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A Glimpse of paradise, unbeatable views !

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

Description

El Cerro Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 master suites , 3.5 baths, just 8 mins to world class beaches

Panoramic, unspoiled and unique are just a few adjectives that describe the view from this stunning villa. There are not many places where you will witness the perfection of nature and its range of colors. You will be served in terms of tranquility as there are no houses in front of you and not a single sound of road traffic: Here nature seems to rule for a change and the sound of the ever present toucans, tropical birds, monkeys will remind why you chose Manuel Antonio as one of the best destinations in the world. It may sound as if you are far from everything but a realistic 8 min drive to the beach or national park is hardly a price to pay for such tranquility and beauty. Located on the exclusive El Salto Estate of Manuel Antonio you will enjoy the benefits of this high end gated community: Private paths for hiking and your morning exercises, security, exclusivity …

With 5000 sq feet of space, your friends or family will enjoy all areas of the villa . The spacious shaded balcony will no doubt be the main hangout area inviting you into the infinity edge pool. The kitchen & living area flow perfectly into the outside space with its comfortable loungers, outside dinning space hammock and BBQ area. How strange that the ocean breeze punctually seems to impose itself just around mid morning when you need it most ? The villa always feels fresh and breezy.

We have taken time to select the best orthopedic beds with soft cotton sheets which a villa of this type demands. Each bedroom has a king size bed, fans and AC. The lounge area is perfect with 3 comfortable sofas, a 50” Satellite TV with over 200 channels. The fully equipped kitchen is open plan and occupies the center of the social area. If you decide to select the chef service option you will be spoiled with fantastic cuisine depending on your choice. We also understand that doing laundry and cleaning is not on your list during your stay which is why we will take care of that on a daily basis. Our staff know how to look after you…

Enjoy life as it is supposed to be.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Olivier Collin
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Olivier Collin

After 50 years on this planet I have found the best place to live: Manuel Antonio Costa Rica !

I was born in Belgium and by the age of 11 the 'travelling' began ! I spent 20 year in England which were wonderful but destiny attracted me to this piece of paradise. I met my wife Luz who is Costa Rican and we got married on the Manuel Antonio beach in 2003.

We now have 2 children aged 13 and 4 and feel very much at home in this country.

We enjoy looking after our guests and being onsite in Manuel Antonio has its advantages.

Olivier Collin purchased this villa in 2011

Why Olivier Collin chose Quepos

20 years of Costa Rican experience has gone into the design and construction of this project. The design gathers all the must haves for tropical living bearing in the seasons in Costa Rica.

What makes this villa unique

This villa has the perfect combination of sun and shade and is located in the lush El Salto Estate just 8 mins from the beaches. After a day on the beach, cooling off in the infinity pool dominating the panoramic views will no doubt be the highlight of your day.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

A Glimpse of paradise, unbeatable views !
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
East Bay, California
5

Casa El Salto - Excellent House in Manuel Antonio

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa El Salto for 10 days in August 2016. What an excellent experience. Right from the beginning when I was booking the house, the owner, Olivier Colin, was super responsive and helpful. And then the house manager, Natalia, reached out to me to help us prepare for arrival. She too was incredibly responsive and helpful (with directions, activities, and so forth). Natalia also arranged for Cornelio and his wife, the chefs, to make dinner the night we arrived (and breakfast the next day). This was so appreciated after the long journey.

I can't say enough about the house - it is maintained in excellent condition and is in such an awesome location. The pool is absolutely remarkable - looking right over the forest. We constantly saw butterflies all day, also we saw Toucans, spider monkeys, eagles (I think), and hummingbirds, to name some of the wildlife. There were 9 of us in our party (4 adults and 5 kids) and we had more than enough room and then some. We also had a housekeeper each day (Tamara) who was very kind and thorough. Natalia booked all our excursions - whitewater rafting, snorkeling, zip lining, and so forth. All were excellent and loads of fun. Natalia also went out of her way to help us celebrate my daughter's 10th birthday. Natalia bought us a birthday cake, decorated the house with balloons, streamers, and a Piñata , all of which was ready for us when we returned from our day's whitewater rafting trip. So very thoughtful and kind.

The house is very close to all the sights in Manuel Antonio, including good restaurants. We cooked some nights and ate out other nights. The kitchen is great - has all the items needed to make excellent meals. The house also has some basic food supplies, like spices, coffee, and so forth. Everything was perfect and I can't recommend enough this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best property we have ever stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! So much space, well equipped and stunning views. We slept with the curtains open so we could wake up to the sunrise and views. As other reviewers have commented Natalia and Tamara were both lovely, so glad we had the opportunity to stay here. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Incredible!

  • 5 of 5

Could a property truly be as beautiful as the pictures show? YES! We spent seven wonderful nights with our three adult sons and their girlfriends at this property and truly hated to leave! There was more than enough room for everyone and the open kitchen/living/dining space never felt crowded, even with many cooks and bartenders. :-)

Natalia and Tamara were so lovely. Natalia greeted us upon our arrival with food and cold beers, which was welcomed after a long flight and drive from San Jose. She returned any texts quickly and arranged for our catamaran excursion, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Tamara provided us with perfect housekeeping during the week! Both are such an asset to this property! The house in itself is such an attraction, we'd find ourselves exploring waterfalls, Manuel Antonio park, etc for half a day and then we'd be ready to go back and enjoy the incredible infinity pool and surrounding view. I don't think a single day passed that we didn't take many pictures of the changing scenery from the balcony -- the beautiful morning mist above the jungle, the sun rising from behind the mountains, the clear blue skies mid-day, and the magnificent scenes at dusk. Getting up early and watching the sunrise, listening to the sounds of the jungle, and drinking some of the most delicious coffee known to man was a favorite activity of our group.

We cooked most meals in and found the kitchen and its equipment to be more than enough. We were surprised at the grocery store prices, if you're also a group that plans on self-catering your meals. Prices were certainly higher than we are accustomed to in the U.S., even having tried a variety of stores in Manuel Antonio and Quepos.

If I must list a possible improvement, it would be to have screens on the balcony doors so they could be left open for air in the evenings. I'm guessing the logistics of having screens on such huge doorways is difficult and also hinders the clear glass appeal. The evenings got a bit stuffy without air conditioning, so this was something that would have been nice to have. Otherwise, we can't think of a single thing we would change!

Thank you to the owner, Natalia, and Tamara for making our vacation one that we will always remember!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property is beautiful - and just as photographed.

  • 5 of 5

We were one of four couples sharing this beautiful home May 15th - May 20th. Upon our arrival, Natalia was waiting for us with a beautiful meal and full instructions for the house, local grocery store, English-speaking taxi driver and the tours that she booked for us. First let me say that Natalia is a wonderful person to deal with and very knowledgeable about the property and Manual Antonio. I'm still conveying my appreciation to her for all of her help during our stay. And Tamara, the housekeeper, visited early every morning and kept everything spotlessly clean and comfortable. All four bedrooms were air-conditioned and comfortable. Two of the bedrooms had their own bathrooms, and were air-conditioned. The other two bedrooms shared a bathroom, and although not too terribly uncomfortable, was not air-conditioned. We stayed busy exploring the Manual Antonio area just about every day, but returned to the house, beautiful infinity pool and surrounding views every night. Besides a little construction going on during the day around the property, it was very quiet and peaceful during our entire stay. The home is conveniently located to restaurants, the local Super, the Manual Antonio National Forest, Quepos and most other popular attractions in the area. This home is well appointed and a bargain! The only disappointments, if there really were any, considering it's Costa Rica, were (1) there is no air conditioning in the kitchen and living area of the home. (We are from New Orleans, Louisiana, and because it is really hot and humid nine months out of the year, we are not accustomed to doing without A/C.) It got a little warm during the day and early evening, but, IT'S COSTA RICA, and no one has air conditioning in the kitchen and living area! (2) Although it was advertised, there was no ice chest at the home for our use during our stay. This is so petty, but our group booked two fishing trips and visited the beach, and it would have been nice to have it. For our next visit, and there will be a NEXT VISIT, we'll just stop and pick one up on our way! (3) Although useful, the kitchen pots and pans are a little worn and may be in need for a change. As I mentioned, we fished, we caught fish, and we brought it back to the home to cook. All of the cookware is well-worn and should be replaced.

Stay at this home, if it fits your needs. You will not be disappointed! PURA VIDA!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

For the six of us the home was beautiful with a great outdoor deck great view over the infinity pool. The kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms were great and very clean with the daily maid service. Combined with an alarm system and safe we all felt very secure. The communication with Olivier and Natalia (the house manager) was great! I give it a 100% recommendation!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Nice and comfortable house, amazing view, made friends with iguanas, Toucans, and more wild birds, Natalia was very caring and helpful, and our Taxi Driver Carlos was the best of the best !!!

Would have been good to have an outdoor shower to rinse when coming out of the pool, we can see that the plumbing is there, its probably just a matter of weeks before one will be installed.

Used all the facilities of the house, very handy to have a BBQ on the terrace to cook our fish and meats bought at the local markets.

Oh and tamara the house mate, was discret and very efficient, we had our clothe washed, dried and folded daily.

Highly recommend this home.

Julien and the Vanuatu Marlin Classic team

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Quepos Regional airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Z restaurant
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Los Suenos Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Zar restaurant (Plaza Yara)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Manuel Antonio Beach
Car: recommended

The villa is located in the unspoiled gated community of EL SALTO

the villa sits on a 5000 sq mt lot and peace & quiet guaranteed

There are numerous hiking trails where you can see plenty of wildlife. Getting to the beaches and National Park is just a few minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

El Cerro Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season
May 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,200
 
 
Xmas & New year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
$800
$5,600
 
 
High Season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Thanksgiving, Easter and Presidents Weeks all subject to a higher rate. Please ask for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

El Cerro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Situated on main level
  • All bedrooms have orthopedic matresses with cotton sheets
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
All inclusive packages are available. From recommended tours, pickup from airport beach shuttle and catering . We'll organize your perfect vacation...

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