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Recent Puntarenas reviews

  • A fantastic Villa with all of the amenities!

    "My wife and I booked this villa for our first vacation in Costa Rica. Additionally, our grown sons and their partners joined us. Let me say that we found the villa to be fantastic in every way! There are three ample bedrooms so that everyone has their own space. Every bedroom has sliders out to the villa-length deck. The master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom with double sinks and a huge jetted tub and separate shower. The kitchen/living room (great room) is very large allowing space for reading, sitting, cooking, or other indoor activities. But who wants to be indoors when the view from the deck is of the ocean and the mainland beyond. You can watch the ferry to the mainland go back and forth throughout the day. You could also see the clouds that hover over the section called the cloud forest on the mainland side. And if you want, and I did, watch all of the activity while standing in the pool on the deck. A wonderful way to cool down in a very private setting. Caroline, the property concierge, was extremely helpful in scheduling anything we needed. On two mornings, she scheduled a girls, then a boys morning of massages in-villa for us all. She and her husband, Michael, run a great little restaurant down at the beach on this compound that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very good! Overall, Costa Rica has so much to offer, you can’t see it all in one trip. We made it a point to do all of the activities we could on the Nicoya Peninsula (where this villa is located) on this trip, such as the great beaches in Samara and to stay at other places on the mainland for future trips to see other attractions. We did take the car on the ferry (ferry landing very close by) and drove to the Monteverde area. We stayed overnight at Pension Santa Elena for short money to take in the Cloud Forest, Monteverdi Coffee tour and other sights. The property was very clean and well maintained and the only down note was that the air conditioning unit in one bedroom did not work and took 4 days to get it looked at and repaired. With the weather at 93 degrees every day, it was a slight inconvenience to not have it, but it did not affect my extremely positive review. So, if you are most interested in activities on the Nicoya Peninsula and want a fantastic place to stay with the utmost in privacy, this Villa will deliver!"
    Guest: Bob B. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: March 30, 2016
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  • Mostly Terrific

    "We visited in mid-July with my daughter, her friend, and her two children and had a mostly terrific experience. The main part of the house and the pool are really incredible. Loved the open concept - always had a great view of the ocean/bay whether from the house or pool. The surroundings provided privacy and the feeling of being away from it all. Loved having the awesome pool to ourselves (and the occasional vulture that would land for a drink). Being the "rainy" season had us a little concerned but Javier told us not to worry - that the days would be beautiful and any rain would be in the evening or night. He was exactly right! A typical day was to get up and spend the day in and around the pool. Didn't miss TV and/or using my phone to stay in touch with people in the U.S. The internet service was sufficient to pick up texts, emails, and news. The house, pool and grounds are well maintained by Javier and his crew and they were quick to take care of a couple of small problems (light on patio not working, bulbs burnt out). Some things to consider: The house is about 3 hours from the nearest major airport. We flew in to Liberia - easy to get through customs and Javier was there to pick us up and had a great opportunity to see much of the country while driving down - including about 40 minutes of gravel road. The sidewalk to the hotel / restaurant / beach is quite steep and anyone with health issues may not be able to negotiate it. There are other nearby (walking distance) restaurants - not a problem for us since Javier helped us get to grocery stores, meat markets and fruit stands where we bought was was needed to cook / grill our meals. The two main bedrooms (while roomy) are somewhat rustic. One bedroom in the back building is small but has an attached bathroom. The other bedroom is large, but no attached bathroom so will need to go to one of the other bedrooms for access to a bathroom. All bathrooms are only accessible from bedrooms. Javier provides not only excellent property management but also provided us with transportation when needed and helped with an excursion that helped build great memories. He is great to work with as everyone has said! Overall - a great vacation - relaxing - beautiful - great times - great memories with family - great pictures - great times in the pool (did I say great times in the pool)!"
    Guest: William M. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 27, 2016
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  • Awesome House and Location

    "We stayed here last March and liked it so much we came back in July! The house is very comfortable with a short walk to the beach and surf. We saw an incredible amount of bird life along with monkeys and other jungle animals. The location provides both a beach sunrise and a mountain sunset view. We will stay here again!"
    Guest: Mateo Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 8, 2016
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  • Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!!

    "What can I say about this perfect house?? My husband and I have rented houses all over the world and this was by far the best one we've ever had. I had to pick my chin up off the floor when we first arrived. It is absolutely beautiful! The view is the first thing that grabs you and never gets old. The house is amazing and the owner has thought of everything!! The more than fully equipped kitchen was perfect. We cooked most of our meals in because we didn't want to leave paradise. We spent a leisurely week here either staying on our hilltop paradise or checking out the beautiful beaches. From the birds in the morning to the spectacular sunsets in the afternoon to the stars at night I can't say enough wonderful things about this property. I call Denise a "rock star" in the property management field. She met us at a restaurant and we followed her to the house. She was available to us the entire week if we needed anything. She made us feel most welcome. When (not if) we come back again we want to stay here longer. It was so hard to leave. We highly recommend the Exotica restaurant for a delicious and romantic dinner and the Bamboo Room restaurant for a great meal and live music. John and Janet (the owners) made us feel right at home. If you're spending time in the Ojochal area this house is a must!!!"
    Guest: Kim and Lee B. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: February 29, 2016
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