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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Puntarenas reviews

  • Beautiful condo with beautiful views

    "Simon manages to offer a beautiful one bedroom condo with two "real" ocean view balconies for less than the Crocs charges for a junior suite ocean view room with a sliding glass door that the Crocs passes off as a balcony. The condo has a full kitchen and laundry facilities. A Crocs room does not. The condo was fabulous. We purchases some food at the local grocery an we were good to go. Plenty of space, two bathrooms, tub and shower, two balconies, eleventh floor. As for the Crocs: the day-to-day staff is great. The two bars offer good food for reasonable value as actually does the coffee shop as well. The Parsley & Pepper restaurant has good breakfasts for reasonable prices. Parsley & Pepper for other meals is a bit over priced for food that is not too special, but it works in a pinch. I do not recommend Adacus - overpriced for simply okay food. There are plenty of great places in town to eat. Everyone loved Tsunami Sushi and Lemon Zest. If you are willing to drive and pay a little (the same prices as Adacus, forty minute drive) - Alma del Pacifico in Esterillos is amazing. Go at lunch because the restaurant is on the beach and you don't want to miss the views. A couple of notes: this is a condo, not a hotel room. Their is no maid service unless requested (and the Crocs will charge). Towel exchange is complimentary. The free breakfast does not apply to condo guests. Expect about $8-$10 per breakfast. Room service is available - but the best food is at the bars (not available for room service) so on a couple of occasions I went down and picked up. Crocs management leaves a lot to be desired. I had a bizarre billing dispute because they were some how confused b/c I paid Simon ahead of time through VRBO. Apparently the condo can be rented through the front desk, but the price is not competitive with the price Simon offers on VRBO. Simon stepped in and presumably chastised the appropriate people and we eventually sorted it out. Just be aware that you are in Costa Rica and billing disputes are common, not just with Crocs. The restaurants are notorious for processing a different amount than is on the receipt. Be prepared with a good credit card or simply choose to pay cash."
    Guest: Daniel T. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 14, 2016
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  • Bird lovers Paradise!

    "This house is located 20 minutes up a winding road from Dominical in the hills. The house is just beautiful and The Caretaker Whrner is wonderful! He was such a big help and of course we fell in love with his dogs, Luna and Marshmella both were very sweet and we loved having them around the house. The pools were great fun we had a blast on the slide. The property has lots of pineapples, limes, papaya, and fresh herbs. Just ask Whrner and he will show you the grounds. We rented a car in San Jose and drove to Dominical. Next time I would take a shuttle then rent a car locally. The roads can be very hard to navigate without local knowledge in San Jose. There are a number of good restaurants close to the house but you will need a car. 4 wheel drive will be a big help in this area. But not necessary. We were a group of 6 older, young at heart people who had a blast! We didn't want to leave this beautiful place. The 4 star rating is for the lack of air conditioning. We were there in summer (February) and it was super hot to sleep in. It was fine during the day. Just wish we had a/c in the bedrooms. It did cool down in the middle of the night so it was cool when we woke at 5am to watch the toucans flying around the yard and all the other beautiful birds. I would go back in a minute even without air conditioning."
    Guest: Michelle W. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 27, 2017
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  • Great spot

    "We loved the villa, amazing views, close to everything we needed! We'll be back!"
    Guest: Matt H. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 28, 2017
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  • Piece of paradise!

    "This was a wonderful rental for our family of five. The view will take your breath away and to be able to enjoy it from sunrise to sunset made it tough to leave. The pictures are great but the property is even more beautiful in person. The house is spacious and of course gorgeous. The master bedroom is spectacular and the patio off the bedroom is a great place to have a morning coffee and enjoy the view of the ocean. The outdoor pool was outstanding. We loved spending time on the covered patio in the comfy chairs. The outdoor grill and eating area was another perk! We loved listening to the animals and birds all day and really enjoyed seeing them in the trees at night with our flashlights. The yard and landscaping was really nice. We would walk around and just take in all the colors and various types of shrubs, plants and trees. We have been to various Caribbean islands and this property was definitely the prettiest! The 24 hour security guard at the main gate was also very much appreciated. The owners were absolutely awesome to work with and always responded to the questions we had. We are so fortunate that they are sharing their house so we can also experience paradise!!!!"
    Guest: judy a. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: December 31, 2016
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