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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
"Our family of four stayed in the Hermosa Heights Villa for a week trip to Costa Rica. Located just 25 minutes from the airport, it is very convenient. Playa Hermosa is just down the road and you can walk if you like. Playa del Coco is just a short 8 minute car ride or $10 cab ride and it has has tons of restaurants, bars, shops, and a large beach. Playa Potrero and Flamingo is just 1.15 hours and Tamarindo is about 1.75 hours by car.
The villa is large with a great deck and view of the ocean. All amenities and A/C is included! Recommend renting a car if you want to see the coast - very easy from airport. Would stay there again. Owner is very nice and responsive and the property management team were excellent and prompt."
Guest: ChrisDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
"Very comfortable place for the 5 of us. We were at Casa Blanca for a week, and we all enjoyed the secluded location yet within walking distance to restaurants, shops and a very short walk to the beach. RPM was very pleasant and friendly from booking tours to any problems we had at the house. Soon after our arrival we had to call RPM to let them know that the bedspread in the bedroom by the kitchen was filthy dirty. Given the size of the bedspread housekeeping had to take it to the cleaners (housekeeper manager was aware of it and nothing was done prior to our arrival). The next day some workers were on the property cutting down several palm trees, and before you know a falling palm tree ripped through the wires causing us to be without TV or Internet the entire time we were at Casa Blanca! We reported the problem through RPM, but I know from experience it takes forever getting a response from the service company. Just our luck! My last comment is regarding the condition of the pots and pans. The nonstick part is peeling off which is unsanitary.
During our stay in Langosta/Tamarindo, we went to Rincon de la Vieja, Palo Verde, beach exploring, snorkeling, surfing, etc. Lots of fun and amazing adventures!
Our favorite restaurant was Patagonia. Their food was exquisite!
Overall we were satisfied with the villa and the location. Thank you for allowing us to rent your house."
Guest: LorenaDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 6, 2015
"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
"We spent a wonderful week at Casa de Serenidad. The whole place is amazing. To start with of the hosts, Babe and Don are friendly, helpful and welcoming. Our unit had the most amazing views perched like an aerie over the Pacific. The bed was comfortable. The kitchen well supplied. The AC sufficient. The unit had a nice private deck to hang out on or have dinner or have a massage. We remember one moonlit night with the surf glowing and lights across the bay twinkling, Breathtaking.
The rest of the property was equally amazing. The architect had some fun. There is a cable bridge between the tops of two of the buildings. What a kick. And a spiral staircase to get down from one of the roofs. Another bit of fun was two hammocks suspended over a wading pool under a ramada on the roof of a building perched over the Pacific. These hammocks were a wonderful place to read. There is space for grilling out. There is an indoor cool Jacuzzi which turned out to be wonderfully refreshing on a hot day!
We highly recommend Casa de Serenidad and we hope that we can return soon."
Guest: Sylvia W.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 8, 2015