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This gorgeous home was nicknamed rainforest mansion yone of the guests and it stuck!
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This gorgeous home was nicknamed rainforest mansion yone of the guests and it stuck!
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Jaco, Jaco District, Garabito Municipality, Province of Puntarenas

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altermood
Astoria, New York
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Couldn't have been any better”
Reviewed April 8, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

From the pictures, it looked like a great house to have our special 40th birthday trip for my partner and 6 other friends. From the moment I inquired about the place, Bina was so attentive.

We had some flight problems when we arrived in Costa Rica so I had to email bina to let her know that I couldn't get through to Buck the manager on my phone and it wasn't a problem having arrived a little later than expected. Buck was very accommodating and anything we needed, he told us to text or call.

Just a warning: it is up a very steep hill. If you are afraid of driving up hills, you might not want to rent a car but it is way easier to have a car due to the location.

Basically, the bottom line is that everything was just perfect and I can't thank Bina and Buck more for making this trip that much enjoyable and perfect.

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Management Response
Apr 10, 2017
Hi Devin
I am so glad you and your partner enjoyed your vacation!
I'll be sure to pass on your review toBuck and Nelson and the crew They work tirelessly to sure that everyone is happy
It is guests like you that make it all worthwhile!
Regards
Bina
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marianaso...
2 reviews
“Mrs”
Reviewed September 16, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Spectacular, I really recommend his rental, it is a hidden paradise surrended by Costa Rica nature...

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Management Response
Sep 23, 2016
Dear Mariana
Your kind words made us so proud of ourselves and i will pas them on to my property manager and assistants
Please tell your friends family and co workers about us and visit us again!
Sincerely
Bina A
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Emilia W
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice experience in the Central Pacific”
Reviewed March 6, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Nice, well equiped, roomy house located in the middle of the mountain. Excellent service, detail oriented owner and property manager made us feel right at home. Definetely coming back as soon as possible!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 11, 2016
Hi Emilia
Thanks so much for that great detailed review!
i will pass it on to the property manager as w ell
please come and visit us again!
sincerely
BinaA
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amstelncv
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Will definitely rent again , tons of wildlife all around and Buck”
Reviewed February 13, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The house is located in Costa Montana gated estates. Super safe house with an alarm, in a gated community, with a gate to the house .
The house on the top floor which is at parking level, has a master bedroom with a king bed, and a big closet, and big shower. And a deck off the bedroom. There is a Jucuzzi tub in the bathroom also but I don't think it works, the drain seems to be sealed down. Not that you want to take a hot bath anyways .
On this floor there is also one more bathroom, a big entrance area, a little small coffee nook, a sitting area, a dining room and a kitchen . This is also where the WIFI works . So it's nice it's so large . Also a deck with a charcoal grill and another big patio table for eating outside that over looks the pool.
Next level down there is two more bed rooms, one queen and one king . One large bathroom, Tv room, laundry room and access to the pool . Both rooms were nice and had there own decks . Tv had cable with English and Spanish channels and a dvd player and a day bed.
Bottom level had the last bed room which was king sized, nice storage closet and there own full bathroom.
Over all, the place was great and our party of 6 had a great time. The location is also great there is tons of wildlife all around the mountain cove . Tons of beautiful sun sets, it's right next to Carara park . Which is $10 entrie fee, well worth it. We saw monkeys and tons of birds, but we saw all these thing in the Costa Montana subdivision too.
There are tons of litte markets and fruit stands . Buck (the property manager) helped us find anything and everything.
We also did Joses Crocodile tour it was $35 a person, great tour we saw lots of cool wildlife . And tons of crocs of course . You can also drive down to a bridge about 5 mins north, you will pass it on the way in and look over and see no less than 20 crocs .
Jaco is a 20 min drive, they have more shopping if that's what you want. We only went there twice as there was so much to do right in Tarcoles , the town the house is in.
We also did the mangrove monkey tour , close to Manuel Antonio . Just drive south on 34 about 1:15 mins until you see the billboards for the tour. ($35 a person when we just drove there and did it on our own) We got to see sloths and feed monkeys, and lots of Jesus Christ lizards and birds .
Also there is a beach called playa mantas close to the house, (ask a local) it's down a dirt road right past the la oystra restaurant, and you can walk from there to a white sand beach (about 5 -10 min walk) for some great snorkeling, (if you have your own snorkeling equipment). We also spotted a sloth there.
Hermosa beach is about a 40 min drive which is a black sand beach, with great surf.

Tips
1- if you like American snacks like Doritos or Oreo cookies bring your own, you can get them there but they are about 40% higher.
2- we usually made breakfast at the house and went out for lunch and had lunch left overs for dinner. Restaurants seemed to be cheaper than trying to buy groceries. And all the places we went were awesome. And no one in our group got sick and we ate every where .
Beer runs you about $1-$2 US. per bottle at the little markets.
3- pack a flash light, power goes off occasionally, well it went of about 10 different times, usually it was fixed within an hour or 2. So it wasn't a huge deal, and all in our group had flash lights which made it really no problem.
4- most restaurants have WIFI also, and for calling back home we called people through Facebook messenger, using just the WIFI at restaurants and the house.
5- bring OFF, your in the jungle, never really had a problem with misquitos around the house but there are plenty with your doing tours of the jungle,beach, and mangroves .
6- remember your in the jungle, and a can of RAID can go along way ..
7-4x4 not necessary to access the house , but the road in is quite steep , so don't get a little econo car either .
8-don't be afraid to ask Buck for any advice, he was great!..or message us.
9-every where we went took u.s dollars also at a rate of 500/1 . So there is no need to exchange money . Pluss they give you your change in colones .

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Liked best: The house and the location
Liked least: The end when we had to go back home , also I would not spend the $60 a person to do the mountain tram.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 14, 2016
hi James and misty
thanks ever so much for that great review! i will of course pass it on to buck and nelson asap
id love it if you were able to post any Pics of your anniversary event on the website!
come and stay our home again!
sincerely
binaa
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Reviewed January 11, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

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Management Response
Jan 15, 2016
hi Jayesh and party
it was entirely our pleasure to host you ! come again and let friends and family know about us i passed on the review and compliments to the property manager also
sincerely
binaA
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Andrea O
San Jose
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“amazing house in the mountain”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We loved this house! It is right next to Carara National Park, located in the middle of the forest. You can see the red macaws flying all day while you chill in the pool. The beach is just minutes away and it is very close to San José.

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Liked best: the location and the size of the house
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Sep 14, 2013
Thank you !
I am so glad you loved your stay at my house
I know that it is really peaceful in the mountains surrounded by colorful foliage and beautiful birds.it doesn't hurt that the. home is minutes away from the beach and so close to shopping centers
come back any time
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familleLe...
Vannes, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 24, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 24, 2017
Cher jean phillipe
Juste une fois dans un chemin il vient une belle famille qui apprécie vraiment la maison pour ce qu'il est un manoir de forêt tropicale
Merci pour votre compréhension et patience avec la coupe d'eau nous nous efforçons pour l'excellence et travaillons déjà pour améliorer cette situation
Avant la prochaine location
Je transmettrai la critique à l'équipage aussi!
Cordialement
Bina A
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