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Spacious 3 Bedroom House near Curu & Isla Tortuga

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
Min stay varies
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House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
Meet the host
Michael P
Hosting since August 2019
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (19)
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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
My friend and I stayed here for two nights and while we really liked the home (it was well equipped, clean, spacious, and comfortable) we had a couple of communication hiccups with the owner. If you are NOT planning on renting a car here are some things to know- the staff member who will meet you at the bank will find you a taxi (it’s close enough to walk but they will likely not be walking). You will still need to pay for the taxi they find you it is not a service of the house although it isn’t really an option for you to not take it. That was not mentioned to me, and I had informed Michael that we had no rental car. The taxi was very inexpensive, but if this is a budget trip for you, it’s something to be aware of. If you’re lucky like my friend and I you will get Jafet, for your taxi driver, he was so helpful and we really enjoyed our frequent talks with him. I say frequent because we ended up needing a taxi more than a couple times. While we did walk, the road to the beach is not really advisable for walking because there’s not much shoulder on the road, also the bus does not go there. We also needed rides to/from Curu reserve which is not feasible to walk to the entrance of. All of this to say, the house is excellent. The location is not really ideal if you don’t have a car, and while things may seem close by you will likely take more taxis than you expected. If you like local towns Paquera is great, and there are a few very good restaurants to choose from!
Visited February 2022
Written February 7, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
The house has a nice yard and is in a quiet area which is great to take a break and relax.
Visited December 2021
Written January 16, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
This is a great bungalow - clean and simple but everything we needed. Communication with the owner was fantastic - speedy and kind! We enjoyed an bioluminescent kayak tour and renting stand up paddle boards - both at Bahía Rica - about 15 minute drive from Mike’s. Thanks for renting to us!
Visited November 2021
Written November 13, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We spent only 2 nights in the area and enjoyed both the house and the attractions around very much. Mike was super attentive and helpful Its not fancy and the neighborhood is very local and simple, yet feels safe.
Visited January 2021
Written January 6, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Private, large house with accommodations for five. Amenities were exactly as hoped for.
Visited February 2020
Written March 8, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We stayed nine days and had a great time. We flew into San Jose and took the convenient ferry at Puntarenas to Paquera. The house is comfortable and clean. With all the appliances (except a toaster) that you need. We just toasted bread in the pan on the stove. The AC in the front room plus ceiling fans all do a great job cooling the interior quickly. The food stores in town or small markets (pulperias) down the road have everything you need, and we cooked almost all our meals while there. And there is a nice restaurant in the hotel Gianna in town that has very good food. The bed is comfortable although I would have liked to catch or shoot the roosters in the immediate area - I thought they only crowed in the early am 😊�. But seriously we got used to them. We ended up visiting four nearby beaches by car while exploring the surrounding area and also drove to Santa Teresa (about 80 min away). In town and all over the peninsula, paved roads are great while the dirt and gravel roads can sometimes jar a filling or two, but you have to expect that. They are constantly grading the roads so improvements are being made. Santa Teresa has a great beach and main drive that deserves a full day alone. The Curu National Wildlife Refuge is wonderful and should not be missed. Got great pictures of Capuchin and Howler monkeys, plus macaws and other animals. And while there you can also reserve a three-hour snorkeling and beach stay on Tortuga island – very nice and highly recommended. This is a tropical location, so be prepared for the heat and crawling bugs (no mosquitoes), but not to worry. We had no problems at all. This town and immediate location is definitely in a less touristy part of the country and as mentioned by others, do not expect a luxury hotel, but it is safe and has all the comforts you need to have a great vacation. Mike is a wonderful owner and can provide assistance or detailed information about the property, the area, and he provides all the contact information you need. Moreover, he responds very quickly when texted. Download WhatsApp before you go since this is the preferred method of communicating with Mike and everyone in Costa Rica. Manuel was very helpful and assisted us any way we needed. He met us at the ferry, drove us to the house, and showed us around the home and how to use the various things. I highly recommend visiting Paquera and staying at this property.
Visited February 2020
Written February 25, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
The neighbour’s dogs barked throughout the day and night for 3 weeks. The appliances are in need of replacing - the fridge was very noisy. The springs in the mattresses were uncomfortable. The couch has no padding left on the seat. The neighbourhood was welcoming and friendly. We walked in to town easily before we rented a car for meals and groceries. It was a great location to explore the Nicoya Penninsula, which has much to offer. The owner was always available if we had concerns.
Visited December 2019
Written December 23, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Excellent séjour dans cette maison tout à fait agréable et bien équipée. Bien localisée car localité de Paquera pas touristique en soi mais toute proche de lieux remarquables (Curu réserve, plages, îles ....).
Visited August 2019
Written August 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We stayed a couple weeks at this house and liked it fine. Good fridge, great AC, plenty of fans, clean bedding. The house itself needs a deep cleaning especially the bathroom. Great price and wonderful location for exploring the peninsula. Local man across the road up a few blocks has amazing oxen. Go to Tambor beach and Curu refuge! Both wonderful, highly recommend the snorkeling trip from Curu. lots of hiking. nice grill in back yard, but no utensils. If you are bug phobic don't go....lots of ant, centipedes, spiders and even several scorpions I swept out. Washing machine was fun to use, I don't read Spanish. no manual. Also issues with getting rid of trash, problem everywhere. white tiles are great as you can see bugs so you don't step on them! The house is well appointed, we did most of our meals there. Bed was comfortable and loved the kitchen table..Local stores and bakery will provide what you need, check out the fruit stands, best pineapple, oranges and limes ever! Fish at Tambor for sale, caught by local fishermen.
Visited January 2019
Written January 21, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
The house in Paquera was pretty, comfortable and clean. Any thing we needed was addressed quickly by the owner. There is a nice restaurant at the local hotel Gianna that has wonderful food. Curu Reserve is close and a great place to visit
Visited January 2018
Written January 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spacious 3 Bedroom House near Curu & Isla Tortuga

Spacious 3 Bedroom House near Curu & Isla Tortuga is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Spacious 3 Bedroom House near Curu & Isla Tortuga has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Spacious 3 Bedroom House near Curu & Isla Tortuga has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Spacious 3 Bedroom House near Curu & Isla Tortuga must last at least one night. See all property details.