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“Unbelievably Beautiful and Relaxing - Perfect!”
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Playa Samara, Province of Guanacaste

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Stefan S
NYC
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“Unbelievably Beautiful and Relaxing - Perfect!”
Reviewed July 29, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Our family of 6 (parents, my boyfriend and I (late 20s), and my two little sisters (17 and 19)) visited for a week in late June 2015 to celebrate my parents 30th wedding anniversary. (From what we understood, it was supposed to be rainy season, but we lucked out with the "little summer" and a week of beautiful sunny days.)

We made it to the house mid-day on Saturday and really could not believe our eyes. The home itself is beautiful - as the pictures indicate - and the views are, as someone else stated, simply breathtaking. The home is grand and spacious, with all of the things one needs to feel at home - beach and pool towels, floats for the pool, body boards for the beach, kitchen utensils, AC for the bedrooms, etc. We spent much of our vacation eating, drinking, reading, and playing games in and around the AMAZING pool. The entire family agreed that, while Samara is great, the house MADE the vacation. One of my favorite memories was watching an incredible lightning and thunderstorm from the beautiful porch area one of the nights. Whether watching a storm or waking up and rolling over to a sunny day, the ocean, and Isla Chora, the views made it easy to relax and forget about our jobs and responsibilities.

The icing on the cake was that the property manager, Bill, streamlined the entire travel process. He sent us tons of information prior to the trip, answered all of our questions, and gave us advice that made our travel to and from the airport and our stay at the home as easy and enjoyable as possible. From flight tips, to how to get to and from the airport - and the arrangement of such travel, to what to do and enjoy, the advice put us at complete ease. On the day we arrived, he even took my parents to pick up their rental car and on a tour of the town.

All of the people we met in Samara were friendly and welcoming. We didn't leave the town for an entire week (except to do a horseback ride with the Horse Jungle (Georgia was great!) to Playa Barrigona, which was also incredibly beautiful and isolated). (While we're giving plugs, ziplining with WingNuts, which is literally right down the street, was a favorite fun activity that the whole family was SO glad to have done - even us who are afraid of heights.) Overall, the beautiful, relaxing home and the quiet (but not too quiet), non-touristy beach town made for a PERFECT vacation.

Perhaps the greatest endorsement we can give is that we're already contemplating how soon we can return. Highly recommend!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2015
Dear Andie,

Thank you for taking the time to write that wonderful review. It is extremely rewarding to know that our guests enjoyed themselves enough to make them want to come back and it motivates us to keep working harder to offer you a vacation that you would never forget. It's also very helpful for future guests as it lets them know what to expect, what places to visit and the activities that you enjoyed the most. We loved the opportunity to host your stay in Villa Costa del Sol and to meet you and your lovely family. We look forward to seeing you all very soon. Viva bien esta vida! Bill & Evelyn
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Bamajrv
Scottsville, Kentucky
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed July 28, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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I first visited Casa Del Sol in May 2014. This was my first time visiting this area of Costa Rica. My trip was outstanding, the local culture was very courteous, the restaurants were open air with very good prepared cuisine, the weather, beaches and stunning views of the ocean were indescribable. I returned to Casa Del Sol on December 23rd 2014 to spend Christmas and New Year’s in the tropics. Can you imagine anything better than to wake up on Christmas morning with your loved ones to some of the most stunning views imaginable as well as experiencing the exuberance for the New Year watching from the balcony as fireworks showered the night sky lighting the ocean on New Year’s Eve! Evelyn the owner as always was amazing, she was very supportive, kind and caring to ensure that my trip exceeded my hopes and dreams. Bill her property manager continued to excel in his support of any tasks associated with making my stay enjoyable and everything that it could be. I definitely plan on spending much more time at Casa Del Sol!

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Liked best: The home, decor, location and infinity pool are amazing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Jul 29, 2015
Dear Jim, It was our pleasure to welcome you and your family back into Villa Costa del Sol for this very special occasion. We are very pleased when our guests have a wonderful experience enough to make them want to return. It is our ultimate goal to make your vacation everything that you hoped and dreamed. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to continue making unforgettable, joyous memories. Viva bien esta vida! Evelyn & Bill
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heliconia...
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Surpassed all Expectations!”
Reviewed July 27, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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person found this review helpful

My family and I just returned from a week at what can only be called a breathtaking property, Casa del Sol. It is truly as amazing as all of my fellow reviewers say it is. From the moment we pulled up and looked straight through the front door to our infinity pool and ocean view, we knew we were in for a memorable vacation. The house itself is designed to give residents sight lines to the water from nearly every vantage point. Stocked with loads of conveniences, you never really have to leave if you don't want to. But you must as the charming town of Samara is just a short distance from your doorstep, and it offers nearly anything you could possibly need. Bill truly goes out of his way to introduce you to everything the area has to offer, from a welcome tour of town to stops at the grocery store to restaurant and activity recommendations and everything in between. (Plus he is the go-to guy for great wine!) Just knowing we could call Bill with any question put our minds at ease, especially being in a foreign country with kids. Believe what you read about Casa del Sol here. It's truly a magical place. Thank you, Bill and Evelyn, for sharing your special corner of the world with us.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Jul 29, 2015
Dear Nancy, Thank you for that wonderful review! We really appreciate your comments and the recognition of our efforts. We couldn't be more pleased to hear you had a fantastic experience. Just knowing that you enjoyed yourselves makes it all worth it! We try very hard to make sure all of our guests receive terrific attention on every visit but it is very easy to be helpful and nice to such a nice family! We hope to see y'all again in Samara soon! You are always welcome at Villa Costa del Sol. Viva Bien Esta Vida! Bill & Evelyn
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