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Private, Romantic & Secure Vacation Home, Perfect for Two Couples

Gary Lee

Member since: 2011
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Private, Romantic & Secure Vacation Home, Perfect for Two Couples

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Manuel Antonio House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Stunning Pool, Sleeps 6

Casa Gina is a private, romantic and secure home located within the community of Manuel Antonio. Just minutes by bus or car to Quepos or the national park, our two bedroom, two bath fully air conditioned home was designed from the start to provide you with a peaceful and rejuvenating experience.

A beautiful private pool with sandstone deck and palm roofed wet bar is the perfect place to spend your day. Double teak doors greet you from the main entrance and continue in each of the rooms. The home is furnished with high end custom made Guanacaste furniture, a dark and luscious wood that is the national tree of Costa Rica.

We brought the outside in: The main living area features a twelve foot ceiling decorated with teak and comfortable seating for eight. Whole house A/C units will keep everything cool and dry. Six sliders open into the pool area and main deck from the living area to form one large room, opening the home to the outside rainforest. Abundant recessed dimmer controlled lighting throughout the home provide a soft comfortable glow for entertaining or relaxing.

A comfortable place to spend your day is on one of Casa Gina's four decks. Many birds including toucans, three types of monkeys, sloths, iguanas and the majestic Blue Morpho butterfly call this area home. A gas grille is the perfect way to cook all of the fresh fish, chicken and vegetables that are available from the farmers market in town.

Our kitchen is tastefully designed with teak cabinets, granite counter-tops and quality stainless steel appliances. All expected small appliances are provided including an ice maker. A very complete set of utensils, pots and pans will make creating your own meals a delight. A breakfast island and wet bar for four invite you to linger and share a laugh or two with friends. The Guanacaste wood dining table has seating for six.

Both bedrooms feature king sized beds and quality bedding. Store your personal belongings in the beautiful matching armoires and nightstands. A remote controlled, A/C unit plus ceiling fans assure a comfortable nights rest. Individual private covered decks with large sliders bring the outside in and give you a quiet place to sit and read or to enjoy the sounds and sights of the rainforest. Each of the two full baths are finished with sandstone floors and shower enclosures. Teak counters, vessel sinks, rainfall shower heads and mood lighting complete the rooms.

Enjoy the quiet privacy of Casa Gina or immerse yourself in the warm friendly culture that is Costa Rica. Casa Gina is located five minutes from the town of Quepos and seven minutes from the beautiful white sand beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. There are dozens of restaurants ranging from typical Costa Rican “sodas” to gourmet dining within minutes of the home. Learn more about Casa Gina and see additional photos by visiting casaginacostarica.com.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gary Lee (Owner)
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Date of Arrival: February 20, 2013



Title: Just What We Needed



Review:



As advertised, Casa Gina was private, romantic and secure. It was also just the type of sanctuary my husband and I needed for a truly relaxing getaway. We spent a week there.



The house was immaculate and very well equipped. The beds were very comfortable. The grounds were well-maintained. The house was situated such that it was easy to appreciate all the sights and sounds of the outdoors from indoors or the patio. The best monkey pictures we got were taken from the patio by the pool! The resident iguanas were greatly amusing. I only wish I had remembered to pack binoculars.



Jeannette and Carlos were very helpful, arranging for outing reservations, and promptly responding to any questions we had. The mid-week maid service was a treat we had forgotten about. The young women who cleaned Casa Gina did a great job and were very pleasant.



Most of our days involved rising early and heading out for some type of outing. We would return to Casa Gina mid afternoon and relax by the pool until we felt inclined to venture out for dinner. Outings included Manuel Antonio National Park, MidWorld for zip line tours (very fun), a mangrove tour by boat in Isla Dalmas, and driving further south to explore Ballena Marine National Park and Playa Matapalo. These were both beautiful beach areas with very little development. If you are looking for privacy and what feels like your own beach, Playa Matapalo is the place to go. There is also a great little restaurant/bar in town that has excellent Casado con Pollo en Salsa! We did not feel comfortable swimming here though. Signs warned of strong rip currents and there were no lifeguards. But the scenery was beautiful and the water was surprisingly warm. It was more refreshing to go in the pool at Casa Gina.



All restaurants that we tried in Manuel Antonio were good. Costa Verde, Victoria's, Salsipuedes (?) to name a few. We purchased food at the Super Joseth market in Manuel Antonio. It was nice to have breakfast at the house and cook on the grill one night.



The little we saw of Costa Rica on this trip has inspired us to learn about other parts of the country. Whenever we want to return to the Central Pacific region I would want to stay at Casa Gina again.





Thank you Gina and Gary for making your lovely home available to us!



Best wishes,



Stephanie
Feb 2013
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Private, Romantic & Secure Vacation Home, Perfect for Two Couples
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews
5

Fantastic, clean, amazing secluded home

  • 5 of 5

Casa Gina is an absolutely fantastic home. It's very clean, very modern, and extremely comfortable. I've stayed there twice and have no problems whatsoever.

It is well stocked with everything you'll need and Carlos, our contact, was always a phone call away and willing to come by if we needed anything.

The pool and patio are what make Casa Gina THE place to stay. My newlywed wife and I spent the majority of our stay at Casa Gina out there enjoying the monkeys, iguanas, butterflies, and birds.

If there was one thing I'd put down as a con in this list of pros it would be the finicky hot water. It takes a bit of experimentation to get the showers to be just right. It tends to go from super hot to cool on its own at times. Once you figure it out all is well though.

My wife and I will definitely be staying there again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Corrales New Mexico
5

A little slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful property. Carlos met us in Quepos and took us to the property, which was a real blessing. The property was well maintained and very nice. The pool was a wonderful place to hang out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the rain forest. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. The housekeeping mid week, was a pleasant surprise. We had zero problems, and thoroughly loved our experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tallahassee, FL
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This property is well managed and maintained. We enjoyed both coming home to it after our days of fishing and zip lining, and just hanging out in the pool and reading on the deck. Spider monkeys swung by in the trees, a big iguana in his mating colors hung out in a pool side tree and territorial ground lizards provided entertainment. It was a wonderful place to hide out.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Better than advertised!

  • 4 of 5

My fiancee and I, along with another couple, spent four days here and couldn't have been happier. Carlos (property manager's son) was very helpful starting with meeting us at a bar in Quepos to take us to the house as opposed to trying to find this gem tucked away in the jungle, to giving us full tour of home and explaining how everything works (pool, wifi, security system, etc.).

The home was better than the pictures. Tucked away at the end of a private jungle drive, and sittiing on the top of a hill, this was just what we looked for. We can find beach homes in Florida, but if you really want to stay in the jungle, this is the place to be.

Kitchen was furnished better than my own home with ample dishes, glassware, utensils, pots, pans, coffee maker, dishwasher, spices, etc. Was especially nice that the ice maker was full when we got there and an extra bag of ice was in freezer, as many cocktails were needed after long day of travel, and the owners even provided some beers, wine and snacks for us!

The backyard/patio/pool was so spacious and private. We spent the majority of our trip here. We only went out to dinner once and usually used the BBQ to prepare our own meals and hang out in the pool or cabana/bar area. The beds in each room were also very comfortable and the ac worked wonderfully.

Two words of caution, not specific to this property:

1. The sun comes up about 5:45 everyday so you will be waking up early

2. If the sun doesn't wake you, you will probably hear the guys banging their hammers across the valley building another house. Get to sleep early and get up early and all is good!

Would highly recommend this property to anyone going to Manuel Antonio as we are definitely going to rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Property and Wonderful Service

  • 5 of 5

The property was all we expected. Like anything in life we had a few problems, however Carlos the property manager was on top of everything very quickly. The binoculars were missing, as well as the iron, but who goes to the tropics to do laundry. The owners pay for additional security for the property, and from stories we were told was welcomed and made us feel safe and secure. The weather was perfect and we had a ball. One of the main reasons I picked Quepos was it's sailfish action in January. We booked a trip thru Carlos and his company and had one of the best days fishing in my life. We caught 15 100lb class fish in one day, even had 2 at a time on a couple of times. Even the monkeys showed up on the last couple of days. The only warning is don't deal with Economy Rent A Car. They are crooks, all kinds of crazy charges and even charged our credit card more than our contract. Liars cheats and thieves.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had such an incredible day of world class fishing and a great vacation overall. Thank you for leaving the house in such great condition as well. We look forward to having your party stay with us again next year.
5

Casa Gina

  • 5 of 5

Great place for birders, adventure seekers, or whatever. The flora and fauna around the house is extraordinary and beautiful. If you're lucky, the mono titis (squirrel monkeys) will visit. Recommend a car, or committing to paying for a cab as this gorgeous house sits on top of a big hill. Security is excellent. Area is full of great things to experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad that your vacation was a good one and the monkeys did come for a visit. Our area has so many things to experience that a week will go by all too quickly. We hope you will be able to return for another stay in the future.

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Main Road to Beach & Town
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Manuel Antonio National Park
Car: recommended

The amazing Manual Antonio National Park is a seven minute ride by car from Casa Gina. The town of Quepos is a five minute drive from the house. There is a bus stop that is a five to seven minute walk from the house. You will most likely want to rent a car. Cabs are everywhere.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High 2015
Jan 3 2015 - May 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,732
 
 
Low 2015
May 16 2015 - Dec 11 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,575
 
 
Peak Season 2015
Dec 12 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Notes 10% Discount for stays > 6 Nights Except Peak Season
50% down to confirm booking
Balance due 30 days prior to arrival
100% due if arrival is < 30 days from booking
No refunds, 100% credit for a future stay

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Amenities

Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Rainfall Shower Heads, Sandstone tile, teak counters
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Each bedroom has a custom made king size bed with quality mattress and bedding, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Located in the living area sleeps two
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Beautiful Sandstone shower and bath with rain shower heads adventure,romantic, housekeeper included, self-catering, spices, freezer, stove top burners, toaster, blender, oven, wet bar, gourmet kitchen, radio, books, books adult, games adults, internet access, outdoor grill gas, porch furniture, barbecue, outdoor furniture, deck furniture,porch/lanai,terrace, garden, gated community, patio stone/concrete, yard, outdoor pool, free local calls, activities guide, bottled water, cold water dispenser, filtered water, local activities guide,staff, security system, local maps, concierge, alarm clock, ceiling fans, laundry soap, restaurant dining guide,shampoo, toilet paper,alarm system, safe, soaps basic, towels provided,hair dryer, paper towels, split-system air ,sofabed, Property is better suited to children over 12 Mid week cleaning and towel service is included Additional cleaning can be added for a small fee House Manager can book tours at your request

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