We were the first people to stay in the Sweet Retreat cabins hosted by Margoth and Wilbur. We knew them from our past trips to Quebradas and were excited to stay in their new resort-style cabins!
There are 3 cabins on the property that share the pool, barbecue area and extra picnic area off to the side. So fun to have all of these things available during our stay!
Our trips to the Perez Zeledon area are typically the maximum amount of time you can stay on a tourist visa (90 days) and this would be true for our stay in Sweet Retreat as well.
As soon as we checked in, we could see that they really raised the bar on this rental! We were in the “smaller 2 BR cabin” but it had all that we would need. There was hot water in all the sinks as well as the shower. Since all the pipes are new, you can flush all your tp. There was a fully automatic washing machine that you just push start and then go. For guests coming from the US, this might all seem strange to call out but these features are truly upgrades compared to other places you might find in the area.
Once you start walking around the cabin, you see all the fun art on the walls, couches, smart television, desk and desk chair, even closets in both bedrooms with plenty of storage options. It was a great place to call home during our stay.
There’s other perks too, outside in addition to the forementioned common areas. The garden and landscaping are beautiful and there’s even a wooded area on your perimeter so it’s really peaceful! And for those of you looking for privacy, there’s a fence and motorized gate surrounding the property. Also each cabin has their own parking area.
Our favorite spot was probably the bistro set outside our door. We enjoyed many meals out there, watching the birds and iguana and even worked out there quite a bit too. And for those of you who need to do some work, the WiFi works great for Zoom calls or anything else you might need (including Netflix).
It truly is everything you might want in a rental so we recommend that you come try it out if you’re staying in PZ. And if you’ve never come to this part of Costa Rica, it’s a great place to meet Ticos (Costa Rican natives) as this town isn’t touristy, just regular people farming, going to work in town, and having barbecues. Pura vida!
*And although we booked this rental directly through the owners, you can find it on Airbnb too.