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Look no further. The reviews of Villa Aires are true: this place is special. The people make the place, and the staff at Villa Aires go above and beyond to make your stay exceptional. Maria cooks from the heart, and we could taste her care in every bite. Her beans are the best any of us have ever eaten anywhere in the world! She made vegetarian fare for one of us; instead of just eliminating the meat, she went above and beyond to cook a single creative and delicious entree. Esteban and Juan were such warm and gracious hosts and took us on walks to the private waterfall and down to the river, all the way explaining the flora and fauna that grace the property. There is really no need to leave. In fact, every time we ventured out we realized the best of Costa Rica was AT Villa Aires itself. We had our own personal sloth who lives in the tree just off the patio, and the toucans put on a daily show. The waterfall at the Villa was actually nicer than the more commercial Nauyaca falls we visited nearby. I really could go on and on. Thank you for a glorious stay!
Visited August 2022
Written 20 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
We had a great time in Costa Rica. The supporting staff was great. They were very attentive to our needs. Juan, Esteban & Marita were the best. Juan was very helpful in helping us schedule tours. Esteban was very helpful around the house showing us the various plants and answering all of our questions.
We had a sloth hanging out by the house which was really cool to see. The Toucans were always around.
The house was immaculate. Plenty of space for our party of 8. The pool and hot tub were perfect after a long day of running around Costa Rica.
We had a great time!
Visited July 2022
Written 9 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
Perfect Retreat Home
19 of us stayed for 4 nights and it was everything we expected. The Staff: Steve, Jeffrey, Housekeeping and cooks were very friendly and accomodating. They food was AMAZING and they all went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. From cooking dinner at 10pm because our flights were late, to taking us down to the waterfalls to cooking breakfast at 4am before we depareted for the airport.
I would definitely book this home again.....
Visited July 2022
Written 27 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
Amazing views and service
Our family of 9 stayed for 10 days and we loved this property, the pool (the kids were in it rain or shine), the trails, the waterfalls, and especially the staff. The breakfasts Each morning were delicious and served with a smile. Juan coordinated everything, Yeneri (Jenny) prepared the breakfasts, Mariana made sure everything was clean and even did our laundry, Esteban helped keep the pool clean and even took us on a hike to the waterfalls, and they all were super friendly and allowed us to practice Spanish while we helped them with English. They felt like part of the family!
One thing to note is the house is remote (up in the mountains on a dirt road in the jungle) so a bit of a drive and a 4 wheel drive is needed especially in rainy season. And there are bugs, spiders, bats, birds, frogs, etc in the area and even in the house regardless of how clean they keep it. But that's one of the things we loved.
Wish we could have stayed longer. We miss Costa Rica, this house, and the staff already!
Visited July 2022
Written 14 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
Great Costa Rican Jungle Experience
Wow!! What a beautiful week. This was our 52nd anniversary (50th anniversary celebration postponed 2 years by Covid). We had a fantastic time with our children, their spouses and our grandchildren – 10 in all. The location, the facility and the staff were beyond what we expected – and we expected a lot based on what we’d seen online. We even had a sloth (we named him “Stan Juan”) take up residence in the “toucan” tree beyond the pool for several days.
While the location provided abundant opportunities to explore the jungle, the watefalls, the flora and the fauna, the staff was a big highlight of our stay. Juan took every opportunity to provide assistance and information to facilitate our wants and desires. Estaban (we called him the Professor) identified exotic plants and animals that we saw. Maria was a gem. She not only cooked fabulous meals and maintained the house, she worked constantly to make our stay enjoyable. Finally, Jeanie (sp) , provided morning breakfasts and worked on dinners too. The food was delicious! With all the staff, we felt like we’d met part of our family that we didn’t know before.
The 2+ mile road into Villa Los Aires off the main highway was an adventure the first time (night and raining) but soon became normal to us. We only used the car’s 4x4 on our initial trip in, but it was good to know that we had it. Our grandchildren (ages 14 – 18) explored extensively on the property and we felt very comfortable letting them roam.
Thank you Villa Los Aires and staff. You have provided memories that will last a lifetime. Our son sent us a WhatsApp message saying: #canistayhere?
Visited June 2022
Written 21 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
We stayed here on a family vacation. One of our best experiences to date. Staff was amazing as well as the house and property. We would highly recommend
Visited June 2022
Written 11 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
Perfect Rainforest Getaway
I highly recommend this property not only for its beauty and location, but the staff taking care of it made us feel like family. Stephan, Juan, Maria & Seven were all very caring, attentive and hospitable. We will definitely be returning to visit and stay with these wonderful people again.
Visited May 2022
Written 25 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
Beautiful Place, Long Drive
The villa is stunning. They have a waterfall about 10 minutes from behind the house. And a small one in the front of the house. We had fresh bananas every day. We had a maid service every day and had breakfast cooked every day. The cook was so beautiful, and she had a beautiful spirit, and she was so sweet. The maids were just as sweet. I’m going to miss Alonso and Stephen. They were accommodating and couldn’t have been better. Juan and Esteban were even better once Alonso and Stephen had left on their trip. Anything we needed, they were there, and they helped. No matter what! One of our cars got stuck, and they ended up helping us get it out of the mud and cleaned it off for us. The only thing I recommend is that you make sure if you rent this home, you are ready for that 3 1/2 to 4 Hour Dr. from the airport in SJO. Also, ensure that you are given 4 x 4 vehicles because the terrain is very rough going towards the Villa Road. And if you are sensitive to altitude, this is not the place for you. Many of us could not eat because of how High up we were, but the place is beautiful. Make sure you bring bug spray because the bugs love that house just as much as we did. We were able to see a sloth in the morning, and the toucans would wake us up every morning. I love this house. I wish it were not so far from the airport. I was also sensitive to the altitude so I experienced some medical issues but once I made it down to lower level I was fine. Once again the house is beautiful the house for beautiful the maid and the cooks were beautiful. We enjoyed it. They also threw me a birthday party that was so beautiful and lavish I appreciate it so so much. I wish I could go back lol.
Visited April 2022
Written 5 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
We stayed at this property with a large group of family and friends including kids and teens. I dont know where to start as this property elevated our vacation to an immersive experience. We arrived at the villa at night and just seeing it for the first time all lit up was magical. The large open air area to hang out right next to the pool was incredible. We all had plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the gorgeous view of the surrounding valley and mountains. The plentiful bedrooms and bathrooms were always kept immaculately clean and there is AC to sleep comfortably at night. While the property itself was stunning, it was the staff that made it an experience. Prior to arriving, Stephen was very responsive and assited us in getting all our questions aswered and activities planned. Once we arrived, Alonzo immediately made us feel welcome and spent many hours answering all of our random questions and helping us with planning out our week and even scheduling Covid testing for us on the last day. We loved how Esteban took time everyday to teach us about different plants on the property and shared with us many of the fruits growing on the proprty that we had never tried before. Both he and Juan Jose made sure we were all enjoying our vacation and were always available to get us extra supplies or whatever we needed. They even took us hiking several times to different waterfalls on the property, Two of my family members had birthdays during the stay and they made sure to make them extra special even buying a present for my husband! Jeffrey, whom we called "Mr. behind the scenes", was always working in the background to make things nicer and make us feel even more spoiled. Yineri was our chef and I cannot say enough about the amazing food she provided to us! Daily breakfasts were amazing and she was always flexible to add different items. The dinners we had were very special and you could tell were prepsred with love! Our houskeepers Silvia and Chicky did an outstanding job keeping everything clean and tidy while doing an immese amount of laundry for our 16 person crew! This property and staff are unparalled to anything we have gotten to experience before and we are grateful for having found this special place. It will live on in our hearts and memories until we are able to return!
Visited April 2022
Written 12 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
Fabulous place to retreat
We so enjoyed our stay - the staff were terrific and really let us focus on our retreat time. Lovely, home-cooked meals and really thoughtful help from the house manager. Juan Jose went above and beyond to make sure our time was well-spent, and he's also a great driver if you need to add that on!
Gorgeous views, very spacious, very clean, and loved that the staff skimmed the pool and tidied the grounds every day. Cool in the evenings and mornings and pleasant in the afternoons--we barely needed the AC in the rooms. Terrific people, great place, and we'll definitely be back.
Visited March 2022
Written 31 March 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.