Villa Santaluz

Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica

Villa Santaluz is Costa Rica's most luxurious, all-inclusive, ocean view villa with the yoga retreat of a lifetime.

Testimonials 5

  • Jessie L. United States

    Trip Advisor website

    My wife and I decided to link up with 13 of our closest family and friends for what we considered "something different". While many of us had visited more than one Caribbean island or two, this was the first time that any of us had visited Central America. Our age group ranged from 24 to 47 (most of us being in our late 20s and early 30s). Without a doubt, every single one of us enjoyed this trip and this villa. From the initial point of contact in January 2014 to the day we left, the owner (Mike LaCaze) provided indispensable direction on the best and most efficient ways to enjoy our week in Coco. The in-house staff provided top-notch service that included three delicious meals and housekeeping services (laundry). Claudia and Ana cook like top chefs and Carlos acted accordingly when transportation was needed. As far the villa itself, pictures do no justice. It's a phenomenal home that is modern, sleek, and tranquil, all while providing a jaw dropping mountaintop view of Coco. All 15 of us fit comfortably, whether poolside during day or sleeping at night. High-end living that would probably make you swear off hotels and resorts off forever. The owner, Mike, is probably one of the most genuine people you will ever meet in life. He was gracious enough to meet us at the airport and either stopped by or called to check-in every day on any needs we may have had. He facilitated the activity planning process whenever and wherever we needed him to, and even worked out at the clubhouse gym with my two fitness guru cousins a time or two. Ultimately, our first time in Costa Rica was awesome. Many thanks to Mike LaCaze and his staff for hospitality at Villa Santaluz!

  • a traveler United States

    Trip Advisor website

    A vacation of a lifetime! I know my words won't do it justice. It's a must see in person. Our best vacation to date. You enter through a gated resort and we immediately felt safe and secure. We were greeted by the owner Michael LaCaze, whom over the duration of our trip amazed me with his knowledge of the area, his rapport with the staff and the locals. The excursions he recommended were amazing and I would recommend his help in booking them.

    When you enter the villa, you are taken back by the priceless views of the ocean, the mountains, and the jungle that surround you. The villa provides all the comforts of home, but in an amazing setting. The decor was better than any 5-star resort I have stayed in. Each room is unique and beautifully decorated. The beds and sheets were so comfortable you didn't want to get out. The villa provides all the relaxation you could ask for, but when you're ready for some action, it's all there within minutes. The staff felt like family, and they were warm and welcoming. I highly recommend you let them provide the meals. You won't be disappointed.

    We relaxed at the pool out on the patio and took in the breathtaking sunsets. We enjoyed the pool and the gym at the clubhouse. We got to enjoy the different beaches and snorkel. We went zip lining, kayaking down a river, repelling off of a mountain, mountain climbing, jumping off of a rope swing, horseback riding, took a mud bath, and enjoyed hot tubs. The villa would be an amazing place to take a group of friends for a reunion or just take your family. It is very spacious and sleeps at least 14 people. Enough room for everyone to enjoy!

  • Steve H.

    Trip Advisor website

    It was my 70th birthday and wanted a vacation rental for the extended family. Group included 10 adults and 3 children under the age of 7. Villa Santaluz was the perfect spot for our vacation. Each bedroom was like a 5-star hotel room with great views of Playa del Coco. The onsite staff was incredible and made our stay perfect in every way. We used a driver service recommended by the owner and this was perfect for the villa location. The owner, Mike LaCaze was available to us before the trip and during our stay. He helped us to make excursions to some of the best locations in the Guanacaste region and offered us the benefit of his local knowledge for whatever we wanted to do. Fitness Club and Beach Club access come with the rental and both facilities are great additions to a great vacation spot. The villa is within walking distance to Coco but we would recommend having a car or driver because the road up to the villa is steep. If you like a good workout walking from the fitness club to the villa is an added benefit. This villa, this location, and the great people staffing the villa made this vacation one of the most memorable we have ever taken.

  • Richard B. United States

    Trip Advisor website

    What a wonderful vacation house for our family to stay in! A hillside perch with an awesome view of the bay, the mountains, the beaches, and surrounding wildlife. Very accommodating and comfortable house with numerous bedrooms, a large living area and kitchen, and a very tranquil pool and patio that overlooks the bay and town below. Pictures don't do this place justice, and it is way too beautiful to adequately describe in words. The house is within a gated resort, so security and peace-of-mind is not a problem. The owners were very helpful, accommodating, and extremely nice and pleasant to work with. I would definitely rent this house again, and would recommend it to any large groups or families looking for a wonderful vacation experience. On a side note, the area is very hilly, so be careful on the roads within the resort.

  • a traveler United States

    Trip Advisor website

    This is a 5-star property that is perched high on a hill with views of the ocean, the bay and it']s numerous sailboats, the mountains, and seemingly the entire world. It's peaceful and tranquil and yet just down the hill, you are in a vibrant beach town, Playa Del Coco, complete with restaurants, shops, and anything you might need. The owners, Mike and Nancy, have thought of everything you could ever need and each bedroom is its own oasis. The pool overlooks the entire view, what a joy to sip coffee early in the morning and watch the sailboats, see the beautiful birds flying by and jump in the pool for an early swim. Each room is beautifully decorated, with luxurious bamboo sheets and gorgeous large bathrooms and your own deck. I will definitely be back and tell all my friends about this amazing villa. Great place to have a family reunion! I forgot to mention the wonderful amenities of the community, tennis courts, beach club with pool, state of the art fitness center overlooking a beautiful pool and water slide. There is something for everyone here!

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