"This was our third time in this town, but first time at this resort. There was friendly staff throughout the property, beautiful gardens, walking trails, pools, shuttle service, restaurants with excellent food, but the BEST part was the private beach and bar nearby.
It is an amazing house and we enjoyed our time here. We arranged with Green Coast to have groceries waiting for us upon arrival, which added a nice touch to their service. There were two disappointing features of the house that I feel I need to note here. The first and most important was the view. The 9th picture on this listing shows an amazing unobstructed view of the ocean and hills below the casa, with the caption, "view of the Pacific". Unfortunately, this is NOT the view that you get from the balcony this house, as there is now a very large palm tree that is blocking much of the center of the view. There are now only ocean views from the sides of the balcony, when you look to the right and left of the giant palm tree. I was very disappointed to see the tree, as I had chosen this house mainly because of the view that is advertised in the ad. I hope that they take a new updated photos of their "view", because I feel that the current ad is quite misleading. The second issue that we encountered was that the two toilets downstairs that are attached to the bedrooms are located outside on the balcony, along with the showers. We liked that the showers are outside, but in the middle of the night, none of us wanted to use a toilet outside as there were bats hanging from the ceiling above. This meant that we had to walk up the stairs to the main floor in the middle of the night to use the first floor's toilet. On the second morning we started finding large piles of bat feces in our showers that we would then have to step around. The last day, when the maid service came, we assumed she would clean up the shower area, but the piles were still there after she left. By then it was too late to call for cleanup.
Overall, we had a fantastic trip to CR and really enjoyed the location. The house was almost perfect for us. I do not think we will stay at this house again in the future, but will consider other houses nearby."
Guest: Julie O.
Date of Stay: September 2016
Review Submitted: October 20, 2016