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“One of the best experiences of my life!!!”

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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas

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CliffCrab...
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“One of the best experiences of my life!!!”
Reviewed 15 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

There is nothing about this property that is not legitimate in every way. The photos do not do it justice and they are amazing! The home has everything you need and then some! We took are 4 grown children and we all the time of our life! Michael is one truly amazing person, his flexibility and sincerity and character show thru in everything he does and the work he has put into this home is truly a labor of love! We have never traveled outside the U.S. so this whole experience was new to us, and Michael had such incredible patience. We emailed him so many times with questions and he responded immediately every time. In some instances he just called and always made us feel important. The next thing you need to know when you get there, his caretakers (David & Lizbeth) are two of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life, they treated us better than we deserved! We have added them to our family! We all cried when we left them especially my wife! You should definitely let them cook for you at least once, they are amazing cooks! David set up everything we wanted to do and he knows everyone! We were very nervous obviously being rookie travelers and he always was watching out for us! Costa Rica is an amazing place and this home is not a typical place, we spent several days just listing to music, cooking at the house and playing in the pool and it was so special! Our night sitting around the beautiful circle table and having dinner were priceless. My name is Cliff Crabtree and I live in Raleigh, NC, that should be enough for your to find me if you don't believe my review. Call me anytime! Michael, thank you will be back soon

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Liked best: The caretakers of the property
Liked least: nothing!
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children
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Management Response
19 Feb 2018
You're the best! Thanks again for staying with us and we hope you'll come back soon.

Team Casa Blanca
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Corry S
Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
“PARADISE”
Reviewed 7 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014

I wanted to plan a retreat for my friends - something unique and special. We finally settled on Costa Rica and then found Casa Blanca. The owners were incredibly helpful with the many questions we had about planning the trip, travelling to Costa Rica as well as the details of the Villa and staff. All was confirmed and we were ready to go. When we drove up to the Villa and finally arrived, it was beyond our dreams! Davie and Lizbeth greeted us and escorted us inside. When you walk through the front door and then see the view from the Villa – WOW! And then look around at the house – a double WOW! We had the most amazing reunion of friends thanks to the everyone at Casa Blanca. The beautiful thing about our trip was that we had the Villa to ourselves and it brought out group of friends closer together making our reunion something to remember. We surfed, went cliff diving, enjoyed scuba diving, went horseback riding on the beach… and had a masseur at the house and even had a yoga teacher as well. What more can we say? The list goes on and on…. This Villa will not let you down.

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Liked best: The Pool
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Feb 2018
You're the best! Thanks again for staying with us and we hope you'll come back soon.

Team Casa Blanca
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Leslie W
Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Paradise and then some”
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in June 2014

When you book a holiday, you always wonder what you’ll get. We got it and so much more! My girlfriends and I planned a yoga/massage retreat. The folks at Casa Blanca catered to our every need. We had a private yoga instructor at the Villa. The Yoga Cabina is amazing and the back garden deck was great for the group. Plus we hired a private masseuse for two days – beginning and end - should have done it every day! The view overlooking the water never gets old…absolutely gorgeous. We woke up in the morning to sounds of the jungle behind the house. Then spent our days swimming or walking on the beach or exploring. We had delicious fresh seafood caught by local fisherman! I even enjoyed a cup of coffee one early morning with the prettiest praying mantis I've ever seen! The modern, gorgeous house surrounded by all that nature is just heaven. This villa is perfect for a family reunion or group getaway…or perfect for a honeymoon. The caretakers, Davie and Lizbeth, were great. They really looked after us. I can't wait to go back again!!!

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Liked best: the privacy, the view, and the house
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
19 Feb 2018
You're the best! Thanks again for staying with us and we hope you'll come back soon.

Team Casa Blanca
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Justin O
Encino, California, United States
1 review
“Paradise Found”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We were told about Villa Casa Blanca from friends. However, when we arrived, it was more amazing than we could have imagined. Our trip was made special from all the attention from the owners to all many requests – about the area, things to do, catering, surf lessons, yoga lessons and more.

After driving along the beaches of Mal Pais, we arrived at the house. Words cannot explain the reaction on our faces. We were in paradise. We entered the house… an open planned ground floor with sweeping views over the entire coastline - as promised. We could see the beaches, the waves and hear the surf.

The accommodation was exactly as was described – complete kitchen with everything (and we love cooking and BBQ), living room with sunset views, tv lounge with movies galore. And the outside dining area with BBQ and Massage Cabina by the pool. We were in heaven!

And then the rooms – WOW! Totally modern, clean and spacious – and all with Air Con. The bedrooms were amazing… and the beds comfortable! The master bedroom shower is so spacious – indoor rain shower and outdoor shower overlooking the ocean.

We arrived in paradise and frankly, having arrived, didn’t want to leave.

The Caretaker, Davie, and his wonderful wife, Lizbeth, made our stay an even better paradise. They looked after us with great care and attention making our stay completely relaxing.

We had a great meal provided by Soma Chefs, fantastic BBQ outside with fresh fish from the Mal Pais Fish Market and simply just relaxed in the lap pool – who would ever want to leave!

The garden is amazing with so many palms and plants. And the monkeys each morning! What a lovely sound. And at night, on the roof terrace, we never have seen so many starts.

We are coming back as soon as possible.

Thanks to Davie and Lizbeth – and the owners – for making this a relaxing arrival and experience.

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
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Liked best: The Pool and the Views
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
19 Feb 2018
You're the best! Thanks again for staying with us and we hope you'll come back soon.

Team Casa Blanca
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Christoph...
1 review
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“The meaning of relaxation”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

This property has a rejuvenating quality about it. As a world traveler, I've seen and stayed at many great locations but this place has me coming back for 3 years now. The peace and serenity I experience here, the sweeping views and gracious groundskeepers are unmatched. Once you arrive and stay even one night, you'll understand this feeling and I promise you won't want to leave.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
19 Feb 2018
You're the best! Thanks again for staying with us and we hope you'll come back soon.

Team Casa Blanca
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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