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Here is the complete, unedited review from Dec 2014 guest Dan of Ontario, Canada:
"This was one of the most beautiful homes I have stayed in ... The pictures do not do it justice it is much better in person ... The kitchen was our favourite! New appliances and everything you need was provided... Currently staying at a very expensive apartment in Tamarindo and does not provide anything, a coffee maker or frying pans or even hot water! I miss this home in Heredia!
Some other positives are the manager picked me up at the airport, took me for groceries, got to the house it was very clean, the internet was fast, I recommend bringing apple tv ;) it does have satellite TV, beautiful view, the grocery store was relatively close by ... the weather was never too hot or too cold it was always perfect. Anyway I recommend this house hope to stay again someday soon!" (end of Dan's review, and yes, he and his wife became repeat customers)
Owner Steve's property description: As Dan stated, the fully bi-lingual on-site manager Eduardo (graduate of the University of Kansas) will pick you up at my expense at the airport or your car rental office so you will not have a problem finding the place, and he will take you grocery shopping at a nice nearby supermarket on the way to the house. If needed we will arrange a taxi back to the airport at your expense. If you are ok driving an older car with stick shift, we can provide one at low cost. If you are staying less than 30 days we are required by Costa Rican law to charge you the 13% hotel tax.
This newer (2010) 2 BR 2 Bath is in a park-like country setting, yet close to the city. It is an architect designed passive solar penthouse with high end materials and artistic details. Spring weather year round (high 70's/23-26 C, never too hot). 3 roofed balconies catch sun and birds all day. Electric gate with remote, part time handyman-gardener, retired couple Eduardo and Agnes next door are the on-site managers who speak Spanish, English and French. Renewably grown teak in all ceilings, doors, cabinets and woodwork, imported Spanish tile, ceramic and stained glass artwork by local artists, all glass separate sunroom with stationary exercise bike, fully furnished and equipped with US appliances including new dishwasher, new teak queen bed frames with Guatemalan bedspreads, Claro cable TV with English BBC news, ABC Miami, some U.S sports in English, kids channels, music channels, etc) TWO Wifi internet systems exclusive to this house (not shared with any other house )to drive ALL your wireless devices simultaneously and run clear Skype video calls landline and 49 inch LED Smart TV hooked to wifi (your Netflix or similar will run), four desks (three with amazing views), kitchen island seats 6, fully screened but well above the mosquito altitude zone, all rooms have ceiling fans, but the natural cross ventilation from local breeze allows easy temperature adjustment. 30 minutes to the downtown National Theater and the museums, 25 minutes to the Universidad Nacional (UNA) in Heredia. Under 2 1/2 hours by car to either Atlantic or Pacific beaches. 20 minutes to the new (2013) Lincoln Mall with first run movies and top restaurants. 12 minutes to the Kahli/Brumas del Zurqui coffee shop with the coffee judged best in the world in 2012. 12 minutes to the Toucan Rescue Ranch exotic animal park. 14 minutes to the award winning Bougainvillea hotel gardens and restaurant, 15 minutes to the Bromelias del Rio restaurant and bakery, 18 minutes to the Sibu organic chocolate factory and tour, 20 minutes to the new Riverside Pizzeria and Gastropub, 25 minutes to the Britt coffee tour farm and packing plant. 55 minutes to the Jungle Tram or Zoo Ave bird sanctuary, just over one hour to the Sarchi woodworking town or the Lankester gardens. No Pets, No smoking.
We call this the Birdwatching House. Here is the verbatim bird report by Marilyn and Bill of Michigan from their 8-day stay in early December, 2017:
"The first list contains those birds we saw either from the windows or balconies of the house:
Summer Tanager (male and female)
Baltimore Oriole (make and female)
Masked Tityra (male and female)
And we also saw in the area, or near the house, but not from the windows:
Since the above report a subsequent guest, Drew of Canada reported seeing 40 kinds of birds from the house or in the vicinity.