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On the Beach Top Vacation Rental 2012 & 2013 - Feel Like Family

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Last updated: 08/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Manuel Antonio villa description

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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Concierge
          • Daily Maid Service
          • Massage
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Children of all ages welcome. Pack & Play and water wings....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 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

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

            Garden Bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Hand painted details...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Hand painted details...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

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • 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
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beachfront:

                This is one of only 3 luxury vacation rentals directly ON the beach in Manuel Antonio....moreless

              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Table has leaves that open to sit up to 12....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Filtered Water
              • Gym
              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Area
              • Living Room:

                42' plasma TV, DVD player and DVD library...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Accommodates 6 cars....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Safe
              • Secure Parking
              • Security System
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone
              • Thermos Bottle
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Stacked washer dryer...moreless

              • Water Cooler
              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed WiFi...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Catering Available
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Just like home....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                2 complete sets of 8 dishes and utensils...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Professional appliances. Chef upon request....moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Spices, coffee, creamer, sugar, salt, pepper, soy sauce, olive oil....moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                Large oven....moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Deck / Patio:

                Beachside deck can accommodate up to 50 for weddings and other events....moreless

              • Fully Fenced Property
              • Large Cooler
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Small Cooler
              • Terrace
              • Walkway To Water

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Hot Tub
              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool:

                Huge infinity pool with ocean view....moreless

              • Jetted Tub:

                Oversize outdoor Jacuzzi...moreless

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low Season 2014
                      Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $750
                      $4,900
                      High Season 2014
                      Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $890
                      $5,900
                      Christmas
                      Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $10,900
                      New Year
                      Dec 27 - Jan 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $18,000
                      High Season 2015
                      Jan 6 - Aug 31, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $1,035
                      $6,900
                      Low Season 2015
                      Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $890
                      $5,900
                      High Season 2015
                      Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $1,035
                      $6,900
                      Christmas 2015
                      Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $10,900
                      New Year 2016
                      Dec 27 - Jan 4, 2016
                      7 night min stay

                      $18,000
                      High Season 2016
                      Jan 5 - Aug 31, 2016
                      5 night min stay
                      $1,035
                      $6,900
                      Low Season 2016
                      Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
                      5 night min stay
                      $890
                      $5,900
                      High Season 2016
                      Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2016
                      5 night min stay
                      $1,035
                      $6,900

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Location

                      9 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      San Jose (airport code: SJO)
                      75 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Canto del Mar
                      50 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      On the Beach at Espadilla Beach aka Manuel Antonio

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      The Discovery Beach House is directly on the beach, one of only 3 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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      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


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                      Speaks: english, spanish, italian

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                      Photos

                      • Imagine for a moment you're 60 seconds from the sea.

                        Imagine for a moment you're 60 seconds from the sea.

                      • Location-location-location! 1-minute to the beach.

                        Location-location-location! 1-minute to the beach.

                      • Midnight at the Oasis.

                        Midnight at the Oasis.

                      • Volleyball in the Pool - fun!

                        Volleyball in the Pool - fun!

                      • Front view features tropical gardens and privacy.

                        Front view features tropical gardens and privacy.

                      • Great Room French doors open onto garden & patio.

                        Great Room French doors open onto garden & patio.

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Master Bedroom has a window seat.

                        Master Bedroom has a window seat.

                      • This is the perfect beachfront villa setting for your destination wedding.

                        This is the perfect beachfront villa setting for your destination wedding.

                      • Your perfect tropical beachfront destination wedding setting.

                        Your perfect tropical beachfront destination wedding setting.

                      • Costa Rica has abundant wildlife.

                        Costa Rica has abundant wildlife.

                      • Sunsets are made for seaside strolling

                        Sunsets are made for seaside strolling

                      • These are the moments you'll remember in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

                        These are the moments you'll remember in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

                      • You don't get visitors like this back home!

                        You don't get visitors like this back home!

                      • Treat yourself to our on site spa services.

                        Treat yourself to our on site spa services.

                      • Monkeys just wanna have fu-un!

                        Monkeys just wanna have fu-un!

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                      • Wall niches display artifact collection.

                        Wall niches display artifact collection.

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Shades up or down? 260 degree view or privacy?

                        Shades up or down? 260 degree view or privacy?

                      • Renew your vows in a this tropical setting right outside your front door.

                        Renew your vows in a this tropical setting right outside your front door.

                      • 24-Hour Security included.

                        24-Hour Security included.

                      • Three-toed sloths are frequent visitors with a perpetual smile.

                        Three-toed sloths are frequent visitors with a perpetual smile.

                      • Owners David & Evelyn love sharing their piece of paradise.

                        Owners David & Evelyn love sharing their piece of paradise.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Monday, September 29, 2014

                      $750 - $2,571 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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