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Charming House - Breathtaking Ocean Views/Walk to Beach

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom + outdoor shower

Casa Voladora sits on a bluff overlooking Punta Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. It is a 10-15 minute walk to both Playa Espadilla and Playa Biesanz.

The house was designed by an award-winning architect to highlight and emphasize the area’s natural beauty. There are breathtaking views from every window and terrace. Even the bathrooms have a spectacular view. A tropical forest surrounds the back providing privacy and a front row seat to Costa Rica’s exotic plants and wildlife.

Casa Voladora has one private bedroom on the second floor and is best suitable for a couple, although the downstairs daybed is suitable to sleep one more - but that person would be sleeping in living room and it's not a pull out bed - it's just more of a quite large window seat. It is an intimate and romantic setting with several private terraces. The architect designed the house in a European style. It is simple and elegant in its construction.

We also have a two bedroom house Casa Mirador - (Property #150823)

Stunning House in Beautiful Manuel Antonio: The house has fantastic views of Playa Biesanz, Playa Espadilla and Manuel Antonio National Park. There are often white faced monkeys that use the trees by the house as a route to get down to the beach. Toucans and sloths also visit frequently. There is a luggage elevator that will ensure that the only thing you need to get up the stairs is yourself and our onsite caretaker, Bismark, who can help you with your items.

Walk to the Beach/Walk to Bus: It's a 10-15 minute walk from the house down to the main beach, Playa Espadilla. This beach is good for bodysurfing, boogie boarding or surfing or swimming in the waves. You can swim here or keep walking along the beach (20 min.) to the National Park. You could also walk (15-20 minutes) to Playa Biesanz which is a protected bay and good for swimming and snorkeling. They are both easily accessible from the house. It is about a 10 minute walk up the hill to the main road where the buses run as well. These buses go into Manuel Antonio and Quepos about every half hour and there are lots of taxis in the area.

More Details

Owner
Julie Pereyra
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017

Amenities

Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoors - outdoor shower
  • There is a newly renovated beautiful blue tiled bathroom with shower/toilet/sink inside and an additional private outdoor shower in back of the house. Both showers have hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is one bedroom upstairs with a bed for two persons. It is equipped with mosquito netting and has a little deck off the front of it as well. The house has 4 decks. There is a large daybed downstairs that one person could sleep on if necessary, but it is not truly a bed. You can see it in the picture entitled 'living room' on our pictures section.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming House - Breathtaking Ocean Views/Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
5

Our stay was incredible!

  • 5 of 5

The description was spot on. If you're looking for all-inclusive resort style stays, this place is not for you. If you are looking for a truly once in a lifetime stay with your personal, very own house in the jungle, this is your spot. You arrive and are greeted by the caretaker Bismarck, his family and his 3 awesome perritos. Your stay in paradise comes with a daily workout of 121 steps straight up the side of the mountain to reach a house with the most incredible view of both playa espadilla and biesanz, 180 degrees of pure magnificence. The house is equipped with all the essentials, this does not include a tv, grab a book or play one of the many games in the house. No alarm clock necessary, the monkeys have you covered, I guarantee you see them almost daily and hear them on your roof! We could not have been more pleased with the location, 10 minute walk from two separate beaches and a 10 minute walk up to numerous restaurants!

Julie the owner was also very kind and actually gave us a free upgrade when the larger house was open!

Bismarck is incredibly attentive and will take care of any of your needs, you just have to ask. He asked daily if we needed anything or wanted the house cleaned, but we were in the house so little, it was truly unnecessary but nonetheless, his care for you is incredible!

We hope you love it as much as we did and Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very glad you guys liked the house and had a wonderful stay! Thank you for writing such a nice review. Please come back anytime. (: Julie
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5

Beautiful house with a beautiful outlook - and wildlife everywhere - even a day with Raoul!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here - the peace and quiet of the location with stunning views and the endless variety of wildlife on the doorstep - truly unforgettable!

Get a bottle of wine, some bread and cheese and just spend the evening on the deck watching the sun go down and the monkeys play - heaven.

And the wonderful Bismark and family always there to help

This was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica and we loved the closeness to the beaches and bars and restaurants of Manuel Antonio

If you get chance then walk to Playa Biesanz before 7am to get the beach and water to yourself - memorable and beautiful

Thank you so much and we didn't want to leave

Darren and Wendy

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property's views were AMAZING! The wildlife was entertaining!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights. We loved opening up the balconies and sitting and watching the ocean as well as all the wildlife that appeared as the days went on. We came during rainy season and mornings were great to go out and explore. We usually came back to the house around 1 or 2 and got to watch some pretty awesome storms. We woke up every morning excited to see the view.

The house is one of a few up on a hill. You have to walk up quite a few steps to get to it so be prepared for a daily work out.

Bismarck and his family were very helpful and easy going. Of course it helped that I spoke Spanish.

All in all it was an experience to live amongst the wildlife.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

I could not believe the views !! We saw more animals right from the decks than in the park.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed during Spring Break and it was amazing!!! The owner was super nice and the care taker was on hand if you needed and out of sight if you didn't . We were awakened by the troops of monkeys every morning running across the roof. Directions to the house were spot on even arriving at 1 in the morning the care taker and his kids met us to help with our luggage. The owner even had groceries delivered early when she found out our flight was delayed ; no place was open at that time for food. We awoke to the sounds of wildlife and a view that is so worth the climb up the steps. I would recommend a 4x4 to get to the beach and we gave family's rides down the mountain but would hate to carry anything more than a towel back up. Don't expect anything to be easy to get to by walking unless you run marathons , this is Costa Rica not the flat terrain we are used to living near the Outter Banks NC. Highly recommend this property to everyone that can take the stairs instead of the elevator because it is so worth exercise !!! All I can say is this house made our trip a "trip of a "lifetime"!!!! I know this sounds crazy but where else can you brush your teeth and out of each window see two entirely different beaches, only at the top!!! There was about 20 windows we left open to let the salt breeze through and even when it poured the roof overhang was large enough not to let in the rain in. Word to the wise use the mosquito net in the bedroom ; I slept on the couch and was tore up one night . Being at the top of the mountain the bugs were not a huge deal and the cool breeze was awesome. Overall two thumbs up , and take the trip with Paddle Nine for the sea cave and waterfall jumping ... insane !!!!!! Everyone was truly super nice and could speak some English which made things so much easier. Animals , animals and more animals , we even saw a sloth and baby from two feet away - was taking selfies !!!! RENT THIS PLACE YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!

Brian Massie

Virginia Beach Va

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely House Perched Above a Beautiful Beach

  • 5 of 5

This quiet hilltop has a wonderful view of Manuel Antonio beach, and you can hear the waves rolling ashore throughout the night. A 15-minute walk down to the secluded beach (remember the house sits atop a high ridge). Several kinds of monkeys come to visit, but mostly to eat fruit from the property's trees (with sloths relaxing in trees, below). Wonderful sea breezes rush through the house. We had a great time and are very sure you will, too.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It is close to the beach and restaurants. It has all the amenities you will need. Julie has even supplied a Boogie board, cooler and beach chairs (for $10, at the beach, you can rent chairs and an umbrella for the day). The main deck has an incredible view of the beaches and Manuel Antonio National Park. You can even see the sunset from the house (do not miss the sunsets from the beach, especially the beaches near Manuel Antonio). The private outdoor shower is the best especially after the walk back from the beach or just to cool off in general. You do have to be in reasonable shape to walk up the stairs to the house or just take your time and enjoy all the plants and trees along the way. We always stopped halfway up to chat with Bismark and his family. The dogs (especially Nina, would always escort us back to the house). From the deck, we saw White faced & Squirrel monkeys, Macaws, Toucans, a sloth and other interesting birds. We did not see the Howler monkeys but you could hear them. Bismark, his family and dogs were a blessing. So helpful, so kind. We will not forget this house or Bismark and his family. The owner Julie was very helpful and made the whole experience very easy. Thanks. A few things we enjoyed: El Santuario Zip Lining, Rainmaker hike, Jungle night tour, local beaches and Manuel Antonio National Park (go early, 7:00am) and do all the trails, then hang out at the beach for the rest of the day (bring food and drinks).

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
2 Hours from San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Barba Roja
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Espadilla
Car: not necessary

Manuel Antonio National Park is one of Costa Rica 's best known and most often visited parks.The area is home to over 353 species of birds. Howler and white-faced monkeys, two-toed and three-toed sloths, coati-mundi and raccoons frequent the beaches in and outside the Park.

The National Park area offers some of the best beaches on Costa Rica 's Pacific coast for surfing, swimming and snorkeling. Within the area, there is much to enjoy; bird watching, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, and boat trips for fishing or to watch dolphins.

Located besides the town of Quepos in the Central Pacific Zone, the area is one of the most beautiful in Costa Rica.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

+Our rates are a flat fee and include all cleaning costs and taxes.
+Please add 20% for the Holiday Season - Dec 15-Jan 2. 5 night minimum stay for the Holiday Season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.