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Recent Manuel Antonio reviews

  • Stunning views

    "Had a great time in this property at the start of green season. We did have some unbelievable thunderstorms (according to the caretaker, Bismark, the worst he's heard in 40 years), but everything was very nice and exactly as described, so read carefully. Some notes: - the view is gorgeous--this is what sold me on the property and we weren't disappointed in the least. As a bonus, we were treated to daily sightings of toucans and capuchin monkeys. They literally play in the trees & garden between the house and the road. There's lots of other wildlife. You'll wake up to the howler monkeys for sure. - there are a lot of steps to climb up & down. There's a pulley system to help with luggage, but you'll be going up & down steps a lot. - when in doubt, ask. Bismark's entire family is VERY helpful. We had a few bad sunburns; we able to help ourselves to some aloe growing in the garden and were given some aloe-based creme. It's so nice having someone nearby to keep in eye on things and to answer questions. - the beaches are nice--Playa Biesanz is more protected (no riptides) if you have smaller children. We actually drove to the entrance way and parked on the road--it's all up-hill coming back and we wanted the kids to have energy for other stuff. - the balconies banisters are somewhat low and the floor boards are spaced kind of far apart. It's nice but something you might want to consider with kids. - Since we did arrive in green season, it's worth mentioning that although it was somewhat hot, we didn't have any issues with bugs or mosquitoes or anything. There were some gnats in the bathroom sink each morning for whatever reason, but we didn't have any issues with biting insects. We had fans that worked well (we moved the big one downstairs to the 2nd bedroom where the kids slept; that solved that problem). - the kitchen was fine and exactly. The refrigerator/freezer worked well. There's no oven, but I honestly don't want to start up an oven when I'm vacationing in the summer in the tropics. There were dishes and pots & pans, toaster, coffee maker, etc. and those all worked fine. The outdoor shower was really good to clean up after a day at the beach. Also--it's hard not to look at the other non-5 star review... but in my opinion you can't compare properties in Manuel Antonio to Arenal any more than you can compare a mountain lodge in Colorado to a beach house in Hawaii."
    Guest: Markus Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 2014
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  • Great home, very comfortable!

    "I stayed at Casa Sophia with my parents on a family trip in Manuel Antonio. My mother is handicapped, and she stayed on the lower level, which was easy for her. The house has everything you need to make you feel at home. Furthermore, it's beautiful to have a perspective over the canopy. The monkeys came by nearly every day!"
    Guest: Kent Thompson Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: January 18, 2015
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  • Rain Forest Paradise

    "Fabulous slice of paradise in the rain forest ..Unbelievable adventure....Beautiful sunsets, monkey fun...swinging by and the "Private Beach" was Awesome...everything at our fingertips...lounging on the beach sipping our drinks. Kayaks & bogie boards too...Hiking trails to the beach were a lot of fun & great views of Pacific.Can't wait to go back."
    Guest: Mary Rose H. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 9, 2014
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  • Casa de Frutas

    "It was unanimous among our family of 5- Tulemar sets the bar high for vacation destinations. We loved everything from the quiet picturesque surroundings (sans Howler Monkeys), attentive service and of course the incredible Casa de Frutas. Tulemar is truly like living inside a zoo- it's an experience in itself to sit and witness all the wildlife in it's natural habitat. The locals are kind, inviting and ready to share their beautiful country with visitors. Mauricio was an amazing concierge, and whether we needed to go to the grocery store, wanted to book a tour, or were wondering what to do for dinner, he was there for our every need. Thank you so much for the service and paradise you gave us Tulemar! It was a vacation we will not soon forget."
    Guest: Grant G Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
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