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A 3 bedroom private piece of luxury living in the heart of Manuel Antonio

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Luxury 3 Bedrooms 3.5 Bathrooms, Ocean views by National Park

A unique luxury rental home nestled between mountain and beach, located in one of Manuel Antonio's most exclusive gated communities with easy access to town and the beach, private swimming pool and parking, just minutes from the new World Class fishing Marina, the Manuel Antonio Beaches and National Park and town.

This beautiful and tastefully decorated Villa offers a location like no other, with Ocean, Beach and City Light Views and only a 5-10 minute drive to 6 different beaches that surround this unbeatable property including the Manuel Antonio National Park.

Tastefully decorated with imported elements, this large villa is just magnificent and second to none. Spacious, with large indoor and outdoor areas, a total of three bedrooms, two of them suites with king size beds, ocean/city light views, full bathroom, a/c, walking closets and flat screen TVs. This amazing villa offers high speed wireless internet and A/C throughout, unbeatable ocean, beach, city views and the exterior, the possibility to appreciate an exotic flower or scarlet macaw or watch a monkey jumping from tree to tree.

Housekeeping, caretaker and concierge services included free, parking for up to 4 vehicles, BBQ Grill, pool chairs and abundant nature.

The Master bedroom comes with a king size bed, tv, walking closet, full bathroom, A/C mini split units and doors that open into the pool and deck, where monkeys and different species of birds show up every morning.

The second bedroom also has views to the ocean and city and is quipped with a King size bed, closet, flat TV and full bathroom.

The third Bedroom offer Garden views, full bathroom, flat tv, a/c and 2 individuals that can be put together as 1 queen plus a queen size sofa bed to sleep up to 8 people.

The ample balcony has a sitting table for 8 people to enjoy a relaxed lunch or dinner with the great views of the forest and ocean and the tranquility of a private home in the hills of Manuel Antonio.

Owned by individuals and designed for vacation rentals, our goal is to ensure that all of our guests enjoy the best possible holiday.

We look forward to hearing from you!

More Details

Property Manager
Elizabeth Lane
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Elizabeth Lane

I have been blessed to live in such a beautiful country where I'm able to combine my love of the outdoors with customer service. I am blessed to be able to combine my years of personal experience and knowledge with the international scope, luxury properties and professional team which 2 Costa Rica Real Estate provides. It is a unique platform from which to provide service and we hope that we can work to assist you, your family and guests in creating an unforgettable experience.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about Costa Rica in general, the different areas you can visit or specific properties which are of interest and we will always get back to you quickly with detailed and insightful responses on the pros and cons of each region and property.


Alvin Chinchilla

Elizabeth Lane purchased this villa in 2010

Why Elizabeth Lane chose El Cerro

Casa del Toro offers a unique opportunity to stay in a very private community with total access to amenities and tours without sacrificing comfort and ease.

A comfortable and warm place to stay with your family or friends when visiting Costa Rica, abundant birds, butterflies and even monkeys occasionally visit in the morning in a relaxing ambience.

Easy access to beaches, national parks, tours, souvenirs, supermarkets, banks, hospital, airport, bus station and most services.

What makes this villa unique

1) Close to the beach and National Park

2) Cul-de-sac home

3) Complete Privacy

4) Private Pool, Deck and Parking

at no additional cost:

- daily maid service or as requested

- local and international calls (magic jack phone)

- high speed wifi Internet

- tours and activities information and booking

- car rental reservation

We offer optional services at reasonable prices:

- Transportation from/to airport or during your stay, airport pickups and transport to other destinations in Costa Rica.

- Private Chef per meal or in house cook per day or per meal

- Wedding / Celebration packages

- Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery and Dental Care Arrangements with special discounts

Guestbook comments from the manager

I had to pleasure of experiencing Villa Vista first hand this May. I must say--the only thing lacking was a guy with a guitar to play romantic Latin songs while we watched the sunset! And what a view! Few places look directly into the marina due west--to year-round sunsets over the Pacific. It was fun to watch the boats come in and out while drinking Costa Rican coffee on the pool terrace. Also--while at first we were dubious about the location--Villa Vista is super-convenient, just a couple of minutes from shopping in Quepos, and still a short drive from the beach. I'd recommend this house to anyone--families, friends, even couples!
May 2013
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El Cerro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower by the Pool - outdoor shower
    Second Master Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Living area - Half Bathroom - toilet
    Third Bedroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 full bathrooms plus half bath in the living area and an outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Flat TV, Hot Water, Walking Closet, Full Bathroom, Balcony
    Second Master Bedroom - 1 king , Flat TV, Hot Water, Walking Closet, Full Bathroom, Balcony
    Third Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Flat TV, Hot Water, Full Bathroom
  • The Master bedroom has ocean/city views and comes with a king size bed, plasma screen, walking closet, full bathroom and has a door that opens into the pool deck, where monkeys and different species of birds show up every morning. The second master has full bathroom, king size bed, closet, Flat TV and ocean/city views, a/c. The third bedroom has full bathroom, flat tv, garden views and comes with two single beds that can transform into a queen size beds plus a queen size sofa bed that can be installed upon request in this spacious bedroom or the fully a/c'ed main area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
For your convenience and comfort amenities are offered as follows: - Fully Furnished - Air Conditioned Bedrooms - Private Pool - Cable TV - High Speed Internet Access WiFi N - Short drive or bus to Manuel Antonio National Park - 10 minute walk to town where most services are available - Gardener - Abundant wildlife everyday: sloths & 3 types of monkeys - Bed linens and towels are provided. - The villa offers generous parking and storage areas & maid service every other day. - Located just minutes from the town of Quepos and the new Marina and a short drive to World Famous Manuel Antonio National Park, we are in one of the most convenient locations available. - We also offer concierge services to organize all of your tours, transportation or chef service needs.


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A 3 bedroom private piece of luxury living in the heart of Manuel Antonio
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect. The views, the pool, the easy access to All the sites.

We had a great time here and would gladly return to this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay, the view was great and we spent most of our time on the outside patio enjoying it.. The bedrooms we comfortable, the interior was well laid out for our family and the final meal prepared by the in house chef was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic four days in MA/Quepos in large part due to the comfort, location, and beauty this home provided. The pool and outdoor area were magnificent (the pictures on the web don't do it justice)! The views were just incredible.

We found it very easy to get around the area and the property manager took care of all of the excursion bookings we wanted without a hitch. The zip line tour was our favorite!

Easy access to beaches, restaurants, the very underrated Marina, and the town of Quepos.

The home is fully equipped and just tremendously relaxing. Thanks so much Elizabeth!!

Warm Regards from Chicago,

Ren & Michele

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Casa del Toro. When you book private homes you worry if the pictures are accurate. You don't have to worry here. The beauty of the home and the view from the home are perfect! The layout of the home was great, with three separate master suites. Hazel, the concierge was so nice and accommodating. She met us at her office and led us up to the home. She scheduled several excursions for us, that were so much fun! We used the chef services one evening and ate an amazing meal. Quepos is a great location with beautiful beaches, good restaurants and plenty to do. And this home was perfect to come back to and relax in the pool after one of our adventures. I'd highly recommend this home to anyone looking to stay in this area. One note : I highly recommend a 4x4 vehicle as its a bit up there on the side of a mountain. You don't get those kind of views by staying close to the ground! We can't wait to go back! Pura Vida

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tannika, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review on your amazing stay at Casa Del Toro. We're elated that you enjoyed the layout of the home as much as you did the superb chef services. Our entire team was thankful to host your group and we look forward to welcoming you back to Manuel Antonio on a return trip. All the best, The 2 Costa Rica Vacation Rentals Team
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Great view and location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Del Toro with our friends in February. We started our vacation in Tamarindo then El Castillo, then Montiverde and finished in Manuel Antonio. This was a great place to end our vacation. We were tired and ready for some beach time. It was extremely hot in Manuel Antonio and we were thankful for the pool and AC. We treasured the mornings getting up with the sun and watching on the deck for the birds and monkeys. The beach is very close and we spent a couple days there. We did tour the National Park but go early as it was very hot. Para sailing was something we have always talked about doing and we finally did it there. They start you on the beach and drop you off in the water which I think is better than launching and finishing in a boat. We are VRBO owners and have stayed in many homes on VRBO. Casa Del Toro is equipped with everything you would need for cooking. The owners have many amenities in there home that are nice to have. Hazel greeted us and was very attentive to anything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nita, Thanks for taking a moment to review our property. We're glad that you enjoyed the breathtaking views and natural surroundings of Casa Del Toro and that your group found an escape from the heat in the infinity pool. We're so thankful that your entire group was more than satisfied with the accommodations and we welcome you back for a discounted rate in the future. Thanks very much, The entire 2 Costa Rica Vacation Rentals Team
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An absolute dream

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing. The pictures are 100% accurate. Alvin was great to work with. He was always quick to respond to emails and met us at the real estate office less than 1 mile from the house. We had a slight mis-communication about arrival time but he was able to come and meet us straight away. He gave us a tour of the property, told us how to work all the amenities, and even gave us a cell phone to use which was awesome. Alvin set us up with some local activities that were top notch. He arranged a private fishing trip at the marina at the bottom of the hill (with Luis Carlos and Elvis) and a top notch white-water rafting excursion through H2O Adventures (Eric and Romain). The home is very comfortable with three bedrooms but multiple beds, couches, futon, etc. There was a caretaker and a close neighbor who we could ask for any questions or issues. It was an amazing vacation and this property was everything we could have dreamed of. Thank you Alvin!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Quepos, flights everyday from/to San Jose/Arenal
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
El Gran Escape, Café Milagro, Kapi Kapi
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Costa Rican International Highway to Panama/ Nica
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Milagro, Aqua Azul, El Gran Escape, Kapi Kapi
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Manuel Antonio National Park
Car: recommended

Located in one of the most exclusive gated communities in Manuel Antonio. Very private with easy driving access to the beach, national park and town.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Taxes and daily maid service are included in total costs

Discounts are available for smaller groups, extended stays & returning guests.

Laundry service & meals are available for reasonable fees.
Additional discounts available for multiple week bookings.
Feel free to inquire 24/7.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.