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Exotic Escape, 3BR Rainforest Home, Gated Community, 5 Min To Beach, WiFi/AC

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Tropical Rain Forest Oasis Minutes From All That Manuel Antonio Has To Offer.

Nestled in a true wildlife sanctuary, this contemporary 3 bedroom home offers quiet seclusion within Manuel Antonio Estates-- one of the most accessible and beautiful gated communities in the area. This gem is situated just minutes away from downtown Quepos, the white sand beaches of the Manuel Antonio National Park, and the new world-class Marina Pez Vela. The quality of the building materials and the detailed workmanship of Kiskadee Casa is exquisite. Imported Italian tiles, wooden French doors with ornate stained glass panels leading to the master bedroom, a spacious, elegant master bathroom, and the local hardwood finishes are just a few of the incredible features. Because of its location at the end of the cul-de-sac, the house enjoys privacy, as well as safety, with 24 hour security. The three comfortable bedrooms can easily accommodate 4 - 6 residents. Each bedroom is equipped with its own quiet AC unit with remote control, which you don't find often in Costa Rica. Why rent two or three hotel rooms, when you can rent an entire, family-friendly house for the price of one hotel room? With a full kitchen and a gas grill, feel free to take advantage of the local markets, including the farmers market on Saturdays, to prepare your own meals with fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables and freshly caught fish. Or, just outside the estates you will find an abundant variety of restaurants from casual, ethnic, and al fresco, to 4 & 5-star gourmet dining with beautiful ocean views.

Kiskadee Casa is ideal for families who love the surroundings of the lush rain forest and can’t get enough of the pure sounds of the jungle. Step outside and be entertained by visitors such as bright, colorful toucans and macaws, playful monkeys and adorable sloths. Fruit trees and flowers are abundant on the property. Relax on the balcony in our hammock chairs that covert to full hammocks. Green areas cover a large portion of the estates with 5 km of hiking trails with small creeks and waterfalls. Although, we don't have a pool on site at this time, ask the concierge for convenient locations nearby. Visitors can, also, frequent the Raindrop Spa, a beautifully appointed, Balinese-inspired new day spa with outdoor gardens, offering many types of therapies as well as yoga & Pilates and located right on the Estates' property.

With various modes of transportation easily accessible, you can enjoy a multitude of exciting activities in the area including zip-lining, whale and dolphin watching, boating, para-sailing, bird watching, eco-tourism, tennis, golf, and huge, wild crocodiles at Carrara National Park, just to name a few. Not only are there tours of the park but many other local tours for which pick up can be arranged. Recommended examples are Damas Island, a canopy tour in Rainmaker Park where you can swim and stand under a waterfall, Horseback tour to waterfall, Nighttime Jungle tour.

Day trips can, also, be arranged from Kiskadee Casa for snorkeling at Caño Island, whale and dolphin watching, Corcovado National Park, and other exciting tours leaving from Marino Bellena National Park.

Shuttle or bus service is available to and from San Jose airport. One could rent a car at the airport and drive approximately 3.5 hours to Quepos/Manuel Antonio on good roads or fly Nature Air from San Jose to Quepos and arrange for car rental after arrival at one of the local agencies. Flights take about 25 minutes. Or choose to use local shuttle or taxi service once you arrive.

Here is a quote from Forbes Magazine about Manuel Antonio Park: “Here is a stunning combination of beaches and coral reefs, perfect for snorkeling and exploring the area’s famous tangle of mangroves. Rainforest jungles remain untouched habitats for Brown-throated Three-toed Sloths, iguanas, Central American squirrel monkeys and birds of extraordinary colors. One of Costa Rica’s smallest national parks, Manuel Antonio is nevertheless one of its most popular, with activities ranging from white-water rafting and sea kayaking to horseback riding on one of the park’s four beaches.”

From Broadwayworld: “Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, has had its debut, and is now becoming one of the top 'boutique' travel destinations in the world. Forbes called Manuel Antonio National Park one of the '12 Most Beautiful National Parks of the World'.

Costa Rica is fast becoming one of the top vacation spots for families. Manuel Antonio has much to offer including beautiful white sand beaches, calm waters, kid-friendly tours, National Park, and abundant, exotic wildlife. Kiskadee Casa is a budget-savvy, tropical rain forest oasis just minutes from all that Manuel Antonio has to offer. Enjoy your stay. Pura vida.

More Details

Property Manager
Brendon Cleer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Brendon Cleer

I am a teacher from Illinois living with my wife in Tennessee. I have always been a nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. I have traveled to many places, but Costa Rica has it all. It was love at first sight. So, my wife and I decided to 'settle down' and buy this gorgeous house to which we hope to retire someday. In the meantime, we would love to share it with you. People are very warm and friendly, here. I love the abundant, exotic wildlife and being so close to the ocean. Opportunity for adventure abounds. The picture is of one of our favorite tour guides, Mario Brenes, and me on a canopy tour of Rainmaker Park.

Brendon Cleer purchased this house in 2014

Why Brendon Cleer chose Quepos

Tranquil, secure home away from home minutes from all Manuel Antonio has to offer. 24/7 security. Why pay for multiple hotel rooms that are just average. Nature lovers dream. Lots of amenities. Spa on the grounds with yoga and Pilates. Easy to get to. Near restaurants, grocery stores, farmers market. Easy to get transportation. Tours to suit all interests. Easy to do day trips to other areas of Costa Rica. Monkeys, monkeys, monkeys. Dazzling bird colors. Peaceful, serene, relaxing.

What makes this house unique

Located in wildlife sanctuary. Hiking trails. Waterfall. Safe. Fully air conditioned. Much more comfortable than staying in a stuffy hotel room. Full kitchen. Private laundry facilities on site. Concierge service speak English, Spanish, French, German. Maid service included.


Manuel Antonio National Park
"Take a tour through the park with a guide to help you spot monkeys, sloths, and other critte..."
El Avion
"Great atmosphere and terrific food reasonably priced. Love the whole fish. Short drive fro..."
Cafe Milagro
"Our favorite coffee shop in town. They have good food two. Buy some ground coffee to take ..."
Playa Manuel Antonio
"White sand beaches."
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Quepos airport QPS
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
La Liga
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Los Sueños
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
34 Coastal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
El Gran Escape
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Espadilla Beach
Car: not necessary

With various modes of transportation easily accessible, you can enjoy a multitude of exciting activities in the area including zip-lining, whale and dolphin watching, boating, para-sailing, bird watching, eco-tourism, tennis, golf, and ATV tours, just to name a few. Not only are there tours of the park but many other local tours for which pick up can be arranged. Recommended examples are Damas Island, a canopy tour in Rainmaker Park where you can swim and stand under a waterfall, horseback tour to waterfall, and a nighttime Jungle tour.


Quepos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Exotic Escape, 3BR Rainforest Home, Gated Community, 5 Min To Beach, WiFi/AC
average rating of 4.590909 based on 22 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

AC worked great. Howler monkey greeted us the first night, iguanas everywhere, frogs and more wildlife than I imagined this close to town. Gated and personnel are helpful. Lovely house!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location, excellent and beautiful house! Absolutely loved it and recommend it!

  • 4 of 5

Pictures don't reflect how gorgeous and comfortable this house is! The place is big and very well maintained. Both Marcela and Dorit we're very nice and provided excellent service. The house is well equipped with all things needed for a great stay. You have to be able to drive as the weather is hot and the beach is a few minutes away.

Manuel Antonio National Park is absolutely worthy...a real amazing place, with wild animals, an a unmatched gorgeous & clean beach.

The neighbourhood where the house is located is very safe and well managed. I highly recommend this place, specially if you want to spend quality time with your friends or family.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing value, great for groups.

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a week with friends at Kiskadee Casa. The house is ideal for a group, with a big open main floor that opens up to a large deck. The staff at Manuel Antonio estates were very helpful, and gave some great restaurant recommendations. Having the maid service was great, and it was nice that we could specify how frequently we wanted them to come. We also enjoyed some lizards and frogs lounging around outside, but never any critters inside the house. 100% recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, gorgeous views of hills.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house for our family of four (two boys ages 7 and 9). Highlight was having breakfast on the balcony with sweeping views. Manuel Antonio estates has a bunch of homes, some in close proximity, but this house sits at end of a road against the jungle. It felt private and peaceful. Overall that's the vibe: tranquil getaway. (One night someone in a house far below cranked loud music at 10pm and the management made them turn it off within a few minutes.) A huge plus is the concierge desk; when a tour fell through, one that I had booked on my own, they made a flurry of calls to help me out. Clean and comfortable, with gorgeous setting. In order to hang out and talk when the kids went to sleep, my wife and I just escaped to the balcony and drank wine to the sounds of the jungle. You have to be comfortable driving up a very steep (paved) road, maybe a potential downside but not a problem for us. Eight minutes to beaches. Go to Rainmaker Park!

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  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely house in the forest

  • 5 of 5

we really enjoyed our stay there. everything was clean and nice and a lot of nature was around the house. it is also a really save place to be and we would definitely go again. the owners were also super lovely.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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El paraíso de los monos y las aves

  • 5 of 5

Estuvimos en Kiskadee House por 4 noches. Nuestra primera impresión es la cercanía que tiene del centro de Quepos y de las playas y parques de la zona, es magnifico.

Al llegar a la propiedad se respira la tranquilidad perfecta para descansar. La casa es bien condicionada y limpia. En los alrededores se pueden observar muchas aves y ¡tenga cuidado con los monos! ellos serán su fiel compañero, visitan la casa a la hora del desayuno y por la tarde, son muy curiosos y les encanta visitar la casa cuando hay huéspedes. Logramos ver el mono titi (Saimiri oerstedii)

Nosotros somo viajeros responsables y nos encantó que en la casa proveen las bolsas re-utilizables para ir de compras y una guía para reducir el consumo de energía durante nuestra estancia.

Nuestras hermosas aves vistas:

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)

Yellow Throuted Toucan (Ramphastus ambiguus)

Fiery-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus frantzii)

Blue - crowned Motmot (Momotus coeruliceps)

Blue-gary Tabager (Thraupis episcopus)

Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata)

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates may change at owner's discretion.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund