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8 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Playa Ocotal, Province of Guanacaste

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CEThigpen...
Colorado
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115 reviews
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“Remarkable and memorable.”
Reviewed 13 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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My husband and adult son and I loved our stay at the Villa El Sueno and getting to know Silvia and Calin. We are delighted to leave the highest review. We enjoyed the upstairs suite with beautiful views of the ocean and islands. Spacious, luxurious, quality construction. Beautiful furniture, granite counter tops, BBQ, gazeebo. We took advantage of the breakfast offer and were so glad we did. Delicious, hearty food. Great hosts.Comfortable beds, several balconies with views all around. We loved the patios, garden and pool also. Lovely couple, WONDERFUL PLACE and FABULOUS VIEW!

Travelling group: Extended Family
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MrRnR68
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place,great views,great host”
Reviewed 26 June 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We went down with family for a week.We were 7 adults and rented upstairs and one of the rooms downstairs .Calin was great at keeping in touch with me and dealing with some changes that took place leading up to vacation and helped in with whatever was asked during our visit.He arranged airport pickup which is recommended because there are no addresses there and can be a bit trying when dealing with taxis
His recommendation of tour company run by Giovanni and driver Walter were great.He met with us one afternoon to go over what tours we maybe interested in,all at fair prices.I must add though that if going to Miravalles canopy tour which is a zip line tour.Watch what they charge you ! Do the math before giving them your money.they knowingly charged an extra person to my tab even after I asked twice if charges were correct.I asked because as the worker was Imputting charges into calculator the manager came in and casually told him to charge for 4 in spanish.I can understand a good deal of spanish and so i questioned theyre charge.they insisted it was right.It wasnt til i checked online later they indeed did charge me extra and confirmed my suspicions. must've been tough times I guess because we were only group there.I must reiterate though that it had nothing to do with tour company itself just the actual park.Giovanni was instrumental in sorting it all out and getting back my money .
Thanks Giovanni!
Things to do in area.of course there's father roosters on beach 5min walk.If you dont mind a 20 min walk go to picante restaurant.great food ,great views on way in scenic cove just south of Calin's. Hike in forest surrounding villa and see the howlers.If your there at right time they end up right in front of villa.Coco beach is great and energetic lots of shops and restaurants,only $6 cab ride.$8 to come back for some reason.Hermosa beach was great ,a little quieter but had shops and restaurants on beach as well.That 20$ cab from villa.Further then that use tour company.
All in all I recommend .great deal for what you get. I had better time here then in Tamarindo(1 hr south) which we went to second week. will be back soon!
Thanks Calin .

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
28 Nov 2015
I am glad you appreciate our efforts. We try to accommodate our guests and give them the best advise regarding tours, activities and trips. Always we put our clients interests up front. We consider our guest part of our family even if they stay for short time. Thank you
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Twoswedis...
Stockholm County, Sweden
1 review
“If your looking for a really relaxing stay in a great house with a fantastic host, this is the place for you.”
Reviewed 26 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We rented the entire second floor of Calins "mansion". Two families with 4 kids in total from the ages 6 months to 3 years. The upper floor has three rooms with double beds and 2 bathrooms and a large kitchen/ livingroom area. Absolutely perfect for kids with plenty of space to run around and also perfect in the sense that the bedrooms are on each corner of the apartment hence at night the kids did not wake eachother up. We cooked almost all our food in the well equipped kitchen. A couple of times we went down to father roosters restaurant at the beach. Lovely place, fabelous drinks and very kid friendly.

So the apartment is very spacious and well planned andon topof that there is a lovely terrace where we had all our meals and also a well taken care of pool which the kids could not get enough of. Everything you need when you are travelling with kids.

Calin is a great host. We felt more like family rather than just guests. He gave us a lot of information about the area and helped us get a great price on our further transportation. He also took us grocery shopping twice during our one week stay. We would highly recommend casa sueno, especially for families travelling with kids.

PS. On the bottom floor there was also one apartment (for 4 persons) and 4 studios with chared kitchen.

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Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 20 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Liked best: Staying at our guest's beautiful property and feeling like a friend there.
Liked least: Having to say good-bye to our host's and go home.
Travelling group: Friends
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Aurora, Canada
Reviewed 10 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

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Liked best: The caring of the hosts.
Liked least: Somewhat isolated and the driveway was very steep.
Travelling group: Solo
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Management Response
11 Feb 2015
Thank you Brenda. We are glad that you enjoy your vacation in our villa. As you know we choose to offer our guest a tranquil and peaceful place, very close to the beach. It isn't to far from the noisy Coco village and as I did with you, I am happy to help my clients to take them there with my car or if I am busy, a taxi is only $6.We wait to have you here any time. you were a woanderful and perfect guest.
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