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97* Five-Star Reviews & 10 Years' Stellar Service: We Do Everything For You !

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Strategic Vacation-Planning Service, Specifically Designed to Ease Your Mind

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

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Donald Corvette
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

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 Puntarenas

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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97* Five-Star Reviews & 10 Years' Stellar Service: We Do Everything For You !
average rating of 4.9897957 based on 102 reviews
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Perfect Villa and Hosts

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ten years ago, Brian, my singular reason for starting Casa Tranquila was to take care of folks like you and your friends. It warms my heart to see that you notice our passion. Thanks for embracing Nathan and me (and Sombra & Fergus) in your "family". Guests like you are the reason "we do what we do". Three visits are not enough . . .please come back soon.
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Best family holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5

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...

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a thrill it was to have your whole crew with us at Casa Tranquila, Sandee. We never "tried it" with 11 guests before . . .so I am really happy it worked for you. And I am confident you had fun, not only from your review, but from the fact that you already reserved NEXT Thanksgiving! We cannot wait to see you all again. Donald & Nathan
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Exceeded expectations, amazing trip!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your family had such a great time at Casa Tranquila, Lu. Thanks for noticing our attention to detail. As you know, our motto is "All you have to 'worry' about is landing in Costa Rica". After that, we will take care of everything. You are such wonderful new Friends of Casa Tranquila. We hope to see you again soon!! D & N.
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Beautiful Villa-Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We like to focus really hard on our 1st-Time visitors to Costa Rica, and hold their hands through what may otherwise be an uneasy arrival. When we have guests as wonderful as you all were, it's a pleasure to offer you the best service we have. I so appreciate your noticing! Please know that you always have a home in Costa Rica now, and we will hope to see you again next year! Donald
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Truly wonderful

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure to have you at Casa Tranquila! You are always welcome at your new home in Costa Rica!
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The Best Vacation We've Ever Had!!

  • 5 of 5

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's true that you enter as guests but leave as friends. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your Family were such a great pleasure to host, Cathy! Your comments make Nathan, Paulet and me so proud of the efforts we make. It's your vacation, BUT it's our business. It seems we were both successful. Like we always say: "We don't create the terrific views or the many wildlife visitors, but we love when our guests enjoy them." We will be looking forward to your return next year! Our home is yours! Donald
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Manuel Antonio National Park
Agua Azul
Restaurante Barba Roja
Super Joseth
Kapi Kapi
Cafe Milagro
Raphael's Terreza
Restaurante El Lagarto
La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve
Marina Pez Vela
Mini Price
Amigos del Rio
Brisas del Nara
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
San Jose International (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Agua Azul
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Aqua Azul
Nearest Beach
2 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

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Additional information about rental rates

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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Saturday to Saturday Preferred
50% Required at Contract
50% Required 60 Days Before Arrival

Payment By:
Credit Card (HomeAway/VRBO 6% "User Fee" is Added)
Wire Transfer to Account in Costa Rica
Personal Check
Rates Include All Taxes, Services and Amenities

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Baths, when you are vacationing in a beach area, can be your most vital room. Since you spend a great deal of time in the shower area, we believe it must be private, comforting and luxurious. Teak Cabinetry Marble & Granite Counters Contemporary Fixtures Luxurious Towels Biologe Prestige Bath Amenities
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Pool Suite - 1 queen , Opens Directly to the Pool. Queen Bed
    The Bamboo Suite - 1 king , Luxurious King-Bamboo Bed
    The Vista Suite - 1 queen , Top Floor with Amazing Ocean View. Queen Bed
    The Private Casita - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Using 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, televisions 800-count Egyptian Cotton sheets Plasma TVs/DVDs 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 ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
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
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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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