The reservation process and obtaining directions/information on the house was immediate and exceeded our expectations. We needed to stay in Turrialba enroute to our 2 day white water rafting trip in … More
"Luxury, Service, Relaxation, Adventure, and great Value"
This is the second time we have come to Costa Rica and both times we have stayed in Ken's Condo. The first time was in February for a week and the the last time was for a month during September and O… More
2 Nov 2013
"Best Vacation Ever"
This was the perfect condo for our best vacation ever. We came as three couples and each couple had its own private room, bathroom and balcony. The design of the condo allows for a huge great room w… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Gorgeous mountain chalet available on the slopes of the Barva Volcano, Heredia Province, Costa Rica. Adjacent to the Braulio Carillo National Park, and walking distance to thevolcano's crater-lake. Costa Rican tropical montane cloud forest setting at its best. Highlande …see more
Distance approx 22.17 miles from Guapiles Show on Map
We stayed at the house for a month and a half and really enjoyed it. It's very quiet at night. If you like the country side it's the place to stay. There is lush vegetation. We could hear birds an… More
30 Sep 2013
"I wouldn't do it again... It was like a National Lampoo Vacation Movie."
My wife and I rented this house for the entire month of September, 2013. After one week we vacated the house September 7th, and spent two nights in a hotel in Turrialba before returning the key to the… More
We would like to emphasize that, when guests are unsatisfied with the place they had rented, FlipKey will refund their money; they are then free to relocate (finding an adequate, affordable and nearby accommodation is quite easy anywhere in Costa Rica). Note that this was not done by the current reviewers (they did cut their vacation short to return to US for reasons we cannot speculate on).
Also, there are also some basic and readily verifiable facts that have been misrepresented; for example, the weather forecasts for Turrialba (see the Internet) indicate that during September the daily temperatures range from 24 to 27 degrees C (75 - 80 F), while at night they drop to 17-19 C (65-68 F). Neither of these would qualify as ‘very hot’ or ‘very cold’ - one can hardly think of a more ideal climate (anyone capable of complaining about it will surely be dissatisfied with everything else).
Similarly, reaching the nearest (paved and well maintained) highway is not a heroic act of the review. We have posted a picture of the road connecting the house to the nearest town; as one can see, it is decent enough to be used by any type of vehicle without difficulty. A Google map indicates that the total distance is about 3 km (less than 2 miles), which can be covered in a few minutes of leisurely driving.
The presence of local workers on the premises was atypical and of short duration (a neighbor was building a barn). These people have access to the premises only when invited, and are always very polite and respectful, and keep their distance from the existing houses - there was no reason to be afraid of them.
The property manager met the authors of this review at the nearest town to show them the way to the property, invited them for several meals at his house and allowed them to use his pool, washer, dryer, cell phone and Internet connection. He also organized a fiesta (with over 20 local guests) in their honor, and took them to visit the neighboring village and school. They seemed to enjoy all this and never uttered a word of dissatisfaction; neither did they request more dishes, pillows or anything else (which would have been readily and happily provided). In view of this, their negative review is quite surprising.
In any case, anyone who rents the house can rest assure that any of their requests will be immediately attended to and met, as would have been done for the author of the current review (had he ever asked).
It was a little further away from the city than we expected, but we really enjoyed our stay there. The villa has everything you may need except access to Internet. It is very quiet, the scenery is gor… More
Thanks for your review. We are very glad to know your stay was pleasant. Greetings!
This is a great house to rent in Costa Rica..Santo Tomas is a lovely village near everything. Is the perfect location near the capital city of San Jose but still we could visit the volcanoes and beach… More
My husband and I stayed here for a week and it was wonderful. Not only is the farm beautiful with amazing views of the volcanoes, but the owners, Annette and Harry, are some of the nicest people we've… More
31 Dec 2014
"Amazing relaxing and hospitality n the mountains of Costa Rica"
Annette and Harry where the most welcoming people we have met in Costa Rica. And Costa rica is a pretty welcoming country. Their place is set on top of a mountain overlooking two volcanoes and a valle… More
Estuve alojada en los apartamentos Cedar Cats y me parecio super lindo! me senti muy comoda como si estuviera en mi misma casa! Son nuevos y tranquilos, hay de todo para cocinar, hacen limpieza diaria… More
3 Feb 2016
"So very nice! Modern and extremely clean."
My stay was for two nights. It was my first time to San Jose. I am very lucky to have found this place to stay at. It was clean and safe.
It made my trip to San Jose a great one.… More
Thank you for the review! We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay at Cedar Cats Short Stay Apartments. We look forward seeing you again soon!
28 Mar 2015
"Modern, comfortable, great location"
We stayed 3 nights at Cedar Cats. We were pleasantly surprised by the well kept new building. It is conveniently located to bus routes heading downtown. The bus stop is across the street. It's a quiet… More
Thank you very much for your review! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at cedar cats and we look forward to have you with us again once you come back!Sincerely,Fernando y Maribel
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Each apartment has one large bedroom with full size bed, fully equipped kitchen, living, dining room 32 inch TV with international cable television, Free WI-FI. Washer and dryer area. Maid service, sheets, towels, amenities provided. …see more
Distance approx 25.85 miles from Guapiles Show on Map
The house was clean and well kept. The facilities were excellent and the view is incredible. The breakfasts were great. We also requested the neighbor arrange a rafting trip for us and it was also … More
29 Jul 2010
"Great Getaway in the Mountains"
This house is a beautiful escape to the countryside of Costa Rica. The house sits on the top of the hill with gorgeous views all around. It was so peaceful and refreshing. There is plenty to do in t… More
1 Jul 2010
"Eleven Days in the Beautiful Costa Rican Mountains"
We spent the time at a vacation rental house north and east of Turrialba. The house is on a mountain side overlooking a lake and dam and a long valley. Every morning we woke to the sounds and sights o… More
With my wife and three daughters (25,21,13), we are on the verge of departing from Villa Allamanda after an unforgettable week.
This five bedroom, hillside villa, serviced by consummate professionals… More
3 Jan 2014
"Villa allamanda is the place for the most relaxing vacation ever"
Villa allamanda was incredible. The views were amazing. The staff were very accomodating and took care of our every need. The house maid will do your laundry daily. All excursions were arranged by… More
20 Mar 2013
"Could not have chosen a better place."
We stayed at Villa Allamanda for three nights in October 2008 and had the best time. The house is well appointed and the views were absolutely spectacular but what made this villa so special was the h… More
"Fabulous home, spectacular views...the perfect Costa Rica Vacation spot."
Villa Lantana was the perfect home for us to spend with our family for the New Years Holiday. The Home was clean, well equipped and we had 6 adults and 2 small children (2 years and 5 years old). Heat… More
"Fabulous home and staff just Outside Jaco (haco) in Playa Hermosa."
Wow. What a week! A lovely home on the edge of the rainforest with a gorgeous view of the Pacific. We lived the setting and thus didn't leave much. We took an excursion to Manuel Antonio, went … More
20 Mar 2013
"Heaven is the perfect name"
Words cannot express how wonderful this place is; the location, the house, the pool but especially the staff. We hired the chef and private driver that the owner recommended. We have a family of 9 adu… More
20 Mar 2013
"Family Christmas 2011"
My family recently stayed at the Villa during the Christmas holidays. We arrived in San Jose late at night and Angelo made sure our driver was waiting for us. We couldn\'t find out driver so I called … More