"My husband and I traveled to SJDS for the first time this September. We had planned the trip with 6 months in anticipation. Initially, I had thought I booked with another party, but as I went to tie up details of our trip, I found out that our deal was never sealed (not really sure how this all happened) and I was left scrambling. I anticipated a mess, and made a few inquires, with Tortuga Azul being first to respond. It was meant to happen. Not only was the house available, but John offered up many ideas as to how to get our vacation started with ease. I agreed with John's recommendation to have Elli shuttle us from Manauga to SJDS. It was a seamless process, with us connected to the fact that we had selected a great way to start. The trip to from the airport to the coast was great, and once arriving to SJDS and the house, the great experiences continued. We found the house to be AMAZING. I was comfortable, well equipped, and left me feeling connected to the rest and relaxation that I had needed. The home is beautiful, and while the little luxuries of home were found, the expansive views, the colorful sunsets, and nicely appointed home was all we really needed. The home is nestled in a private community, quiet, and well cared for. The home's caretaker is in premises, and helps to make sure needs are met. Would I recommend TA to others, without question! As a matter of fact, we will be back in July, for and 3 weeks this time, because a week was just not enough! We will be traveling with our 3 year old and my folks, and have complete trust in the area, the home, and the fact that our experiences can only be more amazing that the first! John's input and the work put into ensuring a great stay are invaluable. I am not at all sad that the initial rental fell through, as this allowed the opportunity for us to discover TA. One thing -- An SUV is advisable as you will want to explore the area, and doing so in a "regular" car is not recommended. Enjoy, and as you prepare for your travel, keep Tortuga Azul at the top of your list for a stay."
Guest: Stephanie A. M.
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: November 6, 2015