Located 350 feet from the Pacific. This four bedroom home sleeps 8 comfortably. Fully furnished. Amenities. Complete kitchen, dining room, living room. Cable TV. Located in the Del Pacifico neighborhood in Esterillos Este, Costa Rica.
The daily fee includes the cleaning and maid service performed in each room; general sweeping and care of the pool area, as well as attention to the main room.
Villa Contenta is the most beautiful luxury home! Myself and 8 of my friends were in awe at the surroundings. The individual rooms have so much privacy, that you feel like they are almost sound proofed. All 4 rooms back on to the pool, which truly feels like the lap of luxury. And the bathrooms!!!!! The pictures do not do these bathrooms justice. There is a jacuzzi tub in one, and waterfall showers in two. They are incredible! We didn't get to stay long enough, but next time I would go for weeks if I could.
Mitchell is a gracious host - he is extremely helpful and responsive to any and all questions. He gave me all types of information and contacts to be prepared before going down, which calmed my nerves when we actually got there.
There is a guard out right in front of the house all of the time and so, we never felt that our safety was in jeopardy despite the isolation of the property.
The wi-fi situation still needs some work, but the majority of us were more than happy to leave all of our devices aside for 2 days to enjoy the Costa Rican coast. I know that we were the first trial of this new wi-fi for them. And so I'm sure it's just going to continue to get better for future guests.
Sandra, the villa manager, can help out with any tours or questions about the property. And Randall, another recommendation from Mitchell, is hands down the best driver/ tour guide ever!
A recommendation from me and my group is to definitely go zip lining! We went with Jaco canopy tours, but we were there on their very last day of operations. It was a somewhat melancholy tour , but I hope that they do open up somewhere else soon, because I would go with them in a second again.
I would also recommend renting a car, as restaurants and things are a little far when venturing out at night, and cabs were a little hard to come by, especially if you don't have great wi-fi or cell service. But if you are free and easy, then walk around during the day near the beach ( a 30 min walk from the villa), and stay back at the villa for supper at night.
Fantastic experience at Villa Contenta. Although Mitchell is in the US, he made sure we were well taken care of by his local representative, Sandra. The house was situated in a development called the Del Pacifico, located in an elevated, hilly area overlooking the ocean. You can drive to the beach, or walking is possible if you like the exercise. The ocean can be seen from the villa and the vistas are beautiful, over the jungle, with the faint sound of the waves. There is a lot of wildlife surrounding the house, particularly lizards! My children were constantly spotting large lizards on the grounds, as well as smaller geckos that made loud chirping noises. We also spotted a lot of beautiful birds and butterflies.
The house is very comfortable. There are 4 bedrooms, all accessed by the courtyard that faces the pool. Mitchell has provided everything you need for a comfortable stay, including rice cooker, blender and large electric skillet, very handy for large family breakfasts! I would recommend stopping at the Auto Mercado in Heredia (near Jaco) and getting all your supplies. This supermarket had the best range of produce and other products that I found in the grocery stores.
The development in which the house is situated is quite deserted, which is great for privacy. Mitchell has provided a night guard every night, for his guests peace of mind. The community is also guard gated, so you feel very secure. I doubt it would ever be a problem because people are so nice and friendly there but it is nice to have the extra peace of mind.
A real pro of this property is it's link to the Alma hotel on the beach nearby. Anyone who stays in Villa Contenta has full access to the resorts facilities, including the spa. We spent many a lazy day laying in the hammocks at the Alma and eating at the fantastic restaurant. It was however nice at the end of the day to retreat to our own private house and pool. The employees at the Alma were very helpful and accommodating setting up our horse riding and surf lessons. Highly recommend Brett and Doug who teach the surf lessons at the Alma, they had my son and myself standing on the boards and riding the waves in under 10 minutes!
This property is very versatile and would accommodate many different needs. It would nicely suit a larger extended family holiday. The large kitchen/living area is accessed from the courtyard, then all the rooms are separate off the courtyard, with their own bathrooms, so everyone has their own private space. You can retreat to your own hotel style room, then all come together in the main room to eat and relax. A LOT cheaper then getting 4 rooms at the Alma or other similar hotel.
The only down side was no WI-FI at the house but I believe Mitchell is working on having it installed.
La experiencia para mi y familia fue muy reconfortante.
Un lugar maravilloso, muy tranquilo, seguro, y una casa espectacular con todo lo que necesitas.
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