Liese and Jim are not new to the hospitality business. They offer over 20 years experience in hospitality and so understand the needs of guests. They own and operate two bed and breakfasts on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Liese is a retired nurse anesthetist and Jim is a retired University professor and academic administrator. They also operate a kayak sales and tour business in Maryland. They have a passion for the natural environment which is what attracted them to Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Jim and Liese split their time between their businesses in the States and living in Costa Rica four months each year.
Jim Gillin purchased this villa in 2006
Jim and Liese were attracted to the ocean views, the flowering tropical plants, and the rural location of the villa. They love waking to the sounds of howler monkeys, watching green parrots fly by, or having coffee on the terrace and watching the sun rise over the Gulf of Nicoya. They love the gentle ocean breezes on the hilltop and the ability to walk down the hill to the beach. The casa is a short drive to attractions like Montezuma and Cabuya and grocery shopping and services including banking in Cobano yet it offers privacy, peacefulness, and security. They recognized guests looking for an active vacation would find hiking, waterfall climbs, zipline tours, horseback riding on the beach or in the mountains, group or self guided ATV tours, snorkel trips, and surfing. Or, if pampering was needed, a variety of yoga retreats and message treatments. Truly there was something for every guest. They had the villa built in 2007 and continue to enjoy vacationing in the area at least four months out of the year.
Guests will enjoy going to the beach about 3pm when the sun is not as hot and when the locals walk their dogs on the beach. The late afternoon is best enjoyed with a bottle of wine, and a baguette of bread from the bakery in Cabuya, and some cheese. Take extra cheese to feed our furry canine friends. Evenings are special as you watch car headlights make their way along the coast road between Montezuma and Cabuya. It is the simple pleasures guests come to enjoy from their perch on a hilltop. Nights are dazzling when there is little moonlight and the planets, constellations, and star clusters show themselves brilliantly. Because of our location, there is little light to detract from their nighttime splendor. Jim and Liese help their guests by making recommendations for restaurants and activities and will on request make reservations for guests to the various area attractions and services. When they are not in Costa Rica, their bilingual property manager will meet guests at the Tambor airport or in Cobano and assist with their needs. Because he is very familiar with the area, he is on occasion hired by guests to serve as their personal driver and guide.