The villa was exactly as pictured. Shared kitchen was not an issue with other guests as everything was always clean and quiet. Pool was great and we even got to see monkeys and different birds around it. Close to the beach, shops, restaurants and supermarket (less than a 10min walk). Luciano (the host) and his business partner Uki, were quick to help and easy to communicate with (both fluent in English & Spanish). My friend and I had a great time, ¡Gracias totales!
We really enjoyed staying at the Honu Beach Apartments while in Costa Rica. The apartment was very modern, simplistic and clean – and a quick 2-minute walk from the beach! We loved having the pool too, we took a dip every day when returning from our adventures. Having A/C was wonderful (and essential! Whew!) as was the WiFi (especially since neither of us had international cell plans). The best surprise was having Cafe Social right upstairs, one of the best breakfast/lunch spots in town (excellent cappuccino!). One general suggestion for any visitors to this area: you should definitely rent an ATV for getting around town – everything in Santa Teresa is pretty spread out, so unless you plan on cooking every meal at the apartment, you'll need it to get to any restaurants or stores. There's a place to rent them right downtown, it's a very easy process, and well worth it!
Very beautiful apartments and pool area in clean, excelent condition, all necesities were met. The place has a lot of privacy. The location is also very convenient 50mts away from the beach and the cafe upstairs has great food.