|Space||1,750 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Our villa is a two level home with a two bedroom dwelling upstairs and a separate one bedrooom dwelling downstairs.
Both levels have a full sized bathrooms and well equipped kitchens.
There is a beautiful view of the pool and rainforest from either level. The complex consists of seven homes that share the grounds and pool. Parking is available and side of road parking is also allowed.
All of the owners take pride in keeping our compound family friendly, well maintained and serene.
National park, beaches and sport fishing are the most popular things to do in the area but there are more in our four mile Eden. Just taking a local walk can be a reviving experience!!! .Located in the exotic rain forest of Manuel Antonio, this is a truly perfect getaway. We are 10 minutes from the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio and 5 minutes from the center of the town of Quepos. Restaurants, nightlife, and casinos just around the corner or you can lounge in our pool and enjoy the endless show that the monkeys, lizards, birds, butterflies and other intriguing creatures put on everyday. The compound is quiet and serene for those who just want to relax and de-stress. Manuel Antonio is the place to be if you want to do everything or just catch up on some rest. Come join in our tranquil paradise!!!
What's close by: There are five restaurants within walking distance and the bus stop is only a two minute walk from the villa. The bus can take you to the national park and beaches, a ten minute ride, or to downtown Quepos for shopping and as far as San Jose which is a three hour ride.
Our manager Eddie will be happy to help with anything you may need.
Checkout: by 11am
Checkin: after 4pm
(These times can be flexible depending on the day. We will be happy to accommodate you and your luggage prior to this time at the beautiful jungle pool!)
Our story is a great one, we had a dream and we were lucky enough to have lived it for three years here in Costa Rica.
From buying our first home to having our first child we have nothing but great memories to take with us on the road of life.
Now we share our home so that others can have the chance to experience what we have even if just for a short while.
Owner purchased this villa in 2007
On our first Costa Rican vacation we just happened to stumble upon this great property and we fell in love with it at first sight.
Just the spacious open porch was an immediate invite.
Since it is located towards the back of the compound there is more privacy and a lush green environment surrounding it.
The Titi monkeys love our porch also, they come around almost daily to see if there is a banana to steal from the table. They are endangered so feeding them is not allowed so that we do not pass any germs or bacteria that can harm them.
This is a perfect place to be one with nature or just watch it around you.
My wife and I, and our son, his wife and 1 year old son spent 9 days in Casa de Mariposa. The two floor building worked well for our group. Our son and his family slept in the upstairs unit, which has two rooms (and a kitchen – but no living area) and we slept in the downstairs unit (which is like a bachelor apartment with a small living area / kitchen). We all used the kitchen upstairs and greatly enjoyed the upstairs outside deck. The upstairs is quite well equipped. We were comfortable staying there, although a few things could be improved: the damaged wicker deck furniture fixed or replaced, one of the deck ceiling fans fixed (it wobbles a lot), a plug provided for the upstairs kitchen sink, the lower unit door fixed so that it closes without having to turn the deadbolt.
The building is in a small gated complex that is full of flora and fauna. We saw more animals just sitting on the deck that we saw on our hikes in area parks. Our most fun sighting when when a troop of squirrel monkeys ran across our roof and then one by one jumped down to a branch on a tree right in front of the deck. We also spotted big lizards, a sloth, macaws, toucans, etc.
We enjoyed the shared pool in the complex, although some days it had quite a bit of algae.
The on-site property management staff were friendly, although they didn’t speak English, so communication was a challenge. Even the neighbours were very nice – one boosted our battery when it died because I left the lights on. He appreciated the beers I gave him the next day.
The complex is located just south of Quepos and north of Manuel Antonio. We rented a car the whole time we stayed there, so we could do day trips. There’s not much within a reasonable walking distance.
We did an outing to the Manuel Antonio Park, which we enjoyed, but we enjoyed our outing to Rainmaker Conservation Park even more. The park was more isolated, had many fewer people, the scenery was awesome, and the hanging bridges were fun to walk over. We even went for a swim in a stream’s pool and climbed up to one of its waterfalls.
For one beach day, we spent some time on Playa Espadillia, a huge beach in Manuel Antonio, before the park. It has tons of fine sand (which can get very hot) and fun waves to play in.
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa de Mariposa and exploring the awesome nature in the complex and sites nearby.
This place was great. Loved everything about it. Very quiet area, filled with trees, a few sloths, monkeys, lizards, ... all usual Costa Rica animals. You can see them right from the porch. Very easy to get to Manuel Antonio park, and to Quepos. Managers can help you with tour arrangements too. Several really good restaurants within walking distance. Be sure to go to one of the larger Zip-line places and go Mangrove kayaking while you are there. We hated to leave.
We stayed at Casa de Mariposa February 4-9, 2016. Here we saw the best wildlife of our stay in Manuel Antonio--better than in the parks. From the comfortable deck of the house, we observed a troop of howler monkeys, including babies clinging to adult backs; a playful group of squirrel monkeys jumping in the palms and cecropia tree, scarlet macaws, toucans, several humming birds, black squirrels and butterflies. For the best chance to see animals and birds, get up early (6:00 AM) to have coffee and breakfast with entertainment. And plan to be back on the deck for drinks by 5:00 PM. We were able to do this with fun trips each day (MA National Park, Rainmaker Park, Hacienda Baru in Dominical, and MA beach).
This house worked well for two couples. We each took a level with our own bedroom and bathroom. We cooked together in the upstairs kitchen and ate on the deck. The kitchen had everything we needed, including a crockpot in which we made black beans to have each day.
Keep in mind that there are always glitches in travel. We had a hard time locating the place even with a map. Once we found it, the property manager didn't have us listed as arriving that day so the house wasn't ready. However, it all worked out. We had a cold beer on the deck while the house was readied for us. We found the complex beautiful and well maintained and the neighbors friendly.
Note: stop at the store to pick up some toilet paper, trash bags, Clorox wipes, laundry detergent, and paper towels. This will help you maintain the house during your stay.
I highly recommend Casa de Mariposa for travelers interested in wildlife viewing and relaxing with friends!
Very well kept and taken care of and location is great right between Quepos and Manuel Antonio park/beaches. It is a multi property gated in condo, we felt very safe and the atmosphere was great, monkeys even came to visit. Bus stop is right outside too.
My cousin and I stayed in Casa Mariposa for 4 nights.The house is clean, comfortable and so conveniently located, close to everything. Loved the swimming pool! Pia is the on site manager, she lives in Chaman, which is a gated community, she will greet you , give you the keys and make sure all is well, and if there's anything wrong she she will not give up until it's right, Agi, the owner will go out of her way to aid anyway possible, we needed batteries for TV remote and Agi called Pia and we had them in 15 mins. You can't go wrong with this place,
We really enjoyed our stay here in Chaman, the house was great and the pool is amazing. We spent most of our time on our balcony watching the amazing selection of wildlife - macaws, iguanas, troops of both Howler and Squirel monkeys, Morpho butterflys and much much more. Pia who managed the house was lovely, helpful when we needed it and left us alone when not. We did not have a car so used the great bus service in and out of Quepos and Manuel Antonio, running every 30 minutes even on Xmas day. Would really recommend this house to anyone who likes a bit of seclusion yet all they need easily available. We visited Manuel Antonio park on 2 occasions which was amazing, Rainmaker Park which was stunning and a night jungle tour which was fantastic, all recommended.
Our little piece of Eden is located in lush rain forest surroundings. Wildlife is abundant in the complex as well as the terrace. Iguanas visit the sun on the roof everyday and monkeys visit on a regular basis. This was our home for three years and it was the most amazing time in our lives.
We try to make the villa colorful, comfortable, clean and welcoming so that every visitor is content.
Our manager is on the premesis to accomodate every need, from providing information about the area to tour booking.
Manuel Antonio has everything to offer, canopy tours, mangrove tours, sport fishing, breathtaking beaches, great food and hospitality and we offer a great place to rest and relax in between activities.
Come and enjoy our family atmosphere and a have a great Costa Rican vacation.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
The 25% reservation deposit is collected through paypal, please contact the owner.There is a $200 damage deposit required in cash upon arrival and refundable on the day of departure providing no damage was done.
. The damage deposit is fully refundable if there is no damage to property. Owner is not responsible for lost, stolen items or personal damage.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.