The house is wonderful, well equipped with all basic appliances and good internet (we rented the house before and this is a great improvement). Also secure and clean. Housekeeping is provided and also two bikes (which are old but both working fine). Biking is one of the best ways to move around in Puerto Viejo.
Nice hammocks to rest and enjoy the view.
The rooms and bathroom on the second floor are very comfortable, with big windows facing the gardens, therefore you can enjoy them since you wake up or while you are showering (my favorite part of the house). The manager was also willing to solve quickly the questions and inquiries we had regarding the maintenance.
Another plus of the house are the well maintained gardens all over the big property, which makes it a delight for the eyes and senses and are great attractors of hummingbirds, butterflies (the blue morpho especially) woodpeckers, tangers, sloths (we had one of those wonderful visitors in one of the trees), just to mentioned some of the abundant species that comes daily to the garden.
The house is very well located, only 50 meters from the most superb beaches in Southern Caribbean (Playa Chiquita). The beaches in this area are great for swimming because the coral reefs protects them from dangerous currents, which is not the case in all the beaches. Also walkable distance to Punta Uva and Cocles (other super beaches in the area).
I stayed with my family, 6 year-old daughter and husband, and my daughter was delighted with the daily discoveries in terms of insects, butterflies, birds and animals, if you are a nature lover this is a good choice. You can find in the house guides to all the Costa Rican biodiversity, very handy and useful!
Duende Gourmet, a small but very good supermarket is located near the house, which is another plus. Every Saturday morning the small Organic Market in downtown Puerto Viejo, offers fresh organic vegetables, fruits, dairy products, honey, jams, homemade bread, cakes, and even organic soap. Be sure to arrive early in the morning to get the best products. Other restaurants are nearby which are very good such as Shawandah (french-Caribbean), Botánica Orgánica (great breakfast and lunch), and a good cup of coffee in the Swiss-owned café next to the School. If you want to have fresh bread every morning you can buy it in Vida Sana, also a walking distance.
I fully recommend the house! And hopefully will come in the near future!