Rented Marina Loft 204 for two months. The owner Anne was the reason we chose this property as her communication skills was excellent. She answered thoroughly and immediately any questions we had and went out of her way checking taxi fares, tour group fares and what other little things that seemed important to us. She had a person awaiting our arrival to let us in the gated facility (11 pm). Scary cause if person didnt show up you would be in a pickle!! The studio had everything we needed. Loved the blender for those banana, strawberry etc. daiquiris. WiFi very strong. TV clear. Hot water and strong shower stream. Beautiful pool and great landscapjng. Met a lot of lovely people. However best part is about 500 meters walk to town and beach two blocks away with beach bar/restsurant (photo) right there. The loft is attached to a pizza restaurant which serves italian food also and its across the street from a small local grocery store that sells everything. Plus every morning i walked 5 minutes away to a Tico bakery for fresh rolls and pastry.
Planning to stay again next Winter. For location and price you can't beat it! Thank you Anne...
The room was perfect for the needs of my family. It came equipped with a pull out sofa bed, which was very handy. The kitchen offered the basic cooking utensils and a small dining table. My son (and everyone else) enjoyed the very large pool and the grounds were well kept. The location is great- close to pulperias (small convenience stores) as well as large supermarkets, banks and restaurants. It was also off the main road, so it was nice to be away from the busier streets. The premises has a security guard in the evenings, which provides peace of mind.
This was a very nice place to stay. The rooms were a fair size & the place was kept very clean. The pool is lovely & you are situated where you get a great feeling of the local atmosphere & are within walking distance to the beach & bars. I would highly recommend it & would go back in an instant!
Firstly, I will say this is an apartment complex and every apartment is owned/ rented by different people l. The apartment we stayed at was posted on air bnb by dawide.
The apartment is a clean and practical studio near the beach (not beach facing) with a lovely tiled pool and jacuzzi. It's an excellent budget choice to see the playas de coco. We didn't really use the cooking facilities and fridge was good. The air conditioning was temperamental. Only negative point will be the sheets should be cotton and better quality they won't slide off the bed that way also the air conditioning worked but was moody sometimes and didn't want to go below 25 degrees .. I still really recommend it for a short stay :)
We stayed at Marina Loft Apart/Condo for a total of 10 days. We had a great time in Costa Rica, even though there was no hot water in the shower and the fridge stop working after being there for only a few days. The person in charge at the office kept promising to get the hot water fix, but it never happened. After not having a working fridge for a few days, she said she bought a new fridge to replace ours. When the new fridge came, she replaced ours with another older one and kept the new fridge for her apartment instead. ???
We spoke to a lot of people staying there on a long term rent (4 months). They have the same problem. It seems most of the appliances there are very old and either working of and on or barely working. The hallway ceiling appears to be under repair, but we never saw anyone working at all.
The place has a lot of potential. It could be a really nice place, if the management would just spend some money and make the necessary repairs and improvements. It's hard to know which ones are the privately owned and which ones are not. I would suggest to rent directly from the private owners and ask beforehand if the appliances are in good working order.
On a positive note, the pool is big and nice. The place is clean. The location is 5-10 minutes walk to the beach and 10-15 minutes walk to downtown Coco. The cleaning ladies Sandra and Maria are nice and friendly. The yard boys does a good job keeping the landscape and yard clean. There is a free laundry room for your use.