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Oceanfront, Air Conditioned, Fully Staffed, Secluded 6BR Luxury Villa

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 6 Air Conditioned Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 8-16)

Welcome to our Manuel Antonio home, a fully-staffed, 6-bedroom, 6-bath luxury Villa and Guest House in an unusually private and beautiful setting bordering the 50-meter Maritime Protection Zone. The Villa and Guest House are perched high above the Pacific, with ever present sea breezes and sounds of surf crashing below. Our beach (Playa la Macha), which is usually deserted, is a 15-minute hike from the Villa. Ours is the only residence in Manuel Antonio with a cove all to itself and one of the few close enough to the water to hear the surf crashing against the rocks.

The views of the ocean and sunset from the Villa are breathtaking. Wildlife and tropical flowers abound on our property and in the surrounding rainforest. Monkeys, countless birds, and an occasional sloth are regular visitors to nearby trees and are easily spotted from the Villa or our terraces and swimming pool.

The house is of the finest construction in teak, cedar, almond, and terra cotta, all sited in beautiful landscaped grounds. Each bedroom has a view, a king bed and it's own bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have their own living areas, in addition to the bright and breezy main living space.

Villa La Macha is located in one of Costa Rica's most beautiful coastal areas, Quepos and Manuel Antonio. An almost endless string of secluded coves and tropical beaches and the charming, well-supplied town of Quepos are minutes away. Five miles down the road is a jewel of this ecologically sensitive country, Manuel Antonio National Park. The waters offshore offer some of the best marlin and sailfish sport fishing in the world. Villa La Macha is handsomely furnished in teak furniture and original artworks and provides a beautiful home for families, small wedding parties, and groups of friends to share.

We have added all the amenities you could want for a perfect vacation, including fine sheets, towels and china, our favorite spa shampoos and soaps, a I Bose Wave stereo, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and high speed internet, two phone lines, a library of 150 of our favorite books, and a booklet recommending for our guests our favorite restaurants, beaches, masseuses, fishing charters, white water river trips, surf spots, surf instructors, zip lines, hikes, nightspots, spanish tutors, and nannies. L

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Paula Quesada
Member since: 1999
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


El Cerro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (4) Queen size beds (2)Good, firm mattresses, (2) Pack-n-play baby cribs available, Sleeper Sofa or Futons (2) Full size sleeper sofa in main living room. Fold-out futon couch available in the living area of the guest house
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Extraordinary ocean and jungle views, so close you can hear the waves crashing below. Fully Staffed - we do laundry, cooking, and all cleaning. We also will arrange any tours for you.


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Oceanfront, Air Conditioned, Fully Staffed, Secluded 6BR Luxury Villa
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Amazing views and Amazing staff- La Macha is a great Costa Rican getaway!!

  • 4 of 5

This beautiful home is perched atop the hill overlooking the Pacific. And if the views aren't enough, Jota, Carmen and Evelyn staff the home and shop and cook and clean for you daily!!! Jota also will arrange tours and recommend restaurants, etc. The home is quite large and comfortable with many porches. 2 of the 6 bedrooms are small and without any view, so keep this in mind when assembling your travel group- the 0ther 4 bedrooms are spacious with amazing views!! The staff will prepare as many meals as you would like. We had them prepare breakfast and dinner daily and it was both healthy and delicious- better than any restaurant meal, We spent the days at the beaches and zip-lined and toured. Playa Beicanz was the best. There are many steps in the house and the drive in on the unpaved road definitely requires 4 WD- so be prepared. The only addition I would recommend is at least one or 2 more coffee makers- as our group of 6 couples had to line up for am coffee.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Villa la Macha, breathtaking views, abundance of wildlife, secluded, spacious enough for large groups. Watching the wildlife and sunsets are something we are all going to miss. We had some issues locating the home at night when we first arrived, our transportation driver from San Jose had us close, but the van the 11 of us came in could not access the road which is steep in places and dark. Our driver and one of us walked the half mile to find the home and Jota, (our caretaker/concierge) who came and got the rest of us in a 4 x4. I would recommend some signage and that all guests are given Jotas contact info before arrival. Highly recommend a 4 x4 vehicle. Our group had no issues with local cabs finding the villa and taking us where we wanted to be, we always asked for a 4 x 4 vehicle. Quepos and Manual Antonio Beach are both very close and worth going to. The beach near the home is spectacular, and practically private, the trek to get to it is tough and not easily done. Make sure you have proper shoes and water. Well worth the hike but not meant for all people. The lovely family caring for us, were just the absolute best part of this vacation. Jota, his mom Carmen and sister Evelyn could not have done more for us, Jota made sure every day we had everything we needed from groceries to taxis to booking excursions, to replacing a shower head in one of the bathrooms. Carmen and Evelyn cleaned and did laundry and made the most delicious meals, it was very sad to leave them, they very quickly become like family. Would highly recommend this home, to groups of friends like us or to large extended families. Thank you Angela, Jota, Carmen, Evelyn and the home owner for an amazing vacation and sharing your little piece of paradise with us for 10 days.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa La Macha is a Private Paradise in Costa Rica!

  • 5 of 5

I’ve traveled a lot around the world and Villa La Macha is one of those places that makes you want to move there. The location was tucked away on top of a hill well off of the main road, which made the house very private and secure. We enjoyed waking up to all of the sounds of the birds and monkeys that seemed right outside of our window. The views of the Pacific Ocean while we were perched up high in the middle of the jungle were absolutely stunning. We made it a ritual with our group to watch the sunset each night from the dining room table while enjoying fresh home made pina coladas. We had 12 people in our group as we celebrated a 40th birthday. Villa la Macha was perfect for the size of our group and we never felt crowed or on top of each other as there are plenty of areas to spread out at the Villa. Another great thing about Villa la Macha is the service. Each meal was prepared fresh around our schedule. Laundry can be done every single day if needed. This was a bonus as we packed very light for our trip. When traveling with a big group like ours, it is some times hard to keep everyone happy because people have different ideas of what excursions everyone wants to book. My advice is not worry and do not book anything before arriving at Villa la Macha. Leave leave all of the booking of excursions up to Jota. Jota is like your personal concierge while at Villa la Macha. He is well connected with all of the excursion outfits and got us discounts on everything from the airport shuttle to ATV tours. Just let Jota know what you want to do the night before and he can make it happen. We went on ATV tours, hiking at Manuel Antonio, visited waterfalls, zip lining and butterfly garden, deep sea fishing (awesome!), hiked around the property, and visited a couple of beaches....all with Jota’s help. I can’t wait to go back! Pura Vida! 🇨?🇷?

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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it was just Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked into the door, Jota, Carmen and Evelin made us feel so welcome. The setting was breathtaking, the food incredible, and the accommodations were absolutely perfect. It was an ideal setting for our family reunion. It was easy to do day trips and Jota helped us with all of the arrangements. This is definitely a five-star experience, made even more perfect by the exceptional Jota, Carmen and Evelin.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This is by far one of the best vacations that I have ever been on. This vacation started with the kindness and promptness from the owner, Angela Vickery. And continued through out our stay at her property. The views from this villa were breath taking. Every day you were welcomed with a beautiful sunrise and in the evening a stunning sunset. The villa was beautiful, clean and comfortable. This was due to the wonderful and amazing staff lead by Iota. The food was so good, that myself and my guests all lost weight even though we ate all day and all the time! That some special food, cooked with caring hands. The food was delicious! Iota and staff took care of us, they were the best.

We stayed at the end of raining season so we weren't able to make it down to the beach below the villa. We attempted but the walk was too muddy and slippery. Sorry that we missed out on that adventure. However, we were able to enjoy other adventures in Quepos, Manuel Antonio and the National Park. We mostly took advantage of the accommodations at the villa and had the most relaxed, tranquil time. On our first day of arrival we were already planning our next vacation at this villa.

And finally, animal sightings. We saw monkeys, iguanas, birds and sloths! all from the villa. You couldn't ask for a better view to watch these animals in their habitat.

I recommend this place for groups of friends and families. The villa was designed to allow for privacy as well as having open inviting wide spaces for folks to gather and be together. I highly recommend this villa. It was simply amazing vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of people, which included my 5 year old daughter, and the facilities were perfectly accommodating. The folks who come by the house daily were very helpful lining up our adventures and places to go. They also helped with shopping and cooked great food! We did not need to go to Manuel Antonio park since we saw spider monkeys, white face monkeys, sloths, iguanas, macaws, toucans, and much more from the porch of the house! The route to get there, once above quepos, is a little tough. Once you get off paved roads it gets a little confusing so try and get your route before you go. The 4 wheel drive vehicle was definitely a plus. Overall, i would stay again and would love to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Quepos (XQP)
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Marriott Los Suenos in Jaco
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Playa La Macha
Car: recommended

Wildlife viewing at the house and in the national park (monkeys, sloths, etc), canopy tours, surfing and surf lessons, whitewater rafting, zip lines, stunning beaches with warm water, world-class sport fishing, many restaurants, snorkling and diving, Spanish lessons, spa services, Golf is one hour away




Additional information about rental rates

There are no additional taxes or fees. The only thing not included in the price is the cost of your food and beverages

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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