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VILLA SONRISAS - LUXURY IN THE MIDDLE OF NATURE

Maggie Villedrouin

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Maggie Villedrouin

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2015
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VILLA SONRISAS - LUXURY IN THE MIDDLE OF NATURE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Manuel Antonio House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 8)

Villa Sonrisas is a 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath house, with formal dining and living room. Located on 1.5 acres of luxurious greenery, colorful flowers and mature trees visited daily by squirrel monkeys, white faced monkeys, iguanas, toucans and a number of Costa Rica's exotic birds.

The house is well off the main road and a 10 minutes ride to Manuel Antonio's beaches and downtown Quepos.

Villa Sonrisas has a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances including dishwasher and an island with bar height seating. An open concept floor plan and living area with air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout, wireless internet and double height vaulted ceilings. The house sleeps 8 comfortably.

Built in 2011 and designed by well known Costa Rican architect, Ricardo Perez, Villa Sonrisas offers a stress free, quiet and exotic environment; and with its open design lets you enjoy in nature no matter where you are in the house.

Villa Sonrisas was featured in Costa Rican TV magazine 'Habitat Soluciones' as one of the more attractive properties in Manuel Antonio.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maggie Villedrouin (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed it so much here swimming in the pool, relaxing and going to many different restaurants. We loved Andres checking on us everyday and giving us a lot of suggestions. We especially like Ronny's restaurant and went there twice. It has great food, a nice view and free WiFi for the kids. For ziplining, we say MidWorld(you have to try the superman). For rafting, we suggest PRO.

The pool is great after the beach or at night we would hop in. Very relaxing outside when it was not 1000 degrees. Beautiful views, and tons of monkeys, so fun to watch.

We really loved it here and we know the next group will like it too. Hope to be back one day. Pura Vida
Apr 2014
  • 1 of 5
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Villa Sonrisas - Luxury In The Middle Of Nature
average rating of 4.923077 based on 18 reviews
Kansas
5

Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time here! I'm only sad our trip was so short. Every morning we would wake up and sit on the deck and see the incredible tropical birds come through. I'm not normally an early riser, but I was waking naturally at 6am and couldn't wait to get out there with the binoculars and my coffee. Every afternoon a troop of about 30 monkeys came through the property - so fun! We brought tons of bug spray as all the travel recommendations say to do...and never used it. We never encountered a biting insect and were outside all the time! The pool is warm and we were in it every day. The property is really wonderful, the home is clean and comfortable and well stocked with linens and kitchen equipment. It's an easy, short drive to Quepos for any supplies, and also very close to Manuel Antonio for the touristy stuff. Andres is great, always available, cheerful and helpful. We were a little confused about the cleaning situation (when does she come? Do we need to request it?), but we weren't there long and it all worked out. They clearly take immaculate care of the property and it shows. One thing - we had a group of 8, and with the open floor plan the acoustics were a little crazy. Sometimes it was too loud to hear conversation on the floor you were on, but could clearly hear the conversation on the other floor. I don't imagine this would be an issue with a smaller group. I would rent this house again in a heartbeat, and I hope I get the chance to! Thank you Maggie and Andres!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Stay at Villa Sonrisas

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing vacation getaway. The house is everything the pictures show and more! The trip was fantastic. We experienced monkeys in the afternoons, a wonderful nature tour through Manuel Antonio park with a guide suggested by Andres (the property manager), a visit to the fruit market, kayaking and so much more. Andres made the stay extremely comfortable for everyone, and it was just such a great trip. I would highly recommend this house to anyone - it is so close to everything!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles, CA
5

Great place to spend a quiet birthday with close friends

  • 5 of 5

I love Villa Sonrisas! A little late with my review, but I was lucky enough to spend my 27th birthday at the house with my best friends in May of last year. It was perfect and everything I wished for. The home is gorgeous, and has an outdoor balcony upstairs that is perfect for coffee in the mornings and wine in the evenings. We saw tons of monkeys jumping from tree to tree daily, some big iguanas and a sloth. The house has a full kitchen, which allowed us to cook and eat breakfast at home, but it's also close to great restaurants so we were able to enjoy the best of both worlds. Andres, the property manager, was also super helpful! He suggested restaurants and helped us plan whitewater rafting and zip lining tours. I can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allison, We are so glad you had such a wonderful birthday celebration at Villa Sonrisas. Thank you for the kind word and hope to have you back soon. Regards, Maggie
5

Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank Jean & property manager Andres for an unforgettable vacation. This home is more impressive in person than even the great photos convey. It was so nice to arrive after our drive from San Jose to be greeted by Andres who quickly introduced us to all this house and area has to offer. A troop of white face monkeys passed beside the house just as Andres was leaving verifying immediately that we would see much wildlife during our stay. With two young children we settled into a beach then late afternoon pool routine which allowed us to see monkeys almost everyday making their way up the hillside for the evening. We made a couple trips into Quepos walked the town, shopped, dined. The farmers market (Sat) on the road towards the marina is not to be missed, offering produce and crafts. Again, the home is fantastic, just mins from town or beach on a great to drive road. It is secluded, surrounded by trees, distant ocean view, great sunsets, daily visits from Costa Rican wildlife. The house was kept to a very high standard our entire visit with Andres checking in by phone or in person every couple days just to insure we were enjoying our time there. My wife and I agreed, with our daughter reminding us for months after, that the vacation Jean provided for us with his vacation home will be a very difficult one to surpass.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Unbelievable Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent Valentine's Day at Villa Sonrisas. The property is exquisite! The house is secluded and quiet, but still very close to all activities. The peek-a-boo view of the ocean is beautiful. The house is a wonderful retreat after playing hard all day. It is a gorgeous home that is well kept. Andres is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed visiting with him. He made excellent recommendations for activities and restaurants. He arranged transportation when we needed it. He can take care of any need or want you may have. The pool and garden is well kept. The monkeys came to visit every afternoon. We saw many species of birds as it was migration season. We saw birds we have never seen before. The pool was refreshing during the heat of the day, and at night too! We spent most of our time at the home on the porch in the rocking chairs. Manuel Antonio National Park is a must see. The species of wildlife seen there is vast and amazing. The beaches are wonderful whether in the park, or just outside of the park. The shopping is a joy. All kinds of tastes can be satisfied. The items made of native woods are breath-taking. The fishing is incredible. Billfish are in abundance. Rooster fish are fun to catch, and make a great picture. The view of the coastline from the water is beautiful, and great for pictures. If you enjoy rafting, Pro Rafting is an excellent company with knowledgeable guides. The zip line adventure is a beautiful trip into the local mountains. Whatever is chosen, a camera is a must. We try to visit Costa Rica yearly, and Villa Sonrisas will be our home of choice to rent. The owners (Jean) and Andres are invaluable. They are caring and helpful. This rental will never disappoint!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice words. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Sonrisas and look forward to welcoming you back for your next vacation in Manuel Antonio.
Port Orange, FLorida, USA
5

Perfect week in "Paradise" - 7/4 to 7/11/14

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the beautiful Villa Sonrisas located in a secluded area at the edge of Manuel Antonio Park which is owned by “Don” Jean and Maggie. The thoughtfully planned architecture is visible at every corner inside and outside of the house. We found all the needed amenities for a relaxing and home-like setting which is most important when you are far from home. The panoramic views from the top balcony were fantastic and relaxing. We enjoyed many sunrises and sunsets from there. In addition, this is where we could see the squirrel and white face monkeys on the patio and in the wooded area near the house. They came in multitude and we have great pictures of them eating the fruits and playing together…this was the most enjoyable thing for us and we didn’t see as many monkeys when we visited the Manuel Antonio Park! We also enjoyed the refreshing and lovely pool in the afternoons after our excursions.

Thank you so much Jean and Maggie for letting us stay in your beautiful house for this memorable week in Costa Rica! We are recommending your Villa to all our friends!

A BIG thank you to Andres who oversees the property and was so considerate and helpful in recommending restaurants, places to visit, and setting up the tour companies for us. We were picked up at the Villa by PRO Tour for our all-day white water rafting adventure on the Savegre River; by Henry of HP Tours to go to Manual Antonio Park (Thank you, Henry, for a very informative and enjoyable tour!); by MidWorld Costa Rica for wonderful canopy Zip-lining and ATV adventures.

We loved every bit of our vacation! We love Costa Rica and Villa Sonrisas! We will go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
San juan Santamaria international
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Manuel Antonio beach
Car: not necessary

Secluded, yet located some 10 minutes away from Manuel Antonio Beaches and national Park, Villa Sonrisas offers proximity to restaurants, the town of Quepos and many activities. Not to be missed is Manuel Antonio National Park, arguably the country's most beautiful and protected coastal area. The National Park contains pristine white sand beaches, hidden coves ideal for snorkeling, trails through tropical forest filled with wild life and the landmark Punta Catedral, towering high above the deep blue pacific Ocean.

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2015
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,600
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 23 2015 - Apr 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,654
 
 
High Season
Apr 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,600
 
 
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Holiday rates:

XMas/New Year December 22nd, 2014 to January 4th 2015 $550.00/day (weekly $3575.00)
Easter March 23rd to March 28th 2015 $550.00/day

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Graco portable crib available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Services available upon request for an additional charge include: .Private Chef. .Transportation from and to San Jose. .Laundry service to be coordinated upon reservation. .Extra housekeeping. (Housekeeping included in rental rate is provided every third day) Extra housekeeping is available upon request at a rate of $5.00/hour.(minimum 3hours).

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