Across from coco beach! – vrbo j gastrointest oncol impact factor

This unit is spacious enough for a family of 4 and was located in a nice garden with a lovely calm and clean, refreshing pool just in front of the condo entrance. We were usually the only ones in the pool, as there are only 10 units. It was a great location, only one street from the beach. We loved watching the sunsets as the kids jumped the waves. It is an easy walk to town (about 10 – 15 minutes). A taxi was only $2 (1000 Colones). We would usually walk the path along the beach to main part town and taxi back. There was a delicious little pizza and gelato place ( non solo pizza) and a mini grocery store on a few minutes away. We were comfortable and it was a great place for a few nights at the beach for us. The owner was very responsive to any concerns we had, replying to our emails very quickly. The unit and its furniture/appliances are not brand new, top of the line, or with fancy decor, but at $75/night, we thought it was excellent value. The owner is an artist and the walls are mostly covered with her colourful art. The queen bed is quite soft, which I found very comfortable, but may not be for everyone. I don’t recommend this unit for people looking for a party central – as the neighbours are often long term owners and renters, and wouldn’t appreciate loud partying. There were some insects in the unit from time to time, but this is Costa Rica – and that is quite standard for the location. The air conditioning worked well, keeping it cool. We found it a relaxed and easy place to come back to after beach and explorations.

My husband and I rented this condo for 2 months. It is in a great location, right across from the beach as stated. You could here the waves crashing especially at night. The pool is right outside the door and was always kept clean. There are only 10 units in this complex so sometimes we were the only ones in the pool. It is a good 10 to 15 minute walk into town. If you don’t feel like walking all the time you can rent a golf cart to get around town or take a cab for $2. The area is safe and we were never worried about walking late a night.

The condo did not have any screens on the doors or windows, which was a real draw back for us. There were days when there was a nice breeze out and we wish we could have opened the doors and get some cool air in the condo. Because there were no screens you have to use the air conditioner to keep it cool instead of getting the fresh air. Electricity is expensive so we didn’t like to use the air conditioner all the time. You could leave the doors open but then take the chance of having bugs and iguanas in the condo (one of our neighbors had one get in her bathroom).

The kitchen could use some new things. The paring knives, toaster, kettle and some utensils were in bad shape. Could also use a proper frying pan. There were no steaks knives so we went out and bought our own. The rice cooker didn’t work properly. When we got there we had to clean the kitchen cupboard out because there was something in a container that had mold in it, and something else that smelled so bad we had to throw it out. There was also dirt behind the couch that caused ants (once we pulled the couch out and vacuumed it was better). I suspect that perhaps the cleaning lady didn’t do the job she as supposed to.

After speaking to both other renters and owners we realized that we had paid too much for what we were getting. Another couple in the same complex were paying $1300. a month, which was $1,000 more than we paid. Some of the owners of units in the Las Palmas complexes said that for what we were paying we should have everything high end, which we didn’t.