About the property
- Villa1520 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Playa Ocotal Villa
This villa has all the comforts of home. This unit comes with fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, air conditioning, celling fans in each room, cable, wifi, and balcony off of master bedroom. Comfortably sleeps 8, but has a pull out couch that would sleep an additional 1-2 people. The Villa is just steps from a pool and only a short walk to the beach.
Renting through this villa receives free privileges to The Club at Coco bay. This includes two locations. One is a beach side cabana and infinity pool a short walk from your villa and right behind Father Roosters. The other is just a 7 minute drive in Playa del Coco. This includes a large pool, work out facilities, yoga pavilion, restaurant, bar, lighted tennis courts, spa services, locker rooms, and concierge service.
Andrew and Emily Nagel
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Andrew and Emily Nagel
A family of four from Minnesota.
Andrew and Emily Nagel purchased this Villa in 2014
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Great stay ... Pura Vida!
We had a lovely stay. The access to various pools was a big plus for the kids, especially the one on the property. It was a perfect size, good for kids, some shade at the right times of the day. It was also a nice short walk to the black sand beach at Ocotal. We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation!
Nicely Kept Condo; Responsive Owner and Manager
Vista Ocotal is short walk to Ocotal Beach which is 10 minute drive from town of Playa Coco. The condo is located in small gated community with nice swimming pool. The unit well kept and feels almost brand new. There are three 3/4 baths that are very nice. The living room is ok for 2-4 people, but seems small for 4BR/3BA unit. There are some simple chairs under overhang but no real outdoor furniture included in unit, but swimming pool is only 50ft away. The beach at Ocotal is about a half mile long between two outcroppings of rock. Because it is at the end of road that meanders through a poor unkept neighborhood, it is not crowded with tourists. There is one public restaurant in walking distance, Fr Roosters, which has nice setting on the beach with good service, ok food and relatively high prices. Vista Ocotal includes access to a beach club tucked 100 yards from beach behind Fr. Roosters. The club has nice pool and ok restrooms. We spent a lot of time at club pool because they have a simple breakfast, lunch and drink menu that is reasonably priced served by very pleasant staff. The club also has shade and provides towels. There is another pool club included that is 5-10 minute drive that has very nice pool but very few chairs and no towels. It has a reasonably priced Greek restaurant, Santorini, which has good food. It also has a workout facility with some older equipment but the of course the weights work fine. The owners and managers are pleasant and very responsive. Overall, we had a good experience, but the drive from Coco is unpleasant and hair raising at night with many pedestrians to avoid hitting in the dark. Unless you plan on staying at Ocotal the whole time you really need a car.
Excellent stay for our family , very clean and comfortable and safe place to enjoy
We enjoyed our stay
Nice place for family
Very close to main town
All the comforts of home with an introduction to Costa Rican culture
I originally emailed the Emily & Scott a year prior to our stay because we knew that the area would start to be booked pretty quickly. We had four couples staying in this beautiful condo with 4 athletes racing the Ironman Costa Rica 70.3 Triathlon, so the space had to not just be large enough for our group, but bikes and gear as well. It worked out perfectly.
The condo has a large kitchen with all of the necessary appliances, dishes and utensils, 4 very nice sized bedrooms, a living area, terrace and porch. All of which are up-to-date and extremely clean.
Pamela and Gil, the management staff,are quick to answer any questions or take care of any issues from maintenance to booking a tour.
During the night, you can see and hear howler monkeys hanging out in the trees on the property. Iguanas are rare but can be seen as well, as Olingos, Coatis and different species of birds.
A 5 minute walk from the condo is a beach and Father Rooster's, a bar and grille that did not serve us one bad meal (and due to the convenience and our racing schedule we were there alot.)
Staying at Vista Ocotal in Emily and Scot's Condo simply made our race-cation amazing. I know that when I come back to race or visit Costa Rica again, I will have no hesitation requesting this residence again.
Nice property ingood location to walk to beach, Father Roosters, etc.
Very comfortable for 7 of us, nice staff, quiet, clean-- would stay here again
Great place- better than described!
Prior to trip, the host contacted us to share some things about the unit and gave some really good tips about getting around, things to do and what to avoid. He offered to arranged for car service to pick up our group at the Liberia airport and were met at the condo by caretaker. Found the unit extremely clean and well kept. Beach and great restaurant (Father Rosters) were just a minute walk from the unit and town of Coco was a 10 minute ride away. Host arranged for a tour at zip line / animal park that was unbelievable. Bottom line- best property we have rented!
Father Rooster's is a short walk from the villa. It is a very relaxing place on the beach to have a nice meal or get drinks.
Playa Coco is a town 2 miles or 7 minutes away by car where you will find many restaurants, local shops, grocery stores, medical facilities, and night life. If you don't want to rent a car, renting a golf cart can conveniently get you around the area
Local tours can be arranged though the concierge. Including volcanos, hikes, rafting, deep sea fishing, wild life tours, zip-lining, ATV excursions, and waterfalls to name a few.
All renters have free access to the Club at Coco Bay which offers a large pool, lighted tennis courts, Yoga pavilion, and air conditioned gym.
Guests also receive free access to the infinity pool and beach cabana a short walk away from the villa. This is very close to Father Roosters.
For more information on the free access to the Club at Coco Bay and the Ocotal Beach Club: