Submitted: February 13, 2012
Stayed: December 2011
We have recently returned from an amazing vacation spent in a home most hardy Mainers only dream about! Sunrise Glory is a beautiful gem nestled in the lush paradise of Costa Rica's rain forest. High above the town of Dominical, this truly glorious and very private residence is the ideal spot for travelers who want to experience the stunning flowers and exotic creatures of Central America without leaving the comfort of pristine accommodations.
Never having been to Costa Rica, my husband and I relied on stories from friends and travel guides to plan our trip. Along with all the exciting opportunities we anticipated, we expected to rough it. We expected challenges with our housing. We expected to struggle with the language.
Happily, what we experienced instead was an ideally maintained and beautiful home, (that we really hated to leave for a new adventure every day), equipped with all the toys and paraphernalia we could possibly need to enjoy daily trips to the beach, explorations to the nearest towns, and daylong jaunts to several beautiful national parks. We welcomed a swim in the sparkling clear pool every day, always the perfect temperature to complement the gentle mountain breezes.
A cleaning service kept the house immaculate and a gardener unobtrusively maintained the extensive yard and gardens. All the flowers and wildlife we expected to see in Costa Rica were actually in our
very own yard.
Perhaps best of all, the people who maintain this gorgeous hacienda and the people who work in the stores and services in Dominical and surrounding towns are warm, generous, welcoming folks who transcend the language barrier with wide, beautiful smiles and dancing eyes.The people we met embraced the opportunity to make us feel as welcome as possible. Additionally, the home owners supplied an extensive and detailed notebook of all the information a visitor could possibly need to find beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants, and the markets that supplied food and spirits to embellish our vacation.
We highly recommend this property. In fact, we are telling our family and friends that we have found Shangri-La!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 4/4
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