If you are wondering if Estrella is the place for you to stay...this...is...it! The moment you are greeted from the most accommodating owners ever, Patricia and Simon, you will find this place to be everything you hoped it would be and more! We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica and any worries we might have had were unnecessary. We found Estrella and the lovely area of Montezuma to be absolutely perfect. The accommodations were superior, totally private, safe, spotlessly clean, comfortable, and full of amazing detail and beauty. Patricia and Simon have created a dream-like peaceful place where you can come to just relax. Features like elegant teak ceilings, thick mahogany countertops, tile floors, fully equipped kitchen, accent lighting, artful lighting fixtures, WiFi, and a ceiling fan over a comfortable bed made our stay that much more enjoyable. The front porch with the hammock and the perfect spot for morning coffee added to the delight. Having the choice of a fun, private outdoor shower in your own banana grove become a daily pleasure.
The landscaping, flowers, trees and plants were delightful and we enjoyed the butterflies and hummingbirds that were attracted to them. The sandy beaches (Los Cedros) nearby were beautiful, virtually private (since there were very few other people) and we were mesmerized by the blue waves of the Pacific Ocean. Special thanks goes to Patricia and Simon for kindly sharing helpful information, supplying us with a hand-drawn personalized map, providing a list (with photos) of local wildlife, coaching us about the taxis and local bus schedule, making sure our stay was enjoyable, and providing us with great opportunities to see (and photograph) the monkeys, iguanas, coatis, agoutis, and more! It was a unique experience getting to see and hear the howler monkeys from our own private paradise. We felt right at home and appreciated Patricia and Simon’s extra help in obtaining a taxi for us the day of our departure. We would definitely go back and would have stayed longer if given the opportunity. We truly enjoyed this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thank you Patricia and Simon!
Keith & Caryn