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Best Value in Manuel Antonio!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

At Casa Kalani, we understand the meaning of vacation. Our lives are stressful enough and planning a vacation can be fun, but tedious. We offer our guests complete trip-planning, from your arrival in San Jose to departure and everything in between- all you need to do is show up! Casa Kalani truly is a retreat, perfect for a romantic getaway, a family reunion, or a trip with friends.

Nestled in the heart of Manuel Antonio, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Casa Kalani is a very comfortable vacation home rental. Kalani is Hawaiian for 'from the heavens' and while sitting on the master balcony, enjoying the rainforest views, one feels that much closer to heaven. Spend the day lounging by the pool, or sitting on the patio and watching the wildlife go by, or it is just a short trip down to the beaches and Manuel Antonio National Park., Close to Casa Kalani are restaurants,bars,supermarket,butcher,internet cafe, pharmacy, doctor´s office and public transportation. Casa Kalani is located at the very end of a cul de sac in a local working neighborhood. It is roughly halfway between the town of Quepos and the beaches and National Park Manuel Antonio.

The villa’s main floor is open concept, and windows abound to allow tons of natural sunlight to flood in and unobstructed views of the lush rainforest surround. The decor is crisp and clean and the Casa is equipped with quality linens and towels.

For the wildlife enthusiasts, there are many varieties of monkeys. Birders be sure to bring a pair of binoculars as mot-mot, tanagers, flycatchers, Scarlet Macaws, and sometimes even toucans can be seen!

Comments from recent guests:

“ I would be glad to recommend your place to anyone ! I forgot to tell you how many Blue Morpho butterflies we saw-several every day and one morning I lost count sitting on the balcony drinking coffee! It was a real treat to see so many...Thank you so much for the beautiful time we spent at Casa Kalani. The house is fabulous and the decor is simply gorgeous. I wish you much success with your beautiful home and hope to return next year for another delightful vacation at Casa Kalani. It is truly a little paradise on earth.”

Dr. Jean Brauwn, Georgia, USA June 2008

“Thank you again for letting us stay at Casa Kalani for another night. It worked out even better for us. We loved your house and really wish we could´ve stayed there for longer. It was beautiful and the location was amazing. Thank you again for starting off our trip in such a fantastic manner and please let me know if there is anywhere online that I might leave a comment about the great time we had while we were staying at Casa Kalani.” Jonathan Webb, San Diego, California, USA March 2009

'We would like to thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We had a wonderful time revisiting Manuel Antonio and your house was in a perfect location for us. We saw several large families of howler monkeys outside your gate on two nights, and a family of capuchin monkeys one morning. The girls were entranced. Unique Tours, Kanuto's white water rafting trip, that you arranged was spectacular. We really appreciated their focus on safety. He is a great guy who gave us lots of wonderful tips on other things to see and do and even where to buy fresh shrimp and good Chilean Cabernet to enjoy by your pool. Best wishes and thank you for the opportunity.'

Carol & Ian, USA July 2008

'I would like you to know how thoroughly I enjoyed your house. The setting is beautiful. The house is beautiful. The interior is decorated beautifully. I loved having the private pool with the waterfall. I also enjoyed lying in bed watching the Monkeys play in the trees just outside my window as well as numerous species of birds. I was taken care of from arrival to departure.

Thank you very much'

David from Georgia, July 2008

'We had a wonderful time. Jerry was very helpful. I would recommend your home to any of my friends. My daughters loved the morning monkey highway across the trees. Thank you.' Andrea and Tobin, Texas July 2009.

'We enjoyed staying at your house and enjoyed the very good quality furnishings, beddings, and kitchen amenities, plus pool and laundry facilities. I will definitely recommend your house to friends and family wishing to visit Costa Rica.Thanks so much.' Roselyn and Skip, San Rafael, CA. August 2009.

The master bedroom has great treetop and partial ocean views. Enjoy sunset or morning coffee on the private balcony. Plenty of room for storage in the walk-in closet. All 3 bedrooms have ceiling fans and mini-split AC units with remote control. Two bedrooms have queen beds and the third has two twin beds that can be pushed together. Sofabed for extra guests.Portable playpen (can also be used as a crib) and highchair available. Security safe in the home. There is recessed lighting and ceramic floors throughout. Recessed ceilings in the master and living room. Tiled pool with waterfall and outside shower.

At Casa Kalani, we pride ourselves on keeping our home impeccably clean and ensuring our guests have a memorable holiday. Should you have any special requests, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you!

Manuel Antonio has something for everyone! Comprised of the quaint town of Quepos and 7km of coastline to the national park, Manuel Antonio is filled with small, independent hotels and great restaurants offering international cuisine. Take in the saturday morning market in Quepos for a variety of fresh fruits and veggies and local delights!!It is a short 20 minute flight from San Jose to amazing beaches, world-class sportfishing, whitewater rafting, surfing, snorkelling, canopy and more. Costa Rica's top tourist destination is sure not to disappoint!

Keywords: Costa Rica Villa

More Details

Property Manager
Sheila Gentry
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Sheila Gentry

My husband, Shawn and I purchased Casa Kalani in December 2009. We have since been to our home many trips with our two small children, family and friends. It is always an adventure and we love to keep going back to enjoy the monkeys that stop by our home most

mornings. We just returned from a trip where we had Squirrel monkeys with their babies visiting, white faced monkeys and Toucans. It is so much fun to spend time with our family enjoying relaxing by the pool, cooking out, going out to eat at our favorite place Aqua Azual. If you need anything from us please don't hesitate to ask. Sheila

Sheila Gentry purchased this villa in 1209

What makes this villa unique

We are located in a local working neighborhood which is convenient to shopping, grocery store and restaurants. We recommend a small SUV if driving in Costa Rica. The roads in this region can be gravel and/or steep terrian. Our driveway does require a 4 wheel drive.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Best Value in Manuel Antonio!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Awesome place for family or group of travelers to stay!

  • 5 of 5

As a group of seven young professionals we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Kalani. Nicole (the property manager) was incredibly helpful setting up everything we needed on the trip including transportation and a zip-line canopy tour. The house had everything we needed, and although the pool isn't huge, it's perfect to cool off in during the humid afternoons. The upstairs balcony is the perfect place to catch a sunset, or watch the monkeys in the morning. I would recommend Casa Kalani to anyone who wants a great stay in Manuel Antonio!

-Will Mattingly

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Great Stay at Casa Kalani

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my family has stayed at Casa Kalani. I have found the owners to be very easy to communicate with, and the on-site staff is excellent. The house itself is very nice, and very, very clean. It is in a great location, so that each morning we could walk down to the beach and enjoy the ocean.

The pool is refreshing. We cooked most of our meals at home, and the kitchen is very well stocked. It was so much fun to sit outside and watch the monkeys come across. At one point they were located in the trees above our eating area, watching us carefully.

I would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Comfortable, lovely, safe, convenient, visits by animals of all kinds, walkable to store, restaurant

  • 5 of 5

I will quickly say that we loved our stay at Casa Kalani! (April 2011). Location: ideal once we oriented ourselves: Quick walk to stores, restaurants and a short drive to the beach, Manuel Antonio Nat'l Park, Quepos...

Photos were spot-on: the house is lovely: clean, new appliances, great pool...

The owners, house manager, and concierge were outstanding! I feel like we received excellent treatment for our $$. Miquela and Nicole were available in advance for email questions and trip planning, and available once we arrived. Nicole planned amazing tours for us, and we were so grateful!

I would recommend this property to anyone!

Addressing some of the other comments posted online, and some comments I would have in addition to the above:

The driveway: The driveway is steep but not at all impossible. It's the jungle, not a frozen tundra. I have photos if anyone wants to see.

The pool: It is well maintained and has a lovely shower next to it. We never figured out the waterfall. We didn't try very hard either though. :-)

Outdoor patio: Wow, such a great place to watch the animals: capuchin monkeys, pygmy owl (up by the master bedroom), frogs, lizards, iguanas, crazy amounts of birds, parrots, insects, etc... We ate all of our meals here.

We did expect a working grill, and the grill there was not working.

Chickens: This house is in a neighborhood, not a sterile resort community. Many of the neighbors are Ticos who have chickens and doggies. Embrace it and enjoy it. It's not like the jungle is quiet anyway. It is an orchestra of critters, and it is amazing!

Bugs, ants, etc...: Again, you are in the jungle. YOU are the visitor. Embrace and enjoy how different the bugs are from home. Most of them are not going to harm you.

Kitchen: all new appliances; worked great. We wished the knives were sharper. :-)

Spices: again, this is the jungle so one cannot leave spices sitting in a cabinet or they absorb moisture from the air. We did miss having spices to cook with though. Our suggestion: perhaps the house manager can have a bin ready for when new guests arrive containing spices to borrow, binoculars (even if an extra deposit is required), extra sunscreen, aloe, beach towels to use...

Internet access: not provided. Frustrating. there is a router. There is a modem. Turning on the modem shows there *is* wireless in the house. Don't know why we were not allowed to use it. Would have paid an additional amount for this too.

Laundry: bug plus!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, Costa Rica & New York

The perfect "home away from home"

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here, and we all absolutely loved it! Your home is so beautiful, and we were very comfortable. We saw monkeys every day, as well as other wildlife like toucans and iguanas. My parents especially enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the mornings, drinking coffee, and just enjoying "paradise." Thanks so much for accommodating our schedule...Mikayla was great too! If we make it back to Manuel Antonio again, we would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Wildlife Viewing

  • 5 of 5

We visited Manuel Antonio during Green Season so we made the most of every day by waking early and sitting out on the master bedroom balcony with our coffee and letting the wildlife come to us. We had morning visits from titi and white face Capuchin monkeys and it was terrific for bird watching also, including the Mot Mot. The highlight for me was seeing a pair of toucans! And they even came back another day! Casa Kalani is a beautiful home with quality tropical themed furnishings, so we really felt like we spent our vacation in luxury. We really appreciated the pool when we returned from our touring for the day. The caretaker met us when we arrived and gave us a good orientation of the property and the area, including restaurants and available tours. The property was very well maintained during our stay with the maid service and pool caretaker. We also appreciated having our security deposit returned in a very timely manner.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family stayed for a week at the end of June. The house is beautiful! The pool was great and well maintained. The mattresses were comfortable. It was just as described. Several types of monkeys as well as other critters were busy entertaining us each morning and evening. The house manager, Miquela did an outstanding job as well as the housekeeper who left towel sculptures in the bathroom! We all had a great time and would recommend this property to anyone that wants to experience why Manuel Antonio is such a special place!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary


Worldclass Sportsfishing,

ATV adventure tour,

sunset name it, Manuel Antonio has it!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Discounts are given to guests paying via check. Please email or call for a quote.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Available arrival
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bath on main level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Pac and play (1) and Sleep Sofa (1).
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
in-room safe, highchair, pac and play, iron & ironing board, Hair dryer and gas grill.

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