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We had the most incredible vacation at Casa Velas!!! This property was perfect for 2 couples looking to relax while enjoying everything Costa Rica has to offer. Brigitte and her family were the perfect hosts. The property is stunning and we especially enjoyed getting to know Winston, a neighbourhood dog, and all the local wildlife- scarlet macaws, green parrots, iguanas, geckos, capuchin monkeys...the list goes on. The home has everything you could possibly need, the pool is heaven, and we loved Esterillos Oeste and especially the fabulous local restaurant Los Almendros. If you're looking to be close to some great attractions but away from commercial Jaco then this place is for you!
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!
Christy, Cory, Jay, and Kerry
My family and I flew into San Jose on January 6, 2016 and Brigitte was quick to provide us with an estimated arrival time to her home in Esterillos Oeste as well as directions. When we arrived at the house we were greeted by Brigitte's son Marty who gave us a tour of our home for the next week. The pictures listed on Brigitte's profile did not do the house justice. The home surpassed all of our expectations. It was one of the most beautiful and relaxing places we have ever had the pleasure to stay in.
The house was off the beaten path about a half hour outside of Jaco. We were a five minute walk down to what seemed like our own private beach. We felt very safe in the area but would urge future visitors to be mindful and always make use of the security systems the house provides such as locks, alarm systems and the safe.
The home came with all local recommendations of listings we could call is we wanted to go fishing, zip lining, white water rafting, receive massages etc. Brigitte and her husband Fred were always available when we had questions/concerns and to provide us with information about the area such as where to go to see monkeys, restaurants to eat at and even gave us bananas picked right off the trees in their backyard. Our favorite feature of the house was their beloved dog Winston who did not hesitate to make himself at home with us and follow us on our daily adventures.
Brigitte and Fred helped make our visit to Costa Rica one we will never forget!
For the positive, the place was great because of the pool, the A/C cause it was really hot at this time of the year and the enormous space inside of the house. I saw parrots (guacamayas) in liberty flying across to the beach for the first time in my life! It was everything that was announced in the post.
We had an absolutely amazing time at Casa Velas last week! Although Brigitte was out of town during our stay, she arranged for a neighbor to be in contact with us and meet us at the house upon our arrival. The house had everything we needed: well stocked kitchen, clean linens, pool towels, and a helpful handbook with clear instructions and tips for our stay. The views from the house are spectacular, especially sunrise from the master bedroom! We loved being able to walk to the beach, local restaurants, and markets. I highly recommend Casa Velas to anyone looking for a beautiful and relaxing home away from home in Costa Rica!
We had an amazing time at Casa Velas! Brigitte was a wonderful host made the booking and check in process very simple. The house has everything you will need to enjoy a relaxing vacation. The views are spectacular and the location is very convenient! We loved being able to walk to the beach, local restaurants, and market. We also made trips to neighboring towns of Jaco (20mins) and Quepos (40mins) for zip lining and finishing! I would 100% recommend Casa Velas to anyone looking for a home away from home in Costa Rica! Thank you, Brigitte!!
The place is lovely and clean and we spent there some nice days. Brigitte wasn't in town but she arranged that the neighbour was there to warmly welcome us. Thank you.
Wir verbrachten schöne Tage in Brigittes Haus. Da sie abwesend war, begrüsste uns der Nachbar sehr herzlich und gab uns Tipps betreffend Aktivitäten, Stränden usw. Vielen Dank
Esterillos es un lugar maravilloso, donde se pueden hacer caminatas por la extensa playa, en un ambiente muy lindo y seguro.
Casa Velas tiene todo lo que uno espera de una quinta de ensueño en la playa, donde se pueden pasar vacaciones con paz, tranquilidad y a la vez actividad en la piscina. El acceso es fácil y tiene la privacidad que se necesita para estar con tranquilidad y a la vez armonía con la naturaleza. Es amplia, segura, con todas las comodidades para cocinar.
Y para hacer la amalgama perfecta, la atención desde el primer día que contacte a Bigitte hasta entregar las llaves a Rob fue más que excelente. Pequeños o grandes detalles los solucionan de inmediato. El idioma aunque no fuera el mismo, en ningún momento fue un obstáculo. No dudaría en ningún momento en volver, recomendado 100%. Cinco estrellas no son suficientes para calificar la preciosa Casa Velas.
Más que agradecida con todas las atenciones.
I, my wife, and three kids (two younger, one older) stayed for a week and we loved every minute! The house is a perfect mix of secluded and right in the middle of where we wanted to be. Restaurants 5 minutes away, the beach is just a walk down the hill, and wonderful attractions within 30-45 minutes away.
The house itself was just what we needed. The pool was a *huge* hit with the kids and it was a perfect size. Brigitte made sure we were all set and after the initial introduction to the place we were all set. I would highly recommend staying at Casa Velas.
The house is amazing, private and it has everything someone need. The place and the zone are perfect to relax, it has many places to walk and neighbors are king people, near you can visit Playa Bejuco, Playa Esterillos Centro or Esterillos Oeste. I will come back soon.
Brigitte's place is lovely, clean, well kept, lots of amenities Location was great for us, perfect between Jaco (surfing/fun)20 mins and Manual Antonio (hikes/fun/nature) 40mins
The little town has a store with most things (Unless you want to cook meat) that you need and a nice restraunt that has very good food. We ate there 3 Times.
I would recommend Brigitte's place to all!