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Lily

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

The Bali House at the beach, the best house and the best location by far !

66 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Puntarenas Estate Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms + Convertible beds, 7 Baths, (sleeps 13)

Welcome to Bali House, where the rain forest meets the beach in beautiful Manuel Antonio! As the ONLY luxury rental property truly on Playa Espadilla (the main beach in Manuel Antonio) the Bali House is a 5 bedroom 7 bath Balinese Villa nestled into the rain forest just steps away from the ocean. This exotic tropical villa is on a 44-acre rainforest parcel bordering one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Our location is perfect for guests who love the beach and want to maximize their beach time. Most rental homes in Manuel Antonio are perched high in the hills and their guests must drive or walk down steep hills to reach public beach access areas. At the Bali House, you are at the beach. You simply walk down our garden path and you are at the private section of the beach in 1 minute! Come and enjoy our exotic hideaway in the most desirable location that Manuel Antonio has to offer - in the rain forest, yet on the beach.

Bali Village is comprised of a cluster of exclusive homes that represent the ONLY community residence directly on Playa Espadilla (the main beach in Manuel Antonio). Guests may rent the main 5 bedroom house. Friends and family live in the other two homes nearby but out of sight.

About The Bali House: The Bali House was designed by Balinese architect Ketut Arthana. Arthana is internationally recognized for his insightful work in designing luxury residences, tropical resorts and spas throughout Asia, Hawaii, North America and Europe including the elegant Puri Woolandari hotel in Bali, one of the Small Leading Hotels of the World. The villa was initially designed and framed in Bali from Indonesian ironwood. It was disassembled and shipped to Costa Rica along with all the furnishings and finishes and it was carefully reconstructed by a team of Balinese craftsmen.

Villa Staff: The Bali House is staffed by a manager/concierge, housekeeping, gardener, daily pool service, and maintenance staff. Your Concierge will be happy to arrange transportation from the International Airport to the house, reserve tours, hire a private chef, a masseuse, or anything else you need during your stay.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lily (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

About Lily

The Bali house is operated by local Costa Ricans. Fernando is the property manager while Peter and Lily handle the bookings. The owner plans to place the entire 42 acre Akira Reserve into a protected Preserve with no other buildings other than structures associated with Organic farming. Most of the property will be left for the animals, the vegetation and those people lucky enough and willing to come visit.

Lily purchased this estate in 2015

Why Lily chose Puntarenas

The owner chose Manuel Antonio because of it's natural beauty and for the National Park. The property is one of the largest privately owned parcels in Manuel Antonio and the only 40+ acre property directly on the most popular beach of all of Costa Rica. Of course, there are also many amenities and adventure tours available in this area of Costa Rica as well as numerous outstanding restaurants and stores from which to choose.

What makes this estate unique

The owner fell in love with the Bali house so he's a bit biased, but in truth, most people find the density of the jungle and the proximity of the ocean waves to be utter magic. Whether eating mangos off the patio deck, walking up the driveway to Raphael's Terrazas for a spectacular tuna salad or simply strolling down the beach with a refreshing coconut drink, everyone will find there is always something to do that is pleasant, healthy and attractive.

Reviews

5
based on 66 traveler reviews

The Bali House at the beach, the best house and the best location by far !
average rating of 4.9848485 based on 66 reviews
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way. Fernando was so helpful, Desiree's meals were delicious and Sylvia's massages were the best. If I could change one thing I would add more lighting to the beautiful bathrooms. Perfect vacation home for adults or families with older children.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Yoga Retreat in Absolute Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 1st trip to Casa Bali so much, we decided to come back and host a week-long Yoga & Meditation retreat here with 10 women. It was absolute paradise and exceeded all of our expectations (which were high to begin with)!!! The property was even more magical than we remembered ~ daily visits from monkeys, the sound of the waves crashing, so many exotic birds, the ocean & infinity pool to cool us down, lounging in hammocks, sunset beach walks.... One of the biggest treats was that an adorable baby sloth was discovered at the property and every day we would check in on it to see where it was snuggling.

Although it was the wet season, the weather was beautiful and only rained a few times which we really enjoyed. We hosted morning and afternoon meditation/yoga classes (the property offers an indoor and outdoor space); we felt completely immersed in nature and peace. Evenings were spent with fun activities such as art, dance, & moonlit swims. We hired Desiree to prepare all of our meals which were over-the-top incredible ~ dishes like organic kale fritters, mahi mahi, tuna sashimi, fresh salads, tropical fruit, gallo pinto, seafood paella, lobster, banana flambée, tres leches cheesecake...you get the picture :) The house manager's wife can also prepare dishes for you but she was unavailable for this trip. We did experience her cooking last year and loved it.

The staff is so friendly and helpful ~ they truly care about each and every person having a joyful, stress-free experience. We felt like one big Costa Rican family living the Pura Vida life. The house manager helped us set up a few tours: ziplining, vanilla spice tour, and a guided tour of Manuel Antonio Parc (highly recommended). A favorite place for happy hour was Barba Roja (a short cab ride or a walk). We had a great time walking into town via the beach and shopping.

This property offers the perfect experience of everything Costa Rica has to offer: rainforest, jungle, beach, friendly town; you can be as active or inactive as you'd like. The property itself is stunning with lovely amenities like AC (not very common in Costa Rica). And it actually is beach-front ~ some rental homes claim to be beach-front when in reality they are high up on a cliff. I visited several retreat centers all over the country and this was by far the best option for our retreat. We are already planning another one next year! Thank you to everyone at Casa Bali for making our experience truly unforgettable.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario
5

A beautiful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for a large group of family or friends. There is lots of space for everyone to do their own thing, but still gather for meals, etc. The beach is a short walk, but the monkeys keep the kids entertained. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Kennesaw, GA
5

It was beautiful! Loved the open air living area.

  • 5 of 5

We have been back almost a week and everyone has gone home (one family to California, one to Arkansas, one to Oregon and one to their home here in Kennesaw, GA) and they are still talking about our trip! We miss the wonderful service and the wonderful food(our daughter said Sunday morning “Where is Fernando with those yummy pancakes?), the beautiful view, and the grand kids miss the “good” monkey’s!! Fernando, you were so kind to all of us and especially our grandchildren, you made it feel like home. Maria helped us navigate the language issues and get what we needed from the store, the zip line adventure was such a hit. Andrea looked after us and went above and beyond to keep the laundry done (a lot of that with young children) and teach us about the monkey’s. We are so appreciative for such a great time-truly was a “trip of a lifetime”!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

AMAZING, RELAXING !!!

  • 5 of 5

Myself along with 13 ladies went down to costa rica for a Bach/babe vacation. Where to even start it was AMAZING!!! The staff were amazing Fernando his wife and daughter were like family to us. The food was prepared by the family and was just delish. We had monkey's come to the house everyday which really made us feel like we were in the jungle. The beach is about a 3 min walk through the trees (which was cool) with our own entrance. Beautiful Beautiful sunsets. Fernando organized our excursions which made it simple and stress free. For any younger folk wanting to go there are great bars in town with live music. It was also a great place to relax all of the ladies loved the experience and we would 100% recommend this place to a family/couple/group of friends.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

Excellent House, Beautiful Beach and Grounds

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 (7 adults and 3 children) have just completed a memorable 12 day vacation at the Bali House on the Akira Reserve. The house exceeded our expectations. Having the rain forest vegetation close to the house and deck keeps you close to nature. We had several visits from the entertaining capuchin and squirrel monkeys and saw two sloths in the trees along the path. A special thank you to Fernando and his staff for taking care of our every need. Everything from buying groceries, arranging car rental and preparing meals to booking excursions was handled efficiently and promptly. All of us have many happy memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Avion
"Try the Jumbo Shrimp and Garlic sauce. My wife and I usually split it as the meal is large ..."
Cafe Milagro
"Great place for a coffee milkshake !! Breakfast is nice too."
Raphael's Terreza
"The Tuna Salad is the best in town. The best time to eat there is Lunch time as the prices ..."
Restaurante Barba Roja
"fun place for a young crowd, nice bar atmosphere at night."
Balu's Bar and Restaurant
"awesome place for sunsets, decent but not great food, good drinks of all types....atmosphere..."
Car: not necessary

Weekly farmers market in Quepos along the waterfront every Friday night and Saturday morning.

Other Activities: ATV Tour to a waterfall, Horseback riding on the beach, InShore and Offshore fishing, Rainforest Canopy Zip-line Tours, National Park Tour, Spice Farm Tour, White Water Rafting, Waverunner tour along the coastline, Sunset Sails

Golf: Nearest golfing is one hour away by car

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Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$12,000
 
 
XMAS WEEK
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$22,000
 
 
new year's eve
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$22,000
 
 
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$9,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$9,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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Amenities

Puntarenas Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Outdoor Shower as well as indoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • Bathrooms feature black granite counters, handmade copper washbasins, cabinetry of merbau, coconut and binkerai woods, custom wardrobes, and Italian marble walls and flooring. In bedrooms 1, 2, and 3 you will find find handmade copper sinks and soaking tubs enclosed in solid teak cabinetry. The bathrooms in bedrooms 4 and 5 feature jetted whirlpool tubs with modern sinks and fixtures.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite features a Super-King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • Each bedroom suite has private keyed entrance, air conditioning, king-size bed, desk (or love seat), upscale bathroom, and deck.
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Ocean views, jungle views, private estate, ceiling fans in all rooms, air conditioning and king beds in all bedroom suites, tropical garden with nature trail, tropical fruit trees like mango, papaya, banana and coconut; privacy fence, full kitchen, lighted lotus pond with connecting ironwood crossover bridges, sliding glass window-walls in all rooms, black granite kitchen counter tops and central work island with solid teak cabinetry, Large BBQ grill, wine refrigerator, 3 outside showers, custom wardrobes, massage table for at home spa treatments, Bose/iPod docking station with speakers for poolside music, hammocks, beach chairs, boogie boards, beach bags, housekeeper, gardener, daily pool cleaning, and full time Concierge/Manager who can hire a personal chef, arrange tours and transportation, and take care of all of the details.

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