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Exclusive 4 Bedroom Rainforest Retreat, Ocean/ Mountain Views

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 8 nights


El Cerro House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Come to Toucan Gardens Villa -

If nature and wildlife is for you just step outside, and you can bask in the beauty of nature. Perfect for families or just a group of friends this is the perfect unspoiled vacation. Horseback riding, Sport Fishing, ATV, river rafting, canopy tours and even zip line tours are all within a short drive.

If shopping, spas and dining out is for you, there is plenty of that too! Photographers will love the beautiful views, plants, birds and animals.

Relax and unplug in your exclusive 4 bedroom 3 ½ bath 6,000 sq. ft. Rain Forest retreat, built on 30 acres with beautiful 360 degree views of the ocean and mountains. This is a nature lovers paradise with all the amenities, there is even nature trails into the Rain forest on the property.

We have an Olympic size pool, ping pong, golf driving range, gym and many more amenities right on our property. Here you can escape your everyday life and unwind on our beautiful deck with a full outdoor kitchen with barbeque. We have 3 master suites; one of our master suites has a Jacuzzi tub and one suite has a second room with a trundle bed for children to sleep.

Come to Toucan Gardens Villa and have the vacation of a lifetime...

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

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based on 46 traveler reviews

Exclusive 4 Bedroom Rainforest Retreat, Ocean/ Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews
Long Beach, CA, USA

Beautiful Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better honeymoon!

The grounds are spacious and gorgeous with nature all around you. Wonderful views all the way to the ocean.

(I have many videos of the plant and animal life in the yard)

The neighbors are so far away, you feel as though you are on your own island! It was very private.

In the early morning and evening, the toucans would come out and call to one another in the trees on the property.

The house even provided a telescope to see into the rainforest which surrounds the house.

We came during the rainy season and it did rain some, but it was so warm out that it was fun to go swimming.

The house provides so much: a pool table, bbq, outdoor shower, 2 hammocks, pool lounges, workout equipment, a ping pong table, A/C, an indoor spa tub, a juicer, a t.v., telescope, an on site nature trail, 24 hour security with Juan and Raul and a wonderful, personal host, Jose, who helps you do anything you'd like to do! He can recommend and set up a catamaran adventure, zip line, a nature walk with a waterfall and pools to swim in, massages, facials, restaurants, nightlife and the list goes on and on!

His knowledge of the people and culture were of such value to us. Even getting to the grocery store!

There are a couple restaurants that became our go-to for an impromptu night out. And if we wanted to eat in, we popped round to the local grocery store and stocked up on goodies for the fridge.

Quepos and Manuel Antonio were about a 20minute drive away. When we were craving a pizza, we went in to town for a great pie! Everything you could want was so close and almost everyone speaks English. (Although when we go back I hope to be much more fluent in Spanish)

We definitely plan on coming back with friends and family.

This was more than we hoped for!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Hague, Netherlands

Perfect place for a perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We recently came back to the Netherlands after a 2 weeks vacation at the Toucan villa. Without a doubt, we had the best vacation ever!!!

To start with, the house is absolutely gorgeous. Tastefully decorated, nice interior design, very spacious and has all the amenities (and more) that you need for a very comfortable and luxury stay. Going out into the back yard, there is a HUGE swimming pool. Even with 10 ppl and 6 kids surfing(!!) in the pool, there was still more than enough space. To make it even better, the view from the pool is over acres and acres of prestine rainforest with the Pacific Ocean as the back drop. Paradise!!

Walking into the garden on a very well manicured lawn, you are surrounded by various fruit trees, flowers and tropical plants. Our kids loved picking star fruit, lime and mangos. Inside the house, there is a juice machine to make fresh fruit smoothies, yummie!!!

Surrounding the garden, there is indeed a very large area of untouched rainforest including a very cool and quite adventurous nature trail. It meant that we got to see and observe (among other animals) toucans, parrots, sloths, butterflies and frogs (that other people pay a lot of money to see in natural parks such as in Manuel Antonio) right in our back yard. Unbelievable!

After 2 weeks at the Toucan villa, we decided to travel around Costa Rica for 1 week. While we thoroughly enjoyed this, my husband and I regularly said to each other "yes nice but we saw that in the garden of the Toucan Villa as well". So all in all, this property and it's surrounding areas (with for example the beach within a 20 min drive) offers you all the beauty, fun an adventure that Costa Rica has to offer. If you are worried about security, don't as that is also taken care of with 24 hour security and Jose (property manager) who is available to answer any questions and to help out with any requests. So without hesitation, we would say; for an unforgettable vacation, book this place! Pura Vida.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntersville, NC

We loved Tucan Villa and Jose!!!

  • 5 of 5

Recently I traveled to Quepos with my husband, brother and sister-in-law. We had the most amazing time! The home is absolutely beautiful and the views are breath taking. In the past my husband and I have always stayed at resorts when we traveled. We honestly enjoyed this so much more because we felt like we were in a resort all to ourselves. The only difference is we were able to cook for ourselves, which was also nice, because we were able to try all of the local food. Jose was the most wonderful guide we could have ever asked for. We had such a great time with him and we wanted him to join in all the fun with us. There are so many wonderful things to do within driving distance of the home. It was by far the best vacation we have had to date! BIG thanks to Jose for all of your guidance, advice and friendship!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 adults recently stayed in this beautiful villa and had a wonderful time. The pool was awesome, private with a nice view of the mountainside. We felt completely safe with the onsite security, and honestly even if he wasn't there I think we would of felt fine. This house is great for the traveler that is looking for a home outside of the hustle and bustle of Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Be aware that there is a short drive from the house into town, but you get the pleasure of driving through 2 small towns where you get to see more of the "local scene". Now as you can see from the title, we loved Jose, he met us in I town, drove us out to the house, and gave us a tour of Quepos and set up anything we may be interested in doing. Ask him about the restaurant in Leon, it's a cool bar/restaurant that served the best Chiiccarones and rice with chicken, a true authentic Costa Rican meal with a great vibe, be prepared there is no English speaking here. I will comment that we did lose power a few nights while we were there, but it was the beginning of rainy season and I think this is common. All in all, we hope to be back and LOVED Costa Rica!!! Thank you Jose!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home outside of Quepos

  • 5 of 5

The home is exactly as pictured, and was clean and spacious for our group of seven. The five teenagers in our group were never bored when we were at the house, and made good use of the huge and pristine pool, golf clubs, pool table, ping pong table, decks of cards, backgammon set and WiFi. While the outdoor temperatures were in the mid-90s during the day, the house was comfortable for sleeping with air conditioners and ceiling fans. On the first day, Jose arranged for our airport transfer and helped orient us to the area, including taking us into town for lunch and food shopping, making our first activity reservations and arranging for a van with a driver ($80/day, only on the days you need one, if you're a large group and deciding between renting a car and hiring a van). More importantly, he was helpful in letting us know which activities NOT to pursue (e.g. waterfall tour and rafting) because of the less than optimal conditions when we arrived at the end of the dry season. As a matter of personal preference, we made our own plans for the rest of the week, and only saw Jose again when power went out in the area and he came to report on the status that he had obtained from the power company. (It was a downed tree and restored quickly.) It should be noted that the house is located about 30 minutes from where VRBO shows its location on the map, so it is not right in Quepos, but is on the other side of the main highway up a long, bumpy (i.e. slow) dirt road. The villa's website -- -- has a more accurate description of the location. We personally appreciated being outside of the tourist area: it was completely peaceful and relaxing. But you will need a car or a driver to get to a market, restaurants and any attractions, and you will need to plan ahead for meals if you don't have your own rental car and are relying on drivers.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous week on this lovely property. The time went so fast! The views and the pool area were spectacular. Our host, Jose, really made our time there very special. We had a barbecue on the beach, prepared by Jose, that was delicious. What a cook! I duplicated his guacamole recipe upon our return; it got good reviews but we were missing Jose and the setting. Would love to return to this beautiful villa again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Manuel Antonio
Car: recommended

Golf driving range


Rates & Availability

El Cerro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanks Giving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
High Season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
8 night minimum stay
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low season
May 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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El Cerro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Full time security on premises, maid and cooking services available. Ask us about a full day aboard our 4X4 Lexus SUV with driver.

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