Reviews for Hacienda Isabella
All around perfect!
We had the privilege of staying at Hacienda Isabella for 5 days in early April. The house is set atop a seemingly private, unpaved road that offer breathtaking views of the ocean. We had everything that was needed for a fabulous stay. The house is well stocked with linens (including pool towels), kitchen wares and has a modern laundry room. The large lanai is well covered and the deep pool stays cool in the HOT sun. There are plenty of chairs for lounging and taking in the reds, oranges and yellows of the sunset, making for a perfect family photo...of which we took many! We would highly recommend a stay at this beautiful home. Thank you for helping to make our family vacation such a memorable trip! Warm regards, Allan and Jennifer Reyes.
Stayed: April 2017 VRBO
A slice of heaven
We couldn't have found a more perfect spot to get away from our busy lives and recharge. Fabrice and Miho are gracious hosts who have thought through everything - from detailed directions to the house, to great recommendations for local food and activities, to binoculars for spotting birds and monkeys. Every day was spent swimming and exploring and every night was spent stargazing underneath the most expansive star-filled sky we have ever seen. We cannot recommend Hacienda Isabella highly enough!
Stayed: March 2017 VRBO
Better than in the photos :)
We loved this place. We were blown away by how beautiful, spacious and well appointed the house was even after seeing all the photos and videos. The high ceilings, large bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas, modern design, excellent amenities, the large lanai and pool all exceeded our expectations. The hosts Fabrice and Miho were just up the road and were wonderful, we got fresh baked bread delivered on request and a housekeeper cleaned up for us, a nice touch. You do need a 4 wheel drive to get here but the location and view are totally worth the drive. We have traveled to many places around the world and this setting with the view and tranquility here are unmatched. All you see is jungle and ocean and all you hear is birds and monkeys. Many beautiful beaches in the area, we went to Mirabella a few times as well as Nosara, which we would recommend. Tamarindo has a good supermarket but we would otherwise avoid it, there are many nicer beaches. Fabrice recommended many good activities and we found many great, uncrowded surf breaks (in July). Don't miss a dinner at the excellent french restaurant. We will be back, thanks for everything!
Stayed: July 2015, VRBO
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
My yoga students and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the beautiful Villa in Costa Rica. It could not have been a more beautiful, clean, and perfect location! We are looking forward to returning!
Stayed: November 2014, AirBnB
Fabulously private luxe villa
A group of friends and I stayed over for a week at this luxury home and it was an amazing experience. The house was in mint condition and the rooms were very spacious. The house is located on the hills which provides a very nice view of the ocean that is a few miles away. The infinity pool / patio and living room area were in my opinion the best features of this house as it provided an excellent way to unwind and to enjoy your stay. Also the owner lives down the road and provided assistance with all of our requests. I definitely recommend this home for anyone wanting to vacation in Costa Rica. I would come back again.
Stayed: May 2014, VRBO
We had an amazing time !! We were 12 in total and the house was just perfect , clean, comfortable ,quiet .. Easy to get to and everything was just like they describe .. Had tours booked but I would'f liked to stayed and enjoy the house a little more .. Had the sushi dinner at home and it was delicious !! Fabrice was more than helpful and was there to answer any question that we had .. I would recommend this rental to anyone that would like to see nature at its best while staying in a luxurious home
Stayed: May 2014, VRBO
We had a GREAT time! The house was amazing, super spacious, clean, great views, great sunsets, location is super private there is nothing around it :-) . It was pretty insane! :-) We loved it. The beach is 20 minutes exactly, Playa Negra. We arrived easily, is far away, but the directions are pretty straight forward. :-) Overall, the house is very impressive, new and super nice. I personally would like to be closer to the beach. I appreciate your patience and great customer service. Daniela F. :-)
Stayed: April 2014, VRBO
Reviews for Villa Saxo
A wonderful experience
A wonderful experience. We stayed at Villa Saxo for 12 nights and I wish we were still there. It’s exactly as beautiful as on the photos, only better.
The house is visually striking, the architecture, the light throughout the day, the space… And it is simple, in the best sense of the term: no bells and whistles. Everything you need is there (well appointed kitchen etc.), with no unnecessary add-ons. The nature around the house is simply amazing (pristine forest), and the view on the Pacific is priceless - especially when it’s the first thing you see when you wake up. As the day unfolds, you hear birds, then you see the iguana doing its rounds in the garden around lunchtime and, as the sun starts to set, you hear the family of monkeys in the trees nearby. We stayed there during Covid, working remotely, so we spent quite a bit of time in the house, only exploring the nearby towns and beaches on the weekend. And being in a beautiful house like this one made our trip an unforgettable experience (the pool is also amazing for quick breaks in-between zoom calls). Last but not least, Fabrice and his family are wonderful and generous hosts… They live not too far from the house, and it was so nice to meet and talk with them. Merci pour tout Fabrice, we look forward to coming back soon!
Stayed: April 2021
We can't say enough positive
Our time at Fabrice & Miho’s was incredible. The home is fabulous - beautiful, comfortable and open to the natural world around it. The surrounding area is wonderful as it’s a bit off the beaten path, but there are restaurants, beaches and activities (surfing, hiking, stand up paddle board, turtle conservation) nearby that are accessible. We can’t say enough positive about our experience - thank you!
Stayed: December 2017, Airbnb
Villa Saxo is a fantastic place to stay with a group. The outdoor space is fantastic with a gas grill . We had a wonderful experience. It was everything we expected and more. The kids enjoy the pool every day. The guest house has its own pool and kitchen. It is a very comfortable house. Totally independent form the main house. All the bedrooms have a plenty of space with an outstanding view. Junquillal beach is close like 15 min from the house. Fabrice & Miho are the best hosts. Always available for us to anything we needed. They are very nice people. Thank you so much for opening your home to us. We will be back. Such a lovely stay! Pura vida!!
Stayed: March 2017, Airbnb
Stunning Private Getaway
Absolutely beautiful and brand new house that is perfect for large groups who want their privacy. Every room is great each with it's own bathroom. The pool and outdoor deck are picture perfect. The house is about 40 minutes to Tamarindo but only 15-20 minutes to Playa Blanca and Playa Negra which are fantastic beaches. The hosts are very helpful!
Stayed: March 2017 VRBO
Beautiful place in a beautiful setting
The property is without question excellent. Beautiful place in a beautiful setting. Fabrice and Miho couldn't have been more helpful - they even went and picked up our son (who was already in Costa Rica) from Junquillal and paid the taxi driver $150 as he did not have cash on him!!! You can't better that. Nearest good supermarkets are Santa Cruz and just near Tamarindo (this is the better one). If you want to see turtles forget the tours that are all over the place. Go down to Junquillal and join in the turtle patrols with the turtle sanctuary people. Fantastic and non touristy. If you want to stay in a buzzy place with bars and restaurants, this is not the place. If you want seclusion and relaxation in a beautiful property, this is the place. We loved it.
Stayed: January 2017 Airbnb
Reviews for Villa de Shira