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Elegant Ultra-Modern Home Overlooks Lush, Tropical Rainforest w/ Saltwater Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + studio, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

Picture yourself in this private oasis, perched on a lush green hillside. The ultra-modern style is a wonderful complement to the gorgeous tropical setting.

The home features 3 bedrooms and a studio with private kitchen & terrace.

The highest quality materials have been used to create this luxurious home. The ceilings are made of native hardwoods. The kitchen counter tops are granite and the appliances are stainless steel.

The furnishings of the home have been carefully selected to reflect the contemporary style, yet a casual, comfortable atmosphere has been created.

The open-air covered terrace overlooks the 50-foot saltwater double width lap pool. From the pool you can enjoy the fabulous views of the surrounding mountains and tropical jungle.

Entertainment amenities include a 42' plasma TV and a Bose speaker system.

The local bus-line is just a few steps from the entrance and many restaurants and shopping are within walking distance.

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018


Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Studio - 1 queen
  • Studio is walk out basement type on ground floor, it does not have a/c but is always shaded and cool. It has a private bath, kitchen, and dinette set.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Security safe and secure storeroom, 3 bathrooms with rain fall showers + 2 outdoor showers


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Elegant Ultra-Modern Home Overlooks Lush, Tropical Rainforest w/ Saltwater Pool
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Vacation in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Manuel Antonio could not have been more perfect. The house was absolutely amazing, and just as beautiful as it looked in pictures. The layout of the house was perfect for our group of 7 people, and allowed for everyone to have space. The outdoor dining area was great, and really the pool was the shining star. A morning dip was the perfect way to start each day. I could go on and on about how wonderful the house is, but really, look at the pictures and you will see.

Gary was super helpful throughout the stay, and even assisted us with arranging a last minute zip line tour. He made the planning a breeze, and was timely with all correspondence. We could not have asked for a better experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome House for Families!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with another family and had a total of four kids between the ages of 4-6. We've stayed in several properties in Manuel Antonio and this house is unique in that 3 of the 4 bedrooms and living area are all on one floor. Not having to worry about kids running up and down stairs is great for parents that want to relax.

The pool is a perfect 10. It gets plenty of sun so it's nice and warm and has plenty of shallow area for the kids. The mountain and jungle views are also terrific.

The kitchen was equipped and the house was nicely furnished with plenty of beach towels.

Gary the host stocked us up on groceries prior to arrival, which was awesome. The cleaning lady was efficient and barely noticeable.

I would not change anything about Carpe Diem!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved staying at Carpe Diem! Great location and beautiful home and view!!

  • 5 of 5

The home is convenient and beautiful. The beds were comfortable. A/C was nice in the bedrooms. We loved the pool and listening to the howler monkeys. Gary was attentive and accessible. Quickly responded to any of our questions. The kitchen was stocked and convenient. So nice to do laundry and relax after a long day of hiking and playing in the Costa Rican sun.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Property, Perfect Location, Great Service

  • 5 of 5

Casa Carpe Diem is unreal. Amazing home, wonderful location, breathtaking views. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a beautiful home with spectacular views in the middle of Manuel Antonio. The house is well equipped with anything one would need and we loved cooking at home and dining in. Also, Casa Carpe Diem is perfectly located with several restaurants and bars within walking distance. Gary and Fernando were extremely hospitable and provided us with all the information and services that we needed. 5-star property and we look forward to staying with Escape Villas in the near future!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review of Carpe Diem and the service the Escape Villas staff provided. We certainly enjoyed having you as our guests. The villa is a unique property that does make you feel secluded yet close to all Manuel Antonio has to offer. Thanks again and Pura Vida!
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Amazing stay at Casa Carpe Diem

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Carpe Diem. Beautiful house with all the amenities you need. Very well stocked kitchen was a great bonus. Our host Gary was very helpful and attentive, he made our stay that much better! Our group of 4 all agreed that this was our favorite house we stayed at on our trip. So beautiful, the indoor outdoor space was breathtaking! We saw tons of monkeys and frogs outside the house. The entire home really looks like the photos. Couldn’t have asked for a better home to stay in for our group. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the wonderful review of your stay at Carpe Diem. The casa is close to everything but it does feel like you are in the middle of your own tropical resort. Your group was such a joy to host and Gary, your Escape Villas concierge and local host, is glad he could be a part of your special vacation. We would love to have you back and again thanks for the recommendation. Pura Vida!
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Fantastic, modern, practical jungle home

  • 5 of 5

Great location close to everything in Manuel Antonio. Modern decor and tons of little details ... You wouldnt miss anything from home. If you needed help, Luis, Yorleny or Gary came quickly to the rescue. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
SJO Juan Santamaria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Barba Roja
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary

World-class Sport Fishing, Pristine Beaches, White-water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Mangrove Tours, Surfing, National Parks, Four-wheel Adventures, Waterfall Tours, Shopping Restaurants and Fine Dining, Kayaking, Dancing/Night Clubs




Additional information about rental rates

Wire Handling Fee $60
Damage Protection Fee $70

Rates include all local taxes.
If you have to cancel we can refund your deposit minus a $300 processing fee so long as we are able to re-rent the dates for the same amount of original reservation. The longer we have to do this the greater chance you have of getting a refund. You can also choose to have us hold your deposit towards future dates within 18 months of the dates on the original reservation. This will not incur the processing fee like the refund policy but we must be notified at least 4 months prior to the reservation dates to be able to give you full credit. If you cancel within 4 months of the reserved dates re-renting for a possible refund is the only recourse.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.