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The most wonderful and romantic week long vacation in paradise
"It has taken me half a year to write this review because I have only had wonderful things to say about this property and the experience we had. My boyfriend and I met Ken, the property manager, who was more than helpful and accommodating and took us to the property. The second we arrived, we were in utter awe, by far the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen and the house was outstanding. One of my favorite things about the house was watching the sunset poolside with a cocktail in hand. Ken provided us with many recommendations of restaurants, local beaches, and activities, which was very helpful during our stay.
The house itself was beautiful. I loved the European feel situated in the middle of the jungle. It had everything we could have needed. We loved going to the local markets and cooking food at the house. The indoor outdoor feel of the house was amazing and at night we could hear the waves crash down below on the beach. We pretty much had our own tropical botanical garden surrounding us with the beautiful landscaping, it made it very hard to leave the property. We even had the pleasure of eating breakfast and seeing a handful of tiny toucans feeding in one of the flower plants about 15 feet away.
The private pool was awesome and beautiful. We spent most mornings and evenings taking a swim and then went off on different adventures. There is a veranda for every mood. Perfect for drinking morning coffee on and taking in the views and wildlife, including the green parrot ritual that many others wrote about. Very cool experience.
Rick and Diane were wonderful hosts themselves. Diane would come around the property to garden and her and Rick were staying at the guest house just below us. They even invited us in and gave us a local avocado to eat. They both were super sweet and gave us great recommendations.
Some of our favorite activities were going out to eat at citrus and mama e papas, getting roadside ceviche, the whale tail beach, the tilapia farms, kayaking, day trip to Corcovado, and finding local waterfalls to hang out at. Oojochal has some of the best food and well worth it.
We are definitely planning on coming back to casa Ylang Ylang in the near future. I still can't get the fresh Ylang Ylang smell out of my nose. Another favorite of the house :) It is about a 3 hour drive from San Jose, but beautiful and worth the trek. The surrounding towns were very cute themselves.
Thanks for the most amazing and memorable vacation!"
Guest: EricaDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: September 19, 2015
"Stayed for a week with 5 friends. Couldn't ask for more beautiful views! The house is lovely - the photos do not do it justice - but we spent almost every waking moment outside. The area is definitely worth the drive from the airport, with tons to explore nearby, and the pool was perfect for afternoons hanging out at the house! The spacious property is great for a big group, giving everyone room to do their own thing if desired. Definitely recommend!!"
Guest: KBDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: March 10, 2015
"We spent a month overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The villa was perfect, exactly as described.
The kitchen is well stocked with everything we needed. The beds were so comfortable, better than could have hoped for. The pool....heaven!!
The restaurants in the area were all fantastic, we loved every meal out. Our favorites, The Dome (uvita), Jolly Roger ( Dominical) and in Ojochal Mama e Papa's, Citrus, Coranado, and the Tilapia Farm. We stayed busy with so many excursions: Osa zip line, Cano island snorkeling, ATV ride, horseback ride to waterfalls, and snorkeling near The Whale's Tail....there is so much to or relaxing at the villa listening to the waves in the distance.
Kumari was so incredible, making sure our stay was perfect, she is one of those rare gems that always shines and makes those near feel warm and welcomed.
We are looking forward to our next trip to Costa Rica and would love to return to Jardin Del Pacifico!! Thank you so much for sharing your exquisite home with us!!"
Guest: chris m.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 7, 2015
"What a gem! We had a wonderful week at this beautiful spot. It is well hidden on the top of a mountain, accessible only with 4 wheel drive. Once you get there you will not want to leave. The view is spectacular. We were serenaded daily by the kiskadee, with toucans all around making lively conversation. A birder's paradise- all from the comfort of a rocking chair on the open balcony. Hummingbirds abound, and a family of golden napped woodpeckers were there every morning.
The pool was a perfect spot to watch the sunset and see the weather moving in over the Pacific Ocean and the Oja peninsula. What a spectacular vista. The house is very comfortable, with satellite TV, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 full bathrooms and a separate laundry room. I highly recommend a tour through Corcovados national park. We saw 4 species of monkeys, beautiful scarlet macaws, numerous small birds and lizards, with a guided tour by a knowledgable naturalist. The highlight of our jungle trek was a howler monkey fight overhead. Another fun tour for the more adventurous was a zip line through the canopy which includes multiple zip lines, hanging bridges, rappelling and a Tarzan swing. We were fortunate in sighting a blue morpho butterfly on this tour. I highly recommend this beautiful spot and hope to return soon."
Guest: Ellis familyDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 2, 2015