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Steven Takach

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

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1 bedroom, sleeps 2, 1 bathroom

HOMEAWAY Voted us 'Most Romantic' Villa of 925,000 listings! If you do not get a reply from me within 6 hours, please call 1-613-326-0486 or 1-613-464-2111 (EST)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:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Steven Takach (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2006
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About Steven Takach

We are a retired couple from Canada that manage this ocean view villa. It's the perfect place for romantic getaways! The fabulous climate, natural beaches and lush tropical setting of Manuel Antonio was just what we wanted.

Steven Takach purchased this villa in 1234

Why Steven Takach chose Manuel Antonio

We discovered paradise 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 925,000 vacation rentals around the world!

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you Steven and Susie. Roger and I had an absolute blissful honeymoon! We saw

"Larry the Iguana" and got some nice pics. We did a tour everyday and ended our stay with a wonderful massage by Itza. It was so nice to come back to the villa after a wonderful day exploring. We both talked about returning.

Thank you again, K & R
Apr 2012
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4.9
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HOMEAWAY Voted us 'Most ROMANTIC' Ocean View, Luxury Home with Private Pool!
average rating of 4.893617 based on 64 reviews
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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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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Bridgewater
5

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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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5
The villa was beautiful!!! Exactly as described. Location was perfect for access to Manuel Antonio and the surrounding area. Thomas was very helpful. The villa was a perfect balance privacy and access to activities and adventure.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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HOMEAWAY Voted us 'Most ROMANTIC' Ocean View, Luxury Home with Private Pool!
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for the last 3 nights of our honeymoon and it was the perfect ending to our trip to Costa Rica. The villa was in a great location between Quepos and Manuel Antonio, the view of the Quepos Marina a beautiful. The driveway to get up to the Villa was quite an adventurous experience, but once we reached the Villa and saw the view, it was WELL worth it. The property was immaculate and the infinity pool was our favorite part. The owners were quick to respond to any questions that we had, and Thomas the property manager was very helpful in booking our excursion. We enjoyed fine dining in Manuel Antonio and a great Soda in Quepos. I hope to return to the villa again one day and highly recommend it to other couples.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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HOMEAWAY Voted us 'Most ROMANTIC' Ocean View, Luxury Home with Private Pool!
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Refreshing Mountaintop Hideaway

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely love the Villa-- my husband and I were looking for a beautiful, private, romantic, relaxing place for our anniversary trip and were very pleased with this property. The view was spectacular, the villa was full of seating options for relaxing and taking in the scenery. The property was well-maintained and the staff were helpful and attentive. Many thanks to Thomas for his recommendations and availability. We opted for a pantry-stocking service and he did a great job supplying us with food for our first few days. The pool was by far our favorite feature and we jumped in for a swim to take in the view several times a day. The pool and deck are private and open at the same time.

We cooked most of our meals at the Villa and found everything we needed in the kitchen and local grocery stores. The fruit was bursting with flavor. We ate pineapples and fried plantains almost every day. The Villa's guidebook had good recommendations to local restaurants (we really liked the brick-oven pizza at El Wagon).

We love quieter beaches and recommend Playa Biesanz and Playa Manuel Antonio (in the national park). There are so many activities in the area that you can stay busy or stay secluded the whole week. Manuel Antonio National Park was well worth the visit for the wildlife, foliage, trails, and gorgeous beaches. We also liked the art gallery at Si Como No in Manuel Antonio for handicrafts and souvenirs.

As the other reviewers mention, choose a 4x4 if you rent a car. If you're a nervous driver, opt for a shuttle from the airport. Getting out of San Jose was not the easiest drive, and there are lots of twists and turns through the mountains. We stayed at the Hotel Grano de Oro in San Jose on our way out Costa Rica, recommended by the Villa's owner/managers. It was a fantastic boutique hotel in the city with great rooms, a fabulous restaurant, and a rooftop Jacuzzi deck. We dropped off our rental car nearby and took the hotel shuttle to the San Jose airport ($25 well spent).

We loved our trip to the Villa and would highly recommend it as a honeymoon or anniversary destination! Thanks Susan and Stephen!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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HOMEAWAY Voted us 'Most ROMANTIC' Ocean View, Luxury Home with Private Pool!
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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HOMEAWAY Voted us 'Most ROMANTIC' Ocean View, Luxury Home with Private Pool!
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Quepos
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Rate
Sep 14 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,680
 
 
Winter 2015
Dec 15 2014 - 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
$240
 

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

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Amenities

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:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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