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

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview


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Property
villa
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
6 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Guanacaste - Villa California # 37

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Christopher or Allison
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 November, 2016
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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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Villa California, with a spectacular Ocean View . Adventure awaits you.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson, CA. USA
5

la vida loco

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa California this past January. Upon arrival, we were concerned that we might be too far from the action. The house was very well laid out, nicely furnished and spotless. We threw our stuff inside and went down to "Picantes" to figure things out. . We were immediately welcomed by the staff, had a couple drinks and started to get our bearings. With-in 2-3 days we were feeling like Ticos and so happy with Villa California. Start the day out side with coffee and the Magpies, enjoy a million dollar view of the bay. We were pretty active all day but we always looked forward to getting back to unwind at the villa. What a great place to relax if we choose or just catch our breath before going back to town. Don't be afraid to go out, we never felt unsafe. We would recommend the local watering holes. The locals are actually Ex-Pats who live there. They are always friendly and the best source of information. Our favorite was "La Vida Loco", it's right on the beach in Coco,( be brave, you're going to like it). The clubs down town are fine for music and such but the people there will most likely be tourist like your self. For nice sunset meal, "The Lookout", Good food, best beer selection and, great views. We did several zip lines, water falls, snorkeling, sun set cruise, Conchal Beach, Taramindo.... Over-all great vacation and the Villa California was always a great place to return to. We will be back. Thank you Chris and Allison for making your place available.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

ocean breezes and starry nights

  • 5 of 5

our family of six ( kids ages 20 to 13 ) thouroughly enjoyed villa california! the villa is well laid out and spacious. we especially loved the ocean view and the quietness of the location. it felt very private and kids were totally comfortable with just hanging out at the patio. there is also a smaller infinity pool steps away that was very seldom used by anyone other than ourselves! the villa is well stocked and even had some pool toys that could be used. it was very , very clean ( no dust bunnies lurking) and had all the conveniences you would need . the villa is gently used , and reflects an authentic costa rica decor. as a result, we all felt comfortable enough to walk around barefoot and in bathing suits! the flipside of that fabulous view is that there is a ten minute steep walk to the beach (and then back ). our kids did not seem to mind and i considered it a workout! the beach is beautiful and despite christmas week, was not crowded. our kids were able to do alot of snorkeling and earlier in the week , when the waves were larger , some boogey boarding. the pool and shower at the beach were an added bonus, as was the restaurant , picantes ; where the kids would like to order cold cokes! the staff at the office, cesar and jacqui, were most helpful at arranging tours and drivers. next time we would come, we would rent a car to take full advantage of exploring the area. if you have older kids, gauchepelin is well worth the expense. chris , the owner of villa 37, was very helpful and prompt at responding to emails. he and his wife have a very lovely spot . thank you for making our first trip to costa rica so memorable .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful time

  • 4 of 5

Villa California at Bahía Pez Vela in Guanacaste has an excellent location and wonderful service from the staff. It is really recommend to families with little kids due its near little pool.

The beach is marvelous and the site in general is in good conditions. I would come back. The only thing I would be careful of is from water, cause some of us got sick drinking the tube water.

The size of the condo is appropriate to have the 8 people comfortable and having each own space without feeling crowed at the same space.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Location

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.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Guanacaste, Guanacaste

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas/New year
16 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
£2,361
for 6 nights
From
£393
 
 
Easter week
9 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,653
for 6 nights
From
£275
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£1,322
for 6 nights
From
£220
£1,542
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £315

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
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
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , This bathroom is downstairs at the entry level.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Centrally located upstairs, make-up mirror and good storage.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located in master bedroom
  • Two and one half baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with a bathroom, balcony and ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Ocean view and spacious
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 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
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • 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.

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