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Private Villa/House (this is not a Condo) With Ocean View, 3 BR's, Sleeps up to 8 Comfortably.
Wow!! What a spectacular View ... Guests say as they gaze out over the beautiful, blue Pacific. This private 3 BR Villa (private house, not a Condo) offers the perfect vacation location with the closest proximity to the beach than most of the other properties with an ocean view. The Villa is in a jungle setting and is not located in a condominium complex. It's just a short walk to the beach where you can take a stroll, Horseback Ride, or Surf the exciting waves. Monkeys, Sloths, Toucans and hundreds of species of exotic birds and wildlife will entertain you. Adventure lovers can take advantage of the many beach activities (including surfing and parasailing), take a Zip Line Tour, Raft down an exciting river, or go World Class Sport Fishing. Or just relax in our beautiful private pool while taking in the awesome view! The Villa has a washer/dryer, cable TV, telephone and WiFi Internet; the 3rd BR Suite also has a TV and Wifi. There are no steep stairways to get to the Villa as many hillside properties have. If you are looking for affordable, comfortable accommodations with a million dollar view, Villa La Vista awaits you!
The Villa has 3 Air Conditioned Bedrooms (note that the living area does not have A/C), one downstairs with a standard double bed, a Master Bedroom upstairs with a King bed and a futon; the 3rd BR is a separate 'studio' located beneath the Villa with a separate entrance, which will afford members of your family their own private suite. It is fully air conditioned, has a Queen bed, a futon and a kitchen. All in all, there are three balconies all with an awesome view of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio Park. Bed linens and towels are provided. If you do not feel like cooking, there are excellent restaurants within walking distance. You will have a concierge/manager available to help you choose the most exciting tours, suggest the best transportation options available, direct you to the best restaurants, and answer any questions you have about the property, area, etc.
Both the Villa and the 3rd BR Suite have a kitchen. The Villa has 4 gas burners, a large Counter Top Oven that you can bake in, and a microwave oven. The "Suite" has a small toaster oven, gas burners and a microwave. Both kitchens contain all of the cups, glasses, dishes, bowls and pots and pans you should need. There is also a gas grill available for BBQ's!
Laundry Facilities are located in the Villa. The Beach is within Walking Distance, the Bus within Walking Distance, and there is a Secure Parking Area next to the Villa. As previously mentioned, the living area of the Villa is not air conditioned but has ceiling fans and a cool ocean breeze flowing through most of the day.
The nearby area offers Surfing, Swimming, Parasailing, Hiking, Boating, Rafting, Horseback Riding, Sunset Sail/Dolphin Watch tours, Mangrove Boat Tour, Canopy/Zip Line Tours, 4 Wheeling, Sport Fishing and Much More!!
Approximately 1/2 Mile From Beach, Approximately 1/2 Mile from Bus Stop, 4 Miles from Town of Quepos. Taxi service is available. The Villa is surrounded by natural jungle and is not located in a commercial area.
Maximum Occupancy: Due to the size of this Villa and for your comfort, MAXIMUM occupancy is 8 people.
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GREEN SEASON GREEN BACK SPECIAL!! STAY 7 NIGHTS AND GET 1 NIGHT BACK! ASK ABOUT OTHER DISCOUNTS THAT MAY BE OFFERED. BOOK TODAY BY CONTACTING OWNER DIRECTLY. NOTE: This owner does NOT subscribe to VRBO's "On-Line Book It Now" service as it would require YOU and the owner to pay additional fees. Note that their "Instant Quote" includes these fees that you will NOT be charged by booking directly with the owner who has rented their vacation home on this site with integrity for over 12 years.
Our names are Nancy and Steve Dunlap and we currently live in TN, near Chattanooga. My husband and I built Villa la Vista in 1998 after falling in love with Costa Rica while vacationing there. We especially loved Manuel Antonio and knew that when we retired we would love to spend the Winter months looking out over the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean. Our dream has finally come true (we retired in 2010) and we now spend as much time as possible enjoying our property. We hope that you will also enjoy this beautiful, friendly country and will want to return again and again. Pura Vida!
Nancy Dunlap purchased this villa in 1998
We chose Manuel Antonio due to its natural beauty. We also love wildlife and the exotic animals and birds that can be seen in this area are a wildlife lovers dream come true.
If you want an escape from the everyday, consider our Manuel Antonio vacation rental in Costa Rica and experience a little slice of paradise. Manuel Antonio offers visitors world-class beaches and magnificent views from La Vista of gorgeous sunsets with Cathedral Point as a backdrop. From this Manuel Antonio vacation rental, you can explore all the charm of Costa Rica with rafting down the wilds of the Naranjo River, or hiking in the Manuel Antonio National Park. 24 of the 27 major adventure activities offered in Costa Rica are available in Manuel Antonio so there is little need to waste your vacation time traveling to and from other areas.
If it is unique experiences you are looking for La Vista will be the right vacation spot for you:
Watch friendly Titi monkeys wrestle and play on the patio, watch Momma Titi nurse her newborn baby on the railing, observe the White Faced/Capuchin monkeys drinking from and bathing in the pool (keep the doors shut as they will also come in and steal your bananas!), awaken to the “howling” gorilla-like sounds of the Howler/Congo monkeys, or the raucous Chachalaca birds that nest in the flora below the Villa, spot Momma Sloth who may slowly detach her baby from her breast and gently hang it on a branch so she can stretch out and groom herself, or stop your car on the road to help a slow moving Sloth cross to safety, be startled awake when the nocturnal Kinkajou runs across the roof at night, and let’s not forget about all the crazy iguanas that live on the roof and in the surrounding trees and the gorgeous Toucans that visit every morning! The numerous geckos provide free pest control, but don't worry, they will not come down and try to sell you insurance!
These are just a few of the amazing experiences the jungle wildlife may offer you, providing you with one of the most fantastic and unbelievable vacation experiences of a lifetime!
It is midnight. Turn off the air-conditioning in the master bedroom. Open the French doors to the patio. Stand quietly a moment. Feel the warm Pacific Ocean breezes that pass constantly up the hillside to your villa; let them sweep through the bedroom and remove the artificial chill.
Step out on to the patio. Look up. The sky is a humid, dense black; but watch for occasional stars. Peer into the dark that surrounds your Costa Rican villa. You will not be able to see the trees that encircle you or the creatures sleeping in them, so close your eyes and listen. You will occasionally hear a cry from a wakeful bird, a strange noise from a mysterious night creature, but always you will hear an unceasing sound that sweeps through you, around you. That is the sound of the Pacific Ocean. Down the hill, half a mile from you, its waves are surging, surging, surging on to the shore. The sound of waves will surge over you all night, enveloping you as if you were immersed in the waves themselves.
Return to bed and go to sleep to the sound of the waves, to the feel of ocean air passing over your body. Awake minutes before dawn to waves of new sound, the roars of howler monkeys. The roars rise and fall in counterpoint to the ocean’s rhythm. As the sun begins to rise, the roars fade away, and you move downstairs to a cup of hot coffee on a west-facing deck; there you notice other creatures beginning their day. A toucan, an aricari, briefly visits a nearby tree. You hear rustling on the ground and catch a glimpse of a bustling chachalacha; it has nested beneath the bushes. The sound of the ocean moves over you, it moves over you. As the sky lightens, you see a slight movement from the three-toed sloth that has spent the night in the upper branches of a tree. As you watch, it stirs, moving with molasses-warm, thick languidness, to scratch its head and to adjust the placement of a paw. Moving almost as slowly, you sip your coffee. The sound of murmuring voices drifts from the road that passes hidden outside your villa: the first surfers are walking down to the beach. They have emerged early to join the movement of the waves. The sun rises fully; your family gathers around you on the deck. Day begins in earnest, and the sound of the ocean becomes the warp through which is drawn the weft of bright human chatter, monkey chatter, bird song.
In the evening, watch the brilliant sun slip soundlessly, mysteriously, beneath the horizon of the ocean.
This was my second visit to Quepos. The first time I stayed in a hotel/condo environment. Upon my arrival to Villa La Vista, I realized what an improvement to my previous trip. The breath taking views from the balcony of the beaches and park at Manuel Antonio were spectacular!
The house is situated on a dramatic hillside overlooking the ocean below. The local animal population, sloths, monkeys and even crabs, visited us. The floor plan is open and full of light. The house is well maintained and in very clean condition. The amenities of a laundry and full kitchen, internet, cable TV and much more make this vacation destination a must to book. Plus, the property manager, Ron, was very helpful with booking activities, local information on restaurants and much more. I was tired of hotels and crowds, this house was paradise. If you enjoy action, there is hiking through the National Park, jet skis, horseback riding on the beach and ATV or if you just want to relax and read a book, this house is perfect. I am planning my next vacation for 2011 and want to bring my grown children who will love this house.
A family group of five adults, we were thrilled with our week-long Villa La Vista experience. The Villa is beautiful, and we so enjoyed hearing the comforting sounds of the ocean surf at all times of day. We happily spread out into the three spacious bedrooms (one in a separate apartment), each with its private ocean-view patio, and air-conditioning. We gathered in the main living area to enjoy the comfy chairs and sofa for reading and wifi time, or we moved on to the ocean-view patio, which everyone sought out from dawn ‘til dusk. That’s where we watched a sloth hanging out for twenty-four hours on a nearby tree; and that’s where the squirrel and white-faced monkeys visited us. Squirrel monkeys are not to be missed—they play like kittens! The kitchen was convenient and well-equipped, although we mainly prepared breakfast and lunch, as eating out was fun at the many nearby restaurants which we could easily walk to. With vegetarians in our group, we loved Café Milagro, which turned into one of our favorite spots for an occasional breakfast as well as dinner. Fred’s provided a fabulous view of the spectacular sunsets. The Villa, which is located on a dirt road, is very quiet and private—so private that it was possible to skinny dip in our own “plunge pool.” The pool is beautifully surrounded by flowering plants such as the magnificent hanging “lobster claw,” and it was our go-to spot for a fast refresher whenever we got too warm, for instance when we had made the walk back up the hill after a swim in the ocean. The ocean is just ten minutes down the road from the Villa; we couldn’t believe what felt like our own private white sand beach, with excellent surf! We were also thrilled to find trees lining the beach, so that we didn’t have to stay in the sun. Getting set up to stay at the Villa was made very easy by its owner, Nancy, who provided fast feedback and excellent information—everything one could want. The concierge, Geralyn, couldn’t have been more helpful, before and during our visit, from setting up tours to providing a birthday cake to calling cabs when our Spanish was insufficient. We were also grateful for the excellent attentions of the housekeeper, Lidette, and the groundskeeper, Chino. It was so very nice not to have to do laundry (unless we preferred to do it ourselves) and occasionally to have fresh sheets. Our only complaint? We should have stayed longer - and we will next year!
Returning to Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio, and La Vista for the second time only reconfirmed the notion that this is the greatest place on earth. If you love nature, come. If you love monkeys playing around you and stealing a mango from the kitchen table because you didn't close the glass door completely, come. If you love spectacular views, come. If you love friendly people, come. If you love amazing, fresh food, come. If you're in a rut and need something new, come.
There's a magic to this place that rivals that of any fictional world. In novels and movies, you're left with a feeling of sadness when the credits flash or the final page is read, because you lent yourself to another world for a time and then must return to your own. Here you are creating your own story in what seems another world. You get to experience the sound of the ocean roaring over morning tamarindo juice. You get to wake up to toucans cawing back and forth. You get to have monkeys yank on your hair because you're dozing on the edge of the pool instead of paying attention to them. You get to turn off all the lights in the villa and stare in awe at the night sky so full of stars that you get dizzy from the magnitude and closeness of their overwhelming proximity. Go rafting down the Savegre River. Go horseback riding on the beach. Go to la feria and try the mouthwatering fruits. Step out of your comfort zone and live.
Write your own story, create your own journey, experience Pura Vida so you never grow old.
This was my first adventure to Costa Rica. The view from the balcony is outstanding. Swimming in the pool, you never know who will come and greet you. Monkeys daily, iguanas also daily. My first time seeing a sloth, and can't forget the tucans. The villa was located 10 minutes from shopping, restaurants, bars. Everything you need for a wonderful vacation is in the home. The concierge team will help you with all your needs!!!
What can I say just wonderful. Breath taking view , beautiful wildlife, cozy living space on the main house and the the apartment down stairs. The staff is wonderful and very kind. I am already planing for my next stay on my next trip!!!
This was the BEST vacation our family has been on and this Villa was a HUGE reason why. From the spectacular ocean view to the exceptional help from the concierge service, this trip exceeded our expectations. We saw many animals including visits from White Face and Squirrel monkeys, iguanas and several varieties of birds. The Villa is perfectly located to walk just about anywhere you need to go. Restaurants, beaches, groceries, banks and more are all minutes away. Not to scare you but be prepared for a bit of a workout as it seems everywhere you go is uphill!! (Good exercise) The Villa served our needs wonderfully! There where 8 of us on the trip, 4 kids and 4 adults. The private suit downstairs was perfect for our brother and sister-law and the rest of us where in the upper Villa. When we where home the pool saw the most action as our kids had a great time swimming and playing. I would highly recommend this Villa as a vacation residence and we would definitely stay there again!!
If you want an escape from the everyday, consider our Manuel Antonio vacation Villa in Costa Rica and experience a little slice of paradise. This Manuel Antonio Villa offers visitors close proximity to world-class beaches and magnificent views from La Vista of beautiful sunsets with Cathedral Point as a backdrop. From this Manuel Antonio vacation Villa, you can explore all the charm of Costa Rica with rafting down the wilds of the Naranjo River, or hiking in the Manuel Antonio National Park. 24 of the 27 major adventure activities offered in Costa Rica are available in Manuel Antonio so there is little need to waste your vacation time traveling to and from other areas.
As you explore Manuel Antonio, take in the amazing combination of lush vegetation and spectacular scenery. This Manuel Antonio vacation Villa gives you access to a part of the world few people get to see. Known for its exotic beauty and wildlife, Manuel Antonio houses a myriad of interesting creatures including sloths, iguanas, raccoons, white-faced and howler monkeys, and the unique endangered squirrel monkey called Titi -- all frequently visit the area around La Vista. Although the location offers a glimpse into the majesty of the rainforest, Manuel Antonio also allows vacationers to enjoy exquisite cuisine in many nearby restaurants like Barba Roja for seafood (within walking distance), La Mariposa Hotel for fine dining, Ronny's Place, voted best sunset view, or Emilio's (within walking distance) for some awesome desserts!
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Please ask about Discounts for last minute booking, Green Season and extended stays!
Green Season Green Back Special!! Stay 7 nights and get the 7th night back (free)!
Ask about rates for Major Holiday Weeks: Christmas, New Years, Easter
Remember -- The monkeys, birds, wildlife and the beautiful nearby beach are FREE!
NOTE: This owner does NOT subscribe to VRBO's "On-Line Book It Now" service as it would require YOU and the owner to pay additional fees. Note that their "Instant Quote" includes these fees that you will NOT be charged by booking directly with the owner who will send you various options for making your deposit/payment. Feel free to call Owner for more information.