About the property
- Villa4100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
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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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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Incredible "Schramily" Vacation
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!
Rachel (and the entire Schram family)
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
First Class Experience
My family of four (son-16 and daughter-15), plus parents, had a fantastic time at Casa Tranquila. The entire experience was first class. Donald and Nathan provide amazing hospitality, pre-planning and guidance/advice from your first contact with them through the entire trip (and even afterward). Donald and Nathan put together a great itinerary for us, which we changed multiple times (including a few changes at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances) and they still were able to accommodate every change without fail. The residence is amazing, with plenty of space, great views, and amenities – really nothing needed other than your clothes and groceries. You can trust that the descriptions, photos and videos on the site are entirely accurate. We cannot say enough positives about the experience – truly like staying at your own mini-resort with your personal, extremely attentive concierge.
A few recommendations:
-We highly recommend having Nathan and Rachel cook at least a few times; Nathan is an excellent chef and will cook to your requests - and takes care of everything from getting groceries, to cooking (three courses) and clean-up.
-We recommend renting a 4-wheel drive vehicle if you are interested in traveling outside of the immediate area and even to provide flexibility and greater convenience in the immediate area; however, it seems like the local transportation also works quite well and many people rely on it
Extended family of 9, great time at Casa Tranquilla
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.
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
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.
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.
Very comfortable. Each bedroom with attached bath. Lots of deck and balcony space, with great views. Good daily service of cleaning. Convenient location.
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
Location, views, wildlife and five star service in a beautiful property, Casa Tranquila has it all
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!
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
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
Additional information about rental rates
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. TERMS: Saturday to Saturday Preferred 50% Required at Contract 50% Required 60 Days Before Arrival Rates Include All Services and Amenities