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Sustainable Luxury with Park & Ocean Views from Every Room and Terrace

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Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Manuel Antonio villa description

This villa blends nature and luxury to give you a true tropical life-style vacation. Enjoy spectacular views from the great room with floor to ceiling windows opening to the Park and Ocean, and the pool in the foreground. The many terraces and suites flow to create options for comfortable outdoor living or air-conditioned indoor living, sustainably.

Enjoy the great room and rooftop terrace for gathering as a family or group, along with the privacy of several master-style suites for sleeping, each with views and unique tropical decor. Rent just the right-sized space for your family or group by letting us quote just the rooms you need.

Choose cooking and dining indoors in the great room or alfresco on the rooftop terrace with our covered outdoor kitchen, fully equipped. Or, a chef can prepare a gourmet meal for you in either space. You always have a table with a view.

Our location offers a short walk to the park, beaches, stores and restaurants. Wildlife is abundant here.


A multi-level design affords ocean and rain forest views from all rooms and spaces. The Bird of Paradise Suite with its terrace is on the first level. Up from there, the main level includes the great room, kitchen, the Surf Suite and Monkey Room. The Hibiscus Suite, with balcony, is above the great room. The uppermost level has the rooftop terrace, outdoor kitchen, and Canopy Suite. There is access between the great room area and the upper level, by both interior and exterior stairs, so all the areas flow together.

This villa is unique in the Manuel Antonio area in its sustainable features. We make use of natural resources by using the sun to heat the water, dry the clothes, and even cool the house by evaporation. When electricity is used, it comes first from our solar panels, then the local utilities. You'll still have the luxury of all the usual comforts while feeling good about having a minimal carbon footprint vacation.

A car is not necessary for guests who enjoy walking. The walk up our street is about 300 yards to the main road. From there, the National Park and its beaches are to the right, downhill, about a mile. Or go left and select from our great surfing beach or another calm white sand snorkeling beach and kayaking bay, each about a half mile. Our home is about 360 feet above sea level. Ask us to email our PDF local map and walking guide!

A grocery store and many restaurant options are nearby on the walkable, level main road. Select from local, North American, Asian fusion, and Caribbean cuisine, some with live music and big screen sports bars. Enjoy great steaks and seafood, or opt for pizza and hot dogs or vegetarian dishes, soups and sandwiches. Choices range from romantic and pricey to family style—or hire a local chef to prepare a meal to remember right in the villa!

Wildlife is abundant on our property and surrounding our property. While we cannot guarantee what wildlife you may see during your stay, this is a list of the kinds of species which have been observed on our property, and which you might encounter. Capuchin Monkeys, Titi Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Sloths, Cotamundi, Jaguarundi, Raccoons, Porcupines, Mot Mot Birds, Toucans, Hummingbirds, Kiskadees, Wild Parrots, Wild Canaries, Iguanas, Jesus Christ Lizards, Frogs of various types and colors including chameleon frogs, Blue Morpho Butterlies, Geckos, a variety of “glow in the dark” insects, including fireflies.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Daily Maid Service
      • Concierge
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome:

        Older kids will love the fun decor of this villa, the air chairs, and our wildlife visitors. It's not suitable for very young children due to heights and open railing design....moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible
      • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Events Allowed
      • Non Smoking Only

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

      • Hibiscus Suite: 1 king

        Balcony, seating area...moreless

      • Surf Suite: 1 king

        Could be 2 twin beds, Porch near pool...moreless

      • Monkey Room: 2 twin/ single

        ...moreless

      • Canopy Suite: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

        Can be 4 twin beds, one is a bunk bed, upper level...moreless

      • Bird of Paradise Suite: 1 king

        Can be 2 twin beds; terrace...moreless

      • The Hibiscus Suite is the largest, with a balcony and a sitting room area. The Surf Suite is off the great room, has an exterior entrance as well with its own porch near the pool (includes tub/shower with view). The Monkey Room is suitable for children or two singles, located off the great room, and is a smaller interior room. The Canopy Suite, with separate entrance on the rooftop terrace, sleeps 4 people. The Bird of Paradise Suite, with its own terrace, is located on the first level, and sleeps 2....moreless

      Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

      • Hibiscus Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower

        Large Open Shower...moreless

      • Surf Suite Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Large Tub/Shower with View...moreless

      • Monkey Room Bathroom: toilet, shower

        ...moreless

      • Canopy Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower

        Natural Rock Large Open Shower...moreless

      • Bird of Paradise Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower

        ...moreless

      • Bathroom 6: toilet

        Great Room...moreless

      • Bathroom 7: toilet

        Upper Terrace...moreless

      • Each bedroom has its own full bath with shower and/or tub as indicated....moreless

      Other Amenities

          • There are two kitchens, one indoors in the great room, and one covered outdoors on the upper level. Both are fully equipped for full meal service. The indoor kitchen has a stove and oven and large refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender. The outdoor kitchen has a refrigerator, grill with burner, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker. You have your choice of cooking and dining indoors or out. Services such as private chef, massages, drivers, etc. are available by prior arrangement. Please ask. If you have an event or celebration, please let us know, and we can assist with your planning....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable:

            TVs in all bedrooms...moreless

          • Books
          • Games
          • Games For Kids

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Adventure
          • Family

          Attractions

          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Bay/Sound
          • Churches
          • Marina
          • Rain Forests
          • Coin Laundry
          • Reefs
          • Restaurants
          • Waterfalls

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

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

          Location Type

          • Beach View:

            Views from all levels of the Manuel Antonio National Park and its beaches....moreless

          • Ocean View:

            Views from the floor to cathedral ceiling windows of the great room of the Pacific Ocean....moreless

          • Near The Ocean
          • Beach:

            There are several beach options to walk to from our place 1/2 mile to 1 mile. Choose from a beach with surf, a calm bay for snorkeling, pristine beaches in the park, or with rentals for water sports....moreless

          sports and adventure activities

          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Kayaking
          • Parasailing
          • Swimming
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Paragliding
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Surfing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Snorkeling
          • Surf Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Rafting
          • Whitewater Rafting

          breakfast meal type

              • Booking Possible

              catering options

                  • Catering Available

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Dining:

                    Parties of 12 can dine together by adding a table for 4 in the living room. Or, seat 12 on the rooftop terrace using 3 tables grouped together....moreless

                  • Seating for 8 people

                  dinner meal type

                      • Booking Possible

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Telephone:

                            Local calls included. Our concierge is just a phone call away to meet your needs....moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Our housekeeper would be happy to provide laundry services at no additional charge. Our clothes dryer uses solar heat and power. It dries clothes quickly, gently and sustainably....moreless

                          • Garage:

                            Space for 2 cars is available in the garage....moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            Beach and pool towels are replenished daily or as needed. Multiple sets of bath towels are replaced twice weekly or as needed....moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            The living room is a large great room with floor to ceiling windows opening to views of the Pacific Ocean and National Park. The pool is steps away from the living room offering an open tropical feel....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Throughout the property...moreless

                          • Internet
                          • Safe
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Split-System Air Conditioning
                          • Solar Panels
                          • Solar Hot Water
                          • Water Tank
                          • Living Area
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Air Conditioning:

                            The villa has air conditioning units in all the bedrooms and indoor living areas. The electricity demand is offset by using natural cooling methods and electricity produced by solar panels. Enjoy comfortable living sustainably....moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            All bedding, bathroom and kitchen towels are provided, and changed mid-week. Beach/pool towels are provided as well....moreless

                          • Parking

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included

                              Kitchen

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Table service for 12+ in the main kitchen/dining room, including a variety of glassware, wine glasses, and unbreakable glasses for the pool area. The upper kitchen is fully equipped as well....moreless

                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Both kitchens offer a full selection of cooking utensils and supplies. ...moreless

                              • Pantry Items:

                                Spices provided on a take some, leave some basis. Groceries can be pre-stocked ahead of your arrival by our concierge....moreless

                              • Catering Available:

                                We're happy to arrange chef services either for a special meal or every day of your vacation. Ask us for a menu or read guest reviews about the chef services....moreless

                              • Kitchen:

                                (2) An indoor kitchen, fully equipped with refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender and more. Additional covered outdoor kitchen with refrigerator, grill with burner, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender and more...moreless

                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Dishwasher:

                                Indoor kitchen...moreless

                              lunch meal type

                                  • Booking Possible

                                  Outside

                                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                  • Patio
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Terrace
                                  • Balcony:

                                    Hibiscus Suite...moreless

                                  • Beach Chairs
                                  • Beach Towels
                                  • Binoculars
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Deck / Patio:

                                    Patio near pool, spacious rooftop terrace with sofa, chairs, dining table, spacious terrace in outdoor kitchen area with bar seating and air chairs, terrace in front of optional Bird of Paradise Suite, balcony on Bedroom One, Porch with Bedroom Two....moreless

                                  Payment Type

                                  • Visa
                                  • Mastercard
                                  • Discover

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • Outdoor Pool
                                  • Private Pool:

                                    Beautiful tiled pool with infinity edge and views of the ocean and park. ...moreless

                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  from 19 traveler reviews
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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Pre Christmas High
                                  Dec 20 - Dec 24, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $875
                                  $4,375
                                  High Season
                                  Jan 4 - Apr 5, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $875
                                  $4,375
                                  Christmas/New Years
                                  Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $5,925
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $750
                                  $3,815

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                                  • Tax Rate 13%

                                  Notes:

                                  7 Nights or more: $545/night or $685/night High Season.

                                  All nights priced the same. Flexible check-in days.

                                  Please inquire for discounted pricing for smaller parties of 6, 8 or 10 persons.

                                  Payment of 50% to reserve, balance due 30 days prior to arrival


                                  Cancellation policy:

                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                                  Last updated: 08/22/2014
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                                  Location

                                  • Manuel Antonio National Park

                                    "The park is a "must see" for any visitor to Manuel Antonio. It has some of the most beautifu..."

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                                  • El Avion

                                    "A fun place for dinner with an interesting history. The restaurant has spectacular views and..."

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                                  • Kapi Kapi

                                    "We think this is one of the best dining experiences offered in Manuel Antonio. Every menu it..."

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                                  • Super Joseth

                                    "This is the closest grocery store. They are withing walking distance, or they'll deliver rig..."

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                                  • Agua Azul

                                    "Agua Azul is the restaurant closest to our villa, located just at the top of our street. Thi..."

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                                  • Ronny's Place

                                    "Ronny's is a great place for a sunset cocktail and/or dinner. This is a truly authentic loca..."

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                                  Car: Not Necessary

                                  It's a short walk to beaches, restaurants, stores, bus stops and the park. The villa is located on a quiet street with exclusively vacation rental villas, a side street on the ocean side of the main road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. The property is located about one mile from the entrance to Manuel Antonio Park, the gem of Costa Rica's national park system. The park is known for its abundance of wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, toucans, and more. The local beaches are pristine, and offer swimming, surfing, kayaking etc., or just relax and take in the natural beauty of the area. This area is unique in combining everything the traveler expects in Costa Rica with the combination of ocean and jungle. The area of Manuel Antonio and Quepos offers first class restaurants, tours and services.

                                  Other Activities: Zipline, ATV Tours, Dolphin Watching, SCUBA, kayaking

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2003

                                  About the owner: Our family lived in this house from 2003-2011. Once we reached the empty nest stage, we relocated to the US to be closer to family and started vacation rentals in our house. Yet, we still enjoy family vacations there. This is a home with wonderful family memories, children growing into adults, holidays, and visits with many family friends and extended family including grandparents. It's well suited for multi-generational groups or multiple families. We hope your family and friends, whoever you vacation make many great memories in our home as well.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Manuel Antonio:
                                  The attractions of the Manuel Antonio area combine almost everything a tourist comes to Costa Rica for. There are gorgeous beaches, lots of wildlife varieties, and all water sports and activities. Inland are mountains, waterfalls, and rivers. A wide variety of activities is available to take these in such as whitewater rafting, horseback riding, ATV tours, Canopy Tours, hiking and more. It's all here in this one location. We love being able to walk to a choice of several first class restaurants, or to the store or the bank. A car is not needed.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                                  Besides our location and amazing views, this is the most sustainable vacation rental in Manuel Antonio. We've installed solar panels, solar water heating, natural clothes drying and natural evaporative cooling features to assist the air conditioning. This allows for a luxurious and comfortable vacation experience in the topics while keeping costs down and caring for the environment.


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                                  Speaks: spanish, english

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                                  Photos

                                  • Rooftop Terrace

                                    Rooftop Terrace

                                  • Let Us Arrange Chef Services for a Special Dinner or the Week

                                    Let Us Arrange Chef Services for a Special Dinner or the Week

                                  • Refreshing Infinity Edge Pool

                                    Refreshing Infinity Edge Pool

                                  • Street View

                                    Street View

                                  • Hibiscus Suite with Balcony

                                    Hibiscus Suite with Balcony

                                  • Hibiscus Suite Bathroom

                                    Hibiscus Suite Bathroom

                                  • Surf Suite

                                    Surf Suite

                                  • Surf Suite Bathroom

                                    Surf Suite Bathroom

                                  • Monkey Room Ocean Views through Great Room

                                    Monkey Room Ocean Views through Great Room

                                  • Canopy Suite with Rain Forest Decor

                                    Canopy Suite with Rain Forest Decor

                                  • Canopy Suite Bathroom

                                    Canopy Suite Bathroom

                                  • Bird of Paradise Suite, Sleeps 2

                                    Bird of Paradise Suite, Sleeps 2

                                  • Great Room with Floor to Ceiling Ocean Views

                                    Great Room with Floor to Ceiling Ocean Views

                                  • Enjoy Local Fresh Seafood and Produce

                                    Enjoy Local Fresh Seafood and Produce

                                  • Covered Outdoor Kitchen Terrace

                                    Covered Outdoor Kitchen Terrace

                                  • Hibiscus Suite Balcony

                                    Hibiscus Suite Balcony

                                  • Hibiscus Suite, King Bed

                                    Hibiscus Suite, King Bed

                                  • Hibiscus Suite with Sitting Area

                                    Hibiscus Suite with Sitting Area

                                  • Surf Suite Porch

                                    Surf Suite Porch

                                  • Monkey Room, Suitable for Children or Two Singles

                                    Monkey Room, Suitable for Children or Two Singles

                                  • Monkey Room Bathroom for Child Guests

                                    Monkey Room Bathroom for Child Guests

                                  • Canopy Suite with Bunk Bed, Sleeps 4

                                    Canopy Suite with Bunk Bed, Sleeps 4

                                  • Bird of Paradise Suite Terrace

                                    Bird of Paradise Suite Terrace

                                  • Bird of Paradise Bathroom

                                    Bird of Paradise Bathroom

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

                                  $750 - $875 per night (USD)
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                                  5 Bedroom / 5.5+ Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 12

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                                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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