It was hard to leave this beautiful house in the hills above SJDS and the fantastic care of Luis and his wife.
We spent 13 nights enjoying the surroundings, sounds of howler monkeys, many different species of birds, amazing view of the ocean and Costa Rica beyond.
Some of the highlights were having Kenny Nakai, chef extraordinaire; prepare us a gourmet four course dinner for us at Casa Roja.
We spent our mornings hiking, bird watching and visiting local beaches. We were fortunate enough to time our visit with the arrival of hundreds of sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs on Playa La Flor.
In the afternoons we enjoyed reading, relaxing, swimming and partaking in the local Nicaraguan Rum.
Evening sunsets were impossible to describe as the sky continually changed colors and thunderstorms began their almost nightly show in the distance.
After dinner, a glass of wine or a Nica Libre, friends, music, dancing fire flies and lightening shows over Costa Rica were a spectacular end to the day.
The casitas are perfectly designed for families or friends traveling together, giving everyone their own space and privacy. The bathrooms are luxurious and the bedrooms large with ceiling fans above the beds and enough solar power to run them all night.
We used the kitchen and outdoor grill to cook the majority of our meals and enjoyed them at the outdoor dining table.
Fred was an absolute pleasure to correspond with and was always easy to reach and quick to respond to all of my questions; he was gracious enough to let us arrive a day earlier than planned, with very little notice!
The location of the house was perfect; close enough to town for groceries or activities, but far enough that every time we came back we felt as if we were very far away “from it all”.
We have rented houses through VRBO from South Africa to South America and several countries in Central America and would highly recommend Casa Roja and hope to someday return.