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Private Bali-Style Full Villa. Ideal for Family. Near Beach/Town. Owner Hosted

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Free Customized Vacation-Planning Service: Air Travel, Tours, Meals, Transports

Donald Corvette, the Owner of Casa Tranquila himself, welcomes you at your gate, and promises everything you expect in your Costa Rica Vacation: Astonishing “Touchable” Ocean views from Every Room; Beach Proximity; Two Soothing Swimming Pools; Prestige, Modern Bali-style Décor; Large Family living areas; Chef-Quality Kitchen & Dining; Luxury Bedding and Bath; Monkey Visits; Walk to 15 of Manuel Antonio’s Best Restaurants in 12 minutes; The Unparalleled Guest Service you read about in our countless stellar reviews. Casa Tranquila is the only villa in Manuel Antonio that is truly “run” by the owner . . .so his experience and pride assures your vacation will be perfect.

All these benefits are confirmed in our photos and map location. Yet your greatest value is the confidence of our free hands-on vacation support service. Like no other villa in Costa Rica, Donald is available at your convenience to suggest and reserve all your tours; guide you to the best (or secret) beaches; arrange all your transportation (including airport); recommend and confirm your dinner reservations; book spa services. Donald has lived here since 2006, and takes great and humble pride in offering these services to his guests . . . . free of charge. He shares with you all the secrets he has learned from his 11 years in Costa Rica.

Comfort; Confidence; Convenience; Care; Value . . . the Watchwords of Casa Tranquila.

Whether you prefer Adventure or Relaxation your preference is our pleasure. Beaches & Bluffs, Excursions & Excitement; Rest & Recreation . . . all at your fingertips.

And be sure to click on the 'Video' tab here, just above our main photo, to experience a taste of what awaits you at Casa Tranquila.

Until we meet…Pura Vida
Donald Corvette, Owner
Nathan Gomez, Your Personal Concierge
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Child-friendly 2nd pool for children Baby-Sitter services are available...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside areas of the villa only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Bringing a pet to Costa Rica is a challenging process, but it can be done. We are pet-friendly, however, if you want to make the effort....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • The Pool Suite: 1 queen

    Opens Directly to the Pool. Queen Bed...moreless

  • The Bamboo Suite: 1 king

    Luxurious King-Bamboo Bed...moreless

  • The Vista Suite: 1 queen

    Top Floor with Amazing Ocean View. Queen Bed...moreless

  • The Private Casita: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Using convertible bed reduces living space. 1 Bath . ...moreless

  • Large Bamboo Frame King Bed. (1) King Pillows Queen Beds.(3) Bali-Style. Large Pillows Optional (& additional) convertible bed available All with Serta Pillow-Top mattresses All 3 Suites are air conditioned, private baths, televisions 800-count Egyptian Cotton sheets Plasma TVs/DVDs Robes & Sarongs The sounds of crashing waves and feel the ocean breezes lull you to sleep Baby Crib (1) available...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Private Casita: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Jungle Shower...moreless

  • Pool Shower: outdoor shower

    Great for After a Day at the Beach...moreless

  • The Vista Suite: toilet, shower

    Large Shower Window and two Counter Top Basins...moreless

  • The Bamboo Suite: toilet, shower

    Elegant Marble Basin with Double Wall-Mounted Faucets...moreless

  • The Pool Suite: toilet, shower

    Luxurious Travertine Marble Tile Shower...moreless

  • Baths, when you are vacationing in a beach area, can be your most vital room. Since you spend a great deal of time in the shower area, we believe it must be private, comforting and luxurious. Teak Cabinetry Marble & Granite Counters Contemporary Fixtures Luxurious Towels Biologe Prestige Bath Amenities ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Creating your ideal vacation is a source of pride for Casa Tranquila and her Owner, Donald Corvette. His only focus is customizing, organizing and implementing the vacations of his guests. Through preliminary communication, Donald and Nathan (your Personal Concierge) assess your vacation wishes and has your "Costa Rican Experience" planned before you even arrive at Casa Tranquila. Transportation, tours, meals, special needs can all be arranged. After you arrive, your most challenging decision will be which number sunscreen you want to wear today. Your Preference is Our Pleasure at Casa Tranquila. ...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Library of 100...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    In all Suites of Main Villa Apple TV in Private Casita allows you "project" movies from your computer into the 40" TV...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games Cards...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Blue Tooth device connects you your telephone CD's are offered...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat screen LCD TV's in all suites Remote Controls 44 Channels including the 2 Main U.S. Networks and HBO DVD Players....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth Big Jam Box offers sensational mobile music 2 -iPod Docking stations CD player...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TVs & DVD's in every bedroom New large HDTV with Apple TV in Private Casita Netflix in Private Casita (only)...moreless

  • Toys:

    Pool Floats Boogie Boards...moreless

  • Video Library:

    50 DVD movies available -- or bring your own favorites Apple TV in Private Casita can project movies on your device onto the 40" screen...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Drive/ride to the beach in 5 minutes...moreless

  • Beach View:

    The photographs show the astonishing Views from Casa Tranquila. The rock islands provide amazing depth and perspective, and the Beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park seem touchable at sunset....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Your close-up view of the Pacific Ocean is seen over the lush green of the jungle....moreless

  • Village:

    Casa Tranquila is in the midst of Manuel Antonio's most popular area. A multitude of restaurants, shops and sites are all only a moment's walk away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Fine Teak table seats 6-12 Removable leaf Outdoor dining also: table for eight...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    All suites are air conditioned with remote controls. Ceiling Fans over each bed...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access:

    High-speed WIFI connection....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance:

    The Magic Jack line allows you to call the US, Canada and many European countries at no charge. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet:

    High Speed Wi-Fii...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    800-Thread Count Egyptian Cotton bed linens Serta Pillow-Top Mattresses Feathertop bed enhancers Many pillows. Bath, Hand and Wash towels in addition to Body Sponges...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two large living rooms with plenty of sitting space...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Off street driveway....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for two cars...moreless

  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Local Phone Magic Jack phone allows free calls to The US and Canada...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath Towels Beach/Pool Towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Casa Tranquila provides laundry service done by Paulett, our housekeeper $10/load: sort, wash, dry, fold Guests are asked not to use washer/dryer (it's your vacation!)...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    The high-speed suitable for all devices...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Dariela, Casa Tranquila's extraordinary chef is offered for a reasonable fee to prepare a variety of cuisines in your home....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Three: one in each kitchen and The Casita Coffee & Sugar supplied...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well stocked with everything you will need...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Settings for 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless Steel Full Size Housekeeper operated No dish washing need be done by guests....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Modern, Full service kitchens (2) include all the utensils you will need for preparing your own meals Granite Counters Six burner GE gas stove/oven with grill Place settings for 10 dinner guests...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Stainless Steel Multiple settings/options Two offered...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Spice Rack Coffee Sugar...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless Steel Ice Maker Full freezer Water dispenser (filtered) Enough storage for a month-long visit...moreless

  • Stove:

    Six (6) element stove top. GE. Gas. Grill in center....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    The balcony is on the ocean side of the Main floor -- providing the best views in Manuel Antonio. Rocking chairs Lounge Chairs Outdoor dining Safety rails Cocktail Table Overhead fans...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Private Sunset tours can be arranged...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Balcony with amazing views Dining table for eight...moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Golf:

    At Los Suenos Marriott Resort in Jaco...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Infra-red grill for the best of flavor...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Local Tennis club...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Amazing views overlooking the Pacific can be enjoyed from the pool and deck Luxury lounge chairs with cushions and covers for your comfort Beach/Pool towels Sunscreen provided....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 100 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 7 - Sep 1, 2017
4 night min stay
Sep 2 - Nov 17, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 18 - Dec 23, 2017
7 night min stay

HIGH 2018: Holiday Rates Below
Jan 6 - May 5, 2018
7 night min stay

May 6 - Sep 1, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Extra Bed (>8 Guests) $0



$8500 . . . . .NEW YEAR'S WEEK . . . . .December 29-January 6, 2018

$6100 . . . . .SPRING BREAK WEEK . . .March 24-31, 2018

$6100 . . . . .EASTER WEEK . . . . . . . .March 31-April 7, 2018

$6100. . . . . THANKSGIVING 2018 . . .November 17-24, 2018

Your "Casa Tranquila Experience" includes 4100 Prestige square feet on three floors with four (4) private suites, four (4) full baths, two kitchens, two living rooms, and two pools. You will find it perfect for eight - 10 Guests.

In addition to its Queen bed, The Private Casita has a convertible bed if you have nine or 10 guests. This is recommended primarily for children or those who do not mind sharing a bathroom with more than two people. The fee for the convertible bed is $700/week.

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Saturday to Saturday Preferred

50% Required at Contract

50% Required 60 Days Before Arrival

Payment By:

Credit Card (HomeAway/VRBO 6% "User Fee" is Added)

Wire Transfer to Account in Costa Rica

Personal Check

Rates Include All Taxes, Services and Amenities

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose International (SJO)
150 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Agua Azul
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
150 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Aqua Azul
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Manuel Antonio

Car: Not Necessary

Manuel Antonio’s five-mile long main road divides the town into East and West. Casa Tranquila is on the West – or “ocean” -- side of this road. Many homes on the other side have Pacific views, but, because they are far away from the ocean, locals call them “distant blue' vistas. Being on the West, Casa Tranquila offers one of the closest views of the Pacific Ocean anywhere in the area.

Being 150 meters below this main road, Casa Tranquila is, indeed, tranquil.

Yet, the proximity to the road allows you to walk to the beach, excellent restaurants and adventure locations.

*Manuel Antonio National Park (5 minutes)

*SJO International Airport (2.5 hours)

*Beaches (5 minutes)

*Quepos (8 minutes)

*Quepos Airport (15 minutes)

No need for rental car (buses and taxis are abundant and close)

*Main Road (3 minute walk)

* Bus stop (5 minute walk)

*Eight Restaurants within 10 minute walk

Other Activities: Monkeys, ATV's, Jungle tours, Birding, Butterflies, Zip Line Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Sunset Sails


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I moved to Costa Rica and purchased Casa Tranquila in April 2006. It was, at 50, simply time to begin a new stage in my life. Yes, I made The Leap. After a career in the fashion world with companies like Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, I decided it was time for a change. Instead of going off to see The Planet, I am bringing The Planet to Casa Tranquila. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, I came to Costa Rica after 20 years in South Florida. Real estate adventures in Palm Beach provided my awareness for remodeling properties into prestigious homes. I converted Casa Tranquila into a luxury villa, and created a new world for my guests. I humbly invite you to come share it.

Why the Owner Chose Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica:
Casa Tranquila is located on Pacific Canyon. Our lovely little secluded street has the most extraordinary Pacific Views in all Costa Rica. Too, our well-organized home owners' association provides a gated community with its own Security Team for your confidence. I am even the president of the HOA, so you will always have the "right" person's number if you need assistance.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The spectacular views, competitive rates, and ideal location speak for themselves. But our service is our most unique benefit. Many are first-time visitors to Costa Rica, and we remove all trepidation. Trust that you will know everything you need to know before your airplane ever takes off. Your Costa Rica Experience is in the The Best of Hands.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Perfect Pacific Views

    Perfect Pacific Views

  • Bali Decor

    Bali Decor

  • Soothing Swimming Pools

    Soothing Swimming Pools

  • Warm Touches

    Warm Touches

  • Second Living Room

    Second Living Room

  • Luxury Bedding

    Luxury Bedding

  • Your Private Casita

    Your Private Casita

  • Balcony View

    Balcony View

  • Suite to Pool: Three Steps

    Suite to Pool: Three Steps

  • Computer Station: When You just can't leave work at home

    Computer Station: When You just can't leave work at home

  • Furnishing Direct from Bali

    Furnishing Direct from Bali

  • Travertine Tile

    Travertine Tile

  • Open Viewing Deck

    Open Viewing Deck

  • Ocean View from Every Room

    Ocean View from Every Room

  • Spacious Baths

    Spacious Baths

  • Refined Details

    Refined Details

  • Tropical Days

    Tropical Days

  • Morning Coffee

    Morning Coffee

  • Relax at Your Pool

    Relax at Your Pool

  • Prestige Dining

    Prestige Dining

  • Pool Furniture from Bali

    Pool Furniture from Bali

  • High-End Kitchen

    High-End Kitchen

  • Vibrant Colors

    Vibrant Colors

  • Casa Tranquila: Villa & Private Casita

    Casa Tranquila: Villa & Private Casita

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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