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"After two trips for two weeks each to this amazing refuge I can sit back and think of all the great memories of this extraordinary place with happiness. Fresh warm ocean air blowing thru the treetops as we looked out over the canopy from the open top floor of the treehouse, watching the iguana's in the jungle floor below eat fresh fruit, nitetimes looking out at the starts thru the floor to ceiling glass walls in our master bedroom, and relaxing in the hammock reading with the sounds of the jungle in the background. The house had everything we needed and is well cared for, and is private and spacious.
The country itself is welcoming, costa rican's are warm friendly people, and their are also the interesting expats who have figured out how to make a life down there running the local great restaurants.
We spent many days on the beaches, surfing, swimming, soaking up the sun, and side trips up to the hotsprings, volcano's, and offshore fishing.
This playa negra area is away from the overbuilt overtouristy (which are about an hour's drive away at Tamarindo)
and is much more to our liking, there is so much to explore, I can't wait to get back again."
Guest: Sean and JuliaDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 4, 2015
"My husband and I stayed at Casa Luna Miel the first time in 2014 after having stayed in a hotel on our first trip to Costa Rica in 2012. We loved it from the moment we stepped inside and came back this year for a longer stay. It is a perfect house for a couple or a family as the guest room has a queen bed and the coolest built in bunk beds! Staying at Luna Miel is like coming home. My husband and I truly enjoy the entire Costa Rica experience one gets from renting a house. In 2014, Jarrod put us in touch with Adobe Rental Car for our vehicle and graciously explained where to go when we arrived...drawing maps for us, etc... so we were able to get groceries, gas, go to restaurants, and different surf breaks. This year, he did the same and after having helped refresh our memories, we can make our way around as easily as if we were locals! ...well, almost LOL... This year, the surf was pumping when we arrived, so my husband headed for the beach first rather than getting groceries. At the last minute, Jarrod had Mariah get us a few groceries to tide us over. To say Jarrod is accommodating is an understatement. The house itself is like a dream. The view of the ocean and the sunsets stay with me all year long. The exhilaration of jumping in the beautiful pool after coming back from the beach is awesome. The grounds are meticulously maintained. This year we did a few new things, which I recommend for anyone coming to Rancho Playa Negra. First, in home massages! Francis and her gentleman counterpart were unbelievable. I have massages regularly and have never been as relaxed as I was after having Francis work on me. The other is horseback riding along the beach to Avellanas. I have only been on a horse a couple times in my life and to ride a horse at sunset, along the beach and over rocks on the Costa Rican shoreline is an experience I will never forget. Jarrod and his team are honest and fair and a pleasure to be around. We have fallen in love with Costa Rica and Playa Negra and it is our dream to build a home in Rancho Playa Negra. While on this trip, Jarrod showed us some properties and spent time explaining the nuances of buying, building and living in Costa Rica. We hope we can be neighbors some day! Anyone thinking about a trip to Costa Rica should really consider any house in Rancho Playa Negra, but if there is such a thing as a perfect house, Casa Luna Miel is it. See you next year!"
Guest: DLGDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 25, 2015
"Amazing vacation! We had eleven people and the house was perfect for all of us! It was paradise...was very sad to leave! And Jarrod was great anything we needed he made sure we had it and we thank you for that! And Joel and the pizza place down the road was awesome! He made us a family style dinner for all eleven of us it was great. We will be back!!! Pura Vida!!!"
Guest: ShawnDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 29, 2015
"Our family of 6 just spent two weeks at Casa Ganesha. What a wonderful home and property. The house was as pictured. Our 4 kids all had their own bedroom with air conditioning and we took over the master. No air conditioning but so open and with ceiling fan it really wasn't needed or missed.
Overlooking the ocean, it was nice to hear the crashing waves at night and the howler monkeys in the morning. Lots of wildlife: bird visitors every morning and two iguanas on our roof!
Our kids lived in the pool much of the day but enjoyed their time in the waves boogie boarding and learning to surf.
Good restaurants in the area and being part of the hotel Playa Negra complex made us feel safe (on site security). Being able to run a tab a the restaurant was convenient for beachside pina coladas (and smoothies for the kids).
House is located about 30 minutes south of Tamarindo (great touristy spot) which is nice for a visit, a dinner out or to stock up on groceries. Santa Cruz (also 30 min) was the most reasonable place to pick up groceries. Be sure to check out the cool church tower there!
Know that the weather it is HOT on the west coast during dry season. 33-36 degrees (91-97F) almost every day with high winds some of the time. Landscape is pretty brown. Well worth taking a day or two to see rainforest. We spent one night in Fortuna to see the Arenal Volcano and rainforest. This was the rainforest I had come to see. Rainforest hike and incredible zip lining experience over the canopy. It was lush and green. Great experience but was nice to return to the sun, beach, pool and wonderful home of Casa Ganesha.
Everyone we dealt with through this rental was wonderful! Serge answered emails quickly and answered all our many questions. Judy, the house manager was always available and Jennifer, the housekeeper did a wonderful job. People at the hotel were friendly and helpful.
Casa Ganesha is well worth the visit!"
Guest: JJDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 29, 2015