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We just returned from a great trip to your beautiful IOP home. It was absolutely the perfect getaway for our Mah Jongg group of 11 women. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived and found our welcome gifts of wine, coffee and snacks.
The house was beyond gorgeous and every room was decorated beautifully as well. There was a generous supply of everything you could possibly need including linens, towels, shampoos, hair dryers, etc. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you needed.
Even though our weather was extremely frigid, we all still managed to have a really great time. A few of the ladies braved the cold and hiked down to the beach to bring us all some sand dollars and star fish for us to take home as a remembrance of our trip.
Check-in and check-out were very easy. The staff at Wyndham Rentals were very helpful as well.
All in all, we really enjoyed our brief stay at your beautiful home and wish we could have stayed longer. We will certainly recommend your home to all of our friends. We hope to return again next year, maybe, in a little warmer weather.
Thank you once again Bill and Terri for letting us stay in your beautiful home.
After 8 years of skiing trips to the area and staying closer to the resort, this year we decided to try a new house. I wish we had found it sooner - this house was perfect for our trip. The house fit two families (including five children and four adults) with plenty of room to spare. It is in an absolute perfect location, only 20 minutes up the Lone Mountain Trail to ski, and being half-way between Bozeman and Yellowstone allowed us to have all of our favorite activities just a short drive away. Even if we had stayed inside all week, the house itself was a great destination to just relax by the fireplace or sit in the hot tub, under the stars, listening to the Gallatin River just a few feet away. What made this house really stand out were the details - perfect decorating for a cabin-feel, basic amenities provided, clean towels by the rear door for using the hot tub, and many other thoughtful extras. The owners were very friendly but unintrusive hosts, and the beautiful moose that hung around the front yard made for some incredible pictures on our last day. I would definitely stay here again.
All of the previous reviews are spot on. An absolute paradise! I chose this house based solely on the proximity of wildlife. Within the first 30 minutes on the first morning I identified over 15 varieties of birds. There are dozens of hummingbirds on the bushes surrounding the pool daily. We saw so many toucans (or probably the same ones!) we lost count. We feared we would not see any monkeys or sloths after not seeing any for the first two days. Fear not! When the monkeys come... you will hear them! It sounds like a monkey army coming through the way the trees rustle and swing about. The white faced monkeys are feisty and sneaky. So entertaining! We spotted the sloth on day three and he stuck around for four days. After going to Manuel Antonio (an easy hour drive) we had a better idea of what to look for to locate sloths. They are very quiet and you have to have an eagle eye to spot them initially. Such odd and fascinating creatures.
The roads in the entire area are paved and the driving was very easy. It was an easy drive from San Jose and would definitely fly into there rather than Quepos (you will see what I mean when you see the Quepos "airport"). Cuna del Angel's restaurant (the resort down the road) was a Godsend on the days we were too tired to cook or drive any where. We also really loved Por Que No as well as Tortilla Flats in Dominical (a cool little beach bar). Definitely check out the ex-pat bar Jolly Roger - just across the road and up the "hill." Good times. Felt like Cheers.
As for local activities we highly recommend Diamante Verde ATV excursions. Close by and Karl was an awesome guide. If you want to offshore fish we hands down recommend JP Sportfishing out of Quepos (45 min drive south). Sailfish and Mahi mecca! Amazing trip and the hardest working mates that I have ever had!
I highly suggest taking a small wireless speaker if you want music by the pool. The wildlife will not be scared by the music at all! I was surprised about that at first, but we still saw the same number of birds and animals with or without the music. One HUGE plus about FT - the wireless at the house is excellent. We constantly had 4 devices on and we never had reception interruption. At night we even had two iPads streaming Netflix at the same time.
I cannot recommend this house enough. A great, quiet area to serve as a home base. Easy drive to major touristy attractions, but just far enough away to be in your own little paradise. Just book it!