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Recent Playa Hermosa reviews

  • Beautiful Home with Great Property Managers

    "My family and I had a great time at Villa Aurelia. The home is beautiful, the kitchen is great, and we all loved the pool. We spent our mornings at the beach and the afternoons at the pool - can't ask for a better vacation. The property managers were also great in helping us arrange for a personal chef to come to the house (who was wonderful!), book excursions, book our rental car and just navigate around the city. But there were a couple of things I wish we had known before we arrived. The home sits on a hill, which allows for a great view of Playa Hermosa. But the drive up to the house isn't ideal. Only the part right by the house is paved, and the rest is a steep, uneven dirt road. A rental car is a must, and you won't really be able to walk anywhere from the house because of the hill. Especially if you have young children, like we did. The other item we wished we had known about was the water. We were told about two days before our trip that there were severe water restrictions in place, but they shouldn't impact our vacation as long as we limited the length of our showers. Not a big deal. When we arrived the water tank was about 1/3 full, which was enough to last us a few days. But because of the above mentioned road, the water truck didn't fill the tank on Monday like they were supposed to. We went a day and a half without running water at the house, which was frustrating. The property managers were very helpful in fixing the pipe down to the road and getting trucks to come out as quickly as the could to refill the tank. Hopefully the pipe they installed prevents this from happening to anyone else, but just wanted to share our experience. And although it was frustrating, we still had a wonderful vacation."
    Guest: Rikke G. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 17, 2016
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  • First time to Costa Rica

    "We had a great time in Costa Rica with experiences that will last a life time. I was impressed with Scott and his willingness to give all information about the condo and information on things we could do while on our trip, it really eased my stress of arranging everything for my family. The condo its self was perfect for our family of six; it had plenty of room and loved the location right next to the pool not to mention the three bathrooms. Scott's friend Ariel came by to discuss tour options. Ariel became a part of our family since he was along with us on our adventurous days. First we went on his boat and snorkeled, he also took us to a white sand beach which was beautiful. The next adventure was a fully day of zip lining, tubing, riding horses, and the hot springs. Ariel spent the entire day with us and help us along the way. The third trip was on the river to see the monkeys and crocs. again Ariel travel with us as our tour guide. I felt very safe and seen things that I otherwise would not have if Ariel was not our guide so I HIGHLY recommend his services. Overall I would recommend the condo, Ariel's tours, and Costa Rica!"
    Guest: Cheri F. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 21, 2016
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  • The house, the view, the people and most of all the host

    "We stayed at this villa for a week. The house is has an amazing location and the view from the terrace is stunning. The place is decorate with amazing taste which makes the stay all the more pleasant. There are friendly animals visiting in case you care for that. The office people are very friendly and accommodating and they facilitated all the requests we had. It was a pleasure dealing with them. Most of all though we were impressed with the host who gave us all kind of valuable information prior to our arrival and then she was extremely responsive to any request we had during our stay A vacation to remember for a long time One recommendation is to have a car to make moving around easier"
    Guest: Cristina C. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 29, 2016
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  • Beautiful villa with an amazing view of the pacific...

    "My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Casa Camilla in February 2016. We had the idea to do a vacation rental as a family for a couple of years but were nervous about all of the moving pieces of getting all 11 of us together (4 couples and 3 small children). We had never done a vacation rental before and so this piece was a big unknown. We had high expectations and these were exceeded by both the quality of the accommodation as well as the exceptionally accommodating and welcoming owner and staff. We rented the main house as well as the studio apartment and this was plenty of room for our group. The house is just as lovely in person as the pictures appear (maybe even nicer) and was sparkling clean on arrival and throughout the stay. The ocean view from the house is spectacular and we were about a ~10min walk from the beach. We walked to Playa Hermosa most mornings with our children (2 and 4), who were thrilled to see the howler monkey family in the trees on the way every day. We also repeated the journey many evenings to enjoy dinner and a cocktail at one of several beach front walk-up restaurants. This was a fantastic spot to enjoy the sunset. We are a family that doesn't mind walking so this was a pleasure for us to have a bit of walk to the beach. Of note, the hill to the house is a bit steep and my sister, who has a 7 month old, preferred the short drive (there is lots of parking at the beach as well, so this was not a problem). It is also about the same walk to a small grocery store, so it was easy to keep the kitchen stocked. One thing I would like to note as well about the location (especially for those travelling with small children) is that was very nice to be a bit away from the beach and on the base of the hill hill as it does get very hot during the day and most times we had a pleasant breeze on the upper deck. Sam, the owner, is outstanding and makes you feel welcome in his home. True to the other reviews he welcomed us on arrival, ensured every detail was taken care of during the stay and provided excellent recommendations on local attractions. The couple that maintain the house and grounds could not be nicer. The house was cleaned several times during the day, our laundry was done each day and they were so kind to accommodate their upkeep of the house around the napping schedule of our baby and toddlers. Thank you sincerely Sam, for such a wonderful vacation experience. We hope to visit again soon!"
    Guest: Christopher M. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: March 19, 2016
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