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Exotic Escape, 3BR Rainforest Home, Gated Community, 5 Min To Beach, WiFi/AC

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Tropical Rain Forest Oasis Minutes From All That Manuel Antonio Has To Offer.

Nestled in a true wildlife sanctuary, this contemporary 3 bedroom home offers quiet seclusion within Manuel Antonio Estates-- one of the most accessible and beautiful gated communities in the area. This gem is situated just minutes away from downtown Quepos, the white sand beaches of the Manuel Antonio National Park, and the new world-class Marina Pez Vela. The quality of the building materials and the detailed workmanship of Kiskadee Casa is exquisite. Imported Italian tiles, wooden French doors with ornate stained glass panels leading to the master bedroom, a spacious, elegant master bathroom, and the local hardwood finishes are just a few of the incredible features. Because of its location at the end of the cul-de-sac, the house enjoys privacy, as well as safety, with 24 hour security. The three comfortable bedrooms can easily accommodate 4 - 6 residents. Each bedroom is equipped with its own quiet AC unit with remote control, which you don't find often in Costa Rica. Why rent two or three hotel rooms, when you can rent an entire, family-friendly house for the price of one hotel room? With a full kitchen, feel free to take advantage of the local markets, including the farmers market on Saturdays, to prepare your own meals with fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables and freshly caught fish. Or, just outside the estates you will find an abundant variety of restaurants from casual, ethnic, and al fresco, to 4 & 5-star gourmet dining with beautiful ocean views.

Kiskadee Casa is ideal for families who love the surroundings of the lush rain forest and can’t get enough of the pure sounds of the jungle. Step outside and be entertained by visitors such as bright, colorful toucans and macaws, playful monkeys and adorable sloths. Fruit trees and flowers are abundant on the property. Green areas cover a large portion of the estates with 5 km of hiking trails with small creeks and waterfalls. Although, we don't have a pool on site at this time, ask the concierge for convenient locations nearby. Visitors can, also, frequent the Raindrop Spa, a beautifully appointed, Balinese-inspired new day spa with outdoor gardens, offering many types of therapies as well as yoga & Pilates and located right on the Estates' property.

With various modes of transportation easily accessible, you can enjoy a multitude of exciting activities in the area including zip-lining, whale and dolphin watching, boating, para-sailing, bird watching, eco-tourism, tennis, golf, and huge, wild crocodiles at Carrara National Park, just to name a few. Not only are there tours of the park but many other local tours for which pick up can be arranged. Recommended examples are Damas Island, a canopy tour in Rainmaker Park where you can swim and stand under a waterfall, Horseback tour to waterfall, Nighttime Jungle tour.

Day trips can, also, be arranged from Kiskadee Casa for snorkeling at Caño Island, whale and dolphin watching, Corcovado National Park, and other exciting tours leaving from Marino Bellena National Park.

Shuttle or bus service is available to and from San Jose airport. One could rent a car at the airport and drive approximately 3.5 hours to Quepos/Manuel Antonio on good roads or fly Nature Air from San Jose to Quepos and arrange for car rental after arrival at one of the local agencies. Flights take about 25 minutes. Or choose to use local shuttle or taxi service once you arrive.

Here is a quote from Forbes Magazine about Manuel Antonio Park: “Here is a stunning combination of beaches and coral reefs, perfect for snorkeling and exploring the area’s famous tangle of mangroves. Rainforest jungles remain untouched habitats for Brown-throated Three-toed Sloths, iguanas, Central American squirrel monkeys and birds of extraordinary colors. One of Costa Rica’s smallest national parks, Manuel Antonio is nevertheless one of its most popular, with activities ranging from white-water rafting and sea kayaking to horseback riding on one of the park’s four beaches.”

From Broadwayworld: “Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, has had its debut, and is now becoming one of the top 'boutique' travel destinations in the world. Forbes called Manuel Antonio National Park one of the '12 Most Beautiful National Parks of the World'.

Costa Rica is fast becoming one of the top vacation spots for families. Manuel Antonio has much to offer including beautiful white sand beaches, calm waters, kid-friendly tours, National Park, and abundant, exotic wildlife. Kiskadee Casa is a budget-savvy, tropical rain forest oasis just minutes from all that Manuel Antonio has to offer. Enjoy your stay. Pura vida.

More Details

Property Manager
Brendon Cleer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Brendon Cleer

I am a teacher from Illinois living with my wife in Tennessee. I have always been a nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. I have traveled to many places, but Costa Rica has it all. It was love at first sight. So, my wife and I decided to 'settle down' and buy this gorgeous house to which we hope to retire someday. In the meantime, we would love to share it with you. People are very warm and friendly, here. I love the abundant, exotic wildlife and being so close to the ocean. Opportunity for adventure abounds. The picture is of one of our favorite tour guides, Mario Brenes, and me on a canopy tour of Rainmaker Park.

Brendon Cleer purchased this house in 2014

Why Brendon Cleer chose Puntarenas

Tranquil, secure home away from home minutes from all Manuel Antonio has to offer. 24/7 security. Why pay for multiple hotel rooms that are just average. Nature lovers dream. Lots of amenities. Spa on the grounds with yoga and Pilates. Easy to get to. Near restaurants, grocery stores, farmers market. Easy to get transportation. Tours to suit all interests. Easy to do day trips to other areas of Costa Rica. Monkeys, monkeys, monkeys. Dazzling bird colors. Peaceful, serene, relaxing.

What makes this house unique

Located in wildlife sanctuary. Hiking trails. Waterfall. Safe. Fully air conditioned. Much more comfortable than staying in a stuffy hotel room. Full kitchen. Private laundry facilities on site. Concierge service speak English, Spanish, French, German. Maid service included.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Exotic Escape, 3BR Rainforest Home, Gated Community, 5 Min To Beach, WiFi/AC
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews

lovely house in the forest

  • 5 of 5

we really enjoyed our stay there. everything was clean and nice and a lot of nature was around the house. it is also a really save place to be and we would definitely go again. the owners were also super lovely.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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El paraíso de los monos y las aves

  • 5 of 5

Estuvimos en Kiskadee House por 4 noches. Nuestra primera impresión es la cercanía que tiene del centro de Quepos y de las playas y parques de la zona, es magnifico.

Al llegar a la propiedad se respira la tranquilidad perfecta para descansar. La casa es bien condicionada y limpia. En los alrededores se pueden observar muchas aves y ¡tenga cuidado con los monos! ellos serán su fiel compañero, visitan la casa a la hora del desayuno y por la tarde, son muy curiosos y les encanta visitar la casa cuando hay huéspedes. Logramos ver el mono titi (Saimiri oerstedii)

Nosotros somo viajeros responsables y nos encantó que en la casa proveen las bolsas re-utilizables para ir de compras y una guía para reducir el consumo de energía durante nuestra estancia.

Nuestras hermosas aves vistas:

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)

Yellow Throuted Toucan (Ramphastus ambiguus)

Fiery-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus frantzii)

Blue - crowned Motmot (Momotus coeruliceps)

Blue-gary Tabager (Thraupis episcopus)

Golden-hooded Tanager (Tangara larvata)

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Stay at Casa Kiskadee - March 2

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience! Dorit and Elias were exceptionally helpful and provided excellent customer service.

We thoroughly enjoyed the home and the excursions (Mangrove tour, Manauel Antonio Park tour, Rainmaker tour, Villa Vanilla plantation tour) that were available in the area - beautiful country!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental in town but surrounded by jungle

  • 5 of 5

Great property with open floor plan. AC works well. We were greeted by a green and black dart frog, iguanas and a howler monkey in just the afternoon we arrived. Comfortable place. Main office was helpful!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Beautiful House

  • 3 of 5

The house is beautiful and in the midst of wildlife and fauna.The kitchen and master bedroom were great. The second bedroom had no boxsprings and an uncomfortable mattress. Our largest recommendation to make this a great place a great one is to get decent reading lights in the bedrooms and living area and some comfortable seating.There is one couch and no comfortable chairs to relax in after a long day of adventure. We brought in a plastic chair and a small plastic couch from the wonderful wrap around deck and this barely qualified as comfortable.. We were told there was no pool with the house but that there were other pools in the area that we could use. The reception staff told us they did not know anything about a pool to use.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful and amazing

  • 4 of 5

We had a really restful and .at the same time, enchanting stay at Manuel Antonio estates. Monkeys came calling in the morning while having breakfast on the balcony. We fell in love with the area and with Costa Rica. The house was clean and comfortable,the estate managers were all very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend it anyone .

Sincerely, Stephen Kelly

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Manuel Antonio National Park
"Take a tour through the park with a guide to help you spot monkeys, sloths, and other critte..."
El Avion
"Great atmosphere and terrific food reasonably priced. Love the whole fish. Short drive fro..."
Cafe Milagro
"Our favorite coffee shop in town. They have good food two. Buy some ground coffee to take ..."
Playa Manuel Antonio
"White sand beaches."
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Quepos airport QPS
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
La Liga
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Los Sueños
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
34 Coastal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
El Gran Escape
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Espadilla Beach
Car: not necessary

With various modes of transportation easily accessible, you can enjoy a multitude of exciting activities in the area including zip-lining, whale and dolphin watching, boating, para-sailing, bird watching, eco-tourism, tennis, golf, and ATV tours, just to name a few. Not only are there tours of the park but many other local tours for which pick up can be arranged. Recommended examples are Damas Island, a canopy tour in Rainmaker Park where you can swim and stand under a waterfall, horseback tour to waterfall, and a nighttime Jungle tour.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates may change at owner's discretion. A damage deposit of $350 is required with a credit card imprint upon arrival. This hold will be released at checkout if no damage is assessed. Discounted monthly rental available. Contact owner for rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Quepos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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