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“Paradise in Costa Rica”
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Esparza, Province of Puntarenas

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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118 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Paradise in Costa Rica”
Reviewed 2 July 2018 for a stay in May 2018

I have stayed in villa el cerro a couple of times with my family and the place is to die for!!!

Located relatively close to San José, the place offers the perfect relaxation spot in the middle of nature!

The place looks exactly as in the pictures, beautiful decor, amazing jacuzzi and swimming pool and all amenities you need to make your stay one to remember!

Rooms are super spacious, baths are really modern and clean, the common areas invite you to just take a nap and never want to leave!

The owners are really nice and will make you feel super welcomed!

If you are planning on going to Costa Rica, this place is a must!

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
“Amazing family house”
Reviewed 22 May 2018 for a stay in November 2016

We stayed with with our 3 months old daughter in this amazing family house for several weeks during our visit to Costa Rica. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the time but also to explore beautiful sights around, such as national park San Antonio, Monte Verde or several of the beautiful beaches.
The house offers everything you can dream of. There is a huge living room with attached kitchen and two outside dining areas. The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, oven, microwave and we did not miss anything. It was also possible to ask for breakfast which included typical Costa Rican food, such as GailloPinto which was very delicious. You can also prepare a barbecue outside. Food can be bought in closeby Esparaza, just a view minutes by car. There are several shops, pharmacies, doctors and we could by everything for the baby.
The view from ground and especically the upper floor is amazing especially during sunset. When you travel with children there is even a playground outside and the huge tropical garden offers a soccer field. The infinity pool is fantastic and there is also a jacuzi. For us it was the perfect place to relax and plan our trips in Costa Rica. We loved to just sit outside on the veranda and enjoy the view to the sea and the tropical surrounding. We even saw Tucans.
The host was very, very friendly and tried to make our stay as comfortable and pleasant as we could only wish for. We were provided a babycot and bouncer.
The house was very clean.

We can highly recommend this place and will definately come back one day.

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
“best place ever for relaxing vacation!”
Reviewed 15 May 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Together with my family, one year ago, we decided to explore Latin America; Many colleagues had already commented on Costa Rica.
We were looking for a peaceful place, we wanted to start our days without the rush of having breakfast early (like in the hotels 7-10am), I mean with enough time to prepare ourselves a nice breakfast, boiled eggs, toasted bread and drink the local coffee; In addition we were also looking -if possible to find a house with pool-So the plan was just relax and enjoy the days that we planned in Costa Rica.

Well, we got that and much more!! We were not expecting to find this beautiful house with a nice pool and also Jacuzzi! we got more excited after looking the pictures, they are exactly as shown here!
My wife felt in love immediately with the style and decoration of the house, the location was just perfect with a great view, imagine awaking every day and only hear the sound of the nature? The house is more than clean, huge and surrounded by a lot of herbage and flora. Here you just pull a chair and read your books while drinking a perfect natural orange juice- by the way the fruit here is amazing taste!

For getting to Villa del Cerro you will need a car, which is good if you want to go to San Jose and discover more about their history and culture.
After making the reservation on line, I started to ask regular questions to the owner, specially because we don't speak Spanish.
They were so kind since the beginning, they gave us all recommendations in order to feel comfortable and enjoy from the beginning our vacations.

I highly recommend this place, it is really worth it!
Thanks a lot again Marvin, we will come back again; next time we will look for more days!


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Bad Frankenhausen, Germany
1 review
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“We felt in love with this amazing place to stay and relax…”
Reviewed 1 May 2018 for a stay in February 2018
person found this review helpful

Last time we went to Costa Rica we heard about the opportunity to
rent this very nice Villa in Esparza.
We checked out some pictures online and felt in love.

Villa del Cerro is so nice, a perfect place to be.

We went there beginning of February, we were a party of six.
San Jose and the airport Santa Maria is about 70 to 80 minutes away,
you definitely need a car.
Not only for going to Esparza, if you would like to see all the nice
places of Costa Rica, we recommend to rent a powerful SUV.

The villa is huge, clean, modern and decorated very lovely.
It looks exactly as shown in the pictures.
Villa del Cerro comes with a very big piece of land, very neat,
filled with lots of tropical trees, flowers, palm trees and a very nice
playground for the kids.
Our daughter loved the swing and the trampoline.
The place is very family-friendly.
The villa is air conditioned, has internet access, has a BBQ,…,
it has everything you need!
All of us loved the stunning infinity pool, in combination with the Jacuzzi.
If the weather was clear we could see the ocean in the distance and enjoyed wonderful sunsets.

We had the chance to meet the owners, they were very nice and helped us to plan our day trips. For every other question we had or whenever we needed help we could ask Ramon, he is responsible for the house and security.
The kitchen has everything you need. Supermarkets are close by.
We always stopped there on our way back from a day trip to Esparza.
Here comes a special hint: if you ask for Frances, Ramons wife, you can enjoy homemade and traditional food and dishes. This extra service is very reasonable.
We loved her fresh squeezed juices every morning.

Costa Rica is great, we saw volcanoes and beautiful beaches and enjoyed the nature and the tropical rainforest.
But the best part of the vacation was Villa del Cerro!
This place is very private, perfect for a family vacation and makes you relax.
We will definitely come back again.

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New Providence, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Location ! Great family place to stay”
Reviewed 22 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018
person found this review helpful

We spent a wonderful week in March at Villa del Cerro!
The house and nature around was beautiful... You won’t be disappointed at all.
Villa del Cerro is absolutely perfect for a family vacation. The drive from San Jose airport is reasonable (roughly 75 minutes). The Villa is located almost in the center of the country and close to the central pacific coast; therefore, beaches, volcanoes, and other eco-tourism attractions are all easy day trips. We visited beautiful places in the area (Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde..) and the house was the perfect hub to come back and relax. Note that you need a car for sure! During the days that we felt like just staying in and relax, we enjoyed the infinite pool and the jacuzzi, or just sit out back and admire the beautiful mountains beside us. We were not able to see toucans in the property this time, but there were birds all around and we could hear the monkeys very close by. On clear days, it was possible to see the ocean from the house! If you are into mangos or tropical fruits ..you are in luck, because this place is filled with fruit trees and palms. The sunsets are a show to enjoy every single day!
The house was perfect! We were a party of 5 and had more space than we ever needed. Even inside the house you feel you are outside because of all the nature around, which is very enjoyable from the balconies and many windows. It has a really open concept design in the main floor. I can tell you that it is not over represented on the pictures in the internet. It is very well equipped. It had everything we needed. There was even a trampoline and a playground which my kids loved. Although Costa Rica is a very safe country, this house has a security guard. Ramon is responsible for security but also for the maintenance of the house, and when we ever had a question or needed anything, he was there to help us. He is very kind by the way. His wife, Francis, can even prepare breakfast for you if you ask for this additional service. We enjoyed her ‘Pinto, eggs and handmade tortillas” every day. I recommend you to get this additional service since she was very helpful to us. Finally, there is a small supermarket 5 minutes away for essentials, or larger ones in the center of Esparza (around 15 minutes away) by car. So, whether you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing place, or adventure around the central pacific area, or a combination of both, this is the vacation rental for you.

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