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Recent Playa Chiquita reviews

  • Location x 3

    "Lovely character home, great location, resident sloth. The porches were comfortable and breezy, no ac, no problem as the nights were quite comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."
    Guest: belle Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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  • Beautiful house, spectacular wildlife!

    "This place is amazing! The house is beautiful and the wildlife spectacular!. They dont show that many pictures of the house but you won't be disappointed. The upper level is wide open except for the bedroom which can be completely closed and locked from the inside. The upstairs bedroom also has a private bathroom. During the day it can be opened up to enjoy the weather. There is also a large seating area and a fully screened cabana on the opposite end of the large deck. Downstairs there is another bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and dining room. The kitchen and dining room close and open similarly to the bedroom so you can feel completely secure at night and feel like you're in the middle of the jungle during the day. Everyday I sat at the table and marveled while eating breakfast overlooking a beautiful pool and magnificent scenery. You're not really going to see the ocean much from here but you get so much more. Tons of White faced and Howler monkeys as well as Toucans and other birds living with you right there. We also saw a monster iguana in the Tree of Life (that's what we came to call it and you will know exactly which one I'm talking about if you stay here). The Howlers got a little wild one morning and had a little poop fight and our SUV got caught in the crossfire but it just makes the experience that much more memorable. Speaking of SUV, you can get almost the entire way to the property without 4 wheel drive but there is a quite the hill at the very end that you may or may not be able to make up in a regular car. Be warned. As far as bugs, well, yes there are bugs. You just have to be smart about it. When it gets to be dusk if you leave everything open and have lights on the bugs are going to come in. If you leave the lights off or close it up you can pretty much control it. You can walk to the store or several restuarants and bars no problem (just remember the hill on the way back). Between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo there are all kinds of restaurants, bars and shops so you really dont have to be in any one area in particular. That whole stretch of coast is really the draw. You won't regret it."
    Guest: Adam Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 27, 2014
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  • a taste of paradise

    "What a beautiful place to stay! I saw almost as many birds in the yard of this well-appointed house as I did on our jungle walk in the refuge. It was so lovely swinging in the hammock, lounging on the couches, and sitting in the yard. THere is a store a short walk away that also rents bicycles, and the Pura Gula restaurant around the corner is delightful. The walk to the beach is about 10 minutes - the property manager will tell you to turn right on the main road and go through a gate, but you'll find its faster to go left and turn right on the first road. You wind your way among a few tico houses, but its a lot shorter. And the beach - whichever access you use - is great for swimming, wading, watching the sunset etc. The one tiny quibble I had was that the cushions on the couch need to be attached somehow - they flop aronud when you're trying to sit on the couch. Overall, I highly recommend Casa Idyll Pros: Great management staff, very professional drinking water provided spacious, stylish, and well appointed good access to the beach good access to stores, restaurants quiet neighbourhood for the most part no mosquitoes while we were there Cons: not right ON the beach pay extra for bikes, snorkel gear, etc Interbus doesnt pick up at your door for some reason"
    Guest: David Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: July 9, 2014
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  • Fantastic hosts and house!

    "This is such an amazing place to stay! I can't say enough great things about the property or Erin and Darren the hosts! The pictures do not do the house justice which I know doesn't seem possible! We had the trip of a lifetime and this was the perfect location for our home base. We biked to Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo and many of the great places right in playa Chiquita! Thank you Erin and Darren for the unbeatable hospitality!"
    Guest: Sarah Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 6, 2014
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