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Open & Airy Design - Poolside View

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Last updated: 04/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Manuel Antonio house description

Casa Mono Congo is a handicapped accessible, green-powered, modern 4-bedroom, 5.5 bathroom 3,500 square foot vacation home built with the Costa Rican wildlife AND you in mind. Our home is nestled in the jungle with visits from three types of monkeys, sloths, lizards, iguanas, toucans & numerous varieties of birds, butterflies and other exotic wildlife. The howler monkeys sleep in the trees above our home. The white-face monkeys & squirrel monkeys visit our terraces and steal bananas from the kitchen!

To enjoy our ecological paradise, we have built our home with bi-functional renewable energy from wind and sun. Solar panels generate electricity in the daytime and a wind-generator generates electricity from the ocean breezes. We are also connected to the local electric company so when we produce more electricity than we use, we send it back to the grid and when there is little sun and no wind we use electricity stored in our batteries or from the grid (most of Costa Rica's energy is produced from hydro-generators.)

When you stay in our home you will have all of the comforts of your home. Our home offers 3 levels of living space. The common areas include a social area with a 42-inch plasma flat screen television and a dining area that seats 8 people comfortably. The 3rd floor includes a covered terrace with bar area that includes a mini-fridge and ice machine. The fully equipped kitchen has top of the line stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and an island breakfast bar. Amenities include a full-size refrigerator, icemaker, dishwasher, oven, microwave, stovetop, coffee maker & grinder, blender juicer, toaster, dinnerware and utensils. Everything you need to prepare meals or be served meals by one of our outstanding chefs/cooks.

Our home has 4 bedrooms each with a Swiss Comfort Sleep System euro-king bed using NASA technology mattresses. These beds are electronically adjustable to fit the individual sleeper. Each bedroom also has a walk-in closet, bathroom, outdoor balcony and a flat screen LCD television. Our home also has 2 sofas that convert to large twin+ beds (sleeping 1 adult or 2 small children) and we also will provide an additional bed for the master bedroom suite if the number of guests is 11-12. The maximum number of guests allowed is 12.

The main floor terrace includes a 27' x 9' pool and room to relax in the sun or shade. You will be hidden away in our lushly landscaped property and enjoy total privacy as you listen to the Pacific Ocean and stargaze while you relax. Use the BBQ gas grill to prepare the fish you caught while deep-sea fishing earlier in the day.

The temperatures are generally in the 80s F during the day and 70F at night, but Art Cool air conditioning is available in the bedrooms if you feel the need to use it. Local telephone service, a computer and broadband (high speed) are now available for our guests at no additional charge. We also provide WiFi capabilities from our computer to your laptops for emailing your envious friends from our pool or terrace!

Daily maid service (Mon-Sat) is provided and a multi-lingual house manager is available to welcome you, assist you with tour planning or meet any of your vacation needs. A washer and dryer are on site, and the maid will do your laundry if you ask for an extra fee.

Casa Mono Congo is located on a private side road but near restaurants, beautiful beaches, shopping and nightlife. When you schedule tours, they will deliver you to and from our home. If you rent a vehicle, parking is provided. Taxis and buses are abundant on the main road, if you decide not to rent a vehicle.

Manuel Antonio is a 3 hour drive through mountains and along coastline from San Jose. SANSA offers several flights daily from San Jose to Quepos, 20 minutes by air.

Casa Mono Congo is the perfect Costa Rican getaway.

For larger groups of 12-21, Casa Mono Congo may also be rented in combination with our other vacation rental home Casa Mono Titi. See VRBO listing #170940 for additional details. We are the owners of these 2 homes and we are not a 'here today, gone tomorrow' management company.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Like most of Costa Rica, be aware of heights. Also, all insects & reptiles should not be touched. Small children should always be supervised, no matter where you stay in Costa Rica....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            No steps from the driveway to our home and throughout the main floor including the terrace and pool area. A pool ledge on terrace and in the pool for easy access....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking allowed on outside terraces only. Absolutely no smoking in the bedrooms or inside common areas....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Groups must include at least one person over 25 years old....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (4) Electronic NASA technology beds that raise/lower head/foot. Think hospital bed with a great view but without being sick., Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) We provide 2 futon sofa bed and a high-quality bed-height air mattress for a maximum occupancy of 12 persons....moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances including refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, coffee maker & grinder, juicer, toaster, can opener, pots & pans & utensils....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            We have an excellent selection of menus and chefs/cooks to select for an in-house dinner....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Side-by-side stainless steel with ice maker & water dispenser...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Everything you need to prepare a meal or hire a chef/cook....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Modern wallunit A/C units in all bedrooms. Fantastic ocean breeze throughout our home. Ceiling fans in every room....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            High quality all cotton high thread count linens. Bath and beach towels provided....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            (2) Laundry service or self-self laundry available....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Spaces for 2 rental cars...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Art Cool Air Conditioning, 42' Plasma Flatscreen TV, LCD Flatscreens in each bedroom, Full Kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances, Mini-Fridge, 100% Cotton high TC Linens, Swiss Comfort Electronic beds...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Our computer is equipped with WiFi capabilities enabling you to use your laptops at anytime anywhere in our home....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Broadband is now available to our guests at no additional cost....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    180 degree ocean and mountain view...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    180 degree ocean and mountain view...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Rafting
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Hiking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low 2014
                  May 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $400
                  $2,800
                  High 2014-2015
                  Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $600
                  $4,200
                  Low 2015
                  May 1 - Nov 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $400
                  $2,800

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  50% down payment, 50% balance due 30 days prior to arrival.


                  This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                  Last updated: 04/25/2014
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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Quepos
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Playa Espadilla
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Hotel Byblos
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Byblos, Barba Roja, Salsipuedes

                  Car: Recommended

                  Jungle Canopy Tours (zip lines), 4x4 ATV Tours, Rainmaker Tour (suspension bridges), Manuel Antonio National Park Tours (with or without a guide)

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: Map is best viewed using Satellite option. Our home is 300 meters off the main road and roughly 1600 meters (1 mile) from the beach 'as the toucan flies'. Prior to living in Costa Rica, we lived in Chicago and owned a residential rental property business for 12 years. Suffering through many Chicago winters, it was an easy transition from the residential rental business up North to vacation rentals in Costa Rica. We built a home near Puriscal in the mountains of Costa Rica in 2006 and sold our final property in Chicago in 2007 completing our permanent move here. Although, we live in the mountains about 1 hour from San Jose, we visit our beach homes in Manuel Antonio when they are available to us. We are actively involved in the communities of Manuel Antonio and Puriscal. We sponsored the purchase and installation of a 10-computer lab for the local elementary school in Piedades. We are currently providing full university scholastic scholarships to 5 local neighborhood youth. We have sponsored several local football teams with uniforms. We are active members of several ecological conservation groups. We love Costa Rica and believe in giving back as much or more than we receive from living in our new adopted country.

                  Why the Owner Chose Manuel Antonio:
                  We chose Manuel Antonio because it provides more flora & fauna diversity than any other location in Costa Rica. The climate in Manuel Antonio is near perfection no matter what time of year you visit. Even in the driest month of April, the flora is green and fresh, unlike to the northwest area of the country. Guests comment that they see more wildlife from our terraces than from any other location during their vacations. Everyone wants to return and over 30% of our guests DO RETURN & they are our best advertisers.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Like many homes in Manuel Antonio, our homes sit on the hillside between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, overlooking the jungle and Pacific Ocean. However, unlike most other homes, we are on the very edge of the unspoiled jungle (see map) and your view has no other homes, roads, electrical lines or other obstacles to distract you. The monkeys, sloth & birds come right to our terraces & trees. The photo opportunities and memories are incomparable. We hope you select one or both of our homes for your stay and have the experience we have had that led us to move to Costa Rica.


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                  Speaks: german, spanish, english

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                  Photos

                  • Open & Airy Design - Poolside View

                    Open & Airy Design - Poolside View

                  • Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances & Much More

                    Modern Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances & Much More

                  • Pacific Ocean & Jungle Views from Main Floor Bedroom

                    Pacific Ocean & Jungle Views from Main Floor Bedroom

                  • Awesome Pacific Ocean view from the 3rd Floor Terrace

                    Awesome Pacific Ocean view from the 3rd Floor Terrace

                  • View from Kitchen to Terrace - Hide the bananas from the monkeys!

                    View from Kitchen to Terrace - Hide the bananas from the monkeys!

                  • Canopy View from Staircase - Great Location for Monkey, Sloth & Bird Watching

                    Canopy View from Staircase - Great Location for Monkey, Sloth & Bird Watching

                  • Rain showers with a view of the Pacific Ocean

                    Rain showers with a view of the Pacific Ocean

                  • The reason we are Casa Mono Congo - Howler Monkeys in the tree above our terrace

                    The reason we are Casa Mono Congo - Howler Monkeys in the tree above our terrace

                  • The 27' x 9' Pool & Main Floor Terrace

                    The 27' x 9' Pool & Main Floor Terrace

                  • Private Terraces with the Bedrooms - Great Views of Pacific & Jungle

                    Private Terraces with the Bedrooms - Great Views of Pacific & Jungle

                  • Even the Bathrooms are Impressive

                    Even the Bathrooms are Impressive

                  • The male Mono Congo - They live in our Trees!

                    The male Mono Congo - They live in our Trees!

                  • Dining Room View - Excellent Cook Available for Meals

                    Dining Room View - Excellent Cook Available for Meals

                  • View of Gardens when You First Arrive - Only the Beginning of Your Stay

                    View of Gardens when You First Arrive - Only the Beginning of Your Stay

                  • Handicap equipped.  No steps from the driveway to the entire main floor

                    Handicap equipped. No steps from the driveway to the entire main floor

                  • Handicap-accessible bathroom - an amenity not often found in Costa Rica

                    Handicap-accessible bathroom - an amenity not often found in Costa Rica

                  VRBO #72994

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                  Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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