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The Bali House at the beach, the best house and the best location by far !

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms + Convertible beds, 7 Baths, (sleeps 14)

Welcome to Bali House, where the rain forest meets the beach in beautiful Manuel Antonio! As the ONLY luxury rental property truly on Playa Espadilla (the main beach in Manuel Antonio) the Bali House is a 5 bedroom 7 bath Balinese Villa nestled into the rain forest just steps away from the ocean. This exotic tropical villa is on a 44-acre private rainforest preserve bordering one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Our location is perfect for guests who love the beach and want to maximize their beach time. The 44 acre rainforest preserve has several paths, streams, wildlife and an organic garden. Most rental homes in Manuel Antonio are perched high in the hills and their guests must drive or walk down steep hills to reach public beach access areas. At the Bali House, you are at the beach. You simply walk down our garden path and you are at the private section of the beach in 1 minute! Come and enjoy our exotic hideaway in the most desirable location that Manuel Antonio has to offer - in the rain forest, yet on the beach.

Our onsite concierge and staff live in the other two homes nearby on the property but out of sight.

About The Bali House: The Bali House was designed by Balinese architect Ketut Arthana. Arthana is internationally recognized for his insightful work in designing luxury residences, tropical resorts and spas throughout Asia, Hawaii, North America and Europe including the elegant Puri Woolandari hotel in Bali, one of the Small Leading Hotels of the World. The villa was initially designed and framed in Bali from Indonesian ironwood. It was disassembled and shipped to Costa Rica along with all the furnishings and finishes and it was carefully reconstructed by a team of Balinese craftsmen.

Villa Staff: The Bali House is staffed by a manager/concierge, housekeeping, gardener, daily pool service, and maintenance staff. Your Concierge will be happy to arrange transportation from the International Airport to the house, reserve tours, hire a private chef, a masseuse, or anything else you need during your stay.

More Details

Property Manager
John Masters
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About John Masters

The Bali house is operated by local Costa Ricans. Fernando is the property manager while John handles the bookings. The owner has placed the entire 45 acre Akira Reserve into a protected Private Preserve with no other buildings other than structures associated with Organic farming. There are several trails & stream in the preserve. All of the property except for our organic garden will be left for the animals, the vegetation and those people lucky enough and willing to come visit.

John Masters purchased this estate in 2015

Why John Masters chose Manuel Antonio

The owner chose Manuel Antonio because of it's natural beauty and for the National Park. The property is one of the largest privately owned parcels in Manuel Antonio and the only 45+ acre property directly on the most popular beach of all of Costa Rica. Of course, there are also many amenities and adventure tours available in this area of Costa Rica as well as numerous outstanding restaurants and stores from which to choose.

What makes this estate unique

The owner fell in love with the Bali house so he's a bit biased, but in truth, most people find the density of the jungle and the proximity of the ocean waves to be utter magic. Whether eating mangos off the patio deck, walking up the driveway to Raphael's Terrazas for a spectacular tuna salad or simply strolling down the beach with a refreshing coconut drink, everyone will find there is always something to do that is pleasant, healthy and attractive.


Manuel Antonio Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Outdoor Shower as well as indoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • Bathrooms feature black granite counters, handmade copper washbasins, cabinetry of merbau, coconut and binkerai woods, custom wardrobes, and Italian marble walls and flooring. In bedrooms 1, 2, and 3 you will find find handmade copper sinks and soaking tubs enclosed in solid teak cabinetry. The bathrooms in bedrooms 4 and 5 feature jetted whirlpool tubs with modern sinks and fixtures.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite features a Super-King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • Each bedroom suite has private keyed entrance, air conditioning, king-size bed, desk (or love seat), upscale bathroom, and deck.
  • Books
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Ocean views, jungle views, private estate, ceiling fans in all rooms, air conditioning and king beds in all bedroom suites, tropical garden with nature trail, tropical fruit trees like mango, papaya, banana and coconut; privacy fence, full kitchen, lighted lotus pond with connecting ironwood crossover bridges, sliding glass window-walls in all rooms, black granite kitchen counter tops and central work island with solid teak cabinetry, Large BBQ grill with oven, wine refrigerator, 3 outside showers, custom wardrobes, massage table for at home spa treatments, Bose/iPod docking station with speakers for poolside music, hammocks, beach chairs, boogie boards, beach bags, housekeeper, gardener, daily pool cleaning, and full time Concierge/Manager who can hire a personal chef, arrange tours and transportation, and take care of all of the details.


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The Bali House at the beach, the best house and the best location by far !
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Bali House is a stunning property that feels as if it has been dropped right into the forest.

  • 5 of 5

From the patio of Bali House you look over the tops of the trees to the beach and the beautiful sunsets. From the walkway to the beach you are in the rainforest. All the bedrooms are very comfortable and the common areas are cozy and inviting. Everyone took wonderful care of us. Bali House is extraordinary, unlike anything we have ever experienced!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd visit

  • 5 of 5

I loved it so much the 1st time I had to return. This time was actually better than the 1st. I did not get to meet Maria on my 1st visit. The pictures are amazing but to be there is indescribable. I traveled with 4 other couples who had not done a property rental. I was a little apprehensive. Turns out it was the best vacation ever. I can’t say enough good things about this place and of course Fernando and Marie made it that much better. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place cannot be beat!

  • 5 of 5

This past week, 10 adults stayed at this amazing property for my 50th Birthday. I searched for just the right place to celebrate my 50th Birthday and am so glad we selected this house!

I can honestly say that the photos do not do this place justice. Everyone in our group all commented that this was our best vacation thus far. Although we did do several activities (I.e. White water rafting, zip lining, snorkeling, sailing, sky diving), all we wanted to do was get back to the house and enjoy the offerings there. We stayed in a few days and had Tito come to prepare a few meals at night. They were amazing! We also cooked ourselves several times and had everything we needed.

We will definitely go back, but I am afraid that we are spoiled to be able to stay anywhere else when we do.

Thank you Alejandra, Maria and Fernando for making our trip extra special. Can't wait for our return visit.


  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the one

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned home from a wonderful week long stay at the Bali House. The house is larger and more beautiful in person than the photos convey. All 5 of the suites are complete masters with their own decks and ample space. Fernando and the staff clearly love the house and grounds and they took excellent care of us. Tito Borge catering prepared 8 meals for us, and Alejandro and Tito are both excellent chefs. Being able to just relax and stay in our swimming suits for a meal removed all of the stress of meal preparation and cleanup or even going out. When we did go out for a few meals though, it was a great experience. Many excellent restaurants are within walking distance - though after trekking up the steep and slippery street, we realized that its worth a few dollars for cabs in spite of the short distance. The beach is beautiful and is just a short walk on a private sidewalk through the beautiful jungle gardens. We spent most mornings in the ocean and most afternoons in the pool. It rained for a short period every day, but the rain was always pleasant when it arrived, and the house is perfectly suited to enjoy even the occasional heavy thunderstorm. A troop of monkeys arrived like clockwork each morning and again in the evening, and the kids had named each of them by the end of the trip. Truly a 5 star experience. Thanks to Peter and Fernando, and all who made it so great!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way. Fernando was so helpful, Desiree's meals were delicious and Sylvia's massages were the best. If I could change one thing I would add more lighting to the beautiful bathrooms. Perfect vacation home for adults or families with older children.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yoga Retreat in Absolute Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 1st trip to Casa Bali so much, we decided to come back and host a week-long Yoga & Meditation retreat here with 10 women. It was absolute paradise and exceeded all of our expectations (which were high to begin with)!!! The property was even more magical than we remembered ~ daily visits from monkeys, the sound of the waves crashing, so many exotic birds, the ocean & infinity pool to cool us down, lounging in hammocks, sunset beach walks.... One of the biggest treats was that an adorable baby sloth was discovered at the property and every day we would check in on it to see where it was snuggling.

Although it was the wet season, the weather was beautiful and only rained a few times which we really enjoyed. We hosted morning and afternoon meditation/yoga classes (the property offers an indoor and outdoor space); we felt completely immersed in nature and peace. Evenings were spent with fun activities such as art, dance, & moonlit swims. We hired Desiree to prepare all of our meals which were over-the-top incredible ~ dishes like organic kale fritters, mahi mahi, tuna sashimi, fresh salads, tropical fruit, gallo pinto, seafood paella, lobster, banana flambée, tres leches get the picture :) The house manager's wife can also prepare dishes for you but she was unavailable for this trip. We did experience her cooking last year and loved it.

The staff is so friendly and helpful ~ they truly care about each and every person having a joyful, stress-free experience. We felt like one big Costa Rican family living the Pura Vida life. The house manager helped us set up a few tours: ziplining, vanilla spice tour, and a guided tour of Manuel Antonio Parc (highly recommended). A favorite place for happy hour was Barba Roja (a short cab ride or a walk). We had a great time walking into town via the beach and shopping.

This property offers the perfect experience of everything Costa Rica has to offer: rainforest, jungle, beach, friendly town; you can be as active or inactive as you'd like. The property itself is stunning with lovely amenities like AC (not very common in Costa Rica). And it actually is beach-front ~ some rental homes claim to be beach-front when in reality they are high up on a cliff. I visited several retreat centers all over the country and this was by far the best option for our retreat. We are already planning another one next year! Thank you to everyone at Casa Bali for making our experience truly unforgettable.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Weekly farmers market in Quepos along the waterfront every Friday night and Saturday morning.

Other Activities: ATV Tour to a waterfall, Horseback riding on the beach, InShore and Offshore fishing, Rainforest Canopy Zip-line Tours, National Park Tour, Spice Farm Tour, White Water Rafting, Waverunner tour along the coastline, Sunset Sails

Golf: Nearest golfing is one hour away by car


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

IMPORTANT: A phone call must be placed to the property manager prior to sending a deposit.
A phone call must be made to the property manager prior to sending a deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund