1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom + outdoor shower
- english, spanish
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Exactly what I hoped for
The wildlife came to visit us instead of us going to look for it. Relaxing place.
Gorgeous views + walking distance to amazing beaches!
My husband and I loved our stay! We loved this cute and authentic home. The views were amazing, beaches are in walking distance, the caretaker was extremely helpful and friendly, and I loved the book exchange! If you are looking for a real Costa Rican vibe, this is the place to stay.
Lovely small house
Great place to stay in Manuel Antonio. The house is charming and reasonably close to beaches. What really makes the whole experience fantastic is the manager, Bismark, who is extremely kind and goes out of his way to help. The house was clean and welcoming. Bismark had left us some coffee, coffee filters, tp and paper towels to get started. Aside from three things that I think would improve the place, we loved our stay there. Three suggestions for improvement are: more places to hang wet stuff, repair ceiling fan in bedroom so that it is quieter (there were two fans: a ceiling fan and a portable fan; together they made a lot of noise. Luckily for me I have noise-cancelling ear buds, and I slept with them). Thirdly, fix the mosquito netting in the attic to keep mosquitoes and birds out of the house. Great view and very pleasant place!
Gorgeous views, nicest caretakers!
We absolutely loved staying here. From the moment we arrived until the day we left, we were well taken care of by Bismark and his family while also being given the privacy that we wanted.
The views are spectacular, the wildlife abundant, and the climb up the 131 steps got easier as the days passed!
I’m really going to miss my new best friend, Blancita (one of Bismark’s doggies), who loved to hang out with me morning and night.
A wonderful stay in a beautiful place!
Gorgeous jungle house with a killer view
First of all, every interaction I had with Bismarck (the man who does absolutely everything from cleaning the house to keeping the grounds) was positive. He and his family are so helpful and friendly. Second of all, you should be a relatively fit person to stay in this house. There are 132 steep stairs up to the front door through a humid jungle and it is taxing after a long day of touring or swimming in the ocean. However, once you arrive it is incredibly worth it. The house is quite big and has 4 different balconies. Two of those balconies have a table and chairs. The kitchen is stocked and fully functional including a fridge. Why 4 stars? First, my partner and I found the furniture to be quite hard and uncomfortable. The mattress for the bed could use replacing as 2 people tend to roll to the middle. Also, in the guidebook inside the house, it says that a power outage of 15 minutes every few days may be possible. My partner and I stayed for 4 nights and for 3 of those nights the power was out ALL NIGHT. Typically this wouldn't be a problem but it was around 90 degrees F in the night and we were in dire need of a working fan. So beware the power outages. Lastly, I know that hot humid places tend to have lots of bugs but there were a few too many indoor friends for our liking. Luckily there are little lizards inside that take care of many of these bugs.
Hi there. I'm glad you had a good time even with the drawbacks. Thank you for writing this review. It's very valuable information. I'm going to CR in a few weeks. I'll get a new mattress, check out the furniture, talk to Bismarck about getting a generator for the property overall, and make sure all the screens are operational and if there are any windows/deck doors that aren't screened - we'll do it. The power outages are usually not that bad. It was a fluke and I'm sorry it happened during your stay. Wet season is inherently buggier than dry season when you just don't encounter much bug-wise. I'll check it out and do what needs to be done. I'm not a huge fan either. (: Sincerely, Julie
Amazing home in great location!
My husband and I stayed here for 7 nights for my 50th birthday. When we arrived at the house there was a bouquet of flowers that Bismark had put in the living room for my birthday!!
The location of this house makes you feel like you are in the jungle and its very private but it's walkable to beaches, restaurants, shops, etc. We had a private tour of Manuel Antonio but we saw way more wildlife at the house than we did on the tour and at the house the animals are up close. We had visits from 3 types of monkeys including Howler monkeys, many toucans, Crimson Macaws and the most beautiful white sloth. We only had one day without monkeys.
One day after the beach my husband took a shower in the outdoor shower and was surrounded by Howler monkeys. They seemed very interested in what he was doing and they stayed around to watch him.
The 100 and something steps up to the house is a good daily workout and I felt I left there in better shape than I arrived ;)
I feel very lucky to have had this experience. This place is very special.
We are so very glad we could help you celebrate your 50th birthday!! Bismarck does make wonderful bouquets, he's a very special person overall. So nice. I'm so glad you had a great time. Thank you so much for staying with us. That's hilarious about the howlers and the shower. I wonder if I'll go back down and find the howlers actually using the shower next time now that they've studied how it all works. (: Please come back and stay again! All return guests are 15% off. Happy late birthday! Cheers, Julie
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.