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Experience The Best Of Costa Rica

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Guanacaste - Erikbrand Villa Ocotal Unit #3

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

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 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; 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, waterslide, 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 concierge to help you with adventures and sightseeing activities of your choice. Please e-mail me personally at nardi247@gmail.com.

Property Type

1500 sq. ft.


More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Bernard L. Jennings
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish spoken and read by Gabby Coto
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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About Bernard L. Jennings

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

Bernard L. Jennings purchased this villa in 2013

Why Bernard L. Jennings chose Costa Rica

We just simply love the country and this location. The property is modern, has very nice amenities and decorations. Each bedroom has a private bathroom and shower. The villa comfortably accommodates six adults.

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.


based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

Experience The Best Of Costa Rica
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Playa Ocotal nice get away

  • 5 of 5

This property is close walking distance to the beautiful beach, a good restaurant called Father Roosters, and interesting snorkel views. The condo is clean, well organized, and efficient. I highly recommend this place to those wishing to 'get away from it all' in a pretty tropical environment that is even a bit removed from the local town, Playa del Coco. The interesting howler monkeys, 2 hour adventuresome horseback riding, and successful fishing trips were some of our favorite activities while making this nice place our home. The Serenity Cafe on the condo property provides excellent breakfast and lunch food in a friendly and healthy way. Wonderful Vacation spot!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Costa Rica with our three children and my mother for our annual vacation. We have stayed in many VRBO properties in the past. This property was clearly the cleanest and most well put together of any we have stayed in. It is located just a perfect distance from the beach and very safe and secure in a gated community. The neighbors were very nice and helpful. The pool was very clean. We would highly recommend this property to anyone. It helped make our vacation fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property lived up to expectations. An excellent location for a family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Pool, beach, piscina, playa.... rinse and repeat, it was a very relaxing vacation. The owner was great and went as far as to check in during our vacation just to make sure everything was okay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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First Time in CR

  • 5 of 5

There is a reason that Bernard's place (as of June 2016) has 5 stars, 26 out of 26 reviews.

Bernard's communication and assistance is impeccable and the condo is perfect.

When we arrived in CR, Bernard had helped us arrange for a car (from Payless) who picked us up at the airport and took very good care of us. We followed the driving instructions and easily found the condo at Vista Ocotal.

It is a short but interesting drive to Coco Beach (less than 10 minutes), very comfortable walking distance to Father Roosters.

The food and service were great at Father Roosters, and there are several trustworthy excursion vendors right in front of the beachfront restaurant. We enjoyed fishing one morning. the price was very reasonable and the boat and equipment were in very good shape.

June is the beginning of the slowdown period for this region, and we had the pool to ourselves. The pool is clean, refreshingly cool, and a very comfortable place to catch morning rays (as well as a little late night dip!)

We enjoyed watching butterflies, lizards, and listening to Howler Monkeys while sipping our coffee on the upstairs balcony, while our friends enjoyed their mornings down stairs. This allowed for both couples to have "our own space" when desired.

The bathrooms are nice and the showers are huge. We did use the washer and dryer before we left, which is nice not to have to go home and do laundry.

Upon Bernard's recommendation, we visited Diamante Adventure Park...(a MUST do). We had fun on the zip lines (one is nearly a mile long and you ride that one Superman style!) and we tried paddle boards, and even toured the botanical garden. Our guide explained a lot of the indigenous plant life and ended up being very interesting.

We also drove to Tabacon Springs. The highway that gets you to Canas (about 1 1/2 hours) is very nice and modern. The rest of the 3.5 hour drive is on very winding roads, but a beautiful drive. We didn't want to drive there and back in one day, so we checked in the Gingerbread House (a MUST MUST do...!!!)for one night...

It is a boutique bed and breakfast and the rooms are all different and all very cool! The food is out of this world good, and the trip made for an extremely fun couple days.

We travel a lot. We have rented condos and also "all inclusive resorts" all over. But our time in Costa Rica, our time in Bernard's condo, it's location and appointments, the pool made this vacation one of our favorites!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay for Girls' Trip!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I planned a girls' getaway to Costa Rica and could not have been more happy with this Ocotal Villa. When we arrived, the house was in immaculate condition and the spacious 3 bedrooms and 3 baths were perfect for our party of 3, but easily could have accommodated a couple of more people. The house is in a gated community so we felt very safe. Pretty quiet neighborhood but the neighbors and other guests we met were very friendly. Extremely convenient to Coco Beach (main town), which has some great restaurants, lounges, nightclubs, shopping, and a tourist center which we used to sign up for a couple of excursions. Bernard was very responsive and will give you any information you request beforehand. There was nothing in the house that we needed, that wasn't there. I even did a load of laundry the night before we left! The pool at the Villa is quiet and gorgeous. The full kitchen allowed us to cook breakfast in the morning, and cook late night meals after a night out (there are a couple of grocery stores within about a 10-15 minute drive.) We had a great time and look forward to staying there again. I recommend if you can, if you are driving, arriving during daylight so that you can get a lay of the land in getting around. There aren't really street signs and the roads can be very dark at night.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Playa Ocotal Viila

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to find this great location for our very first trip to Costa Rica.(5/11-05/16/16).

Bernard and the Villa were amazing. Bernard for all the communication helping us to plan some day trips and knowing the area before we arrived. The villa is just as described , it is very nicely appointed and is a welcome haven at the end of a warm day at the beach or out exploring the beauty which is Costa Rica.

This location affords you the opportunity to do very little or a lot. Only a 35 -40 min drive from Liberia airport , renting a car is great to see the country but if possible make sure to get the quote with all charges. Our $80 rental became $260 with mandatory insurance. We visited the Diamante Eco Park (35 min drive from the villa) at Bernard's suggestion and bought the adventure day pass. We were able to Zip-line (If you have a GO-PRO they have helmets with the clip attach available) we also did a few of the water sports, Ocean kayaking and snorkeling. They are currently finishing an animal sanctuary and they have mountain biking and hiking trails. Nature is everywhere around you and so nice to enjoy what Costa Rica has to offer. Playa Ocotal has great walk off the beach snorkeling on both ends. North end better at high tide( and the South end has some great long deep crevice which attract some bigger fish. The beach also has a troop of Howler Monkeys that appear in the afternoon on the North end in the trees. You wont miss them once they start making noise.

We did not eat out a lot but did have a very good dinner at Father Roosters which is a short walk from the villa. Great beach location and the sunset is wonderful photo ops. The villa is well equipped for basic cooking and there is a charcoal grill by the pool. As far as shopping, there is a variety of Grocery stores and a fish market in Playa Coco 5-10 min away. Products are available to cook an american meal if you would like. My suggestion research Costa Rican Cuisine and try to make some local dishes, the reviews are wrong that Costa Rican food is not very good.

As far as nightlife or going out. We went to several Sports bars in Playa Coco to enjoy a drink or 2. Both CocoNutz and Zi were great for Happy hour had U.S. Sports (Hockey playoffs).

We cant wait to return to Ocotal and bring our kids so that they can enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty that we found in this little slice of paradise.

Enjoy and relax-Pura Vida!

Jeep&Stacy Bales


  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • 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 excursions...fishing, 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Guanacaste, Guanacaste

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall Season
1 Sep 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season 1
23 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/ New Year's
22 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2
5 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Season
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £328

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Guanacaste in Central & South America

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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
  • 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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
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
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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