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Three BR Beach Villa on Secluded Beach Near Ocotal

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

Villa Toucan is a Three Bedroom villa with 2.5 bathrooms nestled in a secluded cove 25 minutes from Liberia's International Airport

Within a short drive there are ample opportunities for all the activities Costa Rica is known for: hiking, birdwatching, canoeing, white water rafting, canopy tours, turtle watching, hot spring hopping, monkeying around with monkeys, wildlife watching, coffee plantation tours, mountain biking, horseback riding and more.

The Villa is steps from the beach in the Bahia Pez Vela Resort next to Playa Octotal and 5 kilometers from Playa del Coco. This resort is the ONLY property on this secluded beach that has an abundance of peace and quiet. This villa is one of the beach area villas (second row from beach) so it is an easy, less than a minute, walk to the beach, main pool and restaurant. You can hear waves of the Pacific and chatter of the howler monkeys in the nearby trees from this fully equipped two level home and see Hummingbirds check out the flowers we've planted just for them. You'll also have unlimited access to our small gated community's two pools, restaurant and sea kayaks. The resort has wireless internet, accessible from the villa.

At low tide, you can walk to Playa Ocotal which is a bigger beach and has a few restaurants and hotels. It's otherwise a quick (5 km) drive to Playa Coco which is a bustling town with tons of water sports, restaurants and shops. There are plentiful activities near the villa including scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling, whale watching, bird watching, and canopy tours. You can even get a massage on the beach.

Villa has a living room, full kitchen and dining area, outdoor patio with bbq and three bedrooms/2.5 baths. One BR has a king bed, private bathroom and outdoor balcony. The second bedroom is perfect for a family with kids or just kids having 3 twin beds . The third BR has a queen bed and fold out couch (folds into a large twin/small double). The living room couch also folds into a queen bed and we have an air mattress that can be inflated for one more soul. Villa also has air conditioning, washing machine and dryer, microwave, dvd player, wireless internet and dishwasher.

Villa Toucan is within 1.5 hour drive of three volcanoes

(Tenorio, Miravalles and Ricon de la Vieja), several national

parks (Palo Verde, Ricon de la Vieja, Tenorio, Santa Rosa,

Playa Grande) and dozens of day trip activities including

bird watching, canopy tours, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, hiking, scuba diving, and turtle watching. The two Costa Rica

pre-emiminent tourist destinations: Arenal Volcano and

Monteverde Cloud Forest are a 2-3 hour drive away. The concierge at Bahia Pez Vela can arrange all of these excursions and activities. Or just sit at the beach, enjoy the peace and quiet, get a massage and do nothing. Whatever suits you!

For detailed info and more photos see web address below or email us. Special discounts for last minute booking available!

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About The Owner

We live in Washington, D.C. where Liz works for the Justice Department as an environmental prosecutor and Henry writes childrens' books, practices law from the house, and takes care of our two children, Hannah and Jonah (ages 7 and 9 in 2009).

The Owner purchased this villa in 2007

Why The Owner chose Costa Rica

We wanted a place that was secluded and relaxing but also had outdoor and cultural attractions nearby. The fact it's only 25 minutes from an international airport was also a big draw.

What makes this villa unique

The resort is quiet and secluded and very relaxing. If you're looking for a party scene then this is not for you. But for families with kids and couples it's a wonderful place to just kick back. You can even get a massage on the beach while listening to breaking waves and howler monkeys. Then again, if you get tired of all that peace and quiet and want to see and do stuff all the activities Costa Rica offers are very nearby: horseback riding, hiking, zip lining, scuba-diving, rafting, volcanoing, hot springs, etc.


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Three BR Beach Villa on Secluded Beach Near Ocotal
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Great place great home

  • 5 of 5

The home is perfect, very well equipped kitchen, confy beds, internet, satellite tv, air conditioning, quiet, very close to the beach 1 min, walking.

Beautiful place

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Washington, DC

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Villa Tucan for 5 nights on a girls getaway. It is a spacious 3 bedroom condo that is very close to the beach, pool and on site restaurant. The kitchen was well equipped, everything was clean and the decorations were cheerful. There is also plenty to do nearby. The condo is in a development called Playa Pez Vela which is in its own beautiful and secluded black sand cove. The snorkeling from the beach is fantastic and at low tide one can walk on the rocks and tide pools to the next cove over (Playa Ocotal). The waves in the cove are small and it is a great place to swim. Of course, the pool was refreshing and beautiful. We took a number of walks from the Villa where we saw Howler monkeys, colorful birds, scuttling crabs, iguanas and the biggest toad ever. The staff at the Playa Pez Vela was really helpful and responded immediately when we had an issue. The owners, Henry and Liz, are friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this place as a base for travelling in this part of Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We spent three wonderful days at Villa Toucan, it was just as described. We loved how close it is to the pool and the beach and loved being able to go snorkeling just off the beach. We would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Perfect Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights/4days at Villa Toucan. It was perfection!! Stunning quiet beach, very comfortable condo with everything we needed. We were a large group, but never felt crowded in this roomy, well appointed unit. The staff were very friendly and helpful. And the owners, Elizabeth and Henry were super helpful with suggestions on what to do and see nearby. Would definitely recommend Villa Toucan to family and friends and look forward to another visit in the future!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Washington, DC

Great Stay at Villa Toucan

  • 5 of 5

What a great condo in a wonderful spot! It's not a far drive from the Liberia airport and so easy to get to. The condo is spacious, clean, and well designed with everything you need. The condo is greatly situated; a 1 minute walk to eating, a beautiful pool (good for dipping or laps), and a gorgeous black sand beach. I went with a group of girlfriends of a week "away from it all" and I had an amazing time. It's close to the town of Coco and other great spots to eat or relax. The massages on the beach were amazing--price-wise and quality. We also ventured to a National Park with Tico Tours which was easy and very beautiful. I highly recommend this condo and the location can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Memphis, Tennessee

Lovely black sand beach with great swimming

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 adults spent two weeks at the Villa Tucan over the holidays. The listing description was mostly accurate, and the property was very clean. Photos show the rooms exactly as they are; the villa is more spacious than the photos led us to expect. We appreciated having a washer and dryer in the unit. The owner intends to make some updates which will improve comfort and decor.

The location is truly beautiful, on a tiny black sand bay with views of the gorgeous coastline to the north. The gardens are lovely and immaculately maintained. The owners are extremely responsive, and on-site management is very good.

We love, love, loved the beach! Fabulous swimming. A lot of local families also walk in to use the beach during the day. The pools are really nice, not too crowded even at high season, and the on-site restaurant is a local favorite. If you want breakfast out, you'll need to drive to the Coco Coffee Company or another restaurant. Check the most recent TripAdvisor reviews for restaurants; there is a lot of turnover. Be aware that most reviews are raves no matter what the quality--people are having a good time here and no one is too critical.

You will want a rental car. Parking is covered and at the door of the villa. The nearest town, Coco, is about 10 minutes away. Driving is very slow because of road conditions and a great amount of foot and bicycle traffic; other drivers are not aggressive during the day, but sometimes at night an impatient driver may pass you in a rush. We saw no accidents or other road problems during our two-week visit and did not feel that driving in Costa Rica is difficult or dangerous in any way.

Coco is a small but lively beach town filled with tourists, expat Americans, and locals. Watch your step! There are no sidewalks, and most of the paved areas are uneven. Souvenir shops and bars abound. Supermarkets are well stocked and open 7 days a week.

The new Diamante Eco-Adventure park in Matapalo, about 45 minutes to the south, just opened in December 2015. It will be a lot of fun when all the features are open. The zip lines are operating now and are spectacular. The owners have an extensive list of recommendations for activities, and many can be arranged through the office. Important: Check web sites before your trip, and bring a list of possible activities so you won't be at the mercy of the very slow Internet at the villa; it often quit working during our visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Playa Azul
Nearest Point of Interest
Bahia Pez Vela and Villa Toucan
Car: recommended

Pretty much all activities Costa Rica has to offer are within a two hour drive


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter and Passover 2016
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
holiday 2016
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
High Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
Low Spring 2018
Apr 4 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning -Stays $90

Rates are subject to change until reservations confirmed. No refund of deposits.

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Guanacaste Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 couch folds into queen, 1 futon like fold out makes large twin (for adult or 2 small kids) Air mattress in unit 1 air mattress also in villa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two Pools and Restaurant. Walk to Playa Ocotal, short drive to Playa Coco with lots of stores and restaurants.

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