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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
"This villa is absolutely to die for. The concierge (Claire) was a sweetheart and very helpful, recommending the best activities with people who she knows personally and trusts, making our experience comfortable and enjoyable! We woke up to monkeys right above our room, iguanas basking in the sun, and colorful birds chirping by our window and above the infinity pool. I was speechless and felt as though the best of costa rica was right in my back yard. The beach behind the villa had clear blue water and the view was phenomenal in the morning and in the evening. I booked with luxury retreats, who's team was very hospitable during their short visits every morning to clean the pool, cook, and tidy up the house. Although speaking spanish is ideal, everyone I encountered spoke english and was very kind. Out of all the things I was grateful for, frm the view, to the hospitality, the food, and fun activities, the directions I was given before my arrival to Costa Rica was SO HELPFUL when we drove our rental car from the airport to the villa.. I didn't even get lost on the dirt roads in this foreign tropical country and the GPS nor wifi didn't even work! It was amazing how thorough my concierge was with her directions with every recommended spot to visit. I recommend this home for big families, or couples, groups of friends, whether you want to explore the best of costa rica or stay on the property all day-- its like your own resort. Love!"
Guest: Nicole and BrianDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 7, 2015
"It is a little bit far away from the beach front if you walk, the house was in very good conditions and the housekeeper provided us anything we needed the house was very well equipped and the attention was wonderful the pool was very clean but in the downstairs living room ac is needed their is only a fan!! But even though we enjoyed our stay"
Guest: tammyDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 8, 2015
"El Sueno de Mariana is a very private home yet, because the hosts live on site, it's priced reasonably as an apartment rental. This amazing home is perched at the top of a small mountain just above the surf town of Nosara, Costa Rica. Although the roads are a bit bumpy, to say the least, it's an easy drive from the Nosara airport and to the town and local beaches. Safety was never a concern for us as El Sueno de Mariana has an electric gate and is situated in a private neighborhood. Down the road a bit is a security guard who monitors traffic heading in and out of the neighborhood. During the day we enjoyed the spacious, sandy beaches around Nosara and in the early mornings and evening enjoyed our privacy at the house with gorgeous views, lush gardens, an infinity pool and the amazing sounds of jungle life.
The property has incredible views of the Pacific ocean framed by beautiful gardens with native trees, plants and flowers. I have to say, as other guests did, the photos don't do the property justice. It has one of the most beautiful infinity pools we've ever had the privilege to enjoy! The pool has a waterfall, lap lane and mosaic turtles on the bottom. Be sure and watch the video which highlights the surrounding gardens and views.
The bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, are spacious, clean and air conditioned and have all the amenities one needs for vacation.
Our hosts, Mikki and Don, are warm, easy going and have great tips on what to see and do in Nosara. They really tune into their guests preferences and if privacy is what you're looking for, you can bet you will have it here. We, however, enjoyed playing cribbage with them and I highly recommend Mikki's informal water aerobics class on site!
We brought our 3 daughters (all in their 20s) and 2 boyfriends and had plenty of room. No matter what your age you will feel right at home at El Sueno de Mariana.
Many thanks Mikki and Don for a fabulous stay! We hope to come back again."
Guest: MollyDMDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 13, 2015
"My family and I thoroughly enjoyed staying this condo. The accommodations were perfect for our family of 5 which includes 3 teens. The condo was very clean, nicely decorated/furnished and spacious enough for the 5 of us. The location was perfect, close enough to the main town but far enough away that it was quiet. We were so thankful for all the sightseeing, adventuring and eating recommendations that Scott and Mary Beth put together for their guests. We enjoyed so much within an hour drive -- zip lining, horseback riding, visiting various beaches, waterfalls, great food, etc. When we had questions before and during our stay Scott and Mary Beth were very prompt with communications to make sure we were comfortable and situated. We would definitely return to CR some day and hopefully have the opportunity to stay in La Esquina #9."
Guest: Amy M.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 20, 2015