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Villa Toucan:2BR Oceanview Rainforest Villa in Wildlife Refuge

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2nd Bedroom with 2 twins or convertible to large King bed

2nd Bedroom with 2 twins or convertible to large King bed Master bedroom, queen bed. Desk corner Main bedroom with Queen bed Villa Toucan bedroom with private balcony New Kitchen. Photo with old kitchen to give you a general idea of the disposition. dinning table Bathroom Villa toucan View from the driveway Rancho with 2 hammocks, and dinning table. Little path to the house or you can park next to the villa Punta Uva beach Sunrise on the Caribbean from the Villa. Garden details Punta Uva Arrecife Beach, my favorite!!!! 2 min car ride from the villa. White face monkey Guest visiting the trail Toucan

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Last updated: 04/02/2014
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Punta Uva villa description

Villa Toucan is a private ocean view villa on the edge of the primary rain forest where you will enjoy the surrounding intense wildlife in the comforts of tropical accommodations built with American quality. The house sits on top of a hill overlooking the rain forest canopy and the Caribbean Sea. The nearby virgin beaches of Punta Uva, Playa Chiquita and Manzanillo are known to be some of the prettiest in the world.

Designed as a vacation house for families and honeymoons, the villa comes fully equipped and can comfortably sleep up to four people. There are two bedrooms, each with its own private balcony, outdoor bathroom and private garden, a full kitchen, dining area, our new hammock hut, barbeque and a wildlife observation terrace. Guests rent the entire house - whether you are one or four people.

The villa is located on our private 9 acre property within the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge where some of the most exuberant wildlife and foliage can be found in Costa Rica. Within the refuge itself, there are plenty of activities to occupy your time while here including nature hikes, dolphin tours, boat tours of the Gandoca lagoon and Punta Mona, explore the many coral coves south of Manzanillo and much more. Outside the refuge, you will also have the opportunity to zip line on one of the better canopy tours of the country, enjoy a full day of rafting on the Pacuare river, enjoy the many and diverse beaches along the coast or just plain relax. Consider booking a private massage right on your terrace overlooking the jungle!

Right from the villa itself, guests can venture onto our our new trail on the property through Maya's Magic Forest - a 20 minute journey through a true virgin rain forest filled with magical trees and wildlife. This trail takes you through a genuine virgin forest - filled with massive trees, jungle vines, a variety of palms, bromeliads and orchids, poison dart frogs, the Golden Orb spider and always a few more surprises. Consider walking the trail at night for even more surprises that can't be seen in the day time.

Consider staying with us at Villa Toucan for a vacation of a lifetime. The property is owned by French-Americans Manuel and Emmanuelle with our 2 daughters Maya Soleil and Sara Star. We live on the property and are always here to help make your stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

If you would like to speak with one of us or have questions, please always feel free to call us at (506) 8879 9191. We look forward to seeing you soon! PURA VIDA!!

Keywords: House / Villa

Property Type

  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Villa
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2),

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Stove
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Washing machine available on property...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Over sized beach towels...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Available on property...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Covered Parking

          Entertainment

          • Music Library:

            We offer our vast selection of CDs to our clients for your listening enjoyment...moreless

          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Broadband Access:

            We offer a high speed internet WI FI connection...moreless

          • Telephone:

            Telephone available on property...moreless

          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Gazebo:

            Our hammock hut - come and relax in the shade...moreless

          • Lanai / Gazebo
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Balcony
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Deck / Patio

          Theme

          • Romantic
          • Family
          • Adventure

          Location & View

          • Ocean View:

            Quick driving distance to the beach...moreless

          • Water View

          Car

              • Necessary

              Activities

              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Fishing
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services
              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Cycling
              • Eco Tourism
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Botanical Garden
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Horseback Riding
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Shelling
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Other Activities

                  • Maya's Magic Forest: Enjoy a 20 minute hike through Maya's magical primary rainforest with easy paths winding you through an ancient forest with massive century old trees. Trail is next to the house....moreless
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Absolutely Amazing!

                    Absolutely Amazing!

                    • Guest Marsha R. (Columbia)
                    • Date of stay 08/31/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/16/13
                    I can only echo previous reviews. This was our first time my husband and I have been to Costa Rica and we couldn't have picked a better house, hosts, etc. The surrounding area was absolutely beautiful and the views and daily visits by monkeys, toucans, macaws and parrots at Villa Toucan were unforgettable. Most of the things we observed on a wonderful Manzanilla rainforest tour were at our doorsteps at the Villa Toucan. It was so hard to leave this piece of paradise and we will definitely return. Thank you Manuel and your staff for helping us navigate this beautiful part of the country and for allowing us to stay in your lovely home. It was a vacation we will never forget!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • A MUST EXPERIENCE!

                    A MUST EXPERIENCE!

                    • Guest jeff m. (venice, fl)
                    • Date of stay 09/18/11
                    • Review Submitted 09/27/11
                    What a quaint, charming, personal, private jungle retreat should be. Alone with nature, atop of the tree canopy, above a dense jungle. Paths and trails to experience up close encounters with every species of monkey Costa Rica has to offer. The howlers are your alarm clock as you awaken to a soft cool breeze. We drink our morning coffee and listen and watch the forest come alive with countless toucans, hummingbirds, hawks, an owl, butterflies and a few vultures. View as many insects as you'd like to search for, spiders, poisonous dart frogs, bullet ants and more. Never once were we bothered by an insect. The stars in the evening sky are unbelievable. It's really amazing to soak "it" all in. Dinners close by were tremendous, Plenty of top notch places. We even cooked a nice romantic dinner at the Villa. And the various soda's along the road offer great authentic cr/carib food at reasonable prices. The snorkeling in Manzanillo was super, even saw a moray eel, bring your own gear or rent some. Can't wait to return for a longer stay. A 4x4 is a must, rent from a reputable dealer, do your homework, I suggest a GPS and a cell phone. If you drive from San Jose allow 4-5 hrs and it gets dark, I mean DARK at 5:30 sharp. Plan accordingly, it's rather intimidating after dark on those roads. Overall, we couldn't have had a better more relaxing time. Never felt unsafe or unwelcomed. Thanks Pinto family, you guys are awesome. I miss the dogs already... Jeff and Barri (Venice, Fl)

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

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

                  • Absolutely Amazing!

                    Absolutely Amazing!

                    • Guest ash (parker, co)
                    • Date of stay 04/09/11
                    • Review Submitted 04/19/11
                    Wonderful experience in the jungle. Villa toucan is truly a home away from home. My husband, 2 children and I had a vacation of a lifetime and the owners go above and beyond to make you feel at home and comfortable. Perfect location surrounded by Costa Rica's supreme wildlife and jungle and only a short distance by car to several pristine beaches, wonderful restaurants, shops and bars. Will definitely return soon!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                  • Great place for seclusion and the view!!

                    Great place for seclusion and the view!!

                    • Guest Duina (Florida, USA)
                    • Date of stay 05/22/10
                    • Review Submitted 06/08/10
                    We liked Villa Toucan very much, we traveled to CR the last week of May/2010 and it was really nice weather. The only thing we missed a lot was the a/c we were traveling with our 2 1/2 year old toddler and that was a little challenging sometimes during afternoon naps. They installed a safety net in the balcony to protect our baby!!.The washer/dryer are not on the property as advertised so it was challenging also as we were trying to travel as light as possible you have to go to the owner’s house for laundry. The bathrooms wer quite an unforgettable experience, they are open to your own private piece of jungle; I saw a monkey on the tree while taking a shower! If you are into bird watching this is the place to stay. The house is up a two very steep hills and the view is amazing, very close to all the beaches and restaurants of the area. Puerto Viejo is very close you will need a 4x4 def. if you want to stay here. We recommend playa Chiquita for the clean and tranquil atmosphere; however we fell in love with the Manzanillo beach for the snorkeling. The owner let us park our car in their office parking lot which is like 100 meters walk from the entrance to playa Chiquita. The kitchen/dining area has all your needs it is fully equipped as we needed to cook for our picky little one, so that was really nice. We made fresh frozen pina coladas in the kitchen everyday!! It has a small fridge enough room to store main foods. The kitchen/dining is open so there is no wall between you and all the little bugs at sunset, we did not spend much time after sunset in this area. We maintained the bedrooms doors/windows closed at night for the bugs even though they are screened it gets little hot in there sometimes but not terrible since there fans. Hot water was available. The second day we arrived rained all night so the house lost power so there was no water either since it is supplied to the house by an electric pump we had to spend the entire day out in the beach cooling off, the owner contacted the power company and it was quickly restored in the afternoon. The owners were nice and made recommendations best things to do and eat in the area. Not intrusive at all since they live in the other hill in front of the house. Our house was cleaned and got cleaned bath and beach towels and bedding twice during the one week we stayed. Nice touch! Overall, this house is great place to stay and be close to fauna and all amenities the area has to offer we felt safe at villa touca.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: Glad to know that you enjoyed your stay a villa Toucan. It is true that we do not have air conditioning as 90% of the people down here but it is really not needed, but you had a very hot week. As we live up a hill we have a constant breeze and much less humidity than at sea level, at night you have the fresh air from the Talamanca chain coming down and we sleep with a comforter. the laundry is a service than we offer: leave it in your bedroom and you will have it clean,dry and fold in the evening [week days as in the weekend : no housekeeper]

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                    • Guest Anna and Pete (Melbourne, FL)
                    • Date of stay 09/15/09
                    • Review Submitted 09/15/09
                    Our stay at Villa Toucan was unforgettable. We have traveled to many countries and have seen many beautiful places, Costa Rica and particularly our stay at Villa Toucan is one of those beautiful places that we will never forget. Manuel and Emmanuelle (hosts) provided us with a comfortable, pleasant and unique environment. If you ever wanted to completely relax and isolate yourself from busy life- Villa Toucan is the best place to do so. It is only you and the nature. Thank you Manuel and Emmanuelle. P.S. We miss our Lucy. Have you seen her?

                    Owner response: Thank you Pete and Anne! And it was a pleasure meeting the 2 of you. We hope to see you again in the near future. PURA VIDA....Lucy says hi!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                    • Guest Jonathan9 (Phoenix, AZ)
                    • Date of stay 07/06/09
                    • Review Submitted 07/06/09
                    Wow, great place and even greater hosts! We stayed a week and had a great time. The jungle is dense and rain storms impressive. The beach is close but we typically drove. This house is off the beaten path and a great place to see toucans, monkeys, poison arrow frogs, and...

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                    • Guest Hillary Rusk (Phoenix, AZ)
                    • Date of stay 06/17/09
                    • Review Submitted 06/17/09
                    Villa Toucan was a lovely home in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed our stay and the hospitality of the owners. Relaxing on the porch of the house or on the beach down the road were our favorite things to do. We were always amazed by the sights and sounds that the rainforest had to offer.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                    • Guest James & Kristin Behrens (Cottage Grove, MN)
                    • Date of stay 03/24/09
                    • Review Submitted 03/24/09
                    We just got back from a wonderful stay in Villa Toucan! The house and grounds are even more beautiful than the pictures show and are private and peaceful. We saw so many beautiful birds, butterflies, and other interesting creatures during our stay. Emmanuel & Manuel and their daughters are delightful hosts who never bother you but are always ready to help out with whatever you need. The only thing you do need is a 4x4 vehicle as the driveway is very steep - but this also keeps the house very private with no worries about having any folks wandering by. We absolutely LOVED our stay in this house and are already looking forward to coming back again for a future visit. Many thanks to our hosts for creating such a special "paradise" for us to enjoy!! Pura vida!!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                    • Guest Nicole & Patrick (Ottawa, Canada)
                    • Date of stay 11/30/08
                    • Review Submitted 11/30/08
                    Un grand merci a la famille Pinto pour un acceuil si chaleureux au coeur d'une jungle rassurante. Villa toucan porte bien son nom car des toucans il y en a partout des petits et des grands. La maison est absolument magnifique et tres confortable.Nous avons fait la rencontre de plusieurs insectes qui sont venus se presenter dans toute leur beaute mais sans jamais nous deranger. Merci beaucoup!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                    • Guest Eugene and Diana Davidson (Louisville, TN)
                    • Date of stay 12/04/06
                    • Review Submitted 12/04/06
                    We had such a wonderful experience at Villa Toucan. We were awakened by the sounds of the howler monkeys as well as the toucans.Manual and Emmanuelle were there when we needed them, otherwise it was very private. The wildlife was amazing---we definately want to return year after year!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                   
                  $125/night .. $750/week .. $2200/month (for 1-2 Guests)
                  $150/night .. $900/week .. $2600/month (for 3-4 Guests)
                  Higher rates for Christmas/New Year and Easter weeks.
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                  Last updated: 04/02/2014
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                  Location

                  • Nearest Airport: sjo at 150 Miles
                  • Nearest Beach: Arrecife_Punta Uva at 1 Miles
                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: We came to Costa Rica in 2002 to realize a lifelong dream and today it is a pleasure and honor to be able to share it with you! We live on the property with our 2 daughters Maya-Soleil and Sara-Star, a short distance from Villa Toucan, but far enough to offer you complete privacy. We enjoy helping our guests with questions, tour bookings, activities, visits on the trails throughout the property and share our experiences about life in the jungle and Costa Rica! We also own and manage a local real estate and property management company.

                  Why the Owner Chose Punta Uva:
                  Punta Uva is a living paradise on earth, with a vibrant and lush rain forest that reaches the gorgeous beaches below with white sands and live corals reefs.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  Villa Toucan is slightly off the beaten path...and enjoys some of the most intense nature in Costa Rica with privacy, tranquility and security. Other than the caretaker / owners on site, there are no neighbors! It is the best of both worlds: close to the beaches but a complete immersion in the treasures and wildlife of the tropical primary rain forest!


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • 2nd Bedroom with 2 twins or convertible to large King bed

                    2nd Bedroom with 2 twins or convertible to large King bed

                  • Desk corner

                    Desk corner

                  • Villa Toucan bedroom with private balcony

                    Villa Toucan bedroom with private balcony

                  • Photo with old kitchen to give you a general idea of the disposition.

                    Photo with old kitchen to give you a general idea of the disposition.

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Villa toucan

                    Villa toucan

                  • Rancho with 2 hammocks, and dinning table.

                    Rancho with 2 hammocks, and dinning table.

                  • Punta Uva beach

                    Punta Uva beach

                  • Garden details

                    Garden details

                  • Arrecife Beach, my favorite!!!! 2 min car ride from the villa.

                    Arrecife Beach, my favorite!!!! 2 min car ride from the villa.

                  • Guest visiting the trail

                    Guest visiting the trail

                  • Toucan

                    Toucan

                  • Master bedroom, queen bed.

                    Master bedroom, queen bed.

                  • Main bedroom with Queen bed

                    Main bedroom with Queen bed

                  • New Kitchen.

                    New Kitchen.

                  • dinning table

                    dinning table

                  • View from the driveway

                    View from the driveway

                  • Little path to the house or you can park next to the villa

                    Little path to the house or you can park next to the villa

                  • Sunrise on the Caribbean from the Villa.

                    Sunrise on the Caribbean from the Villa.

                  • Punta Uva

                    Punta Uva

                  • White face monkey

                    White face monkey

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