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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
"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
"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
"This home is the perfect home for a holiday. Whether you're looking for romance or a fun family trip, the Taylor's have provided just what you need. The house is gorgeous and the view extraordinary! Everything is so comfortable and close to conveniences."
Guest: Ali LDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
"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: KateDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: March 5, 2015