“Villa La Macha was a great house for our group of 9: 5 adults and 4 teens. The four bedrooms in the main house plus the two in the guest house fit us perfectly. The view upon entrance is stunning and the pool was large enough for all of us to be in it at the same time. I even swam laps one day – short laps, but it was long enough to work! The house is secluded so that you don’t feel like you are on top of other homes – in fact, the road to the house is best done with a 4WD vehicle or a high clearance car. You will think you are most definitely on the wrong road and that the house can’t possibly be up ahead, but rest assured – it is! We downloaded the WAZE app and got a wifi hot spot with our rental car – I highly recommend both of these things if you are going to be driving around the area. It worked great! The house comes with the services of Jota, his sister Evelyn and their mother Carmen. I can’t say enough about these three. They made excursion reservations, cooked all of our meals, did our shopping, cleaned the house and even did laundry. They were so pleasant to be around and provided us with great information on the area. Evelyn even gave us an impromptu cooking lesson for some yucca pancake snack things. Totally delicious. The house is great, but these three people make it a truly special place to be. We booked a catamaran tour and a ziplining tour. Skip the catamaran – it wasn’t so great, but the ziplining was so fun! I highly recommend it. We drove south to the Nauyaca Falls and hiked in to see them. That was one of the best parts of the trip. The hike down to the beach at the house was rather steep and we arrived at high tide, so there really wasn’t a beach to be had. We never went back and instead drove up to the public beach outside Manuel Antonio. The area is fabulous and this house is a gem. I would definitely recommend it to all my friends and would stay there again in a heart beat. We saw a sloth, monkeys and lizards right from our deck. Angela, the owner, was so easy to deal with and helped facilitate prior communication with Jota. He sent us the location directly to the Waze app – which made it easy to find! This is a fabulous house in a really fun place! Definitely book this house.”
June, 2017