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Exclusive 4 Bedroom Rainforest Retreat, Ocean/ Mountain Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017


El Cerro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
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
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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Exclusive 4 Bedroom Rainforest Retreat, Ocean/ Mountain Views
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews

Great escape for Relaxation.. Excellent stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the house was wonderful and perfect for my family. With a pool table, ping pong table, HUGE pool, work out area, golf range, and horseshoes there was always something to do. I'm sure these amenities are better than you'll get at other homes. We were also fortunate to see monkeys which was really cool. The beach was about 30 minutes away but with the pool at the house it wasn't a problem at all.

I'd also like to mention how wonderful everyone was. Jose met us in town and guided us to the house where he showed us around and explained everything we needed to know about the house. He was extremely helpful with whatever we needed; excursion bookings, housekeeping, restaurant recommendation etc. We can't thank him enough! Also Griselda, the housekeeper, was absolutely wonderful, friendly, efficient, and trustworthy. On-site security was wonderful as well; always very helpful. It was nice to have someone onsite for help/questions.

I hope others get to enjoy this home as much as we did!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property. The house is open and spacious. The patio, pool, outside bar and cooking area are perfect. We even got to hold the toucan! I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Toucan Villa for a week for spring break. The house was perfect for two families of four! The boys (ages 11-14) swam, played pool, ping pong, golf, and explored the nature trail behind the house. We saw Toucans in the mornings and evenings and if we didn't see them, we heard them. We even got to see one up close that Jose and Juan have saved and rehabilitated. It likes Toucan Villa so much, it keeps coming back. There are star fruit trees as well as mango, lime, banana, cashew, cinnamon and almond! We were able to eat the star fruit which were outstanding. Jose was very accommodating and kind and helped us arrange some outings during the week. He was always available to answer questions and offer advice and he was kind enough to meet us in Quepos and lead us to the house when we arrived! We were thoroughly happy just hanging out at the house enjoying the pool and preparing our own meals using the outside grill. I highly recommend Toucan Villa and hope that someday we can go back as we all wished we could stay for another week.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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boca raton

A piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for ten days and when it came time to leave I didn't want to. Manuel Antonio is short drive and where I did most of my eating out. It was nice that the house is a short drive from town for I like the distance and felt comfortable that I could go there or stay at the house and find peace in the solitude. I awoke in the morning hearing what I was told to be tucans in the almonds trees - their song was so beautiful that I could not imagine of a more beautiful way to awake. The pool was perfect for a few laps in the morning and the nature trail perfect to see the wildlife up close. I can't wait to visit this peace of heaven again.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Manuel Antonio
Car: recommended

Golf driving range


Rates & Availability

El Cerro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
May 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
high season
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2018 - Nov 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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