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Ocean, Sunset, Nature, Relax

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

3BD plus loft/3BT sleeps 12. Outdoor shower

Yes! This is it! The vacation rental house of your dreams AND within your budget!! Warm orange sunsets while floating in the cool blue pool of the Casa Barba Roja with simple sounds of the jungle on three sides of the house - this is not a dream but rather a dream come true. Think you hear something running across the roof? You probably did because we regularly get troops of Capuchin (White-face Monkeys) and Titi Monkeys both around and on top of our house.

Newly remodeled! We have added a third bedroom plus a third bathroom! This room is now visible in the photos and is by far the most beautiful bedroom of the house. The bedroom and bathroom together measure 550 square feet. This new bedroom is adorned with beautiful teak accents, a teak ceiling and gorgeous, thick teak doors. The room is warm, bright and well thought out.

Centrally located in the commercial heart of Manuel Antonio - yet remarkably immersed in the surrounding jungle, this house is truly ONE OF A KIND. You will not find a more conveniently located house, with this stunning view and the calm, green of the jungle all around. Leave the neighbors at home!

Awesome new Gym for locals and tourists alike, 10 restaurants, 2 international grocers, 2 banks, the public bus stop, 4 bars, 4 gift/art stores, and a car rental agency within walking distance - and this secluded, private, vast estate all to your self? Come Join us at Casa Barba Roja - in the heart of Manuel Antonio.

Along with the jungles and beaches and surf of Costa Rica, this house will be a memorable part of your stay here in Manuel Antonio! Our Concierge, Josue Castro, is always available to make this trip exactly what you want whether that is high-energy and full of adrenaline, or calm and relaxing spending a lot of time staring at the view!

Arriving to the Casa Barba Roja you will find some delicious local, Costa Rican fruit available for immediate consumption, or wait until the next day and have Roxana, the maid, cut it all up for you! We now also provide 250g of Coffee for all guests staying Dec - Aug so that you can arrive and immediately enjoy a cup of delicious, hot Costa Rican coffee!

Gorgeous, open, spacious house - perhaps the best deal in Manuel Antonio and NOW SLEEPS 12 PEOPLE! This remodeled home has all the amenities to make your trip delightful, stress-free, exotic, and comfortable, while hosting a very tropical, open, bright design that will surely erase all winter blues! Jungle, ocean, sunsets, monkeys, butterflies, mapaches, iguanas - and virtually no neighbors!

This house has plenty of indoor space and plenty of outdoor space as well, both covered and open-air decks. There is a roofed outdoor area above the pool deck that measures 600sq.ft. and the pool and pool-deck roughly measure 800 sq. ft. Hop in the pool, get some sun, feel better about life and then relax on one of our lounge chairs or sit back in the shade of our covered deck. See the monkeys go by while losing yourself into the deep green/blue ocean of the quiet/peaceful/gorgeous Bisanz Bay. Relax, sit back, unwind, de-stress and enjoy one of the magnificent ocean views on the planet according to the Ottawa Citizen, which calls the Barba Roja Restaurant (100 meters from the Barba Roja House) 'One of the Top 5 places in the world to watch water.' We are here to help make your vacation stress-free! Ask us about a private chef to dine in, tours and activities in the area, transportation to and from San Jose or other parts of Costa Rica.

Centrally located next to Tulemar Gardens and the Barba Roja Restaurant, everything you will need for your stay is within walking distance: International grocer - 5 minute walk, 8 of the area's top restaurants are within a 5 minute walk, the top four bars on Manuel Antonio are with a 3 minute walk. And the absolute best part, while this house is located close to all of these locals, there is virtually no noise of any sort due to jungle on four sides of the house. Even the secluded Los Altos beach is only a 15-20 minute-downhill walk (careful: uphill will take much longer.

This house is centrally located at the halfway point between the beaches of Manuel Antonio and the town of Quepos. This house is only 130 meters off of the main road, yet is nestled into the jungles of Costa Rica so that all you hear are the sounds of nature. This recently remodeled home is fully furnished and extremely comfortable, and filled with top of the line appliances, as well as teak wood furniture and ceilings, plus a brand new pool and loft to make the house more livable. The pool and outdoor deck and shower were built in Sept of 2011.

There are 3 full bedrooms and a loft. In the NEWEST bedroom (to be ready for use in October 2015) there is 1 king-size bed plus twin twin beds (a day bed with a trundle bed)a separate shower and toilet area. In the Master bedroom there is an amazingly comfortable King-size memory foam mattress along with a private bath remodeled in 2013. The third bedroom has two soft queen-size beds and a newly remodeled bathroom (in 2014) and there are also two twin beds in the loft. The bathrooms are reasonably large and comfortable and all have either been built or remodeled since 2013!

We have also recently added an outdoor shower either to rinse off the sand from your feet when coming back from the beach or to just shower outside!!

The beaches of Manuel Antonio are a 3 minute drive or a 15-20 minute downhill walk (this is the beach on the Los Altos property - the main beaches of Playa Espadilla are a 20-25 minute downhill). We have many guests return year after year because this house MAKES their Costa Rican vacation!!!

More Details

Property Manager
Heather Burt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Heather Burt

I moved to Manuel Antonio in Aug of 2004 because I simply fell in love with the delightful Costa Rican people and the convergence of powerful elements all meeting in one place - the mighty Pacific Ocean, the strong sun, the wildness of the jungle, the tropical animals and foods, the strong winds and rains . . . We lived there with our two girls until April of 2012 when we moved back to Florida - and we now long for the days when we get to go and visit Manuel Antonio ourselves. We hope you love Costa Rica as much as we do!

Heather Burt purchased this house in 2004

Why Heather Burt chose Manuel Antonio

Because it is awesome! Centrally located, beautiful, comfortable, easy walking distances, no need for a rental car, plus this house is private and quiet and has an awe-inspiring view!

This house is beautiful, colorful, artsy, well-decorated, central, spacious and with a one-of-a-kind ocean/sunset view home! This house will make your spirits soar!!!

What makes this house unique

This house is truly in the middle of it all, yet just enough removed to make it a quiet, heavenly getaway where you can walk to everything including 10 restaurants, a bank, a few bars, a sports bar with pool tables, a car rental agency, two grocery stores, etc. . .


Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower with no walls
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bedroom number one has 2 queens beds in it and bedroom number two has one king-size memory foam bed in it. There are two singles beds in the loft. The new bedroom has a king-size memory foam mattress and a day-bed which converts to two twin-size beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean, Sunset, Nature, Relax
average rating of 4.84127 based on 63 reviews

A perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Costa Rica did not disappoint and neither did the fabulous home we stayed in. Our vacation was wonderful from the first moment walking down the entrance way into our home away from home and seeing a view that was priceless until the last day when the monkeys traveled across the patio saying good bye

The home is set up perfectly. Early morning coffee on the veranda watching the forest wake up and evening cocktails at the pool watching the sun go down. Roxanne did our laundry everyday and cleaned up the home, she was wonderful. Joshua took care of everything we wanted to do and was always available for questions...this combo is one of the best things about staying here other than the home is perfect!

From the house we walked to the beach everyday. It was a beautiful hike We took the jungle trail and saw sloths, monkeys, iguanas Macaus and other jungle creatures.

At your fingertips there are at least a dozen restaurants one serves fresh pastries and fabulous coffee in the morning.

No need for a car the bus is efficient and quick.

We loved our stay and our home made it the best ever, you won't be is a jewel.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us!! We are thrilled your stay was wonderful. Roxana and Josue are a great team - we aim to make your stay exactly wgat you want!!!
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I’ll be dreaming of these views for months to come

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing. We were a group of three so we cannot comment on fitting a large group (but there are tons of beds). What really sets this house apart is its outdoors, you are so close to everything but feel like you are tucked away in a jungle. In early February the sun sets directly in front of the house and its so breathtaking we planned every day around being home for it! Also the wild life is amazing, we saw every kind of bird, two types of monkeys and iguanas while just hanging on the porch! We actually saw more up close wilflife here than in the park! The bus that tuns between quepos and Manuel Antonio is less than a 3 min walk from the house, cost about 50 cents (315 colones) and was very easy to get to the park, town and fun bars along the route. One comment in general about everywhere we stayed in costa rica (including fancy resorts), its a very indoor/outdoor style of living so doors dont have a tight seal, aka expect bugs from time to time. I love that the house has a green approach. They ask you to turn off ac when you are not home and it really does cool off very quickly when you turn it on! My only recommendation I mentioned was maid service on the weekend. We arrived on Saturday and left Tuesday so we could not do any laundry till Monday. We also noticed that by monday the trash was very smelly due to the heat, which again with only three of us we only cooked one meal over the weekend so I imagine it could be worse with a big family. This is literally the only thing though and the maid did a great job on Monday. We’re already plotting our return visit and will definitely stay at this house again!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The envy of everyone else in Manuel Antonio

  • 5 of 5

We could have stayed forever! The house was perfect for our group of 8 adults. The kitchen was fully equipped for the chefs that were on the trip to cook wonderful dinners with local ingredients. There are stores with local spices, meat, produce less than a 3 minute walk from the front door. The concierge, Josue, and the wonderful women who helped around the house made our stay relaxing and easy. We will be back and the trip back can't come soon enough! Thank you, Josue and Heather for all of your help in making our trip so memorable!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing views, gorgeous house,great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days at Casa Barba Roja. It is a spacious modern clean house with amazing ocean and sunset views. The pool was great to cool off in and our little ones spent a lot of time in there! There was plenty of wildlife to be observed from the property including families of monkeys with the babies clinging to Mamas back, a few resident iguanas and many birds. We even saw a few macaws with their bright red feathers fly overhead. We loved the location. It is down a path from the main street in Manuel Antonio. It is completely quiet at the house but very easy to catch the bus down to Playa Espadilla or a cab to any of the other beaches or the grocery stores in Quepos. The convenience stores near the house are double the price of the stores in Quepos. We did use them occasionally because they were so convenient but it is worth it to take a cab into Quepos and do a big shop there. The bus station in Quepos has a chicken store, meat store and seafood store that offers the best quality, all free range, and cheapest prices. Friday night and Saturday morning there is a market in Quepos with fresh fruits, veggies and local crafts. We also found some amazing racks of lamb from a vendor there who had a freezer case of local lamb. We drank bottled water but used the local water to wash produce and brush teeth and none of us had any problem. Roxanna and her crew come in every morning with a smile to clean the house,make beds, clean the bbq, sweep, mop, clean kitchen, bathrooms, and do any laundry you leave in the laundry hampers. This was an amazing perk and they were very thorough. Josue was available for any concerns and we went on a tour of manuel antonio parc with him which was a memorable part of out trip. There are many great restaurants within walking distance as well. We got lattes at Cafe Milagro across the street every morning. Josue arranged transport to and from the airport for us and that worked out really well. We did not feel like we needed a car, the taxis were cheap and there was the local bus to get to the beach as well. The beaches were amazing! The warmest water I've ever swam in and a sandy sandy bottom. The people of Costa Rica are friendly and we felt very safe at the house and around town. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We were here at Casa Barba Roja with a family of nine adults and one three year old, for a week. We all loved it here, and had such a wonderful time! The property was beautiful, nestled right in the jungle with so much wildlife around. The pool was great, and the view was amazing, perfect for sunsets. The house was perfectly suited for us too. It was a treat to have a maid clean up and do laundry for us, and Josue the concierge was a wonderful help with anything we needed, and set up any excursions etc for us. The house was close to the main road, although the property feels very private and secluded from any busyness. The local buses and taxis were right there to bring you anywhere in the area, from the beaches of Manuel Antonio to the harbour or shopping in Quepos, and very inexpensive. What was expensive were the convenience stores near the house, but they were convenient! We took a quick cab ride to Quepos for groceries. We were sad to leave, especially because it was back to the snow. But we can keep the memories of a wonderful week together in a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, awesome pool and view to die for

  • 5 of 5

Would 100% recommend this to all and would stay again in a heartbeat. We had a resident iguana that we fed fruit to in the back and we were visited by friendly capuchin monkeys daily. The AC kept the place very cool and the home had everything needed for a great trip for 10 people. Josue was great as well - not overbearing but always there when you could benefit from a local guide. Ahhhh Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Quepos Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Barba Roja
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Los Suenos at The Marriott in Herradura
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Barba Roja
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Playa Espadilla
Car: not necessary

Additional information: 25 meters South of Tulemar Gardens .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $220
Tax Rate 13.0%

Prices are subject to change.
Please inquire for exact pricing.
In order to receive an 80% refund, the house must be rented out by another group at the same rate the initial renter paid. No refunds for rentals canceled within 60 days of check-in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund