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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Province of Limon

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Nancykim
Holly Springs, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very lovely vacation house, especially if you like caats”
Reviewed 15 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a week with our 8 year old grandson. The Little Prince Lodge is very nice, very open, and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The kitchen is much better equipped than most rentals and very clean. Both the upstairs and downstairs have large sitting areas with comfortable chairs and sofas. Jean Marie and is wife are very nice, they made us a loaf of bread, and allowed us to stay longer on the day we were leaving.. The house is very well located, an easy walk to the beach, a nice market, the Jaguar Rescue Center, and one of the best restaurants in Costa Rica, Pecaro Negro.
The only negative is The Little Prince is very open, as in no front doors or windows. The area however seems very safe and the front gate is locked. There are doors on the bedrooms and bathroom and these rooms have wooden shutters that can close. Because the downstairs is open we often had 3 cats visit us and a very sweet black dog visited a few times. We like animals so this was not an issue for us.
There is a washing machine and clothes lines, however there is also a laundry service very close by. Since we visited in the rainy season, we had our clothes washed for us because they would not have dried on the lines.
As I mentioned the area was safe and it was very quiet.

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Liked best: location and gardens
Liked least: It being so open, would have preferred a few more doors
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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AmandaHer...
Auburn, California
1 review
“Would recommend to everyone”
Reviewed 26 May 2016 for a stay in September 2015

Absolutely wonderful hosts and amazing place to stay. Truly felt secluded and safe. The home was centrally located between shops and beaches. Everything was within walking distance. At the time that I had went, it had been raining non-stop and the host was gracious enough to let us stay an extra day given the bad weather we had been experiencing. I'll be headed back to the same area in August and if there weren't so many people going on the trip with me this time, I'd definitely stay here every time!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Pilavaran...
New York City, New York
1 review
“Amazing charming House surrounded by nature”
Reviewed 26 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A real experience to spend time in this beautiful home. We loved the fact that you always feel outdoors because of the open feeling the house has. You can walk or bike everywhere and the supermarket is just right there ! Also one of the best beaches in the area is just a walk away. Our hostests Mario and Gigi are the most amazing generous people you could ever meet. Thank you so much to both! We are coming back as soon as we can to El Principito.

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Liked best: Being surrounded by nature in an authentic Costa rican home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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KailieRGD
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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“Felt like home”
Reviewed 2 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Absolutely fantastic home. Far enough from the hustle of Puerto Viejo but close enough to enjoy the bike ride into town. Jean Marie was a fabulous host- the house was clean upon arrival and cleaned multiple times during our visit. Not once did we feel unsafe or unwelcome. Truly a home away from home. Thank you Jean Marie and GG for a fabulous stay!

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Travelling group: Friends
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“The perfect Caribbean getaway that you won't ever want to part with”
Reviewed 27 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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I cannot even express how much we enjoyed our stay at El Principito. My boyfriend and I took our two friends from the states to stay there for two nights while they were visiting us, and it turned out to be the best experience any of us had ever had in Puerto Viejo. The house is located right next to Playa Cocles, which is conveniently located in between the Puerto Viejo town center and Punta Uva beach, which is our favorite beach in the area. However, the house is nicely tucked away in the lush forests, where the sound of birds and howler monkeys each morning is always a guarantee.

The house was beautifully decorated, very open and breezy, which definitely enhanced our experience. Not to mention, it is also very secure. The bathroom is very clean with good water pressure and the rooms are very spacious, clean, and comfortable--the perfect Costa Rican bungalow experience. Also, Jean-Marie was always just a phone call away and available to come over and help with anything that we needed.

We spent every evening preparing something to eat in the fully functioning kitchen and drinking a bottle of wine on the day bed or hammock on the upstairs porch. I strongly recommend this house to anyone who is looking for an affordable, worry-free week in paradise.

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