MONKEYS PLAY DAILY IN THE BACKYARD CREEK!

Dana or Penny

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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MONKEYS PLAY DAILY IN THE BACKYARD CREEK!

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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sofa sleeper, sleeps 8

If you appreciate architecture and design you will love Casa Pura Vida! It is beautifully designed with tongue and groove ceilings , and hand crafted arched windows and doors throughout. There are huge decks upstairs and downstairs with a hammock and Adirondack chairs right outside the bedrooms and living area . Our stair rails and deck rails are artistically sculpted as wrought iron leaves.

It is important to us that our guests feel the quality of being in a home, rather than a 'house rental' or hotel. We have decorated with love and attention as if we were inviting our closest friends to come visit.

Our house backs into the rainforest. Each day Titi monkeys and white faced monkeys play in the creek right off the deck. It is in the back of a residential neighborhood so it has the feeling of home, rather than a tourist destination. The property is not so secluded that you feel desolate. You will love relaxing by our pool. We are five minutes from Quepos and Manuel Antonio.

Amenities: Pool, air conditioning in upstairs bedrooms, Phone, Cable TV, DVD, Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer & Dryer, Parking, No Smoking

Activities: Hiking, Biking, Gym, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Rafting

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Dana or Penny

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Chris and Penny Williams were from San Diego and bought this house on their honeymoon in 2002.

Dana or Penny purchased this house in 2002

Casa Pura Vida is a beautiful house with unique architecture and is located in a great neighborhood. We wanted to have this place for our children and their children to come to for nature and monkeys!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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5

amazing hospitality

  • 5 of 5
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Review #6455035 warm hospitality

Our few days in Casa Pura Vida were just like it's name. it was living the good life. The home was spotless and big enough for our family of five. The pool was a lovely addition to have after a hot day. We got rained out one day and it was great to sit on the balcony and watch the weather. We also enjoyed the visiting monkeys from the balcony. The beds/mattresses are huge and very comfortable. There was good air conditioning in the bedrooms, which helped. We ate some of our meals in and had enough utensils to cook a real meal. There are restaurants close by as well. Manuel Antonio park is either a taxi or an inexpensive bus ride away. The bus stops across the street from Casa Pura Vida. My kids enjoyed the surfing but the waves were a bit too challenging for beginner/intermediate surfers. The best part was that Penny and Chris were helpful and hospitable and available to answer any and all questions. all in all, a highly recommendable place to stay in Manuel Antonio.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Canada
5

warm hospitality

  • 5 of 5
Our few days in Casa Pura Vida were just like it's name. it was living the good life. The home was spotless and big enough for our family of five. The pool was a lovely addition to have after a hot day. We got rained out one day and it was great to sit on the balcony and watch the weather. We also enjoyed the visiting monkeys from the balcony. The beds/mattresses are huge and very comfortable. There was good air conditioning in the bedrooms, which helped. We ate some of our meals in and had enough utensils to cook a real meal. There are restaurants close by as well. Manuel Antonio park is either a taxi or an inexpensive bus ride away. The bus stops across the street from Casa Pura Vida. My kids enjoyed the surfing but the waves were a bit too challenging for beginner/intermediate surfers. The best part was that Penny and Chris were helpful and hospitable and available to answer any and all questions. all in all, a highly recommendable place to stay in Manuel Antonio.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Drums, Pennsylvania - United States
5

Wonderful week in Manuel Antonio

  • 5 of 5
We recently enjoyed a one week stay at Casa Pura Vida. The home is set in a quiet residential neighborhood surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Monkeys came by several times during the week and were very entertaining. The property has a small pool that was a great way to cool off and relax after a busy day of sightseeing, shopping, etc. The immediate area has many great restaraunts most of which offer awesome sunset veiws, definately try El Avion, Ronny's Place, and the Gaia resort. The Beaches were beautiful and not too crowded. The rainmaker jungle hike was fantastic, we were able to take a refreshing swim in a stream fed pool along the way. Owners Chris and Penny were very accomodating and did all they could to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Would definately recommend Casa Pura Vida to family and friends.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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4

excellent home for monkey viewing

  • 4 of 5
Home is beautiful and clean. The 2 decks are magnificent. The larger lower deck has a hammock and is feet wide and semi circular 25 feet deep
It could use a picnic table and furniture.
The top deck opens off the top 2 bedrooms and is also semi circular, and smaller. It is at treetop canopy level and is a treat; in the morning lots of songbirds; once a day a troop of monkeys came through.
The upstairs bedrooms had room air conditioners that were great...but nothing downstairs except ceiling fans.
The small downstairs bedroom got hot and stuffy; the electric fan was broken.
POOL is beautiful and refreshing.
Note: there are lots of neighbors; even though you are in the jungle, this is a busy place, a few miles from Manuel Antonio...the fridge is also sub-par, not getting things very cold. (we were there a hot week, 70;s low and 90s high)
be sure to get to Rainmaker Park and to a beach OTHER than Manuel Antonio to get the true Costa Rica. Manuel ANtonio overrun with tourists....
washer and dryer work great...spiral staircase steep..maybe a concern for very young children....
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Fargo, North Dakota
5

Great location/ Lovely Experience!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Casa Pura Vida for one week. We had a blast getting to know the neighborhood, the iguanas, and the monkeys! This home is located in an ideal neighborhood- minutes from the beach, shops, and restaurants. Penny and Chris were very helpful and went out of there way to make sure we enjoyed our time in Costa Rica. The home is gorgeous and unique! The ceilings are beautiful. More than enough room for many! The pool was perfect and actually looks even nicer in person. The property was well maintained and private. I definitely recommend Casa Pura Vida as the property provided an ideal location, privacy, and most importantly, a unique one-of-a-kind experience! We are so glad we decided to stay in a home instead of a hotel as the experience was priceless!
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Charleston, SC
5

Love, Love, Love this house!

  • 5 of 5
I love, love, love this house. Sitting on the hammock on the back porch was one of the most relaxing things I've done in my life. I enjoyed having our own priivate pool. The location was great and Penny was wonderful in answering all the questions I had, as well as suggesting adventure tours. Im not sure why the previous guests were so disgruntled, as I found the house and sheets clean and everything in good working condition. The house was as advertised. I will definately book this house again
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
beach
Car: not necessary

Manuel Antonio is known by Costa Ricans and by tourists as being the most beautiful town in Costa Rica. We are four miles from Manuel Antonio National Park which is spectacular with wildlife and nature. Our beaches are beautiful with nearby restaurants that are great for a wonderful day of relaxation.

Other Activities: river rafting, canopy tours, jungle cruises

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Availability & Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes $250 per night, $1750 per week.
Christmas week $3000
Notes 50% to book
50% due one month before stay
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Amenities

Amenities

Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Third bedroom is small and sleeps two with a queen size bed. Sofabed in living room sleeps two.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting

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