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Amazing Value, Elegance, and Privacy Near Stunning Beaches, Pool and Views.

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

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Last updated: 12/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Manuel Antonio villa description

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.'

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • 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

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                The main floor, with its kitchen, dining, bathroom an bedroom, is level with the outdoor entrance, so totally accessible...moreless

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

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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

              • Convertible bed(s)

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

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                King size canopy bed on first floor, optional mosquito net ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Two twin beds in upper bedroom combine into one king bed...moreless

              • King size beds (2), two single beds that can be combined into one king bed. Living room sofa can also serve 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

              • The main floor bathroom is roomy with a tiled shower/bath area that is fun and safe for little kids. Stacks of towels....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Extensive book collection...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • Stereo:

                Ipod docking station w/ speakers...moreless

              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Mountain View:

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

              • Ocean View:

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

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Parasailing
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer:

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

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Parking:

                Secure parking in front of the house...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

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

              • Telephone:

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

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath and beach towels provided...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

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

              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

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

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

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

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Place setting for 6...moreless

              • Kitchen
              • Microwave

              Outside

              • Balcony:

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

              • Deck / Patio:

                Patio table with seating for 6...moreless

              • Golf:

                Nearby Golf Course in Jaco. A 1 hour drive from Quepos...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              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

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Nov 15 - Apr 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,750 $6,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,400 $4,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Damage Deposit $200
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Christmas, New Years and Easter

                      $300 per night

                      $2100 per week

                      3 night minimum stay


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                      Last updated: 12/06/2014
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                      Location

                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      quepos
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Manuel Antonio

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      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.

                       

                      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 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.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, spanish

                      Links to more information:

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                      Photos

                      • 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.

                      • View of stairs to master suite and pool below living room.

                        View of stairs to master suite and pool below living room.

                      • View of pool showing living room above.

                        View of pool showing living room above.

                      • Secured main entrance from private driveway.

                        Secured main entrance from private driveway.

                      • Open concept kitchen to living and dining.

                        Open concept kitchen to living and dining.

                      • Extra sleeping on comfy sofa... great for afternoon naps!

                        Extra sleeping on comfy sofa... great for afternoon naps!

                      • Dining for 6-8.

                        Dining for 6-8.

                      • Stairs to 2nd floor bedroom and hall to main level bath and bedroom.

                        Stairs to 2nd floor bedroom and hall to main level bath and bedroom.

                      • View down to patio and pool from 2nd floor bedroom.

                        View down to patio and pool from 2nd floor bedroom.

                      • Master Suite on lower level with private 3 piece bathroom. King bed.

                        Master Suite on lower level with private 3 piece bathroom. King bed.

                      • A friendly little visitor!

                        A friendly little visitor!

                      • View of house from main driveway and gates.

                        View of house from main driveway and gates.

                      • View from gardens below the house.

                        View from gardens below the house.

                      • Pool with hammock and shower and banana trees.

                        Pool with hammock and shower and banana trees.

                      • View down from patio on main level to pool.

                        View down from patio on main level to pool.

                      • Main entrance patio with view to driveway.

                        Main entrance patio with view to driveway.

                      • Living and dining room overlooking ocean, mountains and pool below.

                        Living and dining room overlooking ocean, mountains and pool below.

                      • Secure dry closet with electronics, TV, DVD, CD player, games, and books.

                        Secure dry closet with electronics, TV, DVD, CD player, games, and books.

                      • Kitchen counter with main entrance... new stove top and stainless fridge.

                        Kitchen counter with main entrance... new stove top and stainless fridge.

                      • 2nd floor bedroom with incredible views! King bed.

                        2nd floor bedroom with incredible views! King bed.

                      • Main floor bedroom with king sized bed, small desk, and storage.

                        Main floor bedroom with king sized bed, small desk, and storage.

                      • Main floor bathroom with shower/ tub combo and shuttered privacy window.

                        Main floor bathroom with shower/ tub combo and shuttered privacy window.

                      • Gardens below house extend into jungle beauty.

                        Gardens below house extend into jungle beauty.

                      • An early morning beach walk nearby.

                        An early morning beach walk nearby.

                      VRBO #78616

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

                      $200 - $250 per night (USD)
                      6

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

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                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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