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Recent Guanacaste reviews

  • excellent vacation

    "Great place to spend time on a relaxed environment. Beach is almost empty and views are incredible. Sunsets are amazing."
    Guest: Alejandra E. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 11, 2015
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  • Paradise

    "Congratulations! If you are reading this review, you have just made the best discovery you will ever make. My husband and I found Casa Doshack four years ago, and we have returned for longer and longer stays each winter since that time. It is truly a perfect little cottage in the midst of a tropical paradise. Located directly on the quiet end of a long, beautiful beach, Casa Doshack has been (and will continue to be) a wonderful place for us to relax, recharge, and enjoy a peaceful break from our busy lives at home. Here is a sample of our typical day at Casa Doshack: We rise early and take a run or walk on the approximately 1½ mile beach, which is nearly deserted at sunrise. Then we drink coffee and visit as we sit in rocking chairs on the veranda, which looks out over the ocean. We spend the mornings reading or writing or taking pictures of the exotic wildlife, which surrounds us in the beautiful garden. We usually go for a swim in the ocean or take another walk along the beach. Then we prepare lunch in our fully-equipped kitchen and eat at the big table on the veranda, or we wander down the beach to one of the many restaurants in Tamarindo. After lunch, we have time for more reading or we take a snooze in one of the hammocks in the lanai on the edge of the property overlooking the beach. Sometimes we go on an excursion in the afternoon, or we stroll into town to pick up groceries, visit the Farmer’s Market, or shop at the many boutiques and gift stores lining the streets of Tamarindo. We always make time for another swim and another walk. At dusk we make our way to the beach for a view of the gorgeous sunset. In the evening, we prepare dinner on the grill and dine on the veranda or stroll along the beach one more time for dinner at a restaurant. We look forward to settling into our comfy bed where the sound of the ocean and the feel of the breeze lulls us to sleep. Kathy Doshack, the owner of Casa Doshack, goes out of her way to take care of her guests, arranging activities and transportation and offering great advice and information. Her cheerful housekeeper Illeana keeps the house in order and will cook wonderful Costa Rican meals upon request. The friendly gardener Manuel entertains us as he maintains the pristine garden. To give an adequate description of the virtues of this wonderful place would take many more paragraphs, but you really need to experience Casa Doshack for yourself to understand its magic."
    Guest: Linda R. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 19, 2015
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  • Spacious for Sure and the View is Stunning

    "Really enjoyed our nine nights at Casa Colinas. Private areas make for a comfortable place to host friends, as we did. The pool area is beautiful, attended by a huge, mellow iguana and a friendly young monkey one morning. As mentioned in other reviews, Eric is very attentive and having Yohanna come and cook was an excellent experience. Dennis was extremely accommodating with our arrangements. Maybe because the house is so large, it was not quite and clean upon arrival as one might like, as I repostioned the TV and the floor thee was a bit of a mess. We also hosted a minor invasion of fire ants and a scorpion. We took these in stride. We would not want to have heard that major pesticides were applied, so taking care of these was no problem. This can occur anywhere in CR. There are 24 hour security patrols and the gate attendants seem cheerful. The dramatic entry foyer is a huge solar furnace which caused us to use AC more than we would have otherwise. Could use at least one sharp knife in kitchen. Be aware that the location is on a steep hill, which is a long, arduous walk from the Hermosa beach, but a short drive. If you have 4x4 absolutely do not miss nearby beach Playa Penca, which has white Caribbean-like sand, aqua water and nice snorkeling. Recommended."
    Guest: Westport Jay Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 1, 2015
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  • Wonderful place and best hosts

    "I recently stayed at the Vila El Sueno de Ocotal, and enjoyed Calin and Silvia's hospitality. Calin offered me a very good price and he did his best to accomodate me there. He also helped me to find a place to stay for the days that he had no availability at his vila, and he also arranged me a transport to, and from the airport. As I did not rent a car, Calin offered to take me to Playas Del Coco to do shoppings, and he also offered me transport to his vila. This vila is very nice, located in an amazing place, with incredible views on the ocean, very nice and very well maintained, nice garden, flowers and plants, wonderful swimming pool, and everything is very clean. It is also very closed to the beautiful Ocotal Beach. I was impressed by Calin and Silvia's hospitality, and I consider them the best hosts I've ever seen. They invited me to breakfast, dinner and supper, and everything was perfect, especially the Thai cuisine. Also Silvia cooked the best pankaces. I was feeling like in family. I would definitely go back, and I recommend this vila to anyone wanting to spend nice and quiet vacations, and to experience the Costa Rica Pura Vida. Calin, Silvia, I already miss you and Costa Rica, but I will be back soon!!!"
    Guest: NickL Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 10, 2015
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