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Ocean Mansion with Private Beach/ Private Yacht /Mt View /Horses

Ken Or Kim Nelson

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, some Spanish
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Ocean Mansion with Private Beach/ Private Yacht /Mt View /Horses

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Manuel Antonio House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms-3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8



This beautiful mansion is built into the side of the mountain looking down into the most serene ocean view you will ever see.

This 5 story home has all the amenities you might expect being located in exclusive Manuel Antonio area, but this home was built for family living and you will enjoy it like your own home.

For larger groups we have our 60 ft sportfishing boat that if

not chartered can be used as a live-a-board for some of the geststs. If you like hiking or just exploring you can have a

10 minute walk or up to 4 hours of some of the most lovely terrain you will ever see. Walk 5 minutes to your private beach and enjoy seeing the emerald BLUE water. This home is build right into the protected National Forest and you will see all the animals,birds, butterfles, and other wildlife you will see in the National Park with a fewer people to share with. We have one of the most unique homes with a location that cannot be duplicated in Costa Rica

WHAT A LOCATION!!!!!!: Hiking trails abound in this rainforest jungle and you will see most of the wildlife that Costa Rica has to offer. Sloths and toucans are often seen from the 3 decks on the home and three different kinds of monkeys are always around. We have privacy, but this is one of the most safe and protected homes in manual Antonio. We also have an alarm system and safes for your valuables. We also offer trail rides on

beautiful Spanish horses close to our house. You can ride thru the forest and on the beaches and watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. We have high speed Internet for your use. Bring your laptop and we will provide the code we can provide full time maid service if you desire. A full time house manager is at home six days a week.

This multi-million dollar mansion built into the side of the mountain and looking down into the Pacific Ocean is the vacation home you dream about. This home is back in the vacation rental market so take advantage of this great deal.

We also have our 60 ft Sportfishing boat the BOOMERANG IS

back in Costa Rica. Its available for your charter. Deep sea fishing, diving, sightseeing our sunset cruises. It can also be chartered as a live-a-board residence. Let us know your

needs and we will work up a price for your group. The boat and house can be rented as a package. Check out home-a-way listing Number 3557451 for information on this beautiful Sportfishing Yacht.


Positive Rating

Greg and Michelle Bowman , NYC My family and I spent nearly two weeks here. We had very high expectations for our lifelong dream of Costa Rica. Every one was met. Beautiful home. Gracious hosts. Great views. Incredible wildlife. Absolutely refreshing. 05/31/09

Positive Rating

Gail Weinheimer , Woodacre, California Casa Pura Paz is well named. The home is lovely, comfortable and secluded, and even more beautiful than it appears in the pictures. We enjoyed our morning coffee and afternoon snacks on the deck with the monkeys and birds and butterflies. We will definitely return to this paradise. 05/12/09

Positive Rating

Ray & Darlene Henry , Fort Myers FL Oh, we loved this place! We were 3 couples who travel together a

Please check out all the comments from guests who have stayed here and see how they really feel about this wonderful destination.

Read all the guest comments to really get the feel of the guest experiences.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ken Or Kim Nelson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, some Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015

About Ken Or Kim Nelson

We Love to fish,dive, snorkel, and just look at the beautiful coast line of this lovely country that we now live in. We came to Costa Rica on this beautiful Yacht and what a trip it was. You will never get tired of all the animals on the land or the fish, dolphan, turtles, whales, etc that you see off the boat.

Ken Or Kim Nelson purchased this house in 2005

Why Ken Or Kim Nelson chose Manuel Antonio

This property is one of the most unique properties that you will ever see, privacy, safety, wildlife, that is only offered in a parklike setting.

What makes this house unique


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Ocean Mansion with Private Beach/ Private Yacht /Mt View /Horses
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 66 reviews

You Will Not Find Anywhere Better Than This!

  • 5 of 5

"Wow!" is the first word we exclaimed when we arrived at this gorgeous property. "Perfect" and "Paradise" are two other words that came to mind.

You will not find a better location in CR, I'm positive of it.

Ken and Kim were fantastic hosts, House Manager Jose took excellent care of our every whim, and the cleaning staff kept the place spotless. The viewing deck is the only place you need to be the whole trip, because you don't want to miss seeing any of the wildlife or hearing the ocean. The splash pool was shaded, cool and beautiful. We only used the ping pong and pool tables once but what a great way to enjoy happy hour! This perfect, private sanctuary has everything you could dream of for a life-changing vacation experience. If you need to supplement your experience, Kim offered a fantastic sunset horseback ride for my daughter that she thoroughly enjoyed, and Ken set up a zipline for our whole family that was top notch - best and safest I've ever done anywhere. And as everyone else has posted, take Jose's Mangrove tour for sure! The beach is semi-private, and it is a hike to get down there, but just take some drinks and snacks and LOTS of sunscreen during low tide and enjoy the day down there. (then just have a nap after you survive the hike back up! it's not really dangerous, just tiring in the heat).


Bring a book - there's nothing better than listening to the jungle and reading in a hammock. If you have a large family, bring games for the evening. You won't want to be watching TV, trust me!

Get your coffee at Café Milagro right at the top of the hill - they have the best. We also thoroughly enjoyed a dinner there.

Buy bananas/fruit - you'll want snacks for "jungle visitors"

Bring several good cameras - trust me, everyone will be grabbing for a camera when the animals come out to play!

Have Jose find you some fish - he has friends who can provide you with anything fresher than the grocery store will have. Also the ceviche is a great snack, as him about it.

Pura Vida!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Costa Rican Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything you need and more to relax and enjoy Costa Rica. It was totally awesome to have monkeys come by for breakfast, a sloth sleeping in the tree next to the porch and birds EVERYWHERE (I still owe Kim a list). For all you birders, the Blue-crowned Motmot and Purple-Crowned Fairy Hummingbird were my favorite visitors. Ken and Kim are wonderful hosts. We even had the opportunity to spend some time on the Boomerang. VERY nice for a day of relaxing on the water. A word of caution, the Pacific side can be very warm and muggy at times. AC is restricted to bedrooms with fans in living areas which is typical Costa Rican. The pool was a wonderful way to cool off during the hottest part of the day and highly recommend it. We will definitely be back in the future. THANKS Ken and Kim!!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

The reviews are all right on so I'll just add that we had a terrific time and wish we could have stayed longer. This property is in a perfect location with a fabulous beach and a view to die for. Excellent restaurants are within walking distance. From our deck the first day we saw a sloth, howler and capuchin monkeys, and numerous birds including a toucan and an aracari. Birders, just sit back and let the species flock to you. A short walk down the road one evening led us to three species of monkey including the mono titi and spider monkeys. The birding here is rediculous!!! Ken and Kim were extremely helpful including providing assistance when our luggage didn't arrive the same day we did. Kim actually offered to lend us their clothes!!!! No need to book activities until you arrive and they assist with the arrangements. We also took the trip to Isla Damas with Jose and it was well worth the time to see how local Ticos live. This was a visit to a farm with a fresh, beautiful and authentic lunch, time to walk, swim and boogie board on a gorgeous beach with virtually no one else to be seen in either direction. Jose did a great job as our tour guide. We also booked a fishing excursion on the yacht. Caught four beautiful sailfish! The food was fantastic as well. We were quite pampered. A couple of items that might be helpful is that it wasn't worth our time to drag our snorkel equipement with us. They do have equipment to rent either at the house or down at Playa Biesanz. Also only one room has an ensuite bath. Two rooms share a bathroom which by the way is large enough to have a party in with a huge skylit shower. The maid service was excellent. Cecilia did our laundary and dishes every day. Kim is able to take one person horseback riding at a time and our daughter to be had a terrific time riding at sunset. Kim also arranged a horsetrip so that the whole family could ride including galloping for the experienced riders which is not typical of most trailrides. All in all a fabulous place. One last item. If you are interested in transportation from San Jose to the property I highly recommend Cosa Rica Shuttle. They are by far the best shuttle service I have ever encountered and very reasonable with English speaking drivers who let us stop wherever we wanted to along the way to buy groceries, take pictures, etc.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Christmas at Casa Pura Paz (House of Pure Peace)

  • 5 of 5

The house lived up to its name. We had our Christmas dinner on the front veranda overlooking the private beach. (The kitchen and grill provided everything our adventuresome cooks needed.)

Ken and Kim helped arrange our fantastic excursions- white water rafting, nature hikes, scuba diving! The pool was there for a refreshing dip when we returned.

We had fun feeding the monkeys off the front deck. A sloth and toucans were kind enough to visit.

If you are going to Manuel Antonio, this is the place to go.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Absolutely Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Everything, including Kim & Ken, is First Class! We THOROUGHLY enjoyed our time at their home and on their boat. Truly amazing and made for a WONDERFUL anniversary celebration. THANK YOU Kim & Ken!!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Fort Myers Florida

Absolutely loved it

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in a great location in Manual Antonio. It's super clean and has a fully stocked kitchen (not like some vrbo's that say "fully stocked" & then you get one old pot and one pan etc., this kitchen has items like a salad spinner and roasting pan & tons of plate & glass ware). The owners live on site and made excellent recommendations for dinner & the best place to watch the sunset. We were able to walk to restaurants and went for morning jogs right outside the gate and on the beach. You have access to a gorgeous private beach, we only saw 3 people the whole time we were there. We visited the national park while there and saw more animals at the house then we did at the park! Wish we were there longer, in just a short stay we saw sloth, a toucan and fed monkeys right from the veranda. Hope to be back soon! Thanks Ken & Kim.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Quepos -San Jose
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
next door
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
beach below home
Car: not necessary

This 5 story, 3 or 4 bedroom home sets just above the blue Pacific Ocean in the side of the mountain .Check the guest comments to find out more about how the ones who have stayed here feel. We can accommadate wedding parties as our covered 5th floor will handle up to 40 guests for a reception. For larger parties we can rent the boat as an additonal house if it is not chartered during that time. This boat can also be used as a reception area for weddings or large groups.We are home to three different varieties of monkey, sloths, toucans, cooti, various types of jungle birds, butterflies and other animals. This is nature in its most natural setting. Probably the most unique home in Manuel Antonio with its unmatched setting in the jungle and so close to the beach. The home itself is so comfortable that many guests have just had to force themselves to even go out. The semi private beach is just a very short walk down the mountain and you will have the privacy that you need to relax and enjoy Costa Rica

Other Activities: shopping, fishing, boating, kayaking, spa, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, basketball court,tennis courts, spas, guided park tours, private island boat trip. We can arrange any and all tours for your party and have them picked up here at the house. We will give you advise as to where to shop, what tours are best with honest business practices.

Golf: Rates cut at least 60% $2000-$6000 except holidays-high seasonmay-nov .......... $ 2,000-$6,000/week , exception for holiday weekswe reserve right to change prices at any time before booking lock in now .we require a security deposit on all rentals-no exceptions.these are the lowest prices you will ever find for this great home! for credit cards you can use paypal ! Membership not required . Credit cards accepted:


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From $357 Per night

Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

tips per week for staff- $168
cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    outdoor - outdoor shower
  • We also have a outdoor shower for cleaning up after beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • there are 3 large bedrooms including the master on pool level with its own kitchen and bar. We can add blow-up bed to take another person or two. One of the kingsize beds can be split into 2 singles.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Private Pool: Beautiful splash pool with waterfall overlooking the butterfly garden and the ocean. Great covered observation deck on the 5th floor for guests use.. Numerous paths thru the rain forest and trail to 2 secluded private sandy beaches with pre-Columbian turtle traps. Most private property in Manuel Antonio. All national forest,protected property from house to beach. Beach View: This home has nothing between you and your private beach, short 5-7 minute walk. Ocean View: Nothing impedes your view and listening as you hear the surf crash on your beach. Water View: The ocean view is superb as you can see from the photo. Mountain View: You also have beautiful mountain view as well. Home is build in the middle of the National Forest and has all the animals, monkeys sloths, birds, butterflies and other wildlife you will see in the National Park but with fewer people.

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