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Luxury Villa. Spectacular Views! Monkeys Daily

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Half Baths
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Luxury Villa. Spectacular Views! Monkeys Daily
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Jungle Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Manuel Antonio for 3 days a few years back and we loved the area so much that we decided to bring a group of friends back in 2017 to share in the experience. Our group of 11 people stayed at the Rising Sun Villa for 11 nights and it could not have been more perfect. The house and grounds are beautiful, spacious, and very well-tended. With 11 people there was still more than enough room to have some privacy and enjoy the surroundings.

Sari was very helpful and available to us in our initial planning. This was the first time we’d travelled in such a large group and we spent a good deal of time trying to organize everything. Sari set us up with Oliver at the Hotel Byblos to make sure we had everything we needed throughout our stay. Jeanette and Winston were wonderful and kept the house and grounds immaculate. We needed to have laundry done a few times due to the length of our stay and Jeanette took care of us; handling a few delicate items, we mistakenly left in the laundry, perfectly.

Every day was an amazing adventure. It was really like living in a jungle theme park. We would wake up nearly every morning at sunrise for bird watching, and the array of wildlife was spectacular. We would see Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, Blue Mot Mots, and the local Kiskadees along with many birds we could not easily identify. Each day would bring a new troop of monkeys to the house including Capuchins, Ti Tis, and Howlers. The Capuchins especially were very mischievous but always entertaining. We were also visited by a three toed sloth who took up residence in the bamboo forest off the terrace for a day.

We enjoyed trips to the local beaches, hiking through the national park, shopping and eating in the local center, as well as just relaxing at the house and in the pool. Our group also went zip lining in Jaco and deep sea fishing where we caught 4 Sailfish and a large Mahi Mahi. The Mahi provided us with dinner for 2 nights using the outside grill on the terrace. The Hotel Byblos restaurant and bar, as well as the other local restaurants, were all very good and provided us with more than enough variety. I also have to mention the local Café Milagro and their freshly roasted coffee.

It is not an exaggeration to say that this was the trip of a lifetime for everyone in our group. The Rising Sun Villa is a magical place in the heart of a very active tropical paradise.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Rising Sun. Each day really does bring a new adventure, as we never know what may be wandering through the jungle surrounding the villa. Sloths, monkeys, and the occasional lizard are just part of our daily lives, and we love sharing it with our guests. Please come back again! Sari & Davis
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I love this Villa!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time I booked a house in another country so I was a bit nervous. VRBO and Sari the owner made it really easy. Firstly, the Villa is simply beautiful. It is clean, in great shape and has spectacular views everywhere. The surrounding foliage give you a lot of privacy as well. There was plenty of room for everyone to have privacy and the bathrooms were top notch. We loved the rain shower in the master bath!

Sari helped us out quite a bit. She put us in touch with the Hotel Byblos who help maintain the house. I had them stock groceries and adult beverages for our arrival. The delivery fee was $3. Instant party once we arrived as we had plenty of snacks, wine and cheese that were needed after a long trip. Byblos helped set up trips such as fishing, zip-lines, ATV tours, snorkeling etc. and they picked us up right at the Villa.

We chose to hire a chef on two occasions which turned out to be cheaper than restaurants. They were polite, cooked wonderfully and charged us for their services and the groceries they had to purchase. We also grilled a lot as the hut on the patio had a grill that Wiston (the Caretaker) cleaned every morning. I even asked him if it was a new grill but it was not. He cleaned this thing until it looked new every time and believe me, I left it quite a mess several times. Jannette the house keeper was wonderful. Everything was cleaned each day which was wonderful for all of us. It really was a vacation with little clean-up to do each day.

We learned that the Government of Costa Rica puts up ropes over streets so the monkeys do not get injured on the electrical lines. Some of these lines are close to the house. It was wonderful to see the monkeys come through several times a day. We had a clan of Capuchins, Squirrel (titi) and Howler Monkeys come by on a regular basis. We began to recognize some with babies and missing tails. It was the highlight of each day and more than we saw the the National Park. The TV even had the Patriots game on! Football in paradise.

What a great area and a great Villa! It was hard to leave!

Steve S.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Rising Sun. We are so fortunate to have the great staff backing us up both at Byblos Hotel and Jeanette and Wiston. We always think we have a new grill when we get here also! Hope to see you again in Puravidaville! Sari & Davis
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  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying how wonderful the views in each room and each place in this house is... The moment and sun rises and the moment the sun goes down its just incredible! We were very lucky to have Melissa find us and get us this vacay house and it was WORTH IT! The rooms are very clean and spacious big enough for a big family, there are rooms for single people, couples and parents with kids. People will LOVEEE this house, the people has a slide kids and adults will love, the BBQ area its inmense and very clean and pretty, the bathrooms are pretty nice, only thing is when it rains or after a dip in the pool the stairs get very slippery, but aside that everything is just amazing, we were able to see the capuchin and titi monkeys twice and alot of them it was an amazinf experience for all of us being able to see monkeys upclose, also the view you have from the house to the beach ita incredible! If you ever find yourself being in Manuel Antonio With a big group or family this villa its alot better and staying at a hotel, better privacy, better days and nights

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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So sad to have to leave this place!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this home, the experience we had while there, and the owner, Sari. From the very first contact we had with her, she was extremely nice, helpful, and accommodating. I had a business trip to Florida that was canceled last minute, and coincidentally we just happened to see this house online earlier that day. Since I had the time off already, we decided to contact Sari to see if it was, by any chance, available in TWO days. It was, and we could not have been more thrilled. Upon arriving at the home, we were blown away! The house was beautiful, incredibly clean, and had a phenomenal view from every room. As much as we loved Costa Rica and all of the experiences we had from touring Manuel Antonio National Park to relaxing at the beautiful beaches to zip lining, I have to say, we could have stayed at the Rising Sun enjoying the immaculate pool and being entertained by the monkeys the entire trip and been just as happy. The first day we were there, the monkeys came swinging in and took over all of the many balconies on the house at around 3:30pm. From then on, we made sure we were home by 3pm to see the show. I have hours of video from those silly monkeys who were very comfortable having people being only feet away from them. Word of warning, though, hold on to your drinks or they will knock them over! This was a trip of a lifetime for us, and we have Sari and their beautiful home to thank for that. She was the most gracious host someone could be...even though she was in a different country at the time. Her staff took care of everything we could have possibly needed. I have never been so sad to see a vacation end, and I am 100% sure that we will be back as soon as humanly possible. Staying at a resort will not be an option for me after my experience at the Rising Sun!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was amazing. Costa Rica itself is a beautiful, genuine, Country- and so is Rising Sun. The house is gorgeous- everything you can think of- it has. The staff was wonderful. We did not rent a car, and were able to get around walking or with the bus system. We did get out and explore- but some of our best memories were made at the house. After a day of fishing, we were able to cook out on the rooftop grill. After stocking up on fresh food from the Farmer's Market- we cooked and gathered in the kitchen. We did LOTS of swimming and sliding (which our kids loved). We were visited daily by multiple types of monkeys, butterflies, even lighting bugs! Just typing up this review makes me want to go back. And I think we will- and I would hands down stay at Rising Sun again! Thank you Sari for a life long memorable trip, I couldn't have asked for more and you made everything so easy. THANK YOU!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect "Girls Adventure Retreat"

  • 5 of 5

Rising Sun exceeded our expectations! As a party of 8 women celebrating a milestone birthday, there was more than enough room for us to gather when we wanted to, or find quiet space to relax on our own.

The views are incredible. We loved waking up in the morning and enjoying coffee outside on one of the many decks. The kitchen had everything we needed (including a juicer for limes so that we could make margaritas!) and the common space perfect for a group of our size. It was also lovely to have access to a BBQ and the provided portable cooler to take to the beach was much appreciated.

Be prepared to climb a lot of stairs though. This Villa has many levels.

The parade of monkeys each morning and night across the property provided excellent entertainment. (Although be sure to not leave anything unattended when they come. We had one monkey try to take off with a beach cover up that was left out on a railing to dry!)

Having access to the hotel was a bonus and Melissa helped us plan some excursions and arranged for a Chef to come to the Villa to make us dinner one evening.

We did not have a car but found access to taxis was cheap and efficient. Walking UP into town is not for the faint of heart in the heat. But we were an active group, so it was not an issue.

Janet provided excellent daily housekeeping services and Winston kept the pool clean and grounds well maintained. NOTE: The pool slide is MUCH FASTER than it looks. MUCH FASTER.

Would definitely recommend Rising Sun. We hope to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manuel Antonio National Park
El Avion
Emilios Cafe
"Emilios has grown from a small coffee shop/bakery, to one of the best restaurants in Manuel ..."
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

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - May 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Pre Holiday
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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.
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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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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