|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Casa Tranquila, whether it’s your 1st or your 21st trip to Costa Rica, customizes and plans your vacation experience . . . .specifically for your group . . .at no additional cost. Arranging efficient, friendly airport transfers; booking extraordinary chef-prepared, in-villa dinners; stocking your provisions, reserving "Perfect Pacific" days with our beach concierge. After 11 years in business, we think of everything . . .so you don't have to. We'll even email you (right now) our valuable "Insider Tips for the Ideal Costa Rican Experience" . . .just send us a message with the blue link on the right -->
While in residence, our goal is to surpass your every expectation. Our luxury interiors, pristine pools, exemplary concierge service, and astonishing views set the tone for an unforgettable get-away in one of the the world's most exotic locales.
Whether you prefer Adventure or Relaxation your preference is our pleasure. Beaches & Bluffs, Excursions & Excitement; Rest & Recreation . . . all at your fingertips.
And be sure to click on the 'Video' tab here, just above our main photo, to experience a taste of what awaits you at Casa Tranquila.
Until we meet…Pura Vida
Donald Corvette, Owner
Nathan Gomez, Your Personal Concierge
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
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.
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.
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!
I've stayed at Casa Tranquila twice over the years, and each time the stay has been perfect. Not only is Casa Tranquila itself flawlessly appointed and wonderfully located, but Donald and Nathan are such great hosts we've relied on them for concierge services on other visits to Manuel Antonio (including a recent trip where our group was too large for Casa Tranquila itself, but Donald and Nathan still helped us book tours and activities during our week in Costa Rica).
When staying at a vacation villa, two main factors can make or break the entire experience - the quality of the facility, and the attention paid by the owner/host. With Casa Tranquila, you can not ask for more from the villa itself, and your host. Donald and Nathan make it a point to greet you upon arrival, and make themselves available throughout your stay. You never have to worry about what you might find with other vacation rentals, where the owner lives remotely or out of the country and you're dealing with a property manager who services the villa you're staying at, along with countless others. With Casa Tranquila, you can tell the owner not only cares greatly about their own property and making sure it's absolutely perfect for every visitor, but also cares about your entire trip - every activity we booked through them was a blast (and booking through them means you get the best prices, and the activity providers take great care of you); every restaurant recommendation was spot-on; every tour or outing suggestion was perfect.
You really do get a good idea of what Casa Tranquila offers through photos and descriptions - the villa has amazing views, is wonderfully appointed, and truly is top-notch luxury. What you can't see in the photos, though, is the attention and care paid to you by Donald and Nathan during your stay. I'd not only highly recommend the villa, but also taking advantage of their concierge services to make sure you not only book the right activities while in the area, but get the best prices on them!
For Thanksgiving, my family of 11 (7 adults and 4 littles) spent a wonderful week @ Casa Tranquila. It was perfect from the house and furnishings, to the pool. to the views. Donald and Nathan arranged everything for us. It was very easy and yet an adventure for my grandchildren. WE are on our way back next year! All 11 of us are in agreement (that doesn't happen often) that this was our best holiday ever! Thank you for helping create wonderful memories for us...
From the moment we booked our trip to the day we left we were extremely well taken care of. We were given the most detailed and personalized concierge service that anyone could ask for. All of our excursions were tailored to our desires and executed beyond expectations. All of our tours were prearranged and set up prior to our arrival. We took the scenic route from San Jose and our driver brought us to the most amazing place for lunch- open air looking out over mountain and valley while we enjoyed local fare and divine iced coffee drinks. This is the moment after all the travel you sigh and say Yes, this is what we were hoping for! It only got better from there. Once we arrived at the house and were greeted by Donald and Nathan we knew we had made a really good choice. The house, the view the amenities and the personal touches were impressive. Our guides were locals who really knew the area, were very professional and seemed to really love their jobs and their country. Hospitality was amazing. We had a chance to experience all the luxuries of the area while also getting a bit of experience of local life. Our favorite trip was white water rafting I think but they all were really wonderful. We are a family of six so 4 kids and on this trip we all had to work together to navigate the rapids and it was just such fun! We enjoyed the Dolphin sail/ snorkeling, the National Park and the most beautiful beach where we saw lots of monkeys and iguanas, Buggy tour rocked all around- swimming in the waterfalls and a very delicious and authentic lunch you won't regret, massages back at the house, fishing and finally zip lining. Every afternoon we came back to the house blissfully exhausted and ready to relax in the beautiful home and lounge by the pool. Monkey came by to visit! The house actually is even nicer than it looks in the pictures! And the pictures looked really great. Paulette came daily to keep the place immaculate so when we came back from our excursions everything was fresh and clean. The view of the ocean from the top of the hill in Manuel Antonio was breathtaking and you can just take it in while sitting in the pool! The village was a very short walk from Casa Tranqila where you will find artisans, groceries, great restaurants etc., and a yoga/pilates studio at very affordable drop in prices. Donald and Nathan truly deliver and I guarantee you won't be disappointed. All we can say is BOOK IT! You won't be disappointed.
We booked a week stay at Casa Tranquila for myself and my husband, our adult children and their significant others. I have booked many vacation rentals over the years and have grown to expect less than I see in the photos. In this case, I think the villa surpassed all expectations! From the moment we arrived and toured the property, we were all impressed. The villa is spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. The attention to detail is amazing-everything we needed was at our fingertips! The views from the many doors windows and balconies are nothing short of spectacular! It's hard to walk by a window and not stop and stare at the ocean. The pool is beautiful and provided daily relaxation after tours or the beach. We were greeted by Donald and Nathan on arrival and they gave us a tour of the property after helping with luggage and unpacking our groceries. They reviewed everything we needed to know to feel comfortable in the villa and for our scheduled tours. Afterwards, Donald took a few of us on a quick driving tour of Manuel Antonio! Our stay could not have been better. Our tours were all arranged by Nathan and were quite enjoyable. He really works to get you the best experiences and a great price! The restaurant recommendations were great and we loved having the chef, Nisim cook for us at the villa! It was great to be able to text/call Donald or Nathan with question-having the owner nearby is a real bonus. The information they shared with us in advance and at arrival really made us feel at home in Costa Rica. I would recommend Casa Tranquila to anyone traveling to this area of Costa Rica. The villa, the amenities and the personal attention are really the whole package-I think this is a rare find in travel today!
Casa Tranquila's spectacular view is only part of it. . . . The home is beautifully laid out for families and/or couples. Immaculately maintained. Donald and Nathan take care of you down to the last detail. . . . We loved being up the hill. After a day in the busy beaches of Manuel Antonio, it was a treat to come back to enjoy the pool and the view and the cool breezes. We didn't use the air-conditioning - although it was there. Our kids loved the animals. There were delights for all ages. A fabulous family vacation!
I chose this beautiful home based on the outstanding reviews and breathtaking views of the Pacific.for our first trip to Costa Rica. I couldn't have made a better choice. The views from Casa Tranquila are even more beautiful than the photos can depict. The layout of the home is open and airy. The bedrooms are large and extremely comfortable and relaxing. As beautiful as the home is, we found ourselves outdoors most of the time. When we were not out enjoying the many actives in the Manuel Antonio area, we were in the pool. From sun up to sun down the pool was the best place to enjoy the view and take in the sights and sounds of nature. From our house we saw monkeys, a mama sloth with her baby, beautiful birds and iguana.
If a gorgeous home in a beautiful location is not convincing enough for you to pack your bags, then the guidance and services of the staff and endless variety of activities for all ages will be. Donald, the owner, and Nathan, your concierge, will take care of your every wish. They provide "Tips for Visiting Costa Rica" and a calendar of "Must Do's" for an exhilarating and/or relaxing vacation. After choosing your weekly activities, Nathan will schedule and confirm all activities including door-to-door transportation. Our group included a range of ages, 9-68, and we all enjoyed the activities we planned including: the buggy tour, sunset cruise, National Park, zip line, and butterfly garden. The restaurants are plentiful and within walking distance. We enjoyed breakfast and dinner at home provided by Nisim, their recommended private chef. The meals were delicious and plentiful. Paulet, our sunny and sweet housekeeper, even agreed to an evening of child care so that we could go out and celebrate our daughter's engagement. She was proposed to at the waterfall while on the buggy tour! So much fun!
We had a wonderful time at Casa Tranquila and the Manuel Antonio area. We have recommended this home and location to family and friends. Thank you to everyone who made our stay so much fun...it's true that you enter as guests but leave as friends. We look forward to our next visit.
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
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Extra Bed (>8 Guests)||$0|
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 (or fewer) Guests.
The Private Casita has a convertible sofa if you have nine or 10 guests. Its use as a bed limits the space in The Private Casita, and those guests will share a bath. This is recommended primarily for children or those who do not mind limiting their space and sharing a bathroom with more than two people. This arrangement allows for 10 guests. The fee for the convertible bed is $700/week.
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50% Required at Contract
50% Required 60 Days Before Arrival
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.