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Casa Dolce Vita Perched above Rainforest w/ Panoramic Pacific Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Multi-level Villa: 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 8, Accommodation Customized

Casa Dolce Vita is perched high above the rainforest in Manuel Antonio, where the views of the Pacific are endless. The architecture of this villa emphasizes the natural surroundings with open air living space and stunning views from all 4 floors and 4 bedrooms. Ideally located in a private neighborhood close to white sand beaches, the Manual Antonio National Park as well as spas, restaurants and local markets.

THE SPACE

This villa design is inspired by the Balinese style of living. It is an inviting and peaceful space with quiet nooks to enjoy the scenery while enjoying a beach read. As well as comfortable gathering spaces for quality time with loved ones. The 8-seated raised dining area has the ocean and rainforest as a backdrop, creating a leisurely dining ambiance. The home stays cool from the ocean breezes and cathedral open beamed ceilings with ceiling fans. Local materials such as ceramics and bamboo are used throughout the villa, including custom built-in cabinets and handcrafted tiles. Casa Dolce Vita is a tropical retreat to delight the senses.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Pacific Canyon Drive is a private gated neighborhood set-off the main Manuel Antonio road. It is a community built by expats that wanted the comforts of modern luxury living within a tropical beach town. All conveniences and necessities are available by bus, taxi or walking distance.

AMENITIES

- All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have full bathrooms ensuite

- Modern gourmet kitchen equipped with all appliances

- Tropical gardens & terraces

- 270-degree view of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park

- Private pool with submerged chaise lounges

- Wifi throughout villa

- Daily housekeeping

- Full concierge services

Please note: This villa is available to be rented as a 3 or 4 bedroom with varying rates respectively. This listing rate is for 4 bedrooms/8 people. You may find other listings for this home with different rates for different bedroom counts but it is always private to just your group. Please inquire about specific rates for smaller or larger groups.

More Details

Owner
Fernando
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at this villa last week with our family of 7, ages 9 to 67 years old. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay and the villa was probably the very best part! It's beautiful and private. The bedrooms are all enclosed and air conditioned and the main level is open air, which is amazing. The views are quite simply to die for. We couldn't get enough of just sitting in our living area enjoying the spectacular view, from sunrise to sunset. We watched monkeys pass through every day, and had many of them visit us right in the main living area of the home which was a huge treat for all of us, very entertaining. The hosts are fantastic, available at all times (we arrived at 2am after a flight delay), and check in constantly to be sure you are having all your needs met. The maid service is fantastic, daily service, friendly and very unobtrusive, and they even did our laundry twice! Better than hotel service, they were great. We hired an in house chef one night which was a great experience and he was wonderful too, as well as the food he cooked for us. I honestly can't say enough.....we took time to enjoy the house, the view and the pool daily and it was a huge part of the best vacation ever!
Feb 2015
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Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, DVD/CD Player, Grill, Huge Terrycloth Bathrobes, 100% Cotton Linens (350 count), Magnificent Views, Terraces, Tropical Gardens, Daily Housekeeper, Gardener, Personal Guide to the Area, Concierge, High Chair, In-Room Safes, Refrigerators, Blender, Coffeemaker, Toaster, Oven, Full Kitchenware

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Casa Dolce Vita Perched above Rainforest w/ Panoramic Pacific Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews
5

Puts Vida

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Dolce Vida and enjoyed our monkey show! The rooms were all unique and the views breath taking. Getting the chef for breakfast made our trip that much better!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review of Casa Dolce Vita. Those monkeys do like to put on a good show for our guests. The Escape Villas team enjoyed having your group stay with us and we appreciate you choosing us to help plan and host your vacation here in paradise! Pura Vida!
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5

Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

A group of ten of us stayed at Casa Dolce Vita in Manuel Antonio for our Spring Break vacation. We couldn't have been happier with our choice to stay here! First off, the house is gorgeous and every room is so beautifully designed/furnished. Second, walking up the stairs to the main floor, you see a stunning view of the ocean and lush greenery surrounding you. Thirdly, the private pool is wonderful for day and night swimming, perfect for pictures, and receives a lot of sun for sunbathing. And finally, the house is situated in a location close to everything you need, such as groceries, restaurants, the beach, bus stop, and much more. Only negative we had was the bugs at nighttime due to the humidity and openness to the outdoors. Overall, our experience at Casa Dolce Vita was more than we could ask for!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review of your stay at Casa Dolce Vita. It truly is a magnificent house and location. We are so glad you enjoyed the awesome ocean views and that your group had a great Spring Break even with our pesky little visitors we get in the rain forest occasionally. The entire staff at Escape Villas would love to have you back in the future. Pura Vida!
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5

Living with the monkeys

  • 5 of 5

Celebrating family birthdays, Casa Dolce Vita was a perfect Villa for us. Not having a car, the location made the beach, restaurants, bars, and shops accessible, although requiring a fair amount of walking which wasn't an issue for us, but something one should consider if you are not renting a car and out of shape. There is a very inexpensive bus that also can get you a from the beach to the top of the hill where this property is located. The property itself was very comfortable with the living area open to the surroundings, which means the monkeys were frequent guests, and I'm talking up close and personal. We found this enjoyable, especially the kids, but be prepared to hide small articles that you don't want to see disappear. We also had a Sleuth and Toucan(spelling)show up in the trees surrounding the property. Be prepared for the Howler monkeys starting around 5AM. We didn't see them, but they can be heard, something you have expect living in a rain forest. The rooms were perfect and the pool and lounging area ideal after a day of exploring. Overall, a great home we truly enjoyed. I should add that Ricky, the house manager, greeted us on arrival, gave us all the information we needed to know for our stay, and made himself available 24/7 if we needed him, which, fortunately, we didn't. Nice guy.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Casa Dolce Vita. We are so glad your family enjoyed spending such special times with us. It's always fun when those "extra guests" that live in the trees come visit! Ricky is a great host and the entire Escape Villas Staff appreciates your compliments. We hope you come back soon.
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5

Beautiful villa, wonderful views, well maintained

  • 5 of 5

This villa is excellent. It is spacious, well maintained, modern and just plain beautiful. Easy access to Quepos and surrounding areas. Can walk to Pacific Ocean.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. Casa Dolce Vita is a great house and in a great and central location. Hope you come back soon to visit us at Escape Villas.
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Miles
SJO San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Barba Roja
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cafe Agua Azul
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary

World Class Sport Fishing, Pristine Beaches, White Water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Mangrove Tours, National Parks, Four Wheel Adventures, Wildlife Viewing (see monkeys, sloths and toucans from your living room!) Horseback Riding, Waterfall Tours, Restaurants and Fine Dining, Cinema, Dancing, Full tour menu with CD presentation provided upon checkin

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Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Special
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
Mid Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$622
 
 
Low Season
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$808
 
 
Low Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Christmas week
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
$1,212
 
 
New Years week
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
$1,386
 
 
High Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
$693
 
 
Holy week
Mar 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$808
 
 
High Season
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
$693
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 14 2018 - Aug 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
$622
 
 
Low Season
Aug 18 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$873
 
 
Low Season
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Christmas
Dec 15 2018 - Dec 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
$9,200
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$10,200
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 2019 - Apr 12 2019
5 night minimum stay
$759
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$693
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rates include all local taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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