Villa El Cantico - Ocean View Luxury Private Guest Home(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 7 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-16)
This respected accommodation is the ideal location for family reunions, corporate retreats or simply for a gathering of good friends. Designed for people who want the best, Villa El Cantico offers amenities and services that will make your stay a memorable trip of a lifetime.
Amazing Birthday Trip
Reviewed by: lillitiger from Chicago
Reviewed on: 03/08/2015 for their stay in 02/2015
119798 - Villa el Cantico Best Ocean View-Now Includes Chef
We (9 friends) had an amazing stay at Villa El Cantico. We loved everything, from the openness of the house, but still the rooms were secluded enough for us to get some privacy, the pool and outside area, the surroundings of the rain forest, the monkeys who visited every day, to the daily maid service. Raquel was amazing and did not only clean up the kitchen, and took care of the bathrooms and bedrooms, she even washed our cloth. It's wonderful to come back from vacation with a suitcase full of clean cloth. We decided not to use the chef for the whole week, since we are all in the hospitality industry and like to cook ourselves, most of the time we would just grill some meat or seafood on the outdoor grill, right by the pool. When we did use Chef Anna, the meals always were fantastic. We didn't tell her what to cook, we gave her the freedom of cooking with the freshest ingredients that she could find that day and we were pleased with all of it, from the brunch, over the traditional rice and chicken dish with beans, fish, dessert, etc. She even made a birthday cake for me. One of the nice things about the house is, that it is secluded, with a private guard, surrounded by wonderful palm trees and tropical flowers. We always felt super safe and the other nice thing about the house is the location. We could be as loud as we wanted and nobody was bothered by us. Not that we are a rowdy group, by all means, but we did like our late night swims in the pool. We loved the outside speakers on the pool area too, since this is where we spent most of our time. You would think we would go out a lot and explore the neighborhood/area, but we had such a good time as a group together and all the amenities of the house, that we only left once for the beach and of course the typical activities like Zip-Lining, the National Park, Mangrove and some of us went on a boat tour/snorkeling. The house conveniently is located close to a lot of restaurants and bars, small supermarket, beaches and one of them is less then 10 minutes walking distance, and the National Park is a short drive, as well as Quepos. I told Raquel (the maid) the first day, that I would love to see a sloth and that she should keep her eyes open and let me know when she sees one. She sadly reported every day that she didn't see one, but that everybody is on alert for sloth sighting. Not until the 2nd last day of our stay did I see one. This is when Raquel came to work to tell me that the guard from a neighboring house saw one and that she could talk me there to show me the sloth. It was so sweet, we both took a little stroll and sure enough she showed me a sloth, far up sleeping in a tree. All the people working for Villa El Cantico, starting with the house manager Melissa, to Raquel, Anna, Rudolfo (in-charge of pool/area) and the guards are so nice and were so helpful with any and all of our questions. We definitely would come back to Villa El Cantico.
Our little group (3 families) just returned from our annual Easter vacation jaunt... each year we try some place new. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we had at Villa El Cantico. The house is truly 'life styles of the rich and famous'. The pictures on the web do not do it justice. 'It's beautiful'. Raoul made sure we were picked up at Quepos airport. The fridge was stocked and ready for a snack and cold cocktail upon arrival. Arriving late Friday, Maria across the street at Issimo Suites, had a table for 8 waiting with a delicious meal (sunset was beautiful).
Each morning found us with coffee or mimosa in hand watching the monkeys play in the trees just of the deck. We saw so much from the deck of the Villa (monkeys, lizards, beautiful birds). The house staff were splendid and very discrete. They pointed out a three-toed sloth in the tree.
This years vacation to Costa Rica left everyone asking 'where did the week go?' We normally start talking about the next Easter vacation around summers end, but Villa El Cantico is already on our lips for a return trip next year. I have a feeling our little group may grow. High marks to Villa El Cantico. Anyone who contemplates traveling to Costa Rica should make this their home base.
You and El Cantico were excellent ,
See you again
John, Pottstown, PA.
I truly can not capture the amount of fun we had at Villa El Cantico in words. It was the greatest vacation that we have ever had. The Brumleys and the Chiapellas also stated it was their favorite vacation as well.
We saw more wildlife from the deck of the Villa than we did at any other location. Ricardo, Andrea and Louis were top notch. Ricardo acted as a tour guide during our trip from San Jose to Quepos. He also stopped with us at the super market for groceries. Andrea was at the house every day for 6-8 hours but was very discrete. She and the gardener would point out wildlife in the yard. My daughter tried and liked food that she never would have in the States. The kids got bad sunburns surfing and Louis came over with a special local sunburn treatment. He also helped us with restaurants and shopping.
Lastly, I would like to thank you. I know this was a last minute change and you handled it very professional making us quite comfortable before we arrived. I would recommend Villa El Cantico to anyone who is interest in Costa Rica.
David Brown, FL
My family and I just returned home from our visit to fabulous Villa El Cantico with the Brown’s (My Sister Carol and her husband David). We literally had the time of our lives. The home provided us the most spectacular combination of luxury, view and overall experience. Thank you for accommodating our group on such short notice. Everyone was nice and helpful beyond words. Our families have fallen in love with the home, the region, the community and all of the Villa related people we met. Please pass along our sincere thanks to everyone in Quepos involved in our trip.
We are already talking about a return trip.
Warmest Regards and that you again,
Bill, Janet, Tyler & Eric Brumley
P.S. I will be emailing you some incredible monkey pictures in the next few days.
Jensen Beach, FL
Melissa and Kevin,
We have a fabulous time on vacation! Villa El Cantico far exceeded our expectations and everything was perfect. Raoul was very thorough in all manners including, giving us a driving tour of the area, pointing out beaches and incredible vistas, showing us how to work technical items in the house, and making tour arrangements. We couldn't have been happier. Andrea, our housekeeper, was so hardworking and did a great job. The guards and groundkeeper kept the villa and grounds safe and clean and even cleaned our car. We loved the house and mourned leaving!
My husband, kids and I had arrived in Costa Rica a week earlier and explored Poas, Arenal and Monteverde having a great time and learning much along the way.
Once on the beach in Manuel Antonio, we felt at home. I am trying to figure out when we can return!
Thank you so much for all of your help in making the rental process smooth as well as answering my many questions.
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Member since: 2001
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 16
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 7 Bedrooms (6 Dedicated, 1 Multi-Purpose Bedroom/Office), Sleeps 10-14 Guests, Air conditioning in all sleeping areas, Fully equipped kitchen central to home, as well as poolside BBQ grill & swim-up bar, Home Theater (DVD/CD) & Media Room with plush sofa & chairs for viewing comfort or just secluded relaxation & reading, Home office with PC, Printer and Internet Access, Daily housekeeping services, A Manager/Concierge will be accessible to you for arranging Tours, Transportation needs etc, Optional specialized services can include Private Chef, Therapeutic Massage & Nanny services...moreless
- DVD Player
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 8 - Apr 30
7 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 13%
Rates now include Chef Services!
50% on booking, balance 60 days before stay
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Villa El Cantico
Multmedia Room 70" LED TV, Cable, Satellite, Netflix capable
Amapola room terrace
Pacific View room
A sloth climbing a lipstick palm tree at the house entrance
Amapola Room Bathroom
Palm Tree room
Squirrel Monkeys visit poolside area sometimes twice a day
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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