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The Discovery Beach House boutique vacation rental home is directly ON the beach. It was awarded the 'Top Vacation Rental Home in Manuel Antonio 2012' and also received an 'Excellent' rating in 2012 .
This 3 bedroom 3 bath boutique villa sleeps 6-8. Ask about our rental options for larger groups of up to 16. Free WiFi. Credit cards accepted.
The Discovery Beach House has everything you need; 2 King size and 1 Queen size bed, fully equipped kitchen (just like home), wrap around balconies with ocean views, a huge infinity pool and an oversize hot tub. Housekeeper, free laundry, gardener and 24/7 security are all included. The entertainment center includes a 42' plasm TV, DVD player, DVD library and board games.
Imagine the most convenient location in all of Manuel Antonio. It's a quick 1-5 minute beach walk to restaurants, a grocery store and souvenir shopping. The Discovery Beach House is a 2-minute drive or a 10-minute walk to Manuel Antonio National Park. Until 1972 this property was a part of the national park and still attracts monkeys and sloths. Lush gardens and hand painted sinks add to your tropical experience. This beach villa features a huge Infinity pool and hot tub. Public transportation is a one-minute walk away.
If you're looking for a romantic destination wedding setting the Discovery Beach House is the most wedding-friendly villa directly on the beach in Manuel Antonio. We have a 9 x 9 meter deck beachside for up to 50 people for your reception. We work with the top wedding planners in Costa to fit every budget.
Owner, Evelyn Gallardo, is the author of 'The Best of Manuel Antonio & Quepos 2012' and 'Among the Orangutans - The Birute Galdikas Story.' She lives in Manuel Antonio with her husband David.
Concierge service is included and so is a FREE Welcome Tour around town in a cool new vacation buggy. The Discovery Beach House staff is waiting to pamper you in paradise. Make your reservation now.
Children of all ages welcome. Pack & Play and water wings....moreless
Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed
Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bedroom 1: 1 king
Comfortable window seat can sleep an additional person....moreless
Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single
Bed converts from king to 2 twin beds. Includes window seat....moreless
Bedroom 3: 1 queen
Has an additional private entrance. Room for a crib....moreless
Master Bedroom 1: The focal point of this romantic second story room is the hand carved African four poster canopy bed draped with an amazing animal print designer fabric. A comfy window seat is lined with jungle print pillows that invite you to lean back and read a great book, watch the monkeys, or take a decadent afternoon nap.
Bedroom 2: Suspended over the living room, this 2nd story bedroom boasts a 260° view overlooking the Great Room and Japanese Entrance Garden. A welcoming window seat provides extra seating or can function as an extra bed.
Bedroom 3: Enjoy the ultimate in privacy. This 1st floor bedroom has it’s own entrance, bathroom and coffeemaker. No need to disturb anyone if the call of howler monkeys wakes you up earlier. Take your morning cup of delicious Costa Rican coffee out onto your own private patio and appreciate the lovely tree garden and early rising monkeys from your own Moroccon tiled table....moreless
Bathroom 1. Master Bath has its own garden and tub for two. Callallily sinks and accent tiles are custom hand painted.
Bathroom 2. 'The Monkey Bathroom' has a pedestal sink with hand painted monkeys and several primate accents.
Bathroom 3. Hand painted sink features African women....moreless
This eco-friendly home was built by photographer/conservationists David Root & Evelyn Gallardo. It's decor was inspired by their experiences photographing mountain gorillas in Africa, orangutans in Borneo, and wildlife around the world. They've installed an energy saving system, waste treatment plant, and underground cables to give you unobstructed views of surrounding nature. The owners appreciate your cooperation to help conserve energy in the community. Please turn off all air conditioners and lights whenever you leave the house....moreless
High Season 2015 Jan 6 - Aug 31, 2015 5 night min stay
Low Season 2015 Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015 5 night min stay
High Season 2015 Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2015 5 night min stay
Christmas 2015 Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015 7 night min stay
New Year 2016 Dec 27 - Jan 4, 2016 7 night min stay
High Season 2016 Jan 5 - Aug 31, 2016 5 night min stay
Low Season 2016 Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016 5 night min stay
High Season 2016 Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2016 5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
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On the Beach at Espadilla Beach aka Manuel Antonio
Car: Not Necessary
The Discovery Beach House is directly on the beach, one of only 5 vacation rental homes in Manuel Antonio that are actually on the beach. It's the most convenient location in all of Manuel Antonio and within 1-3 minute walking distance of 5 beach restaurants, a 5-minute walk along the beach to buy groceries and a 10-minute leisure walk to Manuel Antonio National Park.
Buses and taxis are conveniently available on the road.
Other Activities: canopy safari, river rafting, mangrove tour, Manuel Antonio Nat'l Park tour, parasailing, horsebackriding, ATV, Vacation Buggy welcome tour, canyoning, surfing, boogie boarding, on site wildlife observation, on site massage and spa treatments. Ask your concierge about the many services offered.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: David & Evelyn are a conservationist couple whose passion for endangered primates led them to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica as naturally as a river seeks the sea. Prior to settling in Costa Rica they had traveled to the remotest rain forests of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Of all the countries they visited the owners adopted Costa Rica to build their dream vacation home, the Discovery Beach House. They completed their Costa Rica vacation villa in 2006 and converted the property into a private nature reserve with the intention of sharing it with like-minded people looking for the ideal Costa Rica beach vacation.
Your hosts have worked with scientists such as gorilla expert Dr. Dian Fossey and orangutan authority Dr. Biruté Galdikas. David produced a documentary, “Orangutans Grasping the Last Branch.” Evelyn is a wildlife photographer whose photos adorn the walls of their vacation rental home.
She’s also the author of the award-winning book, Among the Orangutans, which earned a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly.
Evelyn spoke worldwide on the issue of saving endangered primate and their habitats. She was invited to speak at more than 500 schools where she inspired students with her “Follow Your Dream” theme and her captivating photos and stories.
Some students were motivated to form pen pals partnerships with students in Uganda to help save their dwindling wildlife, other students raised funds to hire anti-poaching patrols to protect mountain gorillas in Rwanda;yet others adopted orphaned orangutans in Borneo by recycling cans and used the proceeds to provide critical veterinary care.
The Discovery Beach House is a reflection of David & Evelyn’s life experiences. Their story is unique and remarkable and they’re happy to share it with you.
Why the Owner Chose Manuel Antonio: More than a beach.
More than a house.
It's an adventure!
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: - One of only 3 luxury villas directly on the beach.
- 30 second walk to the beach
- Award winning service.
- 10 minute walking distance to Manuel Antonio National Park
- Concierge service included