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Main House
Lounge by your private pool
Cabina bedroom with king and single beds a/c and fan
King bedroom a/c and fan
Queen bedroom a/c and fan
Queen bedroom a/c and fan
Beach in front of house
Enjoy tropical fruits in the kitchen
Spacious dining room seats 16
Cabina rooms capture the ocean breezes
Patio with BBQ
Relax and watch the stunning sunsets from the beach
Beautiful colours are a nightly event
Front of the house
Pool lights for evening swimming
One of 2 twin rooms a/c and fan
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Garden looking towards ocean
Main house and pool
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7 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Puntarenas, Province of Puntarenas

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EdnaLMayn...
California Hot Springs, California
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Place to Stay”
Reviewed March 4, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

The house is located in a relatively small community. There are houses next door and across the street and there is a hospital right down the road. We never had any issues with noise or traffic sounds and we very rarely heard anything from the hospital.

I highly recommend renting a 4 x 4 here because nothing is very close and you’ll be going over some mountains. You can almost plan on two plus hours each way to go see or do something. There are coolers here in the house and we would pack them up every day with ice and water and take them with us. We used Wild Rider Inc., for our car rental agency and had no problems with them at all. They met us at the airport and took us to the car and the car was as promised. Maps.me is a wonderful app that we downloaded and it works with your GPS on your phone so you’re not using data. We only had one or two small issues with that and the rest of the time it was perfect.

The house is located directly on the beach and it is a very short walk across a large lawn. We didn’t spend much time there because we would have to drag chairs and everything down to the beach. I just had no desire to expend the energy to do that. And I know if I had asked Ronald he would have gladly done it. It was great to walk on and view the sunset.

The pool is wonderful. It is approximately 4 1/2 feet deep and the temperature was always perfect. The patio has an amazing barbecue that we used every night. There are plenty of lounge chairs for everyone. However, there is only one cushion for one lounge chair. We would have a lotto every day to see who got to use the cushion. There is an outdoor couch where 1 to 2 people could sit on it comfortably. We would also take the cushions from it and use them for the chairs and the seating outside.

When you walk in the house you will notice that it is a little old and dated. All bedrooms had air-conditioning that worked which was a major requirement for me. I would highly recommend bringing one or two power strips and a small extension cord. The outlets are few and far between and we actually had to go purchase them here. Personally I didn’t think the beds and pillows were very comfortable. I understand that it is a rental and there are economics involved but they just weren’t very good for my taste.

There are security cameras inside and outside of the home for insurance purposes. Still….

There are multiple keys for the home. One for each bedroom, one for the front door and two for the pedestrian gate. If there are multiple people in your party that are coming and going at different times it does make things hard when there is only one front door key. I understand that Ronald and Bernie are here the entire time but it still makes things difficult.

The kitchen was fully stocked and had everything you could possibly need. For a large group we never stopped and said oh I wish I had a certain item. The dining area has plenty of room for everyone. It does get hot in there in the late afternoon early evening even with two fans going. So we usually ate outdoors where there was normally a breeze.

There is a living room upstairs that has two couches, a huge coffee table and a small TV. We actually never used it because that living area was right off of someone’s bedroom and it just felt a little weird everybody hanging out there if people were in the bedroom.

The caretakers, Bernie and Ronald are wonderful people. When we arrive they took us to the grocery store, the meat market, the fruit market, and the fish market.Every day Bernie was over here in the morning cutting up fruit and making breakfast for all of us. It didn’t matter what we asked for she could make it. Lunchtime we were very rarely here but when we were we did a fend for yourself day. We had Bernie make dinner most nights and the food was absolutely incredible. She would ask us what we wanted and we would tell her and if the ingredients were in the house or they could be obtained that’s what we had for dinner.

If you need anything such as making arrangements to go fishing, tours, massages, pedicures, etc., talk to Bernie and Ronald first. They never led us astray in the people.

At the end of the day we have had a wonderful vacation and we would recommend it to people and if we ever wanted to come back to Costa Rica we would come here.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 14, 2018
Thank you Edna for the wonderful 4 star review. We are very pleased you had a wonderful vacation at our beach cottage. We do appreciate guest suggestions and we implement as many as we can without increasing our affordable rental rates. We have custom ordered cushions for the wooden loungers. We have 54 electric outlets throughout the property and for the past 8 years they have been sufficient. We hope to see you soon. Best regards Karin and Rupi
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Jack E K
1 review
“Not elegant facility but was clean and good for our family reunion.”
Reviewed December 3, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

The caretakers were great. Bernie went grocery shopping with us and prepared breakfast and dinner most days. She could use a fan in the kitchen.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 11, 2017
Dear Jack: thank you for the 4 star review. Also thanks for pointing out that our cottage style beach house is kind of casual and rustic. It helps future guests get a feel for the place before booking. That’s exactly how we advertise our little slice of Costa Rica. We were happy to hear from the caretakers that your family had a great holiday at Oceano! We have just installed a nice rotating wall fan for Bernie in the kitchen/dining area. Thanks for that feedback. It was a pleasure meeting you. Rupi and Karin
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Liz C
1 review
“A real hot spot!”
Reviewed March 25, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

My husband and I just finished a fabulous vacation at Oceano. We loved the privacy of this property, including the separate cabina. The grounds are immaculate, the beach is expansive and the swimming pool was like our own oasis! We would love to return some day!

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Management Response
Mar 26, 2017
Thank you Liz: we are pleased you enjoyed the property. Hopefully you will have an opportunity to visit us again. Hasta luego! Karin and Rupi
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gracejack...
Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Men retreat”
Reviewed March 17, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

The place was great and Ronald and wife we excellent. We had a total of ten men at the home and we had more than enough space. Karin and her husband was there to greet us upon out arrival even though we were 1 1/2 late. They was very nice and accommodating and gave us great detail of the house and a list of great things to do and place to dine while we was there. While there you must have Ronald wife prepare a great meal for your group. My group is definitely planning on a return visit to this home while in Costa Rica

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Management Response
Mar 22, 2017
We loved having your group. Thanks so much for doing your retreat with us. Ronald and Bernie speak highly of your group's friendliness and politeness. We would love to have you spend your vacation with us again. Karin and Rupi
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marci7620...
Alamo, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfect home away from home in Costa Rica”
Reviewed February 25, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Our week at Oceano was absolutely wonderful. Karen and Rupi were fantastic in helping us prepare for our first trip to Costa Rica. They were thorough and prompt in answering our questions and having us well prepared for a week at the beachhouse, The property is beautiful and impeccably clean. We loved being able to walk to the beach or just hang in the pool to cool off. And Ronald and Bernie were awesome. They became part of our family vacation. Anything we needed they graciously either did for us or helped us do. One of our best family vacations ever, would not hesitate to stay here again or tell friends to stay here.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 26, 2017
Hi Lorraine and family: we are so thrilled that you enjoyed our property and the attentive service of Ronald and Bernie. It truly was a pleasure hosting a group who can appreciate the beauty of Costa Rica and our rustic little piece of it. Ronald and Bernie are over the moon that your email to me said you would have given us 10 stars if you could. That will make their day and remind them that the effort and enthusiasm they bring to their work does make a difference. So thank you for that also. You are welcome back and your friends and family too. Karin and Rupi
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preachers...
Germany
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Enjoyable but quite rustic”
Reviewed November 8, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We enjoyed our time together at Oceano house. We were quite surprised that there wasn't air conditioning in any of the eating or living areas. Since the weather was extremely hot and humid we weren't able to enjoy hanging out together in the evening so as we had hoped.
Bernie and Ronald make this house ! They were helpful in every way. They cooked, cleaned, did laundry, booked taxis , shopped for us... just to name a few of the thing she they did for us.
We were so thankful for all they did to make our vagcation great.

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Liked best: Swimming pool and Bernie cooking for us
Liked least: No air conditioning in the common areas and the Bugs and lizards in our bedrooms.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Mar 26, 2017
Hi and thank you for the nice review! Glad you enjoyed our cottage style beach house. We specialize in an authentic Costa Rican cultural experience and it sounds like you had that! I am so sorry that you hadn't read the description of our property when you booked. It says that we have air conditioning in the bedrooms only. Our house is fully opened with only glass shutters to catch the breeze, so it's not possible to have air conditioning in the common areas. Happy Travels! Karin and Rupi
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Rico3522
Chilliwack
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Maybe the Best Vacation Ever.”
Reviewed March 25, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We travelled with a group of friends again this trip and we all were very happy with the accommodations. It was nice to have the owners on site when we arrived. Karen and Rupi were very nice and gave a little run down on the area.The rooms were spacious for 2 guests staying in them and were clean. The cabinas near the pool are just a little larger than the house rooms. The electric showers were something to get use to but we're just fine. Didn't need a lot of hot water since the weather was very hot with the start of summer.

Our group can not say enough great things about the caretakers on site. Bernie and Ronald were the best. We paid to have them cook meals for us and Ronald helped us out at the market. Bernie is a great cook with authentic food and the fresh fruit every morning is just a delight. Ronald also gave us a contact to do some excursions which were very good. We will be back in the area next Feb 2017 on a cruise and plan on visiting these two wonderful people. It was nice to walk to the rear of the property to the beach and search for shells once the tide went out.

The local bus runs right by the house and it will take you downtown for shopping in the market for food or souvenirs. A grocery store is also very close by taxi for many food needs.

The house and cabinas are very comfortable and private. The house is secured at night but an individual can not enter the kitchen in the morning unless someone staying in the 2 rooms near the kitchen open the door or the caretaker does so. The guests in the rooms at the front of the house an person must exit their room and the building and walk around the rear of the building to enter the kitchen. We had a locksmith vacationing with us and stated the cost to create keys that open an individual room plus the kitchen door would be minimal. Overall this was never a huge issue for Ronald generally had coffee started around 6am on the patio. Some of us still got up early to enjoy the non hot times.

The pool got a severe workout with most of us in pool at one time. The fountain was a nice feature from the norm. The fresh blue paint around the pool edge did come off on my hand during the mid day heat. There was some fresh paint close to the pool and cabinas area that didn't take very well and when it become wet was very slippery with one of our companions slipping and falling hard. The caretaker scrubbed the entire freshly painted area and removing the fresh paint as not to have a reoccurrence.

Overall, our group said this was a wonderful place to stay and made our first and not last trip to Costa Rica most enjoyable.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Mar 28, 2016
Thank you so much for the 5 star review. We would love to see your group again. We have taken care of the paint issue and all is well. Regards, Rupi
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