Manuel Antonio Costa Rica's Favorite Family Rental: Awesome Birds and Animals!(33 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
luxery home on an acre of gardens/ private pool/360 rooftop and decks everywhere
General house info: We have had the same wonderful caretakers since we began renting in 2000 ready to help in any way. Ana offers wonderful 'Tico' meals at very reasonable prices. Her son Andres helps with the best tours and transportation options. He now has his own van and offers San Jose Airport transfers right to the house for up to 5 adults and 2 kids (he can send a bigger van for larger parties). He can also take you on tours where others don't go into the mountains or Southern coast. He's a great naturalist and photographer.
Unlike so many other houses crowded together near noisy roads, bars and restaurants, this property is secluded, yet 5 minutes drive to the happening town of Quepos or 10 minutes drive to the magnificent beaches of Manuel Antionio Nat. Park. You can walk to the main road in a few minutes, where there are more than half a dozen restaurants within a quick stroll. From the covered roof you have a 360 degree view where you can watch spectacular sunsets over the ocean . Breezes blow all day and at night switch directions and come off the mountains to keep this house comfortable all the time. The house is fully equipped with everything you need for your stay. Quepos has wonderful fresh produce, fish, meat and chicken as well as a growing selection of wines and liquors, so you can stay at home and cook or ask Anna to introduce you to local foods. We try to offer the best rates in the area, knowing you'll value your experience with us and recommend the house to others.
There is twice a week maid service and laundry, but you can request additional cleaning and laundry from Anna. Security is provided by our on site caretakers who live in a separate house at the entry to the property.
This house was built by local residents to the highest standards and reflects their experience of living in Costa Rica over 11 years. Much of the art is by the owner and other artists living in the area. The gardens are a work of love started in 1996 and entice you to take walks in the lush greenery and to see the wonders of the tropics close at hand (It's really like living in a tropical zoo!) Check out our personal web site for more pictures, info, maps and links to the area and services. The owner will gladly help with any aspect of your vacation including transportation to the house from the international airport.
Amenities: The house is completely furnished: full kitchen with all amenities, TV room with DVD player, cable, speakers for your ipod or other devices w/ charging ports. Phone service, Wi Fi , also washer and dryer, pool with two out door showers, covered carport.
Activities: Nature walks and tours, snorkeling, surfing, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, horse rides, boat tours, National parks, great snooping around with your car up and down the coasts finding isolated beaches etc. Ask Andres for suggestions.
Area: Costa Rica's favorite destination, with the most beautiful beaches and a fun port town with lots of restaurants, bars and night life.
Steve has written his memoir on the families 11 yrs in Costa Rica: 'Stumbling into Paradise' a great read if you're planning on visiting the country or dropping out to live on the beach.
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+1 406579 7280
Member since: 2001
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 2 full bathrooms
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Nude Beach
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda
- Small Cooler
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 16 - Dec 14, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 15 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay
High Season 2017
Jan 8 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
fall Season Sept thru Nov. 15th $1000/wk $200/nt
Green Season June thru Aug. $1750/wk $275/nt
High Season Jan 8 thru April $2500/wk $400/nt
Christmas Dec 16 thru $1000 to $2500 /Week with x-mas /new years $3000/wk
50% deposit to hold reservations,
$500 security deposit (separate check not cashed)
final payment a month in advance.
Full refund if cancellation period can be filled
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Located in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica half way between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, it's the most diverse tourist area in the country mid-way on the Pacific Coast.The airport in Quepos is 15 min, away and the drive from the San Jose Airport is 2 1/2 hr. drive to the house. Transportation by bus and taxi available locally to town and beaches or fly down in 15 min. on Sansa Air from the International Airport
Other Activities: seakayaking, rafting, canopy, dolphin watch
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: We lived in Manuel Antonio from 1989-2000 and built our house after we knew exactly what we wanted in tropical living. Steve started the first tour company on the W Coast offering rafting and sea kayaking. In it's design, gardens and art (mostly by the family) it reflects our love for Costa Rica.
Why the Owner Chose El Cerro, Quepos, Costa Rica:
Live like the locals would with all the personal touches of a private home. Our location is near everything you might need or want to visit, but very private. Looking out, it's mostly jungle views, away from large hotels, restaurants and homes so you'll see more animals and birds than in most other places in our area. Guests often remark that they saw more more animals and birds at the house then their tour of the Nat. Park. On a recent trip we counted 27 different species of birds in one day!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We've had the same wonderful caretakers since we started renting in 2000 - see the reviews! They are there to ensure you have a great vacation. Our hill top location is one of the best spots to view a multitude of birds, as well as the local monkeys, iguanas and occasional sloths. Andres is a talented photographer and loves to take guests to less visited locales in the area.
- Primary: +1 406579 7280
- Secondary: +1 4065859548
Links to more information:
private pool with an acre of gardens
Titi Monkeys visiting our pool
Front portch with view of mountains
Anna our caretaker/cook will make you 'Tico' feasts (very reasonable!)
master bedroom w/ private bath
front porch looking toward the ocean
6,000 ft San Geronimo to the North from our house
Dawn looking out toward the ocean
Our Santa Fe style home with private pool on an acre of tropical gardens
cool off in our pool
view of the house from the pool area.
front deck above the pool
covered rooftop, best birding in the country!
titi monkeys in the yard
wander out acre of gardens, there's jungle on 2 sides for great animals
This listing was first published here in 2001.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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