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Spectacular Pacific Views. Tremendous Modern Estate. Live Like a Local

Dina Tochluk

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Dina Tochluk

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2015
Tell the manager when you would like to travel.
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Spectacular Pacific Views. Tremendous Modern Estate. Live Like a Local

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

Perfect for large groups looking for privacy, modern conveniences, total comfort

At Villa Grande, it’s all about the size. It is undeniably “GRAND”.

You will almost feel like you need a map to get around this immense, comfortable villa tucked away at the end of the most private road in all Manuel Antonio. Sundecks & Stairways; Porticos & Pools; Twists & Turns; Verandas & Views. It may take you all week to learn your way around . . .but you won’t mind at all being mystified, because around every bend is another opportunity to find something brand new and exciting on this tropical estate.

Offering 5 thousand square feet of girth; 4 enormous suites; 5 floors of living space; and seemingly 5 hundred places to explore . . .you will surely have a vacation that is 5 times better than any you’ve had before. With the capacity to sleep 12 Friends and Family, Villa Grande can accommodate the largest of gatherings.

Extended Family Vacation? Old-time Friends’ Trip? Ticos Week at “The Beach”? Or a Perfect Place for college Friends to escape? Villa Grande offers the breathing space that is ideal for every large group.


Relaxing in your living room, dining on your fifth floor veranda, having coffee outside your private suite or enjoying cocktails at your swimming pool, The Sea is your backdrop. Peering out over the rainforest that is Villa Grande’s garden, with Costa Rican mountain peaks to the East, you’ll feel like you can reach out and touch The Pacific.


Rambling almost a kilometer off the main road through a unique native community, full of local color, you immediately know you are in for a true Costa Rica Experience. (And you may just think you took a wrong turn along the way). Then, when the tower of Villa Grande appears on the right, you are certain you made the right choice for your family and friends. There are no neighbors for you to worry about. There are no neighbors who have to worry about you. There are no noise concerns: made or received. Villa Grande is ideally private, private . . . private.


Arguably the largest in all Manuel Antonio, Villa Grande’s pool offers 20 thousand gallons of fun. With its swim-up bar at the barbecue, waterfall feature, (very) shallow end for the kids, and tons of deck space to acquire a tropical tan that will shame all your friends back home . . . . your vacation “lake” will make it a challenge to venture to the beach. After you fire up the grill, spread the pool towels on the recliners, and take the tropical plunge, all you will have to “worry” about is which number sunscreen to apply today.


If you are reading this, you are likely the “unlucky” Planner of your group’s vacation. Shhhhhhh! The perfect bonus is that you don’t have to tell anyone about The Penthouse, and it can be your secret reward. The best Pacific Views in the entire villa, a lush King size bed, an extra large slate-stone bath with double massage showerheads, and a private sundeck that is “miles away” from the rest of your group. There’s a veranda that’s perfect for sunset cocktails, a dining area, gas grill and Pacific Views that will make you run for your camera. The Penthouse consumes the entire fifth floor . . . like a home within a home.


Your value at Villa Grande far exceeds your price. The rates you find here (below) are calculated in an effort to keep Villa Grande full every week, offering you a perfect opportunity to have a Tropical Vacation at a fraction of the cost of a hotel of comparable worth. Even at her High Season rate, when Villa Grande is at her maximum capacity, the cost for each guest is well under $40/night. (Green Season is $30). For the amenities and services she offers, it’s a challenge to find a better value anywhere in Costa Rica


Send an inquiry now, and Villa Grande’s personalized planning service begins instantaneously. Dina, your host and vacation planner, will respond by answering any questions you may have. Including your number in your inquiry form almost assures a telephone response as well. Villa Grande believes that speaking with “a real person” inspires confidence in your decision to be our guest. Dina (your Personal Concierge) plan, manage and host your week . . .and even welcome you personally at Villa Grande’s gate when you arrive. (We won’t stand for your just “picking up the keys”). Dina is perhaps Villa Grande’s most valued distinction from other villas. Prior to your arrival, through email and/or telephone, she will tailor all your wishes: transportation, restaurant reservations, tour and excursion bookings. Once you are here, living only three minutes away, they are available 24 hours a day to implement your plan. And if your plan is “to have no plan”, they are happy simply to direct you to the blender and let you relax by Villa Grande’s vast pool.


Dina has created a presentation of “Insider Tips” about traveling to Costa Rica. It includes essential material about: exchanging currency, using your cell phone, drinking the water and paying the Costa Rican departure tax. These pieces of valuable information have been compiled after years assisting his Guests as they organize their vacations. With no obligation, this “peace of mind” is yours for the asking. Send your Inquiry now to receive it.??

So, until we meet at Villa Grande, we wish you Pura Vida: The “Pure Life” of Costa Rica.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Dina Tochluk (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2015

What makes this villa unique

Size and Location are the district advantages of Villa Grande. You will find enough capacity for the large families, but still with comfort for each person to have his own space. The location is secluded (~800 yards off Manuel Antonio's main road), so you will not have challenges with traffic noise, loud people on the street or bright lights through your windows. Just the peace and tranquility that makes Villa Grande a 'special find'.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 12 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Pacific Views. Tremendous Modern Estate. Live Like a Local
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Location, pool, and space - but lots of problems and too expensive

  • 2 of 5

Dina did her best, but this house was a disappointment.

First, the positives. The house is very large and private. Three couples can easily coexist peacefully. The pool is large, and we received many visits from monkeys and iguanas. The location of the house is also convenient to Quepos and Manuel Antonio.

However, there are many issues.

1. The furniture in the pictures is no longer in the house, and what is there is much more worn and less stylish. Depending on what you have to pay, that may not be an issue. During high season, paying the high season rates, it was depressing.

2. The walls need painting, are bare and have dirty smudges in many places, and there were holes in some of the walls.

3. The washer and dryer are not accessible to renters. You must wait for the housekeeper to come, and she will do your laundry for $5 a load. This a problem if you run through wet towels, or it's a holiday and she doesn't come. And, the fact that you can't do your laundry is certainly not made clear in the house description.

4. The house description implies that there is a grill by the pool. There is not. In addition, the grill on the Penthouse level was very rusty and didn't function during our visit.

5. The pool bedroom is a dungeon, and may only be fit for seriously inebriated people.

6. There are very low railings by the pool, and none by the pool bar, making the pool area very dangerous for young children.

7. There are no basic spices in the house (despite the fact that a nice big spice rack is shown in one of the pictures). The kitchen utensils and cooking implements are limited. We had to ask Dina to buy a working manual can opener, and even a colander. Had nobody ever made pasta in the house? The kitchen is also lacking in mixing bowls. If you plan very little dining in the house, it will be fine. If you want to cook dinners, expect some challenges.

8. The air conditioning in the middle floor room leaked all over a dresser, our clothes, and the floor, and couldn't be fixed for three days.

9. The Internet was out for 5 of our 8 days.

These may be first world problems, but we did pay first world prices, so I don't think that our expectations were unreasonable.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Villa Grande and it was a vacation of a lifetime. We loved the house and most of all we loved Dina who planned everything for us - she went so far above and beyond to plan and provide advice. She was always available if we needed anything. Thanks Dina and we can't wait to return to Costa Rica! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

The best vacation ever!!

  • 5 of 5

I have never left a review on VRBO but I had to this time. My family and I got home last night from this paradise and none of us were ready to leave! What an amazing house and place to vacation!! I would recommend this place to everyone. Dina was the best asset that we had. She asked us what we wanted to do and she had all of our stuff planned every day!We could not ask for more than that! The adventures we went on were first class. If you are looking to visit Costa Rica, please give this place a shot. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Monterey Park, Ca

The best Luxury Villa in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We came here for our honeymoon and had the time of our lives. We came to find a beautiful villa with heart shaped swan towels everywhere. It was an amazing experience and Dina was awesome. She is the property manager/concierge. She can set up the tours and anything you can possibly need.

It is beautiful and spacious! We have a 3 story villa with a penthouse all to ourselves! They even have maid service and they came every 2 days. You have an option to have the maid do your laundry. Very convenient. It is within walking distance to the stores and some awesome restaurants. If you take a taxi it is not far at all the Manuel Antonio national park or beach.

Highly recommended for couples, a group, or a family. Much cheaper and more private. Plus they have an awesome infinity pool. The view is amazing. Definitely an experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Villa Grande, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

This was a family vacation including our three grown children, their spouses and children - 14 in all. The house was spacious and the number of bedrooms more than adequate for us. We particularly enjoyed the master bedroom on the top floor with its glass enclosed walls and nice views of the area. The property was clean upon our arrival and very well maintained during our stay. Furnishings, though not lavish, were appropriate for the setting. The house is perched on the side of a very steep hillside so access to surrounding grounds is not easily available. The property is accessed by a mile-long, winding rutted road off the main drive of the city. One of the problems we experienced, a minor annoyance, were a sufficient number of keys to access bedrooms and remotes to open the main gate to the property. Special kudos to concierge Dina Tochluk; her efforts to make our stay perfect in every way were truly extraordinary - from arranging car shuttles and rentals to dealing with minor issues surrounding our visit. Manuel Antonio is a great vacation spot with many good restaurants, a very nice beach with waves for surfing and a large number of things to do in the immediate area - a prime consideration to keep our grandchildren (ages 9 - 12) adequately engaged. English is spoken almost everywhere. Last but not least, I was impressed by how very friendly and cordial are the people of Cost Rica.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
united states

villa grande arranged by Dina Tochluk

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property to stay in if staying in the Quepos and Manuel Antonio area. It is closely located to all points of interest but yet far enough off the beaten path to give you privacy and relaxation. Beautiful views and great facilities. Dina was the best phone call we made. She made our trip what it was with all of her hard work and knowledge of the area. Without her assistance we would have struggled to make all of the connections that we needed to make to have the kind of trip we were looking for. There were ten of us in our party. The house was large enough that we all could have our space if so desired. The price was well worth it, in fact, the other members of my party could not believe how cheap it was for what we got. I will definitely use this facility again if I return with a large party. We were treated like royalty from the minute we got there until the minute we left. It just made our getaway a very memorable and unforgettable trip. The area is an incredible area to visit and I will definitely be back. We toured the national park, went zip-lining, fished for sailfish, took a boat out on the ocean for a sunset meal and dolphin viewing, and went snorkeling. All in all one fantastic trip that could not have been better.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words!! You and your group made my job so fun. Hope to see you all back soon. Pura Vida- Dina


Nearest Airport
190 Kilometres
san Jose
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Mar Luna
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Mar Luna
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary

ATV tours, Canopy/zipline tours, Guided National Park Tour.


Rates & Availability

From $450 Per night

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
HIGH 2014-2015
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
GREEN 2015
May 4 2015 - Nov 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 21 2015 - Dec 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years Week
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.0%
Magical Month of May 20% off rates
$4000 Easter (2) 2015
$6900 Christmas December 20-27, 2015
$8500 New Year December 27, 2015-January 3, 2016

Rates do not include 13% Costa Rica sales tax
7 Night Minimum Preferred
3 Night Minimum Required
Saturday Arrival & Departure Preferred
50% Deposit at Contract
50% 60 days Prior to Arrival
$1000 refundable security deposit

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Whirlpool Bath; Hand-held, Massage Shower; Dual sinks
    Bamboo - Extra large shower with bench; Massage Shower; Dual sinks
    Banana - toilet , shower , Hand-held, Massage Shower
    Pool - toilet , shower , Hand-held, Massage Shower
    Penthouse - Slate Stone; Dual sinks; Shower-for-Two; Hand-held, Shower
  • 5.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 1 queen , Private balcony; Plasma TV
    Bamboo Suite - 1 king , 1 queen , Air conditioned; Private Entrance
    Banana Suite - 1 king , Air conditioned; Private Entrance
    Pool Suite - 1 queen , Air conditioned; Private Entrance
    The Penthouse - 1 king , Entire Top Floor; Stellar Views; Air conditioned; Private
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (3)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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