HOMEAWAY VOTED US 'MOST ROMANTIC' OCEAN VIEW, LUXURY HOME WITH PRIVATE POOL!

Steven Takach

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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1 bedroom, sleeps 2, 1 bathroom

HOMEAWAY Voted us 'Most Romantic' Villa of 925,000 listings! You’ll be in love from the minute you book this lofty, luxurious Costa Rican home! Exceptionally light, airy, and serene, this exclusive & private, hilltop villa is lovingly furnished in sunny yellows, sky blues and billowy whites. Accented with original art, wrapped in a glistening mantle of tropical foliage, and surrounded by the delightful sights and sounds of Costa Rican bird, butterfly and exotic animal life. The Villa's vantage point gives you breathtaking ocean views by day, romantic sunsets & starry nights. Five minutes from the world famous white sand beaches of Manuel Antonio, The Villa offers one of the few specular ocean views, totally private & secluded infinity swimming pool, wrap-around veranda for breezy, outdoor living & intimate dining. Count on deep, dreamy sleeps in your orthopedic queen canopy bed, fitted with ultra-luxurious 600-thread-count linens. Check out our website, www.costaricahomesforrent.com

View the ocean and hear the soothing sounds of nature from your pillow! Every room was designed to take full advantage of the fabulous views, even while soaking in your heart-shaped bathroom Jacuzzi for two. The ultimate place to open a bottle of wine and rejuvenate in your tropical paradise. Ocean breezes, soothing ceiling fans, or remote control air conditioning create a cool, comforting environment-it’s your choice. Relax and drink in the sights and sounds of the waterfall, rain forest and ocean below. Luxurious interior design-vaulted ceilings, gleaming white Italian tiles, large and expansive windows, inviting indoor/outdoor living and dining. A fully equipped kitchen allows you to create a romantic, holiday experience in the comfort of your own private villa. Refresh, replenish and indulge in your own secluded infinity pool or relax and experience therapeutic jets while overlooking your 180 degree ocean view.

As an added bonus, your Costa Rican experience also includes the warm, knowledgeable services of Thomas, our house manager. Thomas is fluent in both English, German, French & Spanish and is intimately acquainted with the Manuel Antonio area, and will be pleased to arrange tours and reservations for you, no extra charge for Thomas friendly services! We’ll put you in touch with Thomas as soon as you book, so you can get started planning your best holiday ever! Amenities: Spectacular 180 degree ocean view and five minutes to famous Manuel Antonio beaches and park, completely private, infinity pool/waterfall with romantic heart-shaped Jacuzzi for two in bathroom, luxurious linens, grace queen-size canopy bed and air conditioning & ceiling fans by remote control, fully equipped kitchen, built in outdoor gas barbecue, microwave, hair dryer, five minutes to amenities, telephone, T.V. FREE WIRELESS HIGH SPEED INTERNET!

DVD, stereo, high-speed Internet access, satellite TV, bi-weekly maid services, laundry available, private parking, gated community, safe, alarm system, outdoor living room/dining with ocean view, English, German, French and Spanish speaking manager/host. Activities: Zip-line tours, jungle waterfall horseback rides, walking tours of Manuel Antonio National Park, wildlife viewing and bird watching, sport fishing, sea kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, diving, river rafting, mangrove boat tours, sunset sailing, language lessons, yoga and spa services, swimming and relaxing to your hearts content on famous white sand beaches of Manuel Antonio!

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Guestbook comments from the manager
We stayed at the "villa" a couple of weeks ago, and all I can say is that it was nothing less then spectacular... we are already thinking about another stay.



The privacy and beauty was spectacular... we loved the feel of the villa.. the pool, and the opportunity for intimacy was a pure release. There are so many things to do in Quepos and the Manuel antonio area, that you will run out of days... way before you run out of things to do.



We enjoyed great activities by day... found great places for a glass of wine for the sunsets, then it was off to the fun cuisine for dinner. We did cook in for some breakfasts, and even one dinner... but we found we really soaked in the local color.



As for the villa... the pool, atmosphere and beautiful and private accommodations were outstanding. And what an exhilarating location overlooking the bay. And every night, enjoying the pool was a perfect way to wind down...



And if you want to be able to take advantage of the local culture and activities, yet have a local contact... Thomas was awesome. We didn't need to call on him a lot, cause we did our homework... but knowing he was there was a comfort... and when we did call, he took great care... that was great.



One suggestion... Rent a small SUV. It was great to have the freedom to come and go... there is so much to see, and so many venues to take in the sights. But... rent a small one.



All in all... if you want romance, beauty, local Central american culture, intimacy... and did I mention romance... you can't go wrong.
Nov 2012
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Steven Takach

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks french, german, spanish, english, Swiss
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We are a retired couple from Canada that purchased our ocean view villa so that we could escape our winters. The climate, natural beaches and lush tropical setting in Manuel Antonio was just what we wanted.

Steven Takach purchased this villa in 2005

We purchased our home within 24 hours of arriving in Manuel Antonio after 4 trips to Costa Rica. Once we arrived here we know that it was the perfect place for us! We tried to create a very romantic vacation home that we would be thrilled to rent ourselves. It seems to be exactly what other romantic couples are searching for when they want to celebrate their honeymoon or anniversaries. Come see for yourself why The Villa was Voted 'Most Romantic' out of 325,000 vacation rentals around the world!

Privacy is a luxury and we have designed our 3/4 acre property so that you can be totally private and enjoy total freedom. It's so private that clothing is optional from the minute you walk out onto the terrace and while enjoying your own infinity edged pool! We are also just 4 minutes away from the famous beaches and amenities that Manuel Antonio offers for your Costa Rican vacation! Please read our reviews to see what past guests say about their wonderful vacations at The Villa.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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HOMEAWAY Voted us 'Most ROMANTIC' Ocean View, Luxury Home with Private Pool!
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PARADISE FOUND IN COSTA RICA

  • 5 of 5
The Villa was everything that was promised and more. Overall, our stay was amazing and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this property. We are 47 and 50 and have done a decent amount of travelling and this was the best vacation of our lives. The property is exactly as pictured and the views of the Pacific Ocean and the sunsets every evening are beyond spectacular. The Infinty pool is what sets this property apart from the others. You have complete privacy and we spent 2-3 hours a day at or in the pool. We had coffee outside every morning on the covered veranda and enjoyed the view and wildlife, including birds, butterflies and a friendly monkey who visited a nearby tree. It is so nice outside that we even chose to stay home and enjoyed dinners we prepared 4 of the 8 evenings we were there. The kitchen is fully appointed and being health conscious types we went to the local farmers markets to get FRESH fruit, vegetables and seafood when we cooked. The bed is absolutely amazing. I have some back issues and was concerned but I slept like a baby the entire stay. The beaches nearby in Manuel Antonio are as good as advertised too. Soft sand, great surf for swimming and all kinds of water activities available for a fee (para-sailing, sea kayaking, surfing, etc.). There is even a beach you can drive onto and park which is more private. Brenda and I enjoyed a day hiking and enjoying Manuel Antonio National Park on our own and saw 15-20 monkeys in their natural habitat, sloths, numerous birds, raccoons, etc., etc. We want to thank Hazel (the Villa's concierge) for recommending some other great activities. We went zip lining at Mid World and did both the normal lines and Superman (worth the extra $40). On another day we went waterfall rappelling with Xtreme Tours. The waterfalls and pools to swim in were great and the drive up into the mountains and scenery at the park where you rappel is beautiful. Both were thrills that we will cherish for a lifetime. Both staff allow you to do whatever you want based upon your ability. I've gone many other places and it’s not even enjoyable because of all the ridiculous rules. Both of these are a must for any adrenaline junkies or couples looking for some fun. Finally, if you rent a car get a 4WD. It helps with driving up the steep driveway to the Villa and allows you to go explore. We drove down the coast to the smaller and more humble towns of Dominical and Uvita and had a great day. Restaurants were fantastic. Can't wait to go back. Thanks!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much William and Brenda for such a fantastic review! We love to read that our guests truly enjoyed everything that The Villa and Manuel Antonio have to offer. We look forward to your return visit. Best Wishes, Steven
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HOMEAWAY Voted us 'Most ROMANTIC' Ocean View, Luxury Home with Private Pool!
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STUNNING OUTDOOR SPACE!

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I recently returned from our Costa Rican adventure. We started our 2.5 week trip in Manuel Antonio at this villa rental. For us, the highlight was most definitely the outdoor space and the privacy. The views are absolutely spectacular (it was difficult to refrain from taking photographs all of the time!). You should not think twice about staying here.

The town of Quepos and Manuel Antonio are within minutes by car (get a 4wd!) from the villa. There isn't much going on in Quepos in terms of tourism - it is more of a local's town. Manuel Antonio caters to tourists. Be careful of the "parking attendants" (read: unsanctioned entrepreneurs) when you head to the provincial park. Also, there are some great food options in both places (highlights for us were Emilio's in MA for sweets and dinner and Bohemia Cafe in Quepos for dinner. We went to the Gaia restaurant and El Patio, but we wouldn't recommend either).

A few things we noted during our stay:

- A broom next to the loungers on the poolside patio would be welcomed. The area became messy/dirty quite quickly due to the falling foliage (making this part of the patio unusable). Of course, we do not fault the villa for the falling leaves/bugs (you are in a rainforest!), however, it would have been nice to be able to clean it up ourselves and regularly use the space.

- The maid service is a nice touch, but given the romantic feel of the villa, more attention to guest privacy in this nature should be present. Our unexpected 7:30am wakeup call when the maid arrived on our last morning from her was not welcomed. Additionally, when she came the 2nd morning of our stay during our breakfast/morning preparations, we felt like we had to tiptoe around her and her assistant. Ideally, guests should be able to have a say in the cleaning schedule so it does not interfere with the private nature of the rental.

- The shower is awkwardly designed (you have to climb up and into a deep spa tub and lean backwards towards the wall to shower). It is definitely usable and serves its function, but it is not the most comfortable experience.

These are not major criticisms, we would definitely return to this property and highly recommend it to anyone wishing for seclusion and privacy (with a touch of luxury) in this area.

Thank you for opening up your piece of paradise to us!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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HOMEAWAY Voted us 'Most ROMANTIC' Ocean View, Luxury Home with Private Pool!
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4

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, LOVELY HOME

  • 4 of 5
Overall a wonderful 40th Wedding Anniversary experience.
Very romantic and the pool was fantastic. Tomas was very helpful and friendly getting us settled. Only some minor issues kept it from being perfect but for the most part, it was wonderful. Small (but important) note - if you are driving to this home you will need a 6 cylinder engine and 4x4 transmission - don't even think about 2-wheel drive with a small 4 cylinder engine in the rain... (guess what I had!). Taxis had no problem as long as you ask for 4x4 to pick you up. They worked well and were not expensive.

I recommend it for a couple wanting some privacy and great views -- wonderful.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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HOMEAWAY Voted us 'Most ROMANTIC' Ocean View, Luxury Home with Private Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178336
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5

MAGICAL VACATION SPOT

  • 5 of 5
When reading the description of the villa for the first time I thought it had to be too good to be true. I was so wrong! This home was magnificent! The villa was so beautiful and had every amenity you could wish for. The place was spotless and the pool was like a dream come true. The concierge, Thomas Franz, and his assistant Hazel were always available to assist with car rental, recommendations for groceries, and tips on what to do.
The villa's view over the pacific coast was beautiful at night, and the accommodations were very private. Costa Rica is a beautiful country, and our stay here made the trip that much more special.
Check out L'Avion for good food, with the added attraction of howler monkeys! We hired a guide to show us Manuel Antonio Reserve, and he made it very special by showing us animals we never would have found on our own. THe beaches in the park are also beautiful and uncrowded.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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HOMEAWAY Voted us 'Most ROMANTIC' Ocean View, Luxury Home with Private Pool!
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

THIS WAS THE BEST VACATION OF OUR LIVES.

  • 5 of 5
This was the best vacation of our lives. The villa was fantastic and it truly the most romantic place I have ever stayed. In all the places we visited in Costa Rica, our little villa had the best view of the sunset. We will be writing a longer review later, but I cannot recommend this place more highly.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We love to hear that our guests enjoyed the most romantic vacation of their lives together at The Villa. We also would like to extend our 10% discounted rate to all our returning guests. We look forward to your return.
Best Wishes, Susan & Steven
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HOMEAWAY Voted us 'Most ROMANTIC' Ocean View, Luxury Home with Private Pool!
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

AMAZING ROMANTIC GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
For a romantic getaway you can't beat this villa! The pool is the best one we have ever been in! You will spend hours staring at the Pacific Ocean and the sunsets are exactly as you have seen in the pictures. The Villa itself is well stocked and very comfortable. The A/C works great and the time you will spend inside versus outside is 80/20% outside. We swam, ate and just stared off at poolside. Breakfast with the parrots and beautiful harbor below and humming birds all around is awesome! As stated in other reviews the drive up to the villa is steep and with hairpin turns, I loved it! It was a challenge but so awesome. Rent a SUV and you will have no problems. Great restaurants and beaches nearby, just about anything you would want to do you can! But this is about the villa! It is worth the price and is awesome, you are alone in your own world!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Owner's Response: We are always thrilled to hear that our guests at The Villa had a wonderful time! The pool is often the most popular place to hang out and watch the gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean & the incredible sunsets, as seen in our website photos. It's hard to capture the entire 270 degree ocean view on camera, so you will just have to see it for yourselves. Our staff has been with for many years and they work very hard to ensure that you will have a really relaxing and enjoyable stay.
Many of our honeymoon couples are now coming back to celebrate their anniversaries.
Thank very much for your wonderful review Bill and we look forward to sharing The Villa with you again. Best Wishes, Susan & Steven
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Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Quepos
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

Our private hilltop villa is located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica just 4 minutes from the best beaches in all of Costa Rica! We are located off the main road with one of the most spectacular ocean views because of our vantage point.

Golf: Golf is available within 45 minutes.

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Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Special Offer! SUMMER DISCOUNTED RATES 25% Off

Special Offer From:
Dates Jul 30, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014

We are offering a 20% discounted rate for any available nights from July 30 to Sept 30th. You will enjoy all the privacy and luxury of your own private villa with it's own infinity edged pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Villa has spectacular ocean views from every room. Come and be in love! The villa is designed for love and romance. Treat yourself and your sweetie to a special holiday.

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Rate
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Fall Rate
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,680
 
 
Fall Rate
Oct 15 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$280
$1,960
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,625
 
 
Spring Lovers Rate
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
June Rate
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$220
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes There are no hidden costs or fees added to our prices except a $500 damage deposit that we refund within 7 days of departure.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager 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:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • ISDN Access
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , heart-shaped for 2
  • Outdoor Shower, Italian tiled pool side shower. Beautifully appointed full bathroom has heart shaped Jacuzzi for 2, with ocean view! There is an private outdoor shower with infinity pool overlooking Pacific Ocean.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , orthopedic mattress
  • Romantic, canopy, orthopedic memory foam queen size bed with 600 count cotton sheets sets the mood for love & romance, complete with ocean view from the privacy of your Jacuzzi for 2, infinity swimming pool with waterfall & your pillows! Comfy robes, luxury furnishings, tropical flowers and complimentary wine complete the setting for a romantic holiday!
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Gated Community
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
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