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Be Beachfront, Be Happy!

  • 2 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • Sleeps 5
8 Reviews

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Be Beachfront, Be Happy!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455736vb
+011 -506-8889-2913
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Fort Collins, CO
5

Wonderful location and wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from our trip to Manuel Antonio, and had a great stay at the EOC! There are 3 villas--all situated on a gorgeous beach, and it is wonderful to just stroll out the back gate and walk to the beach! It's also walking distance to Manuel Antonio National Park as well as several little shops and small cafes for breakfast or lunch. The beach is beautiful and pristine and refreshingly uncommercial, yet still has amenities such as parasailing, boogie boarding, surfing, etc. As guests of EOC we also had the perk of a great beach attendant named Lucianio, who provides 2 complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas as well as services such as drinks, etc. This perk, as well as the wonderful luxury of onsite security guard, daily housekeeping and concierge service provided by Sarah, (and owners Shelly and Bobby) made this rental the perfect mix of the quality services of a very nice hotel, yet the privacy and quiet seclusion of renting a home.

The villas are extremely clean and beautifully designed--both the interior and exterior reflected a fresh, modern, high-end style. A lot of thought was clearly put into designing these villas and the decorative touches. Master bedroom views of the beach are great! I appreciated that they provided beach towels too!

It was also wonderful to have owners Shelly and Bobby living right behind the villas (still very private) because they make sure guests have everything they need, can answer questions or navigate any services or activities you want to enjoy. (they are Americans who have been in the area for around 9 years, and understand everything there is to know!) I highly recommend the EOC for families or friends looking for a relaxing, enjoyable Costa Rica experience!
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Be Beachfront, Be Happy!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455736vb
+011 -506-8889-2913
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Parsippany, NJ, USA
5

Our Week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
EOC is absolutely gorgeous. The facilities are brand new, beautifully designed villas. Basically every surface in the villas is tile or stone (of course, there are mattresses and plenty of cushions to sleep and sit on). This makes a lot of sense because there will be sand EVERYWHERE when you come in from the beach. There is a fully functioning kitchen, which we used to make breakfast a couple of times. There are two bedrooms of course, and both have reasonably comfortable beds (better than both of the San Jose hotels we stayed at, for sure). There are also two full bathrooms with toilet and shower. Again, all of the fixtures are brand new. There is also a small patio and splash pool.

Second, location. You can literally see the beach from the master bedroom window. This, by itself, is amazing. Imagine being able to go to the beach without having to worry about leaving your stuff under an umbrella while you go swimming. Worrying about my stuff is the one thing I always hated about the beach. But having it so close to the villa means you can bring your towel and keys, and nothing else. If you need something else, it's a 5 minute walk back.

The villas are fairly close together, but I never felt like my privacy was invaded and I never heard noise from other guests. There was some light construction going on during my stay, but the hosts (Bobby and Shelley) were EXTRAORDINARILY accommodating about that. They assured us that they would try to have the construction done while we were away, and they always called to ask our permission before there was any noisy construction going on. I barely noticed it.

One of the best parts of our stay at EOC was how helpful the hosts were. Shelley was always available to answer questions and give us recommendations. She obviously cares very much about making sure the guests have a great time. She made some great recommendations for activities (catamaran boat, buggy ride up the mountains to a waterfall, and national park tour) and made arrangements for all of it.

The small staff at EOC does a fantastic job keeping the facilities in great shape. If you are like me, you will be amazed how quickly you make a mess of the place. But then I was amazed how thoroughly the staff cleaned up the villa while we were out.

EOC was the perfect place for our winter getaway, and I'm already trying to figure out when I can get back there!

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