Miss it Already!
Submitted: February 13, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
We had a wonderful experience at your home during our 2 week stay there. We could not have asked for a better home, a better pool, a better view or better weather! The directions to the house were very good, though we did have the help of a GPS to Dominical, however one thing I would point out is that the restaurant road sign marking the turn off to the village of Poza has fallen down and is not visible when coming in from the north! We passed the sign the first time, and realizing we had gone too far turned around! The sign is visible when coming from the south direction so we did see it and made the correct turn to venture up the highway to the house! We were so impressed with the home and its grounds, so well kept and so beautiful with flowers, trees, shrubs. And so well maintained by the gardener, who is more than happy to help with whatever he can for you. I only wish I spoke fluent spanish so that I could have communicated with him better - however we did manage! Also the house was extremely clean and it was kept so by the weekly visit from the housekeeper! Our young children, ages 3 and 6 loved their vacation and would have been happy to sit by the pool all day long! They had a great time, and my daughter was reluctant to come out of the pool, only to eat, or to view a bird or a gecko that may have been spotted in the yard! We were lucky to spot many toucans, some white faced capuchin monkeys, a plethora of butterflies, including the blue morpho, and even a very large tarrantula lounging on the gate post one morning! We did venture on a few excursions, including a visit to some of the beaches and also to Manuel Antonio to the nature park. Costa Rica can become quite warm during mid day and so we found that when venturing out to tour it was best to do it early in the morning and then come home for the afternoon to lounge by the pool. We did enjoy quite a few restaurants in the area including San Clemente, Tortilla Flats, Marina Ballena, el Coco as well as a few in Manuel Antonio. We generally had no problems getting around Costa Rica by car, and everyone is friendly and willing to help if they can. At no time did we ever feel unsafe. It was a wonderful family vacation and we were very fortunate to have chosen such a beautiful location and a beautiful home. Thank you as well for the Welcome Basket we found on our arrival to the home, it was a welcome sight as we had arrived later than expected! Thank you!
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Owner's Response: We are very happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. We will also tell the Care Taker and Housekeeper how much you appreciated the beautiful gardens and the cleanliness of the house. They are very much an asset for Casa de los Sueños. I'm sorry you had problems finding the turn off to the house, I talked with our property manager and he said the sign had recently been taken down and put back in a different direction. Unfortunately this occurred on your visit. He said that problem has been resolved. We hope you and your family will return to Costa Rica for future vacations, the locals are friendly and the views are spectacular. Thank you.
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