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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Nicoya, Province of Guanacaste

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Butterflu...
Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
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“It doesn't get much better than this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Gecko House was the perfect getaway, not far from the beach but the real feeling of being in the jungle with the incredible garden and views of the valleys and hills all around. You will see and hear the family of howler monkeys visiting the garden and see and hear many beautiful birds including the hummingbirds who come visit each morning. This is a little piece of paradise and having stayed at the owners place for two months we really fell in love with Costa Rica. The owners were extremely responsive and ensured there was all the basics needed in the kitchen after arriving from a long flight and were helpful with any issues that came up.

Gecko House's appeal is that it is not in a town and very private, although it’s not far to go and get some provisions to nearby towns. The house is well laid out and is clean and tidy. There are many beautiful beaches nearby including the famous Ostional Beach where the Olive Ridley turtles visit (depending on time of year and moon cycle then you might get lucky to see some action). Plus there a wonderful beach called San Juanillo which has one of the best cafes around called Ancient People which caters to vegetarians too. Playa Guiones is about a 45 minute drive away which caters to all your needs for beginners surfing lessons.

However, some days you won’t want to leave the house because just relaxing in the hammock reading your book with the most spectacular view or swimming in the beautiful pool will be more than enough entertainment.

You could not want for better hosts than Andrea and Monty. They are great about ensuring you have your privacy but always available when you need them. They also have two beautiful and friendly dogs - Cambi and Mucki who will say hello and it will be hard not to fall in love with them.

Gecko House is a wonderful place for a dream vacation in Costa Rica and I cannot recommend it enough!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Not much
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Tobi_Afri...
Stuttgart, Germany
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“such a nice place in the middle of nowhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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We enjoyed very much the stay at the Gecko House! Very cool owner, completely clean house and lovely landscape with a very nice pool!
We strongly recommend the Gecko House, it is such a nice Costa Rica experience!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: landscape, pool, owner
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Munich, Germany
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“What a wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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There isn't any better place to stay than Gecko House. We really enjoyed our time here. Gecko house is located away from the main road in the middle of the jungle but not too far away from the beach, restaurants and shops.
The house was really clean, especially the bathrooms and the shower were above all expectations. The generous bedrooms on the 2nd floor are equipped with AC and you have a great ocean view from up there. The kitchen was fully equipped and spacious. The terrace offered a big table and chairs as well as 2 hammocks. The big private pool in front of the house was kept really well and you can relax on the sun loungers after swimming. The car can be parked safely on the own ground.

The owners of Gecko house were really kind and helpful. They gave us a lot of tips about what do to best. They also have a Quad rental, which are really fun to ride in this area.

Probably the best thing was the self made local breakfast. We all totally enjoyed a great meal, which we won't forget. You should definitely have a self made breakfast when staying at Gecko House.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
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Liked best: The pool and the great breakfast
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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eloise p
New York City, New York
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“Beautiful and clean home in a gorgeous spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
2
people found this review helpful

Gecko House is a wonderful place to stay. You stay in the middle of lush forest but still are very close to the best beaches. the house is recently renovated, very clean and comfortable and fully stocked with all the things you need for your visit. The owners are extremely kind and helpful and will give you tips on the best places to check out in the area. the grounds and pool are well kept and very pretty and you can enjoy the outdoors by relaxing on the comfortable hammocks on the patio. I highly recommend a stay there - it's an unusually pretty and comfortable home.

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Liked best: Being surrounded by a lush forest and staying in such comfortable accomodations.
Liked least: There is nothing I liked least! it really is a wonderful place to stay.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ronni L
Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Peppone60...
Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: Das Haus und die Natur
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • 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?
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