We are a family of two adults and two children age 6 and 4, and we stayed at the Villa Elizabeth for 12 nights from 23/6/16-05/07/16.
I booked the villa direct with the owner Claire and she was brilliant. I was a little weary of booking direct with a villa as we normally book a package through a travel agent, but Claire answered all my questions and I felt very happy booking this way. Claire sent us all the information we needed before we travelled and went out of her way to help us when we needed to extend our stay. I cannot fault the service from Claire and I would highly recommend booking direct with her.
We arrived at the villa at midnight as our flight was delayed by 2hours and we were exhausted. We were greeted by Mike and Anne who manage the villa for Claire and they showed us round and answered any questions we had. They provided some essentials like bread, milk, bottled water, and more and had even got us a bottle of wine. They are lovely people and really added to our holiday experience.
The villa itself is beautiful, plenty of space inside and out and everything you could possibly need. There are lots of games, DVDs, CDs and books and plenty of sky channels including the sports and movies. Mike visited us three times during our twelve night stay to clean the pool and hot tub which meant it was always spotlessly clean. They also brought us three large fans as the temp was very hot during our stay. There is a very thorough welcome pack which gives you all the information about the villa and recommendations of local restaurants and activities. The villa is located just outside playa blanca in a quiet residential area near the coast, there are lovely views of the volcano and the coast is a short walk away. We hired a car and I'm glad we did as it gave us the freedom to go where ever we wanted and explore the island. There are two mini markets and several restaurants within a 2minute walk of the villa and plenty more in playa blanca.
I would highly recommend this villa and can honestly say we have had an amazing family holiday.
Mike and Ann gave us a warm welcome and all the information you could need, we cannot fault the villa it was clean spacious and very well equipped, the pool was a welcome relief from the hot sun and the hot tub was a relaxing treat in the evening. The villa was in a peaceful location but still accessible to the resort of Playa Blanca which has a good selection of resturants, shopping and a few bars. We would definitely recommend Villa Elizabeth and Playa Blanca to couples and families for a relaxing holiday in the sun.
We stayed at villa Elizabeth in June/July 2014 and was slightly apprehensive about booking as this was our first holiday but I'm so glad we did. Mike and Ann made us feel so welcome and gave us lots of great tips. The villa was beautiful and very clean. It really couldn't have been any better and we can't wait to stay again soon!
Lovely airy, spacious villa. Very clean and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for Ann and Mike, the owners. Situated in a very quiet and peaceful residential area and ideally situated for local restaurants and supermarkets and a very reliable bus service which provided a cheap journey into Playa Blanca. Exceptionally clean pool and very enjoyable hot tub. Two minutes from the coastal pathway, which provided a lovely long walk into town or even all the way to Papagayo.