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Villas Jacquelina

Calle 2 Finca los Alfaro, Quepos Costa Rica
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#2 of 57 Specialty lodging in Quepos
Come enjoy the Pura Vida lifestyle at Villas Jacquelina! Our eco-friendly villa is nestled in the jungle, with wildlife close to reach, and is in total peace and harmony with nature! Guests at the villas love the amazing tranquility they find only minutes away from the noisy streets of Quepos, and fall in love with the lively common areas where guests form around the world meet for a taste of worldly culture and good vibes. Villas Jacquelina has two very spacious terraces with hammocks surrounded by panoramic mountain views where you can relax, enjoy your morning coffee, or listen to music in the evening. Right off one of the terraces is a full common kitchen for all your cooking needs. Our refreshing pool is a great place to cool off and offers another amazing place to relax. These Villas are special and have the guest reviews to prove it. Ranking #1 on TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet, and HostelWorld for Quepos, Costa Rica, Villas Jacquelina has quickly become THE place to stay.
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shelterform wrote a review Feb 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico156 contributions137 helpful votes
This is a property where the host makes a big difference, fountain of local knowledge, gracious. The guy, Steve comes from Tucson, built the place which is located on a steep hill within walking distance of downtown. There are rooms with multiple beds, some with AC, some apartments with kitchen and a unique penthouse on the top which is totally open to the surroundings and the view, for $100/nt,, a real bargain. We rented the apt. which is a real steal at $60. Breakfast extra at $6 but well worth it. Stairs so no handicapped or heart patients
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Steven A, Owner at Villas Jacquelina
Responded Feb 11, 2020
Thank you for the great words, and great to have you come for a visit. Steve
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Farid Cedeno wrote a review Jan 2020
Daytona Beach, Florida6 contributions1 helpful vote
As I mentioned on a previous review a few years back, VJ is a great place to stay. Steve is a lad and a half, and it was great to see his family again. My family and I had such a great time the first time we visited we didn’t think we could have that much fun again, but Steve proved us wrong. I love talking to people, and his lounge area is great for that. I met some lovely people from other parts of the US, from Mexico, from France, and from the Netherlands this time. The ambience is fantastic. Very relaxing. I usually dread going back to the hotel during my vacations, but at Steve’s I’m always wondering what I’ll be pleasantly surprised by. Somehow, there are always fantastic people there. It’s almost as if Steve hand-picks the best people to stay at his home...or maybe the best people just have good taste in lodging ;) breakfast at VJ’s was fantastic. The food on its own was great, but there’s something about taking a sip of fresh Costa Rican coffee in the open lounge area, feeling the cool morning mist as you look above the Costa Rican foliage illuminated by the rising sun, serenaded by the wildlife, that just makes waking up at home just really disappointing XD after that experience, mornings back home are just meh. I definitely know where my happy place is. That’s why like I said last time, I’ll definitely be back. Thanks for having us again Steve <3 P.S. My mom accidentally stole one of your towels, sorry.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Darren Z wrote a review Dec 2019
Regina, Canada14 contributions6 helpful votes
Villa Jaquelina is quite simply one theeee best places I Have ever stayed. It’s different and that’s the best part. It’s not a fancy shmanzy place. It’s a TRUE heart and soul place. If you care about that then get here!!! Steve is the man, a true lengend!! Salt of the earth guy that would do anything to improve your stay! It’s close enough to everything that you need around Quepos and Manuel. And just far enough for some great peace and quiet. There’s a boat load of wonderful things to do very close to here and trust Steve to book your adventures with true locals that share some of the same “terroir” of Costa Rica!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Kelsey S wrote a review Jun 2019
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
I had a wonderful stay at Villas Jaquelina. From the moment I arrived Steve went above and beyond to help make me comfortable. I got in in the evening when it was dark so he kindly helped me order some food for delivery. He was a great resource for reccomendations and directions. The Villas are just a little walk from center to town (10-15 min) where you can also catch the public bus to manuel antonio beaches. Rooms are simple, but they serve their purpose (trust me you'll want to be out exploring!) I'd definitley stay here again and highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: June 2019
Response from Steven A, Owner at Villas Jacquelina
Responded Jun 11, 2019
Kelsey, thank you for the kind words. I see you having a very exciting and adventurous future. Glad to have been one of your stops alone the way. Steve
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tibbynugget wrote a review Jan 2019
Chicago, Illinois6 contributions3 helpful votes
We showed up in Quepos like idiots with no reservation during the busy season; nearly every hotel in town was fully booked and we were desperate. I saw the signs for Villas Jacquelina, and Steve was extremely helpful right off the bat--he was also fully booked, but made some calls to help us find another room; that didn't pan out, but someone who'd made a reservation for Steve's last available room didn't show up, so we were fortunate to get it. The room was basic (everything is basic in Costa Rica unless you want to pay an arm and a leg--maybe, we didn't try), but inexpensive and perfectly fine. The shared bathroom was also perfectly fine. The open-air common area is very comfortable, the coffee is good, and Steve is an excellent host. No noise heard from other guests, no bugs in the rooms, no complaints whatsoever. Reliable wifi.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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$45 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasQuepos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villas Jacquelina
Which popular attractions are close to Villas Jacquelina?
Nearby attractions include Farmers Fair (Ferias del Agricultor) (0.7 miles), Meli Melo Boutique (0.7 miles), and Jungle Avenue (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villas Jacquelina?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Villas Jacquelina?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villas Jacquelina?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villas Jacquelina?
Conveniently located restaurants include De La Finca, Marisqueria Velamar Restaurante, and La Cocina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villas Jacquelina?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Villas Jacquelina located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Quepos.