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“And week in a jungle paradise”
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Private 40 foot ocean view pool
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Private 40 foot ocean view pool
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Private 40 foot ocean view pool
Sunset view
River swimming pool just a short walk away
Ocean view patio with outdoor dining
Ocean view from pool
Living Room
Living room facing Pacific Ocean
Dining area
Kitchen with gas stove
Kitchen facing ocean view
First En Suite Bedroom with ocean view
First En Suite Bedroom with ocean view
Bathroom for master bedroom #1 with walk-in shower
Second En Suite Bedroom
Second En Suite Bedroom
Second En Suite Bedroom
Bathroom for Second Bedroom with Walk In Shower
Pacific  side of house
Trail to river waterfall pool
Sign for our road Howler Alley
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Uvita, Province of Puntarenas

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brendaken
Manitoba, Canada
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44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“And week in a jungle paradise”
Reviewed February 24, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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Although the drive up to the villa the first time was intimidating for us prairie people it became less as the days went on. The view is outstanding and we saw a sloth in the "backyard" one day which was awesome in addition to hearing howlers every day. The home is well-equipped with most items you'd need. It did get very hot during the afternoon hours so the lack of a/c was a downfall from my perspective but it didn't really bother my hubby. Having the private pool was great and we used it a lot. The trail down to the waterfall and swimming area was a nice walk. Lynn was easy to contact by email prior to and during our vacation and you could tell she genuinely wanted us to have a good time while we were there. As private as it is you are only about a 10 minute drive from amenities. We've been taking winter vacations for about 22 years and this place will go down as one of our most memorable locations.

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Liked best: See write
Liked least: Lack of a/c
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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nangold
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great house but high up”
Reviewed February 13, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

Casa Toucan is a lovely comfortable house in a spectacular setting. We were two couples who had plenty of room to spread out. The second bedroom (which some reviewers have complained about as being a less desirable bedroom than the other)) is actually a large colorful room with a large attached bath. The two beds in this bedroom were welcome and look out the back into the jungle. It is actually cooler during the day than the front rooms which face West and the sea. The pool was our favorite spot as we spent a lot of time in the house.
One warning about the location and rental car which you will need: the house is up a very steep and windy gravel road. Our first car that we rented in San Jose ( a small SUV—a Daihatsu BEGO) got us to Uvita town but had a very hard time making it up the steep 15” drive to the house. At one point it just wouldn’t budge and began to move backwards. It may be fine for two people, but it just didn’t have enough power for 4 people. We changed cars and rented a Toyota 4 Runner which was bigger, more powerful, though more expensive, of course. But it was a great relief when we felt safer and didn’t feel like we were pushing our car up the hill ourselves.
Another suggestion: you may want to get a phone. There is none in the house so unless you have Skype phone capabilities, you’ll be without any way of communicating with the outside world in the case of an emergency. There is WiFi which works most of the time (morning and late afternoon usually) so email is possible.
We ate out at some very pleasant restaurants (always for lunch since we didn’t want to drive the steep hill at night). Citrus in Ojochal is beautiful and delicious. We found another place we liked very much—Mamma e Papa—also in Ojochal, owned by a lovely young couple (he is Italian; she is Costa Rican) so it is a mixture of Puglian and Costa Rican fare. Not an extensive menu but very good. And the setting is wonderful. They also have several cabins for rent (we didn’t see these) and a pool in well-cared for grounds. In Dominical we liked Roca Verde.
As the owner has suggested, Sonia at the Uvita Information Center is extremely knowledgable and helpful about most everything. The grocery store in Uvita Center has plenty to tempt most cooks—and the Saturday market is even better.

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Liked best: The pool and views
Liked least: Road to the house
Travelling group: Friends
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Denmark
Reviewed January 17, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

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Ste-Anne-des-Lacs
Reviewed October 2, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Reviewed May 29, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Reviewed January 16, 2012 for a stay in December 2011
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Reviewed August 4, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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