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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 2 - 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:
April 24, 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
average rating of 4.9 based on 78 reviews

Everything you’re imagining and then some!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is majestic. If you think the pictures are amazing, wait till you see it in person. The master suite is a dream come true. Monkeys made it so much fun! Believe what you hear, and lock everything up... or the monkey WILL take it! Stairs and edges are pretty scary with children but we still managed with 4! Overall, we are extremely impressed with the beauty of this house as well as the views! Perfect location... so close to all the fun at the beach! We would def come back but without the kids just so we wouldn’t have to worry... 100% worth every penny. Take advantage and have your fridge stocked before you arrive. And go with the private chef! Beds were very comfortable. Perfect layout for 2 families! I miss our Casa Dolce Vita!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views from every level of the villa!

  • 5 of 5

The villa has amazing views from every level. It was especially nice to have a nice view of the ocean from the pool. Esteban's meals were delicious (as usual!), Mia kept the villa clean and Ricky was always available to help wit our bookings for excursions (and anything else that we needed). Our only issue was that the air conditioning in 2 of the bedrooms never really got cold.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience. Ricky was oustanding!

  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent. Very clean, very well decorated and had everything we needed. Most of the days we found it hard to leave to do our planned activities because the pool was so much fun!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apex NC

Incredible property and people to work with .

  • 5 of 5

First impressions are everything and the first time you walk into this house and property you are blown away by the open floor plan and views of the jungle and Ocean. House was well maintained, staff and team are incredible to work with and Ricky will take care of everything you need. Very happy with our vacation and will definately be coming back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livonia MI USA

Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

The house and surrounding area were beautiful! Mina came daily and kept the house in immaculate condition. Ricky and Valerie were invaluable The house had a cell phone with all the numbers we could need :Ricky, Valerie, taxi, Emergency and the grocery store that delivered your groceries to your door! Definitely would recommend.

I would encourage you to bring bug spray (we used deep woods off) as the living areas are open end there are no screens. Bedrooms are air conditioned which is the most important. And for those with mobility problems there are spiral staircases between all the floors.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Michele for your review of Casa Dolce Vita. We enjoyed having your group at this awesome villa. The Escape Villas staff appreciates your kind words regarding the service they provided. We feel we have the best service staff in Manuel Antonio and glad they did such a good job for you . You are correct that future guests need to be aware of the way the villa is laid out with several floors and the staircases. We hope you visit us again soon and Pura Vida!
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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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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




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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