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"I stayed at this lodge for a very short period, but I did not want to leave. It is the most peaceful place to stay at. Granted that I was there during the low season, but I also know that Mal Pais doesn't get flooded with tourists as other towns in the area, so it's pretty quiet with rock-free beaches. The lodge itself is very clean and the open concept is just a unique and beautiful feature of it, making it aesthetically very pleasing and enjoyable. It has all the necessary furniture, appliances (even a blender)...the owners are very friendly and warm people!"
Guest: MaDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: October 31, 2014
"This condo worked beautifully for our 4 night stay. We were two adult couples traveling so having the two separate bedroom/bathroom combinations worked excellently. Loved the view, spotted howler monkeys in the trees one evening. We were in the rainy season and witnessed an awesome 8 hour lightning and thunderstorm, great views at night from the balcony.
Best to have a car to get around. With 4WD you can drive down to one of the close beaches. Really liked that this property was off the main road so felt more secluded.
Recommend Emilios restaurant just down the road.
Now, here is my caution if you are staying at this location over a weekend. The hotel hosted a 'dance party' on Saturday from 3:00 - 11:00 pm. They set up a DJ near the pool who played blaring music with an electronica beat for yes, 8 hours. The speakers faced all the residence towers and not the hotel. It was too loud inside and with the doors/windows closed. We and others staying in the condo complained but the management was not responsive. Even though there was NO one at the party for the first five hours! It seemed to get started only after 8:00 pm. It looked like this was geared to locals as we did not receive an invitation (they had slipped a flyer under the door for a live music and food discount on Friday night, which had no impact on us). In fact, our rafting guides the next day mentioned they knew about the party from Facebook. It even impeded our ability to drive in/out as they had roped off the entrance and we had to continually prove we belonged on the premises.
This is no reflection on the owners or management company as their hands were tied, nothing Linda, Michael, or Alex could do about the situation. Just an unfortunate experience that detracted wildly from our relaxing vacation. We'd expected Saturday to be our relax at home/pool day. Other than that, I would give it five stars."
Guest: TamaraDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 1, 2015
"What can I say....this place has everything! Lush tropical gardens, ocean and jungle views, cool mountain breeze, beautiful swimming pool, fully stocked kitchen, monkeys, toucans, coatis, butterflies. The location is just close enough to Dominical to be convenient yet far enough away you enjoy the privacy of being in the middle of no where. We enjoyed the morning views with coffee and the sunsets with cocktails. I would and already have recommended Villa Baha to several friends. Amy's preplanning emails and advice were invaluable. We are already planning our return trip to stay at Villa Baha."
Guest: Brent B.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 8, 2015
"Loved our spot in Manuel Antonio at Shauna Condo. Perfect location close to private beach. Our Costa Rica connection Jonathan made all travel arrangements easy & smooth. He helped set up our excursions & took the time to check in & make sure we were satisfied with all recommendations. Condo was clean & spacious with beautiful ocean views."
Guest: ChristyDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: May 19, 2015