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Recent Manuel Antonio reviews

  • Nice home, roomy

    "This house was very good value for a stay in Manuel Antonio. We were a family of four but you could easily have fit two families into this home. It is not luxurious but has all you can need and plenty of space. Nice views (not spectacular) views, kids enjoyed the pool and we did indeed see monkeys from the balcony (though only once during our four night stay, and I was looking). The caretaker lives onsite (under the parking pad!) and was super sweet and friendly, always eager to help. He doesn't speak English but we still managed to communicate fine (and we don't speak Spanish). Our biggest complaint was the heat. We were there in March and it was stifling hot. The bedrooms have a/c but my son's room didn't work even after the caretaker tried to reset it. We just moved him in to share a room with my daughter. However, the upstairs (living areas, not bedrooms) doesn't get a breeze and was very hot. The balconies were so so on being cool. After a long day of beach and activities you want to cool off and it was a pain to have to hide in the bedroom to do it. So, though the house was wonderful, tours found us no problem, it was just ten minutes to the beach, we would not return if we were in Manuel Antonio again, we'd be looking for somewhere with a/c everywhere or a better breeze."
    Guest: Laura K. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 31, 2015
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  • 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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  • Casa Alta: Pura Vida!

    "We are a family of 5, with our 3 children now adults (20-23). We wanted to visit Costa Rica over New Years, and Casa Alta was the perfect destination. We were met at the airport in San Jose and were brought directly to Casa Alta in an air conditioned van. We did not need a rental car while staying at Casa Alta, as all of our tours provided transportation and the beach was only a short taxi ride down the hill. We had been in contact with Natalia prior to our visit, and she set up wonderful tours for us that included zip-lining (El Santuario Canopy Adventures - don't go with any other company!), Manuel Antonio Park (saw Howler Monkeys, Squirrel Monkeys, and White Faced Monkeys), and the Damas Mangrove Estuary (a boat tour - amazing - White Faced Monkeys jumped on the roof of our boat and then back into the trees). Casa Alta is spread out over three levels - with wonderful sunset views. The pool was crystal clear and wonderful for cooling off night or day. We ate and played games both at the bar off the kitchen, and on the patio by the pool. There are two markets within a short walking distance, and a larger grocery store in Quepos (the Pali) for a larger variety. During our stay, Natalia was available by phone (there is a phone at Casa Alta), email, and/or text at all times if we ever had any questions or needed anything. This was a dream come true for our whole family to vacation together in Costa Rica, and Casa Alta was the perfect place to stay. Thank you Natalia!"
    Guest: Karl S. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 12, 2015
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  • A perfect spot to stay in Manuel Antonio

    "We rented the top two units at Villa Azul and it was exactly what we wanted, and better than we expected. The units are very spacious and perfect for two couples or six people. The covered decks are wonderful places to sit and take in the views and the jacuzzi is perfect for watching the sunset. We also made good use of the new pool. The location is convenient to everything. Jean is the perfect host. He can book all of your tours, and will give great recommendations on where to eat. I can't imagine finding a better spot to stay."
    Guest: Gord S. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 10, 2015
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