WE OFFER SURF LESSONS FOR EVERYONE WITH THE BEST LOCAL TEACHERS.
Jeffrey McLaughlin - Property Manager
- english, spanish
About Jeffrey McLaughlin - Property Manager
I AM THE PROPERTY MANAGER.
Jeffrey McLaughlin - Property Manager purchased this House in 2008
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Coastal Jungle Surf House
The house is very clean, large and everything worked. Nice showers, all the bedrooms have private bathrooms. Pool was great for a swim after the beach. Very secure and a good value.
Mejor Lugar en Avellanas
Hemos quedado en casi todo lugar en Avellanas y al fin encontramos el mejor..se escucha el mar desde su balcon...la attencion excelente...la casa tiene todo para pasarla bien es exactamente como las fotos...apenas que tenemos chance nos vamos a volver a pasar unos dias en este hermoso lugar...Gracias Benito y Jeffrey
If you need to do laundry, don't stay here
The positives: the units were spacious, the pool was great, and the location was private.
However, privacy came at the cost of being remote. Experience Avellanas is located 20 min down a rutted, dusty dirt road that can rattle a person's teeth out. Although you weren't far from Tamarindo and a number of lovely beaches, this road made everything seem that much farther away. You also had to drive down this road for a km to get to Playa Avellana.
The units were sparsely stocked (e.g., no oven mitts, no sink stoppers, limited dishes). We were supplied a few additional items after asking, but on the whole it felt more like camping than condo living.
The biggest issue was Jeffery (the property owner). One of the reasons we chose Experience Avellanas was because laundry facilities were on-site. Our first night there, we asked Jeffery about laundry and he vaguely replied, "no problem we'll work something out". There were 10 people in our group, 4 of which were young children, and we stayed in two of the houses for two weeks. We packed light. After nearly a week of visiting beaches and hiking, we were in serious need of laundry. Jeffery wasn't around that day, so I threw in a load. When Jeffery found out, he was upset that we didn't talk to him first. My husband and I spoke with him and apologized for not running it past him. We explained that we used our own supplies but would still pay a fee for using the facilities. Jeffery said it was fine, it was just that he didn't permit laundry on Sunday's to conserve water.
This is completely understandable but this was not posted or communicated anywhere. Additionally, we had just returned from a night in Arenal, so two of the houses were empty for two days.
We thought the matter was dealt with but the following morning when another woman in our group asked Jeffery if it would be ok for her family to do some laundry, he lost it on her claiming we were "obsessed with laundry". When she asked why he was being so rude, Jeffery yelled at her, saying he could kick us out at any time.
Jeffery lives on site and this soured the rest of our stay. It became a game of avoidance. And we didn't broach laundry again. By the end of the second week, we were so desperate for clean clothes we resorted to hand washing them in the sink. Not the vacation experience I was looking for.
1st lesson learned: I would not recommend Experience Avellanas.
2nd lesson learned: Buy the cancellation insurance!
Hi Rieanne...may be should explain that you were with Naomi and her family...so to not respond twice I will get to the end...#1 I will let our past and future guests recommend our property Thank You and #2 The insurance would not have helped you after breaking contract after your disrespect towards house rules and people. Have a great day...Jeffrey
Nice property, nice location
Hi, we had a nice week over Avellanas, house is located on a nice spot surrounded by plenty of wonderfull beaches. The house is really nice and Jefry and Santiango make you feel at home
Thanks Ingrid...hope you enjoyed your stay and will hopefully see you soon...Jeffrey
El lugar es bastante bonito, limpio y amplio.
El apoyo del encargado es oportuno , amable y efectivo.
Lo recomiendo a cualquiera que quiera un lugar tranquilo y muy cerca de la playa Avellanas.
Gracias Andres por sus comentarios...ojala que vuelven pronto...Jeffrey
Clean, spacious, Near wonderful beaches and adventures
Near wonderful beaches and adventures. The staff was great. We enjoyed the residence grounds and how close it was so lovely beaches
Thanks Angie...glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us...we will be waiting for your return....Jeffrey
AVELLANAS AND NEGRA BEACHES ARE A MUST FOR ANY SURFER.