We Highly Recommend This Villa!!!
Our stay at Villa Antonelda exceeded all our expectations. We traveled with 3 teens and a 9 year old and everyone was happy with the home, community and Guanacaste area. Before arriving, Russ made sure we had what we needed – managers names, office number and cell, a map and directions. Russ also helped with a company for airport transfers. The villa was clean, everything worked, was as described by the owner, except with even more amenities. We had a washer/dryer and ample supplies to cook with; a kettle, coffee pot, microwave, toaster and blender. There was a DVD player AND WIFI! There were plenty of towels, sheets, trashbags, paper towels, dish soap, laundry detergent, salt, sugar, coffee filters – all the things you don’t want to pack. We didn’t want for anything. The property is in a secure beautifully landscaped gated community with friendly staff. We felt safe at all times and enjoyed getting to know the locals. The community has two restaurants. The pool had waterslides the kids loved and a swim up bar with fresh smoothies for kids and drinks for adults. There was a playground, basketball hoop, a small minigolf course, and a cinema. The cinema folks were so nice, when we were the only guests they let us pick what movie we wanted to see. It was an easy walk to everything in Playa Hermosa (beach, restaurants, and local supermarket). Because the property is elevated, it has a beautiful ocean view, but after you walk down you do have to walk back up - just be prepared. We had no issues with this, but if I had elderly parents with me I would take a Taxi or rent a car for them. The town LOVES tourists. They go out of their way to make everyone feel safe and welcome. A few folks deserve special mention – be sure to stop by Erika’s fruit stand on road to beach for just picked produce. Her husband Mario is a Chef and if there is room you can dine at their home on their balcony – one of the most memorable meals we ever had. Bernal and guides at Tico Tours were amazing. We used them for Arenal Volcano tour, some other half day tours, and airport transfers. Marta is a local taxi driver (phone 8860-3055). She told about the area and after a few trips we liked her so much we paid for her to stay our entire last day with us. We also used Diving Safaris; if you dive, or want to learn, contact them. We had a wonderful vacation staying here and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Costa Rica.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Hello Donna:
I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit to my villa and community. Playa Hermosa and Hermosa Heights are very special and everyone very much enjoys visiting. As you have said, the many amenities add to the enjoyment. I hope you will consider a return visit in the future.
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