About the property
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A wonderful home and location. When you arrive you never want to leave.
4 bedroom, 3 bath home with a private pool and both indoor and outdoor dining areas with gas grill. All bedrooms are air conditioned. Only a 10 minute walk to Playa Pelada beach, the houses 4 bedrooms can accommodate up to 8 adults comfortably. The house can accommodate more people if some of the guests are children. We also offer an in home safe and have an up to date security system installed that includes gates that come up around the property.
The surrounding neighbors consist of families that live there all year around so you can expect to be staying in a welcoming and secure location.
The beach is very scenic with white sand. Playa Pelada is perfect for swimming, boogie boarding, or just sunbathing. If you are a surfer, there is world class surfing, just a 3 minute drive away. You are also a short walk from the Nosara river. There you can fish, take a river kayaking tour or just enjoy the beauty of the river.
Nosara is a nature lover's paradise with all the comforts that you expect on vacation. There are many fine restaurants in the area. Thank you for visiting and please let me know if I can answer any questions you might have about Casa dos Palmas or Nosara.
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- May 25, 2018
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Great view, safe and secure will return.
House was clean and very secure, pool was great, close to the beach and lagarta lodge. Great view. Will definitely return.
The best laid plans
The view is worth the trip . House was great a bit hidden away but that's not a bad thing. Area very nice beaches are lovely reastrants excellent people couldn't have been nicer even with our limited grasp of the language. Tiffany helped us a ton in a time of high stress we had a medical emergency. Would definetly recommend
Great House with Amazing views!!
I stayed in this house from February 12th to February 19th 2017. The pictures do not do this house justice as the house is incredible. We had 4 couples, and the house was a perfect size and had more than enough room for everyone. The pool was great and the views of the beach were breathtaking. We rented ATV's for 4 days which i would recommend to anyone who wants a quick way to get around and see the scenery. The only set back we had was brown outs a few times that would last at most around an hour. Also had a problem with water a couple of days so i would just prepare yourself for these things to happen since you are in Costa Rica. Overall great vacation would go back. Thank you Tiffany!
Loved our trip!
We loved staying at La Carolina Lodge! This was our 2nd time visiting and we didn't want to leave! We needed the internet for work and had no problems with it at all! The roof top deck was perfect for watching the sunsets. I was able to catch a couple of naps on the hammock listening to all the birds and other wildlife nearby. You can see playa pelada from the pool that has a long bench in the deep end and infinity edge with great views!! We spent may afternoons in the pool to cool off! Guiones is a short drive away and easy to get to that beach. Many restaurants too! We went out to eat almost every night! Tiffany, the manager of this property was always so helpful and only steps away as she lives across the street! She gave us many great recommendations and told us to contact her with any issues! Fantastic customer service!! We cannot wait to go back and will definitely pick this spot again! Thank you so much Tiffany!!
Gorgeous views, secluded without being isolated
We had a wonderful Christmas holiday at Casa Carolina. The home is really nicely apportioned, the beds are comfortable, the ambiance is relaxing--and the pool is the perfect temperature! The sunsets were really amazing and the house is nicely situated where you don't really see or hear the neighbors but instead feel as if you are in nature (with the requisite monkeys and parrots in the trees--we got great photos). However, there are neighbors and the property manager is right across the street, so if you needed anything, help was a minute away.
What we especially liked: the wifi was great (we are a large family--8 kids--so therefore there are a lot of devices using the wifi, and we had no problems); the pool is fantastic with a ledge in the deep end to relax on and far enough away from the bedrooms that those taking a nap don't hear the kids in the pool; the TV had channels that brought us the NFL and NBA games, sometimes even in English, and other English-language channels; the feeling of being in nature; the fact that YOU CAN DRINK THE WATER--yes, straight from the tap.
What you should know: the walk to the beach is not very easily done, especially the return trip, so it's best just to drive; renting ATVs or golf carts is a great idea, but we didn't book in advance and they were all booked by the time we showed up (holiday week); for security, the house has metal grates that you can control to come down and cover the entrances (reminded us a bit of The Purge lol).
A/C and all appliances worked great, hammock is great place for a nap, surfing beach of Playa Guiones (10 min) and boogie boarding beach of Playa Pelada (5 min) easily accessible. Shopping less than 10 min away at Super La Paloma takes care of most needs.
Beautiful Setting and Location, House Could Have Been Better
Positives: Quiet location; views of ocean; bathroom for every bedroom; ample parking; large kitchen; awesome covered portal; beautifully landscaped.
Things we wish had been better, especially at this price point: Bottom line, we just wanted to arrive and relax, immediately. Instead, found ourselves having to clean off dirty countertops, wash dirty wine glasses and silverware (there is no automatic dishwaser); call property manager because none of the four coffee makers worked (kitchen was over stocked with useless items and lacking in the essentials); cutting boards in kitchen were a source of a very bad odor that took a day to discover; no hair dryer (even though one was promised); clothes washing machine was rusted and unusable; the sofa cushions were pretty gross to be honest; no toiletries were provided at all (maybe this is standard but with a dozen Airbnb stays, we've always been provided paper towels, shampoo, and shower and hand soap, at least); rooftop deck chairs were broken and unusable, making one of the selling points of this property useless without having to haul other chairs up the spiral staircase; internet access was intermittent---- and when we texted property manager about it, she did not reply to that concern--- instead, she warned us to stock up on provisions because a tropical storm was coming in. Turned out it was going to be Hurricane Otto--- prediction was for Liberia airport to close, and our family had not arrived yet, so we had to leave after just 50 hours there. We had paid for a full week but were not offered any sort of credit or refund. This may be a "that's life" business decision, but coupled with the above, we just felt this was an unpleasant experience overall. Too bad, too---- we were soooooo excited and had such a positive outlook before arriving !!!!
I am sorry you had a bad trip. I was very shocked by this review. Everyone who has stayed at the house in the past has had a wonderful time. It sounds like the storm had the biggest impact and caused you to leave the country as soon as you arrived.
Part of the reason I am so shocked is that I have never had any kind of cleanliness issues or heard of anyone who has stayed there that has. Also, a mutual friend recommended our house to your husband. This mutual friend has stayed with me at the house and loved it so much that he recommended it to your husband.
It doesn't look like you were there long enough for the property manager (Tiffany) to help with any of your problems. She lives just across the street and is always more than helpful. I was completely unaware that you had even left early or that you were having any problems until I read this review. I really wish you would have contacted me to help with any problems you may have been having. I talked to your husband on the phone early on when he was making arrangements to stay at the house and he had my e-mail address and should have had my phone number.
Tiffany said you told her about the hair dryer and she was going to try to locate one for you but you changed your flights and left the country.
Tiffany also told me she was unaware of any cleaning issues you may have had (she would have surely gotten a maid over immediately had she known). We always have soap, toilet paper and hand towels hanging in the bathrooms. These items are provided for all guests.
We do have a working coffee pot, wifi and washing machine. The wash machine has some surface rust on the outside but works fine. We had already ordered a replacement but it had not arrived from San Jose prior to your stay.
I do appreciate your input and have since ordered new chairs for the upper deck and we are also in the process of installing a dish washer.
Once again, I am sorry your trip turned out the way it did. I'm having a hard time making sense of this review. I have had other people stay at the house since you were there and they were extremely happy with no complaints at all. I sincerely wish you would have called me or e-mailed me to help.
The house is located about 400 meters past Lagarta Lodge. Look for signs to this lodge when you hit Nosara.
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