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"We stayed in Pelican house for 6 nights and could have stayed 6 weeks! The location is beyond spectacular. It feels remote and yet it is close enough to town to get groceries and have dinner (ceviche at Marisqueria Corcovado was a favorite!). The beach is almost always deserted, the water 80+ degrees and the sand incredibly soft. The house is well appointed with a comfortable bed, amazing outdoor shower, and well stocked kitchen.
Rafa, the property caretaker, made our stay particularly unique and memorable. He, his wife and daughter, are incredibly warm and welcoming. We enjoyed so many laughs with him and he is truly knowledgeable about the local area, plants and wildlife. If you speak Spanish and want to go for a local hike, Rafa is an amazing guide. He has an uncanny ability to spot birds, monkeys and other critters way up in the canopy. Although he will decline any money, add it to his tip at the end as he is not otherwise paid for being a guide for the guests--we were happy to be able to support a local family, especially one we had gotten to know so well!
If you can pry yourself from the hammock, explore the local dirt roads and beaches. Some of the bridges (particularly the first one coming from Puerto Jimenez) are a bit scary--the railings have been stolen and the bridge is the width of the car---but you'll get used to it and it adds to the adventure:) The surrounding area is incredible with lush jungle and beautiful farms. If you don't venture off the property, you are still guaranteed to see a ton of wildlife---I even saw a Jaguarundi while sitting on the deck--amazing!
Thanks Allison for being so easy to work with and for sharing your amazing piece of paradise! We hope to return!"
Guest: Ellen F.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: February 11, 2015
"One of the best vacations ever! Beautiful views, just awesome. Pictures do not do it justice. We had a fantastic time and Marvin and Patricia were excellent hosts. Wonderful cooks and housekeeper. We were never disappointed with the Villa, Food, Activities, etc. We will definitely be back!!!"
Guest: Helen S.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 19, 2015
"We will definitely be coming back.
My husband and I have wanted to go to Costa Rica for a while and we both wanted different things. I wanted water front and beachy relaxing vacation while he wanted adventure and rainforest. So once we found this house we knew it was perfect. I don't even know where to start. From booking to helping plan things to any information we needed, everyone was there to help. We came for a week but we're in Costa Rica for ten days, breaking up the long drive which really wasn't bad given the amazing scenery. We traveled with a one and Five year old who were in awe over everything. Everyone in every town we stopped in was so friendly I never once felt uncomfortable. But the house, wow. When we pulled in we were all in shock. The pictures don't do it justice. It really is as amazing as it seems. The house itself was so clean and had everything you needed, you instantly relaxed. The upstairs shower was amazing. We showered while monkeys played in the trees and all the birds. The yard was beautiful and the view was incredible. Waking up to the beautiful sunrise and the sounds of the jungle meeting the waves, insane. We really didn't know what to expect for the kids safety and once we got there, we were not worried. Brian was so friendly and so helpful he deserves a raise haha. He really made the trip so much better by being around and helping us with everything. He was so knowledgable about the entire country and would stop in to show us monkeys and herbs, fruit and all the beautiful flowers. I can't express enough how friendly everyone is, they are always willing to help you or even just talk. Brian helped us set up, zip lining, boat tour, fishing tours, hiking to waterfalls, even just going for a drive. He even helped us with the hotels we were staying at on the way home and where to stop along the way. If anyone wants to contact me, feel free I will gladly give you insight on this amazing house. The only things I wasn't too sure on were the bugs, which ended up being truly fine..yes they are loud but nothing that will bite, unlike the US with the ridiculous mosquitos. The ants were a problem if you sat still on the open dirt like my one year old but on the grass they didn't bother you. The ocean was rocky, bring water shoes. We went to a few beaches and they are all the same. The water is very warm so the tidal pools were actually hot. The rivers were very refreshing and how cool it was to swim with monkeys in the trees!"
Guest: TalkersDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 8, 2015
"We stayed here for 4 nights in March and it was wonderful. The house is beautiful and it is set up to take full advantage of the breeze and the view. The weather was extremely hot during our stay -36 degrees Celsius - but we were able to sleep comfortably with the provided fans.
I'm a bird lover and it was sooo incredible to watch scarlet macaws in the trees just outside the bedroom windows. The property has all kinds of fruit trees and wildlife. We cooked for ourselves as we had been eating almost exclusively in restaurants during the earlier part of our vacation. The kitchen is very well-equipped and the fridge can hold a huge amount of food. The area is really incredible and we enjoyed exploring on foot and by car. The owners (Phoebe specifically) were very prompt in all communications and provided very helpful information. The caretaker family were always available and accommodating. We did not require help cooking meals but we did ask them to do some laundry for us and to help to arrange a dolphin-watching tour. They were always available to answer questions but were not at all intrusive.
We highly recommend staying here. We hope to return ourselves to the Osa and to Quinta Sonada."
Guest: HeatherDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 6, 2015