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Villa Vista Mar

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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Villa Vista Mar
Ranked #2 of 2 Playa Ocotal B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

I had the privilege to experience pure serenity at VVM for a few days. It was my first trip to Costa Rica. I cannot describe in words the beauty and awesomeness of this location. The accommodations were excellent. Comfy beds, hottub, pool, outdoor kitchen...all at your fingertips. The view from our room was heavenly. Absolutely cannot wait to go back... More

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dorset, vermont
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I’ve just returned home from an extended stay at VVM. This was my fourth year staying there, and I”ll be returning in 2015. All the wonderful things mentioned in other reviews are true. Ed and Lorrie are attentive to one’s needs and very helpful in assisting you to plan excursions, transportation, or anything that assists you in creating an enjoyable... More

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La Fortuna
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I started our Costa Rican adventure at Villa Vista Mar and could not have chosen a better place to start! Our hosts, Ed and Lorrie, were absolutely wonderful! Extremely helpful and made us feel welcome from the moment we met them! Our apartment was just great, very clean and comfortable. The pool was amazing and the views... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My fiancée, soon-to-be Sister in law, and I stayed at villa vista mar for 5 days in mid November 2013 and had a wonderful time! From picking us up at the airport and taking us to the market when we arrived to helping us pick and book our daily activities/excursions - the owners Ed and Lorrie could not have been... More

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Lac-Sainte-Marie, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We have returned to VVM year after year and are always super pleased with our vacation. The view is breath taking; nothing like sitting on the large balcony enjoying the view, over coffee in the AM and cocktails beginning at noonish! The pool area is fantastic, with plenty of lounging areas both sunny and shady, as you desire. All the... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Villa Vista Mar is a great place to stay... It is quite, comfortable and beautiful... Ed and Lorrie or to of the greatest host in all of Costa Rica... Villa Vista Mar is a beautiful and spacious place with every comfort of home... The monkeys, birds, iguanas,and other wildlife make it a great back to nature experience... Highly recommended... hope... More

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Plaistow, New Hampshire
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

After an extremely difficult year, I had the wonderful opportunity to stay at Villa Vista Mar. From the start where Ed, my host, picked me up at the airport to the last final day was the most incredible, peaceful, quiet, relaxing vacation! Both Ed and Lorrie are wonderful hosts. They were extremely helpful with travel suggestions, arranging for transportation and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

My husband, my two children (9 and 7), and I enjoyed our stay. Some places in Ocotal " rock out" all night. This is a quiet place with kind and helpful owners who live on site. We stayed in apt #3 which was plenty big enough for the four of us with two queen beds and a futon. Ocotal beach... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Boyfriend and I stayed at Villa Vista Mar for 3 days on Nov 3-6, 2012. We had the beautiful house to ourselves, and stayed in room 3, which has a comfortable queen bed, large bathroom with a shower big enough for 2 or 3 people and a large living area. The furniture is a bit dated, but in good shape!... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We couldn't say enough about Ed and Lorrie's oasis. We actually booked several nights at the Playa Ocotal Resort and were so disappointed that first night, we had to find another place. Much to our delight, Ed very quickly answered an email request for availability and we drove up to check it out. There was no question we wanted to... More

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Address: Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Ocotal
Also Known As:
Villa Vista Mar Costa Rica/Playa Ocotal

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