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Villa Sonrisas - Luxury In The Middle Of Nature

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


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3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms (Sleeps 8)

Villa Sonrisas is a 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath house, with formal dining and living room. Located on 1.5 acres of luxurious greenery, colorful flowers and mature trees visited daily by squirrel monkeys, white faced monkeys, iguanas, toucans and a number of Costa Rica's exotic birds.

The house is well off the main road and a 10 minutes ride to Manuel Antonio's beaches and downtown Quepos.

Villa Sonrisas has a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances including dishwasher and an island with bar height seating. An open concept floor plan and living area with air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout, wireless internet and double height vaulted ceilings. The house sleeps 8 comfortably.

Built in 2011 and designed by well known Costa Rican architect, Ricardo Perez, Villa Sonrisas offers a stress free, quiet and exotic environment; and with its open design lets you enjoy in nature no matter where you are in the house.

Villa Sonrisas was featured in Costa Rican TV magazine 'Habitat Soluciones' as one of the more attractive properties in Manuel Antonio.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Maggie Villedrouin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed it so much here swimming in the pool, relaxing and going to many different restaurants. We loved Andres checking on us everyday and giving us a lot of suggestions. We especially like Ronny's restaurant and went there twice. It has great food, a nice view and free WiFi for the kids. For ziplining, we say MidWorld(you have to try the superman). For rafting, we suggest PRO.

The pool is great after the beach or at night we would hop in. Very relaxing outside when it was not 1000 degrees. Beautiful views, and tons of monkeys, so fun to watch.

We really loved it here and we know the next group will like it too. Hope to be back one day. Pura Vida
Apr 2014
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Villa Sonrisas - Luxury In The Middle Of Nature
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful home and location

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home, in a wonderful setting. Everything about the home was outstanding - the many windows and views, the landscaping/gardens, the interior decorations. And, it provided great access to wonderful wildlife - monkeys, sloths, macaws, toucans and more. Highly recommend this home to anyone who wants a high-end experience in Manuel Antonio!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We didn't turn on the TV once!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed Villa Sonrisas. It's a hidden gem near many great restaurants, beaches and activities. The home itself offered so many amazing sights. With lush gardens and jungle surrounding the property, it was a private oasis with many animal sightings. Every morning we enjoyed our coffee on the balcony and watched colorful butterflies and birds fly by and or perch on the trees above. Monkeys came through several times which was quite the treat, we even saw a sloth in a nearby tree and a frog on the window downstairs.

The home was lovely and modern with stainless steal appliances in the kitchen, indoor/outdoor living, nice bedrooms, and a great pool area. The home was able to accommodate multiple families (8 ppl total) comfortably.

The only gripe that we had, was not having access to the washer/dryer on the first floor. It was a bummer that we had to pay to have our clothes washed for us. It would have been so much more convenient to access the washer/dryer ourselves.

Pura Vida!!

Lorissa and Family

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa at a very reasonable nightly rate. Andres is a wonderful property manager

  • 5 of 5

This part of Costa Rica is spectacular. All the activities are relatively close and the town is charming. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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League City Texas

Gorgeous tropical paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this fantastic property. The home was incredibly comfortable and the grounds beautiful. We especially enjoyed the parade of monkeys and tropical birds as we enjoyed our morning coffee on the veranda and a dip in the pool after a day of adventuring. As a three generation family ranging from 89 to 21 years, this home was excellent for our diverse needs. Andreas was very attentive and helpful with setting up activities and providing information. We adored the area, Manuel Antonio National Park and surrounding beaches. Our Costa Rican vacation was remarkable and the accommodations superb. Thank you and Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation: Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing five days on this property. The house is beautifully well appointed and a pleasure to stay in. The layout is perfect for families: sleeping quarters downstairs and living quarters upstairs. The kitchen is huge and a pleasure to cook in. The large deck is amazing for watching wildlife: we saw squirrel monkeys, capuchin monkeys, macaws and toucans right in the back yard! The owners even provide a pair of binoculars for your viewing pleasure. We enjoyed the pool at the end of the day and watched the sunset from the deck. The location feels very secluded, yet is a few minutes drive from Manuel Antonio and the town of Quepos. Andres is the house manager, and he took fantastic care of us. He was available to plan excursions or to give us hints about the area. He arranged a wonderful guide for us in Manuel Antonio -- highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property in March 2016 with our children, ages 9 and 12. The house is beautifully appointed and very well-maintained.

The service provided by Andres was outstanding. When booking our travel, I was torn between the comfort of a house and the services of a hotel concierge; Andres and this house allowed us to have both. He was available to answer questions about the property and area, he booked tours for us and suggested the best times to visit certain places, and things like housekeeping and trash were attended to as soon as we requested.

Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
San juan Santamaria international
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Manuel Antonio beach
Car: not necessary

Secluded, yet located some 10 minutes away from Manuel Antonio Beaches and national Park, Villa Sonrisas offers proximity to restaurants, the town of Quepos and many activities. Not to be missed is Manuel Antonio National Park, arguably the country's most beautiful and protected coastal area. The National Park contains pristine white sand beaches, hidden coves ideal for snorkeling, trails through tropical forest filled with wild life and the landmark Punta Catedral, towering high above the deep blue pacific Ocean.


Rates & Availability

El Cerro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 23 2017 - Apr 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Green Season
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2015
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 22 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Holiday rates:

XMas/New Year December 22nd, 2014 to January 4th 2015 $550.00/day (weekly $3575.00)
Easter March 23rd to March 28th 2015 $550.00/day

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El Cerro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Graco portable crib available
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Services available upon request for an additional charge include: .Private Chef. .Transportation from and to San Jose. .Extra housekeeping. (Housekeeping included in rental rate is provided every third day) Extra housekeeping is available upon request at a rate of $5.00/hour.(minimum 3hours).

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