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Secret Garden

#14 Rohrmoser Blvd | Rohrmoser, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I cannot recommend the Secret Garden more. Rick and friends made us feel right at home, couldn't have asked for a better anniversary. Rick knows all the best places and people. Wish we could have stayed longer but we will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

My extended visit to Secret Garden was the best ever! The comforts of home, yet complete privacy made my time there totally priceless. The location was superb. Easy access to restaurants, and downtown area, as well as to and from airport. I felt very safe and secure and the host was most gracious. The breakfast was fabulous. I cannot wait... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Ric's Secret Garden B&B is an excellent , convenient , affordable and self contained home away from home place! I have never seen a host so pure and honest , very compassionate to serve every one with his genuine friendly, service minded attitude at all times! It is close to every thing you think of . We stayed on our... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Ric is fabulous! So funny and charming. His secret Garden is a hidden gem and hid contacts can show you around San Jose. Best bargain around! I am going back at Christmas time will be my third stay with secret Garden! !!! Breakfast is delicious and you are within walking distance to a great restaurant. You should go!! Ric can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This sweet oasis in a hectic city is a delight to which I'll travel every time I'm in San Jose. In December I'll return for my fifth stay. Ric is an unique host who quickly eases every guest, if they are open to the experience, into a comfortable vibe that encircles the Secret Garden. And the garden is a delight.... More 

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El Cangrejo, Panama, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Going to Ric’s Bed and Breakfast, The Secret Garden, is like going to a friend’s house. From the time you arrive, Ric makes you feel like family, and he means it! I have stayed there many times, and it is always a treat. I enjoy sitting in his awesome backyard, especially for breakfast when the sun comes out, it is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I'm afraid if too many people find out about it, he won't have room for me! My trip to Costa Rica for dental work (which might have been miserable) was made wonderful by my stay at Ric's Secret Garden. As a single woman traveling alone, I was looking for a place to stay that was not only close to my... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This was my first stay at Secret Garden. When I met Ric, I felt like I had known him all my life. He is a great host with wonderful stories and obviously just loves what he does. The room was well appointed and the garden enchanting. Even the dog Snickers is part of the home-like atmosphere. There was an ample... More 

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Westlock Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

WE arrived in San Jose late evening ,took a taxi to the Secret Gardens ,when we got to the front gate Ric our host and his help met us as we drove up ,w were greeted like long lost friends when we entered the yard all you seen were lovely plants ,flowers and trees our room was quite nice and... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I have stayed here many times over the past 7 years and have always had a fantastic time. Ric always makes sure everyone has a wonderful time. This is my first choice to recommend to friends. All of my friends stay with Ric also. This is a very safe place to stay in a city that can be quite noisy,... More 

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