Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Luxurious 4 Bedroom Eco Friendly Mountain Estate with Gorgeous Ocean Views

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 5,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Beautiful Ocean and Mountain views.

This modern, 5500 square foot villa, has everything you need to have a truely relaxing and memorable 'real' Costa Rican vacation away from the crowds. Secure, private, and relaxing. Located on 60 acres of your own lush jungle paradise.

Perfect for families, friends, or couples that just want to 'get away from it all and enjoy.

The two story house has an oversized master bedroom on the upper floor with an oversized California King bed. The master bath, with tub and shower, is stunning. 3 sets of beautiful teak double doors open onto a complete wrap around balcony, perfect for stargazing and viewing the lights of the valley below. AIr conditioning is included for those who wish, but with the doors open and the fans on you'll sleep like a baby. There is an office desk and wifi for those who feel the need to keep up with the outside world.

The second and third bedrooms, though smaller, are equally as comfortable, with queen sized beds, air conditioners, and access to the balcony.

The second bathroom which has a huge walk in shower, is located here.

The fourth bedroom is located downstairs, and also has a queen sized bed and air conditioning. A full sized handicap accesible bathroom is attached.

A half bath is located adjacent to the kitchen.

We are 100 % solar hot water heated! Totally eco friendly. Unlike properties located on the beaches we actually have very good water pressure.

We are also totally solar electric powered for a renewable and green vacation experience!!

The kitchen is modern and well equipped, with marble countertops, and a gas stovetop and electric range. All necessary appliances, plates, silverware, etc. are included. The stainless steel dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer will keep you going.

The dining area is quite comfortable with two tables that sit four each, and a bar with two stools.

The living area is also quite comfortable with two couches, a chair and a 50 inch flat screen TV with cable, stereo and DVD player for your viewing pleasure. That's if you can drag yourself inside long enough to watch something, as most guests just want to be outside at the pool area.

The bottom floor double doors open onto a complete wrap around deck and the beautiful infinity edge pool. The pool has a built in waterfall, swim jet package, and sun shades installed for swimming rain or shine. It is the perfect place to watch the sun rise and set while enjoying the views with a cup of coffee or a toddy in your hand. There is ample seating on the deck for intimate conversation or partying with your friends. Jump in the pool or catch some rays on our comfortable reclining lounge chairs.

If your party is larger than eight we can provide air mattresses or there is an adjacent managers apartment that we sometimes rent out. Contact us for the additional guest fee. Though not as extravagent as the main house, it is quite comfortable with it's own kitchen, bedroom with Queen sized bed and bathroom and huge deck.

We can also arrange transfers to and from the airport in San Jose.

Attractions: Being midway between the two largest beach towns on the Pacific offers many advantages.

Jaco and Quepos offer the best restaurants and nightlife on the coast. Manuel Antonio the best beaches and coves. Los Suenos Resort and Marina, the best in all Central America, includes a world-class marina and championship golf course. The brand new marina in Quepos, Marina Pez Zela, along with Los Suenos, make this area one of the most wonderful bases of operation for sports fishing and snorkeling in all the world.

Adjacent to the estate is Sky Mountain Canopy, which boasts the highest, longest, and best zip line in all of Costa Rica. Paid admission to the canopy tour includes beautiful hiking trails and a real nice waterfall. We can walk, drive, or ride the horses to the waterfall. There is also a wonderful waterfall with 3 different pools (Tres Pilas) at the base of the hill. It is an easy drive and easy hike to these falls.

For those wanting to experience the real Costa Rica without the crowds there are six different beaches just a short half hour drive from the estate.

Some are perfect for swimming and some are world class surf beaches. All are great for picnics, walking, and watching the sun set. Playa Palo Seco, just outside Parrita, and Esterillos to our west, both have several little resorts with wonderful restaurants for memorial sunset dining. Parrita and Playon closer to the hill have many very good Tico restaurants for those who prefer the local cusine and culture.

We have maps and a GPS available. If you have a larger group, we can arrange transfers with a very reliable local driver in a very nice 10 to 12 passenger air conditioned van. We can usually get you a more affordable rate on transfers locally then you can get on your own.

We know a lot of cool places to go and you just sit back and relax.

We can also help arrange for a car rental with a very reputable firm in Jaco. They come and get you right at the airport and deliver you to Jaco where you sign he paperwork and drop off the driver. Driving in CR can be quite the stress-filled adventure, especially at night but once you are on the coast it is a piece of cake.

Our staff will take great care of you, and we strive to provide the most relaxed environment for your memorable vacation. Come stay with us and enjoy the REAL COSTA RICA!

Talk to you soon.

Randy and Claudia Dains

Keywords: Thank you for your inquiry into our vacation rental house, villa, estate. Our guests tell us they see more wildlife during their stay here at the estate than any of the tours they go on. It is a birders paradise and a wildlife lovers dream. There is usually a plethora of butterflies, birds of all kinds, monkeys, iguana’s, and other wildlife for your viewing pleasure. We have stables with 5 horses here on the estate and the younger people really enjoy hanging out with the herd. The estate is in the mountains a 30 minute drive to several beaches. Much closer to the estate there are several waterfalls and a major river. The estate is 25 minutes to Parrita, which is then 20 minutes to Quepos or 30 minutes to Jaco and 2 hours to the airport in San Jose.

More Details

Owner
Randy and Claudia Dains
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Randy and Claudia Dains

Hola,

We are Randy and Claudia Dains from Idaho, partners in Casa Brisas de la Montana, along with Vern Eames, also from Idaho.

It is our goal here at Casa Brisas to make sure that you have the greatest experience possible on your vacation to beautiful Costa Rica. When you leave we want you to leave with a smile on your face and a treasure trove full of wonderful memories. We, like Disneyland, want to be known as the 'happiest place on earth'.

Randy and Claudia Dains purchased this villa in 2010

Why Randy and Claudia Dains chose Manuel Antonio

We chose Casa Brisas de la Montana because of the absolutely stunning beauty and tranquility of the area. The local 'Ticos' are absolutely the best, most genuine people you will ever want to meet. Living here on 'the hill' is a dream come true for my wife and I.

What makes this villa unique

Secluded, beautiful estate that is close enough to all the major tourist areas to make them easily accessable for a truly exciting vacation. But best of all, they are also easily escapeable for a truely relaxing vacation. You get the best of both!

And it is 100% totally solar hot water and solar powered for a renewable, green vacation experience.

Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs handicap accessible
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , off kitchen
    Bathroom 5 - shower
    Attached - toilet , shower , Attached unit
  • We also have an outdoor shower with hot water for showering off after a hard day playing at the beach or hiking in the mountains. We are 100% solar hot water heated so you can't run out.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Attached Unit - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Infinity edge pool with built in swim jet package and waterfall. Overlooking the Parrita River valley and Pacific ocean, incredible views. binoculars for wildlife viewing, star gazing. Ipod dock, alarm clocks safe basketball On site concierge/driver/guide. On site gardner/maintenance/ security. On site chef services provided by our housekeepers. They will cook for you and you just tip her and pay for the groceries. On site horseback riding included at no additional charge. Bilingual staff. Housekeeping provided every other day.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

96% Complete
1% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Luxurious 4 Bedroom Eco Friendly Mountain Estate with Gorgeous Ocean Views
average rating of 4.946429 based on 56 reviews
5

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!! MUST STAY!!

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family stayed with Randy during Spring Break this past March (2017) and we had an AMAZING time! I would highly recommend staying at the Casa and working with Randy! Randy worked with me for over a year getting plans aligned and making sure our trip was just perfect! He really went above and beyond and gave us an experience we will never forget. Randy uses a group of trusted individuals that he set us up with for tours, excursions, personal cooking, messages, etc. And ALL of them were fantastic! If it wasn't for Randy and his group we wouldn't have had the experience that we did!We always felt well cared for by each of them and really had a blast! The property was beautiful and was very accommodating for all of us. Even our 18 month old loved it! Especially the horses and the baby chicks...which she had to go out and see at least 8 times a day. The views are amazing and you will love the wild life that you are able to see each day. I HIGHLY recommend this Casa and Randy! He was an amazing help and addition to our trip and really made it a success! Because of Randy, we will be returning back to the Casa for future family trips!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for bringing your family down to stay with us. I think I had as much fun hosting you guys as you had being here. I hope our paths cross again. Happy Trails and Pura Vida Randy
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Lawrence, Massachusetts
5

A Beautiful Mountain Retreat With An Amazing Owner!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at the casa. From the very beginning of our stay, Randy, the owner was incredibly accommodating. He is an old soul who offered us the utmost kindness, cooperation, and consideration. He can tell a pretty good story too!

The house is on top of a mountain so it doesn't really have an address so Randy met us in Parrita. He knew we would be tired from our trip from the airport so he met us at a restaurant near the hill and sat and had dinner with us. He then brought us grocery shopping for a few items. He is fabulous!

The trek up to the house is an adventure in itself. Get a car with 4-wheel drive, Randy will help arrange for one through a local rent-a-car company. The road is dirt and steep. After the first day, it wasn't a surprise and it didn't bother us, we knew what we were in for. The kids looked for monkeys in the trees on the way and that entertained them.

We traveled with 11 people (4 adults and 7 kids) and Randy accommodated that by providing an air mattress for the extra kids. There are four bedrooms, the master is far superior to the others. It is gorgeous! I cannot say enough about the house, it is an incredible place to be. The pool is beautiful and kept cool by the shades hanging over it. Our kids spent most of their time there, in it.

From the balcony and patio you can see parrots, toucans, iguanas, frogs, and so many other things. The views were spectacular. Oscar took our kids horseback riding and since there were so many people, he ended up taking two different groups. The kids loved feeding the horses fruit scraps all week since they were stationed by the gate, roaming free, waiting.

Randy arranged for us to have someone cook dinner one night. It was delicious. Andrea came and made a full Costa Rican meal. Other than that, we cooked on our own, ate out a bunch while on excursions, and snacked during the day.

For excursions, we did zip lining on the hill. Randy arranged it. Fabulous! We all agreed it was our favorite activity. Randy went along and provided refreshments and a walking partner for the people who decided not to do it. We visited the La Iguana Chocolate Farm. That was my favorite trip. It is only about 40 minutes through the mountains from the house. It is a beautiful drive. Manuel Antonio beach is worth the trip to the park. We took a day trip to Uvita to walk on Whale's Tail and to visit a friend.

Stay with Randy! The trip was fabulous!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful Secluded Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our family of 9, with great opportunities for relaxation and adventure in natural beauty. I can't imagine finding a better place for our vacation.

The casa is a secluded luxury home, set in the jungle at the peak of a mountain, 30 minutes from Parrita. The view from the wrap around balcony and the infinity pool was amazing. Flowering bushes, fruit trees, and coconut palms surround the house. We saw scarlet macaws, toucans, blue morphos, and other beautiful wildlife.

Randy was a very friendly, enthusiastic host. He reserved all our activities, took us on our first outings, and made sure we had a wonderful time.

It would have been worth the trip just for the casa. The balcony and patio had 3 hammocks and plenty of comfy furniture. The pool was one of our favorite activities, big enough for our whole family to play and relax together. We enjoyed foosball on the patio, and games and movies in the evenings. Snacks from the yard included fresh coconut water, pineapples, lemons, and oranges. Oscar and Randy helped us ride the 5 horses, fun even for those who had never ridden. Andrea cooked two excellent Tico suppers for us. Magally kept the casa very clean.

We loved the activities right there in the mountains. Sky Mountain Canopy (5 minutes) had 6 zip lines up to 700 m long, back and forth across a jungle valley. At Las Pilas waterfalls (20 minutes plus a short hike) we jumped from the cliff into the pool. La Iguana Chocolate Farm (45 minutes) let us see the whole process, taste cacao fruit and roasted nibs, make chocolate tea and candy from scratch, and enjoy a mountain Tico lunch. Our last night, we drove 20 minutes to a fun Tico rodeo.

We also enjoyed a beach near Parrita, shopping in Jaco (1 hour), and tours in Quepos/Manuel Antonio (1 hour) like the Mangrove tour and MA Park tour (Mauricio was a great guide for both), and Sunset Sails.

Driving a 12-passenger van with luggage tied to the roof, I was very nervous the first night up the narrow mountain road. But it got better, and was so worth it for the beautiful casa and retreat from crowds. The casa in the jungle may have more bugs and lizards than a resort, but we never saw a single mosquito or biting fly. The cicadas and birds are loud, but we loved listening to them instead of traffic and tourists. If you want a luxury setting in secluded natural beauty, this is it.

If we had to start over, staying at Casa Brisas would be the first thing we would settle on.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bryan Thank you so much for putting your trust in us and bringing your family down to experience our little piece of paradise. It was my pleasure to be your host and get to know your wonderful family. That is exactly why we do what we do. Good luck in the future and I hope that our trails cross path again. Happy Trails and Pura Vida Randy and Claudia
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

An unforgettable vacation in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous home was perfect for our 4-generation-family stay. The graceful architecture and wood and tile finishing together with comfortable furnishings were a visual delight and meant that just hanging around home was relaxing and stress-free. The pool was great for everyone and was always a perfect temperature. After battling the crowds and heat at Manuel Antonio National Park we realized that we had everything a couple of steps away - monkeys, lovely birds, the resident iguanas - all were delightful at this comfortably cooler hill-top location. We were glad we had rented an SUV as it provided the freedom to pop down the hill and grab some beer and ice cream, or head deeper into the hills to explore the rural attractions, like La Iguana Chocolate Farm (incredible experience). Randy was a great host and lead us to local waterfalls and provided all kinds of helpful advice. Oscar took us on a couple of great trail rides which turned out to be quite exciting, getting up close and personal with the jungle! The horses were well-mannered and sure-footed and it was fun to feed them our fruit peelings every day. Pretty much everybody we met in Costa Rica was kind and gracious. We'd return to Casa Brisas de la Montana in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy Thank you for bringing your family down to visit. What a delight to host such a wonderful, close knit family. It makes my job the best job in the world. Happy Trails and hope to see you down here again. Pura Vida Randy
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Simply Breathtaking!!! Brought tears to my eyes!

  • 5 of 5

There was 9 of us total- all family and our first time to CR- It was a truly amazing experience. The casa was better than described, well maintained and absolutely spotless. The manager/owner- Randy was on site and treated us like royalty. If there was even the smallest problem...he was on it. He also arranged and advised us on excursions. We enjoyed the local zipline/waterfalls, sunset tour with snorkeling, sightseeing in Jaco, horsebacking riding on property, Manuel Antonio with guide, estuary fishing and amazing meals on and off property. A favorite was waking early to the jungle sounds and watching the monkeys swinging overhead. I highly recommend this casa to all ages. Note: the road up is a little rough- but definitely part of the experience....and besides...the view is from the TOP.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Riverton/UT
5

Beautiful! A perfect Coasta Rican Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying here! Randy is an amazing and very accommodating host. We had some travel delays getting to Costa Rica and Randy helped us figure out how to get to the house, even though we were almost 24 hours late. He even arranged for someone to pick us up and drive our family to the house. We didn't get in until 3:00 in the morning, but Randy was there with a smile to help get us settled in and get our vacation off to a great start.

Staying up in the hills of Costa Rica was an amazing experience. We made a few excursions during the 3 days we stayed at the house, but some of our best times were spent relaxing by the pool and enjoying the beautiful home and the amazing views.

We had 9 people (including 7 teenagers) and they had a great time. We stayed a total of 6 days in Costa Rica and half the time was spent here, and the other half at the beach. We thought for sure the kids would love the beach house better, but as we have talked about the great time we had, they loved this mountain home just as much as the beach.

Randy recommended a great tour guide and some excellent adventures close to home. All of this made for an unforgettable adventure. We would definitely stay again and our teenagers can't stop talking about the amazing time they had in Costa Rica!

Thanks Randy!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Juan Santamaria International, SJO
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Bandera, Palo Seco
Car: recommended

Things to do - all can be arranged by our concierge:

Manuel Antonio Park Tour

Rain Maker Park Tour

Deep Sea Sport Fishing

Mangrove fishing and kayaking

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Sailboating

Sunset Champagne Sails

Whale and dolphin watching

Tortoise watching

Tortuga Island Tour

Canopy Tour

Waterfall Rappelling

Whitewater River Rafting

Jet Skiing

Butterfly Botanical Gardens

Volcano tours

Horse Back Riding

Surfing

Paddle Boarding

Mountain Biking

ATV four-wheel adventure

Parasailing

Banana boat riding

Golfing

Paintball

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties