Steve Harding

Speaks english, russian
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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STUNNING PRIVATE VILLA

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Contemporary House On Large Rainforested Acreage

Spectacular ocean view villa perched in the coastal hills of central costa rica, defining tropical luxury. This contemporary 3 bedroom estate rests above 60 acres of private rainforest, with stunning unobstructed views to the mountains and the pacific coast. Within a completely private setting, this is a nature lovers paradise, conveniently located just minutes to the best attractions resident to the manuel antonio region of costa rica. The villa features an infinity pool, modern kitchen, grill and spacious outfoor patio surrounding the indoor living area. The villa features glass walls both on lower and upper levels, with 360 degree views that photographs cannot do justice. Trails have been built throughout the property that lead through the rainforest where guests can swim in the rivers and below waterfalls on the property.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Steve Harding

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english, russian

I am a geologist by background, born and raised in canada where i continue to live and work today. I along with my family live in beautiful nova scotia in eastern canada. I first traveled to costa rica in the early 1980's and fell in love with the people and place and hoped at that time that someday i would be able to spend more time in this special place.

Steve Harding purchased this villa in 2008

We first saw the property in 2008 and fell in love with everything about it. The property is a magical blend of contemporary luxury, complete privacy, unparalleled views and easy access to all activities and amenities.

The house sits high above the rainforest with views that are indescribable - whether looking out across the infinity pool towards the ocean or gazing towards the mountains from the balconies that surround the house. The villa is encased in glass, so the incredible vistas are also always around you even when inside the home. The ultra-contemporary style of the villa makes for very unique spaces and feeling, blending with the outdoor canvas.

The immense attraction for me came with the pure sense of privacy one feels at the villa. There is nothing other than nature and geography visible from the property, sounds only those that are natural. The proximity is very close to amenities, but once at the villa, all seems intimate and peaceful. The large acreage (60 acres) of rainforest is truly amazing, dissected by rivers and natural pools and waterfalls to swim in and below. For the hundreds of guests we have now had stay at eden estate, all have been captivated by the beauty of the villa and property.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Stunning Private Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

Off the path, great experience!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from the home after a week there. It's a beautiful house on top of a mountain top with great views to the sea on one side and the mountains on the other. Getting to the house is fun and exciting - it's a steep climb and you MUST have a four wheel drive! Once you make the last turn after the long climb you see the beautiful house and it's a "wow".

The house is 5 star and is wonderful all around. It's glass on all sides and has a very open feel. Our 5 person family fit perfectly. There is a table for 6 in the kitchen area and an outdoor table for 6 with amazing views of the rain forest - that's where we ate all of our meals.

Each morning Luis (property care taker) arrives early in the morning and cleans the pool and looks things over. He's a wonderful and friendly wealth of information that is the perfect addition to the home.

A few minor items to be aware of; there are no shades on the windows and the sun rises around 5am and there isn't a lot of furniture in the home - wasn't a problem for us, but don't expect comfy sofas and chairs. Also, like most homes in the area there is inky AC in the bedrooms - plan to leave the home open, there are plenty of windows and sliding doors (with screens) to open.

Last item - there is a hidden gem of a place to eat in Parrita... Look up Pito's in the restaurant section on Trip Advisor! You probably won't find it otherwise!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Private Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3637170
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
5

FABULOUS LOCATION & VILLA

FABULOUS LOCATION & VILLA
  • 5 of 5
We arrived at Eden Estate after a stunning scenic drive through acres of palms and picturesque villages alongside a meandering river in a sea of tropical rainforest.
Expecting disappointment after such a start, we braced ourselves; a left turn, a steep climb and we reached a flat narrow ridge. As the ridge broadened out and Eden Estate revealed itself, we were rendered speechless.
The stunning location defies description: distant sea views; cradled sides and rear with soaring mountain rainforest peaks shrouded in mists.
Luis, the manager and clearly loyal and appreciated friend of the owner, is one of a kind. He was discretion itself, sometimes walking up to service the pool at five am, before working on the family farm and his much loved new project :Palm Oil trees on mountain slopes. He explained that Ticos often have three jobs!
Now, about the villa itself: a towering contemporary masterpiece. A curved structure framed in glass; a central Atrium topped by a massive overhanging roof bringing shade to the huge curved terraces gracing the large master suits on the first floor. All glass, with stunning 360 degree views.
The exquisite horizon pool follows the curves of the villa and a series of canals pass from pool to Atrium arriving at a rectangular shallow pool traversed by a flat wooden bridge.
Sometimes places take possession of you. After an extensive over-shop we settled into the villa and didn't move till it was time to leave. I can honestly say we never felt safer or more in love with our surroundings.
Lastly, something more about Luis: he is Eden Estate - approaching all aspects of his job with dedication to make your stay memorable. Nothing is too much trouble. One morning he arrived with a beautifully-attired horse: one of the many wild horses roaming the estate, captured, tamed and trained by locals for Luis. "A surprise for you!" he exclaimed.
Having never mounted a horse in my life I did have some reservations. Nevertheless, my husband and I enjoyed this quiet steed as Luis walked her gracefully around the grounds.
After that we became friends and he regaled us with stories of family life past and present; his travels to the US, South America and his dreams for the future.
Booking was easy, the directions superb and, all in all, Steve (the owner) was very keen to make sure that we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
Recommended for a peaceful vacation, yet within easy reach of the Central Pacific coast and the Manuel Antonio area.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Availability & Rates

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Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
May 1 2014 - Sep 27 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$350
C$2,000
C$5,000
 

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Notes Travelers may be able to receive a much as 35% off the listed rates by contacting the owner by email. Detailed directions to and from the property will be emailed in advance and we will provide information on local activities, recommended restaurants, etc. if of interest to guests. We have a fantastic caretaker, fluent in English and Spanish, who can also provide guidance and support as needed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , shared en suite
  • All bedrooms are on the second level with large balconies that look towards the ocean and rainforest.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
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