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“Villa Buena Vista” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paradise Breezes

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Paradise Breezes
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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“Villa Buena Vista”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

Villa Buena Vista was a beautiful 4 bedroom home with all the amenities. Beautiful view of the ocean. Home was very well maintained. Emanuel was fantastic. He called us and arranged all the trips we had wanted to do, was a very caring individual, wanting to do the best he could for us. Chef Wilbur and his assistant were great. Couldn't have asked for a better chef. They worked with all our allergies and had a great sense of humor and were very hospitable. I gave it a 4 star due to the driveway, it was very difficult to go down the hill, therefore, you had to turn the car around which took some time, the air conditioner was not working in one bedroom and the dryer was not working. Emanuel did have housekeeping do our laundry. A fantastic time was had by all until we were robbed while we were sleeping. The robbers came thru the laundry room window, right next to where my twins were sleeping, took all our belongings, except what was able to fit in the vault in your room and went out the front door. Communication was not the best between Emanuel and Esteban Ulloa. In the book that explains everything about the home, it states when you leave the home turn the alarm on. It also states in the book that when you are in the house, there is no alarm. After we got robbed between the hours of 12 midnight and 5 a.m., Esteban came over and said "why didn't you put the alarm on when you were sleeping? I put the alarm in myself. Esteban never communicated to Emanuel that he put an alarm in. In addition, since the main level has a beautiful view, anyone at night can look in. All charges were on a desk in that main room, so anyone can see what you have/don't have. Thanksgiving we gave thanks that our children were not killed/abducted and none of us were injured. The manager of the place had spoke to the owner and wanted us to make a deal to get a "free week" in exchange of writing a good review about Villa Buena Vista. As much as that week sounded good, I was not about to give free advertising to them and lie about what happened, it goes against my principals.

Room Tip: We were unable to hear the robbers because each room had their own AC. I rated the location as poor...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

I have been three times, always my family and friends want to come back. You can enjoy your free times around of mountains and peace of great view of Pacific Ocean.

I definitely recommend it.

Walter Meléndez

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Lethbridge, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

The villa Crystal was a modern 4 bedroom home with all the amenities and a stunning view of the coast and ocean. The home is very well maintained and is very attractive. Best for adults or families with older children, the hot tub and pool were easy to use and enjoy. The bedrooms were large and comfortable. the grounds and pool were maintained daily and the home is located in a beautiful natural setting up on a hill with 3 other homes in the vicinity. Emmanuel was prompt, responsive and we found the recommendations for restaurants and activities very helpful. We used the chef, Wilbur for an evening meal and found him to be a great cook and easy to be with.
The home exceeded our expectations and we would be fortunate to return at some future date.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cameron m
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Frisco, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

We booked the Villa Cristal for our 2013 girls trip.....from the moment we pulled up to the take our breath away Villa Cristal the pressure was on for all future trips. The pressure mounted once we saw the inside and continued with the awesome massages, the food prepared by Chef Wilbur, and the activities.

Emanuel treated us as though we were his only customers.....both prior to and during the vacation. Emanuel promised that this would be a vacation of a lifetime. Before we arrived I thought Emanuel's promise was a bit lofty.......he made good on his promise.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Denise C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We first stayed at Paradise Breezes last February. We loved it so much we came back in march and Sept. we would never stay anywhere else in that area. Emanuel made us feel safe and welcomed. We feel like part of the family. I can't express enough the beauty of the property and the villas. You see all kinda of wildlife here! We've seen monkeys, toucans, sloths, countless birds, butterfly's, frogs... Ect. It's an amazing experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Costalove
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

I had a wonderful stay at Villa Pacifica in Paradise Breezes last month! The house is so comfortable and well-appointed. Two master suites with amazing views, as well as two other bedrooms - would be perfect for 2 couples or a family. The private pool and pool deck are divine, and there's even a jacuzzi! Great access to hiking along the dirt road behind the house, where we saw monkeys and lots of birds, and the beaches and town are a short 10 minute drive away. The staff at Paradise Breezes are very friendly, and it's very safe. Pura vida!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank msmsms007
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Beaumont, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stayed at Villa Cristal for a week and it was amazing! The Villa was gorgeous and the property beautiful! Emanuel was wonderful to work with! I had a thousand questions and he was very patient. He scheduled all of our excursions and we were very happy with each of them. He had directions for us when we were headed somewhere. We also hired the chef for a night which is a must do! And, Emanuel even took care of a birthday cake for us! We would go back in a heartbeat and would trust Emanuel again with our vacation! I would very highly recommend this to anyone!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Paradise Breezes
Address: | Dominical 5km noth Police check point, Dominical, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Costa Rican Luxury - If your vacation dreams have ever included a villa in the Costa Rican jungle - you'll relish the new Paradise! Paradise Breezes is a 10 acre luxury vacation villa destination on Costa Rica's central pacific coast. The 3 - 4 bedroom villas and single Studio are set overlooking the pacific coast surrounded by lush tropical jungle just 1 km (as the Toucan flies) from the beach at Dominical, Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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Paradise Breezes Costa Rica/Dominical

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