Stunning location, wonderful hosts!
It's taken me too long to write this review, but better late than never. We stayed here last February for a week with our two boys, then aged 3 and 1.
We absolutely loved the location of this house, further south than we have stayed in the past, extremely private, with stunning views and access to very special hikes and waterfalls. The hosts, Tony and Linda (and their son Travis), are really wonderful, and we only regret that we didn't manage to find more time to spend with them. Their own gorgeous house sits just up the hill a bit further so they are very available to help in whatever ways you need - and we relied on them for a variety of above and beyond things, like an emergency medical appraisal of our baby when he had a spiked fever, and a declogging of my ears (Tony is a doctor), as well as riding our 3 year old around on the ATV, sharing pool toys, and entertaining us with a cocktail on their lovely veranda. They are fascinating and kind people, and staying at the Casa was wonderful not only because of the great house, but because they made the visit extra special.
The house was just perfect for us, clean and well-outfitted, with beautiful grounds. Tony can walk you around and explain all the trees and wildlife, of which there is plenty. The pool is lovely. The road up to the house has its tricky parts (the curve right before the driveway being memorable, and parts of the road on the way to the waterfalls) but totally manageable in a 4x4.
This was our 4th trip to Costa Rica and our best so far. We would absolutely stay in this house again (though this year we are traveling with another family of 4 so needed something a bit bigger). The size of this house would be perfect for 2-3 couples, or perhaps 4 adults with 1-2 children total (kids sharing a room).
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Owner's Response: Great to hear from you. We're delighted that you enjoyed Casa del Gekko. We certainly enjoyed meeting you and getting to know your family. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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