rants and raves...
Ralf and Nina,
Thomas, by the way, does
a marvelous job; he's brilliant at choreographing all the little details
of managing the property while maintaining an air of ease and charisma.
He had answers to every question and obviously knew both the property
and the area intimately.
Again, thank you. Villa Lunatica
was exactly what we were looking for and served as the perfect location
for relaxing and absorbing the environment. I could not hold a higher
review of it.
All our best,
"What an architectural masterpiece you have here, our time in Costa Rica could not have been better. We could not have had a more beautiful home to come to. Thomas was great, as were the housekeeper, pool-man and the chef. This week has been a living dream. The only drawback is, that we must awake tomorrow to say good bye to the serenity and peacefulness of this Garden of Eden. We spent our sixth anniversary here only to find, we know and love each other six times more than we did on our wedding. We will go back to the States with more enthusiasm and lust for life, knowing one day there is a place to retire, where people are kind, but give you your space, where nature is pure, but not unknown and where time has no value.
We will visit again in the near future and look forward to staying at LunaTica again. Thanks again for the hospitality."
Jim & Rhonda H. Austin, TX February
"This is truly one of the rare beauties of the world, and LunaTica is a heavenly paradise. The views are breathtaking and the ambiance of our secluded paradise leaves me without words - you have to experience it yourself, because no word can quite give the whole picture! You could just stay in this beautiful home the whole time. However, if you do like to venture out, there are unlimited things you'll find to do: River rafting was really fun and the waterfall was beautiful. The canopy tour will give you a thrill! Today was the best adventure yet: We went offshore fishing with Bluefin Tours. Even if you are not a fisherman, you will have a blast and many memories to share. We caught several Sailfish and a Mahi Mahi. As I'm writing this, the chef is preparing our fish along with a full course meal. It smells out of this world! Tomorrow is unfortunately our last day, and we are going on a sail and snorkel with the dolphins.
Aside from our adventures, this is like a honeymoon we never had before. There is something magical about this paradise. We spent all Sunday lying in the hammocks together and relaxing in the beautiful pool - I wish we had another week. We realize, that we need to start making these special times ALL the time. We had a trip of a lifetime!!!
Thank you Ralf and Nina for sharing your beautiful house. I hope you have it for years to come, we will definitely be back!"
Phillip & Altera R. Austin, TX February
"This is a magnificent setting for enjoying friends and family. The house is beautiful and easy, the view inspires and the animals and plants are unique. We loved it and our experiences together here."
Monica R. w / family & friends Mt. Pleasant, MI February
"This place is tremendous!!! I have had fantastic times! Thanks for letting us be here to enjoy this paradise. I can't think of a better place to spend a birthday... this place made me feel 20 again!
I will miss my morning coffees looking out to the sea, while sitting on the balcony. I'll miss the sunsets, the monkeys and the blue shower!"
Thanks!!! I'll be back!
Mona B. Mountain View, CA January
The best way to spend Thanksgiving and ANY day - THANK YOU!"
Bill & Jen C. / Ron & Lara San Leandro, CA November
"We had a wonderful stay. Too bad we found the swimm beaches so late in our trip. Biesanz beach is great and not too bad of a hike. Also the beach at Tulemar is wonderful..."
Mady T. & friends Marietta, GA October
"The most phenomenal way for a mother to spend her special birthday has been in your delightful home. My children surprised me with this gift - I can sincerely recommend spending all future birthdays in this tropical paradise.
Mit freundlichen Gruss!"
Benice, Xander & Lara Boston, San Francisco, New York September
"We have had a wonderful week and have enjoyed the house tremendously. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the balcony, from which we surveyed the local animals. Several times we saw monkeys and many beautiful birds and butterflies. Manuel Antonio Park is as well a wonderful place for animal seeing - we recommend going early in the morning."
Carolyn & John W. Washington, DC August
"We've just completed an unique and exotic stay at LunaTica. We've spent quite a bit of time admiring the engineering necessary to produce this spectacular home. Wildlife was prevalent during the last 5 days...every other day, between 3:30 and 5:00 a troop of 12-16 capuchin monkeys in the trees in front of the pool. They seem to be completing a circuit. Also a coati, numerous lizards and the often heard (but not seen) howler monkeys. Bird species spotted include the Ani, spectacular humming birds....The pool is great.... don't forget the pool lights at night - great colors! Enjoy the jungle, tropical rainfalls and night sounds...Thanks Thomas, we had a great time."
Richard & Jean P. Gillette, NJ August
"Thank you so much. We have had a wonderful 10 days. Ralf - the pool is spectacular and I have spent most of my time in and around it. The house is majestic - it's so graceful and so grand - the sunrises from the top bedroom are breathtaking. One of the highlights of our stay was meeting (seeing) our friend the howler monkey. Jim managed to make a conversation with him by mimicking his howls! They chatted for about half an hour until the howler discovered that Jim was a fake- then he was off. We look forward to coming back again and again."
See you soon,
Katie & Jimmy Oakland, CA May
Christa, Caleb, Sam & Andrew
"If not for the need to arise at 4:00 A.M. and depart, I might want to say more, but such as it is, an exotic coastal & jungle experience had by all.
The house is superlative. Muchas gracias para todo!"
Paul D. & friends Silicon Valley, CA March
"... We had a splendid time at your home in Quepos. It was comfortable, grand, and in a beautiful setting. We were able to be busy or relaxed, whatever we wanted. I can't get over the beauty of the country and the friendliness of the people. I will probably be going back soon."
Stephen & Patrice B.
... Thank you for building such a beautiful place and renting it, so I could visit. I have traveled all over the world and I can honestly say, this was the best vacation I have ever had. I found your home exquisite, artistic, and truly unique. I only rent homes when I vacation, never stay in hotels, and your home surpassed anything I have rented. It was a pleasure to stay there. I loved Costa Rica, and my husband and I are already planning to spend next winter there."
Laura A. + friends
I wouldnt have
thought it possible to create a worthy counterpoint to natures
beauty here, but you have done it! I really cant express how much
we have admired and appreciated this magnificent house; what imagination
in its conception, and what passion in its execution. Thank you also
for your professionalism and sincere concern that we have a magical
time - we did!
Steven W. & his Millennium
Truly one of the most
lovely places Ive ever had the pleasure of spending time in.
What a great house!
There were almost as many sloths outside as inside!
If not for my beloved
dog Bryher at home and HERSHEYs chocolate, Id never have
Your home is wonderful!!!
This has been the best part of our honeymoon.
Rain forest - great
design - lovely home - thank you for doing the work, getting the award!
Well be back - Ciao
Sadie, Coyle, Donna, Joe,
This truly has been a week in paradise. Weve experienced La Pura Vida and want more!
The house is wonderful, Thomas has been accommodating beyond the call...
Weve enjoyed sunsets off the deck watching wildlife pass endlessly by.
See you next year or sooner...
Mike L. & wife
Everything is alive
here! There is always some creature to watch. Tim and I have spent most
of our time on the wonderful deck with the binoculars, scanning for
creatures. For two days we have been graced with the presence of a two-toed
sloth (we named him Gonzales, as in Speedy Gonzales). We have also been
visited by a pack of white faced monkeys. One was a mother with a very
small baby on its back, so playful...
What a delight to share
your dream house - it is spectacular! The six of us especially enjoyed
the ample space, the opportunity for privacy as well as sharing the
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