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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
"Is a unique and too beautiful, the silence and the sound of nature is a perfect combination and this we can add the view to the beach and mountains.
It is a place to relax and enjoy the best beaches (Playa Mina, Playa Pirata, Playa Puerto Viejo) are wonderful places.
The apartment is very comfortable and it has everything you need to have your best vacation.
Actually I have no words to describe how wonderful this place is.
Sandra, thanks for all my family and me are very happy to return again.
The facilities are comfortable, but the only thing we did not like was the treatment of persons working in the bar, always that we asking them for something to eat or a drink they made a bad face and have no desire to work. Except the administrator who makes the pizzas he is a nice person and his attention was very good."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 13, 2015
"Stayed for 2 weeks with my 3 teens and my husbands parents. PERFECT! Modern! We took the second level and everyone had their own space, even my only daughter had a her own bed and area (the sitting room upstairs). My in-laws had the main floor so they had their own bathroom and could get up earlier.... There are 3 bathrooms with lots of hot water pressure. The master suite bed is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in my life. Very clean and everything you need. Even have the option to have groceries delivered before you get there. This is a very safe place to stay. Owner was helpful and all payments directly were fine. He has an agency that looks after the cleaning and maintenance while you are there.
Make sure you book surf lessons and rentals with Frijoles Locos Surf (super close) great service!
Also worth every penny excursions even if you only do 1 thing, do this! (book early): Javier (bi-lingual) lovingcostarica.com
A few minor comments to make 110%: a table and chairs on the upstairs balcony would be nice to enjoy the nights. Provided lawn chairs and enough towels for sleeping max to take to the beach should also be provided as there are no chairs at the beach.
NOTE: You need to rent a car for this location. We used a mini SUV from Vamos from the Liberia airport which was great and provided a complimentary emergency cell phone. Strapped luggage to the top and could fit all 7 of us comfortably and reasonably priced. Remember this is a developing country, wi-fi and power is not always running during wind storms. Roads were in good condition. No mosquitos except when we went on the Palo Verde tour (where I got 60 bites without feeling them until after...)
You will love this place.
Also we had to use the emergency clinic close by (there are 2, one is 24hr but they are connected) for an unexpected kidney stone and the service was amazing AND in English."
Guest: Samantha P.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: July 27, 2015
Absolutely Beautiful Villa!!!! We had the time of our lives thanks to Tom & Maria!!!!
"My husband and I, along with another couple stayed in at the Casa Grande villa and we simply had a fabulous, incredible time! The home itself is even more beautiful than the pictures, (if that is possible!) and was incredibly clean with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The view was breathtaking!! The grounds of the villas property are meticulously maintained with attention to every small detail. Perhaps the most important and impressive part about Arenal Villas is the fact that Tom and Maria helped us so much with planning our daily itinerary. There were numerous emails to Tom/Maria ahead of the trip which were all promptly answered. They recommended a driver (Emily and Balo who were incredible!), excursions, restaurants and tours. We were not disappointed with any of their recommendations. Our drivers, Balo and his wife Emily (whom Tom and Maria recommended) were so patient and wonderful with us and made sure we went to all of the right places and knew how to get us there! They even took us to a special souvenir shop to be sure we weren't over-paying for our souvenirs!! We truly felt like royalty staying at the Villa and having such wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable and patients hosts!!! None of us spoke Spanish and it was never a problem! Thank you Tom and Maria and staff for the trip of a lifetime!"
Guest: Heidi L.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
"We had a fantastic stay at Casa Holmes with our three 20-something daughters. We have been home a week now and we all wish we had more than 10 nights to stay there. The home is so unique and enough cannot be said about the view. One of our favorite things was the refreshing saltwater infinity pool. It was in the 90’s while we were there and we were constantly taking dips in the pool. With the air conditioning and fans the home stays very cool and comfortable even in 90 degree weather. We would have been happy relaxing at Casa Holmes our entire stay and never leaving the house but since this was our first time in Costa Rica we wanted to make sure and do some exploring as well. As others have stated it is a short walk to the beach and town. We started each morning with a walk into town and definitely got our exercise climbing the driveway on our way back. We rented a 4-wheel drive with GPS and had no problem navigating and getting around. We were very happy we had a 4-wheel drive for some of the dirt roads in the area. We had Rocio of Rocio’s Kitchen Catering prepare two dinners and one brunch for us. The home is so beautiful that we thought it would be a treat to have several meals prepared for us there. Rocio did a fabulous job and cooked delicious meals that we all enjoyed. She even brought table decorations and left everything clean and tidy when she left. We did two different tours with Mainor of “Tours Your Way”. We highly recommend him as well. He structures his private tours based on exactly what you request and takes care of every detail. We thoroughly enjoyed our two days with him and did zip lining, horseback riding, mud baths, hikes to waterfalls, water slides, etc. The owner, Nita, and property managers, Wes and Lisa, were so easy to work with and were always available for questions and suggestions. There were a couple of maintenance requests that arose and they were very promptly taken care of. All in all we loved Casa Holmes and Costa Rica and can’t wait to return."
Guest: Linda K.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 21, 2015