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Beautiful Ocean Views + Full Sized Private Pool, Steps to Quiet Beach

Beautiful Ocean Views + Full Sized Private Pool, Steps to Quiet Beach


Property Details

Updated: May 24, 2015
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 black sand 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, banks, shopping, tours, etc.

The villa has everything you need to make your stay pleasant--private pool in a 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
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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
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May 24, 2015

27 Reviews

based on 27 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Ocean Views + Full Sized Private Pool, Steps to Quiet Beach
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste
Quincy, MA, USA

Two visits, two exceptional experiences

  • 5 of 5
I recently returned from my second visit to Mary's gorgeous villa in Costa Rica. I was one of a party of six and we all had an amazing trip. With all of the choices of vacation destinations in the world, there is a reason why I/we would choose the same place multiple times. Lets start with the owner; Mary is a pleasure to work with during the booking/confirming process, and throughout the interim period checks in and sends out helpful information regarding local activities, etc.
The office staff on site, led by Ceasar, are smiley, professional, and attentive to every little question. A minor maintenance issue was dealt with quicker than I could ever have hoped, and Ceasar followed up with an "is everything good now?" phone call minutes later.
The landscaping is lush, green, and tropical even though this part of Costa Rica, at this time of year, is particularly dry. There is what seems like a small army of gardeners swarming over the grounds at all times, tidying, watering, planting, and smiling with a "buenos dias!" greeting.
The house is well laid out, private, and boasts an AMAZING view of the Pacific Ocean from the pool deck, master bedroom balcony, and the rest of the ocean-facing side of the house. The kitchen is well equipped to make nearly any meal (even a crockpot!!), and the pool is clean, cool, and maintained by a silent pool guy every other morning at 6am. The beach, about 100 yards down the driveway, is of black sand and is clean and pretty. The on-site restaurant, Picante, serves up fresh local seafood, tasty cocktails, and more. The staff's smiles are seeming etched on their faces, and no request, even a dairy allergy, seems to flummox them!
So if you are looking for a vacation where you can sit on your butt and watch the monkeys, birds, and boats go by, or where you can head off for horseback riding, ATV'ing, fishing, zip lining, or hiking adventures, this is the place to be! Trust me, I will be going back ASAP!
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beautiful Ocean Views + Full Sized Private Pool, Steps to Quiet Beach
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste
Rochester Hills, MI

Trip of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Villa Gecko in early November after spending a few days in Arenal. There were five of us including myself, my husband, our 16 yr old son, and my 74 yr old parents. This was the favorite part of the trip. Villa Gecko was everything as advertised and so comfortable and relaxing. The owner Mary, was always responsive and helpful when I had questions or concerns prior to our stay. She even emailed an info packet with area info (thank you). Cesar and the staff at Bahia Pez Villa were always helpful and available. The beach is a short walk away from the villa, but we loved having our own private pool right outside the door (not all units have their own pool so this was a plus!!!). We spent lots of time in the pool! It was great to sit outside by the pool in the morning with our coffee and look at the view and wildlife. We saw monkeys in the nearby trees one morning. Playa del Coco is 15 minutes away and has restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Father Rooster is a fun beachside restaurant just 5 minutes away. Or you can just sit and relax and enjoy Pura Vida at Villa Gecko.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Beautiful Ocean Views + Full Sized Private Pool, 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 + Full Sized Private Pool, 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 + Full Sized Private Pool, 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 + Full Sized Private Pool, 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


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

Villa Gecko is located at Bahia Pez Vela Resort. Nearest services (bank, grocery, medical, etc.) are 10 minutes away by car.


From $265 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
Year End
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $400.00

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

Please inquire 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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 24, 2015


From the Owner

Full-size tiled private pool, 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 ...
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • 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
  • Simple, clean bathrooms.


  • 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. Comfortable and inviting. Uncluttered. Cotton linens. Local decorations.


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


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Private custom-tiled pool, 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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