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A Glimpse of paradise, unbeatable views !

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

5 master suites , 4.5 baths, just 8 mins to world class beaches

Panoramic, unspoiled and unique are just a few adjectives that describe the view from this stunning villa. There are not many places where you will witness the perfection of nature and its range of colors. You will be served in terms of tranquility as there are no houses in front of you and not a single sound of road traffic: Here nature seems to rule for a change and the sound of the ever present toucans, tropical birds, monkeys will remind why you chose Manuel Antonio as one of the best destinations in the world. It may sound as if you are far from everything but a realistic 8 min drive to the beach or national park is hardly a price to pay for such tranquility and beauty. Located on the exclusive El Salto Estate of Manuel Antonio you will enjoy the benefits of this high end gated community: Private paths for hiking and your morning exercises, security, exclusivity …

With 5000 sq feet of space, your friends or family will enjoy all areas of the villa . The spacious shaded balcony will no doubt be the main hangout area inviting you into the infinity edge pool. The kitchen & living area flow perfectly into the outside space with its comfortable loungers, outside dinning space hammock and BBQ area. How strange that the ocean breeze punctually seems to impose itself just around mid morning when you need it most ? The villa always feels fresh and breezy.

We have taken time to select the best orthopedic beds with soft cotton sheets which a villa of this type demands. Each bedroom has a king size bed, fans and AC. The lounge area is perfect with 3 comfortable sofas, a 50” Satellite TV with over 200 channels. The fully equipped kitchen is open plan and occupies the center of the social area. If you decide to select the chef service option you will be spoiled with fantastic cuisine depending on your choice. We also understand that doing laundry and cleaning is not on your list during your stay which is why we will take care of that on a daily basis. Our staff know how to look after you…

Enjoy life as it is supposed to be.

More Details

Property Manager
Olivier Collin
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Olivier Collin

After 50 years on this planet I have found the best place to live: Manuel Antonio Costa Rica !

I was born in Belgium and by the age of 11 the 'travelling' began ! I spent 20 year in England which were wonderful but destiny attracted me to this piece of paradise. I met my wife Luz who is Costa Rican and we got married on the Manuel Antonio beach in 2003.

We now have 2 children aged 13 and 4 and feel very much at home in this country.

We enjoy looking after our guests and being onsite in Manuel Antonio has its advantages.

Olivier Collin purchased this villa in 2011

Why Olivier Collin chose Puntarenas

20 years of Costa Rican experience has gone into the design and construction of this project. The design gathers all the must haves for tropical living bearing in mind the seasons in Costa Rica.

What makes this villa unique

This villa has the perfect combination of sun and shade and is located in the lush El Salto Estate just 8 mins from the beaches. After a day on the beach, cooling off in the infinity pool dominating the panoramic views will no doubt be the highlight of your day.


Quepos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , New Bathroom (From June 2017)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Situated on main level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , New bedroom located next to indoor garden area.
  • All bedrooms have orthopedic matresses with cotton sheets, Ac and fans
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
All inclusive packages are available. From recommended tours, pickup from airport beach shuttle and catering . We'll organize your perfect vacation...

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

A Glimpse of paradise, unbeatable views !
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

I want to give this property more than 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience! Natalie the property manager was happy to greet us and presented us with a welcome gift of homemade quiche, salad and beer. After a long, tiring drive from La Fortuna, our group of 5 adults arrived too tired to think about looking for dining options so this was greatly appreciated.

The house is spectacular! Plenty of space for everyone to spread out, balconies on every side of the house to view wildlife, fully equipped kitchen and a huge gas grill to cook whatever fish you catch from going out on a charter boat. This property is so nice, we opted to spend a whole day of our action-packed vacation just to chill in the swimming pool.

Not only did Natalie welcome us, she also assisted in arranging a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park with a reputable guide who turned out to be terrific. Additionally, Tamara the housekeeper did a great job and was ready to do a big pile of our laundry when we first arrived and again before we left.

Seriously, there is nothing negative I can say about the property or those we interacted with to make this stay happen. I will mention that a 4WD vehicle isn't necessary to get to this house but it makes the drive a bit easier. Also, be sure to close up the massive sliding doors at night when you go to bed or you may have kitchen visitors like we did! Nothing terrible but they (we assume raccoons) did find the kitchen trash can and made a mess.

Bedrooms are air conditioned, common areas are not but we didn't mind because... cool drinks and a perfect swimming pool. The views from this house will capture your attention for hours. Would I stay here again? Absolutely. Actually, I don't think I would even look around. This is the place.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it as we try and improve the villa and the service every year. We take notes on any negatives and solve it fast. We hope to see you soon, Olivier
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Equisite home, breathtaking view, so peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We wouldn't have changed a thing about our stay (except to have stayed longer!) The entire family fell in love with this property. Such easy access to Manuel Antonio Park yet incredible quiet. Natalia, the Caretaker, made all the arrangements we asked for. -- we felt so well taken care of. Her dinner when we arrived was delicious! Don't miss the park tour and the catamaran ride. Five star experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Amazing Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 adults and 4 children had an amazing time in this home. The home itself is beautiful and very well laid out. Lots of space for everyone and the rooms stay nice and cool. The pool is gorgeous and gets nice shade in the afternoon - you will appreciate the shade after spending a day in the sun. Natalia the house manager is terrific - she is prompt, professional and very helpful. Have Natalia help you book tours - she knows the best companies and can arrange everything for you (for no extra fee). She helped us book surf lessons, zip lining and a catamaran trip. All were perfect and top quality. We also had Cornelius and his wife from In-Villa Chef Services prepare 3 dinners for us - they did an excellent job preparing delicious meals. It is a bit on the pricey side but well worth the luxury for the delicious food and the ease of having a perfect meal in the house - get the information from Natalia. The house is in an excellent location - away from everything but close to town and lots of attractions. Unbeatable views. Best to have a 4x4 though as the hill is pretty steep getting to/from the house.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Bay, California

Casa El Salto - Excellent House in Manuel Antonio

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa El Salto for 10 days in August 2016. What an excellent experience. Right from the beginning when I was booking the house, the owner, Olivier Colin, was super responsive and helpful. And then the house manager, Natalia, reached out to me to help us prepare for arrival. She too was incredibly responsive and helpful (with directions, activities, and so forth). Natalia also arranged for Cornelio and his wife, the chefs, to make dinner the night we arrived (and breakfast the next day). This was so appreciated after the long journey.

I can't say enough about the house - it is maintained in excellent condition and is in such an awesome location. The pool is absolutely remarkable - looking right over the forest. We constantly saw butterflies all day, also we saw Toucans, spider monkeys, eagles (I think), and hummingbirds, to name some of the wildlife. There were 9 of us in our party (4 adults and 5 kids) and we had more than enough room and then some. We also had a housekeeper each day (Tamara) who was very kind and thorough. Natalia booked all our excursions - whitewater rafting, snorkeling, zip lining, and so forth. All were excellent and loads of fun. Natalia also went out of her way to help us celebrate my daughter's 10th birthday. Natalia bought us a birthday cake, decorated the house with balloons, streamers, and a Piñata , all of which was ready for us when we returned from our day's whitewater rafting trip. So very thoughtful and kind.

The house is very close to all the sights in Manuel Antonio, including good restaurants. We cooked some nights and ate out other nights. The kitchen is great - has all the items needed to make excellent meals. The house also has some basic food supplies, like spices, coffee, and so forth. Everything was perfect and I can't recommend enough this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best property we have ever stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! So much space, well equipped and stunning views. We slept with the curtains open so we could wake up to the sunrise and views. As other reviewers have commented Natalia and Tamara were both lovely, so glad we had the opportunity to stay here. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Could a property truly be as beautiful as the pictures show? YES! We spent seven wonderful nights with our three adult sons and their girlfriends at this property and truly hated to leave! There was more than enough room for everyone and the open kitchen/living/dining space never felt crowded, even with many cooks and bartenders. :-)

Natalia and Tamara were so lovely. Natalia greeted us upon our arrival with food and cold beers, which was welcomed after a long flight and drive from San Jose. She returned any texts quickly and arranged for our catamaran excursion, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Tamara provided us with perfect housekeeping during the week! Both are such an asset to this property! The house in itself is such an attraction, we'd find ourselves exploring waterfalls, Manuel Antonio park, etc for half a day and then we'd be ready to go back and enjoy the incredible infinity pool and surrounding view. I don't think a single day passed that we didn't take many pictures of the changing scenery from the balcony -- the beautiful morning mist above the jungle, the sun rising from behind the mountains, the clear blue skies mid-day, and the magnificent scenes at dusk. Getting up early and watching the sunrise, listening to the sounds of the jungle, and drinking some of the most delicious coffee known to man was a favorite activity of our group.

We cooked most meals in and found the kitchen and its equipment to be more than enough. We were surprised at the grocery store prices, if you're also a group that plans on self-catering your meals. Prices were certainly higher than we are accustomed to in the U.S., even having tried a variety of stores in Manuel Antonio and Quepos.

If I must list a possible improvement, it would be to have screens on the balcony doors so they could be left open for air in the evenings. I'm guessing the logistics of having screens on such huge doorways is difficult and also hinders the clear glass appeal. The evenings got a bit stuffy without air conditioning, so this was something that would have been nice to have. Otherwise, we can't think of a single thing we would change!

Thank you to the owner, Natalia, and Tamara for making our vacation one that we will always remember!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manuel Antonio National Park
"Its worth a visit but don't expect to have the beaches to yourself. it is getting crowded..."
Cafe Milagro
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Quepos Regional airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Z restaurant
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Los Suenos Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Zar restaurant (Plaza Yara)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Manuel Antonio Beach
Car: recommended

The villa is located in the unspoiled gated community of EL SALTO

the villa sits on a 5000 sq mt lot and peace & quiet guaranteed

There are numerous hiking trails where you can see plenty of wildlife. Getting to the beaches and National Park is just a few minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Quepos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Green Season
May 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Xmas & New year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
6 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 27 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Thanksgiving, Easter and Presidents Weeks all subject to a higher rate. Please ask for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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