Villla Perezoso 2 Lotes De La Casa Blanca, Pacific Canyon Drive Quepos, Costa Rica
“It’s hard to know where to begin! The spectacular beauty of this home and area has been equally matched by the kindness of Randall, Jose and Anna. From the moment we walked in we have felt at home and this week has been everything we hoped for and more. Jose, your cooking has been the best. thank you for happily making such delicious meals for our large group. The kids will miss your pina coladas and we will all miss everything else (mahi, ceviche, guac, costa Rican rice all especially great). Randall, you steered us in the perfect direction every day! Anna, we will miss your friendly smile. Thank you for keeping this beautiful home so perfect despite having a houseful. Your flowers are beautiful and such a nice touch. Lastly, I could not end this without a comment about our very favorite activity this trip….monkey and sloth (perezoso) watching! This deck, pool view is the perfect spot to watch all the fascinating animals and it was so much fun to spend our afternoons relaxing and doing just that. We will miss these crazy monkeys and even miss the 4am howlers howl! Thank you for hosting us on this perfect week. We will miss your beautiful home and this incredible country. Pura Vida! With love.” Sarah E., April 2018
“Thank you, thank you, thank you….
for making our first trip to Costa Rica so memorable, we could not imagine staying anywhere else, and we will recommend VP to our friends and family. Randall, we would have been lost without your guidance and recommendations. The tours were a highlight of our trip. Jose, your passion for cooking is evident in every meal you prepare. Your food is among the best we have ever had. Thank you for spoiling us everyday! Anna, your flower arrangements all over the house are so cheery. Pura Vida”. Erika M., March 2018
“The most beautiful place I have been so far in my life…
….also contains the most beautiful, kindest, most amazing people I’ve ever been around in all our travels. Randall, thank you for all you have done to make it look easy; Jose, you are a magnificent chef, belissimo! You don’t just make food, you cook and serve with your big heart. It is not just the food I will miss, we will miss you Anna, your beautiful smile and flowers made me so happy all day. Thank you!”, Jim H., Feb 2018
“We loved every moment we spent here at Villa Perezoso. Randall made sure we were pampered and cared for every moment from beach rentals, to transport, tours, towels. There wasn’t a thing he couldn’t do. The meals created by Jose were so delicious we will talk about it for years to come. What was our favorite? Lobster & Steak? The perezoso style breakfast? Poolside ceviche? Or one of the many slimming desserts? Everyone on the staff has been kind, friendly and so accommodating…to the towels shaped on the bed to the gorgeous fresh flowers every morning from Anna. We made beautiful memories here and cannot wait to return. Muchas gracias. Pura Vida!” Rachel W., Feb 2018
“Incredible house and the best hospitality”
“About nine months ago 9 of us decided to pick a vacation spot for an amazing friend’s 40th birthday. After a lot of debate, we landed on Costa Rica. None of us were familiar with the house prior to our search and boy did we luck out! The amazing views from every spot is incredible. The details and plans for each activity was perfect. We ate 19 out of 21 meals at the house and all exceeded our expectations! The detail and care to cleanliness is best in class. The food was amazing. Perfecto! Pura Vida!” Matt W., Maryland, Jan 18
“where we became husband and wife”
“This is the house we became husband and wife. We shared a very intimate occasion with friends, family and staff, who are now considered family. Every petal was perfect and thought through. Words aren’t enough to express our gratitude. We’ll be back soon!” Tabitha S., Jan. 18
“P.S. One of our best vacations ever”
“We want to thank you for making our 70th birthday celebration with our family of ten so wonderful. The house, of course, is flawless. We loved the setting, the monkeys and their noises. And the food was extraordinary..as good or better than any fine restaurant. Beyond everything, however, the service provided by everyone was outstanding. Randall anticipated all of our needs, from setting up excursions to keeping our plans all in order. Jose was, and remains, a master chef…always kind, creative and a wizard in the kitchen. Anna kept our rooms immaculate, each day was sparking and our rooms were always ready and beautiful. This was a wonderful week and we are very grateful. P.S. One of our best vacations ever”. The Grahams (Dec 2017)
“What an amazing first visit to Costa Rica! We had never been to CR before and cobbled together a last minute plan which turned out to be AMAZING! Villa Perezoso was/is absolutely stunning. It was more than spacious enough for our family of 6. The views were stunning! We loved using the pool at the end of every day. And especially loved all of the monkeys that came to visit on a daily basis. Randall was the most amazing host. His recommendations for activities were perfect! We did an ATV tour and zip lining, a waterfall tour, a tour of the National Park and the incredible Rafiki water rafting adventure! And Jose…what can we say about Jose? We have travelled to many destinations and the food has never been as authentic and delicious! Each meal was better than the next and we could not stop talking about how delicious everything was! Guacamole, ceviche, tenderloin, mani mani, passionfruit cheesecake, tres leeches..the list goes on and on. Thank you ten times over to Anna for keeping this villa sparkling clean everyday. She always greeted us with a smile. We can’t say enough about Villa Perezoso and we can’t wait to come back.” The Weismann family (Dec 17)
“Great memories at Villa Perezoso”
“Words cannot begin to express how much we appreciate all you have done to make our visit so special. You take exceptional care of your guests! From the moment we met each of you, we knew our stay was going to be terrific! Jose, thank you for preparing the most wonderful meals each day. We cannot imagine eating anywhere else. And that smile–always there to greet us–but genuine and a true testament to how much you love taking care of your guests. We will miss you! Anna, another beautiful smile and a lovely person. Thank you for keeping everything so neat and clean. And those beautiful flowers each day that always reminded us of where we were. Randall–thank you for giving us advice and direction and making arrangements for us.Your humor and happy personality will always be remembered! What a great visit this has been. We made great memories at Villa Perezoso that will carry with us forever. Pura Vida!”
Steven J., (Knoxville, TN Nov 2017)
“Wow, there is so much to say! Let me first say that I had very high expectations since I read all the reviews when looking into the Villa Perezoso. I am happy to say that they have not only been met but were surely surpassed. Randall, you are a pleasure to converse with, always a smile and no matter how complicated a large group maybe, you handled it all with positive and efficient manners. You helped put this dream vacation into reality. Jose, wow, your smile is genuine, no matter how much we asked of you, you delivered 100% with such a friendly and pleasant attitude. Your cooking is amazing in taste and presentation. Anna, thank you for keeping this villa as beautiful and organized after 6 days of stay just as it was the day of our arrival. Once again, thank you for the amazing experience.” Melissa M, (Nov 2017)
When we began planning this vacation months ago, we knew we were going to have a very special experience. We were excited about experiencing the wildlife, the culture, the adventures, and all that this beautiful country has to offer. What we could not have expected was how wonderful the staff is! They truly have made our trip to Costa Rica unforgettable. We feel we have gained new family members in each of them. Villa Perezoso is a beautiful place but you all have made it home for us, if only for one short week. We will never forget you and our experience here in Manuel Antonio. Muchas gracias. (Marc N., Charleston, SC July 2017)
“second time as great as the first”
Wow! Our second time here was as great as the first. We can’t thank you enough for everything. Your hospitality truly makes this vacation the best. We love Costa Rica but it wouldn’t be the same without you all. You have become like family to us. Hope to see you again.
Pura Vida. (Ed T and family, SJ, CA June 2017)
Thank you for an unforgettable vacation! We will forever remember your hospitality! Everything was muy, muy, may perfecto!
Mucho gracias and perfecto. (Melissa M., US, June 2017)
“No vacation will ever come close to this”
Thank you for the most perfect week. The home is beautiful, the setting is incredible, but best of all was the service. No vacation will ever come close to this. I brought the family to create memories, and the wonderful memories we are taking with us will never be erased. This is the vacation of all vacations. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are the very best. (Barbara H., Okemos, MI June 2017)
“Luxurious property set in paradise”
“We loved our week. Villa Perezoso is magnificent (the photos are 100% accurate) and the excursions were loads of fun, but without a doubt, the best part was being with the incredible staff. They did a magnificent job of taking care of us and making us feel right at home. The staff was available but not intrusive. We had all meals at home and Jose, the chef, is as good a chef as one might find at a Zagat 5 star restaurant. He uses all fresh produce and fish that is caught the same day. A real culinary experience. Randall, the house manager, oversaw our every desire. Anything we thought about, we’d say, “Let’s talk with Randall”. Anamaria and Maria kept the house immaculate on a daily basis. We are a family of 10 and were extremely comfortable. This was pampering at its most luxurious. We travel a lot and found the beauty of the country, the friendliness of the people, and the range of outdoor activities to be exceptional. Finding this piece of heaven in a dangerous world was fantastic. Seda Sejud, the owner, is extremely responsive and easy to work with. She delivered on all her promises. You just can’t do any better.” Anita W., Arizona Dec. 2016
“Thank you for the most amazing vacation we’ve ever had! Your warm hospitality and bright spirits made this trip that much more beautiful. Randall, you were fantastic at taking care of our daily adventures and making sure we had the best experience everywhere we went. The tour you set up for us at Manuel Antonio National Park and the waterfall excursion were truly memorable and easily the best days of our trip! Thank you for all that you did for us.Jose, you have set the bar extremely high for vacation meals. We had no need to go to any restaurants because we knew whatever you were cooking would be light years better! Every dish, sauce, and drink you prepared left us speechless in how delicious and flavorful they’re. Ana thank you for all that you did to make our rooms spotless and beautiful. We felt at home here, and so much of that was your doing. From the fresh floral arrangements every day, to our discussion of the animals that come to visit, you truly brightened our trip in more ways than one. We had a fabulous stay and hope to be back again!” Tina and Scott O., Sept 2016
“Much thanks for a week that was beyond perfect…manly because of the amazing staff. No request was impossible and everything was taken care of. Randall, thank you for tending to our numerous needs, our party of 7 rating in age from 10-74 kept you all busy but you were always so gracious. All our excursions, transport and any other need were always taken care of. Jose! The kids numerous requests for smoothie along with our pina coladas kept you busy! Always with a smile and dancing feet! You are an amazing chef and a man with a good heart, pura vida! Thanks to Anna and Mari for keeping the gorgeous place immaculate and for the sloth sightings. You are all the best!” Vineeth L., August 2016
“Thank you for creating an environment where our families can come together to celebrate our children graduations. We had a wonderful time here, truly pura vida! From the amazing food to the memorable tours (surfing, rafting, ATVs), we have a ton of memories to carry us until we meet again! All the best and blessing to each of you and your families and those who walk through these beautiful doors. May the monkeys and sloths amaze–those who come behind us.” Anwell W., July 2016
“Best birthday ever”
“The best birthday EVER..we were here for my 30th and this has been the most amazing trip of my life! Randall and Jose are amazing, I can’t imagine ever returning to Costa Rica and not staying here and seeing them! The Villa is gorgeous, the views are amazing and the wildlife gets scary close! I am in love! Thank you so much for making this trip UNFORGETTABLE!” Cassie, July 2016
“When i picture heaven, this is it”
“When i picture heaven, this is it! What a wonderful home with amazing views and an awesome staff! We started our vacation with eleven in our family but after the first day we felt like a family of thirteen. Randall and Jse, the nicest guys..helpful, courteous, professional, friendly and so very kind. They were instrumental in making this one of our best vacations ever. Arriving early every morning until evening meeting our every need. They both need a vacation after our vacation! Randall was excellent in organizing our activities and making all the arrangements for them. The perfect host! I can’t compliment Jose enough for all the absolutely delicious meals he prepared for us.He truly outdid himself. Anna and Mari worked hard behind the scenes keeping our temporary home spotless and clean–such sweet ladies. The flower arrangements they created every day were outstanding. We appreciate your warm hospitality, thank you just isn’t enough for the unforgettable experience you have given us. We had a fabulous visit!” The Armstrong family, July 2016
“Best vacation ever..”
“This was the best vacation i have experienced in some time. Each of you were excellent in making the trip care free, while keeping our stomachs fed onside delicious food! That you for everything! VP is definitely the place I will recommend to anyone coming to Costa Rica!” Kimberly, June 2016
“With much gratitude..”
“With much gratitude we write this thank you for the incredible experience here at Villa Perezoso. The views from the rooms and pool are extraordinary. The artwork and design of this villa can only be described as outstanding. The wildlife bring a zen feeling watching the different money species and the peaceful sloth enabled us to meet our objective of experiencing the “real” Costa Rica. Waterfalls, the National Park, snorkeling, etc. were wonderful experiences. BUT, the staff! You brought us comfort like no other. Ana and Mari kept the Villa immaculate! Jose, we can only describe your cooking as passionate..you are truly an inspiring human being! And Randall…best tour on the trip! Thank you for the CARE you gave our family”. The McCarthy’s, April 2016.
“Dear Villa Perezoso, the food, served, music and serene ambiance of this house makes the name of this place PERFECTO! Our family and friends are high energy, high stress people and this vacation was much needed. Everything exceeded our expectations! We plan to tell everyone we know. River rafting, snorkeling,tour to the national park was amazing..as were our midnight raids into the refrigerators for Jose’s desserts…we will miss this place…thank you!” The O’Neal family, March 2016.
“Looking forward to our 3rd visit”
“Thank you for another amazing stay. We had a great time. The weather was perfect along with the wonderful activities that Randall set up for us. Jose’s food was excellent, the french toast every morning, the bbq, ribs, chicken and sushi! Randall, we loved the horseback riding, ziplining, rafting, all were perfect.We are already looking forward to our 3rd visit!” Todd B, Florida, March 2016.
“Thank you for creating an amazing experience for both of our families! We always find that the people make the experience and Randall and Jose collaborated so well to make our each and every moment a magical experience. Each meal, each activity, each conversation..perfecto!! Too much excellence to report in full, but so many thanks to each and everyone one…Seda for providing the opportunity..RandallandJose for making it amazing and memorable. We will miss you!” Scott D., April 2016
“Even though we were here only for a short time, this place has left an impression on us. We couldn’t have imagined how wonderful the villa and the staff could be! Everyone has been so good to us. The location is spectacular, and the wildlife beautiful. I will miss waking up to a three-toed sloth outside my windowsand howler monkeys moving the trees. We will be talking about this trip and recommending the Villa to friends for a long time. I hope we will be able to come back soon. Thank you and pura vida.” Matt G., May 2016
“Thank you for making our dreams come true…”
“Thank you for making our dreams come true–celebrating our wedding and union here in Costa Rica at Villa Perezoso was magical. Our wonderful friends and family and our new family with Randall, Jose and Anna. Thank you fro your love fun and company. We will treasure the time we had here forever.” Josh G., Florida, May 2016
“It was over six years ago during a Maryland snowstorm that i received an email from my friend exclaiming that she had just returned from paradise at Villa Perezoso. Three weeks later we were there, in January of 2010. I broke date villa that day in the blizzard and set out to find someone that could come with me on such short notice. My mother, bother and girlfriend had the time of our lives. Today we are regretfully returning to winter in Rhode Island and Maryland. We have had an incredible week with Jose and Randall and Anna and Marie taking such great care of us. The meals were exquisite and it was amazing how they quickly ascertained our food preferences. Randall arranged zip lining, diving, all kinds of entertainment. The house was always immaculate. We saw 3 kinds of monkeys, a sloth with a baby, and many birds from the Villa. thank you for creating such a hospitable first class business. Sometimes when you go back to a place a second time it is not so good, not so! Expectations exceeded again!” Lynn B., Maryland, March 2016.
“It has been an amazing week in a tropical paradise! Villa Perezoso is a beautiful home location is perfect and the staff has been incredible. Randall has done an excellent job making us feel at home and taking care of our every wish and need. We had tons of fun fishing, sucking zip lining and checking out the town and National Park. Jose outdid himself with every meal, he spoiled us with fabulous food and drinks! Great vacation, thanks you to all”. John D., March 2016
“An AmazingTrip in an Amazing House with Amazing Staff in an Amazing Country!
“We traveled to Costa Rica and Villa Perezoso with friends and family to celebrate my daughter’s 30th birthday. To say that the house and staff far exceeded my expectations is an understatement. The entire trip was spectacular. The house is beautiful – even better than the pictures if that is possible. Every little detail is considered. The staff though is what made this trip truly memorable. Randall and Jose are amazingly good at their jobs – taking care of every need and even some needs that we did not know we had! Beyond that, they are just “good people” with smiles on their faces always and always striving to make every guest feel special. The food was better than any restaurant and excursions were arranged quickly and easily. We will be going back in December of 2017 to celebrate our other daughter’s 30th birthday. A tradition has begun! Thank you Seda, Randall, Jose, and Ana Maria! See you soon. Pura Vida” Caroline B., July 2016
“Much thanks for a week that was beyond perfect mainly because of the amazing staff. No request was impossible and everything was take care of. Thank you for tending to our numerous needs–our party of 7 from 10-74 kept you all busy but you were always so gracious. All our excursions, transport and any other need were always taken care of. The kids numerous requests for smoothies along with our pina coladas kept Chef Jose busy. Always with a smile and dancing feet! you are an amazing chef and a man with a good heart.Pura Vida. Thanks to Ana and Mari for keeping this gorgeous place immaculate and Ana for the sloth sightings. She can always find them! You are all the best!” Vineeth L., Nov. 2016
“This property and staff are amazing. First of all the views from the upper three floors are fabulous. The construction is sound and prevents noise transfer from one floor to another. The furnishings are comfortable and in keeping with the property itself. The beds and pillows are very good. Enough about the building. Now the wildlife….We enjoyed the howlers (monkey alarm some days!), the capuchins and spider monkeys. The later two must think guests are there for their own entertainment. The sloths made silent appearances several days – one has to be alert to spot them in the trees. We saw beautiful birds most of which we couldn’t identify but we did know the toucans! The patios are great places to sit quietly and wait for wildlife to appear all the while enjoying the view and breeze. What really makes this property special is the staff! Warm, friendly, efficient, high quality in all aspects. We were there during the hurricane – we felt perfectly secure not only because of the construction of the building but primarily because of the staff. They were paying attention to the weather warnings (as were we); we knew that if strong winds came that they would take us lower in the house for protection. As it turned out we only had about 15 minutes of hard rain. So what did we do? We enjoyed beautiful views and breezes from the terraces, ate wonderfully prepared and served meals. enjoyed an always spotless house, visited with good hosts and chef, Randall and Jose. Deep sea fishing was a treat. The boat that Randall arranged for us was spotless with a great crew netting three large fish which we partially ate for dinner and shared with Randall and Jose. Some went white water rafting and some to the National Park. Because Costa Rica had closed all boat excursions and we had planned a catamaran trip, Randall arranged to take us to a swimming waterfall and beach trip with lunch at a beach restaurant. Randall was ever vigilant – even though the beach had a life guard, he stood watch at the water’s edge making sure all of our party was safe! All of the trip was exceptional. I think that our high satisfaction can be laid at the feet of the staff. Anna and Mari maintained a spotless house without making us feel we were making a mess. Randall is a consummate host and house manager. Jose is a great chef only to be matched by his smiling friendly personality! Anyone who stays in this house is in for a treat!” Leslie M., Canada Nov. 2016
“Don’t make me leave…”
“Don’t make me leave this paradise! Our week at Villa Perezoso was beyond expectations in every way! Randall and Jose are the absolute best! From the moment we arrived we felt completely relaxed and at home..they anticipated our every need, all we had to do was THINK about a yummy snack or a round of coconut margaritas and it would magically appear! Jose is completely to blame for the 5 pounds we each must have gained. His meals were so delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. the beach barbecue that we had at sunset was fantastic. all the natural beauty of the surroundings complete with a pitcher of mojitos and an incredible meal. Our family will never forget our trip to Costa Rica and Villa Perezoso. Pura Vida! (Don B., Mass, Feb 2016)
“My heart is broken…”
“My heart is broken that i have to leave this place of paradise…this has been the best trip ever. Randall my friend, you are the most amazing person ever and without you this trip would not have been what it was. Your level of caring and “heart” are beyond words. I will never forget you. Jose, where do i start? You are amazing, absolutely amazing! The meals you served us were unbelievable. There is not one complaint from me. I think i gained 10 pounds because of you. You will be in my heart until we meet again. Ana/Mari, you are the sweetest, friendliest housekeepers ever and i thank you. All good things must come to an end but we will be back to Villa Perezoso without a doubt. Loved everything.” (Shannon O., Feb 2016)
“FAR exceeded our expectations”
“From the time we booked our vacation at Villa Perezoso I knew we (our group of 10) were in for a treat! The week we had here far far exceeded our expectations! For starters, this property is exquisite, including all the stunning views (every level has something new to see!) Being so close to such a beautiful environment filled with monkeys, what really made this vacation exceptional was the staff, Randall, Jose, Ana and Mari. You couldn’t help but feel like royalty, we were treated so well and so well taken care of all week. Randall ran the house flawlessly and helped us plan all our adventures. Jose is an amazing chef! I have never eaten better on any vacation ever! We will not hesitate to recommend Villa Perezoso to all our friends and family. You couldn’t have made this a better trip! I look forward to seeing you again. Pura Vida! (JoAnne, Toronto, Feb 2016)
This trip was the best ever! Villa Perezoso is a beautiful place and Costa Rica is a paradise. Jose is an amazing chef and the entire staff were very accommodating. We can’t wait to bring our kids! What a wonderful vacation! Randall did a wonderful job lining up the very best white water rafting, paddle board, and catamaran ride. Love the country, people and staff. Jose was amazing, will bring our entire family next time. Pura Vida! (Jody H., February 2016)
We researched, planned and talked about this trip for months. HIGH expectations not only is it everything we had hoped for, but so much more! Randall, Jose and the girls are the absolute best. They waited on us, all our needs, every moment of the trip. EVERYTHING! Food, drinks, excursions, accommodations. We will come back and recommend the experience to ALL our friends. Thank you Villa Perezoso for making this trip amazing. …if Jose is missing it si because we took him back to Texas with us. (Kim E., Jan. 2016)
“Best Decision Ever”
This was a special trip for my husband and I..we’re celebrating our 5th anniversary and spending time with best friends who we unfortunately don’t see too often since moving. We wanted something special and different so we chose this house instead of the normal all-inclusive. BEST DECISION EVER!! Not only is the house and view beautiful but Randall, Jose and staff made it memorable! And relaxing! Jose is truly talented in the culinary arts! WE looked forward to every meal with excitement. Randall is always one-step ahead…everything is delivered with a smile. We are grateful for this experience and hope to return in the future. Pura Vida! (Michelle and Steve G., Jan. 2016)
“Could not have been happier”
“Having travelled extensively and working in the service industry, i don’t hand out praise like this often. Clearly the house speaks for itself with every possible amenity included. Comfort doesn’t begin to touch it. That said, the jewel of this crown is the service. Randall, Jose and house crew tended to our every whim with a smile. The advice and direction for vendors and adventures was amazing. You should be so lucky as to find this level of professionalism in any line of work. We could not have been happier and will gladly tell anyone willing to listen about our experience. Cheers to all and pura vida! (Allison M., Jan. 2016)
“What a fantastic place to celebrate the holidays and New Year with friends and family! The house is gorgeous, the setting is amazing and Jose, Randall, Anna and Mari are wonderfully warm and helpful! Monkeys and lizards and birds and beaches and zip lining and parasailing…can it get any better? We don’t want to go home. Couldn’t have been better. (Carol K., Dec. 2016)
From the beginning to the end this was the perfect Christmas vacation. Communicating before the trip was fluid and simple; emails were timely and cordial. The home is beautiful, the staff is courteous, the country is breathtaking. Muchas Gracias. Merry Christmas. (The Soto family, Dec 2015)
Thank you for providing a fantastic staff. We were here 22 months ago with friends, decided to bring the family for a Christmas vacation. Randall arranged transportation and three adventures we all enjoyed. Jose is amazing, we would like to take him home with us. We must leave but will return to share our wonderful experience. (Victor R., Dec. 2015)
Third time was the best
“Pura Vida. Pure Life. Villa Perezoso an excellent villa, excellent staff, excellent chef and Randall excellent manager. Service was great. Villa was beautiful. Jose cooks a 5 star meal every night. The staff was very friendly. The views were fantastic. Randall was a very hands on manager and took care of all of our needs. The locals were also friendly, the wildlife abundant and beautiful. Security was not a concern. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS VILLA. WE SHALL RETURN. (This was the third time we have been to Costa Rica but this was the BEST. Villa Perezoso was a magical place each couple was reunited in love because the Villa was full of life and love. Excellent communication and planning! Thanks!) (Yvonne W., Dec 2015)
“The place you built is a shrine to paradise”
“Thank you for all the hospitality! Great food! Great service! The Villa Perezoso is top notch in every respect! You guys rock. The place you built is a shrine to this lovely paradise. The country is beautiful, and the house is lovely but is is the people at Villa Perezoso–Randall, Jose, Ana and Mari that make the vacation. Muchas gracias.” Sally and Tom H., NY, 2015
The perfect place for a 60th birthday celebration
“What a fantastic 8 days at Villa Perezoso! We joined with our family to celebrate turning 60 this year. The Villa was the perfect place for the celebration. We very much appreciated the spectacular setting with all the wild life and the tropical forests along with the amazing sea views. The gracious and attentive service by everyone in the Villa staff was very much appreciated. As we are “foodies” we can not stop raving about Jose’s culinary skills–it will be a bit of a surprise to start cooking for ourselves again. Hopefully we can visit Villa Perezoso again sometime.” Peter and Hiroko C., Canada Nov 2015
A most special honeymoon
“We would like to thank you with our whole hearts for making our visit so enjoyable. This villa truly is a very special place and yes, that is partially due to its location on the hillside that looks over the ocean, its luxurious rooms and proximity to the beach but MOSTLY it is due to the first class STAFF. Randall, it was a pleasure getting to know you, thank you so much for all your suggestions and thanks for the laughs. Jose, as far as we are concerned, you’re the best chef we have ever met! What a gift you have! We are going to be dreaming of these meals for a long time. You made our honeymoon so special and we’ll never forget it.” Nick and Katie C., LA, Sept 2015
From the Kevin Hart family….
“Villa Perezoso, Pura Vida. Wow! I don’t know where to begin. Thanks Eniko for a great pick and to Kevin for making it happen. Villa Perezoso is definitely at the top of the list as one of our favorite vacation spots. Beautiful place-Costa Rica and a most tastefully done and comfortable home, every detail of it. Awesome staff. Randall the music was great, you were on point with planning our trips and making sure all our needs were met. Jose thank you for gracing us with the most delicious and well presented meals. We had the time of our lives. You guys were great. Anna thanks for making our rooms fresh every day. We got to see and do so much in such as short time. There is so much that we are thankful for. Definitely look forward to coming back! Much love to you all” Kevin Hart and family, Sept. 15
“a trip our family will always remember”
“This was definitely a trip that my family will always remember. The house was amazing and all the excursions that were recommended were perfect. Our family had a large difference in age from 72-9 years old and everyone had a great time. The staff was 1st class, Randall provided great insight on the country and things to do while here and Jose killed it in the kitchen! Thank you for making the trip what it was. I hope we will be able to come back and do it again. Pura Vida” Jason W., Miami, FL Aug 15
“Best vacation ever”
“Wow, thank you for an unforgettable experience in Costa Rica. We enjoyed the fantastic meals with Jose and especially shopping at la Feria and pescaderia to choose our produce as well as fresh fish. The excursions were top notch from zip-lining, the park, horse back riding to see Nayara waterfalls, and surfing too. The monos and sloth by the house made us want to race back for the evening entertainment. Our Spanish is slowly coming back to us. Randall did an excellent job of coordinating everything and made our vacation seamless. It was truly Pura Vida! Thank you and you are now part of our family. Agreed best vacation every. Truly Pura Vida!” Hope and Todd B., Florida Aug 2015
“An unforgettable week”
Our family of 12 had a wonderful week at Villa Perezoso! Jose’s food was amazing–including his made to order omelettes, virgin daiquiris for the kids, and homemade tortilla chips. The food was 5 star quality. Randall was a treat, and made the kids and all of us feel at home and special. The sloths and monkeys were amazing and we loved waking up early to hear the howler monkeys. The children (and adults) will never forget that experience. The house was wonderful, whether in the sunshine or torrential rain pours at night. Our college-bound 18 year old said she will never forget being on the top floor in the beautiful rain shower. Thank you for an unforgettable week. Pura Vida! The Desai family, July 2017
“Thank you so much for making our first trip to Costa Rica so memorable and care free before we even arrived! This is the first vacation i can remember not being worried about anything! Your greatest asset however is the incredible staff that make your house a home away from home! Randall and Jose are some of the most caring and truly kind and happy people I have ever had the privilege of knowing (they love their jobs and does it ever show). It has been our honor to have met them. Ana is like a good fairy (you don’t see a lot of her but you always know she’s been there! We have had a wonderful 25th anniversary and can’t wait to return! We leave happy, refreshed and renewed. God’s blessing on all of you.” Jennifer I., Portland, TX, July 2015
“Best week of our lives”
“Absolutely great!! This has honestly been one of the best weeks of our lives. The staff has been outstanding, the house isn’t missing a thing and all of the recommended excursions have been perfect. Randall and Jose have truly made this house our home away from home. We are sad to leave and look forward to returning soon.” David Z., NY, June 2015
“Our holiday at Villa Perezoso was truly a special memorable celebration for my husband and our family of 11. It was a significant birthday for my husband and the planning with Seda, Randall and Jose worked out so well. The first night at the Courtyard Marriott Alajuela(San Jose) was convenient for the family. We had a breakfast the first morning across the street at a pleasant café. With an age range of 80 to 5….we had many opinions, needs and desires within the group….AND, everyone was happy. No easy task! The greeting on arrival at the Villa was welcoming with smiles, drinks and delicious food at dinner. We settled into our rooms and all were delighted with the spaciousness and convenience of the floor plan….and also the privacy. Our transportation from San Jose and a day later to the beach and back had some ”real” kinks, however they were handled appropriately and the return trip to the airport with the family was on time and went well. The Kids Saving the Rainforest was one of the side trips the family took together….amazing….with a snack and a swim. It is “A Must” for anyone visiting the area and kudos to Seda for her involvement. The jungle excursion was also fun (another family side trip) including a brief beach visit with a different view. We had a very good guide and good transportation. Eight of the group went on a zip line tour on another day and all couldn’t say enough good things about the organization and people running the tour. It could have been a problem as we had young children….but all were happy….Their words were “Awesome”. My husband’s birthday celebration dinner was special with Randall going out of his way with balloons and streamers over the table…wonderful tres leche cake and prosecco…..The fish (which we loved) at our meals was exceptional and well prepared. The meals were all so inviting that in the eight days we had lunch out twice(at the beach and a neighborhood restaurant)…all preferred eating at the Villa with a wonderful Chef Jose and his always smiling face. It was a real delight just to be there. Thanks to all the wonderful staff at Villa Perezoso…..you added good memories to our family’s memory bank.” Gayle R., CA, July 2015
“..Absolutely outstanding”“Thank you so much for an amazing experience. The villa is so beautiful and comfortable with the most gorgeous views. Randall was extremely pleasant and helpful with anything we needed and with the excursions, providing us with all the necessary information. Jose was absolutely outstanding throughout the entire week. He is such a hard worker! The drinks he made along with the meals and desserts were absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. Jose never tired of providing us with delicious appetizers and any requests that we had. He is an impressive chef! Thank you for making our week spectacular.” Jim and Giselle, July 2015
“tears in my eyes”“The past week at Villa Perezoso has been nothing short of incredible. Randall and Jose are amazing. As gorgeous as this villa is, capturing some breathtaking views, it is because of them that our experience will be so unforgettable. Randall gave great advice, introduced us to the culture, and patiently worked with me on my espanol. Jose has an infectious smile and kind heart; and I’m convinced he’s the best chef in Costa Rica. There’s no reason to eat anywhere other than Villa Perezoso or you’ll be disappointed! Thank you so so much for the experience of a lifetime. We have new friends, and a new place to call “home”. It is our last evening here and I write this with tears in my eyes. Pura Vida! Mucho gusto.” Corey and Jill, June 2015
“Lifelong friends”“Where do we begin? The accommodations, service and beauty are top notch here at Villa Perezoso!! Our family was so comfortable here and couldn’t think of a more amazing villa to soak in the breathtaking views and culture of Manuel Antonio. We feel that we have made life long friends in Randall and Jose. They met our needs from beginning to end and went above and beyond to satisfy our requests.Villa Perezoso is so lucky to have them! they make this vacation location a home! Our family made memories here that will last a lifetime. Gracias.” Chris S., June 2015
“We love Villa Perezoso”
“We love Villa Perezoso. This was the perfect place for a beautiful wedding. Randall and Jose were with us everyday and treated us like family. They truly made our trip extra special and we are so thankful we got to share this time with them. I don’t want to leave! Pura Vida.” Alexandria, July 2015
“..exceeded all of our expectations…”
“The house is beautiful and every need has been met. There is a wonderful view from each and every level and room. Jose, Randall and team could not have been more gracious or accommodating. They have provided for everything and then some! The food and drinks were exceptional and beautiful. They were served with generosity and warmth. This visit has exceeded all of our expectations and really enhanced our visit to Costa Rica! The memories made here will last a lifetime! Your warmth made a special occasion (wedding!) superb! Pura Vida.”, Jaderian G., May 2015
Wonderful, wonderful, and more wonderful“Villa Perezoso is the most beautiful vacation rental my family has stayed in! The Manuel Antonio area is full of activities and the staff is eager the set up amazing adventures for you and your family/friends. The property itself is beyond words! Very clean and well maintained. The pool/deck views are breathtaking. Randall, the house manager, is very helpful, attentive, and eager to please! He set up surfing, white water rafting, deep sea fishing, massages, atv tour, and hikes to waterfalls for my family and I! Ober, the chef, is a world trained chef that makes nothing short of five star quality restaurant meals! We had paella, sushi, BBQ, fish, salads, and mouth watering desserts all with local flare. My family and I have been twice and we fully intend to return next year! Do yourself a favor and if you are heading to Costa Rica stay at Villa Perezoso! You will not be disappointed!” Whitney Y., Oklahoma, Mar 2015
Séjour de rêve !!!
“Nous avons passé de superbes vacances. Nous étions 4 adultes et 7 enfants. Tous le monde a adoré. La maison est superbe et la vue incroyable . De toute beauté !!!! Le personnel est très accueillant. Les drinks de Randall et la cuisine de Over on en rêve encore!! Ma fille a même pu manger sans gluten et ce sans problème. Un vrai petit coin de paradis entouré de petits singes coquins !!!” Anonymous, Feb. 2015
“our stay was absolutely outstanding”
“Our stay at Villa Perezoso was absolutely outstanding. Victor was an amazing host that organized our week, made sure we were well taken care of, and made sure remade the most of each and every day. Randall and Over were amazing. Every dinner was outstanding. It was so relaxing knowing that every meal was being perp eared for our two families. It was our first time to Costa Rica; we all had a great experience. Zip lining, surfing,snorkeling, and rafting. We thank the entire staff at Villa Perezoso for this experience Look forward to coming again.” Nelson G., Jan. 2015
“amazing visit to Costa Rica”
“It is hard to believe the week is coming to a close. It was truly an amazing visit to Costa Rica. The view is spectacular, the staff are very thoughtful and quickly became our friends. We will never forget the kind hospitality. The house is spectacular. So tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The food was incredible. The experience priceless. You will be missed but always a part of our hearts.” Karen W., Dec. 2014
“What else can I say but that you guys are the absolute best! We have truly enjoyed every bit of our stay at Villa Perezoso! Thank you for helping us with our excursions, transportation, massages, yoga classes–made our days seamless. Thank you for preparing us the most amazing cuisine ever! Your guacamole and tres leche, the bomb! You have accommodated our needs with a big smile always. The world needs more incredibly social, down to earth people like you all. Thanks so much.” Phil G., NY, Nov. 2014
“most memorable and enjoyable family vacation”
“Thank you for what will be the most memorable and enjoyable family vacation we ‘ve experienced! Your attention to detail, warm personalities and friendly smiles made us feel right at home. We so appreciated your insights on the best places to go, activities to do and things to see during our stay. The services and food went far beyond our expectations. We especially want to thank you for the amazing 60th birthday dinner you prepared for our dad and delicious Thanksgiving meal. After a week here we consider you friends and we hope you feel the same. You’ve raised the bar on our future family vacations”. Kim M., New York, Nov. 2014
“Truly the experience of a 5 star hotel”“Thank you for making us feel so welcome and care free this has truly been an experience we will never forget. The food including the taste, style, and explanations was unlike we have ever experienced. The drinks were better than in any fancy New York bar! The adventures were great and it was such a true luxury to have everything set just by telling Victor. This is truly the experience of a 5 star resort in the comfort of a home!” Ravi G., Nov. 2014
“Thank you so much for pampering us for a week. What a beautiful villa, locale, and your services made Villa Perezoso very special. We had a great time, not just celebrating Maggie’s birthday but our friends’ anniversary. We love all the activities you helped us arrange and spending time with Randall on the surfboards an at the waterfall. And the food! Oh my goodness, it was amazing. The only bad part is to take those pounds we gained off our bodies when we get back home! Thank you again”. Margie C, Oct. 2014
“more beautiful than words can express”
“Our journey to Costa Rica was more beautiful than words could express. We were greeted morning, noon and night with such kindness! And boundless smiles full of positive energy we truly enjoyed everything about this week and cant be happier that our children had the privilege to enjoy this. We have created wonderful memories and started new friendships with people we feel we have known forever. We can’t express how much we enjoyed ourselves. Muchas gracias.” Chris K., Aug. 2014
It Really Doesn’t Get Better
Villa Perezoso is nothing short of spectacular. Victor, Randall, Over and Cecilia are the best at making the stay at a private villa unparalleled. From the moment you arrive you’re at ease. Each room is equally amazing with showers that are private and open to the incredible vistas of Manuel Antonio. In addition, exploring Costa Rica was sometimes less exciting than sitting on the deck at Villa Perezoso watching the howler, capuchin and squirrel monkeys play in the treetops below. The food and drink is five star. I have never written a recommendation for anywhere I have stayed, but I could not miss an opportunity to promote this gem!” Kevin, Aug. 2014
What an amazing place…
“…to bring two families together for a week. We had the best time here from the beautiful home to the great staff’s attention to every detail. The meals prepared were perfect and drinks by Randall. Our boys loved watching the monkeys. Your hospitality was over the top–we don’t want to ever leave. My youngest is planning his next trip here and wants to bring the chef home with us back to New York. When we come back to Costa RIca it will definitely be to Villa Perezoso. Pura Vida”. Tami W., Aug 2014
“Our group of twelve ranging in age from 10 to 70 stayed here for 5 days to celebrate my husbands 70 birthday. We could not have chosen a better place for our vacation. The staff was amazing, providing food and drinks for all of our diversified tastes, and always with a smile. Victor arranged for our adventures each day, and the spa treatments at the villa were the best we have ever enjoyed. I highly recommend Villa Perezosa, you will be glad you gave in to all this pampering!” Rae W., July 2014
Go No Further… Seriously!
“You will NOT find a more ideal location than Villa Perezoso, so you can stop looking. We have just taken our second vacation to Costa Rica and stayed here for the second time. That says a lot. It is truly a world class villa. It runs like a hotel with complete services at any time day or night, yet no noises (other than what you and your guests make and the howler monkeys outside your windows which have terrible manners but fun to watch.) You chose your own meals. At the end of a long day you are served your drink of choice while your meal is being prepared and before the serving staff leaves for the night, you will discuss your plans and meal choices for the next day. With private showers that open to the most gorgeous outside views where you feel like you are showering in the tropics… awesome! You will surprise yourself with how comfortable the staff makes you feel and you will leave wishing you could take them with you. Don’t miss this spot. You will have the trip of a lifetime!” Tara S. Danville, CA June, 2014
Resort, retreat, and adventure all in one!
The house, the team, the locale are all incredible. The place was clean, beautiful, and exceeded our expectations. We were treated like royalty but felt like family. The activities (surfing – see Randall at the house!, canopy zipline, sport fishing, and more) recommended were superb – this team knows how to take care of you. The owner (Seda) is considerate, and has spent many hours creating a retreat that is five star. She has a keen eye for what it takes to create a memorable experience, and she and her local team deliver. And the wildlife is all around – and breathtaking. Unqualified recommendation, and by the way, we intend to return! BR, April 2014
“this trip rivals all the others as the best”…
“Words can not express our gratitude. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and special. What a vacation! Our group has traveled together as a company for fifteen years but this trip rivals every other as the best we have ever experienced. From Victor’s attention to all the details, Randall’s smile, humor and drink creations to Ober’s absolutely amazing meals and Cecelia taking care of everything so quietly behind the scenes. What a team! Your team brought our team even closer together and for that we express our sincere appreciation. Pura Vida.” George and Robin C., Miami, FL (Apr 2014)
“The country, the people, the experience is authentic and moving.”
“It is the eve of our departure and while it was one perfect week, we feel like a week doesn’t do Costa Rica justice. Our hosts for the week, Randall, Ober and Victor–were splendid–kind, thoughtful, helpful–like friends. the food was art and tasty and fresh–filling and satiating. Randall has a drink menu talent bar none, and makes the perfect (your choice) one. Victor makes managing such a beautiful property look easy–when that is hardly the case. The ladies ensure the place is spotless and the home, welcome. the actives were a mix of learning, fun and thoughtful/thought provoking. To say their work was amazing is almost an insult. I don’t know if English does justice to how things truly were–so my next language is Spanish so I can search for the best compliment. Next–Villa Perezoso is art and function, design and passion, and FUN and more. Seda, I know why you retired here–time stops but life doesn’t. How spectacular! This oasis has no rivals! It felt like a dear friend invited us into their most private sanctuary. So we thank you. Overall, we all fell in love with Costa Rica. The country, the people, the experience is authentic and moving. Seems to me there are so many other countries in this world who could take a lesson or two…Randall, Ober, Victor and the ladies–you made quite an impact. We are always in your debt and hope to return “home” to see you again. Seda–you already know the beauty you have created here. We are touched to have been allowed in, and we are better for it. It was a holiday that sets a standard I am afraid no one will achieve. Thank you! Pura Vida!” Brad and Liz R., Denver, CO (Mar 2014)
“Villa Perezoso is an amazing place!”
“Ten friends from across the United States (Chicago, Minneapolis, Austin) all met for this wonderful vacation. on the first day that we arrived, we were greeted by Victor, Randall, Ober and Cecelia with an amazing dinner and tropical drinks. We were very lucky upon walking up to the deck to see a group of squirrel monkeys which we’ve heard is a rare sight to see. Our group was active the entire time we were here, from a catamaran tour to zip lining and surfing. Randall was our excellent surfing instructor and was very patient with this group of first timers. the highlight of our trip was the personal connections that we all made with the staff. We were very happy to have Victor, Randall, and Over join us for a night of music and drinks to hear our two talented DJs Billy Brown and Scott Munn spin! this is truly a vacation that we will not forget and we hope to make it back soon!” Adam K., Chicago (Mar 2014)
“I could write an entire book on the hospitality that was given to us by the entire staff!”
“”Villa Perezoso” is an amazing place that allowed our families of 12 to create memories for a lifetime. I could write an entire book on the hospitality that was given to us by the entire STAFF. “The Staff”, Cecilia was wonderful and always smiling and kept the “Villa” beyond clean. Victor was awesome to work with from the beginning planning stages till the last ride back to San Jose. He has been as professional and personal as a manager can be. He is truly incredible and always available. “Victor, pura vida mi amigo”. OBER and RANDALL, WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Words cannot describe the comfort and friendships that were created the moment our entire family met you two. The meals, drinks and hospitality was absolutely incredible. We were honored to be around, interact, communicate and simply share a part of each of us with the both of you. The meals were far better than any restaurant could have ever provided. The true “highlight” of the day was anticipating when Ober and Randall would arrive. Everyone, especially the kids, continued to ask…”when are Ober and Randall coming?”. My entire family has been honored to include you two into our extended family.Randall was incredible with our family while at the beach. He won the kids hearts with surf lessons and treating them as his own. This is a vacation we will never forget.” Paul and Jill M., Madison, MI (Mar 2014)
“i thought we were in heaven the first day…”
“Villa Perezoso is truly a paradise, a hidden gem! We thought we were in heaven on the first day and it just got better everyday! We felt immediately welcome, as if we were royalty and family at the same time. There were 12 of us in our group–the Villa gave us all our space when we needed it, but was also cozy with many great sitting areas. The wildlife and views of Manuel Antonio beach and ocean make the atmosphere amazing. What makes VP truly above everywhere else is the friendly and talented staff. Victor takes care of every detail from arranging transportation, to settling up excursions, to calling ahead to places we are going. He is a consummate professional and made us feel special. Randall and Ober are also amazing and are responsive to your every need. We really appreciated when they shared with us how to prepare certain dishes and drinks, both for the adults and children. It was extra special the way they treated our children so kindly. We were astounded at how our sometimes picky eaters were willing to eat everything Ober cooked. It was also great to have Victor immediately available whenever questions arose. Cecilia does such a fantastic job keeping the place pristine to where you could eat off the floor, especially impressive with 6 children around. Ober is such an impressive chef, it’s hard to put into words the anticipation that built up before each meal. The pinnacle of the week occurred when we were working out how to get surfing lessons for our daughter. She had asked about surfing all week. When it was made possible for Randall to teach us, everyone became enthusiastic about surfing. Randall exceeded our expectations as his patience, skill and experience were on display. He was able to teach almost 10 of us how to surf. At the same time, he prepared us for the beach, carried the boards, served us between lessons and made it our favorite day here. So gracias, gracias, gracias!! We certainly hope to get back here again someday, it’s like nowhere else we’ve been! Pura Vida.”
George and Mary Ellen P, Alabama (Mar 2014)
“what a magical place”
“The “Villa”–what a magical place! The locate and scenery are incredible but I’ve been fortunate enough to stay at a lot of nice places–what makes the Villa so special is the staff and the ones I know by name as Victor, Randall and Ober. Simply put, the most accommodation yet most professional group I’ve ever been around from virgin daiquiris to gourmet meals–the were fantastic!! They were chefs, bartenders, translators, language tutors, conversationalists and just good folks. It was so nice to have transportation arranged by Victor especially since our party was 6 children and 6 adults. It was amazing to watch Ober and Randall prepare the meals while also allowing me to question, observe, and write down their recipes and methods. Where else could one go and be waited on hand and foot with personal cooking lessons and surfing lessons. I hope to one day return to the Villa but if I don’t I will always have the memories and will be eternally grateful for their hard work, patience and most importantly their friendship with me and my family members. Pura Vida!!” Shannon M., Alabama (Mar 2014)
“An unexpected delight”
“Our extended family of 14 decided to add surfing lessons to our list of activities. At breakfast, we learned that Randall had been a competitive surfer and loved the sport. We immediately pounced on him for information and tips and begged him to join us. He politely declined to join us but gave us many tips. Shortly after breakfast, we learned that Victor had arranged for Randall to join us for a day at the beach! (From VP: surfing lessons by Randall now an offering–in between meal service– for our guests!). Boy, were we in for a surprise! Randall completely took care of us from helping us load our coolers to retrieving the surf boards. He had such patience as he taught each of us how to get up on the board and ride a wave in. He worked with ages 8 to 52! What a wonderful day and such a delight to have him join us.” Marjorie M., Daphne, AL (Mar 14)
“A perfect place to celebrate a joyous beautiful wedding ceremony”
“Villa Perezoso was so much more than we had expected. A perfect place for family and friends to celebrate a joyous beautiful wedding ceremony. The highlights of sightseeing were the beach and National Park and the zip line experience. The service from Victor, Ober, Randall, Cecelia and the rest of the staff was par excellence. Everyone loved seeing the monkeys and toucans. Keoni, our almost 5 year old was forever in the pool. The food was exquisite–fresh, beautifully presented, delicious. Thank you Ober and Randall for your patience and teaching us how to nabla espanol mas major.” Danniell and John M, Nevada (Feb 2014)
“so wonderful to be pampered all week”
“Thank you so much for the incredible stay we had at Villa Perezoso!! The home was beautiful, clean and well maintained. The staff took such good care of us. Victor was very professional, went above and beyond to take care of our needs, and his warmth was so refreshing. Ober and Randall made us the best food ever! Some of our best memories will be the delicious meals they made. It was so wonderful to be pampered all week and not have to worry about a thing. We enjoyed the beach every day, we did the canopy hipline, Manuel Antonio Natl Park, and Rafiki river rafting–all well worth it and amazing adventures. To come back to a private home each day after our outings, take a dip in the pool, and enjoy Ober and Randall’s guacamole was a special treat. Thank you, thank you, thank you for such an amazing week. Costa Rica and Villa Perezoso far exceeded our expectations in every way!! Pura Vida!” Cameron and Amy S., Letti Utah, Mar 2014
“a luxurious, beautiful home for everyone to enjoy”
“We weren’t looking for a typical beach vacation–we wanted adventure and wildlife added to our rest and relaxation. Manuel Antonio and Villa Perezoso exceeded our expectations and taught us the meaning of pura vida! I have travelled extensively worldwide throughout my life and do all my own travel planning. It is something I enjoy. I initially found the villa using vrbo.com, after weeks of looking at every villa rental in the area–we wanted the “best”. The fact that VP has a full staff, and every review of the villa and staff is outstanding, determined our selection decision. Seda’s friendly, quick and informative responses to our email questions further reinforced our decision to go with Villa Perezoso. Her website for the villa is excellent! She’s built a luxurious, beautiful home for everyone to enjoy. Victor, Ober,Randall and Cecelia work so well together to provide a level of service you would receive from the finest resort. We spent many hours laughing and becoming friends. They all have warm, welcoming personalities so that interact feels immediately comfortable. They meet every need without feeling intrusive. Because Victor has been involved with the home from construction to present time, it is evident he takes pride in maintaining the villa to the hightest level of beauty, comfort, and service. We planned to eat dinner out occasionally, but that never happened after experiencing the food and drink of Ober and Randall. They even graciously gave us several cooking/bartending lessons. Cecilia is quiet and always wearing a smile, providing a tidy home. The views from the villa couldn’t be better! Not only is there a beautiful view of the ocean, the trees are the perfect height and variety to allow almost constant wildlife sightings! We were so lucky, we saw the toucans, sloth and monkeys multiple times a day–every day! The howlers even paid a visit one afternoon. We enjoyed our excursions (all booked by Victor), our time in Costa Rica, and are already planning our next trip! Pura Vida!”Kim and Vernon P., Virginia Feb. 2014
There is not a hotel or another villa that compares to you. Your professionalism shows in the work you do and the treatment of your guests. We are already planning a trip next year. Best word for the staff is “awesome”. Virginia, Feb. 2014
“Pura Vida won’t explain your experience…”
“Pura Vida won’t explain your experience. Over, Randall and Victor are beyond any expectations! Over–best food you will ever have! Randall–courteous, respectful and totally unexpected!! Victor–professional, genuine, one of a kind! We’ve been here four times and this experience at Villa Perezoso was beyond anything ever experienced! Pura Vida?? No…Victor, Over and Randall! Thanks again.” Tara S., Tulsa, Oklahoma (Feb. ’14)
“..luxury vacationing at its best…”
“From the moment you get to the property, you will experience luxury vacationing at its best, breathtaking views, personable & knowledgable staff, and a sense that your stay will be nothing but the best! I had my family join me for my son’s birthday and his first time to Costa Rica so we occupied the entire villa. There were children that ranged from 6 to 16. Surprisingly, the home is very “kid friendly” even at its opulence. A full time staff not only equips the house, but adds to the value and comfort of the home. Villa Perezoso would not be as spectacular without the staff. Victor, the house manager is amazing! He is always on top of everything. He manages to always please and accommodate your every need and want meticulously. Ober and Randall make the perfect team at meal times. Ober prepared some of the best meals I’ve ever had! His desserts are delicious too! Randall sets the mood, prepares fresh assortments of drinks and always makes sure everyone’s palate is happy. Cecilia and her team work hard to make sure your home away from home is spic and span. She is extremely detailed orientated. The staff at Villa Perezoso will make it very difficult to say goodbye and return home. From the decor to the views, the luxury linens and towels to the small details, like the imprinted leaves on the stairs the villa itself is gorgeous. Pictures in my opinion do not do the villa justice. You have to see it for yourself! The location of the home is central to the beach and to Quepos. I walked to many places and cabbed to others. The villa is located at the bottom of a steep hill but most everything in Manuel Antonio is! There are plenty of restaurants (but with Ober you will probably never experience them), a casino, open bars, shops, bank, and more within a 7 – 10 minute walking distance. I have to say this has probably been my best vacation yet. The villa is a must see and the staff a must meet! We unflinchingly give a glowing 5-star review, and we cannot recommend their place highly enough.” Matt & Bea C., Ft Lauderdale, FL (Jan. 2014)
“..loved every minute of our vacation”
“We have loved every minute of our vacation here at Villa Perezoso. Traveling with young children to a new country seemed daunting at first, but we have truly been well taken care of here! Victor has arranged amazing excursions and has been so attentive. Over has outdone himself with the tremendous cooking, each meal has been fantastic. Randall has served up some yummy drinks and always seems able to anticipate what your next need will be and deliver it before even asked. Cecelia has kept the Villa beautiful and has such a great smile when you see her. We have truly felt pampered this entire week and the entire staff has made sure this vacation has been the best it could be! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!” E. Family, Mt Laurel, NJ (Jan.2014)
“Perfect 50th wedding anniversary gift”
“Our children and grandchildren gave us a 50th wedding anniversary gift of a trip for the family to Costa Rica. We felt that was the most amazing, thoughtful idea imaginable. How could any of us have expected the experience to be made all the more special by the TOP NOTCH staff: Victor, a friend and extraordinary organizer/manager. Randall who couldn’t do enough to make us happy, content and comfortable. Over who’s cooking rivals anything we’ve had anywhere in the world. Cecelia who took such beautiful care of the house. They may have been “staff” but their warmth and friendliness can only be described as PERFECTION! That’s also my definition of Villa Perezoso! What a PERFECT anniversary gift! We loved every minute.” Carol and Richard S., NYC (Dec. 2013)
And a note from the kids…
“Words cannot begin to express how wonderful this experience was. The house and views are beautiful. The excursions were thrilling, but the people here made this vacation all worth the trip. Victor was fabulous, Over & Randall were amazing and Cecilia made us feel at home. We would love to visit Costa Rica again but we could not imagine coming here without staying in this wonderful place. This has been an amazing vacation. Thank you to each of you for making it special, thank you to your families for allowing us to share a piece of your culture. Pura Vida”. M, J, M & M New York (Nov. 2013)
Escaping the stress of New York and coming to this relaxing and beautiful home surrounded by paradise was one of our best vacations ever. Being surrounded by our best friends and being so spoiled by Victor, Randall, Over and staff who took care of all our needs and made us feel so welcome and comfortable. We will always remember the beautiful views from the house. The delicious meals we were served all day and the planning that was done to arrange all our exciting excursions and massages. What a wonderful staff that was so accommodating with smiles on their faces making this vacation even more special. Thanks for everything and we hope one day we will be returning to relive our wonderful experience. Todd and Jessica T., Long Island, NY (Nov. 2013)
“…an oasis of tranquility”
Thank you so much Victor, Randall, Over and Cecelia for making this week at Villa Perezoso so incredible! From the second we walked in the door you all made us feel so comfortable and your love of your culture was infectious–thank you for so generously sharing stories and helpful tips about the beautiful country you call home. Costa Rica is such as a special place and our experience at this oasis of tranquility, Villa Perezoso was nothing short of perfection. The location of Villa Perezoso is amazing in itself, but the Villa truly becomes home because of the care and warmth displayed by the staff. Muchas gracias!! Hopefully we will meet again!”, Jeff and Nicole R., Long Island, NY November 2013
“…beauty and pampering”
“There is always apprehension in going to an unfamiliar location. This was a first for us to rent a house equipped with a staff. Victor, Randall, Over and Cecelia made us feel so welcome. Victor was there for us with any questions or recommendation we needed. He arranged everything and they work together like a well oiled machine each meal, Over and Randall prepared our meals but they were so much more than that–each meal was a complete experience, a gourmet experience. At the onset of our trip we were looking into local restaurants, but after our first meal we knew there was no need to leave the beauty and pampering we received at the Villa Perezoso. We hope one day to return. Thank you all for everything. You are the best! Pura Vida.” Wendy S., Lady Lake, FL (Nov 2013)
“I write this with a heavy heart, having left the most amazing vacation we have ever had….….Words cannot express the level of service, and friendship your staff provided for our family. From the second we arrived at the Villa, we were warmly greeted, and your beautiful house surpassed our expectations. It was difficult at first to accept being catered to in such a fashion, however, it took less then one day to let go and let the magic of the staff and the villa engulf us.I was told by another vacation planner that it could be awkward having a live-in staff, and having people around all the time could be uncomfortable. He could have not been more wrong. Every day we looked forward to coming home to be with Randall, Over and Victor. The house always smelled amazing as Over worked his magic, every night better than the last. We are restaurant people and very critical, but we never ceased to be amazed at what awaited us on the table each night. Over is world class.The flair in which Randall served us each day is unsurpassed. He made each of feel like we were the only person in the room, and we all thought we were his favorite. He anticipated our needs even before we did, making every second memorable. Every night when we heard the blender, we knew it was time to go down for dinner and have fun in the kitchen with him. His drinks were outstanding, and never, never empty.Victor was there for us every second, above and beyond the call of duty. Like Randall, and Over, he just knew what to anticipate and very efficiently attended to every detail. He greeted us every morning, and we couldn’t wait to see him before dinner so we could chat. He attended to every whim, and made sure we had provisions, rides, and mostly fun. Cecelia was the quiet “angel”. She took care of us every day, and that could not have been an easy task. The house was always perfect, and she always had a smile on her face.When we left, it was with tears in our eyes, and heavy hearts. We felt we were leaving our best friends behind. Now that is a vacation!” Margie G., July ’13
“..the heart and soul of this most lovely and magical Villa.”
I honestly will never be able to completely describe to you the impact these beautiful people had on our family. They are the heart and soul of this most lovely and magical Villa. Victor was amazing and helpful and a wealth of knowledge and information. and he is so very funny. He completely took care of all our needs and offered wonderful suggestions. Over’s cooking skills rival any chef on the Las Vegas strip. He is so creative. He takes great pride in not only creating delicious meals but also in a beautiful presentation. He was very concerned about our food preferences and strove to create meals we would all love. I swear if I wasn’t married I would marry Randall. He is a true gentleman. Every afternoon I looked forward to hearing the blender because I knew Randall was blending up my special drink for me. And poor sweet Cecelia. She had to clean up after all of us every day. I clean my son’s rooms and bathrooms so I know how horrible that is.
I cannot believe how very blessed and very lucky our family is, to have been able to stay in what surely is one of the most beautiful Villa’s not only in Costa Rica but anywhere in the world. And to be completely pampered and have all of our wants and needs taken care of. We still cannot believe how wonderful it was. Now I cannot believe I had to leave. I cannot believe I won’t see my monkey friends and the sloths and the toucans or the gecko’s again. I am so sad, I am actually almost physically ill and going through “withdrawal” since we left. The only thing that makes me feel better is knowing I will go back to your beautiful country and stay at your beautiful Villa and see my beautiful friends, Victor, Over, Randall and gentle Cecilia again. SOON!!!!
I thank you, Seda, Victor, Over, Randall and gentle Cecilia for a most fantastic and magical vacation. I look to going back.” Shannon M., Las Vegas, NV (July ’13)
“….Gourmet cuisine with Costa Rican flare..”
“We have had an amazing experience! Villa Perezoso is beautiful and we could not have picked a more amazing place to stay in Manuel Antonio. Victor took care of all of our needs from arranging day trips to taking care of small details that made everything feel personalized and done with love. Over, your cooking is amazing! We experienced gourmet cuisine with Costa Rican flare at every meal. You also went above and beyond engaging our 11 year old son and letting him feel a sous chef! Randall, you are warm and funny and made all of our meals fun and full of laughter. You also make the best pina coladas ever! Cecelia, your smile, was a wonderful way to be greeted and the house always was impeccable. Each of you brought love and friendship to each interaction and we will be forever grateful for these memories. You are all cherished! Ken C., Tulsa, OK (June ’13)
“We have had the “best week”….
….and I will have to say that most of it has been because of the great attention to detail given by all of you–Victor, Over, Randall and Cecelia. All of you are wonderful. Victor–he anticipated our every need. Over–there was no better meals served this week in Manuel Antonio. Cecelia–quietly kept the house immaculate. Randall–impeccable service every night and kept the girls laughing! This past week has been a long anticipated vacation for our whole family and the entire staff and house have “made it happen”. Mike B., June ’13
“…reality even better than we could have imagined.”
“What a truly magical vacation..thanks to the beautiful villa, the location, the monkey visits and all of our adventures–ziplining, white water rafting, our thanks most of all to the amazing team who makes this all possible: Victor, Over, Randall and Cecelia. My mom planned this trip many months ago and we have all been looking forward to it for all this time. You have made reality even better than we could have imagined. Thank you so much for taking such good care of all of us. Pura Vida.” Rae D., S. Windsor, CT, June ’13
“…a truly perfect paradise right here on earth.”
“One word, perfecto! Our family of 11 has felt such wonderful things during our stay here at Villa Perezoso. The home is truly magnificent, and we were able to view sloths, toucans, many monkeys all right here! Victor is so knowledgable, caring, calm and accomodating. Over is a marvelous chef with the ability to make every meal a celebration. Randall is attentive and interactive and a true professional. Cecelia is such a hard worker with attention to detail and her warm, loving smile. This was a trip that we will never forget to a truly perfect paradise right here on earth. We are thankful and so full of marvelous memories from our trip to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Pura Vida!” Elizabeth B., Nashville, TN (June ’13)
“Perfection in Paradise!”
“The BEST place of all the places we’ve ever been to on vacation! The finest care (Victor) +food (Over) +and homemaking (Cecelia) = Perfection in Paradise! Thank you so very much to our new friends. Guacamole and paella will come home with us as well as unforgettable memories!” Charlotte D., (July ’13)
“….more superb than any 5 star hotel.”
“From the bottom of our heart we want to thank you all for attending to everyone of our needs during our stay. Words cannot express how we felt from the day of our arrival to this present moment. You all made our vacation a memorable one that will be cherished for a lifetime. Thank you all for all of your hard work and commitment to my family during our stay. This staff is “One in a Million”, and the way you all went above our expectations was very rewarding and excellent customer service. If I had to come back; this would be the place I would choose over any other place in the country. The service we received could not have been any more superb than any 5 star hotel. Keep up the good work and I see that I have another place to call home away from my home. Thanks again from my mom, my aunts, my cousins, goddaughter, my daughter and fiancé and especially me. You are all the best.”,Troquita M., Atlanta GA, (July ’13)
“…cocktails with the monkeys!”
“We cannot thank you enough for your fine hospitality and care for us during our week at Villa Perezoso. The food and drinks have been fantastic, night after night. As you know, we have loved cocktails with the monkeys! All the activities were fabulous. I had my first zip line experience and loved it . We loved Rafiki Safari’s whitewater rafting trip too. And the catamaran trip–saw humpback whales! We have so appreciated this fine Villa and enjoyed calling it “home”. Our thanks for the fantastic food and wonderful service. Your team is so gracious and professional. Victor’s professional touch was most appreciated. Over’s food–wonderful. Randall’s service and friendly demeanor made it so comfortable and enjoyable. LOVED the monkeys–howlers, white face and squirrels.Will remember this vacation with fondness and vivid memories. Thank you.” Michael S., Philadelphia, PA, (Aug. ’13)
“Thank you so much for a beautiful week…..
….We had a fantastic time in Manuel Antonio and you made it a very special experience. I could not have imagined a more beautiful house or more delicious food or more fantastic service. Thank you for everything.”, Elizabeth F., CT, (Aug. ’13)
“Hands down to the best house I have ever stayed in!….
….The food, the service, the house, the weather, just everything was beyond exraordinary. Thank you so much for everything. I will forever remember the amazing experience at Villa Perezoso.”, Nicole C., (Aug. ’13)
“We fell in love with the house as well as the staff.”
“Words can not describe how welcomed you all made us feel considering this was our very first time to Costa Rica. You all were very accomodating and made us feel at home. We fell in love with the house as well as the staff. Definitely one of the best vacations I’ve ever had.I will be back for sure”., Eniko P., (Aug. ’13)
“…right balance between relaxing and adventure.”
“What a wonderful vacation we had at Villa Perezoso! Victor arranged excursions with the very best companies in CR and every single meal that Over cooked topped the one before. We could not have asked for a better vacation that was just the right balance between relaxing and adventure.”, Glenn D., Atlanta, GA (Aug. ’13)
“What an amazing place, what an amazing staff!…
….We have been looking forward to coming to Villa Perezoso for months and our expectations were just what we had hope they would be. Thanks Victor for taking care of us. The excursions were so much fun and the guides exceptional. Everything at the Villa was organized and just what we needed and wanted. Over, what can we say about the meals that we haven’t said. Muy bueno! So many items were the best we’ve ever had! Thanks to Cecelia for picking up after us and making the house look great. This is a week we will always remember.” Emily O, Powderly, Texas (Apr ’13)
“Incredible house. Unbelievable scenery.”
“Where to start? Incredible house. Unbelievable scenery. Absolutely astounding food. Or just the best, very best people like each of you that made our stay here and our time in Costa Rica our most memorable vacation ever. Period! Muchas gracias for the time of our lives…so far. Because we hope to be back—and soon. We leave sad to go but with our spirits high. Looking forward to crossing paths with all of you some time in the future. Salute amigos! With complete appreciation for the well worn phrase “Pura Vida”..Rhonda H., Calgary, Canada (March ’13)
“1st class all the way.”
“We had an amazing week!! 1st class all the way. Thank you for providing an amazing experience for me and my family. We are leaving here with new friends and a bigger waist line thanks Over for all the fantastic meals that were prepared for us. We learned the term “Pura Vida” our first day here and 7 days later we now understand it. Gracias mucho y lo que placer dejar a Costa Rica con nuevos amigos!! Pura Vida.” Dwayne R., Calgary, Canada (March ’13)
“Thank you all for a fantastic week! You all made us feel at home and welcome. Over, the meals were amazing. Victor, thanks for taking care of every detail. Cecelia thank you for keeping everything so clean. Randall you always made us smile. Our experience here at Villla Perezoso was truly memorable and we will never forget the wonderful memories” Mike O., March ’13
“We are sadly saying goodbye to our new friends. We thoroughly enjoyed all Villa Perezoso had to offer–even the charm of the 430am greeting of the howler monkeys! Thank you for all you do to make this such a memorable place–pure paradise! Your professionalism, kindness, and hospitality were truly appreciated.” Kim W., Mar ’13)
“Our hearts are both broken and overjoyed…
…Broken because we have to leave this lovely place and overjoyed because of our opportunity to share this paradise that you all call home. Victor was attentive to our every need and made it a pleasure to spend a delightful week here. Over and Randall are both fabulous people and great chefs. Talking and sharing food recipes and stories will forever be remembered. The meals were truly amazing and we could not have asked for more. Literally! Thank you all for making it an incredible and memorable week for Tammie’s 50th. You will forever be in our hearts forever! Perfecto!” Tammie R., Fresno, CA (Feb. ’13)
“We weren’t even at the Villa for 10 minutes….
…..and we decided we needed to plan a return trip. It was better than we could have imagined. We will return with our kids and plan a trip with a group of couples. No trip will ever measure up to this one. I can’t believe you spend a moment away from this beautiful home but I am glad you do so we can enjoy it! I felt like we were leaving our home when we departed. Thank you.” Susan L., Lexington, MA (Feb. 13)
“….absolutely loved being here.”
“We had a really good time here at Villa Perezoso. The service was very personal and exceeded our expectation. You truly know how to keep the customers happy with all the special touches. With a group of 12, it is a challenge to keep everyone happy but you had no problem doing that. The breakfasts, cocktail hours and dinners were the best we ever had! The special touches with flowers on the bed, and in vases everywhere made it feel like home. We appreciated that you were here to guide us to the different events and arrange the “special” tours that were “private” for our group. All in all we had an awesome time and absolutely loved being here.” Michelle & Dave, Ontario, Canada (Feb. 13)
“How do we top this vacation??….
…..All of you have exceeded all our expectations! Everything has been superb–all our needs were met and surpassed…you havel attended all details and created a home away from home for our group of 12! This holiday will be difficult to beat…Thank you very much.” Steve V. Ottawa, Canada (Feb. ’13)
….A wonderful place to decompress, to shed the layers of stress and re-discover what lies underneath. Thank you Victor! Thank you Over! Thank you Cecelia! Thank you to all the monkeys, birds, perezosos, and other animales! Thank you Costa Rica!” Barry S., Santa Rosa, CA (Jan ’13)
“Put our names down for next year! This was a beautiful experience that we want to enjoy for years to come. You are absolutely amazing and keep the most lovely villa in Costa Rica! But truly, the kindness you have shown to all of us made this trip so special. We wish the very best for all of you at the Villa and can’t wait to visit again to spend time with you all in this place. Thank you for all you have done to help our trip be perfect. The meals were amazing!! It is going to be so hard to leave today…but we will be seeing you again very soon. Until then, keep doing exactly what you have been doing. Perfect!” Michael P., New York, NY (Jan. ’13)
“Everything about this place is first class!”
“Thank you so much for making our stay at Villa Perezoso truly unforgetable.We feel so fortunate to have been able to experience this piece of paradise. Everything about this place is truly first class! Our wedding day followed by our trip to Manuel Antonio has been the best few weeks of our lives. We are so sad to be leaving. Victor, you are a very gracious host. Thank you so much for making sure that we were taken care of at all times. Over, every meal was amazing. You are a truly talented and professional chef. Cecelia, the place was spotless everyday and your hard work did not go unnoticed. Muchas gracias amigos!” Luke M., Calgary, Canada (Jan. 13)
“What a fabulous vacation.”
“Tus familias favoritas! Over y Victor what can I say? You got better and better each and every day. We may seemied loco, but you took it so well, I hope we left the very best story to tell. Chicken for Will, surf and turf for the rest, no matter what you were serving it was always the best. Sometimes we howl louder than the monkeys in the trees, I’m sure it makes you gentleman want to increase the fees. But you didn’t stop there, it was an adventure each day, not more than an hour by the pool we could lay. You hooked us up with Mari the mama of the beach, and the hottest surf instructor in the world to teach. Ziplining with Jorge, what a perfect day, drinks in the noche–no way! Up early in the morning for a white water raft ride, we screamed “Grab the line” as Mac and Joe flew over the side. Then back to the Villa for our final day. Muchas, muchas gracias is all we can say! What a fabulous vacation. The house is gorgeous and so spacious. Victor and Over were stellar.” Ingrid M., Chicago, IL (Dec. ’12)
“Muchisimo gracias por una semana increíble.”
“Villa Perezoso far surpassed our expectations! Costa Rica and Villa Perezoso are incredible. The land and the sea..and the food and drinks. Feliz Navidad. Muchisimo gracias por una semana increible.” Bob B., Menlo Park, CA (Dec. ’12)
“Food=Pura Vida, Service=Pura Vida, Company=Fantastico!”
“Thank you so much for being so accomodating and kind to our family. The trip was made that much more fantastic thanks to your your guidance and attention. Food=Pura Vida, Service=Pura Vida, Company=Fantastico! I hope we can come back again one day. Salud!” Linda L., Alberta, Ontario, Canada (Nov. 12)
“Our trip to Costa Rica could not have been better which is why we are writing this departure letter~ We loved everything here including the charm of the 430am howler monkey alarm~We took many excursions, you made it complete we didn’t have to leave to see nature or eat~Villa Perezoso is an awesome location but not solely responsible for an amazing vacation~We came to Costa Rica expecting fun and rest and met you, mi Amigos and encountered the best~We expected a house manager, our needs to attend, we are leaving instead having made a friend~You provided a single source for every solution, took care of our needs with perfecto execution~From first aid to groceries to liquor and food, you made sure we stayed in a MUY good mood~No matter the request or the problem we made, you made us glad that it was here that we stayed~With phrases like PURA VIDA and Mucho Gusto to share, You perform your job and let us know you care! Muchas Gracias!” Tim H. and friends, Sarasota, FL (Sept 12)
“Your staff made our stay pure perfection.”
“I’m writing because, after spending last week at your lovely paradise in Costa Rica I somehow feel connected to you all. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this wonderful home with the world! Your staff made our stay pure perfection. There were five couples and we go on a trip each summer, this one, by FAR, was the best trip we have been on. Victor is a special person, I’m sure you already know that. He truly knows how to read the guests and play to their personalities. Don’t ever lose him. Thank you again!!! I truly hope to make it back to Villa Perezoso again!”Michelle M., Kentucky (Sept. 12)
“I was expecting a great vacation…
…..but our time at Villa Perezoso became even more than that–it was a special experience that changed our outlook on what it means to “get away”. As luck would have it, the namesake perezoso and her baby were waiting for us at the main entrance when we arrived. That greeting–along with a tasty beverage from Victor and a delicious salad from Chef Over–allowed us to immediately lose ourselves in the Villa Perezoso experience. I have to admit, my favorite moments were mealtimes. Having meals prepared for me was nice enough…but Over is truly an amazing chef and prepared heavenly taste adventures on every occasion. Thanks to the great Victor, between meals, he kept us busy with great hikes to private coves, massages on the deck and other great activities including my favorite..white water rafting. The highlight of the trip bar none, was the capuchin monkey stealing some fruit off the outside table and then dipping his legs into the pool! Can’t wait to come back! Thank you!” Debbi T., San Jose, CA (Aug. ’12)
“What truly made this a great experience was the staff at Villa Perezoso.”
“Our party of three generations had an amazingly adventurous and serene time at Villa Perezoso. This is an amazing house that comfortably fit our family of 12 family members. The flow of the house is well thought out, the rooms spacious and inviting and the appointments well matched and created an extraordinary escape. The natural surroundings that included a wide vairety of wild life added to the whole exotic ambiance. What truly made this a great experience was the staff at Villa Perezoso. A huge thanks to Victor the house manager extraordinaire. He is sincere, thoughtful and well connected in Quepos. From planning meals, coordinating our various activities and answering our questions about everything Costa Rican, Victor took great efforts to ensure that we had a top notch experience. For the meals, Over was not just a great chef but his personality was the secret ingredient that made every meal special. He was respectful, attentive, and engaging. Through the course of our stay, our kids grew very attached to them. Lastly, what’s a great vacation without housekeeping? They did an amazing job keeping the house tidy and clean, not a small task for our group! After two weeks of being pampered, we are content and relaxed and wished we had another two weeks!” Tiphaine L., Colorado Springs, CO (Aug. ’12).”
“There are no words to express our gratitude…”
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We have been looking forward to our first trip to Costa Rica for a very long time and our wonderful stay at Villa Perezoso did not disappoint. The Villa is beautiful and welcoming. We cannot tell you how much we appreciated all of the emails and information you gave us before we even got here. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. There are no words to express our gratitude for the exceptional service and food that Victor and Over so graciously provided to our family. We so appreciated Victor’s help in coordinating all of our activities and looked forwad each day to the fresh and delicious food prepared by Over. Thank you both for making this a vacation that we’ll never forget and treasure forever. Costa Rica is such a special place and we can’t wait to come back again. We will absolutely recommend Villa Perezoso to everyone we know. Can’t wait to see you all again. Muchas gracias.” Tom and Debbie S., Thousand Oaks, CA (July ’12)
“Thank you for making our stay in Villa Perezoso incredible…..
From the great food to the pristine beach to the exciting adventures, we loved every second of being in Costa Rica and we couldn’t have done it without you! We definitely will be recommending Villa Perezoso to our friends and family and we hope to return! “Joe and Kathleen Z., San Diego, CA (July ’12)
“…with memories we will never forget!….
“Thank you for everything you have done to make our vacation an unforgettable one! The food was exceptional, each of you truely made this trip an amazing one with memories we will never forget! The Villa was beautiful and it definitely made it more fun seeing all of the monkeys. The trip was wonderful! Thanks everyone again! ” Joe and Jennifer C., Virginia (June ’12)
“Incredible time, amazing food….
….and impeccable attention to detail. Villa Perezoso was key to making our Costa Rican trip fabulous. Victor was the ultimate host who thought every detail and was always at the ready to satisfy our every wish. Beautiful home served as idyllic oasis in an incredible setting. Muchas Gracias para todo! We loved every minute here and don’t know where the week went.” Ann and Sean K., Marin County, CA (June ’12)
“..wonderful hospitality and your welcoming of us…”
“You have a beautiful place here. The staff of Villa Perezoso have been the best thing about our vacation. We loved having you here to take care of us in this wonderful, enchanted villa. We will remember your wonderful hospitality and your warm welcoming of us in your country. Thank you for all your kindness and care. We will remember our happy times here for a long time. Pura Vida.” The Bongiorno Family, Kentfield, CA (June ’12)
“…an oasis of luxury, calm and elegance in a jungle setting..”
“What a wonderful week. You all have created an oasis of luxury, calm and elegance in a jungle setting that is unparalleled. I travel the world for business and have seen and experienced many beautiful places. Villa Perezoso is in a class of its own. Over and Victor create a warm and caring environment that leave a guest feeling the quality of a Ritz hotel but with the personal touch of staying in a home of a personal friend. Victor arranged for daily new adventures for us and Over’s meals made it impossible to leave the Villa to eat. We certainly will tell our friends.” Erik and Carol G., St. Louis, MO (Mar 12)
“All added up to a vacation of a lifetime.”
“This vacation was by far the best we have ever taken–and I am not just saying that. Every one of our kids, my husband, and the other family with us–all loved every part about it..the five star meals by Over, the incredible service by Victor, the unbelievable house, the monkeys, sloths and the iguanas all added up to a vacation of a lifetime. We will definitely be back and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but Villa Perezoso.” Karen & Bob W., Hattiesburg, MS (Mar 12)
“Villa Perezoso is a wonderful villa sitting in the middle of paradise!!! The monkeys, sloths, iguanas and even an anteater made the balcony the main attraction each evening. Victor is the perfect host. He is known and liked by everyone in town. He made each and everyday perfect. Cecelia and crew kept our paradise spotless and Chef Over, I do not know anyone that can cook like he does. Tremendous food every day without fail. TRUE PARADISE! Our stay at Villa Perezoso was the best vacaiton we have had so far. We loved the monkey watching every evening. We went on many trips during the day but coming home to Villa Perezoso was always welcoming and wonderful. The house is beautiful and Victor’s warm smile made us feel at home. Over’s food was great and the best ever. We loved coming home to clean room. We will miss this wonderful place; it is beautiful! We will be back soon! Hope and Orlando, Hattiesburg, MS (Mar 12)
“I will carry Villa Perezoso with me for a long time…”
“What an amazing experience! Your vision and manifestation are astounding. I have never been more inspired and cared for by this beautiful home and its thoughtful caregivers. Wish i had more time to express all my thoughts and feelings but the van is here to take us on our journey home. I will certainly carry Villa Perezoso with me for a long time; hopefully until I am able to return with my husband! Carolyn S., Woodside, CA (Feb ’12)
“Thank you for making our Costa Rica trip amazing….
We enjoyed every minute and appreciated the attention to detail and kindness of Victor..you are a terrific host! Muchas gracias. Pura Vida.” David A. , Dayton, OH (Mar ’12)
“I had no idea of the magic we would encounter here.”
“The young sloth (a week old), the baby sloth Victor rescued and we named Victor, the capuchins, the howlers, the geckos and the many beautiful birds..from the moment I took my first swim in your stunning pool, sweaty and lagged from our flight and drive, the first word that formed in my mind was “fortitude”. Your vision, passion, creativity and strength are both inspiring and clearly evident in Villa Perezoso. I knew I was coming to someplace cherished by its owners, but I had no idea, really of the magic I would encounter here. We took many lovely and interesting excursions, but it was right here at home where our most delightful, astonishing and treasured interactions with the animals, our friends furried and feathered took place. From the greeting of six titi monkeys on the patio upon our arrival, to the capuchin who landed with a tiny thud on my bedroom porch the next dawn then climbed his way up the pipes to the main house floor, to the howlers who awoke us each night and moved closer each dawn until no less than eight filled the big tree for breakfast. Our circle of women who gathered here are wondering how to integrate the profound discoveries we experienced here, inside and outside, into our lives at home, until we can return again. With deepest awe and highest gratitude.” Kimberly C., Sebastopol, CA (Feb ’12)
“You made life Pura Vida here.”
“Thank you for a wonderful escape to paradise. You made life Pura Vida here. Everything was exceptional! We had a great relaxing vacation. Meals were amazing. Thank you for your warm hospitality and kindness. It was a pleasure and than you so much for the Spanish lessons. Gracias.” Tina and Stan P., Augusta, MO (Feb. ’12)
“An unforgettable trip”
“I can’t thank you all enough for your hospitality this week. It has been an unforgettable trip thanks to all your hard work, amazing meals and attention to detail. We will be back.” Katelyn S., Cape Cod, MA (Feb ’12)
“Thank you for making our dreams come true.”
“V-Villa Perezoso!!!, I-Incredible Staff!!!, L-lovely location with incredible views, L-lush, plush accomodations, A-Awesome Adventures, P-Pura Vida, priceless memories we made here, E-Excellent Service!!!, R-r you ready to Bamboo Jam?, E-Excellent manager, Victor, Z-zoology galore!, O-Over our amazing Chef!, S-Superwoman Cecelia with the beautiful smile and cute shoes!, O-Offers an over the top Vacation! From the bottom of our hearts thank you for making all our dreams come true. We can’t wait to return! John & Mary B., SF, CA, (June ’11).
“It exceeded my greatest expectations.”
“I spent one and a half years planning this special trip to celebrate my 50th birthday with 11 of my best girlfriends and family. During that time I imagined what that experience would be like. On every level, it exceeded my greatest expectations. The Villa and Penthouse are exquisitely beautiful and I could feel the committment to detail and excellence in every square inch. Victor was so caring, generous, loving, gracious and attentive that I actually wept in gratitude in his office because of his kindness. It is rare that a concierge fully owns the space as his own but Victor owns every inch and myself and my guests felt completely taken care of…from the excursions arranged, cabs called, laundry handled, animals brought to our attention, etc, etc. Over cooked masterpieces for every meal and his cooking was so spectacular that it was the only time all 12 of us fell silent because all we could do is ooh and aah at the yummy food we were eating! 12 women who cook, shop, prepare and clean for ourselves were incredibly grateful to be so well taken care of. Cecelia and her crew kept the chaos of our large group contained and somehow managed to keep the entire space clean and tidy without ever being in the way. They were invisible minstrels lovingly tending to the space. I could not have hoped for more from my experience here. All of the staff perform at a level of excellence that I’ve rarely experienced on a vacation. I leave Costa Rica feeling immensely grateful for all of their kind, loving, attentive and generous service. Thank you all for making my 50th birthday such a grand and unforgettable experience! With love and gratitude.” Tina B., San Geronimo, CA (July ’11)
“We thank you for giving us back our joyful spirit, our Pura Vida…”
“We thank you for the absolute trip of a lifetime. From the moment Victor met us at the front of the Villa door, we felt welcomed, nurtured, embraced and nourished thoroughly body, spirit and soul. Chef Over is a gift to the world. His creative, over-the-top delicious meals were a constant source of delight and joy each day. We so enjoyed him, his joy of life and his talents. To dear Victor, the Villa is a beautiful location but with him here it is truly a home away from home. We trusted him to make our vacation special and he made each adventure’s logistics seem effortless when we know they take much care, thought and work. He ensured that we were happy, relaxed, safe, and having fun whenever, whatever we wish. Cecelia works so hard to take all our cares away..beds made clean, lovely rooms all with a smile. We thank you for giving us back our joyful spirit, our Pura Vida, our reminder that life is truly lived with good friends, wine and love. We love you all and can’t wait to return.” Ed & Christina M., SF, CA (June ’11).
“How do we begin to thank you for this awe-inspiring experience….
…What you have done with your home and what your staff did to make this above, all hands down, the best, was very much appreciated. The views are so impressive they make me want to cry. The staff is superb and so much a part of why our trip was so extraordinary. Thank you for sharing with us this slice of heaven. It makes you really step and look at your life and strive to attain “pura vida”. The recommendations for excursions were wonderful. The white water rafting trip to Rafiki and the zip line tour were amazing. It was wonderful how Victor was always there to guide us daily and was so attentive to our needs. We truly enjoyed his company and his kindness will not be forgotten.” Mark M., Baltimore, MD (June ’11).
“It is truly a paradise”.
“Thank you so much for an incredible week! Everything was amazing. From the fancy drink upon arrival to the wonderful dinners, beautiful touches to the accomodations, to the professional activity advice. Everything far exceeded our expectations. We are so sad to be leaving this paradise. It has truely been a wonderful vacation. This house is beautiful, there was not a single element missing. Everything was well thought out. It was perfect for our family vacation. Victor’s professional manner, advice and friendliness were greatly appreciated. Over’s amazing breakfasts and dinners were 5 star. Everyone was right, who would want to go out to eat if you have Over as a chef? Simply amazing. Cecelia made our accomodations special. She does a wonderful job. We will miss her special touches. Thank you for sharing your special place with us. It is truly a paradise. We look forward to returning.” Carol E., Yardley, PA (June ’11).
“The crowning experience..”
“The Villa Perezoso was the crowning experience of our trip to Costa Rica this year! We began in the north and worked our way down to the beautiful Manuel Antonio. Little did we know how marvelous our stay at the Villa Perezoso would be. As we approached in our car, in the dark of the night, we received a call and it was Victor’s welcoming, kind voice that assured us that our accomodations were ready and he was there to guide us if we needed directions. It was the beginning of a trusted alliance for our stay. Everything was wonderful due to the fastidious, attentive care of the exemplary Victor, Over and Cecelia (the staff at Villa Perezoso). Over Chef’s work trancended cooking to magic. Every single meal was a delight. Cecelia was a dear, friendly face every day adding her friendly, sunny smile to the house. We will tell all our friends of this wonderful place and surely return. Many many thanks. Mike M., Toronto, Canada, (June 2011).
“We searched long and hard for the perfect place and we found it here at Villa Perezoso.”
“Muchas gracias from our family to yours. We searched long and hard for the perfect place to host our extended family vacation and we found it here at Villa Perezoso. Our parents loved it too. Our three boys (11, 8 and 6) found everyday a beautiful adventure. Until next time.” Christine M., Chicago, IL (Apr ’11)
“Out of this world!….
….Experience of a lifetime and a time never to forget. Thanks for helping us make lifelong memories”.Chris A., Southlake, TX (Mar ’11)
“This was a dream destination for me”
“Where do I even begin to express how much fun we had and how nice the house was??? We were greeted after our drive to a wonderful retreat. We all slept so good and felt very rested. The beds are awesome. Cecelia, the housekeeper is wonderful. I enjoyed Over teaching us cooking tips that I can hopefully use at home. Thank you. What a great treat for a busy mom like me. I totally feel pampered, spoiled. This was a dream destination for me and it was so worth it. Thanks again to everyone who came together to make it all work perfectly.” Lori A., Dallas, TX (Mar ’11)
“Originally planned to stay at the Four Seasons….”
“From the time we pulled up till the time we departed Villa Perezoso, it did not disappoint. The staff is welcoming and personable. The accomodations are beautifully and well appointed. The meals were divine. There is no other place I would rather be in Costa Rica. We had originally planned to stay at the Four Seasons which would have been triple the cost. That would have been a waste and do not think we would have been treated half as well as at Villa Perezoso. I will definitely return to Costa Rica and you can bet your “colonies” I will be booking the Villa Perezoso…”Alan S., Incline Village, CA (Feb. ’11)
“An indelible memory…”
“Thank you so much for the fabulously wonderful stay~what an amazing experience~the nature, the surroundings, the gorgeous villa with all the amenities and excellent service. We had a unique and relaxing time that we soon won’t forget.The national park was amazing, the canopy tour adventurous and phenomenal and of course Mari’s chairs and Ray’s drinks on the beach unparalleled. Thank you Victor, Over and Cecelia for creating such an indelible memory~the howlers, capuchin, toucans just added to the charm and wonder of Villa Perezoso.” Diane and Adam V., Concord, CA (Feb.’11)
“This is the best place ever….
….Over, your meals were delicious. Victor you were such a gentleman, you made us feel so welcome and comfortable. We will remember this vacation forever and hopefully return some day. Thank you so much for making our trip to Costa Rica wonderful.” Wayne and Sharon M., Sacramento, CA (Feb’11)
“My heart swelled with gratitude..”
“I sat on the upper balcony of Villa Perezoso last night after dinner with the cool tropical breeze blowing across my face, the sound of the ocean waves crashing in the distance. The lights of other houses and villas glowed around the perimeter of the dark as I tried to take it all in and imprint it in my memory. My heart swelled with gratitude at this tranquil time of rest in this splendid private place with Over, our chef serving each perfect meal, each a unique experience served with care for just the two of us on the balcony. I have taken pictures of howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, sloths, and exotic birds–blue, turqoise green, yellow and green, all without leaving the Villa. Victor’s warmth and care and attention to detail, Over’s cooking and Cecelia’s housekeeping made our stay wonderful. We came weary and tired, we leave refreshed and invigorated. We feel as if we are leaving behind friends when we leave tomorrow. I think this was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had because we wanted to simply stay and relax in this wonderful place. Thank you so much for making this so wonderful. We will be back.” Mary K., Houston, TX (Feb. ’11)
“You’ve set the bar very high!”
“Whether for cold fruit smoothies to hot coffee to get the day started or great margaritas or fantastic tico fare in the evenings or key pieces of great advice to help navigate to help navigate the local scene, Victor and Over were there to help see to our every need. Thanks for your friendly presence and constant effort and availability which helped make our stay at Villa Perezoso a tremendous experience! You’ve set the bar very high! Can’t wait for our next visit.”Raj H., Los Angeles, CA (Feb. ’11)
“We have never been pampered as much in our travels.”
“What a surprise! We were greeted warmly at the Quepos airport and with the cold drink at the Villa as promised. Incredible house and staff. We have never been pampered as much in our travels. How can you explain the food, jungle and climate as anything but perfect? We enjoyed a different dining experience every night from Victor and Over as well as a jungle show that was different from monkey to monkey from bird to iguana. We had a howler monkey in the tree outside our window wake us up, the capuchin monkey would hop on the terrace and attempt to steal the avocados and bananas. What a show! Very relaxing and refreshing. The Villa would be great for a family reunion or a couples get away. Thank you for a great stay. We look forward to our next visit.” Bill C., Santa Rosa, CA (Jan. 11)
“5 year anniversary trip. As we arrived from Tamarindo couldn’t imagine a bigger surprise. Victor and Over waiting for us patiently to greet our arrival with the most personal of touches. The single male howler in the tree outside also seemed to sense our presence. He continues to serenade us most mornings and sits outside the shower view. Frequent visits by the white faced monkeys and trio of toucans is always a treat. The place is obviously beautiful, we travel frequently but truly believe this will be home in a few years. You can not describe “Pura Vida” other than seeing it and feeling it. Thanks for everything and see you soon.” Angela G., Georgia, (Jan. 11)
…. It was so much more than we ever expected! The Villa is just BEAUTIFUL! Over and Victor treated us so well with the utmost of professionalism. Our trip was made complete with the sighting of some sloths (perezoso’s) yesterday. This has been one of our best vacations EVER! Thank you so much.” Debbie H., Windsor, CA (Jan. 11)
“Life on occasion offers us incredible surprises…
…to be received for 6 nights in a wonderful villa that cultivates refinement down to the smallest details. Everything is harmonious in this house thanks to the attentive staff. One of the best thing about visiting a house is when you observe the owner’s personality stamped all over it. Villa Perezoso gives you this feeling : clearly charmed by Asia, the owners have imported most of the furniture from Bali and paid attention to every detail. As a result, the villa is perched on several levels of a densely forested hillside facing the Pacific ocean and provides a tasteful combination of comfort and elegance. Life at Villa Perezoso is perfectly balanced between indoor and outdoor life. All rooms are equipped with private terraces offering panoramic views of the jungle and the Pacific ocean. Our king-size bed provided the ultimate wake-up view of the pacific ocean, jungle and tropical sky. The morning song of monkeys had been an unforgettable souvenir to me : who needs alarm clocks when you’ve got monkeys to let you know it’s breakfast time? Days here can be spent doing nothing at all or exploring the tropical surroundings : you must pay a visit to the Manuel Antonio National Park but also enjoy the black-sand beaches close to the villa . You will surely get a chance to see neighbours such as iguanas, monkeys … or simply relax by the pool with staff looking after you suggesting simple but classy drinks and a gourmet food mixing Costa Rican and international dishes. To me Villa Perezoso is a great combination for families or group of friends who want to explore the unique flora and fauna all around but, at the same time, are looking for chic design super-comfortable furnishings and a gourmet kitchen managed by an excellent staff.” (Translated from French) Claude M., Paris, France (Nov ’10)
“Thank you to all!”
“We had six nights and five full days of five star treatment in this fabulous residence. Some highlights: food was amazing, service impeccable, massage was best on the sundeck, Punto Cathedral hike in Manuel Antonio National Park is a must, but do not wear flip flops!, beaches are excellent–learn to surf, animals all over the place, showering overlooking the rainforest–great! Thank you to all!” Serif K., Istanbul, Turkey (Nov.’10)
“life is nothing but moments”
“If as Borges said,”life is nothing but moments”, you have provided such moments that deeper meanings are instilled into all our lives. Thank you for your cool command of every detail given to creating the Villa and thank you to Victor and Over, magicians both. Most amazing: the civilized and wonderous structure and way of living in the midst of a JUNGLE! Thank you.” Oya B., Istanbul, Turkey (Nov.’10)
“We enjoyed a magical week at Villa Perezoso….
…We could not have imagined finding an “oasis” like Villa Perezoso nestled in such a breathtaking rainforest. I have traveled many parts of the world and stayed at luxury hotels, eaten at elegant restaurants, but I can honestly say that the villa comes second to none to those places. The Villa met and exceeded our expectations for comfort and service. The food and drinks prepared by Over and organized by Victor have been outstanding. Everyday we were surprised with another wonderful dish. I recommend guests to let Over and Victor set the menu, they did an outstanding job! The company we were with made our stay that much more enjoyable. Jokes and humor tossed around were additional touches for this wonderful week. I hope guests who come after us will have the pleasure to enjoy in full what the Villa Perezoso offers.” Charlie T., San Jose, CA (Nov. ’10)
“a true Gem for all to see”
“My wife and I recently visited Villa Perezoso located in Manual Antonio, Costa Rica. The Villa is remarkably beautiful and extremely well appointed reaching a new definition for “Luxury” !!! As if this was not enough, it is staffed by an on site Manager (Victor), a personal chef( Over) and a housekeeper ( Cecilia). These three professionals provide a level of service far exceeding any resort, hotel or vacation spot that we have ever experienced. Victor is the consummate concierge catering to your every need. Over’s meals were fabulous, the presentation always impressive which when combined can best be described as “Over” The Top Culinary Delight !!! Cecilia maintains an impeccably clean household with attention to every detail. Add spectacular Ocean Views, Monkeys and Sloths at your door step plus a wide variety of Tours and Activities ( Victor will arrange) including close proximity to Manual Antonio National Park and you get a truly First Class vacation. We can’t wait to go back. We recommend this property as a true Gem for all to see.” Walt H., Bernardsville, New Jersey, (Oct. ’10).
“We are leaving here feeling pampered, relaxed and very spoiled”
“We have very busy lives but within 24 hours of arriving here I had forgotten what my blackberry was! Thanks for making this a fabulous vacation and for taking care of us so well. We loved the Villa which is such a tranquil place. Over’s cooking was so excellent, fresh and varied we never felt the need to eat out. Cecelia’s attention to detail meant the Villa was spotless and beautiful–the folded towels, tissues and flower petals were a lovely touch. Victor’s professional, friendly and humorous style are unmatched. We are leaving here feeling pampered relaxed and very spoiled. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for making our vacation perfect!” Emma L., Texas (Sept. ’10)
“We just needed more time here at Perezoso…”
“What a beautiful home you have built for those wanting to explore Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. The Penthouse was perfect for our needs. The open air design was so pleasant to experience and allowed us to feel we were an integrated part of Manuel Antonio’s ecosystem. From the way Victor greeted us with umbrellas as we arrived in the rain until the end of our stay at Villa Perezoso, Victor made our stay in Costa Rica truly most enjoyable. Our days back home are often focused on non-family activities, therefore, our family vacations are greatly valued. Over, Victor and Cecelia helped us create a very special family memory that will be remembered for a lifetime. With Victor’s actions, he strives to be “uncommon”, which is a rare quality indeed. I observed a man who is passionate, organized, informative, flexible, concerned for others, servant minded, well-spoken, professional, a problem solver and humorous. We appreciated all he did to schedule our daily outings and to take time to connect with our sons. They have exclaimed that their study abroad program will be in Costa Rica! Over the chef’s English is quite good, no doubt his Spanish very good, however, he is the master of perhaps the most important language…food! We thank him for sharing perhaps the greatest gift God has given him. Breakfasts, lunches, dinners were not just meals, they were “events”. So many phenomenal choices. We just needed more time here at Perezoso. Pura Vida”. Linda F., Southlake, TX (Aug. ’10)
“Even better than our highest expectations!”
“What an amazing visit to Costa Rica we have had, even better than our highest expectations! It has been so exciting for our family to see this beautiful country, obviously cherished by its people, and learn about the ecology and wildlife. High spots of the three weeks have been the exciting rafting, waterfall-jumping and climbing tours and of course the beautiful surfing and national park beaches. And the house…hard to leave for a day and even harder to leave for good. We will have to return. Victor has been a fantastic host anticipating our every need (we have speculated about hidden microphones!) so knowledgeable, professional and fun. The house is so well kept by Cecelia, and Over’s food, we haven’t had the same meal twice in the three weeks, everything is so well presented and the touch so light and deft. So delicious! And you were right, we hardly wanted to eat out after Over’s cooking. Thank you for having us. We will tell all our friends.” Judith P., London, England (July ’10)
“Most amazing time”
I must say we had the most amazing time at Villa Perezoso. It couldn’t have been more perfect. We’re still talking about how amazing our stay was. Victor and Over were awesome and we can’t wait to go back. We definitely are planning to make another trip with a second couple next year. There’s not a day since we’ve been back that we haven’t wished we were still there. All the tours Victor arranged were perfect and despite the weather we had an excellent time. Thanks again for recommending the white water rafting! It and the fishing were the highlight tours of our entire trip! We will definitely be posting a review on Trip Advisor! Thanks again and we look forward to our stay with y’all again next year.” Chris H., Alexandria, LA (May ’10)
“Thank you for a magical and relaxing week here at Villa Perezoso!…
…Our family has proclaimed this to be the best vacation they have been on. Words on paper cannot begin to describe this incredible experience we have been blessed to share as a family. Everything was perfect, from Victor’s warm attention to every detail, to Over’s delicious gourmet meals, to Cecelia’s friendly smile, nothing was left to chance at the VP. The villa and its tropical setting are truly stunning! But that doesn’t compare to its greatest asset, its staff! We can’t wait to return to Villa Perezoso and our new Costa Rican family! Cathy C., Potomac, MD (March ’10)
“Villa Perezoso, Villa Paradise!…
…Our family has had the most marvelous visit to Costa Rica thanks to all at Villa Perezoso. It has truly been one of the most relaxing and pampered vacations ever. The Villa is furnished beautifully and the views are amazing! Chef Over’s menu selection and food presentation is both delicious and a work of art. Victor has seen to our every need and recommendations are right on target. Cecelia always has a beautiful smile on her face and keeps the house spotless. The staff’s hospitality and friendliness has made everyone feel right at home. Thanks for a memorable spring break and a a great 50th birthday. We look forward to our next visit to Villa Perezoso! (We loved watching the monkeys and sloths poolside and the wake up call with the howlers!) Janet H., San Antonio, TX (March ’10)
“Thank you all for a truly wonderous vacation!…
…You made us feel so welcome and at home. In our many journeys this has been our favorite destination . The simple luxury offered by the Villa Perezoso is incomparable. The fabulous views, the impeccable hospitality and the scrumptuous creations by Chef Over set this vacation apart from all others. Thank you for making our mom’s birthday a special treat. From the refreshing smoothies to the perfect omelettes to the relaxing massage followed by incredible paella (enjoyed by candlelight) and exquisite tres leche cake, it was her favorite birthday. You all went above and beyone..from the strawberry mojitos to the grilled squid, tuna poke and to die for fried fish (mama said), to the sage advice and towel swans. You made our stay as relaxing and delightful and luxurious as anyone could ever wish for. Thank you. Pura Vida.” C.H., Destin, FL (Mar ’10)
“It’s clear to see that the phrase ‘pura vida’ is right on in describing the way of life here.”
“Our gang of 10 has enjoyed every minute of of this beautiful villa and the hospitality everyone here displays! It’s clear to see that the phrase “pura vida” is right on in describing the way of life here. The 3 toed sloth (perezoso) came by to see us, and the nightly monkey shows never got dull. The villa provided everything we needed and always with a smile. We followed their advice on activities and really enjoyed each experience. Our favorite was the river rafting on the Savegre with Rafiki. If you go, plan on enjoying cocktails on their lodge and enjoying cocktails at sunset from their deck. Way, way cool. Personally, I’m at a loss for words. This trip surpassed all my expectations and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be here. While Costa Rica is beautiful and full of adventure, the Villa P is paradise and the staff, over the top! Chris & Tara S., Danville, CA (Mar ’10)
“Thank you for your kindness and generosity…
…This was an extraordinary vacation. They say the “devil is in the details”, you all provided such attention. Pre-trip we were offered a ton of valuable advice and made traveling here seemless. Upon arriving Chef Over greeted us with the BEST guacomole ever, and continued to wow us throughout our stay. Victor’s attention to detail ensure us great excursions and service, it was like having a personal assistant who thought of everything. Thanks to him we’ve had an insiders look into Costa Rica. This escape has been heavenly, from the luxurious Villa Perezoso accomodations to frolicking with beautiful waves. Thank you.” Victoria L., Santa Rosa, CA (Feb. ’10)
“We all wanted this to be a vacation of a lifetime and you made certain it was…
…From the moment we arrived at the Villa, you have attended to every detail with a smile. This has been a true vacation. Pura Vida”, Jackie G., Portland, OR (Jan ’10)
“Christmas 2009 has been the best ever thanks to you…
…From the minute we arrived we knew we were in capable hands. You not only took meticulous care of our needs but you also made sure we had great fun….and along the way we became friends. We will definitely recommend VP highly to everyone we know. We will be back.” Julie O., Georgetown, SC (Dec. ’09)
“My wife spent many hours researching the best villa in Costa Rica and we found it!…
…This was the perfect place for my wife and I and our 3 children and spouses. We had a fabulous week and Victor, the house manager, steered us in all the right directions. We loved every activity, canopy zip lines, white water rafting, boating on the ocean and the Park.The Villa was the perfect gathering place at the end of the day–private, spacious, perfect amenities and a beautiful design. Our kids were just blown away by it all and can’t wait to return. Of couse, we may leave them at home next time and spend a romantic week by ourselves! The Penthouse would work perfectly.Chef Over was fantastic. He has a great personality and each meal was a delight. We wanted to take him home! Thanks for sharing your amazing home and beautiful country with our family.” Lew L., Dallas, TX (May ’09)
“This has been a truly extraordinary week…
…Being able to let go all responsibility and fall into your graciousness has been a gift. We have had so much fun laughing and being together..we barely left the house. My usuallly adventurous spirit was so calmed that I was happy to be here at Villa Perezoso reading on the deck and plyaing cards and eating great food. I have never felt so taken care of! Victor and Over’s attention to detail is incredible and the house is beautiful. Gracias! Gracias! Gracias! I am sitting her trying to figure out how soon I can come back! Perfecto! Elizabeth K., Seattle, WA (Nov ’09)
“Truly, all aspects of our stay could not have been better”
“When we reserved Villa Perezoso for this week, we had no idea what an incredible time it would be. Truly, all aspects of our stay could not have been better, from the food and drink to the bedrooms and activities. This place is paradise—we will have lifelong memories from our time here. We look forward to another future stay in Villa Perezoso.” Betsy & Jimmy H., Mobile, AL (Dec 09)
“What an amazing trip!…
…This house is A+–a perfect place to unwind. The attention to detail made the vacation a true home away from home. I could get used to this life…The house location, accessible and private surroundings, where else do we see monkeys playing, sloths chilling while we are 20 yards away in the Villa pool? Service–impeccable. You have assembled an amazing team, starting with Victor, the house manager. He immediately felt like a friend. Over, the chef and Cecelia were icing on the tres leches cake. Thanks so much for everything.” Tish D., Austin, TX (Dec 09)
“From the bottom of our heart, thank you for a remarkable week in your beautiful country.
…My wife, the boys and I had one of the best vacations of our lives. Everything about it was perfect. Without Victor, the house manager’s help and insight, we never would have done any of the wonderful adventures we undertook. His thoughtfulness and concern with our son’s 1st day sunburn helped a bad situation be a short one. Victor is a consummate host with a genuine spirit. Over, the chef’s cooking skills were only surpassed by his personality. Every course of every meal was a memorable experience. We felt pampered to the point of being spoiled. The housekeeper’s hard work in cleaning up after us made us feel like we were staying in a new, spotless villa every day. I travel to every corner of the world for many years on business trips. My wife and I have vacationed in Asia, Europe, Mexico and North America. But nothing, truly nothing, compares to the beauty, quality, joy and first class service we enjoyed at Villa Perezoso. I will recommend it to everyone I know but…..save another week for us!” Kevin C., Lake Geneva, IL (Mar ’09)
“Villa Perezoso is the perfect getaway…
…The house is fantastic. No details seemed to have been left-out. The bedrooms and bathrooms are fabulous and the furnishings beautiful. The house is kept spotless, and never had an issue with the creepy crawlers associated with tropical climates. Nothing beats taking a shower with the rainforest as one of your walls. The view is crazy! The sun comes-up early for great pool-side lounging, and a head-start for us sun worshipers. In the early evening, we returned from the beach or an excursion, and enjoyed watching the monkeys play in the nearby trees while taking a dip in the pool and enjoying delicious hors-d’oeuvres created by Over. No need to go out for dinner when you have a talented chef like Over. I suggest letting him choose what to serve..you will never be dissapointed. The tres leches cake is to die for! Victor was a perfect host and all of his suggestions were right-on. All the staff were engaging, and a pleasure to interact with. Absorb the culture and skip the cab. Walk or take the bus down the hill to the beach or to Quepos. Oh yeah, the people of Costa Rica are forgiving and friendly. It was a delight to discover a small part of Costa Rica, and spend time at Villa Perezoso. Thanks to all the staff at Villa Perezoso.”Mitch S. San Jose, CA (Aug. ’09)
“A brilliant combination of the luxury, amenities and service…
…of a high end resort and the intimacy and personal touch of, what feels for your stay, like your very own villa in the tropics.” Nick and Gillian K-Calistoga, CA (Nov ’08)
“Hotel Belvedere at Lake Como was the most beautiful on earth until I came to Villa Perezoso!…
…Making monkey, sloth and toucan friends right outside my very window. The beauty of the water and nature is of course beyond compare, but Victor and Over’s grand service with a smile ensures that paradise is here on Earth. Thank you.” Tina M.-S.F., CA (Feb ’09)
“We loved our 5 days at your villa!! Leaving is the worst part…
…Some of our favorite memories are: our surfing lesson with Victor, Over’s tasty and beautifully prepared meals, our candlelight dinner, using the hot tub on the sundeck and pool, towels folded into beautiful shapes everyday, seeing lizards and frogs, board games, having wireless internet, the views, and many more. Staying at the Villa mad our Costa Rica vacation one of our favorites. The staff makes a great team and we hope to come back in the future”. Zack and Kristin, Palo Alto, CA (Oct ’09)
“Villa Perezoso is a spectacular luxury home…
…Victor, the house manager and the property’s personal butler, showed it to me and some clients on Saturday and I fell in love it. Its design and luxurious décor are exactly what our clients look for in a rental home”.
“Our stay at Villa Perezoso was epic!…
…From the accommodations, to the meals, to the staff, to the view, it was an experience to never forget. I hope to return as soon as God allows. My deepest thanks and blessings to everyone that had a hand in our time there.” Zachary Levi- Los Angeles, CA (Dec ’08)
“I simply did not want to leave.”
“There are not too many places on Earth that you can be plopped down in the middle of a jungle, amazed with the wonderment of monkeys, sloths, toucans, iguanas and various other exotic animals climbing and flying around you , and also enjoy the amenities of a hot shower, multi-course amazing meals and spa treatments etc. I simply did not want to leave. Absolutely wonderful. I was so pleased with the beach, the many available excursions, the wonderfully friendly Costa Rican people and at the end of the day came home to a top notch Villa staffed with accommodating and friendly people and amenities of any Western hotel..cell phone reception, satellite TV and internet access. Simply terrific.”
Chris M – Cupertino, CA (Nov. ’08)
“Villa Perezoso left me speechless.”
“After living and working here in Manuel Antonio for more than 12 years, I am rarely speechless when I have the opportunity to view a new home or development in the area. Villa Perezoso left me speechless. This luxury estate does a miraculous job of blending the breathtaking natural backdrop and postcard views of Manuel Antonio National Park with an impeccable interior space that makes leaving the home feel sinful. The Balinese design takes your breath away from the moment you enter the home and everywhere your eye wanders you are struck with an ornate detail and appointments which fill the house with sense of serenity which is what truly defines the Costa Rican experience. The completion of such an elaborate home and interior design is no small feat, and the experience which those lucky enough to enjoy the home as a rental will be nothing short of spectacular. As a real estate professional in the area, there are many homes and accommodations options, but the Villa Perezoso will certainly be one of the top on our list for clients looking for a unique experience and I can only hope I am lucky enough to spend a few days there myself!” Scott, 2Costa Rica Real Estate
“I went with high expectations and I was NOT disappointed…
…The property is magnificent. The service perfect. The country and people warm friendly. Paradise in every way…”
Chris J -San Jose, CA (Nov. ’08)
“We had a magical vacation at this very beautiful villa…
…It is a magnificent and special place. The home itself is tasteful, warm, and beautiful. It is a paradise unto itself. The area is exotic, interesting, and so fun! There was something for everyone in all age groups. Canopy tours, white water rafting (the favorite) and ample night life. I cannot say enough about the incredible staff. We loved the house manager and personal butler Victor, and the talented and friendly chef Over (ask him to make the tres leche cake!). Victor set up our tours and gave us invaluable advice on what would be best to see and do. He helped us with so many different things we could never name them all!
We stayed with my brother and family and rented the whole villa. It is the perfect place for a family(s) to vacation together. There was ample room for everyone, with every room decorated beautifully with equally wonderful views. We have teenage and adult children and they loved the monkeys and sloths outside the trees (so did we). The amenities in the villa are over the top terrific and the owners have thought of every tiny detail to make the stay even more perfect. We are thrilled to have found this place and to have had such a great experience creating memories we will share forever. If we are ever lucky enough to return, we will definitely want to stay at Villa Perezoso again.” Lynn H.-Geneva, IL (Nov. ’08)
“We had an absolute blast at Villa Perezoso…
…My wife and I both loved what you have done with the property. By far, the best place we’ve stayed. Victor and Over were awesome. Victor made sure we had everything we needed and gave us local pointers. Over was phenomenal—we just let him make the menu—we gave him guidelines and them let him do what he does best. We were able to eat pretty healthy that way and the food was awesome. Thank you.”Robert S-San Diego, CA (Jan. ’09)
“My experience at Villa Perezoso can be described as absolute bliss…
…This is the place you NEED TO GO for that perfect getaway. The view from the deck is stellar, the food was outstanding and the house manager took care of everything. The floor plan allows for plenty of space for guests, in our case (a group of 10 women) and was the ideal setting for a landmark birthday celebration. For those who need to stay connected, the house is fully hardwired and many of us enjoyed communicating with our loved ones from the patios of our Balinese chaise lounges. All in all, the perfect merging of Eastern and Western values with the basic manana factor threaded in to remind you of why you need to take more vacations. ” Teresa M.-Larkspur, CA (Feb. ’09)
“Our stay here was one of the best vacations we’ve ever had…
Costa Rica was as wonderful the second time around as it was the first. The accommodations, service and Over’s “restaurant” are all six diamonds!” Greg K.-San Jose, CA (Jan. ’09)
“Villa Perezoso has been absolutely spectacular…
…The attention to detail in every item is amazing. A big thanks to Victor for handling all the small detials of our trip, behind the scenes, that made our stay so enjoyable. Each adventure, day trip were carefully orchestrated with expertise and suave. The calm Over, the great chef, exudes in the kitchen is admirable. The presentation fabulous but mostly the careful preparation and love put into each dish was much appreciated. Thank you!” Toni V.- Willow, Glen, CA (Feb. ’09)
“Wowie, wow, wow! We have been pampered beyond words…
…It has been a vacation beyond compare–what a beautiful home, so beautifully furnished a la balinese. Thank you for sharing it”. Allison S.- Healdsburg, CA (Feb. ’09)
“Thank you for the most relaxing and worry free week in Costa Rica…
…It was my first time in this beautiful country and I know there will be many more. This location is everything you could ask for–the sun, the birds, the perezosos, the monkeys….all spectacular. The hospitality however is without equal. Pura Vida”. Debra D., Novato- CA
“Thank you for taking the time and effort…
…to create and build a space which immediately gives all who enter its doors a sense of tranquility and light. You have shared your gift with all of us, this absolute jewel of a place in Manuel Antonio, to be visited time and time again…” Priya K.- New York, NY (Mar ’09)
We have had an amazing experience!
Villa Perezoso is beautiful and we could not have picked a more amazing place to stay in Manuel Antonio. Victor took care of all of our needs from arranging day trips to taking care of small details that made everything feel personalized and done with love. Over, your cooking is amazing! We experienced gourmet cuisine with Costa Rican flare at every meal. You also went above and beyond engaging our 11 year old son and letting him feel a sous chef! Randall, you are warm and funny and made all of our meals fun and full of laughter. You also make the best pina coladas ever! Cecelia, your smile, was a wonderful way to be greeted and the house always was impeccable. Each of you brought love and friendship to each interaction and we will be forever grateful for these memories. You are all cherished! Ken C., Tulsa, OK (June ’13)
“I honestly will never be able to completely describe to you the impact these beautiful people had on our family…
…They are the heart and soul of this most lovely and magical Villa. Victor was amazing and helpful and a wealth of knowledge and information. and he is so very funny. He completely took care of all our needs and offered wonderful suggestions. Over’s cooking skills rival any chef on the Las Vegas strip. He is so creative. He takes great pride in not only creating delicious meals but also in a beautiful presentation. He was very concerned about our food preferences and strove to create meals we would all love. I swear if I wasn’t married I would marry Randall. He is a true gentleman. Every afternoon I looked forward to hearing the blender because I knew Randall was blending up my special drink for me. And poor sweet Cecelia. She had to clean up after all of us every day. I clean my son’s rooms and bathrooms so I know how horrible that is.
I cannot believe how very blessed and very lucky our family is, to have been able to stay in what surely is one of the most beautiful Villa’s not only in Costa Rica but anywhere in the world. And to be completely pampered and have all of our wants and needs taken care of. We still cannot believe how wonderful it was. Now I cannot believe I had to leave. I cannot believe I won’t see my monkey friends and the sloths and the toucans or the gecko’s again. I am so sad, I am actually almost physically ill and going through “withdrawal” since we left. The only thing that makes me feel better is knowing I will go back to your beautiful country and stay at your beautiful Villa and see my beautiful friends, Victor, Over, Randall and gentle Cecilia again. SOON!!!!
I thank you, Seda, Victor, Over, Randall and gentle Cecilia for a most fantastic and magical vacation. I look to going back. Shannon M., Las Vegas, NV (July ’13)
“I write this with a heavy heart, having left the most amazing vacation we have ever had…
…Words cannot express the level of service, and friendship your staff provided for our family. From the second we arrived at the Villa, we were warmly greeted, and your beautiful house surpassed our expectations. It was difficult at first to accept being catered to in such a fashion, however, it took less then one day to let go and let the magic of the staff and the villa engulf us.
I was told by another vacation planner that it could be awkward having a live-in staff, and having people around all the time could be uncomfortable. He could have not been more wrong. Every day we looked forward to coming home to be with Randall, Over and Victor. The house always smelled amazing as Over worked his magic, every night better than the last. We are restaurant people and very critical, but we never ceased to be amazed at what awaited us on the table each night. Over is world class.
The flair in which Randall served us each day is unsurpassed. He made each of feel like we were the only person in the room, and we all thought we were his favorite. He anticipated our needs even before we did, making every second memorable. Every night when we heard the blender, we knew it was time to go down for dinner and have fun in the kitchen with him. His drinks were outstanding, and never, never empty.
Victor was there for us every second, above and beyond the call of duty. Like Randall, and Over, he just knew what to anticipate and very efficiently attended to every detail. He greeted us every morning, and we couldn’t wait to see him before dinner so we could chat. He attended to every whim, and made sure we had provisions, rides, and mostly fun. Cecelia was the quiet “angel”. She took care of us every day, and that could not have been an easy task. The house was always perfect, and she always had a smile on her face.
When we left, it was with tears in our eyes, and heavy hearts. We felt we were leaving our best friends behind. Now that is a vacation!” Margie G., July ’13