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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Recent Playa Ocotal reviews

  • Two visits, two exceptional experiences

    "I recently returned from my second visit to Mary's gorgeous villa in Costa Rica. I was one of a party of six and we all had an amazing trip. With all of the choices of vacation destinations in the world, there is a reason why I/we would choose the same place multiple times. Lets start with the owner; Mary is a pleasure to work with during the booking/confirming process, and throughout the interim period checks in and sends out helpful information regarding local activities, etc. The office staff on site, led by Ceasar, are smiley, professional, and attentive to every little question. A minor maintenance issue was dealt with quicker than I could ever have hoped, and Ceasar followed up with an "is everything good now?" phone call minutes later. The landscaping is lush, green, and tropical even though this part of Costa Rica, at this time of year, is particularly dry. There is what seems like a small army of gardeners swarming over the grounds at all times, tidying, watering, planting, and smiling with a "buenos dias!" greeting. The house is well laid out, private, and boasts an AMAZING view of the Pacific Ocean from the pool deck, master bedroom balcony, and the rest of the ocean-facing side of the house. The kitchen is well equipped to make nearly any meal (even a crockpot!!), and the pool is clean, cool, and maintained by a silent pool guy every other morning at 6am. The beach, about 100 yards down the driveway, is of black sand and is clean and pretty. The on-site restaurant, Picante, serves up fresh local seafood, tasty cocktails, and more. The staff's smiles are seeming etched on their faces, and no request, even a dairy allergy, seems to flummox them! So if you are looking for a vacation where you can sit on your butt and watch the monkeys, birds, and boats go by, or where you can head off for horseback riding, ATV'ing, fishing, zip lining, or hiking adventures, this is the place to be! Trust me, I will be going back ASAP!"
    Guest: Lovin the tropics Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 4, 2015
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  • Best View In The Resort!

    "This Villa is closer to the beach than the pictures show. The covered patio is great for escaping the very hot mid-day sun. The listing is very accurate; it's well-stocked, great beach view, close to restaurant/bar/pool. The resort seemed pretty empty while we were there. We liked it that way. No crowds at the pool, restaurant or beach. This is supposed to be rainy season but we only got rained on once while we were ziplining about 1.5 hours away from the resort. It was still fun and was combined with a hot springs visit. We also went on a wave-runner tour and an ATV tour. Both worth doing with our kids ages 20,18,14,11 & 6. And my in-laws enjoyed them too! Our rental cars, dinner reservations and activities were arranged by Kelsey. Her service was great and I changed things many times before we got there She got everything done, no problem, and called me when I arrived to check on us. Priceless! I would definitely recommend this resort and this villa in particular!"
    Guest: Tricia C. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 11, 2014
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  • Pure Life!

    "I stayed here with my husband and 3 children for 4 nights. We were impressed with how beautiful and well kept the property was and also how clean and organized the house was. The small and secluded beach offered a wonderful exploration area. We snorkelled, swam, and hiked to Ocotal beach. We saw a variety of birds and we also saw lots of monkeys. The kids enjoyed the pools. We had a great time!"
    Guest: Canadian gal Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 25, 2015
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  • Absolutely fabulous stay!!!!

    "This is our first time to Costa Rica. We wanted to get away from the cold and took our teenage/young adult kids to this awesome place for a Christmas vacation. We had the best time. Thank you to Vince and Angela for alot of options and the information on what to do and where to go within an hour drive of this area. It was never a dull or boring moment. We really enjoyed eating breakfast on the patio/balcony and watching the birds, howler monkeys, iguanas, & squirrels climb thru the trees. The sounds were relaxing and amazing which made it hard to get going out the door each morning. All the pools were beautiful and clean. The condo was perfect and had everything we needed. Fantastic neighbors also assisted us with our questions of the area. The 24 hour security was extra nice. We would definitely go back in a heartbeat. We also rented a car which was nice to see farther areas, but there is also public transportation at a cheap price if you have time. Thanks Vince and Angela for all your help and suggestions."
    Guest: Steve & Chérri Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 10, 2015
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