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Celebrate Christmas Week at Villas Del Sol ! Extra Nights, Extra Value

(27 Reviews)

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Three (3) Suites, Three (3) Baths. Sleeps 8 (+4). Large Pool. Air conditioned.

Stepping through grand, teakwood gates into her cozy, cool lanai, you immediately know you made the perfect choice for your Tropical Getaway. Feeling her ocean breezes, hearing the trickle of her soothing fountain and seeing her lush garden area . . . you may just decide you’d be content to spend your vacation right there on her veranda, and you're not even inside yet. You have only begun the Villas del Sol Experience. Right now, when you reserve Christmas or New Year's Weeks, you can extend your Holiday Week at Low Season Rates (see our rates page "notes" . . .or send an inquiry now to ask how).

Conceived by renown Costa Rican architects specifically for her owner as his personal home, you will find a myriad of special touches that sets Villas del Sol above even the most popular villas in Costa Rica. Hand-carved doors lead you onto every floor, distinctive chandeliers light your way, colorful ornaments and paintings from all over the globe, let you know you are in a “home”, not just a vacation house.

Crossing to the “Ocean Side” of Villas del Sol, three large, covered verandas overlook her pristine pool and wrap the villa. Certainly these views will make you feel you can soar out over the Pacific. No doubt it’s a good idea to fight that initial impulse to fly, but you can at least reach out to try to touch the sea . . . it’s just that close. Every morning (assuming you can get all those pesky monkeys from your line of vision) your view is spectacular.

Above this sea-side tower of balconies, if you can tolerate the best view in all Costa Rica: climb the stairway to Villas del Sol’s famous perch, legendary throughout all Manuel Antonio. (The principal photograph you see here on her profile was taken from The Perch). For meditation and yoga, or, with its two cozy chaise lounges that make it ideal for reading, this nest will make you feel you are truly On Top of The World.

Conveniently, Villas del Sol is the only luxury villa in town whose doors open to the Main Avenue. In literally five seconds, you are meeting your tour transfer or driving your car. In 10 minutes, you can walk to a multitude of excellent restaurants. If you've visited Manuel Antonio, you know just how vital location is for having the ideal holiday; if not, you will soon discover that Villas del Sol is quite the elite address. When locals are offering directions to drivers, 'the big perch at Villas del Sol' is always their favorite landmark. Yet because Villas del Sol’s architects calculated for this unique location, inside the villa is perfectly quiet. After you arrive, you will see just how fortunate you are.

Monkeys in the bamboo, toucans in the palms, iguanas having coffee by the pool . . . our animals come to you at Villas del Sol. Of course you will love the National Park Beaches, but you really won’t need any park to see Costa Rica's wildlife: just look out your window.

The epic Master Suite encompasses the entire 4th floor. Jetted bath, 42” HDTV, staggering views, enormous king bed, private lounging area, breakfast table on the balcony, and utter privacy are all your rewards if you can just keep the secret. Of course, your Friends in the Jungle and Palm Suites will not feel at all slighted. Luxurious queen beds and linens, huge closets, private living area, and reserved terrace with lounges are all prizes for these Guests. Everything is, of course, air-conditioned.

For additional space when your family is a little larger, Villas del Sol has just remodeled its Pool Suite. With its separate entrance, offering more privacy, this special first floor 'cottage' opens right onto the pool. It boasts its own suite with queen bed and private bath, living room, kitchenette and even its own walk-in closet. There's also another convertible sofa that makes it ideal for up to four additional guests. It's great for teenagers or the extra couple that wants a little additional seclusion. For ~$100/night, this cozy addition make Villas del Sol great for up to eight guests. (If you don't choose it, the Pool Suite will always be vacant; it's never offered independently). Adding the convertible beds (+$100/night) allow you to have 10 or 12 guests.

Your most unexpected, and perhaps most valued assets are Donald (your host) and Nathan (your personal concierge). They live in a separate accommodation at Villas del Sol, and, although completely removed, they are available in moments. Prior to your arrival, through email and/or telephone calls, Donald & Nathan customize all your wishes: transportation, restaurant reservations, tour and excursion bookings. All your vacation planning is included. Once you're here, Nathan is available 24-hours a day to implement your plans. If however, you just want to relax, opting to spend your time at the beach and pool, he is equally capable simply to provide your sunscreen and towels.

At Villas del Sol, whether it’s tranquil or thrilling: Your preference is our pleasure. White Wine or White Water Rafting; Sun Tanning or Salsa Dancing; Sailing or Sport Fishing . . . it’s our mission to customize the perfect Costa Rica Experience for you and your Family.

Nathan has created a presentation of “Insider Tips for Costa Rica” that he will send you right now in exchange for nothing more than your inquiry. These 40 pieces of valuable advice about traveling to Costa Rica are compiled after years of experience assisting his Guests as they organize their vacations. With no further commitment, this “peace of mind” is yours for the asking. Send your inquiry now to receive it.

So, until we meet at Villas del Sol we wish you: Pura Vida, The “Pure Life” of Costa Rica. . . .
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking Allowed outside the villa...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

  • Master Suite: 1 king


  • Jungle Suite: 1 queen


  • Banana Suite: 1 queen


  • Pool Suite: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Living room, kitchenette, private bed & bath. $100/night ...moreless

  • Convertible Queen Sofa: 1 queen

    In Family Room. Offered ONLY when Pool Suite is chosen....moreless

  • Convertible Queen sofa/ Pool Suite: 1 double

    Allows Pool Suite to sleep 4 guests...moreless

  • Bedrooms: Air conditioned, Private balconies. Televisions. Luxury bedding. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master Suite: toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet

    Whirlpool tub & separate shower...moreless

  • Banana Bath: toilet, shower


  • Jungle Bath: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Pool Suite Bath: toilet, shower, bidet

    Huge shower with 'Rain' shower head ...moreless

  • All Baths have luxury towels, shower amenities, soap, hair dryers

Other Amenities

  • Concierge at your service 24 hours a day in private (and separate) Owner's Suite - WiFi throughout - Air-conditioning throughout - Daily housekeeping - Netflix - Optional laundry service - Gas grill ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Blue Tooth speakers adaptable to your own music library....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable includes all US channels and three movie channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Large Screen LCD's in every Suite and Living Room. Cable with HBO & The Movie Channel. 'Smart' TV in Master, suitable for an Apple TV....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View:

    Remarkable Ocean View . . . as seen on all Manuel Antonio postcards...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Prestige Dining indoors. Casual dining poolside or on the balcony....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets,Towels, Pool towels provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Family living room with flat screen TV. Suites also have sitting rooms...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off Street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Units on every floor. Intercom. Free calls to US and Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing Service by Housekeeper at $5/load...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Setting for 12. Full kitchen cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Upscale Stainless Steel Appliances. Dishwasher, microwave, ample cabinet space, wine cooler....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    2nd refrigerator for Jungle & Banana Suites. 3rd refrigerator in Pool Suite....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas. Five burner. ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Ocean view balconies on every floor...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Spacious Pool Deck, Lounge Chairs, ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 27 - Dec 16, 2016
7 night min stay

CHRISTMAS 2016(any 7 nights)
Dec 17 - Dec 27, 2016
7 night min stay

Jan 8 - Apr 7, 2017
7 night min stay

Apr 8 - Apr 22, 2017
7 night min stay

Apr 23 - May 6, 2017
7 night min stay

May 7 - Nov 18, 2017
5 night min stay
$2,900 $6,500
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$2,900 $6,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • $125/nt/Pool Suite (>6) $0
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • $700/wk/convertible (>8) $0


* Choose your Seven Night Vacation at Christmas (December 17-28) or New Year's (December 28-January 7). Then, get the rest of that period (1-5 more nights) at a huge discount off the High Season rates . . . . .only $500/night!!

Villas del Sol is available for the rates shared above. This includes 3500 Prestige square feet on four floors with three private suites, two living rooms, private pool and our spectacular Viewing Perch. You will find it perfect for six (or fewer) Guests.

The Pool Suite is a perfect addition for more social/dining area or supplemental sleeping space. For $100-$125/night (depending on the Season), it makes Villas del Sol suitable for eight (8) guests. Our Pool Suite boasts its own queen bedroom, living room, full bath, air-conditioning, kitchenette , and large screen TV. Send an inquiry now for specific information. The Pool Suite is never offered independently; therefore if you choose not to use it, it will be vacant..

Villas del Sol also offers TWO Convertible Beds . . .one in the Main living room and another in the Pool Suite living room. They can be added at $700/each/week. This allows for 12 guests.

Saturday to Saturday Preferred

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50% Required 60 Days Before Arrival

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Rates Include All Taxes, Services and Amenities

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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115 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose (SJO)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Airplane (El Avion)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Costa Rica 618
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Agua Azul
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Manuel Antonio National Park

Car: Not Necessary

Manuel Antonio is a 'Mountain Town . . . Near the Ocean', so there are no 'beach houses' as one would picture them in, perhaps, The US. Since there are no villas here where you can step out of the door and into the sand, every location requires some travel to get to The Beach. Villas del Sol is near the top of the mountain in Manuel Antonio, thus providing the spectacular views seen in her photos, cool ocean breezes and the peace & quiet away from beach noise. It is on the main road between the towns of Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Step out of the front door and be anywhere you want to be (walking or shuttle) in a matter of minutes.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: Donald and Nathan have been hosts at Villas del Sol well over three years. Since they actually live in a separate cottage at Villas del Sol, they know the villa like the backs of their hands, and openly share all its amazing secrets with you. And they are available at your beck & call. Nathan is a Tico who has been in Manuel Antonio his entire life, so he knows all the best local restaurants, secret beaches and tours to make you really feel you are 'living like a local'. Donald has been in Manuel Antonio since 2006, and customizes your vacation in Costa Rica to make sure all the details fit together perfectly into an adventure you will be proud to boast about to your friends when you return home. Together Donald and Nathan work closely to make sure everything is 'just so' . . . pledging this will be your best vacation ever!

Why Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica:
Villas del Sol is owned by Dr. Wayne Porter of Miami, Florida. He purchased Villas del Sol year ago when it had only a small cottage. In 2008, he added the large luxury villa at the same site. (Hence the plural, "Villas" del Sol). He had fallen in love with Costa Rica during his many earlier visits, and decided he need to have a home in this Tropical Paradise. The villa was built as his personal home, which provides the warm, personal touches not found in most "one size fits all" vacation rentals in Manuel Antonio. In 2012, Wayne entrusted Donald and Nathan to begin offering his masterpiece to folks who want the best from their Costa Rica vacation. We are all certain you will agree that Villas del Sol will give you a vacation you will always remember.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
With its five floors, Villas del Sol is one of the most prolific homes in all Manuel Antonio. On a clear day, from her Perch, you can see to the Osa Peninsula . . .just before Panama's border. The views are just that spectacular. One of the few villas located on the Main Road of Manuel Antonio, Villas del Sol's location is indeed unique. There is no need for a car since your shuttles and cars can meet you right at the front gate, just after you step out of your villa. Each level has its own entrance accessible from the stairway, allowing for privacy . . .yet offering togetherness, simultaneously. And The Pool Suite, while part of the villa allows an intimate space for anyone in your family/group who wants a little extra privacy. This exclusive space has its own living room, kitchen, separate bedroom and bathroom, and is available for any family needing a little extra space . . . .for sleeping, pool parties or barbeques.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Best View in Costa Rica

    Best View in Costa Rica

  • Tasteful appointments

    Tasteful appointments

  • Sunset in The Perch

    Sunset in The Perch

  • Banana Suite & its sun balcony

    Banana Suite & its sun balcony

  • Pool Suite living room

    Pool Suite living room

  • Your Tropical Oasis

    Your Tropical Oasis

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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