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Recent Puntarenas reviews

  • better than the photos!!!

    "The photos of this house does not do it justice! We were so happy with this beautiful home! Flora (the home owner) was beyond helpful in planning our trip prior to going on vacation. Sara (housekeeper) is incredible and cleans the house almost daily. She was so helpful in so many ways and took care of us when we needed any additional help!! She is a real plus for the house! The activities are close to the house (zip lining, horseback riding to the falls, surfing, ..... all a must). We tried to have the chef cook for us but unfortunately both nights we hired him he either didnt show up or came late with the wrong food that we ordered). So after that we either ate out or cooked in ourselves. Tortilla Flats is a must and the fresh fish is incredible. The house is JUST PERFECT for lounging sitting by the pool or playing ping pong. Our days consisted of activities in the morning and spending afternoons poolside enjoying this incredible home! Sunset here are to die for!!! Cant wait to return."
    Guest: islandgirl Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 17, 2015
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  • Perfection

    "My 50th Destination Birthday could not have been any more perfect... The accommodations are 5 STAR The staff is 5 STAR Cathy is a 5 STAR owner.."
    Guest: Chris B. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 19, 2015
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  • Loved our stay in this tranquil house surrounded by wildlife!

    "We stayed at Casa de Carroll for a week, and could not think of a better place to be. It is secluded and surrounded by tons to see. We saw so much wildlife just from the house - troops of howler and capuchin monkeys (and once where they even crossed paths in the trees heading in opposite directions), olingo, coati, toucans, hummingbirds, chachalacas, vultures, frigatebirds, pelicans, lots of butterflies including the Blue Morphos...and much more. It was fantastic to just sit outside or lounge in the pool and spot so many beautiful things. The bedrooms all have an AC unit (which was important while we were there). It was very warm during the day, but we spent most of our time on excursions or at beaches and could also hop in the pool for a quick cool down. We also hit the pool every night to close out the day. The pool was our favorite feature of the house. The bathrooms were great, and there was plenty of room to spread out. The location of the house makes it easy to explore north and south. We visited beaches in both directions and found something beautiful and appealing about each one - Playa Uvita (Marino Ballena), Playa Ventanas (fun caves to explore at low tide or when the tide is coming in and great body surfing), Playa Hermosa (great sunset beach), Playa Dominical (great place to surf or watch surfers) and Playa Matapalo (beautiful secluded beach that stretches on forever). We were also able to do a few tours, including a guided day in Manuel Antonio, night mangrove tour north of Quepos, and a horseback ride to Nauyaca Falls. One afternoon we also went to the butterfly sanctuary between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. If you want to see the Blue Morphos up close I highly recommend this place. We had a couple meals catered in, and then either cooked on our own or ate out. The kitchen is well equipped. The restaurants that we liked the most were Mama y Papa in Ojochal, Langosta Feliz in Matapalo (order the Mariscos for two) and La Palapa Restaurant at Cuna del Angel Hotel (at the turnout for the dirt road to the house). All communication with the owners, including booking the rental, was very easy. The property manager (Kelley) was also helpful while we were in the house with recommendations for restaurants and activities, and assistance when we needed it. It is fantastic home and we are so grateful we got to spend a week in it! Pura Vida!!"
    Guest: AC Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
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  • Absolutely wonderful!

    "Words and pictures do not do Villa Helena justice! All we can say is, "You have to experience it for yourself...especially the view!" My wife and I spent 4 nights at Villa Helena in Feb/Mar 2015 and had an absolutely wonderful and completely relaxing time. Villa Helena offers complete seclusion and privacy while only being minutes from fantastic food, bars, and beaches. Barry (one of the owners) was extremely helpful throughout the entire process of booking, confirmation, leading up to our stay, and finally following up afterwards. Christine (property manager) was excellent and was easy to reach and communicated everything very well throughout. Definitely take their recommendations on where to eat, foodies like us will not be disappointed. Exotica in Ojochal (Barry's recommendation) was superb! Bar Jolly Rodger (just 5 minuted away) in Escaleras has the best wings we have ever had and likely will ever have. In fact we've tried to re-create them since getting home. Other recommendations are Citrus in Ojochal, and Los Delfines in Uvita. Definitely heed the warning that you need a 4x4 to reach the house. Even in dry season you need it. The road is steep, but actually quite fun once you've seen it once. All in all, we would not hesitate to stay again or recommend Villa Helena!"
    Guest: Nick B. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 17, 2015
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