This house was simply perfecto! The beach is a bit isolated but that is what we were looking for. The property management company made our booking experience easy and our stay a breeze. The weather wasn't that great during our stay but I guess that happens sometimes. The outdoor patio was even nice sitting on the table outside watching the rain. The warmth was a welcome treat even when it was raining, not like where I'm from! We took a zipline and monkey tour suggested and booked for us by the property management co. and they were excellent. On evenings we relaxed most of the time outside but when it was raining hard everything in the house was perfect for our stay. To be safe I would probably only come back in January or February if you want hot sunny weather all of the time but we were quite happy with the mix of rain and sun. The property management company across the road told us that the weather for this time of year was unusual and according to our google searches we were just unlucky but we will be coming back one day soon. It's too good a deal not to come back and the country is todo bien!!
The house is in a great community close to the beach. It is well stocked and comfortable. The rental management company, EcoVida, is supposed to maintain the property for the American owners. We arrived to find the main A/C not working, the TV not functioning, the water in the main bathroom constantly dripping, the refridgerator not cooling and water dripping onto the bed from the A/C in the master bedroom. We were told by Ecovida that everything was checked and properly functioning. We complained and after the first night were moved to another place. There was no reduction in price for our extra use of electricity or loss of spoiled food. Instead we were told we should feel grateful for the great price we got when we rented. Because we have complained, Ecovida cancelled a reservation we had for a future date that we had a writeen agreement on and they had received and cashed our deposit. Ecovida has been very rude to us instead of apologizing for renting a house that was not maintained. I would strongly recommend renting from another company than ECOVIDA!!! The owner, however, was very understanding and helpful."
|Overall condition of the property||Bedding & mattresses|
|Kitchen & utensils||Bathroom cleanliness|
We currently live in Costa Rica but needed a place to say while our home was being remodeled. We were looking for somewhere close to the best beaches, a fun environment for our 4 children to play (but also feel safe) and a great place for us to "chill out" without the hassle of hotel stays or nature creeping too close to home. This was the PERFECT fit for our family.
It truly is a little suburbia in the middle of paradise. The streets and grounds are well kept, the homes are well constructed, with plenty of security. The community pool is beautifully designed, as well as the pool area (complete with bathrooms / showers); so nice to have, after a fun day at the beach.
The feel of the community is delightful (we would live here, except it is too far from work). As ex-patriates, THIS is the place to stay if you want to see Quepos, Manuel Antonio, or Jaco. This is our go-to place to stay and where we will recommend family and friends stay if they truly want to "get away" with all the luxuries of home. Yes, cute places to shop for food nearby, good restaurants and a quaint feel everywhere you turn. It is truly a hidden gem.
All of the houses should be worth the stay. This home, Casa Mariposa, truly deserves its name. It is beautifully decorated with a wildlife theme and iit is fully stocked with ALL your kitchen and household needs (even a washer & dryer - how awesome!) The onsite maintenance man is also available for any needs (and he is SO NICE!). We felt so cared for! Great environment and beautiful home!
And the staff is truly TREMENDOUS. One of our children fell seriously ill and the staff did all they could to help us find the fastest and safest solution. They bent over backwards to help us, which should never be expected, but it is just the kind of people that they are. We felt so safe, so welcomed and were sad to leave when our trip was over. This truly was a "home away from home" for us. We HIGHLY recommend this community. Enjoy your stay with EcoVida properties.
|How easy was it to book the property?||How helpful were the directions to the property?|
|How easy was key pickup/access to the property?||Overall condition of the property|
|Bedding & mattresses||Kitchen & utensils|
|Bathroom cleanliness||Other facilities & amenities|
|Friends getaway||People with disabilities|
|Older travelers||Families with young children|
|People with pets|
Our family of 6 adults and one baby had a wonderful week in the casa Mariposa at Ecovida properties. The staff and managers were very helpful and friendly ever since our first inquiry and through the stay and on paying back the deposit. They were very professional and I look forward to visiting them again.
The house, garden and pool area were all delightful, equipped with all of what we needed to enjoy our stay. It felt safe and quiet, although we saw other guests we got the pool to ourselves most of the days. The beach was only a short walk away and there were trails for walking/running along the shoreline. Make sure you follow the guidelines posted on the beach and be careful not to swim into the rip current. The sea was really nice and warm and the waves are surfable but not too big.
I appreciated how our consumption of electricity decided the final price, this made our stay affordable and definitely much cheaper than other rentals. We had a week of luxury at a really good price. I have no problems recommending this place and will definitely come back myself.
Looking at the website and the price I thought that it was too good to be true, but I was not disappointed :-)
Our family of five stayed at this property for two weeks over Christmas. The house itself was clean and spacious. The kitchen was well stocked and the beds were very comfortable. It is located in a tranquil and safe gated community. The pool area was lovely and only a short walk from the house. Bejuco beach is about 6-7 min walk from the property and is beautiful! Our children loved splashing in the waves and boogie boarding. The beach never gets crowed, and is perfect for long walks/runs. The Eco Vida team was professional, friendly, and very helpful with booking tours ect.
We look forward to coming back to paradise one day soon!