A friend of mine and I spent a glorious weekend at the EOC back in mid-August. We had a wonderful, relaxing time.  To begin, the house was AMAZING. The details, energy, and design made for an excellent stay. Bobby and Shelley have made a wonderful contribution and commitment to reduce the impact we have on the environment and our stay there reflected this holistic approach. It felt good to be a part of that commitment and to support them in their endeavors.

We especially loved the kitchen and made many meals there. It was fully equipped and cooking was a pleasure. We equally enjoyed the private pool off the living room and the hammock! Despite not being available to provide a massage herself, Shelley made arrangements for me and I was able to enjoy a massage outside, next to the pool.

The beds were incredibly comfortable and we really enjoyed having the monkeys swing in in the morning. What a show from the window facing the ocean! Speaking of the ocean, it was so nice to see it from the back of the villa and we loved the short walk it took us to get there. It’s an easy walk along the beach from the villa to the heart of Manuel Antonio.

As I already mentioned, Shelley and Bobby were wonderful hosts. We arrived pretty early for check-in and Shelley greeted us and allowed us to store our bags in the villa, put food in the fridge, and change to head down to the beach while the staff readied the villa. Thank you to Bobby for his offer and hospitality in driving us up the hill to dinner at Raphael’s at night and in the rain (Raphael’s was fantastic, by the way!). Thank you also to Carlos, the grounds manager, who is so nice. He checked in on us and gave us information about the place and the sights around. Needing to practice my Spanish, he was very accommodating and patient!

My plan in the future is to organize my family and book the other villa (and any others built in the future) for a week. EOC is wonderful as are the beautiful people who brought it to life and care for it. Thank you!

– Kristi S

San Francisco, California

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