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Luxury Villa. Spectacular Views! Monkeys Daily

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

New Renovation 6 Bedroom, 6-1/2 Bath, 2 Kitchen Luxury Home With Amazing Views

Rising Sun is a spacious and newly renovated home in the most desirable area of Manuel Antonio. Conveniently located near the Manuel Antonio National Park, public beach, shops, and restaurants, this luxurious villa is everything you are looking for in a home away from home.

The house has entirely new furnishings with a combination of imported antique art and locally made custom exotic wood furniture in a Balinese/Asian style. Exotic woods include teak, purple heart, acacia, cristobal (mahogany) chuchuri and others. Several carvings, statues and artisinal items were imported from Thailand including the reportedly 400 year old doors on display, which were removed from the Thai temple of 'Suan Doc Mai' in a renovation performed 200 years ago.

Rising Sun is located in the the rainforest and is a ideal for family reunions or weddings, comfortably sleeping up to 14 people. You will be surrounded by lush rain-forest, monkeys, exotic birds, and other wildlife. You can walk to many restaurants, bars, a private nature reserve, or to the bus stops. No car is needed, but attached secure parking is included.

There are sprawling decks, outdoor living areas, oversized bedrooms and additional common indoor sitting rooms. The property incudes over 6000 square feet of indoor living areas plus a similar amount of outdoor areas. A group of up to 14 people will find that there is more than ample room for group meals, social activities including additional persons, or for each of you to have some privacy.

Rising Sun has air conditioning throughout the villa. Each bedroom has it's own air conditioner, new mattresses, pillows and luxury bedding to ensure a great nights sleep at the end of the day.

Your 25,000+ gallon private pool includes a swim-in grotto, ample seating, two story spiral slide, 8+ foot depth, Jacuzzi with refreshing water cause this is Costa Rica!

The guest house is accessed by private entrance or by a bridge walkway from the main house. The upstairs guest house studio apartment includes a kitchenette and private bath. The downstairs includes a two bedroom and two bathroom suite with a separate sitting area.

The teak ceilinged terrace bar includes a large outdoor grill, sink and seating for outside dining , in additional to access to the pool slide and stairs to the pool deck.

Personal concierge service is provided. You will be greeted upon arrival and a brief tour of the property will be given. Whatever your needs may be, we are just a phone call away to help.



We sleep 14 comfortably in 3 King beds, 2 King beds that can pull apart to make 2 twin beds, and two queen size beds. We have 3 futons that could be made up for overflow of small children.


Rising Sun is a short 5 minute drive to the beach. If you don't have a rental car the local bus stop is a few blocks away from Rising Sun.


There are two local groceries within walking distance of the villa - Pura Vida Market, and Super Joseth. Super Joseth and Super Jordix both deliver to the villa.


The best restaurants in the area are all within walking distance of Rising Sun.

Byblos Poolside Bistro is open 6:30am to 10:00pm and delivers amazing pizza!

More Details

Sari Henley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Sari Henley

Hotel Byblos and Casa Sarita owners who enjoy travel, and adventure. We are a relatively active couple who have set our feet as firmly in Manuel Antonio as in Austin, Texas where are kids and grandkids live. Davis is an avid motorcycle rider who rode his BMW from Austin, TX to Ushuaia, Argentina. Sari is content to spend time on the beach, or stay behind with kids and grandkids. She did ride on the back from Santiago, Chili to Ushuaia, and then on to Buenos Aires. Summer finds them in Northern Wisconsin where Sari's family has had a cabin for 65 years.

Sari Henley purchased this villa in 2014

Why Sari Henley chose Puntarenas

Rising Sun is located just five houses down from our beloved Casa Sarita. Davis was drawn to the property which needed an extensive renovation. The views were worth all the hard work he put in from May, 2014 to Christmas, 2014. It has turned out better than we ever dreamed, and we will enjoy our time here and sharing it with our clients.

What makes this villa unique

Full use of Byblos Hotel is included in all rentals at Rising Sun. The home has two separate buildings, so it is great for family reunions and also weddings. The large deck and bar area above the guest house are perfect for celebrations of any type with fabulous Pacific Views

Guestbook comments from the owner

"For a large family this was an ideal place to stay in Manuel Antonio! We had tons of room, the kids spent hours in the pool when we were not doing activities in the area. There were 11 people in our party. The home was very clean, well maintained and just plain beautiful. Having access to the Byblos Hotel just up the hill (and I mean straight up the hill!) was extra special in that we had lunch and dinner there and they made all of the tour reservations for us. We met the owners and they made our pre-trip arrangements and our week in their lovely home truly special. Due to the terrain, this home is not well suited for a handicapped person or someone with difficulty climbing stairs. Our kids and grand kids will have memories of a lifetime! Thanks for sharing your home in paradise."
Mar 2017
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sand in pool charge - $50 There are two outdoor showers provided for rinsing off after returning from beach
  • Guests are not permitted use of laundry area. Maid will do personal laundry for a fee.
  • Air Conditioners are to be turned off during day when not in rooms Owner is not responsible for unit freezing up causing A/C not to work.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower , Private Bathroom attached to Loft Bedroom
    Main House Guest Bathroom - toilet , Located on Kitchen / Living/ Dining area level
    Master Bathroom Main House - toilet , shower , Rain shower! Shared bathroom with Guest Room on same level
    Guest House Bathroom - toilet , shower , Private Bathroom for Guest House Apartment
    Guest House Lower Level Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Beautiful new open air private bathroom for bedroom #1 down
    Guest House Lower Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower , Full Bathroom for guests in #2 Bedroom of lower guest house
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Pool Cabana
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Loft - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Walkin Closet and private bathroom with ocean view
    Downstairs Master - 1 king , 1 King size bed, built in closet area, and balcony with view
    Main House Guest Room - 1 king , King can be pulled apart to make two extra long single beds
    Guest House Lower Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed can be pulled apart to make 2 extra long twins
    Guest House Lower Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Guest House Studio Apartment - 1 king , Private apartment with kitchette, bath, balcony
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
All tours booked by our concierge will come to Rising Sun to pick you up.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

What's not to love

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do this place justice, awesome paradise.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Christopher! We feel the same, Rising Sun, in itself, is an experience. Between the beauty of the home, and the animals that visit us there, what's not to love. Pura Vida, Sari & Davis
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Pictures don't do it justice!!

  • 5 of 5

Let me first state that while the pictures and descriptions of this house make it look cool, it's even better in person!! We had a family of twelve here for a week - 8 adults and 4 kids - and we had more than enough space for all. Each room had plenty of drawer and closet space, comfy beds, an AC unit and fans, and bathrooms. The kitchen was well equipped to cook for and serve large family meals. We loved the Edison lights above the dining room and the beautiful table (which made us all feel like kids who needed a booster seat haha!)!

The slide deserves it's own paragraph!!! As soon as we saw it in the pictures we knew the grandkids would love it, but the adults had just as much fun - if not more! That slide is no joke, you zoom down it and can execute amazing canon balls - only thing missing is splash score cards! We even got Grand pop to go down!! The daily monkey parades also provided countless hours of enjoyment each day with capuchin, squirrel, and howlers visiting. We even spotted a family of sloths in the trees poolside.

From booking with Sari, to making reservations with Elizabeth & Melissa, to spotting animals in trees and practicing our Spanish with Wiston, the staff here did a WONDERFUL job answering our million questions and ensuring we had an amazing time in Manuel Antonio. We picked several tours suggested by Sari and highly recommend the Safari Canopy Midworld, Night Hike, Waterfall Repelling, and Ocean King. We had dinner out at El Legarto and highly recommend it. A beach day is also a must!

We can't thank you enough for helping us celebrate our parents 70th birthdays and ensuring we had the trip of a lifetime! The kids are already planning our return!

- the Grohe Family


  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA

Beautiful house. Stunning Views. Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an amazing week in Costa Rica and had the best time at Rising Sun. The house is absolutely beautiful and was perfect for our group of 3 families - 6 adults and 6 teens. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out and have their own space. The kids especially enjoyed having their own retreat in the guest house! The villa sits right up in the canopy with the most spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. We could have spent every day playing in the pool and enjoying the sounds of the jungle, but we loved exploring Manuel Antonio's beaches and the national park. We didn't need to rent a car - you can walk to restaurants and the grocery store, and taxis were just a phone call away, thanks to the wonderful help of Melissa and Elizabeth at Hotel Byblos. Jeanette and Winston were always smiling and took great care of us. But one of the highlights was our private chef for the week, Manuele Fratini! Each morning we'd wake up and enjoy coffee on the balcony - our front row seat to a nature lover's paradise - while he cooked up the most delicious breakfasts. We'd repeat this later in the afternoon, cocktails in hand, watching the monkeys and sloths and toucans. He'd invite us inside to a set table, presenting a beautiful meal that rivals any 5 star restaurants. This allowed us to truly relax and enjoy our vacation – no cooking or cleaning!! And as a local, he provided some excellent suggestions for restaurants, beaches and activities! We did venture out to several restaurants while there – but you just can’t beat the view from Rising Sun. So why leave?!

A few tips:

In addition to Chef Manuele, hire Dago Mora as your guide in the park. He’s simply the best. Without him I’m sure we’d not have seen 90% of what he managed to spot! Melissa can help arrange.

The walk to Biesanz Beach is very steep and there’s very little shade on the road. It’s worth it – the cove is beautiful and there are chairs and umbrellas to rent. But if you’re not in shape, consider taking a taxi to the entrance of the path.

Find Butch on Playa Espadilla. He will provide the entertainment along with your food and drinks.

You will enjoy every minute at Rising Sun. Thank you, Sari, for an amazing week. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures Do Not Do This Home Justice

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe the Amazement of not only the home but the property the home sits on and the beauty surrounding it. The view of the ocean is breath taking and although it seems far, you can hear the ocean waves crashing. Our experience at Rising sun was the most incredible we have had yet. Our family will forever be thankful for this experience. Janet and Winston (ground and house keepers) were super DUPER friendly and EXTREMELY helpful. Renzo and his helper (in home chef's) were over the top friendly and graced us with the authentic flavors of Costa Rica. The monkeys that graced us with their presence every morning and evening were one of the (MANY) greatest experiences of this trip. Thank you Henley's for opening your home to our family. There were 12 of us on this vacation, mostly couples and it fit our group more than comfortably. This was an unforgettable trip and you can count on us returning. Words cannot describe how remarkable this area, the people and this home was and is. From Abe, Julie, Jeff, Paulette, Jade, Ashleigh, Austin, Jordon, Bailee, Jordon, Cheyenne and the Princess Josephina, We thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for this experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Luxury and Comfort in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

An exceptional home makes for an exceptional vacation. Sari and Davis are thoughtful and helpful hosts. No detail is missed. No item you need that isn't right at hand. We had every kitchen item one could imagine. You need only pack your vacation clothes and get groceries (or better yet have them delivered). The house will exceed your expectations and is every bit as lovely as the photos. The wildlife to be seen right from your patio will have you wishing you didn't have to leave. In our week at the house we saw capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, a sloth, scarlet macaws, and more. Every day was a delight. The house is kept in complete order each day by the staff, who are most helpful. Any tours you need can be arranged by the hotel with merely a phone call. We were truly sad to leave this slice of paradise.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Rising Sun. We really pride ourselves in meeting, or better yet, exceeding our clients expectations. As for the wildlife at Rising Sun, being on a natural corridor for the monkeys is our secret. We enjoy, and never feed the monkeys that visit our home. We ask our guests to do the same. Pura Vida, Sari & Davis
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Amazing home

  • 5 of 5

This was a great home and was more than advertised in all ways. We were a group of 8, 4 couples and had plenty of room and privacy. The property was clean and the staff was in every day cleaning the home and grounds. The views are 2nd to none from the home and pool. The monkeys that wondered through every day provided entertainment and great photos.

There are more quality restaurants in walking distance then we could visit in one week.

Melissa from Byblos set up our day trips, and all were top notch. The area has everything from nature walks in Manuel Antonio national park to zip lining, and white water rafting.

Rising Sun is about a 2.5 hr drive from San Jose airport, the drive was a chance to see the county, and It is a plus not a minus.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim and Kathy, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Rising Sun. We are happy to hear that Melissa and her staff at Byblos Hotel did a good job booking tours for your group. We use only the best companies in our area, and test each tour personally. We love hearing that our guests enjoyed the companies we entrust them too. We hope you send your friends to see us, and come back yourselves! Pura Vida, Sari & Davis
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Quepos Airport via Sansa Airlines or Nature Air
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Billfish Sportsbar Byblos Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Poolside Bistro at Byblos Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary

Pacific Rim Canyon is the premier private gated community off the main road connecting Quepos and Manuel Antonio Park. The home offers spectacular 180 degree ocean views in a jungle setting and regular visits from a variety of monkey species, yet is only 200 meters walking distance to the majority of the area's upscale dining and amenities, or bus stop. Playa Espadilla, aka Manuel Antonio, is located approximately 1 mile from Rising Sun. Playa Manuel Antonio has been listed as one of the Top Beaches in the World by Fodors, Trip Advisor, and other publications. The smaller, more private beach in the area, Playa Biesanz, is located about 1 mile from Rising Sun on the Mariposa Hotel Road. The Mariposa Hotel is listed in the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die. You'll want to go there for a sunset and check that off the list.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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