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Beautiful Ocean Views+Private Pool + Spa, Steps to Quiet Beach

Beautiful Ocean Views+Private Pool + Spa, Steps to Quiet Beach


Property Details

Updated: Dec 7, 2014
Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Our bright and cheery 2100 sq. ft. villa provides everything for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Whether you are looking for a vacation packed with the one of a kind eco-adventure only available in Costa Rica or simply want to relax in your PRIVATE POOL and on the QUIET BEACH, Villa Gecko is the place for you. Located on the LOWER half of the exclusive Bahia Pez Vela resort, our villa provides beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, Monkey's Head and Witch's Rock, and is just steps to a tranquil beach that offers great snorkeling, soft ebony sand and even extensive tidepool exploration. The villa is casual, inviting and fully equipped.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast next to your private pool and spend the evening stargazing from your private balcony or large patio. The onsite restaurant, located adjacent to the beach and resort pool, offers local and North American specialties--along with a full bar service--in a low-key environment. The lively village of Coco Beach, a short 10 minute drive away, hosts a variety of restaurants and nightlife.

The villa has everything you need to make your stay pleasant--private pool and bubbly spa in spacious patio area, fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, all linens, wooden lounge chairs and patio furniture, plenty of storage space, DVD, cable TV, FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, games, books and more. Contact us for additional information. We will be happy to share our tips and secrets with you!

Villa features: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Master: king sized bed, private bathroom, balcony, full ocean view, large closet, dresser. Bedroom 2: queen sized bed, twin bed, full ocean view, large closet, dresser. Bedroom 3: two twin beds, dresser, mountain view. All bedrooms and living areas have A/C, screens and ceiling fans.

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Keywords: Spacious Private Beach Resort

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

American/European Family Owners--Love the beach and outdoors--Avid Travelers--Global Nomads

Nous parlons français y se habla espanol.

Speaks:: english, french, spanish

25 Reviews

Beautiful Ocean Views+Private Pool + Spa, Steps to Quiet Beach
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste


  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Villa Gecko from October 6 - November 2, 2014 and can't say enough about what a wonderful time we've had.

Mary has taken great care equipping the Villa with all the comforts of home. Much appreciated and making our stay with our young daughter (10 months) stress free.

Cesar and the staff here at Bahia Pez Villa are wonderful. Always available and willing to help. When returning to the resort after dark, passing through two manned gates confirms safety and security.

Don't let the rainy season sway you! We had little rain and thoroughly enjoyed the off season peace and quiet.

We had a wonderful time and hope to visit again.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your warm review. We are very happy your family had a lovely, stress-free stay! We remember traveling with little ones as well and are pleased the villa was a haven for your family during your month long stay. Best wishes to your family and hopefully we will have a chance to host you another time. Mary
Beautiful Ocean Views+Private Pool + Spa, Steps to Quiet Beach
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste

Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a fabulous 12-day trip to Costa Rica. Villa Gecko was a delightful home to return to after our daily adventures. The villa is clean, very comfortable, well-maintained with a well-equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, all enhanced by a lovely patio and pool. Villa Gecko is located within short walking distance of the the pool, the beach and of Picante (Pez Vela restaurant).Thank you Mary for making us feel so welcome in your charming home. We definitely felt the Pura Vida and we would certainly return to Villa Gecko!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We are very happy you chose Villa Gecko for your family's holiday. As repeat visitors to the resort, we were pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay in our villa. We also loved having little updates on your adventures--it made us feel like we were there too! Best wishes to your family for continued adventures!
Beautiful Ocean Views+Private Pool + Spa, Steps to Quiet Beach
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste

Great family trip!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for a wonderful trip with our family. Everyone had a great time, and we hope to come back soon! This is the perfect place for families to relax, and it was located close to town and local attractions. Thanks again for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your positive comments and were very happy to have you stay at Villa Gecko. We hope our paths cross again in the future. Wishing you continued happy travels.!
Beautiful Ocean Views+Private Pool + Spa, Steps to Quiet Beach
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste

Great For For Relaxing and Adventure

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5, including 3 boys, had a wonderful time! The villa was in excellent condition and very well-maintained. The owner was very gracious before and during our vacation, responding quickly to our questions about the amenities. The staff on site were also very helpful assisting us in setting up beach side massage, fishing trips for the boys (came back with lots of tuna and red snapper) and a day zip lining. Would definitely go back!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Beautiful Ocean Views+Private Pool + Spa, Steps to Quiet Beach
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste
wenatchee, wa usa

Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5
The villa was listed and then some. We had everything we need for the four of us and more. When we arrived the microwave was not working and the caretaker took it away and returned the next morning with a new one. Great service. The pool was very relaxing and was cleaned every day. The visitors we had (birds, raccoons and monkeys) were all very welcome.

The restaurant at the resort was wonderful and I would recommend it to all visiting there. The weather this time of year was very hot and dry so be prepared. We also enjoyed Father Rooster's restaurant at the next beach over. The owners have done a great job of decorating the villa. We wood recommend this property to all. Great for kids as well but watch the water at the beach because the current could be nasty for young ones.
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review and for making Villa Gecko a part of your vacation! You offer great tips as well for future guests--always nice to have.

Happy travels!
Beautiful Ocean Views+Private Pool + Spa, Steps to Quiet Beach
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste
Vancouver, BC Canada


  • 5 of 5
Villa was very clean & completely ready for occupancy upon arrival. Website photos and verbal description very accurate, no unpleasant surprises. Air conditioning was terrific!
All beds, linens & towels clean and comfortable. Showers & bathrooms all nicely equipped.
In suite washer & dryer was a nice touch. Lots of windows for plenty of natural light. Screen doors spoiled us with tropical smell of the air each night!

All villa amenities & equipment were present and in good condition – aside from temperature fluctuation for the fridge, and icemaker couldn’t keep up. Also no instructions given for garbage day…

Great villa location with amazing panoramic ocean view.

Very clean, peaceful & tranquil resort, nice easy walk to reception office, beach & Piquante restaurant.

Resort staff very knowledgeable and helpful in assisting with planning our excursions & activities. They also managed to get us a group discount for one of our excursions without us asking for it!

Piquante restaurant did a wonderful job of grilling up some fresh caught Bluefin tuna – delicious! Meals at the restaurant were good and served quickly, along with refreshing drink service!
Nice to enjoy the fun activities like salsa dancing as well.

Daily pool cleaners & gardeners did a great job, were not intrusive at all. Great bird & monkey watching from our villa patio! Nightly raccoon visitors were entertaining too.

Beach was also clean, no garbage or debris washed ashore, never crowded and very private beach.

Enjoyable short taxi ride to Playa del Coco for entertainment, groceries & shopping. Ocotal is a great location for relaxation, yet close enough to Liberia airport and all amenities. We found that for our group of 6 adults it was more cost effective to take a taxi to town instead of renting a car. Plus all of our excursions included transportation.

In every way, an excellent resort & villa!! We felt really safe and welcome everywhere we went. Would definitely recommend to anyone considering Costa Rica, and can’t wait to get back there again!
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Wow! What a detailed review--thanks for sharing your experiences with us. Sounds like your group of six had a great time. Thanks for your patience with the ice maker--yes it does struggle at time, hence the "old fashioned" ice cube trays in the freezer. Sorry to hear there was a bit of confusion regarding garbage pick up--this information is usually in the welcome packet. I will add it to my information as well. Thanks again for taking the time to write the review. Happy travels! Mary


From the Owner

Paradise found: a great mix of perfect weather, fantastic views, a semi-private beach, excellent snorkeling, nice restaurant/bar, lovely people, and a comfortable and spacious villa...pura vida!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Picante at 200 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Picante at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : OUR BEACH at 200 Metres Car: recommended


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Updated: Dec 7, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Year End
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2015 - May 1 2015
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $400
  • Property Damage Protection $89

Please contact us for rates. The rate calculator is not always correct and we give discounts for extended stays.

Please enquire for Easter and December/January holiday rates.

Rates may be higher for Credit Card and International Credit Card Payment.

Availability and rates subject to change. Local Costa Rican liability laws apply.


From the Owner

Full-size tiled private pool and jacuzzi, fully equipped kitchen, spacious sleeping/eating/lounging areas, tastefully decorated with local art and furniture, wooden patio furniture and lounge chairs, books, DVDs, games, A/C, beach toys, ceiling fans, fully screened windows and so much more.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View


  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2100 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Master Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Shared Between Bedroom 2 and 3
  • Bathroom 3 - Convenient half bath located on split level


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Full ocean view
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Full ocean view + balcony + full bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single, Mountain view
  • Ocean View Master Bedroom with King Bed, Balcony and Private Bath. Second bedroom: Ocean View, features Queen Bed and Twin Bed. Third Bedroom: 2 Twin Beds, Mountain View. Shared Full Bathroom. Half bath on landing.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Large private pool + Jacuzzi, outdoor shower, free wireless, screened doors/windows, A/C throughout, ceiling fans, wooden patio furniture + lounge chairs (not shown on virtual tour), beach towels, toys, basic snorkeling equipment
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