About the property
- Villa2100 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Villa Toucan is a delightful Three Bedroom villa with 2.5 bathrooms nestled in a secluded cove 25 minutes from Liberia's International Airport. Ocean view, 1 min walk to beach, pool and restaurant. You can see and hear both the ocean waves and howler monkeys from this Villa!
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!
elizabeth loeb or henry docter
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- english, spanish, and some German, Hebrew and Yiddish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About elizabeth loeb or henry docter
We live in Washington, D.C. where Liz works for the Justice Department as an environmental prosecutor and Henry brings beauty and joy to the world through his art and occasionally practices law from the house, and takes care of our two children, Hannah and Jonah (ages 7 and 9 in 2009).
elizabeth loeb or henry docter purchased this Villa in 2007
Why elizabeth loeb or henry docter chose Cantón Carrillo
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, 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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Excellent location amongst the group of villas!
Good location, good time! The restaurant on the site has the best service and best food within 15 Km (10 miles) Great, clean pools and wonderful proximity to the ocean!
The unit was spacious and clean, but needs the plumbing; toilets, faucets, counter tops upgraded to 2018 standards. The office staff, pool and restaurant staff were exceptional.
With the plumbing and other upgrades completed, I'd give a 5 star.
PS For what I paid for the Toucan unit I could rent a brand new two bedroom, two bathroom unit 2 minutes away from Pez Vela for THREE MONTHS (no pool and not close to the ocean/beach .
The Villa exceeded our expectations!!
It was our first time in Costa Rica and we had several questions before our trip. The owners of our Villa were always very responsive to our questions and extremely helpful. We really enjoyed the location and office staff at Bahia Pez Vela. Ceasar and Jackie did an amazing job helping us with all of the tours we booked while we were there.
Great place great home
The home is perfect, very well equipped kitchen, confy beds, internet, satellite tv, air conditioning, quiet, very close to the beach 1 min, walking.
Great place to stay
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.
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.
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!!
Pretty much all activities Costa Rica has to offer are within a two hour drive
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservations confirmed. No refund of deposits.