This collection of four condominiums sets just off the beach, and is one of only a few that have true beach access in Manual Antonio. The accommodations are great, and you have your own small pool, as well as sitting area with hammock. They provided a breakfast that was wonderful and were more than willing to help with local activities. They even loaned my grandson some play toys to use at the beach. Everyone associated with Espadilla Ocean Club was warm and friendly, and I would highly recommend them!
We stayed at the Espadilla Ocean Club in January this past winter. We were two couples with small children and were looking for a place that was close to the beach and had all of the amenities we needed, this place was perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed the splash pool that was onsite at the villa and the beach was just steps away! Manuel Antonio was such a special place and there were so many great restaurants close by. The staff on site at Espadilla Ocean Club were very friendly and accommodating, they went above and beyond to make sure our stay was enjoyable. We will definitely be back!
From the booking process until checkout EOC was amazing! What an amazing experience we had while staying at EOC. First, Brooke, the concierge, was so helpful and went over and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. She arranged everything from transportation to making sure out refrigerator was stocked. She was available every hour on the hour (even on her day off, which I still feel bad about interrupting). The staff at the EOC were also helpful and made out stay enjoyable - beach chairs set-up every morning, housekeeping and security!
The Villa itself was beautiful and private. We traveled with our twoTeen/ tweenagers and there was plenty of room. The beds were so comfortable and the views were amazing! Monkey's on the roof and outside the windows made our mornings and evenings! The location was our favorite things about this place! We were literally 172 steps away from the beach! We could walk back to the villa's for lunch or snacks or even just to take a siesta! The property was beautiful! Lush tree's and plants that made us feel we were secluded from the rest of the word! Our favorite part was having on the back porch swinging on the hammock listing to the waves crash! We were also able to walk down the gorgeous beaches and hit the market, restaurants and bars!
We met the owners of EOC. They were friendly and gracious!
EOC encourages the "pura Vida" -living life to the fullest and appreciating life just the way it is! We were able to slow down and really spend quality time together as a family!
Our week at Espadilla Ocean Club was just great! The staff there is outstanding and ready to take care of every need. Brooke, the concierge, had our refrigerator stocked with our requested groceries when we arrived and checked on us every day to see if we needed any help with anything on our visit. We were a very short walk to the beach through our private gate. Security was always present so never any worries in that respect. Even our large group of younger people who were staying at a much larger home in Manuel Antonio would come to our villa for their beach time because it was so much more convenient. I WOULD DEFINITELY CHOOSE TO STAY HERE AGAIN!
My husband and I stayed at Espadilla Ocean Club for 6 nights at the end of April/beginning of May 2017. We were welcomed as soon as we arrived and Fer helped us to become familiar with the area and let us know him and Brooke were there to help us throughout our stay. The staff at EOC was wonderful and very kind, from our concierges to the security/customer service to the grounds maintenance, they were all kind and friendly. The villa was beautiful and comfortable and our view out the back was wonderful. Some days there were monkeys or horses in the back and we had ocean views to wake up to. The area is very natural and the beach is within steps which is not common in this area. We were very pleased with everything and were amazed at how friendly and helpful everyone was!! We'd definitely recommend staying at EOC to our friends!!
What a lovely stay. We could tell immense thought and effort were put into the plan and design of the location, architecture, and interior design of the villa. We had our own private small pool and hammock. And though villas were on either side of us, the use natural trees and vegetation obfuscated those views. We felt safe and relaxed. The public beach is an easy 10 minute walk down from our own, what seemed to be private beach. The water and views were beautiful. The waves and under toe can be massive, so just be careful. We came during mango season, so every morning when we walked out on our private deck, mangos had fallen and we had our choice to eat throughout the day. The staff are friendly, helpful, genuine, and knowledgeable. The national park is also an easy 20-ish minute walk. And the street walk to town and the public beach is about 10 minutes or less. People do walk up and down the beach asking if you'd like something to drink or to see if you'd like to buy something they've made. They have some lovely wares. And it's how these people make a living. So if you find something lovely, don't hesitate to buy it to take home as a memory of your time in Costa Rica. If you're not interested, just say so. They'll move on.
There are only a few things to watch out for: If you're renting a car, the driveway into the resort is extremely steep and takes a brave soul to back out or drive out. Just be careful and ask for assistance if you need to.
Manuel Antonio is a lovely, small town. Plenty of food and drink places from which to choose.
Don't know much about taxi's since we have a rental car.
They do have a few places in town that offer food delivery if you don't feel like going out.
Chairs are put out automatically for you on the beach, but are taken in at 4PM (free). I'm sure one could arrangement to have chairs kept out longer for a fee.
This is a small resort with 4 villas and a small, cool public gathering area. There is no restaurant on site. Food is easy enough to come by as mentioned above.
The weather was fantastic. We came during the rainy season. And when we come again, we always want to come in the rainy season. It rains at least once a day for 10 minutes or an hour....but the rest of the day is beautiful. Sometimes it was bad weather more than that, but mostly it's just a couple of showers during the day to cool things off. The weather was perfect! I heard how hot it gets in Costa Rica. Well, that's another thing about the rainy season...not as hot...the breeze in somewhat cool.
You will be asked to tip the staff so be prepared.
The 2 Bedroom 1.5 Villa we stayed also had an outdoor shower.
Very cool architectural features.
One bedroom had a king bed and a loft bed. The other bedroom had a queen? bed, I think. And the full bathroom upstairs was between them.
The lower level has the half bath and a kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, sink, and cook top (no oven that I could find.). and a sitting area. with wall to wall windows.
The private courtyard was amazing and private.
Sometimes there are horses in the field between the villas and the ocean.
This is not the place for loud, crazy, partying. This is a high end villa resort meant for families or friends just coming to hang out.
Wonderful trip. Would definitely recommend staying at Espadilla Ocean Club. Top Notch resort and service.
We stayed as a family at Espadilla and it was everything we hoped for. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity and a home from home feeling then look no further. Fer and Brooke were friendly, welcoming and always ready to help. Overall a liitle piece of paradise.