We really enjoyed our two-day mini vacation at Elena's Costa Linda condo. I am very familiar with Jaco and have stayed in several places there, but this was our first time in the Costa Linda.
It is a lovely condominium complex, ideally located within walking distance to the beach and just far enough down the street from the central commercial district to be quiet and safe.
Everything in the condo was exactly as described in the HomeAway listing. Elena, the owner, is very responsive and answered all my questions in advance. She does not live on site but has a property manager, Julieta, who handles all the details of your arrival, departure and anything that you may need during your stay. She, too, is very communicative, and we received all of her contact info (phone numbers, direct email) prior to our arrival. In fact, I called her before arrival to make sure I knew where and how to obtain entrance to the condo.
Your deposit will be collected in full upfront, but Elena processed our refund through HomeAway within the first couple of days after we checked out. We had no problems whatsoever with payment or getting our deposit refunded promptly.
We would definitely stay there again. It's a good value and a great place to say. Ideal for families or couples.