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Greg + Pam Rzonca

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

Villa CalaLuna - Ocean-Front Luxury Villa from House Hunters International

24 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Puntarenas Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Bed, 4 Bathroom, 2 Kitchen Home With Pool And Dramatic Ocean Views

A Home as sensual as its setting - avant-garde minimalist architecture (Metropolitan Home of the Year) in the heart of Manuel Antonio!

Villa CalaLuna

Perched on a steep tropical hill-side above the Pacific Ocean, just minutes north of famous Manuel Antonio National Park, this stunning architectural gem showcases an inspired modern spin on Jungle Geometry: The Villa's spine - 2 immense almond beams - is supported by a double row of massive columns that march through the tri-level 'great room' to a panoramic window-wall, marking the increase in ceiling height from 14 - 24 feet, as the space steps down.

From the entrance porch, strikingly sculptured stairs either levitate to a lofty mezzanine and further up to the master suite and sun-deck above, or widen as they flow down to the kitchen/dining level and the living room below - always inviting to double as seating. The vast floor-to-ceiling glass facade opens to a water-edged living terrace shaded by 3 smartly suspended sails, while high cedar doors attend the side-wing-suite on the right side of the living room level.

CalaLuna was designed to be in tune with its tropical landscape - open to the sea breezes, the scent of ylang ylang trees and the ever-changing light of its rainforest environment. Rooms extend onto expansive balconies, patios and hammock-strung terraces, while the magnificent infinity pool is carved into the hillside and embedded in lush tropical vegetation - shimmering sea views from everywhere.

White walls and sand-colored polished cement floors are offset by playful splashes of color - sun-drenched orange, reds and fuchsia - black granite kitchen counters and richly grained native woods.

A haven completely calm and serene contrasting the abundance of the jungle’s greenery - boldly simple in its furnishings and always sophisticated in its fusion of honest materials and textures - concrete, steel, glass, granite, slate, flagstone and plenty of local hard-woods.

Minimal in decor and yet rich in space, light, ideas and imagination.

Kitchens:

2 full size kitchens and dining areas, one in the great room and another in the side wing suite. A professional VIKING stove, stainless steel BBQ grill on the main kitchen balcony

Pool:

Beautiful and very private jungle setting

Invisible edge design

Very cool underwater color lighting

SERVICES:

Multi-lingual concierge

Daily maid and pool service

Telephone

High Speed WiFi everywhere !

50” Plasma TV + Cable + DVD, several Stereos w/iPod connections

Airport pick up

Booking of local flights, charters and car rentals

Help with tour organizing and booking

OPTIONAL SERVICES can be arranged at additional costs, such as:

Cook

San Jose airport pick-up

Therapeutic massage & other Spa treatments .

KIDS:

We tried to create an environment for ADULTS to play and relax. The house was not designed following child-safety-guidelines and is probably not a secure playground for small children - please call to discuss.

QUEPOS, 25 min. by air from San Jose or 3 hours by car, a sport-fishing town and the commercial center of the area (shopping / markets / medical center / banks / car rentals / casino, etc.)

MANUEL ANTONIO: 3 Miles south of Quepos, Costa Rica's most exciting tropical coastal region with several off-shore islands and the truly famous MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK - world renowned for its beautiful white sand beaches, monkeys, and amazing variety of wildlife and fauna - a true jungle paradise showcasing the area's natural magnificence.

BEACHES, etc: We are overlooking the northern part of Manuel Antonio's main beach, Playa Espadilla, just 1/2 a mile down our coastal road. Continuing south are 3 more white sand beaches within the park area, as well as romantic Playa Biesanz a few miles north. Within walking distance are many restaurants, cafés and shops and a great super market. Convenient access to local bus and other transportation.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Greg + Pam Rzonca (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family of 6 brought my mom to Costa Rica to satisfy a lifetime dream of hers to visit the area and see the wildlife. We all were absolutely thrilled and amazed at the animals we saw right at CalaLuna! The second day of our stay we had no less than 25 squirrel monkeys on the back porch taking slices of bananas right out of our hands. We saw a baby sloth the very first day and he stayed in the same location outside the master bedroom all week. You will meet Eddie, the huge Spiny Back lizard that lays in the middle of the driveway all day long. Be wary of the capuchins -they look very friendly but when I saw one rip apart a coconut, I immediately gained a new level of respect. Do not worry about the driveway -it is a minor issue compared to the incredible views / wildlife / amenities that CalaLuna offers.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

Villa CalaLuna - Ocean-Front Luxury Villa from House Hunters International
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Heavenly ocean meets jungle

  • 5 of 5

An architecturally stunning house in a rare location. We had a wonderful stay with two families and five young kids. Stunning views of the pacific, while sitting in the jungle right next to the renowned Manual Antionio park - it's like having your own private slice of the park. The kids loved sitting in the pool for the twice-daily visit from a family of monkeys. We were also visited by butterflies and toucans, and sloths near the top of the driveway. No need for a car - we walked to town, beach, and restaurants, and the helpful concierge helped us arrange airport transfers, daily activities (all of which picked us up at the house), and even a chef one night. Only caveat - the driveway is steep, so you should be in reasonable shape, though our seven year old had no trouble. The house and grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and Greg and Pam, the owners, were helpful and responsive. This is a front row seat in paradise.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, beautiful view, great location and so many monkeys!

  • 5 of 5

5 of us stayed at the Villa for a blended family vacation. Our visit was wonderful. The Villa itself is so interesting and fun to stay in with a fascinating layout, vibrant colors and open and spacious feel. The property is lovely and lush with a very private feel even though it is located in the middle of Manual Antonio. And so many monkeys! We had visits from white-face, squirrel and even a howler monkey! A lot of fun. A really good location. An easy walk to good restaurants and bars and convenient shopping and very easy access to the beaches and the national park. The host team was also great doing a wonderful job of helping us arrange activities during out visit. All and all a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful home and awesome view! My friends and I stayed there for our annual girls trip, and it was wonderful. Waking up to the birds sound and monkeys was the best part. The rooms are spacious. Angie was awesome with helping whatever we needed, helping us plan our exercusions. The hammock on the deck and pool was everything we could asked for. The driveway was steep, however, it was a good workout each time we had to leave the house. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We found Villa Calaluna on the VRBO site and booked it for our extended family. Besides my wife and I, we had our daughter, son-in-law and 2 girls, and our son, his wife, and their 3 kids. The house was more than large enough for our 11 people and we thought the location perfect, as it was less than a mile from a beautiful beach and the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park.

The house is not designed for really young kids. Our youngest was 6 and we didn't have a problem, but the stairs don't have railings and the main balcony also does not have a railing. Our kids behaved so we didn't worry about them falling. The only other drawback is the driveway. It's seriously steep, and the first few times up and down was heart pounding. However, the exquisite view from the balcony is worth the minor incopnvenience of the steep driveway.

Both Thomas, the Concierge, and Angie were great. They put us at ease and you can call them about anything. They are a wealth of knowledge about the arera and can book any kind of tour you want.

One of the best things we did there was to hire a chef to cook us several meals. Rambo, the chef, and Thais, his assistant, were terrific. With younger children, it's often tough to go out to eat. Having a chef come and cook for us was not only convenient, but the food was significantly better than any we could have found in a restaurant. While we paid over $300.00 for each meal, keep in mind that we had 11 people, and the cost was less than in any good restaurant. Rambo speaks perfect English and explained each dish, its ingredients, and how it was cooked. One night we had lobster and Filet and the second night it was Filet and Red Snapper. I could go on and on about the appetizers and the side dishes, all cooked to perfection. YOU MUST DO THIS!

All of us agreed that this was the trip of a lifetime and we couldn't have been happier. Villa Calaluna was the perfect house in the perfect town in the perfect country. Go to Costa Rica, go to Manuel Antinio, and stay at Villa Calaluna. You'll be glad you did. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and a very beautiful home. Angie was great with helping with whatever we needed! Great view from the back of the home with the occasional visit from white face or squirrel monkeys.

The room are fun and interesting. There are a lot of stairs to go up and down the home so keep that in mind. The main room isn't AC'd so it can get hot, the rest of the rooms are, I suggest just hanging out in the back patio and dip your feet in the wading pool. Highly recommend getting Rambo to come out and cook dinner as he cooked the absolute best meal of the trip.

Everything is close and convenient with a taxi ride or bus, so no need to rent a car. As others have stated though, the driveway is REALLY steep so just be careful! But really this was a fantastic place to stay in an amazing country with very nice owners and staff and highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Villa Calaluna

  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful house, great design. You're in the rainforest with a view of the ocean. The driveway is really steep, no gym needed! Angie and Thomas were there for any need we may have. Friendly people, beautiful country. Easy to book, owners are extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
El Avion
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Los Suenos / La Iquana Golf Course, 18-hole
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
El Avion
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playa Escondido
Car: not necessary

The diversity of the area provides those seeking serenity with inspirational views of the Pacific Ocean from the elevation of a tropical rain forest hillside. Conversely, the area provides those seeking adventure with World Class Sport-fishing, Whitewater Rafting, Jungle Canopy Zip-lining, and many other activities. The Villa is located within casual walking distance of many restaurants, coffee shops, souvenir shops and bars.

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Rates & Availability

Quepos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
May 1 2016 - Aug 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Low Season
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
High Season
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$735
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,125
 
 
New Year's Week
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,600
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$735
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

KIDS: We tried to create an environment for ADULTS to play and relax. The house was not designed following child-safety-guidelines and is probably not a secure playground for little ones - please call to discuss

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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:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Living Area Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ocean view w/ Waterfall Shower
    Garden Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ocean view w/ Waterfall Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Open Mezzanine - 1 queen , Ocean view
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Adjacent Full Bathroom
    Garden Suite - 1 queen , 1 double , Walk-out w/ en suite Bathroom
    Master Suite - 1 king , Ocean View, walkout deck and en suite Bathroom
    Guest Suite - 1 king , Ocean view, full Kitchen/Dining area, & en suite Bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Multi-lingual concierge Daily maid and pool service Telephone and Internet High Speed WiFi everywhere ! 50” Plasma TV + Cable + DVD, several Stereos w/iPod connections Airport pick up Booking of local flights, charters and car rentals Help with tour organizing and booking

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