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  • Great place great home

    "The home is perfect, very well equipped kitchen, confy beds, internet, satellite tv, air conditioning, quiet, very close to the beach 1 min, walking. Beautiful place"
    Guest: enri Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 20, 2016
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  • Great Condo and Area!

    "We stayed at this condo for 10 nights and enjoyed every minute. The condo itself has everything needed for an independent vacation where you can cook when you want and just relax by the pool. The neighbours were terrific and very helpful in activities and events happening. Frank was very accommodating and available when needed. The area is super for walking daily either to the beach or to Playa Coco. No rental car is needed which we loved. The local beaches along with eateries were all great. Food is terrific and the locals are very friendly. Wonderful vacation and definitely planning to return next year."
    Guest: Nancy C. Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: February 24, 2016
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  • Wonderful

    "We recently had a fabulous stay at Villa Gecko. Mary, the owner made the arrangements as easy as can be, and was in constant contact for months leading up to the trip. She provided valuable information not only about the resort, but the entire area. The villa is exactly as described, no surprises. It is well stocked and very clean. The private pool and jacuzzi were a real treat, and we spent alot of time enjoying them. The resort staff are readily available, and very friendly and helpful. They would even call for taxi's for us when we requested, which was very helpful considering the language barrier. The restaurant, Picante was a favorite afternoon activity for drinks and snacks, and the staff there were wonderful. (Thanks Cesar, Juan, and Gabrielle!) We were fortunate to be able to see the howler monkeys every day, (when you go out the back door, look to the left, near the bottom of the hill). The beautiful birds were always around, and will eat out of your hand. We also saw a large iguana several days, and were visited every night by the cutest and friendliest pair of raccoons! The beach is beautiful black sand, and swimming in the ocean was fun, but I would caution people to watch children very carefully, and not swim alone, as the current can be very strong at times. We had great snorkeling just off our beach near the rocks to the right. We did not rent a car, as we were weary of things we had read about the driving in CR, and found it perfectly ok getting around by taxi. The cost to go to town is 10 dollars, and every time we wanted to go grocery shopping, the cabs had no problem waiting for us, and did not charge for the wait time. It is a good idea to verify the price before you take the ride, as unfortunately there are a few who will prey on your ignorance. We had arranged the airport transfers through the resort and were told that it was 50 dollars, payable directly to the driver. When we were dropped off at the villa however, the driver told me it was 80 dollars. I called him out on it and he backed right off, but I can see how easily somebody with a more timid personality could be taken advantage of. For activities, we did deep sea fishing, palo verde river tour, heliconias rain forest, and snorkeling. We loved Villa Gecko, and loved Costa Rica. Can't wait to return to both! Pura Vida!"
    Guest: tera c. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 8, 2016
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  • Very nice place in a fun, safe little town on the beach

    "We stayed a few days before heading south. Everything was as described. Very nice and exceptionally clean. We had what we needed to cook, bathroom was properly stocked with towels and the bed linens looked brand new. Frank had some nice beach towels for us to use, so nice I left them alone because I didn't want to get them dirty! There's also a propane grill and, I think, a cooler too. The unit is very secure and was easy walking distance to beach, bars and restaurants. The shared pool area is wonderful and like many others posted, we enjoyed the friendly people staying in the condos around us as well as they people who were taking care of the grounds. Also, Frank was very helpful, hospitable and accommodating. He even dropped what he was doing to rescue me from myself when I accidentally locked stuff in the safe and couldn't get it open again because I didn't read the directions. I look forward to renting from Frank again! Mark and Amy"
    Guest: Mark Z. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: March 11, 2016
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