What a wonderful estate and location
Submitted: February 27, 2013
Stayed: February 2012
This place is a hidden gem, better than we ever expected and we expected a lot. For the first night we had the "house", which was absolutely gorgeous, high on the hilltop, stunningly decorated, extremely elegant. The 2-bedroom condo that we had for the remaining three nights was also very beautiful, large and cozy, beautifully decorated, great balcony, surrounded by beautiful scenery, an amazing pool area, and very reasonably priced. We loved it here! We wished we were staying for more than 4 days. The monkeys that passed through every morning at 10:30 was an amazing sight. And the lizards everywhere were incredible.
The estate itself is incredibly beautiful; surrounded by forest and great beauty; you feel as if you are in another world, away from it all, quite secluded, but yet within easy walking distance of "downtown" Quepos and all the great restaurants. It is a very different place from the resorts of Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
Manuel Antonio National Park is a $5 taxi ride away and incredibly beautiful, with excellent hiking, wildlife and beaches. There is so much to do and see here, from wilderness adventure, wildlife viewing, to stunning beaches, great nightlife and wonderful restaurants. Additionally, a drive down to the beaches of Dominical (about 1 1/2 hrs) is well worth it.
Richard, the owner was wonderful, very good to us, extremely helpful and always available if needed. He is very knowledgeable of the area and things to do and see. He also has great connections for tours, trips, excursions, etc. It seems to be a well-run organization.
The only complaint I can make (and this was relatively minor, with not much that anybody could do about it) was that the large group of young girls (possibly from some Scandanavian country) who had most of the rest of the condos in the two buildings, were quite noisy - outside by the pool, on their balconies, talking on cell phones constantly, and with their laptops with their Skype setup, instead of inside in their rooms - making it very annoying at times.
We absolutely loved it here and at the Estate in particular. We are hoping to go back again some day.
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