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Osvaldo Muñoz (Os)

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish

Hidden Oasis with Pool, Walk to Beach, Restaurant, Stores

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Puntarenas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6, + 2 on fold-down)

Perfect for families, vacationing friends, or a romantic getaway.

Luxurious open concept 2 story house with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, its own private pool, large decks and patios, 20 foot interior ceilings in the main living and dining area, full kitchen, laundry service available upon request and large windows looking into the garden and jungle. It comfortably sleeps 6 and up to 8. Designed to ensure maximum privacy in each bedroom – perfect for friends or parents who can take the master bedroom with a private bath and patio on the main floor while the kids play in their own bedrooms upstairs.

The home is equipped for everyday living, cooking, dining, and sleeping. Including: stereo, 4 televisions, a gas BBQ, and telephone service. The private pool has 3 levels of decking surrounding it with a cozy clamshell style lounger & plenty of deck chairs. Also, Wi-Fi Internet for your laptop or mobile device. Has secure parking inside the gate with an on-site, friendly maintenance person. Concierge services are also available.

Walk to restaurants, beaches, bars, cafe, grocery store. Taxi & bus stands are at the end of our street

This home is in a very central location. Once at the house you can walk to restaurants, grocery store, cafe, sunset bars, and the beach. The beach is a 25 minute walk to the surfing end of the largest beach. There are bus stops and taxi stands at the end of our road and to the right. The taxi or bus ride to the National Park and the other end of the beach is just a couple minutes. The bus stops every 20 minutes.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Osvaldo Muñoz (Os) (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish

Why Osvaldo Muñoz (Os) chose Puntarenas

This vacation home is very spacious, has a modern design, a private pool, and looks out into the jungle. We bought it as a quiet getaway from the bustle of the city. But it is a place close enough to walk to the beach, restaurants, bars, and other amenities.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic stay at Casa Bosque Verde and really enjoyed the house. It was so comfortable, beautiful, and accommodating.

Also, I'd like to stress that Antonio was phenomenal!!! He was so sweet, always available, and non-intrusive. We really appreciated having him on the property and enjoyed getting to know him. He made sure to take care of any needs we had and even took the time to practice Spanish with me:) We became good friends by the end of our stay.

We will definitely consider staying again on our next visit to CR.
Mar 2009
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based on 22 traveler reviews

Hidden Oasis with Pool, Walk to Beach, Restaurant, Stores
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews

Jewel of a house!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful well maintained house with comfortable amenities. Can comfortably sleep our family of five and two additional guests. The pool, bbq and tropical garden were our own private oasis. We had many alfresco meals enjoying the lull of the lush tropics and cooling winds. The washer and dryer in the laundry room is convenient. Location of the house is very close to the convenience/market, walking distance. Driving distance to the famed Manuel Antonia Beach. Property is modern, clean, well maintained with a friendly on site gardener. House is secured with a front gate that allows for two car parking, a tad tight but doable. Overall, a great property and we highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home - pictures do not do it justice

  • 5 of 5

We were incredibly surprised by this home - the pictures on VRBO do not do the property justice. This home is absolutely gorgeous on the inside - big bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer on site to use, but the real gem of this home is the private pool/patio area in the back. It is a true oasis. Lush greenery full of tropical life. I woke up each morning just before dawn to go outside and enjoy a sunrise yoga session; listen to the Howler monkeys and area roosters in the background, and to watch the cute little Agouti bury their seeds all over the back hill.

Antonio, the caretaker also lives on site at the residence in his own accommodations. He and his little dog, Mariposa, were an absolute joy to interact with - extremely helpful with anything we needed regarding the house.

The home is located in a very central area - easy walk to a grocery store at the end of the street and very close to restaurants. We opted to utilize the kitchen and cook most of our meals at home. We walked to the the beach - Manuel Antonio, that is, which took us about 40 min to walk there (downhill; we opted for the $6 cab ride back to avoid the steep uphill walk). There are several other beaches in much closer proximity, if you like. To be honest, most of our time was spent in the back in our jungle oasis by the pool.

We did a tour of Manuel Antonio park which we had set up in advance. Vacation Villas, who manages the property helped us set up the tour we did of Vanilla Villa (spice farm) which I would recommend to anyone looking for a different kind of tour (non-eco adventure). I simply called, they made all the reservations and made arrangements for the tour operator to pick us up right at the house. A very nice service offered.

I plan to return to this house on my next trip to Costa Rica and I will recommend it to all of my friends. An absolute fabulous place to stay - we were all rather sad to leave on our final day.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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View the monkeys and sunrise while drinking rich aromatic Costa Rican coffee!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home with a secluded garden and pool area in the back. Each morning we made rich Costa Rican coffee and sat on the porch overlooking the pool and gardens while we waited for the monkeys to make their morning appearance to check on the ripeness of the bananas. What a relaxing way to begin our day! The caretaker, Antonio, welcomed us each morning as he washed the pool deck and watered the plants. We all agreed that staying in this house provided a more genuine experience than staying in resorts. The house is very clean and well maintained. A grocery store is within walking distance and there are several restaurants also within walking distance. What a great place to plan daily adventures (or just to 'hang out') and then to come home for a dip in the pool afterwards.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Casa Bosque Verde for 7 nights. This property is beautiful, well maintained, and comfortable. The property was exactly as described both in the text and photos. Communication with the owner, Kelly, was quick and easy. The location is perfect-walking distance to many wonderful restaurants and to the beach. The pool is amazing and very private. The kitchen is adequately equipped for meal preparation. The property is very secure, with locked gate and Antonio living in the front house. We did see monkeys and a flock of parrots while at the house. The property management company, Vacation Villas, booked all of our excursions and transportation from the airport in San Jose. These were confirmed upon our arrival and they were all fantastic. Our vacation was perfect in every way. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Safe and comfortable. A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this property, September 18 to October 2nd. The home is well equipped and furnished. The layout can accommodate two families. There are two principal/master bedrooms, one in the first floor with it's own walk out patio and one on the second floor with a Juliette balcony. The third room is also spacious with 2 single beds.

The house offers privacy due to the layout/spacing of the bedrooms.

The grounds and pool are well maintained. Antonio the resident caretaker is a kind man. Always willing to help.

I recommend this home to anyone seeking seclusion in a well appointed property.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Quite simply, a little corner of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We all gasped when we opened the door! A fabulous, airy, spacious house with a perfectly exquisite garden and pool. A hibiscus the size of a dinner plate opened every morning, an agouti scampered around with some tiny chickens and once, suddenly, stealthily, silently an extended family of little monkeys came searching for food at the bottom of the garden. Antonio who watched over with humour and complete discretion gave us the chance to practice our Spanish. The local supermarket was excellent, the neighbours welcoming, peaceful, charmiong. The beaches quite simply....... to die for. Honestly, when we arrived in Quepos, our hearts sunk but arose again and stayed risen once we arrived at Bosque Verde Thanks!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Karma, Salispuedes, Mar Luna all very close
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Coastal Highway 34
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Sushi Los Amigos, NGO, El Tipico at end of Street
Car: not necessary

Beaches Restaurants & Bars all within close walking distance; various tours such as zip line, waterfall, kayaking, white water rafting, fishing, sunset sailing


Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Wet Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
December Rate
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 High Season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Week / Semana Santa
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are for 6 persons. Additional persons beyond 6 people are $50 per night per person. Rates may change at the owner's discretion. A damage deposit is required with a credit card imprint upon arrival. Please see our website for other policies.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Puntarenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upper Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Lower Bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Upper King Bedroom - 1 king
    Upper Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • The Master Bedroom has its own full bathroom and an additional sofa bed/couch. The upper bedrooms are at opposite end of the house and thus creates privacy in each bedroom. Each bedroom has TV and Air Conditioning.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Maid service and concierge upon request. On-site security guard provides security. Parking for cars behind a locked gate.

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