Outstanding in every way
Publicado el 22 abr. 2019 en HomeAway
Just returned home from a week at Will's villa with my wife and three teenaged kids. This is one of the best vacation rental experiences I've had -- and I worked in the industry for 5 years, so have seen or heard it all.
Will is an exceptional host: quick to respond, provides clear instructions on everything you need to know, happy to share local recommendations, and goes out of his way to ensure a great guest experience. For instance, one of our kids chose to sleep on the couch rather than share a bed, so Will provided extra linen. (Relatedly, the couch is long & wide enough to serve as a backup bed.)
The villa itself is spectacular, in impeccable condition, and spotlessly clean. The photos are accurate, though everything from the airy interior to the amazing view is much better in person. We cooked on the barbecue most nights and found the kitchen thoughtfully outfitted with everything we needed. Equipment is top quality, from Bosch appliances to a Vitamix blender. (The blender makes excellent piña coladas!)
The villa is a 10-minute drive off the main road (Highway 34) and you'll require a 4x4 due to steep inclines and loose gravel. The drive is quite fun, with beautiful views at every turn. Not as beautiful as the view from the villa, though, which overlooks a valley with the Pacific ocean in the distance.
We visited in mid-April. To our surprise and delight, there were *very* few insects and no mosquitos. That meant we could keep the villa wide open to enjoy gentle breezes all day and into the evening. Two walls adjacent to the pool open completely, as do two-thirds of the large kitchen windows.
Five stars and highly recommended. We'll return in a heartbeat if we stay in this part of Costa Rica again -- which is quite possible, as there's far more to do than we could squeeze into one week.
Comentario de la dirección del hotel
17 mar. 2020 por VrboOwner, la dirección del hotel
Thank you, Bob, for your great review. It was such a pleasure to have you and your wonderful family as guests.
I have hosted many times and you are one of the nicest families I have met.
The house was immaculate when you left and that is greatly appreciated as well.
Please come and stay again. You are always more than welcome.