2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 4-6 Sleeps On The Beach
About Deb Gempeler
I'm a retired Captain of a maximum security prison in Wisconsin. My husband, Rick, is a retired supervisor of the Dodge County Sheriff's Department but he is still working a part time job as Police Chief of a small community. After I retired from the state I became more involved with our rental properties and managing other people's rentals as well. Both Rick and I grew up in small towns in Wisconsin and make our home in Beaver Dam, WI. He was the youngest person in the state to obtain his Master Cheese maker certification and worked in that field for 13 years before going into law enforcement. He can tell you much more than you'd ever care to know about cheese if given the chance. He was awarded his private pilot's license over 20 years ago and we've enjoyed many cross country trips over the years. Any time left is spent with our 3 grandchildren; Abbey, Johnny and Lilly.
Deb Gempeler purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Deb Gempeler chose Jaco
A client suggested that we try Costa Rica ... and here we are! It's the only tropical place we've been to that doesn't break the bank. It's easy to get around, the fruit and vegetables grow year round, and there are so many things to do in the area.
What makes this Condo unique
We wanted a place that was close enough to the activities but quiet enough for relaxing and safety was big concern. The complex has only 25 units, built in a circle and facing each other. It's a kick sitting on the balcony enjoying a cold beverage and getting to know the neighbors. Our unit is #16 on the 2nd floor.
Smoking is allowed only in the common areas.
No pets allowed per condo association rules
Minimum age of primary renter:21
The rules for the condo are posted on the inside of the cabinet door in the kitchen.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Perfect place to stay in Jaco Beach
The condo was perfect for my two children and I. We loved going to the beach near by and to the club pool. Quiet area near everything we need.
Security top notch
The security personnel we're excellent, and helpful in advising us about Jaco and what it had to offer, we were very impressed.
Thanks Don, the Security Personnel go the extra mile to make sure that everyone is comfortable. I appreciate you for taking the time to acknowledge them. Deb
Great location! Great advises and instructions from the owners. Prompt to answer questions!
Our family spend 8 nights, 2 adults 3 children! We loved the place! Close to the beach and town. We loved Thursday night Friday morning market where you can get awesome fresh foods. We rented a car and did our own tours and it was pretty easy to get around despite what many people had told us. Speaking Spanish was a huge plus but the locals are good at helping with people who don't speak their language. Security was very nice and always there! Place was clean and welcoming!
Thank you for the wonderful review Melanie! And thank you for mentioning how great the locals are in working through the communication barriers. They enjoy practicing their English too!
Great place to stay!!!!
The outside of the condo complex was very beautiful and well looked after. We really enjoyed the pool and found the area to be very clean and well cared for. It was never too busy in the pool. All the staff were very friendly even with some language barriers involved. The inside of our unit was great and it was exactly as described in the AD. The view from the bedrooms and kitchen isn't great but we were hardly in the unit so not an issue for us. We enjoyed most of our time on the nice large balcony, pool area or the Ocean. The condo is satisfactorily equipped with all your kitchen/bathroom needs. There was no disappointment in the Condo at all. The walked to the ocean was a mere 2 minutes down a path so not really an issue at all. The walk to town from the Condo was a 10 to 15 minutes walk. Perfect for us.
The owners Deb and Keith were awesome to deal with. Before we got there Deb filled us in and provided a "go to" "what to see" list. Any questions we had were quickly answered. We had an issue with some mechanical problems in our Condo that they quickly addressed and dealt with which wouldn't be easy to do from another Continent away. All in all our trip was great and we would definitely rent this unit again.
Thanks Deb and Keith for making our vacation great.
You were on vacation and it should have been perfect in every way. That said, I so appreciate your patience and graciousness while we dealt with the mechanical issues. You were incredible guests and I certainly hope you will give us another opportunity to do better.
Some Easy Fixes and this could be a 5
Security is great. The air conditioning was great but hard to find the best temperature. The shower pressure is non existent and requires a longer shower in order to get shampoo and conditioner out of your hair. The constant power outages are annoying a back up generator would be great. Not being provided laundry detergent to do the required laundry by the owner is frustrating. There is a mildewey smell coming from the main room I assume from the air condenser in the room. The lighting in the stairwell needs to be constantly on the shadows make it dark in areas and tripping was constant.
The rooms are a good size and we liked that there are three bathrooms. The place is clean.
Hi Heather, I'm so sorry that your vacation wasn't 100% wonderful as it should have been. Three of your concerns: the water pressure, power outages and mildew smell in the outside hallway are things that I've never experienced nor have my other guests informed me about. I will follow up though to determine if something out of the ordinary was going on while you were there. We tried leaving laundry, dish and dishwasher soap but because cleaning the unit after a guest leaves is a contracted service it was sporadic at best and that's even worse. So quite some time ago I posted on the site that those items were not available.
It was perfect!
I enjoyed every minute of my stay. I was very comfortable and felt at home.
Saul, That's so great to hear. I'm sorry we couldn't accommodate an extension this time but please come back. Deb
Miles of ocean front beach for morning / evening stroll to downtown Jaco and great ziplining adventures during the day.
The keys must be picked up at Jaco Walk Plaza #61 (downtown) Pastor Diaz Ave, Jaco. If you are not arriving until after business hours the keys will be waiting for you in the Guard Station.