"We just returned from a week long vacation with my wife and two daughters(13 and 15) I searched for a week to find the right spot for my kid's first trip out of the US, and was lucky enough to find Playa Grande, and even luckier to find this beautiful home. If you are like me, you read the reviews below and it sounds a bit too good to be true; seafood and produce delivered to the house? paradise? like a five star hotel? Let me tell you that it is all true and then some! From the minute I even inquired about this home, the owners could not have been nicer. The whole family was involved and made sure that we had every bit of information we needed, and were beyond hospitable before we even got on a plane!( its worthwhile to note that I am20 year Hospitality Exec, and am fortunate to stay in some really nice hotels weekly)
We arrived at the house to a warm greeting by Gabriella and Miriam. Gabriella made sure we had everything we needed and was never more than a phone call away. Miriam and Nicho- these folks are simply wonderful. We looked forward to seeing them each morning, and were sad to say goodbye.
The location-as far as beaches, it just doesn't get any better( and we live on the beach in South Florida). but to be clear- you wont want to be inside- ever. There is so much to do and to see, and the beach is right out your door.
This wonderful family will insure that you have all that you need, plan every excursion you want to go on with trusted vendors, and help you with anything you could ever need.
We zip-lined and tubed in the National Park, shopped in the local grocery stores,surfed, and ate at Huerto's Pizza more than we should have(go see Jessina) Tamarindo is close enough to access but far enough away to not too close either. We ate in Tamarindo one night at Pizza Baula- great experience there too.
I could go on and on- but as someone else said- what else can you say that isn't in the reviews below.
So go- experience the culture. Relax, and enjoy great people, great scenery, a a laid back culture, perfect water temps, more to do than you'll have time for, etc....then just hope - hope that the week you are looking for is available. Everything you will read here is true!
Greg, Gabriella, Daniella, and especially Miriam and Nicho- we are so grateful for all that you gave us. Our Family had the vacation of a lifetime and had more fun together than we could have imagined.
See you Next year! We're already booked!"
Guest: jesse g.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 16, 2015