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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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Cheeser08
Lubbock, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“great place, but beware”
Reviewed July 18, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Arrived late, but Joe the concierge was waiting. Beautiful property. Private drive to spot in the sort of jungle. Joe explained everything in detail and showed us around. Had an armed security guard on site at night. Place was very tranquil, and other than a house below us that was part of the property, and a local next to us, we were alone atop of a hill. Easy parking, we had a twelve passenger van. Furnishings were nice, and bedrooms were air conditioned. Showers had decent water pressure with open windows to keep cool. Bugs liked to come in through window, so you could keep them closed if needed. Open air kitchen below was very nice, but not your typical design, which was neat. We enjoyed the openess, and were ale to use laundry room right next to it to dry towels. Sitting outside and watch kids play in small, but well kept pool, and enjoy nature was a plus. great views into jungle. Need a car because there is nothing close by to walk to. Loved the place, but here is the "beware" part.
Second day there we were downstairs enjoying ourselves after a beach day. Eating dinner, relaxing, playing cards, and winding down. Sometime between the guards arriving 2 hours late, and the 8 year old going upstairs to watch a movie in her bedroom, we were ROBBED. Inside job for sure 100%. They knew the exact layout of the 3 bedrooms upstairs, the exit strategy though the sliding glass, locked and bolted door. Got us pretty well, cash in wallets, go-pro, glasses, and jewelry, and a cell phone. Apparently not the first time this has happened here. We were warned when we arrived to lock up and keep valuables in the safe, which we did when we left for the day, but not when we were home. Luckily they only got my wedding ring, but the other 2 couples did not fare so well. Needless to say that night did not go so well. Freaked out to say the least. Police came out, did make a report, but lip service is all I can say is going to happen. The company did a great job of reassuring us this is common, and they are not there to harm anyone, but the scare was already there. Upgraded us the next day to a very secure and gorgeous place. I would like to say it was worth it, but I would be lying. Being violated in a foreign country is pretty unnerving. Having no recourse is also not a situation I would like to go through again. They make you feel like it is your fault for what happened. Should have locked up the house like we told you and this would not have happened. Well, we were not aware of how common this is. It will not happen to us again. I will tell you to lock those doors, and do not let your valuable out of site at this location, because it will, and can happen to you. Long time traveler, and this is the first time I have been robbed. Hopefully the last. Beware.

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Liked best: open air concept
Liked least: robbed during our stay
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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K C
1 review
“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This place is clean, beautiful and relaxing. The view and location are also a big plus. It was also very convenient for food and grocery delivery.

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Shannon D
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Beautiful house with a distant ocean-view”
Reviewed March 17, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Casa del Sol was amazing! Amy, the renter, and My Costa Rica Vacation, the travel agency, were so accommodating and so helpful! Casa del Sol is tucked away into a neighborhood right off the main road in Manuel Antonio. The house is fully equipped with air conditioners in all of the bedrooms, very comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms and a beautiful pool and patio. The kitchen is an indoor/outdoor kitchen that looks right out onto the patio and pool area. The master bedroom has amazing views and a bathroom in the room. The property does come with free wifi but it only works when upstairs and does not work outside in the kitchen/patio/pool area. The walk from the house to the main road is a bit treacherous with lots of steep hills and is about a half mile. If you're active and up for a good sweat it is definitely do-able, but if not renting at car or taking a taxi would be more your style. Once out on the main road there is a bus stop that will take you down to the beach or into Quepos for a very small charge. Overall, the property is beautiful and accommodates 8 people comfortably. The only thing I was left wanting was a closer distance to the beach.

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Liked best: The views.
Liked least: The distance from the beach and that the wifi did not work out by the pool.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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LeslieDeV...
Manheim, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing home”
Reviewed March 9, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

I loved this house for many reasons. The views were amazing from the ground level and also the balcony area which we called the "tree house". The outside living area was wonderful and the kitchen was so well stocked with everything you will need. The house is somewhat remote which is just what we wanted but it also felt very safe. The abundance of wildlife we saw was thrilling to say the least. We didn't feel that we needed a car because being picked up to go anywhere was always available. This home is Pure Vida and I highly recommend it..

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 65+
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lagris
California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Economical place to sleep and hang out by the pool, but nothing more.”
Reviewed July 3, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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person found this review helpful

The sleeping accommodations are adequate but there is no indoor family area. All group space is outside by pool or upper deck. Kitchen is poolside roll up. This place sleeps ten and the outdoor lounging is nice but there is no comfortable indoor lounging area. The wifi was also inadequate, serving only one user at a time.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed January 28, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Travelling group: Friends
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West Virginia
Reviewed January 16, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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