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Villa El Cantico - Ocean View Luxury Private Guest Home

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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-16)

Villa El Cantico is a newly built, luxury private guest home in Manuel Antonio. This exclusive home has a stunning ocean view of Manuel Antonio National Park and is surrounded by a lush tropical forest with beautiful birds, monkeys, butterflies and other exotic wildlife. The privacy, view and luxury accommodations make this home the premier first-class vacation home on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Bedrooms have private balconies with breathtaking views overlooking the ocean.

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.

Thanks again

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.

God Bless,


Martha's Vineyard

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Member since: 2001

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Private Chef


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16

  • Tower Room: 1 queen

    Jungle view room with shared bathroom...moreless

  • Surfer Room: 2 twin/ single

    Jungle view room with shared bathroom...moreless

  • Rainbow Room: 1 queen

    Jungle view room with shared bathroom...moreless

  • Palm Tree Room: 1 queen

    Jungle view room with private bathroom...moreless

  • Pacific Room: 1 queen

    Ocean view room with TV, shared bathroom ...moreless

  • Amapalo Room: 1 king

    Ocean view room with bathroom ensuite and walk-in closet, TV...moreless

  • Sky Bedroom: 1 queen

    Jungle view room with no bathroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Amapalo room bathroom: toilet, shower

    Double sinks and large shower area...moreless

  • Palm tree room bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Surfer Rm and Rainbow Rm: toilet, shower

    Shared Jack & Jill style bathroom...moreless

  • Pacific Rm and Tower Rm: toilet, shower

    Shared Jack & Jill style bathroom...moreless

  • Poolside bathroom: toilet

    Sink and toilet accessible from the pool area...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    iPhone/Computer connection so your personal music can be played in the house and pool area...moreless

  • Television:

    60" rear projection...moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

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
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The inside dining area seats 10. The outside patio dining seats 8-10, plus additional patio tables....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    All bedrooms have AC and there is a large area AC in the dining area...moreless

  • Broadband Access:


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Secure garage with remote...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Secure garage with remote...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full place settings for 16+ people...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    3 refrigerators. One in the kitchen, one in the garage for extra storage, bar fridge at the pool...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 element gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    6 bedrooms have private view balconies...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Full pool with swim-up bar stools...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 8 - Apr 30
7 night min stay

Christmas/New Years
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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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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World-Class Salt & Fresh Water Fishing, Beach Activities, Hiking Through Manuel Antonio National Park, Sunset Sailing, Forest Canopy Tours, River Rafting (Novice and Expert), Sea Kayaking, Mangrove Tours, ATV Tours, Night Club Dancing and Live Music, Sumptuous Dining


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  • Villa El Cantico

    Villa El Cantico

  • Multmedia Room
70" LED TV, Cable, Satellite, Netflix capable

    Multmedia Room 70" LED TV, Cable, Satellite, Netflix capable

  • Amapola room terrace

    Amapola room terrace

  • Pacific View room

    Pacific View room

  • Tower room

    Tower room

  • Surfer room

    Surfer room

  • Sky room

    Sky room

  • A sloth climbing a lipstick palm tree at the house entrance

    A sloth climbing a lipstick palm tree at the house entrance

  • Amapola Room

    Amapola Room

  • Amapola Room Bathroom

    Amapola Room Bathroom

  • Rainbow room

    Rainbow room

  • Palm Tree room

    Palm Tree room

  • Squirrel Monkeys visit poolside area sometimes twice a day

    Squirrel Monkeys visit poolside area sometimes twice a day

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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