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Casa Dolce Vita Perched above Rainforest w/ Panoramic Pacific Views

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


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.


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.


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.


- 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

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

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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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • 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
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


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Casa Dolce Vita Perched above Rainforest w/ Panoramic Pacific Views
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Casa Dolce Vita was perfect!

  • 4 of 5

Everything about Casa Dolce Vita -- from the front gate, all the way up to the 4th floor-- was picture perfect! Every level of the home had a gorgeous view, which made for great pictures! Upon arrival, we met Rick (the property manager) who gave us a tour, explained the wifi, and gave us his contact number as well as some other great numbers; like a market that made deliveries to the house which was extremely convenient!! Rick was amazing, we did have a hitch with the AC in one of the rooms and as soon as we contacted him he sent someone over to fix it immediately. Monkeys were in and out of the house (the open air common area, including the kitchen) most mornings which was awesome!! The only reason I don't give the house 5 stars is because I would have loved it if the pool had been heated, the stairs got a bit tedious, and the problem with the AC. Otherwise this house exceeded all of my expectations. Especially the maid service, they kept the house spic and span even with all of the monkey traffic, and they did our laundry at no extra charge!! The excursion that was booked with CRTA (Costa Rica Travel Adventure) was the best! I highly recommend as king to book all excursions through them and with Mel as your tour guide. There are many restaurants and bars not far from the house and many of them deliver. All in all I would 100% recommend to all of my family and friends (that are physically able to go up and down 3-4 flights of stairs at a time) to stay in this house! You will not regret it! I can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an incredible experience at Casa Dolce Vita!

  • 5 of 5

Renting this home for our Costa Rica getaway was definitely the cherry on top of a fantastic trip! Believe it or not, the property is even more stunning in person. Every room has something special about it, so no matter where you sleep you are sure to get a special treat, not to mention wherever you go in this house you get a phenomenal view.

Fernando and Valerie were incredibly helpful and patient with helping me plan our trip. And our house manager Rick was super accommodating with whatever we needed.

Property was very clean and the kitchen was pretty much stocked with anything we needed from cups/plates/silverware to pots and pans. We had several dinners there were we cooked and our last night we hired a chef (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!) to cook for us there. That was a wonderful experience and the food was excellent!

The pool was wonderful but we really didn't get to enjoy it much during the day as we were out exploring and doing other activities. The pool was a little chilly at nighttime, so a heater would have been nice. Also, the lights and fountains didn't work in the pool, but we still enjoyed it.

We were visited by monkeys, and when I say monkeys I mean like 10 at one time!! There was even a mama monkey with her baby on her back! Whatever you do, DO NOT leave food outside or forget to leave the fridge or cabinets locked, they will come and make a huge mess as they did to us!! One day we came back to chairs and pieces of furniture knocked over, nutella bottle in the pool, birthday decorations torn down, and somehow they even opened the oven and took a piece of cake wrapped in tin foil out and just left the mess of everything but the cake. So beware!! These monkeys are adorable, but incredibly smart! Even though they made a huge mess, it was all part of the experience and we were really glad we got to see them!

I would absolutely recommend Casa Dolce Vita to anyone! We had such a wonderful experience there and we are hoping to go back and visit again soon! :)

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Dolce Vita was nothing short of amazing! The house is in a great location in Manuel Antonio - walking distance to many shops and restaurants and a short drive to the beach. And the view is absolutely breathtaking! Accommodations were very comfortable for our group of 6. We loved the open-air main floor and hanging out by the pool. The monkey visits were a riot! Planning our trip was easy thanks to the attentive and helpful staff at Escape Villas. We highly recommend the chef service - our meal by Junior was one of the best we had in Costa Rica! Thank you for a wonderful vacation in Manuel Antonio!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

Casa Dolce Vita provided a great getaway from urban life. The house was great with huge bedrooms, great views, nice pool and an open living area that let the surrounding nature come right into the house. We had a constant monkey and bird show during our visit. Ricky and Valerie were very helpful in making sure our stay was enjoyable. They helped up set up tours and a chef to cook meals. Chef Junior was awesome. Everything he prepared was flavorful, fresh and plentiful. He was also very friendly and remembered specific foods preparation needs. Overall, I would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to put into words our experience. We loved everything. The street, the neighborhood, the views, the house and how spacious it was, the monkeys and iguanas, the birds, and the walkability to restaurants. Ricky and Valerie were excellent - thorough and responsive, hospitable and knowledgable. We hired a chef - Jr., and he was amazing. Excellent food and service. Fun to talk to and creative. Beautiful presentations. Valerie set us up on various tours. All of them were wonderful and every guide was perfect. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Utterly beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our group included 4 adults and 4 kids. It could not have been better. The property was clean and fresh. The views were stunning. And the wildlife was so much fun. There is nothing like listening to a rain storm in an open-air house. Our trip/stay was truly special. Memories for a life time. We hope to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Amy. We sure enjoyed having your group stay at Casa Dolce Vita. It is a unique villa and experience in the rain forest. The monkeys will miss you! Please come stay with us again!
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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