3000 Sq Ft. Of Living Space. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Amazing Ocean, Mountain Views.
Andy Thierry owner, handles reservations. Sabrina Segal is the manager in CR.
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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 House 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 Mefi. They provide the best in country service and help to our guests to enhance their Costa Rica travel experience.
What makes this House 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 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 beautiful landscape mural for the pool area. We enjoy gazing at it while lounging at the pool area. The location of Casa Moreno is convenient to everything. It is ideal for the marina, 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 Mediteranean windows, th comfortable furniture, 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.
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Wow. First, this place is actually every bit as amazing as it seems in the listing and reviews. It was beautiful! The pool was crystal clear and the perfect temperature to plunge into after a hot day in the jungle. The beds were comfortable. The view was AMAZING!
But more than that, the staff is wonderful. Mefi stays on top of all of your needs, whether it's getting a cab for an evening out, or scheduling multiple days of activities. He takes care of it all, and he really is available whenever you need anything. He is friendly, courteous, and apparently knows everyone in the town. And not only does he schedule everything for you, he follows up with the tour operators to make sure everything went according to plan. The excursions he recommends are top notch. We did the 10 in 1 zip line, the waterfall tour, kayaking the mangrove, surfing lessons, parasailing, and a tour of the national park. They were all amazing. I think the parasailing is what the family enjoyed the most, but you really have to do some of the jungle excursions. The housekeeper is very nice, and does an amazing job. And the maintenance tech is also on top of everything.
We rented a car through Mefi, and the y delivered it to the villa for us. Mefi scheduled a shuttle to take us from and to the airport. I really recommend this as it made getting to and from Manuel Antonio much less stressful!
If you are on the fence about this place, take the plunge. It was 100% worth it, and we will definitely be back!
This place is so awesome. Mefi is the best concierge anyone could hope to have.
He goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and enjoying your stay.
He knows the best restaurants and best hideaways to visit.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a bit of beach and forest in the same spot.
Truly Pura Vida .
We will be back .
This was an absolutely amazing stay all thanks to Mefi. He is simply amazing. His desire to serve is visible. Costa Rica is a beautiful country but the people (Mefi) are even better.
BEST PLACE TO STAY IN QUEPOS!!!
Words cannot describe the amazing experience that my family had at Casa Moreno! Sitting at a small mountain top, the views were AMAZING, pictures cannot do them justice. I have been to Santorini, Greece, and the view from this house tops even the Greek sunsets! Mefi (our concierge) was wonderful! he made himself available to assist us at all hours, and the one time that a taxi was not available, he came and got my wife and Aunt himself and toured them through the city and gave excellent recommendations! The house was kept immaculate, and has every amenity. My family of 8 was able to fit very comfortably and even cookout in the spacious patio and open kitchen when we cooked our fresh caught fish! Whenever we decide to go back to Costa Rica, this will be our destination!
Thank you Chris for your review. Chris
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Can't wait to have you back.
Casa Moreno - Better than Advertised!
We simply loved Casa Moreno! The pictures were not only accurate but we felt the house was even better than advertised. Mefi, our staff concierge, was fantastic. Among our highlights, on our final morning, our family viewed two beautiful and colorful Macaws on the lower porch. We felt like our entire experience at the house made our Costa Rican vacation even better!
Thank you Nathan for your review. We hope you can can stay again someday.
This house and staff were amazing!
We hated to leave.
Casa Moreno is located in Pajaro Azul Villas 2, a small development of lovely homes 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 two 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 2015 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 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 concierge Mefi. 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.