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Villa Sonrisas - Luxury In The Middle Of Nature

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Maggie Villedrouin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

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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El Cerro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Villa Sonrisas - Luxury In The Middle Of Nature
average rating of 4.928571 based on 33 reviews

Amazing accommodations & experience at Villa Sonrisas

  • 5 of 5

Our family could not have been more happy with our stay at Villa Sonrisas. The house is beautiful & tucked away in the hills while also being close to town & beaches. The white faced monkeys greeted us in the morning and afternoon. Thanks to the property manager Andreas for all of his recommendations which we followed to a T! Pura Vida!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here a little over a week with our daughter (who is almost 2) and our nanny in Feb 2017. They house itself is incredible with a striking common/area kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and a great set of patios + pool for outdoor relaxing. Reservations were easy and the owner was easy to communicate with. The house is far enough away from neighbors to be private (in a gated community), but an easy drive to beaches, hikes, parks, restaurants and Quepos town. Very safe for a toddler (not something common with many of these hillside houses) and the house included a travel crib so we didn't need to bring ours.

Aside fromt eh amazing house (of which there are many) the real differentiator is Andres, the caretaker/concierge/guide/all around helpful guy. He met us and gave us a tour of the house, took us on an orientation tour of the area and checked in on us daily. He was also easily accessible via text/phone when we wanted advice on restaurants, outings. beaches, etc. He knows the area and many of the tour operators/restaurant staff personally and allowed us to make the most our trip. Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Utterly amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

Definitely one of the highlights of our 3 weeks in Costa Rica. This beautiful villa is nestled in the midst of nature where we awoke to monkeys swinging by the villa every morning and evening; sloths sitting in a tree holding her baby and too many different species of birds to recall. All of this without any visible neighbours to spoil the peace and solitude. Paradise!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jan, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Sonrisas. The monkeys and birds often visit us, however you are very fortunate to have seen a sloth. They are less common. We hope that you will consider Villa Sonrisas for your next Costa Rica vacation. Kind regards
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The property is beautiful and right in the middle of an amazing landscape.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the house in Costa Rica. The house had a really nice kitchen and living area. The whole house was amazing. What we loved most was the property outside the home because it is beautifully landscaped and has it's own private pool. The whole kitchen area was surrounded by glass windows so that it felt like you were right in the jungle. We saw monkeys, sloths and macaws right in the yard. There was an alarm system which made us feel safe and secure. The property was located in between Manuel Antonio and Quepos which made it convenient to go either place for dining. The beaches were amazing and only a short distance from the house. The caretaker, Andres was friendly and helpful and called to check on us frequently. He gave us information on tours, beaches and dining. We loved the beach, Manuel Antonio park and zip lining. This area was great for the beaches and for the adventures which made it the perfect vacation spot. We would definitely recommend this vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lori, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Sonrisas, as we take great pride in doing our part to ensure the time you spend at the Villa is a pleasant one. We hope that you will consider Villa Sonrisas for your next Costa Rica vacation. Kind regards
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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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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Apr 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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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