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Bahia Pez Vela (Bay of the Sail Fish) In Other Words... Heaven!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Location, Location, Location!

It doesn't get better than this... Villa Colina! This spacious, split level, 3 bedroom villa is fully equipped and upgraded and offers amazing ocean front views. We are centrally located to several national parks, volcanoes, waterfalls, caves and stunning beaches.

Though our peaceful, secluded vacation community seems worlds away from civilization; the grocery stores, shops restaurants and bars of Playas del Coco are less than a 10 minute drive and the Liberia International Airport is only 30 minutes away!

Our ebony-sand beach, surrounded by imposing cliffs, is always the main focal point for any visitor. The sound of gentle waves lapping onto the volcanic sand can lull guests into a dreamlike trance - the perfect lullaby.

Villa Colina offers a concierge service which will help you to plan the perfect vacation and answer any questions you might have about travel to Costa Rica.

On-site: Picante Restaurant and bar which offers wonderful food with a view, wireless internet, two infinity pools (one beachfront) and a kids pool, snorkeling, maid service. You can kayak, paddle board, snorkel, have a massage or even depart for some world class fishing right from our beach!

Keywords: Spacious Villa, Beachfront Resort

More Details

alan murray
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About alan murray

We bought in 2005 along with some friends and we travel down to C.R. 2-3 times a year to stay. Bahia Pez Vela is a special place and there is nothing like it that we have found. We are proud to share our villa with renters and friends.

alan murray purchased this villa in 2005

Why alan murray chose Cantón Carrillo

We had friends that bought a villa in B.P.V. and when we went to check it out we fell in love with the area. We've enjoyed bringing decorations and such from the states for our place and it has been a labor of love.

What makes this villa unique

The serenity, peace and quiet, gourmet restaurant, bar, pool area, private beach; beach massages,just to name a few.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Neil,

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Colina. We met Jacky and Cesar and got good advice for things to do and took a taxito Auto Mercado first thing in the morning we arrived. We made breakfast at Casa Colina and it is well equipped, otherwise we ate at Picante or somewhere else; also tested the pizza from La Caveja, delicious.We enjoyed the waterfalls of Llanos de Cortez; stopped by Tempisque River to see the oxes to transport the sand out of the river the old fashioned way. New Years eve we sailed onboard Kuna Vela to do some snorkeling and experienced the wonderful sunset. The best activity was the Adventure Combo to Ricon de la Vieja, horseback riding, tubing, zip;ining and finally hot water spring with mud.

Playa Ocotal and surroundings is perfect for jogging and walking (uphill and downhill) with fantastic views and a few exotic animals. Never before have experienced 90 degrees every day during our holidays. When we got back to Finland it was -13 F. We are glad to recommend Casa de Colina to our friends. Thank you!
Dec 2015
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Cantón Carrillo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , lower floor area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , main bathroom upstairs area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master bedroom
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Adventure tours, snorkeling trips, fishing, sunset cruises, zip lining, car rentals, etc, can be booked through our office staff


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Bahia Pez Vela (Bay of the Sail Fish) In Other Words... Heaven!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 26 reviews

Excellent, Quiet, Very Clean and Well Maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Staff was helpful. Excellent unit design. Unit has two levels. The lower level has a large open kitchen and living room. Very quiet with an excellent restaurant and private black sand beach. Out of the way but only a few kilometers to Playa del Coco. Highly recommend the development. We were pleasantly surprised. Well equipped unit.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The condo was exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean, in a great location. The staff was very kind and the property is gated so we felt very safe there! The pool was great and the kids loved how close the ocean was to our condo. The restaurant on sight was delicious. I highly recommend checking out Father Rooster restaurant as well which is near condo. Luckily our phones google maps worked as it would have been extremely hard to find the condo in the dark the night of our arrival. Also we got our full deposit back. Overall it was a great place to stay and we'd definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Trip!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Casa Colina with our 2 teenaged daughters and another family who has 2 daughters the same age. The villa was perfect for us! There was ample room for everyone. Closet & drawer space was plentiful. The linen closet was well stocked with sheets & towels. The bathrooms were spacious and the kitchen had everything we needed. Glad to have the washer & dryer for daily laundering of dirty clothes/bathing suits from all our adventures! It was also very helpful to have the safe for our valuable items. The villa wasn't just functional, it was also beautifully decorated. Everything looked beachy & fresh. It was a pleasure to be there! In terms of Bahia Pez Vela, we felt very safe - there's a security gate. Walk to the beach was only a minute or so. There is a pretty steep hill that you can't get around when going to the beach, so if you have trouble walking that might not be ideal, but was fine for us. It is a little tucked away, but we loved that. The cove is gorgeous & it was nice to have a virtually private beach. We ate at the on-premise restaurant, Picante, one evening & everyone enjoyed it. We wished they had a breakfast offering. Cesar & Jacky in the office were helpful with suggestions & securing taxis. Prior to our trip, Neil, the homeowner, was very responsive & helpful. In terms of Guanacaste, GO! The country is beautiful, the people are friendly, the food is excellent and the activities are endless! We will go again & we would absolutely stay at Casa Colina again!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay at Casa Colina

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 days at Casa Colina and it was amazing. It has a great ocean front view and we got to see a lot of wildlife. Every morning we ate breakfast outside and we were joined by these beautiful blue birds. We even got to see some monkeys and could hear them every morning too. The villa had everything we needed and much more. We cooked most meals here and the kitchen had everything we needed to make delicious meals. It was nice being able to do laundry as well. The front office staff was very helpful and had a lot of good suggestions for things to do. They helped us book an all day Catamaran tour and we were the only ones on it for half of the day and felt like royalty on it! The pool at the villa was beautiful and very refreshing. We rented a car and we recommend renting one down there. The roads can be quite an adventure, but having a car was worth it. Would definetly recommend this villa to everyone! The owner Neil was great and very helpful too! Had a great time here in Costa Rica and can't wait to come back! Thanks for letting us use your villa!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

It just feels like home once you enter this paradise of villas in Pez Vella.

This was our second stay at Casa Colina and it was truly relaxing, the weather was beautiful every day.

Thanks to Neil for always being helpful and accommodating with our travel plans.

We enjoy preparing our own meals so loved the spice selection and kitchen accessories to make food prep easy.

We rented a vehicle and made day trip outings - so many things to do within a hour or so of this stay.

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Bahia Pez Vela. Neil was easy to work with from our initial inquiry right through our stay in early January 2016. The trip from Playa Del Coco the first time is a little unnerving but that turned out to be part of the charm and we got so we looked forward to driving into town each day. You will want to rent a small SUV at a minimum, it's a very narrow and rough (in places) road to the resort. The condo itself was great, just as described. Beautiful view, well appointed, comfortable beds. The resort has a great restaurant, nice pool and very secluded beach. Listen for howler monkeys in the late afternoon and watch out for the very friendly racoons. We also found several great dining spots in town so we ended up alternating between cooking our own meals and dining out. Nice spot to relax. This was our best VRBO experience yet, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rich and Maggie; thank you so much for the kind words. I had to laugh at your comments on driving around Coco. I try to describe to people what to experience but words don't do it justice. I agree that once you get through the initial experience you do start to enjoy it. I'm always happy when I receive a great review as I truly believe that Bahia Pez Vela is a one of a kind resort. Thanks again for staying with us and taking the time out to write a review. Warmest regards, Neil
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Canopy tours, volcano tours, river boat trips, casino and great shopping. Personal massages on the beach or in room available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cancellation refund will be less fees if any taken by VRBO

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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