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
- children welcome
- pets considered
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Steve Osman
We lived in Manuel Antonio from 1989-2000 and built our house after we knew exactly what we wanted in tropical living. Steve started the first tour company on the W Coast offering rafting and sea kayaking. In it's design, gardens and art (mostly by the family) it reflects our love for Costa Rica.
Steve Osman purchased this house in 1997
Why Steve Osman chose Manuel Antonio
Live like the locals would, not tourists shut up in AC rooms with boring accommodations you might find any where.
What makes this house unique
We've had the same wonderful caretakers since we started renting in 2000 - see the reviews! They are there to ensure you have a great vacation.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Words escape us to adequately describe our visit to Costa Rica and the paradise found at Casa Tropical. Our stay was overwhelmingly perfect. We cooked, swam, explored, watch the daily troop of monkeys, iguanas, birds and butterflies, listened to music, met on the roof for sunset and were quite spoiled by weeks end. We are most anxious to return and cannot imagine a more beautiful spot to come back to."
-Cheri and Steve
"We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. Your house is lovely. My son learned to swim in your pool, and he was diving by the end of the holiday. The kids have rated it the best holiday ever. We had a perfect mix of adventure and R&R. We went white water rafting with Iguana Tours. They were great. We went to Isia Damas. We saw monkeys, sloths, and boas. Thanks again. We'll be back at some point. We can see why you love it there so much. It's a wonderful spot."
-Les and Lydia
"We just returned from Costa Rica and wanted to let you know how great we thought the house was. Your house is so beautifully maintained and the art and architecture so aligned with the setting."
-Jennifer and Jerry
Hello Steve & Family,
Words just can't express the awesome vacation we had! The house was beautiful and so cozy. We loved the art work around the house. I would love to have an abstract painting of yours.
Hannia and her son David were very helpful. David went out with the girls once. They hit the night life in Quepos. We enjoyed both Quepos and Manuel Antonio's restaurants. So much to tell and cherish the rest of our lives! Sally
We had a fabulous time in Costa Rica - Thanks in great part to your beautiful house and its magical setting!! We wish we had more time there, and are looking forward to returning sometime soon. We would like to thank Hannia for all her help and kind gestures. They really add to the experience in so many ways.
Thanks for everything!
Barb -from the UK
We did have an excellent time. The
setting of the house was magnificent, and if there hadn't been so manygreat activities, we could have spent even more hours just sitting on
the veranda watching the wildlife. Claudio and Annia were super helpful.We will keep a reference to the property and may find ourselves back
there again! Mike and Family