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Old 05-26-2008, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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Have any of you ever stayed or know someone that has stayed at the Casa Chameleon in Costa Rica? It sounds SO nice from the reviews and wondered what you all thought.

Thank you!
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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Talking Honeymooned there!

I accidently found this question through another blog...but, we stayed here in February for our honeymoon. Its a very small place with 3 rooms. For us, it was perfect because it is very private and the grounds and views are beautiful. It is in a very small beach town called Mal Pais. It would not be for people that aren't into nature. There are no casinos or shopping. Its a real pristine-almost primitive area. It was luxury but not high tech luxury. It was the only place in Costa Rica we had with A/C and where you can put toilet tissue in the toilet.! No kidding, most places require you to put used TP in a wastebasket. Even a place that we paid double the price for! So, it depends on what you're looking for. We thought it was very special but we are both in our late 20's and adventurous. For people that think luxury is Four Seasons luxury, it wouldn't work. But, at Four seasons we would pay double for something normal. This wasn't normal. It was like a cool luxury tree house in the jungle. The view is jungle & ocean. It has a rock shower where the windows open and it feels like you are showering out in nature. Anyway, special memories for us and we feel like we discovered a hidden gem. But, it wouldn't be for everyone. Hope that helps!
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Nothing could be finer... I'm in S. Carolina!!
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jetsetter, thank you SO much for the post! this is so exciting, i can't wait to visit there! i'm glad you had a great time. i'm emailing them tonight to see when we can go. i know it's hard to get a room. do you suggest a certain time of year or is any time of the year good? while i would like the four seasons (haha, who wouldn't really?) - i LOVE the ruggedness and being a part of nature that this will give. i think it will be so neat to go on vacation and not see any other vacationers and to have your own private pool?! amazing! we cannot wait. did you do the zipline through the forrest? that sounds like fun too. we can't wait.

was it easy to walk down to the beach or was it a drive?
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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Hi Fisher,
We didn't have the luxury room with the private pool but the main pool was still really private because there is only one other couple that uses that pool too.. We had it to ourselves most of the time and it was great! We were there in February and the weather was perfect. Very hot and sunny but that's what we wanted. They said green season was even more lush green with less dust on the roads. The roads were dusty in February.

Yes, we did the zipline and it was very fun. It was short, only took about an hour total but I definitely recommend it. The guys who run it were alot of fun!

You really need transportation in Mal Pais, which Casa will tell you. The area is spread out with things to do all over the place. The Casa is up a really steep hill. It's cemented though and not far from anything,but steep. The first time we drove up it it seemed steeper. Then after one day we got used to the roads in general and had a great time exploring. BTW, the views are incredible which make it worth going up the hill! Plus it was nice to be away from the dusty roads below.There were beautiful beaches all over that only took a few minutes to drive to. I couldn't believe we had the beaches almost to ourselves because they really weren't crowded at all.

Casa Chameleon was the highlight of our honeymoon and our time in Costa Rica! Mainly because it was so unique, the people were so nice, and the privacy was amazing-especially for our honeymoon. Everyone was young and hip and it just had a great vibe. Just e-mail them directly if you have more questions. They are very helpful and will give you good advice. I emailed them at casachameleon@hotmail.com because my e-mail server was blocking their emails. Have fun!!!
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