Just returned from having surgery in Costa Rica on June 2. I am in amazement about the review 3 below me here!! There's a "backstory" there, I can assure you. 100%!
I am here to tell you that I am wishing I were back right now. Please don't listen to any of the negative from "WorldTraveler" below. I couldn't have picked a more beautiful, service-oriented retreat. The food was wonderful. Petra, the villa's general manager, goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure her guests are happy. By the time I left, I felt like the whole VLM was family. They are all just so sweet and helpful. Gusefina and Anna, the housekeepers/cooks, were as sweet as can be (note: very little to no English, but no problem!). Elena, the masseuse, was so sweet and great at what she does. Dr. Lorena was in charge of my aftercare -- extremely thorough and very detail-oriented. Petra's family was awesome and helped me out whenever I needed it too).
In terms of sheer beauty, VLM will blow you away!!! You will be high n the Escazu mountaintops and feel like you are having all your meals in the middle of the jungle (due to the floor to ceiling glass windows!) I even saw a sloth with its baby!!! Was hoping to see a monkey but didn't happen. :( I stayed in two of their villas: 1 standard and 1 luxury. Both were great. Glass Studio was my fave of the two I stayed in. Glass House and Villa Chanel are awesome too though. Really, you will be blown away - by the service, the food, the aftercare, and the beauty of your surroundings.
I am certain this helped my mental state of recovery. You will not regret visiting here. As you see below, everyone but ONE has given very favorable reviews. To me, that is fishy. Something happened that pissed that guy off evidently, and he has set out to "ruin" the retreat. Don't give in. Villa le Mas was my Costa Rican home away from home for two solid weeks! Can't recommend them enough.
The only rec I had for Petra (she is so conscious of her guests that she constantly wants to know areas of improvement): for Villa Joop and Villa Glass Studio (where I stayed), it would have been nice to have the big water jugs with spouts. After surgery, those were hard to pour and as much as we need to be drinking water after surgery, it would have been nice. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Le Mas offers tranquil vacation apartments located in a park-like setting with views of Cerro Pico Blanco and the Central Valley. Our property is the last property before the Nature Reserve begins to the south and to the west there is a creek and then agricultural land. There are many different kinds of birds and wildlife. The property is two and a half acres of tropical gardens with the vacation rentals scattered about walkways through the gardens. Our location and property are very private, peaceful and tranquil. We are only 15 minutes to shopping and restaurants, yet it feels as if you are in the countryside. We have complimentary shared laundry facilities on the property and 24/7 guard service for the safety of our guests and their property. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Le Mas Costa Rica/Escazu