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Villa Ananda is fabulous!!!

Villa Ananda is located on a hilltop in the middle of the jungle and it felt amazing to wake up every morning to the sounds of nature. We were a group of seven and felt very comfortable with the accommodations. We recommend the ‘casita’. The photos are accurate and found the property looking even nicer! The property is well-designed, clean and comfortable . Villa Ananda enjoys lots of natural light and its living room, kitchen, pool, bedrooms and dining area all share a magnificent view of the ocean. Their Chef service was amazing – ‘chino’ as he is commonly known – is a professional and courteous. Gena, the owner, was very understanding of our needs and kind. We had the opportunity to meet Cynthia the property manager and Karol the property coordinator, both ladies took great care of the property and of us! We can stop saying how amazing our Costa Rican vacation was and feel it had a lot to do having stayed at Villa Ananda. We highly recommend it and would not hesitate to stay a this property again!

by Kirsten & Ernesto from Bloomfield, NY. Submitted Nov 16, 2018 Date of Stay: Nov 2018


Beautiful Tropical House

The house and was amazing!! It had everything we needed to make our stay feel like home. Cynthia and Karol helped us through every part of our vacation and made sure we had everything we needed. They went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care and provided recommendations for activities, places to visit, restaurants, anything we needed, they were there to help. The house is truly incredible, exactly as the pictures show. The kitchen was incredible and had all the amenities needed to make amazing dinners, snacks, drinks and even cookies. The landscape was well kept and displayed beautiful vibrant flowers, trees, and lush plants. Very tropical. The pool was perfect for days lounging around, and the sunsets were picture perfect. The private beach was exactly as you expect, private. Some days we were the only ones on the beach. The location of this house was on a rocky mountain road, that requires a 4×4 but well worth the travel. The views, priceless.In addition, all the activities and excursions they arranged for us were so much fun. We had the opportunity to see whales, howler monkeys, neon butterflies, macaws, and toucans right from the beautiful deck.
We would absolutely visit one of their properties again. Cynthia and Karol were simply amazing and made our large group’s vacation so incredible and rememberable. It was hard to say goodby. Until next time!

by Jasmine from USA. Submitted Sep 11, 2018 Date of Stay: Aug 2018


Amazing and modern home, with unforgettable views!

My entire family was very happy with this house. From the time we arrived we were all taking pictures of the house and the amazing views. Cynthia the house manager was very helpful with the house’s instructions, places to visit, places to eat. Her partner Karol helped us booked several tours. The most amazing thing was coming back to the house from a day of touring and relaxing in the amazing infinity pool, with amazing views of the ocean. From the front porch we were able spot whales in the ocean (with binoculars). We saw Parrots and Toucans flying by and landing on near by trees. Overall this house was an amazing place where my family and I created unforgettable amazing memories.

by Jose C from USA. Submitted Aug 31, 2018 Date of Stay: Aug 2018


What a great Vacation!

We spent 5 days in this paradise and it was great. From the very beginning, when Cynthia, Karol and Simba greeted us at the house, to the wonderful times by the pool at sunset, to the different tours we took to enjoy the South of Costa Rica. The property was very clean and comfortable for the four of us (2 adults and 2 teenage boys). Each room was decorated to perfection with attention to little details to make you feel like home. Loved the open concept of the living area and well equipped kitchen.
Thank you Cynthia and Karol for all your assistance and hospitality. We will come again. I highly recommend this property.

by Jose C from USA. Submitted Aug 31, 2018 Date of Stay: Aug 2018


Amazing home; amazing experience!

This beautiful house is just like the pictures and even better in person. I highly recommend scheduling the car service from San Jose and having the rental car reserved to arrive at the house for you. Cynthia and Karol are expert professionals with wonderful 5 star service and arranging the best experiences in the area. There are many excursions to choose from, but I recommend the Manuel Antonio tour, the Whale Watching, and the Canopy Tour. Karol set up everything for us. Yes bring your high quality binoculars, you can see toucans from the deck of the house, and even dolphins and whales. Grocery shopping, coffee shops, and great restaurants all nearby. Playa Ventanas is the closest and best beach I recommend. This house has it all…and I would highly recommend it to others. Pura Vida!

by Cynthia Submitted Aug 10, 2018 Date of Stay: Jul 2018


Ananda = Bliss ….and it was

Our group of 8 friends celebrating a birthday couldn’t have asked for a more perfect home away from home than Villa Ananda. It afforded us all the comforts of home in the US with a location and view that couldn’t be matched. Cynthia and Karol were attentive to all our needs and questions but left us to enjoy this oasis in the “quiet” and solitude of the rainforest. The howler monkeys were great entertainment though we never saw one and the bugs that we were warned of were much less of a problem than those stateside. The pool and private beach access were perfect to cool off in the heat of the day after a fun morning excursion (ATVs and Ziplining = awesome). We never had a bad meal thanks to such a great kitchen, easy access to local grocery stores and amazing restaurant suggestions from C&K. And our one night of the private chefs was completely decadent from start to finish. Those ladies were AWESOME. I would recommend Costa Rica, Uvita and Villa Ananda and it’s sister properties to any and all my friends. 🙂

by Mandy from Los Angeles. Submitted Jul 04, 2018 Date of Stay: Aug 2018


Absolutely Amazing

This Place was all it says and so much more.

We had the most amazing time here.
It is perfectly located with breathtaking views.
Property owner and manager was super friendly, very informative and really helpfull
Overall a truly amazing experience.
by Mandy from Los Angeles. Submitted Jul 04, 2018 Date of Stay: Aug 2018


Exactly as pictured!! The house is so beautiful, new and functional. Great location too!

Cynthia and Karol were incredible!! They helped us through every part of our vacation and checked up on us throughout the week. The house is truly amazing, exactly as the pictures depict. The pool is incredible and perfect for days lounging at home, but there are also several great beaches nearby that Cynthia recommended to us.

Additionally, all the activities and excursions they arranged for us were so much fun and well worth it. Would absolutely visit again, and I cannot give higher praises to Cynthia and Karol for making our large group’s vacation so seamless and incredible.
by Maddie from PA. Submitted Apr 20, 2018 Date of Stay: Apr 2018


WOW! It does not get better than this!

Cynthia graciously received us when we arrived. The home was perfect for our little group, 5 adults and 3 teenage boys. Spectacular views, a clean modern home with ocean views from all but one room. The beds and bedding were first class. The little casita is a perfect place to escape if one wants privacy from the rest of the group. Cynthia and Carol provided us with a wealth of information regarding areas to visit and great places to eat from the more elegant to fish tacos and pizza. I travel though out Central and South America always renting homes wherever I go and this home is among those at the top of the list.
by Steve from Texas. Submitted Apr 08, 2018 Date of Stay: Apr 2018


One of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica!

The house was amazing. The attention to detail was unbelievable. The furnishings, the view, the amenities, the wildlife, everything! Every night we were treated to an amazing sunset from an incredible pool and patio. The birds and plants were amazing as well. Cynthia was incredible, helping us find restaurants and activities. The private beach made everything even better..if that was possible! If you are in Costa Rica, you need to stay here. If you are not in Costa Rica….GO!!!
by Tom Submitted Feb 01, 2018 Date of Stay: Feb 2018


Gorgeous Design and Magnificent View!

My adult son and I had a perfect and memorable vacation at the Villa Ananda. All arrangements went off without a hitch. We arrived to a warm welcome by Cynthia who was available to fully brief us concerning the amenities at the Villa and to provide contact information for local tours. All the trips and restaurants she recommended surpassed our expectations and the chef she recommended was fabulous. Villa Ananda itself was spectacular. The design was gorgeous and view magnificent. Toucans and exotic flowers were sighted in every direction . The sunsets were unrivaled. The villa was quiet and private and the beach was only minutes away. The design of the villa and pool and indoor/outdoor shower was exceptional and rooms immaculate. We fell in love with Costa Rica and hope to return to Villa Ananda share this experience with the rest of the family!
by Robert Submitted Mar 09, 2018 Date of Stay: Feb 2018


Paradise Perfection!

This place was perfect for our corporate retreat. Beautiful home, well appointed, in a gorgeous location. We loved relaxing in the private pool while enjoying life in the jungle. Close to the beach and delicious restaurants, while getting away from it all.
Cynthia made sure that we were well cared for and had everything we needed. Thanks for a delightful experience!
by Laurie and Matt from Provo, Utah. Submitted Feb 21, 2018 Date of Stay: Feb 2018


10 Star Villa!!

My girlfriend and I stayed late Jan 2018 for her birthday and we had an amazing time. From the moment we booked until our arrival, the owner and property management staff were on top of everything. Cynthia the property manager was absolutely a pleasure to work with and she gave us a ton of recommendations that kept our itinerary full.

I have traveled to many beautiful villas around the world but this place is unlike any other place I’ve stayed at. The villa sits at a perfectly situated spot in the beautiful hills of Costa Rica. The place was beautifully decorated and the views of the surrounding forest and Ocean are too amazing to describe in words. I don’t believe the pictures exemplify how beautiful this place truly is. Anyone who rents this place will not be disappointed.
The Chef:
Chef Wilberth was absolutely pleasure to have during our stay. I highly recommend you take advantage of his services while you’re there. He has an extensive menu of options and he was such a nice guy. You won’t be disappointed, trust me!
Overall, I give this villa 10 stars! Thank you for having us and making Costa Rica so memorable. We will be back very soon!!!
by Yosef from Washington, DC. Submitted Jan 26, 2018 Date of Stay: Jan 2018


Villa Ananda was such a warm and wonderful place to stay!

Villa Ananda was such a warm and wonderful place to stay while in Costa Rica. The location of the house is incredibly convenient to all areas and the access to the beach was fabulous! Plus, the house is so luxurious and has such great amenities, with fantastic views of the ocean and jungle. One of our favorite activities was sitting on the balcony with our drinks and just enjoying the views coupled with the sound of the incredible wildlife. What more could you ask for? We didn’t want to come back home. We can’t wait to come back!
by Delara & Amir from Barrington, Illinois. Submitted Jan 28, 2018 Date of Stay: Dec 2017

Exquisite Holiday Villas. Perfect For Families,
Groups of Friends & Couples.