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Recent Guanacaste reviews

  • Villa Catalina - tropical paradise - pool, lush gardens, 4 huge bedrooms, great living areas

    "Our two families (4 adults & 4 children) had such a great stay at this gorgeous house. It was such a fun house - a great terrace / patio for cool drinks under the fans, watching the kids play in the pool and run around the private garden. My husband had a great round of golf (the house looks across the 4th fairway) whilst the kids and I had a fun morning at the exclusive Beach Club that you get access to. You don't even have to drive there! A little shuttle service picks you up & takes you right there! There are 2 pools (one great one for our toddler - a shallow one, and another deeper one), a lovely restaurant, lots of sun chairs / pool loungers, and it's on the awesome Conchal beach. You can get kayaks and SUPs free from the Beach Club. The beach is a fantastic white sand beach, crystal blue ocean and some shady trees. Just beautiful. Later on in the week we went & hired jet skis and did a beautiful horseback ride (older kids only) along the beach at sunset...so many dreams come true! The house was so relaxing. It's in beautiful cool colours, that make it light & cooling. It's so welcoming, & we all just hung out & relaxed. There were 4 large bedrooms, all really nicely decorated. We loved that each bedroom had their own ensuite bathroom and balcony! So there was lots of room for each family, and a nice bit of luxury. The owner was so helpful - gave us great recommendations for restaurants & fun things to do with the kids - like private surfing lessons, an introduction to the owners of the nearby sailing club (they know the owners personally), an amazing horseback ride and info on all the great local beaches (there are so many great different ones nearby that we would never have found!). It was just a great family vacation, and it would suit anyone from the most active (zip-lining, surfing, kayaking, horse-back riding, scuba-diving, SUPing, hiking, mountain bike riding, yoga) to those just wanting to rest and lie on the beach or by the pool with a delicious cocktail in hand, watching the sunset or the amazing wildlife and hummingbirds..... This was a DREAM holiday for everyone. Like a bucket list trip! Highly recommend it for anyone. Just loved it.ri"
    Guest: Loveexploring Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 24, 2016
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  • Relaxation at its finest!

    "Our family and friends had a wonderful time in Hacienda Pinilla. Elisabet was great to work with from the start and was very responsive. Both Maria's were very helpful too as far as excursion recommendations and attentive to our needs while we were there. The villa itself is very spacious and well appointed. We had 4 adults and 3 kids, 11,8, and 6 and they loved being able to run out to the pool in the back and even go for night swims. We horseback rode on property and did daily excursions including zip line, BBQ at Black Stallion, Surf Lessons at the beach club, and a catamaran ride as well which included snorkeling and lunch. The access to the Marriott worked well also as some nights we would just walk over there for dinner after a long day of activities. You definitely need a car here. We actually arranged a shuttle from Liberia and then picked up our car at the Marriott through Avis- that worked out well. We will certainly be back and appreciated the time we spent at Hacienda Pinilla to truly check out! My kids rated the vacation a "10+++" which tells me this was a huge success! Thanks again for our special memories we created! Pura Vida!"
    Guest: Alison K. Date of Stay: March 2017 Review Submitted: April 8, 2017
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  • Amazing Experience

    "My husband and I just returned from a 2 week stay at Villa de Shira. To say it was amazing is an understatement! The house was perfect for a relaxing vacation. The kitchen is well stocked for in house meals, which is important to us since we love to cook, even on vacation. Another nice touch was the supply of spices and oils already available (unusual in a rental). The bedroom A/C was great for sleeping but during the day, the mountain breezes and the ceiling fans kept the house very comfortable. Each morning began with coffee on the deck listening and watching the howler monkeys frolicking in the trees and the many birds that visited on a regular basis. After a day of exploring, afternoons were spent floating in the pool enjoying the jungle and ocean views. Sunsets at Villa de Shira are the most beautiful we have experienced in Costa Rica or anywhere we have been. Fabrice and Miho are the perfect hosts. Available on a minutes notice if needed but otherwise invisible. If you are a sushi fan we highly recommend Miho's sunset sushi dinner. Delicious and plentiful. There are so many things that are truly special about Villa de Shira that set it apart from other rentals. Fabrice and Miho go the extra mile to provide a true Pura Vida experience. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Pat & Baird"
    Guest: Pat B. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: March 8, 2017
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  • Just awesome!

    "The house, the owners, Cynthia, the Chef's that came and made us a meal at the house, the beach club, the gate house security, Lola's and Playa Longosta...simply awesome."
    Guest: Tony E. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: March 1, 2017
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