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Great stay! Fantastic location! You are in the jungle!
"Our family of 5 spent a week in this house. We really enjoyed our stay! The house is up in the canopy of the forest so birds and monkeys are almost right at eye level. We saw hundreds of birds including toucans and green parrots, howler and spider monkeys, and many butterflies right off the deck. Our kids found poison dart frogs crossing the walk-way on several occasions.
Expect to be woken up by bird songs and/or the howler monkeys every day of your stay. They are literally right outside the windows. There are bugs, like most of the country, it is impossible to avoid them. The beds all had nets that kept them off you at night. There will also probably be several geckos in the house, they eat the bugs so we enjoyed having them around. Our kids really liked catching them to examine.
Yari, the property manager, is a wonderful person. She lives just at the bottom of the driveway and was easy to get in touch with as her mother runs the closest grocery store, just down the road. She got us everything we needed and did a great job showing us around the property. Her English is great and that was a big plus for us.
We really didn't have any negatives for our stay but there are a few items to be aware of: Access to the house is up a steep curving driveway. We had 4WD and used it a couple times when the concrete was wet with rain. After parking, a fairly steep set of steps leads up to the houses and it might be difficult for elderly or impaired people to get up.
There was no hot water in the house, but that isn't unusual for the country. Made for quick showers! The shower in the upper house is actually outside, sort of suspended off the side of the house outside the bathroom. Kinda fun to be showering outside in the jungle while the monkeys hoot and birds fly past.
You will hear howler monkeys, quite possibly all night long. If you are a light sleeper this could be an issue. It didn't really bother any of us, but if you woke in the night you would hear them off in the distance very often. We were thrilled when they came by on our second day and spent 15-20 minutes in the tree right outside the house!
The location was great for us, commented many times since that it was our favorite spot we stayed. Manzanillo itself wasn't anything special and we didn't spend much time there. Ate at the soda next to the hostel one night and had a good meal. It was great being close to Punta Manzanillo and we hiked there on several occasions. Great spot!"
Guest: BugsyboatDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: November 20, 2014
"Casa Zorro was a wonderful retreat, close to town (right on the edge of the southern part) where my daughter and I stayed for a week while exploring the area. It was roomy, had everything we needed, and was walking distance to everything in town. It had drinking water, which was a bonus so we did not have to buy while we were there. Any questions I had were answered right away. I appreciated the extra security (the outside locked gate, as well as the extra lock on the front door), plus the safe in the master bedroom where we were able to lock our passports and any electronics that we brought with us. I would recommend it to anyone!"
Guest: Stephanie W.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
A Beautiful Getaway With Access to Many Adventures
"My only complaint on this trip was the HEAT ! OMG ! But other than that this was the most beautiful place I have ever visited. Often I would sit on the balcony and just listen to and watch the wildlife everywhere around Casa Silver Dolphin, a beautiful house immersed in the jungle just a few minutes from the beach where I snorkeled every day. My host Jason took me on several adventures that were just incredible... The Jaguar Rescue Center, The Cahuita National Park (snorkeling with a nurse shark and hanging out with Capuchin Monkeys), waterfalls in two locations, snorkeling from a boat, hiking in the jungle and trips into town for souvenirs and fun. Best restaurants: The Point Sports Bar and Grill in Playa Negra and Kokie in Puerto Viejo. Jason is a great host and the Casa Silver Dolphin is a beautiful getaway.
The listing description was accurate regarding the location and the listing photos accurately reflected the rental's appearance and amenities. The property was clean and well-maintained and Jason was helpful in answering all my questions and concerns. I have recommended this property to my family and friends."
Guest: JimDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: November 13, 2014
"We were privileged to be able to return to Casa de Early Birds for another visit. Once again, we were not disappointed. The owners are wonderful to deal with and the caretakers who live downstairs are so helpful and kind. We enjoyed sitting on the porch listening to the ocean, the howler monkeys and looking over the lush vegetation. We walked along the beach nearly every day and enjoyed the local vibe. I can think of no better place to relax and unwind. Loved our experience in every way!"
Guest: ManitoulinGirlDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 2, 2015