October 28, 2013
…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
…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)
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)
…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)
…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