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Luxury Estate with SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS!!, PRIVATE BEACH TRAIL, FULLY STAFFED

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms10
Space 11,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

8 bedroom | Sleeps 24 | 11,000 SQ, Popular RETREAT & WEDDING Venue, Private Chef

Amazing Vista Hermosa Estate is the ultimate in luxury vacation homes for your Costa Rican escape. Located in Manuel Antonio, this property has taken center stage as one of the most distinguished, architecturally crafted homes in the region. This stunning four-story estate with a unique floor plan embodies Costa Rican elegance, beyond. Situated in an impeccably centralized location of town, this luxury villa is immersed in tropical vegetation with breathtaking ocean views from every floor. Only steps from white sand beaches and the clear blue warm waters of Playa Espadilla’s magnificent Manuel Antonio beach, this spectacular tropical retreat boasts an expansive 11,000 square feet of fully air-conditioned luxury living that is second to none. Complete with your own infinity edge pool on the top floor, a personal chef ready to satisfy your every craving and sense of culinary adventure, more oceanic views in full surround, and a secluded tropical pathway to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Come stay at Vista Hermosa Estate and experience Costa Rica’s most exclusive tropical vacation property.

Whether you are looking for a serene getaway or an action-packed adventure, you can do Vista Hermosa Estate your way. Constructed within a jungle setting and lush palms encompassed by natural Costa Rican vegetation. This unique luxury vacation rental with Bali-Contemporary styled interior features 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Vista Hermosa is situated on almost two acres of prime tropical jungle. The villa comfortably sleeps up to 24 guests but the villa's main feature is its top floor Social Area. While overlooking the jungle tree line with a 180-degree breathtaking ocean view, the top floor features a Great Room with 3 full height floor to ceiling glass walls. This air-conditioned Great Room hosts the kitchen, living room, and dining area. Beyond the Great Room's 3 sets of retractable sliding glass doors are 2 large balconies, 3-sided infinity edge pool, outdoor kitchen, large covered open event space, and 2 restrooms – making it the perfect gathering spot to socialize with your family and friends and enjoy watching monkeys who love to scramble thru the top floor almost a daily basis. Alternatively, you can turn Vista Hermosa into the ultimate wellness getaway. Wake up every morning to gentle sea breezes as you complete your sun salutations in the yoga zone or enjoy a delicious, fresh smoothie prepared by your own private chef. When choosing Costa Rica luxury rentals, the Vista Hermosa experience will leave you feeling completely revived and refreshed.

Simply imagining a day at this tropical paradise is enough to bring you peace – just think what a week will do. Spending a morning in this world-class haven raises the bar on luxury vacation rentals Costa Rica, where each day you are treated to a new adventure of aah. Enjoy taking a daily walk along a short private beach trail through the tropical jungle to the beautiful Manuel Antonio beach of Playa Espadilla… where you are bound to be enchanted by the chirp of toucans while catching other wildlife including sloths and three different species of monkeys. When you arrive on the pristine beach of Manuel Antonio… snorkel, kayak and swim in the warm and tranquil waters of this oasis as you are swept by the Costa Rican sun. Keeping cool by the ocean breeze adds the perfect balance to your day. As you retreat to the villa, sip your favorite chef infused cocktails in the infinity pool on the top floor, while enjoying panoramic sunset views over the lapping waves of Manuel Antonio. When it comes to unique luxury villa rentals Costa Rica, and primarily Costa Rica villa rentals, you will easily discover why Vista Hermosa Estate is unsurpassed as the region’s foremost sought-after, exclusive tropical retreat.

This Costa Rica luxury villa, a dream destination sure to transport you to an unparalleled state of relaxation. This exclusive tropical haven promises to indulge each of your senses. Thinking of your next vacation with an eye on Costa Rica luxury vacation homes? Your Vista Hermosa Estate transcendence awaits.

The Villa’s location is on the road to Arenas Del Mar Resort with almost 2 acres of premium ocean view land in the prestigious Manuel Antonio community overlooking Manuel Antonio’s main beach, Playa Espadilla. Vista Hermosa is that rare property that embodies the essence of beach luxury. The Villa is constructed on the side of a hill facing the ocean. Although this is a 4-story house, you only have to climb 1 ½ flights of stairs from the parking lot and front door to reach the top floor.

Beaches - This Wonderful Villa is walkable to 2 stunning beaches. The first beach is a short 7-minute walk through the lush tropical jungle to the famous Manuel Antonio main beach known as Playa Espadilla recognized as one of the top-rated beaches in the world. The second beach is Playa Biesanz, a slightly longer walk with a romantic, picturesque setting with tiny gentle waves that are perfect for toddlers and small kids, also a great beach for kayaking and snorkeling. Additionally, we have recently established an exclusive relationship with Arenas Del Mar (Manuel Antonio's only luxury 5-star Eco-friendly hotel), located at the end of our street where guests of Vista Hermosa can utilize their Secluded beach and enjoy beachfront lunch and drinks (with a 20% discount on all purchases). They will even come to the Villa to pick you up so no walking is involved.

Manuel Antonio - Where the jungle meets the sea is a region best known for its gorgeous white sand beaches, world famous Manuel Antonio National Park (which was ranked as one of the top 12 National Parks in the world by Forbes Magazine), several multi-cultural restaurants and abundant wildlife. Located 3 miles south of the Quepos Marina, known as a world-class sport fishing destination and home of the annual Offshore World Championship Tournament. The Manuel Antonio beach community is a perfect combination of quiet, peaceful serenity with a small town feel and admiring a rainforest jungle environment.

Top Floor - The top floor of the Villa is the main social area. It has one large great room enclosed with floor to ceiling windows and retractable sliding glass doors on 3 sides. This great room includes a spacious and fully equipped chef kitchen, gorgeous living space, indoor dining room and ocean facing large balcony. Adjacent to the great room is a swimming pool with a 3-sided infinity edge. This swimming pool also includes a 9” deep, shallow area for in-pool lounge chairs or can be used as a toddler pool play spot. Next to the pool is a large covered open area with BBQ grill, bar, fridge, stand-alone ice maker, TV, 2 restrooms and a large uncovered ocean facing balcony. This open top-level area can hold events such as weddings and includes a high-end sound system & party lights for dancing and is perfect to accommodate live music or a DJ. Music can be played from your personal electronic device hard-wired by plugging into your headphone jack or via Bluetooth. Also, there is the option of logging into a music app such as Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio or YouTube by operating our wall mounted iPad.

Middle Floor– This floor includes a Master Suite with a king size bed with a spacious dual sink bathroom and 2 balconies, one facing the ocean and the other fronting the lush jungle. Also, on this floor are 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom consists of 2 queen size beds, a private dual sink bathroom, and ocean facing balcony. Additionally, this floor has an open covered area situated directly below the pool with exceptional ocean views, perfect for yoga, group workouts or a private massage session.

Lower floor - This floor includes a Master Suite with a king size bed with a spacious dual sink bathroom and 2 balconies, one facing the ocean and the other facing the lush jungle. Also, on this floor are 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom consists of 2 queen size beds, a private dual sink bathroom, and ocean facing balcony. There is also a secondary family/TV Room perfect for kids or teens to hang out and watch TV or play games.

Ground Floor - This level provides a self-sustained studio with 750 SQ/FT of privacy and also ocean views along with a private entrance with a balcony facing the lush green Costa Rican jungle and includes 1 king size bed, dual sink bathroom, full kitchenette, balcony, and washer/dryer. Adjacent to this studio is another luxury 950 SQ/FT 1 bedroom apartment with a king bed, dual sink bathroom, living room, and full kitchenette.

We would not be considered First-Class luxury estate without providing your own very personal Gourmet Chef to prepare 2 meals per day (food and beverage costs are separate, as well as special pricing for any event). When you arrive, no one in your group will need to shop, cook or clean – as your personal Chef will do it all at savings to you. This includes purchasing only the freshest ingredients from local vendors, butchers and fisherman; a typical function otherwise handled by Restaurants.

Vista Hermosa Key Features;

• Sleeps 24 - Beds for 24

• 8 Bedrooms - 10 Bath

• 11,000 sq/ft

• Private Chef included to provide up 2 meals per day (food, beverages and the Chef for events are not included). Our Concierge will coordinate what you would like for dinner your first night and your first breakfast the following morning.

• Daily Maid Service included (except Sundays) with personal laundry service twice during the week or upon request.

• Exclusive Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator are a part of your stay. They will assist with arranging your transportation from San Jose airport to Manuel Antonio, arrange all excursions/activities with certified and reputable companies to ensure a relaxing and stress-free vacation – basically, your personal assistant!

• Beach access - our own private trail through the jungle

• Air conditioning in every room

• Top floor wedding/event area - 50 guests

More Details

Property Manager
David Lozano
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About David Lozano

We visited Costa Rica and fell in love. We decided to construct a villa where our family and friends could visit and also fall in love with the Pura Vida way of life in Costa Rica.

David Lozano purchased this villa in 2016

Why David Lozano chose Manuel Antonio

Vista Hermosa Estate proudly takes the Manuel Antonio experience to the next level, making you feel like you are staying at a luxury hotel with only the finest Amenities.

If you are seriously looking to vacation in Costa Rica, and have a luxury tropical vacation in mind, then Manuel Antonio should definitely be where you are heading… by way of Vista Hermosa Estate as your must-have destination vacation spot. We’re talking about facilitating your tropical dream escape with everything from fabulous beaches, parasailing, and surfing… to plenty of restaurants, nightlife, sport-fishing, and a beautiful national park with plenty of wildlife.

There is no question or comparison that popular Manuel Antonio – with a selective eye on Vista Hermosa as your vacation prize – is the clear choice for any serious tropical vacationer. Simply consider how thousands continue to flock to the town’s in-demand beach of Playa Espadilla and its surrounding sands each year. Manuel Antonio is situated on rolling hills, drawing tourists to its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding jungle, and rich pristine beaches.

Manuel Antonio has managed to strike a fine balance between development and nature, maintaining plenty of its thick tropical rainforest. Even as a wide variety of tourism-based businesses have sprung up along the jungle forested hills, Manuel Antonio retains its integrity for what matters most to tourists. As you sure to discover here, there is no shortage of beautiful wildlife to take in all around this picturesque town.

Manuel Antonio is perched high above the community’s enchanting national park and boasts world-class views and beaches. Go beyond just imagining sparkling white sandy beaches, shimmering blue water, and the fresh ocean breeze… but actually, experience it all from a lounge chair on your Vista Hermosa balcony. You will truly feel stress magically leave your body as you soak up the Manuel Antonio sun.

What makes this villa unique

Key Room Features

• 8 Bedrooms, 4 King Beds, 8 Queen Beds, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 24

• 2 Master suites, each with 2 balconies - one facing the ocean and the other facing the jungle.

• All 8 bedrooms have ocean views with a private en-suite bathroom with 2 sinks, TV, personal safe, iron with ironing board, and wifi.

• Room # 7 is a studio apartment with a full kitchen, Living Room area, washer & dryer, and balcony.

• Room # 8 is a 1 bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, Living Room, and a full kitchen.

• Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

• Top floor scenic infinity edge pool with a shallow area for in-water pool chairs or a play area for toddlers.

• Large covered terraza with outdoor kitchen, 2 restrooms, TV, sound system, and party lights. This event is great for weddings or any other type of events.

• Dedicated open space with ocean views for Yoga, massage, spa services, and exercise.

• 2 separate Family - TV rooms.

• Wifi throughout.

• Bluetooth enabled High-end sound system.

• 2 sets of washers & dryers in the Laundry Room, another set in Room # 7.

• Fully airconditioned with smart controls.

• 2 large plus 2 small ice makers assure guests will never run out of ice.

• 2 outdoor sand and salt rinsing showers.

• House size - 11,000 Square Feet.

• The house includes 4 roll-away beds to be located in

any room upon request.

Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 11000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • EVENTS – Vista Hermosa charges a site fee for any event (weddings, reunions, retreats, parties, etc.)
  • The rental of the Residence is intended to be solely for residential vacation uses. Any use other than the authorized use terminates this agreement.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Double Sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Double Sink
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Double Sink
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Double Sink
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double Sink
    BBQ Area Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    BBQ Area Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - self contained apartment - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - self sustained apartment - toilet , shower
  • • All showers include an overhead rain showerhead and bench. • All bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom with double sinks. • Granite countertops. • All en-suite bathrooms have a separate toilet room. • Makeup mirrors and hair dryers are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master Bedroom has 2 Balconies
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , En-Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , En-Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , En-Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen , En-Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 8 - Self sustained apartment - 1 king , Full bath and Kitchenette
    Bedroom 7 Self Sustained Apartment - 1 king , Full bath and Kitchenette
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom has 2 balconies
  • • 8 Bedrooms, 4 King Beds, 8 Queen Beds, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 24. • All 8 bedrooms have an ocean view. • All bedrooms include an en-suite bathroom with double sinks. • Personal safes, iron with ironing board in every room. • Air conditioners, 42" Smart TVs in every room. • Ceiling fans throughout including covered outdoor areas. Ceiling fans are also located over every individual bed. • The house includes 4 roll-away beds to be located in any room upon request. • Room # 7 is a studio apartment with a full kitchen, Living Room area, washer & dryer, and balcony. • Room # 8 is a 1 bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and separate Living Room. • 2 Master suites, each with 2 balconies – one facing the ocean and the other facing the jungle. Other Rooms; • Great Room with 3 walls with floor to ceiling glass and retractable sliding glass doors. This room includes the kitchen, living room & dining room. • 2 separate Family – TV rooms. • Dedicated open Yoga and Massage area.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
• Ceiling fans in all rooms, Master Bathrooms, Kitchen and covered outdoor areas. Ceiling fans over every individual bed. • Air conditioning in every room. • Beach access - private trail through the jungle. • Top floor wedding/event area, large enough to hold 50+ guest • Entire Villa has its own water purification system • Sound System with several options to play music: wall mounted iPad, - Bluetooth, or hardwired to a personal device • 12 large TV’s throughout all with smart TV features such as Netflix • Wi-Fi throughout • 5 Ice Makers – 2 Freestanding & 3 small • 3 sets of washing machine and dryers • Beach chairs, towels, umbrellas & toys • Fully gated property • LP Gas Generator will automatically turn on and powers the house during power failures, quite typical in Manuel Antonio. • Iron and ironing board in each bedroom • 2 outdoor sand showers located near the entrance • Personal safes in each bedroom • 1 Portable baby crib • 4 portable beds • Parking for 7 cars • Paved Road

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average rating of 5.0 based on 86 reviews
5

Absolutely Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Myself and our group of eleven extended family members and friends had a fantastic stay at Vista Hermosa in August 2018.On arrival ,we were greeted by our lovely concierge Susan who guided our group through a tour of the house, highlighting it's features and security options .Susan was always available to assist anyone in our group for what ever they needed.

The six bedrooms in the main house have spectacular views of the sparkling ocean and are lovingly appointed . All of the bedrooms have the expected amenities including safes and en suite bathrooms stocked with high quality personal care items .

The mattresses were extremely comfortable , the bedding fresh and new .In fact the

entire house was very clean ,beautifully appointed and clearly well-maintained to the point of being flawless.

The grounds and the foot path to the beach are surrounded by a multitude of attractive local plantings such as red heliconia .Everywhere around you ,Costa Rica's rich and varied wildlife catches your attention ,iguanas sunning on the steps and under the gates ,toucans and other brightly colored birds perched on trees and railings ,capuchin monkeys frolicking in the trees and sprinting across the balconies .

One of the highlights of our stay were the meals prepared by the house chef Javier.

Breakfast every morning included two types of fresh fruit juices and we always remember Javier's Eggs Benedict and corn fritters as the best we ever had .Dinners

included fresh fish caught by local boats, filet mignon ,lobsters served with grilled vegetables ,fresh mashed potatoes ,fabulous desserts and the best key lime pie ever .

We found the house great for socializing with the infinity pool ,the bar area around the pool, the music system that you could control with the ipad and from every vantage point in the house ,one sees only the jungle canopy and the vast stretch of the ocean,with no other distractions from the natural beauty.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Robert, Thank you very much for your kind words and very detailed review of your stay at Vista Hermosa. This is very helpful to future guests. We're thrilled to know everything went great with your stay! It was our pleasure assisting you during your vacation and we are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the staff and services provided. We'll make sure to pass on your kind comments to the house staff! We hope you, your family and friends will come back again and stay with us! Pura Vida!"
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5

The property is WONDERFUL. The staff is the best ! Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week stay and I can’t think of one negative thing to say about our week! The property is beautiful and all staff are top notch. Chef is incredible and you can’t go wrong at Vista Hermosa Estates!! We will be returning to Costa Rica and Vista Hermosa

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nancy, We are happy to hear you enjoy your week at our villa. Yes our team is amazing and they are the reason we have nothing but 5 star reviews. We want our guests to walk away with an unforgettable experience. We look forward to having you return to Vista Hermosa and we are ready to book your return trip. Thank you for choosing Vista Hermosa "Pura Vida"
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5

Lovely home with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Great staff!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dilenia, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes our staff is great, they are the reason for all the five star reviews. Hope you come back and visit us again. Pura Vida
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5

Amazing Vacation Rental in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

I took our entire family (19 of us with ages ranging from 5 to 70) to Costa Rica in July 2018 and stayed at Vista Hermosa estates. This is the most amazing place (only 2 years old) with ocean views from all bedrooms and the top floor is all entertaining, food, infinity pool and relaxing with a sound system that can be piped into any area. The chef team that comes with the rental is amazing. Javier and his wife Korina are simply great chefs and you pick the menu. Rooms are spacious and well appointed. Located in Manuel Antonio, Vista Hermosa is within short drives of amazing activities and we participated in zip lining, white water rafting, jungle tours, waterfall diving, horseback on the beach, catamaran adventures, etc. Then we relax back at our wonderful villa. For a large group that wants to interact and spend time with each other, this is the perfect place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Reggie, We love hearing that your family had a great trip and enjoyed everything our villa has to offer. From amazing experiences to taking in all the luxury amenities, that is our aim and its always a pleasure to know we succeeded in making your trip a success. A big THANK YOU for taking the time to leave this detailed review and we hope to see you again in the future. PURA VIDA
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5

Loved!! Lifelong memories made at this mansion <3

  • 5 of 5

Booked this place for our destination wedding. We had our guests stay here, but we had the actual ceremony at the hotel (arenas del mar) right down the road on the beach because we wanted to have actual ceremony on the beach/sand.

Everything about our stay here was perfect - from our amazing chef Javier and his daughter - who cooked us the MOST delicious meals every day - & we liked the meals better than the restaurant food that we had when we did eat out at a couple of the nights. Our concierge Susan was sooo incredibly helpful and made our stay stress-free. The maids were awesome - every day they cleaned up after us and made the place spotless. the security and grounds keeper were great too. Can't thank them enough. Everyone was so friendly and easy to work with and be around. Dave, the owner, was really easy to communicate with in the beginning booking process- then he handed me over to Susan - whom all of our guests loved - she helped arrange transportation and excursions, and basically everything and such. We had a wedding planner that was suggested by the staff here - Chelsea - and she was perfect also. My friends and I still cannot stop talking about how amazing this trip was. From the food, to the breathtaking views from the villa, to the friendly staff, to the accommodations, to just the loveliness of Costa Rica in general. Highly recommend. This place is better than the pictures :)

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vanessa, congratulations again on your beautiful wedding. And thank you so much for your kind review, I am so happy you enjoyed the excursions Susan recommended and that they were suitable for your group! Also for using Chelsea who has become very familiar with weddings at our villa, she can certainly facilitate things and make the planning process easier and stress free for you. We are pleased to hear that Javier and our entire staff made your event so much more special. Bringing first class service is what we strive for at Vista Hermosa. It sounds like we succeeded. We hope you come back again soon perhaps for your anniversary! Pura Vida
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5

Utopia! We found our happy place!

  • 5 of 5

Welcome to paradise. Vista Hermosa was the perfect place for 14 friends and family to experience the true meaning of Pura Vida. You can unplug and relax where time slows down and you can enjoy the moment. The view from every room is captivating, the villa is luxurious and the food was fabulous. Early morning scenic walk to the beach, back in time for a hearty healthy breakfast was heavenly. Keep your camera handy to capture the surprise visits from the squirrel monkeys, sloth and toucans. Javier, the chef, is absolutely amazing! Javier created the most awesome sauces; my favorite was all of them, especially the soy ginger lime. His calamari was absolute perfection. Everything he and his daughter Hillary prepared was fantastic. All the staff were friendly and efficient. Sue took great care to make sure everything went as planned. This villa is top notch and well-maintained, has a great sound system and thoughtful details that made our stay very comfortable. As soon as we got back home we booked for 2019.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Betty, Thank you so much for your descriptive review, you've really conveyed how special Vista Hermosa is for so many reasons: the location is perfect, pristine beach front, howler monkeys swinging in the trees above, our wonderful staff, housekeepers and Javier the house chef to make you feel really taken care of. I'm happy to hear that our concierge Sue provided you with everything needed for your stay. She really does know how to take care of our guest and to make sure you have a memorable experience. It's such a wonderful place to unplug and really take in the beauty of Costa Rica. It sounds like this Villa was perfect for your group. I'm so happy you all enjoyed it so much! Until next time, Pura Vida!
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Map

Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Barba Rojas
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Emilio's
Nearest Beach
225 Metres
Playa Espadilla
Car: not necessary

SERVICES;

• Private Chef included to provide up 2 meals per day (food, beverages and the Chef for events are not included). Our Concierge will coordinate what you would like for dinner your first night and your first breakfast the following morning.

• Daily Maid Service included (except Sundays) with personal laundry service twice during the week or upon request.

• Exclusive Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator are a part of your stay. They will assist with arranging your transportation from San Jose airport to Manuel Antonio, arrange all excursions/activities with certified and reputable companies, coordinate small events, procure your requested items that you choose to be in the house upon arrival (beer, water, snacks), and all other requests to ensure a relaxing and stress-free vacation – basically, your personal assistant!

• We can recommend the best local Event/Wedding Planners.

• Private Security Company patrolling on-site nightly from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am

• Personal laundry service available twice weekly or upon request.

• Finest Wines - Dual temperature wine fridge stocked with fine red and white wines, including champagne from Chile and Argentina. Reasonably priced.

• Villa Pre-stocking - Guests can send a list of preferred items to the Concierge to have stocked and ready upon their arrival at the Property. Items such as bottled water, snacks, soft drinks, beer, and alcohol can be purchased in advance.

• Event Services - An event planner can arrange many services for all types of guest events. Learn more about our various event planning options.

AMENITIES;

• Ceiling fans in all rooms, Master Bathrooms, Kitchen and covered outdoor areas. Ceiling fans over every individual bed

• Air conditioning in every room

• Beach access - a private trail through the jungle

• Top floor wedding/event area, large enough to hold 50+ guest

• Entire Villa has its own water purification system

• Sound System with several options to play music: wall mounted iPad, - Bluetooth, or hardwired to a personal device

• 12 large TV’s throughout all with smart TV features such as Netflix

• Wi-Fi throughout

• 5 Ice Makers – 2 Freestanding & 3 small

• 3 sets of washing machine and dryers

• Beach chairs, towels, umbrellas & toys

• Fully gated property

• LP Gas Generator will automatically turn on and powers the house during power failures, quite typical in Manuel Antonio.

• Iron and ironing board in each bedroom

• 2 outdoor sand showers located near the entrance

• Personal safes in each bedroom

• 1 Portable baby crib

• 4 portable beds

• Parking for 7 cars

• Optional massage/spa service available

• House is located on a paved road

RETREATS

Vista Hermosa Estate is your quintessential retreat destination. The most exclusive and finest available Costa Rica retreat venue.

This retreat paradise is poetically nestled within the high-demand region of Manuel Antonio… a Costa Rica luxury rental that is all about the view. Imagine reaching tropical nirvana above a Costa Rican jungle overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean – pure water ecstasy beaming right back at you.

If your perfect retreat getaway is surrounded by lots of ocean, zen on tap (soothing massage), and lives up to your dream of hosting one of the best luxury retreats Costa Rica, then Vista Hermsosa is sure not to disappoint… transporting your every desired ooh and aah to a place of no return. Yes, we mean that sincerely. After your stay here, you won’t want to leave. As you are about to discover, first-hand, our soul-invigorating power of aah is second to none. A dream refuge of seclusion and tranquility, well ahead of anything you could imagine.

Revival starts at the point of your aah-rival at Vista Hermosa Estate.

You won’t want to miss a serene ounce of the R&R experience waiting for you here. After all, your inner revival depends on it. We are talking about plugging your well-being into turbo-recharge, but only when you get here. Until then, if you don’t show… you won’t know the pleasure that awaits this side of paradise. And once you do, the only thing on your/our To-Do List is YOU.

Whether it’s a yoga retreat, a Pilates retreat, or a couples retreat… our Property will help you to revitalize a forgotten sense of self. The high-end pampering Services make Vista Hermosa Estate synonymous with ‘tropical utopia’ like none other.

DESTINATION WEDDINGS

If you are seeking an ideal spot for not only hosting your actual Wedding Event but also for where to Honeymoon… look no further, you are here! We ‘got this’ and your entire group to ensure your lifetime celebration begins in poetic perfection! Best to Book your Wedding date at our in-demand Property, EARLY, and we’ll take care of all the rest.

When it comes to hosting a first-class Tropical Wedding, par excellence, at the most sought-after Property for your Destination Wedding Costa Rica, you won’t experience anything more exquisite than Vista Hermosa Estate to start your new lifetime of memories.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

- Rental rates are based on 16 guests. Add $60 per additional guest per night. 
- Please inquire about event fees for weddings, celebrations, parties or other large gatherings that exceed those staying at the Villa.
- Review our rental agreement for a complete description of our cancellation policy.
- Please visit www.vistahermosaestate.com for more information about our beautiful Vista Hermosa Estate or call 909-322-0931

Manager'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.