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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
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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

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average rating of 5.0 based on 66 reviews
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Unforgettable stay at Casa Dolce Vita

  • 5 of 5

I LOVED this house!! I can't stop telling people about it. It was such a cool experience staying here. We woke up early every morning and hurried home every evening so that we could watch the "Monkey Show" (Capuchins) twice a day from our "open" living room, kitchen, and dining space. Loved hearing all the jungle noises, including the Howler monkeys, and also watching the beautiful Toucans. The view was gorgeous....beautiful view of the Pacific. The kids loved staying here as well. Felt like an adventure, but with all the comforts. Chef Junior cooked for us one night which was amazing!! Rikki was great. Mina did a fantastic job cleaning. I want to go back. It was truly an unforgettable vacation....Uh oh...I'm starting to daydream again...... I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Texans

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to Costa Rica. I have to say "hats off" to Valerie von Haunalter. She was a tremendous help from the moment we paid our deposit for the home. When we arrived, our host Rick Johnson met us and welcomed us.

You will never find a better group to help you. We did not have any issues with transportation, our excursions, not one thing.

Our Chef, Junior, was just fantastic. He did a marvelous job cooking and preparing our meals. Our housekeeper, Mina, also went above and beyond.

Rick went above and beyond his duty. All we had to do was make a phone call and he made it happen, whatever it was.

All bedrooms are air conditioned, but the common area is not. The view is unbelievable. You can watch the monkeys, see parrasailers, listen to the howler monkeys, see the Toucan birds in the trees. Awesome, just awesome.

Very secure, the guard locks the gate to your home at night, and is on duty. If you don't mind walking up hills, you can walk to restaurants.

We are already planning our next trip to go back.

I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Dolce Vita- Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful place. Nothing can beat the view! The monkeys come right up to the house. The kitchen and living space is open so be sure not to leave food out or the monkeys will come take it! I loved the open area although at night there were a lot of bugs. All of the bedrooms are enclosed and air-conditioned. The host, Ricky, is great and can provide anything you need. There is also a maid service that comes daily that can do laundry if you need. This villa is located in an area that is gated at night. We had a car and were able to park here, but everything you need is within walking distance as long as you don't mind hills! Would definitely recommend this place to others!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home! Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a great time! The house is beautiful! Capuchins came into the house daily, it was a fun experience.

Nina made sure the house was kept clean and very well maintained. The pool was nice. The view was beautiful. We always felt safe especially with the security outside at night.

Ricky was friendly, very helpful, and informative.

No complaints at all!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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
 
Summer Special
Jul 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 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 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
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
$763
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$763
 

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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