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Espadilla Ocean Club
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Shreveport, Louisiana
2 reviews
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“Best location in the Manuel Antonio area”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I just spent two weeks in Costa Rica at the Espadilla Ocean Club with my family (me, my husband and 2 kids, ages 6 and 4) and had a great experience. The villas are exceptional....modern, clean, comfortable and really beautiful. They left out no detail in designing and building these villas. Downstairs is a full kitchen, sitting area and bathroom. Upstairs there are 2 comfortable bedrooms, one with a loft that could sleep an adult or 2 kids comfortably. The view from the upstairs king bedroom is exquisite....right down to the Pacific Ocean. If you look up into the trees, there is also a good chance you will see monkeys. From the kitchen downstairs, you look out over the convenient (and welcomed) splash pool, deck, and towards the ocean as well. AC is available, but not necessary during the day. We kept the doors and windows open and had a great breeze that cooled things off.

The managers of the EOC live on site and are extremely helpful. They were always available for questions and their recommendations (for trips, restaurants, etc) were spot on. They booked all our adventures for us and gave us all the necessary information so we could be ready and have everything we needed for the trips. They are both completely fluent in English and Spanish and couldn't be nicer.

The location of the EOC is spectacular. It sits right in the middle of a one mile stretch of beach. The south part of the beach borders the Manuel Antonio reserve. I would run in the mornings or evenings (depending on the tide) on the beach. My Garmin marked one half-mile out each way on the beach, so I would get a 2 mile run in easily. I felt safe running by myself. The beach is about a one minute walk out your back villa door, making access to the beach and back to the villa very easy. With kids, it was helpful to be able to easily walk back to the villa for something forgotten or a quick break. Not only is the beach accessible, so is the rest of the town. It was a few minutes drive to any of the restaurants we went to or to the park. I really don't think there is a better location for a place to stay in the area.

We plan to return to this area each summer and will stay with the EOC for sure. It is the perfect location, spectacular villas and superb service. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Bobby W, Owner at Espadilla Ocean Club, responded to this review, 11 August 2013
thanks guys for the great review.....we'll see you back here next year for that Spanish Immersion program......Bobby and Shelley
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Spring, Texas
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

We were so lucky to come across this place. This villa has stunning panaromic views of the beach and jungle canopy. The location is excellent. You can walk to the beach in a matter of seconds. It's also very close to restaurants and the park.

This place is brand new. It's very clean and it's so beautiful. We felt that the villa itself is literally a work of art. From the master bedroom you can wake up watching the monkeys play in the trees and look out another window and see the ocean. True paradise.

The owners Bobby and Shelly are so nice. They gave us a lot of information about restaurants and activities.

We would highly recommend this to anybody. Enjoy your travels!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Bobby W, Owner at Espadilla Ocean Club, responded to this review, 24 July 2013
You guys were great......I still can't believe you decided to come to Costa Rica just 3 hours before your flight......you are our heroes.......
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Ideal location and immaculate villa. The master bedroom full-width window toward the ocean was amazing. We picked up fresh mangos and coconuts from the trees right outside. The hosts went out of their way to make sure we had what we needed. They also had really good advice on other things to do in the area. You are guaranteed to see sloths, monkeys, iguanas, etc. The people of Costa Rica were so nice and everything was very convenient. Road improvements make driving effortless - even easier than in many U.S. locations! Espadilla Beach is a very family-friendly place. Nearby Manuel Antonio Park and its beaches are a must see. I would stay here again without a second thought. It is a huge place. If I came back, I would bring some friends to share the experience.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bobby W, Owner at Espadilla Ocean Club, responded to this review, 19 July 2013
thanks for the great review, guys......I hope you do make it back down......there is much more to see here........
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

I cannot say enough about the convenient location and physical condition of our villa. The very short distance to the beach was perfect. Once all Villas are complete, we hope to go back with another family or two. We were there with our two teenage kids (13 & 16) and they were able to come and go as they wished. The villa was very roomy but cosey enough to enjoy our family time. The kids loved it. The beach is beautiful. We enjoyed costa rican meals prepared for us. The Hosts planned many activities for us and were so helpful. We enjoyed the Ocean King catamaran trip, as well as zip-lining. Thank you Bobby & Shelley - we hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Bobby W, Owner at Espadilla Ocean Club, responded to this review, 13 July 2013
thanks, guys.......we look forward to having you back........
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

My husband, 3 year old daughter, and I spent 6 nights here. The host couple and their children live behind the villa. They provided a perfect balance of giving us space when we wanted, and giving us company and information when we wanted it. And our daughter had fun playing with their adorable girls. They set up everything we needed (booked our outings, suggested restaurants, arranged cabs, etc) and they also had the villa cleaned each day while we were out. What a treat to a full house with all the care and services you would receive from a nice hotel. And they are so nice, I really felt like I was leaving friends when we left.
As for the house, it was new and very beautiful. Clearly it was designed with an artistic eye. Monkeys frequented the trees outside the villa, it was so fun to watch them from the pool below or from the upstairs windows. And I loved watching the waves from the living room or hammock as I had my morning tea. The location is perfect, just a 30 second walk to the beach. I'm so glad we chose to stay on the beach, since I didn't notice any facilities on the beach, and this would have been difficult with our child. And since there are almost no beachfront properties in MA, you should chose this one! It was also perfect that we didn't have to rent a car. It was 5 min walk to the state park, a few minutes to the main town in MA, and a 2 min walk to the bus stop that had very simple inexpensive reliable transportation up the hill to restaurants, butterfly farm, more shopping, and Quepos town.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Bobby W, Owner at Espadilla Ocean Club, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
Thanks for the great review, guys.
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Our family of 5 spent 4 nights here in this amazingly peaceful place. After searching for hotels near the beach because we didn't rent a car, we were so happy to find this perfect place. It is right next to the beach so our teenaged kids could walk to town/shops on their own. My husband and I went for early morning walks on the gorgeous beach and we all walked into MA national park to spend the day hiking and swimming at the beaches there. THe villa was well equipped and the friendly owners were so helpful in setting us up with surf lessons and other activities, restaurant recommendations as well as making sure we had everything we needed. They really went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Our kids enjoyed the loft beds and the spider monkeys eating mangoes out the window in the nearby trees. The beds are really comfortable and it is so light inside. We ate out most nights but did go to the market in Quepos and cooked dinner in the kitchen with friends one night for a change. We will certainly return for another get away!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Bobby W, Owner at Espadilla Ocean Club, responded to this review, 9 June 2013
Guys......thank you very much for your review......Manuel Antonio is a great place and it makes it easy for us to show people a good time......and, Shelley is great with the guests.....we look forward to seeing you guys back.......
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

This place was perfect for what we wanted. We wanted to find a nice apartment right on the beach. Boy did we luck out, because there aren't very many here. It made for super easy access to the beach and the park.

What made it even better was the property managers, Shelly and Bobby. Both were very informative and accommodating.

You be hard press to find a better deal like this in MA.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bobby W, Owner at Espadilla Ocean Club, responded to this review, 3 June 2013
thanks for the great review, guys......we enjoyed having you, as well.......come back anytime......Bobby
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Property: Espadilla Ocean Club
Address: Beachfront in Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 12345, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Why stay in a hotel, when you can have your own beachfront villa with a private pool for the same price? At the Espadilla Ocean Club, Manuel Antonio's only BEACHFRONT, luxury, tree-top villas, you live 30 seconds from the renowned Manuel Antonio Beach and a 5 minute walk from the famous national park! Imagine enjoying your morning coffee while watching the Titi monkeys play overhead; a refreshing splash in your private pool under the canopy of the mango and almond trees; a tour in the mangroves or on the dark, sandy beaches; and finally, an exotic meal from a private chef with foods from land and sea. Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath luxury, modern villas offer A/C, Memory Foam mattresses, WiFi internet, full kitchens, raindrop showers and beachfront pools. Our personal concierge sees to your needs to insure full rest and relaxation during your stay. It's a perfect retreat for families, couples and groups wanting a unique and diverse getaway. ... more   less 
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