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"Casa de Carroll was great. We stayed for one week and would definitely go back. The home is exactly as shown in the pictures and was a great base for our adventures. Our party included 2 adults and 4 kids (18, 18, 16, 12). The owner and local manager were always responsive to our questions before and during our stay.
We saw monkeys, birds and a horse (in the pasture below the house) on a daily basis. The location was perfect and made excursions to Ojochal, Uvita, Dominical and other areas within easy driving distance. The home is very private....you don't see another house or person while on property. Most evenings were spent in the pool after a long day at the beach or exploring. The house was well equipped and had almost everything we needed (cooking utensils, pool towels, hammocks, hair dryer, etc.). A couple of maintenance issues were addressed quickly by the local manager.
I highly recommend Tito at Uvita360 if you want to rent surf boards. We rented the boards and took them to Playa Hermosa, our favorite beach. Whitewater rafting with Karlos and his son, Ernesto, from Autentico Adventures was a fun day. Osa Canopy Tour was exhilarating. The ATV tour with Diamante Tours was cool. We saw waterfalls and panoramic views that we probably would have missed otherwise. The waterfall at El Pavon is not to be missed (not part of the ATV tour).
Be advised that eating out in Costa Rica is not cheap. I highly recommend eating at the local sodas and buying fruit at the roadside stands ...it will save you A LOT OF MONEY. The local grocery stores were well stocked, too.
Exchange your currency for Costa Rican Colones. For the best exchange rate go to a bank, not the airport currency exchange. Bank = 528 Colones per $1USD v Airport Currency Exchange = 460 Colones per $1USD (13% difference!!). Most local businesses give you 500 Colones....not bad, but exchanging cash currency for Colones at a bank is easy (btw...there is a bank on the top concourse at the SJO airport, don't use the current exchange near baggage claim).
My last piece of advice is be sure to have very detailed driving directions from SJO to Casa de Carroll (GPS even better). We got lost in San Jose and on the way to Jaco. You will need about 1,000 Colones for tolls on Route 27. However, once at Casa de Carroll, you will relax and enjoy. Thank you Jim and Patti for sharing your piece of paradise with us."
Guest: MikeDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
"My husband and I were here for 10 days and did not want to leave! Loved the wildlife all around us. Laying in the pool and watching the monkeys move through the trees above us was so entertaining. Very private, relaxing area. Jolly Roger is right down the road and a very fun spot. Live music, great food and super fun staff. Villa Helena was in a great location for our activities, beaches, off-shore fishing, hiking to waterfalls and shopping. Owners and property managers are both extremely helpful through the entire process. Like having a personal travel agent...everything they recommended, we loved! We DEFINITELY want to come back!"
Guest: Arianna A.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
"Voilà pour La Siete Cascadas; un paradis absolu !!!
Ce lieu nous a charmé tout au long de notre séjour par sa beauté, son calme, son confort, sa végétation luxuriante, ses jardins d'Eden et ses non moins charmants propriétaires.
Suspendu entre ciel et terre mais aussi à proximité de la plage (20 minutes) et de San Isidro (30 minutes), vous trouverez aussi sur la route quelques bons marchands de fruits et légumes ainsi qu'un chouette marché bio (le mardi). Ne vous restera qu'à choisir l'activité de chaque jour ou la farniente majeure……. Excursion en montagnes, baignades dans les cascades, surf ou équitation à la plage, méditation et yoga sur la terrasse, observation des oiseaux, contemplation, contemplation, contemplation. Qui dit mieux ?!?!?!"
Guest: Suzanne B.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
"You'll absolutely love this very special part of Costa Rica's southeast Pacific Coast, the interesting towns from Quepos to Ojochal, the "string of pearls" beaches, and Diane's and Peter's beautiful place and spectacular hospitality.
I stayed at Casa Vista for 10 days in March 2015. The casita is perfect - completely well-appointed and has everything you need. The view is breathtaking -- all day any day, but especially at sunrise.
Diane and Peter are great and so into their community - they have wonderful spot-on suggestions and recommendations, really know the area thoroughly, and can help you plan your time there. It's also great just to hang around the beautiful pool with them and Derby, the darling Australian shepherd. Poolside, I had close-up experiences with a Toucan, a very busy 3-toed sloth (believe it or not!), and a family of howler monkeys making their way through the trees. Unbelievable.
There is so much to do and see in this area, and Highway 34 is a magnificent road in perfect condition. Calle Escaleras, off of which Osa Vista Acres/Casa Vista is located, is as challenging and Diane and Peter advise you --- do rent a 4WD SUV. It is in fact mandatory! You get used to the road -- it's only 3 kms from Hwy 34.
I can't say enough --- book your visit now and you'll be fighting me for rebookings!"
Guest: Linda KellyDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 8, 2015