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PARADISE PRIVACY PRICELESS! Just Read Our Reviews! Don't Let Your Date Get Away!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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

Come to a Paradise. You Deserve a Break!!

The Perfect Vacation Awaits You -

Choose an All Inclusive or Rental Only Package.

Family Vacationers & Other Enchanted Travelers:

Rental Only - Green Season Rates $215 per night

High Season Rates $230

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.

Please read our reviews to see for yourselves.

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Owner
Edgar
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 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

Light Of Dawn was the best decision we ever made! It was a bit of a trek to get there, but well worth every flight and bumpy car ride to the most exotic, romantic and spectacular place we've ever been to! If you want all-inclusive, private, pampering, this is the place to go! I have celiac disease and I wasn't sick once the whole week we stayed. They knew exactly how to take care of my dietary restrictions. The private chef actually researched the history of gluten, just so he knew what all I could and could not eat. We felt like royalty! The owners made us feel like family from the very second we met them. Very warm and loving, we even invited them to have a drink with us one night, we just wanted to hear all their fascinating life stories. I have recommended this place to MANY people already and will be telling stories of our visit for the rest of our lives! We will definitely be going back as soon as we can! We love you Pete, Deb, Edgar and Clara You made our stay the honeymoon of a life time! Thank you sooo much Love Always Alana & Angelo
Dec 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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PARADISE PRIVACY PRICELESS! Just Read Our Reviews! Don't Let Your Date Get Away!
average rating of 4.9365077 based on 79 reviews
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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State College, PA, USA
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
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5

Most amazing honeymoon spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

I heard about Light of Dawn from someone else who stayed for their honeymoon. He raved about how it was an amazing experience! I read all the reviews and my husband and I couldn't wait to get here. Deborah was amazing in helping us plan everything Andrew getting us ready to arrive. Her husband Pete picked us up in Quepos at the airport and drove us to the house. It was beautiful! Quiet and secluded. Amazing views. The tour of the property that Pete gave was great! The house is on 225 acres of rainforest. Deborah and Pete keep the property immaculate. They plant all different beautiful flowers to keep the property looking amazing. The waterfalls on the property are gorgeous. Deborah and Pete kept the house stocked with all of our favorite food and drinks. The homemade salsa and guacamole was to die for! Pete drove us to all of our excursions. He gave us so much insight into the Costa Rican culture. The food was delicious. Edgar and Clara were the best! We did not want to leave! This really is such an amazing place to vacation or honeymoon! We did not want to leave. Deborah and Pete made everything so easy and laid back. We didn't have to think about everything because it was all taken care of! You should definitely consider spending some time on this amazing property!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We did not want you to leave either. You guys were great fun. We love doing honeymoons so much. It is great to be a ble to provide for a coupes a place that has privacy, adventure, and romance all in one place. You are part of the gang now .. come back any time. Best from your firends at LIght of Dawn!
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Skokie, IL
5

Lovely place great communucation

  • 5 of 5

My title explains it all. These people make VRBO the only way to go. Superb communication and follow up. Lovely pics. This place is the best!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful property, a hidden gem with animals, birds, waterfalls, and very helpful staff

  • 5 of 5

We started out our first trip to Costa Rica at this house- 4 adults and two granddaughters 6 and 9. We and they loved the house, waking up in the deep forest with animal and birds and their sounds. Peter gave us a great tour of the property ending at the spectacular waterfalls and a swim for everyone- Pura Vida happened immediately.

We enjoyed the property so much we didn't venture out to the National Park until our third day. It was super helpful to have Peter meet us at the Super Compro (supermarket in Quepos) and lead us up to the property- after that we had it down and it was easy. Got used to driving on the potholed Costa Rican dirt roads but it was well maintained and no challenge. Our only complaint (from all the group) is that we didn't book enough time there, we liked it so much. Thanks to all who run the house and make it such a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time here. To be able to have multi generations share their time together, experiencing nature, is a rare and memorable occasion these days. We are so pleassed that it worked well for your family. You know where we are now ,,, come back any time! >Best to you from 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
 
After Holidays
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,450
$6,700
 
 
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

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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.
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
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 .....

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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