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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

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martinpit...
Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Truly Special Place & Fantastic Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I am a personal trainer and fitness/wellness coach working internationally. About a year ago I decided to create a series of fitness and yoga retreats, where the location and setting would be 90% of the success and this is when I came across Casa Big Sur after about 4 months of searching and interviewing different locations. Beautifully set on the hill of rain forest with breath-taking views (I am not exaggerating) of the Pacific Ocean this place could not be a better fit even if I tried.

I just got back from my first retreat with 8 guests and everybody absolutely loved this place. The villa is stunning just like the natural setting, with Ben Morris (villa's owner) being a gracious and extremely accommodating host, always checking on us making sure that everything was going well. Doing yoga and fitness training out of the open space villa's gym was quite an experience (best to do first thing in the morning or after 5pm) and guests couldn't get enough. Local beaches were fun as well, but personally, I was happy to stay at the villa and chill out by its massive infinity pool when I had a free moment.

I would definitely suggest venturing out a little to the Nauyaca Waterfalls, waterfalls repelling and whale watching... there are a ton of other things you can try, just check the activities book at the villa. Ben will be able to assist with bookings if there is a need.

The pictures don't do justice to this place, which is why I am so excited about having signed an agreement for 3 more retreat dates this year before it got all booked up. Take my word for it, the villa is worth every penny and is a steal for what it has to offer!

Pura Vida!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Views and Ben's responsiveness
Liked least: Having to drive to the grocery store
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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atlantis...
New York City, New York
1 review
“Perfectly Relaxing Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I did a Fitness and Yoga retreat with Petro Martynyuk Fitness + Wellness at Casa Big Sur in August of 2013. It was my first health retreat (and first visit to Costa Rica), and it was an absolutely amazing experience.
The location was perfect with the privacy of the villa and the breathtaking views of the ocean and the rainforest (got to see whales and toucans from my balcony). The villa has all the modern conveniences you can think of (modern kitchen, open living room space, outside gym area, infinity pool and whirlpool overlooking the rainforest and the ocean, outside shower, private patios in each bedroom etc).
The retreat was very well organized. Both Petro (retreat organizer) and Ben (villa owner) went out of the way to ensure all our needs were catered for.
So for me it was an ultimate relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Look forward to coming back to Casa La Big Sur in the future.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location (privacy) and facilities (especially the infinity pool)
Liked least: The internet went down a couple times but it was not a big deal at all
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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