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Elegant Ultra-Modern Home Overlooks Lush, Tropical Rainforest w/ Saltwater Pool

Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Villa2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + studio, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

Picture yourself in this private oasis, perched on a lush green hillside. The ultra-modern style is a wonderful complement to the gorgeous tropical setting.

The home features 3 bedrooms and a studio with private kitchen & terrace.

The highest quality materials have been used to create this luxurious home. The ceilings are made of native hardwoods. The kitchen counter tops are granite and the appliances are stainless steel.

The furnishings of the home have been carefully selected to reflect the contemporary style, yet a casual, comfortable atmosphere has been created.

The open-air covered terrace overlooks the 50-foot saltwater double width lap pool. From the pool you can enjoy the fabulous views of the surrounding mountains and tropical jungle.

Entertainment amenities include a 42' plasma TV and a Bose speaker system.

The local bus-line is just a few steps from the entrance and many restaurants and shopping are within walking distance.



Member Since 2000
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 02, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Studio
        1 queen
      • Studio is walk out basement type on ground floor, it does not have a/c but is always shaded and cool. It has a private bath, kitchen, and dinette set.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Studio Bathroom
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Located in the heart of Manuel Antonio with jungle and mountain views.
          • Near The Ocean
            At a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk/hike to the beach. It is very hilly terrain and not for the very young or the elderly.
          • Village
            Walking distance to plenty of restaurants and shopping along the main road.


              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Catering available


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                        All bedrooms are air conditioned, except the studio. 15 ceilings fan throughout the house.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Living Room
                        2 leather sectionals for maximum seating and comfort
                      • Parking
                        Walled in private & secure 2 cars
                      • Telephone
                        Landline phone for local calls
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Everything you need for your vacation
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Propane gas provided
                          • Pantry Items
                            Condiments provided
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Propane gas provided
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Kitchen bar seating has room for 6
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable TV
                                  • Stereo
                                    Bose speaker with iPod docking
                                  • Television
                                    42” flat screen plasma TV
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        18-hole championship course an hour away in Jaco
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane gas provided
                                      • Tennis
                                        Tennis courts in the area, ask your host for details.


                                          • wheelchair accessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                Private 52 foot salt water double width lap pool & deck surrounded by lush tropical gardens

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Concierge
                                                  • Massage
                                                  • Private Chef
                                                  • Staff


                                                      • churches
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • marina
                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • gambling casinos
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • photography
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • parasailing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water tubing
                                                                  • whitewater rafting


                                                                      • Security safe and secure storeroom, 3 bathrooms with rain fall showers + 2 outdoor showers

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        11 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Vacation in Paradise

                                                                        Christina U.

                                                                        Our stay in Manuel Antonio could not have been more perfect. The house was absolutely amazing, and just as beautiful as it looked in pictures. The layout of the house was perfect for our group of 7 people, and allowed for everyone to have space. The outdoor dining area was great, and really the pool was the shining star. A morning dip was the perfect way to start each day. I could go on and on about how wonderful the house is, but really, look at the pictures and you will see.

                                                                        Gary was super helpful throughout the stay, and even assisted us with arranging a last minute zip line tour. He made the planning a breeze, and was timely with all correspondence. We could not have asked for a better experience.

                                                                        Awesome House for Families!!

                                                                        Anas I.Windermere, FL

                                                                        We stayed here with another family and had a total of four kids between the ages of 4-6. We've stayed in several properties in Manuel Antonio and this house is unique in that 3 of the 4 bedrooms and living area are all on one floor. Not having to worry about kids running up and down stairs is great for parents that want to relax.

                                                                        The pool is a perfect 10. It gets plenty of sun so it's nice and warm and has plenty of shallow area for the kids. The mountain and jungle views are also terrific.

                                                                        The kitchen was equipped and the house was nicely furnished with plenty of beach towels.

                                                                        Gary the host stocked us up on groceries prior to arrival, which was awesome. The cleaning lady was efficient and barely noticeable.

                                                                        I would not change anything about Carpe Diem!!

                                                                        We loved staying at Carpe Diem! Great location and beautiful home and view!!

                                                                        Sarah W.

                                                                        The home is convenient and beautiful. The beds were comfortable. A/C was nice in the bedrooms. We loved the pool and listening to the howler monkeys. Gary was attentive and accessible. Quickly responded to any of our questions. The kitchen was stocked and convenient. So nice to do laundry and relax after a long day of hiking and playing in the Costa Rican sun.

                                                                        Amazing Property, Perfect Location, Great Service

                                                                        Peter A.

                                                                        Casa Carpe Diem is unreal. Amazing home, wonderful location, breathtaking views. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a beautiful home with spectacular views in the middle of Manuel Antonio. The house is well equipped with anything one would need and we loved cooking at home and dining in. Also, Casa Carpe Diem is perfectly located with several restaurants and bars within walking distance. Gary and Fernando were extremely hospitable and provided us with all the information and services that we needed. 5-star property and we look forward to staying with Escape Villas in the near future!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thanks so much for your review of Carpe Diem and the service the Escape Villas staff provided. We certainly enjoyed having you as our guests. The villa is a unique property that does make you feel secluded yet close to all Manuel Antonio has to offer. Thanks again and Pura Vida!

                                                                        Amazing stay at Casa Carpe Diem

                                                                        Shaylyn Z.Chico

                                                                        We had a wonderful stay at Casa Carpe Diem. Beautiful house with all the amenities you need. Very well stocked kitchen was a great bonus. Our host Gary was very helpful and attentive, he made our stay that much better! Our group of 4 all agreed that this was our favorite house we stayed at on our trip. So beautiful, the indoor outdoor space was breathtaking! We saw tons of monkeys and frogs outside the house. The entire home really looks like the photos. Couldn’t have asked for a better home to stay in for our group. Would definitely return!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        We really appreciate the wonderful review of your stay at Carpe Diem. The casa is close to everything but it does feel like you are in the middle of your own tropical resort. Your group was such a joy to host and Gary, your Escape Villas concierge and local host, is glad he could be a part of your special vacation. We would love to have you back and again thanks for the recommendation. Pura Vida!

                                                                        Fantastic, modern, practical jungle home

                                                                        Daniel G.-

                                                                        Great location close to everything in Manuel Antonio. Modern decor and tons of little details ... You wouldnt miss anything from home. If you needed help, Luis, Yorleny or Gary came quickly to the rescue. Recommended!


                                                                        Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica

                                                                        World-class Sport Fishing, Pristine Beaches, White-water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Mangrove Tours, Surfing, National Parks, Four-wheel Adventures, Waterfall Tours, Shopping Restaurants and Fine Dining, Kayaking, Dancing/Night Clubs

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Rates include all local taxes. If you have to cancel we can refund your deposit minus a $300 processing fee so long as we are able to re-rent the dates for the same amount of original reservation. The longer we have to do this the greater chance you have of getting a refund. You can also choose to have us hold your deposit towards future dates within 18 months of the dates on the original reservation. This will not incur the processing fee like the refund policy but we must be notified at least 4 months prior to the reservation dates to be able to give you full credit. If you cancel within 4 months of the reserved dates re-renting for a possible refund is the only recourse.

                                                                        11 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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