10 tips for selecting the perfect Costa Rica vacation rental

5. Call the telephone numbers for the holiday rentals that seem to meet your needs & speak directly with either the owners or the person who’s handling the property.

Be prepared with a list of questions. This allows you to compare apples to apples, & keeps you from forgetting something important during the conversation.

It also gives you a feel for the person who will be your contact should you rent the villa & then encounter a problem. If you don’t get a warm, friendly welcome to your inquiries, don’t expect anything different when you have a problem.

Other things to consider: Is there a welcome basket? Will the owner have essential items in the refrigerator for you, before your arrival? Can you make arrangements for tours? Are there plates, utensils, pots, pans & other essentials for eating & meal preparation – or will you have to bring your own?
Does the rental have air condition or do you have to depend on the winds to comfort you?

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