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Villa California, with a spectacular Ocean View . Adventure awaits you.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,150 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom 2.5 bath Ocean view. 400 yards from the beach. 3 Kilometers from Coco

Located in the Ocotal gated community. Spectacular ocean views, beautiful surroundings, serenity, comfort, security and adventure can all be yours when you vacation in our villa. Bahia Pez Vela is set in a lush tropical cove with a black sand beach, poolside restaurant and bar and an additional pool only steps from the villa. You will experience the finest amenities with a well equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms and in-villa laundry facilities. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is there to assist you with tours, travel suggestions and local activities. There are concierge, 24 hour security, maintenance and maid services available throughout your stay. You will be very pleased with the accommodating and professional approach of the office staff who provide the concierge service and will do the best they can to ensure your needs and desires are met. You will find the office staff can communicate effectively with you in English and Spanish.

Bahia Pez Vela is located in the state of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Guanacaste is a great place to visit year round, with lush green hillsides during the rainy season, incredible lightning shows in June and July, local fiestas during December, January and February and always beautiful beaches. You can take part in deep sea fishing leaving from your beach. Costa Rica is known as an excellent birding location with many varieties of birds right on the property and many more in the near by areas. Scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts will be in 7th heaven because of the easy access to prime time diving. There are many places to go hiking including a vigorous walk with fabulous ocean views in the Ocotal loop just outside the property. You won't want to miss the areas claim to fame, the adventurous and scenic zip lines. You will enjoy eating out at the variety of restaurants and 'sodas', all providing great food. If you prefer to prepare your meals in the well-equipped kitchen in the villa, there are excellent grocery stores (Auto Mercado and Super Luperon) and local fruit stands that provide all that you will need for your home-cooked meals. You can be assured of fun in the sun everywhere you go, especially at the beaches and pools.

You will feel secure because of the gated guard house and the 24 hour security. Each of the guards are personable, friendly and your safety is their main concern, as well as you having a wonderful time.

Bahia Pez Vela is a superbly family oriented resort, as well as the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. We have found all of the guests to be friendly, interesting and from all over the world. You will fit right in!

Some of our favorite activities include the Palo Verde River Tour, the Rincon de la Vieja adventure tour, Witch's Rock Canopy (zip line) Tour, a sunset cruise and any fiesta that happens to be in the area. Visiting the lovely beaches in the area, as well as the restaurants and shopping are always fun.

More Details

Property Manager
Christopher or Allison
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017

About Christopher or Allison

We are both California natives. In 2005 when Allison was headed out on vacation with a girlfriend who has a home in Playa Hermosa, Chris said, 'Take a look at property while you are there.' We had vacationed at Hotel Ocotal in 2000 and really enjoyed the area. While visiting at my friend's home in Hermosa, she introduced me to a neighbor who was a real estate agent. The real estate agent showed me homes, property for development and Bahia Pez Vela. Buying in an established resort with security was most appealing. The villas were beautifully furnished with fabulous views. At the time, they were building the villas on the upper level. We chose #37 because of the view and proximity to the pool. We were the first and only owners of Villa 37 and we have been very pleased with our choice to buy at Bahia Pez Vela. Our first visit to our new villa was in January 2006. We have since enjoyed two trips a year to Costa Rica, with visits from family members and friends. Everyone has loved the villa, surrounding area and fun activities. It was a very good find and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Christopher or Allison purchased this villa in 2005

Why Christopher or Allison chose Costa Rica

It is beautiful with tropical weather all year. We can sit and relax for hours watching the ocean, the boats, the fish jumping, and dolphin and whales. With the binoculars, you can get a good view of Witch's Rock and the Papagayo Peninsula.

What makes this villa unique

This is the place to relax and recuperate from the real world. Sun and fun, good food, incredible views and all the adventurous activity that you want, too.

Amenities

Guanacaste Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , This bathroom is downstairs at the entry level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Centrally located upstairs, make-up mirror and good storage.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located in master bedroom
  • Two and one half baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with a bathroom, balcony and ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Ocean view and spacious
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Smaller bedroom that can be made with two twin size beds.
  • Master bedroom has private balcony and full bathroom. All the windows and doors in the Villa are screened.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You will find the villa to be very comfortable and will continuously be enthralled with the beautiful ocean views. The Villa receives a cooling tropical breeze off the ocean that can be enjoyed with the screened doors and windows. The villa is also air-conditioned.

Reviews

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Villa California, with a spectacular Ocean View . Adventure awaits you.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
4

Great views, location, and lovely beach!!!

  • 4 of 5

Spacious, functional and fantastic views...we had a good time. Great to see the summer season. It was crazy seeing the weather phenomenon. Even when cloudy and misting or rainy you could still do so much which is weird for a Midwest mindset:-) Loved viewing the natural setting and seeing nature. Howling monkeys, dragonfly's, birds, bees, and many plants and flowers. Our view was above the treetops...amazing and busy nature scenes. The place itself was good and owners responsive. Be prepared to work your legs out... seriously steep hills but fun to get to our Villa. Loved that you could get beach front service for water related activities. My small picky point is inside furniture ... king bed was tough for a week. However, we LOVED the screen doors and the view all over the Villa! So overall --price, view, space, and our needs -- totally met! We ❤️ Bahia Pez Vela in Costa Rica!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Villa California

  • 5 of 5

Just like last year a bit of paradise in our lives. Fantastic host, trip, and dwelling. The premises are well kept, staff is friendly and helpful. Thanks Cesar for your precious help in planing our trip to Nicaragua

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serene location with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We were 6 adults, parents and adult children (23-26 yrs) and found the layout to be good. The villa was spotless and cool upon our arrival and check-in was very easy. The villa is very peaceful, located at the end of a row with 1 additional unit next to it before the upper pool area. The upper pool is perfect with an infinity pool and views to the ocean. The views were the best part of staying in this unit as opposed others that were at the bottom of the resort. Chris is the 2nd best part of renting this villa, as he's extremely helpful, efficient, and responsive.

We had a car which is ideal if you stay in this resort as it's a 15 minute drive to the grocery store in Playas del Coco. It's only 45 minutes to Liberia airport, 1 hr to Tamarindo, and 1.5 hrs to Rincon de la Vieja Park. The location is ideal for exploring the area, or just hanging out and enjoying the view.

The villa is exactly like the pictures with great views from 2 upper bedrooms and the main living area. It has a brand new BBQ, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave and is well stocked for cooking.

The grounds are well maintained and were green and full of flowers during our visit. The restaurant, Picante, is an open air, poolside dining area and bar with good food and friendly staff. You can rent paddle boards, kayaks, snorkle gear and book tours through the office. Both units on each side of us were rented while we were there yet it was still very quiet.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelly for the great review. When I talked to you it sounded like you guys like a quiet place to relax. You should come down during the rainy season. Its still warm and hot but with lots of weather and very few tourists. Contact me for rainy season rates. Chris
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4

Everything we wanted in a base for our CR vacation

  • 4 of 5

Villa California is a well maintained home with all the amenities and a lovely view of the Pacific. Only an hour from the airport at Liberia and close to Playa Coco plus Playa Ocotal (and the delightful Father Rooster beach restaurant) and even a small beach cove directly below the villa (200+ ft down - you have to drive). We loved the place.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our stay at Villa California

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 adults that stayed at Villa California for the month of February. We could all enjoy privacy in this spacious villa when we needed it. It was relaxful when we needed it, it was soul searching at times. However most of our time was focused on exploring Costa Rica (Monteverde, Paulo Verde, Nicoya, many small villages and beaches around and sail boating on the Pacific). Could not have asked for anything better. There was absolutely no problems with the water (we dranked it for the whole month). A word about the ownwers Chris and Allison they were absolutely fantastic in helping us put this trip together. Thank you very much

Lise Ottawa Ontario Canada

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved everything about it

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in early January. We were 5 people: 2 small children aged 2 and 4, their parents, and one grandparent. The place could easily have accommodated another couple, too, but was perfect for our group. Apartment was clean, well-appointed, tastefully decorated, and there were plenty of towels and sheets to make up for not having a cleaner in during our stay ( rent covers 1 cleaning which in our case was after the stay). There was also a washing machine and dryer, which we used, a small enclosed outdoor area tonhang towels and swimsuits and to wash them off if needed. The views were amazing, and the place was quiet. Not all the light bulbs worked, but I'm sure that if I'd have asked the office they would have replaced. The condo is part of an immaculate resort with good (if slow - Costa-rican style) service, and there are always people around cleaning and pruning with a smile. Resort services, including security and staff, always made us feel more than welcome. Location was perfect for a winter get-away. You will need a car here, and then you should use it for some sight seeing. Great beaches, a beautiful waterfall, and a nature reserve with plenty of animals, all within 1.5 hours drive. Not always great roads. We had a 4x4. Still, others we met at the resort never left the grounds. Beautiful onsite beach (you'll want to drive down because it's a steep unpaved walk down and then up again), pools by the beach, small infinity pool right by the villa, shared by only about 4 other villas (we often had it to ourselves). It was really a dream holiday, and the home we stayed in was really beautiful. Thanks, Chris and Allison!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Liberia (LIR) Danial Oduber International Airport
Nearest Barpub
445 Metres
El Picante on the beach at Bahia Pez Vela.
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
There are several places to golf near by.
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
The Pan American Highway is just 40 minutes away.
Nearest Restaurant
445 Metres
El Picante on the beach at Bahia Pez Vela.
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Congo trail canopy tour and Zip Line
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
The beautiful black sand beach at Bahia Pez vela.
Car: recommended

Spectacular ocean views, beautiful surroundings, serenity, comfort, security and adventure can all be yours when you vacation in our villa. Bahia Pez Vela is set in a lush tropical cove with a black sand beach, poolside restaurant and bar and an additional pool only steps from the villa. You will experience the finest amenities with a well equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms and in-villa laundry facilities. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is there to assist you with tours, travel suggestions and local activities. There are concierge, 24 hour security, maintenance and maid services available throughout your stay.

Bahia Pez Vela is located in the state of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Guanacaste is a great place to visit year round, with lush green hillsides during the rainy season, incredible lightning shows in June and July, local fiestas during December, January and February and always beautiful beaches. Deep sea fishing, birding, scuba diving, hiking, zip lines, great food and fun in the sun await you.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $400

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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