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Closest large villa to the National Park & Beach - Vista Oceana

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bed / 9 Bath, Sleeps 18

Vista Oceana is unique among the Luxury Vacation Rental Homes in Manuel Antonio. The design and name of this incredible multimillion dollar house were inspired by the unmatched 180-degree panoramic ocean views it commands. The villa was designed and built by the owner to give every room in the main house as well as the guest house unobstructed ocean views, including bathrooms. The villa is located 1000 ft from the ocean and sits atop a small bluff elevated 200 ft. above the beach allowing you to hear the waves breaking as you watch the surfers below. The panoramic view stretches from the world famous Manuel Antonio national park across the long public beach and up to the rocky shoreline of the Mariposa Peninsula to the north. You will find abundant space and privacy for your entire group to enjoy in this 6000 square foot climate controlled house, which includes 7 elegant master suites.

Swim Up Bar: Unlike many of the homes in the area that offer little or no ocean view from the pool you will relax in our double sided infinity edge pool that seems to melt into the pacific, which features a swim-up-bar complete with Bar-B-Q, refrigerator and sink so you can sit, eat, relax and watch a spectacular sunset every night. Or enjoy a drink on one of any of the 8 covered decks or balconies for an even more spectacular view. The pool also has an area 12 inches deep for those with toddlers to enjoy.

Walk to Beach: Vista Oceana is one of the closest luxury homes to the national park and public beach. The rental home is conveniently located on a paved street just 80 yards from the Manuel Antonio road and the Costa Verde Hotel where you can wave down a taxi or catch the bus in front of the hotel, or walk to any number of fine restaurants. The beach is just a 10 minute walk down the main Manuel Antonio road! Nature Surrounds You... Frequent monkeys, occasional sloths, flocks of toucans, and many spectacular lizards may be seen about the villa. Hundreds of species of birds have been spotted from balconies in this area.

Handicapped Friendly: This is one of the few luxury homes that has the main entrance at street level and can be considered handicapped friendly, the gated front entry at grade level allow for easy access to the main house, and the wide open floor plan makes for convenient use of a wheel chair. There are only three steps between the main living area and the first floor master suite. The main living area is also on the same level as the covered terrazzo and pool allowing everyone to be a part of the fun.

Luxury: From the moment of your arrival, the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean, and the jungle surrounding Vista Oceana will greet you. As you approach the main entry and gaze past the custom front door you will you will feel your breath taken away as you take in the vistas and start your luxury vacation.

The lush jungle setting and breathtaking ocean views are truly incredible. You will be able to explore the many exciting attractions of this pristine coastal rain-forest from one of the most pleasant and delightfully relaxing luxury havens in all of Central America.

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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet
  • Every suite has its own private bathroom and balcony while one of the suites also includes a 2 person Jacuzzi so you can sit relax and have a glass of wine while you look out at the Manuel Antonio national park and beach. From any of our six master suites you will be lulled to sleep at night by the relaxing rhythm of the waves breaking below, and will be awakened in the morning by the delightful and unique sounds of birds and howler monkeys in the trees outside your windows. As you open your eyes you will be greeted by the by the blue Pacific and many of the small islands just offshore without ever lifting your head from the pillow. When you finally do force yourself out of bed to take a morning shower, you will be enticed to linger under the refreshing streams of water as you are treated to the same wonderful views.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
  • Every bedroom has it's own bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Closest large villa to the National Park & Beach - Vista Oceana
average rating of 4.8 based on 28 reviews

Absolutely pristine!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely amazing! As we drove down to house my heart was beating with anticipation, we've seen the pictures online but being there, reality set it and it was truly breathe taking! Conceige Angie was there to greet us and review all the features of the home. Angie made us feel like family immediately and validated the friendly & gracious culture of the people of Costa Rica 🇨�🇷�! The incredible staff that-cared for us on the daily, Sylvia & Mauricio !! Last but not least, our wonderful Chef's Marisol & Israel who prepared amazing dinners and memorable breakfasts, oh those pancakes!!!!! If you can swing a few meals, I highly recommend this amazing duo! Thank You for the excellent service! Pura Vida!!! ❌⭕️ K & T

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect home, with water views from every room!

  • 5 of 5

This home exceeded all of our expectations! Manuel Antonio is an ideal perfect family vacation spot, with plenty of offerings for everybody. The house is ideally located off the main street, but tucked away among beautiful trees with stunning ocean views from every room. Playa Espadilla is a short walk/drive away. The house had a wonderful, open layout with plenty of indoor / outdoor spaces. The best feature of the house was all of the wildlife we were able to view right from our terrace (monkey visits every morning and night, sloths in the trees above, and even a Macaw). We saw more wildlife at the house than we did in Manuel Antonio park. It was unbelievable.

The Vista Oceana team made the vacation seamless and effortless. They were professional, inviting and efficient. Angela was available 24/7 for any questions, and to help set up our activities. Sylvia & Mauricio came daily to take care of the house and pool. We highly recommend hiring a chef for evening meals. Rambo's cooking far surpassed the food we had outside, and we were able to eat the leftovers for lunch. We never go back to the same place twice, but we all agreed that we'd make an exception for this house. It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eye Candy Everywhere

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could give more than 5 stars for Vista Oceana. Everything about this house, location, staff and view was spectacular. We had a group of 16 stay at Vista Oceana. From the moment we booked the house until our departure we received 5 star service. I want to first point out Angie, our concierge. She always went above and beyond our every need. She was available night and day. She was friendly, helpful and just adorable on so many levels. She went grocery shopping, set up all our excursions, transportation, private Chef, massages, etc.. Then there was Sylvia the housekeeper. She was there every morning at the same time, and was very respectful. She was friendly and to, went above and beyond.

House: AMAZING!!! We had all the amenities we could ever need and Angie did our grocery shopping so we had all the food we could ever need, as well. We were close enough to the beach that we saw the sun set EVERY NIGHT from the back deck/pool, and we could hear the waves. The hammocks on the 3rd floor was a huge hit with all of us. What a view. Wild life galore. Three different types of monkeys came to visit EVERY day. They would come right up on the back deck and just hang around. They were not a nuisance whatsoever. They would visit and then be on their way. AND every morning and late afternoon we Toucans visiting us on our bedroom window sill. There are so many different colorful birds and BIG iguana’s everywhere.

Restaurants/Transportation: You can get around so easily. There is a bus you can take for under a $1 where the bus stop is just 50 yards from the house or there are PLENTY of taxis available. I’m not sure what to say about the food. Everything we ate was fresh and the staff was SOOOOO friendly. There was not one bad experience.

Excursions: Again, incredible. We took the Midworld Zipline excursion which was so beautiful. The staff was friendly and hilarious. Yet, strict on safety. The lunch they served was yummy. Another excursion we took was the four-trax. We saw several villages and the most beautiful landscape. We then hiked to several waterfalls through a rain forest where we even got to swim in one. Again, the staff was a lot of fun, and the lunch was amazing.

The locals were all so friendly and we never once worried about safety. Every one took such good care of us. I can’t wait to go back!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Million dollar view and accomodations. Stay here!!

  • 5 of 5

Vista Oceana is paradise from the outside to every room and area inside. The pool area is as functional as could possible be. The view is unbelievable. The staff is very attentive and never intrusive. I have never wanted to return to a place so bad. Trust me everything you want and need is inside and surrounded by the house. Bring your walking shoes and traverse the area or hop on the bus at the top of the road (50 yards) and ride where ever for 60 cents/ 295 Costa Rican coins (one way). I assure you, you will not be disappointed...PURA VIDA!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we love to hear that our guests enjoyed the villa, our staff, and Costa Rica. We realize that people on vacation are not here to swim laps and for that reason we designed the pool to be a place for social gathering and just lounging about with a swim up bar, bench seat, and a toddler area, the toddler area is also a great spot for adults to lounge and watch the sun go down, in all we have room for 10 plus to sit back and relax in the pool. You are not alone in wanting to return, many of our guests are repeat clients and a few of them after previous stays in Manuel Antonio have found Vista Oceana and made it their permanent vacation home. We hope that you get to retune soon and explore more of our wonderful country.
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Vista Oceana is beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect house for our vacation! Vista Oceana accommodated our party of 16 adults very easily. We loved the views, the pool, the hammocks and the thorough comfort. We had three different kinds of monkeys visit us, along with Toucans and other gorgeous birds.

Angie was attentive to our every need, which was amazing considering there were 16 of us. This home exceeded our expectations, and I will definitely recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear that the villa worked so well for all of you, it was great meeting you and the rest of your group and seeing how much you were all enjoying the pool and patio area along with the monkeys that happened by that day. We strive to keep the house in tip-top shape and are always making small improvements to keep the villa looking fresh and new. Angie is the greatest, always a smile on her face and she will do all that is humanly possible to make your stay at Vista Oceana an unforgettable experience. We wish you all the best in your future travels.
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Lovely home, great location

  • 5 of 5

Great spot for our extended family of 11. Staff was great, good location, walking distance to restaurants and shops. Easy to get taxis. Regular visits by white face and squirrel monkeys, toucans and even a sloth sighting from the pool. Saw more wildlife at the house than in the Manual Antonio national park. The beach at the national park was divine. Our first time to Costa Rica and the people were great.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Michael Cunningham
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Michael Cunningham

After year's of traveling through Asia and Europe, Costa Rica was my first travel through the Americas. I quickly fell in love with the people and the incredible beauty of Manuel Antonio, purchasing an estate as my home-away-from-home in 2006. I now own a few homes in Manuel Antonio and manage several others so can help you find the best home to fit your exact needs. I have recently moved to Manuel Antonio full time, but do spend much time in my home town of Chicago.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had such a wonderful time in Costa Rica and Vista Oceana was spectacular. The photos didn't do it justice!

We had three arriving groups that met at the villa and despite some of us that had flight delays, the shuttle service was timely, clean, comfortable, and friendly. A great start to the trip.

The first excursion the group did was the 10 in 1, which was actually a 7 in 1. The zip-line, monkey free-fall, tree ladders, and waterfall repelling were exhilarating! The crew that took us was so encouraging and energetic, it even got the most frightened of the group to conquer her fears. People warned us about the rain during the "winter" season in Costa Rica, but there was a point where we took a break during our excursion and were eating fresh pineapple in the rain forest as it was pouring rain and it didn't bother a single person. It was almost magical in a sense and couldn't have been more perfect.

We were all pretty much wiped out on the second day and with the villa being so beautiful, we wanted a day to just enjoy it. We made great use out of the pool and outdoor area. Unfortunately the speakers and dishwasher did not work and the dryer was a bit finicky. However, the cleaning lady was on top of it. The dishes were cleaned before we could even get to them, she assisted us with the dryer, and the house was immaculate when she left. She did a wonderful job. I can't express enough how happy everyone was with our accommodations. Each room had a perfect view and comfortable beds. It made it very hard for all of us to come back home to our small cramped homes in DC.

Some of people in the group went off and did the parasailing excursion and had a wonderful time. Afterwards, we regrouped and went on the Sunset Sailing tour. The crew was great. They were animated, funny, and so accommodating with beverages and to some of us that got sea sick. The food was spectacular! I would say it was one of the best meals we had during our visit!

Our only regret was having to leave so soon. It was a wonderful trip and Costa Rica was better than any of us ever could have imagined. Thank you for allowing us to stay at Vista Oceana. It was certainly a real treat.


May 2014
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Quepos (QPX)
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Raphaels Terrazza
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Espadilla
Car: not necessary

Vista Oceana is one of the closest luxury homes to the national park and public beach. It is conveniently located on a paved street just 80 yards from the Manuel Antonio road and the Costa Verde Hotel where you can wave down a taxi or catch the bus in front of the hotel, or walk to any number of fine restaurants. WALK to the beach is just minutes!

Golf: The nearest golf course to Manuel Antonio is about 45 minutes away in the town of Jaco (golf is the only reason you'd want to go to Jaco).


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