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AWARD WINNING VACATION SPOT! READ OUR REVIEWS & SEE WHY! DON'T LET THIS GET AWAY

Edgar

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Edgar

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2015
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AWARD WINNING VACATION SPOT! READ OUR REVIEWS & SEE WHY! DON'T LET THIS GET AWAY

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 story villa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8).

Come to a Paradise. You Deserve a Break!!

The Perfect Vacation Awaits You -

Choose an All Inclusive or Rental Only Package.

Family Vacationers & Other Enchanted Travelers:

Rental Only - High Season Rates

$230 per night

Come enjoy complete privacy on our 222 acre rain forest property where you will find the perfect combination of natural wonders, adventure & relaxation, If it is just the two of you, few places are more romantic than this tropical setting!

The unique Rainforest Villa is located 1000 ft above Manual Antonio State Park. You are lifted up from the crowds & humidity into your own private tropical paradise. Choose tours from dozens of high adventure activities, or a sunset sail perhaps. At night you are lulled to sleep by a symphony of waterfalls that surround you.

Spend enticing nights under starry skies in the enchanting two story villa, surrounded by picturesque balconies and verandas. Immerse yourself in refreshing, secluded waterfalls encircled by forest-covered mountains that entangle the clouds. Hike trails that abound with astounding tropical flowers, birds, and butterflies. Relax all day at the beach. Picnic on a deck overlooking the lively Naranjo River.

And just for the moment .......

leave all the stress & chaos behind.

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Honeymoon and All Inclusive Packages:

2 people/8 days/7 nights - $3700

Every aspect of your trip is completely customized. Additional (or fewer) days (or people), can be pro-rated. We can make adjustments for your schedule & budget.

The All Inclusive package includes:

Trail Guides, Tours, Chauffeur, Gourmet Chefs (with a separate kitchen near the villa), Masseuses, House Attendant, & a Photographer! The kitchen is stocked with your favorite & unlimited snacks, beverages, & alcohol of your choosing.

We recently received Trip Adviser's 'Award Of Excellence', for the 4th year in a row. Please read our reviews to see for yourselves.

Don't Loose Your Special Week!

Book Your Perfect Tropical Getaway Today!!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Edgar (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2015

About Edgar

The magical, privately owned property is rented out to Luz de Alba (Light of Dawn). It is Costa Rican company who employ local help, including fabulous chefs from the area who cook mouth watering tropical delicateness customized personally for you alone. They are involved in various local projects to help protect and promote the Rain Forest.

Edgar purchased this villa in 2005

Why Edgar chose Manuel Antonio

It is the closest places to Paradise. Only a few hours flight from US. Out of the hurricane zone. English is widely spoken. The property is conveniently located within a half hour of town, the Park, the beaches, and the airport. CR is only 9 degrees from the equator. The property is normally 10 cooler than in town, so most couples find it really refreshing at the end of a hot day. Heat and humidity can sometimes range in the 90's down below.

What makes this villa unique

Your own private rainforest - like having a National Park without the tourists. One of the most varied collections of tropical flowers as you will see in one place. Your absolute privacy is guaranteed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As reviewed on TripAdvisor:

“Private Secluded Paradise”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW



Well worth the effort to get to! Peter and Deborah are the most gracious hosts you will ever encounter. Peter stepped right up with taking care of our transportation needs when there were problems with the rental car. The property is private and beautiful, and you fall asleep at night to the sound of a roaring river. This is relaxation at it's ultimate! if you need to de-stress, this may be the best place in the world to do it!
Jun 2014
  • 1 of 12
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 41 traveler reviews

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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
New Jersey, USA
5

Unforgettable Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5
For people looking to have a honeymoon that is unique, relaxing, private with breathtaking views, I would highly recommend Light of Dawn! My husband and I enjoyed being pampered for a week with a personal chef and private quarters. We hope to go back one day!!! It was hard to adjust going back to cooking our own food and making our own bed :-P
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Boston, Massachusetts
5

The Ultimate Honeymoon Getaway

  • 5 of 5
The Light of Dawn is everything and more of what we had expected. The pictures do not do justice! From the hospitality of Pete and Deborah, to the amazing views of the rainforest, to the absolute delicious and outstanding meals prepared from Edgar (along with his "surprises"), to the sweetness of Clara, and to the mornings of waking up to the howling monkeys, we are already desperately wanting to return. This was the most perfect honeymoon! We were able to have our private tours on the property, two days of excursions where we chose Zip-lining and Horseback riding. Although September is considered a winter month, we certainly lucked out with our tours as they ended up being private with only us two as reservations! Excursions were done in the morning, so upon returning home, we were able to relax to electrifying thunder and lightning storms. For the last two nights of our honeymoon, we chose to stay at the beach. The hotel was a stylish boutique hotel with friendly staff members. The area was nice too as we were able to experience more of the "town" culture of the Manuel Antonio Area. Not was our house stocked with snacks, beverages and goodies, but the same treats came along for our hotel stay at the beach! Pete, Deborah, Edgar and Clara were so wonderful in taking good care of us, we hope they have as great of a memory of us as we do them! xoxo, we hope to see you soon, Kristy and Jim
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kristy and Jim! It was an absolute joy having you both!. What fun we all had with you. You inspired the chef to carve you a whole restaurant out of vegetables! We are still laughing! Come back and see us anytime! Best from the gang.
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Seattle
5

Beautiful and Peaceful Getaway in the Costa Rican Rainforest!

  • 5 of 5
My mother, husband, and I spent 4 nights at this beautiful getaway in the Costa Rican rain forest and absolutely loved it! The grounds were gorgeous with amazing landscaping and waterfalls we walked to right on the property. While the road up to the rental house was a bit treacherous at times, we did fine with a 4x4 rental and Peter (one of the owners) was able to meet us in town and have us follow him to the house. It was so quiet and peaceful once at the rental house and we saw a variety of birds and butterflies right from our veranda window!
Peter and Deborah were both very accommodating and helpful both during our stay there and also before our trip in preparation. We highly recommend this place if you're looking for some peace, quiet, and natural Costa Rican beauty!!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a nice family you were! The staff all said great things about you and enjoyed having you here. We look forward to seeing you again. They are paving the roads now, so next time you will have a smooth ride up. Pura Vida!
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Idaho Falls, Idaho
5

Great little get away!

  • 5 of 5
Great little place to stay. Remote location with beautiful jungle surroundings, tons of birds to watch, private waterfalls (very remote and beautiful) and river access, and lots of wildlife (lizards, frogs, iguanas, no monkeys though). It was a great place to "get away" from the busyness of Quepos and just relax. Deb and Peter helped us cater our vacation to exactly what we wanted right down to the canyoneering, food, and transportation. Peter was very knowledgeable about the local wildlife and flora and gave us a private tour of the place. One word of caution is that you are VERY remote ... we happen to like that! You get to experience the beauty and serenity of Costa Rica without the people. The house was very large (could have easily fit the entire family here with all 5 kids) with beautiful screened walls and overhanging decks to eat and relax on. If you are "bug-a-phobic", the main bedroom even has a bug net that you can sleep in. Definitely a great little vacation spot if you are looking for a romantic get away or just a nice place to get away from it all.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris.! You guys fit like a glove! It was a pleasure to help you plan your trip. The greatest part about just booking one group at a time here, is that we are able to individually customize each trip according to what people need. It really enjoyable because the nicest people seem to find us! Best to you all.
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5

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5
The best way for me to summarize this trip was when our 17 year old turned to us and said he never wants to go back to Hawaii, Costa Rica was much better. This excellent experience would not have been possible without Deborah and Peter. They assisted us in having one of the best vacations ever. They went out of their way to provide the help and guidance we needed for tours and activities. I can't even describe the property they have and how beautiful it was. The house was very nice!! Unfortunately we could not make it back this year but definitely plan on coming back next year for a much longer stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a great family you are ... enjoying life, showing your children great parts of the world. It was a pleasure to have you here. Another family of wonderful people who found us. Please come back nay time! Best to you.
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Canada
5

Gorgeous place in the Rain Forset

  • 5 of 5
We spent 10 days in February at Light of Dawn and had amazing weather while we were there (25 and sunny every day with a short period of rain in the early evening each day).

Deborah and Peter were amazing hosts and were always asking to see if there was anything they could do to make our stay better. Their staff, Clara and Edgar were fantastic, with Clara making amazing lunches and ensuring the home was clean and Edgar making mouth-watering dinners (especially his coconut shrimp!). The kitchen was very well stocked based on what you had asked for, and had anything you could want for breakfasts (including fresh eggs from their chickens).
We flew in and out using Sansa, and Peter met us at the airport, and made sure we were dropped off in plenty of time for our flight out. It was a pain-free and convenient way to get to Quepos.
It is obvious that both Deborah and Peter have a lot of pride in their property, and the property tour showed us that, with explanations of what had been planted, and why, and making sure we knew our way around so we could go exploring and visit the river and waterfalls by ourselves later on in the trip.

This property is right in the rainforest, so you are surrounded by the sounds of the cicadas and able to enjoy the beauty of this amazing ecosystem. The ride to and from town is on a long, bumpy, mountain road, but the time goes by quickly when chatting with Peter and Deborah about life in Costa Rica, the culture, and their previous lives in the States.
We did a number of excursions (and arranged by Deborah and Peter and scheduled to make sure we had some time to relax as well), including the kayak tour of the mangrove – make sure you are able to kayak for 2-3 hours, surfing lessons, white water rafting (not for the faint of heart – we flipped, twice!), and the rappelling/zip-lining.

This is an amazing place to stay, and I hope to be back again. If you want an spectacular view, in the middle of the rainforest with great hospitality and fantastic food, this is where you want to stay. If you are looking for high-speed internet, on the beach, and not seeing any bugs, frogs or snakes, you might want to find another place.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for all your nice comments. You two were so great and so much fun. You fit into the Costa Rica scenery with ease. You are both so down to earth and fun to work with! We look forward to seeing you again sometime. We willl keep the glasses chilled! Pura Vida.

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
30 minutes
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
35 minutes
Car: necessary

Waterfall Rappelling, Zip-Lining, ATV Tours, Mountain Biking, Vanilla Farm, Botanical Gardens, Jet Skiing, Snorkeling, Mangrove Boat Tours, Rainforest Tours, Catamaran Sailing, Sunset Sails, Weddings

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Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Nov 1 2014 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,550
$5,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,400
$5,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

One Time cleaning fee $25
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Parties over 6 people will be charged an additional $5.00 per day, per person.
50% to hold booking.
50% due 30 days prior to arrival.

Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hotel
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom have showers, not bathes. Hair blow dryers, fresh flowers, & linens are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Large room Calif King Blow-up mattresses for children avail.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Excellenct mattresses. Blow up mattresses avail also.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1st floor 2 singles or 1 double avail. Also blow-up mattress
  • Two upstairs bedrooms, each with private balconies. The master has a California King sized bed and is set up with luxurious high quality linens for the All Inclusive packages. For group or family rentals, the second bedroom has a Queen sized bed and the downstairs bedroom has the option of 2 singles or a double bed. We also have blow-up mattress which can be placed wherever you choose.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Dozens of waterfalls, one with 12 ft natural swimming pool. Naranjo River borders the property; fishing available. Fish ponds, hiking trails, hundreds of tropical flowers, fruit and palm trees. Totally private; Swim in the falls - no one is watching .....

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