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This is a wide shot of the living room and dining set, overlooking pool

This is a wide shot of the living room and dining set, overlooking pool Villa Tekla's flowery front entrance. The house goes one floor up, and one down Each of the three bedrooms on the three floors offer king-sized beds and views. Spacious, screened lower floor bedroom with en suite bath and cable TV Lap pool, downstairs suite, main floor bedroom, upper floor. Room for 3 couples! Staircase to third floor, great views, handpainted tiles by local artiists Sunset reflected on the lap pool. Great way to stay in shape, fun for kids, Villa Tekla from below, where 30 banana plants grow and 10 other fruit varieties Swim into a sunset view in a pool hidden by flowering trees and shrubs Peninsula kitchen with oven, countertop, all dishes, cutlery, juicer, processor. A sunset from our patio in May, in the heart of the green season Bouganvillea front the front of the house. Ornamental plants abound. Villa Tekla has many artistic touches, including original art and crafts. Manuel Antonio's acclaimed main beach, 25 minutes by foot, 5 by car or bus The lagoon by a National Park that Forbe's Mag calls one of the world's 10 best Cathedral Point , National Park, 1st beach, 2nd beach, gentle 3rd beach behind

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
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Manuel Antonio villa description

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.'

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.

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 (Google him for his website) and psychologist Tekla Deverell welcome you to their home.

Keywords: Tropical Villa

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Very safe for children, but do not let toddlers play around the pool without supervision....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking not permitted inside the house...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Exceptions can be made. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                King size canopy bed on first floor with mosquito net...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

                King size bed in lower level suite, which is screened in....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Two twin beds in upper level bedroom. ...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s)

                Living Room Sofa will suffice as a twin bed...moreless

              • King size beds (2), two single beds, and living room sofa will suffice as a bed...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Located on main floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Located in lower level suite...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

                Check with our property manager - she will arrange handle cooking and arrange catering...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Pots, sauce pans, frying pans and food processor...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                full-standing, with freezer...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Place setting for 6...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine:

                Stacked washer and dryer The maid has access and will be pleased to do your laundry at a reasonable rate....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                A 2-vehicle parking area is by the house, plus a turn-around area...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Please do not take the house towels to the beach...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Stacked washer and dryer (see note under washer)...moreless

              • Parking:

                Secure parking in front of the house...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath and beach towels provided...moreless

              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                69 channels to choose from, all major US networks, 10 movie channels in English...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Ipod docking station w/ speakers...moreless

              • Books:

                Extensive book collection...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Only for calls within Costa Rica. International calls require an international calling card - available in many local shops....moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Our new pool is a sizable lap pool for swimming and exercise and play (and just cooling off) Young Children must be monitored....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    The mid-floor patio becomes a balcony overlooking the jungle and distant mountains....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Patio table with seating for 6...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Budget
                  • Adventure

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Distant Western view of Pacific Shores and Damas Island, with full sunsets April to October....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    A northern view of the mountains surrounding San Jose and the Central Valley is spectacular....moreless

                  • Beach View

                  Activities

                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Hiking
                  • Surfing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Fitness Center

                  Other Activities

                      • 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....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                        • Guest Kimberly Cook1 (California)
                        • Date of stay 07/24/09
                        • Review Submitted 07/24/09
                        Loved staying at Villa Tekla. Perfect for a small group of people or family. Enjoyed cooling off in the pool and seeing the monkeys play in the trees. Would stay there again!

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                        • Guest Dan Goforth and Kevin Dick (Bala, Ont.)
                        • Date of stay 05/15/09
                        • Review Submitted 05/15/09
                        2009 was our first visit to Villa Tekla. Four weeks was not enough. The only thing missing from Bill and Tekla home was Bill and Tekla. We enjoyed our stay so much that we came home and booked our 2010 stay. Can't wait to return. And to Bill and Tekla, we always have a spare room or two if you get home sick. Dan and Kev

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                        • Guest jennywren (Montreal)
                        • Date of stay 05/15/09
                        • Review Submitted 05/15/09
                        Dear Tekla, We so much enjoyed staying in your wonderful house .What a lovely place ! We loved the neighbourhood , the pulperia, chatting with the people, helping poor old "Pinto". My dormant Spanish suddenly became alive again. Lorena , & Francisco were so kind to us. Kennia 's a real sweetie. I've promised to write to her. Thank you for sharing your lovely place with us. It was all I'd expected, and more. Thanks to you both for a great, great time. Jenny Fletcher

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                        • Guest Rosie Pellowe
                        • Date of stay 04/20/09
                        • Review Submitted 04/20/09
                        Hi Rebecca, We are safely home and gradually recovering from the jet-lag! Many thanks to you and to Jacob for all your help and advice during our stay at Villa Tekla. We really enjoyed being there and Francisco and Lorena were great.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                        • Guest HBen (Salt Lake City, Utah 84106)
                        • Date of stay 03/08/09
                        • Review Submitted 03/08/09
                        My wife and I stayed at Villa Tekla November 2008. We really enjoyed the privacy and the open air architecture. There were no problem with insects and if you clean up dishes promptly after meals no ant issues either. My wife and I photographed and saw 22 different bird species on the property as well as hearing howlers and seeing a sloth in the back yard. Toucans visited several times and that was particularly exciting. We saw blue morphos several times as well. The local market was close and convenient and the owners property manager (Rebecca) was extremely helpful and friendly. She arranged two tours for us before we arrived (a mangrove and manual antonio park tour). If we return to this part of Costa Rica we would definitely plan on staying here if it was available.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Addition of a pool an excellent idea!

                        Addition of a pool an excellent idea!

                        • Guest vida pura (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 02/05/08
                        • Review Submitted 03/06/09
                        I've rated my overall experience as "good" based on our Feb.2008 vacation at Villa Tekla.With the addition of a pool, it would be "excellent".The weather is hot & a cool dip would have been a real luxury. The house is spacious & nicely decorated.The ceiling fans & open-air concept keep it at a pleasant temperature day & night. The bathroom was bright & colourful. The bedroom we used was on the same floor as the large livingroom .The bed was really comfortable. The only complaint I can find is that the kitchen could have been a little better equipped & the fridge had seen better days, but to me these are minor details that are quickly & easily rectified.There are other more important considerations. For example,the house is very secure, with 2 locking closets to store valuables such as passports, cameras,cash,etc. No worries on that count.In spite of the open window concept, the house can be securely locked , allowing no outside access.( There ARE blinds on the outside should you wish to close them.We didn't see the need.) We'd heard tales of stealing in Costa Rica but anyone using common sense & looking after their belongings carefully (as you do at home!) should have nothing to fear. Lorena came to clean twice a week was very nice & did a great job. Francisco the gardener is charming.I was able to practise my Spanish on them: they were very patient! We saw insects, birds, monkeys,etc,lots of interesting butterflies, plants, geckos, iguanas. We found the local bus & the reasonably-priced taxis more than adequate to get around locally.It was nice to chat with the local people, who are very gracious .We stayed for 3 weeks & only rented a car for 3 days in order to go a liitle further afield. There's a grocery store not too far away, & a well-stocked corner store( a pulperia) just a few steps away. The beach can be reached by bus or taxi.There are some nice restaurants close by, as well as a little further afield.We found all restaurants to be clean & especially liked Tico meals, "casados",to be precise:rice, fried plantains,beans,salad,vegetables & fish or chicken.The little restaurant next to Super Joseth grocery was really good. I would recommend the Lynch Travel Agency in Quepos for help in arranging tours,etc. I recommend Villa Tekla for a great vacation; and now, with the addition of a pool, it should be fantastic.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                        • Guest vida pura (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 03/06/09
                        • Review Submitted 03/06/09
                        We very much enjoyed staying in this lovely house in Feb.2008.We loved the neighbourhood, the pulperia,chatting with the people, taking the local bus.In fact, the bus & taxis are an efficient & cheap way of getting around. The addition of a pool this year is a fantastic idea.

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                        • Guest Teresa and Rick
                        • Date of stay 03/07/07
                        • Review Submitted 03/07/07
                        I think this house is perfect for the open minded, adventurous, and active individual. Naturalists, people looking for something different, and those who want to get away from the all-inclusive/resort way of vacationing will love their stay here. It was well worth the cost and we recommend this house rental. -Teresa and Rick, Calgary, Alberta

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Nov 15 - Apr 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $229
                      $1,600 $4,000
                      Easter
                      Apr 17 - Apr 23, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,950
                      flat fee
                      Green Season
                      May 1 - Nov 14, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $164
                      $1,150 $3,500
                      Christmas
                      Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,950
                      flat fee
                      New Years
                      Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,950
                      flat fee
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $164
                      $1,150 $3,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      Fees:

                      • Damage Deposit $200
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      3 night minimum stay


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                      Owner info

                      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 mecca 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're surrounded by organic fruits.


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                      Photos

                      • This is a wide shot of the living room and dining set, overlooking pool

                        This is a wide shot of the living room and dining set, overlooking pool

                      • Each of the three bedrooms on the three floors offer king-sized beds and views.

                        Each of the three bedrooms on the three floors offer king-sized beds and views.

                      • Lap pool, downstairs suite, main floor bedroom, upper floor. Room for 3 couples!

                        Lap pool, downstairs suite, main floor bedroom, upper floor. Room for 3 couples!

                      • Sunset reflected on the lap pool. Great way to stay in shape, fun for kids,

                        Sunset reflected on the lap pool. Great way to stay in shape, fun for kids,

                      • Swim into a sunset view in a pool hidden by flowering trees and shrubs

                        Swim into a sunset view in a pool hidden by flowering trees and shrubs

                      • A sunset from our patio in May, in the heart of the green season

                        A sunset from our patio in May, in the heart of the green season

                      • Villa Tekla has many artistic touches, including original art and crafts.

                        Villa Tekla has many artistic touches, including original art and crafts.

                      • The lagoon by a National Park that Forbe's Mag calls one of the world's 10 best

                        The lagoon by a National Park that Forbe's Mag calls one of the world's 10 best

                      • Villa Tekla's flowery front entrance. The house goes one floor up, and one down

                        Villa Tekla's flowery front entrance. The house goes one floor up, and one down

                      • Spacious, screened lower floor bedroom with en suite bath and cable TV

                        Spacious, screened lower floor bedroom with en suite bath and cable TV

                      • Staircase to third floor, great views, handpainted tiles by local artiists

                        Staircase to third floor, great views, handpainted tiles by local artiists

                      • Villa Tekla from below, where 30 banana plants grow and 10 other fruit varieties

                        Villa Tekla from below, where 30 banana plants grow and 10 other fruit varieties

                      • Peninsula kitchen with oven, countertop, all dishes, cutlery, juicer, processor.

                        Peninsula kitchen with oven, countertop, all dishes, cutlery, juicer, processor.

                      • Bouganvillea front the front of the house. Ornamental plants abound.

                        Bouganvillea front the front of the house. Ornamental plants abound.

                      • Manuel Antonio's acclaimed main beach, 25 minutes by foot, 5 by car or bus

                        Manuel Antonio's acclaimed main beach, 25 minutes by foot, 5 by car or bus

                      • Cathedral Point , National Park, 1st beach, 2nd beach, gentle 3rd beach behind

                        Cathedral Point , National Park, 1st beach, 2nd beach, gentle 3rd beach behind

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, January 18, 2014

                      $164 - $229 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

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