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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Playa San Miguel, Province of Guanacaste

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2001Miata
Rothesay, NB
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Sun, Sand and Surf”
Reviewed 25 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
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This was my third stay at SDC, and again it did not disappoint. Booking with the owners had become a pleasure as they have gone out of their way to accommodate me. There have been a number of changes since I was last there, all positive, although the basic charm remains.
Cheo the caretaker can still supply chickens and eggs at a very reasonable price.

Positives are being able to walk directly on to the beach and go for a swim, almost no foot traffic on the beach other than locals who are friendly, close proximity to both Bejuco and San Francisco de Coyote for basic groceries and good restaurants and pure relaxation.

Negatives, none that I was aware of.

Pat, who is the owners representative can direct you to a Canadian couple who give surfing lessons and have Kayak tours through the Mangrove Swamp, excellent value.

Pictures on the owners site are exactly what you will see when you arrive.

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Liked best: Solitude
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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andoogade...
Wagoner, Oklahoma
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Snugsville With A Hollywood Sunset”
Reviewed 7 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Top notch location and A+ view from fully-stocked 2-story house capable of entertaining weeks on end. Gas range, outdoor shower and waves rolling forever over hermit and sand crabs 400' from the patio. Aside some freshwater tributary trash, the beach was splendid, vast and empty. Our one night stay merely teased!

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Billi C
San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“I would go back again and again”
Reviewed 21 October 2015 for a stay in January 2014
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people found this review helpful

This was seriously the best trip we have ever taken.

Everything from setting up the rental to important local information and directions was easy and very helpful. Pat and Bill the caretakers were available with out being intrusive and hooked us up with a local couple that raised beef, pork and chicken and made their own bacon and cheeses. The best fresh meats and cheeses I have ever had.

Everything we did the was fun and the people were amazing. I can't say enough good things about Mike the butterfly guy, or Freddy and Manu of Wingnuts in Samara I must say the best part was waking up everyday and walking out to surf with nobody else around then coming in to see the sea turtles emerging from the little lagoon that popped up from an extra high tide.

I would and do recommend staying here to all my friends and family.

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Liked best: The private location and beach front property
Liked least: leaving and the master bath room
Travelling group: Extended Family
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LyndaLee...
Scarborough, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Such a gem!”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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If you are looking for a private, hidden gem in an unbeatable location, this is the house for you! Not your average touristy vacation but more of a tucked-away-from-it-all respite. We cooked, we sunned, we read, we relaxed all while enjoying the amazing views and tranquility. If you're looking to get away from it all and I mean truly get away, this is the house for you.

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Liked best: The remoteness
Liked least: Absolutely nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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JeffWalte...
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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“Tranquility Found”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Just spent a great week at SDC. It's a bit of a trek to get there, but worth it in every way. Our family included two kids - ages 5 and 8. The house was as featured, and the location didn't disappoint - perfectly quiet and remote. Roads were better than I expected. We have seen much worse in other Caribbean travels.

Pat took great care of us, helping to line up some activities for the week: fishing, horseback riding, butterfly farm tour and even some surf lessons from her husband, Wild Bill. All were great and added to our week of family fun.

Cocos Locos is less than a half mile walk down the beach for cold beer and incredibly fresh and tasty fish with a view right out onto the sand. They even do chicken fingers and french fries for the kiddos. The quality of the food and presentation faaaaar exceeded our expectations. Don't miss it!

Highly recommend the area and this rental if you are looking to get off the beaten path and enjoy some truly quiet time away from the trappings of more touristy beaches and areas. Being right on the beach was awesomely convenient. Walk back to the house for lunch, snacks, drinks or bathroom.

Couple of other tips:

Make sure you grocery shop before you arrive at the house, but also know that the market in Playa Coyote is pretty decent too. It was a good mid-week stock up on a few things.

Pizza Tree restaurant is only 10 minutes away, pretty decent thin crust pizza. And in a really cool venue (platforms up in the tree, but safe/ kid friendly). Arrive and order about 20 minutes before sunset. Oh, and it's BYOB, so pack a little cooler with a couple of ice cold cervezas.

Keep bug spray on hand at all times. They weren't bad most of the time. But whenever that wind dies, or the sun goes down, they can come out in force for a bit.

Learn a little Spanish ahead of time, make some vocab flash cards. A little goes a long way, and it shows some respect for the local residents. Get a few basic phrases and key words (food, shopping, greetings etc). This combined with a big smile can get you through anything down there.

The house also had some sand toys for the kids (buckets, shovels and a boogie board, we additionally left a couple of beach balls and a soccer ball). Was perfect!

Go, you won't regret it!

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Liked best: Quiet, remote and on the beach!
Liked least: Dishwasher wasn't working, and the clothes washer was a bit fickle.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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