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Experience The Best Of Costa Rica

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Stay In Luxury - 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2 Level Villa, Walk To The Beach & Pool

THIS IS THE NICELY FURNISHED DEVELOPER'S MODEL VILLA THAT SET THE STANDARDS FOR THE OTHER VILLAS THAT WERE LATER BUILT. LIVE IN TOTAL COMFORT DURING YOUR VISIT TO THE WEST COAST OF COSTA RICA. This luxury 1,500 square feet villa in Vista Ocotal is in a gated community; a very short walking distance from the Ocotal Beach. Wake up to the sounds of the monkeys in the trees nearby, ocean waves and total seaside serenity. The ocean can be seen from the second floor bedroom balcony.

The amenities also include: a full kitchen/dining area, living room, ceiling fans and individual high tech remote controlled air conditioners in each room; WiFi, cable television in each bedroom and living area; and an adjacent private pool with outdoor eating area. Walk 500 meters for access to our private beach club adjacent to Father Rooster Restaurant/Bar. Drive 6 minutes for complete access to the private Club at Coco Bay which has a restaurant, fitness center, tennis courts, a large pool with waterfall and swim up bar, water slide, Jacuzzi and yoga pavilion . Drive 10 minutes to the town center of Coco Beach for shopping, restaurants, bars, supermarkets, pharmacies, medical assistance, night life and the casino. All in a tropical and very safe atmosphere.

We have a bi lingual concierge to help you with adventures and sightseeing activities of your choice. Her name is Vanessa. She is also an excellent private chef and babysitter. Please e-mail me personally at

Property Type

1500 sq. ft.


More Details

Bernard L. Jennings
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Bernard L. Jennings

Graduate degrees; Professionals; Live in Columbia, Maryland; world travelers;. this is our vacation/get away home in Costa Rica. We rent selectively.

Bernard L. Jennings purchased this villa in 2013

Why Bernard L. Jennings chose Playa Ocotal

We just simply love the country and this location. The property is modern, has very nice amenities and decorations. Each bedroom has a cable TV, private bathroom and shower. The villa very comfortably accommodates six adults. We will consider 1-2 more people based on the circumstances.

What makes this villa unique

This location offers both seclusion at home and the nearby activities on Ocotal Beach, Coco Beach and the Town Center.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Playa Ocotal in Cantón Carrillo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All are elegant with very large showers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2nd Floor Rear - 1 Large Double Bed , Cable Television
    Bedroom 2 - 2nd Floor Front - 1 Large Double Bed , Cable Television - Ocean View Balcony With Seating.
    Bedroom 1 - First Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , Cable Television - Partial Ocean View
  • Spacious, modern, fully furnished, lots of closet space; private bathrooms for each bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Experience The Best Of Costa Rica
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews

Very clean and exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa for a week with my husband and two kids. Clean and exactly what's shown on the picturs. The owner was quick to answer any questions prior to our arrival and during our stay. Ocotal beach is a short 3-minute walk from the villa. My only recommendation would be to bring with you an outdoor blanket as there are no chairs or sunbeds on the beach. Would definately recommend this property if you're planning to stay next to Ocotal beach.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monkey's for Neigbours

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from two incredible weeks staying at Bernard's condo. The condo itself is in a perfect location- a 3 minute walk to a beautiful black sand beach and Father Rooster's restaurant. Everything inside the condo is as pictured with three spacious rooms and 3 bathrooms. We prepared most of our meals at the condo and found the kitchen to be well stocked. Our family loved the pool at the condo (we saw the second pool but never ventured into it or the third pool mentioned.) The best part of the condo-the resident monkeys! Where else can you sit on your patio and enjoy drinking your morning coffee while watching the monkey family in the trees 20 feet from your front door. Everyday they provided endless entertainment for our family. We enjoyed the condo and the surrounding area. Great place to stay for families!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely home in the perfect little beach town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bernard's home from January 30th to February 9th. The house was exactly as described. It was very clean and in great condition. We had a small hiccup with the dishwasher but Bernard adressed it immediately and it was resolved within a day or two.

I think that was what made our experience that much more better. It was Bernard's quick response to us on anything. He literally has a small team of people that he has excellent relationships with that take care of anything for us. From booking excursions to fixing the dishwasher they were willing to help in any way they could. His contact onsite (Vanessa) was amazing!

The beach was literally meters away and it was beautiful. SO much more quiet than Coco Beach just 3km away from us. This beach felt like your own little paradise. Every day you'd see a couple of locals enjoying a swim or finding shade under the trees. There was one restaurant on the beach (Father Roosters) and it was great. I loved hearing their music from the beach.

Another great perk about staying here is that you have access to the club just off the beach behind Father Roosters restaurant. It's nothing fancy but it has a pool and restaurant so you can order a whole meal or some snacks. We loved coming there after enjoying the ocean and sand so we can all wash off under the shower and hop in the pool and then have something to eat. We travelled with two small kids so this was really nice for us.

We truly had a lovely experience and hope to be back one day.

Thank you Bernard for being such a wonderful host!

Magy and Family

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Strongly recommended! We would rent here again.

  • 5 of 5

This is Costa Rica at its best. The property was clean, beautiful and exactly as advertised. The layout was near ideal for our group (4 adults and one young child). Both couples and the child had their own bedroom and bathroom. The appliances were all in good working order (we didn’t use the dishwasher) and the kitchen was stocked better than any rental we had vacationed in previously. It even had some good knives.

The internet connection was strong. We were able to stream Netflix with the Comcast we brought along (the living room tv is a smart tv, I didn’t try bedroom televisions). There were minor issues with the lights and we had power outages a few times from the rowdy howler monkeys tearing out electrical cords, but the issues were resolved quickly. The monkey are loud but don’t get too close, so we were able to observe them safely.

The best thing about the property is the location. The pool is just a minute walk away and the beach is about four minutes away. Ocotal Beach was clean and not crowded. It was one of 7 beaches we visited and it was our favorite that was accessible by foot. The town of Coco is nearby (we had a rental car) and loved some of the restaurants and grocery stores, but we didn’t love the crowds and it was nice to go back to our rental for true relaxation.

Some of the highlights for us were just hanging out on the front porch rocking chairs, watching the monkeys, iguanas and parrots right on the property, Father Rooster’s (the restaurant a short walk away) and interacting with the property staff. Vanessa gave us a warm welcome and helped us find things to do and locate things we needed. We hired her to clean and cook for us and she made the vacation extra special.

We strongly recommend this property and would consider renting again. The owner Bernard was a pleasure to work with and very helpful and informative.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded location with nice beach access

  • 4 of 5

The house is ideal for a family or several couples. Beach access is a couple hundred yard walk down a dirt path with a good restaurant right on the beach. About a 10 minute drive back to the town of Playa del Coco where shopping and many restaurants are located. House has good internet access and a magic jack phone to make free calls back to US. Owner is very accessible and thoughtful in helping make your stay better.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love Playa Ocotal

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this house with our family: three couples and a 9 month old baby, whom the owner very kindly gave us permission to add to the 6 person maximum. The house is clean, well equipped and comfortable (and also solid and well soundproofed, which was unexpected, but in our case, very much appreciated, since our baby grandson had some problems sleeping through the night!). We took advantage of some of the activities in the area, but also just enjoyed spending time together and relaxing by the pool. We really appreciated that the owner was so responsive when one of the air conditioners stopped working. Although the property managers did not get it fixed right away, this was not his fault, and really only caused us some minor inconvenience.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Father Rooster
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Papagayo Golf, Hacienda Panilla, Four Seasons
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Father Rooster
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Playa Ocotal
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

Father Rooster's restaurant is on the beach a short walk from the villa. Absolutely beautiful sunsets. In nearby Coco Beach, experience the active sports bars and restaurants with multiple big screen HD televisions... Zi Lounge, CocoNutzs, Lizzard Lounge, Papagayo Seafood and others, also a casino. There is a tourist office for our guests to arrange, diving, animal parks, snorkeling, surfing, beach activities, etc. A tourist office is located just outside of the gate surrounding the village and there are tourist offices in nearby Coco Beach. Coco Bay Estates is nearby. It includes a restaurant and free access to its large swimming pool with a water slide, tennis courts and exercise facility. An excellent English speaking babysitter is available. WHEN YOU STAY, YOU GET DISCOUNTS: 5% DISCOUNT AT DIAMANTE ECO ADVENTURE PARK; USE MY RA # 1259 WHEN YOU CHECK IN AT THE PARK. GET A 10% DISCOUNT ON FOOD AND BEVERAGES AT ZI LOUNGE. SEE DIAMANTE VIDEO ON THIS SITE. MORE DIAMANTE & ZI LOUNGE INFORMATION INSIDE OF THE VILLA.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer/Fall Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
1 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Christmas/ New Year's
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
5 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £301.16

Rates are subject to change until deposit is received. You may use major credit cards on the Paypal link:
You may also mail a certified check to the owner. Security deposit refunded after departure and a satisfactory property inspection. A maximum of 6 people may overnight.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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