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"My wife and I stayed at Toucan Tango for two weeks in late December 2014. We had a better than excellent time, due in no small part to the total environment of Toucan Tango. The attributes are evident from the photos: exquisite view over the rainforest canopy to the ocean, fantastic pool, a lovely home that is fully appointed and furnished. The details: if the elements of nature are not your thing.....then Toucan Tango is not for you. The howler monkeys, giant toads, and plethora of tropical birds are a symphonic backdrop for the entire evening and nighttime. Poolside kitchen is great. Even though there are a number of remarkable restaurants about 10 minutes away in Ojochal, we chose to spend most evenings cooking and dining on the patio. While I would characterize ourselves as adventurers, many days we never even got in our car, opting instead to hang out on the poolside patio and walking in the jungle surrounding the home. The patio is totally private. We were gracioiusly greeted by a neighborhood friend of the owners, who provided us with a thorough orientation. A very useful notebook for the house and region is provided by the owners. Their restaurant recommendations are spot on. The road accessing the house is a fairly rough gravel track which is steep in spots. Accordingly, the owners recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Our experience was that even when we forgot to switch our car into 4 wheel drive mode, there was no problem navigating the track. The house is very spacious. Kitchen is well appointed, and we love to cook. This place reflects great attention to aesthetic details. Great art throughout. Excellent ventilation. The BR's are all air conditioned, but we never once turned any of them on, preferring the gentle breeze provided by nature and about a dozen ceiling fans........even on the patio. The pool is one of the nicest I've experienced at a vrbo rental. Obviously, we are considering a return trip"
Guest: BobDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 12, 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
"We must echo the positive reviews of those who have come before. "Heliconia" casita is easily accessed from the coastal highway (4x4 vehicle best) and perfectly located to take advantage of the the fine restaurants of Ojochal - the culinary capital of Costa Rica. It's a perfect mid-way point to day trip south to Sierpe and the Osa and north to Manuel Antonio and points in between. Our hosts, Laurice and Dennis, took us on an orientation tour of the immediate area on arrival which opened up all sorts of possibilities for exploration during our week's stay.
The house is comfortable and the kitchen well equipped for simple meal preparation. We enjoyed sitting on our patio in the evening watching darkness descend on our mountain view and awaiting the cooling evening offshore breeze to take away the heat of the day.
We fell into a rhythm of exploring the area in the morning (Sierpe is a must) and enjoying the glorious saltwater pool and fabulous gardens in the heat of the afternoon. The "sails" above and around the pool assured shade was always possible.
Although the casita sits on the same gloriously landscaped lot as the owners' home, our privacy was never compromised. The casita is physically set apart. Laurice and Dennis are very conscious of respecting personal space, but make themselves available to answer any questions and offer advice. When we did come together. we throughly enjoyed our conversations, particularly about the history of Ojochal. Learning about the development of this unique village is a Costa Rican exploration in and of itself."
Guest: KellyDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 18, 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