|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This villa blends nature and luxury to give you a true tropical life-style vacation. Enjoy spectacular views from the great room with floor to ceiling windows opening to the Park and Ocean, and the pool in the foreground. The many terraces and suites flow to create options for comfortable outdoor living or air-conditioned indoor living, sustainably.
Enjoy the great room and rooftop terrace for gathering as a family or group, along with the privacy of several master-style suites for sleeping, each with views and unique tropical decor. Rent just the right-sized space for your family or group by letting us quote just the rooms you need.
Choose cooking and dining indoors in the great room or alfresco on the rooftop terrace with our covered outdoor kitchen, fully equipped. Or, a chef can prepare a gourmet meal for you in either space. You always have a table with a view.
Our location offers a short walk to the park, beaches, stores and restaurants. Wildlife is abundant here.
A multi-level design affords ocean and rain forest views from all rooms and spaces. The Bird of Paradise Suite with its terrace is on the first level. Up from there, the main level includes the great room, kitchen, the Surf Suite and Monkey Room. The Hibiscus Suite, with balcony, is above the great room. The uppermost level has the rooftop terrace, outdoor kitchen, and Canopy Suite. There is access between the great room area and the upper level, by both interior and exterior stairs, so all the areas flow together.
This villa is unique in the Manuel Antonio area in its sustainable features. We make use of natural resources by using the sun to heat the water, dry the clothes, and even cool the house by evaporation. When electricity is used, it comes first from our solar panels, then the local utilities. You'll still have the luxury of all the usual comforts while feeling good about having a minimal carbon footprint vacation.
A car is not necessary for guests who enjoy walking. The walk up our street is about 300 yards to the main road. From there, the National Park and its beaches are to the right, downhill, about a mile. Or go left and select from our great surfing beach or another calm white sand snorkeling beach and kayaking bay, each about a half mile. Our home is about 360 feet above sea level. Ask us to email our PDF local map and walking guide!
A grocery store and many restaurant options are nearby on the walkable, level main road. Select from local, North American, Asian fusion, and Caribbean cuisine, some with live music and big screen sports bars. Enjoy great steaks and seafood, or opt for pizza and hot dogs or vegetarian dishes, soups and sandwiches. Choices range from romantic and pricey to family style—or hire a local chef to prepare a meal to remember right in the villa!
Wildlife is abundant on our property and surrounding our property. While we cannot guarantee what wildlife you may see during your stay, this is a list of the kinds of species which have been observed on our property, and which you might encounter. Capuchin Monkeys, Titi Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Sloths, Cotamundi, Jaguarundi, Raccoons, Porcupines, Mot Mot Birds, Toucans, Hummingbirds, Kiskadees, Wild Parrots, Wild Canaries, Iguanas, Jesus Christ Lizards, Frogs of various types and colors including chameleon frogs, Blue Morpho Butterlies, Geckos, a variety of “glow in the dark” insects, including fireflies.
Our family lived in this house from 2003-2011. Once we reached the empty nest stage, we relocated to the US to be closer to family and started vacation rentals in our house. Yet, we still enjoy family vacations there.
This is a home with wonderful family memories, children growing into adults, holidays, and visits with many family friends and extended family including grandparents.
It's well suited for multi-generational groups or multiple families.
We hope your family and friends, whoever you vacation make many great memories in our home as well.
Cindy Lindelien purchased this villa in 2003
The attractions of the Manuel Antonio area combine almost everything a tourist comes to Costa Rica for. There are gorgeous beaches, lots of wildlife varieties, and all water sports and activities. Inland are mountains, waterfalls, and rivers. A wide variety of activities is available to take these in such as whitewater rafting, horseback riding, ATV tours, Canopy Tours, hiking and more. It's all here in this one location.
We love being able to walk to a choice of several first class restaurants, or to the store or the bank. A car is not needed.
Besides our location and amazing views, this is the most sustainable vacation rental in Manuel Antonio. We've installed solar panels, solar water heating, natural clothes drying and natural evaporative cooling features to assist the air conditioning. This allows for a luxurious and comfortable vacation experience in the topics while keeping costs down and caring for the environment.
Our families will always remember our wonderful week spent at Mirador Magnifico.
Thank you Cindy and Jim for sharing your wonderful home with others to see the beauty of Manuel Antonio. What a beautiful place!
Many thanks also to Alberto and Monica--thanks for all your assistance and you make the stay even more enjoyable.
May the next family enjoy this home as much as we did. We hope to return soon.
We stayed a week at this home. The house was beautiful and very big. Lots of room to spread out and everyone was able to have their own room if they wanted. Also well decorated, very colorful. The pool was nice, overlooked the ocean and a great way to cool off after a day of adventures. The views are amazing. Having Alberto to help us make plans, reservations, and book tours was very helpful.
I give this home 5 stars and if we visit again I would have no issues staying here again. But a few notes about the home: 1) We were there at the start of the rainy season, the good news is i only rained at night, but when it rained it rained hard! Make sure you check when you are staying because your vacation could be ruined if you come at the height of the rainy season 2) There were some leaks in the home from the heavy rains, hopefully they have been fixed 3) We did not have a car, and it is a little bit of uphill hike to the road, tough on my older parents who came with us. We got to where we just called a cab to the house, find a nice taxi driver and get their card, they will take you anywhere, we even had to go to the emergency room late one night and our driver took us and helped us get through the process! 4) The Monkeys will visit the house.... they are fun to watch, we fed them, but do not try and get too close, some are a little aggressive and they did hiss and growl at us!
Manuel Antonio was a great place to visit, lots of fun on adventures esp. zip lining and the beach. Also many great and very good places to eat, the food even on the trips was very good.
We chose Costa Rica as the place to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, along with our kids and grands - 9 in all, aged 3 years to 73. We picked the Manuel Antonio area because it offers so many different activities from zip-lining to surf lessons all less than an hour away. Mirador Magnifico is a fantastic home, but what makes it even better is the wonderful staff!! Alberto was invaluable in arranging transportation, tours, groceries - anything we asked for, including printing our boarding passes for return flights! Monica was wonderful, as well, keeping the kitchen sparkling, doing laundry and making sure we had plenty of beach towels. We also had 3 meals prepared for us by Chef Guy, which were absolutely delicious - highly recommend. All in all, an amazing vacation!
Beautiful, well maintained property. The views are breathtaking. Convenient access to beaches, restaurants and activities. Cindy, the owner, was very professional and easy to work with.. The manager/concierge Alberto was a pleasure to deal with and was very congenial, going above and beyond to accomodate our needs and desires. The maid, Monica, did an excellent, unobtrusive job in keeping the facility tidy and clean. The monkeys provided entertainment. We highly recommend this property.
Estuve hospedado durante 5 días en casa el mirador magnífico junto con 10 amigos para celebrar principio de año y el cumpleaños de mi novia...
La atención p parte de Alberto y las señoritas que le ayudan con la casa es impecable... La limpieza de la casa perfecta, toallas limpias todos los días, el equipamiento de la casa (asador, sillas p la playa, juegos de mesa, etc) y una piscina súper relajante hacen que uno pase un rato súper agradable...
La vista hace alusión a su nombre... No se puede pedir una mejor vista...
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I traveled to Costa Rica with my girlfriend (first time to Costa Rica for both of us) and I cannot say on any level it fell short of any expectations. El Mirador Magnifico is absolutely as it's shown to be, and we laughed about how our view looked like we were staring at the picture on this website. Alberto is wonderful and there for you for any situation. I would definitely suggest doing some site-seeing, and Alberto is able to help book any adventure you'd like, which he helped us with because some places did not speak English. Monica cleaned up as many times as promised, and in no way were either intrusive at all! Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer! Staying at Mirador Magnifico will be as promised, and we already cannot wait for our next visit! The monkeys show up like everyone says and the location and view are wonderful! Our only regret is that we rented a car, as nearly everything is within walking distance, a short cab ride, or you can even take the bus. All of the adventures to plan arrange transportation as well!
El Mirador Magnifico was everything we imagined as the perfect place to celebrate my sixtieth birthday with the entire family. Each of our adult children had their own private bedroom and bath, most of which also had private porch. We gathered in the kitchen, den, around the pool, and on the upper deck, but could retreat to privacy as desired. As written in so many reviews, Alberto was a huge factor in our experience of this house, Quepos, the activities and surrounding area. He made all our wishes come true and gave superb advise on how we should spend time and meals (then arranged for it to happen!) Adult favorites include Agua Azul at the top of the driveway, and Cafe Milagro to begin the day with superb breakfast and coffee. Our nine-year-old grandson enjoyed Manuel Antonio park, monkeys, snorkeling/whale sighting/sliding while on the catamaran, zip-lining (along with all seven adults), surf lessons x 3, and parasailing with his uncle. And swimming in the patio pool every minute he was at the house! The birthday dinner at the house with Chef Guy and his son was a memorable evening, topped off with tres leches cake to perfection. Even though our time here was during the green season, we followed advise and did all activities before 3:00 p.m., then welcomed the rain as a siesta! The memories we share of this special week are priceless. And it all began with contacting Cindy (the owner), her attentiveness to the occasion we were celebrating, answering countless questions about travel to Costa Rica, and sharing her history and love of this place. We highly recommend El Mirador Magnifico to anyone looking for memories made in paradise! Ann Krier
P.S. Monica came every day and put the kitchen back in order, washed towels and clothes as requested. . . wha lah!!
It's a short walk to beaches, restaurants, stores, bus stops and the park. The villa is located on a quiet street with exclusively vacation rental villas, a side street on the ocean side of the main road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. The property is located about one mile from the entrance to Manuel Antonio Park, the gem of Costa Rica's national park system. The park is known for its abundance of wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, toucans, and more. The local beaches are pristine, and offer swimming, surfing, kayaking etc., or just relax and take in the natural beauty of the area. This area is unique in combining everything the traveler expects in Costa Rica with the combination of ocean and jungle. The area of Manuel Antonio and Quepos offers first class restaurants, tours and services.
Other Activities: Zipline, ATV Tours, Dolphin Watching, SCUBA, kayaking
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
7 Nights or more: $545/night or $685/night High Season.
All nights priced the same. Flexible check-in days.
Please inquire for discounted pricing for smaller parties of 6, 8 or 10 persons.
Payment of 50% to reserve, balance due 30 days prior to arrival
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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