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“Location, Location, Location!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages

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Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages
Dominical Beach, Dominical, Costa Rica   |  
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Camdenton, Missouri
1 review
“Location, Location, Location!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

What a great place!! Beautiful views, super clean pool, right on the beach and the owners Richard and Dianne will do whatever they can to make your stay a perfect one!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bancroft, Ontario
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Spent two relaxing days in one of the small cottages, felt like home complete with a number of very friendly dogs. Diane & Richard are great hosts & very accommodating. Pool was just outside our cottage. Cottage vas very comfortable & clean, & had a comfortable porch area to relax. Signage on the highway was a little difficult to spot, but once we found it, it was worth it!! Just a nice spot to stop over & enjoy the Pacific side.

Room Tip: Location is just south of the town Playa Dominical.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

My husband and I couldn't have been more delighted with coconut grove! We found this secluded paradise while walking along the beaches of Dominical. We stayed in both the family villa and small cottage and found both to be well appointed, clean and great value for money (especially compared with others in the area).

The hotel is set amongst exceptionally maintained lush grounds right on your own beach so you wake up to the morning calls of the surf and birds.

The walk into town is only 20min along the shore or $4 cab ride. Richard and Dianne couldn't do more for their guests from organising great transfer rates, activities or simply telling the staff at Roco Verde to take good care of you!

A previous guest made note of the dogs. Yes, there are a number of docile dogs which belong to the family however they are on a separate part of the property and never leave Richards side.

We couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough. Whether you are a family who need cooking facilities or a couple looking for some romance, this hotel is for you.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Galt, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Stayed in the big house for three days. It was neat and clean, kitchen well stocked with condiments and kitchen utensils. the porch in back had great seating, a table and hammock with a beautiful view of the ocean and beach. The pool was a few feet away.

Diane and Richard take great pride in their lodging. They are kind and compassionate people who rescue animals who would not have survived without them. The dogs coming to visit adds to the friendly atsmophere. They are not intrusive.

Looking around, you see lots of beautiful trees and flowers, iguanas and birds. Sunset is beautiful.

I look forward to my next visit and staying at the Coconut Grove again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Coconut Grove for 2 nights in their small beach house. It was clean & spacious and quiet (with the exception of the 5am wake up calls of the many birds!). Lots of iguanas on site and the owners have several dogs that roam the grounds so if you don't like dogs (big ones like Rottweilers, etc.) don't stay here!

Room: was clean and well kept. The bed was ok, the pillows were lumpy and old but did the job. Pillows need to be replaced. A/C worked well (a bit loud) but to keep bedroom cool we needed to keep the bedroom door closed. The bedroom walls do not extend to the lofted ceiling.

Bathroom: was clean, hot water was intermittent (shower went from scalding to freezing without adjusting the tap, weird?). The toilet also backed up and we had to plunge it several times. We notified the owner (about both the shower & toilet) and he came to investigate and said he couldn't replicate the problems, but we continued to experience both problems.

Kitchen: well stocked and perfect for full meal prep. we stayed only 2 nights but the kitchen was well set up for extended stays.

The private beach access is nice but due to the tides (the beach is also inundated w hermit crabs) there is no where to lay out and enjoy the beach. The pool area is nice & comfy but we didnt come all the way to CR to hang out by the pool. Oh and if you don't mind sharing the pool w the dogs, they come and drink out of the pool and one even took a dip to cool off while my husband was in the pool! So if thay bothers you, don't stay here!

I would recommend staying here if you want a nice beachside cabin getaway. We likely won't return to Dominical as there are nicer beach areas to visit in the Pacific side (Playa Grande, Playa Hermosa near Jaco).

Dominical is just a short 5 min drive. Its a neat place to visit but it is a dirty hippie town. Hippies squatting on the beach selling their crappy wares. Depends on what kind of vacation you want. Otherwise Coconut Grove delivers what is promised, plumbing is the only real issue we had.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

I hadn't done much planning of where to stay before we headed down to the Dominical area, but a guy named Randy who had booked a sailing tour on my sailboat further up the coast had just left this place and recommended it. We pulled off the road to check it out and we were blown away at how beautiful it was. We looked at the smaller cabins and a house that were available. We would have stayed there in a second if it weren't for the 2 night minimum. We only had one night free so we moved on, but now we know for in the future! It was very very clean and absolutely beautiful. Walk from your porch to the beach in under a minute to go swimming, snorkeling and exploring!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Tarentum,Pa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We stayed with Diane and Richard several days in January. We wished we would have reserved longer because we were not ready to leave when the time came. Coconut grove is beautiful in every way. We stayed in the larger of the houses and were very comfortable there. The beach is within sight and about a 30 second walk from the house.
Our hosts could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Their dogs were also friendly and we enjoyed their little visits. We accidentally left our laptop in the car that transported us to Coconut Grove. Diane and Richard were most helpful in helping us to contact the driver and retrieve it.
We are hoping to return to Costa Rica next year and Coconut Grove will certainly be where we want to stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages

Also Known As:
Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages Hotel
Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages Hotel Dominical
Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages Costa Rica/Dominical
Address: Dominical Beach, Dominical, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 Specialty lodging in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages is located on one of Costa Rica's most picturesque and private beaches on the Southern Pacific Coast. ... more   less 

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