When we booked our week at the Garden Cottage, James sent us detailed and helpful information on getting a taxi at San Jose airport, finding the correct bus terminal and safeguarding our belongings while en route. From the beginning we felt that our communication with James was very good, and by the time we arrived we knew that we could rely on him to be honest and helpful.
And our arrival at the cottage couldn't have been nicer. James was there to greet our taxi, help with our luggage, and introduce us to our new home. His thoughtfulness in providing basic start-up necessities in the kitchen, delicious Costa Rican coffee, and a bowl of fresh fruit, was very much appreciated by 2 weary travellers. He gave us a quick orientation, left us to settle in and delayed the business aspect until the next day.
The cottage itself was clean, comfortable, nicely furnished and decorated, and had everything we needed. We felt at home right away. And the setting couldn't have been better....quiet, restful, birds chirping in the trees, a babbling brook nearby, an outdoor deck to enjoy our morning coffee, while indoors we had all the conveniences of home, including a phone and reliable wi fi.
James came by the next day to see how we were doing and to give us information on buses, stores, nearby attractions, San Isidro restaurants etc. On Thursday, he accompanied us to the Ferria (farmers market) and acted as our guide and advisor as we navigated our way through the many stalls selling wonderful fresh produce, fish etc.
We had a wonderful holiday here, and would definitely recommend it to family and friends. And if we're back in Costa Rica again, we will certainly stay in this little bit of paradise! Thank you James for your wonderful hospitality.