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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Paradise Breezes Costa Rica/Dominical