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Private, Quiet Home with Pool in the Heart of Manuel Antonio!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Experience the extraordinary beauty of a tropical rain forest, as you relax on the patio or terrace of Villa Titi.

Villa Titi is a private home on the grounds of the Hotel Selina Hostel/Manuel Antonio. This distinctive Mediterranean style villa, located above Manuel Antonio beach, takes advantage of the prevailing ocean breeze and offers all the comforts of home. The deluxe lower suite can comfortably accommodate three with a queen size bed, plus a single bed. This suite has an open spacious floor plan with a fully equipped kitchen, bedroom, large private bath and living room that opens to a covered dining patio. The comfortable second floor bedroom, with a queen size bed, also has a private bath and covered terrace for relaxation as you take in the surrounding beauty. Separate entries on both levels provide optimum privacy. Villa Titi is equipped with both ceiling fans and A/C.

Villa Titi also has satellite television in both bedrooms and was recently updated with large flat screen TVs. It also has Wi-Fi throughout the house, and separate telephones on each level of the home.

“Titi” is the Costa Rican name for the endangered Central American squirrel monkey or Mono Titi. Often times you will be greeted in the morning by the sights and sounds of the “Titis” as they pass overhead, foraging for mangoes next to our house, on their daily rounds. We also have the white face or Mono Blanco monkeys around the house each day as well! In the distance you will hear the howler monkeys and the squawk of the green parrots as they fly overhead. Observe some of the most rare and exotic animal life on earth. Costa Rica is home to more than 9,000 species of birds and animals, it is a bird watcher’s paradise! Or, just sit under a palm tree with a good book and enjoy the warm ocean breeze.

A short distance away is the Manuel Antonio National Park entrance, where the tropical rain forest meets dazzling white sand beaches. Enjoy a relaxing day with friends at the beach, taking in the sun and surf. Or, simply enjoy a dip in our refreshing pool.

The pool at the Hotel Selina Hostel is a short walk from your door (approx. 50 meters). After a dip in our pool comes the hard part – selecting one of the many excellent nearby restaurants for dinner! Choose from French, Italian, German, Asian or “Tico” style restaurants. We highly recommend the “catch of the day” such as Mahi Mahi, Yellow fin Tuna, or Snapper. Other varieties are also seasonally available.

Keywords: Casita, Hotel Selina Hostel, Titi monkeys, pool, private, gay

More Details

Property Manager
John Tschample
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About John Tschample

My partner Steve and I have been traveling to Costa Rica since 1988! It is a fantastic country; the people are wonderful; the food is fabulous; and the beaches are incredible. There is an amazing variety of wildlife, with warm temperatures year around. The average high temperature during high season from late December to April is about 88 degrees F (31degrees C), and the average low temperature is 75 degrees F (24 degrees C).

John Tschample purchased this house in 1993

Why John Tschample chose Cantón Buenos Aires

The Manuel Antonio area is one of the most popular resort areas in Costa Rica and is easily accessible by car, bus or air. The new highway from San Jose makes the 150km trip about a 2 hour drive. There is also frequent bus service and almost hourly air service!

This area is quite different from the northwest part of the country in that the climate is very tropical with very lush vegetation and wild life. The Manuel Antonio beach is almost 2 km long and is also one of the best in all of Central America! The water is warm year round and there is good surfing at the north end of the beach.

What makes this house unique

Our house is on the grounds of the Hotel Selina Hostel property, but we choose to operate it apart from the hotel. We are part of an association that still allows us access to the pool and off street parking. Security is provided by the hotel's security staff. They not only guard the house but the off street parking lot as well.

Since we are near the equator, the sun rises before 6am almost every day of the year, and it sets around 6pm as well. Our favorite thing is to rise early, make a pot of fabulous Costa Rican coffee, with a breakfast of just picked fresh fruit and listen to the jungle awaken! It is very easy to spend a couple of hours doing this. Then, it's off to the beach or a walk through the National Park. The trees and vegetation grow right down to the sand on the beach, so it is easy to spread your towel under a group of palm trees or the native "allmendro" or almond trees that lean out over the white sand.

Lunch is a filet of mahi mahi, tuna or a hamburger and fries. The beer is the best, with most of the Costa Rican breweries originating in Germany over 100 years ago!

A nap or late afternoon swim at the pool is a nice way to finish the day, before the tough decision of deciding where to eat dinner.

After dinner, it's a little reading or watching television, before turning out the lights at 10pm.

Get a good nights sleep, because the jungle will wake you before 6am the next day!


Cantón Buenos Aires House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 twin/ single , In the Living room the lounge twin bed is for the 5th person
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) The twin bed is also a day bed in the living room. It's a great place to curl up and read on a rainy day.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Dining is outdoors under a covered patio. Each unit has separate entrances and an internal stairway connecting the two levels. The stairway can be locked if only one floor is being rented. There is a nice territorial view from both floors and the property backs up to jungle. Because of the location, the Titi monkeys and the white face monkeys are frequently overhead in the mango trees. Laundry can be arranged upon request. Linens and maid service are included and are every other day for longer stays.


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Villa Titi is a beautiful!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome experience. The staff working on the property were excellent as well as all the stuff at Selena Hotel which is a joined to the property. It is a perfect central location. With lots of things to do just outside the door. Beautiful gardens and perfect Pool atmospheres it was the perfect spot for my whole group. I would recommend this Villa to everybody families, couples, or singles. It was a very safe and comfortable place to stay. And lots of little local pets we got daily visits from the monkeys, macaws, and iguanas. We will be going back to stay again next year and this property is well worth the money

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty Jungle

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I had a great time. Fun area with lots to do!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely clean and well maintained 2 story villa near Manurl Antonio and great restaurants

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with a small group of 5 adults

1 couple 3 singles this house met the needs perfect! The couple has total privacy upstairs in the apartment , we had our own balcony

Safe box, mini fridge, and bathroom. Water pressure around 5 pm for the whole resort would be low that was annoying.

We saw lots of birds, mammals, and lizards from our patio it was a Great place for relaxing or eating . The kitchen was well appointed.

The rental process was easy , the owners are very helpful and they have a local property manager, Rosa who was fabulous. She helped us with discounted tour of the park and great recommendations on sunsets at the Marina and other local places

The price is very good on this propery for all you will recieve. Pura Vida and enjoy this beautiful destination and Villa Titi will not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton Alberta Canada


  • 5 of 5

This villa is in a great location, the property its on is beautiful, well kept, and clean. The hotel staff are very friendly. The villa itself is awesome. We rented both levels. Rosa, the manager of this villa is fantastic! She goes above and beyond to make your stay welcoming and comfortable! We will be returning! Thanks Rosa and John.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed it

  • 5 of 5

Really nice two story house. Good amenities. The guys who own it count a lot on their local contact, Rosa, to help guests out, and she delivers and is wonderful. The area is a bit rough, in our view, in that you cannot walk hardly anywhere safely (cars go whizzing by and there are really no sidewalks). That, of course, is not a criticism of the house, but a heads' up about the area.

All in all, a great place to relax, recharge, and a great base for day trips to parks and adventure.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Boris" the Iguana at Villa Titi!

  • 5 of 5

Yes, we had to name or "guard dog" at Villa Titi! This place was fantastic, we really had a great time. Iguanas about, monkeys in the trees and numerous other creatures complete the beautiful grounds. All the basic amenities you would need are at Villa Titi. The adjacent hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, but we were fortunate enough to be spoiled by Rosa to book our excursions. Nearby there are many restaurants to choose from, our favorite being El Avion, just across the street. The perfect place for a meal, or just a drink to sit out a thundershower. Also, we would recommend Gaia Hotel and Restaurant for a cocktail, dinner and a panoramic sunset view. We had a rental car half of the time, but the rest we relied on the ease of the buses and taxis. Lack of sidewalks can be a bit of a challenge, especially in the evening, but use your phone flashlight of bring one. Our tours were all brilliant! Rafting, zip-lining and catamaran. What a wonderful vacation, we have many fond memories and hope to return someday.

Cheers, Randall and Rob - Seattle, WA, USA

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Quepos airport is about 4KM from town
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
the main beach is about 1/2 KM downhill
Car: not necessary

Our house is very near the Manuel Antonio National Park. There is a small fee for entry and guided tours are available. There are some very good restaurants and bars, both straight and gay, nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The upstairs and downstairs can be rented separately. Each has its own private entrance and the central door at the top of the interior stairs is locked when there are guests in both the upstairs and downstairs. Lower contains complete kitchen. Upstairs has a small fridge, and coffee only. (No microwave).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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