"I recently returned from my second visit to Mary's gorgeous villa in Costa Rica. I was one of a party of six and we all had an amazing trip. With all of the choices of vacation destinations in the world, there is a reason why I/we would choose the same place multiple times. Lets start with the owner; Mary is a pleasure to work with during the booking/confirming process, and throughout the interim period checks in and sends out helpful information regarding local activities, etc.
The office staff on site, led by Ceasar, are smiley, professional, and attentive to every little question. A minor maintenance issue was dealt with quicker than I could ever have hoped, and Ceasar followed up with an "is everything good now?" phone call minutes later.
The landscaping is lush, green, and tropical even though this part of Costa Rica, at this time of year, is particularly dry. There is what seems like a small army of gardeners swarming over the grounds at all times, tidying, watering, planting, and smiling with a "buenos dias!" greeting.
The house is well laid out, private, and boasts an AMAZING view of the Pacific Ocean from the pool deck, master bedroom balcony, and the rest of the ocean-facing side of the house. The kitchen is well equipped to make nearly any meal (even a crockpot!!), and the pool is clean, cool, and maintained by a silent pool guy every other morning at 6am. The beach, about 100 yards down the driveway, is of black sand and is clean and pretty. The on-site restaurant, Picante, serves up fresh local seafood, tasty cocktails, and more. The staff's smiles are seeming etched on their faces, and no request, even a dairy allergy, seems to flummox them!
So if you are looking for a vacation where you can sit on your butt and watch the monkeys, birds, and boats go by, or where you can head off for horseback riding, ATV'ing, fishing, zip lining, or hiking adventures, this is the place to be! Trust me, I will be going back ASAP!"
Guest: Lovin the tropics
Date of Stay: February 2015
Review Submitted: March 4, 2015