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“Vacation Vela is Amazing !”
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Best location on the beach - can't wait to get up in the morning to enjoy the view & atmosphere
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Best location on the beach - can't wait to get up in the morning to enjoy the view & atmosphere
24 steps to the Pacific Large patio with hand crafted Costa Rican wicker furniture
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Best location on the beach - can't wait to get up in the morning to enjoy the view & atmosphere
24 steps to the Pacific
Large patio with hand crafted Costa Rican wicker furniture
Location, Location, Location - Privacy, Spacious, View, Closeness - 24 steps to the Pacific
An easy and private walk to the beach
It's all about sand castles on the beach
Spacious Patio with pagoda
The far coast is excllent for snorkeling
Open concept downstairs
Dining room and kitchen
Granite counter top
Our new kitchen
Custom made buffet
View from the Master bedroom balcony
Master Bedroom with King size Bed, 3 piece ensuite and a balcony over looking the Pacific
Master bedroom bathroom
Large guest room - queen size bed and a twin trundle - sleeps 4
Smaller guest room with a queen size bed
A picture is worth a thousand words - our sandy beach
Dancing to live music at our very own restaurant
Sunsetplaying on the beach
Waterfalls in Ricon de la Vieja - our favorite hike and waterfalls
Beach chairs are provided for your comfort
At the congo trail with Lola the howler monkey
The Johns family welcoming your family to Costa Rica
Our mermaid - silky sand to sculpture your favorite shape
Many of places to horseback riding for all ages -
Relax with a drink by the pool no matter the age
Low tide - our rock shows
Waterfalls at Ricon de la Vieja - hidden waterfalls
Every Thursday is live music with Alex (in the background)
Lola and the girls
Surfing at Tamarindo
Rafting on the Corobacci = a gentle rafting ride with sight of plenty of wild life
A Romantic moment
Our restaurant - Picante
Memories the kids will hold forever
Our infinity pool
Costa Rica - the land of the waterfalls
White face monkey close by
Family enjoying a day at the Safari Adventure day
Camel enjoying a carrot from our grand daughter
What beautiful zebras
Rio Perdido hot springs - one of our favorite locations to visit
Rio Perdido - can be enjoyed by all
Two level pool
Our pool
We love the seclusion from early morning to evening
Creating a whirlpool for the kids
Location, Location, Location
Father and Daughter doing their thing
Public waterfalls
Preparing for a surf
Synchronize jumping
Horseback riding in Costa Rica
A superb location for a couple or a family - relax and enjoy all the splendors
A full day of fun - catching small fish
Great fishing
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Playa Ocotal, Province of Guanacaste

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Barrdavi
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Vacation Vela is Amazing !”
Reviewed August 14, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Excellent vacation rental, clean and spacious, next to the beach. Alvin's communication and organization is outstanding. Highly recommend !!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 22, 2014
Thank you Barry for the review. It sounds like it was a perfect spot for your family. It's a great location for three weeks.

We are also happy that the new kitchen turned out so well. I hope to see you return someday.

Alvin and Carolanne
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dkuik
North Wales, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Beach Villa”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed here in July for the first few days of our Costa Rica trip. The villa was spotless, had a huge kitchen, large living/dining area and plenty of outdoor space. This villa looked even better in person than the photos we had been provided. The owners had emailed us local information, and the staff at the resort offered to set up any day trips or massages we wanted. This villa was a wonderful rental and more than exceeded our expectations for this area. The attention to detail was appreciated, down to the different types of pillows and beds that had different levels of firmness.

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Liked best: Being on the beach, listen to the waves at night
Liked least: That there was very few basic kitchen products included, like spray oil or different seasons.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Pickering, Canada
Reviewed July 22, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: not applicable
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Patty C
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1 review
“Perfect family vacation”
Reviewed March 29, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

I am writing this review at our last night in the villa (11), Villa Calla. Very, very nice! During our first night was a birthday party at Picante restaurant (separately owned from community), and it was very loud with fireworks, with our children trying to sleep. HOWEVER, I highly recommend this villa, and this community overall. Very friendly, and over-accommodating. Isabel in Recepcion arranged a special Iron Man birthday cake for one of my daughters, to be in Villa at arrival (since she did not have a cake at her birthday a couple weeks previous). So wonderful and more than I expected! Also, in the mornings, little parrots, howler monkeys, pelicans and snorkel/spear fisherman in the bay. Loved it! Villa was clean and everything we needed was here. Small lizards at night - fun to watch. Iguanas crossing the road in the daytime. Coati in the forest nearby, and howler monkeys in the morning. One with a little baby on its back. Also, Tiger heron and hermit crabs and other crabs to watch. So wonderful! Only drawback, we gringos got burned a bit on our 2nd day, so needed to cover up more than we would have liked. Also did snorkel tour (not recommended, due to not quite clear water) and Guachepelin adventure tour (very highly recommended!). So wonderful. Thank you to the owners for a very much anticipated, beautiful family vacation at your villa.

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Liked best: Our views from the front patios and balconies on main and upstairs was breathtaking!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Ontario
Reviewed December 23, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

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Quebec, Canada
Reviewed December 12, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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Pine Grove California
Reviewed December 10, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

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