Submitted: January 8, 2013
Stayed: December 2012
I can’t say enough about the house, the wonderful hostess, and the country in general. The pictures are very accurate in depicting this most beautiful home. We had a wonderful time here. I can honestly say that I haven’t enjoyed a vacation this much in a long time! We were 7 adults with plenty of room and privacy for all for 6 nights.
The property is beautiful, the monkeys plentiful,( please don’t feed them though, it’s not good for them..and they don’t normally eat bananas) the neighbors were very friendly.
We were here in the busy Christmas season and were warned to be careful (as you would anywhere there are many tourists) We felt very safe at all times, although of course we watched our belongings on the buses and at the beach, just like home.
Itza arranged a park tour, snorkeling, canyoning and surf lessons (from her son David) for us. All were amazing. The only thing we didn’t fit in were the massages. We’ll have to come back for that!
Although the kitchen stove/oven was not working properly,Itza was aware and we were happy to grill on the outside deck.
When we went to the public beach, we walked and took the bus back. Itza can show you the short cut..not a bad walk at all..just hot. Transportation to and from Manuel Antonio and Quepos is very easy on the public buses, but they don’t run as often in the eveing, so you may need to take a cab after 8pm.There is a small grocery store just up the block, and a larger one on the main road a few minutes walk away.
I couldn’t imagine a nicer hostess than Itza and thank you also to Peter (Petes Place) who arranged a delicious New Years Eve dinner for us at Kapi Kapi. El Avion had great sunset views, and don’t miss the coffe and any meal at Cafe Milagro.
Again, Itza thank you for your hospitality. When (not if) we are in the area again, we will look to return here.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jeanne for your wonderful review.
It makes me so happy when my guests have a great vacation.
I apologise about the stove thingit is being taken care of, the tropics are hard on mechanical things, with the moisture and salt in the air, but I am glad the BBQ worked to save the day.
I'm sorry I could not fit in that other massages, in the busy season I need more than one days notice to arrange it as I have appointments I book before, I promise you one when you come back.
It makes me happy when people come to my house and love it, I work hard to make it and when the people are happy I am happy.
Have a great year and I hope to see you again soon Itza
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