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Master Suite with jacuzzi, A/C, California King size bed, Flat Screen tv
Master Suite with jacuzzi, A/C, California King size bed, Flat Screen tv
Master Suite, Queen size bed
Gulf of Papagayo
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6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Playa Ocotal, Province of Guanacaste

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Nate S
1 review
“Excellent view and incredible staff”
Reviewed 9 September 2018 for a stay in September 2018

We had such an incredible experience at the Villa! The staff was amazing, the chef catered to everyone vegan and celiac, the meals were excellent every night! Waking up to the view over looking the ocean was unreal. Would recommend this villa to anyone unbelievable everything!!

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Management Response
10 Sep 2018
Thank you Nathan, can't wait to have you all back with us again! You mentioned December???
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smithrmz
Elk River, Minnesota
2 reviews
“Beyond Amazing!!!!”
Reviewed 15 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

My husband and I were blessed to have spent 1 week at the beautiful Villa Vista De Oro in March of 2018. I will try to describe our experience in words, but there really are no words to describe what an incredibly, special experience it was! From the minute we were picked up from the airport to the minute we were dropped off at the airport we were treated like royalty. The Villa itself is situated on a high cliff above the Pacific Ocean. The view is like no other - absolutely beautiful. All the rooms have an ocean/pool view. The Villa grounds were immaculate. The hosts/chefs - Johnny and Alejandro, were amazing!!! They prepared every meal to perfection. They made sure all of our needs were met during the entire week. They prepared delicious drinks and desserts every day! Johnny lined up a tour guide, Juan Carlos, who planned a perfect day of zip lining, horseback riding, mud bath, hot springs and the best part, the Oropendula waterfall at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. The waterfall is amazing and the water was refreshing. We also saw Capuchin or white faced monkeys in the forest on the short hike to Oropendula! Juan took many pictures of us experiencing all of this! We were very happy with Johnny's recommendation of Juan Carlos. We also saw howler monkeys right at the Villa and went horseback riding on the beach through The Monkey Farm, which is a 5 minute drive from the Villa. Lastly, we are dog lovers and especially enjoyed the resident Labordor Retrievers - Goofy, Magee and Bruno!! Loving dogs with lots of personality!! We are already planning our next visit and strongly recommend the Villa Vista De Oro to anyone who wants to be pampered, relax and have a vacation they will never forget!!

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Management Response
20 Mar 2018
Thank you Jeff & Robyn for letting us be your hosts for the week. On behalf of Kelly (owner), my team and I, we thank you so much for such amazing comments.
We had a wonderful week taking care of you and we hope to see you again in the near future. It would be an honor to have you come stay here with your friends and relatives.

Thank you again for your kindness

Johnny
administrator
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nkinerd
Marion, North Carolina
1 review
“Amazing view, amazing service, amazing stay!”
Reviewed 7 February 2018 for a stay in January 2018

The location is up on a mountain about 10 minute drive from playa Coco. A 4WD is necessary for the last leg of the trip up. It may also be necessary to bring an oxygen tank, because when you walk into the Villa the view will take your breath away! It is so gorgeous that once you arrive you may not want to leave or even go to your room. There are no pictures to do the view justice; it is amazing!
Once we were able to catch our breath we got to meet our incredible host and villa manager, Johnny. He spoke English very well and was most accommodating. He greeted us with some very tasty margarita / mohito drinks that were very tasty. He even made some special for my parents who could not drink alcohol. The chef was out sick for most of our trip, but we hardly noticed as Johnny took over the reigns and prepared delicious dish after delicious dish. Everything was phenomenal.
As we had our wedding at the villa, Johnny was also very helpful with the preparations. He connected us with a local pastor, and made some extra special dishes for the evening. We can't commend Johnny enough for his fantastic hosting and managing skills.
Amenities: As mentioned before there is almost no need to leave the villa. A wonderful pool, awesome views, great food; you could just spend every day relaxing and it would be worth it. We did venture out some and found a nice scuba shop right near the beach. My wife and I got PADI day certified in just a couple hours and were able to go out the same day. The wind made visibility a bit low but the experience was still very good. The instructors spoke English and were very nice and funny.

Misc: I'm a big fan of nice bathrooms and these did not disappoint. The bidets were very nice and just about every shower was a double shower. We did have a small issue with the tub stopper not working, but it was near the last night of our stay when we noticed it. Not a big deal at all.
You're in/near a rain forest so expect birds and other wildlife to come around. We didn't notice any creepy bugs, but there were geckos abound to help bug control. We also saw a giant grasshopper, but they are very harmless just huge.
It's also very dog friendly. There are two "guard" dogs that are very lovable and let you know of any stranger's approach. They also will follow you to the beach if you want them to. If you aren't a fan of dogs I'm sorry for you, but Johhny will happily accommodate you and keep the dogs away. We eagerly accepted them and would have taken them home with us if possible.

If you do get the chance to stay with at this magical place after reading this review, please remember to request the special song for the chef, Alejandro.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Feb 2018
Wow, Thank you so much for the kind words. We truly appreciate your comments. Nick and Stacy, what can I say, We are honored that you chose our villa to celebrate your wedding ceremony here. I had a great time cooking and chatting with you and the whole group. We hope to see you for your first anniversary festivities.

Thank you fromo all of us Ale, CIndy and I, (also from bruno, maggee, and goofy)

JOhnny MOnge
Property Manager
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SandieP68...
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Absolute paradise”
Reviewed 7 February 2018 for a stay in December 2017

The whole place was beautiful and the staff perfect. Great food 3 times a day and as many soft drinks and alcohol as we wished. The whole house and pool area were beautifully clean in fact someone was cleaning constantly. The manager Johnny and his assistant Alejandro were amazing and made our trip perfect , we had such fun.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Feb 2018
Thank you so much Mrs Sandie, It has been a wonderful time having here at the villa with us. We hope to see you in the near future.
JOhnny MOnge
Property Manager
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WispyRobi...
Florida
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A memorable vacation for ten friends and family in a stunning villa!”
Reviewed 19 June 2016 for a stay in April 2015
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There were 10 of us, from 3 different countries, and we all came together in the house of gold. None of us regretted our choice.

I was met at the airport and promptly whisked away to the villa. I was the first one there and would have this stunning home to myself for a whole 24 hours before the rest arrived. It was bliss.

Situated atop a towering cliff, on the edge of a promontory, the setting was jaw-droppingly beautiful. We were shown to a lovely main floor suite beside the pool and were soon in said pool with a cocktail prepared and served for us at the swim-up bar. Except for climbing out to take ever more stunning photos of the cliffs and ocean stretching out before us, we stayed in the pool until dinner. Except for a few short outings, we all pretty much lived in that pool. Though not technically an infinity pool, its position at the cliff's edge made it seem like we could swim off the edge into the ocean. It's just gorgeous.

Our first dinner was great, with some local dishes presented that were carefully prepared by the lovely staff. Because we were joined by picky eaters, including 4 kids under 13, subsequent meals were geared toward their comfort zones, so our two sophisticated palates weren't as satisfied. However, based on that first dinner, it's clear the kitchen is well able for it when requested and we certainly enjoyed all the meals.

We were left alone after dinner to enjoy the house and spent time out of the pool playing games, watching movies, and sipping drinks in the large, cozy open-air living area. Sunsets from here are absolutely incredible. We slept very well in cozy air-conditioned comfort and the beds were comfortable. All 10 of us had our own beds, with only a couple of the youngest kids sharing a room. None of us felt cramped, there is so much room for everyone to play and relax, together or separately.

Our group was rather demanding and the staff handled it all with grace and good humor. From changing meal selections at the last minute to making endless rounds of milkshakes for the kids, to driving us to and from the beach town - they did everything to make us feel pampered and our vacation special. Some of our group did have issues finding the villa. They drove from San Jose and the directions and signposts were unclear and hard to spot.

This is a gorgeous area of Costa Rica - it's no accident the Four Seasons is nearby, and the competition in this luxury market is high, but Vista de Oro not only meets high expectations, it exceeds them.

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Liked best: The location and pool
Liked least: The furniture was a little old and the tv could be better
Travelling group: Friends
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12 Feb 2018
thank you for your comments

Johnny Monge
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Patricia...
Champlin, Minnesota
1 review
“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed 20 September 2015 for a stay in February 2014

This is paradise with all the luxury and papmering possible on earth.
Food, service, accomendations and amenities were incredible!

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Sep 2015
Thank you Patricia & Robert - hope to have you with us again son!
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Sonia D
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 11 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Management Response
12 Feb 2018
muchas gracias por sus comentarios

gracias

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