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Villa Tekla is a distinctive three-level Spanish-Moorish hacienda, an eco-friendly home designed for the tropics, on 5 acres of forest and landscaped grounds, quietly situated 200 meters off the main road. It has extensive patios and is fully furnished. It can easily accommodate three couples and is suitable for families traveling together. Features include a sizable lap swimming pool for exercise, play and simply cooling off. We offer full broadband wi-fi Internet, and those who bring a laptop may make use of our external monitor, mouse, and keyboard.
The spacious lower room has bath and king-sized bed with private entrance accessed by outside staircases. The main floor is open-plan with living, dining, and kitchen areas surrounded by wide arched windows protected by artfully crafted Spanish grillwork. The main-floor bedroom has a king canopy bed and 200-book library. The top floor has a king-sized bed that can be easily converted into two single beds and the views from here are spectacular. Large tiled patio with charcoal barbecue. Below that is the third bedroom, on the lower pool level, with separate entrance and en suite, totally screened.
All linen is provided. Our maid has access to our washer-dryer and can do your clothes at a reasonable price. Otherwise, twice-a-week maid service and gardening services are provided at no cost to you. Cable TV, broadband internet, and wi-fi are all free. No taxes, no fees, no add-ons, and we offer substantial reductions to the posted rates (see our website for details.)
The property is 1 1/2 miles from the thriving fishing town of Quepos and an easy walk or drive to the sweeping tourist beaches that continue into Manuel Antonio's National Park, which has become one of Central America's tourist meccas. Several smaller and more private beaches can be accessed, and we can provide directions to them. Though at nine degrees latitude, the climate is benign, with lovely breezes, the temperature ranging in Fahrenheit from the low 70s to the mid-80s, depending on the season.
The owners, novelist William Deverell welcomes you to his home.
Villa Tekla provides a chance to enjoy a unique tropical experience, available nowhere else in the Manuel Antonio area. Surrounded by five acres of forest, you will have complete privacy as you enjoy a sunset drink around our pool while gazing upon the distant mountains and the sea, while toucans, squirrel monkeys and kinkajoos cavort in the trees. Yet you are only minutes away to stores, fine restaurants, and the incredible beaches that have made Manuel Antonio world famous.
Forbes Magazine has just named Manuel Antonio as one of the world's 12 best national parks. Read on: 'Here is a stunning combination of beaches and coral reefs, perfect for snorkeling and exploring the area’s famous tangle of mangroves. Rainforest jungles remain untouched habitats for Brown-throated Three-toed Sloths, iguanas, Central American squirrel monkeys and birds of extraordinary colors. One of Costa Rica’s smallest national parks, Manuel Antonio is nevertheless one of its most popular, with activities ranging from white-water rafting and sea kayaking to horseback riding on one of the park’s four beaches.'
High Season Nov 15 - Apr 30, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Christmas, New Years and Easter
$300 per night
$2100 per week
3 night minimum stay
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Renters may enjoy jungle canopy tours, deep-sea fishing, National Park tours, trails to waterfalls and exploring the many smaller beaches in and outside the park. Our forest connects to the National Part, and we have monkeys galore. There are many boat tours available as well to the mangrove lagoons, sunset cruises, dolphin and whale-watching, and two casinos nearby and one in Quepos. Several sports bars and other lounges with live music.
Year Purchased: 1981
About the owner: William Deverell, BA, D.Juris, D. Litt. (Hon.) the award-winning Canadian crime writer, is a long-time resident of British Columbia's Gulf Islands, and he also lives and works much of the year in this home in Costa Rica, which is named after his late wife, Tekla Deverell, M.A., a counseling psychologist. They built their dream villa in 1983 in the jungle of the fast-developing tourist hotspot of Manuel Antonio. VRBO doesn't allow extraneous websites, so if you'd like to know more about the owner, just google William Deverell, and several pages will come up.
Why the Owner Chose Manuel Antonio: This was an unspoiled paradise in the 1980s, when William and Tekla discovered it. Arguably the area boasts the finest collection of beaches in the tropical world. Manuel Antonio now sparkles with luxury hotels, homes and condos and is fast becoming a rainforest riviera.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: Peace, beauty, friends. Monkeys, birds, flowering tropical trees. Incredible views from the rise on which the villa was built upon five acres of pristine jungle. A climate that never gets too hot (it's soothed by breezes off the ocean) and is always warm at night. A beautiful sky, tropical sunrises and sunsets, warm torrential rains in the green season, dry cooling winds in the dry season. Mangoes in May. Grapefruit in November. Bananas all year round. Papayas, pineapples, lemons, limes, avocados -- you will be surrounded by organic fruits.