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SPECIAL WEEK RATES! 5-13 br- Ocean Views-Beach-Private Pools-Great 4 Families!

Chloe Murdoch

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish, French
Bedrooms 9
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Chloe Murdoch

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, French
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Calendar last updated:
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SPECIAL WEEK RATES! 5-13 br- Ocean Views-Beach-Private Pools-Great 4 Families!

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Manuel Antonio House Rental Photos and Description

13 BEDROOM (3 HOMES: 5+4+4) or 9 BEDROOM (2 HOMES: 5+4) or 5 Bedroom ( Home: 5)

Presented here are three large homes CASA OCEANA (5 Bdrms) and CASA EXOTICA (4 bdrms) and Casa Cielo (4 BDRMs) that CAN BE RENTED TOGETHER for large groups. Each home can also be rented separately. Details and availabilities at -

The relaxing setting is IDEAL FOR LARGE GROUPS looking for TRULY PEACEFUL SURROUNDINGS. These 3 Spacious homes are on a hill top with 360 OCEAN & MOUNTAIN VIEWS and refreshing breezes. Please visit our PuraVIdaCasas website for availabilities as we do NOT post all our reservations on the HomeAway Calendar.

EXCLUSIVE SETTING: The homes are AT THE TOP OF A 400 ACRE RANCH, on a HILL RIDGE over looking the Ocean and the Rain Forest. They share a SOCCER FIELD on the lower part of the property!

AMENITIES: Each home has it's own private pool, Garden Pergola with table, Roof-Top Terraces, Lush gardens. Exotica also has a Large Rancho with Ping pong, Hammock, and sitting area. The Teak Ping Pong table doubles up as a fabulous dining table for large groups (sits 16). The homes have central AC, but thanks to their green design, they actually stay cool naturally. WIFI Internet, SATELLITE TV, Fully equipped laundry room, all linens, bedding and towels provided. 24/7 security.

CONVENIENT LOCATION: This exclusive and private retreat is easy to get to. Only 85 Miles from the San Jose (SJO) international airport, and on very good roads. We can assist you with car rental and optional airport transportation too.

CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ALL THE FUN: Within a 25 mile range, you will find lots of fun things to do: Horse riding - Surfing - Sport Fishing - Zip lines - Miles of empty beaches - Canopy bridges - ButterFly Farms - Kayaking - River rafting -- Banana boats - ParaSailing - Manuel Antonio National Beach park - Rain Forest Quad rides - Monkey tours - Mangrove tours - Crocodile River tours - Rain-forest excursions - Rodeos - Snorkeling -- Bird & wildlife Watching - Tide pools - Waterfalls - Botanic gardens - Restaurants etc..

SERVICES: Our personal CONCIERGE SERVICE is there to make your vacation easy. They will help with your transportation needs as well as local cell phone rental. They can offer you many options to assist you with grocery stocking, cook/chef services, on-site massage, tours, Surf lessons, transportation. They can also provide ALL INCLUSIVE service with daily maid service and on-site cooking & clean up).

Our DelPacifico homes have each has received our personal attention to detail so you will feel comfortable and at home. Enjoy an environment where you can relax while surrounded by beauty both inside and out.

We look forward to sharing our home and Costa Rica with you.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chloe Murdoch (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

About Chloe Murdoch

My husband George is a surfer, I am from Paris France. After raising six kids while running our small business, WE NEEDED A VACATION!!! We fell in love with Costa Rica's natural wonders and the feeling of BEING AWAY FROM IT ALL!. We wanted to build a home for the perfect vacation for our large family and our many friends, that would made you feel 'ON TOP OF THE WORLD', a place to TRULY RELAX AND MARVEL.

Chloe Murdoch purchased this house in 2006

Why Chloe Murdoch chose Manuel Antonio

PEACEFUL setting & EXCEPTIONAL 360 degree Ocean Mountains and Rainforest.views. YOU JUST CAN'T BEAT OUR VIEWS!..

SURF AND PLAY... miles and miles of empty beaches, tons of fun activities within minutes. All services available through our personal property manager (who happens to be our son and his wife who now live there full time)

The VIEWS are spectacular...

The STYLE of the homes is elegant

The BEACHES are beautiful, and NOT CROWDED

it's EASY TO GET TO... Who wants to spend half their vacation in transit. This area is the nearest coastal destination to the main airport in San Jose (85 miles = 1.5 hours), with excellent roads -- or you can fly into Quepos (30 miles)


What makes this house unique








*EUROPEAN DESIGN AND FEEL (Katrina is French!)

Guestbook comments from the manager

We shared Villa Oceana with another family, it was great! The kids loved it… the pool, horses, views, bird shows, Zip lines, River tours, Quad rides… and colorful restaurants. It was a short 15 min. walk to the beautiful beach, and we were also glad that there were hardly any insects. We followed the owners’ advice to leave all doors and windows open most of the day and we did stay cool WITHOUT the AC most fo the time! We will come back! Becky & Jeff M. and Dawn & Marc McC, CA. July 09
Jul 2009
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Bedrooms 9
Half Baths3
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Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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SPECIAL WEEK RATES! 5-13 br- Ocean Views-Beach-Private Pools-Great 4 Families!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 26 reviews

Gorgeous home! Great Location perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Oceana was simply the BEST! The house is spacious and absolutely gorgeous, beautiful decor, very comfortable and personal. Far nicer than other homes we've stayed in! The pictures don't do it justice! We were so impressed! The VIEWS were amazing! We loved how we didn't have to use the AC much since the house was cool naturally with the light breezes... We had so much fun in the large pool... .. We loved the area too! There's so much to do and it was actually great to be able to choose to go either towards Jaco or towards Manuel Antonio, more variety... The people at Del Pacifico (the ranch where the house is) were very nice and helpful. We loved riding the horses right there in the rainforest and onto the beach! The house manager also helped us with activities, maids etc...We absolutely loved staying in this beautiful home adn recommend it highly! Staying at Villa Oceana made our Costa Rica experience even better! It was hard to leave! Definitely a great vacation home for families!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you like staying at our home. I agree with you, it is so grand, the pictures don't do in justice... you just have to see for yourself! Glas you like the location, it is truly an advantage to be out of the busy center like Jaco and Manuel, yet so close to them both! Hope you come again.... Pura Vida, Katrina

The best lemonade ever!!

  • 5 of 5

After our daughter's wedding got cancelled, we were looking for some place where we could make lemonade out of lemons. And boy, did we! First off, Chloe was great to work with, answering all of our questions, giving suggestions about various activities, and giving practical advice about how to get around, where to buy groceries, rent a car, etc. We were a group of 11 adults and 3 children. The Oceana house was perfect for us. In addition to the beautiful view and breezes, we loved the pool, the covered patio, and the soccer field. We decided to use the driver and van rather than rent our own van and we were thrilled with that service. Our driver, Ronald, was fabulous. Always on time, patient and helpful. We all fit in one van - car seats and all. We did rent a smaller car which was helpful for runs to the store or for shuttling people/babies to and from the beach. We used the catering service for two of our meals. It was so nice to come back to a delicious and plentiful meal after a day of activities. Chloe introduced us to some local women she uses as babysitters who spoke English and Spanish. They were so good with the children. Chloe made the reservations for activities that catered to our needs. We wanted more adventure than the standard tourist activities so our activities included a class IV river rafting run, the Superman zip line in addition to the canopy zip line, surfing, hiking to Tres Pilas and then cliff jumping into the pools, and going on the Rain Maker night tour in the jungle. Daniel, Chloe's husband, and his friends were excellent surf instructors who even climbed the coconut trees and gave us all agua de pipa to drink. Our biggest frustration was that some of the activities took longer than expected primarily because of drive time. With small children this was hard. Also, some of the activities included meals which we didn't realize until we got to the activity. This trip was the adventure of a life time. We'd love to come again and will stay at Pura Vida if we do. Thank you Chloe and Daniel. You're the best!!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Fantastic for groups

  • 5 of 5

We recently came to pura vida casa for a company work away with 19 people and had an amazing stay.

Chloe and Dan we're incredible hosts, Organizing all forms of logistics including chef prepared meals for the team, activities like zip lining and surfing, transportation everywhere, any frankly anything else we asked for all with a smile. This was critical for a group of our size and made the trip run smoothly.

The houses are beautiful and meticulously cared for. They easily accommodated our group and frankly the master suite was so nice that I felt a little sheepish taking it. The Internet, while not fast by any means worked which was huge for us.

The beach is literally 3-5 min car ride away and it's great for lounging and surfing.

Would we come back again? Yes in a heart beat. Great homes and great hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

STUNNING HOMES, perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

WOW! Best views in Costa Rica! these homes are on a private ranch, very quiet. Black sand beaches go for miles without hardly a soul there. PERFECT FOR FAMILY RETREATS AND LARGE GROUPS.

It was only a short drive to all the tourist attractions and tours. The managers, Daniel and Chloe (US) , were SUPER HELPFUL AND NICE - took care of everything from car rental to activities, private cook etc.... Daniel is a great surf instructor!

The homes have a definite EUROPEAN look and feel, very tasteful, large rooms, plenty of light and COOL (didn't use the AC!)

This is a GREAT DEAL... would have paid a lot more for less in Manuel Antonio itself. If you want a PEACEFUL vacation, THIS IS THE PLACE. Will recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing Costa Rica Villa with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Chloe and Daniel really go over the top to make your stay comfortable and make all the arrangements for your excursions, and transportation needs. Our family of 12 stayed quite comfortably and enjoyed surfing, zip-lining, waterfall repelling, white water rafting, boat tours, and sometimes just kicking back in our private pool!

The property was well maintained, clean, and well appointed. The interior was well decorated, very comfortable and the floor plan worked out great! The main floor Master Bedroom was perfect for our 83 year old father. Three generations played in the surf and sand and had a wonderful time!

We cooked at home for the most part - the kitchen had everything we needed for a Christmas Eve Dinner on down to making breakfast or snacks for around the pool. We used the catering service for our New Year's Eve Party and it was superb.

Have realistic expectations about the internet in a third world country and remember to eat (and grocery shop) like a local and you will have a great time.

Wonderful place for a wedding, to renew your vows, an anniversary or honeymoon. We had a trip of a lifetime! Pura Vida!!

Captain Kurt and Dana Morgan

Seattle, Washington


  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Missoula, Montana, USA

Special Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We brought together family from throughout the U.S. for a week at this spectacular property. It was a perfect spot for us. For our kids, the pool, the grounds and location were great. The owners were very informative about area activities and very easy to coordinate with. We could have been happy just hanging out at the house and watching the birds all week. The property manager was very responsive to our questions and needs. He arranged a great crocodile tour for us and contacted a local woman to cook us a very special Costa Rican meal one night (best food we had all week). We would highly recommend the crocodile tour on the Tarcoles River, visiting Manuel Antonio, ziplining up near Herradura, and visiting Monteverde. Can't say enough about the Costa Rican people we encountered -- so friendly and warm. We are grateful to the homeowners as well as the property manager for helping us to have a very special trip in honor of an important family occasion. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Quepos (Domestic 30 mi.) SJO (International/85mi)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
El Pelican
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Bejuco
Car: necessary


This EXCLUSIVE LOCATION is EASY TO GET TO - only 85 Miles from San Jose's airport -- about 1.5 hours -- good roads (Airport Transportation can be arranged if desired).

These two very Private Family Homes are set at the top of rolling hills on a 400 ACRE RANCH NEAR THE OCEAN. This is a PERFECT SETTING FOR A FAMILY RETREAT, away from tourist crowds, yet close to all the activities the area offers. You can RESERVE EITHER ONE OR BOTH HOMES as you need. For date availabilities, please visit our 'PuraVidaCasas' website. (we DO NOT post all our reservations on the Home Away Calendar)

The homes are only 1 mile from a BEAUTIFUL PRISTINE BEACH and just minutes from Esterillos Oeste beach, on of Costa Rica's TOP 5 beaches, where you'll enjoy Fun low tide pools and Great surf too!

The ranch is halfway BETWEEN JACO & MANUEL ANTONIO (20-25 miles from each). Fill your day with zip lines, river tours, waterfalls, surfing, horse riding etc... and come back to a truly MAJESTIC SETTING on a HILL TOP WITH 360 PANORAMIC OCEAN & MOUNTAIN VIEWS – The gentle hill-top breezes will keep you pleasantly cool, and keep insects away.... VERY PLEASANT ALL AROUND.

TOURIST ACTIVITIES: beaches, surfing, Kayaking, River Rafting, Ultra Light Zip Lines, Canopy tours, Mangrove forests, Bird Watching, Rain forest quad excursions, botanic garden, waterfalls, snorkeling, Island cruises, sport fishing, monkey tours, crocodile tours etc...


Rates & Availability

From $1,044 Per night

Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
GREEN SEASON: Discounted Rates
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
December Holiday Weeks
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
Semana Santa/ Easter Week
Mar 20 2016 - Mar 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates displayed are for both homes. Single home rental available.

Week rate includes Mid-week cleaning
Also available: DAILY MAID SERVICE, DAILY COOK or CHEF SERVICE (your choice of Breakfast & Lunch and/or Dinner).
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Cancellation Policy

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Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • 1) Oceana: Grand Master Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sink and Walk in Closet with Safe
    2) Oceana: Guest Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sink and Walk in Closet with Safe
    3) Oceana: Guest Room Bath 2nd floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bathroom for upstairs Guest Rooms with Doubble Sink
    4) Oceana: Down Stairs Powder Room - toilet , Small bath with sink and toilet
    5) Oceana: Top Terrace - toilet , Top Roof Terrace
    6) Oceana: Studio Full Bath - toilet , shower , Studio bath and shower
    7) Oceana: Garden Pool Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor Pool Shower
    8) Exotica: Grand Master Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Large bath with double sink and walk in closet with safe
    9) Exotica: Guest Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink with walk in closet and safe
    10) Exotica: Guest Room Bath 2nd floor - toilet , shower , Shared bath for Upstairs Guest Rooms
    11) Exotica: Down Stairs Powder Room - toilet , Small bathroom with sink and toilet
    12) Exotica: Top Terrace - toilet , shower , Toilet and outdoor shower for top terrace
    13) Exotica: Outdoor Pool Shower - shower , Out Door Pool Shower
  • WE PROVIDE: Quality Linens, Bath & Beach Towels, Pareos, Hair Dryers, Lounge Chairs; Soap, Detergent, Kleenex, TP and basic condiments. ..... Guest Safe in Master Bedroom ..... Laundry Room has Washer/Dryer and Ironing Board-laundry soap ..... Child High chair and crib available upon request. FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN: Granite Counter tops - Stainless Steel Appliances. Dishwasher, Microwave, toaster, Coffee maker, Blender, Stove Pven, Frzr/Fridge, Ice Maker, Water filter. ALSO.... Playing balls, pool floaters, Pool Volley Ball net, Boogie Boards and other beach toys and supplies. Mid-week Maid Service included - Additional visits can be arranged. OPTIONAL SRVCS: CHEF/COOK, MASSAGE. Contact Manager. Full concierge service will assist you with transportation needs, cell phones, tours, cook services, massage, surf lessons etc…. TECHNOLOGY: WI-FI INTERNET - Satellite TV, I Pod Deck -
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • 3) Oceana: South Guest Room 2nd floor - 3 twin/ single , 2 twins can make 1 King
    4) Oceana: North Guest Room 2nd floor - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins can make 1 King
    1) Oceana: Grand Master Suite 2nd floor - 1 king , Beautiful King bed with Full Bath. Private Terrace
    2) Oceana: Guest Suite 1st floor - 1 king , Beautiful King Bed with Full Bath private patio
    5) Oceana: Guest House - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Studio: Kitchen/Living (Twin Sofa bed), Bath & Loft (Queen)
    6) Exotica: Grand Master Suite 2nd floor - 1 king , King Canopy Bed with full bath, private terrace & Balcony
    7) Exotica: Guest Suite 1st floor - 1 king , Beautiful King bed with connected full bath private patio
    8) Exotica: Large Guest Room 2nd floor - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Can sleep one couple, or up to 5 Kids/Youth
    9) Exotica: Guest Room 2nd floor - 1 queen , Smaller room, beautiful Northen Mountain Views
  • OCEANA MAIN HOUSE (Sleeps 8) + Studio (Sleeps 3) Master Suite - King bed . Guest Suite - King bed . Youth Bedroom #1 - 2 Twin beds = 1 King Youth Bedroom #2 -2 Twins beds = 1 King GUEST HOUSE - Studio with Loft & Kitchen (Sleeps 2-3): A Queen size bed up on the mezzanine plus a twin sofa/bed in the living area. EXOTICA (Sleeps up to 12) Grand Master Suite - King bed . Guest Suite - King bed . Youth Bedroom - 2 Full + 1 Twin beds Guest Bedroom - 1 Queen
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
RELAXING & FUN: POOL with pool chairs, PALAPA shade next to the pool with dining table - A great spot for cooling off and ROOF-TOP TERRACES for sunrise and sunset Yoga or massages. AMMENITIES: This house is fully equipped with high quality appliances. Laundry room with Washer/ Dryer SATTELITE TV comes with iPod Dock to watch all you favorite shows and news and play your favorite music (bring your iPod) STAYING CONNECTED: 3-G INTERNET - Bring your Laptop. We also offer FREE CALLS to and from US & CANADA on our VONAGE house phone. SECURITY: This house is in a gated ranch with 24/7 security. Guest safe in bedroom VIEWS: The house is the highest home on the Del Pacifico ranch, on top of a hill top ridge, with untakable views. A lush green vegetation 'curtain' also provides privacy. STAY COOL with GREEN DESIGN: house stays naturally fresh thanks to the gentle breezes. We have Ceiling fans in all rooms. and central A/C too, although you'll hardly need i

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