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"Ten of us spent a wonderful week at Ventana Del Mar this July. The house and pool are beautiful, and the area of Carrillo is fantastic. The beach is just a 5 minute walk away as is the small grocery store The little town of Samara is only a 15 minute drive away. The area is not very developed or touristy, even so there are some good places to eat in Carrillo and Samara. All the people we met, especially Gerardo the caretaker, were so friendly and helpful. The owners were always quick to respond to our questions. If you are looking for a wonderful getaway in Costa Rica, I couldn't recommend Ventana Del Mar more highly!"
Guest: SallyDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 16, 2015
"Hacienda Punta Indio is a gorgeous place. The home sits on a mountain with great views of the ocean. We loved the infinity pool and spent a lot of time there. The house is comfortable and clean. Jorge is a really nice attentive caretaker. We loved the wildlife: the monkeys (with babies!) in the mango trees, the iguanas and the cute green parrot flock. Playa Carillo was our favorite beach. (a 5 minute drive). It is unspoiled. Try the shaved ice they sell there! We cooked a lot of our meals on the grill. Pali has a good butcher. We also discovered Lizano Salsa...good on burgers, pork and chicken. Even brought some home. My husband and son in law enjoyed the hiking trails on the property as well. I would highly recommend this home and if we ever get back, I would reserve this again."
Guest: Laura B.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 18, 2015
"Overall good experience. Friendly and helpful agents. Wished layout of place was better as no living area on first floor; not very open. Beautiful view 2nd floor. Biggest issue and danger is the steep entrance to driveway/ garage; scraped bumper few times. Problems with shower temperatures and water pressure, but willing to have it fixed. Miss heat in hot tub/ jacuzzi. Main reason we stayed here was access to beach and fair price. Must do Rincon La Vieja Volcano Tour recommended by owners; best deal ever!"
Guest: JFDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
"Our group of nine (2 families with boys aged 9 to 16), stayed at the Frijoles Locos apartments for our whole 2 weeks in Costa Rica. Ever since the get-go, Corynne was wonderful in responding to our numerous questions about life in Grande and also the different activities we wanted to take part in.
First off, the setup is the best for either 1 or 2 families. We would each have our own apartment, which were well furnished. AC worked A1, we did a lot of cooking and had everything we needed, beds were super comfortable, Wifi worked awesome for the kids (for when we were not at the beach). The pool was great to relax in after tough day surfing.
We also took in seven days of surf lessons for the kids and the adults. As first time surfers, we were driven to the beach in the great beach taxis in order to catch the best waves. Our master instructor Ian stayed further out with the boys who were catching great waves and had a blast. The parents stayed closer to shore catching smaller but fun waves with either JC, Andreas or Sebastien, all great instructors. Each instructor would share their tricks and by the end of our 2 weeks, we were catching great waves.
Staying above the surf shop was great for us as there was always a friendly face available to answer our questions or help us order some yummy fish and veggies from the local suppliers. The kids would also get a bunch of high fives and smiles as they would come across their surf instructors. The crew at Frijoles Locos really made us feel like we were part of the family. Our youngest grew attached to Loca the dog, who actually stayed a couple of nights with us.
We always felt safe staying at Frijoles and we also had diner at El Huerto and Kike's Place right around the corner, two great options to give us a break from cooking.
If you are looking for a nice quiet surf town with great waves, beautiful sunsets, far from the commercial hustle, this is THE place.
All nine of us are unanimous in saying that this was one of the best vacations we have ever had in such a beautiful part of the world."
Guest: JBGoode441Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 5, 2015