Once in a lifetime stay…
My wife and I love new experiences. Especially for our anniversaries. We also enjoy a more upscale approach to our lodgings. So when we waited too long to book a stay at Costa Rican resort, rental properties became the focus of our vacation. We could not believe that Gema Escondida was available with such late notice but, also, that it was surprisingly affordable.
The home was as advertised. Absolutely great design, magnificent views and all of the amenities one would need. The kitchen was stocked with enough utensils and cookware to supply a Michelin star restaurant, there were PLENTY of towels/toiletries/etc and the pool….the POOL!!! It was a regular occurrence for us to wake up at sunrise, workout beside the pool, cook breakfast and then enjoy an early morning dip to start the day. Absolute perfection.
All was not perfect, tho…at no fault of the owner or property management. A 4×4 IS necessary. I, initially, thought that they may be erring on the side of caution but, no…you will NOT get to this property without a 4×4 that has low gear. Trust me. Also, this property is, ostensibly, in the jungle. So that means critters all around. And sometimes they find their way inside the domicile. Nothing scary or dangerous, but just be prepared to see a big on its back near the door or the odd gecko on the wall (usually near the AC units, for some reason)
But, other than those small quibbles, I would not hesitate to book this property again. As a matter of fact, I have already started recruiting another couple to go with us on our return. This home was just too big and awesome for just the 2 of us. It almost made us feel guilty. HAHAHAHA!
Can’t wait to get back!!!