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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"The house is beautiful and incredibly peaceful. It was perfectly well stocked with all we needed in terms of cooking, heading to the beach, etc. The owners provided a great book with things to do and see and where to eat. We even had a wonderful dinner at the house one night cooked by the housekeeper, absolutely delicious!"
Guest: Carolyn T.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: December 21, 2014
"We enjoyed our stay at Colina Paula very much. The house is beautiful, very comfortable and fully equipped such that we settled in easily and felt right at home. Piet and Yvonne were welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed plenty of time relaxing and did not want to leave the property, but we did venture out. Atenas is about a half hour walk away. Carara is an hour drive- a wonderful place to see wildlife. We took other day trips as well. We are a family of two adults and one young child. This was a perfect place for us. We will return."
Guest: LisaDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
"My wife and I had a wonderful three month stay in Costa Rica, January through March in 2015.
We stayed in three different locations and enjoyed our time at Hisano’s more than anywhere else. It is centrally located in Costa Rica, just outside Atenas, on an excellent bus route, about 20 minutes to Town for a cost of 350 colonies, about 75 cents. We used Hisano’s as a base and travelled frequently to San Jose for the symphony and museum experiences, as well as to the Pacific coast beaches, down to Jaco and Quepos/Manual Antonio National Park...we did day trips as well as overnight adventures.
We rented the bungalow at Hisano’s and found it to be immaculate...this is rare in Costa Rica. The insects were controlled regularly through weekly maid service and included fresh linens and a thorough cleaning. The cabina is fully equipped, with two ample bedrooms, large living/dining room area, great kitchen, adequate bathroom, huge covered patio area with table, chairs and a hammock that I couldn’t keep my wife out of. It is modern, bright white tile throughout, attractively decorated inside with Wi-Fi and a cd player. There was no cable TV but we enjoyed Netflicks and other programming through our computers, so not a big deal especially when you consider local programming.
The grounds surrounding the accommodation are beautiful and well maintained, even throughout the dry season, so the hundreds of plants carefully selected and planted by Hisano herself were always green and blooming. Most other places the grass is brown and plants suffering a bit from the lack of rain.
The pool is a short walk down the path and was small but adequate in size and always immaculate.
You will find Hisano herself to be a warm and welcoming host who respects your privacy but is always there when you need her and is always willing to help.
We enjoyed our stay immensely and would recommend this accommodation to anyone."
Guest: BrianDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
"My wife and I stayed for a week and are already considering a return trip. Absolutely beautiful house, with jaw-dropping views. We had tentative plans for a number of day trips but ended up skipping half of them to just sit and watch the birds and cows in the valley below.
It's also a great location. We booked before we'd done a significant amount of research and started to get nervous as we saw a number of people online seem to suggest that Atenas isn't tremendously convenient, but I honestly have no idea what they're talking about. The town itself is charming, with a grocery store that has everything you might need and a number of really good restaurants, and it's actually quite close to some of the big visitor draws of Costa Rica--Manuel Antonio, Monteverde, and even Arenal are all conceivably doable as day trips and certainly convenient for overnight trips, and there's plenty else to do that's even closer.
I really can't recommend this property highly enough. Thank you so much to Diana, Leticia, Jaime, and little Romeo the cat for making our stay so incredibly special."
Guest: Kyle D.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 5, 2015