceries, catching a bus, etc.) and she guided us to a wildlife rehabilitation center in Cocles. Our visit there was the highlight of our trip as our little girl had the opportunity to hold sloths and monkeys. We also felt secure having her (and her dogs) there on the property.
- Guest Andrea McIntosh (Washington DC)
- Date of stay 04/20/09
- Review Submitted 04/20/09
Had a fantastic time in CR! LOVED the house. LOVED the beach. The Punta Uva area truly is special. Anna was great and took good care of us and pointed us to the best beaches, restaurants, etc. Would really like to go back!
- Guest John Gelinas (Arlington, Virginia)
- Date of stay 04/13/09
- Review Submitted 04/13/09
We had a great time at the house. I think Punta Uva beach is my favorite Costa Rican beach beating out Manuel Antonio and Dominical...thanks for sharing with us! Anna was great and the house was very comfortable.
- Guest Holly Crovo (Lexington, Kentucky)
- Date of stay 04/09/09
- Review Submitted 04/09/09
We had such a great time and loved the house, it was beautiful! We also visited the Pacific side, but it's nothing compared to the Carribean. It's more my speed of life at Casa Dakini.
- Guest Jenna Guerrieri (Concord, Ohio)
- Date of stay 03/25/09
- Review Submitted 03/24/09
Casa Dakini - March 22 till March 29, 2010
Casa Dakini - March 22 till March 29, 2010
Hello Goeff We spent one weel at Casa Dakini and we wish it could have been one month! We had a wonderful time in the area,everything is walking distance and most especially the beaches are splendid! Your house is very welcoming and has everything that guest may need to be very confortable Yes, you were right, we did not need AC at all, due to the constant nice breeze. Now we both have athletic legs, thanks to the hill that we climbed twice a day to get to your paradise. thank you for sharing this treasure with your tenants Marie-Josée and Anthony
- Guest mj2010 (Montreal)
- Date of stay 03/22/09
- Review Submitted 04/21/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Everything was great. The house was awesome, beach was beautiful and food was excellent. We will absolutely recommend the property to other people.
- Guest Josh Greene (Chicago, Illinois)
- Date of stay 03/03/09
- Review Submitted 03/03/09
...I just wanted to write and tell you how much we loved Casa Dakini and Anna. The house was so comfortable and the deck!! was perfect. We just sat there and watched the howlers at sunset over a glass of wine. Not to mention the best shower in all of Costa Rica!
- Guest Krista Jara (Oshkosh, WI)
- Date of stay 01/30/09
- Review Submitted 01/30/09
...just got back from a great vacation at your place in Costa Rica, we really enjoyed our time away, got some much needed privacy and relaxation and your guest house was perfect for us.
- Guest Murray Cox (New York)
- Date of stay 01/25/09
- Review Submitted 01/25/09
Thanks again for having us stay in your home. Punta Uva is beautiful- we loved the laid back style, the scenery, the wildlife and super location of the house. We so enjoyed our short stay and wish to go back at some point.
- Guest Pia Peters (Hingham, Mass.)
- Date of stay 01/11/09
- Review Submitted 01/11/09
Hi GeoffWe had a really lovely time at Casa Dakini - we really wished we could have stayed longer! It exceeded our expectations – we didn’t expect to be able to see and hear the ocean so well from the house, and we didn’t expect it to be so close to the beaches.Hearing the ocean and feeling like we were very close to nature – the house is so open and airy, it’s wonderful. The house seemed lovingly cared for, rather than feeling like just a rental property. We also really appreciated that the owners obviously cared about the environment and their surroundings. We’d highly recommend Punta Uva. It’s pretty central to many of the great beaches in that part of the Caribbean – you can easily get to Cahuita and Manzanillo without having to slum it in Puerto Viejo. The rainforest and parks in the Punta Uva area are wonderful – much more beautiful than anything around Manuel Antonio.
- Guest Daniela Marino (Philadelphia, PA)
- Date of stay 01/06/09
- Review Submitted 01/06/09
No hype-tourist-place, but silence and nature...privacy (you can make music, without disturbing anybody), the view. Because we liked the house so much, we went out only twice for dinner. At Cantarrana we find out everything is perfect. You even can sit naked on the veranda!
- Guest Erich Lutz (Berlin, Germany)
- Date of stay 09/10/08
- Review Submitted 09/10/08
We had a FABULOUS time in Punta Uva, at your lovely home...The house was more than we expected. My husband being a contractor enjoyed evaluating the construction and the differences in building in a tropical environment. We so enjoyed daily mornings on the deck for hours ... Your attention to detail and in creating such calm in your home was great. Thank you for all your helpfulness in getting this set up.
- Guest Sharon Morgan (Lake Oswego, Oregon)
- Date of stay 07/23/08
- Review Submitted 07/22/08
Hey Geoff - We had a great time although too short a vacation...Casa Dakini is beautiful, a great property, great location . Thanks!
- Guest Anne Reid (Hamilton, Canada)
- Date of stay 04/24/08
- Review Submitted 04/24/08
Dear Geoff - Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful stay we had at your house in Punta Uva. It was more than we ever expected, and we would love to come back some time maybe later this year. As an architect, my husband was really impressed with the house, and the pains it must have taken to construct it. It truly is paradise there!
- Guest Pete D. (-)
- Date of stay 04/11/08
- Review Submitted 04/11/08
It was fabulous! Your house was awesome! I did wonder what in the hell the noise was the first morning - but now I know how the howler monkeys got their name! I appreciate all the information you sent in advance. Thanks again!
- Guest Carol Simmons (Kissimmee, Florida)
- Date of stay 02/11/08
- Review Submitted 02/11/08
We had a restful and inspiring time and very much appreciated your house and all your care. The atmosphere around the house is very beautiful and retreat-like. I could see that reflected in the animals that brightened our hearts with their visits.
- Guest Alexandra Marquardt (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
- Date of stay 01/30/08
- Review Submitted 01/29/08
The property was beautiful and definitely exceeded our expectations. Pictures just didn’t do it justice. It is central to many beaches, restaurants, and anything else we desired at the time, and was exactly how it is described on the webpage. Many rental places take pictures from angles that make the property look bigger and better than it is. Your photos were very accurate! A BEAUTIFUL place! Thank you!!!
- Guest Marcy and John Colby (Southampton, Mass.)
- Date of stay 09/24/07
- Review Submitted 09/23/07
Casa Dakini was magnificent, and as much traipsing around as we did, we saw most of the wildlife on the property!
- Guest Frank Fleming (Charleston, South Carolina)
- Date of stay 09/18/07
- Review Submitted 09/17/07
Geoff - We had an excellent time at Casa Dakini. We cant stop talking about it! Ana, the property manager, was great...helpful when we needed and really respected our privacy. Thanks again!
- Guest Cindy Murray (Chicago, Ilinois)
- Date of stay 08/18/07
- Review Submitted 08/18/07
Again, thanks a lot for your hospitality... really, your place is truly magical. Why would anyone want to waste their time on the West Coast! P.S. The outdoor shower was such a great idea. The one inside never got used.
- Guest Todd & Kari Mitchell (Grand Junction, CO)
- Date of stay 06/08/07
- Review Submitted 06/07/07
We want to plan another trip in the near future and your place will definitely be at the top of our list to visit again. Thank you so much...we had a great time!
- Guest Steven Saldana (Springfield, Virginia)
- Date of stay 05/18/07
- Review Submitted 05/18/07
Just wanted to touch base with you and tell you what an absolutely wonderful vacation we had in CR. We loved the house and found that it more than met our needs and our expectations. Thank you for building such a nice house and putting so much of yourself into it with all its details and allowing others to rent it and enjoy the beauty in the Caribe of CR.
- Guest Robert Heath (Lewes, Delaware)
- Date of stay 02/19/07
- Review Submitted 02/19/07
We really enjoyed our stay at your place...It was very quiet and peaceful there and the Howler Monkeys, the Toucans, and all the other beautiful song birds were a delight to awaken to.
- Guest Bill Thomason (Flushing, Michigan)
- Date of stay 02/13/07
- Review Submitted 02/12/07
We wished we could have come there sooner...you have a pretty darn perfect set up: Large enough to accommodate a family, private but with a great view, well built and tastefully decorated. I will certainly recommend your house in Punta Uva!
- Guest Ellyn Atkinson (Venezuela)
- Date of stay 01/19/07
- Review Submitted 01/19/07
It all exceeded our expectations and we really enjoyed the area around Punta Uva and Casa Dakini. My compliments on the design and construction of the house. Very efficient and comfortable use of space, as well as pleasantly decorated.
- Guest Colette Barker (Alberta, Canada)
- Date of stay 01/14/07
- Review Submitted 01/14/07
We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. Casa Dakini was lovely. It was very cool to hear the howler monkeys in the morning. Thanks again and all the best!
- Guest Mona Othman (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 01/06/07
- Review Submitted 01/05/07
The house was fantastic. There were fresh flowers. It was apparent that you truly care for your property. We felt comfortable from the start and we treated the home as we would our own. We loved the design of the house, the nice woodwork, the porch, the outdoor shower, the huge entry door, we really enjoyed it.
- Guest Stuart Mann (Boulder, Colorado)
- Date of stay 11/29/06
- Review Submitted 11/29/06
The house was wonderful. Waking up every morning to gorgeous view, ocean breeze and the unique combination of sounds (birds, bugs and Howler Monkeys) was enchanting. I truly miss my morning coffee sitting on porch that runs length of house. It was true that being up on the hill and having all those screens made a huge difference - definitely worth the drive up the hill. The fact that the house was new, beautifully designed and decorated and clean made it one the best vacation rentals I've ever enjoyed. Finally, excellent location between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo and next to what I think is the most beautiful beaches in area (we loved Arecife), we hope to visit again soon.
- Guest Suzanne and Cem (New Orleans, LA)
- Date of stay 11/01/06
- Review Submitted 11/01/06
We had a great time. Your place was more than we could have ever wanted andactually exceeded our expectations. The fact that we had non stop hot water was unbelievable! It is in good proximity to Puerto Viejo and Manzinillo… we loved that place!!!!
- Guest Jessica Gomez (Redwood City, CA)
- Date of stay 10/17/06
- Review Submitted 10/17/06
Everything went great...we would definitiely want to stay at Casa Dakini again...Thanks for everything, you have a great place there.
- Guest David Gordon1 (San Mateo, CA)
- Date of stay 09/09/06
- Review Submitted 09/08/06
Erik and I had a wonderful visit at Casa Dakini. The house, property, and beach were wonderful. I didn't want to leave.
- Guest Meryl Daniels (Washington DC)
- Date of stay 07/27/06
- Review Submitted 07/26/06
We thought the place was great...we would definitely stay again...very much enjoyed the Caribbean Coast around Punta Uva.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/23/06
- Review Submitted 07/22/06
Dear Geoff, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your home last week. It is a beautiful location and it ended up being a perfect set up for all of us. We got a couple of great monkey shows sitting out on the deck and we are forever grateful to you for having screens on all doors and windows...a rarity in PV!!!!
- Guest Jessica Yadley (San Diego, CA)
- Date of stay 06/13/06
- Review Submitted 06/13/06
We had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica and thoroughly enjoyed staying at Casa Dakini. Your help and information prior to our trip made the experience easier and more comfortable.
- Guest John Rogers (San Luis Obispo, CA)
- Date of stay 06/13/06
- Review Submitted 06/13/06
We loved Casa Dakini. Our bikes were awesome, we cruised all over from Manzanillo to Puerto Viejo. Hearing the howler monkeys in the morning is a great excuse to brew some fresh coffee in the coffee maker and enjoy the view on the deck. The house was beautiful.
- Guest Sandra Horn (Denver, CO)
- Date of stay 05/25/06
- Review Submitted 05/25/06
It was great to experience a high standard of design and function, a familiar kitchen setup, and a bit of seclusion in the CR jungle. Also, unlike other lodgings that call themselves eco-sensitive didn’t seem to take it nearly as far as Cantarrana. What’s more, the deck and the view (and sounds) from the bedroom early in the morning were very special.
- Guest Laura Woodard (Oakland, California)
- Date of stay 02/27/06
- Review Submitted 02/26/06
It was a perfect fit for us during our stay in Costa Rica...we wanted a little quieter area with nice beaches, and Casa Dakini exceeded our expectations. We also appreciated your willingness to advise and answer questions before we arrived.
- Guest Robin Hollenhorst (Washington State)
- Date of stay 01/14/06
- Review Submitted 01/14/06
We just loved everything and had a great time. Thanks for all your advice...we're glad we chose the Caribbean and did not spend all our vacation driving...we would definitely go back and stay in Casa Cantarana.
- Guest Vladimir Rozenbaum (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 01/10/06
- Review Submitted 01/10/06
Punta Uva was really my favorite part. Your home was beautiful and serene...You have created a paradise and I appreciate the honor of sharing it.
- Guest Jenny Leavens (California)
- Date of stay 01/04/06
- Review Submitted 01/04/06