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

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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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
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • 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

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

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

  • Books
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    TVs in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • 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

  • Beach View:

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

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • 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

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • 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

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 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

  • Filtered Water
  • Garage:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Area
  • 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

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone:

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

  • Toilet Paper
  • 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

  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet:

    Throughout the property...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • 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

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • 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

  • Dishwasher:

    Indoor kitchen...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • 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

  • Microwave:

    Both kitchens...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    Both kitchens...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Hibiscus Suite...moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • 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

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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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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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Location

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

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: 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 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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Photos

  • Rooftop Terrace

    Rooftop Terrace

  • Pool just outside living room

    Pool just outside living room

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

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

  • Villa Overview

    Villa Overview

  • Covered Outdoor Kitchen

    Covered Outdoor Kitchen

  • Hibiscus Suite with Balcony

    Hibiscus Suite with Balcony

  • Hibiscus Suite Bathroom

    Hibiscus Suite Bathroom

  • Surf Suite

    Surf Suite

  • Monkey Room, Suitable for Children or Two Singles

    Monkey Room, Suitable for Children or Two Singles

  • 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

  • Enjoy floor to ceiling views of the ocean and park

    Enjoy floor to ceiling views of the ocean and park

  • Kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances and 6 burner stove

    Kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances and 6 burner stove

  • 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 with Sitting Area

    Hibiscus Suite with Sitting Area

  • Surf Suite Porch

    Surf Suite Porch

  • Surf Suite shower with ocean view

    Surf Suite shower with ocean view

  • Monkey Room Bathroom for Child Guests

    Monkey Room Bathroom for Child Guests

  • Canopy Suite Bathroom

    Canopy Suite Bathroom

  • Bird of Paradise Suite, Sleeps 2

    Bird of Paradise Suite, Sleeps 2

  • Street View

    Street View

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    12
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5.75
  • Property type
    Villa
Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/22/2015
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