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Recent Guanacaste reviews

  • Perfect Adventure

    "The place is gorgeous! Exactly like the photos. The entrance is grand and the house is huge!! It was so comfortable. I'm going to break this review down into as many sub-sections as I can so that reviewers can have an overall perspective of the property. I stayed for a week with 8 other adults. All 5 bedrooms were utilized. There are 4 in the main home, and 1 little casita (think guest house) behind the home on the property. PROS: The grandeur and the beauty was a huge plus for our group. Location was great close to beaches, on a golf course, centrally located to other towns. HOWEVER, rent a car or golf carts - depending on what you plan to do on vacation. The compund/reserve that the golf course is located on is huge, so going to the beach house, etc can be a long walk. Going off the reserve is not possible without a car. The home is in Tamrindo beach but closer to Playa Avellana, which is gorgeous and known for its surfs! Another bonus pro, the house is technically not handicap accessible; however, my friend who has limited mobility and uses a wheel chair was able to stay in one of the bedrooms on the lower level of the home, with entrance through the garage with no problems. He was able to comfortable get around the interior and exterior of the home in his chair. Royce was so easy to work with! Totally accommodating and very responsive to any questions or needs we had! CONS: It is a Caribbean location be prepared for things outside of your control, like random losses of water or power. (We can be so spoiled with life's luxuries) The home advertises as coming with house keeping everyday, but be flexible in your interpretation of that. Remember, you're in a villa, a private home, not a hotel! Keeping that theme in mind, pack all toiletries and other necessities you may need. The home had very limited selection of seasonings and condiments for food. We had to buy everything, food in Costa Rica is not cheap. But with these as the only cons, I'll take it! Already planning a return trip :)"
    Guest: Janae L. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: February 22, 2016
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  • Breathtaking views, stunning sunsets

    "We recently returned from an amazing family vacation in Costa Rica, and our stay at Hacienda San Fernando was amazing. The house far exceeded our expectations! The views from the main house are breathtaking and included daily stunning sunsets, visits from local wildlife, and incredible natural beauty. The pool and outdoor area was perfect for our group of 9 to relax, eat, play, and enjoy our time there. The main house is also beautifully decorated and comfortable on the inside, too. The master bedroom was spacious and has a fantastic attached bathroom with a semi-outdoor shower. We also especially appreciated the caretakers, Freddy and Luisa, and their adorable son, Ivan, who enjoyed teaching us Spanish and gave us great tips about local beaches. We loved the town of Samara, and had fun kayaking, dining, and exploring local beaches. We hope to return to Hacienda San Fernando soon!"
    Guest: Leslie Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 1, 2016
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  • Lovely property with amazing view

    "Our party of 10 had a great visit at Casa Holmes. Nita is very easy to work with and the local management company was very helpful. We found the area very easy to navigate and took unguided excursions to Rio Perdido (zip lining and thermal pools) and Tamarindo (surfing lessons). We are had 2 great days of fishing with Papagayo Sport Fishing. Rocio's Kitchen prepared a lovely meal for us upon our arrival - making our travel day and getting set in the house very easy. The home has everything you might need for a big group...ample sleeping spaces, plenty of towels, and a well furnished kitchen. Other reviews note a very steep driveway....it is! - but not a problem at all (get an automatic if you rent a car and are not an expert with manual transmissions...it's part of the fun!!)."
    Guest: sandra Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 18, 2016
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  • Perfect Family Retreat in Playa Hermosa

    "We had a wonderful time staying at Chris' unit in Villas Sol! At first, my husband was a little disappointed that the unit didn't have the view offered by many others advertised on VRBO in Playa Hermosa. However, we quickly realized that our unit's proximity to the beach was far more important and convenient than if we had rented a villa with a view as those units were all located up a very steep hillside! The unit itself was very clean and spacious and had all of the amenities we needed. The patio was perfect for playing board games, dining al fresco or simply reading and/or napping on a chaise and the small pool was ideal for our use with two small children ages 5 and 2. They LOVED it!! Plus, if we wanted to go socialize and play around in a bigger pool, there was that option also with the other two resort pools! Being in the complex itself made us feel safer and it was nice knowing that if we needed ANYTHING (especially having small children with us) there was always 24 hour staff that could assist us. Another great thing about being a part of the resort was that they offered great tours, as well as car rentals. I highly recommend getting shuttled into Villas Sol (preferably by Liberia Shuttle-Javier is great!) and renting a car from the resort. As it turned out, it was actually CHEAPER to rent from them than it was to rent near the airport AND it was much more convenient. Playa Hermosa itself was so peaceful with very few people on it at any given time. It is definitely not the 'mill' that Playas del Coco or Tamarindo are where you have people begging for money or trying to sell you things at your every turn. I think we were approached maybe twice to buy something the entire week we were in Playa Hermosa. As for restaurants, we favored Roberto's! We found it to have the best location, delicious food and a wonderful waitstaff!! AquaSport was also another fun spot a little further down. And if you rent a car, you MUST find Father Roosters! It's kind of tucked away in Playa Ocotal, but once you find it, you'll love it! Good food (although a bit on the pricey side), great entertainment and waitstaff and spectacular sunsets! Just a really unique place! All in all, we had a fabulous time while staying at Chris' unit and HIGHLY RECOMMEND it!! She, too, was a gem to work with and made everything very simple and stress-free. We can't wait to return to our newly found paradise as soon as possible!"
    Guest: Seija G. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
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