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Gorgeous Contemporary Home-Great location w pool&large outdoor area-Sleeps 12-14

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Manuel Antonio House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, Luxury home, pool and close to several restaurants!

This is a luxurious, contemporary home in the heart of Manuel Antonio, one of the most famous beaches in Costa Rica. The layout of this property is unique and allows couples to have privacy. You have the main house with the 2 master bedrooms. Then, you have 4 self-contained units with it's own kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. This allows your group to gather in the main house and other common areas like the pool, terrace, rooftop deck but then have your own space when you want it.

The main house has 2 master bedrooms with King size beds with luxury linens and en suite bathrooms. We also have a full service kitchen with high end stainless steel appliance and all you need to cook a great meal! The living room is spacious and opens up to a terrace for maximum relaxation. The villa also has a loft area to hang out and play games and sleep an additional 2 people on a pullout sofa, if needed.

The 3 individual units has its own separate entrances with all the amenities - kitchen, living room, balcony, bedroom, and bathroom.

The studio also has it's own kitchen bedroom, patio and bathroom.

The home is a one minute walk to the bus stop and access to transportation which will take you to the beach or the town of Quepos on either direction. The beach is only a 5 minute ride and the town is only a 5 minute ride in the opposite direction.

The home also has a great swimming pool with a gazebo hangout area. The outdoor common area is equipped with a grill and patio furniture for relaxing. Enjoy the all the animals that visit - monkeys, toucans, etc.

This is a BRAND NEW property! We offer a personal concierge to cater to your every need including but not limited to arranging tours, private chef, transportation, grocery shopping, and spa services.

Ask me about booking only a portion of the property for a significant discount! You can book 5 or 6 bedrooms.

Rates below are for high season only and are based on the number of bedrooms needed. Please see below.

Regular rates:

6 bedrooms - $750/night or $4500/week

5 bedrooms - $700/night or $4200/week

The house has WiFi and ample parking. Hope you enjoy our home as much as we do!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Laya Iliria
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2016
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About Laya Iliria

My husband and I have traveled all over the world. We love getting to know new people. We have 2 boys that we want to instill that sense of adventure and curiosity about the world around them. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do!

Laya Iliria purchased this house in 2012

Why Laya Iliria chose Puntarenas

We love Manuel Antonio. I lived in Costa Rica when I was in college for several weeks and traveled the country. I came back again 18 years later with my husband and we loved Manuel Antonio so much that we bought a place for our family to enjoy. We want to share our home with others and let them enjoy it. The people of Costa Rica are happy, laid back, generous, kind, and wonderful! Everything is PURA VIDA! You will hear this phrase over and over while you visit the country. It means pure life! You will get to experience a simpler life and simpler way of doing things in Manuel Antonio. The town has so much to offer from all the adventures, beautiful beaches, national park, nature, animals, food and most importantly the people. This is not a commercialized area like you would find in Mexico. It's unique charm lies in the natural beauty and its people! It is a great place to explore!

What makes this house unique

We love this home because of the outdoor living area. You have a terrace attached to the main house, then you go down to the pool and you have a large roof top deck and a gazebo. The outdoor area is great for large gatherings to celebrate milestone birthdays, wedding rehearsals, and big family/friends get together. The main house can also serve as a gathering area because it is a wide open living space. We understand and love being with our family but this also allows us to have space as they leave the main house and walk down the steps across the pool to go to their own private casitas/units.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at Casa Cielo! The apartment is private, clean and modern and it was just what we needed for our time in the area. The private pool area was beautiful! The location is perfect halfway between Manuel Antonio and Quepos and it was really easy to get between the two little towns. Damian the neighbor and concierge was incredibly helpful and he helped us arrange excursions and was constantly checking on us to make sure we were having a good time. Overall we would recommend this place to anyone!

Sarah Z

January 2015
Jan 2015
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Contemporary Home-Great location w pool&large outdoor area-Sleeps 12-14
average rating of 4.928571 based on 32 reviews

Great Place with easy Bus access to Manuel Antonio National Park and downtown Quepos

  • 4 of 5

This is a great property with plenty of room for our party of 6. Lots of wildlife and nice restaurant next door. Damian the property manager is very helpful and lives next door. The location is safe and close to all the tour operators. White water rafting and the beach inside the National Park are must do attractions. The owner lives in the USA which helped because I could call her and ask questions before the trip. I will definitely come back and use this rental again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home that is great for groups!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Cielo during the first week of March 2016. There were 6 couples in our group, and this accommodation provided plenty of room for everyone! The main house is absolutely beautiful, with space for our entire group to enjoy meals together, or just spend some time relaxing with drinks in the evenings. The air conditioning is essential, and felt so great after spending time in the hot sun. The pool was clean and refreshing, and the daily maid service was great.

Damian, the caretaker of the home, lives next door. He was so helpful with planning our transportation to/from the airport, booking Cornelius the chef to come to the home (we HIGHLY recommend this! He was fantastic!), organizing some excursions for us, and answering any general questions we had about the home.

Laya, the homeowner, was also very helpful before and during our stay. We were planning to stay elsewhere during our last night in Costa Rica, but at the last minute, decided we would like to stay an extra night in the home. She was very flexible and accommodating with this request, and we were so happy to stay another night.

There are so many great restaurants, cafes, and pubs nearby to choose from. Some of our favourites were Cafe Milagro and Falafel Bar. The bus stop is just around the corner from the home, is very easy to use, and gets you to the restaurants, beaches, and the National Park in just minutes. There are plenty of cabs within the town too if you don't want to wait for the bus.

I would definitely recommend this gorgeous home to anyone travelling to the Manuel Antonio area, and I hope to visit it again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this house to have a pre wedding party with all of our friends. We couldn't have asked for a better place to enjoy Manuel Antonio with our friends. The house was perfect and the separate villas were great for privacy. The concierge was so helpful and handled all of our requests. We had a catered dinner for 30 people on the patio and the food was so delicious and the setup was beautiful. We highly recommend Casa Ceilo.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jessica, I am so happy that you guys had a wonderful time in our home! Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again in Manuel Antonio! Laya
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  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a house were everyone could have its own space but at the same time have shared spaces were everyone could be together, this house worked out great! each bedroom has its own bathroom and a small kitchen but at the same time the main house has a big kitchen, a great dinner table and last but not least a space to do "carne asada" and share some drinks.

Its 10 min drive to the beach and the house has a swimming pool awesome to fresh up when coming back from the beach.

Great place!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Liza, It was a pleasure to host you and your group. Thanks for staying with us and happy that you had a wonderful time! Please come back and see us again! Laya
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What a great house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is awesome! Great pool, good location, and the separate casitas are perfect for a group of couples or family travelling together. We were 7 people (two couples and three singles) and it was a great spread and we felt like we had tons of space.

Damian, the house manager, was so so helpful in getting tours organized and with just giving general guidance about the area. Having the maid every day was great too.

I can't say enough good things about this amazing house and the team there, we had such a good time. Thank you Casa Cielo!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kevin, Thank you for the kind review! The home is a great set up for bigger groups and provides some privacy and a place to get together. It was a pleasure hosting you and your group! Please come back and see us again! Thanks, Laya Laya
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More than enough!

  • 5 of 5

As I stated........there was more than enough of everything. This is one large beautiful home and that's exactly how we felt. At Home! We cooked several times including a Thanksgiving turkey dinner we took with us. Shared our fortunes with others and had more than enough room. More than enough appliances, nice table ware and accommodations for a feast.

The bedrooms were large and comfortable. The grounds are well kept. Our hostess Laya and her chosen local concierge Damian could not have been nicer.

We also own several VRBO properties in Corpus Christi and can honestly say through experience this property is as fine as you will find in the Quepos community. We had a ball.

Bill and Nadiya

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Restaurante Mymosa
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Restaurante Mymosa
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
CC process fee $250

13% Costa Rican Sales Tax NOT INCLUDED.

CHRISTMAS WEEK 2016 - $10,000
NEW YEARS WEEK 2016/17 - $10,000

-Pricing is based on 12 guests
-Inquire for chef services
-Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft area
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • There is a sofa bed in the loft that can sleep two people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Please ask owner for other services needed (chef service, massage/spa services, renting a car, chauffeur or anything else that you may need). We will do our best to provide you with anything that you need to make sure visit wonderful!

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