My husband and I went with two other couples to this condo in January and as I had done lots of research and had asked many questions, I knew it was going to be fantastic. We arrive on January 10th and the condo was ready to go when we walked in the door. We did some some cooking while there, but only breakfast, as we were normally gone most every day on tours and in the evening we liked to try the different restaurants in the area.
Daystar Property Mgmt. was there whenever we needed them with any questions or concerns and were wonderful with setting up all of our tours and even re-arranging some of them due to rain we had on several afternoons. Daystar setting up the tours helped alleviate any fears of not knowing how "good" some of the tour companies may or may not have been.
We did the Crocodile Man tour, horsebackriding w/the waterfall, Zip-lining,Tortuga Island, golfing at Los Suenos, Poas Volcano + La Paz Waterfalls and Manual Antonio National Park -- all excellent choices and we were fortunate enough to have the same tour guide for the last two and we're now fast friends! Seriously, we are planning to be back there in two years but for two weeks next time.
The condo is perfectly placed on the beach for easy access to the water. The beach is rocky so you'll want to wear water shoes but the water is so warm and refreshing. We spent a couple mornings just walking the beach and it was heavenly. It was very humid while there so the condo windows tend to fog up and the floor can be slippery so be careful -- both inside and out on the balconies. The balconies were so nice to have off each bedroom, although we moved all six chairs to the main balcony off the living area so we could all sit out there and rehash our day's events.
There were a few very minor things that I gave to Daystar to look at in the condo such as replacing the A/C filter in the 2nd bedroom as it wasn't cooling very well; the washing machine made a loud clanking noise every time you used it when it was in rinse mode; lights under the kitchen cabinets weren't all working and bulbs just needed to be replaced -- things like that. I figure, people who had previously rented probably didn't bother to tell anyone at Daystar and so these are things that would not get noticed by housekeeping. None of those things were critical at all and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I'll add some photos so you can see what I mean about how amazing this place really is.