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Recent Guanacaste reviews

  • Exceeded expectations

    "Group of 6 people. Been to Costa Rica before (San Jose), and looking for a different experience. We found it in Guanacaste and this home was perfect for us. Plenty of room. Each couple had their own bedroom and private bath. We had an extra bathroom for goood measure. The home is very comfortable and functional. Loved being close to thhe beach. Fine restaurants are nearby. Easy access to most places you need to go. Best part of the stay is the friendly, polite, and efficient staff that are always happy to assist. The home manager/concierge, Sai, was kowledgeable of all aspects and was able to secure appointments for massages, tours, and answer questions about most anything. The housekeepers, gardener, and night guard were all very good. We vacation a lot in various parts of the world, and have stayed at countless VRBO sponsored homes, and can say that this is one of our favorite places. Given the opportunity, we would surely return and rent this property again. Pura Vida!"
    Guest: Rudy C. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 10, 2016
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  • What a great place to stay in Costa Rica

    "We just spent a long holiday week-end with family at Villa Encantada with a number of family members. It was as beautiful and comfortable as advertised, if not more so. The owner, Glenn, was great to work with. He provided a wealth of information about activities in the area and helped us select a zipline tour that did a great job accommodating a seven-year old member of our party. Since our party was too big to all stay at the Villa, he arranged an additional house a few minutes away to take the overflow. He met us on our arrival and showed us around the property, providing a map of the trails, and checked on us regularly during our stay. We really enjoyed the well laid out trails throughout the property. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and well maintained and the views of the lake and rainforest are spectacular. We had six kids aged seven and under who would have spent the entire stay making the circuit up and down the water slide if the adults had the stamina to stay with them. (OK, the adults had their share of fun on the slide as well, especially when they could splash an unsuspecting onlooker.) Another popular activity was fishing in the pond located on the property, especially from the island in the middle. We hiked down to Lake Arenal, but didn’t fish there – that will have to wait on a future trip. The house itself is beautiful and comfortable with lots of nice touches. It is well stocked with towels (including for the pool), pots, pans, dishes, basic spices, etc. – far better than we have experienced in other rentals. Nuevo Arenal (sometimes just called Arenal) is only three or four miles away and has a grocery, meat vendor and bakery, as well as a pharmacy and we shopped and cooked most dinners at the Villa. There are a number of good restaurants in the area, and we had lunch at several, but we preferred not to drive at night. But watch your fuel level – the “gasolineria” in town was closed while we were there and is reputed to be expensive when open. The closest we found was Tilaran (about 15 miles) or La Fortuna (about 30 miles), but there are a lot of activities in and around La Fortuna, so you may be going there anyway. Remember that you are in a rainforest and I read somewhere that it typically rains at some point during 22 or 23 days in September, the month we were there, and it rained three of four days we were there, but only one day for a long period and you can find activities nearby that are rain-free since the climate changes wi"
    Guest: Jim L. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 6, 2016
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  • Great week in Paradise

    "Terrific alternative to an all-inclusive. Rather than just a nice room, we loved having a fully equipped, kitchen, laundry room, and 3 TV's, all included in our Beautiful 3 BR condo overlooking golf course and very convenient to beaches, dining, and many tours. In addition to the comprehensive information package provided by the owner, we met several owners and renters who gave us good suggestions for dining and tours. Another plus is the security. We observed security personnel making their rounds every night. Great beach club, too."
    Guest: Joisey Guy Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: February 9, 2016
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  • PERFECT home

    "We were 15 people staying in the home for a week. It easily fit all of us and then some - such a spacious home and property. The home is so, so beautiful and we really enjoyed spending time out by the pool. The cleaning service was great and the entire home was clean and well-stocked. Really, only have great things to say about the home. Additionally, Marcelo and everyone at Blue Water helped make our trip truly special. He made coordinating transportation easy, as we arranged pick up/drop off at the airport in addition to taxi services to Tamarindo and Playa Flamingo. He also helped us coordinate trips to Hacienda Guachepelin and on a catamaran boat expedition. We also were able to eat dinner watching the sunset on the beach thanks to his help. He made this trip easy and beyond memorable. So, the house is great and the opportunities that come with the house are great too. I would highly recommend this home to anyone - it will make your stay in Costa Rica very memorable!"
    Guest: Robert T. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 27, 2016
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