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Donald Corvette

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish

3 Balconies of Perfect Ocean Views - The Pacific IS your Garden Oasis

26 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Puntarenas Villa Rental Photos and Description

Three (3) Suites, Three (3) Baths. Sleeps 8 (+4). Large Pool. Air conditioned.

Stepping through grand, teakwood gates into her cozy, cool lanai, you immediately know you made the perfect choice for your Tropical Getaway. Feeling her ocean breezes, hearing the trickle of her soothing fountain and seeing her lush garden area . . . you may just decide you’d be content to spend your vacation right there on her veranda, and you're not even inside yet. You have only begun the Villas del Sol Experience.

DESIGN

Conceived by renown Costa Rican architects specifically for her owner as his personal home, you will find a myriad of special touches that sets Villas del Sol above even the most popular villas in Costa Rica. Hand-carved doors lead you onto every floor, distinctive chandeliers light your way, colorful ornaments and paintings from all over the globe, let you know you are in a “home”, not just a vacation house.

VIEWS

Crossing to the “Ocean Side” of Villas del Sol, three large, covered verandas overlook her pristine pool and wrap the villa. Certainly these views will make you feel you can soar out over the Pacific. No doubt it’s a good idea to fight that initial impulse to fly, but you can at least reach out to try to touch the sea . . . it’s just that close. Every morning (assuming you can get all those pesky monkeys from your line of vision) your view is spectacular.

THE PERCH

Above this sea-side tower of balconies, if you can tolerate the best view in all Costa Rica: climb the stairway to Villas del Sol’s famous perch, legendary throughout all Manuel Antonio. (The principal photograph you see here on her profile was taken from The Perch). For meditation and yoga, or, with its two cozy chaise lounges that make it ideal for reading, this nest will make you feel you are truly On Top of The World.

LOCATION

Conveniently, Villas del Sol is the only luxury villa in town whose doors open to the Main Avenue. In literally five seconds, you are meeting your tour transfer or driving your car. In 10 minutes, you can walk to a multitude of excellent restaurants. If you've visited Manuel Antonio, you know just how vital location is for having the ideal holiday; if not, you will soon discover that Villas del Sol is quite the elite address. When locals are offering directions to drivers, 'the big perch at Villas del Sol' is always their favorite landmark. Yet because Villas del Sol’s architects calculated for this unique location, inside the villa is perfectly quiet. After you arrive, you will see just how fortunate you are.

WILDLIFE

Monkeys in the bamboo, toucans in the palms, iguanas having coffee by the pool . . . our animals come to you at Villas del Sol. Of course you will love the National Park Beaches, but you really won’t need any park to see Costa Rica's wildlife: just look out your window.

VILLA SUITES

The epic Master Suite encompasses the entire 4th floor. Jetted bath, 42” HDTV, staggering views, enormous king bed, private lounging area, breakfast table on the balcony, and utter privacy are all your rewards if you can just keep the secret. Of course, your Friends in the Jungle and Palm Suites will not feel at all slighted. Luxurious queen beds and linens, huge closets, private living area, and reserved terrace with lounges are all prizes for these Guests. Everything is, of course, air-conditioned.

THE POOL SUITE

For additional space when your family is a little larger, Villas del Sol has just remodeled its Pool Suite. With its separate entrance, offering more privacy, this special first floor 'cottage' opens right onto the pool. It boasts its own suite with queen bed and private bath, living room, kitchenette and even its own walk-in closet. There's also another convertible sofa that makes it ideal for up to four additional guests. It's great for teenagers or the extra couple that wants a little additional seclusion. For ~$100/night, this cozy addition make Villas del Sol great for up to eight guests. (If you don't choose it, the Pool Suite will always be vacant; it's never offered independently). Adding the convertible beds (+$100/night) allow you to have 10 or 12 guests.

SERVICE

Your most unexpected, and perhaps most valued assets are Donald (your host) and Nathan (your personal concierge). They live in a separate accommodation at Villas del Sol, and, although completely removed, they are available in moments. Prior to your arrival, through email and/or telephone calls, Donald & Nathan customize all your wishes: transportation, restaurant reservations, tour and excursion bookings. All your vacation planning is included. Once you're here, Nathan is available 24-hours a day to implement your plans. If however, you just want to relax, opting to spend your time at the beach and pool, he is equally capable simply to provide your sunscreen and towels.

At Villas del Sol, whether it’s tranquil or thrilling: Your preference is our pleasure. White Wine or White Water Rafting; Sun Tanning or Salsa Dancing; Sailing or Sport Fishing . . . it’s our mission to customize the perfect Costa Rica Experience for you and your Family.

YOUR GIFT

Nathan has created a presentation of “Insider Tips for Costa Rica” that he will send you right now in exchange for nothing more than your inquiry. These 40 pieces of valuable advice about traveling to Costa Rica are compiled after years of experience assisting his Guests as they organize their vacations. With no further commitment, this “peace of mind” is yours for the asking. Send your inquiry now to receive it.

So, until we meet at Villas del Sol we wish you: Pura Vida, The “Pure Life” of Costa Rica. . . .

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Donald Corvette (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish

About Donald Corvette

Donald and Nathan have been hosts at Villas del Sol well over three years. Since they actually live in a separate cottage at Villas del Sol, they know the villa like the backs of their hands, and openly share all its amazing secrets with you. And they are available at your beck & call. Nathan is a Tico who has been in Manuel Antonio his entire life, so he knows all the best local restaurants, secret beaches and tours to make you really feel you are 'living like a local'. Donald has been in Manuel Antonio since 2006, and customizes your vacation in Costa Rica to make sure all the details fit together perfectly into an adventure you will be proud to boast about to your friends when you return home.

Together Donald and Nathan work closely to make sure everything is 'just so' . . . pledging this will be your best vacation ever!

Donald Corvette purchased this villa in 2004

Why Donald Corvette chose Puntarenas

Villas del Sol is owned by Dr. Wayne Porter of Miami, Florida. He purchased Villas del Sol year ago when it had only a small cottage. In 2008, he added the large luxury villa at the same site. (Hence the plural, "Villas" del Sol). He had fallen in love with Costa Rica during his many earlier visits, and decided he need to have a home in this Tropical Paradise. The villa was built as his personal home, which provides the warm, personal touches not found in most "one size fits all" vacation rentals in Manuel Antonio.

In 2012, Wayne entrusted Donald and Nathan to begin offering his masterpiece to folks who want the best from their Costa Rica vacation. We are all certain you will agree that Villas del Sol will give you a vacation you will always remember.

What makes this villa unique

With its five floors, Villas del Sol is one of the most prolific homes in all Manuel Antonio. On a clear day, from her Perch, you can see to the Osa Peninsula . . .just before Panama's border. The views are just that spectacular.

One of the few villas located on the Main Road of Manuel Antonio, Villas del Sol's location is indeed unique. There is no need for a car since your shuttles and cars can meet you right at the front gate, just after you step out of your villa.

Each level has its own entrance accessible from the stairway, allowing for privacy . . .yet offering togetherness, simultaneously. And The Pool Suite, while part of the villa allows an intimate space for anyone in your family/group who wants a little extra privacy. This exclusive space has its own living room, kitchen, separate bedroom and bathroom, and is available for any family needing a little extra space . . . .for sleeping, pool parties or barbeques.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Villas del Sol. So much so, that I came back 3 months after my first visit. Tranquil home with beautiful views from every room. Walking distance to some of the best restaurants and nightlife in town. The service provided by Donald's team was impeccable. From delicious home-cooked meals to booking fun and interesting activities - they do it all.
Mar 2012
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Reviews

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3 Balconies of Perfect Ocean Views - The Pacific IS your Garden Oasis
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 27 reviews
Virginia, USA
5

The property is beautiful and in a great location. The views are spectacular

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful vacation. Donald and Nathan were awesome. Their recommendations were always spot on. They made us feel like we were at home. I highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach
5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

House was lovely, spacious and well cared for. The views were gorgeous! We loved sitting on the balcony overlooking the forest and ocean, listening and observing wildlife. Maria Angela kept everything clean, and we felt Nathan and Donald were there for any questions or recommendations. I've never before had this level of service at a vacation rental. The in-home chef made our day!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Bobbi! You and Ron and your friends were such ideal guests. Nathan and I appreciate you allowing us to be part of your special week at Villas del Sol. I hope you have as many fond memories as we do! Donald
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5

Beautiful views and comfortable luxury!

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable and beautiful house with breathtaking views. We spent every afternoon relaxing in the pool after a day of adventure. The service was fantastic as well. I'd stay here again and recommend to friends!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing views, close to everything, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful first trip to Costa Rica. Nathan and Donald were wonderful from our first question by email, talking on the phone and keeping us ready to visit. We felt very comfortable knowing that everything we needed was taken care of all we needed to do was airline tickets. The information that Nathan sends to their guests is informative, correct, and helpful in understanding Costa Rica, we were grateful to have had it. When we arrived Nathan and Donald greeted us, showed us around the house, the property, and even got a quick trip around Manuel Antonio to see the restaurants and beaches. The house was very clean, beautifully decorated, everywhere you turn there were fresh flowers, there was plenty of space to unpack for the week, and the pool was ready to be enjoyed. Sombra and Fergus their dogs were also on hand to greet us, well more our kids who loved to play ball with them every second we were at the house. Nathan and Donald told us that the dogs didn't need to play all the time but our kids loved them and they were great playmates. We also enjoyed the monkeys, lizards and birds everyday, such a treat to see in nature instead of a zoo. We didn't see the "howler monkeys" only heard them. We talked to some other tourists who were staying at a house with howler monkeys living in the trees nearby, and they complained about being woken up very early, not a problem here. The views were one of the best parts of the house, the sunrise and sunsets everyday were breathtaking and a pleasure to wake up to. We did not have their personal chef cook for us, we choose to eat out or cook on our own. We found the restaurant across the road (The Fall's) to be our favorite and ate there 3 times for dinner during the week. Nathan planned a few adventures for us and they were all wonderful. The ziplinning tour was superb, we can not say a negative thing at all. The mangrove tour was relaxing and educational, it was nice to sit back and relax. Both tours ended with a traditional lunch which was a nice surprise. It was hard leaving, we were just getting settled in and could of easily stayed for another week or two. We will definitely be back to Costa Rica and I am sure we will be calling Donald and Nathan to rent the house again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While Villas del Sol is an amazing home, Sigrunn, it's been a little less fun since you and Jason and The Kids left us. Your Thanksgiving here gave us something truly to be thankful for! We appreciate your bringing us (just little more than normal) sunshine here in Costa Rica. You're welcome back anytime you can be with us again. Donald & Nathan . . . Sombra & Fergus
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

One of the best vacations ever for our family. Donald, Nathan and staff are amazing - from initial inquiry to booking to actual stay, everything was perfect. We loved our excursions - zip line and Ten in One..fantastic adventures. The house has beautiful views, and the pool was a favorite hang out. Love the fur babies - Fergus, Sambra and sweet Toby. Walk to the beach was always fun - monkeys, toucans, parrots, iguanas - awesome. Private chef one night was yummy, and we loved every restaurant we went to - really! Never felt we needed a car. Above expectations and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a perfect family! You and Jim and the "Kids" were so gracious and welcoming, Candy. Thank YOU for letting The Villas del Sol Family be a part of your vacation. We only wish you could have stayed. We will be looking forward tour return next year; we can promise, once again, that there will be no snow! Donald & Nathan . . .Sombra & Fergus.
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5

Fabulous choice for our family of 8

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villas del Sol in Manuel Antonio was one of the best vacations we’ve ever taken, largely due to the SUPERB service offered by Donald, Nathan and staff. From the moment I booked with them to the moment we returned home afterwards, these guys made every aspect of our stay easy, enjoyable, and reasonably priced. They offered clear communication about what to expect, recommendations for excursions, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. They made me feel as though I were a wealthy traveler (I am not) receiving 5 star service.

Villas del Sol is beautiful, spacious, at a great location with easy bus access -at their recommendation, we did not spend money renting a car – we used the buses when needed, and that added to the ambiance of the trip. We did not miss the car at all. VdS supplied more household items than any other rental we’ve ever used – don’t bring/buy anything without checking if it’s already included. Be aware: Manuel Antonio is very casual - You can literally show up with 2 bathing suits, 2 tshirts, a pair of shorts and a pair of flip-flops, (water shoes for sports) and be fine.

If you are looking for wonderful accommodations and great service in the Manuel Antonio area, I cannot imagine any place offers more than Villas del Sol at that price.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Fran! Nathan and I are truly humbled by your commendations of Villas del Sol. But we should be thanking YOU for allowing us into your family and making our lives so much fun last week. While some folks prefer to "do it on their own" . . .nothing flatters us more than when our guests use our suggestions to make for the best vacation they ever had. Our 10 years of valuable experience is always yours for the asking.. We cannot wait to see you again! Donald & Nathan (Sombra & Fergus)
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Map

Nearest Airport
115 Miles
San Jose (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Airplane (El Avion)
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Costa Rica 618
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Agua Azul
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio National Park
Car: not necessary

Manuel Antonio is a 'Mountain Town . . . Near the Ocean', so there are no 'beach houses' as one would picture them in, perhaps, The US. Since there are no villas here where you can step out of the door and into the sand, every location requires some travel to get to The Beach. Villas del Sol is near the top of the mountain in Manuel Antonio, thus providing the spectacular views seen in her photos, cool ocean breezes and the peace & quiet away from beach noise. It is on the main road between the towns of Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Step out of the front door and be anywhere you want to be (walking or shuttle) in a matter of minutes.

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Rates & Availability

Quepos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
GREEN SEASON 2016
May 8 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$500
$2,900
$8,700
 
 
THANKSGIVING 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
HOLIDAY SEASON 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2016(any 7 nights)
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,400
 
 
NEW YEAR'S 2017 (any 7 nights)
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,400
 
 
HIGH SEASON 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
EASTER WEEKS (2) 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
 
HIGH SEASON 2017
Apr 23 2017 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
GREEN SEASON 2017
May 7 2017 - Nov 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
$2,900
$8,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$414
$2,900
$8,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

$125/nt/Pool Suite (>6) $0
$700/wk/convertible (>8) $0
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Choose your Seven Night Week at Christmas or New Year's from the period listed above. Then, get the balance of that period (3-5 more nights) at a huge discount off the High Season rates.

Villas del Sol is available for the rates shared above. This includes 3500 Prestige square feet on four floors with three private suites, two living rooms, private pool and our spectacular Viewing Perch. You will find it perfect for six (or fewer) Guests.

The Pool Suite is a perfect addition for more social/dining area or supplemental sleeping space. For $100-$125/night (depending on the Season), it makes Villas del Sol suitable for eight (8) guests. Our Pool Suite boasts its own queen bedroom, living room, full bath, air-conditioning, kitchenette , and large screen TV. Send an inquiry now for specific information. The Pool Suite is never offered independently; therefore if you choose not to use it, it will be vacant..

Villas del Sol also offers TWO Convertible Beds . . .one in the Main living room and another in the Pool Suite living room. They can be added at $700/each/week. This allows for 12 guests.

Saturday to Saturday Preferred
50% Required at Contract
50% Required 60 Days Before Arrival
Payment By:
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Rates Include All Taxes, Services and Amenities

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Amenities

Puntarenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Whirlpool tub & separate shower
    Banana Bath - toilet , shower
    Jungle Bath - toilet , shower , bidet
    Pool Suite Bath - toilet , shower , bidet , Huge shower with 'Rain' shower head
  • All Baths have luxury towels, shower amenities, soap, hair dryers
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Jungle Suite - 1 queen
    Banana Suite - 1 queen
    Pool Suite - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room, kitchenette, private bed & bath. $100/night
    Convertible Queen Sofa - 1 queen , In Family Room. Offered ONLY when Pool Suite is chosen.
    Convertible Queen sofa/ Pool Suite - 1 double , Allows Pool Suite to sleep 4 guests
  • Bedrooms: Air conditioned, Private balconies. Televisions. Luxury bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Concierge at your service 24 hours a day in private (and separate) Owner's Suite - WiFi throughout - Air-conditioning throughout - Daily housekeeping - Netflix - Optional laundry service - Gas grill

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