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Dramatic Close Ocean View - Walk to Beach and National Park - Vista Oceana

Michael Cunningham

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Michael Cunningham

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Dramatic Close Ocean View - Walk to Beach and National Park - Vista Oceana

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

6 Bed / 8 Bath, Sleeps 18

Vista Oceana is unique among the Luxury Vacation Rental Homes in Manuel Antonio. The design and name of this incredible multimillion dollar house were inspired by the unmatched 180-degree panoramic ocean views it commands. The villa was designed and built by the owner to give every room in the main house as well as the guest house unobstructed ocean views, including all six bathrooms. The villa is located 1000 ft from the ocean and sits atop a small bluff elevated 200 ft. above the beach allowing you to hear the waves breaking as you watch the surfers below. The panoramic view stretches from the world famous Manuel Antonio national park across the long public beach and up to the rocky shoreline of the Mariposa Peninsula to the north. You will find abundant space and privacy for your entire group to enjoy in this 6000 square foot climate controlled house, which includes 6 elegant master suites.

Swim Up Bar: Unlike many of the homes in the area that offer little or no ocean view from the pool you will relax in our double sided infinity edge pool that seems to melt into the pacific, which features a swim-up-bar complete with Bar-B-Q, refrigerator and sink so you can sit, eat, relax and watch a spectacular sunset every night. Or enjoy a drink on one of any of the 8 covered decks or balconies for an even more spectacular view. The pool also has an area 12 inches deep for those with toddlers to enjoy.

Handicapped Friendly: This is one of the few luxury homes that has the main entrance at street level and can be considered handicapped friendly, the gated front entry and security provided by the two car garage at grade level allow for easy access to the main house, and the wide open floor plan makes for convenient use of a wheel chair. There are only three steps between the main living area and the first floor master suite. The main living area is also on the same level as the covered terrazzo and pool allowing everyone to be a part of the fun.

Luxury: From the moment of your arrival, the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean, and the jungle surrounding Vista Oceana will greet you. As you approach the main entry and gaze past the custom front door you will you will feel your breath taken away as you take in the vistas and start your luxury vacation.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Michael Cunningham (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had such a wonderful time in Costa Rica and Vista Oceana was spectacular. The photos didn't do it justice!

We had three arriving groups that met at the villa and despite some of us that had flight delays, the shuttle service was timely, clean, comfortable, and friendly. A great start to the trip.

The first excursion the group did was the 10 in 1, which was actually a 7 in 1. The zip-line, monkey free-fall, tree ladders, and waterfall repelling were exhilarating! The crew that took us was so encouraging and energetic, it even got the most frightened of the group to conquer her fears. People warned us about the rain during the "winter" season in Costa Rica, but there was a point where we took a break during our excursion and were eating fresh pineapple in the rain forest as it was pouring rain and it didn't bother a single person. It was almost magical in a sense and couldn't have been more perfect.

We were all pretty much wiped out on the second day and with the villa being so beautiful, we wanted a day to just enjoy it. We made great use out of the pool and outdoor area. Unfortunately the speakers and dishwasher did not work and the dryer was a bit finicky. However, the cleaning lady was on top of it. The dishes were cleaned before we could even get to them, she assisted us with the dryer, and the house was immaculate when she left. She did a wonderful job. I can't express enough how happy everyone was with our accommodations. Each room had a perfect view and comfortable beds. It made it very hard for all of us to come back home to our small cramped homes in DC.

Some of people in the group went off and did the parasailing excursion and had a wonderful time. Afterwards, we regrouped and went on the Sunset Sailing tour. The crew was great. They were animated, funny, and so accommodating with beverages and to some of us that got sea sick. The food was spectacular! I would say it was one of the best meals we had during our visit!

Our only regret was having to leave so soon. It was a wonderful trip and Costa Rica was better than any of us ever could have imagined. Thank you for allowing us to stay at Vista Oceana. It was certainly a real treat.


May 2014
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Dramatic Close Ocean View - Walk to Beach and National Park - Vista Oceana
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 16 reviews

An anniversary celebration of the ages!!

  • 4 of 5

Vista Oceana was an absolutely wonderful venue for the family to assemble in celebration of our 50th weeding anniversary. Unfortunately for us, one of our sons and his spouse were unable to come do to the expected arrival of their first child in January 2015, It's a Girl!, a circumstance that was not foreseen when we made our reservations in 2013. And if they had joined us the house would not have been able to comfortably accommodate all 15 of us. But for 13, it was almost perfect. The setting was marvelous with spectacular sunsets almost every night. The bird life and the monkeys provided experiences that will live on in our memories for years to come. And the location of the infinity pool assured frequent, and much appreciated use. Practically all present engaged in multiple activities and reported high levels of satisfaction with all arrangements. The sunset cruise on a private sailboat was a wonderful and unexpected touch as was the dinner prepared by a chef in the home on Christmas eve. We did experience a brief power outage and the water was unavailable for about 12 hours. But I guess those kind of unanticipated events are not all that uncommon in Manuel Antonio. Other than the Christmas Eve meal, we ate several memorable dinners at first class local restaurants. It is doubtful that we shall ever try to revisit the area for any similar event again, the logistics for a large family with a wide variety of ages and involvements (schools, jobs, etc.) being what they are, but in no way does this indicate the least disappointment with the experience on this most memorable occasion.


Dennis Hunter

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you chose our home to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary. I’m glad the home was comfortable for your group of 13. If you had additional guests, we would have prepared the home to be comfortable for all 15 people. We have had 18 in the home with no problem many times in the past. Manuel Antonio’s infrastructure is so much better than it was just a couple years ago. New roads, new water lines, high speed internet, cell towers, and a brand new electric grid have really helped our small town enter the 21st century. Unfortunately, we are still a 3rd world country in a earthquake prone area, so the infrastructure still breaks down on occasion. Unfortunately, you experienced a main water line break that affected the entire town. That is extremely rare, but things like this do happen from time to time in a 3rd world country. Fortunately, they were able to repair the problem rather quickly over the holiday week. I know you may not all come back at one time to Manuel Antonio, but feel free to visit us in one of our many homes of different sizes if you come back in smaller groups. Thanks again for sharing your special occasion with us in our home.
Mesa, AZ

A Wonderful Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

This home was enjoyed by our family of 15 including grandparents, adult children, and grandchildren. Wonderful home with some private quarters near the main home. All was in great shape, clean and well-maintained with daily maid service and pool/grounds service.

Highlight of the visit was the abundance of jungle animals. An iguana greeted us on our initial introduction to the property. Monkeys galore including one inadvertent invasion by white faces when somebody left a screen door ajar. Howler monkeys were frequently observed outside the windows, A troop of squirrel monkeys playfully entertained us from the bushes around the garage. And a sloth slept most of the day on a nearby tree. Also, several colorful birds including some Toucans.

Views of the ocean were fabulous from every room and the deck. Very comfortable sleeping and eating.

Activities arranged by our concierge Hazel were excellent. We enjoyed a guided walking tour of the park, a boatride through the mangroves with another troop of entertaining monkeys, zip lining, and white water rafting. These activities all included transportation.

This was our first group vacation where we did not have rental cars. Ten minutes into our transfer from the airport to our first hotel, I knew the decision not to drive ourselves was a good decision. Transportation to beaches, restaurants, and grocery stores was easy using buses or cabs. A nearby Super Joseph was all we needed. Easy access by bus, they deliver, and usually they would drive us back to our house.

Twice we used a chef recommended by Hazel to cook an evening dinner. Probably cheaper than eating out.

We were somewhat worried about visiting during the rainy season but that was not a problem. Morning activities were never a problem. Entertaining thunderstorms a couple of evenings, got soaked walking a block or so after dinner, but no problem.

A superb house and a wonderful vacation enjoyed by all.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect vacation, perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

Our large group of friends had a fantastic stay at Vista Oceana. Starting with our arrival in Manuel Antonio it was clear that Hazel and the management team had thought of everything to make our stay effortless and memorable. The villa was meticulously clean upon our arrival and Sylvia kept it that way throughout our stay. Each of the six bedrooms and numerous bathrooms were spotlessly clean – not easy with a lot of beach and jungle activity dragged daily into the house. There were 9 friends in our group and the villa is so spacious that we never felt crowded. None of us were prepared for such spectacular sunsets and it’s incredible that all six bedrooms and all the common areas have the same unobstructed ocean views. We made sure to be back from all our excursions with plenty of time to enjoy the sunset each day with cocktails by the beautiful infinity pool. Equally exciting was the amazing array of wildlife just outside the doors of the villa. Squirrel monkeys, white-faced monkeys, sloths, lizards and toucans were seen and admired each day. Every morning, charming squirrel monkeys would come onto the deck for banana and mango breakfast.

The area has a tremendous amount of outdoor activities and all of the excursions that were planned for us were entertaining, challenging and unforgettable. Highlights included: parasailing, ocean jet skiing, canopy zip lining, guided rain forest tour and a sunset sailboat cruise. When we needed time off, a beautiful white sand beach was only a 15-minute walk away. The villa is walking distance to some very nice bars and restaurants but the best thing we signed up for was the private chef. Marisol and her partner were simply wonderful. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners were well-planned, beautifully presented and always delicious. The fact that Marisol is so cheerful and friendly made each meal even more pleasant.

Everything about this villa was top-knotch: large rooms, multiple bathrooms, modern appliances and special items such as washer & dryer, and a locking pantry with a safe. The only minor drawback was a faulty air conditioner in one of the bedrooms. This is not unusual due to the tropical location and constant use. As soon as Hazel was notified there was a maintenance man on the scene to repair the problem. To sum up, this vacation was the best ever, good friends, the perfect house, excellent staff, wonderful food, great location and amazing sun sets.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Most amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful! Clean, up to date, beautiful views, spacious. Property manager is so helpful, staff pleasant and helpful. You can walk to the beach from the house, it's not very far but a very steep hill. We loved our canyoning experience the most of all the tours we did. Highly recommend even if you are afraid to try new things! I have never done anything like that and am so glad I did! We highly recommend hiring their private chefs. The restaurants we tried were not great. Poor service and took forever. Private chefs were amazing. And their cost the same price or less than eating at a restaurant. We had monkeys every morning on the back patio. So amazing. We fed the squirrel monkeys bananas out of our hands. They were so sweet and gentle. Don't recommend feeding the white faced monkeys. They got aggressive after we fed them once. We would highly recommend this property to anyone with a large group!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

My extended family, with ages ranging from 6 months to 85 years old, stayed in this property in August for a family reunion. The house was immaculate, incredibly spacious, and comfortable enough for a large group. It has been designed so that each room has a magnificent view of the ocean, a balcony in which to chill out, and a spacious bathroom. Particularly with having lots of kids in the group, housekeeping did an awesome job in keeping it clean, and in ensuring we had fresh towels available when returning from the beach. There were a few glitches with some electronics, but given that the house is in the tropics where it is very difficult to keep these things working, it wasn't too surprising. We would highly, highly recommend the chef service with Israel and Marisol, as the quality was outstanding, and their willingness to accommodate special requests very much appreciated. As for the location, no doubt the views were awesome, and the beauty of seeing 3 types of monkeys, toucans, and other birds quite special. Foot access to the beach is not exactly easy, but it is a 5 minute drive, so not much of a problem. There are plenty of activities available on Manuel Antonio, such as fishing, surfing, hang gliding, ATV, etc., and there are also pristine beaches inside the park with calmer waves. Last but not least, our deposit was promptly returned. All in all, we would highly recommend Vista Oceana to other guests.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

The trip was fantastic. The house was perfect, the excursions were top notch, and the food was wonderful. Thomas and Hazel were amazing, trust me, I don’t throw that word around. I’m in the customer service business and I have high expectations. Thomas and Hazel delivered. I can’t forget about Sylvia, she was great. I’ve never really been in house so clean.

As for the excursions, all were good. The group consensus is the Sun Set Cruise was the best. The food on the boat was the second best meal on the trip. The first was the night we had our chef. The food was excellent, I didn’t think I was going to be able move from over eating. I would say the 10-1 Zip Lining was second. But again, all the excursions were great. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the transportation companies that chauffeured us around. They were always on time and friendly.

This was by far the best vacation I’ve had in my 52 yrs. We are already talking about a return trip to Costa Rica. The house is perfectly located making it easy to experience the Costa Rican wildlife. One of the couples is trying to figure out how they can make a living in Costa Rica. They want to experience “Pura Vida” for life.

Please use me as a reference for Vista Oceana.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Rafaels Terrzza
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary

Vista Oceana is one of the closest luxury homes to the national park and public beach. It is conveniently located on a paved street just 80 yards from the Manuel Antonio road and the Costa Verde Hotel where you can wave down a taxi or catch the bus in front of the hotel, or walk to any number of fine restaurants. WALK to the beach is just minutes!

Golf: The nearest golf course to Manuel Antonio is about 45 minutes away in the town of Jaco (golf is the only reason you'd want to go to Jaco).


Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 25 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Fall - 4 bedrooms
Aug 29 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mar 19 2016 - Apr 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Notes LAST MINUTE DISCOUNT - Only $5500 for any open week in January or February.

Price includes daily maid service, concierge service, gardener, and pool service

Holiday pricing for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years

Visit for more photos, video, maps, etc. Or call us on our toll free number: 1-800-815-6602.
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • Every suite has its own private bathroom and balcony while one of the suites also includes a 2 person Jacuzzi so you can sit relax and have a glass of wine while you look out at the Manuel Antonio national park and beach. From any of our six master suites you will be lulled to sleep at night by the relaxing rhythm of the waves breaking below, and will be awakened in the morning by the delightful and unique sounds of birds and howler monkeys in the trees outside your windows. As you open your eyes you will be greeted by the by the blue Pacific and many of the small islands just offshore without ever lifting your head from the pillow. When you finally do force yourself out of bed to take a morning shower, you will be enticed to linger under the refreshing streams of water as you are treated to the same wonderful views.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , + one queen sized murphy bed
  • Each bedroom has it's own bathroom and huge ocean views from every pillow!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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