February 3, 2014
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
“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)
November 24, 2013
….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
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)
“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)
….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
“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
“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)
“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)
“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)