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This Santa Fe style house sits atop a hillside overlooking the Manuel Antonio coastline to the West and the Talamunca Range w/ 5,000 ft San Gerenimo to the North. The jungle comes right up to the pool, and it's often possible to see two species of monkeys, iguanas, sloths, and many species of birds while lounging around the pool or from the many decks. Sixteen Scarlet Macaws were recently introduced to a sanctuary near our property and are often seen at the house, as well as large Toucans, also new to our area. Our rooftop terrace offers some of the best bird watching opportunities in the country. There are over 3,000 sq. ft of living space, with decks that surround most of the two stories as well as a covered roof top. The entire space can be opened up to give the feel of living in the outdoors with nearly an acre of mature gardens, with hundreds of tropical plants, orchids and fruit trees. The upstairs is an open living space that includes kitchen, dining, living room and TV area, and also a bathroom. Downstairs are three bedrooms: one with a king sized bed, two with queen sized beds (one also has a bed for kids, plus lots of other sleeping options around the house) all open on to the lower patio and pool. Our onsite caretakers provide 24/7security and help w/ all amenities. We now Wi Fi also cable TV. General house info: We have had the same wonderful caretakers since we began renting in 2000 ready to help in any way. Unlike so many other houses crowded together near noisy roads, and bars and restaurants, this property is secluded, yet 5 minutes drive to the happening town of Quepos or 5 minutes drive to the magnificent beaches of Manuel Antionio Nat. Park. You can walk to the main road, where there are more half a dozen restaurants are within a quick stroll. From the covered roof you have a 360 degree view where you can watch spectacular sunsets over the ocean . Breezes blow all day and at night switch directions and come off the mountains to keep this house comfortable all the time. The house is fully equipped with everything you need for your stay. Quepos has wonderful fresh produce, fish, meat and chicken as well as a growing selection of wines and liquors, so you can stay at home and cook or ask Anna our caretaker to cook 'tico style' meals for your group at a very reasonable price. We try to offer the best rates in the area, knowing you'll value your experience with us and recommend the house to others.
There is twice a week maid service and laundry, but you can request additional cleaning and laundry from Anna. Security is provided by our on site caretakers who live in a separate house at the entry to the property. This house was built by local residents to the highest standards and reflects their experience of living in Costa Rica over 11 years. Much of the art is by the owner and other artists living in the area. The gardens are a work of love and care by the couple and entice you to take walks in the lush greenery and to see the wonders of the tropics close at hand (It's really like living in a tropical zoo!) Check out our personal web site for more pictures, info, maps and links to the area and services. The owner will gladly help with any aspect of your vacation. Amenities: The house is completely furnished: full kitchen with all amenities, TV room with DVD player, cable, CD player. Phone service, also washer and dryer, pool with two out door showers, covered carport.
Steve's new memoir: Stumbling into Paradise: Activities: Nature walks and tours, snorkeling, surfing, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, horse rides, boat tours, National parks, great snooping around with your car up and down the coasts finding isolated beaches etc. Area: Costa Rica's favorite destination, with the most beautiful beaches and a fun port town with lots of restaurants, bars and night life. Steve has just written his memoir on the families 11 yrs in Costa Rica: 'Stumbling into Paradise' a great read if you're planning on visiting the country or dropping out to live on the beach. More info at their personal site costaricahouserental.com or it can be ordered thru Amazon or Xlibris.com
The third bedroom has a small bed for a child and there is also a crib for small children. Other sleeping options on built-in couches upstairs and taking sleeping mattresses to the roof or decks....moreless
On site caretakers have been with us 14 yrs.and live in a small house on the property help with cooking, babysitting, transportation and tour info.
Wireless Internet is now available at the house so bring your laptop....moreless
our pool has a shallow self seat running it's length for kids. Pool floats come and go, so bring your own cheap air mattresses and pool floats if you want to have them along with small kids lifejacket...moreless
Summer/Green Season Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 2 night min stay
Fall Season Sep 1 - Nov 15, 2015 2 night min stay
Pre-high Season Nov 16 - Dec 14, 2015 2 night min stay
X-mas/New Years Dec 15 - Jan 7, 2016 7 night min stay
High Season Jan 8 - Apr 30, 2016 2 night min stay
May 2016 Discounts May 1 - May 31, 2016 2 night min stay
Summer 2016 Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
fall Season Sept thru Nov. 15th $1000/wk $200/nt
Green Season June thru Aug. $1750/wk $275/nt
High Season Jan 8 thru April $2500/wk $400/nt
Christmas Dec 16 thru $1000 to $2500 /Week with x-mas /new years $3000/wk
50% deposit to hold reservations,
$500 security deposit (separate check not cashed)
final payment a month in advance.
Full refund if cancellation period can be filled
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Located in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica half way between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, it's the most diverse tourist area in the country mid-way on the Pacific Coast.The airport in Quepos is 15 min, away and the drive from the San Jose Airport is 2 1/2 hr. drive to the house. Transportation by bus and taxi available locally to town and beaches or fly down in 15 min. on Sansa Air from the International Airport
Other Activities: seakayaking, rafting, canopy, dolphin watch
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: We lived in Manuel Antonio from 1989-2000 and built our house after we knew exactly what we wanted in tropical living. Steve started the first tour company on the W Coast offering rafting and sea kayaking. In it's design, gardens and art (mostly by the family) it reflects our love for Costa Rica.
Why the Owner Chose Manuel Antonio: Live like the locals would with all the personal touches of a private home. Our location is near everything you might need or want to visit, but very private. Looking out, it's mostly jungle views, not large hotels, restaurants and homes so you'll see more animals and birds than in most other places in our area. Guests often remark that they saw more more animals and birds at the house then their tour of the Nat. Park.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We've had the same wonderful caretakers since we started renting in 2000 - see the reviews! They are there to ensure you have a great vacation.