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“Wonderful views and hospitality at Casi el Cielo”

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Casi el Cielo Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 13 Dominical B&B and Inns
edgewood, nm
1 review
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“Wonderful views and hospitality at Casi el Cielo”
Reviewed 6 August 2006

We had a wonderful time at Casi el Cielo. We rented the entire villa, which consists of four bedrooms, each with its own bath and tastefully decorated in its own theme…the fish room, jungle room, shell room and the bird room. You also had the option to just rent one room instead of the entire villa. Each room has a separate, private balcony on which you can enjoy coffee, delivered by the staff each morning. After waking at your leisure, sitting on the balcony enjoying the view of the ocean or pool or watching the Toucans flying around, you head upstairs for a large breakfast of local cuisine. The owner, Barbara Kocak and her staff are very accommodating when it comes to meeting your dietary needs/desires.
At night, Barbara and her staff serve a full dinner including appetizer, entrée and dessert. All of which were cooked to perfection and would be par with any meal you would have at a 4-star restaurant. We had a different dish every night, primarily seafood due to the coastal location. Barbara and her staff even pay close attention to detail down to the napkin rings and color coordinated flower arrangements, making the table visually pleasing.
Barbara is also very attentive to your needs and can assist with arranging everything from transport to/from the villa to a day trip through the mangroves and snorkeling.
The pool has a beautiful waterfall and bar where you can sit and enjoy a cocktail.
I’ve been a travel agent for a long time and have stayed at many hotels and villas and would highly recommended Casi el Cielo.

  • Liked — The way each room was private, the Barbara and her staff made you feel at home and the dinners!! YUM!
  • Disliked — I rate "location" low simply because the road to the villa was steep and unpaved. The views were fabulous!
  • Tips/Secrets — Fly into Palmar Sur instead of Quepos...the road from Quepos is not paved and pretty rugged in places.
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 December 2005

Casi el Cielo is an awesome villa a few miles away from Dominical in Costa Rica. It is located a few minutes up a mountain on a road that is best to negotiate with a 4WD - once there you will be thrilled that you made the effort. The views of the coastline are gorgeous as are the gardens and pool. Amazingly, the mosquitos don't make the trip up the hill so you can leave the doors wide open! There are 4 rooms with private baths - or better yet rent the whole villa. When we were there we were served incredible breakfasts and dinners. Each morning coffee (or tea or cocoa) was left on our private patio. Touches like that were very nice. Overall, the service (provided by four people during our visit) was phenomenal. It is not inexpensive, by Costa Rica standards, but we felt the value was great. We will definitely return. Barbara, the owner, is a lot of fun and is very hospitable. Check out their website ---

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Additional Information about Casi el Cielo Bed and Breakfast

Property: Casi el Cielo Bed and Breakfast
Address: San Martin de Escaleras, Dominical, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the jungle 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean in the Escaleras Mountains with a breathtaking view of sparkling blue water and vibrant green mountain-sides. Casi el Cielo is attention to detail demonstrated in every amenity created especially for the villa and in the highly personalized service and the stage is set for an unforgettable Costa Rican experience. The vacation villa rental has four guest rooms, each with a private bath and a private terrace. Each room has a beautiful ocean view and its own path through the lush tropical garden to the swimming pool area. Breakfast and elegant dinner provided. ... more   less 
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