Jungle Castle in the Sky
We LOVED our stay at Estilo de Vida. We called it "our jungle castle in the sky". In fact, we kept extending our stay because we couldn't bear to leave. We were looking for a house that felt close to nature And had lots of animal life, and this house fit the bill.
The house itself had so many nice features -- wonderful windows and decks overlooking the fantastic views of the ocean and rainforest, luxurious bathrooms and closets, and of course the wonderful multi-leveled, deep pool. The house felt quite luxurious and well- equipped. We were never too hot -- air conditioning was never wanted even by my ac loving husband. We enjoyed cooking, grilling, and blending up fresh pina coladas. The house and grounds were very private -- we really felt alone in nature. I keep telling my friends that all I had to do was roll over in bed, open one eye and I would have the best parrot and toucan watching I've ever experienced. We saw howler monkeys and coatis as we lounged in the pool. Hard to leave the house and always happy to come back after exploring the fantastic nearby beaches, waterfalls, and taking whale and dolphin tours. The town of Uvita, about 15 minutes away, had everything we needed. We stayed for a week in mid-August, during rainy season -- and we actually preferred rainy season. The clouds and rain provided a nice break from the hot sun, and the occasional heavy downpours were fun and exciting.
Completely on their own initiative, our children (8, 12 and 12) decided they were so happy there and so sorry to leave that they had to write the owners and tell them what a fantastic house they had. This never happens so we know they loved the place and the whole experience as much as their parents!
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Owner's Response: Hi Michael and Anna. Thank you for your kind words - we are glad that you enjoyed your stay! Receiving thank-you notes from the children was very touching. We also enjoy the rainy season in Costa Rica as the afternoon cloud cover is a welcome break from the hot sun, and as you mentioned the heavy rains can be pretty amazing. We hope that you come again soon. All the best, Michael
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