Wonderful Place to Stay
Submitted: March 27, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
My husband and I and our three children (ages 20, 14 and 12) stayed here from March 16-22, 2013. Stephanie and John met us bright and early at 7:00 am for check-in at the Daystar office. We had a very early morning flight into San Jose. They are very warm and kind people. They gave us a ride to our condo and gave us a tour of the property. Everything was exactly as the pictures showed and we were very comfortable. Being a family of five, it was nice to have the extra living space. We enjoyed the balcony off the dining room and also the rooftop balcony. We would sit out there at night and play cards or board games with the kids. After checking in, John and Stephanie gave us a ride to the grocery store so we could stock our cupboards. We ate breakfasts and lunches in the condo but would go out to eat for a nice dinner each night. Our favorite restaurants were Graffitti, Lemon Zest and Los Amigos.
We spent some days by the pool and beach. The condo supplied the beach towels which was nice. The pool and beach were not very busy and we never had to fight for a lounge chair by the pool. Next time, I would pack inflatable air mattresses so we could float around in the pool on them. It gets very hot sitting in the chairs that you want to be in the water to cool off as much as possible.
We went on several excursions including rappelling down four waterfalls, a visit to Manuel Antonio National Park (about 1 hour away), a sunset tour on horseback and a crocodile tour. We booked our horseback riding with Donald who we met on the beach outside the condo. Stephanie informed us that she has heard some stories where Donald doesn't always make the best choices in keeping everyone safe. If you want to go horseback riding in Jaco, you may want to book with a tour company rather than with Donald.
Stephanie arranged for our rides to and from the airport with Geo who was on time and professional. Most local residents in the area speak English and we had no problems with communication.
The property was well-maintained and clean. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend or relative. John and Stephanie are top-notch. I hope the owners of the property realize what a gem they have in having John and Stephanie as managers of their property.
We loved Costa Rica. This was probably my favorite family vacation EVER and we have been fortunate enough to visit many locations! I would defintely stay here again!
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Owner's Response: Hi Guys! I don't think any other property managers are as fortunate as we are - we get the BEST renters!!!
Thank you for your sweet review. You were all precious as well! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. WHEN you come back, in case I forget, do remember that you can buy 'floating mattresses' for the pools for a few dollars at a little grocery store, (down the road by POP'S Ice Cream) called 'Super Compro'. I have one and LOVE floating in the pool!!! You will too.
I can't hear better words than that this was your favorite vacation! I'm so glad. Can't wait to see you all one day soon! Send our love and thank you again!
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