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Ocean Mansion with Private Beach/ Private Yacht /Mt View /Horses

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 Bedrooms-3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8



This beautiful mansion is built into the side of the mountain looking down into the most serene ocean view you will ever see. We are offering one free horse ride on the beach or a free kayak for one day with your reservation for SEPT 2016.

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.


Positive Rating

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

Positive Rating

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

Positive Rating

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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Ken Or Kim Nelson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, some Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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About Ken Or Kim Nelson

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

Why Ken Or Kim Nelson chose Puntarenas

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.

What makes this house unique



based on 72 traveler reviews

Ocean Mansion with Private Beach/ Private Yacht /Mt View /Horses
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 72 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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.

Charlie Keiger

Charlotte, NC

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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The perfect location from the perfect hosts

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Best New Year 2016

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Charlotte N.C

Words Cannot Describe This Beautiful House And Amazing Locationn!!!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this GORGEOUS home for a week and what a pleasure it was !!!!!! What a Tropical Destination of choice !

The photos do NOT do justice for the house and location ! We saw a wide variety of birds and animals and a troop of monkeys coming every afternoon to the house ....... Omg!!!! I was in PARADISE!!

I will just say it was just perfect!

Thank you Ken for helping us organize our trip . My teenage boys had a awesome time as well ! We did a zip line very very organized and very good food.

And there's Jose the grounds keeper what a awesome man he is ! He took us on a mangrove tour that was amazing ! After that we ended up eating lunch in a Costa Rican home/farm with animals GALOR ! WOW!!!

What good food that was!

And then the day before we left we went on Kens boat with 4 crow members ... I really don't know what to say about this experience ...... My husband and my boys did some fishing ..they absolutely loved it ....we "only" cought 250-300lb grouper and snapper ....and did I mention the chef on the boat? The food that he made for us was EXCELLENT!!!

I just don't know what was are "High Light " for this vacation........

But I think I know .........

It was Ken and Kim that made a MEMORABLE vacation for us ! They took care of everything !!


  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Costa Rican Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing, Beautiful, Tranquillo, Pura Vida, and Shangri-la are the first words to come to mind during our week long stay at this magnificent home. We truly could not have stayed anywhere better... and here's why. For starters, Kim/Ken. They are so accommodating, making sure you have everything you need and are comfortable. They are simply lovely and genuine people... My 19 year old twin boys were fortunate enough to ride one of Kim's horses and they both stated it was one of their favorites memories of the trip.. so spiritual.. Jose - you can never get enough of Jose. What a treasure he is. And as all of the reviews state - DO NOT MISS his mangrove tour. This is a truly one-of-a-kind trip and one that most visitors to Costa Rica would never be fortunate enough to experience... please, please put this on your agenda. The house - our family could have easily have spent the entire week rocking away on the deck... listening to the sounds of the ocean, birds, monkeys, rain (LOVED the rain at night) and all the other sounds of being in the jungle. This is where were truly were swept away in Costa Rica. The house is inviting, relaxing and in the perfect location. The wildlife - oh, where to begin. First, make sure you have bananas always available. The Titi monkeys will eat out of your hand, but be careful! If you leave any bananas unattened, they will steal them.. (it is rather cute). A sloth made himself at home for two days in the tree right in front of the deck.. they really are so cute and the photo ops are great... you will see beautiful birds, toucans, parrots, butterflies, and friendly little lizards that we affectionally named Fredricko and Gordon (as in Gordon Gecko from Wallstreet). After about a week they were so used to us, they came right up to the pool and watched us... I could go on and on... but suffice it to say... this place should not be missed... we would go back in a hearbeat... please go, enjoy, relax and say hello to Kim and Ken... you have my word, you will be happy you did!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Quepos -San Jose
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
next door
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
beach below home
Car: not necessary

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:


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Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
cleaning fee $150
tips per week for staff- $168
Tax Rate 13.0%

contract upon check-in. Contract is available to view on web site and customer agrees to this upon booking


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
Phone 506-777-3581
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.

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Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    outdoor - outdoor shower
  • We also have a outdoor shower for cleaning up after beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • there are 3 large bedrooms including the master on pool level with its own kitchen and bar. We can add blow-up bed to take another person or two. One of the kingsize beds can be split into 2 singles.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Private Pool: Beautiful splash pool with waterfall overlooking the butterfly garden and the ocean. Great covered observation deck on the 5th floor for guests use.. Numerous paths thru the rain forest and trail to 2 secluded private sandy beaches with pre-Columbian turtle traps. Most private property in Manuel Antonio. All national forest,protected property from house to beach. Beach View: This home has nothing between you and your private beach, short 5-7 minute walk. Ocean View: Nothing impedes your view and listening as you hear the surf crash on your beach. Water View: The ocean view is superb as you can see from the photo. Mountain View: You also have beautiful mountain view as well. Home is build in the middle of the National Forest and has all the animals, monkeys sloths, birds, butterflies and other wildlife you will see in the National Park but with fewer people.

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