Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description
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' and also received an 'Excellent' rating in 2012 .
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.
- Events Allowed
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
About Evelyn - Homeowner
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
Why Evelyn - Homeowner chose Manuel Antonio
More than a beach.
More than a house.
It's an adventure!
What makes this villa unique
- 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
Guestbook comments from the owner
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