We were here for a wedding in Dominical Thanksgiving weekend. This was just an OK place to stay. Great Views, but that was about it. No air-conditioning, way too humid and hot to be without air-conditioning, even in late November. Parking was very difficult and burdensome. You had to open a locked metal gate, pull your car into one of only 4 available spots usually blocking someone else in. You have to then close and lock the gate and leave your keys at the usually unattended front desk. Little privacy in your room. It is about 3 steep miles from the nearest beach. You have to have a 4 wheel drive to stay here. The bungalow was clean, but not particularly confortable, and the layout was poor. While there we checked out a tremendous amount of accomodations, and we would have preferred to stay elsewhere. WiFi not available after 8 pm when the owners just turn it off because they don't want people hanging out in the lounge area. WiFi not available in the rooms.
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July 11, 2013
Thank you for your comments. Our 4 cabins are all very open, with screening on all the windows, allowing a nice breeze to come through. There are windows on all 4 walls, except the bathroom area. This provides vistas of the wonderful tropical forest alive with wildlife, and also the amazing beach view. The apex of where the wall meets the roof is also screened for good ventilation. This open living layout of the cabin is not designed for air-conditioning, however there are efficient ceiling fans, If we were to glass in all the windows, we would lose the beauty and feel of living close to nature. For privacy, there are easy-pull curtains on all of the windows. We are a small eco lodge and the parking area does hold 4 cars, but with 2 parking behind others. We, the owners, do shift the vehicles around for our guests at any hour, similar to a valet parking service. The reception area is where the guests leave their keys. There is no reason for this area to be attended 24 hours a day, as we live on the property and are in our house located just a few feet away. We are not a large chain hotel. If people need to get out, they can call to us and we will shift the cars around for them. For your security we are gated. The gate is never locked with a lock, but merely kept closed with a pull latch-that you do need to get out of your car and open and close it yourselves if we should not happen to be there at the time. We are 1 mile up a steep road and as our website states, you do need a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The Wi-Fi, is free from 7am to 8pm, if it is needed outside of those times, we will leave it on longer, for a reasonable fee, (the same as many hotels), if the guests let us know. The reason for this schedule is because the reception area is located very close to two of the cabins, and people want to use Skype, forgetting that not everyone wants to listen to their conversations!
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