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Recent Playa Avellanas reviews

  • Nicest hosts, amazing location, has everything you need!!

    "Recently spent 14 days at the Blue Lagoon House and has the most amazing time. If you're looking for the real Tico experience, look no further. Rick & Gabriella were simply the nicest hosts from welcoming me at the gate and giving me a tour of the place despite my late arrival to inviting me over for a delicious typical Tico BBQ prior to my departure, and giving great advice about the area in-between. Gabriella is an amazing cook and she was kind enough to share some of the local delicacies with me and taught me how to make & eat breakfast like a true Tico: Gallo Pinto (I am still eating it for breakfast every day back home)! Rick is a great surfer and was kind enough to share some of the local knowledge of the breaks and it was nice to share a couple of waves with him at Palo Seco! They also both helped me brush up on my Spanish! The house itself has everything you could possibly need. It is a gated property with the main house (so Gabriella and Rick are always just a few steps away if needed) and the guest house with parking spot. The 2 rooms are spacious with comfortable matresses and the master bedroom (2 double + 1 single bed) is equipped with an A/C unit, which was very appreciated in the hot Costa Rican nights of the dry season. The kitchen is equipped with all necessary amenities (stove/oven, fridge, toaster/toaster oven, coffee maker, and all the kitchen-/tableware you may need). No microwave but you can get around that no problemo! Nice little dining room/living room area to chill out during the evening. The bathroom was very clean (as was the rest of the house) and the shower has warm water. The Playa Avellanas area is the best. Remote enough so that you get the cultural experience of what the real Costa Rica feels like yet it's a short drive (20min) from Tamarindo's nightlife & shopping and a 30min drive to Santa Cruz where you'll find nice local markets with cheaper goods. It's a 10min walk to the beach from the house. If you'd rather drive, park at the Cabinas las Olas across the street or at Lola's a 5min drive away (a great restaurant worth a stop during your stay). Both offer security for your cars and are free although you are somewhat expected to tip the security guards at Lola's. The beach is very nice, uncrowded, with a few shaded areas to find cover from that burning mid-day Tico sun. For surfers, tons of nice beach breaks, lefts & rights. The water is clean & warm and you can bet on it being sunny & gorgeous every single day!"
    Guest: alex d. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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  • Perfect home

    "This home was perfect for our Playa Avellenas vacation. We had 3 adults and two young children in our group. The home was equipped with everything we could possibly need, and the accommodations were extremely comfortable, clean, and welcoming. The pool was fabulous and the house was a 3 minute drive to the beach. The beach club had a beautiful pool as well, a gym, and a beach restaurant with delicious smoothies. The owners were wonderful and they gave great detail on local outings, etc. The House cleaner was quite helpful with cleaning and cooking and a super nice woman."
    Guest: Renee G. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 24, 2015
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  • Traveling with Toddler.

    "We stayed at Casa Randy's for 5 nights but wish we could have stayed longer! Playa Avellanas is a very special place and this house is in the middle of the beautiful jungle. You can lay in bed in the morning and look out into the tree tops and hear the howler monkey's in the distance. The caretakers on the property are really helpful and kind and it was nice knowing that he was there to help with anything if we needed it. The house is spacious and has a great dining and living room perfect for cooking up the fresh fish we bought from the fish truck. We travelled with our 2 year old daughter and she loved every minute!"
    Guest: Sth Cali Family Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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  • Perfect Family Vacation

    "Having stayed at different homes in Pinillia in the past; Casa Nibbana was truly one of the best experiences we have had. The home was well equipped with everything needed to have a relaxing vacation. The kitchen and appliances were top notch and fully functional and the dinnerware was ample and in great condition. The beds were comfortable and the linens were top quality; along with enough towels for bathrooms/pool and the beach. The property manager, Georgina, met us at Casa Nibbana to show us how to work the house and when the phone had issues, sent the gardener over so we could use his cell phone. The staff was very friendly and helpful in every aspect. We had six people in total and had ample space for everyone. The home was very kid friendly and worked out great for the whole family It truly was one of the most relaxing experiences and we will defiantly be back to Casa Nibbana."
    Guest: James M. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 28, 2015
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