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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 story villa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8).

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Rental Only - Green Season Rates $215 per night

High Season Rates $230

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Come enjoy complete privacy on our 222 acre rain forest property where you will find the perfect combination of natural wonders, adventure & relaxation, If it is just the two of you, few places are more romantic than this tropical setting!

The unique Rainforest Villa is located 1000 ft above Manual Antonio State Park. You are lifted up from the crowds & humidity into your own private tropical paradise. Choose tours from dozens of high adventure activities, or a sunset sail perhaps. At night you are lulled to sleep by a symphony of waterfalls that surround you.

Spend enticing nights under starry skies in the enchanting two story villa, surrounded by picturesque balconies and verandas. Immerse yourself in refreshing, secluded waterfalls encircled by forest-covered mountains that entangle the clouds. Hike trails that abound with astounding tropical flowers, birds, and butterflies. Relax all day at the beach. Picnic on a deck overlooking the lively Naranjo River.

And just for the moment .......

leave all the stress & chaos behind.

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Honeymoon and All Inclusive Packages:

2 people/8 days/7 nights - $3700

Every aspect of your trip is completely customized. Additional (or fewer) days (or people), can be pro-rated. We can make adjustments for your schedule & budget.

The All Inclusive package includes:

Trail Guides, Tours, Chauffeur, Gourmet Chefs (with a separate kitchen near the villa), Masseuses, House Attendant, & a Photographer! The kitchen is stocked with your favorite & unlimited snacks, beverages, & alcohol of your choosing.

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More Details

Owner
Edgar
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Edgar

The magical, privately owned property is rented out to Luz de Alba (Light of Dawn). It is Costa Rican company who employ local help, including fabulous chefs from the area who cook mouth watering tropical delicateness customized personally for you alone. They are involved in various local projects to help protect and promote the Rain Forest.

Edgar purchased this villa in 2005

Why Edgar chose Quepos

It is the closest places to Paradise. Only a few hours flight from US. Out of the hurricane zone. English is widely spoken. The property is conveniently located within a half hour of town, the Park, the beaches, and the airport. CR is only 9 degrees from the equator. The property is normally 10 cooler than in town, so most couples find it really refreshing at the end of a hot day. Heat and humidity can sometimes range in the 90's down below.

What makes this villa unique

Your own private rainforest - like having a National Park without the tourists. One of the most varied collections of tropical flowers as you will see in one place. Your absolute privacy is guaranteed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As seen on Trip Advisor:

We were a group of five adults, visiting Costa Rica for 10 days. The first part of our trip was spent in the Arenal area, then we drove southwest to Quepos, to Light of Dawn. We had great directions and advance communication from Deborah, and met Peter at the Maxi Pail (market) in Quepos. After some food shopping, we followed Peter to LOD. The trip is not long, but it is on a dirt road, so be ready. We arrived at LOD and immediately were happy we had chosen this location. Peter and Deborah were lovely, and the house was a wonderful oasis in the middle of their 200+ acres of rain forest! The house is comfortable, the living area surrounded by screened in porches. The first floor bedroom does have air conditioning, but the two upstairs do not. There are large fans and we actually turned them off during the night, the temperature was cool enough. Peter gave us his tour the next morning. This is a tour, but so much more….he talks about the birds, the animals, the trees, bushes, flowers, how they have transformed their formerly grazing land by planting tons of native trees and bushes and flowers, and he shared some of their ideas for the future. We had fun getting wet in the pool created by their waterfall, followed by some fun in the river that runs through their property. The next morning, we had a private bird tour (definitely ask Deborah to hook you up with Manuel for this tour) and saw too many gorgeous birds for me to list (including a toucan). Manuel also took us on a private tour of Manuel Antonio park another day, he is a gem. Deborah and Peter could not have been more helpful. They arranged other tours for us and offered us any fruit that was growing on the property. We all highly recommend LOD to anyone wanting to feel like you are truly in the rain forest while staying in a lovely comfortable home, with easy access to Manuel Antonio park and Quepos.
Mar 2017
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Amenities

El Cerro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hotel
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom have showers, not bathes. Hair blow dryers, fresh flowers, & linens are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Large room Calif King Blow-up mattresses for children avail.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Excellenct mattresses. Blow up mattresses avail also.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1st floor 2 singles or 1 double avail. Also blow-up mattress
  • Two upstairs bedrooms, each with private balconies. The master has a California King sized bed and is set up with luxurious high quality linens for the All Inclusive packages. For group or family rentals, the second bedroom has a Queen sized bed and the downstairs bedroom has the option of 2 singles or a double bed. We also have blow-up mattress which can be placed wherever you choose.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Dozens of waterfalls, one with 12 ft natural swimming pool. Naranjo River borders the property; fishing available. Fish ponds, hiking trails, hundreds of tropical flowers, fruit and palm trees. Totally private; Swim in the falls - no one is watching .....

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

PARADISE PRIVACY PRICELESS!!! Don't Miss your Dates! Just Look At Our Reviews!!
average rating of 4.925373 based on 86 reviews
5

It was a magnificant place located on many acres.

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful house located on many acres in the rain forrest. Very private, open airy, with views of tropical flowers and plants all around. Wake up to the sound of birds singing and sunshine streaming through the flowers.

My kids and I thoroughly enjoyed the hiking and swimming along the river that borders the property.

Edgar was an exceptionally gracious host. He gave us tours through the property with detailed information of the flora and forna. He made sure we had everything we needed and offered to help with anything we wanted to plan. Deborah brought us fresh eggs in the morning from her own hens. They are just the most delightful people you could hope to meet on vacation. We truly enjoyed our stay there.

Frank DQ

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to write. It was wonderful having you and you exceptionally delightful girls!!! You fit right into the fabric, and we welcome you back any time! Best from your friends in the forest at Light of Dawn!
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4

Amazing remote jungle location!

  • 4 of 5

The house and the property were amazing and such a great fit for our family of 5. Our daughters loved the jungle grounds and it was obvious how much pride Peter and his wife take in building and maintaining this amazing property. The house itself was better than expected and better than any of the pictures that we saw online.

The jungle tour that Peter gave us was very informative and it was obvious how much he loves and enjoys his little piece of paradise and we are so thankful that he was willing to share it with out family.

Our trip and stay here was amazing and I would have easily given it 5 stars except for two reasons. The first being that the Wifi and internet at the property were broken for or entire stay. This became an issue for us because our cells phones were also not working at this remote location and I had no way of researching our daily activities or staying in touch with work. Peter was working on the issue and I suspect that he has probably already fixed the technical issues for this shortly after we left.

The second issue for us was how remote this location was. The GPS coordinates are 9.50714937 -84.04328241. The location in the VRBO map does not seem to be accurate. This can be a pro or con depending on what you want from your trip. We really enjoyed the secluded tranquility and the feeling of having our own remote jungle location. If you are looking to get away from it all, then this is your place. If you plan on doing daily activities near the coast in Quepos this property is a bit of challenge to commute back and forth. The drive is beautiful, but it is nearly an hour from the coast up a rather steep and winding back country dirt road. Like I said many people will love this and it is perfect for getting away from it all, but just make sure you know what you are getting in to.

Thank you so much Peter for sharing your amazing property with my family. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: GREAT NEWS ... THE INTERNET IS BACK!! Thank you so much for your patience during your stay: We had to replace an internet anntena, and we were down for a few weeks. But fortunately, while serching to replace it, we found a wonderful company that understnads all the nuances and challenges of WiFi / Internet in Costa Rica and had all the right equipment we needed. SO it is actually better than it was before! It is a wonderful country, but it does have its challenges. You were a great family to have here, such adventurous spirits. We are glad your trip went well and hope you have fond memories of the rain forest. All the best from the LIght of Dawn staff.
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5

The most amazing spot in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was magnificent, we had the best time and ready to go back. Peter and Deborah were very accommodating in welcoming us to their tranquil spot. We had a house set back into the jungle on 225 acres with all the privacy we wanted, including our very own waterfall with a wading pool to cool off in.

Peter met us at a grocery store so we could stock up on some essentials and then followed him to the house, which was a long journey on dirt gravel road, but well worth it in the end, as we got to wake up to the beautiful sounds and view in the rainforest. The next morning he graciously gave us a tour of the grounds and we learned a lot about the plants and trees that he has planted and takes care of. He answered any questions that we may of had and helped us set up our excursions for the week. We also had Cleo and the ladies come in to cook us two delicious Costa Rican meals during the week when we were there, which was well worth the experience.

Thanks again for sharing your beautiful property. We are already planning another trip back to Costa Rica.

Jon, Wendy, Jennie and Kurt Lodi WI

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, you people fit like a glove! We love it when love it when our guests feel right at home! So glad that everything works out well for you, including the meals. Pura Vida from your friends at Light of Dawn!
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5

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We booked after reading all the positive reviews and were not disappointed! The property was absolutely beautiful and incredibly well-maintained. Deborah and Pete were wonderful hosts, and Pete's tour made the trip for us. Having their recommendations for tours and excursions ensured we got to see the best Costa Rica had to offer, while the seclusion of the house allowed us to relax and enjoy the rainforest. The pictures do not even come close to doing the property justice -- it is an unbelievably beautiful spot that you have to see to believe it's real. We had an amazing time -- thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well it was a joy having you both. You both had such great spirits and we are glad you decided to have your honeymoon with us. We with you long and happy lives together. Come for an anniversary sometime ... your friends at Light of Dawn!
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5

Beautiful property and excellent hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We booked after reading all the positive reviews and were not disappointed! The property was absolutely beautiful and incredibly well-maintained. Deborah and Pete were wonderful hosts, and Pete's tour made the trip for us. Having their recommendations for tours and excursions ensured we got to see the best Costa Rica had to offer, while the seclusion of the house allowed us to relax and enjoy the rainforest. The pictures do not even come close to doing the property justice -- it is an unbelievably beautiful spot that you have to see to believe it's real. We had an amazing time -- thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well it was a joy having you both. You both had such great spirits and we are glad you decided to have your honeymoon with us. We with you long and happy lives together. Come for an anniversary sometime ... your friends at Light of Dawn!
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5

“…Walk lightly upon their faces, Leave gentle traces upon their sleep.” Towens Van Zandt

  • 5 of 5

At the end of a 17 kilometer drive down a rocky, dusty stretch of road, past small and quaint Costa Rican villages lies Light of Dawn. Situated in the rain forest high above the coastal town of Quepos visitors will find a most pleasant surprise awaiting. Removed completely from 21st century disarray, one’s inner calm is restored by the varied sounds of nature both day and night. Meandering trails during the day offer natural beauty to remind one that indeed the “world is with us late and soon.” Nighttime brings peace only found when listening to the flow of a river and water fall in the distance and, if you’re lucky enough, the presence of rain on the tin roof. The cool damp air surrounds your sleep and leaves its trace that you only notice when awaking to the sounds of nature. If you’re contemplating visiting Costa Rica, Light of Dawn is a must.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for elequent response. So beautifully written! It was wonderful having you here. It is so rewarding for us when we have people like yourselves who truly understand the rare beauty that exists here. You made our day! Pura Vida from your friends at Light of Dawn!
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
30 minutes
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
35 minutes
Car: necessary

Waterfall Rappelling, Zip-Lining, ATV Tours, Mountain Biking, Vanilla Farm, Botanical Gardens, Jet Skiing, Snorkeling, Mangrove Boat Tours, Rainforest Tours, Catamaran Sailing, Sunset Sails, Weddings

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Rates & Availability

El Cerro Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May Specials
May 7 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$107
$700
$2,500
 
 
Green Season
Jun 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,400
$5,000
 
 
Christmas & New Years Weeks
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,400
$6,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

One Time cleaning fee $25
Tax Rate 13.0%

Parties over 6 people will be charged an additional $7.00 per day, per person.

50% to hold booking.
50% due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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