"Our family of four (that included our teenage daughter and son) just returned from a fantastic week in Playa Guiones. We loved the area and Casa Libelula. The house was perfect for us! It was just a few minutes from the beach--either along a path through the beautiful jungle or along the road. (It's the closest you can get to the beach.) I thought we'd miss staying right on the beach, as we have on previous vacations, but the jungle setting and gorgeous gardens around Casa Libelula were just as spectacular as any sea view. The owner, Tom, takes meticulous care of the grounds. The flowers and trees are gorgeous. There were beautiful birds, lizards and butterflies. We were especially delighted by seeing a coatimundi, armadillo and troop of howler monkeys right on the property. There is also a cat and some dogs that belong to business owners that visited daily. (These 'vacation pets' were calm, quiet and friendly.) Our kids enjoyed being with them and experiencing all the wildlife. We loved having our very own pool. It was refreshing, private and in this beautiful setting. The home itself is well decorated and large. It has everything you need in terms of kitchen appliances/utensils, bedrooms, towels and safety features (bars on windows/doors and safe room). It is located near several restaurants which we feared would be loud, but there is a noise ordinance and businesses close at 10PM. We never had an issue with noise. And it was convenient to be able to eat out at places so close. There's also a mini market nearby that was handy since we did not rent a car. Tom connected us a chef who made two delicious breakfasts and three dinners for us. She was wonderful and we loved her food. We also enjoyed dining at Kaya Sol, Pacifico Azul and La Luna. We went fishing with Nosara Fishing and took surf lessons from Nosara Surf Academy. We spent a lot of time on the beach and loved that it was clean, had pretty shells and was not crowded with people. The added bonus was that Tom did a great job of making us feel welcome, answered all our questions and gave us may helpful recommendations and tips. We highly recommend staying at Casa Libelula and we will be back!"
Guest: Mertyce M.
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: April 5, 2015