The house was exactly what I needed and was in a great location for my trip to Alejuela and then on to Arenal. It was friendly, clean and cosy, so I felt just like home. The kitchen was fully equipped and the bedroom was comfortable. The owner of the cabin was out of town but the caretaker Jorge was great - extremely helpful and friendly (despite my poor Spanish).
The only concern that I had was that the mattress on the bed was covered with noisy, uncomfortable plastic under the bed sheets. I understand why you would want to protect the mattress in the Costa Rican climate but it made sleeping on it unpleasant. This is especially unfortunate since the quality of the mattress itself felt good. When I brought this up with the owner afterwards she stated that there is usually a pad under the sheets but somehow this wasn't in place - an unfortunate but uncomfortable oversight.
Despite the one small problem mentioned above I felt as if I was visiting the house of a friend ... mehr