|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
!!!! NOW IS THE TIME TO BE IN MANUEL ANTONIO COSTA RICA!!!! ASK ABOUT OUR OFF SEASON RATES UNTIL DEC.
EVERY MONTH IS A BEAUTIFUL MONTH IN COSTA RICA- SAVE MONEY TOO!!!!!!!!!
This beautiful mansion is built into the side of the mountain looking down into the most serene ocean view you will ever see. N9402234
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This 5 story home has all the amenities you might expect being located in exclusive Manuel Antonio area, but this home was built for family living and you will enjoy it like your own home.
For larger groups we have our 60 ft sportfishing boat that if
not chartered can be used as a live-a-board for some of the geststs. If you like hiking or just exploring you can have a
10 minute walk or up to 4 hours of some of the most lovely terrain you will ever see. Walk 5 minutes to your private beach and enjoy seeing the emerald BLUE water. This home is build right into the protected National Forest and you will see all the animals,birds, butterfles, and other wildlife you will see in the National Park with a fewer people to share with. We have one of the most unique homes with a location that cannot be duplicated in Costa Rica
WHAT A LOCATION!!!!!!: Hiking trails abound in this rainforest jungle and you will see most of the wildlife that Costa Rica has to offer. Sloths and toucans are often seen from the 3 decks on the home and three different kinds of monkeys are always around. We have privacy, but this is one of the most safe and protected homes in manual Antonio. We also have an alarm system and safes for your valuables. We also offer trail rides on
beautiful Spanish horses close to our house. You can ride thru the forest and on the beaches and watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. We have high speed Internet for your use. Bring your laptop and we will provide the code we can provide full time maid service if you desire. A full time house manager is at home six days a week.
This multi-million dollar mansion built into the side of the mountain and looking down into the Pacific Ocean is the vacation home you dream about. This home is back in the vacation rental market so take advantage of this great deal.
We also have our 60 ft Sportfishing boat the BOOMERANG IS
back in Costa Rica. Its available for your charter. Deep sea fishing, diving, sightseeing our sunset cruises. It can also be chartered as a live-a-board residence. Let us know your
needs and we will work up a price for your group. The boat and house can be rented as a package. Check out home-a-way listing Number 3557451 for information on this beautiful Sportfishing Yacht.
Greg and Michelle Bowman , NYC My family and I spent nearly two weeks here. We had very high expectations for our lifelong dream of Costa Rica. Every one was met. Beautiful home. Gracious hosts. Great views. Incredible wildlife. Absolutely refreshing. 05/31/09
Gail Weinheimer , Woodacre, California Casa Pura Paz is well named. The home is lovely, comfortable and secluded, and even more beautiful than it appears in the pictures. We enjoyed our morning coffee and afternoon snacks on the deck with the monkeys and birds and butterflies. We will definitely return to this paradise. 05/12/09
Ray & Darlene Henry , Fort Myers FL Oh, we loved this place! We were 3 couples who travel together a
Please check out all the comments from guests who have stayed here and see how they really feel about this wonderful destination.
Read all the guest comments to really get the feel of the guest experiences.
Costa Rica tops list of 'happiest' nationsStory Highlights
•Costa Rica beats out Dominican Republic as 'happiest' place in world
•Independent British group claims Costa Ricans have world's highest life satisfaction
•Central American nation also praised for its environmental efforts
(CNN) -- Forget Disneyland! Costa Rica is the happiest place in the world, according to an independent research group in Britain with the goal of building a new economy, 'centered on people and the environment.'
Costa Rica is known for its lush rain forests and pristine beaches.
In a report released Saturday, the group ranks nations using the 'Happy Planet Index,' which seeks countries with the most content people.
In addition to happiness, the index by the New Economics Foundation considers the ecological footprint and life expectancy of countries.
'Costa Ricans report the highest life satisfaction in the world and have the second-highest average life expectancy of the new world (second
We Love to fish,dive, snorkel, and just look at the beautiful coast line of this lovely country that we now live in. We came to Costa Rica on this beautiful Yacht and what a trip it was. You will never get tired of all the animals on the land or the fish, dolphan, turtles, whales, etc that you see off the boat.
Ken Or Kim Nelson purchased this house in 2005
This property is one of the most unique properties that you will ever see, privacy, safety, wildlife, that is only offered in a park like setting. All you see is rain forest jungle and beautiful blue Pacific ocean.
WOW!!!! YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!!!!
My husband and I stayed here Dec 10-17, which is the end of rainy season and the week before peak season. It was a great time of year to visit as we were able to book all our excursions last minute and nothing was crowded. We really enjoyed our time at the house and Ken and Kim were very hospitable, checking in every day to make sure we had what we needed.
- The back porch! We loved sitting out there on the rocking chairs and watching the wildlife and the ocean. The top level deck was fun for ping pong/pool, yoga, or just watching the monkeys come by every day for bananas.
- The small pool was great to cool off in.
- The master bedroom bed was comfy and having air conditioning meant we could sleep easily . The rest of the time we enjoyed the open air house. Because there were no screens, I was worried about mosquitos but there were none at the house!
- The house had mostly everything that you need - full kitchen, TV/DVD player for rainy nights, house phone, 2 bathrooms (plus one at the top level), daily housekeeping. Ken even loaned us a flashlight when we forgot ours for the dark walks to dinner.
- Ken and Kim recommended MidWorld (ATV tour), scheduled a GREAT guide for the national park, and booked a massage at the house- one of the best I've had. All were AWESOME!
Things to consider:
- We did not rent a car based on Ken's recommendation not to saying that taxis go by the house all the time. Every day, we walked to either lunch or dinner and only 1 time did we see a taxi drive by us on the walk. I'm guessing this is the time of year we were there, but something to consider in the low season. The closest restaurants are only a sweaty 1/2 mile away, but (according to my Fitbit) the equivalent of walking up 25 flights of stairs so not ok for someone with mobility issues or very young kids. We took a taxi back from dinner one night because it was pouring and it was $8 for the 1/2 mile drive. Having said that, not sure we would have enjoyed renting a car as it would have been difficult to find parking at places.
- Similarly, the hike down to the beach was also fairly intense...no running back up to the house for a cocktail. ;) Also, the rocky beach is only usable during low tide. So we only visited our beach once.
- Extra things to bring besides a flashlight: a soft-sided cooler for beach days, ziploc bags for leftovers as their is no tupperware in the kitchen, binoculars for wildlife, reusable water bottle.
We spent one week in Manuel Antonio and stayed at the Pura Paz. It truly was the vacation of a life time. It was my wife, three sons age 11, 9, and 7, and myself. We had been to Manuel Antonio 14 years earlier and declared it our favorite area in Costa Rica. We returned and had an even better time. The house itself was perfect. You are cut right into the rain forest and it makes for an unbelievable setting. The architecture and design of the house are very impressive and the flow of the 5 floors is really cool. Very spacious, clean, and efficient. A perfect vacation home. The bed rooms are very large, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is nicely equipped. The high lights of the property for us were first the troops of monkeys that visited us every morning. This was almost surreal for our family and we truly enjoyed the 1/2 hour or so early every morning with these creatures. White faced monkeys and small squirrel monkeys come to the decks to socialize and eat. They were great. Howler Monkeys were very close by and easily visualized in the trees on 2 mornings. We saw 3 different sloths on the property, 2 from the deck, one out near the road, all were beautiful to see in nature. The second highlight was the private beach that is easily accessible on foot. You hike down through the rain forest which is a beautiful walk through a secluded trail and end up on the beach. A beautiful rocky beach that on most days we had to our own, with no one else in sight. There is a small hotel that also has access, so occasionally we would have a few people to share the beach. It has calm warm waters and is truly perfect for families to swim. I would recommend water shoes or water sandals to make entrance into the water easier on the feet. The hike back up is also cool, and it is a good workout. We loved the hike both ways and did it twice a day. We took numerous excursions such as zip lining, mangrove tours, dinner at the Quepos marina, and others. All were perfect for us. Jose is in charge of house repairs and keeps the place in perfect shape. He also does his own tour through the mangroves and to the Island of Damas where he has family members living and running a farm. Ken and Kim are wonderful people and great hosts. They make you feel at home in there house. Kim does a great horse tour on the Beach that my kids loved and are still talking about. This is a fantastic house with great people. I can't wait to return. Mike and Teri.
Dear Ken and Kim, thank you so much for allowing us into your home, Casa Pura Paz is named perfectly. These 5 days Betsy and I spent with you were absolutely the most relaxing least stressful days for us in year's. For anyone considering visiting the Manuel Antonio area, I would strongly recommend
Pura Paz! Every aspect of my visit exceeded expectations. The house was exactly as it looked online, except it looks 10 times better in person. You can be as active as you want to be or just stare at the view off the deck all day. The national park is a great outing, but you will see all the wildlife right off the porch!The scenery of the surrounding area is nothing short of spectacular, there are too many outstanding restaurants to name and all of them are minutes from the house. One of the many highlights of our visit was the day trip with Jose, having a casual lunch on his farm provided a real glimpse into the culture of Costa Rica. We will be repeat visitors!
Thank you again.
My husband and I came here with our sons (19 and 14) and my 70 year old father. We all left with a very favorable impression of this area of Costa Rica, its people, and a true fondness for the owners (Kim and Ken), their house manager (José), and housekeeper (Shirley sp.?).
The house is truly amazing, with a very comfortable layout, incredible view, and access to all the wildlife, activities, and tranquility one could hope for. Ken and Kim walked a beautiful line between being accessible and helpful when needed, while respecting our privacy and letting us enjoy our family time together. I only wish that we would have had more time to visit with these truly generous and kind people.
As many have mentioned before, José's tour is incredible, and provided a great deal of entertainment for all of us. We also spent a day on the Nelsons' beautiful boat, where we caught (and released) beautiful sailfish and dined on Giovanni's wonderful cooking. The entire crew was professional, kind, and made the day aboard another highlight of our stay.
We hope to come stay in this beautiful home again! In my opinion, you could not find a better place to stay while in CR.
Being on a 60ft yacht and staying at this beautiful home was the most exciting time for us! The yacht is the Boomerang which was big and comfortable and parked in the beautiful Marina Pez Vela! The chef Giovanni and crew made sure we had a very special trip. The home was big and comfortable and the view was so big and beautiful you felt like you could reach out and touch it! All day you could hear the ocean while relaxing and feeding the monkeys! We also loved the 10 minute walk to the secluded beach through a peaceful forest. Toucans, two types of sloths, Macaws, horses, 3 kinds of monkeys.... Just a real paradise! Ken was so helpful with arranging our tours and giving us local knowledge which took all the stress out. Housekeeping was so helpful we were just plain spoiled.
We will tell all our family and friends to choose this safe well run and perfectly situated home in the trees! Thank you for a trip we will never forget!
This was by far one our best vacations ever so where do I start. The home and view are breathtakingly beautiful. Ken and Kim the owners were very accommodating, knowledgeable and helpful!!
Ken helped us book a half day trip thru a Zipline Company that I would highly recommend. He made the arrangements for the company to pick us up at the house. My family and I had an amazing time. The staff was very professional and at the end of the trip my daughter left her camera on the shuttle bus. When we realized it later that day we asked Ken if he could help us to try and locate the bus and camera. We left for the beach for the remainder of the day and when we returned that evening Ken had safely returned our camera! “WOW”
Ken also helped us book a sushi chef “Chef Ray” for an evening of wonderful Sushi. “Chef Ray” and his staff came to the house, prepared delicious miso soup, salads and fresh sushi. All of this was topped off with fried ice cream for dessert. Afterwards the staff completely cleaned the kitchen, cookware and all utensils. My wife was in heaven
Jose the house manager is someone we wanted to bring back to the states with us. My family still talks about him and we extended an “anytime you want to visit the U.S. you have a place to stay with us” invitation. Jose has a Mangrove tour that he offers and we took advantage of it. This is another half day trip that I would highly recommend. It is so much more than just a mangrove tour. Jose was born in the area and is very familiar with the wildlife as well as the flora and fauna. It was fun and educational at the same time.
Did I mention the monkeys?? At home we have a hard time getting the kids out of bed on their days off before 9 am. On this trip they were up between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m. every morning.. why? Because of the monkeys that would literally come and eat out of their hands each day (buy bananas). One morning it may be the small Squirrel monkeys that show up and the next morning Capuchins or Howlers.
We will definitely be back and we would highly recommend Manuel Antonio to any of our family and friends as well as this wonderful house and property that Ken and Kim shared with us.
This 5 story, 3 or 4 bedroom home sets just above the blue Pacific Ocean in the side of the mountain .Check the guest comments to find out more about how the ones who have stayed here feel. We can accommadate wedding parties as our covered 5th floor will handle up to 40 guests for a reception. For larger parties we can rent the boat as an additonal house if it is not chartered during that time. This boat can also be used as a reception area for weddings or large groups.We are home to three different varieties of monkey, sloths, toucans, cooti, various types of jungle birds, butterflies and other animals. This is nature in its most natural setting. Probably the most unique home in Manuel Antonio with its unmatched setting in the jungle and so close to the beach. The home itself is so comfortable that many guests have just had to force themselves to even go out. The semi private beach is just a very short walk down the mountain and you will have the privacy that you need to relax and enjoy Costa Rica
Other Activities: shopping, fishing, boating, kayaking, spa, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, basketball court,tennis courts, spas, guided park tours, private island boat trip. We can arrange any and all tours for your party and have them picked up here at the house. We will give you advise as to where to shop, what tours are best with honest business practices.
Rates cut at least 60% $2000-$6000 except holidays-high seasonmay-nov .......... $ 2,000-$6,000/week , exception for holiday weeks we reserve right to change prices at any time before booking lock in now .we require a security deposit on all rentals-no exceptions.these are the lowest prices you will ever find for this great home! for credit cards you can use Visa,M/C or paypal ! Membership not required .No American Express Credit cards accepted:
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
|tips per week for staff-||$168|
$2500 PER WEEK FOR 2 GUESTS!!!!!! ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.AND BASED ON THE NUMBER BOOKED .. WE OFFER THE BEST RATES FOR A LUXURY OCEAN HOME IN COSTA RICA. OUR RATES BASED ON NUMBER IN PARTY AND TIME OF YEAR AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BEFORE BOOKING .EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON IS $75.00 PER NIGHT. WE DO CHARGE FOR CHILDREN.WE WILL REVIEW ANY REQUEST FOR LESS THEN ONE WEEK .NO REFUNDS FOR LESSER NUMBER WHEN BOOKED. If credit cards are used the guest will be responsible for the credit card fees. Booking guest will be required to sign a rental
contract upon check-in. Contract is available to view on web site and customer agrees to this upon booking
RENTAL RULES/ CONTRACT
CASA PURA PAZ
The home is located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Address is 100 meter south of Maconda-By-The-Sea Resort and 50 meters
North of La Mansion Hotel and Inn
Cell 506 8730-5454
RENTAL AGREEMENT COVERS TIME PERIOD OF -------------- with check out---- This agreement is for ----------------. CHECK-IN TIME IS AFTER 3 P.M. EST AND CHECK OUT IS 10 A.M. EST. NO
Early Check-ins or late check outs unless authorized before hand. We do not bill taxes,security,tips,credit card fees until final rental.We only charge tax on the rent amount.We do charge a final cleaning fee of $150.00 which will be taken from deposit unless billed previous.
THIS IS A NON SMOKING HOME. Any smoking in home or outside on deck levels, you
will notified that rental has been voided and be asked to leave and all fees will be payable for the rental agreement. We would suggest guests smoke outside of house footprint in driveways or path to beach.
DAMAGE/RESERVATION DEPOSIT- A damage deposit of $750.00 is required. It is fully
refundable within (1-5) days of departure, provided the following provisions are met.
a. No damage is done to home or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.