I just returned from a week stay at Villa Oceana, what a lovely villa! Clean and extremely well decorated and maintained, bright and airy, well situated gardens looking over the sea, steps from the beach with amazing views form the patios. We enjoyed coffee by the pool each morning while watching the whales swim around below... The rooms are cozy yet very spacious. The bed linens were divine and the 'shell' beds are very comfy and pretty. Each room in the villa has a great AC unit, the living room has cable, DVD and unlimited phone service to USA, The kitchen is bright and large, well stocked. Every room in the villa has floor to ceiling glass doors for amazing ocean views and lovely sunlight. The location is between the resorts of Palmilla and the town of Cabo, perfect for any activity or eating out at a resort. There is room for 4 to 14 people, the villa seems to flex perfectly to your needs. we had 4 people for a few nights and then 2 more people for a few nights for a total of 6. We all loved the villa and felt very comfortable and happy there. The pool area is perfect for sunbathing and swimming, and there is a great area under a grass gazebo that houses the grill and eating area. We grilled one evening and it is very special, the moon shine bouncing across sea water while the native lanterns hanging in the gazebo cast nice light and shadows resulting in excellent ambiance. Romantic is that is the goal. I loved my holiday at Villa Oceana and would recommend it to anyone, especially considering how amazing the owner was to us. It makes writing this very accurate review a pleasure! Kate, New York City
Our family of 12 and a baby had a perfect holiday week at Villa Oceano, spreading ourselves over both parts of the villa and for meals, gathering in one that seated all of us. There was enough of everything from cooking utensils to glasses to supply us all at once. The staff took great care of the units and the pool. We hope to repeat this wonderful family holiday again.
Oh my goodness, i had such an amaaaazing tiiiime...my besty friend lauren recommended the place and some swinger friends of mine came with. if only the pool could talk! needless to say, we had some fun ;) one of the best parts was the pool staff! enrique is a verrry nice young whipper snapper and not too bad lookin mmmmmmm :P thanks lauren!! will def be back. money well spent!
Summary: -Get a car.--are no stores nearby with any inventory. -Incredible beach, but not really swimmable. -Lots of noise from freeway. -not really gated so don't assume gated security. -Small hotel next door was key to our fun -well maintained and outfitted *** We just finished 9 days at Casa Oceano. Overall, our vacation was restful and fun, but there are a few things I wished I'd bee more aware of to ensure that our trip was perfect. Casa Oceano is a duplex that sits at the top of a lovely, small gated community, Costa Brava. The houses in and around Costa Brava. are very nice and well maintained. This is clearly a part of the coast that is excluisve with many high-end villas. At night you can hear the waves crashing on the beach about 1000 yds down the hill. Unfortunately, you can also hear the cars and trucks speeding along the highway since Casa Oceano is the closest house to the highway. The auto sounds were very distracting when sleeping at night and while enjoying the lovely pool. While, Casa Oceano is inside the Costa Brava gated community, it is the first duplex so there is no gated parking. Also, the gate to the houses are not locked, so while beach access is via a locked gate, house access is open to anyone walking in from the street. We were warned to keep our valuables out of view or in the safe at all times. I've got to say this was a bit off-putting. However, we had no problems. both sides of the duplex are well-maintained and very well furnished with everything you will need for cooking and enjoying a week. The wifi worked well as did both TVs. We noticed a few thinks that did not work the first day and they were fixed immediately. The pool was maintained while we were there and the house cleaners did an excellent job. One comment about the beds--the mattresses are firm. Very. Firm. Several in our party had trouble sleeping because of this. For us, the feature of the duplex was a little weird. We never used the second kitchen and found the dance around who had the key when only part of our group wanted to leave a bit strange. If I were to stay there again, I would insist on two keys for each place. Casa Oceano. sits nearly mid-way between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. We rented a car are were very glad we did. There is only one store within walking distance, across the street, and the inventory was pretty slim: fresh tortillas on some mornings, tequila, beer and occasionally milk. By the end of the week we were calling it the Not-A-Super-Mercado. You will want to be sure you can get to a store. One of the best features of Casa Oceano is the lovely little hotel next door: Casa Marbella Suites. They were so helpful to us. We ate there several times and enjoyed their beach sports bar. We also had massages on the beach at sunset, just lovely! The beach is incredible. Wide, white and nearly uninhabited. The only issue was that we needed to be careful of the break. While we were there the break closest to the house was not swimmable due to a strong undertow. 1000 yds or so down the beach there were swimmable beaches and the lovely snorkeling beach Chileano Bay is a short drive away. I would recommend this rental to anyone who does not want to spend much time in either town and needs two kitchens, wants access to an amazing beach, and is on a budget. It would be perfect for two families with small kids.