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2 Suites/Ocean View, Wildlife, Walk to Restaurants & Minutes to Beach/Concierge

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Newly renovated 1 bedroom condos, with kitchen/kitchenette, living area and view

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.

More Details

Steve and Renee
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Steve and Renee

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

Why Steve and Renee chose Puntarenas

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.


Manuel Antonio Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bathrooms. One in each suite. Each with toilet, shower, hairdryer, toiletries, hot water, towels and beach towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen Suite (300 square feet) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bedroom, bathroom, sun porch: daybed, trundle, kitchette
    King Suite (700 square feet) - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Bedroom, 3/4 bathroom, full kitchen, dining/ living area
  • 1 new king size mattress with memory foam pillow top bed in King Suite; 1 new queen pillow top mattress with memory foam bed in Queen Suite; 2 new orthopedic twin mattresses, with memory foam in daybed in King Suite (full ocean view) and also in Queen Suite (enclosed glassed in porch - partial ocean/jungle view.)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 7 year old son and I stayed in the King suite for 12 nights starting Feb 11/17. It was our first trip to Costa Rica, let alone Manuel Antonio. The condo is very well situated and we quickly (and easily) learned how to take the (cheap!) public transportation either north to Quepos or south to the Beach. The condo had more than enough room for the three of us; we actually moved the single mattress onto the floor of the bedroom so our son was near us and it worked perfectly. Used the stove every day for cooking meals and loved having a full sized fridge for our fresh fruit and farmer's market finds! I definitely recommend booking with Renee if you're staying in the Manuel Antonio area!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

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 !

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fantastic Accommodations with a Stunning View

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Amazing view, great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Convenient and comfortable condo with a great view

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Manuel Antonio National Park
El Avion
Cafe Milagro
Agua Azul
Restaurante Barba Roja
Emilios Cafe
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Agua Azul
Nearest Beach
2.48 Miles
Espadilla Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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