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Lovely Oceanview Apartment, Large Pool, Rancho and all the amenities

Lovely Oceanview Apartment, Large Pool, Rancho and all the amenities


Property Details

Updated: Apr 26, 2015
Three one-bedroom apts with private baths, sleep up to 4 each

Villa Vista Mar is a classic Spanish villa with spectacular ocean views. The attractive one bedroom apartments rent daily or weekly. Each has a fully equipped kitchen, private bath and balcony. We also have a large swimming pool, jacuzzi, tropical gardens, outdoor kitchen with barbeque, dining area and washer and dryer. Free wifi. We're located in Playa Ocotal, on the spectacular Gulf of Papagayo and our villa is a short walk to two beaches. While enjoying the seaview from your room or balcony you can hear the sounds of the howler monkeys, parrots, and ocean waves. Your hosts, Ed and Lorrie Scanlan, live on the premises and offer personalized service and advice.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Lovely Oceanview Apartment, Large Pool, Rancho and all the amenities
+506 - 2-670-0375
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste

Lovely villa, lovely hosts awsome beach just our style

  • 4 of 5
The positive reviews on Tripadvisor helped seal the deal for our stay at Villa Vista Mar which is perfectly named. Offers an enticing view of Ocotal and the Golf of Papagayo. Ed & Lori live on premises and are generous, helpful & gracious hosts.

Our family of 4 had apt 3 and we were cozy and comfortable. The apartment was exceptionally clean with no bugs. (Which is impressive in Costa Rica.)

It would be a great spot for a Romantic get away.

The outdoor seating areas ie. kitchen, grill &pool offered opportunities for relaxing and /or socializing with other guests. Many if the guests at VVM have returned for many years.

Ed is quick witted, has a wealth of information on the area and is the consument host, respectful of privacy without being intrusive.

Playa Ocotal is a great beach for families. Great snorkeling and tide pools right off the beach only a 10 minute walk away. The snorkeling was better right off shore than with the local tour we took. We saw 100's of fish!! Puffers, needlefish, clown fish etc.

We only travel with one carry on each so the laundry area was helpful.

We regret being unable to stay longer this time but, hope to return next year too stay longer!!

We tend to do much of our own cooking and can be kitchen snobs so our one feedback suggestion would be more silverware.

There excellent selection of books. 2 cabinets full!

If you want to try tico spool fishing the beach is perfect. We were there on a Sunday and here were 20 to 30 fisherman lined up shoulder to shoulder. It was really neat to see.

Lots of restaurants within a 15 min drive.

Lots of Supers nearby which we tend to favor for shopping while in CR.

Playa Coco is a 10 minute drive.

Stayed November 2014, fingers cross for a return visit in the next year.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia, Costa Rica at 24 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 300 Metres

Deep Sea Fishing, Diving, Sailing, Snorkeling,Birdwatching, Horseback riding, Hiking, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Thermal Spas with Mud Baths, Santa Rosa National Park, Tempisque River Nature Trip/Palo Verde National Park, Guaitil Pottery Village, Llanos de Cortez Waterfalls, El Chappernal Hacienda Folkloric Ranch, Canopy Tours, and more.

Other Activities: canopy tours, volcanoes, rain forests


From $75 Per night

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Green Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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  • Cleaning $0.00

A 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. The balance is payble when you arrive.

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Updated: Apr 26, 2015


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Exterior - outdoor shower
  • Bathroom - toilet, shower, hot water


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 baby crib. Additional cot available upon request.


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • There is an outdoor shower and bathroom by the pool. There is an outdoor rancho (lanai) with a gas oven and stove top, refrigerator, charcoal grill, washer and dryer and dining tables.

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