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"I was part of a group of six adults and two children staying at this most awesome home for Christmas 2014. In every group, some can be comfortable, while others not.
I loved Gary's home! Everything that is needed can be found here!
I loved waking up before sunrise, sitting on the back porch with my husband watching the sun rise over the beach.
Pool stayed in almost constant use. We used the built-in barbecue located next to the pool. This area also boasts showers, bathrooms, and volleyball net with ball! ready for a fun family game. In the backyard, the fence door opens right onto the beach. After walking on the beach there is a water hose making it easy to rinse the sand off.
This house is in a perfect beach location! Really enjoyed walking for a couple of miles after the tide rolls out in the morning. Beautiful landscape, lots of nice people to meet.
Most amenities Gary listed were put to good use, #1- WIFI! The Ping-Pong table held several matches, the foosball table saw some action. Even my husband enjoyed the rope swing… we have pictorial evidence. We enjoyed puzzles at the table in the evenings. On Christmas, we played our annual game of Risk which lasted to the next day! We left the game for many others to enjoy.
If you like open air, then this home offers it! Large windows with large doors that allow good circulation throughout the main part of the house - gives a "beachy" feel and not closed up. Plenty of ceiling fans throughout the house!
Full kitchen with plenty of counter-space. A large refrigerator and pantry. Easy to cook breakfast and dinners when desired.
Bedrooms were spacious. If a box fan is not in your room, ask Gary and for an extension cord if need be!
It is true the shower water is not American standard hot. Gary was able to adjust the water from being tepid to warm.
Gary is the best host ever! Shortly after arriving my husband became ill from a flu he picked up at work and unable to travel to the airport the next day to pick up the rest of our group. At a moment's notice, Gary was able to make the second trip but also stop by the pharmacy to get flu medicine. His wife immediately provided two icepacks.
Everybody's opinion matters, but only you can decide what is important to you! If you are looking for Pura Vida in Costa Rica with the greatest host, the greatest place, at the greatest price… choose property #17355!"
Guest: Kristin S.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 3, 2015
"Our stay at Villa Kristina Maria was absolutely perfect. Our group of 7 included three generations including twin 15 month-old girls. Careful placement of furniture made the place baby friendly and safe. We all enjoyed the pool which is nothing short of spectacular with its waterfall and gorgeous plantings. We expected it to be the center of activity for our one week stay with many side attractions to explore. It turned out that we spent almost the whole time at the Villa and rarely left. The bird watching was the best right from the front porch. Watching the storms come trough over the ocean was great entertainment in itself. We did lose power a number of times which we found out is fairly normal. It was never off for very long but we had to plan ahead with candles at the ready. It just added to the adventure. Speaking of adventure the driveway down to the house could double as a ski jump and gave everyone a small thrill every time we drove it. Put it all together and it is a fantastic place to stay and just hang out in the jungle. There is lots to do in the area but you may find that the best attraction is the Villa itself."
Guest: Prentis DDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
"On a score of (1-10) I rate this unit a number 10........I felt like i was home in a tropical Paradise......The ammenities were great....The Master bedroom was large and spacious.....up to date TV with sound system and comp WIFI.....Very quite and I could hear the waves from the beatiful view of the tropical beach.....The owneres were johnny on the spot for any request.......The linen was top notch......I would return in a second to the same unit as i stayed for seven weeks......age 50 plus.....but we are the young 50's and had a blast......We were everywhere and checked out every place on the beach and this is unit is the.......Sandy"
Guest: SandyDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: April 29, 2015
"This was hands down the best vacation I've ever taken. I have fallen in love with Jaco, Costa Rica, and with Sonidos del mar. The property is just perfect, everything is spectacular from the inside of the house to the outside. The beach is literally a 10 second walk from the house, You can hear the waves from the house. I loved waking up every morning to the sound of birds singing, the sun shinning, and drinking my coffee sitting outside while the exotic lizards and iguanas bask in the sun just a few feet away. There is so much to do in Jaco that i don't even know where to begin, we went fishing, zip lining, ATV riding, and surfing. The main strip is about a 5 min drive away, This house is perfectly located really close to town yet you still feel like your away from everything when your in Sonidos del mar since its so private. Jan was so nice and helpful, she is an amazing person! The only complain or moment i felt bad was when I had to pack up and leave Sonidos and Jaco behind. I did not want to come back lol, I can't wait to go back to Jaco and Sonidos del mar! Pura Vida!!!"
Guest: Jose P.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 30, 2015