My husband and I stayed at Villa Paloma for 2 nights in February, 2011.
The villa is charming. Sarah and Paul went out of their way to make our visit special. They have built beautiful villas which are quite unique. There were all sorts of lovely little touches, including champagne in the fridge when we arrived. The jacuzzi is a great addition. We also spent lots of time in the hammock. My husband did lots of birdwatching - from the comfy wicker armchair on the veranda as well as on walks around the property, along the river and up the road.
Although the villa had everything in it for us to make our own meals, we had heard so much about the wonderful food here that we decided to be decadent and take advantage of that. We requested a home-made pizza the night we arrived (it was great), as well as breakfast each morning (also fantastic) . Then the second night, we decided to treat ourselves to the full meal. It was a highlight for us - what a wonderful night! Sarah designed the menu in consultation with us, drove into town to pick up fresh fish from the local dock, and made an absolutely fabulous meal for us. Paul and Sarah lit the lights of the restaurant just for us - it was quite magical. Paul served us and entertained us with many interesting stories about living in Costa Rica (and much else besides). All in all, it was the best meal we have ever had!
Paul and Sarah are a delightful couple - both very interesting and generous. They really catered to our every need.
The two villas are fairly close to each other but are quite private. We never saw the other family who was staying there.
We would have been happy to have stayed longer.
We did not have a vehicle when we stayed at Villa Paloma. We arrived and left by cab. Because it is quite remote, it is probably a better idea to come with a rented vehicle unless you are happy planting yourself here for a few days of relaxation and solitude. It worked for us!!
Thanks so much, Sarah and Paul!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Manoas (Formerly Villas De Las Aves) has undergone an extensive renovation. We now offer a large 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom house with gourmet kitchen, laundry room with washer & dryer, lounge/TV area and open air dining area all overlooking the river. We also offer both one bedroom & 2 Bedroom villas with kitchen, lounge, TV, washer & dryer, private jacuzzi and sundeck. All villas are fully air conditioned and close to the pool. WiFi is available throughout the property. Private parking is located right next to each house. Staff are onsite. ***A new addition to the property, are 4 luxury Safari tents. Each tent is complete with a luxurious King sized bed, full bathroom, and viewing deck with lounge chairs and shade umbrella. The camping tents offer an accommodation that is just as comfortable as the villas, but brings you a step closer to the jungle around you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manoas Costa Rica/Uvita