we've stayed at many rentals both in the states and in Costa Rica. With every excellent experience comes more discrimination of excellence. This house is my favorite rental ever. The view is amazing, as you can see from the photos. But experiencing it from sunrise to sunset, in each room is beyond amazing. The house is spacious and well laid out. Very clean. Plush towels, ample essentials (soap, toilet paper, cooking supplies, cooler to borrow for beach). Yes, the road in is steep, but it's a fun part of the adventure if you have a good 4wd and even a moderately good driver. Anything you need can be found in uvita. Go to the BM for groceries and supplies. Best restaurants around include pizza time/ bagel time.... (best breakfast, salad, calzones, etc), Mondo Congo in Dominical, La Cusinga, and Gusto. Alex and Stephanie were a huge part of the perfection of the experience. They were friendly, helpful, and available for as much or as little as you need. The night we arrived we were exhausted after nearly 20 hours of travel, including torrents of rain on the drive in. We got lost trying to find the house in the dark and rain, but Alex rescued us. We had a few minor maintenance questions, but Alex fixed us up quickly. Del is very lucky to have found the perfect couple to ensure all is well in paradise.
One of my favorite parts of the house was PRIVACY. very unique for the location and price point. Being so high up the mountain provided the very best view and very cool air. The pool stayed cool but was refreshing on a warm day and also good for some brisk morning laps. We enjoyed the daily entourage of various monkeys, coati, toucans, etc... we were here in July on a particularly rainy year, so we didn't get as much beach time as we'd like (again, the patio and pool was a perfect place to spend an intermittently rainy day), but we enjoyed some gorgeous hikes (check out hacienda baru, cloud Bridge forest reserve) and scenic drives (roads to San Isidro, San vita). We will definitely visit here again!! I have zero reservations about recommending this property (I'LL BE JEALOUS OF EVERYONE WHO GETS TO GO), but a few ideas to add to the experience. As one review mentioned, clearing out a little brush could improve the view, especially of sunset. Include more specific driving instructions (ie, from the end of paved road to first right turn is 3.2k) and BEACH CHAIRS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING PARADISE!!