2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Pool, Restaurant, Spa, Walk-to-beach!
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About Nicole Bastian
Hi--my name is Nicole Bastian, and I am the reservations manager for the Shana Residences. I'm originally from Minnesota, though I have been living in Manuel Antonio for over 10 years.
Nicole Bastian purchased this Condo in 2017
Why Nicole Bastian chose Manuel Antonio
Both my family and I have stayed at the Shana Residences, and therefore I can attest to the amazing features that make it special.
What makes this Condo unique
Firstly, the setting is gorgeous--surrounded by rainforest (and animals!), and looking out over serene Bisanz bay. There is a short trail that leads down to Bisanz Beach--the beach with the smallest waves in Manuel Antonio, and the best snorkeling. The restaurant is (pricey but) good, and the pool / jacuzzi areas are divine. It's nice to be close to everything (1 km from the center of Manuel Antonio), but also be off the beaten path!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
I don’t want to leave!
My family of four, two boys ages 15 and 13, my husband and I had an absolutely fabulous time. The property was immaculate and all the staff are never idle making sure the beauty of the property matches the beauty of the surrounding area. The pool is clean and cool, the condo was perfect with two separate rooms with king beds and large bathrooms. We loved having the living room and the kitchen to have breakfast and happy hour everyday, although the food is very good at the Shana restaurant, it was nice to Be able to save some money on breakfasts and snacks. Vanessa was a wonderful host and helped immensely in getting us transportation to and reservations at various local restaurants. The canopy zip line tour was the highlight of the week. Playa Bisanz was beautiful but be prepared for a strenuous uphill hike back to the condo.
We were 2 couples traveling together. The condo with its 2 suites was large and private for 2 couples and the pictures perfectly represent it.
The location could not have been better with easy access to a beautiful beach. The area is hilly so keep that in mind if you have any mobility limitations. The condos are set within a hotel/resort complex so just a minor problem when checking in and being directed to the hotel check in area.
Our concierge Vanessa was fantastic and brought us phenomenal fruit and rolls the morning after we arrived. There was coffee available in the unit for us to make in the morning.
We had rented a vehicle and there were several good markets nearby with a great selection of food and fresh fish. The farmers market on Friday evening/ Saturday morning offered a huge selection of fruits and veggies as well as some other products like cheese, artisan souvenirs etc...
The onsite restaurant had excellent food if you do not want to cook or eat offsite. There were many other restaurants a short drive (or hilly walk) away.
We also enjoyed the wildlife in the area. We saw 3 types of monkeys - they would travel through the area but were not bothersome in any way. We also enjoyed the beautiful flocks of birds flying by in the morning while we had coffee on the balconies.
The location was perfect for daytime excursions to Manuel Antonio park, a wildlife sanctuary, Dominical, Uvita, Guepos. We enjoyed driving further down the coast on a well maintained road.
We can not wait to return!!!!!
Beautiful views in a comfortable setting
The condo is spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. Our family of 4 was very comfortable during our stay and enjoyed the warm hospitality provided by the concierge, Vanessa. The property is close to the town of Manuel Antonio and convenient to the many activities available in the area.
The condo is gorgeous. It is nice having 2 king size suites when traveling with another couple. The unit was spotless and the views priceless. I always wish units included salt and pepper, I don't understand it at this price. We have a vacation property and guests appreciate basic seasonings.
The only drawback was very steep hills. You will be unable to walk anywhere so taxis add up at $10 a trip. The restaurant on site is quite expensive so this too, adds up. The pool is nice.
clean comfortable beautiful
the property was everything it was advertised to be. Very well kept, comfortable and clean. Enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you.
Wonderful villa in a great location!
This was our 3rd trip to MA. We usually rent big houses, but had a smaller group so we rented this villa. It was VERY nice and well kept with a great view. Each morning monkeys visited the property to see what mischief they could get into which was completely entertaining. There are paths right around the property to hike and see other wildlife and one that goes right down to Biesanz Beach. If you love nature (or not) it is a great place to stay. The pool is great and the food in the outdoor restaurant is very good. One night they had live music and bingo by the pool. It was free to play and had great prizes! Drinks were also on special each night and they were really good as well. We would definitely stay here again!! BTW - Nicole and Vanessa were a pleasure to work with and that makes everything much easier!
The Shana Residences are nestled in the tropical rain forest with fabulous views of the ocean and mountains, away from the busy, noisy main thoroughfare of town.
It is a 5 minute walk to Playa Bisanz and a 15 minute walk to the main public beach, Playa Espadilla.
Walk to fine dining: Issimo Suites, the five-star Makanda by the Sea, Arenas del Mar, and the five-star Parador Hotel, or visit the on-site Gusto Restaurant in affiliaton with the Shana Hotel.
Other Activities: Our favorite 3 tours are:
1. Manuel Antonio National Park Tour: Great for seeing wildlife: all 3 species of monkeys, numerous tropical birds including toucans, macaws, parrots, etc
2. Sunset Sail: Leaves in the early afternoon and includes snorkeling adventure and off-shore dolphin-watching adventure.
3. Mangrove Tour by Kayak: Or flat bottom motorboat, great for seeing amazing wildlife including 2 species of ant-eaters, magnificent tropical bird species, e.g. blue herons, osprey, ibises, storks, etc.