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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Uvita, Province of Puntarenas

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CoastalPa...
Wilmington, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Peaceful oasis”
Reviewed 10 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Rachel and Steve could not have been more gracious hosts! Bravo to Steve for the gorgeous gardens he has created, truly a little slice of paradise. Rachel had a wealth on information regarding tours and activities. The casitas, themselves were beyond our expectations… beautifully constructed, roomy, and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed hiking and playing in the river, watching wildlife in the gardens, and cooking on the grill, all in a very private and peaceful setting.

The only amenity that could have made our stay even better would be a covered structure over the outdoor cooking and dining area. We found ourselves getting very creative when our grilling was interrupted by rain.

Overall, I only wish we had had more time to spend at this lovely oasis.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
9 Apr 2015
We are glad that you enjoyed your time here with us - it was great for us to have such a lovely, friendly family group use all 3 casitas and enjoy the gardens.
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Cecille23
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Treasure by the River”
Reviewed 9 February 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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My 4 nights at the casita where absolutely fabulous . I stayed over Christmas 2014 and had the best time. A little bonus was, that I was the only guest for couple days, but I never felt disturbed after my neighbors had arrived. The cabins are close but still private. The surrounding is beautiful, right by the river . Steve &Rachel take great pride in taking care of their land and the cabins. I really could feel how much they enjoy to share their place with guests who like the quiet, little remote cabins who have everything to feel comfortable. The kitchen is small but I still cooked most of my meals what was easy and enjoyable. Rachel & Steve are wonderful hosts, warm and welcoming.
For sure I will be back.

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Liked best: the river, gardens & quietness
Liked least: that I had to leave
Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 65+
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Management Response
28 Feb 2015
We are glad you enjoyed being here over Christmas, it was a pleasure to have you here with us, and you are definitely welcome to come back any time
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Korrene R
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Absolutely gorgeous casita and surroundings”
Reviewed 3 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Casitas Del Rio in January 2015. The grounds were stunning, the casita is so beautiful and spacious with everything you could need for your stay, and the sounds of nature that accompany your surroundings are soothing. The owners Steve and Rachel were so accommodating and welcoming. They are the nicest people. They made me feel special --as this was a birthday trip for me. Rachel put together a pamphlet of the restaurants, beaches, activities, etc of wonderful places to visit and fun things to do. The casita is spotless, modern, full of nice little touches like flowers and bouquets. The deck in front of the casita is the perfect place to sit and have coffee, relax, and listen to the sounds of the birds, the river in front, and even the monkeys in the trees across the river. Our stay here was absolutely amazing and we didn't want to leave. We would definitely recommend this place to others and we definitely want to come back again! Thank you Steve and Rachel!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Feb 2015
Thank you for being so kind as to write a review. We are glad that we could help to make your birthday special, and that you enjoyed your time here - you are welcome here any time
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Kimberly...
Leawood, Kansas
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Exquisite jungle retreat, event planner included”
Reviewed 28 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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person found this review helpful

We spent a week here in Jan 2015 and enjoyed the location in a lush garden next to the pristine river. The casita was very private, new, and immaculately clean to start with. You need four wheel drive to do the driveway and road. Also, housekeeping and fresh linens and towels was sporadic and the owners are working through some staffing issues on this which I am sure will be resolved soon. The house is well furnished for cooking and roomy and the AC works well. There are family dogs around quite a bit, but they are well behaved.

The best part of the stay was how the owners helped to book fabulous tours, the best restaurants and gave us info on groceries, banking and everything we needed. Pre arrival details were the best I have ever received. We did zip line, white water rafting, snorkeling off of the Whales tail, ocean kayaking through caves, and several beaches. Book now and enjoy!

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Liked best: Help with booking tours and restaurants
Liked least: Housekeeping
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
28 Feb 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad you enjoyed the location, the river and the casita - we agree they are all beautiful. We would also like to thank you for the feedback regarding the housekeeping. We took it all on board and have improved our housekeeping policy.
We like to make a visit to Costa Rica as easy and stress free for guests as possible, so it is our pleasure to be able to make reservations at restaurants etc for our you (one less thing to worry about has to be good) and we are glad that we were able to help make your vacation here a good one.
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Malavika...
1 review
“Awesome experience!”
Reviewed 21 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

My bf and I had the best time spending two nights at the Casitas Del Rio. It was such a serene and quiet place, and incredibly beautiful. The grounds are kept clean and natural, and the river is so picturesque. There is a gorgeous waterfall close-by and the beach is a five minute drive away. Also, at night, you feel like you can see every star in the sky. The casita itself was delightful and had all the utilities we needed including a stove. It is artfully decorated and very clean. We recommend exploring the river, visiting Playa Hermosa, eating dinner at Ranchos Remo, and visiting the waterfall. Last but not least, Rachel and Steve were amazing hosts and were so kind to us during our visit. I could not have imagined a better vacation spot.

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Liked best: The amazing natural environment surrounding the casita and the proximity to so many beautiful places!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Feb 2015
So glad you enjoyed your time here and you got to get out and explore some of our favourite places. It is always a pleasure to have lovely people stay here and experience the amazing natural beauty on our doorstep.
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