Reviews for Hacienda Isabella
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
Gorgeous Views and Amazing House
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 de Shira
Fabrice's place was awesome. Secluded. Quiet. Scenic. It has all of the amenities you need for a comfortable stay but is remote enough to get away from it all. It's also close enough to some cool spots that you can party, drink, eat, or do some outdoor sports & sightseeing if you're feeling up to it.
Every morning I would chill on the deck by the pool and watch all of the varieties of birds come and go, as well as watch a family of howlers in the jungle below. The wildlife was unbelievable.
During the days we traveled to different beaches up and down the coast and explored the peninsula.
Fabrice's place served as both a destination and a launching point. We had all the space & privacy we needed while Fabrice & crew made themselves available if we needed anything.
Stayed: March 2015, AirBnB
Fabrice has such an amazing place! We had a great time. The views were spectacular, the inside of the house is spacious and has an awesome design.
We chose the option to have a sushi dinner prepared at the house by chef Miho. The sushi was great and we had enough left over for a late night snack. You can't really beat having sushi privately prepared at sunset with those views.
Fabrice was a great host. Very kind and responsive to all emails and phone calls. Same with his brother Alex who also helped us with communicating.
Thank you Alex, Fabrice, and Miho! Hope to visit again.
Stayed: February 2015, AirBnB
This was one unforgettable experience.
The house. Spectacular, very well designed, perfect for a family or couples. We spent two days just hanging and watching the view at its gorgeous pool. The kitchen is well equipped. My favorite thing was that it was completely private. The view at night to the stars is insane.
The location. This is perfect if you want to be away from big towns and crowds. We found amazing restaurants, but you have to understand that every beach, restaurant, supermarket is a 15-20 min trip in the car. I don't mind it so it was perfect for us. The beaches like Avellana, Blanca and Junquillal were just all perfect, private and beautiful and clean.
The hosts were absolutely responsive and amazing. We enjoyed the amazing services of their private chef and had sushi and fresh bread. They were very responsive and super cool.
I will absolutely come back for a longer stay next time.
Stayed: December 2014, AirBnB
Room to Breathe
A visit to this property will definitely not disappoint - it is exactly as advertised! The home is an architectural jewel, with beautiful finishes and six set of French doors that open on to the expansive terrace, infinity pool, and ocean view...spectacular! Lovely linens and towels, a well appointed kitchen, everything you need to settle in and hang out. We did not rent a car because we were happy to do just that, but most people should rent a car so that they can explore the fabulous beaches that are within a half hour drive. Our lovely hosts Fabrice and Miho took very good care of us, and as a special treat you can get a beautiful sushi dinner or yummy pizza prepared by Miho and delivered right to your terrace in time for sunset! We look forward to visiting this very special spot again.
Stayed: February 2014, VRBO