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Elizabeth Lane

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese


19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 7-8 Pool and outdoor Jacuzzi

This brand new style Bali Tree house is located in Manuel Antonio's most exclusive neighborhood and is just a few minutes walk to world famous Manuel Antonio Beach and also fabulous restaurants and shopping. Private pool and hot tub to relax while sitting in the middle of the tropical rain forest watching monkeys and sloths in the trees. Birds and butterflies abound all while listening to the soothing sounds of a natural stream bordering the property. Tastefully decorated with native hardwoods and local artisan furniture and all new stainless GE appliances. Professionally managed with maid service. Brand new security system installed throughout entire villa. Transportation can be arranged from SJ airport or Quepos airport. Manuel Antonio National Park, the gem of the national park system, is minutes away with more amazing beaches and hiking trails.

'the house was fantastic - what a great location. We saw more monkeys than any other location including the national park' Bob S. - PA. USA

Brand New Bali Tree House: Awake in the morning to the sound of the howler monkeys in the tropical rain forest canopy at eye level. Sip your morning coffee on the veranda with the white face and mono titi monkeys on their daily migration through the jungle or perhaps one of the resident sloths will make an appearance. This jungle hide away is one of the very few private houses within walking distance to world famous Manuel Antonio Beach and also within walking distance to great restaurants and shopping.

'your house was awesome, the beach was perfect and the kids really liked the monkeys.' Joe T. - TX. USA

'we absolutely loved the house! It was so beautiful and the setting exquisite. The pictures on the website do not do it justice!' Greg P. - New Orleans LA USA

'we had a GREAT time at your house. Your staff was amazing and they helped so much! Lisa M. - Atlanta GA. USA

Relax in the very private pool or jacuzzi. Full modern kitchen with stainless GE appliances. Great open feel living space is great for family or groups. Tastefully decorated with native hardwoods and local artisan furniture. Three bedrooms all with 4 post queen beds and air conditioning. Wrap around deck puts you right in the forest canopy.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elizabeth Lane (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

About Elizabeth Lane

I am blessed to be able to live in such a beautiful and inspiring place and hope to share a bit of the natural beauty with our guests.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Costa Rica in general, the different areas you can visit or specific properties which are of interest and we will always get back to you quickly with detailed and insightful responses a well as the pros and cons of each region and property.


Elizabeth Lane

Elizabeth Lane purchased this villa in 2010

Why Elizabeth Lane chose Puntarenas

Offers a unique opportunity to stay in a very private house inside the canopy with walking distanceaccess to the most spectacular pristine beaches in the Manuel Antonio area without sacrificing comfort and ease.

A confortable and warm place to stay with your family or friends when visiting Costa Rica, abundant birds, butterflies and three types of monkeys.

Easy access to beaches, national parks, tours, souvenirs, supermarkets, banks, hospital, airport, bus station and most services.

What makes this villa unique

1) Walking distance to Manuel Antonio beach and Pristine Private Biesanz Beach

2) Walking distance to restaurants, souvenirs, tours, supermarkets, etc

3) Complete Privacy

4) Private Pool with outdoor jacuzzi

at no additional cost:

- maid service

- local Calls

- high speed wifi Internet

- tours and activities information and booking

- car rental reservation

We offer optional services at reasonable prices:

- Transportation from/to airport or during your stay, airport pickups and transport to other destinations in Costa Rica.

- Private Chef per meal or in house cook per day or per meal

- Wedding / Celebration packages

- Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery and Dental Care Arrangements with special discounts

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica and truly enjoyed staying at the Bali Tree House. Dennis was great and kept the pool and grounds clean and ready, as well as turning on lights for us at night while we were out. Evelia was wonderful and did a very good job cleaning each was a pleasure to have her working there during our stay. We had minimal contact with Angie but she was warm and friendly, letting us know if we needed anything she was a phone call away.

We look forward to visiting again in the future.

Thanks and Pura Vida!
Jan 2015
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based on 19 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.368421 based on 21 reviews

Nice but beware

  • 3 of 5

Nice property. Great location. Only serious complaint is no AC on main floor. Based on the owners promise in April on this site to install AC, we didn't expect an issue. We are not an AC family but boy was it uncomfortable. The owners will deflect with comments about breezes and temperate climate but there are enough comments on this site to provide you fair warning.

Additionally the AC units in the bedroom couldn't be controlled adequately. The master bed AC was either full on or off. And in general the house is "tired" and in need of some maintenance/replacements.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeff, Thank you for following up on your stay with us at the Bali Tree House. We loved having your group stay with us and were glad that you opted to stay an extra night. While the open air feel of the Bali Tree House can lend itself to ocean breezes, we've recognized that some guests prefer air conditioning within the entire home and we're working with the homeowners to include this for future guests. As always, we appreciate your honest feedback and welcome your return visit to the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio with a 10% discount off of any of our villas. Sincerely, The 2CRVR Team
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Amazing House and Trip

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a several night stay at the Bali Tree House. The property, the location, the service, the natural beauty all exceeded our expectations. We saw howler monkeys and the white face monkeys as well as a toucan. The monkeys put on quite a show one morning over coffee and the same evening over happy hour. It was amazing.

The house is gorgeous and as nice as these pictures online are, it is much more beautiful in person. We spent so much time out on the decks and out in the pool, hot tub and pool deck.

The location is in one of the best neighborhoods in Manuel Antonio, although down a dirt road. You are near several great restaurants, grocery and a healthy walk to the beach, which is amazing. As you approach the beach, you are walking down a path lined with flowers - it's paradise.

The bedrooms are so private from the upstairs area - perfect for groups of friends or family traveling together. You cannot go wrong with this house or location - and the value is excellent.

We loved it and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ted, We're so glad that you loved your time at the Bali Tree House. This location is truly special with the proximity to the wildlife - especially the daily monkey visitors. Please come back and stay with us again- we'd love to host you! Thank you from our entire team at 2 Costa Rica Vacation Rentals!
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More than we could have imagined.

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at the Bali Tree House. The house and pool area were beautiful and very clean. We had everything we needed. The setting, In the midst of the rainforest, brought us the sight and sounds of both the howler and capuchin monkeys. We had 6-8 monkeys come right onto the deck. Our 8 year old grandson was in heaven. The beach was amazing and we did walk but it was more convenient to drive. We almost had the beach to ourselves. We did use the safes when we left the house but at no time felt unsafe. I would give this a 5 star rating had there been air conditioning in some gathering space!. Thank you for making our vacation so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle, Our team loved hosting your family at the Bali Tree House. We never get tired of the curious monkey visitors and are glad you got to experience Costa Rica's pure jungle sounds and sights. Please come back and see us soon!
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Bali Tree House

  • 4 of 5

We spent a few days in the tree house with my 3 young kids. My wife and I had been to the area about 10 years prior and always knew that when the kids got old enough to remember the trip that we would take them here. The house was amazing and was as advertised.

The staff that manages the property are A+ people and will bend over backwards to answer any questions and to make sure that you have a great time. If I owned this property I would be very pleased with the management.

Our only negative comment-

What was not as advertised was how hot the house is when temperatures are above normal. Yes there was A/C in the bedrooms but the upstairs was hot even for our standards and we live in a hot and humid climate. The area was experiencing unusually warm temperatures so I get it. But for the money that the place cost per night - Put an AC upstairs!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your comment and for the kind words for our staff, we will make sure to pass along your good comments to everyone in the team. An A/C unit in the living area have been in our minds for the last year or two and being a tree house we always have tried to keep it as natural as possible trying to cause the minimum impact in the amazing natural surroundings we are lucky to have. We feel like is time to make a major improvement and I am more than happy to say that we will be adding an eco-friendly A/C unit for the living area upstairs in the next week for the convenience of our guests and hope that this major improvement will make a positive difference for future guests while causing a minimum interference with the forest and wildlife around the house. Once again, thank you for choosing The Bali Tree House for your stay and we hope to see you again in the near future. Pura vida! The 2 Costa Rica Vacation Rentals Staff.
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Bucket list trip with family to Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five traveling out of country for first time with children 14, 13 and 6. I found this home on Home Away and loved the pictures. The house is even better than the pictures. It was very clean and had all the amenities listed. The landscape was unbelievable. It felt like we were in a tree house in the Rain forest. When we arrived we were greeted by a family of howling monkeys in the tree right off the balcony. Hazel, our concierge took care of all of our request. She booked tours, a private chef and rent a car for us. We even had to make a last minute switch on one of our tours and she handled it no problem. She was amazing! The walk to the beach was not bad at all. The view was incredible. My six year old did it with flip flops on and had no problem. We did drive to the beach a couple of times as well and parked right on the beach. I was concerned about the break in I read from a prior guest but felt very safe once we realized they had a new security system which was easy to operate. We also utilized the safes in the house when we left. We did the Quepos Canyoning, Brisas del Nara (horseback riding) and chartered Pez Escapada for sailfishing. All were truly wonderful. I would highly recommend this property to friends and family. The Falafel bar was great for lunch! Chef Cristopher cooked an amazing meal for us too. Thanks to all the people that made our trip wonderful! Pura Vida:)

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kim, Thanks for such a kind review of the Bali Tree House. Our entire team, including Hazel, loved having your group join us and welcome you back for your next Costa Rican adventure. Thanks again!
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Amazing! Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 adults all 59 and over and we loved it! We had monkeys visit morning, afternoon and evenings. We also had a sloth so close and so low you could have touched it! There is no A/C in the main living area but I'm not a lover of air conditioning - I loved the open air feeling and all the closeness of nature. The pool was so refreshing and clean. We felt very secure in the house but we did lock up our belongings and the house when we left or retired for the evening but I would do that anywhere. We did not have a car and we managed to get to all the beaches multiple times. I'm not sure why someone would say a car is a must because it is not. We were 59 to 65 (one with 2 hip replacements) and it was a decent workout but very doable. There are some steep steps leading to the house but again anyone who can walk should be able to do them. Leave the whiny couch potatoes at home and enjoy this place! 5 stars in my book!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jill, Thank you for such a stellar review of the Bali Tree House! It's always so rewarding to learn that our guests truly enjoyed every aspect of their vacation, in part due to the layout of the home. We love the proximity to "Playitas" beach and are happy that you were able to enjoy the shaded walk. We hope you come back to visit us and the friendly sloths you left behind. All the best, The entire 2 Costa Rica Vacation Rentals Team
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Quepos, flights everyday from/to San Jose/Arenal
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
El Gran Escape, Café Milagro, Kapi Kapi
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Costa Rican International Highway to Panama / Nica
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Cafe Milagro, Aqua Azul, El Gran Escape, Kapi Kapi
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Surfers Playitas Beach and Pristine Biesanz Beach
Car: recommended

Manuel Antonio can be reached by a 20 minute flight from San Jose Airport (Juan Santamaria), or a beautiful 2-1/2 hour drive over mountains, through coffee plantations, down the coast through palm fields. The many small towns along the way gives one a great feel for the rural countryside, which is the true Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio is a bohemian mixture of people and places. Restaurants range from simple to five star quality. Great shopping for local crafts and art. This is not a 'surf' town like Tamarindo to the north. Lots of incredible live music. The beaches of Manuel Antonio are world class and the area is truly a tropical paradise.

Other Activities: Canopy tours, rafting, kayaking, butterfly farm


Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
May 31 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year's Week
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Discounts are available for smaller groups, extended stays & returning guests.

Laundry service & meals are available for reasonable fees.
Additional discounts available for multiple week bookings.

Feel free to inquire 24/7.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Living area has 1/2 bath. Master bedroom has beautiful indoor-outdoor shower. The other full bath has large double headed walk-in shower with double sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Hot Water, A/C, Closet, Full Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Hot Water, A/C, Closet, Shared Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Hot Water, A/C, Closet, Shared Bathroom
  • All bedrooms have a four post, custom made, queen bed. All have ceiling fans and A/C. One bedroom also has a twin bed which easily sleeps a large adult. There is also a twin daybed in the living room area that can sleep an adult. Imported linens.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The entire villa utilizes an advanced electronic security and monitoring system for added security. Re: Children, there are some outside stairways and balconies that may pose a hazard to young children. Also the pool is not fenced. Re: Pets, we love pets, in fact we have several dogs here in the States, but we know that big slobbering wet sandy dogs and a beautiful rental house do not work together. Tell us about your pets and we can see.

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