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Luxury 5-Bedroom Villa in the Heart of Manuel Antonio; Monkeys, Sloths, Toucans

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 10, Stunning Ocean Views, Monkeys & Sloths

Located 1 mile from Manuel Antonio State Park and Beach, Casa Sarita has 5 comfortable bedrooms which easily accommodate 10 guests. This three-story luxury home offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The private jungle setting means the best of Costa Rican wildlife - sloths, monkeys, toucans, parrots and more - can be spotted from the house nearly every day.

The house is fully furnished with all the amenities of home, including a full, newly remodeled kitchen with all major appliances. Casa Sarita is fully air conditioned with individual bedroom units and a large unit in the main living / kitchen area. There is also a washer/dryer, cable TV, Apple TV, Wi-Fi, and a beautiful mosaic tile pool surrounded by a natural stone deck. Grand vaulted ceilings and beautifully designed arched windows allow sea breezes and the sounds of endless varieties of birds.

This home includes complimentary housekeeping services (every other day with the exception of Sundays and Costa Rican holidays). All linens -- including sheets, bath, and pool towels -- are included.

Casa Sarita is located on a private road, convenient to restaurants, Manuel Antonio State Park, beaches, shopping, and nightlife. When you schedule tours, they will pick you up at the house. Parking is available. Taxis and buses are abundant on the main road if you decide not to rent a vehicle.

Airport Transfer: Manuel Antonio is a 2-1/2 hour drive from San Jose. Pickup in San Jose by a driver can be arranged. Sansa and Nature Air offer several flights daily from San Jose to Quepos, which is 20 minutes by air. (Note that Nature Air transfers are not from the San Jose International Airport.)

More Details

Elizabeth Lane
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Why Elizabeth Lane chose Manuel Antonio

Offers a unique opportunity to stay in a very private house inside the canopy with walking distance access to the most spectacular pristine beaches in the Manuel Antonio area without sacrificing comfort and ease.

A comfortable and warm place to stay with your family or friends when visiting Costa Rica, abundant birds, butterflies, sloths and three types of monkeys that visit daily.

Easy access to beaches, national parks, tours, restaurants, bars, shopping, supermarkets, banks, hospital, airport, bus station and most services.

What makes this house unique

1) Walking distance to Manuel Antonio beach and Pristine Private Biesanz Beach

2) Great central location - walking distance to restaurants, bars, shopping, tours, supermarkets, etc

3) The private jungle setting brings the best Costa Rican wildlife to the grounds of Casa Sarita every day

4) Amazing Ocean/Island Views

at no additional cost:

- maid service

- local Calls

- high speed wifi Internet

- tours and activities information and booking

- car rental reservation

We offer optional services at reasonable prices:

- Transportation from/to airport or during your stay, airport pickups and transport to other destinations in Costa Rica.

- Private Chef per meal or in house cook per day or per meal

- Wedding / Celebration packages

- Cosmetic / Plastic Surgery and Dental Care Arrangements with special discounts

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband surprised me with a trip to Costa Rica for our 25th wedding anniversary and we brought our 2 kids along. Casa Sarita made it very special – we saw so much wildlife here (monkeys), which I loved! The view was remarkable! Being able to see the ocean through the beautiful trees and watching the sunset was breathtaking. This house was perfect for what we wanted as our first trip to Costa Rica and sparked an interest in buying property there. The neighbors were friendly and the staff were wonderful! They cleaned the pool and house every day. They also did our laundry – so sweet.

We will absolutely come back. This is going to be one of the most memorable Christmas’s for our family.
Dec 2016
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Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Beautiful custom stone showers in all three bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Can be pulled apart to make two twins
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury 5-Bedroom Villa in the Heart of Manuel Antonio; Monkeys, Sloths, Toucans
average rating of 4.866667 based on 19 reviews

Best birthday getaway ever!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us rented Casa Sarita for two birthday celebrations and a fun vacation. It was simply amazing and we'll forever treasure our memories in this GORGEOUS country!

The house was the perfect size for us because everyone had their own space and we never felt crowded or in each other's way, especially when getting ready. The concierge associated with the house made activity planning a breeze - we were picked up and dropped off at the house for everything. She also was very helpful in getting a birthday cake, cab rides and answering any questions we had.

Also, the amenities are just like home: nice showers, outlets like in the US, wifi, tv and a great kitchen - so you have familiar comforts in a very tropical setting. We heard and saw monkeys, macaws and toucans every day - it's a fun way to have morning coffee.

Would rent again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wish we could have stayed longer!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was stunning and the top floor balcony I could have sat in the hammock forever looking at the view! Incredibly comfortable accommodations, even providing towels to go to the beach! Hazel was also very helpful setting up transportation and activities! First class!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 4 of 5

The house was as shown in the pictures. It was plenty of space for four adults and four children. And monkeys! Every afternoon we either had Capuchin or Squirrel monkeys stopping by for a visit on the patio or the pool deck. Only four stars instead of five because I found the booking process a little cumbersome. The provided concierge was helpful and full of info about the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Sarita in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home. It was very clean, no bugs, and looks just like the pictures. The view of

the ocean from the patio was beautiful and we loved sitting on the patio and watching the monkeys in the trees outside the front of the home. It was located within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. We had 10 adults and it was very comfortable. We would highly recommend this lovely home to friends and famiily.

The Smith Family - March 2017


  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Smith Family! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us and future travelers know about your positive experience at Casa Sarita. We, too, could sit for hours watching the antics of those monkeys! We're glad you had such an enjoyable stay and that you found Casa Sarita to meet the needs of your group of 10. We hope you'll visit again someday! You'd be more than welcome. Thanks from the entire team at 2 Costa Rica Vacation Rentals and the owners of Casa Sarita
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Truly Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Sarita was awesome. We had a group of 8 including two 12 year olds to celebrate a 50th birthday. The rooms are very spacious and more than enough space for our group. It’s a great location with incredible views and very close to restaurants, activities, etc. Hazel and the staff were great. They connected with great activities and a really phenomenal private chef. The private dinner was a real highlight of the trip. The house itself is great and the pictures do it justice. You can’t go wrong herely truly Pura Vida.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection in the Jungle

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was one of the best I have stayed in. The house looks just as it does in the pictures. Howler monkeys were everywhere, but never made a nusance of themselves. Very close to stores and food. Perfect location for Manuel Antonio visit. Hazel and the staff were Amazing! We became lost on our drive from San Jose to villa and arrived very late. Hazel waited and made sure we settled in when we arrived. Cleaning staff came daily and did a wonderful job. No bugs with the exeption of a couple cockroaches here and there. Four of us in the group, and the house more than enough room for everyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeremy, Thank you for such an excellent review! We also love having the wildlife at such hands' reach, yet the ability to walk to international cafes, restaurants, yoga studios and shops. Please come back and visit us in the future! Thanks from the entire team at 2 Costa Rica Vacation Rentals and the owners of Casa Sarita
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Quepos, flights everyday from/to San Jose/Arenal
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
El Gran Escape, Café Milagro, Kapi Kapi,
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Costa Rican International Highway to Panama / Nica
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Cafe Milagro, Aqua Azul, El Gran Escape, Kapi Kapi
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Surfers Playitas Beach and Pristine Biesanz Beach
Car: recommended

Manuel Antonio can be reached by a 20 minute flight from San Jose Airport (Juan Santamaria), or a beautiful 2-1/2 hour drive over mountains, through coffee plantations, down the coast through palm fields. The many small towns along the way gives one a great feel for the rural countryside, which is the true Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio is a bohemian mixture of people and places. Restaurants range from simple to five star quality. Great shopping for local crafts and art. This is not a 'surf' town like Tamarindo to the north. Lots of incredible live music. The beaches of Manuel Antonio are world class and the area is truly a tropical paradise.

Other Activities: Canopy tours, rafting, kayaking, butterfly farm


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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