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Manuel Antonio Costa Rica's Favorite Family Rental

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Our Santa Fe style home with private pool on an acre of tropical gardens

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Last updated: 12/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Manuel Antonio house description

This Santa Fe style house sits atop a hillside overlooking the Manuel Antonio coastline to the West and the Talamunca Range w/ 6,000 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. There are over 3,000 sq. ft of living space, with decks that surround most of the two stories. 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 has bunk beds for kids) all open on to the lower patio and pool. Our onsite caretakers provide 24/7security and help w/ all amenities. We now have wireless I-net.


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 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. We try to offer the best rates in the area.

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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Housekeeper
      • Private Chef

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome
      • Pets Considered
      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Smoking Allowed
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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      • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 child bed

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      • The third bedroom has a bunk bed for two and there is also a crib for small children. Other sleeping options on built-in couches upstairs and cushions....moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      Other Amenities

          • On site caretakers have been with us 10 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

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television

          Theme

          • Family
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Bay/Sound
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Marina
          • Nude Beach
          • Rain Forests
          • Restaurants
          • Waterfalls

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beach:

            some of the worlds most beautiful beaches are a short drive away...moreless

          • Mountain View:

            great views of Mt Gerinimo tallest coastal peak...moreless

          • Near The Ocean:

            5-10 min. drive to white sand beaches...moreless

          • Ocean View:

            sunset views above the jungle looking west to the ocean ...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Rafting
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Whitewater Rafting

          Dining

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Basic Soaps
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Covered Parking
          • Garage
          • Internet
          • Laundry Soap
          • Linens Provided
          • Local Restaurant Guide
          • Paper Towels
          • Parking
          • Shampoo
          • Sofa Bed
          • Telephone
          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet

          Kitchen

          • Blender
          • Catering Available
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Beach Towels
          • Deck / Patio
          • Lanai / Gazebo
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Porch / Veranda
          • Small Cooler
          • Terrace

          Pool / Spa

          • Outdoor Pool
          • Private Pool

          Forms Of Payment

              • Accept Credit Card

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 20 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  X-mas thr New Years
                  Dec 15 - Jan 7, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,500
                  High Season
                  Jan 8 - Apr 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $400
                  $2,500
                  May discounts!
                  May 1 - May 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $225
                  $1,350
                  Summer/Green Season
                  Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $300
                  $1,750

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  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


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/12/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Recommended

                  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

                   

                  Owner info

                  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, not tourists shut up in AC rooms with boring accommodations you might find any where.

                  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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, spanish

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  Photos

                  • Our Santa Fe style home with private pool on an acre of tropical gardens

                    Our Santa Fe style home with private pool on an acre of tropical gardens

                  • view of the house from the pool area.

                    view of the house from the pool area.

                  • the house from Plino's hilltop hike- no close neighbors!

                    the house from Plino's hilltop hike- no close neighbors!

                  • Front portch with view of mountains

                    Front portch with view of mountains

                  • sunset on the public beach 5 min away by car

                    sunset on the public beach 5 min away by car

                  • joy at being on the beach!

                    joy at being on the beach!

                  • 5 min away the white sands of Manuel Antonio stretching to the Park

                    5 min away the white sands of Manuel Antonio stretching to the Park

                  • Titi Monkeys visiting our pool

                    Titi Monkeys visiting our pool

                  • cool off in our pool

                    cool off in our pool

                  • surfing the public beach 5 min. away

                    surfing the public beach 5 min. away

                  • first beach in the Nat. Park

                    first beach in the Nat. Park

                  • Back patio

                    Back patio

                  • Anna our caretaker/cook will make you 'Tico' feasts (very reasonable!)

                    Anna our caretaker/cook will make you 'Tico' feasts (very reasonable!)

                  • garden table w/umbrella

                    garden table w/umbrella

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                  This listing was first published here in 2001.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

                  $225 - $500 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 12/12/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2001
                  Speaks: english, spanish
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                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/12/2014
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