Just returned home after spending 10 days at this beautiful house. From start to finish the holiday experience was wonderful. It is always daunting booking holidays independently through the internet, however, we need not have worried at all.
I had a response to my initial e-mail from Gary within 20 minutes of enquiring, and he explained everything to me, chatting about the house and area and within 40 minutes I had an e-mail with further pictures and all sorts of other useful information. Service second to none! That was the decider for us and within 3-4 days we had booked flights and confirmed our holiday.
On arrival Gary had recommended someone for transfers as we decided not to hire a car and he (Eddie) was great, helping us find our bearings and giving advice on where to go etc.
The house is fabulous, spacious, clean, well equipped and really like home from home. TV, DVD's, books, and the all important washing machine which meant that we could travel light and save extra baggage costs. Cooking facilities are excellent, so if you don't want to eat out, everything you need is there with the nearest supermarket a 5 minute walk away providing all the essentials.
Gary has provided comprehensive information that answers all your questions, and the neighbours are very friendly and able to offer any advice, so it is easy to settle in quickly and get on with enjoying your holiday.
As we didn't have a car, we didn't go too far afield, but we had plenty to occupy us in the local vicinity. Within 10 minutes, access to a number of very good restaurants in the Marina Rubicon, a further 10 minutes walk on and a great beach, and by 25-30 minutes we were in the centre of Playa Blanca which has a plethora of restaurants and general activity to keep you occupied. The walk is very easy, with stunning coastline views and we found it was a welcome calorie burner after too many delicious tapas at Tipico Espanyol in Playa Blanca! Also walked the other way to Papagayo beach - stunning natural park area.
We stayed in April and the first few days the sun was a little shy, days were chilly and cloudy, definitely needed cardigans in the evening. But when the sun finally got his hat on and came out to play, it was HOT, so make sure you take your sun tan lotion. All in all we had a fantastic holiday, the only downside is knowing that now someone else is enjoying it instead of us. So until next time, (here's hoping) Hasta luego and muchas gracias :-)
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a fantastic review Katie!
I'm sure that lots of people are nervous about booking direct on the internet for the first time. Hopefully your assurances will encourage other people to take the plunge and experience this fantastic location, which has so much to offer and as all of my reviews confirm, never disappoints.
I'm glad you had such a great time and really do hope that you can return again soon.
Remember that winter holidays are amazing too, with flights discounted, light evenings compared with home and temperatures warm enough for the beach!
Fue un placer para dar cabida a usted, por favor, vuelva pronto!
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