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I have been living in the Manuel Antonio area for over 10 years, woking in real estate and vacation home rentals. That's why I have a very good knowledge about the area and activities to do when around. I also Love dogs and outdoor sports.
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I cannot recommend this listing high enough. Elena is a fantastic host. She is welcoming and very helpful with local knowledge. As soon as we arrived, we were welcomed with an amazing sunset and terrific view. After a long drive from Arenal, the house was so comfortable and so clean - it was an oasis. We cooked in her well appointed kitchen and had a great time eating in.
My kids loved her dogs and cats - they were so friendly. The monkeys were also kind enough to visit on our last day. We all had a terrific time.
Wonderful hosts who were responsive to all our questions. Modern & clean accommodations with friendly vacation dogs.
Beautiful view of the ocean and wonderful sunsets.
Driving directions were perfect and we were glad we had our small SUV 4 wheel drive.
In the words of mother, Elena's home was "perfectly charming". I will admit we had some difficulty finding the home, because someone had blocked off the road, but thankfully Elena came to assist us. The surrounding area was more hilly and had more wildlife vegetation than we had anticipated; therefore, unless you're a skilled driver, rent an SUV. We loved the home! It was very open and airy, had a wonderful view of the ocean and marina. You really feel one with nature there. The home was very clean, the rooms spacious and well kept. The kitchen was lovely and fully equipped. Her dogs were sweet and visited us from time to time. Overall, it was a fantastic experience, though having been to Cots Rica before, I expected nothing less. We definitely hope to come back!
This was probably one of my most pleasant experiences with airbnb. The house is fantastic: spatious, clean and very pretty. The view is pretty amazing, as is the secluded beach that can be reached by an adventurous but fun path.
Elena is a fantastic host as well. She gave us lots of information about activities and restaurants in the area. She also showed us how to feed the monkeys in the morning!
If I ever come back to Quepos I will definitely be staying in casa la Libertad again, and I would strongly recommend others to do the same.
Our stay at casa libertad was everything we could have asked for. The large kitchen was very luxurious and functional, the beds were comfortable, and the view each morning was unbelievable. There are no numbered addresses in this part of Costa Rica, so directions are given in relation to landmarks, and Elena's guidance was very helpful to getting us there. The view was second to none, we had visits from monkeys on a couple of mornings, and Elena personally escorted us to a secluded beach within just a short hike from the house. Her dogs were incredibly friendly and helped us with our withdrawal from our dogs at home. We will absolutely be back. Thanks, Elena!
Elena, Elky and the dogs made us feel very welcome from the second we arrived. The road up the hill to the property is a bit "rustic," and the other reviewers are correct in that you need 4 WD to manage it, however the view and the property are totally worth it! The house is beautiful and was very spacious for our party of 4 adults. Everything was better than described. When we first reached the property we were greeted by Elky and the 4 friendly pups. Elky showed us around the property and later that day Elena checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed and gave us some useful information about the area. The next morning Elena brought us little bananas and plantains to feed the monkeys, this was truly a highlight of our trip. One morning we were even visited by the macaws. Elena explained that these birds were recently reintroduced to the area and really enjoy almonds of which there are 3 trees on the property. The private beach was also a highlight, the hike is a bit steep, but again entirely worth it in the end. We loved our stay here and hope to visit again!
Elena was very helpful, the place was fantastic and the dogs were a huge hit with our family. We had visits from the monkeys 3 of the 4 days we were there. The road was a little intimidating at first but we soon got used to it. The view was amazing and we walked to town for dinner one night. It was a great experience all around.
Elena's Casa Libertad is a very nice, luxuary and cosy place in the hills near Quepos downtown with a fantastic sea view . We spend four nights there. The house is modern, clean and has everything you need or even more. There are also two mountain bikes that you can use. Down to the centre of Quepos where you can find many sodas, supermarkets, a post office, banks / Atm's and a lot of other shopping possibilities it takes you about 5 minutes by car. The way up the hill to the casa is in a very bad condition. We saw normal cars getting up und down there but we recommend to have an 4x4 SUV type of car. We have not been to the small beach near the house which is only accessible when the tide is low because you have to hike or climb down a very steep trail and we didn't bring the right shoes for that purpose with us. Instead we drove about 20 minutes to the south to the manuel antonio park. Just in front of the park is a very beautiful and big beach. Elena is a really nice and friendly host. She was always there when we needed her. She helped us, gave information and answered all our questions. She has three lovely dogs that are all the time in the near of the house and likes to visit you from time to time. We saw three different types of monkey families just from the garden. This is definitely a 5 star accomodation for your stay in Costa Rica and we highly remommend it!! Thank you Elena and Elky!
This place was fantastic!! Perched on a hilltop at a dead-end road with gorgeous views of the ocean and just a short (albeit steep!) hike down to a private beach, it was quiet, private, and beautiful!! We were initially concerned about being a drive from Manuel Antonio Park, but after driving there twice on our visit, we were SO GLAD we had made the choice to stay out of the fray of that area!
Elena was an exceptional host,making us feel welcome and right at home from the very first contact. Absolutely LOVED meeting her sweet, sweet, family of doggies, kitties and most of all, the squirrel monkeys, which visit the home regularly.
The feel is modern and clean, with very spacious bedrooms and a huge living room. After being on the go the first nine days of our trip around CR, we were so grateful to have a home base that was so comfortable! We stayed in 5 different places during our travels in Costa Rica, and Elena's place was the absolute highlight!!
Our family stayed at Casa Libertad for 3 days in late December. We had a wonderful time here! Our host, Elena, was exceptionally kind and generous with her hospitality and advice. We asked her to recommend a place for dinner and she directed us to a fabulous restaurant where we ate the most amazing food overlooking a spectacular view of the water. On another day, we asked her to recommend a beach with few tourists, and she told us about a place an hour away which turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. And as for the house, it is super clean, spacious, and nicely designed with the added bonus of a full kitchen, plenty of hot water, a great view, a private beach and a menagerie of animals outside, both domestic and wild!