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Million Dollar View, $350! Nearby Beach is Free!

Nancy Dunlap

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Nancy Dunlap

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Million Dollar View, $350! Nearby Beach is Free!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

Private Villa/House With Ocean View, 3 BR's, Sleeps up to 8

Private Villa/House (this is not a Condo) With Ocean View, 3 BR's, Sleeps up to 8 Comfortably

What a spectacular View! Guests say the pictures do not do it justice. This private 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. The Villa is in a jungle setting and is not located in a condominium complex. 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 Villa has a washer/dryer, cable TV, telephone and WiFi Internet; the 3rd BR Suite also has a TV, Telephone and Wifi. 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 3 Air Conditioned Bedrooms, one downstairs with a standard double bed, a Master Bedroom upstairs with a King bed and a futon; the 3rd BR is a separate 'studio' located beneath the Villa which will afford members of your family their own private suite. It has a separate entrance, is fully air conditioned, has a Queen bed, a futon and a kitchen. All in all, there are three balconies all with an awesome view of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio Park. Bed linens and towels are provided. 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 nearby area offers Surfing, Swimming, Parasailing, Hiking, Boating, Rafting, Horseback Riding, Sunset Sail/Dolphin Watch tours, Mangrove Boat Tour, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, 4 Wheeling, Sport Fishing and Much More!!

Approximately 1/2 Mile From Beach, Approximately 1/2 Mile from Bus Stop, 4 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 8 people.

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Suitability:
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Nancy Dunlap (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

About Nancy Dunlap

Our names are Nancy and Steve Dunlap and we currently live in TN, near Chattanooga. My husband and I built Villa la Vista in 1998 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 1998

Why Nancy Dunlap chose Manuel Antonio

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Remember the carefree summer days of childhood that started with excitement and ended with pure, contented exhaustion while longing for the sweetness of new adventure waiting on the morrow? That's what Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio, and the lovely La Villa Vista offer. Spend your days lounging in the gorgeous, mosaic pool while the monkeys scamper about the tree tops and patio rails, squeal with joy and make mad dashes for the porch as the resident sloths perform like slow motion trapeze artists, and marvel at the toucans calling back and forth in lyrical squawks. The view is nothing short of spectacular, and the power of the surf can be heard throughout the day. High ceilings, gorgeous wood finishes, and local art work adorn the two story, two bed, two bath home. You have all the amenities to cook a fabulous meal with all the local fruits and veggies. And if you ask sweetly, you might be able to convince the housekeeper to cook you an authentic meal from which you will weep at the perfection of the perfectly blended flavors. Enjoy morning jaunts down to the beach, colorful local shops in downtown Quepos, and various magical tours throughout the area with the help of the fabulous concierge, Sabrina Segal. You could not ask for someone to better take care of you and yours on this trip of a lifetime. From greeting you on your arrival at the villa to recommending her favorite shops to setting up anything and everything you could want to do or need delivered, Sabrina is your gal. Take the affordable opportunity to create a lifetime of memories, make new friends, renew your spirit, and refresh your soul. You won't want to leave, and you'll take Pura Vida back home with you. Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic
Sep 2014
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
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Million Dollar View, $350! Nearby Beach is Free!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 44 reviews
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
  • Source: HomeAway
Warrington, PA
5

WOW!!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing view!! Non stop! and oh the animals! Did I mention the animals?-Capuchin, Titi and Howler monkeys. Sloths, lizards and many different kinds of birds. You will see them all just sitting on the balcony or by the pool. You can see the Capuchins and Titis "up close and personal". Many times up and down the mountain they stopped by the balcony and pool deck for a visit. We never got tired of watching them.

The villa is very comfortable and nicely furnished. The staff is very friendly and willing to accommodate your needs.

The pool is wonderful. Especially if you just want to take a quick dip and don't want to head down to the beach.

The beach is also wonderful. Water is warm and view is beautiful. Be sure to have a sunset celebration down there one night.

Town is not far and there are plenty of restaurants close by. All have excellent food and are reasonably priced.

This is a MUST DO VACATION SPOT!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
orlando,fl
5

Oh such a great time

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for a week and let me tell you. Worth every min there all my Q&A where told to me staff did above and behond to see we where well taken care of with whatever we need around the house or where to go in town. The view was so relxing and perfect. With in the first hour planing how to get back there next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Gurnee, IL
5

Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family of four enjoyed Villa La Vista tremendously. The house is very clean and well maintained and the staff is exceptional. The housekeeper will do your laundry if asked, which was excellent as we kept the towels fresh and didn't have to bring home stinky, sandy clothes. We had some issues getting the microwave to operate properly, but apart from that, had no problems.

We were greeted upon arrival by a group of monkeys which excited my kids to no end. We also viewed a pair of toucans outside our bedroom window, were visited by a large lizard that liked the heat of the roof, and saw much more wildlife while exploring the area. The beach was outstanding and so close - we didn't rent a car and had to take cabs everywhere due to a medical issue, but saw many of our neighbors walking to and from the beach - it is steep and requires a 4 x 4 if driving. We took great enjoyment in the pool - so refreshing and the perfect size for a family. With the privacy, skinny dipping was fun!

I worked with Sabrina, the concierge, ahead of time to book several tours, all of which were handled very professionally and as agreed - no unpleasant surprises! She even helped (to overcome the language barrier) order pizza for delivery , and when a cab wasn't readily available, she took us to our restaurant of choice for dinner! We especially enjoyed the jungle night tour, horseback riding on the beach at sunset, zip lining, the Ocean King catamaran trip, surfing lessons for the kids, and parasailing on the beach (with Mary's Rentals). The food and drinks available to order on the beach were excellent as well.

This vacation was a big deal for us - my husband owns his own business and can rarely take this much time off, so we made every minute count. Having never been to Costa Rica, I feel very fortunate that I chose Villa La Vista - the house and staff made all the difference between a getaway and the vacation of a lifetime. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to let me know how much you enjoyed your stay at Villa La Vista. I love hearing back from guests about their experience. I'm glad we were able to make your "dream vacation" just that! I hope you can return someday. Pura Vida! Nancy & the La Vista Staff
5

Outstanding Home

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed at La Vista for 4 nights. The home was charming and exceptionally clean and comfortable, the view amazing! The bathrooms were beautiful and the home was well maintained. Two things I think are needed are a better pull-out sofa and more comfortable patio furniture. Sabrina explained that the sofa was relatively new but the pleather was crumbling due to the environment. They had put a sofa cover on it, but when we pulled the bed out, the flakes were all over the mattress, and my son ended up just sleeping on the sofa. He didn't mind. We had a lizard friend throughout our stay that liked to camp out on the roof. I loved watching the birds in the mornings and caught sight of a number of interesting species. My goal on this trip was to see a Howler monkey, and I achieved that goal the first morning there. What amazing creatures! (And loud alarm clocks :) ) The beach was absolutely amazing! Easy walk down, more strenuous up, but Sabrina explained where to catch the bus from town back up to the road close to La Vista. If you have an SUV, you can drive down and park for $4 for the day. We walked into town along the beach and had lunch. A couple of times we rented chairs and boogie boards from Mary's Rentals there on the beach. Sabrina was a great help in organizing our tours and introducing us to the area around us. Our CR Needs guide, Juan, took care of the rest, providing transportation to and from quality tours. Sabrina was always available for anything we needed. She made renting a house in a foreign country a piece of cake!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a wonderful time at La Vista and were entertained by the wildlife that surrounds the Villa. Sabrina, my concierge and property manager, is a gem and possesses a wealth of information about Manuel Antonio, where to go and the very best things to do. Thank you for the suggestion about the sofa -- we are in the process of replacing it but finding something suitable in Quepos that is a good quality is a real challenge. I'm glad you made such wonderful memories and I hope you will be able to visit La Vista again soon! Pura Vida! Nancy Dunlap, Owner
5

Dream View Exceptional Villa

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I just spent a wonderful week at La Vista. The villa was very nice had all the amenities one could want. The view was unbeatable and we were entertained by the numerous Howler monkeys. Sabrina and the staff were unbeatable and went way beyond what anyone could expect. She had rides ready at all times and provided us with information on restaurants and tours. Thanks to La Vista and Sabrina we had an unforgettable experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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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 Barpub
0.5 Miles
Makanda By The Sea Hotel - Less than
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Bus Stop
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Various
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Las Playitas
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 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 called Titi -- 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), La Mariposa Hotel for fine dining, Ronny's Place, voted best sunset view, or Emilio's (within walking distance) for some awesome desserts!

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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Large shower with hot water in all bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Futon located in the 3rd BR Studio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Futon located in the Master BR
  • All Bedrooms are Air Conditioned.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Arrangement of Transportation and Tours by Property Manager/Concierge. Private Chef Can be arranged - see Property Manager for details.

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