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From the moment we made our reservation, Donald was in touch with us whenever we needed him or had questions. He was extremely knowledgeable of the Nosara area as well as beaches and towns north and south of his residence. The property was gorgeous, the apartment itself was comfortable and was quite accessible even by foot to almost everything in the Playa Guiones area.
Wonderful, spacious place in a beautiful setting! Donald was a generous, friendly host who made our time very relaxing. The location is great - close to the beach and town.
We had a terrific visit in Donald's lovely house in Nosara. Donald was a truly wonderful host and we feel lucky to have gotten to know him. The house is right near everything (beach, stores, restaurants, bank) yet on a quiet side street that is peaceful and beautiful. The house was roomy for us, two adults and our six year old daughter. The kitchen had everything we needed and we did all our own cooking except for one lunch outing to Rosi's soda (delicious), which Donald suggested. The bed was comfy, the AC in the bedroom was lovely and appreciated. The large covered breezy balcony was where we hung out -- it was great! It looks right into the trees and we loved watching the daily passage of howler monkey groups right in front of us, a sweet coatimundi wandering around, the hummingbirds, parrots, huge blue butterflies, tiny lizards, geckos, and various beautiful birds. Yes, we love animals! Donald, who is a warm and welcoming host, lives in the house just by this one but not in easy visibility. He encouraged us to drop by anytime with questions or to just talk, both of which we did. He was a wealth of information about Nosara. Thank you, Donald, for a wonderful visit! We will come again!
Our stay in Nosara at Donald's house exceeded all of our expectations. Donald has the wonderful ability to bestow vast amounts of information via thoroughly enjoyable conversation. After our initial conversation and tour with him following our arrival it was obvious to us that 1) we were staying at an awesome place & 2) Donald was really awesome too. The apartment is very spacious and being able to relax everyday watching the wildlife from the balcony was pretty perfect. The place has a lot of privacy, but Donald is easily accessible and always willing to help as well. He could probably answer any question you had about Nosara and the surrounding areas, and I think he's been to 80+ countries so you could probably ask him questions about other places as well. If possible, we highly recommend hanging out with him.
Our visit to Nosara ended up being the highlight of our vacation! Donald is truly a wonderful host. He knows a ton about the area and is more than willing to give suggestions and advice. The apartments is gorgeous, just as pictured. We really enjoyed cooking and eating meals on the porch. There are a decent amount of restaurants within a 5 minute walk, and the beach is only about a 10 minute walk. It's really a lovely place to visit and I wouldn't suggest staying anywhere else, we're already looking forward to returning.
This one bedroom was divine! Upon arriving, Donald greeted me and showed me all that I needed to know about the apartment. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The patio is large and has a great view; the kitchen is equipped to cook; bedroom and bathroom offer everything, even AC!; there is even a washer and dryer to use.
The apartment itself really was more than I expected and/or needed for my short stay, but additionally, Donald was a great host! He has a depth of knowledge of the area and all that it offers. He graciously had me over for dinner at the main house and both the food and company were great!
I highly recommend this apartment for it's location, amenities and overall pleasant experience.
From the moment my boyfriend and I entered Nosara, we knew our stay at Donald's would be the highlight of our trip. Donald's guest house was beautifully appointed (boasting a true chef's kitchen) and tucked into a lush jungle backdrop within a short walk of Nosara's gorgeous beaches and adorable little town. We immediately knew we were in good hands when Donald helped us out of a pickle with our rental car, and continued to exceed our expectations with his generosity and hospitality. Donald was generous enough not only to make us feel at home, but to provide us with the authentic Nosara experience. Not to mention, he may be the most connected man in town. From recommendations for tours, activities, and and restaurants nearby (we did a canopy tour, stand-up paddle board tour, and surfed), to helping us book transportation, to local knowledge of the surrounding area, Donald provided an unmatched insider's guide of Nosara. We could wax poetic about this trip forever-- hands down, Donald is the best. We can't wait to go back to Nosara and we can't thank him enough."