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Tropical house with shared pool in Manuel Antonio. 10 mins drive to the beach!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica's most popular destination. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath house offers a comfortable, tropical experience in a quiet residential setting.

The house is 4 minutes walk from the tourist road between Manuel Antonio and Quepos and within walking distance of several restaurants and hotels. There is off street parking at the property, alternatively you are minutes from a bus stop to the local shops and beaches.

The house has an open floor plan downstairs including kitchen and living area, with both AC and ceiling fans. The living area has a large comfortable sofa, flat screen cable TV, plus an iPOD speaker dock. The kitchen, though small; is well equipped with cooking utensils, dining ware and appliances, there is bar style seating to enjoy a relaxing glass of wine whilst cooking. Glass doors lead onto a shaded, tiled terrace with tropical jungle views. This outside living area has a gas grill, comfortable chairs and a wooden table and chairs for four...perfect for tropical dining!

The Master Suite is located on the first floor, this is a spacious, light and airy room with a King size bed. This room has both AC and ceiling fan. Glass doors lead onto a private terrace...perfect for star gazing and monkey spotting. This level has hardwood floors throughout, spacious wooden closets (with built in safe) and attractive full en-suite bathroom. The 2nd bedroom is downstairs with a full size bed, please note that this is a very small bedroom, but it has AC, fan and a comfortable full bed. There is a full bathroom with shower on the downstairs level also.

The house has a fabulous sunny communal pool located in tropical gardens a few minutes walk from the house. There are plenty of sun loungers and a shaded area for relaxing with patio furniture. White faced, and squirrel monkeys visit the area regularly, as well as sloths and tropical birds.

This home offers the best value for a 2-bedroom rental home in the area. Enjoy a tropical, clean, comfortable space whilst not breaking your budget.

Additional Services:

- Tour and restaurant recommendations & bookings

- In-country transport coordination

- Maid and Personal Laundry service during stay can be provided at an additional cost.

- Phone for free local calls

- Free WI/FI

More Details

Owner
Katharine
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Katharine

We have been living in Manuel Antonio for the last 10+ years and live close by to the rental property. We can offer you the inside local information on where to shop, the best offers, activities, restaurants etc. We look forward to meeting you during your stay!

Katharine purchased this house in 2005

Why Katharine chose Quepos

We had both been living in Manuel Antonio for some time and loved the quiet area this house is located in. It's the first house we lived in as a couple and were very happy there, we hope you are too.

What makes this house unique

One of our favorite things about the house is the open plan concept with the feature window with an etched jungle scene. I feel like I am in the jungle, even when I am inside!

I love that there are 2 decks..great for monkey and birth watching or for sharing good food/ cocktails and enjoying the tropical sunshine or a balmy night.

Amenities

El Cerro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bathroom for master suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master suite with AC and ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Small bedroom on first floor with AC and fan
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Tropical house with shared pool in Manuel Antonio. 10 mins drive to the beach!
average rating of 4.86 based on 50 reviews
5

Great place in jungle

  • 5 of 5

The area. This house is located in bungalow community located about 150 meters from the road connecting Quepos and Manuel Antonio national park. The community is a beautiful tropical forest. The pool is not very enjoyable since it's chlorinated twice a week with huge amount of powdered chlorine.

The house. The description is fully true. It has everything needed for great vacation. Owner lives in adjacent house and is willing to satisfy all reasonable requests. Clearness is 5 stars.

Hosts. Katharine and her husband John are amazing people. They are super hospitable and love to have guests. Our son played with their daughter almost every evening and we became a good friends.

Wildlife. Yes, it's jungle. White-faced Capuchins will wake you up at ~7.30 am running on the roof. Then cicadas will be your second alarm clock. At night you will be falling asleep with frogs songs.

Mosquitoes. Surprisingly, not bad. We expected more. But don't forget repellent, since at night it can be a problem on balcony and veranda. Inside there're no mosquitoes at all.

Conclusion. For us it was ideal place and I highly recommend it to everyone. I bet this place will exceed your expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two kids, and I had a wonderful time staying in Katherine and John's beautiful vacation home. The house itself is very unique and beautiful with lots space for us. We especially loved the two outside decks. The gardens and trees surrounding the house and complex were so beautiful and tropical. From the house we were able to see a lot of wildlife including monkeys, toucans, and macaws. The house feels very private and safe nestled in among the other houses. The walk to the pool was beautiful with plenty of wildlife to see along the way. The shared pool was very spacious and clean and also surrounded by plants and wildlife. We loved the location of the home being so close to the Manuel Antonio reserve and the small town of Quepos while feeling completely secluded from it all. Katherine and John left us great suggestions about restaurants and activities in the area and truly enjoyed all of our experiences there. We would love to go back one day. Thank you for making us feel so at home!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

This was our last stop, on a 10 night, 4 stop journey in beautiful Costa Rica. We saved the best for last.

Katharine met us when our shuttle dropped us off. The place looks exactly like the photos. The location was perfect for us, with bus stops at the end of the road heading to either Quepos or Manuel Antonio. We saw lots of monkeys and others animal life right outside her beautiful house.

The hot water and internet worked perfectly. She had a full kitchen which we took advantage of, and the shared pool was basically empty except for us.

We did ziplines, walked the national park seeing man sloths, raccoons, monkeys etc. The public beach is great.

So much to do, but never enough time.

We will be back. Thanks again, Katharine.

Best,

Richard and Darius

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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We loved that we saw more wild life from the balcony view than we did at the national park.

  • 4 of 5

Very clean rental home. With all the necessary items you would find at home. Restaurants/bars that were of walking distance. Loved that we were able to see 2 species of monkeys, macaws, and the very curious tucan that was watching us through balcony sliding door.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Well kept house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

When we are in Costa Rica we don't spend a lot of time in the house but this place is well kept and everything we needed in a great location close to Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Katherine is great and there if you need her. We had the internet go out and she had the cable company out in a couple hours I wish we could get that quick of service at home. Most days we were not there when the monkeys came through but a couple days when we were home they came right around 4:00 a lot of them jumping on the roof and swinging through the trees just watch for falling mangoes when they come through.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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What a fantastic experience! Tons of nature to enjoy from a clean and wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming and gave great advice of things to do on our trip.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Manuel Antonio National Park
"Beautiful beaches and trails. A must do for a morning or afternoon."
Cafe Milagro
"The best coffee in town and always with a friendly welcome. Good for breakfast or lunch and ..."
Restaurante Barba Roja
"Great view, food and craft beers."
Ronny's Place
"Walking distance from the house for the best sunset and happy hour cocktails in town"
Titi Canopy Tour
"Fun canopy tour to do with family, great guides and safety precautions."
La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve
"Gaia is a wonderful bar/ restaurant in one of Manuel Antonio's luxury hotels. It is a romant..."
H2O Adventures Costa Rica
"Whitewater rafting, excellent friendly guides and beautiful rivers and countryside"
Oceans Unlimited & Go Pro Costa Rica
"Scuba Diving In Manuel Antonio - PADI Courses and fun dives. "
Cafe Agua Azul
"Great food, friendly service and a killer view."
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Gaia Hotel and Reserve
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hotel California
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Manuel Antonio Beach
Car: not necessary

Located 10 minutes from the Manuel Antonio National Park and Beaches. You are walking distance from several restaurants and a short drive or bus journey to the nearest supermarket. The house is in a quiet residential area surrounded by tropical gardens.

There are plenty of activities to do here, the beaches, coastal dolphin and whale watching trips, snorkeling and diving, hikes in the rainforest, canopy zip-wire tours, horseback riding, ATV's..or relaxing by the pool and watching moneys!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

We do take a $100 refundable damage deposit at the beginning of your stay. This will be returned to you in full at the end of your stay, unless there are any damages - please review the rental agreement when booking
There is no end of stay cleaning fee, but a cleaning service during your stay is not included. If you would like cleaning this is charged at $5 per hour with a minimum fee of $20.
Clean sheets and towels will be provided once a week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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