We stayed in Villa Catorce for a week and couldn't be happier. I was drawn to Quepos because of its close proximity to Manuel Antonio National Park -- this condo was absolutely ideal. The photos are completely accurate -- bedrooms are good size, kitchen is fully equipped (minus an oven, but that wasn't necessary,) bathrooms a big and clean, the pool is wonderful, and I really enjoyed relaxing in the hammock every morning. Mario was incredibly helping during the booking process -- gave me tips on where to go, how to get there, etc. We did not rent a car for this trip -- used a cab for trips down town, to the beach, or park. They are very inexpensive. I must also say that Ronald in reception was so kind, helpful and accommodating! He helped us call cabs, book excursions, even order food for delivery! If I ever return to Quepos, I would definitely stay in Villa Catorce again!
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The house was clean, unique, pretty safe & comfortable. The kitchen was full with cooking supplies, gadgets, and utensils if you prefer to cook your own meals and make your own juice/coffee. We hardly saw people used the swimming pool on working days.
The security guards were very nice and seriously taking notes everyday. They helped us operating the laundry machine, friendly offered us the native mangoes and even taught me how to speak Spanish. The owner was very supported and provided all the details info we need. The respond was fast and helpful.
It is easy to miss when driving to the house, because there is no street address and no big sign of Villa Catorce. Even the local policemen pointed the wrong direction for us. It took us at least 1/2 an hours tried to find the house. Believe it or not, finally two little local kids pointed the right direction for us. We Paid $90+ download Costa Rica ZPS, it helped a lot(US ZPS would not working in CR). But since there is no street address, we have to ask around on that little mountain road.
Overall, this is a great house to rent for vacation. It is 3 hours or 3.5 hours driving from SJO. Supermarket called PALI, is only 5 minutes driving distance. 15 minutes to famous Manuel National Park , beaches and restaurants. 5-8 minutes drive to hospital or town. We got the advice not to drive too much at night time to town, so we listen. Live music, healthy food you can find everywhere you go. Highly recommend to try the trip to waterfalls... the best.