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Recent Playa San Miguel reviews

  • Absolute Heaven

    "The stars reflected like little lights in the smooth sheets of water that washed up on the beach in front of the house the evening we arrived. That is when I knew we were in for something special staying at Sand Dollar Cove. We were given exacting instructions on how to get there. The roads were easy to navigate and were in good condition, though the trek is not for the feint of heart. We wanted to get away from it all and enjoy time with family and friends in a setting ripe for adventure and SDC was the perfect fit for us. Our party included four adults and six children, four of whom were teenagers. We spent our days reading in the hammocks (great collection of books at the house - thanks!), sitting on the spacious porch overlooking the beach, boogie boarding, playing in the waves and riding the bike along the beach all the way to the estuary. In San Francisco de Coyote, we discovered a bakery and got to know the local grocer; he made us special drinks & helped us find food for all those teenagers. Pat (the manager) made sure we had all we needed and helped arrange to do a kayak trip through the mangroves. She had great recommendations for restaurants that were a short drive away. Cheo (the caretaker) brought us fresh eggs every morning, made pinto gallo & fresh tortillas for us, fried up fresh fish and made enough arroz con pollo that we actually had leftovers! (no small feat with a house full of teenagers) Cheo's son took the kids fishing one morning and Cheo made a bonfire for us on the beach. The howling monkeys woke us in the morning and we quickly adapted to the local habit of going to bed with the sun. By week's end, we felt like locals and could have stayed forever."
    Guest: Kristen J. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: June 10, 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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  • Amazing view!

    "Wow, what a place to spend a week and what a view to wake up to each day! This was our second stay at Casa Pastor and this time we brought our three teens along. The home is comfortable, clean & spacious. We enjoyed the covered porch and cool pool every afternoon and took turns relaxing in the hammock! The mangoes on the mango tree were ripe so we made mango pancakes one morning! Melissa, the property manager, made sure we had everything we needed. We played at the beach each morning (surfing, boogie boarding, beach volleyball) and relaxed at the house in the afternoons before we went back to the beach for more activities like kayaking, snorkeling, etc. For those who enjoy a blend of relaxation & adventure in a beautiful place that is off the beaten path, Casa Pastor in Samara is for you! Alex & Carol, our family thanks you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home! Hope we can return someday! Stacia"
    Guest: Stacia H. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 11, 2016
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  • Hate to write this review

    "So, you're probably wondering what went wrong to "hate" to write this review". Absolutely nothing. Rancho Ramar is a wonderful home that's actually better than what the pictures show or what the owners description depicts. The home is located right on the beach in the Costa De Oro section of Coyote. Step out of the rear door and your swimming in the beautiful pool. A few more steps your under the palm trees and about 50 or so feet later, your in the sand and a few more steps into the water. The beach is clean, long and pretty much what I think a beach should look like. Ask Pilo the caretaker, who lives with his wife in the front casita to put up the hammocks under the palm trees right at the edge of the beach, and it's heaven. As for Pilo and his wife Noylin, they live in the front Casita. Anything that needed a quick fix or help with, they were very helpful in taking care of. Pilo kept the pool and grounds clean and while we speak only a little Spanish and they only a little English, it wasn't much of a barrier. Inside, the home is beautiful. Full kitchen with just about anything you could need, AC in each room, and a great layout. Bedrooms and bathrooms, first rate. And a great outdoor Rancho. The location is remote. We knew that going in as we have previously visited the area. It's not for everyone. Anyone looking for night life or to be catered to, is missing the boat on why to come down to the Coyote area. It's a lack of those amenities that adds to the charm of Playa Coyote, Playa San Miguel and Costa de Oro. (all three beach areas that pretty much make up San Francisco De Coyote). The beaches are wonderfully uncrowded (meaning you might see 3-4 others within a mile in either direction), the local town of San Francisco De Coyote is a true Tico town with a few Expats scattered about and very few "tourists". There are limited, but enough small Tico restaurants and a couple of "higher end" restaurants, that will satisfy most people, each with their own distinctive charm and great food. Jose, the property owner was great to "do business with" as well. Communication was excellent! So why do I hate to write this review? Why would I want to share this info and find more people coming down to this special place in Costa Rica? I'd rather it stay just the way it is. For those looking to really get away from it all, but have it all, this place is for you and Rancho Ramar is great place to hang your hat for a week or more!"
    Guest: Stanley A. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 24, 2016
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