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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 2 - 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Elegant Ultra-Modern Home Overlooks Lush, Tropical Rainforest w/ Saltwater Pool
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

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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Fantastic property!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at Carpe Deim for 8 days with 8 people. The house was more then spacious for all of us. The pool was wonderful and we used everyday. We saw sloths, white faced monkeys and toucans all from the beautiful deck. The location was perfect, easy walking distance from many yummy restaurants, Mar Luna and Sanchos two of our favorites. Alejandro was our host. He was always accessible and willing to help us with shuttles, recommendations and general information. One of our best vacations, would highly recommend both the property and location. We really enjoyed the zipline and buggy waterfall tour.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review of Casa Carpe Diem. We enjoyed have your family stay with us and so glad you had a wonderful vacation and loved the villa. The entire Escape Villas staff invites you back to stay with us again on your next trip to paradise!
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Nice, modern.. and great location !

  • 4 of 5

The house is pretty good located , close to the beach (5 min in taxi) and close to Manuel Antonio park, has a beautiful pool, in the middle of the jungle! Nice master shower that make you feel in nature that's Costa Rica, the kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need , the only missing star on this house is the beds, you have a nice home, modern look you espect the beds are comfy especially when you come back very tire for excursions, you want a good 30 min nap.. well I stay 8 nights and none was a good sleep , totally need new beds and pillows.. well over all is a 4 ⭐️

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review of Casa Carpe Diem. We are glad your overall stay at the casa was an enjoyable one. We appreciate your evaluation of the beds and after inspecting the situation, we are replacing the mattresses. Although we had not had complaints before, we respect your concerns and want to assure any future guests that we strive to make each experience a memorable one, for all the right reasons! We enjoyed your group and hope you choose Escape Villas to help you plan your next Costa Rican vacation.
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.