This one bedroom villa is only steps away from the unspoiled beach of Playa Palo Seco. The villa is part of an upscale 23 acre vacation property that is beautifully landscaped and includes a well maintained pool and 24/7 security. 'Immaculate' is the best word to describe the property. If you enjoy comfort while communing with nature at a private beach that is unspoiled by development, watching monkeys travel the mangroves behind the condo on their way to the beach every day and unforgettable sunsets, this is the place for you. If you're looking for an affordable place to spend a few nights, weeks or months, this villa is perfect. The villa is located in an ideal location if you want to explore the Central Pacific!
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
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About Steve Epperson
I live in Fort Lauderdale Florida. I'm not able to make it to Costa Rica as much as I like but do really enjoy helping others discover the beauty of Costa Rica.
Steve Epperson purchased this Condo in 2007
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Incredible Place to Relax
Steve's place far exceeded our expectations. The kitchen was very well equipped. It even had plastic containers that could be sealed to take cut up fresh fruit to the beach for breakfast. The bed was large and very comfortable. The AC worked very well to cool down the bedroom while we were sleeping. The internet worked very well. Every fourth day house keeping would change the bathroom towels. Every eighth day they would change the bed linens.
The grounds of the villa were exceptional. From the screened in sitting room we could watch iguanas, white faced capuchin monkeys, and numerous bird species. The pool was very large and a wonderful place to spend the late afternoon to cool down. We would often visit with the other guests during the afternoon cool down. We were able to borrow bicycles, boogie boards, and a bbq at no charge. I am 65 years old and the bike ride into Parrita was easy, In Parrita every third day I would pick up fresh fruit, baking, and groceries; and bring them in the basket on the front of the bicycle.
The beach was virtually empty. There was hardly a rock to be found on the beach. You could boogie board, walk the beach, or relax sitting under a palm frond roofed cabana. Some of the local Ticos would surf, others would be fishing from the shore 750 m toward the mouth of the Parrita River.
There is a restaurant within 250 m of Steve's place serving local cuisine and drinks.
If you enjoy peace, nature, and solitude this is the place for you. If you are the partying type than Steve's place is likely too quiet for you.
Peaceful and quaint
Villa las Flores was wonderful.The grounds are beautiful, the pool is awesome and the beach is a 5 minute walk thru palm trees. Steve’s unit had everything we needed. Woke up every morning to monkeys, Macaws and all sounds of nature right at our back door! A great place to relax and enjoy life. It is close enough to the busy areas of Quepos and Manuel Antonio for day trips. A car is recommended as the villa is a ways from anything. Would definitely consider staying there again.
It is a perfect place and comfortable whith the 2 verandas. we will be back.
It is a very quiet place and close to the Beach, but you need a car to go around and the grocery.
Flores Villa # 4
The property was clean and the air conditioning and internet worked fine. Since the unit is not regularly occupied, some critters such as centipedes, beetles and assorted other insects come to visit. A door sweep under the front and side doors would mitigate this somewhat. Also, there are some little fast moving insects that will come out and begin feeding on any food residue, on the stove or counters in a short amount of time if not kept thoroughly immaculate. A thorough application of Boric acid powder in all corners of the cabinets below the sink, and the pot and pan cabinet, as well as behind the stove would most likely eliminate the problem without resorting to pesticides. I've used Boric acid and it kills all manner of bugs who walk through it. Also, the toilet needs to be updated to a high velocity suction toilet. The American standard is not working properly especially since the waste line does not have a vent pipe which goes through to the roof. Vent pipes naturally increase suction and aid in flushing the toilet. Even with not putting toilet paper down the toilet, it needed to be flushed three times to eliminate all waste. The plunger needed to be employed as well. Toto makes a great toilet which I have in my home and I never have an issue. I highly recommend updating the toilet ASAP with a Toto. The washer has issues, and would not go a full cycle without resetting it, and still did not wet all the clothes and wash properly. In addition, the refrigerator compressor is very loud , and you have to close the door to the kitchen while sleeping, otherwise it will wake you if you are a light sleeper. The proximity to the beach and to Quepos and Manuel Antonio was great, and we enjoyed the abundant wildlife as well. We enjoyed our meals at Clandestino 5 km down the beach at Playa Seco. The Bike and Boogie boards supplied by the complex were great, and the pool at the complex is awesome. Some minor upgrades would make this property pretty flawless. I enjoyed my time there very much.
Beautiful property and great staff. Beach close by with beautiful sunsets. Pool area excellent with Wi-Fi. Very relaxing. However all the tourist attractions and things to do and American food are all in Quepose about 45 min away...
Beautiful, Private, Quiet villa, close to the beach
loved the private and quiet little property! it was much more spacious than we expected and the screened in patio rooms in front and back of studio were wonderful! we saw large iguanas and monkeys in the backyard, tons of humming birds, the flowers and landscaping was beautiful! The kitchen came well equipped with utensils and even some ingredients/spices etc that people left behind. The beach was a super short walk and it felt like a private beach! You could walk for 40 minutes one direction and only see 2 people! The Costa Rican people were SOO friendly! My friend and I went and as two women we felt very safe! The only things that could have been better were: the AC was not reliable at night (it kept turning off, they sent someone, but it was only resolved for a short period... so we slept in the back patio room with the windows open), the shower was a little messy without a door and the internet was not reliable... however that's what you get when you travel to a foreign country. Overall, we were SUPER happy and would like to return!
Playa Palo Seco (also known as La Isla Palo Seco) is a relatively undiscovered beach 5 minutes from the working class town of Parrita. The beach is very private with black volcanic sand and large surfing waves and is perfect for endless walks or bike rides on the beach. The villa is located in an ideal location if you want to explore the Central Pacific on your own: its about 30 minutes to Quepos/Manuel Antonio & about 40 minutes to Jaco. Dominical is a little over an hour away now that the road from Quepos is completed.
Other Activities: Zip Line, ATV/4 Wheeling, Kayaking