'Casa Dolphin' Beachfront Luxury Home - Pl Hermosa/ Jaco [#76169] | View Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)
$300/nt US Dollars
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Great getaway on the beach!!!
Great getaway on the beach!!!
What a wonderful beach house. The pool was perfectly clean, crystal clear and refreshing. Just a few steps away was the beautiful beach with awesome surfing. The layout of the house was perfect for a family with a large living area and plenty of room for a large number of guests. The living room was open to the large patio area with a BBQ that looked out to the ocean. It was obvious that the house had been recently renovated and was in great shape and looked wonderful. The management staff was very nice and extremely helpful. The thing I enjoyed most was that the home was on a nice quite road away from the hustle of Jaco, yet just like 5 minutes away. There was also several restaurants just a minute or two down the road. I would definitely stay here again. This home made for some great memories of our 11 night stay. P.s. I would also definitely recommend Zuma car rentals as they were extremely easy to work with (and get the GPS)
- Guest Brian S. (Where do you live?)
- Date of stay 06/07/13
- Review Submitted 07/07/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
I was surprised and a little saddened to read the grossly exaggerated negative review of Casa Dolphin. It's impossible to keep up with the abuse of the house by some renters as each comes and goes. As a 4year repeat renter of this home I think the beds are first rate, firm and comfortable. The linens are clean and matching. The furniture is rattan and has a beachy feel. As for the lizards that's true, it's Costa Rica... they are everywhere. This house is located directly on the ocean and from the front door has an amazing view of the Costa Rican mountains. This is one of the main reasons we have come to this house for 4years, the location and proximity to nature! Casa Dolphin has everything we look for in a vacation rental and we will be back next year for sure!
- Guest Eilis114 (East Hampton, New York )
- Date of stay 01/24/13
- Review Submitted 02/11/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: I am so happy to hear you are enjoying the house and the Costa Rican life style at the beach! It is very important to me that each and every renter is satisfied and enjoys their vacation to the fullest. We are striving in every way possible to make this home a destination dream vacation spot as it has been for many of you that continue to return. We appreciate your continued support over the years and welcome recommendations as you see them. We will continue to improve the house and the grounds to keep the high standards you deserve. Have a wonderful stay and feel free to let me know if there is anything at all that I can do for you.
The location and the grounds/pool at the home are beautifully kept and were enjoyed by all for multiple hours everyday of our stay. The home however was a completely different story. The house.. your advertisement stated a "Luxury House" however what you have is a ruined down dilapidated home that is furnished like an old dumpy surf shack with absolutely no repairs or upgrades done to the home in years. The smell of mold and urine could be found in nearly every room of the house. All linens had seen better days and were stained and thin, the beds are stained and uncomfortable. There are iguana's living in the eaves of the house due to rotted/neglected sidings/soffits. During our stay we were inconvenienced with broken items that either didn't work, broke, was repaired, broke again, repaired again and finally just given up on to allow us to move forward. The list of repairs/replacements far exceed the 2500 word allotment that VRBO is giving... To summarize our visit to Casa Dolphin.. had we not been so exhausted from the red eye flight, knew the area and spoke Spanish better- we would have cancelled our stay immediately and found another place, instead we chose to make the best of what we had. The owner did refund us a few bucks, but is was far below what is right. I would not recommend this home to anyone!
- Guest disappointed and grossed out (No. Cal.)
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 02/06/13
Owner response: I have 5 vacation rentals advertised here on VRBO. I started with my first one over 9 years ago. I have never had a negative review posted on any of my guest books. This is a first. I admit I personally have not stayed in this house in over a year. I was relying on the management company to tell me if the house needed new linens or if something was not working properly and needed replacing. I now have a new management company that has gone over the house inside and out and is in the process of taking care of bringing the house up to my high standards. Part of my love for the country has been the wildlife. We have even brought in special plants to attract these friendly iguanas that many people find much enjoyment in watching. My ultimate goal is to always have a satisfied customer. I felt bad that they were so unhappy that I refunded a substantial amount of money. I will be striving for nothing less than total satisfaction from all my future customers.
Great Vacation place
Great Vacation place
This house is in a great location for having a quiet restful vacation. We found the location put us close to activities without being in the middle of the typical resort areas. The ability to walk out the back door and walk to an endless beach that was all but private for you relaxation was outstanding. The house offers all the conforts of being home in a tropical paradise.
- Guest bill (Arvin,Ca USA)
- Date of stay 01/21/12
- Review Submitted 02/11/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
We were a group of two couples staying primarily for surfing. As previous owners of a home in Costa Rica, we were very familiar with the area in which we wished to stay. We had driven by this home dozens of times on previous trips and thought "wow, what a perfect location and setup!" - never imagining that one day we would be staying there! The layout and amenities of the house are wonderful - perfect for surfers or families here to enjoy the beach, with tile throughout. Cable TV and internet was 100 percent dependable, and there is an easy-to-use alarm system and round-the-clock security guard for added peace of mind. The home was equipped with everything we needed to prepare most of our meals, and the pool was wonderful also - having full sun exposure all day. We can't wait to return!
- Guest Sharon F. (florida)
- Date of stay 04/06/11
- Review Submitted 04/26/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Always enjoy hearing about how renters had a good time staying at our beach house. We try to keep the house equipped like we would want it. Hope you are able to make it back again soon.
Great Family Vacation
Great Family Vacation
My family and I have stayed here twice, and we look forward to staying here again in the near future. The house is in a perfect location. It's off the main road, so everything is quiet and still and you feel like you are the only ones enjoying the breathtaking sights and sounds of nature. But, just 15 mins up the road you will find restaurants, shops, zip line tours and anything else you want to do in Costa Rica. My family did it all and relaxed, too. We enjoyed many evenings cooking our own meals in the kitchen then swimming under the stars while listening to the ocean waves, while other nights we stayed in town to eat a restaurant. There were so many to choose from we never ate at the same one twice. During the days we went on zip lines, and tours and boogie boarded. It really was fun for our whole family. I would recommend this house to anyone going to Costa Rica.
- Guest Lynn (Fresno)
- Date of stay 10/01/10
- Review Submitted 02/17/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks for sharing about your trip. Your information will be helpful to future renters.
We stayed at the Dolphin House for 2 weeks and it was MAGICAL! We enjoyed the sound, sight and smell of the ocean while we relaxed in hammocks reading or swam in the pool. It is on a very quiet road and stretch of beach, yet it was perfectly located to easily get to Jaco for shopping, tours, and restaurants in less than 15 minutes. Just 2 minutes down the road are some delightful oceanfront restaurants, including Vista Hermosa and a Pizza/internet place we loved. The house was comfortable, spacious and had everything we needed, including some of the comforts of home like a dishwasher! We even enjoyed watching some movies on the cable channels in the evening when we were exhausted from riding the zip-line, snorkeling, climbing waterfalls, four-wheeling and hiking through the rain forest and snapping endless photos of monkeys, toucans, sloths,and SO MUCH more. Susan is so efficient and great to work with. She even sent us lists of "What to see and do" and a notebook full of great ideas and places to visit. Check in and out was very easy. It was awesome!!
- Guest Mark and Lyn Campbell (San Pedro California)
- Date of stay 08/29/09
- Review Submitted 08/29/09
We had a wonderful time staying at your lovely beach house. Not only was it a very comfortable place to stay, but it was a treat to stay so close to the ocean. We could even hear the surf from inside the house! We invited family to join us for a reunion and it ended up being the perfect house and location for everyone. Some enjoyed just relaxing by the pool or taking a stroll on the beach while the other more adventurous ones went zip-lining and surfing. We had fun at some of the restaurants in Jaco and it was always nice to return to our quiet home on the beach. And we got to see the scarlet macaws that live in the in the trees behind your house too. We all hope to return in the future and we would definitely want to rent your house again!
- Guest Becky H (Minneapolis, MN)
- Date of stay 08/28/09
- Review Submitted 08/28/09
My husband & I rented this house w/another couple for 10 days. It was FANTASTIC! Susan was great to work with & their hospitality couple was SO helpful in arranging reservations for tours of activities we wanted to do. We loved the house and the beach was so close! Susan made everything so easy which made our trip stress free. Thank you and can't wait to rent again!! Sarah & Jason
- Guest Sarah24 (Frenso & San Jose, CA)
- Date of stay 01/26/08
- Review Submitted 01/26/08
The house was great...all the modern amenities. Pool was great for the kids and the nearby beach was beautiful to take a walk on every morning and sunset. We were 3 families with 5 kids in total and it never felt crowded. I recommend this home to anyone who's looking for a house on Jaco Beach...it was close to everything!
- Guest Cathy7 (New York)
- Date of stay 03/07/07
- Review Submitted 03/07/07
Absolutely breathtaking! Gorgeous house, everything the pictures are and much more. Great owners, easy to work with. The wonderful welcome staff in Costa Rica just added to the experience. There is an incredible view of the ocean...you are just steps away from an awesome beach with some of the best surfing! Surfers beware!! Directly out front of the house is the most consistent break in all of Costa Rica. The swell gets pretty big and is known for both lefts and rights!! I went to Point Loma where the water is warm but does not compare to CR where you can trunk it all day!! At low tide my kids were able to boogie board and hunt for sand crabs. My wife enjoyed jogging on the beach and we both think the sunsets are the most spectacular we've ever seen. The sky is so bright with orange and pink that your skin glows. There is so much to do on the central pacific coast that this house is in such a perfect location. We felt like we were at our own private five star resort as we swam in the warm pool, lounged in the hammocks and sipped the world famous Costa Rica coffee. It is so private and secluded, yet so close to town and everything you need from great resturants to tour guides. (our personal favorite is on main street in Jaco- called THE WISHBONE). Even our children were able to experience the thrilling zip lines! We all look foward to using this house again for our next Costa Rican adventure.
- Guest Kyle1 (San Diego, CA)
- Date of stay 07/03/06
- Review Submitted 07/03/06