ON THE BEACH - TRIPADVISOR'S TOP VACATION RENTAL HOME MANUEL ANTONIO 2012 & 2013

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Evelyn - Homeowner

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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ON THE BEACH - TRIPADVISOR'S TOP VACATION RENTAL HOME MANUEL ANTONIO 2012 & 2013

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3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 6-8. Ask about our Rental Options for Larger Groups

The Discovery Beach House boutique vacation rental home is directly ON the beach. It was awarded the 'Top Vacation Rental Home in Manuel Antonio 2012' by FlipKey and also received an 'Excellent' rating in 2012 from TripAdvisor.

This 3 bedroom 3 bath boutique villa sleeps 6-8. Ask about our rental options for larger groups of up to 16. Free WiFi. Credit cards accepted.

The Discovery Beach House has everything you need; 2 King size and 1 Queen size bed, fully equipped kitchen (just like home), wrap around balconies with ocean views, a huge infinity pool and an oversize hot tub. Housekeeper, free laundry, gardener and 24/7 security are all included. The entertainment center includes a 42' plasm TV, DVD player, DVD library and board games.

Imagine the most convenient location in all of Manuel Antonio. It's a quick 1-5 minute beach walk to restaurants, a grocery store and souvenir shopping. The Discovery Beach House is a 2-minute drive or a 10-minute walk to Manuel Antonio National Park. Until 1972 this property was a part of the national park and still attracts monkeys and sloths. Lush gardens and hand painted sinks add to your tropical experience. This beach villa features a huge Infinity pool and hot tub. Public transportation is a one-minute walk away.

If you're looking for a romantic destination wedding setting the Discovery Beach House is the most wedding-friendly villa directly on the beach in Manuel Antonio. We have a 9 x 9 meter deck beachside for up to 50 people for your reception. We work with the top wedding planners in Costa to fit every budget.

Owner, Evelyn Gallardo, is the author of 'The Best of Manuel Antonio & Quepos 2012' and 'Among the Orangutans - The Birute Galdikas Story.' She lives in Manuel Antonio with her husband David.

Concierge service is included and so is a FREE Welcome Tour around town in a cool new vacation buggy. The Discovery Beach House staff is waiting to pamper you in paradise. Make your reservation now.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Evelyn - Homeowner

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David & Evelyn are a conservationist couple whose passion for endangered primates led them to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica as naturally as a river seeks the sea. Prior to settling in Costa Rica they had traveled to the remotest rain forests of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Of all the countries they visited the owners adopted Costa Rica to build their dream vacation home, the Discovery Beach House. They completed their Costa Rica vacation villa in 2006 and converted the property into a private nature reserve with the intention of sharing it with like-minded people looking for the ideal Costa Rica beach vacation.

Your hosts have worked with scientists such as gorilla expert Dr. Dian Fossey and orangutan authority Dr. Biruté Galdikas. David produced a documentary, “Orangutans Grasping the Last Branch.” Evelyn is a wildlife photographer whose photos adorn the walls of their vacation rental home.

She’s also the author of the award-winning book, Among the Orangutans, which earned a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly.

Evelyn spoke worldwide on the issue of saving endangered primate and their habitats. She was invited to speak at more than 500 schools where she inspired students with her “Follow Your Dream” theme and her captivating photos and stories.

Some students were motivated to form pen pals partnerships with students in Uganda to help save their dwindling wildlife, other students raised funds to hire anti-poaching patrols to protect mountain gorillas in Rwanda;yet others adopted orphaned orangutans in Borneo by recycling cans and used the proceeds to provide critical veterinary care.

The Discovery Beach House is a reflection of David & Evelyn’s life experiences. Their story is unique and remarkable and they’re happy to share it with you.

Evelyn - Homeowner purchased this villa in 2001

More than a beach.

More than a house.

It's an adventure!

- One of only 3 luxury villas directly on the beach.

- 30 second walk to the beach

- Award winning service.

- 10 minute walking distance to Manuel Antonio National Park

- Concierge service included

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
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ON the Beach - TripAdvisor's Top Vacation Rental Home Manuel Antonio 2012 & 2013
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews
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Thank you! Thank You! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
Wow...what can we say but "Pura Vida!" Coming to your Costa Rican home for our family Christmas vacation was as good as it gets. Your stunning house and staff took care of our every need (plus more) and no detail was overlooked. We did many activities; mangrove fishing, visited Manuel Antonio National Park, did the Canopy Safari, boogie boarded (thanks for providing the boards), and saw 2 big iguanas in a territorial fight! We had Chef Desiree make us an incredible meal the first night here with mouth watering dishes made from local fresh ingredients! Most of all we had time with our family making memories in pure bliss here. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Philomath, Oregon Family
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We Are Sad to Be Leaving

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Dear Evelyn and David
We really enjoyed our stay in paradise! The natural shade, the monkeys who visited daily and the infinity pool were absolutely amazing.

Sabrina was very attentive and your complimentary Welcome Buggy Tour with Don was most informative. Manuela did a great job and she is most skilled with the towel origami. (especially the creation of Diego). Cesar was absolutely exceptional in keeping the outside fresh, tidy and we really appreciated when he came to find us to show us sloths, lizards and monkeys.

Our best meals were here with the attention of Desiree and Juan. We also enjoyed Raphael's. We are sad to be leaving and look forward to returning to Costa Rica in the near future.
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The House and the Beach were Spectacular

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Dear Evelyn and David,

Thank you for a wonderful stay at the Discovery Beach House! Both the house and the beach were spectacular. We enjoyed daily visits from the monkeys and Diego. The staff was very friendly and was nice enough to point out monkeys and sloths in the front yard. Our favorite restaurants were Kapi Kapi and Ronny's although there are a lot to choose from. Thanks again and we look forward to returning to Costa Rica soon.
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We'll See You Again Next Year!!!

We'll See You Again Next Year!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Thank you for a wonderful family vacation!

Highlights of our week included: frequent visits from Diego (dog) and watching him bond with our 3 year old, the beautiful and creative towel origami on our bed each and every day created by Manuela, Sabrina and Juan co-conspiring to find us some coconuts water as a surprise, friendly waves from Juan all day long, monkeys and lizards and birds, visiting the Park and having the beach in the back yard! We also enjoyed the beautiful decor, art, photographs and worldly furnishings in the home, cooking by Desiree!!! Watching our daughter take "Costa Rican naps" each afternoon outside by the pool, mangos, papayas, sweet bananas, watching our daughter swimming in the pool and ocean, watching her play in the sand so creatively, having Sabrina arrange spa treatments, a trip to the park, and lots of helpful touches throughout the week! Locally roasted coffee beans, Quepos farmers market. Exercising on the beach, the beautiful landscaping on the Discovery Beach House gardens.
We'll see you again next year!!!
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Wedding was the Most Beautiful Day of our Lives

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
You have an amazing house. We celebrated our wedding in your house and it was the most beautiful day in our lives. The scenery couldn't be more beautiful and spectacular! So thanks so much for letting us celebrate it in this paradise of a house.

What to say about the staff? They are all really good and nice and made our stay very comfortable. Especially Sabrina who has helped us with so many small details and was assuring that everything went well for us and our guests. Diego (dog) I totally fell in love with him. So to all of you many thanks and Pura Vida!

Ana and Nico
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
San Jose (airport code: SJO)
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
On the Beach at Espadilla Beach aka Manuel Antonio
Nearest Restaurant
75 Miles
Canto del Mar
Car: not necessary

The Discovery Beach House is directly on the beach, one of only 3 vacation rental homes in Manuel Antonio that are actually on the beach. It's the most convenient location in all of Manuel Antonio and within 1-3 minute walking distance of 5 beach restaurants, a 5-minute walk along the beach to buy groceries and a 10-minute leisure walk to Manuel Antonio National Park.

Buses and taxis are conveniently available on the road.

Other Activities: canopy safari, river rafting, mangrove tour, Manuel Antonio Nat'l Park tour, parasailing, horsebackriding, ATV, Vacation Buggy welcome tour, canyoning, surfing, boogie boarding, on site wildlife observation, on site massage and spa treatments. Ask your concierge about the many services offered.

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Availability & Rates

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
Jan 3 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$890
$5,900
5 nights
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$750
$4,900
5 nights
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
$890
$5,900
5 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 26 2014
$10,900
7 nights
 
 
New Year
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 5 2015
$18,000
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$890
$5,900
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Gym
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Garden Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Hand painted details
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Hand painted details
  • Bathroom 1. Master Bath has its own garden and tub for two. Callallily sinks and accent tiles are custom hand painted. Bathroom 2. 'The Monkey Bathroom' has a pedestal sink with hand painted monkeys and several primate accents. Bathroom 3. Hand painted sink features African women.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Comfortable window seat can sleep an additional person.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Bed converts from king to 2 twin beds. Includes window seat.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Has an additional private entrance. Room for a crib.
  • Master Bedroom 1: The focal point of this romantic second story room is the hand carved African four poster canopy bed draped with an amazing animal print designer fabric. A comfy window seat is lined with jungle print pillows that invite you to lean back and read a great book, watch the monkeys, or take a decadent afternoon nap. Bedroom 2: Suspended over the living room, this 2nd story bedroom boasts a 260° view overlooking the Great Room and Japanese Entrance Garden. A welcoming window seat provides extra seating or can function as an extra bed. Bedroom 3: Enjoy the ultimate in privacy. This 1st floor bedroom has it’s own entrance, bathroom and coffeemaker. No need to disturb anyone if the call of howler monkeys wakes you up earlier. Take your morning cup of delicious Costa Rican coffee out onto your own private patio and appreciate the lovely tree garden and early rising monkeys from your own Moroccon tiled table.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • library
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • freshwater fishing
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • paragliding
  • golf privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
This eco-friendly home was built by photographer/conservationists David Root & Evelyn Gallardo. It's decor was inspired by their experiences photographing mountain gorillas in Africa, orangutans in Borneo, and wildlife around the world. They've installed an energy saving system, waste treatment plant, and underground cables to give you unobstructed views of surrounding nature. The owners appreciate your cooperation to help conserve energy in the community. Please turn off all air conditioners and lights whenever you leave the house.
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