MODERATELY PRICED PRIVATE ECO-PARADISE, IMPRESSIVE VIEWS, LAP POOL

Rebecca Wells

Speaks english, spanish
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Open concept Living/ Dining, 3 bedrooms on 3 levels, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7.

Forbes Magazine has just named Manuel Antonio as one of the WORLD'S best National Parks! Read on:

'A stunning combination of beaches and coral reefs, perfect for snorkeling and exploring the area’s famous tangle of mangroves. Rainforest jungles remain untouched habitats for Three-toed Sloths, iguanas, Central American squirrel monkeys and birds of extraordinary colors. One of Costa Rica’s smallest national parks, Manuel Antonio is nevertheless one of its most popular, with activities ranging from white-water rafting and sea kayaking to horseback riding on one of the park’s four beaches'

All this awaits you at Villa Tekla. And so do the monkeys that scramble through the trees outside our distinctive ecologically designed home. Twenty-metre lap pool, totally private. Free wi-fi high-speed Internet, and maid and gardening and pool services. For complete details about Villa Tekla, with photos, maps, rates, check out www.villatekla.com

Support a healthy, green environment: We are contributors to several environmental organizations and particularly invite naturalists, birders, and those concerned with keeping our planet green and healthy, and support the Costa Rican government's initiatives to this end. So we offer a 15% discount to other such supporters. We have lived part time in Costa Rica since 1980, and can help renters with most if not all of their travel plans and we have a wide knowledge of the country's tourist areas, parks, and particularly local attractions. Renters should not hesitate to ask questions. For those interested in flora and fauna: coatis, sloths, tree iguanas, anteaters, squirrels, colorful frogs and geckos, and other fauna visit from the National Park. At night the lawn below the house twinkles with fireflies. Wake up to the reverberant trumpeting of howler monkeys, to a serenade of tanagers, thrushes and flycatchers, and colorful songsters galore. All while you enjoy our new 20-metre lap pool.

A writer's home: This property has been the seasonal home of Tekla Deverell, psychologist, and William Deverell, novelist since the early 1980s, so we are among the original extranjeros in the Quepos-Manuel Antonio area, and our villa has been home to many artists and writers (to whom we offer a 15% discount as well) and many others who are just seeking to escape for a holiday to this amazing paradise. If you wish to know more about us, Google William Deverell, author of 16 novels and one non-fiction work. See www.deverell.com.

Extras: Villa Tekla pays for all gardening and maid services by our trustworthy and valued employees who attend to the house and property twice weekly, and all utilities including cable.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Rebecca Wells (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
Speaks english, spanish

About Rebecca Wells

Owned by trial lawyer and novelist, author of 18 mysteries, thrillers and courtroom dramas, plus TV series and films. More at http://deverell.com

Rebecca Wells purchased this villa in 1983

Why Rebecca Wells chose Manuel Antonio

Deverell wrote a travel article about the area in the early 1980s, having fallen in love with a special piece of paradise, and soon thereafter bought four acres of it.

What makes this villa unique

The myriad birds, the three species of monkeys, the utter privacy by the swimming pool, the unique eco-friendly architecture of a home built by ourselves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Rebecca,

We are safely home and gradually recovering from the jet-lag! Many thanks to you and to Jacob for all your help and advice during our stay at Villa Tekla. We really enjoyed being there and Francisco and Lorena were great.
Apr 2009
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Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Moderately priced private eco-paradise, impressive views, lap pool
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
California
5

  • 5 of 5
Loved staying at Villa Tekla. Perfect for a small group
of people or family. Enjoyed cooling off in the pool
and seeing the monkeys play in the trees. Would stay
there again!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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5

  • 5 of 5
2009 was our first visit to Villa Tekla. Four weeks was not enough. The only thing missing from Bill and Tekla home was Bill and Tekla. We enjoyed our stay so much that we came home and booked our 2010 stay. Can't wait to return. And to Bill and Tekla, we always have a spare room or two if you get home sick.

Dan and Kev
  • Submitted: May 15, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Montreal
5

  • 5 of 5
Dear Tekla,
We so much enjoyed staying in your wonderful house .What a lovely place !
We loved the neighbourhood , the pulperia, chatting with the people, helping poor old "Pinto".
My dormant Spanish suddenly became alive again.
Lorena , & Francisco were so kind to us.
Kennia 's a real sweetie. I've promised to write to her.
Thank you for sharing your lovely place with us.
It was all I'd expected, and more.
Thanks to you both for a great, great time.
Jenny Fletcher
  • Submitted: May 15, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
5

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at Villa Tekla November 2008.
We really enjoyed the privacy and the open air
architecture. There were no problem with insects
and if you clean up dishes promptly after meals no
ant issues either. My wife and I photographed and
saw 22 different bird species on the property as
well as hearing howlers and seeing a sloth in the
back yard. Toucans visited several times and that
was particularly exciting. We saw blue morphos
several times as well. The local market was close
and convenient and the owners property manager
(Rebecca) was extremely helpful and friendly. She
arranged two tours for us before we arrived (a
mangrove and manual antonio park tour). If we
return to this part of Costa Rica we would definitely
plan on staying here if it was available.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4

Addition of a pool an excellent idea!

  • 4 of 5
I've rated my overall experience as "good" based on our Feb.2008 vacation at Villa Tekla.With the addition of a pool, it would be "excellent".The weather is hot & a cool dip would have been a real luxury.
The house is spacious & nicely decorated.The ceiling fans & open-air concept keep it at a pleasant temperature day & night.
The bathroom was bright & colourful. The bedroom we used was on the same floor as the large livingroom .The bed was really comfortable.
The only complaint I can find is that the kitchen could have been a little better equipped & the fridge had seen better days, but to me these are minor details that are quickly & easily rectified.There are other more important considerations.
For example,the house is very secure, with 2 locking closets to store valuables such as passports, cameras,cash,etc. No worries on that count.In spite of the open window concept, the house can be securely locked , allowing no outside access.( There ARE blinds on the outside should you wish to close them.We didn't see the need.)
We'd heard tales of stealing in Costa Rica but anyone using common sense & looking after their belongings carefully (as you do at home!) should have nothing to fear.
Lorena came to clean twice a week was very nice & did a great job. Francisco the gardener is charming.I was able to practise my Spanish on them: they were very patient!
We saw insects, birds, monkeys,etc,lots of interesting butterflies, plants, geckos, iguanas.
We found the local bus & the reasonably-priced taxis more than adequate to get around locally.It was nice to chat with the local people, who are very gracious .We stayed for 3 weeks & only rented a car for 3 days in order to go a liitle further afield.
There's a grocery store not too far away, & a well-stocked corner store( a pulperia) just a few steps away.
The beach can be reached by bus or taxi.There are some nice restaurants close by, as well as a little further afield.We found all restaurants to be clean & especially liked Tico meals, "casados",to be precise:rice, fried plantains,beans,salad,vegetables & fish or chicken.The little restaurant next to Super Joseth grocery was really good.
I would recommend the Lynch Travel Agency in Quepos for help in arranging tours,etc.
I recommend Villa Tekla for a great vacation; and now, with the addition of a pool, it should be fantastic.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5

  • 5 of 5
We very much enjoyed staying in this lovely house in Feb.2008.We loved the neighbourhood, the pulperia,chatting with the people, taking the local bus.In fact, the bus & taxis are an efficient & cheap way of getting around.
The addition of a pool this year is a fantastic idea.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Mar Luna Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
38 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Mar Luna Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Playa Espadilla,Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary

Nearby beaches are within and outside one of Costa Rica's most beautiful parks. Villa Tekla is midway (3 km) between Quepos, a tourist town, and the park entrance. Views from the patio and upper floor take in jungle, green-clad hills, and the sweep of the Pacific. Much of our 5 acres has been planted with rare, flowering hardwoods, and provides a reserve for birds, playful howler, white-face and squirrel monkeys that comb the canopy for fruit, nuts and insects. Plus coatis, sloths, tree iguanas, anteaters, squirrels, colorful frogs and geckos, and other fauna that visit from the National Park.

Other Activities: birding, river rafting, canopy tours, secret beaches

Golf: The nearest course is at Los Suenos near Jaco, 38 kilometres northwest up the coast

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Availability & Rates

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Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
May 5 2014 - Nov 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$4,000
 
 
High Season
Nov 15 2014 - May 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Christmas, New Years and Easter: $300 per night/$2,100 per week
We offer 10% discounts to members of environmental organizations and to professional writers, artists, and musicians.
No stays of more than a month during high season (Nov. 1 - May 4)
We do not offer discounts to travel or property agents.
Deposit by paypal required, contact for info.
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Amenities

Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pool - pool shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , pool shower for washing off sand after day at the beach
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor access
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master ensuite bathroom
  • Beautifully tiled bathrooms equipped with towels and accessories and mirrors. Very large tub-shower in the main floor bathroom. There are two outdoor showers, one by the pool, the other for use washing off sand from the beaches before entering the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 3rd floor views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , private entrance, master bath with shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , in library near main living space
  • All bedrooms equipped with high-speed ceiling fans and mosquito nets (if desired). Bedroom one is a king-size rare hardwood canopy bed with fitted mosquito net. Bedroom 2 is also a king and is on the lower level with its own private entrance and bathroom. Bedroom 3 is on the 3rd level with expansive views and two single beds, perfect for kids, that can be joined as one king A sofa in the living room offers additional sleeping accommodation.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Broadband wi-fi is free for those bringing laptops or notebooks or IPads, etc. The pool area is right next to the house and its patio areas are extensively tiled. The 20-metre pool has a deep end, at six feet, and is intended not just for play but exercise. The main floor is open-air and open-space, but well-protected by decorative Spanish grillwork. Lonas (rain blinds) may be lowered in the event of heavy tropical rain. The downstairs floor is entirely screened in, and comes with a separate entrance and an en suite.. The maid and gardener come twice a week for stays of a seven days or more at our cost, as well as the pool maintenance person. The gardener will from time to time offer ripe bananas, pineapples, papayas and other seasonal fruit from our orchards. The front gate should be locked each evening for your comfort and security. Within the house, 3 secure lockups are available for valuables Maid will wash clothes for a fee in a washer-dryer located on site.

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