MILLION DOLLAR VIEW $125! NEARBY BEACH -- FREE!

Nancy Dunlap

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Bedrooms 1
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Private 1 Bedroom apartment with Ocean View, walk to beach!

Guests say - what a spectacular view! The pictures do not do it justice. This private, one-bedroom ocean view apartment is located in an ideal area of Manuel Antonio close to the beach and teeming with wildlife. The Apartment has the closest proximity to the beach than most rental properties with Ocean View. White Face and Titi Monkeys, Sloths, Toucans and hundreds of species of exotic birds surround the area. Adventure lovers can go surfing, white water rafting, sport fishing, horseback riding, or take an exciting canopy/zip line tour. You will have a concierge/manager available to help you choose the most exciting tours, suggest the best transportation options available, direct you to the best restaurants, and answer any questions you have about the property, area, etc.

This apartment is most comfortable for singles or couples but can sleep 3 using the futon. For more room and amenities, including a private pool, please consider renting my 2-bedroom Villa same location (for information see HomeAway.com/317280 or VRBO.com/150740). The Apartment has a full bath and a large walk-in closet. There is Cable TV, Telephone, and Wifi Internet access. There are no steep steps to get to this property as there are for most of the hillside properties in the area. The kitchen is fully furnished for your convenience with a microwave, stove top burners, and full size refrigerator. If you are looking for comfortable, economical accommodations with a million dollar view, Apartment La Vista awaits you!

Keywords: Apartment, Villa, 1-Bedroom, Ocean View, Near Beach, Wild Life, Private

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Staying in Apartment La Vista has been a great pleasure. This has been the only vacation I can remember when getting to sleep early was no effort in anticipation of waking at 5:30 a.m. to bright sunshine, sparkling surf and the bird sounds in the trees. What a fabulous location you have! We've had visits from monkeys, toucans, mot-mots, and a daiy stopover for one particular Tananger (very bright red wings). We did not start out as birding people but evolved over several days. The property manager/concierge was fantastic and helped us make the most out of our stay by picking the best tours and restaurants. The Apartment was very clean and well maintained and the Staff friendly and helpful. We highly recommend Apartment La Vista and hope to return again soon.
Aug 2013
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Nancy Dunlap

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We are Steve and Nancy Dunlap and live in Cleveland, TN (not far from Chattanooga). We built La Vista in 1998 while we were still both working. Our plan was to enjoy the peaceful beauty of this location when we retired. We have finally made that dream come true as we both retired in 2010.

Nancy Dunlap purchased this apartment in 1998

My husband and I built Villa/Apartment la Vista in 1998. We discovered Costa Rica while on vacation and before the huge influx of tourists began. We fell in love with the natural beauty of this amazing country and all that it had to offer. Being wildlife and nature lovers, it was truly a paradise for us.

If you want an escape from the everyday, consider our Manuel Antonio vacation rental in Costa Rica and experience a little slice of paradise. Manuel Antonio travel offers visitors world-class beaches and magnificent views from La Vista of magnificent sunsets with Cathedral Point as a backdrop. From this Manuel Antonio vacation rental, you can explore all the charm of Costa Rica with scuba diving in the crystal waters, rafting down the wilds of the Naranjo River, or hiking in the Manuel Antonio National Park. 24 of the 27 major adventure activities offered in Costa Rica are available in Manuel Antonio so there is little need to waste your vacation time traveling to and from other areas.

As you explore Manuel Antonio, take in the amazing combination of lush vegetation and spectacular scenery. This Manuel Antonio vacation rental gives you access to a part of the world few people get to see. Known for its exoticness, Manuel Antonio houses a myriad of interesting creatures including sloths, iguanas, raccoons, white-faced and howler monkeys, and the unique squirrel monkey -- all frequently visit the area around La Vista. Although the location offers a glimpse into the majesty of the rainforest, Manuel Antonio travel also allows vacationers to enjoy exquisite cuisine in many nearby restaurants like Barba Roja for seafood (within walking distance), Marlintinis for fine dining, or El Avión for the atmosphere.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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4.6
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Million Dollar View $125! Nearby Beach -- Free!
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Million Dollar View $125! Nearby Beach -- Free!
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Altamonte Springs
5

Exotic Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
We had the best time in Costa Rica while staying at the apartment La Vista. The size of the apartment was adequate for the two of us. It was very clean and I love the bathroom very sufficient use of space. Spectacular view from the balcony and soothing sounds of the waves, made this a relaxing vacation. The hike to the beach is on a steep path that is an adventure all on its own, but so worth it. The exercise actually helped build endurance for our planned excursions. The beach is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and will forever compare any beach in my future to this one. The food was amazing everywhere we went and not expensive, the locals are really happy people (who wouldn't be living in Paradise!!). The photos we took while on vacation could easily be put in National Geographic such an incredible experience. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for an Adventure of a lifetime, we plan on coming back and bringing friends next time. We will most likely rent the entire villa and the apartment I can not wait to have my children experience Costa Rica La Vista style. The owner was extremely helpful and honest and up front about making sure we understood stealing is the number one crime in Costa Rica, from Ticos to Monkeys. We took only a towel and water to the beach no bag with cell phones and money. We went to Manuel Antonio National Park and climbed to Cathedral Point and Brian set his bag down and we were helping a couple take their picture, when the girl says "they have your bag!" A White face monkey held his bag over the rail and used gravity to help him pull the bag of peanuts located in a mesh pocket. He got the peanuts and the backpack tumbled down the side of the cliff. I got it back but that was another adventure hahah. Just be aware and proactive otherwise you may have to be reactive and missing your nuts. The Manager Sabrina helped us book our excursions and they provided transportation from our doorstep. We horseback rode on the beach with Alua, did the ATV tour and hiked in the Rain Maker with suspended bridges, and did a 7 hour tour with first being served a delicious breakfast then a Unimog taking us up the side of a mountain and hiking through the rain forest to swing like Tarzan over a waterfall and then rappel down a cliff and zip line down through a waterfall, and then they served a Tico lunch well worth the money!! This place would be excellent for Honeymoons, Weddings, Vacations!
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Excellent Location - Beautiful View - Wildlife All Around

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 5 nights in the downstairs apartment at Steve and Nancy's oasis while on our honeymoon in February 2014. The villa was easy to find with Nancy's detailed directions and we knew exactly what to expect from the info provided. The beach was a short 10 minute walk down a steep hill to the most FABULOUS sunsets and quiet beach. There was also a great view from the balcony of our unit. We spent quite a bit of time up in the upstairs unit (Nancy and Steve happened to be staying there!) and that unit looked clean and fully appointed for everything one could need (just as our downstairs apartment was!). The views from both upstairs and downstairs were amazing - and it was awesome watching the squirrel monkeys dart around the trees as we relaxed on the balcony (this happened every day!). We can't wait to return - hopefully in the near future! Thank you again Nancy for all of your lovely conversations and thoughtful recommendations. We really enjoyed our time staying in VILLA LA VISTA!!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Bucks Co PA
5

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FP & CP from Bucks Co PA
  • 5 of 5
Wow! What a great time we had in Costa Rica and our stay at the Villa La Vista apartment in Manuel Antonio was wonderful. Our accommodations were perfect - a comfortable bed, great eat in kitchen with all the amenities - fabulous views. We woke up in the morning and sat up in bed to gaze out at the ocean - what could be better! As we enjoyed our morning coffee we watched numerous birds - toucans, fly catchers, hummingbirds in the trees and bushes right outside our door. We saw many lizards and iguanas and watched monkeys jumping through the canopy of trees below. One night we even saw a kinkajou jump on the balcony roof and into the trees - what a cute creature. We enjoyed local food, fun and friends. It was a great time and we can't wait to go back! Thank you Steve and Nancy for a fabulous time.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Rogers, Arkansas
5

Greatest View in Manuel Antonio!!!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed for two weeks in the smallest of the two units, downstairs. Wonderful View of the ocean, great to listen to the surf , watch the surf as it breaks off the Islands off shore... see the sky at night, clear, great view of Scorpio!!

Unit had a great Kitchen, all we needed to avoid spending too much money eating out..

Got to tour the upstairs unit, would be great for two couples, completely seperate bedrooms and bath, same wonderfull view, and very spacious...

Short hike to the beach, about 10 minutes. Little Steep, but good for excercise each morning...

Nancy ( Owner) and her cousins were there, we became good friends, hope to see them next year

If they aren't there, The manager, Ron, will take care of all your needs...
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I found the apt perfect for the two of us. However, it can hold 3 comfortably too. The large walk-in closet was great because we could hang all our clothes up and not have to live out of our suitcases. The closet is large enough to hold a baby's crib or a cot making the apt good for 4 people. The large glass enclosed shower has the shower head high enough for tall people, something you don't usually find in hotels. The listing was quite accurate and the apt very clean with ample supply of sheets & towels. The kitchen was well equipped and we were not lacking for anything. As the listing says, coffee on the balcony/deck in the morning watching the sunrise, seeing all the birds flying, the monkeys playing and the waves gently rolling in down below us on the shore was so delightful that you felt like you were in heaven. As an 80 year old, I did find the road to the beach challenging but by being careful and going slowly, I made it down. Once at the beach, the sand was white and clean and the water warm with gentle waves. You could even float in the water on a raft or tube. You didn't need an umbrella. To get out of the sun you could sit under the trees and let the monkeys and other animals entertain you. As for food, if you like seafood and fish, you will be delighted with most of the restaurants. Of course you can always get the Tico staple of arroz con pollo (chicken in rice). I loved eating out because most of the restaurants are outdoors where you can watch the sunset. We didn't spend much time in the apt because we were always going or doing something in Quepos or the surrounding areas. Shopping in the village was nice too as the locals were very patient with our attempt to speak Spanish. They were very helpful too. On Saturdays you can shop at the local fresh food market and buy fresh fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers. A trip to Villa Vanilla showed us how vanilla is grown along with pepper, cinnamon and other spices. You can buy them there too. And of course you must not forget the Costa Rican coffee which is some of the finest in the world. We took some home and have shared it with friends & family. Now you ask if I would recommend this apt accommodation to friends & family, you bet I would. It isn't the Ritz but it is comfortable and homey and a place to hang your hat while you are out doing and seeing all the wonders of Costa Rica. I hope I can go again and stay longer next time.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
New Jersey
4

A cozy getaway

  • 4 of 5
Having stayed there this past winter (the dry season there) I can say it's a slice of heaven. The sunrise view is excellent and the afternoon breezes on the porch are great. It's situated in a jungle really so in addition to the sunrise you have exotic flowers, lizards, monkeys, sloths and birds. The apartment is small but perfect for singles and couples but can sleep more (I wouldn't suggest it for more than 3). It is far from fancy but it is clean and cozy. My biggest complaint would be that the shower isn't hot enough for me. The decor is simple but nice. Your focus should be on the view. A small dresser and a large walk in closet.The location is great. A short, but steep, walk to the beach, bus station, cafe and a bank. The road from the house to the beach is unpaved and steep but not long (having been to Costa Rica before I can say this is pretty standard, even for 5 star hotels, but the country is constantly developing and changing). You can drive a car down and park on the beach if you like. Or perhaps catch a ride on a horse from a local guide. The beach is excellent. It's never crowded, it's lined with shady palm trees and is a good place to surf at high tide and shallow waters at low tide. But beware the rip current. Do not swim beyond the breakers. Local officials are doing their best to warn people. It's a pristine beach. I love every inch of it. You can also walk about 20 min down the beach to Manuel Antonio or several restaurants. Crime is bad in Costa Rica but the apartment has great security. It's hidden away from snoopers and has bars on all windows and doors. The walkway is well lit also. The kitchen is small but efficient. Why bother cooking when there are great affordable places to eat nearby? While you can walk to many of the local restaurants/bars the hills are steep and the road shoulders are narrow. I would suggest renting a car or scooter for excursions. You can always take a cheap taxi or bus to Manuel Antonio park. At the park you can drink, dine and sunbath all day. All in all not a fancy place but a quiet getaway if all you want is to relax and soak in some sun.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Bus Stop
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Las Playitas
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Makanda By The Sea
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several
Car: not necessary

Canopy Tours, 4-Wheeler Adventures, White Water Rafting, Mangrove Boat Tours, Surfing and much more!

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Availability & Rates

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Manuel Antonio Apartment Rental Rates

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2015 Rates
Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$125
$875
 

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Notes Flat Rate! $125/night -- Any day, any season!
Nearby Beautiful Beach - Free!
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Amenities

Amenities

Manuel Antonio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Free Local Calls
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchenette
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large shower, Hot Water
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • coin laundry
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Washer/Dryer is available in Villa La Vista located above this unit; housekeeper is available to do laundry for additional fee.
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