About the property
- Villa4000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Contemporary House On Large Rainforested Acreage
Spectacular ocean view villa perched in the coastal hills of central costa rica, defining tropical luxury. This contemporary 3 bedroom estate rests above 60 acres of private rainforest, with stunning unobstructed views to the mountains and the pacific coast. Within a completely private setting, this is a nature lovers paradise, conveniently located just minutes to the best attractions resident to the manuel antonio region of costa rica. The villa features an infinity pool, modern kitchen, grill and spacious outfoor patio surrounding the indoor living area. The villa features glass walls both on lower and upper levels, with 360 degree views that photographs cannot do justice. Trails have been built throughout the property that lead through the rainforest where guests can swim in the rivers and below waterfalls on the property.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, russian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 10, 2018
About Steve Harding
I am a geologist by background, born and raised in canada where i continue to live and work today. I along with my family live in beautiful nova scotia in eastern canada. I first traveled to costa rica in the early 1980's and fell in love with the people and place and hoped at that time that someday I would be able to spend more time in this special place.
Steve Harding purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Steve Harding chose Cantón Parrita
I first saw the property in 2008 and fell in love with everything about it. The property is a magical blend of contemporary luxury, complete privacy, unparalleled views and easy access to all activities and amenities.
What makes this Villa unique
The house sits high above the rainforest with views that are indescribable - whether looking out across the infinity pool towards the ocean or gazing towards the mountains from the balconies that surround the house. The villa is encased in glass, so the incredible vistas are also always around you even when inside the home. The ultra-contemporary style of the villa makes for very unique spaces and feeling, blending with the outdoor canvas. The immense attraction for me came with the pure sense of privacy one feels at the villa. There is nothing other than nature and geography visible from the property, sounds only those that are natural. The proximity is very close to amenities, but once at the villa, all seems intimate and peaceful. The large acreage (60 acres) of rainforest is truly amazing, dissected by rivers and natural pools and waterfalls to swim in and below. For the hundreds of guests we have now had stay at eden estate, all have been captivated by the beauty of the villa and property.
Pool / Spa
A Slice of Paradise
Steve, the owner, was really great in communicating before our stay. He was quick to respond with any information we needed before we arrived. If you're only staying a couple of nights you really don't need to leave the property because it's so beautiful. Make sure you bring all the food up you need though, unless you don't mind traversing the road back to town I highly recommend Eden Estate!
We booked this property last minute and Steve was very accommodating and helpful. The house is amazing with stunning 360* views of mountains and even the ocean, pool is amazing, The rooms are the only area of the house that are air conditioned (very common for Most homes we have stayed at in Costa Rica) and very comfortable. The living area is spacious but it has no comfortable place to sit and relax and the upper decks do not have any furniture to sit on. This place would definitely be 5 stars if their was a comfortable place to relax.
WiFi does not work which may be due to just where the property is located. The drive up to the property was not an issue but you definitely need 4WD.
We did have an internet/Wi-Fi outage during Nicky's stay which was resolved immediately thereafter (not an issue since). Our road was completely rebuilt beginning 2018, the lowermost 200 metres however became bumpier following an earthquake in the region. This is currently being patched.
Absolutely amazing views
We had a great experience from start to finish. Steve was extremely helpful with questions and recommendations prior to the trip. He warned us about the unpaved roadways to the house (you absolutely need 4 wheel drive to get there) and once we finally made it to the house, the views were stunning. Luis, the caretaker, was an absolute pleasure and our family got to know him well. He is a wealth of knowledge about Costa Rican culture. We felt well taken care of and our experience would not have been the same without Luis and this home as part of our stay.
Stunning views! The best place. Exceeded our expectations.
We stayed at Eden Estates with our three children (17, 16 and 12). The setting was breathtaking. We had fun hiking the trails, swimming in the pool and enjoying the views. The caretaker Luis was amazing. Such a kind man who set up a great week of activities including the monkey mangrove tour, zip lining, fishing, the ocean king catamaran, horseback riding, tour to Manuel Antonio, and hiking to some amazing waterfalls. The kids loved exploring the property and even went out a couple nights with flashlights on the trails. Steve the owner so so helpful helping us to know what to plan for before we came and gave us lots of ideas of fun things to do. The directions were perfect. It was a trip we will always remember. I will miss waking up to the most amazing view ever. Make sure and try the sweet lemons one of the many citrus trees on the property.
Perfect location to enjoy "real" Costa Rica
I stayed at Eden Estate with my two children for their spring break. The villa and its location could not have been better. When we first saw the pictures on line both my kids said "that is the place". We were looking for a natural setting to enjoy the real Costa Rica. This place sits on top of the ridge line with 360 degree vies in all direction and is 4-5 miles from a paved road and a mile from the nearest neighbor. The views and the surrounding ran forest are too good to be true with trail on the property to explore, WE greatly enjoyed the beautiful pool that looks out over the forest below towards the ocean. Bedrooms are very comfortable and air conditioned with views again from every room. We grilled out on the back porch a number of times as well looking out over the rain forest. We did a number of activities that were lined up by Luis, the concierge and he can provide great ideas and help to make your vacation even better but again we also were able to enjoy spending time at the villa and the pool as it is a really spectacular and unique setting. Parrita is about 15 minutes away and Quepos and Manual Antonio are about 20-30 away so a great location overall. Again my compliments to the owner for his prompt replies and assistance and can not say enough about Luis for his help.
This place is incredible. We stayed for a long weekend back in March and were not disappointed. The directions were perfect and the drive up the mountain was exciting. The views from the top of the property are awesome. The house is great and Luis the property manager is fantastic. He goes out of his way to make you feel at home. This place ranks as one of the best places we have ever stayed in Costa Rica. We will be back!
Additional information about rental rates
Travelers may be able to receive a much as 35% off the listed rates by contacting the owner by email. Detailed directions to and from the property will be emailed in advance and we will provide information on local activities, recommended restaurants, etc. if of interest to guests. We have a fantastic caretaker, fluent in English and Spanish, who can also provide guidance and support as needed.