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Casa Bella Vista- Home of Manuel Antonio's Most Famous View!

Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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4 - 5 nights


Manuel Antonio Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

If you’ve already made the decision to visit the unparalled beauty of Costa Rica, look no further than Casa Bella Vista. With it’s premier hilltop position, the location is unmatched. Tropical sophistication is the perfect description for this luxury mansion appreciated not only for it’s location, views and size but also for it’s architecture and it's design.

The entrance is dramatic and when walking through the front door you can’t help but feel overwhelmed in awe. Let the grand staircase lead you through the three levels. Enjoy the world famous post card view of Manuel Antonio park from the master bed, jacuzzi and roof top terrace. From every terrace you will enjoy the splenders of nature that surround you.

This private jewel pays great attention to modern details and convienances. From indoor track lighting throughout the interior and exterior, WiFi internet throughout the property, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ grill and multiple dining areas. It’s indoor comforts includes a spacious sunken living room, side office, guest bath, roof top bar and various seating areas for reading and relaxation.

Casa Bella Vista has a gated entrance. private parking area, maid service and concierge. It’s the perfect choice and has been a favorite for high level clientele such as corporate executives, sports figures, celebrities and others which have a need for absolute privacy.

Relax poolside with plenty of space to have your own quiet areas. Enjoy the sloped beach access in the pool or take a seat at the swim up bar. The covered patio is perfect for taking advantage of the ocean breeze and sounds of surf and nature.

The relaxing environment is the perfect setting for a massage or other therapies such as yoga, pilates or meditation which can be easily arranged.

To really take advantage of your care free vacation, let us hire your personal chef to leave you nothing to do but... relax!

Keywords: Luxury Mansion, Spectacular view, Perfect for entertaining, Spacious open floor plan, include modern necessities, ideal location, private entrance, family vacation, group accommodations, roof-top terrace , coastal view,

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
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December 6, 2016
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About Christen

I moved to Costa Rica full time after years of traveling/ studying through the summers. I found my home in Manuel Antonio for years. It's the only place in the world I have traveled to that I have to catch my breath after seeing the view again for the first time! It's such a special place from the view, the park, beaches, and of course the monkeys!

I have been fortunate throughout the years to stay at the Casa Bella Vista and proud to represent the owner. I have a passion for my friends, family and guests to have the best possible experience in Costa Rica. I make it a mission to provide a care-free vacation with all details completely handled!

Christen purchased this estate in 1999

Why Christen chose Manuel Antonio Area

This property is perfect for a family or few couples. The spaces are very nice and open, terraces off every bedroom! The pool is perfect and just an amazing place to relax or entertain. It is in walking distance to many restaurants/bars and down to the beach! Location, location!

What makes this estate unique

Casa Bella Vista truly is the home to Manuel Antonio's post-card view of the National Park. The infinity pool and roof-top terrace is a spectacular spot to take it all in from the view to nature around you. There is an abundance of animals that love the house too and stick pretty close. Casa Bella Vista is private yet a close minutes walk to the nearby restaurant and bars of Manuel Antonio. It is also in walking distance down to the beach.

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Jun 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Casa Bella Vista- Home of Manuel Antonio's Most Famous View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Garland, Texas, USA


  • 5 of 5

Casa Bella Vista has one of the most breath taking views in the world and the house is gorgeous! Every day we were visited by monkeys, toucans, iguanas and sloths. The monkeys were so fun and kept us entertained for hours. The staff at Casa Bella Vista is exceptional. From Javier taking care of the house and finding sloths, porcupines and monkeys for us and Dixie keeping the house spotless to Sani accompanying us on a white water rafting trip we were well taken care of. We also had the best chef Lily. Her food was 5 stars and we had her 3 nights. Next time we will have her the entire time! Truly we could have just stayed at the house and had the best vacation ever, but we did get out and explore. We had three families and all had the best time ever. We will definitely be coming back and staying at Casa Bella Vista in the near future.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Petersburg, Florida USA


  • 5 of 5

Delivered on everything it promised, fabulous destination and the service was extraordinary!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Better than expected.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation. 3 families, 6 adults, 6 kids (from 3-9). The pool and views were breathtaking, the nearby beach was stunning. Good surfing, great food & restaurants (Emilio's). Used the chef (Rambo) highly recommend. the daily maid service was the best thing ever... clean rooms everyday, dry towels, clean dishes, washed/folded laundry!!! we searched for weeks to find a good place to stay, i am so glad we didn't settle for places with no view etc. this house was unreal... I would love to return and have recommended it to many.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Atlanta, GA

Awesome Stay At Casa Bella Vista

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay we had in Manual Antonia while calling Casa Bella Vista our home! Chrisi our contact for rental in the states and Sani our contact in MA made our experience just perfect! There were 4 couples traveling together, we stayed for 10 days and this was a great amount of time. We went on many adventures that Sani set up for us but we also had time to lounge and enjoy the house! Everyone we encountered would say, you are in the best home in all of MA. We did look at a few other rental homes as well as a few really nice resorts and we agree! You get fabulous breezes being at the top of the hill, remarkable views and a very large pool. We saw the most jungle wildlife right there in our yard, sloths, toucans, Hollar monkeys, white faced monkeys, little spider tee-tee monkeys just on and on! The staff is wonderful Javier and Dixie are kind, honest people, no worries about your things! Dixie washed and cleaned daily. Our chef, Lili cooked for us twice! What a treat!! She made drinks and served them to us on the rooftop terrace along with appetizers and then set a most beautiful table and served delicious foods , desserts and even would make us a banana bread for the next morning! Sani went with us on a couple of our adventures and we all felt that we had made new friends with he and Lili! You are centrally located in the town of MA and you can walk to wonderful restaurants, Grocies and the beach. We did learn to ride the bus which was .75 and this would bring you back up from the beach and take you into the town of Qupose. There was a fruit market in the town of Qupose on Friday and Saturdays, that was fun! We did not have a car and that was fine. The house is just wonderful, everything that you need. The bedrooms are air conditioned and the house is all open air. The master is really stunning, the other 3 bedrooms are adequate. You really don't stay in the rooms very much as the pool area is where we spent most of our time when not on a wonderful adventure! Sani and staff will take care of everything!! We will all be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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New Cumberland, PA

Casa Bella Vista ~ March 2016

  • 5 of 5

I'll start the review by saying that arranging the rental was very easy. Chrisi Barnes was very accessible, and answered all of our questions / concerns promptly. That we were certain that we were working with reliable people (i.e., Mr. Barnes) also aided in the transaction, given that the cost of the rental is not a sum of money that you want to have go awry.

Upon arrival, we discovered (again) why we love Casa Bella Vista so much. (My wife and 6 other friends had visited CBV in 2006). The house was as marvelous as it was 10 year prior. (If you get your choice of bedrooms, for sure go with the "master"; it is something special). But then you go outside... my of my!! The view looking over the inlet toward Manuel Antonio is magnificent, and the Infinity Pool is to die for! The pool by the way is very usable by "kids of all ages". And the property itself is so private & beautiful.

Perhaps overlooked in some VRBO reviews is this: the "concierge service". Through Chrisi Barnes, we were connected to Sani Tene (Sunny). Sani arranged the very best of tours for us (zip line, catamaran, nature hike through Manuel Antonio), and maybe best of all, he took us on his own private tour of beach, cave, and waterfalls not generally seen by the regular tourist. Also, through Sani, we had the chef cook for us two of the seven nights that we were at the Villa; fantastic (fresh seafood, and affordably done)!! Sani was there to help us in coordinating all these activities, but if there was simply a question about the Villa, Sani was easily reachable.

And lastly, Casa Bella Vista is located exactly where you will want to be if you are there to enjoy the Manuel Antonio area. Within easy walking distance (600 yards) is Café Milagra (maybe the best small restaurant around for all types of dining, and coffee in the morning), as well as an ATM, a pharmacy, and a small grocery. And, just down the road away from the Villa are some fantastic small beaches that are available to the public...but you won't find them unless you ask Sani.

Bottom line: we have never been to a place as good as Casa Bella Vista for all the reasons that are important to us. We've been there twice already, and we'd go back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Don! Many, many thanks for your kind words and feedback! We LOVE our repeat guests and appreciate you choosing us as your home while in Manuel Antonio! I have recently married and now contact name is Chrisi Harris. (just to avoid any confusion in the future). We are very blessed to have this home in our family and love sharing the joys with other lucky guests! The house is magical in so many ways. Please do let the Harris' know when you are ready to return! The monkeys will be waiting for you!
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Bristol. VA

Beautiful place, great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went to Casa Bella Vista with our three children and their spouses/significant others. It was perfect in so many ways. The villa and the view are spectacular. The whole experience was seamless When we arrived it was evening, I cannot tell you how embracing if felt to be welcomed by the chef Lili and Javier, the caretaker to such a beautiful villa. The pictures you see on the website are a very realistic portrait of the villa and it's views. Sani Tene, who runs the villa, was responsive to all of our inquires. He arranged our transportation as well as all of our activities.

We were a group of 8 adults and the sleeping arrangements were great although one couple was clearly in the bedroom with the two double beds as well as a less functioning air-conditioning. All the rooms did have a great balcony. The pool and surrounding areas were perfect for sun lovers and shade aficionados. It all felt very spacious and luxurious.

We rented two 4 wheel cars which were great for going to the beach at sunset. I can't underestimate the amazing view from the beach but no getting there without 4 wheel drive. Don't pay the guy at the entrance. Just drive onto the beach.

We did the zipline with El Santuario. Very fun. Our favorite was the rafting with ProRafting. Also, we liked touring Manuel Antonia Park but really loved Sani's trip to swim under the waterfall. That day was a bit long and we all agreed that nothing compared with the waterfall so we should have just stopped there.

There were several restaurants in walking distance from the villa. Emilios we loved for iced coffee and almond cookies. Our favorite was Barba Roja: great food and service. We also loved Avion for it's story. The food was average and you have to drive there from the villa but it is worth a visit.

i can not recommend the villa highly enough. If we made any mistake, it was spending too much time away.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Car: not necessary

Sportfishing, Bird Watching ,ATV Excursion, Canyoning, Dolphin Watch, Mangrove Cruise, Canopy Tour, Ultra Light Flight, Butterfly Garden, Spice Farm Tour, Yoga/Pilates Massage


Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2016
Aug 21 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Green Season 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Aug 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Dec 16 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

We do request a damage deposit in which we hold, NOT CASH and shred pending no damages at check-out.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS 2016 $10,000
DEC 19 TO DEC 26 2016
DEC 26 TO JAN 2 2016

We do request a damage deposit in the amount of $1,000 which can be sent via personal check and shredded at departure pending no damages or can be paid in cash upon arrival and returned pending no damages.
Owner accepts payment via personal check
Please note there is a 4 night minimum to reserve the house.

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Manuel Antonio Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Roof top terrace including bar, in-suite safe, private terraces for each bedroom, several dining areas, reading nook,

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