This house had the perfect combination of being so close to the beach we could touch our feet to the sand in under a minute and being clouded by enough jungle that we could escape to complete privacy whenever we wanted. From the infinity pool, we couldn’t see anything but ocean, sky, and trees. I learned that the only houses on the whole 30-acre property were owned by the same person who owns the Bali House, which made me feel very safe. A staff of six people worked at the house, cleaning the pool and the bedrooms and doing laundry. They were very friendly, even though I didn’t speak any Spanish, and they very much kept to themselves. The pool and air conditioning made the hot weather more than tolerable. It was really nice to sit on the deck at night when the air would cool just a bit and sip a glass of wine. The pool light reflected the stars in a gorgeous way that made me feel as though I were sitting at the edge of the universe. For dinner we could walk 15 minutes to get to local restaurants. I cannot stress how delicious chicken is in Costa Rica. I don’t know what they do differently there, but it is amazing. All in all, my Costa Rica vacation was a luxury and a dream. I can only hope I will be able to get another group together and stay at the Bali House again sometime soon.