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Recent Alajuela reviews

  • Fabulous Open Air House

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the house. The open air aspect was wonderful...being able to open everything up during the day. Every day when we returned from our excursion, it was wonderful to have the pool to cool off in. Water was perfect temperature. And in the evenings, the hot tub was the location of choice. On the first evening, we were sitting in the hot tub and a tarantula came walking by. We are into the wildlife, so watched each day. Saw toucans one day near the house. Also had a resident huge frog/toad (don't know which one) that came at night and sat near one of the lights catching bugs. The house had all pots, pans, cookware, appliances that we needed. We ate out mostly, but cooked a few meals in. Elias was wonderful and willing to help out in any way. He went to the farmers market for us on Friday since we were not arriving until Saturday and bought a huge variety of fruit and vegetables for us, which were delicious. Highly recommend this house if you are looking for a place to stay near Atenas."
    Guest: Deb Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 9, 2015
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  • A piece of paradise

    "We arrived at Pica Flora having spent the previous few months in northwestern Costa Rica on the beach. We were a bit worried about how we would like being away from the beach but I have to say this home is the best we've stayed in during our three annual winter trips to Costa Rica! From the moment we arrived in downtown Atenas everything has been fabulous. We met Andrew and he showed us up to the house (aka our little piece of heaven). The first thing that struck us were the beautiful views of the valley. The property is lush and well laid out. The main house kitchen has everything you need for a short or long stay. The master bed is very comfortable (a huge plus in our book), and the whole house is scrupulously clean. There are views from every side of the wrap-around terrace and the view of the lights in the valley at night from the master bedroom is spectacular. The pool is beautiful for swimming, is well maintained, and you can hear the toucans while having your morning swim. The weekly staff looking after the house are very kind and thorough. We had a problem with a flat tire and one of the gardeners hooked us up with a garage that completed the repair while we waited! The casita rooms are clean and quiet, with comfortable beds. Andrew has been incredibly helpful throughout our stay, responding very quickly to any questions or concerns. He is a real asset. Our only regret is that, due to some events back home in Canada, we have to leave earlier than planned. We would highly recommend "The Bamboo House" for anyone wanting a luxurious getaway in a beautiful setting. Atenas is only a short taxi ride (2-3$) down the hill"
    Guest: Kate Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
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  • Third time staying here and it will not be the last. Esteban, his wife Monica and Danny the guide

    "Esteban, his wife Monica and Danny the guide for the ATV tour/journey to the hot springs and horseback ride are fantastic hosts. We had a problem with one of the tours due to the rising river and Esteban ensured that we received a complete refund. Danny is a guide with extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna in the area. We saw, sloths, monkeys many types of birds including a tree full of Scarlet Macaws. This is our third time there, we have gone with our family and with other couples. It has been a hit with everyone."
    Guest: Ray C. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
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  • Beautiful Casa in the Central Valley

    "Our family of 6, 3 sisters and our husbands, spent 6 weeks in the Central Valley of this beautiful country, about 4 miles from the town of Atenas. The Casa Doughty we rented truly added to the enjoyment of our visit. The owners, Dianne and Steve, are a very gracious couple, always there for us when we needed assistance. Their property managers, Marion and Aad, picked us up at the airport and provided us with a lot of good information about the country. They are wonderful people and are available for tours. If you read the earlier reviews, you already have a good awareness of the property. It is truly beautifull, comfortable, and quite homey. We were impressed with the cooking tools available in the newly remodeled kitchen. More than accommodating. The views are spectacular. The grounds are beatified with lush greenery and beautiful flowers. It's very private. The entrance is gated. Mario, the gardener is a real treat. We tried to teach a little English and we learned a little Spanish from him. If you choose this Casa, be prepared to enjoy a wonderful assortment of fresh fruits daily. As they say in Costa Rica, Pura Vida."
    Guest: Gloria K. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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