Submitted: April 12, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
I recently vacationed at Villa St. Tropez with my wife and two daughters. Upon arrival we found that the property was even more amazing than what the pictures had reflected, including the views of the surrounding area. The house and furnishings were new and very well maintained. There were fresh flowers in the main house, and a basket of fruit was provided that lasted us all week. Swin and Jedy were most helpful in explaining the technology in the house and they also provided a nice dinner, which was needed after a long trip in from Chicago. Swin was also really helpful in arranging activities, dinners, etc.
I would suggest getting a decent 4x4 to get up the side of the mountain to the property. We had a Hyundai Tucson initially and it could barely make it up the steepest part of the road. We ended up swapping it out for a Mitsubishi Montero, which solved this problem.
Also, if you have small children, just be aware that all of the bedrooms open to the outside. We never felt unsafe, and our girls are a little older, but young kids might be anxious about the set up.
Given that this was our first trip to Costa Rica, we wanted to keep a leisurely pace with activities. The canopy tour at Hacienda Baru was fun, some beach time at Marino Ballena was good, but the hiking trip at Corcovado National Park is a must. We saw tons of wildlife (monkeys, Macaws, Coatis, bats, etc.). Also, we had great meals at Citrus, The Gecko, and Five Senses.
We have traveled over Spring Break each of the past 10 years, and this property turned out to be favorite. I definitely recommend it.
Families with Teenagers,
Owner's Response: Thank you for appreciate and recommend our place!
You will always benefit from a preferred status on this property just like all our previous guests!
I look forward to greeting you again!
Helpful votes: 8/8
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