5 FLOORS OF PERFECT OCEAN VIEWS - THE PACIFIC IS YOUR GARDEN.

Donald Corvette

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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5 FLOORS OF PERFECT OCEAN VIEWS - THE PACIFIC IS YOUR GARDEN.

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

Three (3) Suites, Three (3) Baths. Sleeps 8. 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. Only recently has this gem begun its second incarnation: now available for you to experience.

VIEWS

Crossing to the “Ocean Side” of Villas del Sol, four 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. And on a clear morning (assuming you can get all those pesky monkeys from your line of vision), if you tilt your head just right and really focus, you just may see Hualalai. Your view is quite that spectacular.

THE PERCH

Above this sea-side tower of balconies, if you can tolerate being a bit higher, and seeing a bit further: 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). Perfect for meditation, reading and yoga, 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, catching your taxi, hailing your shuttle 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 in Fodor’s : only steps away. When locals are offering directions to misdirected 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.

SUITES

The epic Master Suite runs the gamut of the 4th floor. Reading this profile, you are likely the less-than-lucky 'group planner' for your Family or Friends. So tell no one about this Master Suite, and treat yourself to the trophy when you arrive. 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.

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 42 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
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
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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Donald Corvette

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Donald and Nathan have been hosts at Villas del Sol well over two years. Since they actually live at Villas del Sol when there are no guests, they know the villa like the backs of their hands, and openly share all its amazing secrets with you. Nathan is a Tico who has been in Manuel Antonio his entire life, so he knows all the best local restaurants, 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
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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5 Floors of Perfect Ocean Views - The Pacific IS your Garden.
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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.
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
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
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GREAT STAY IN MANUEL ANTONIO

  • 5 of 5
Our group of four people had a fantastic time here. The house is spacious and very well appointed. The views from all levels are great. The pool is great. The property itself seems very secure. The house shares a back yard with the house next door, but we never saw any sign of them, other than their cute dog. The house is close to everything. We were able to walk to several restaurants and bars and it was a very short drive to a lot of other great restaurants. The service provided by Donald and his team is excellent. They arranged our excursions and were able to adjust when necessary. They also arranged for massages onsite and we recommend. Very little planning is required thanks to Donald and Nathan. I would highly recommend this property and the services of Donald and Nathan.
See you guys next time!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Henry. You, Chris, Eric & Lisa were such a pleasure to have here at Villas del Sol. So glad you enjoyed everything (especially the massages)! Thanks for making OUR week such a pleasure! we'll look forward to seeing you all again in 2015! Donald & Nathan
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Georgia
5

GREAT PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
Property was as described and the hosts (Donald & Nathan) went out of their way to make certain that we did not have any issues with the property. House is very well maintained and service was great. Don't forget to try the massages that Nathan can schedule for you from the local spa.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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5

VILLAS DEL SOL, MANUEL ANTONIO, COSTA RICA

  • 5 of 5
The Villas del Sol was in a prime location to walk to the beach (all downhill) and to great restaurants. There were many wonderful restaurants to choose from, and we had great meals at every one of them. So easy to jump on the bus for $0.60 to ride back up the hill from the public beach. Everyone was so friendly and so pleasant - it was so nice to feel so comfortable and so relaxed.
The Villas del Sol was a very nice property - the living area and the master bedroom were beautiful and very spacious. The two quest bedrooms shared a bathroom on the same floor and were fairly small compared to the rest of the house, but then who spends that much time in their room on vacation. Having access to your own pool was wonderful, although the best time to get sun there was morning and early afternoon.
Donald and Nathan took wonderful care of us and were there to accommodate any requests we had for last minute changes to our itineraries or recommendations for restaurants. Loved La Luna restaurant at the Gaia resort - it was beautiful, but again, all the places we ate at were wonderful. On several mornings we had the pleasure of getting up close and personal with several species of monkeys and got some incredible photos. Donald and Nathan's border collie, Sombra, was the most intelligent and beautiful dog I have ever met, and we had the pleasure to play throw and fetch with her for hours by the pool.
Jessica prepared a delicious meal for us upon arrival and had we not wanted to experience all the wonderful restaurants in the area, we would have hired her to cook another fine meal for us. Maria did a wonderful job every day with the housekeeping chores. We were very well taken care of on our vacation, and I would highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a wonderful experience in a beautiful country!!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nathan, "Sombra" and I loved having you and your friends, here at Villas del Sol, Cathy. Thank you so much for welcoming us into your "family". Your kindness was such a great of fresh air for us all. We'll look forward to your return visit next year! Donald
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Map

Manuel Antonio National Park
Agua Azul
Restaurante Barba Roja
Kapi Kapi
Emilios Cafe
Raphael's Terreza
Nearest Airport
115 Miles
San Jose (SJO)
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Costa Rica 618
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio National Park
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Airplane (El Avion)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Agua Azul
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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Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
GREEN Season 2014
May 4 2014 - Nov 21 2014
4 night minimum stay
$525
$2,900
 
 
HIGH Season 2015
Nov 22 2014 - May 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Notes HOLIDAY RATES:
$3900 - April 12-19 --------------EASTER WEEK 2014 (1)
$3900 - April 19-26 --------------EASTER WEEK 2014 (2)
$6400 - December 20-27--------CHRISTMAS WEEK 2014
$6400 - December 27-January 3-NEW YEAR'S WEEK 2015

50% at contract/50% 60 days prior to arrival
Refundable security deposit
Includes taxes, services & amenities

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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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:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - shower , jetted tub , bidet , toilet , Whirlpool tub & separate shower
    Banana Bath - shower , toilet
    Jungle Bath - shower , bidet , toilet
  • All Baths have luxury towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Jungle Suite - 1 queen
    Banana Suite - 1 queen
    Convertible Queen Sofa - 1 queen , In Family Room/Private Bath
  • Bedrooms: Air conditioned, Private balconies. Televisions. Luxury bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
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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