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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
"My boyfriend and I decided to take our January vacation in Costa Rica. Not only was this our first time traveling to CR, but also our first time using VRBO. We were very nervous but we had no issues using VRBO and we got our full deposit back the day we left the property-so if you have any concerns, don't!
When choosing our property, we wanted a mix of good tourist area where we would feel comfortable with things to do but without the super touristy resort like feel. With this property and area, I feel like we accomplished that! The night we arrived, Franklin showed us to the property. Both him and Ricardo are very nice and accessible. Whenever we contacted Ricardo, either before or during our trip, he was very quick to respond via phone call or email! He was also very helpful with recommending things to do etc.
The house itself is also great- it is located in a gated area, which made me feel safe and secure. A car is definitely needed for this property, preferably a 4 wheel drive or SUV (something with some clearance) as the roads in CR are not all fully paved. We managed fine with a sedan but would have felt better in an SUV, especially in the rain. (Also, most activities and such are definitely driving distance) The house was great with a master bedroom/bath and deck upstairs; another bedroom/bath downstairs; kitchen with utensils/bowls/etc; another deck off the living room which is gives you amazing sunset views!
The nearby town Nuevo Arenal (5 minute drive) has a grocery store, a bank and numerous restaurants with CR food, Italian, American and German food (so a great variety). The Windcatcher and German bakery were great breakfast spots. Los Platillos, Moyas and Tinajas (Tinajas is 5 min out of town on the lake) are great for lunch and dinner!
As far as activities, we drove to La Fortuna (35 minute drive) to see the waterfalls, go zip lining, hot springs, hanging bridges and hiking.
DEFINITELY RECOMMEND this property with Ricardo!"
Guest: Megan N.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 19, 2015
"This was our 2nd trip to Costa Rica, but this time we brought along my mother in law (77 years old) and two boys (2 years old and 18 years old). The property was amazing with fantastically decorated rooms and unbelievable views. Candace was very helpful when working with us to plan the perfect experience for our family. Velma greeted us each morning with a fantastic breakfast and steaming hot coffee. Alex took us on horseback rides through the rainforest which included the Macadamia Nut Farm. This house was built to provide for large families or groups, but cozy enough for our party of 5. This home is the perfect vacation spot for anyone wishing to experience Costa Rica since it is so convenient to Nuevo Arenal (my most favorite town in Costa Rica!!!), zip line adventures, Arenal Hanging Bridges, Eco Termales, ect. We had a fantastic time!!! :)"
Guest: HoneymoonerDate of Stay: June 2014Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
"We spend a week there , the condo is perfect , internet ,tv bathroom , patio , Coryn made a good job and show us everithing in the condo . Nice temperature with a cold breeze every night . Coryn tell us about a cruise to the end of the lake to see the arenal volcano from the lake and we made it . it was superb , a nice ride with a great lunch and a few minutes swim in the lake , only 20$( thanks Coryn) .Nice resto close to the condo . A little long ( not so far ) to get to Monte Verde and to Arenal volcano but perfect if you want a Base camp for relax and enjoy the lake ."
Guest: Roland P.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 11, 2015
"We've had many trips to Costa Rica and this property is one of our favorites. Initial booking and communication was excellent and friendly. Ed, the Property Manager was great on our arrival and was very helpful in getting us settled away. A nice touch is the extra supplies that were available and the house is very well equipped. This is a great location as it is very quiet and the Las Flores community is very well maintained. Morning coffee watching the birds was a treat and we enjoyed several evening meals on the patio. There were 5 of us on this trip and the house was comfortable and spacious. The local artwork and very well stocked library were also very enjoyable. Overall this is a very well maintained and managed property and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Recommended local restaurants include Las Tijanas, Gingerbread and Moya's Place all of which are well worth a visit. There is a very nice walk around the property by the pond that is great for spotting some of the local birds and frogs. Don't hesitate to book this property."
Guest: Tim H.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 24, 2015