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Recent Playa Avellanas reviews

  • Great house close to beach and surf

    "We stayed for 4 nights at the beginning of August. This is a nice large 3 bedroom house with a pool. The master bedroom and bath are large taking up the entire second floor. The kids played in the pool most of the time and I surfed. The house is in an ideal location 1 block back from the beach just off the main road. You can't get much closer to the main surf break. The house has all the necessary amenities and was very comfortable. We cooked most of the time since we didn't find any great food options. This seems like the best value in Playa Grande."
    Guest: Dave P. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 22, 2016
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  • Exactly as we had hoped

    "Couldn't have had a more perfect place to call home for the time we were in Costa Rica. I was there with my wife and children and everything was perfect. The home is beautiful, with all modern amenities, the pool is beautiful and private, the house was clean, the area is very quiet and safe. You definitely want a rental car for the flexibility as you'll need to drive to most things, but in a car it is only 5 minutes to Playa Langosta, 10 minutes to Playa Avellana and 15 minutes to Tamarindo. There's so much to do in Costa Rica, but sometimes it's also nice to have a home away from home. This was it... at night it's great to sit in the pool, watch the fireflies and listen for monkeys. Wonderful experience and can't wait to go back."
    Guest: Adam C. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 12, 2016
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  • wonderful place

    "best place for a really relaxing vacation"
    Guest: Ben G. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 21, 2016
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  • Manage expectations and you'll like it

    "First the good: the view is spectacular, and no photos do it any justice. The view, the pool, the location close to so many great beaches all make this a great place to day trip and see the Guanacaste area, provided you have a car. 4WD recommended, but not essential. The pool was great! My 6 year old daughter went from tentative swimmer to a fish in 6 days, and her swimming instructors couldn't believe it. Nice views, comfy beds (with a caveat below), and a tasteful decor. For 3 of us, it was the right size. Now the bad: first of all, the owner disappeared about two weeks before our arrival. I wrote several times asking for directions, etc. and no reply. Only when I was already in Costa Rica and filled out the form for prospective renters did I get a reply, the night before our arrival. Personally I don't like to travel this way. Maybe I've a lot to learn about "Pura Vida." As I said, the place has a great view, but is poorly equipped for someone with experience staying in VRBO properties. With so many photos of the kitchen and guests dining on the patio, I expected more. The kitchen is stocked as if a bachelor lived there - more George Foreman grills than wine glasses, and that's no exaggeration. There is basically one set of dishes, matching coffee mugs, some silverware and not much else. As someone who likes to cook I was extremely disappointed with so barren a kitchen. No mixing bowls, no potato peeler, no measuring cups, nothing even the most basic of kitchens would have to make a decent scratch meal. No spices, not even salt and pepper. I'd have gladly traded the cute welcome flashlights for a few spices and essential kitchen tools. Carlos was mostly helpful, but it always seemed like asking him for something was a little inconvenient for him. We did not realize that once we went through the stocked two rolls of toilet paper we'd have to buy our own. The Wifi was on and off; this must have impacted Carlos as well, as this was the one problem we had that carried a certain sense of urgency. That said, the TV was nice, and I encouraged our girl to watch her favorite cartoons in Spanish. No bedspreads on the bed. Just a topsheet. Hope that suits you cause that's all you get. And the poolside grill? Just a piece of aluminum grating. Seriously, another $300 on some more essentials and this place would rock; maybe the current renovation will help. I'm ranking at 3.5 stars; round it up to 4 only for the view and the pool."
    Guest: Richard B. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
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