MANUEL ANTONIO COSTA RICA'S FAVORITE FAMILY RENTAL

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Steve Osman

Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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MANUEL ANTONIO COSTA RICA'S FAVORITE FAMILY RENTAL

Manuel Antonio House Rental Photos and Description

Very Private Luxury Home: One Acre of Mature Gardens with Pool

This Santa Fe style house sits atop a hillside overlooking the Manuel Antonio coastline to the West and the Talamunca Range w/ 6,000 ft San Gerenimo to the North. The jungle comes right up to the pool, and it's often possible to see two species of monkeys, iguanas, sloths, and many species of birds while lounging around the pool or from the many decks. There are over 3,000 sq. ft of living space, with decks that surround most of the two stories. The entire space can be opened up to give the feel of living in the outdoors with nearly an acre of mature gardens, with hundreds of tropical plants, orchids and fruit trees. The upstairs is an open living space that includes kitchen, dining, living room and TV area, and also a bathroom. Downstairs are three bedrooms: one with a king sized bed, two with queen sized beds (one has bunk beds for kids) all open on to the lower patio and pool. Our onsite caretakers provide 24/7security and help w/ all amenities. We now have wireless I-net.

General house info: We have had the same wonderful caretakers since we began renting in 2000 ready to help in any way.

Unlike so many other houses crowded together near noisy roads, and bars and restaurants, this property is secluded, yet 5 minutes drive to the happening town of Quepos or 5 minutes drive to the magnificent beaches of Manuel Antionio Nat. Park. You can walk to the main road, where there are more half a dozen restaurants within a quick stroll. From the covered roof you have a 360 degree view where you can watch spectacular sunsets over the ocean . Breezes blow all day and at night switch directions and come off the mountains to keep this house comfortable all the time. The house is fully equipped with everything you need for your stay. Quepos has wonderful fresh produce, fish, meat and chicken as well as a growing selection of wines and liquors, so you can stay at home and cook or ask Anna our caretaker to cook 'tico style' meals for your group. We try to offer the best rates in the area.

There is twice a week maid service and laundry, but you can request additional cleaning and laundry from Anna. Security is provided by our on site caretakers who live in a separate house at the entry to the property.

This house was built by local residents to the highest standards and reflects their experience of living in Costa Rica over 11 years. Much of the art is by the owner and other artists living in the area. The gardens are a work of love and care by the couple and entice you to take walks in the lush greenery and to see the wonders of the tropics close at hand (It's really like living in a tropical zoo!) Check out our personal web site for more pictures, info, maps and links to the area and services. The owner will gladly help with any aspect of your vacation.

Amenities: The house is completely furnished: full kitchen with all amenities, TV room with DVD player, cable, CD player. Phone service, also washer and dryer, pool with two out door showers, covered carport.

Steve's new memoir: Stumbling into Paradise: Activities: Nature walks and tours, snorkeling, surfing, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, horse rides, boat tours, National parks, great snooping around with your car up and down the coasts finding isolated beaches etc.

Area: Costa Rica's favorite destination, with the most beautiful beaches and a fun port town with lots of restaurants, bars and night life.

Steve has just written his memoir on the families 11 yrs in Costa Rica: 'Stumbling into Paradise' a great read if you're planning on visiting the country or dropping out to live on the beach.

More info at their personal site costaricahouserental.com or it can be ordered thru Amazon or Xlibris.com

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Steve Osman

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks english, spanish
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Manuel Antonio Costa Rica's Favorite Family Rental
average rating of 4.882353 based on 18 reviews
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Manuel Antonio Costa Rica's Favorite Family Rental
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Jackson, WY USA
5

Casa Tropical

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
Wonderful artist's house,secluded yet 5 minutes walk to bus stop on main road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Very helpful caretakers who are available to cook fresh local seafood dinners. Very reasonable taxi service. Very clean and comfortable. Monkeys and iguanas in nearby trees; magnificent flowers and foliage everywhere. Many local restaurants ranging from fancy to cafes. Local Costa Rican people are genuinely friendly, engaging and helpful. Beautiful local beaches, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and zip lining recommended. Lots of fishing and jungle tours available. Short,scenic flight to San Jose. We would highly recommend this property as a great alternative to a traditional hotel or "luxury villa".
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 8/9
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Manuel Antonio Costa Rica's Favorite Family Rental
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Asheville, NC
5

Great experience and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My family had a wonderful visit at this home. The pool was great for cooling off at night. The housekeeper and her son were very helpful and accommodating. She prepared a delicious meal for us. The monkeys came close to us. It was very spacious and secure. We highly recommend this house.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Manuel Antonio Costa Rica's Favorite Family Rental
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Ottawa, Canada
5

We Didn't Want To Leave

We Didn't Want To Leave
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We truly appreciated the time we spent at Casa Tropical, and we were all really sad to leave. This beautiful home is like an art gallery - we loved the family's paintings throughout the house, which includes ones they did together. The gardens are stunning, and attracted so many butterflies and hummingbirds. We felt relaxed and very much at home-- the owners have created a very peaceful place. Our children had such a great time hanging out in the pool, reading in the hammocks, and checking out all the wildlife, that it took them 6 days to ask if there was a TV in the house! We were greeted by toucans when we arrived, met the iguanas and the tiny boa that live in the roof, spent an entire afternoon with 15 or more titis tearing around all the trees and jumping from the roof, were visited by an enormous green snake (more than 2 m long!), and spotted lots of different frogs, and many other birds. Gorgeous blue and green parrots were there to say good bye the morning we left.

Hannia, Claudio and Andres were wonderful. Hannia taught me how to make delicious Costa Rican food. We had a few fun evenings hanging out with Andres drinking Imperial, and getting the details on all the birds and reptiles visiting the house. Andres knows all the guides in town, so course he set us up with the best guides in the area, and tours that suited us perfectly.

My husband and I both read Steve's book and we loved it. He is such an entertaining writer! Reading this book early in our stay helped us enjoy and appreciate the area so much, as we recognized businesses, towns and rivers that were part of the family's adventures in CR. It was also very special and unique to learn about the family that built the home we had the privilege of occupying.

This was a perfect vacation and we can't wait to come back again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Manuel Antonio Costa Rica's Favorite Family Rental
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Lansing, Michigan
5

All Agree- Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
Casa Tropical was the perfect place for our family of eight, four adults and four children. The house was great: very comfortable, clean and well maintained. There was a tremendous amount of outdoor living area from where you could enjoy the beautiful landscaping and terrific views. Anna the housekeeper was very helpful and a wonderful cook. She prepared many meals of local cuisine that were delicious. It was a real treat to come back to the house to home cooked meals after a day of sight seeing. We found this to be a much better option than gathering everyone up again and going back out to dinner, or Heaven forbid, cooking! Andres, her son was also a tremendous help. He arranged for tours and activities that were appropriate for our group, and checked in everyday to make sure all was well and give assistance when needed. Casa Tropical Tropical is in a wonderful location because of all the many and varied activities in the vacinity. You can be on the beach one day and zip lining in the jungle the next. We all agreed that this was our best vacation to date and would love to return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Manuel Antonio Costa Rica's Favorite Family Rental
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Alexandria
3

Great house, great view.... BUT....

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
The house is very nice and open, great view and wonderful plants surrounding the house itself. Clean and very well kept however the construction of the next door house is really putting a dent in an otherwise nice vacation... Drilling, hammering you name it starting even before 7 am and not ending at 5 pm for sure.... I wish we would have known about the noise!!
Also the washer for the house translates into the services by the care takers....
Owner's Response: We have had neighbors building a house down the hill next door to us, which is beyond our control. We have asked them to keep the noise down as much as possible and in the 9 months of construction we have only had a couple of complaints from the more than 20 guests who have rented from us. Construction is due to be completed next month in Jan. of 2012 and we will all be relieved to get back to tranquility.
Helpful votes: 6/8

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: recommended

Located in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica half way between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, it's the most diverse tourist area in the country mid-way on the Pacific Coast.The airport in Quepos is 15 min, away and the drive from the San Jose Airport is 2 1/2 hr. drive to the house. Transportation by bus and taxi available locally to town and beaches or fly down in 15 min. on Sansa Air from the International Airport

Other Activities: seakayaking, rafting, canopy, dolphin watch

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Availability & Rates

Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1000 to $2500 /Week with x-mas /new years $3000/wk
  • 50% deposit to hold reservations,
    $500 security deposit (separate check not cashed)
    final payment a month in advance.
    Full refund if cancellation period can be filled.
    fall Season Sept thru Nov. 15th $1000/wk $200/nt
    Green Season June thru Aug. $1750/wk $275/nt
    High Season Jan 8 thru April $2500/wk $400/nt
    Christmas Dec 16 thru Jan. 8 $3250/wk no nightly rentals
    Last minute deals and monthly rates e-mail for info
  • 2013-14 X-mas-New years $3250/wk
    Green Season 2013 -June-Aug- $1750/wk or $250/nt
    High Season 2013- Jan. 9th- April- $2500/wk or $400/nt
    May $1350/wk $250 nt, Sept-Nov. 15th $1000/wk $200/nt or $2000/month
    last minute deals just ask?

Amenities

Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Shampoo
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 2 full bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 child bed
  • The third bedroom has a bunk bed for two and there is also a crib for small children. Other sleeping options on built-in couches upstairs and cushions.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • fishing
Notes:
On site caretakers have been with us 10 yrs.and live in a small house on the property help with cooking, babysitting, transportation and tour info. Wireless Internet is now available at the house so bring your laptop.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website: