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Villa Decary
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Lovely grounds, and wonderful and helpful people - a big thanks to Suzy and Elkin for making our stay absolutely wonderful. The breakfasts were delicious, the experience was wonderful, and Villa Decary is a superb base from which to explore the Arenal area.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank MPMcDonnell
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Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Owner Suzy provided the inside scoop to see the Costa Rica Lake Arenal up close and personal.The views from the Villa were breathtaking, rooms were comfortable and the breakfast each morning was delicious! Suzy listened to our hopes for our time in the area and gave us options and advice that made our trip memorable. Our day trip to Elkin's family farm hiking the trails, learning about the wonders of the area and meeting the family were truly highlights for our vacation. Villa Decary is a bed and breakfast we will return to again!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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2  Thank SLauz
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We just came back from a 2.5 week trip in CR and this place was one of our favorites. We were walk-in guests and the moment we drove through the beautiful garden we knew we were in for a treat. When we pulled up at the entrance, our hostess came out right away and made us feel at home immediately. The room was amazing. Clean, comfy beds and of course those awesome views of Lake Arenal and surroundings from our balcony. Everybody in the villa was very nice and helpful. They gave us useful tips about how to explore the area. Breakfast was also very good. And to top it all off, the Gingerbread restaurant, the best food we had this holiday, is only a 5 minute walk away. All and all, an amazing stay.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Annemieke B
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is a must stay for bed and breakfast goers, and bird watchers! Suzy and Olivia are wonderful! Suzy will help with you plan for whatever you'd like to do for the day! I wanted to go paddle boarding on the lake, and Suzy gave me plenty of options and set everything up! Olivia is a great company guide dog. All the locals know and love Olivia! The Villa Decary is a bird sanctuary haven! The staff are wonderful, and the food is excellent. I could just sit and eat and watch birds all day!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Zach B
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We were there in Mid February. The place is a little hard to find and best to get there before dark. But once you find it, the view of the lake is beautiful and the bird watching is terrific. But, most importantly, the staff are wonderful, kind, friendly helpful, no fuss. Woke up to an amazing view and birds all around. The breakfast was excellent and we got to do that while watching all kinds of birds feed on tropical fruit! The garden is lovely with lots of palm trees, tropical flowers and Dolly, their dog helped us discover the little stream on the property. It is 45 mins from La Fortuna so plan to have time to discover the area. The drive up the north side of the lake is beautiful. A wonderful place to be if you want a quiet place to get away from all the tourists and relax in nature.

Room Tip: Room in main building on second floor at far end had amazing view of lake and a deck for birdwatching.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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