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Recent Guanacaste reviews

  • Great House! Tough Surf...

    "We just returned from an 11 day visit to Villa Carramar. It was our third trip to Costa Rica (first trip to Playa Negra) and we shared the house with our dear friends totaling 10 people. Full disclosure - we came here for a surf vacation but during our stay, the largest swell of the year made it too dangerous for us to surf several of the days we were here. It would have been epic if we were more skilled but as it was, we had to drive to nearby Avellanas (15 min away) to get smaller waves. There was plenty of room at the house for everyone and we really enjoyed the open character. The pool was also great...kids loved it! We also enjoyed seeing the monkeys in the mango trees and all the forage around the house - very cool. Big picture takeaway from my perspective - 4x4 vehicle is a requirement (we nearly got stuck and nearly hit a fence on the drive to the property) during this time of year when the rains are frequent, the beach is very rocky and not exactly user friendly for kids, and getting supplies was an ordeal causing a lot of time in transit. Also, during our stay, the house underwent some required maintenance (roof replacement) that was quite noisy at times. Gina was great! She helped us contract a cook for our stay and I highly recommend anyone going to ask for Alexandra (she goes by Shenita). She cooked some really great meals! But like I said, you have to be prepared to make a few runs to the grocery store during your stay (45 min away) as Playa Negra is lacking on supplies. If you want to eat out, Hotel Deeveena is an excellent place (it is $$$$, so be prepared) as well as Jalapeños. If you want to rent surf equipment, I can't say enough good things about Javier at Pargos Surf Adventures (http://pargosadventures.com), he's great! Overall, I'd recommend this location for people with excellent surfing skills that don't mind walking a bit and/or driving to the break. I will also say that the owner, Jon, was a pleasure to work with."
    Guest: Jay F. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 4, 2016
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  • Amazing property, views, pool and staff!

    "Very relaxing holiday, the property was well maintained and everyone enjoyed the wonderful meals and the property was well maintained. Anna was a wealth of information and was great with all the kids. We would highly recommend the property to others and are hoping to return for another holiday. Horseback riding is close to the property and the cost was very reasonable. Beaches are within 5 minute drive and everyone loved the huge waves. Ziplining at wingnuts is easy to get to on the way to Samara and was a great experience."
    Guest: Kelley J. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 25, 2016
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  • Great House Great Location

    "The house has an amazing view of Playa Negra so when were weren't surfing we were always in touch with the conditions and enjoying watching the ocean. There are only a handful of other houses around so there is a wonderful feeling of being perched on a secluded coastline. At the same time, it is a very easy and pleasant drive to Playa Avellana and Tamarindo. There are also a number of good places to eat within 10-15 minute drive. The house is in a small gated community with a security guard at the gate on the road. The house can be completely secured/locked when you leave for the day. We never worried about breakins. The house is super comfortable and stocked with everything you need. The pool and patio area below are awesome. Great to just hang out at the house and relax in between outings. Highly recommend this place."
    Guest: Dana O. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
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  • Awesome Access, BEAUTIFUL property, all the amenities and more than home!

    "Traveling to Costa Rica for the first time with extended family -- kiddo and grandparents. Rich opened up his home to us, and it was fabulous! I dropped the ball upon arrival in terms of coordinating keys, but reached out to Rich, and within 10 minutes a set were delivered to get us in! Saved me from the scowls. After that, everything was blissful. The home is beautiful and has everything we needed. We were so close to all the restaurants, bars, day and nightlife of Tamarindo. We could walk through the neighborhood to get to Playa Langosta to surf. Incredible stay, and would love to visit his place again soon! Thanks, Rich!"
    Guest: Toni S. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
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