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.
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.