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Seda Sejud

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Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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5 master suite bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps up to 12

Villa Perezoso is the gem of Manuel Antonio. Awarded Best Vacation Rental in Manuel Antonio for 2011 and 2012 by FlipKey, recipient of over a hundred five-star guest reviews, and featured in Su Casa and Ocean Home, Villa Perezoso promises a Costa Rican getaway you will talk about for years to come.

Boasting a full staff—including a personal chef, a bartender, housekeeping, and an on-site concierge—Villa Perezoso combines the luxury amenities of a five-star resort with the privacy and personalization of an intimate vacation rental that’s wholly yours.

A wall of glass at the front of this five-bedroom, six-bathroom villa ensures that every room faces the lush Costa Rican jungle and the boulder-studded sea. Because the villa is situated on a tropical hillside at the edge of Manuel Antonio National Park, guests regularly spot monkeys, toucans, and the sloths from which Villa Perezoso gets its name.

You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy this dynamic setting, because all gourmet meals, cleaning, tour booking, grocery shopping, and even transportation are taken care of by Villa Perezoso’s prized staff.

Villa Perezoso’s chef, Ober Arroyo, was professionally trained in Madrid, Spain. When you arrive, Chef Ober will meet with you to plan the menu. He is more than happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions. Or just let the chef work his magic—his signature dishes include paella and tres leche cake.

Victor Porras, your 24/7 concierge, is a Costa Rica native and will help you experience the best of your surroundings. Many guests don’t leave the property, and we don’t blame them. However, if your group is eager for excursions, you can zip-line or raft down a river through the rainforest, or take it a little easier and walk down to the beach or nearby café. Whatever your choice, you won’t need a car—Victor will take care of all the transportation details for you.

Every room in the 6,000-square-foot Villa Perezoso features handcrafted furnishings and accessories from Bali, such as solid hardwood furniture and vibrant fabrics—details that add to the feeling of luxury and immersion in total beauty. Most rooms also have attached terraces extending out into the jungle, with more than enough lounge chairs for your entire group.

Sumptuous, first-level lodging options include the exceptional Grand Master Suite, with its king canopy bed, yoga/meditation space, iPod docking station, flatscreen TV, air conditioning, and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide magnificent views of the jungle. Get even closer to nature by taking a book and a coffee onto the furnished private terrace. The en suite bathroom offers a private, glass-door shower, so you can duck under the spray and look out over the rainforest and the ocean.

Two more Master Suites also have private decks, air-conditioning, flatscreen TVs, docks for your iPod, ceiling fans, and large en suite bathrooms. One of these has a king bed, the other has two doubles.

On the second level, an open living space is fitted with floor-to-ceiling glass doors to keep the lush Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park in view. These doors open up to a wrap-around terrace with a pool, cushioned Balinese teak lounge chairs, and outdoor dining table—all spots where wildlife are known to frolic. The living area provides ample seating, a dining table for 12 plus a bar, a gourmet kitchen where Chef Ober crafts his epicurean delights, a large full bathroom, and an air-conditioned entertainment room with three additional sofas and 42-inch plasma TV.

We call the third level The Penthouse. This space houses two more master suites, plus a full living area with a second gourmet kitchen (a great place to fix a snack or a cup of coffee), and views of the Pacific extending from one side and the jungle from the other.

The fourth level—the Penthouse Loft and Sun Deck—is reached from a grand circular staircase and is encased in glass for 280-degree views. From the rooftop terrace, you can sink into the Jacuzzi tub with your signature cocktail and watch the sunset fade into a twinkling night sky. To experience the bird’s eye views of the sun terrace is to capture the essence of Manuel Antonio. We also recommend this spot for an in-house massage—Victor will help arrange one for you.

In short, the award-winning Villa Perezoso presents captivating views, gourmet meals, your own on-site personal concierge, and up-close-and-personal experiences with wildlife that you’ll never forget.

Search Villa Perezoso on YouTube for a full tour—of course, no camera can capture its beauty, but it’s a start.

As you would imagine, the calendar fills fast. Book your indulgent Manuel Antonio getaway at Villa Perezoso today. Sleeps 10-12. Top Rated by TripAdvisor. 2, 3 and 5 bedroom rental option.

See owners website for more info/virtual tours and testimonials.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only

Seda Sejud

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Speaks english, spanish, turkish
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Ex-entrepreneur from the corporate world marries oral surgeon. Oral surgeon retires to spend more time in Costa Rica. Now doing what we really love to do...specializing in the vacation marketplace and enjoying life. Loves include travel, villa interior design (importing furnishings and accessories from Bali), marketing our villa property and fixing things! Our goal is to create the perfect vacation experience for our guests. We love what we do, LOVE Manuel Antonio, and hope to have the pleasure of helping you with your vacation, villa needs.

Seda Sejud purchased this villa in 2008

To us, Manuel Antonio is as close to paradise as it gets. Our dream was to someday live in a tropical haven, near the beach and somewhere not too far from 'home' (California). Having traveled nearly all the continents and vacationed on many of the worlds' best islands and tropical destinations, upon arriving in Manuel Antonio in November of 2003, we knew we had to live there someday. Not only was the place magical, the views heavenly, the beaches some of the best we've ever encountered but the friendliness of the people of Costa Rica, the emphasis on preserving their beautiful country, we knew when we arrived that we were hooked and that we wanted to make Costa Rica our next home. We found a gorgeous property with some of the best views we have encountered, bought it and started building. With Bali being another favorite destination of ours, we wanted to bring what we loved about Bali to Costa Rica--from the feeling of living outdoors to using natural materials and woods and stones to the top notch service they provide their guests. Our architect did a beautiful job taking our vision and in creating Villa Perezoso (named for the resident sloth), with every room having distinctive ocean and jungle views. We travelled to Bali to have all the furniture and accessories custom built for the property and had it transported to Costa Rica. It was a labor of love building it from the ground up and we love the finished product as do our guests.

Simply stated, our staff. From our charming house manager/butler who always has a smile on his face and has lived in the area and worked in the hotel industry for over 20 years and who is here to serve you 24/7, to our world trained full time chef, to our favorite drink mixologist, and our never in the way sweet housekeeping staff, you will be pampered beyond your imagination. You will never have to lift a finger here at Villa Perezoso as we will do all the lifting for you! Whether it's to.... go food shopping, clean up, prepare and serve the most tasty, gourmet meals, to the drink making, to advice on the best activities or local culture, to running an errand or getting that extra bottle of rum, our staff will take care of it all. We also love that nature beckons right outside, I personally love the monkey visits and am always excited on seeing a 'perezoso' in the nearby guarumo tree. If I could pick out two of my favorite things about Villa Perezoso is 1) the staff and how they spoil us and our guests and 2) the openness of each of the rooms (especially the bathrooms with floor to ceiling glass doors that open up allowing you to shower looking out to the vast jungle and pacific ocean. Its a slice of paradise found. And, the wildlife that you will experience at the Villa will make you feel as if you were in your very own National Geographic movie!

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Property Reviews

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Like Having a Five-Star Resort All to Yourself—with Full Staff, Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 69 reviews
Like Having a Five-Star Resort All to Yourself—with Full Staff, Ocean Views
+1 415 493-5723
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Denver, CO

Resort, retreat, and adventure all in one!

  • 5 of 5
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  • Stayed: Mar 2014
The house, the team, the locale are all incredible. The place was clean, beautiful, and exceeded our expectations. We were treated like royalty but felt like family. The activities (surfing - see Randall at the house!, canopy zipline, sport fishing, and more) recommended were superb - this team knows how to take care of you. The owner (Seda) is considerate, and has spent many hours creating a retreat that is five star. She has a keen eye for what it takes to create a memorable experience, and she and her local team deliver. And the wildlife is all around - and breathtaking. Unqualified recommendation, and by the way, we intend to return!
Owner's Response: Thank you Brad for the kind words…we always hope that our design and plan of making Villa Perezoso a memorable vacation experience for a lifetime for our guests comes through---we all can't wait for your return. Loved your photos--those monkeys!!
Like Having a Five-Star Resort All to Yourself—with Full Staff, Ocean Views
+1 415 493-5723
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas

Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I usually don't write reviews unless I think it's justified. In this case it is. We went down with 5 couples, who are all friends, and absolutely loved our stay at Villa Perezoso. The staff and villa were both 1st class. Victor, our onsite concierge, was very helpful in arranging travel and excursions and made the billing process very simple and easy. The chef staff of Over and Randall were fantastic. We ate like kings each day. The villa was extremely clean and modern. Anytime you blindly book a villa like this, it's always risky. However, Villa Perezoso is a home run. We left having no regrets and feeling like the price we paid was more than worth it.
Like Having a Five-Star Resort All to Yourself—with Full Staff, Ocean Views
+1 415 493-5723
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
The house is amazing. Victor, Randall, Ober, and the cleaning crew are all amazing. Victor is always available and very knowledgeable about the house and the area. He arranged all of our excursions and taxis for the whole trip and they were all great. The food and service from Randall and Ober were second to none. They were willing to accommodate us with any request we had. They are genuinely nice people and pampered us all week long. The house is gorgeous. All of the rooms are very spacious with nice bathrooms and beds.

My only tip about the house is that only the bedrooms are air conditioned. All of the common areas don't have AC so they get hot including the kitchen and dining room. I actually got used to it and it didn't bother me much but keep that in mind. The AC in the rooms keeps them as cold as you like though. You will see bugs in the house. That's part of life in Costa Rica, but again the staff kept the house in great condition and very clean.

I would recommend this without hesitation.
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our home and our wonderful staff. A clarification about AC…the large entertainment TV room on the dining room/living room level does have AC--and is a perfect place to relax with 3 large sofas. The main living room/dining/kitchen area have floor to ceiling glass doors that open out to the deck and pool area and most guests like to leave them open as they spend a lot of time sitting outside making having AC in those rooms nearly impossible. There are multiple ceiling fans in this area to help with the cooling down. March is our hottest month (and most popular); I'm glad you were pampered by the staff! Hope to see you back.
Like Having a Five-Star Resort All to Yourself—with Full Staff, Ocean Views
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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"Far exceeded our expectations"

"Far exceeded our expectations"
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Thank you so much for the incredible stay we had at Villa Perezoso!! The home was beautiful, clean and well maintained. The staff took such good care of us. Victor was very professional, went above and beyond to take care of our needs, and his warmth was so refreshing. Ober and Randall made us the best food ever! Some of our best memories will be the delicious meals you made!! It was so wonderful to be pampered all week and not have to worry about a thing. We enjoyed the beach every day, we did the canopy hipline, Manuel Antonio National Park, and Rafiki rafting--all well worth it and amazing adventures. To come back to a private home each day after our outings, take a dip in the pool, and enjoy Ober and Randall's guacamole and chips and smoothies every night before dinner was a special treat.Thank you, thank you, thank you for such an amazing week.Costa Rica and Villa Perezoso far exceeded our expectations in every way! Pura Vida!
Like Having a Five-Star Resort All to Yourself—with Full Staff, Ocean Views
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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"Already planning our next trip!"

"Already planning our next trip!"
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We weren't loping for a typical beach vacation--we wanted adventure and wildlife added to our rest and relaxation. Manuel Antonio and Villa Perezoso exceeded our expectations and taught us the meaning of pura vida!
I have traveled extensively worldwide throughout my life and do all my own travel planning. It is something I enjoy. I initially found the Villa using, after weeks of looking at every villa rental in the area--we wanted the "best". The fact that VP has a full staff, and eery review about the villa and staff is outstanding determined our selection decision. The owner's friendly, quick, and informative responses to our email questions further reinforced our decision to go with Villa Perezoso. Her website for the villa is excellent! She's built a luxurious , beautiful home for everyone to enjoy.
Victor, Over, Randall and Cecelia work so well together to provide a level of service you would receive from the finest resort. We spent many hours laughing and becoming friends. They all have warm, welcoming personalities so that interaction feels immediately comfortable. They meet every need without feeling intrusive.
Because Victor has been involved with the home from construction to present time, it is evident he takes pride in maintaining the villa to the highest level of beauty, comfort, and service. We planned to eat dinner out occasionally, but that never happened after experiencing the food and drink of Ober and Randall. They even graciously age us several cooking/bartending lessons! Cecilia is quiet and always wearing a smile, providing a tidy home.
The views from the villa couldn't be better! Not only is there a beautiful view of the ocean, the trees are the perfect height and variety to allow almost constant wildlife sightings! We were so lucky, we saw the toucans, sloth and monkeys multiple times a day--every day! The howlers even paid a visit one afternoon.
We enjoyed our excursions (all booked by Victor); our time in Costa Rica,and are already planning our next trip! Pura Vida.
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Canopy Safari
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Car: not necessary

Though small in size, Manuel Antonio is considered to be the most beautiful park in Costa Rica, (rated top 12 most beautiful parks in the world by Forbes), famous for sparkling beaches that emerge from its wondrous tropical rain forest.

Manuel Antonio is the natural habitat of hundreds of species of wildlife and birds, any number of which may be seen on any of the park’s network of hiking trails. The area offers an array of ecotourism and adventure options , and the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica has some of the best sport fishing anywhere, with charters available from the nearby fishing town of Quepos.

Villa Perezoso features some of the very best views in all of Manuel Antonio.

Other Activities: zip line/canopy tours, dolphin cruises, hiking, national park visits, white water rafting and our very own beach bbq TICO style offered by our chef!

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Availability & Rates

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
High Season 2014
Jan 6 2014 - Apr 30 2014
4 nights
Mid Season 2014
May 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 nights
Green Season 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 12 2014
4 nights
High Season 2015
Dec 13 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 nights
Mid Season 2015
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800.00
Notes Must complete and agree to contract terms.
Gratuity NRQD but appreciated by staff!
Holiday rates: Xmas/NY 2013 $13,500/week; Thanksgiving 2013 $8000/Easter 2013 $9500 (1 week minimum); Xmas/NY 2014 $14,000/week
3 bdrm option rental available; pls inquire for rates
Tax not included

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Telescope
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Catering Available
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • Large bathrooms, designed with comfort and luxury in mind. Luxury towels, spa robes, complimentary bath amenities included (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, lotion, soap, hairdryers, magnifying mirrors, kleenex).
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1-PH - 1 king , King; max 2 people
    Bedroom 2-PH - 1 queen , Q: max 2 people
    Bedroom 3-Villa - 1 king , King; max 2 people
    Bedroom 4-Villa - 1 king , King; max 2 people
    Bedroom 5-Villa - 2 double , max 4
  • All master suites with private bathrooms, luxury bedding & linens, flat screen TV & DVD, ipod docking station, spa robes, complimentary bath amenities, ceiling fans, A/C and private decks off Villa bedrooms. Bedroom 3 is a grand master suite with includes a small living area and meditation/yoga/exercise platform that looks out to the jungle. Bathroom showers/tubs have floor to ceiling French doors or windows that open out to amazing jungle and ocean views.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • restaurants
  • nude beach
  • health/beauty spa
  • waterfalls
  • rain forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • eco tourism
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • whitewater rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • spelunking
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • mountain biking
Full staff of 5: on site house manager, housekeepers, our own chef and bartender included with rates. Children are welcome; pls note that our property is located on a hillside and is 7 stories high.
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