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Casa Alegria - Walk to public beach in minutes! Huge Ocean Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bed, 4 bath, sleeps 8 - 10

Casa Alegria is a secluded ocean view villa located in the heart of Manuel Antonio. The villa is fully air conditioned and beautifully decorated in a Balinese style and is one of only six homes in Manuel Antonio within a 15 minute walk to the public beach and National Park.

Location, location, location... There are over 250 rental homes in town that are a short drive to the beach and National Park... but there are only six within walking distance, and Casa Alegria one of them.

Casa Alegria is designed to maximize the feeling of light and air, with floor to ceiling windows on each level facing the view of the ocean, lush rain forest, and stunning Pacific sunsets. Both of the upper levels have large balconies spanning the length of the house, which are perfect for enjoying dinner or drinks in the warm evening air, or even better - a massage from one of our many accomplished spa therapists. The balconies are also a fantastic spot for watching the abundant wildlife in the rain forest surrounding the house, and monkeys, sloths and tropical birds can be viewed without leaving your chair. The entire home is air-conditioned so you can keep cool anywhere at any time.

Each of the large bedrooms also has its own private bathroom. The master bedroom on the top floor has the king size bed as well as a jacuzzi tub. The other 3 large bedrooms have queen beds so the house most comfortably fits 8. We can accommodate a couple extra guests on inflatable mattresses.

On the lower floor with the pool, heated hot tub and outdoor lounging area, there is also a little kitchenette so you can keep snacks and drinks close by.

More Details

Michael Cunningham 1
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Casa Alegria sleeps 8 people comfortably, in 4 double bedrooms. The master bedroom is located on the top level of the house and features a king size bed and an en-suite bathroom with large whirlpool tub and shower. Sliding glass doors allow access to the balcony, and the view that greets guests in the morning from this room is breathtaking. On the next level down are 2 more ‘master’ bedrooms, located off the entertainment area. Like the primary bedroom, these both have en-suite bathrooms, balcony access, and unbroken views of the ocean and jungle.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Our multi-lingual concierge, daily maid service, pool and garden service are always there to take care of your every need while you are in Manuel Antonio.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Alegria is an absolutely stunning property in a very central location in Manuel Antonio, right from the start of the booking process with Michael you know you are going to be looked after right up until the second you leave!

Sani and the Household staff are amazing, they are so warm and welcoming and on hand to make your holiday as smooth and fuss free as possible.

The views are spectacular from the balconies but the views you get from within the garden are really what makes this house outstanding, we had 2 Sloths living in the trees right outside, Monkey's visiting twice a day, Lizards sunbathing by the pool, Toucans and Aracari tapping on the windows - we saw more in the garden than we saw in the National Park!

We are a couple who travelled here with our Friends and their 3 Children, the house was everything we needed and more, the pool was a very welcome feature, although central in Manuel Antonio, it is quite a steep hill heading towards the restaurants, shops etc. it was very hot whilst we were there so a cool down was just what's needed after a hike!

We were so sad to leave Casa Alegria - I cannot recommend it enough, Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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First Class Team and House!

  • 5 of 5

Starting with the booking process, the responsiveness and thorough information was reassuring, as I had never rented a vacation home outside the US. By the time we arrived I felt confident about what to expect when we arrived (important when traveling with teenagers who can be very critical).

As others have commented, Sani is so much more than a house manager. We all felt he was our new friend in Costa Rica. He showed us the best coffee houses, hang-gliding and rafting outfits, waterfalls, and beaches. All things equal, choose this house due to Sani, you won't regret it.

The pictures speak for themselves, but don't really do justice to the scenery from the balcony. It was everything we were looking for in a place during our Costa Rica vacation. Even the teenagers were impressed!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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50th Birthday with 15 of my friends

  • 5 of 5

I can't even start to tell you how AMAZING this place is. We rented both houses and Sani the manager was there every day to make sure we had everything we needed and gave us such incredible advice on places we would have never imagined going to. He is now family! He went above and beyond his job but instantly makes you feel like you have known him for years. He took us to places nobody would ever go as a tourist (a waterfall him and his son found, a tropical oasis on the beach, caves on the beach) we were talking and I told him how much fun ziplining I had on my birthday and he recommended another place which had the 3rd longest zipline in the world and it was the BEST PLACE EVER!

Angie was wonderful also, she made sure that we had a ride from the airport to the house. Got all of our tours pre arranged and cancelled or re-arranged with so many people it was like hearding cats. She made sure we all got back to the airport, even our friends that needed a cab at 2am. She arranged for us to have the Chefs 2 nights, which was so delicious and they were so sweet.

The houses I can't say enough about, BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL! Amazing views out every window, room for everyone. The funny goofy toucans the peck on the window in the morning and turn theirs head sideways to look in. We must have 200 pics of just them. The monkeys will come and go unless you give the little buggers fruit. They love the bananas and leeche. One stole the sunglasses off my head at the park and a raccoon tried to steel my husbands wallet so watch for these little buggers at the park. But that is half the charm, where else will you get that.

The people are AMAZING, so friendly, we met Henry a tour guide at the park and had him over for dinner a couple nights and Sani also. They become family, you will want to go back. The restaurant behind the house is great, we went through alot of ice, and they were always giving us some to take home when we went to eat. Wear your walking shoes, everything is up hill, but you will get use to it fast. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga.

No Place Better!

  • 5 of 5

For my 60th bday I wanted a trip with my children. Seven of us stayed in this magnificent house with spectacular views. All the bedrooms had a view of the ocean. We spent most of our time gathered around the spacious kitchen which opened into a huge family room with a view of gorgeous foliage and the ocean. Mornings were spent on the deck with coffee and often shared with the monkeys, the resident sloth, iguana and a pair of toucans. We spent a couple of afternoons around the beautiful pool.

What made this house the best, besides the great layout and tasteful decor, was the staff. Sani, our concierge, was wonderful even before we arrived. He communicated with us by email, answered all our questions, arranged pick up at the airport and tours and excursions. We only had 4 days, but they were the best 4 days we could have ever imagined! Edwin, our driver, was waiting for us at the airport. On our way home he stopped at a fruit stand where the vendors cut fresh fruit for us to taste. Next he stopped at a bridge where we got out and looked down at huge crocodiles!

Sani was waiting outside for us. When he opened the door, we all gasped! Not only was this house breathtaking, but the smells from Lily and Rachel's cooking were amazing. After a long day of travel, it was such a treat to have appetizers waiting for us and a dinner that was better than any restaurant we had ever been to. The best part was that we felt like we had walked into a friend's home. Sani, Lily and Rachel were so warm and friendly and made us feel as though they knew us.

In the morning we met Juan who comes every day to maintain the pool and the grounds. He always had a smile on his face and pointed out animals to us! Hailen was our housekeeper who kept the place neat and clean. We hardly knew she was there but we'd go looking for her just to say hello! She was sweet and pleasant and even washed our clothes!

Casa Alegria is in a great location. We toured a national park with lots of wildlife and a beautiful beach. We went "Canyoning". We walked to the beach and stayed to see the spectacular sunset. The last day, Sani treated us to his own private tour where we hiked to his favorite waterfall and swam in "the pot" and had lunch at a local restaurant that served fresh tilapia caught on site.

We ended the trip with another of Lily's fabulous meals. None of us wanted to leave. It was truly a trip of a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne Australia

Villa Lived Up To It's Reputation

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of eight (aged 13yrs to 68 yrs), and still found the villa spacious. After just a day in the villa we were well relaxed, and the week just passed by. We found activities to suit us all (rafting - the scenery up the valley was worth the drive alone, surfing down at the beach was a 5 min walk away, the Manuel Antonio park was 2 mins by taxi)

The highlight was the widelife coming by the villa (Toucans tapping on the window at 7am every morning, monkey's, the Sloth close by). We will be back again to Casa Alegria.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Way to Spend a Birthday Celebration

  • 4 of 5

A group of eight of us had the best stay at the villa! The daily morning monkey parade was a great way to start the day. The outings we requested but set-up by the house concierge were just fantastic. The town of Manuel Antonio has plenty to offer. Be sure you are ready to walk hills.

We are ready to come back to Costa Rica during the rainy season to experience even more adventures in the region. I would be happy to stay at Casa Alegria again.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had such a great time at Casa Alegria. We will be happy to have you back again at Casa Alegria or any of my homes on VisitMyVilla,com for your upcoming trip for the 'green season'. I personally love the green season... cooler temperatures, lower prices, fewer people, better water for rafting, and everything is so GREEN! See you again soon...
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Quepos (QPX)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Raphaels Terrazza
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playa Espadilla
Car: not necessary

There are only 6 homes in Manuel Antonio that are a 15 minute walk to the public beach or less... this is one of the closest! In just minutes, you can walk to the public beach which leads to the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park.


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