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Cozy, Private, Treetop Home in Quiet Area with Ocean & Mountain Views!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8), Pool

Casa Sophia is a hidden jewel in Manuel Antonio. Located in a quiet, secluded neighborhood on the eastern side of Manuel Antonio, it offers privacy while still being just a short 10-minute drive from the beach, national park, and amenities. The home could not have a better layout: Every room in the home--from the kitchen to the master jacuzzi--has a gorgeous vista of the emerald Talamanca mountains spilling into the distant sea... The view is framed by the rainforest canopy--and nearly daily one can sit back and try to identify the three different local types of monkeys playing in the trees:

The congos are easy--they're the ones who wake you up in the morning.

The titis are easy--they're the ones who steal your bananas.

The white-faced monkeys are easy--they have... white faces.

When the day is done, and the sun has gone down, it's time to pop the cork on a Chardonnay and sit out on the covered terrace to watch the fading colors in the clouds...

What a beautiful property! In addition to the endemic trees and ornamental plants on the property, thee is a veritable orchard of tropical fruits: cashew, avocado, star fruit, sour guava, soursop, guava, medlar, papaya, banana, plantain, water apple, coffee, cacao, mango, orange, lime, tangerine, grape fruit, sweet lime, tangarine lime, small lime, coconut, and pineapple!

Keywords: Home, House, Villa, residence, holiday home, private, tranquil, secluded, quiet, canopy, nature

More Details

Nicole Bastian
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Nicole Bastian

Hola! My name is Nicole Bastian, and I am the Reservations Manager for Casa Sophia. I am originally from Minnesota, though I have been living here in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, for over 10 years. I'm happy to answer any questions you have about the property--or about Manuel Antonio in general!

Nicole Bastian purchased this house in 2010

Why Nicole Bastian chose Manuel Antonio

Casa Sophia is truly one of those hidden jewels. From the front, it appears to be an average home--but once inside it is easy to see that it was designed and furnished for comfort--as well as views. The main living areas are all at the level of the rainforest canopy, giving a unique vista. Furthermore, every room in the home has a view!

What makes this house unique

Casa Sophia is located slightly off the beaten path, in a quiet neighborhood. It's easy to get places--Quepos is just 8 minutes away, as is the main beach and national park, but it's also easy to get away from the high-season traffic.

Plus--what other home gives you views over the treetops?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Words can really not describe the stunning beauty of Costa ica and our stay in Casa Sophia! This is a one of a kind experience. There is not a single thing that can be improved. This part of Costa Rica is stunning and a truly special place. The views, the animals, and the stunning sunrises across Manuel Antonio from the bedroom window... So much to do and so close by. What a fantastic huge Jacuzzi!
Mar 2011
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Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Awesome views from the Jacuzzi tub!
    Guest Bath #2 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath #3 - toilet , shower
    Half Bath - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Huge bathroom w/ Jacuzzi tub & best views!
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom #3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Guest bedroom #2, Double Beds (1) Guest bedroom #1, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One convertible lounger in master bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Wine cooler, video security system, electric gate, secure parking


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Cozy, Private, Treetop Home in Quiet Area with Ocean & Mountain Views!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 21 reviews
Mendham, NJ

Better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

House was great. Everything is in good condition. The pool is great. Vanessa and the management company were helpful. At dusk we often saw monkeys. During the day we saw birds and other animals.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Davids PA

Fantastic getaway in a convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five booked this house not knowing what to expect. We had never been to Costa Rica, and knew nothing about this particular location near Manuel Antonio Park. As we drove down the narrow, winding approach road after dark, we thought we were headed into the jungle! But there was Vanessa at the gate, waiting to greet us! She then gave us the tour of this beautiful home, which is fantastic in every way: Fully equipped, pristine condition, updated appliances, spacious bedrooms, spectacular views of the forest and ocean in the distance, well maintained pool, etc. The location is very convenient to several of the best restaurants in the area, which are not in downtown Quepos but rather farther south along the coast near Casa Sophia. The nearby restaurants all had great views of the coast. It's also a real pleasure walking the quarter mile from the house along the approach road to the friendly corner grocery for basic supplies. Moreover, Vanessa was a great resource, giving us all the information we needed to take full advantage of our time there. She knows the area well, has all the inside scoop, and can set everything up for you, including all activities and dinner reservations. In short, our family gives Casa Sophia our enthusiastic recommendation, two thumbs up, five stars, you name it!

Bill Barker

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was in great condition! Beautiful scenery every morning!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Manuel Antonio! Vanessa was responsive and always helpful!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a gem!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Sophia was simply outstanding. The house is spacious and luxurious, and the scenery is to die for. Monkeys and wildlife abound and the people in Manuel Antonio are some of the friendliest anywhere. I can't imagine having to stay at a hotel after staying in paradise at Casa Sophia. Vanessa, our concierge did an outstanding job arranging and changing activities for us. I can't say enough good things about this place. I would highly recommend it!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Casa Sophia. I was there with my husband, our 10 month old and my in laws. The layout of the house is great (especially if you have young children or are with older adults). It's absolutely beautiful in person (and spotless). The pool and pool deck were very nice. We had daily visits from the monkeys, and there was a sloth outside of the living room on one of the trees as well. Aside from this being a wonderful place to stay, Vanessa from Manuel Antonio Properties was fantastic to work with from before we arrived to during our stay. She was available for any questions, she helped with airport transportation, beach and restaurant recommendations, etc. I highly recommend Casa Sophia and Manuel Antonio Properties. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Great house in a great setting!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. Super comfortable house with all of the amenities and a great feel. Even nicer than the photos. Sitting areas abound, tastefully decorated, all bathrooms are ensuite, little details provided (laundry soap, coffee, tea and even bug spray - which by the way wasn't necessary in the dry season), kitchen super usable and well supplied (yes, as others have commented, the dishes are high (we saw this in other houses in Costa Rica too) but it allows a window at the sink with great views of the monkeys in the trees, we just put our dishes in the pantry to make it easier - plus the maid had set the table so many of the dishes were already down anyway). The really great thing about this place, aside from it being a great house with a nice refreshing pool, is that you see more animals while relaxing at home than we did at the Manuel Antonio Park and Rainmaker Park! Titis (endangered squirrel monkeys) came by (20-40 of them), even several babies clinging to their mommas, every morning and many evenings, we also had visits from capuchin monkeys, coatimundis, iguanas, motmots, and other beautiful birds. This helped make our trip spectacular. Jonathan, from the property management company, was awesome and very helpful when we needed it. We had a couple of hiccups and he handled them graciously and quickly. He also booked excursions for us at the same price as booking yourself yet we in no way felt pressured to book through him. The information was simply there with his phone number - call if you need his services, or not. Great place!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Quepos Domestic Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mar Luna
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Los Suenos Golf & Marina
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Coastal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mar Luna
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Playa Espadilla

ATV Tours, Canyoneering, Sea Kayaking, Mangrove Kayaking, Wildlife Watching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

$500 damage deposit required (through authorization form w/ passport copy).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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