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Osvaldo Muñoz (Os)

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish

Hidden Oasis with Pool, Close to Beach, Restaurants & Stores

24 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Manuel Antonio 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, indoor-outdoor 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 caretaker. 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.

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Suitability:
  • 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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Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

Hidden Oasis with Pool, Close to Beach, Restaurants & Stores
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews
5

BowleggedLou

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for my family vacatio and had an absolutely wonderful time and enjoyed staying at the house. Casa Bosque Verde is located very close to everthing and easy to walk or catch a bus or a taxi to the local spots. The property is well taken care of and the Property managers Os and Elizabeth really helped us with anything we needed. The onsite staff was great as well, , keeping the property clean and the housekeeping.There are many nice homes in Costa Rica you could rent but at Casa Bosque Verde makes it so easy you dont really have to worry about anything during your vacation. I would absolutely stay at the property again if i return to Costa Rica. I would highly recommend this house for a vacation in Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escondido, CA
4

Relaxing and comfortable vacation home

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Bosque Verde. The home is beautiful and was very comfortable for our group of six people. The best features of the property are the backyard lanai appointed with a full size table/chairs, two ceiling fans and a hammock which makes for a very nice place to relax. It overlooks the pool which has its own area to sit and sunbathe on the lounge chairs or outdoor sofa/bed. The home has air conditioners in each of the three bedrooms as well as in the dining area. It also had interior ceiling fans. The bathrooms are nicely designed and roomy. The location is within a 5 minute walk to the market on the main road where there are also restaurants if you weren't interested in cooking. The bus stop is also close if you wanted to take it to the beach. The friendly and helpful staff, Antonio (caretaker/gatekeeper) is always there to assist with any issues with the property and Lucy (housekeeper) kept the home very clean. The management staff, Os and Elizabeth were very responsive to any questions or concerns regarding our stay. They were helpful in arranging our transportation to and from the property from the airport and providing us with info for tours and activities.

That being said, the only downside to our experience was having to throw all waste products including toilet paper in the trash instead of being able to flush down the toilet. The dining room air conditioner quit working during our stay and the landline needed to be repaired during our stay. Also the TV reception was sketchy for one of the days. Lastly, The master bath had an unpleasant smell coming from the drain or perhaps due to mold? Not sure why. All of these were minor issues as far as we were concerned and did not detract greatly from our stay. I list them only for the Management in the event they want to enhance a future tenants experience.

I would definitely recommend this home for anyone looking for comfortable and relaxing accomodations in a great location. The home is much nicer than in the photos. I cannot say enough about the staff. They certainly helped to make our visit very comfortable and easy.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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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Washington, DC
5

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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5

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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5

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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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Middle Season
Aug 2 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
X-Mas & New Year
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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 US$500 refundable damage deposit is required upon arrival. Please see our website for other policies.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upper Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Lower Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • 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
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Maid service every other day and on-call concierge are provided. On-site security guard provides security. Parking for cars behind a locked gate.

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