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Bedrooms 4
Space 4,100 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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Since 2006, Casa Tranquila has offered its guests the finest in Tropical Vacations:

* Spectacular Pacific Views

* Finest Authentic Bali Decor

* Pristine Pools

* Daily Monkey Visits

* Close to the Beach

* 12-Minute Walk to 15 Exceptional Restaurants

* 4 Luxury, Air-Conditioned Suites

* Sloths, Toucans, Monkeys fill the Trees

* Modern, Chef-grade kitchens

* WiFi throughout the villa

* Focused Service from the Owner, himself

Send your inquiry, and we will respond quickly with a message that includes a full 3-D Virtual Tour (the only one in all Costa Rica) of Casa Tranquila. You can "walk" through every inch of luxury before you ever commit. . . .or arrive. If you cannot find our video . . .it IS there. Try using Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser.

Our service is what stands out. When you read our 100+ stellar reviews, you'll understand why our guests return time after time.

* Personal Airport Pick-up

* Advice on Best Flights from your City

* Reservations Made for All Tours, Excursions and Meals included in your Rate

* White-Glove Concierge Service, 24-hours a Day

* In-Villa Dinners with our Extraordinary Chef

* Welcome Book sent (on line) prior to Arrival, Provides droves of information

Casa Tranquila's Personal Concierge is always available to catch every detail.

Comfort; Confidence; Convenience; Care; Value . . . the Watchwords of Casa Tranquila.

Adventure or Relaxation . . . whichever is your preference is our pleasure. Beaches & Bluffs, Excursions & Excitement; Rest & Recreation . . . all at your fingertips.

Until we meet…Pura Vida

Donald Corvette (I'm the only one in the world, so Google me now), Owner

Nathan Gomez, Your Personal Concierge

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Donald Corvette
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Donald Corvette

I moved to Costa Rica and purchased Casa Tranquila in April 2006. It was, at 50, simply time to begin a new stage in my life. Yes, I made The Leap. After a career in the fashion world with companies like Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, I decided it was time for a change. Instead of going off to see The Planet, I am bringing The Planet to Casa Tranquila.

Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, I came to Costa Rica after 20 years in South Florida. Real estate adventures in Palm Beach provided my awareness for remodeling properties into prestigious homes. I converted Casa Tranquila into a luxury villa, and created a new world for my guests.

I humbly invite you to come share it.

Donald Corvette purchased this villa in 2006

Why Donald Corvette chose Manuel Antonio

Casa Tranquila is located on Pacific Canyon. Our lovely little secluded street has the most extraordinary Pacific Views in all Costa Rica. Too, our well-organized home owners' association provides a gated community with its own Security Team for your confidence. I am even the president of the HOA, so you will always have the "right" person's number if you need assistance.

What makes this villa unique

The spectacular views, competitive rates, and ideal location speak for themselves. But our service is our most unique benefit. Many are first-time visitors to Costa Rica, and we remove all trepidation. Trust that you will know everything you need to know before your airplane ever takes off. Your Costa Rica Experience is in the The Best of Hands.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We took our 3 adult kids and significant others to Manuel antonio for a wonderful family vacation for a week at the end of January. The weather was beautiful, the area was lush with lots of wildlife to enjoy. We all agreed that our favorite activity was the zip lining (and some of us were afraid of heights) that Donald and Nathan arranged for us. It was amazing! The guys who ran the place were friendly and extremely safety conscious, and the views from run to run were amazing! Don't miss that! We also enjoyed the sunset cruise and 4 wheeler ride, but be prepared to get very dirty from the dust on the roads. Each night we had cocktails somewhere, by the pool, on the beach, or at one of the many restaurants or bars with an amazing view. Our favorite for that was El avion (the airplane restaurant). The food there was good but our 2 favorite dinner spots were the small Italian restaurant on the main road (Nathan and Donald will know the name) and the small restaurant on Three Left Turns road going to the beach (and again I'm blank on the name but Nathan and Donald can help where I am blank). Amazing food especially at the last two! The staff at the Casa were very helpful and friendly and eager to please. Our kids all agreed that it was an amazing vacation!
Jan 2014
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private Casita - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Jungle Shower
    Pool Shower - outdoor shower , Great for After a Day at the Beach
    The Vista Suite - toilet , shower , Large Shower Window and two Counter Top Basins
    The Bamboo Suite - toilet , shower , Elegant Marble Basin with Double Wall-Mounted Faucets
    The Pool Suite - toilet , shower , Luxurious Travertine Marble Tile Shower
  • When you are vacationing in a beach area, baths can be your most comforting room. Since you spend a great deal of time in the shower area, we believe it must be private, and luxurious. Teak Cabinetry Marble & Granite Counters Contemporary Fixtures Luxurious Towels Biologe Prestige Bath Amenities
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Bamboo Suite - 1 king , Luxurious King-Bamboo Bed- Serta luxury mattress
    The Pool Suite - 1 queen , Opens Directly to the Pool. Queen Bed. Serta luxury mattres
    The Vista Suite - 1 queen , Top Floor. Amazing Ocean View. Serta luxury mattress
    The Private Casita - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Adding convertible bed reduces living space. 1 Bath .
  • Large Bamboo Frame King Bed. (1) King Pillows Queen Beds.(3) Bali-Style. Large Pillows Optional (& additional) convertible bed available All with Serta Pillow-Top mattresses All 3 Suites are air conditioned, private baths, 800-count Egyptian Cotton sheets Robes & Sarongs The sounds of crashing waves and feel the ocean breezes lull you to sleep Baby Crib (1) available
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Creating your ideal vacation is a source of pride for Casa Tranquila and her Owner, Donald Corvette. His only focus is customizing, organizing and implementing the vacations of his guests. Through preliminary communication, Donald and Nathan (your Personal Concierge) assess your vacation wishes and has your "Costa Rican Experience" planned before you even arrive at Casa Tranquila. Transportation, tours, meals, special needs can all be arranged. After you arrive, your most challenging decision will be which number sunscreen you want to wear today. Your Preference is Our Pleasure at Casa Tranquila.


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Incredible "Schramily" Vacation

  • 5 of 5

When I found this property, everything about it, seemed too good to be true. The house was beautiful, the scenery was breathtaking, it had a pool, the reviews were excellent and helpful, and the dates we needed were open. Well, it turns out it was everything I had hoped it would be!

Once we secured our dates, the planning began. Donald and Nathan both contacted me, right away, and helped me develop an itinerary that was specialized to my family's interests. They sent links and suggestions, for excursions and restaurants. Since we had emailed and talked prior to arriving, I felt like I knew them once I arrived. This is the first trip I've planned, where I felt totally prepared and excited, prior to arriving to a place I had never been before. Every detail was addressed. Our transportation, what cash I would need to bring for different excursions (so no guessing), suggested gratuities, what to pack - PACK EXACTLY AS THEY TELL YOU TO. If you have a question, I guarantee you it is in their detailed website, but don't worry, if you'd rather email or call either of them, they are quick to respond!

The house was in a great location, with a beautiful view of the ocean. Our favorite time was spent on the deck, no matter what time of the day. Rachel and Juan kept the house in perfect condition, even though it was "well lived in" by our family every day. It was an easy to walk to restaurants, or the bus stop. If we had an excursion, our transportation came straight to the house to pick us up.

"Musts" would be to be sure to purchase libations from the airport (like they suggest), the Buggy Tour, Sunset Sail, lounging the last day at the beach, and as many meals at Agua Azul as possible!

Pura Vida!

Rachel (and the entire Schram family)

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kindness, Rachel. Our hospitality still fell short of your graciousness as guests. We would love to have you at Casa Tranquila every week! Our motto of "Enter as a Guest, Leave as a Friend" certainly proved true last week. We cannot wait to see you again. You and The Schramily always have a home at Casa Tranquila! Pura Vida! Donald
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Extended family of 9, great time at Casa Tranquilla

  • 5 of 5

Donald and his staff provided a very enjoyable experience on our first trip to Costa Rica with our extended family of 9. The home was spacious and well equipped and the views and afternoon ocean breeze were wonderful. They helped plan out our week with meals and excursions and were able to be reached by phone/text if we ran into any problems. The chef, Dari, was well worth it, making meals from scratch each of the nights we were there. We enjoyed the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio and the surrounding area and were happy to have found Casa Tranquilla. One of the highlights of the trip was having ~30 squirrel monkeys visit the house one morning, hanging around for 10-15 minutes. The kids and adults loved it.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Even with NINE guests, Craig, thanks for helping us demonstrate that Casa Tranquila always rises to the occasion. You and your family gave Nathan and me one of our best weeks of 2018. You were a delight; thanks so much for making our "job" so easy. We know how much The Kids wanted to see those monkeys, so Nathan was happy to "order those up" for you. We'll be looking forward to seeing you again soon at your New Home in Costa Rica. Donald
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Annually Amazed

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Casa Tranquila for the past 4 years. Nathan & Donald are the epitome of vacation rental experts. If you can think of it, they can make it happen. Fishing, jungle tours (both night & day), zip lining, custom meals at the casa, transportation, etc. Just let Nathan know what you need & it will automatically happen. Both owners take great pride in your happiness & knowing you had a great time while in Costa Rica. PS, don't forget the poolside massage.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the faith you continue to place in Casa Tranquila, Mike. It's always nice when we feel like part of our family is coming back again to see us. And we LOVE the referrals you send us too! Can't wait to see you and your family again next February. Donald & Nathan.
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Ann Arbor Michigan, USA.

Great views

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable. Each bedroom with attached bath. Lots of deck and balcony space, with great views. Good daily service of cleaning. Convenient location.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Aneel. You and your friends were excellent guests, and we welcome you back anytime you can return. You always have a home at Casa Tranquila. Donald
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Location, views, wildlife and five star service in a beautiful property, Casa Tranquila has it all

  • 5 of 5

After reading all of the five star reviews I had very high expectations for Casa Tranquila and Donald, Nathan and their team managed to go way above and beyond. The experience starts with the initial inquiry which is met with a detailed and informative email and a follow up phone call from Donald. After booking Nathan moves into action recommending and booking all of our excursions. I typically rent a car but, based on Donald's recommendation (confirmed by several reviewers) I decided to forgo it this time and am glad I did. Their van service to and from San Jose airport is super convenient and reasonably priced and all of the tours picked us up at the house. The property is located such that there are 10+ good restaurants within 15 minutes walk and dozens more accessible via an easy taxi ride. We also rode the bus to Manuel Antonio several times which is a fun experience and super cheap to boot.

When I read that the owner would greet you on arrival and help put away your luggage I thought that was marketing hyperbole. I was amazed when both Donald and Nathan were waiting for us at 11:30pm (in a heavy rainstorm) and was downright shocked when they came at 3:45AM (!!) to see us off. It was lucky for us that they came for our middle of the night departure as we forgot a suitcase which they discovered and called our driver to let us know. They then met us 10 minutes down the road to deliver the missing suitcase; if that isn't world class service, I don't know what it.

The property is amazing and ideally suited to families with older children or multiple couples traveling together as it is effectively 3 separate suites that share a well equipped kitchen and living area. The views are as beautiful as advertised and the monkeys were daily visitors. Having a housekeeper every day was a treat I've never experienced. Rachel was quiet and unobtrusive to the point that I thought my daughter washed my breakfast dishes on our first morning.

The Chef-in-residence was another unexpected treat that we took full advantage of having Dariela prepare three dinners during our stay. Dariela is an absolute delight and hearing her story of recovery from a devastating accident earlier in the year made the experience truly unforgettable. Her Costa Rican cuisine is not to be missed.

Overall, I would rate Casa Tranquila as the best VRBO stay we have had (6 previous) by a very wide margin. Donald and Nathan provide a exceptional level of service and attention. Pura vida!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When folks come to Costa Rica, Tim, they usually ask about beach, monkeys and transportation. While Casa Tranquila offers all that, it's so warming for us when our guests notice all the special attention we provide for their vacation as well. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with those details. We are proud to be your "best ever" . . .it's what we promise . . .and deliver. We cannot wait to see you again next year! Donald
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Our stay was incredible!!

  • 5 of 5

The description of Casa Tranquila was spot on. If you are looking for a truly once in a lifetime stay in your very own house in the jungle, this is your spot. At Casa Tranquila your vacation begins once contacting Donald about your booking. Once booked, he and Nathan, your private concierge take over all your vacation planning and these two are always two steps ahead. They send us amazing material about Manuel Antonio and Costa Rica to be well prepared for our stay and arranged for everything from an airport pick up, excursions and private chef service which we hired to celebrate my mother´s birthday.

The house comes with 4 individually decorated rooms each with private bathroom which is a real treat, an infinity plunge pool with Pacific Ocean View and we loved all the spacious outside decks and balconies to lounge and relax. Certainly what we all needed.

At Casa Tranquila an alarm clock is not needed as the monkeys have you covered. We saw them almost daily as well as toucans, scarlet macaws, sloths. “Luxury in the wild Jungle” would be the right caption. The location of the house is super convenient – only a 5 minutes’ walk to the main street with access to public transportation, restaurants, a gym, super markets and more.

Donald and Nathan were so attentive and welcoming from the moment of first contact until our departure. Their care of you is incredible.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Because we focus on making our guests feel (not only "prepared" but) immediately comfortable in their new home, Kim, we are humbled by your how well you point out our accomplishing this for you and your family. We love sending you all that preliminary information so you enjoy your entire week at Casa Tranquila without any "acclimation factor". And all those animal visits . . .well . . .they are just part of the Casa Tranquila package. Thanks so much for being such amazing guests. We are eager to see you again next year! Donald
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Quepos (QXP)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Agua Azul
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Aqua Azul
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary

Manuel Antonio’s five-mile long main road divides the town into East and West. Casa Tranquila is on the West – or “ocean” -- side of this road. Many homes on the other side have Pacific views, but, because they are far away from the ocean, locals call them “distant blue' vistas. Being on the West, Casa Tranquila offers one of the closest views of the Pacific Ocean anywhere in the area.

Being 150 meters below this main road, Casa Tranquila is, indeed, tranquil.

Yet, the proximity to the road allows you to walk to the beach, excellent restaurants and adventure locations.

*Manuel Antonio National Park (5 minutes)

*SJO International Airport (2.5 hours)

*Beaches (5 minutes)

*Quepos (8 minutes)

*Quepos Airport (15 minutes)

No need for rental car (buses and taxis are abundant and close)

*Main Road (3 minute walk)

* Bus stop (5 minute walk)

*Eight Restaurants within 10 minute walk

Other Activities: Monkeys, ATV's, Jungle tours, Birding, Butterflies, Zip Line Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Sunset Sails


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Extra Bed (>8 Guests) $0
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.0%

November 17-24, 2018 THANKSGIVING WEEK
December 19-26, 2018. CHRISTMAS WEEK (Add Your December 15-19 Christmas Gift)
December 26-January 2, 2019 NEW YEAR'S WEEK (RESERVED)
April 13-20, 2019 SPRING BREAK WEEK
April 20-27, 2019. EASTER WEEK

Costa Rican sales tax is NOT included in the rates listed. But that 13% (and your refundable security deposit) will be calculated into any quote you request.

Your "Casa Tranquila Experience" includes 4100 Prestige square feet on three floors with four (4) private suites, four (4) full baths, two kitchens, two living rooms, and two pools. You will find it perfect for eight - 10 Guests.

In addition to its Queen bed, The Private Casita has a convertible bed if you have nine or 10 guests. This is recommended primarily for children or those who do not mind sharing a bathroom with more than two people. The fee for the convertible bed is $85/night.

Click "Send a Message" now, and I will send you floor plans and fuller details.

Saturday to Saturday Preferred
50% Required at Contract
50% Required 60 Days Before Arrival
Rates Include All Services and Amenities

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.