|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Villa Vista Mar has a spectacular ocean view (at very reasonable price), close to all amenities and surrounded by the lush jungle with an abundance of wildlife. Our renovated King Suite has a magnificent view of our famous Cathedral Point and Manuel Antonio National Park. Our recently renovated Queen Suite also has a view of the ocean and many tropical flowers that line the condominium complex. The property is located within a major wildlife corridor, allowing you to spot monkeys, sloths and a variety of birds from the comfort of your ocean view suite!
The Villa offers two independent suites, one Queen Suite and the other a King Suite. Depending on the size of your group, you can rent either one or for larger groups, both units can be rented together.
The Villa is centrally located in Manuel Antonio and is within walking distance to some of our most famous restaurants including: Agua Azul, Emilo’s Cafe, Barba Roja, Karolas – to name a few, as well as our very popular coffee establishment (Cafe Milagro). In addition, local stores, a bank with ATM machine and the local bus stop are just steps away. Our public bus system runs every 20 minutes at a cost of only .60 cents which can take you to the main beach or to our local town of Quepos. Most tour companies will pick you up at the villa or 2 minutes away on the main street. In addition, taxis are in abundance in Manuel Antonio, so there is no need to rent a car.
Book the entire 2BR/2BA newly remodeled villa or each level separately; private exterior entrances with no connecting interior. Villa Vista Mar is perfect for couples, families or groups traveling together.
The larger completely remodeled Ocean View King Suite boasts a new fully equipped granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances including oven, stove, microwave, full size refrigerator, porcelain tile floors, king memory foam pillow top bed, custom trundle daybed in the living room that can be set us as 2 twin beds or a King sized bed and has memory foam for comfort. There are A/C units and ceiling fans, granite/marble/tile bath, flat screen w/cable TV and sliding patio doors open for a full ocean view.
The smaller remodeled Ocean View Queen Suite has a queen bedroom with A/C, flat screen TV, ceiling fans, and a separate living area with partial ocean, jungle view. There is a new kitchenette and custom daybed that can be set up as 2 twin beds. There is a full bath with indoor/outdoor shower this unit is suitable for a family of 4.
Our family first visited Costa Rica in 2001 after our insistent 5 year old demanded we help her save the rain forest. It was during this first visit that we were captivated by a land where the jungle meets the sea. Manuel Antonio was like unlike any exotic local we had visited in the past. The people, flora and fauna drew us back for many more vacations during the next decade. We traveled extensively throughout the country, but no area compared to our first love of Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio has it all- beautiful beaches, jungle teaming with wildlife and warm sunshine. All of this and an abundance of amenities including excellent restaurants, adventure tours and friendly Ticos (native Costa Ricans) who welcome you to experience all the wonders their country has to offer.
Steve and Renee purchased this condo in 2014
After years of visiting Manuel Antonio, we decided to purchase a small piece of paradise. With the purchase of Villa Vista Mar, we are able to experience what the Costa Ricans refer to as Purda Vida, pure life. It is this lifestyle that we would like to share with our guests.
Our spectacular ocean view and location, within walking distance to the best restaurants and cafe's the area had to offer, as well as local beaches and Manuel Antonio National Park, make Villa Vista Mar a top choice when choosing a vacation rental. Also, the attention from our concierge team (before and during your stay) and extensive renovations to both units provide our guest with the best vacation experience.
Wow! Great location, easy drive or walk to everything. Perfect condo for families we are a family of five and can never be comfortable in hotels. Everyone had their own comfortable bed! The condo was in the heart of where we wanted to be in Manuel Antonio but with privacy and away from anything too loud. But in walking distance to evening enjoyment and restaurants . Geralyn was very informative and was there for our arrival.Comunication with the owner Renee was also very easy and smooth. Overall stay at this condo was probably the best part of our stay in Costa Rica !
Having learned how vague directions can sometimes be in Costa Rica, our wonderful concierge Shiona guided us into town by phone and met us on the side of the road! She hopped in our car and took us right to the door. She could not have been more friendly or helpful.
We stayed in the king suite, which was more than spacious enough for the two of us. Upon arrival, Shiona gave us a quick run-down of the places to see and where to eat, as well as some great insider information on which local attractions were best for safety and customer service, etc. El Santuario Canopy Adventure zip-lining was a spot-on suggestion. This location is very central to the beach, the national park, grocery store, bank machine and a great restaurant, Cafe Agua Azul which is just steps away from the villa.
As for the suite, we felt right at home, except with monkey shows and ocean vistas right off of the balcony! The hammock by the big sliding doors provides a nice vantage point to see the many birds, monkeys and iguanas across the street, not to mention a perfect view of the Pacific! The bed was super comfortable and we took full advantage of the kitchen after buying some groceries from the store at the end of the driveway.
The amazing beach is within walking distance, roughly 15 minutes downhill on the way there, a little more taxing up the hill on the way home but totally manageable. Shiona can tell you the best taxi drivers if that is more your style.
We can't say enough about this fantastic property & Shiona. We hope to return one day soon!
We stayed @ Villa Vista Mar 5 nights in March 2016. Geralyn was an incredibly helpful concierge. She was quick to respond & helped us with transportation & tours. Beautiful, clean property & convenient location near bus stop, many restaurants/bars & groceries. We stayed in the upper King Suite which includes a full kitchen. This was great for refrigerating all the delicious fresh fruit available in Costa Rica! We traveled with our daughter & 3 of her friends joined us mid week. There was plenty of room & Geralyn provided us with an extra air bed. We toured/hiked Rainmaker Mountain & Manuel Antonio National Park, para-sailed @ Playa Espadilla and kayaked the Isla Damas mangroves - all great activities. Our only regret is not being able to stay longer & tour Nauyaca Waterfall & Zip-line!
We stayed 4 nights at Villa Vista Mar with our 6 y/o daughter. The view from the condo is quite amazing, and we found that the condo itself was very well maintained and well equiped. It is right next to Agua Azul (our favourite restaurant in the area) and it's possible to walk to many other restaurants, cafés, a gym and to the grocery store. Geralyn, the concierge, was very nice.
The condo at Villa Vista Mar was a fantastic choice for accommodations while in Manual Antonio. It was within walking distance of our favorite restaurants in MA. Once you walked up the complex steps, you are within 50-100 yards of amazing restaurants, coffee shops, a market, a bank and the bus bus stop.
The concierge, Geralyn and Shiona, were very helpful in planning our trip and when we arrived. They were able to set up our tours, ask the maid to do our laundry and cleaning of the condo, as well as provide recommendations for our stay.
The condo was very clean, comfortable, and had an open floor plan. We stayed in the top king suite and would definitely stay there again. The windows overlook a monkey corridor in which we saw monkeys and some lazy iguanas daily.
The owners were also very helpful with questions, responded quickly to emails and Renee was even willing to visit via phone prior to our trip. They were also very prompt in refunding our damage deposit.
Overall, we had a wonderful experience and it was our favorite place to stay while in Costa Rica.
We rented the king suite, on the top. The suite is specious, immaculately clean and the kitchen is fully equipped to prepare your own meals (if desired). The beds are super comfortable. We traveled with 3 teens and Renee made sure we have an extra mattress to accommodate comfortably all 5 of us. The views through the floor-to-wall glass sliding doors is breathtaking. The hammock was our teens' favorite spot :)
The villa is perfectly located in the center of Manuel Antonio in close proximity to everything. With that said - it is still very private and quiet. The concierge service was amazing! Sabrina and Geralyn made our visit in Manuel Antonio an unforgettable one - starting with sending us a detailed tours menu and general info about Costa Rica (ahead of time), they booked our tours and recommended dining options. They were there for us for everything we needed, always pleasant, always ready to help.
There is so much to experience in Manuel Antonio and there are many tour options. We enjoyed all the tours but the one that stood out for us was the "off the beaten path" waterfall tour. It is a full day private tour were you get to experience quiet, Incredible locations that only locals knows about - AMAZING experience (specifically in December when Manuel Antonio is busting with tourists).
I would highly recommend anyone visiting Manuel Antonio to stay in this Villa! - I know that if we will visit Manuel Antonio in the future - we will definitely stay here again.
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
NO SMOKING-NO PETS, Housekeeping after 3rd day. Personal laundry $5/load. Please inquire about shorter stays if shown available.
Paypal payments accepted. 50% within 3 days of reservation, balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Full refund if cancelled by email 60 days prior to arrival. $100 loss/damage deposit at check in which is refunded at checkout if no loss or damage occurs.