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Marc Gomez

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

Penthouse, One of the Best Ocean Views in Manuel Antonio, free internet

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Puntarenas Villa Rental Photos and Description

Small condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 comfortably or 3 .....500 sq.ft).

You can see the Pacific Ocean and the Manuel Antonio National Park from the inside of the condo.

Remodeled in November of 2015, this condo is approximately 500 sq.ft, which includes a very large balcony, 9ft x 30ft, with a sofa bed, where a third person can sleep on if traveling on a tight budget. Please understand that the balcony is not air-conditioned, it does have a fan, lighting and privacy curtains. It also has breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean, beach, and the Manuel Antonio National Park. Some guests do not mind sleeping under these conditions; others do. So, please use your own judgment when deciding whether to accommodate a third person in this villa. I must say, though, that my 6'4' nephew slept on the balcony sofa bed and preferred it over the air conditioned inside bed.

The villa sleeps 2 people comfortably in a queen size bed. There is also a hammock in the balcony, which is perfect for napping during the day.

There is a complimentary WIRELESS INTERNET, flat screen tv, cable tv, hair dryer, digital safe, 2 ceiling fans, NEW AIR CONDITIONER, cd player, local art, I replaced the small fridge for a FULL SIZE FRIDGE, coffee maker, microwave, plates, utencils, glasses, coffee cups, large private balcony with seating for 4, shared pool, hot water, hammock, indoor shower. Complimentary parking. Beach towels, beddings, bath robes, and bath towels included. If you have any dirty laundry, we'll do it for a $10 fee payable directly to the maid. We provide you with plenty of bath towels, soap, shampoo and other toiletries for your entire stay. If you need additional supplies, please feel free to ask the maid for them. Her name is Candy. She is a very nice lady and wants to make sure you have a pleasant stay. You will see Candy walking around the complex.

Our condominium complex has its own restaurant on premises (very popular among tourists and locals alike) with a breathtaking view of the Ocean. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

There are at least 10 good restaurants within walking distance. For breakfast, you will definitely must try Cafe Milagros, located about 200 ft from the condo. You would probably end up eating breakfast here every morning. The food is great and so is the ambience, location and crowd. They have free wifi. Cool place, Indeed.

For dinner try Barba Roja, located just passed Cafe Milagros, across the street. Without a doubt, this is one of the best restaurants around. Great food, excellent ambience and probably the best sunset in all of Manuel Antonio.

There are many other good restaurants around. You will inevitably locate them when you arrive at my property and go for a short walk. This is a very happy, small community, so please feel free to stop and ask anyone about anything.

We also have a Spa, Yoga studio, souvenir shop, bank with atm and supermarket next door to this property. It is very convenient.

The condominium complex is located at one on the highest elevations in the area. Without a doubt, It is the best location in all of Manuel Antonio, adjacent to the most expensive hotels in the entire area, including Hotel Mariposa, Issimo suites, and La Plantacion.This particular villa is located at the highest elevation within the condominium complex.

I am the owner and live in Florida. This is my little second home. I don't visit it as regularly as I used to, so I'm renting it now very inexpensively. It is very well taken care of.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments. I am available via email and phone, 7 days a week.

Please check out the VIDEO LINKS I have posted with this ad.Thank you!


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Keywords: Vacation Villa, Condo, Pool, Ocean View, Romantic Adventure, Surfing, honeymoons

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Marc Gomez (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

About Marc Gomez

I am an attorney from Florida. I bought this property several years ago. I have enjoyed it very much. Currently, I don't stay at the property as often; hence, my decision to rent it and benefit from the extra income.

Marc Gomez purchased this villa in 2004

Why Marc Gomez chose Puntarenas

Second home, beach retreat, in touch with local nature and culture

What makes this villa unique

You will feel like you are part of nature. Monkies can be seen and heard from your large balconies. Happy hour on the porch, overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean, is very relaxing. I am a frequent world traveler and have rarely seen a place with as much natural beauty in the world.


based on 30 traveler reviews

Penthouse, One of the Best Ocean Views in Manuel Antonio, free internet
average rating of 4.5666666 based on 30 reviews

Great view and location

  • 5 of 5

Best part of this villa is its location and view. Can't be beat. Comfortable bed. Large shower with a view. Market right next door. Not many extras in villa but what is provided is adequate for any short stay.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very satisfied

  • 4 of 5

I loved the view from the patio. I was a single occupant in the room and it worked very well for me. Lots of places to eat close and a little store. When I go back I will defiantly stay in one of Marc's villas again.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for your kind review!
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Perfect location, spectacular view of the ocean and Park, good price, clean, free wifi

  • 5 of 5

Very friendly and accommodating owner. We booked the dinner cruise which was really nice and watched the beautiful sunset. The villa was really nice and we had a beautiful view. It was a nice getaway, very relaxing. The interior is quite comfortable with a queen size bed and comfortable mattress, wide dress chair by the bed, what seems to be a new full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, lcd tv, cold AC, hot water, cable tv with several American channels, digital safe; there are many many restaurants within walking distance; decent and very easy to deal with owner, spectacular views from tour very own balcony; saw monkeys from it also; clean and nice pool, complimentary Internet and parking; super clean place; soap and shampoo dispenser in shower- full, shower overlooking the Manuel Antonio National Park. We thought the price was generous considering what other properties with lesser standards are renting for.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really a Hotel Room

  • 3 of 5

The title for this "villa" should really read, competitively priced hotel room with a wonderful view. The room has a decent bed, reasonable size when you include the bathroom, porch and closet (without those areas it would be small) and is centrally located. It does not have the ability to easily eat simple meals in and the air conditioning struggles to keep up on a hot day. One of the doors lacks a handle and does not easily close, two doors have vents all contributing to cool air loss. The walk to the beach is a 500 to 600 ft elevation drop. Go the back route, the lack of sidewalks on the main road makes it dangerous. Marc is very responsive and added a used hot plate and pans when I communicated the ad was a bit misleading. This was our first disappointing rental through vbro.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a small villa and NOT a hotel room, as you erroneously claimed. I have not mislead anyone with the size of this small villa. If you read my VRBO property profile, it clearly says that this property is about 500 ft, including a very large balcony (15feet By 30feet), a hammock overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Manuel Antonio National park. It has a full size refrigerator and microwave. I travel internationally quite often and I don't recall ever staying in a hotel room with these credentials and size -maybe in a suite. I honestly think your level of discontent had nothing to do with what you mistakenly claimed in your review but rather with your assumption that this property had a full size kitchen. You told me that you asked your husband to handle this reservation for you; which, according to you, you don't do often. Then, your husband did not read my property profile and somehow assumed that this small villa included a kitchen. It was clearly your husband's lack of due diligence what eventually let to you passing fault to the wrong person; and, what easier way to do it than to hang it on the owner. Sometimes, doing so, gives us a sense of gratification, doesn't it? How sad. After realizing the mistake your husband had made and after realizing how important it was for you to have something to cook with, I immediately contacted my on-site management guys and bought a double burner and some pots and pans for you. I completely went out of my way for you. Simply stated, this is why you gave me a 3-star review. It is your family's own fault, and definitely not mine, that you had your first disappointing rental experience through VRBO. Addressing your other negative comments, the AC unit is new - as in a few months old. It runs well. The weather this time in Costa Rica is hot and humid, which can make the nicest AC unit around work a bit harder. But, there is nothing wrong with the AC unit AT ALL. As far as your other comments that the door lacks a door handle goes, yes, it does lack the handle, but it was designed to lack the handle as you don't actually need one. The reason this door was design not to have a door handle was to maximize on the size of glass used for the door, so that you get more exposure to viewing the ocean from the inside of the property. Luckily for me, I have had a high level of contentment with past guests and my overall reviews do not amount to 3 stars but rather to 4+. I wish you would've had a better time in Manuel Antonio.
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Great Value and Location

  • 5 of 5

Marc was great at responding to our emails quickly and answering our questions.

We stayed here for 9 days and thought it was perfect for 2 people. A lot of thought has gone into making this accommodation efficient and comfortable. The location was close to supermarket, restaurants and the bus stop. If you want to get in shape, walk to the beaches by the road to the side of the supermarket. Walking to Manuel Antonio village and park by the main road is not very safe as there is no shoulder but the bus is economical, easy and frequent ( every 15 min). One thing that should be noted is the close proximity to the restaurant Aqua Azul. The food there is delicious with good service however during lunch and dinner you cannot get away from the chatter and the deck is not very private, however, the mornings are very peaceful. A perfect escape was the beautiful pool and lounging area with tables, chairs, kitchen, barbecue.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, great location

  • 5 of 5

The condo has everything that you need for a short stay in a great location. The view from the patio is amazing and several of the best restaurants in Manuel Antonio are within walking distance. Marc - the owner, is fantastic. We arrived late after a long day of travel and forgot to call ahead and he was very helpful in getting us access to the unit after hours. We would stay here again and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
On premises and many other walking distance
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Panamerican Highway
Nearest Restaurant
On premises and many others walking distance
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Walking distance
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season 2016
Apr 3 2016 - Aug 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Very Low season
Aug 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Low to high season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

High season:$115/night. Low season:$70/night
Maid Service, parking, and internet included. $5/person for BREAKFAST @ restaurant by the pool (high season only)
Low season:4/20-12/19..high season: 12/19-4/15/2015-16
Pay 1/2 when booking and 1/2 fifteen days before arriving

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Puntarenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • one bathroom, hot water, hair dryer, all toiletries provided, including soap and shampoo.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Flat screen tv (1), electronic safe (1), security provided

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