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Beautiful Close Ocean & Marina View, Private Location - Casa Marlin

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Breathtaking view of the Rainforest Canopy, Ocean, Mountains, Beach and several river-mouths that line the beach stretching along the coast. We have a great view of the new Pez Vella Marina where you can see the boats coming and going daily.

Three kinds of Monkey, Parrots, Mot Mot birds and an occasional sloth, makes this villa a Costa Rican Paradise.

Casa Marlin has been designed for your perfect Costa Rica vacation experience. With cross ventilation and air conditioners in the bedrooms you will experience the Pacific Ocean, the mountains and jungle from every room. Look down into the new Pez Vela marina that has just recently opened.

You will be staying in Manuel Antonio's most prestigious and secure area at the newest addition to an enclave of the most exclusive and popular villas in the area. Located at the end of the road, your vacation will be luxurious and private.

Casa Marlin has four equal private bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Generous balconies in the front and back of the bedrooms are set up to view the three species of monkeys that come to feast in the ancient tropical orchard that surrounds you.

The thrilling Guanacaste wood floating stairway leads up to the third floor rancho and a spectacular view of miles of jungle canopy, the marina and the north shore surf break. It is the perfect place to watch the sunset.

Walk out of the living room into the turquoise illusion edge pool where you can swim or sit on the deck and enjoy the view while listening to the sound of the waterfall.

Watch cable or movies on the large 42 inch flat screen TV. Clock radios in each room make it easy to get up early enough for that fishing trip. Wireless Internet is available thru out the house.

The woodwork and furniture of casa marlin are made of local hardwoods especially for the house by the talented woodworkers of our area.

A gourmet style kitchen is fully stocked with every thing you will need for cooking and dining. It has a granite counter top and hand made teak cabinets. The solid teak dining room table will seat twelve people with room at the bar for four more.

Full maid services will make your stay completely carefree.

Chef Service 180 per day. (Three meals) Or 150 for dinner only. Or you may opt to order your provisions in advance if you want to do some of your own cooking.

Our concierge can arrange all the details of your trip from the best tours, fishing trips, restaurants or chef services. We subscribe to emergency medical services so that any medical emergency you encounter can be promptly handled twenty four hours a day.

Relax on the verandas in the most comfortable rocking chairs in Costa Rica while watching the birds and monkeys.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Cunningham
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Michael Cunningham

My son has lived in Quepos for 12 years working his own and other boats as a sport fishing captain. Married to a Costa Rican they have two beautiful sons. I came to Quepos to be with my grandchildren 7 years ago. He named his oldest son Marlin after the biggest sport fish so we named the House after both the fish and the grandson. We are from the Tidewater area of Virginia. I am a Studio Potter working with porcelain for the past thirty years. My father lived on the beachfront at Virginia Beach and was an avid fisherman. We have decorated the house with some of his nautical antiques. My entire family was involved in gardening, landscape architecture and the nursery business. I am an avid gardener. It is my great joy to finally finish Casa Marlin so that I can create the tropical garden I have been imagining for the past five years.

Why Michael Cunningham chose El Cerro

We are located at the end of the road that has several other extremely successful rental houses. Our Unique location not only gives us an incredible beach, mountain, marina view it also has the advantage of being completely isolated from neighbors making your stay private and secure. There is virtually no road noise or through traffic. The most common sounds are that of the monkeys, parrots and frogs.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great trip. The house was beautiful and the location was great! We felt secluded but...not totally isolated. We had monkeys visit us almost everyday. On Tuesday, we actually saw a three-toed sloth in the tree out front, eating. He was so close, we got great pictures of him. Awesome!

We loved everything, seriously.
Nov 2011
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El Cerro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Every bedroom has a private bathroom, balcony, and views of the Pacific
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Beautiful Close Ocean & Marina View, Private Location - Casa Marlin
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Awesome house with a view!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house! Had all the amenities we wanted. Clean. View was great! Had many visits from the monkeys. Particularly grateful for concierge who helped me out when I got sick for a couple of days.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Have only one complaint...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and i travel to Quepos/Manuel Antonio at least twice a year and, depending on the size of our group, have stayed in numerous houses and condos in the area. Our only complaint about Casa Marlin was that our stay was too short!! Casa Marlin was the perfect blend of oceanview and jungle; as we spent most of our time outside we didn't have a chance to enjoy the large open dining room. With each bedroom having its own private balcony we could "escape" our group if need be! We also spent alot of time on the third floor hangout area-- what a great place to watch the colors change as the sun set! Tom and Kim, the property managers, were always available and Kim even checked in on one of the group when she wasn't feeling well.

Clean, comfortable, quiet, great location and secure property... Casa Marlin will now be at the top of my "where to stay' rental list! Already looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Great Stay !

  • 5 of 5

Great stay and great reception and guidance by Tom and Kimberly. Tom showed us all the things we could do during our stay and helped us reserve a few excursions . Take a guide if you visit parks and reserves in Costa Rica. They see everything and have the required lenses. The house was very comfortable with a very nice swimming pool that is essential in Costa Rica. It is hot ou there !!!!! We had all our meals outside by the pool, sometimes with monkeys, sometimes with toucans and also friendly little geicos at night. Costa Rica is all about nature. This is a country to walk and hike surrounded by trees, animals, birds, fog in the high mountains, beautiful beaches.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Stay here - we loved this house and location!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time staying at Casa Marlin! It is beautifully finished (looks even better than in the pictures) and has four bedrooms (two with kings, two with queens) with patios all facing the ocean, two bedrooms on each floor, and a top patio with views of the ocean and mountains. Every morning we enjoyed coffee and watched the beautiful nature around the house, including a troop of capuchin monkeys that would come and play in the pool every day. We had a rental car and it was an ideal location between Manuel Antonio beach/park and downtown Quepos, about a 5min drive to beach.

Kimberly was an excellent property manager, she is super friendly and if we had any issues or questions we could just text/call her and she would always respond immediately and take care of it. For example, we noticed a lot of ants in the house the first night we made dinner and she got an exterminator to come the next day while we were away, and we had no more ant issues for the remainder of the trip. There is also a maid who comes daily (or less if you prefer), so you can always come back from daytime adventures to a clean house. Stay here - Casa Marlin was truly the highlight of our trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Gorgeous home, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, just as it is in the pictures. Kitchen fully stocked and everything worked perfect. Pool was a delight and the view was just fantastic. We had monkeys come to visit every morning. Having stayed in that area before I know the roads to homes can be rough or out of the way. This was easy to get to in a great central location between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Angie was extremely helpful and very pleasant and accommodating. Would recommend and will stay again for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Casa Marlin - at home in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Casa Marlin made our visit to Costa Rica one that we will always treasure. The house is surrounded by the beautiful Costa Rican landscape and has a spectacular view of the ocean. Each bedroom is simple and yet elegant with a "rainforest shower" and a view of the ocean. The open concept of this home allows you to relax and enjoy your surrroundings. Daily visits from the wildlife in the area add to the charm of the house. Each day the home is cleaned and any need you may have are quickly attended to by the house manager. You will want to stay at Casa Marlin if you are coming to Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Quepos (QPX)
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Playa Espadilla
Car: recommended

Other Activities: zip line, rafting, etc


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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