Cindy Lindelien

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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Located close to beaches and services. Ask us about discounts for smaller groups

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.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Cindy Lindelien (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks spanish, english

About Cindy Lindelien

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

Why Cindy Lindelien chose Manuel Antonio

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at El Mirador Magnifico. The house was perfect as was the weather and all the sites and sounds. The monkeys, both squirrel and Capuchin (white-faced) visited daily. Last night a 3-toed sloth slept or ate(?) in the mango tree next to the pool. Alberto was an excellent concierge and helped to familiarize us where to go on a number of occasions--beach, Quepos, market, bank, etc, etc. Monica cleaned up after us with great efficiency. We were most appreciative of both Alberto and Monica. We have had a wonderful time in Costa Rica and here in Manuel Antonio area.

We highly recommend staying at the house to anyone who wishes to visit this area!
Mar 2014
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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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based on 19 traveler reviews

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Sustainable Luxury with Park & Ocean Views from Every Room and Terrace
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Sustainable Luxury with Park & Ocean Views from Every Room and Terrace
+1 (713) 419-7302
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for noticing the hard work and helpfulness of our staff, Alberto and Monica. We're so glad you enjoyed the place.

Sustainable Luxury with Park & Ocean Views from Every Room and Terrace
+1 (713) 419-7302
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas

El paraíso

  • 5 of 5
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...
Volvería muchas veces más...
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Sustainable Luxury with Park & Ocean Views from Every Room and Terrace
+1 (713) 419-7302
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sustainable Luxury with Park & Ocean Views from Every Room and Terrace
+1 (713) 419-7302
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5
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!!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you and your family had such a wonderful time here. You've described some of the things we love about this house, too.

Happy Birthday!
Sustainable Luxury with Park & Ocean Views from Every Room and Terrace
+1 (713) 419-7302
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas

Family times at Magnifico

  • 4 of 5
Amazing views, multifunctional villa and gracious and wonderful staff contributed to a memorable stay at the Mirador Magnifico in Manual Antonio. Even with our three generations ranging from ages 47 to 90, we conquered the elevated walks, somewhat humid conditions and an expanded cuisine.

The owner (Cindy) was very helpful through out the booking and arrival process. The villa’s manager, Alberto, was most helpful in assisting with all our special requests and event bookings and was always not more than a phone call away.

Dad and the ladies look forward to the frequent visits of the local monkey visitors racking up gigabytes of pics until the monkey’s agent (we thought he was a little ‘squirrelly’) showed up one day and demanded pictorial royalties.

Overall, a great place to vacation…we’ll keep this in our special vacation spectacular memory banks.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Sustainable Luxury with Park & Ocean Views from Every Room and Terrace
+1 (713) 419-7302
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas


  • 5 of 5
My parents, son, husband and I had a wonderful time in Manuel Antonio, made much more special by staying in this lovely home. The layout was perfect for us, with great family space, and also plenty of room for privacy. Alberto and Monica are the two people on site who helped and took wonderful care of us. Monica was so sweet with our 16 month old and he absolutely adored her! Alberto could not have been more kind in answering all of our questions and being a resource for every small detail. I thought having 8 days there, we would have plenty of time to do everything, including a ziplining tour. We were so happy being around the house, the time flew, and we'll now need to go back and explore further! We also wanted to ensure we didn't disappoint the monkeys by not being there when they came for bananas. Every day around 6am and 4pm. If you are traveling to Manuel Antonio, you won't regret staying here!
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you were able to get the monkeys on a regular schedule that worked for you! It doesn't always go like that, as they sometimes have their own plan...

We're so glad you all enjoyed it and hope you can return.
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Car: not necessary

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

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre Christmas High
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 24 2014
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes 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

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Parking Off Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Solar Panels
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Water Tank
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Hibiscus Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large Open Shower
    Surf Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large Tub/Shower with View
    Monkey Room Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Canopy Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Natural Rock Large Open Shower
    Bird of Paradise Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Great Room
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Upper Terrace
  • Each bedroom has its own full bath with shower and/or tub as indicated.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Hibiscus Suite - 1 king , Balcony, seating area
    Surf Suite - 1 king , Could be 2 twin beds, Porch near pool
    Monkey Room - 2 twin/ single
    Canopy Suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be 4 twin beds, one is a bunk bed, upper level
    Bird of Paradise Suite - 1 king , Can be 2 twin beds; terrace
  • The Hibiscus Suite is the largest, with a balcony and a sitting room area. The Surf Suite is off the great room, has an exterior entrance as well with its own porch near the pool (includes tub/shower with view). The Monkey Room is suitable for children or two singles, located off the great room, and is a smaller interior room. The Canopy Suite, with separate entrance on the rooftop terrace, sleeps 4 people. The Bird of Paradise Suite, with its own terrace, is located on the first level, and sleeps 2.
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
There are two kitchens, one indoors in the great room, and one covered outdoors on the upper level. Both are fully equipped for full meal service. The indoor kitchen has a stove and oven and large refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender. The outdoor kitchen has a refrigerator, grill with burner, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker. You have your choice of cooking and dining indoors or out. Services such as private chef, massages, drivers, etc. are available by prior arrangement. Please ask. If you have an event or celebration, please let us know, and we can assist with your planning.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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