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A Glimpse of paradise, unbeatable views !

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

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 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 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 Quepos

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.

Map

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.

Amenities

Quepos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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)
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
All inclusive packages are available. From recommended tours, pickup from airport beach shuttle and catering . We'll organize your perfect vacation...

Reviews

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A Glimpse of paradise, unbeatable views !
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
5

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: February 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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5

Thanksgiving paradise in costa rica

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation (ten adults plus a 3 month old) at the villa, over thanksgiving, was extraordinary! From the moment we arrived to the day we left, we were greeted with perfect service and over the top friendly staff! Our house manager, Natalia, was so kind and helped to make our trip a success. She went over and above to arrange rides for us, setting up meals, and directing us in any way that we needed. Especially important, she coordinated transportation service from the San Jose airport when my husbands plane was delayed and arrived 4 hours later than scheduled, at 1 am! Our very kind driver slept at the airport waiting for him. I highly recommend using this service for the 2 1/2 hour drive from the airport. We got to the villa after a long day of traveling and had a 5 star meal waiting for us prepared by chef Luz. Besides being a great chef, she was a lovely person to talk with. The villa, itself, was perfection. Each couple had their own air-conditioned bedroom, each with gorgeous views. The kitchen and living spaces were open and comfortable for our large crowd. We are a group that loves to cook and the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. When we were at the villa, we spent every minute outside on the beautiful deck and in the pool! Sometimes, brief rainstorms would pop up while swimming making it more magical, giving us double rainbows! I must mention Tamara, a very nice and hard working woman who cleaned the villa and did our laundry each day. It was so relaxing to return, after a day at the beach, zip-lining, or hiking, to a spotless kitchen and freshly made beds! Also, it was very cool to see the wildlife around, monkeys, iguana, and a lone scorpion by the pool! There are many restaurants around-our favorite was Rafaeles Las Terrazas. Our tips for anyone coming to this paradise-- renting a car would have worked for us even though taxis are available, it is also easy to catch a bus at the bottom of the hill to go into town, definitely shop at local costa rican grocery stores-so much fun (we bought mahi-mahi and shrimp from a local fish store for our thanksgiving feast) , check out the beaches, we went to Biesanz and Espadilla beaches, (they are very different from each other), zip-lining was a good experience but was a little crowded with tourists like us, take advantage of Manual Antonio rain forest, just minutes away. Staying at this home, with this staff was top notch!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for your very detailed and kind review. We really appreciate this as we want our guests to describe their experience and give tips to other travellers.
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever! The home is amazing, my family truly enjoyed every moment. The home is beautiful with so much space... the pool and view will take your breath away! Incredible private home with monkey, toucan and various other habitat... housekeeping was awesome, chef service ready upon our arrival (decorated for a special birthday - personalized cake). The most amazing house manager Natalia (made all our accommodations with immediate response time even with last minute requests). The tours were absolutely wonderful (atv, hiking & jungle). Truly the best vacation ever! Five stars for our paradise vacation!!! Memories to last a lifetime me!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us ! I will pass on your comments to Natalia as she takes pride in looking after guests and wants to improve all the time. Its always useful to have feedback as we try and correct any problems fast (on that note my apologies for the oven door). We hope this piece of paradise will be with us forever. Thank you for your visit....
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Great location, awesome view , and great design

  • 5 of 5

The location is killer , it overlooks the mountains and jungle. There's tons of cool wildlife around the house, spider monkeys, iguanas etc. Not on the beach but the views more than made up for it .

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The house was absolutely beautiful and in the perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful. The view was breathtaking. The pool was wonderful. The house had everything we needed and more. We saw spider monkeys, toucans and many other exotic birds from the balcony every day. Natalia was amazing and booked all tours for us. All the tours she booked for us were wonderful. Olivier was wonderful and very helpful. We are counting down to go back to this house again. It was such a perfect holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location to Quepos and Manuel Antonio

  • 4 of 5

House was great location to both Quepos and Manuel Antonio. We ziplined, fished, white water rafted, and toured the national park.

PROS: Natalia set everything up for us and it was great. We also used the Chef services nightly and I would highly recommend it. We were a party of seven and eating out is rather expensive. Same if not higher priced than the U.S. Cornelius the Chef and his wife cooked and cleaned nightly well well worth it and the food was fabulous. The house was very comfortable and well maintained.

CONS: If need WIFI (say to do any work etc..) be careful we did not have WIFI for three days out of our seven day stay. Also water is a BIG problem. The water to the home is shared with the other houses and two days we did not have any running water. One was in the evening after deep sea fishing and the second time was the morning we left (Yuck!!).

Overall, a great place

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Virginia, My apologies for the internet and water situation. That was a bad week for us. The explanation for the internet is that they switched to fibre optics which means that we now have the fastest internet in Costa Rica with 25mb.... I am aware that this is little consolation but I wanted to clarify this. On the water front we also have a new system which allows the gated community to have more capacity . Water will not run out again and pressure is superb My apologies once again that these upgrades had to coincide with your visit Olivier
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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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