Maison privée, 1 chambre + lit (s) convertible (s), 1 salle de bain, (2-4 personnes)
Particulier / consommateur
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Équipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Adaptée aux enfants
Animaux non bienvenus
Occupants maximums: 4
Remboursement à hauteur de 100 % si l’annulation est effectuée au moins 60 jours avant l’arrivée. Remboursement à hauteur de 50 % si l’annulation est effectuée au moins 30 jours avant l’arrivée.
Secluded and Wonderful
We so enjoyed our stay in February 2020! Just as advertised this home is very private and comfortable. The porch overlooks the jungle all the way to the beach. We had Howler Monkeys pass through each morning and coati's meandering by. Dominical was fun and the surrounding beaches were beautiful. There is a private reserve called Hacienda Baru within minutes of the home that was absolutely fantastic. Sloths, agoutis, toucans, manakins, and a memorable experience walking the pathways with a troop of polite and fascinating White-faced Capuchin monkeys joining us for a long stroll. It was magical. Being able to return home and enjoy a cocktail on the deck with more wildlife watching in stunning scenery just topped it all off. Barry, the owner was fantastic offering us all sorts of information on the local scene and options before we arrived which allowed for planning, and met all our expectations. The pool was great and a welcome relief from the heat. Overall, just a wonderful stay and we highly recommend this house for a true Costa Rican experience!
Hi Tara, Thanks very much for the kind comments regarding your stay at Villa Helena. Our location is so great for encouraging wildlife as you experienced to come right up through the gardens and past the balcony and pool. There really isn't a bad viewing spot in the place and we're glad you had such good sightings. And good for you for experiencing Hacienda Baru, too. That place is such a great resource for learning about the rainforest and all the creatures that live there, including the plants and trees. Let us know when you're able to return! Pura vida y hasta luego, Barry
Lovely home with a stunning view! Location is great. We saw monkeys from the balcony. Would highly recommend!
Lovely property. A view, a pool and complete privacy
We had a great time at Villa Helena. It was such a peaceful and beautiful place. Amazing wildlife right on the property. White faced monkeys, howler monkeys, beautiful birds including toucans and macaws, tons of butterflies and hummingbirds. Going out on the deck for morning coffee was so peaceful with a great view of the ocean (you can see Cano Island) and lush jungle all around. The cicadas were out in full force so it got a bit noisy during the day but the nights were were very quiet and comfortable. Great for sleeping. The road up to the house is a little rough so 4 wheel drive is a must but well worth the bumpy ride once you arrive. The pool was beautiful and very private, so refreshing during the heat of the day. The villa had all the necessary amenities including a washer and dryer so when we come back next year we will pack a little lighter. I highly recommend this place. I can’t say enough about the beauty of Villa Helena.
Thanks very much for the lovely review, Ken. It is fantastic so see those majestic scarlet macaws flying around our area, isn't it?! Let alone the toucans and butterflies you saw and all the monkeys coming through every day. I can just about feel the cool plunge into the pool, coming up to the side of the pool and looking over the edge to look over the rainforest and the Pacific Ocean beyond. I better block out a little time for us, too! Thanks for taking the time to submit a review: we'll look forward to your return visit! Pura vida, Barry
She said yes!
The place was absolutely incredible and photos don't do it justice. Completely private and off the beaten path. We wish we had booked to stay longer. Barry, Ann-Marie, and Kevin were fantastic. They gave us plenty of information, were quick to respond to our questions, and were extremely friendly and helpful. We loved watching the sun rises and sunsets from the deck and the pool. We saw plenty of wildlife including: chestnut-mandibled toucans, howler monkeys, montezuma oropendolas, black vultures, and more.
One morning during our stay at this romantic hideaway I got down on one knee and my life changed forever.
We will always remember our time here and hope to one day come back to this blissful villa.
Hi Brad and Stacey, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay at Villa Helena. We try to put an accurate description of the house on our site but it really helps future guests to see that the house is as good or better than we say! You saw some great animals it sounds like. Every time we go down, we see new birds, butterflies, mammals, and reptiles. It makes it so much fun and so enjoyable to come back time and again. Congratulations on your engagement: what a nice place to pop the question. Pura vida to you, Barry
Perfectly rustic mountain cabin in the jungle.
We've just returned from eight nights at Villa Helena. If you are seeking seclusion and privacy in a jungle with a killer view, this place is for you. Barry was efficient and helpful during the booking process. Anne Marie was thorough and very friendly to work with. We woke up every morning to the howler monkeys and a symphony of birds and other animals. The pool was refreshing and we never once missed an air conditioner or TV. Often, we wouldn't even play music as the jungles sounds were just wonderful to hear. Towels and bed linens were fresh and in great condition, kitchen is well equipped- make sure to buy coffee on your way in so you can enjoy a cup your first morning on the patio. Overall, it was the escape we had hoped for. Enjoy!
Hola Paula, Thanks for the rave review of our little slice of paradise. I'm glad it met (and sounds like exceeded) your expectations. That early morning fresh coffee is a daily ritual for us when we visit, too, enjoying it on both the pool patios and the balcony. What a great way to wake up in paradise. Come back anytime! Pura vida, Barry
The most relaxing week ever!
Villa Helena was perfect. Secluded and clean, it was still close enough to restaurants and stores to go eat or get what ever you need. The management company, Kevin and Ann Marie, were spectacular, very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The house sits on 3.5 acres with a creek running through the property. We saw sloths, monkeys and toucans, and that was just sitting on the deck. If you are looking for a place to re-charge, get connected to the rain forest and experience the miracle of God's creation, this is the perfect spot. I would highly recommend this house and this team. Bravo!
Hello Robert! Thank you so much for the sweet review of Villa Helena. It always helps when it isn't just the owners speak so highly of the house and experience. There are a lot of choices of places to stay so a review from someone besides the owner says how great their experience was. I never get tired of sitting on the balcony or sitting on the lounge chairs by the pool and just watch all the incredible wildlife move through the gardens. Let us know when you're ready to return! Barry
Observation de la faune, shopping d'art et d'artisanat, baignade dans l'océan à 85 degrés (F) ou dans la piscine privée, kayak de mer, boogie boarding, beachcombing, observation des oiseaux, exploration de la canopée de la forêt tropicale, voyage en tyrolienne à travers la forêt tropicale, plaisir de la cascade de la jungle, tropical naturel naturel natation en piscine (en saison), sentier de forêt tropicale à pied depuis la maison, pêche en haute mer, observation des baleines