Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Cozy Manuel Antonio Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One Bedroom One Bath comfy for 2 home in beautiful Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

This fully equipped cottage is located within a gated, walled, private property right in the heart of the lovely village of Manuel Antonio. Less than 5 minutes to our white sandy beach and renowned Manuel Antonio National Park, this comfortable villa offers a small ocean view and is surrounded by plants and foliage

Set in one and a half acres of flora and fauna, you are guaranteed daily visits from Monkeys, Birds, Iguanas, Butterflies, Sloths and other furry and not so furry critters! The villa is centrally located half way between the town of Puerto Quepos and the beaches of Manuel Antonio. It is also within walking distance of many of the area's finest dining and shopping locations Cozy Manuel Antonio Cottage also has access to an enormous private pool and large pool area, with a nice walk through plants and trees down to it!!. Spend your days at the beach, and then cool off at the pool before watching the sunset over drinks on your front porch.

The villa is ideal for nature lovers and family vacations, with lots of space to explore in the jungle. Car rental is not necessary as you are less than 2 minutes from the bus stop where you can catch the bus to the beach (60 cents each way) or if you’d rather hop in a taxi, there is a taxi rank (of sorts!) just round the corner ($4-$8 any journey).

The home has a nice sized kitchen with a dining nook

The kitchen has a microwave oven, blender, coffee maker, toaster, full gas stove all utensils, pots, pans & plates etc. " La Niña is air-conditioned( Bedroom, but keeps the whole place cool!!!!!!!

TV with a DVD Player (movies, for kids too). There is also a stereo with Cd/Radio I Pod

Costa Rica's finest National Park and white sandy beaches are only five minutes away. Quepos offers some of the best sport fishing in the world. Exciting horseback riding, canopy tours, white water rafting, guided tours on bikes, ATVs, parasailing, diving, snorkeling, and some of the prettiest beaches in the world.

Super comfortable, great value and great location, what more could you ask for?

Here at Pete's Place we are doing some renovations to the property. No worries! it should not interrupt your stay.

More Details

Jennifer Faile
Member since: 2004
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Jennifer Faile

Hi I'm Jennifer,

I grew up right down the hill in Quepos, currently I live with my family in Asheville N.C. We love to spend our summers at this property, it has the best pool in Manuel Antonio!

Fantastic National Park, Beaches, Jungle all manner of tours and things to do.

" Come on down "

Jennifer Faile purchased this house in 2017

Why Jennifer Faile chose Manuel Antonio

This Cottage in a fabulously central location. Less than three minutes to grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, take out, taxis, bus stops, and a quick 5 minutes to the wonderful white sandy beaches and Manuel Antonio National Park

What makes this house unique

Great location, close to everything, come through the gate and feel as if you have entered a private green estate.

Pool is outstanding and huge and offers a washroom changing room .

-We ask guests not to use our laundry services as our Costa Rican machines can be delicate. However, if you do have any personal items that you wish to have washed, please let us know and our maids would be happy to do it for you, free of charge.( Don't forget to tip 🤗)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Highlights were the tours that Itza arranged for us.

Manuel Antonio National Park

Mangroves at night!!

Sunset Sail

Zipline ( Canopy)

Butterfly Farm

Cafe Milagro was the best for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as the Canopy restaurant at Villas Lirio ( across the street!!)

The pool made our holiday!!

We enjoyed the dogs company when they decided to visit us.

Love the coffee.

The last night we had dinner at Victoria's Restaurant, it was superb and the music was great.

Thanks Pete
Feb 2012
  • 1 of 3


Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Orthopedic Queen Bed
  • The bedroom features a queen sized Orthopedic bed, and offers terrific garden views It has the bathroom off of it!!! It is air conditioned but cools the whole cottage. It features a complete kitchen with fridge, microwave , toaster, blender, coffee makerand all plates etc. It also has cable TV, radio and cassette player, ceiling fans and of course like the rest of the house is air conditioned. It to has a queen sized orthopedic bed. Perfect for the traveling
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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 privileges optional
  • 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
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Smoking is permitted outside on the patio. We would prefer you do not smoke within the house. You are welcome to smoke at the pool, put butts in the garbage. We Are Pleased To Offer Free!!! High Speed Wireless Internet ( Need your own laptop or Hand Held device


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

69% Complete
21% Complete
6% Complete
0% Complete
3% Complete
Cozy Manuel Antonio Cottage
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 36 reviews

This is for jungle lovers & an authentic Costa Rica experience!

  • 4 of 5

Everything you need -a full kitchen, bedroom, living space & bathroom -has AC & fans! Centrally located to everything & a car is not needed. You can easily hop in a cab it take the bus or simply walk to all of the bars, restaurants & beaches! Manuel Antonio Nattional Park is beautiful & will not disappoint - we saw snakes, sloths,monkeys! The water is beautiful there & bluer than the local beach. Enjoy & Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful meeting you and a pleasure having you as guests. Thank you N
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Lethbridge Alberta Canada

Jungle accomodation at Manuel Antonio

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Pete's Place 5 nights and although the construction outside is ongoing... had the conveniences we needed including great location, air conditioning, and wifi. (Seemed reasonably priced for 3 guests: 1 on a sofabed). We also had the most memorable swim in a pool, watching a group of monkeys play in the trees! Carla gave us info as we needed. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cute and Cozy, but.....

  • 3 of 5

Overall we had a decent stay here, it is in a great location, close to stores, close to the bus, close to the National Park and Quepos, the beach and several very good bars/restaurants. The property is very lush and beautiful and I can only imagine how it looks when there is not construction going on. We were notified by the owner just a couple of weeks before our arrival that there would be construction going on and perhaps we might want to stay someplace else, however, our trip was over Christmas so finding another place was not going to be easy. Really, the construction mostly affected getting to the pool. We were still able to use the pool but they are putting in stairs, which are going to be great when they are done. We had to walk down a muddy hill around wet concrete and a bunch of junk to get to the pool each day. The pool itself is big and beautiful, however almost every lounge chair is ripped and not usable. I imagine that they will be replaced with the renovations going on. The cottage is a small one bedroom with one bathroom that is in the bedroom. One of the reasons we chose this place is because it said it had a kitchen and we like to make our own breakfast and eat a couple meals in when we travel. It did in fact have a kitchen, but the stove/oven was very outdated and hard to operate. We did get the stove working but were never able to get the oven to actually operate. There was a toaster oven so we made due with that. The wifi doesn't really work so great or at all. We had to be outside of the cottage to actually get a signal. I had notified them several times about it but it was never resolved. Again, not a huge deal, I didn't go there to be online, but I did need to check on my pets and family back home as well as check in for work. I really did want to love this place, however, the fact that most of the renovations weren't done during the slow season was a bit disappointing. The good news is, is that when its all done, this is going to be a perfect spot! Everyone was very kind and accommodating, all things considered and we did have a great time in Manuel Antonio. ¡Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Excellent place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is an outstanding place to stay. I have no reservations in recommending this property to anyone. The pool is beautiful and very large. The property is well maintained. The owner greeted us upon arrival showed us the house. Pete was very friendly and helpful. I contacted him twice by phone, during our stay, and he responded immediately. The pool is a very short walk from the house. The location is close to the national park and the town of Quepos. If you are lucky, you will see monkey, but you will certainly hear them on the property. This is a great place to stay for a family. I would think 2 adults and 2 children would be quite comfortable. As for adults only, I would not suggest more than 4, as there is one large bedroom and a convertible couch. The only caveat to consider is there is no view of the ocean from the house or pool, as the property has considerable vegetation surrounding it. This for me was a plus, as I had views of the ocean from the beaches in and outside of the park. I would certainly look to stay at this property on any return trip to this area of Costa Rica and would recommend it to anyone visiting Manuel Antonio.



  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Marc for your kind words, I do think four people ( 2 adults and 2 kids,) depending on age might be a too crowded but three has worked fine. Again thanks, hope to see you again one day. Cheers Pete
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Comfortable, safe, great backyard, conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

Peter is a fantastic, hospitable guy who is very helpful about what to do and where to go in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Experience at Pete's Place

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we stayed at Pete's Place! Pete is very friendly and welcoming while the property is beautiful and lush. It provides the best of both worlds because it feels so secluded and private, but you're still in town and close to civilization. It was like being in the heart of the jungle with a spectacular pool, wifi, and air conditioning.

The house is clean and secure- we never felt unsafe or uncomfortable on the property. There's also a lot of wildlife right outside your door. We didn't encounter anything scary, thank goodness, but we did see an agouti, several geckos, lot of birds, and heard howler monkeys from a distance while at the pool. Pete also has a couple of dogs that are very sweet and friendly. Its easy to get to the main road (its just a little ways down a hill) and it is within walking distance of several restaurants. I would definitely recommend staying here if you want a more genuine experience than a hotel or resort. Pete's Place is a great spot to relax and enjoy Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Quepos Airport
Car: not necessary

Cozy Manuel Antonio Cottage @ Pete's Place Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Located on the Pacific coast this wonderful property is located in the beautiful town of Manuel Antonio, only 5 minutes away from the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park and our superb white sandy beach.

This area offers some of the best Sportfishing in the world, Dolphin and Whale Watching Tours, Canopy Safari Zip Line Adventures, White Water Rafting, Horseback Riding, Birdwatching, Cave Exploring, Butterfly Farms and Sunset Cruises - just to name a few of the many other incredible activities we have to offer!

Within walking distance of the house are many fine restaurants and bars, a large supermarket and liquor store. We are within two minutes walk from the bus stop, and taxis are cheap and plentiful.

This is the ideal family get away spot, give us a call you won't be disappointed!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates must be confirmed at time of booking.

Additional Rates:

Presidents Week 2016 - $ 2,450
Easter Week 2016 - $ 2,250

contact us: | us tel: +1.646.895.7871 | cr tel: +506.2777.6846

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties