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"My family stayed here last week. My kids are 7 and 11. We had such an amazing experience. The pool alone was used at least twice per day for probably 4 hours. We would explore the beach just steps from the house in the morning and afternoon. The kids loved playing with the hermit crabs that are everywhere. The beaches are so much fun, with boogie boarding, surfing, and just playing in the waves. We also would love to sit on the porch and watch the surfers get walloped by the big sets rolling in. The house is super, with a/c units in each room to keep everybody comfortable. The bedrooms are layed our really well, with an awesome bunk room for the kids. When not exploring, we watched TV and worked on internet. Although we cooked several meals in the kitchen, we also went to many of the nearby food joints, and they were fantastic. This is a great house for surfers for sure, but also for families that want a great place to enjoy an awesome beach vacation."
Guest: RickDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 22, 2015
"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
"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
"As a first time traveler to Costa Rica I could not have asked for more from my time in Playa Negra. Our stay in mid July was everything I had imagined. Great beaches, great surf and Casa Loca was an amazing setup for my group of six buddies. The house was even better in person than the pictures online. Very spacious, well kept and the second story kitchen/dining /porch area was a perfect setup after a long beach day to cook/relax and hang with everyone. We could have fit another six people comfortably in the house. Jarrod and Mariah were great. Not only were they helpful for anything we needed for the house, they helped plug us in with anything else travel wise we needed so that our time in Costa Rica was completely worry free. Counting down the days until I can try and replicate the exact same trip again"
Guest: Tadashi S.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 10, 2015