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3 Balconies of Perfect Ocean Views - The Pacific IS your Garden Oasis

Donald Corvette

Member since: 2007
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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3 Balconies of Perfect Ocean Views - The Pacific IS your Garden Oasis

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

Three (3) Suites, Three (3) Baths. Sleeps 8 (+4). Large Pool. Air conditioned.

Stepping through grand, teakwood gates into her cozy, cool lanai, you immediately know you made the perfect choice for your Tropical Getaway. Feeling her ocean breezes, hearing the trickle of her soothing fountain and seeing her lush garden area . . . you may just decide you’d be content to spend your vacation right there on her veranda, and you're not even inside yet. You have only begun the Villas del Sol Experience.

DESIGN

Conceived by renown Costa Rican architects specifically for her owner as his personal home, you will find a myriad of special touches that sets Villas del Sol above even the most popular villas in Costa Rica. Hand-carved doors lead you onto every floor, distinctive chandeliers light your way, colorful ornaments and paintings from all over the globe, let you know you are in a “home”, not just a vacation house.

VIEWS

Crossing to the “Ocean Side” of Villas del Sol, three large, covered verandas overlook her pristine pool and wrap the villa. Certainly these views will make you feel you can soar out over the Pacific. No doubt it’s a good idea to fight that initial impulse to fly, but you can at least reach out to try to touch the sea . . . it’s just that close. Every morning (assuming you can get all those pesky monkeys from your line of vision) your view is spectacular.

THE PERCH

Above this sea-side tower of balconies, if you can tolerate the best view in all Costa Rica: climb the stairway to Villas del Sol’s famous perch, legendary throughout all Manuel Antonio. (The principal photograph you see here on her profile was taken from The Perch). For meditation and yoga, or, with its two cozy chaise lounges that make it ideal for reading, this nest will make you feel you are truly On Top of The World.

LOCATION

Conveniently, Villas del Sol is the only luxury villa in town whose doors open to the Main Avenue. In literally five seconds, you are meeting your tour transfer or driving your car. If you've visited Manuel Antonio, you know just how vital location is for having the ideal holiday; if not, you will soon discover that Villas del Sol is quite the elite address. All the prominent restaurants you have read about on Trip Advisor: only steps away. When locals are offering directions to drivers, 'the big perch at Villas del Sol' is always their favorite landmark. Yet because Villas del Sol’s architects calculated for this unique location, inside the villa is perfectly quiet. After you arrive, you will see just how fortunate you are.

WILDLIFE

Monkeys in the bamboo, toucans in the palms, iguanas having coffee by the pool . . . our animals come to you at Villas del Sol. Of course you will love the National Park Beaches, but you really won’t need any park to see Costa Rica's wildlife: just look out your window.

VILLA SUITES

The epic Master Suite encompasses the entire 4th floor. Jetted bath, 42” HDTV (with Netflix, of course), staggering views, enormous king bed, private lounging area, breakfast table on the balcony, and utter privacy are all your rewards if you can just keep the secret. Of course, your Friends in the Jungle and Palm Suites will not feel at all slighted. Luxurious queen beds and linens, huge closets, private living area, and reserved terrace with lounges are all prizes for these Guests. Everything is, of course, air-conditioned.

THE POOL SUITE

For additional space when your family is a little larger, Villas del Sol has just remodeled its Pool Suite. With its separate entrance, offering more privacy, this special first floor 'cottage' opens right onto the pool. It boasts its own suite with queen bed and private bath, living room, kitchenette and even its own walk-in closet. There's also another convertible sofa that makes it ideal for up to four additional guests. It's great for teenagers or the extra couple that wants a little additional seclusion. For $100/night, this cozy addition make Villas del Sol great for up to ten or 12. (If you don't choose it, the Pool Suite will always be vacant; it's never offered independently).

SERVICE

Your most unexpected, and perhaps most valued assets are Donald (your host) and Nathan (your personal concierge). They live in a separate accommodation at Villas del Sol, and, although completely removed, they are available in moments. Prior to your arrival, through email and/or telephone calls, Donald & Nathan customize all your wishes: transportation, restaurant reservations, tour and excursion bookings. All your vacation planning is included. Once you're here, Nathan is available 24-hours a day to implement your plans. If however, you just want to relax, opting to spend your time at the beach and pool, he is equally capable simply to provide your sunscreen and towels.

At Villas del Sol, whether it’s tranquil or thrilling: Your preference is our pleasure. White Wine or White Water Rafting; Sun Tanning or Salsa Dancing; Sailing or Sport Fishing . . . it’s our mission to customize the perfect Costa Rica Experience for you and your Family.

YOUR GIFT

Nathan has created a presentation of “Insider Tips for Costa Rica” that he will send you right now in exchange for nothing more than your inquiry. These 40 pieces of valuable advice about traveling to Costa Rica are compiled after years of experience assisting his Guests as they organize their vacations. With no further commitment, this “peace of mind” is yours for the asking. Send your inquiry now to receive it.

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

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Donald Corvette (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Donald Corvette

Donald and Nathan have been hosts at Villas del Sol well over two years. Since they actually live in a separate cottage at Villas del Sol, they know the villa like the backs of their hands, and openly share all its amazing secrets with you. And they are available at your beck & call. Nathan is a Tico who has been in Manuel Antonio his entire life, so he knows all the best local restaurants, secret beaches and tours to make you really feel you are 'living like a local'. Donald has been in Manuel Antonio since 2006, and customizes your vacation in Costa Rica to make sure all the details fit together perfectly into an adventure you will be proud to boast about to your friends when you return home.

Together Donald and Nathan work closely to make sure everything is 'just so' . . . pledging this will be your best vacation ever!

Donald Corvette purchased this villa in 2004

Why Donald Corvette chose Manuel Antonio

Villas del Sol is owned by Dr. Wayne Porter of Miami, Florida. He purchased Villas del Sol year ago when it had only a small cottage. In 2008, he added the large luxury villa at the same site. (Hence the plural, "Villas" del Sol). He had fallen in love with Costa Rica during his many earlier visits, and decided he need to have a home in this Tropical Paradise. The villa was built as his personal home, which provides the warm, personal touches not found in most "one size fits all" vacation rentals in Manuel Antonio.

In 2012, Wayne entrusted Donald and Nathan to begin offering his masterpiece to folks who want the best from their Costa Rica vacation. We are all certain you will agree that Villas del Sol will give you a vacation you will always remember.

What makes this villa unique

With its five floors, Villas del Sol is one of the most prolific homes in all Manuel Antonio. On a clear day, from her Perch, you can see to the Osa Peninsula . . .just before Panama's border. The views are just that spectacular.

One of the few villas located on the Main Road of Manuel Antonio, Villas del Sol's location is indeed unique. There is no need for a car since your shuttles and cars can meet you right at the front gate, just after you step out of your villa.

Each level has its own entrance accessible from the stairway, allowing for privacy . . .yet offering togetherness, simultaneously. And The Pool Suite, while part of the villa allows an intimate space for anyone in your family/group who wants a little extra privacy. This exclusive space has its own living room, kitchen, separate bedroom and bathroom, and is available for any family needing a little extra space . . . .for sleeping, pool parties or barbeques.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Villas del Sol. So much so, that I came back 3 months after my first visit. Tranquil home with beautiful views from every room. Walking distance to some of the best restaurants and nightlife in town. The service provided by Donald's team was impeccable. From delicious home-cooked meals to booking fun and interesting activities - they do it all.
Mar 2012
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Bathrooms4
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Reviews

4.9
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3 Balconies of Perfect Ocean Views - The Pacific IS your Garden Oasis
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 reviews
5

A beautiful getaway in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Villas del Sol was absolutely the perfect choice for our Costa Rican vacation. The property is lovely, very well maintained, and the views are nothing short of breathtaking. The property managers and our hosts for the week, Donald and Nathan, took great care of us. They offered advice on places to eat, things to see, and organized all of our excursions for us. We didn't have to worry about a thing! We would highly recommend Villas del Sol... in fact, we can't wait to plan our next trip down for a visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren, you and Ryan and your friends were the best of guests. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your group, and we cannot wait to welcome you back at Villas del Sol in 2016! Donald
5

Welcoming, comfortable, and gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

Villas del Sol was the perfect place to stay during my first trip to Costa Rica. I was traveling with 7 other friends and we had plenty of space for all of us. The property was beautiful - couldn't have asked for a better view of the sunset every night. We cooked breakfast/dinner a few days, and tried out a few restaurants. Agua Azul and Cafe Milagro were two of our groups favorites. Villas del Sol is located conveniently on the top of the hill in Manuel Antonio, and was a short walking distance away from several restaurants/bars. It was an easy walk downhill to the beach, and the great public bus system was great for when we didn't want to trek back up the steep hill. Our group did a few different excursions, including the 10-in-1 (amazing!), Ocean King Catamaran Sunset Sail, surf lessons. We also had the chef one night - who prepared a great chicken and red snapper dinner on the beach to celebrate a birthday!

Donald and Nathan were very welcoming and made us feel at home. They were both very helpful in planning/scheduling our excursions, recommending places to eat, and answering any questions that we had. Maria was a lifesaver, cleaning our dishes and picking up after us everyday. Juan keeps the grounds and the pool looking great. Sombra and Toby (the dogs next door) were very friendly and well behaved - they quickly became our new best friends!

I would highly recommend Villas del Sol to anyone who wants to experience Costa Rica and Manuel Antonio.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such incredible guests, Nicole. You and your friends were so gracious and welcoming, and Nathan, Sombra & I loved being with you. We appreciate your allowing us to be a part of your "family". And we hope yo see you again soon at Villas del Sol. Donald
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Costa Rica and this beautiful home and we wish we were still there! The home was perfect for our family of 5( parents with 22,26,27 yr old). We all had space to get away if needed. The view from the porches was spectacular. I think we spent hours sitting and staring at the view of the ocean and the beautiful birds. The pool was wonderful to come home to after our many excursions, rafting, vacation buggy tour, guided Manuel Antonio National Park tour and the beach . The house was spotless and well stocked. You won't believe the view from the shower! Donald and Nathan couldn't have done more for us. We were so lucky to have spent time with them. Their advice is priceless and should be taken by all. We are also missing terribly smart Sombra and sweet Tobey. We cannot recommend this home and Donald and Nathan enough!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Trish! Nathan and I are humbled by your kind words about Villas del Sol. You and Jay and your Kids were a pleasure to "work" with. We are so happy you had a great avocation, and we hope to welcome you on your return to Costa Rica soon. Donald
5

The best!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Villas del Sol is a fantastic house. The house is clean, well air conditioned, is in a beautiful setting, has amazing views, a great floor plan, comfortable furniture and a well stocked kitchen. We loved that the master suite is on it's own floor. The young adults loved that the guest rooms were on their own floor. The beds were extremely comfortable with nice linens. The pool area is well kept and the pool was a great place to hang out where many memories were made. The daily maid service was such a treat! One less thing for us to worry about.

The location is better than we expected. We walked to all of our meals (our favorite restaurant is directly across the street). There is a small grocery store nearby and the bus stop is very close. We opted not to rent a car and are glad we made that choice. All tours picked us up and brought us back.

We chose to have the chef come and cook a few meals for us. WORTH IT. One of the highlights of our vacation. Jessica is very sweet and an unbelievable cook.

Starting with the planning of our vacation Donald and Nathan were there every step of the way. They answered questions and guided us in the right direction. Nathan made all reservations and arrangements once we decided what we wanted to do. Since I am the Mom in the family I usually don't get the same vacation as the rest of the family... Moms are always on duty. Because of Donald and Nathan, I was able to just "show up." They planned everything. While we were there they were easily reachable and available if/when we needed anything. They went above what was expected for us.

If Manuel Antonio is your destination, Villas del Sol should be where you stay. I doubt you will find anything that compares to the house and the service.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cortney, You and Berry and The Girls were such great guests! Thanks for your kind words and for welcoming us into your family. I am so happy you had a great time. You know you are welcome back at Villas del Sol any time you want to return. And we hope it's soon! Donald
Cleveland, Ohio
5

Villas del Sol summed up in one word, amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The first thing that sets Villas del Sol apart is the amazing service you get from the owners/managers Donald and Nathan. From the smooth reservation of the home, to the personalized setup of activities for us, and to the genuine caring of us to make sure we had an amazing time was one of this things that sets Villas del Sol apart. They were friendly, professional, and quite simply the kind of people you wish there were more of. Next was Mariangela, our housekeeper, who always had the biggest smile on her face and kept the home in amazing condition. And, it wasn’t just the basic stuff like beds, linens, bathrooms, and floors. Each morning, every single dirty dish was cleaned put away, our dirty clothing from activities the day before was cleaned, dried, folded, and somehow she manages to do all of this while totally being unobtrusive. This team of people is enough to make you want to come back again and again.

The second thing that sets Villas del Sol apart is the location and views. Every single morning you can wake up to the Pacific and amazing views. Each floor has a large balcony where you can be alone if you wish or invite everyone up for morning coffee or afternoon/evening drinks. And, somehow with all of this it has one of the best locations in Manuel Antonio. You don’t need a car if you like as plenty of restaurants, shopping, a small grocery store, and a few places in you wish to stay out late are in easy walking distance. You are also close to the national park (a must see), whitewater rafting, jungle tours, or a gentle horseback ride in the mountains. Being close to everything sometimes means you sacrifice something, but, that was not the case.

The third thing that we enjoyed is the home itself. My wife felt very safe and secure the entire time. The place is built like a fortress, yet, the atrium with the non-stop water fountain makes sure you are never stressed and always at ease. Each floor has AC if needed, a large full bath, and plenty of room to stretch out and relax with friends or slip away to hide and read a good book. My favorite places in the home though was down by the pool as it’s a great place to relax, stay cool, and socialize with friends and family. Quite simply though, after a day of hiking or any other activity the home balances everything nicely as you can find a way to relax in any way you like.

I would HIGHLY recommend making your vacation amazing and stay at Villas del Sol!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric and Lisa, We really appreciate these kind words. It makes us feel really special when our friends notice such details. And I feel like it is we who should be thanking you for including us in your vacation (and "family"). We hope you are already planning your return to Villas del Sol in 2015! We'll stay in touch. Donald, Nathan & Mariangela.
Palm Harbor, FL
4

Fantastic house and location!

  • 4 of 5

This house is perfect for a larger group as it has 3 bedrooms as well as a loft area. The location is convenient to many restaurants, shops, a convenience store, and the beach via a short bus ride. Donald and Nathan provided fabulous recommendations for activities and restaurants. They were extrememly responsive in coordinating even shorter notice requests. We also REALLY enjoyed having a chef prepare a couple meals for us after busy days! Ziplining, white water rafting, Manuel Antonio National park tour, and snorkeling/scuba diving are some of the activities not to be missed!! The house has a wonderful view of the Pacific as well as a pool which is most welcome for cooling off in the afternoon. This is a very comfortable place to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Susan, for making our jobs so easy! You & Kent, Pat & Toby and The Kids were great guests, and we'll be looking forward to your coming back to Villas del Sol next year. Just let us know. Donald

Map

Nearest Airport
115 Miles
San Jose (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Airplane (El Avion)
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Costa Rica 618
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Agua Azul
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio National Park
Car: not necessary

Manuel Antonio is a 'Mountain Town . . . Near the Ocean', so there are no 'beach houses' as one would picture them in, perhaps, The US. Since there are no villas here where you can step out of the door and into the sand, every location requires some travel to get to The Beach. Villas del Sol is near the top of the mountain in Manuel Antonio, thus providing the spectacular views seen in her photos, cool ocean breezes and the peace & quiet away from beach noise. It is on the main road between the towns of Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Step out of the front door and be anywhere you want to be (walking or shuttle) in a matter of minutes.

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Rates & Availability

From $525 Per night

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
HIGH 2015(Holiday Rate Below)
Nov 22 2014 - May 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
GREEN 2015(Holiday Rate Below)
May 3 2015 - Nov 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
$525
$2,900
 
 
HIGH 2016(Holiday Rate Below)
Nov 22 2015 - May 7 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
GREEN 2016(Holiday Rate Below)
May 8 2016 - Nov 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
$525
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$525
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
$400/week/guest after 8 $0
Notes HOLIDAY RATES:
$6900 - December 20-27---------------CHRISTMAS WEEK 2015
$6900 - December 27-January 3-------NEW YEAR'S WEEK 2015-16
$4400/WEEK - March 19-April 2----------------EASTER WEEKS

Rates include taxes, services & amenities.
The Pool Suite is additional $100/night. Maximizes occupancy to 12 guests. Never rented separately.
$1000 Refundable security Deposit
After eight guests: $400/week/guest additional (Guest 9-12)

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Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Whirlpool tub & separate shower
    Banana Bath - toilet , shower
    Jungle Bath - toilet , shower , bidet
    Pool Suite Bath - toilet , shower , bidet , Huge shower with 'Rain' shower head
  • All Baths have luxury towels, shower amenities, soap, hair dryers
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Jungle Suite - 1 queen
    Banana Suite - 1 queen
    Pool Suite - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room, kitchenette, private bed & bath. $100/night
    Convertible Queen Sofa - 1 queen , In Family Room. Offered ONLY when Pool Suite is chosen.
    Convertible Queen sofa/ Pool Suite - 1 double , Allows Pool Suite to sleep 4 guests
  • Bedrooms: Air conditioned, Private balconies. Televisions. Luxury bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Concierge at your service 24 hours a day in private (and separate) Owner's Suite - WiFi throughout - Air-conditioning throughout - Daily housekeeping - Netflix - Optional laundry service - Gas grill

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