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"This was our third trip to Casa Amarilla and I always leave hoping there will be many more to come. This time we only stayed for a week. In the past we'd stayed for a month. I wish we could stay for a year! We absolutely love it here. Pavones is an amazing area that is still sort of a best kept secret. On the drive from SJO to Finca Estrella you pass through the bustling touristy towns of Jaco, Hermosa, and Manuel Antonio where you sometimes see more American's than Ticos. As you drive further south everything becomes a little calmer. The beaches are beautiful. We love Pilon because we are almost always the only people there and it is a short drive down the hill. My husband even made the journey by foot two years ago. I definitely recommend a 4WD vehicle for getting around. Each year that we've stayed we've seen monkeys, toucans, and macaws all from the deck. Nature is all around you here. You see from your bedroom windows what others pay for tour guides to see. And if you don't notice it on your own Freddy is always there to help point things out. I could go on and on about the incredible kindness of the people who work on Finca Estrella for pages and pages. Freddy is the most easy going and helpful person. My children talk about Grace all the time. We were happy to go on an excursion to a waterfall with her husband Enrique who is a phenomenal tour guide. The minute we get home from this place I start looking for flights back."
Guest: Jeni H.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 12, 2015
"Our family of 5 just returned home from the Ultimate Adventure Vacation and our first trip to Costa Rica. As other reviews share, the house exceeded our expectations with cleanliness and all the furnishing that made us feel right at home. The views of the ocean and well maintained grounds provided a very relaxing base for our adventures. We enjoyed the nightly flights of parrots and were able to hear and see Toucans on several occasions. The monkeys even paid a visit but unfortunately we were out having fun. Michael and Elizabeth are amazing hosts coordinating daily activities, sharing much about the history and culture of the area, answered all of our questions and were a joy to be with. Our activities included several days on the beach, horseback riding, jungle hikes to the waterfalls, zip lines in Golfito and a boat trip with snorkeling. SUP’s and monkey sightings along the coast. We also were able to get fresh fish from the fish camp that we grilled the same day, visited one of the local farms and got a great overview of permaculture farming, share a pizza night where our youngest received the award for the best pizza and enjoyed a traditional dinner at one of the local restaurants. Thank you Michael and Elizabeth for all that you did to help us create great lifetime memories."
Guest: Glenn V.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 14, 2015
"The stay at this site was too short. We were trying to be ambitious and stay on both sides of the Golfo Dulce in a 6 day period. We had such a fun time at this property surf, swim, and golf (yes golf). It was a lovely house enjoyed old movies that were there with the kids and felt pampered. Next time we bring more friends and family and have a family fiesta. You won't need but light clothing, packing light is recommended. We drove from San Jose you might consider flight to Quepos and renting car from Vamos. But we were glad to stop for groceries in Jaco for gourmet items ( Tofu, almond milk, granola, peanut butter, jelly etc) and Rio Claro for staples.) Groceries are high in Pavones. Make sure you turn on road before Surf restaurant, we missed it first time. Judi the owner is great and supportive by phone in those moments. Arrive before dark reduces anxiety for cars occupants. But when you wake up in am you will be amazed at properties location and amenities, like your own private Hotel."
Guest: TomDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 15, 2015
"We spent just over two weeks in Costa Rica in November / December 2014, with the first week being spent driving all over the country and the second week spent relaxing at Casa Amarilla. It was a welcome break after spending so much time on the road having had only a couple of nights in each place along the way.
The house itself was very spacious (considering there were only two of us) with a very comfy master bedroom and a huge kitchen / living area. The terrace that wrapped around the back of the property was incredible with the most amazing views of Pavones Bay. We spent a lot of time lazing in the hammocks watching for birds / monkeys and any number of other creatures that live in the surrounding forest. The pool area on the finca was also really nice and so private!
Pilon beach was a short drive away which was beautiful and again, extremely private. It's a great place to really get away from it all. We also tried paddleboarding, surfing and horse riding so there is lots to keep you amused.
Would recommend this place in a heartbeat and look forward to returning one day soon."
Guest: Chloe HarrisDate of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: February 18, 2015