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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

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Recent Jaco reviews

  • Great week in Costa Rica

    "A few things to understand about the property.... If you are looking for the Ritz Carlton, this is not it. If you want to spend a lot of time indoors lounging around on fancy furniture, this is not for you. If you are looking for a 'home base' while you are out and about in Costa Rica that has everything you might need in addition to very helpful assistance from the property manager, you should consider this. The house is pretty basic. It has plenty of room, a full kitchen, A/C in the bedrooms, etc. It had all we needed.... we were really only in the house to sleep and prepare food occasionally. The grounds are wonderful... nice pool, great seating area with views, awesome elevated porch for great sunsets, and easy access to the beach. The water in the ocean around Tarcoles is mixed with freshwater from the Tarcoles River, so it doesn't have that crystal clear blue color that you always see in pictures. That being said, we swam on the beach in front of the house every day, and in the pool every day. We were a bit shell shocked when we got there about it's location, and about how remote it felt. That was quickly dispelled by exploring. There are easily 10 restaurants within a 10-15 minute walk by beach (we always walked on the beach) or by road. If you are even slightly fit, you will have no issues walking to get food. Walking down the beach in either direction leads to civilization (town or beach restaurants). We ate out almost every night, and did breakfast at the house. During the day we were usually out and about somewhere. Patri lined up a great zipline tour, a Tico tour with Gino (well worth it) and horseback riding on the beach. We also spent a day in Jaco. There is a bus that runs from Tarcoles to Jaco. We speak almost no Spanish, but with a little common sense and some gumption, you can find your way around and figure things out. Jaco was a zoo. More Americans than in America. If I want to see a bunch of Americans, I'll stay in in Virginia. It was worth a day to play in the surf there, but a week in Jaco would have driven me insane. I feel like we got to experience the real Costa Rica on our trip by staying away from the resort areas."
    Guest: John Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 14, 2015
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  • Great Vacation!

    "My family and I loved Sonidos del Mar. The location was perfect with the large dark sand beach just down the road and a wonderful hike not too far up the road as well. We loved the size, layout and beautiful decor, just perfect for a tropical getaway! It also had good amenities (blow dryers, towels and all you could need in a gourmet kitchen). The owner Lauri was such a pleasure to deal with and Jan (who helps to manage the property) was terrific too. She popped by to greet us and helped to set up our tours, reservations and surf lessons throughout our stay...The dark sand beach is beautiful with incredibly warm water. Depending on the tide, you can have rolling waves and then pretty calm waters. There is a small restaurant right on the beach as you walk from the house which we visited daily for lunch. We tried others but found it to be our FAVORITE! Plenty of great restaurants as well and all at reasonable prices. We would definitely come back and totally recommend as a wonderful beach vacation with lots to do!"
    Guest: Connie G. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: April 8, 2015
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  • in one word - wow.

    "This place exceeded our expectations immensely. The place was simply breathtaking. Blew us away. The hospitality by the owner and the management of the property was impeccable. I would highly recommend this place and look forward to staying with them again! Thank you for the wonderful experience!"
    Guest: Rohit M. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 25, 2015
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  • Perfect!

    "Thank you to Ruth for her beautiful condo. The condo is ultra clean and exactly how it is described. Beautiful oceanfront location on the quiet end of Jaco beach. Condo facilities are beautifully maintained. Short walk into town to enjoy many restaurants and shops. Ruth was great to work with and very helpful and accommodating. Every day my family has said this was the best vacation ever."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 7, 2015
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