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La Casa Margarita - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the house like? Is it really a tree house?
A. Casa Margarita is hard to describe without seeing it. It is built on two platforms rising high over a ridge, designed to offer amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding jungle and rolling hills. The casa is actually two residences: the two-bedroom Guest House and one-bedroom Master Suite. Both have large dining and living rooms which are open (with guard rails) to the jungle below. There is also a laundry room, pantry, walk-in closet and lots of storage space in the Guest House. If you'd like to see a photo gallery/slideshow of the construction of Casa margarita, click here.
Q. What are your reservation and cancellation policies?
A.. Click here to view our policies page.
Q. Does it rain in? Will I be protected from the elements?
A. You're perfectly protected while at Casa Margarita. The wide, overhanging roof protects the living spaces from green season rains, and every room except the living and dining rooms have walls, windows, and doors, just like at home. There is a safety railing in all the open spaces to protect children from crawling off into the jungle. There is covered parking at the foot of the entryway
Q. Are there driving directions?
A. Click Here for directions from San Jose or Liberia airports.
Q. Is it safe for kids?
A. We have a 4 year old daughter and safety was a prime concern in the design of La Casa Margarita. All the open spaces and ramps have safety rails and bars so the kids don't fall into the jungle. Our number one safety rule is "no climbing on the rails".
Q. How big is La Casa Margarita?
A. There is a total of about 4,500 square feet of living space. This includes the ramps that connect both sides of the casa. There is also a two-car covered carport at the entrance to the property.
Q. How many bedrooms and bathrooms?
A. The guest house has two spacious bedrooms and a bathroom. The owner's suite has the master bedroom and master bathroom. There is also a shower, sink and toilet next to the bodega (storage room) behind the carport so you can wash off after returning from the beach and before entering the casa. Our maintenance staff may also make use of these facilities while working on the property.
Q. Is it safe in Costa Rica?
A. Costa Rica is one of the safest travel destinations in the world. It's no surprise that tourism in CR, and especially in Guanacaste, where the casa is situated, has grown dramatically over the past few years. However, common-sense rules apply. Never leave valuables unattended in your rental car, and take care especially near the airports for scammers who might try to 'help' you while they unload your baggage from the back of your vehicle. Our 250-acre eco-community is a gated development. We feel perfectly safe in our home and the surrounding beach communities, and so do our many friends in the area
Q. What about the water and food?
A. Tico (Costa Rican) food and water is clean and safe. You can drink tap water from almost any faucet or restaurant with no fear of bacterial infection. The water in the casa is purified and safe to drink, and we provide a Brita water filtration pitcher for all our guests. Still worried? Do what we do - drink beer!
Q. Why is the house named Casa Margarita?
A.. The owners are Margarita ( Margaret ) LaChica and Miguelito ( Mikey ) Krieger. We chose Margarita's name because we love the name - and the beverage. Miguelito has a killer Margarita recipe - click here to learn how to make them just like Mikey does.
Q. How can I get more information?
A. Click here to contact us, or call at +1 415 883 3790. We're happy to answer all your questions about the casa and Costa Rica.