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Gorgeous Contemporary Home-Great location w pool&large outdoor area-Sleeps 12-14

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, Luxury home, pool and close to several restaurants!

This is a luxurious, contemporary home in the heart of Manuel Antonio, one of the most famous beaches in Costa Rica. The layout of this property is unique and allows couples to have privacy. You have the main house with the 2 master bedrooms. Then, you have 4 self-contained units with it's own kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. This allows your group to gather in the main house and other common areas like the pool, terrace, rooftop deck but then have your own space when you want it.

The main house has 2 master bedrooms with King size beds with luxury linens and en suite bathrooms. We also have a full service kitchen with high end stainless steel appliance and all you need to cook a great meal! The living room is spacious and opens up to a terrace for maximum relaxation. The villa also has a loft area to hang out and play games and sleep an additional 2 people on a pullout sofa, if needed.

The 3 individual units has its own separate entrances with all the amenities - kitchen, living room, balcony, bedroom, and bathroom.

The studio also has it's own kitchen bedroom, patio and bathroom.

The home is a one minute walk to the bus stop and access to transportation which will take you to the beach or the town of Quepos on either direction. The beach is only a 5 minute ride and the town is only a 5 minute ride in the opposite direction.

The home also has a great swimming pool with a gazebo hangout area. The outdoor common area is equipped with a grill and patio furniture for relaxing. Enjoy the all the animals that visit - monkeys, toucans, etc.

This is a BRAND NEW property! We offer a personal concierge to cater to your every need including but not limited to arranging tours, private chef, transportation, grocery shopping, and spa services.

Ask me about booking only a portion of the property for a discount. We only allow partial rental of the property between August-mid November.

The house has WiFi and ample parking. Hope you enjoy our home as much as we do!

More Details

Laya Iliria
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Laya Iliria

My husband and I have traveled all over the world. We love getting to know new people. We have 2 boys that we want to instill that sense of adventure and curiosity about the world around them. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do!

Laya Iliria purchased this house in 2012

Why Laya Iliria chose Manuel Antonio

We love Manuel Antonio. I lived in Costa Rica when I was in college for several weeks and traveled the country. I came back again 18 years later with my husband and we loved Manuel Antonio so much that we bought a place for our family to enjoy. We want to share our home with others and let them enjoy it. The people of Costa Rica are happy, laid back, generous, kind, and wonderful! Everything is PURA VIDA! You will hear this phrase over and over while you visit the country. It means pure life! You will get to experience a simpler life and simpler way of doing things in Manuel Antonio. The town has so much to offer from all the adventures, beautiful beaches, national park, nature, animals, food and most importantly the people. This is not a commercialized area like you would find in Mexico. It's unique charm lies in the natural beauty and its people! It is a great place to explore!

What makes this house unique

We love this home because of the outdoor living area. You have a terrace attached to the main house, then you go down to the pool and you have a large roof top deck and a gazebo. The outdoor area is great for large gatherings to celebrate milestone birthdays, wedding rehearsals, and big family/friends get together. The main house can also serve as a gathering area because it is a wide open living space. We understand and love being with our family but this also allows us to have space as they leave the main house and walk down the steps across the pool to go to their own private casitas/units.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The place was amazing. Wish it had an ocean view but what do you do when you are in the jungle. Laya was always available to get a hold of if needed and her site manager, Damian, was always there and helped whenever asked. Him and his family were great hosts to a country we had never been before. The place was neat and clean. It is just up a small street away from minor noise of the town. Quiet evenings on the bbq deck were relaxing. We would love to return at some point. Thanks so much
Jun 2017
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Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft area
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • There is a sofa bed in the loft that can sleep two people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Please ask owner for other services needed (chef service, massage/spa services, renting a car, chauffeur or anything else that you may need). We will do our best to provide you with anything that you need to make sure visit wonderful!


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Gorgeous Contemporary Home-Great location w pool&large outdoor area-Sleeps 12-14
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 42 reviews

Very nice place

  • 4 of 5

This house is located right between downtown Quepos and Manuel Antonio, close to dining, bars, shopping, etc.

Sleeps up to 6) couples or 12 adults with lots of privacy for all.

As an "picky" American there are a few small details I'd like to see simplified for example rekey the house to a single key, repair the door leaving the living room to main patio where it doesn't stick, and add a handle on the outside of that same door but besides that the house is everything it was sold as.

Marachelli and her Mom - the cooks/house keepers are wonderful human beings. I highly recommend using them for cooking at the house.

Damian the house keeper is also very helpful and close by if any problems were to occur.

I would definitely rent this property again.

Ben - Austin, TX

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!

  • 4 of 5

A group of us came down for our annual trip and to celebrate my husbands birthday. The location was great and so was Damien. He was able to literally answer any and all questions asked. The beach was also great and so were the restaurants nearby. We definitely enjoyed our time in Costa Rica! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Birthday Ever!

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing, Damian was great. He was available to answer or my question and concerns. The house was clean and well taken care of. The resturarnts were close with good food. The beach was amazing and the people were really nice. Laya was very helpful as well and provided me it's great resturarnts to ear at. Overall I had a amazing time and enjoyed the home! I would definitely go back again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Space

  • 5 of 5

A large group of us came down for a friend's wedding and stayed at the beautiful Casa Cielo. Damien couldn't have been more helpful with everything from setting up excursions to telling us where to go grocery shopping and responded to all our questions prior arrival quickly. The house's location is perfect -- right next to the local bus stop -- and it's a gorgeous, relaxing space. We'd happily stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cielo is a beautiful home with two master bedrooms and four additional rooms located on the property (each with a kitchenette, living room, and bathroom). Laya, the owner of the property, and Damian, the property manager, are more than welcoming. They assisted our group in setting up all of the tours (zip lining, canyoning, white water rafting, nature hike, etc.). They even have a chef on call to make dinners as needed. The bus stop to Manuel Antonio or Quepos (the home is located in the middle) is right down a small hill from the property. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place with easy Bus access to Manuel Antonio National Park and downtown Quepos

  • 4 of 5

This is a great property with plenty of room for our party of 6. Lots of wildlife and nice restaurant next door. Damian the property manager is very helpful and lives next door. The location is safe and close to all the tour operators. White water rafting and the beach inside the National Park are must do attractions. The owner lives in the USA which helped because I could call her and ask questions before the trip. I will definitely come back and use this rental again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Restaurante Mymosa
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Restaurante Mymosa
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

CC process fee $250
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 13.0%

13% Costa Rican Sales Tax NOT INCLUDED.

CHRISTMAS WEEK 2016 - $10,000
NEW YEARS WEEK 2016/17 - $10,000

-Pricing is based on 12 guests
-Inquire for chef services
-Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.