The house was exactly as described - clean, well maintained, with everything we needed. Location was perfect: 3 minute walk from a supermarket, 10-15 min stroll into the Marina. The pool was small but sufficient for 3 of us. Barbecue was well used! Would recommend!
A lovely spacious villa in a quiet area of Playa Blanca and close to the beautiful Papagayo beach.
Near to A good sized supermarket with lots of fresh food.
Swimming pool fenced in which keeps the small children safe.
We had a pleasant experience and would like to thank Leo for letting us rent his villa.
Would recommend hiring a car for a better experience.
Having visited Playa Blanca a number of times I found the description of this villa misleading. It said 300 meters from playa. As the address was Playa Blanca it was reasonable to assume that meant Playa Blanca. It was in fact towards the Papagayo Beach side of Marina Rubicon from which the villa was a very brisk 12 minute walk along the lovely coastal path. As we are pretty fit we were able to do this walk with ease and continue the further 2.4 kms and back each day into Playa Blanca browsing the shops enroute at the Marina. There is superb space outside the villa and this allows choice of sun or shade at all times of day. The accommodation is as described and a good sized supermarket within a 2 minute walk. A taxi into Playa Blanca is 5 euros (giving a small 60 cent tip). The official taxis are well organised and plentiful with a queue system at the taxi rank for the return journey. We had no problem ordering by phone for the inward journey.
On arrival we had problems with the downstairs toilet located in the shower room. Whilst Leo was responsive (despite limited mutual language) we were inconvenienced for 2 days and without a second bathroom for that period. Doors of the fridge and freezer were broken off and the broken pieces left in both and not pointed out on our arrival (blamed on the previous 'residents' when I mentioned the breakages). The fridge/freezer hadn't been defrosted prior to our arrival. The pillows badly need replaced and the towels past their best days. Lighting in the bathroom was a challenge if you want to apply makeup at night. There was no 'expelair' in the bathroom/shower room, neither of which had outside windows. There is no air conditioning which may be a problem in the hotter months. For us it wasn't a problem.
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We stayed in this lovely place in early October 2016. It is beautifully furnished, clean, had everything we needed for a week's stay and was close to a supermarket. It is a short walk to the paseo maritimo and to beaches, marina and town. Very quiet location. Great host. We highly recommend this accommodation.