Submitted: July 14, 2011
Stayed: July 2011
We spent our honeymoon at Casa Mariposa and it was absolutely perfect! The house is obviously beautiful, but is also extremely comfortable and convenient. The pool is awesome as we spent most of our time in the pool looking out over the ocean. The beach was just a quick drive down the hill by truck, and under a five minute walk. Playa el Coco is beautiful; it's clean, peaceful, and was always empty. We rented a four-wheel drive truck for the week that we were there. Four-wheel drive wasn't necessarily needed, but it was nice to have. The road to the house is quite bumpy and we crossed a few rivers. It's approximately a 35 minute drive to the house but the scenery is well worth the drive. There is a little local store, and two restaurants with bars located at Coco so it was perfect when we ran out of rum and Coke or didn't feel like cooking. We also drove to the little town south of Coco, Ostional, to buy fresh lobster tails. This is the perfect house if you want to feel away from everything and enjoy a peaceful vacation. There is a housekeeper on-site and he is AMAZING. He came in everyday to clean the house and was always available when we needed him or needed something. He also grilled our lobster tails for us. The owners were also very helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this vacation home, and we are dreaming of our next vacation to Casa Mariposa with family and friends.
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Owner Response #1755541 "AMAZING"
We are very gratified that our guests had such an enjoyable honeymoon. We are particularly thrilled with their high compliment of our housekeeper. He has been with us for nearly six years and is consistently doing his job to perfection. Our goal has been to create an environment where our clients can relax in comfort in what we believe are the most beautiful surroundings in the world and he makes a large contribution to that end.
The perfect house that our guests were enjoying is the result of a year of renovation. From the stone walls in the bathrooms, to the custom made sink stands, to the amazing stone infinity pool wall, everything is not only beautiful, but beautifully functional. There is custom made furniture for indoor/outdoor living.
The beach really is magnificent. A photograph of it is used on a poster depicting the ideal beach. It is also swimming friendly.... the sand gradually inclines into clear water. For privacy, it can’t be beat. It is almost a half mile long beach of soft white sand...most of the time with no one on it.
We are also pleased that our guests enjoyed our pool which has a commanding view of the Pacific. The water in the pool is crystal clear. It is fully tiled in various shades of blue. The steps leading into the pool are decorated with artfully rendered mosaics of the local marine life. There is really nothing like floating in the water under a clear blue sky, looking up at the palms or out at the towering distant mountains feeling like you are floating on the vast Pacific Ocean! Transporting indeed...even more so sipping a mojito prepared by our housekeeper and bursting with the flavors of local mint and rum!
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