"My husband and I stayed for a week, with a friend joining us for 3 days. The house is exactly as pictured, large beachfront with a fabulous private pool. The beach in front of the house was almost private, never more than 5 or 6 people walking past, usually the beach was empty. Small, constant surf breaking on shore, and a sandy beach for easy swimming and playing in the waves. The pool is clean, and larger than we have had with many condo rentals but all private for us!
The living space is upstairs, three bedrooms/ two baths plus sleeps 3 or 4 more on beds in open areas of the house. Huge, well stocked kitchen with every appliance, lots of dishes, glasses, and gas range. Every room airconditioned with ceiling fans, controls in each room. Comfortable dining and living room area, but the gem is the huge covered porch facing the ocean. Has a hammock, wooden rocking chairs, a second dining table. You could comfortably seat 6+ people relaxing and watching the spectacular sunsets.
The inside of the house is probably 20 years old and could be updated, but everything was clean and functional.
And Jorge, the host/ caretaker of the property- he was fabulous. Met us at the airport and drove us "home" before getting us a rental car delivered to the house. Would definitely recommend this service, driving in costa rica was complicated, and he made it so easy! My husband needed to see a doctor, Jorge drove us to a clinic and later to the hospital in Liberia. He came to registration, translated for us, gave his phone number to the clinic to call if any problems, and called to check on us like we were family visiting. English was spoken by some in the clinics, but having a very fluent translator was ideal. Jorge was unobtrusive, offered his services and checked on us daily, but was not at all pushy. Anything we wanted, like a local restaurant, fresh seafood delivered to house, a German bakery, "Jorge has a friend" who can make it happen. He was delightful.
This house would be a great place for a couple, friends traveling together, or a family reunion. We would definitely return."
Guest: Linda L.
Date of Stay: February 2015
Review Submitted: February 12, 2015