MILLION DOLLAR VIEW, $250! NEARBY BEACH IS FREE!

Nancy Dunlap

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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MILLION DOLLAR VIEW, $250! NEARBY BEACH IS FREE!

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Private Villa With Ocean View, 2-3 BR's, Sleeps up to 8

Private Villa With Ocean View, 2 or 3 BR's, Sleeps up to 8 Comfortably

What a spectacular View! Guests say the pictures do not do it justice. This private 2 or 3 BR Villa offers the perfect vacation location with the closest proximity to the beach than most of the other properties with an ocean view. An optional 3rd bedroom suite, with a separate entrance underneath the Villa is available for larger families -- please inquire for cost and more details. It's just a short walk to the beach where you can take a stroll, Horseback Ride, or Surf the exciting waves. Monkeys, Sloths, Toucans and hundreds of species of exotic birds and wildlife will entertain you. Adventure lovers can take advantage of the many beach activities (including surfing and parasailing), take a Zip Line Tour, Raft down an exciting river, or go World Class Sport Fishing. Or just relax in our beautiful private pool while taking in the awesome view! The 2BR Villa is most comfortable for 4 people, but can sleep 6-8 using the sofa bed and/or optional 3rd bedroom suite. The Villa has a washer/dryer, cable TV, telephone and WiFi Internet. There are no steep stairways to get to the Villa as many hillside properties have. If you are looking for affordable, comfortable accommodations with a million dollar view, Villa La Vista awaits you!

The Villa has Air Conditioned Bedrooms (one downstairs with a Queen bed) and a Master Bedroom upstairs (with a King bed) and a sofa bed in the living room. The optional suite is a separate unit located beneath the Villa. It is fully air conditioned, has a Queen bed, a futon and a kitchen. There are thee balconies all with an awesome view of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio Park. Bed linens and towels are provided. There is Cable TV, Telephone and WiFi DSL Internet access in the optional suite as well. If you do not feel like cooking, there are excellent restaurants within walking distance. 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.

Laundry Facilities are located in the Villa. The Beach is within Walking Distance, the Bus Within Walking Distance, and there is a Secure Parking Area next to the Villa. The optional suite also has off-street parking.

The nearby area offers Surfing, Swimming, Parasailing, Hiking, Boating, Rafting, Horseback Riding, Sunset Sail/Dolphin Watch tours, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, 4 Wheeling, Sport Fishing and Much More!!

Approximately 1/2 Mile From Beach, Approximately 1/2 Mile from Bus Stop, 3 Miles from Town of Quepos. Taxi service is available. The Villa is surrounded by natural jungle and is not located in a commercial area.

Maximum Occupancy: Due to the size of this Villa and for your comfort, MAXIMUM occupancy is 6 people, 8 people if the optional suite is also rented.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Singles
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi there! We just spent a few days at Villa La Vista and wanted to say a big THANK YOU for having us stay there! We loved it so much! It was so well supplied with towels, kitchen appliances and dishes, books and even games... And we LOVE Apples to apples so imagine our delight when we saw you had it for us to enjoy! The view was breathtaking, we spent most of our time just sitting on the balcony in awe. We will definitely recommend this place and hope to return!
Mar 2013
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Nancy Dunlap

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Our names are Nancy and Steve Dunlap and we currently live in TN, near Chattanooga. My husband and I built Villa la Vista in 1997 after falling in love with Costa Rica while vacationing there. We especially loved Manuel Antonio and knew that when we retired we would love to spend the Winter months looking out over the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean. Our dream has finally come true (we retired in 2010) and we now spend as much time as possible enjoying our property. We hope that you will also enjoy this beautiful, friendly country and will want to return again and again. Pura Vida!

Nancy Dunlap purchased this villa in 1996

We chose Manuel Antonio due to its natural beauty. We also love wildlife and the exotic animals and birds that can be seen in this area are a wildlife lovers dream come true.

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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Million Dollar View, $250! Nearby Beach is Free!
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Princeton, NJ
5

VILLA EXCEPTIONAL

  • 5 of 5
This was my second visit to Quepos. The first time I stayed in a hotel/condo environment. Upon my arrival to Villa La Vista, I realized what an improvement to my previous trip. The breath taking views from the balcony of the beaches and park at Manuel Antonio were spectacular!
The house is situated on a dramatic hillside overlooking the ocean below. The local animal population, sloths, monkeys and even crabs, visited us. The floor plan is open and full of light. The house is well maintained and in very clean condition. The amenities of a laundry and full kitchen, internet, cable TV and much more make this vacation destination a must to book. Plus, the property manager, Ron, was very helpful with booking activities, local information on restaurants and much more. I was tired of hotels and crowds, this house was paradise. If you enjoy action, there is hiking through the National Park, jet skis, horseback riding on the beach and ATV or if you just want to relax and read a book, this house is perfect. I am planning my next vacation for 2011 and want to bring my grown children who will love this house.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

GREAT STAY IN MANUEL ANTONIO

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful!

We stayed at Manuel Antonio in March 2013 & loved every bit of it!

We booked the 1BR apartment for arrival in Costa Rica prior to our wedding, but just before we arrived Nancy informed us that the Villa was not booked & upgraded us to the Villa as a wedding gift.

We arrived in the evening which made the road to the property a bit hard to find, but the town is so small that you can only turn around so many times before you find it. Tom, the host, was incredibly helpful. He gave us great info that was not your standard tourist info, but definitely geared toward us – who to deal with, what to avoid. The power went out once or twice due to nearby construction (& at no fault of the property) & he came over to fix it right away.

The views were great & the decks a great place to gear up for the day. The pool was a welcome respite after a day of hiking in the national park. Everything you need is already in the villa. There are plenty of restaurants nearby & a good grocery store. We did decide to drive to the town & the beach because the property is on a hill that would take a bit of time to hike otherwise. But the drive is less than 5 minutes each way.

I would definitely recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Orlando, FL
5

BEST VACATION OF MY LIFE

  • 5 of 5
It is difficult to know where to begin. The house is cozy and relaxing. The view is so beautiful it is impossible to put into words. The pictures do not do it justice. The location is also perfect. One of the most spectacular beaches on earth is a short (but steep) walk from the house. Fantastic dining to suit any budget and unforgettable sightseeing is just a short trip from the house, depending on your fitness a lot is within walking distance.

Costa Rica itself is also amazing. The wonderful people, the delicious food, and the enchanting countryside beg you to stay forever. Aiding in your exploration the house has provided you with a book of activities which the property manager is happy to schedule for you. The activities usually provide a meal and transportation as well so you have nothing to worry about. We chose to do the 10 in 1 Adventure as well as the ATV tour. If you are the more active type I highly recommend both. I could go on forever about all that we saw and did while visiting.

The best advice I can give is to stop reading right now and book the trip. It will change your life and that is no exaggeration.
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Littleton, Colorado, USA
5

RELAXING AT LA VILLA

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in the one bedroom apartment of Villa la Vista was very comfortable. The air conditioner kept the apartment at a perfect temperature to escape the heat and for sleeping. Every morning we enjoyed our coffee on the balcony looking out over the ocean and lush foliage. A sloth stayed in the tree right in front of our balcony. We watched him slowly work his way down the tree trunk - it took over an hour!!
Most important was the help from Sabrina. Without her we would not have packed our vacation full of adventure: deep sea fishing, snorkeling, zip line and places to eat. When we called her she responded to make our stay relaxing.
The beach is a short walk down hill but some how a longer walk up hill:) Wish we had more time at the beach but there is so much to do and see in Manual Antonio area.
I have already recommended La Villa to a friend and continue to do so.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Houston
5

PURA VIDA EXTRAORDINAIRE!

  • 5 of 5
We had an unforgettable time here in Costa Rica, thanks to Nancy sharing her home, Sabrina sharing her knowledge and warmth, and all our new animal friends showing up so often! Highlights: 1. The view is UNPARALLELED. 2. The wildlife is prolific. . .we saw sloths, howler monkey, titi monkey, white faced monkey, Toucan. . . all from the balcony! And our favorite critter is Eduardo, the large iguana who inhabits the roof! 3. Activities Sabrina set up were wonderful! White water rafting on the Savegre river, El Sanctuario zip line tour, surf lessons, ATV adventure and private guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park with Juan. 4. Food! Best restaurants ever within walking distance of the house. . . you had to earn your supper by walking uphill, but it was worth it. Our favorite was Cafe Milagre where we had a dinner, breakfast AND dessert visit. All were wonderful. 5. Sabrina - This house manager is the embodiment of Costa Rican hospitality. . . she walked us through our vacation by phone beforehand and then in person during our stay. She set up everything for us and made our vacation stress free. . . her warm smile and bubbly personality made the trip so special! I would highly recommend this rental. We felt safe, the view was incredible, and the little pool was just what we needed every afternoon after our morning adventures. Yes, it rained a little bit each day, but don't let that stop you from coming here in the green season. . .it was a slice of heaven on earth and I am already trying to figure out how to get back to Villa La Vista! Pura Vida!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Canada
5

HIGHLIGHT OF OUR VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from a 5 night stay at Villa La Vista, I wish it had been longer. The views are exceptional as mentioned in other reviews. We loved the master bedroom retreat enjoying our morning coffee, watching all the birds, iguanas and beach below, from the deck. There was a mama and baby sloth in the tree right off the deck, she came out every night at dusk. The beach below is about a 10 minute walk, the walk back to the villa is steep but no big deal if you are in reasonable shape and you can see wildlife along the way.The villa is a a private perfect getaway from the busy crowds we saw at Manuel Antonio over Easter. The new pool is great to cool off in. Both the owner and property manager were very helpful and responsive to our needs, I would thoroughly recommend renting this villa.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Manuel Antonio National Park
"You cannot visit Manuel Antonio without visiting the beautiful Manuel Antonio Park, located ..."
El Avion
"Great views from a unique restaurant that was an actual airplane. Extensive menu but food i..."
Agua Azul
"Great views -- especially at sunset time. Small restaurant that gets very crowded, so get t..."
Cafe Milagro
"Wonderful little cafe that is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Can't beat their delici..."
Restaurante La Mariposa
"Enjoy a 360 degree view of the Pacific while sipping your favorite drink, sitting next to th..."
Super Joseth
"This convenient store caters to tourists and has an excellent variety of almost anything you..."
Espadilla Beach
"This is the beautiful, uncrowded beach located a short walk from Villa La Vista. The warm ..."
Biesanz Beach
"A beautiful, remote, out of the way beach not far from Villa La Vista (ask property manager ..."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Bus Stop - Less Than
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Las Playitas
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Various - Less Than
Car: not necessary

If you want an escape from the everyday, consider our Manuel Antonio vacation Villa in Costa Rica and experience a little slice of paradise. This Manuel Antonio Villa offers visitors close proximity to world-class beaches and magnificent views from La Vista of beautiful sunsets with Cathedral Point as a backdrop. From this Manuel Antonio vacation Villa, 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 Villa gives you access to a part of the world few people get to see. Known for its exotic beauty and wildlife, Manuel Antonio houses a myriad of interesting creatures including sloths, iguanas, raccoons, white-faced and howler monkeys, and the unique endangered squirrel monkey -- all frequently visit the area around La Vista. Although the location offers a glimpse into the majesty of the rainforest, Manuel Antonio also allows vacationers to enjoy exquisite cuisine in many nearby restaurants like Barba Roja for seafood (within walking distance), Marlintinis or La Mariposa Hotel for fine dining, or El Avión for the atmosphere.

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Pet Fee $0.00
Notes Million Dollar View -- $250/night! (2BR Rate -- optional 3BR add $45/night)
Flat rate -- Any Time, Any Season!
Ask about rates for Major Holiday Weeks (Christmas/New Years)
Rate includes all taxes
Remember, the nearby beautiful beach is FREE!
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Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Free Local Calls
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , toilet , May be available by request with optional 3rd BR, Inquire.
  • Large shower with hot water in all bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Located in Living Area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd Bedroom available by request -- Inquire for Details.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) , Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Arrangement of Transportation and Tours by Property Manager. Private Chef Can be arranged - inquire Property Manager for details.
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