We stayed here in the beginning of March with our 2 children (20 months and 3 &1/2) and our good friends with their 2 year old. We had such an amazing time and the house was absolutely perfect for all ages. There was plenty of room for 4 adults and 3 little girls. The master bedroom was phenomenal, the master bath was perfect!
We definitely will be returning to this house. We have to thank Mike and Barb from the bottom of our hearts for saving our first family vacation. Another property we had rented was falsely advertised and we had to leave to salvage the rest of our vacation and keep our kids safe. When we spoke to Mike and Barb they were quick to accommodate us and alter their own vacation so that we could stay at the Whale House and relax and enjoy the remainder of our vacation. Raoul met us and took us to the house and took care of anything we needed or desired. The house itself is beyond amazing! There is the beautiful beach which is shallow for the little ones, tide pools to explore, gorgeous shores to walk and look for shells and jaw dropping scenery where jungle meets ocean. The jungle paths on the property are fun to walk and see the wildlife, the kids loved seeing the monkeys and feeding them. We saw lizards, Macaws, Toucans, Howler Monkeys, Titi monkeys, Pelicans, Butterflies, Hawks, and various other animals on the property. There also is plenty of fruit trees, flowers and botanicals that we loved exploring and even picked some ginger and oranges to cook with one night. There was so much to do on site that we did not leave for any other excursions. We did travel to Puerto Jimenez for groceries which is very close by and for dinner at a great Seafood place by the ocean. The town had everything you could need and Raoul was happy to show us around. Raoul was a top notch concierge who made us feel at home and was simply amazing. He even delivered us pizza one night and it was hands down the best thin crust pizza we have ever had. We traveled here all the way from Ottawa (our Friends Toronto) Canada. it was worth the trek. We wanted to drive from San Jose and see the scenery which was beautiful but for those not as adventurous you can fly Sansa from San Jose airport right into Puerto Jimenez. We felt completely safe here and driving the 6 & 1/2 hours back to San Jose was smooth driving along the new paved highway that runs along the coast. We wish we had booked our entire 2 week stay here! Thank you Mike and Barb!