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Panoramic Views, Ideal Location close to Beaches, Marina, Tours and Shopping.

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3000 Sq Ft. Of Living Space. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Amazing Ocean, Mountain Views.

Casa Moreno has a unique blend of charm and comfort. It is convenient to shopping, tours, and beaches. The unique attributes of the Villa are the spectacular views, the comfort and convenience of both the house and the location, and the quality and functionally of the new and modern furnishings and appliances.

The views from Casa Moreno are magnificent. The ocean with the new Pez Vela marina is to the west and south and the endless rainforest mountains are to the east and north. The sun rises and illuminates the mountains in the morning and sets at the ocean in the evening.

Casa Moreno was built in 2015 with the goal of making the villa enjoyable, guest friendly, attractive, and comfortable. Everything is new including all the furnishings and utensils, towels linens, appliances etc. All the furniture was custom made in Sarchi, Costa Rica.

The design of the house is a blend of Mediterranean and Costa Rican architecture and decor. The house is large, with 280 square meters, 3000 square feet of inside living space and 2000 square feet of balcony, decks and patios for exterior enjoyment. Many large half oval windows accomodate the spectactular views from inside the house.

The villa can accommodate up to 10 guests with space and privacy for all.

There are four bedrooms and three full baths. The large Master bedroom has a king bed, a private bath and large closets.

Bedroom two is on the same level as the master and has an oversized bunk bed with a queen on the bottom and a double on the top. There is a full bath next to this bedroom.

Bedrooms 3 and 4 with queen beds are on the lower level. Both have doors which access the balcony at the pool level as well as the house interior. There is a large full bath located between these two bedrooms.

All the beds are new, custom made, with orthopedic mattresses, comfort toppers and protective covers for both beds and pillows.

All the bedrooms have large closets of cedar wood, custom made furniture, comfortable beds, and privacy from other areas.

All the bedrooms and the main living area are air conditioned with individual thermostats. There are ceiling fans in the upper bedrooms and living area as well as on the balcony.

All the bathrooms are large, all tile with good showers and fixtures. All are stocked daily with fresh towels and washcloths by the maid.

The main area is open and consists of the living, dining, and kitchen areas. All the ceilings are high and are teak wood. There are many large Mediterranean style windows to provide an indescribable view.

The living room is very homey and comfortable, good for conversation, playing games, or for watching satellite TV. There is a seven seat sectional sofa, a large recliner, one other cushioned chair, and a large coffee table.

The entertainment center has a large flat screen 50 inch LED TV which is connected for satellite reception. There are several HBO and Cinemax movie channels as well as NFL and sports. There are many stations in both spanish and english. There is also a stereo with bluetooth and a netflix and streaming compatable blueray DVD.

There is high speed fiber optic cable wifi internet access throughout the house.

The spacious kitchen has a large island with six cushioned back stools. This area is a favorite gathering place for cocktails, and conversation while enjoying the views.

There is a large, double door refrigerator with icemaker, a large gas stove with oven, a dishwasher, a microwave and all of the small appliances one might need. The cedar cabinets are stocked with enough utensils for ten people.

The dining room has a large table with eight cushioned chairs. You can enjoy the view while you dine.

The panoramic views from the kitchen, dining and living areas are of the Pacific Ocean, mountains, and the town of Quepos. The fabulous views are a unique feature of Casa Moreno.

A door opens from the kitchen area onto a full length balcony on the side of the house. The view of the ocean and the marina are spectacular from there. The balcony furniture consists of a large table with eight cushioned chairs. Like all the furnishings, it is new and of good quality. The new six burner gas grill is located here. Oftentimes we do our cooking here, especially fresh fish.

The pool can be accessed from the balcony off the kitchen, from inside the house at the entry, or from either of the two lower bedrooms. The pool is private. There is a spacious lounging and seating area. There are areas of sun and areas of shade. There are two tables with six chairs and eight quality chaise loungers near the pool.

The pool has a view of the ocean, town, and mountains yet there is privacy. The depth is five feet throughout, good for swimming but requiring supervision of children who cannot swim. The pool is well lighted for evening swimming.

The walls around the pool were painted as a Costa Rican landscape mural by a local artist. Many of the local floral and fauna are depicted in the mural. It is fun to try to find all the different local species in the mural.

New, tropical landscaping for the property attracts many species of birds, butterflies and monkeys and provides privacy. We generally see more birds and butterflies at the villa than we do in the parks. The variety and colors are amazing.

We have a manager and concierge team, Sabrina and the CR vacation team, to help with your travel arrangements, to greet you, to check you in, to answer your questions, and to help with your tours and travel arrangements. Using Sabrina for travel and tours will insure you travel with drivers familiar with our location and that you enjoy the very best tours available.

Both the concierge service and the daily maid service are included in the price. All fees and costs are included in the rates provided.

A chef will come to the Villa and prepare your meals for a reasonable price. Contact Sabrina the manager for menus and prices.

All in country transportation, tours and activities can easily be prearranged for you by Sabrina the manager. We recommend a shuttle to and from the airport. Sabrina can arrange a rental vehicle to be dropped off at the house if you so desire.

The villa has an ample supply of quality towels and linens including towels for the pool and towels for the beach.

There are outdoor showers near the entry to the villa and at the pool level to wash off sand and sunblock lotion.

There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer on site. If you prefer, the maid will do your personal laundry for an reasonable fee.

Casa Moreno is conveniently located just off the Manuel Antonio road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Distances are one mile to the town, two miles to the beach, and three miles to Manuel Antonio park. It is located near the best hotels with many good restaurants nearby.

For security, the house is fenced, alarmed, monitored, and there is a safe.

There is covered parking ten feet from the entrance.

All costs are included in the rates.

More Details

Andy Thierry owner, handles reservations. Sabrina Segal is the manager in CR.
Member since: 2004
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December 14, 2017

About Andy Thierry owner, handles reservations. Sabrina Segal is the manager in CR.

My wife and I reside in Pennsylvania. We are both retired, I was a contractor and she had a beauty salon. We are meticulous owners who try to do it right. We had rental property in Florida prior to relocating our get away place to Costa Rica. We have children and grandchildren. At least once a year, our family gathers at our two properties in Pajaro Azul. We like that there are so many different things to do for people of all ages in the beautiful Manuel Antonio area of Costa Rica. As you may have guessed, my wife and I like to go fishing. We also enjoy eating our fish at any number of superb local restaurants where they cheerfully prepare it for us.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We enjoy communicating with our guests and potential guests.

Andy and Barb

Andy Thierry owner, handles reservations. Sabrina Segal is the manager in CR. purchased this villa in 2014

Why Andy Thierry owner, handles reservations. Sabrina Segal is the manager in CR. chose El Cerro

First, the natural beauty of the area. Of all the places we have seen, this area of Costa Rica has the most appeal, beautiful yet diverse with the ocean, mountains, plantations, and a local culture which we admire and enjoy.

Second the multitude of tours and activities available. There are so many different activities availiable locally. There are adventures for everyone, from nature walks thru Manuel Antonio park to white water rafting and ziplining thru the rainforest mountains. The marina has charters for world class fishing, and cruises on Catamarrans. See the video link on the home page to see some of our family on activities

Third, the charm and appeal of Casa Moreno with the spectacular views, the charm and comfort of the villa, and the close proximity to beaches, restaurants, and tours.

Next, and most important, the local people affectionately known as Ticos, friendly, hard working, professional and honest.

Last, but not least, the local professional manager and concierge, Sabrina and Jorge. They provide the best in country service and help to our guests to enhance their Costa Rica travel experience.

What makes this villa unique

When we first viewed the property, we were mesmerized by the panoramic view. The views are the most diverse and best we have seen. You can see for many miles in all directions.

In addition to the views there are other unique features of Casa Moreno: All the furniture was hand made in Sarchi by local craftsmen from local Guanacaste wood. We love the appearance and the smell of this wood.

We know a local artist from Quepos. He did a landscape mural for the pool area. We enjoy gazing at it while lounging at the pool area.

The location is convenient to everything. It is ideal for restaurants, activities, tours and shopping. It is close to everything yet far enough away for privacy.

The charm and comfort of the house design with the large oval windows, the spacious layout and the natural Costa Rican wood finishes help make Casa Moreno unique and comfortable for guests of all ages. You will enjoy spending some time at the Villa.

Casa Moreno was built based upon our previous experiences in building Casa Azul, also in Pajaro Azul. It was engineered and built with the comfort, enjoyment, and safety of guests foremost in mind.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Felt very welcomed by the management team from Caldwell Banker (Scott and David). They wasted no time in getting us up to the house and walked us through all of the systems (Sky TV, Internet, Gas Grill, AC, etc). The listing was 100% spot on. The house is located up on a hill and the views of the beach and mountains are breathtaking. We got beautiful sunsets every day! The maid service is a nice bonus. The house is a short 10-minute drive to Manuel Antonio beach. There’s a grocery store less than a mile from the house. We had 5 adults and 5 kids in our group and everyone fit nicely in the 5 beds provided. The kids loved the bunk beds. I’d recommend this house to anyone staying near Quepos or Manual Antonio. I look forward to renting this house again in the near future.
Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Quepos at five Kilometers. Sansa & Nature Airlines
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
several bars and restaurants within one mile.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gabriellas steak and seafood
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Manuel Antonio Park Beaches at four Kilometers.
Car: recommended

Casa Moreno is located in Pajaro Azul 2 just off the Manuel Antonio road one mile from Quepos. The Google maps and Open street coordinates are 9.42655445235983,-84.1608953475952. The GPS coordinates are 9degrees25feet48inchesN by 84degrees9feet31inchesW.

The villa is convenient and close to shopping and restaurants, to the new marina and to tours, attractions and beaches.

Tours and shuttles, many of which come out of Quepos will usually pick you up at Casa Moreno.

Many of the best restaurants are on the Manuel Antonio Road which is 400 meters from Casa Moreno. There are literally dozens of fine restaurants to choose from. Many have views of the Pacific Ocean.

The best beaches are in or before Manuel Antonio Park which is three miles from the house.

Some beaches have activies and vendors who rent tables, loungers and umbrellas, provide food and drink, and you can do parasailing or jetskiing. These beaches are just before Manuel Antonio Park.

Inside the park there are secluded beaches without vendors or services.

You can hire a tour guide for a reasonable fee to take you thru the park. You will see many species of Monkeys, Sloths, and Iguanas as well as unusual and unique plants and trees. A mile or so inside the park are the secluded beaches.

Quepos has a farmer's market along the ocean every Friday evening and Saturday. You can buy local fruits and vegetables as well as meats and arts and craft items at very reasonable prices.

From the balcony of Casa Moreno you can see the new Pez Vela Marina. From there you can charter fishing trips. Offshore trips usually produce sailfish and maui maui and sometimes marlin and tuna. This area of Costa Rica is considered among the best in the world for fishing. The sailfish are very large, as are the maui. You can take your maui to any of the local restaurants and they will prepare it for you, or you can cook it on the gas grill on the balcony. If offshore fishing is not your preference, you can charter smaller boats for inshore fishing for snook, snapper and roosterfish. The world record snook was caught last year on a local boat from Quepos. You can also catch Cubera Snapper inshore. They are a large fish and very good for eating.

The Marina also offers Catamarran tours. These boats take morning groups along the coast from the Marina to the Park. They serve fresh fruits, and drinks, point out the local landmarks, look for Douphins and whales, stop in a cove for swimming and snorkeling, and serve a delicious lunch. On the way back they entertain with song and dance. They also do sunset tours in the evening. There are also four outstanding restaurants on the marina property.

I am not a surfer, but Hermosa to the north and Dominical to the south are considered the best surfing beaches around. Both are less than an hour drive from Casa Moreno.

If you go on river rafting or on canopy ziplining tours, the tour guides will usually pick you up at the house and drive towards the rainforest mountains to the east. The size of the trees in the canopy you zipline between is truly amazing. The river tours start up the mountains and go thru jungle on fast moving water and end near Quepos. See the video on this website. It was done in November 2015 by a guest.

One of our favorite activities is to sit on the balcony or at the pool and enjoy the views. The sun rises to the east and lights up the mountains in the morning. It sets into the ocean in the evening.

We enjoy the local birds and wildlife. There is an amazing diversity of birds. Squirrel monkeys often pass thru, they are very cute. Scarlet Macaws pass thru in the mornings and evenings. The colors of these birds are brilliant.

If you rent a vehicle, getting around is not difficult. There is only one major road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio Park so it is hard to get lost. Vehicles can be rented at the San Jose airport or in Quepos. The drive from San Jose to Casa Moreno is not bad. The roads are good and there are many things to see along the way. It normally takes between two and three hours for the trip. Casa Moreno is on a hill and the road leading to it can has some curves. We recommend a 4x4 vehicle or cars. The large vans can be difficult in the rain.

If you decide not to rent a vehicle, We have shuttles and service is quick and reasonable. Shuttles to and from the airport can be arranged thru the manager Sabrina. We recommend a shuttle from the airport to the house and renting a vehicle in Quepos to avoid the airport hassle.

The best shopping for food and souvenirs is in or around Quepos. There are many good restaurants in the area. The standards for quality of food and service are high. There are several new restaurants at the Marina and many along the road to Manuel Antonio.

If you decide to come, leave your warm clothes at home. It is always bathing suit weather at Casa Moreno.


El Cerro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • There are three full baths, all tile with ample space and good showers. All towels are provided and replenished during the daily maid service which is included in the cost.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • The Master bedroom has a king bed, a large cedar closet, a high teak ceiling and a private bath. Bedroom 2 has a queen and a double bunk bed, a large cedar closet, and a shared bath. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are on the lower level. Both have queen beds. Both have private doors going out to the balcony near the pool as well as doors to the interior of the house. There is a large bath between these bedrooms There is a queen size sofa bed in the living area.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Daily full maid service except Sundays is included in the costs. Chefs for in house dining are available for all meals. If you are interested please contact the manager. Sabrina, the manager, also can arrange in house massages or shuttle service to anywhere you want to go. Our personal website is for more information. VRBO has a problem with scammers. If you inquire and some using my name asks you to send money to them directly, don't respond.


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Panoramic Views, Ideal Location close to Beaches, Marina, Tours and Shopping.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 27 reviews

Loved the layout of the house as it had lots of open area to mingle with family very comfortably.

  • 4 of 5

We would definitely go back again. Very spacious, immaculate, and comfortable. The only downside was that the Wi-Fi was not working during our recent stay which really put a damper on things as some of us needed to work on laptops.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathy for your review. Glad you enjoyed the house with your family. I am sorry about the internet problems during your stay. The entire area was having issues for a week because of damage to their main distribution network. The internet is working fine now in all areas of the house. Please come again. Andy
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  • 5 of 5

Hermosa estancia en casa Moreno, linda vista hacia la cuidad, fueron días muy acogedores, esperamos volver algún dia!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas Gracias, Andrew
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La casa perfecta para unas vacaciones

  • 5 of 5

La casa cuenta con todas las comodidades que puedes necesitar para unas vacaciones. Ubicación perfecta para realizar actividades en Quepos y visitar Manuel Antonio.

Vistas espectaculares. Piscina ideal para refrescarte después de las actividades.

La cocina totalmente equipada. Cuatro habitaciones con cama doble (una de ellas extra grande y otra incluye litera) con capacidad para 9 personas. El personal siempre pendiente para poder ayudar.

El acceso a la vivienda es complicado, la ubicación enviada para el GPS no era la correcta.

La señal de wifi no llega correctamente a la planta baja.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias Mario. Andy
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Great home for family stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family (6 adults) stayed at Casa Moreno for 3 nights over the Independence Day weekend. The home is great, beautifully furnished and perfect for a family to enjoy the Manuel Antonio area. We spent a lot of time on the balcony dining area looking out to the ocean. The trees around the house were perpetually full of beautiful birds. The pool is great.We had a great stay and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John, for your review. We hope you can return to stay with us again someday. Andy
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Great value for the cost.

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything, great view, great house and pool. nice furnishings, very clean and a pleasant and helpful staff. Can't wait to go again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Moreno - Everything you want and MORE!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Casa Moreno the week of July 29th - Aug 5th, family/group of 9, and it was honestly a dream vacation! Casa Moreno was as beautiful as the pictures showed, and even more amazing when you are waking up to those views each day. The house was spacious, comfortable, and very clean. Along with the house come excellent staff, Yahaira, who came to clean each day, was very nice, professional, and thorough. Mefi, what can I say about Mefi!? He made everything possible from the moment we booked the house! We communicated by email for several months, and he lined up every single tour and excursion for us without one glitch! What a huge relief and great peace of mind to know we never had to worry, because he has organized every detail for us, lined up our transportation and provided us with a very organized itinerary for the week. He was also on hand every day we were there for any of our needs, including restaurant suggestions, ordering taxis, etc. Can't say enough about the staff and professionalism at Casa Moreno. We had the best weather (and were worried about the "rainy season") and enjoyed the pool each afternoon, which was beautifully kept and clean. During our stay, we opted to choose right from the tour menu Mefi provided us, and were so glad we did! Each company/tour they recommended was beyond professional, and we found that the tours were so much more than even was listed on the paper! While there, we did the Off the Beaten Path Waterfall Tour (amazing isn't enough!), White Water Rafting on the Savegre River (best adventure ever), a private guided tour on Manuel Antonio (this is a must if you're in this area), Deep Sea Fishing with Wyrica, and Zipling Adventure Park for our daredevils, and the Canopy Ziplining for the less adventurous of us. The tours seemed expensive (to me) but were well beyond what was listed, and the guides really made our trip! Some tips: rental car not needed, the steep drive is best for the locals!, I used all US dollars and never needed to convert my money. Taxis were the way to go, so easy to get around. We already want to go back as there is so much more to do and see there than can be fit in a week. Casa Moreno will not disappoint! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amy for your excellent review of your stay at Casa Moreno. We are all very glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you come back. Andy
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellations outside of 31 days will receive full refund minus a $250.00 processing fee. Cancellations inside of 31 days will receive only the $500.00 security refund. Holiday weeks cancellations are a $500. fee.
Last minute discounts of 20% off for any time inside of 30 days. Send an inquiry which mentions the discount and I will adjust the quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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