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Old 03-11-2019, 12:35 PM   #1
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Costa Rica help

Just booked flights into San Jose airport and looking for advice on villa rental for a week in May. Looking for ideas on location. Trying to find an upscale private house with pool, privacy, safe, not too far from good beach, town, etc.

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Old 03-11-2019, 01:53 PM   #2
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Can't help you with a villa, but if you want to stay for a night or two on either end of the trip, we loved Xandari Resort & Spa. Close to San Jose airport with beautiful property that's private and safe.
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Lot's of Villa's here in all price ranges and locations for large groups . If you are going to be in/around Junquilal, I loved Floramar. https://www.luxuryretreats.com/vacat...loramar-115518
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:28 PM   #4
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I hear that Jurrasic Park is available pretty cheap.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:15 PM   #5
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We enjoyed our stay here and rented the studio which was big enough for the 2 of us. Got to know some of the other guests and close to town/beach. I would go back anytime.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/413223?...91529398008145

DW who does the planning says you can get a better price by dealing directly with them vs air bnb
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There is a gated neighborhood at Manuel Antonio that is awesome. I can't remember the name but it has houses and hotel'ish rooms, awesome beach, golf carts to drive you around the property, restaurant/bar, etc.... Pura vida!
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:04 PM   #7
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Just booked flights into San Jose airport and looking for advice on villa rental for a week in May. Looking for ideas on location. Trying to find an upscale private house with pool, privacy, safe, not too far from good beach, town, etc.

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A friend of mine owns this place. PM me if you want more details
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2846338...93759&adults=1
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We stayed in a couple areas but loved Puerto Viejo. It's a sleepy little town on the east coast. We rented a house right on the beach and it was not expensive at all. Rented bikes which we then rode into town (short ride) to get supplies, eat dinner,etc.
Biked to the wildlife sanctuary which was fantastic. You can go inside the monkey exhibit, watch your glasses! This was about 5 years ago, so not sure how things have changed.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:26 AM   #9
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I have never been upscale in Costa Rica, just a Tico at heart. That said Manuel Antonio area has nice beautiful beaches.
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A friend of mine owns this place. PM me if you want more details
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2846338...93759&adults=1
Thanks, itís booked the week we have our flights arranged but looks nice.
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There is a gated neighborhood at Manuel Antonio that is awesome. I can't remember the name but it has houses and hotel'ish rooms, awesome beach, golf carts to drive you around the property, restaurant/bar, etc.... Pura vida!
Thanks we have been looking at a few villas in this area and it looks great.
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