Wow! What a perfect trip! I don't even know where to start.
First, the villa is beautifully appointed. Bedrooms are great size, and the new kitchen is wonderfully done. The space is perfect for families. The owners, Verda and Neil, could not be nicer. They go out of their way to make you feel at home. They make sure you have a great stay! Their information packet is very helpful with advice for where to eat and activities.
Additionally, the beach and area are amazing. You can hear the ocean from your villa, and even see monkeys. The staff is so helpful. Cesar, in the front office, is terrific! You can reach out to them to book all your excursions and additional needs.
The entire trip was so wondeful! Would come back again...100%
We just returned from eight days in this beautiful villa. The Villa is fully set up with everything you could need in the kitchen all the beach towels and towels needed and three beautiful bedrooms. This bill is right on the beach so a few steps out and you are right at the beach. We brought snorkeling equipment and snorkeled every day. The pools are fantastic where my three daughters spent most of their time. We absolutely loved Edwin the restaurant manager and of course we all miss Allen who served us drinks poolside daily. Cesar in The office was helpful with tour trips and other reservations like dinner reservations. They were very very helpful and kind and patient. The grounds are impeccably kept with beautiful flowers that I took many pictures of. We saw howler monkeys and watch them and watch them care for their little ones. If you want a beautiful and relaxing vacation in a lovely Villa on a fantastic property you should stay here.
Where do I begin? Our stay was exceptional. We booked for our honeymoon and rarely left the house. Verda and Neil left all sorts of sweet and thoughtful gifts to help us cherish the memory of our wedding and honeymoon. The home was so clean and perfectly located right on the beach. We had massages every day on the patio of the house. Close to great restaurants and the community also has a pool. We enjoyed the house so much we rarely left. Monkeys and birds right at your back door!
Bar far the best vacation rentals I've ever booked!
What a great place to stay. Spent 10 days at the resort enjoying the sun, snorkeling, monkeys and views. The workers are terrific, friendly and helpful. Orlando, Cesar (in the office), Cesar (in the restaurant) and Jackie were there for every/all our needs. Woke up to Monkeys grunting most days, Jays eating from our hands and sun shining on the water. Our accommodations were warm, inviting - just plain beautiful. We stayed in Villa 33 near the top of the property and Villa one on the beach. Would definitely rent these villa's again. Well worth the cost.
We couldn't tell you which of the two villa's to rent from these owners.
Villa 1 on the beach is just that -- ON THE BEACH. A terrific place and you can walk out your back door and into the water. We snorkeled 3 of the days we stayed in this villa. Tons of beautiful fish, star fish and crabs. Beautiful home.
Villa 33 - an elegant home with a stunning view from above. Watched some afternoon storms come in off this balcony that were truly amazing to see. The Blue Jays came almost every morning to enjoy granola and crackers. The monkeys grunts were astounding to listen to. A hot cup of coffee on the porch over looking the resort and ocean is very difficult to beat.
If you are looking for a perfect vacation spot to unwind and enjoy Costa Rica, this is it!
Every February we spend a week in the sun and this year chose Costa Rica for the 1st time. Originally reserving an all-inclusive near Tamarindo, I found this condo which promised all we were hoping for and more. (The all-inclusive only provided a buffet for the week and you are surrounded by the other guests all week fighting for space by the pool which made me re-think our stay) The privacy of this condo is amazing and all you will hear are the monkeys and birds! Palms and thick beautiful flowering vegetation surround the patio with an amazing view of the ocean that we photographed hoping to capture it to view on our walls until our next visit.
We planned to eat out at least once a day on our trip but the condo is so well equipped and we so enjoyed the place that we only went out 2 times. It was fun firing up the grill while enjoying a glass (or more) of wine with the spectacular view watching birds and boats after a day in the sun. Shopping was very easy in Playa Ocotal which was only a few minutes away by car. We ended up bringing many staples along on our trip so we really only had to buy fresh produce (stands are all over town) and dairy products! We packed a soft side cooler in our checked suitcase with frozen bacon, hamburger, cheese, crackers, cereal, bread etc. which cut down on our shopping time and expense. This isn't necessary as the stores really had everything we needed, but it was nice to have it when we arrived and it was probably a bit less money from home even with a bag charge.
Verda has 2 condo rentals within Bahia Pez. The Flying Villa was higher up on tiered hillside with the best view you could get. (We walked around and this by far had the best location and patio up there!) There was a very private and quiet pool just a few doors down on this tier, or you could drive down to the beach which has another beautiful pool near the resort restaurant and bar. Resort guests are only allowed and it there were only about 4 other groups there at any given time. A car is needed to enjoy the area in Playa Ocotol. Don't even question it. There is NO way we could have made it without one. It was actually quite a jaunt up the hill to this level where the condo resides from the beach and we ended up giving some elderly visitors a ride as they were struggling (especially in the heat of the day!) We rented a five passenger Nissan type SUV from AVIS for just over $400. Rent online with the actual Costa Rica car rental company - not a booking agent. You should take proof of your credit card offering because most offer the CDW insurance and you will only need to pay $10-13 more each day for the other mandatory insurance. Driving in Costa Rica is not difficult and the police were very friendly. Just keep your speed down and enjoy the drive. We didn't get a GPS and reading a map is quite simple there. It was a breeze taking the shuttle to/from the airport getting the car and going on our way.
One of the nights we went to Father Rooster's for dinner. It was very fun and they had live music. We were very impressed when we drove back to the condo as there were 2 gates with security to get through before the condo! The security even walked around every evening a few times and shown huge lights down the hillside but there was never any alarm. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The night we went into Playa Ocotol they had long happy hour specials for $2/drinks! It was fun to shop in the area for Souvenirs.
We used the 2 king sized bedrooms and the beds were the most comfortable we've ever had staying away from home. It was amazing to wake up to the view of the ocean we had. The appliances and amenities are all new and very nice. It's great that you can drink the tap water and not worry. We never were sick during our stay.
The decor in Verda's condo was awesome. It was so fun to just sit and look at what she's done with the place and imagine all the work they've put into making this home what it is. We were very impressed and cannot wait to return. It is by far worth it.
Bahia Pez Vela is a beautiful villa village built into the Costa Rican countryside. The Flying H Villa (villa #1) is awesome. The interior and exterior decor is amazing and comfortable. The location to the pool, restaurant, and beach could not be better, literally just steps away to anything, but yet very private due to the abundance of tropical plants surrounding the villa. We kayaked from our beach to a white pristine beach a couple miles south and we saw a whale on our return kayak to our beach. We saw and heard Howler monkeys everyday in the trees surrounding the villas. We went fishing and caught two tuna and a beautiful ~50 pound blue Rooster fish. We had the chef at the Bahia Pez Vela Picante Restaurant prepare the tuna for us for dinner that evening. We did day trips to the Cortez Waterfalls and sailboating from Coco beach. The infinity pool was so refreshing and the view of the beach and bay was breathtaking. Cesar and Juan at the onsite Picante Restaurant took excellent care of us and the meals we had there were absolutely delicious. Neil and Verda were so easy to deal with and had plenty of ideas for excursions and restaurants. We had busy days and we had relaxing time by the pool. It was the perfect combination to a very awesome vacation.
Bahia Pez Vela is beautiful! The villa and its location are spectacular! The villa had plenty of room for our family of 4. The kitchen had everything you could need. The 3 bedrooms were spacious and very comfortable and there are 3 bathrooms. We spent most mornings on the patio enjoying the peace and quiet watching and listening to the waves! You are just steps from the the ocean which has a beautiful beach with soft sand. It's in a small cove that is nice and quiet, except when you hear the howler monkeys! Unfortunately we didn't get to see them. The restaurant and pool were right next door. Verda provided us with great information regarding excursions, restaurants, grocery shopping and even rental car information. We zip lined at Diamanté. It had a mile long superman style zip line! We went deep sea fishing only catching one Black finned Tuna but the captain kept us entertained watching whales, Dolphins, stingrays, sea turtles and sail fish. There is so much to do that we would love to go back! Thank you so much Verda and Neil