"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. Os is a week we will alwaysrur 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)
"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 forthe well worn phrase "Pura Vida"..Rhonda H., Calgary, Cananda (March '13)
"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 u to 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 an 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)
"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)
"Magnificent, charming! 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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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 sepcial 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)
"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 tryly 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)."
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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 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)
"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 atgain. With deepest awe and highest gratitude." Kimberly C., Sebastopol, CA (Feb '12)
"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)
"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)
"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).
"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 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).
"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 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).
"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)
"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)
"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 orignally 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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"Awesome!! Awesome!! 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)
"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)
"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 finidng 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)
"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 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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
"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)
“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)
"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)