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"Spectacular is the best word I can think of to describe Finca Centaura. Esteban, his family, and all of his staff are incredible and trustworthy. We had a group of 12 ranging from 2 yrs. old to 58 yrs. old and occupied all of his vacation homes. They are all beautiful and immaculate. You can truly experience Costa Rica away from all the tourist or within a 30 min. drive be in La Fortuna. Definitely take a horse back ride and ATV ride on his property. You will see some breath taking views. We have taken many horse riding excursions many other places and this tops them all. You will never get an experience like this anywhere else. Take an ATV ride to the hot springs. They are fun and relaxing. The hot springs are beautiful and in natural surroundings. There is a grocery store in town that is great. There is also an ATM just past the grocery store on the right. You can only get Colones so just do the math and you will be fine. I had no issues. We ate several times at La Hacienda on the main road in town. It was really good. Loved the Tres Leche cake. Yummy!! Esteban even ordered pizza to be delivered for us and it was delicious. I wasn't expecting that in such a small town. The pool and hot tub were fantastic to relax in during our down time. The cleaning staff did an excellent job everyday. They will even do your laundry for a small fee. That was a real plus. We stayed for 5 nights but my husband and I have already been in contact with Esteban to return next year. He will help you get a great deal on a rental car and also help you plan your entire stay in Costa Rica. I have to give a shout out to Dani, our tour guide on the ranch. He was so knowledgeable and fun!!! I'm sure you will enjoy Finca Centaura as much as we did. Can't wait to get back there."
Guest: Cynthia B.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 8, 2015
"We stayed here 5 nights in August with two grandkids (ages 12 &15). Others have mentioned this is on a typical Central American unpaved road which adds to the driving time but also the adventure. When we arrived it was starting to get dark and pouring rain but Nancy's directions were excellent and we found it with no problem. The house is exactly as pictured and quite roomy with AC, washer and dryer and plenty of hot water. Loss of electricity is common in this part of the world but we only had one outage for 4 - 5 hours. The morning after we arrived, we had the good luck of a visit by one of the two scarlet macaws who seem to hang out in this area. The macaw came to the balcony railing that circles the bedrooms on the 2nd floor. It's hard to imagine teenagers excited to be woken at 6 AM but the macaw did the trick and got our trip off to a good start. While here, we hiked the waterfall, visited Baldi hot springs, rapelled through waterfalls with Puretrek, and ziplined with Skytrek. All of these were a 30 - 45 minute drive away. We also visited Proyecto Asis which was a little farther but well worth the trip. We tried out Essence (very convenient 2 doors away and great since we are all vegetarians) and Pizza Johns (a short drive). This was a great property and trip. The only minor complaint was from my husband who likes to cook and so we ate in a few nights - the house needs a few good knives."
Guest: Nicholas GDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 9, 2015
"This is the ultimate vacation in a beautiful country of Costa Rica. Nothing is more precious than friends & family gathering to create memory of a lifetime. Designed with such in mind, this house is located on the top of a hill, and has stunning views, in a secluded, gated, and private neighborhood, yet it is only 20 minutes to drive to area beaches & other attractions. The bedrooms are spacious, the kitchen is fully equipped, and the back yard and pool area are amazing! We enjoyed coming back to this calming house after busy days of sightseeing. Pool area is so pretty and green/turquoise water is refreshingly cooler than the ocean. Beautiful birds and star gazers are in heaven with no pollution to night sky. The only weird thing is that sun sets at 6pm....equator is really close...so 12h of daylight is all you get...we got used to it real quick and enjoyed getting up at 7:30 and fell asleep way earlier than back at home in Canada. The home feels very secure and has a safe in the bedroom so all the stuff is 100% ok to leave. We however did not lock almost anything.
Sometimes the pictures of the house don't really live up to the expectations but that was not the case with this house in San Mateo. As soon as you enter the house, you are blown away by the open layout and beauty of the house/patio/pool and the panoramic views from the patio! I can truly say this is the most beautiful house we have ever lived in!
We had the most amazing time staying at this house! The house is even nicer than a hotel, everything is so well organized, not only in the house, but the owners also send you a complete and very helpful welcome guide. Everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations. This home is truly a gem and we will definitely come back.
Guest: Saj KanDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 24, 2015