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Recent Carrillo reviews

  • Perfect House for a C.R. vacation

    "After a year in the planning, our family vacation in Costa Rica was even more than we hoped for, and much of the credit is to the house, Ventana del Mar. The pictures on VRBO drew me in and the actual house more than lived up to the pictures. We were a family of 10, ages 8 to 80, and every one of us enjoyed the pool, slide, palapa and the always cool open air living space surrounded by trees and greenery. The bedrooms were spaced so we never felt crowded. The 5 minute walk to the beach made beach trips a daily delight, especially with the warm ocean and the boogie boards provided. And few, if any, other beachgoers. The house had everything we wanted or needed. Gerardo, the caretaker, answered all of our questions and helped us arrange outings and rides to Samara. It is a short walk to the grocery store and several restaurants so we never lacked for eating opportunities. An added plus was the quick response from Michael, the owner, to each of our numerous questions during the planning. Ventana del Mar and Costa Rica will always be a special place to our family. All 10 of us would highly reccommend it for a fantastic vacation.!"
    Guest: Mary B. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 13, 2016
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  • Stunning breathtaking views! Wonderful place to stay! Highly recommended.

    "Another five star rating for this house!! Truly deserved. Case Vista del Mar is a wonderful house situated up in the hills with the most stunning breathtaking views over the bay. I doubt anyone would ever get fed up with the views (the photos don't do it justice). Surrounding the property are trees and fauna attracting the wildlife, hummingbirds, butterflies, coatis etc and to sit and watch the monkeys eating the mangoes, only metres away, was like being in a nature programme. The house itself is clean, spacious and very well equipped, particularly for families or groups. The master bedroom has a huge kingsize bed with a dual aspect of views with a fantastic ensuite. We were so grateful when Kate and Will changed one of the other bedrooms to two single beds from a double as our teenage sons wouldn't have been happy sharing a double!! In fact their decision to do this made it a firm booking for us. But I think the beds can become back to being a double if needed. There is a lovely pool regularly maintained with an outside shower for rinsing the sand from the beach off. We would advise to have a car as it is a long walk to the beach and town (and uphill in the way back). The town is a 5 minute drive away with some great restaurants, supermarkets, German bakery (yum!), pharmacy, surf schools (would recommend C & C Surf School on the beach) etc. Great communication from Will and Kate throughout. All in all a great rental!! We will have wonderful memories of watching the Olympics from here too."
    Guest: Caroline O. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 13, 2016
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  • Perfect location for a family beach vacation!!!

    "The property was exactly as advertised and exceeded some of my expectations. The location can't be beat. Just off the main road into town. Far enough removed from everything to be quiet but within very easy walking distance of the beach, bars, shops, and restaurants. The upstairs apartment had an open floor plan that was great for a vacation. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with everything you could need. The balcony was awesome! Dana and French Fry were great hosts. I will definitely be their guest again. Hopefully sooner rather than later."
    Guest: Peyton R. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 12, 2016
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  • Really great place

    "Everything was as easy as could be. The owner was very responsive to some initial questions. Upon arrival we were met and given a tour of the house and a demo on how to operate everything. The kitchen is really nice with modern appliances and a big granite island. There is ac in the bedrooms that was nice to use, but some nights we just slept with the fan and windows open (all windows have screens and security bars). In short, it's a very nice house. The view is terrific and the property makes you feel like you're all alone, even though there are other houses around. It's very peaceful to sit on the porch and listen to the sounds. The nearest beach and town are laid back. There's more of a Tico feel than tourist feel, which was what we were looking for. One thing to note was that one night the wifi stopped working so I called the property manager on the house phone. They were very responsive and made the call to the company, set up the appointment for the repair, and waited for the technician to show up to repair. We knew this was going to be happening while we were out exploring the next day so it was not an inconvinience at all. When we returned that night the wifi was repaired and all the trash cans were emptied. I believe that this small gesture demonstrates the property managers attention to detail and true care for the renters. Sure, it's not a big deal to empty the trash cans but, hey, we were on vacation and it was one less chore to deal with! So thanks again if you're reading this."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 11, 2016
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