About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 7
The Villa has Spectacular views of the sea and mountains
with freshening breeze , The Top level features a Jacuzzi on the
Sundeck this open plan area sleeps 2 people. there are large balconies on both levels.
the botom level has 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 5 people. (incl sofa bed).
Pool located on lower level accessed via stairs. Daily Monkeys shows !
Centrally located within 5 min walk to shops annd restaurants..
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Jean Collin
Self Employed computer programmer from UK, living in Costa Rica
Jean Collin purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Jean Collin chose Manuel Antonio
loved the views and breeze from this location ,
What makes this Villa unique
like the idea of being centrally located with easy access to shops and restaurants. No car needed
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing group vacation with a great host!
Just finished our stay at Casa Azul. The two best things about this place are Jean, the owner, and the wildlife. Jean arranged 4 tours for us last minute. He made everything super easy. If you book, listen to all of Jean's recommendations. They are spot on! The wildlife at Casa Azul was incredible. The house is right on the monkey trail, which was very entertaining. The monkeys are not aggressive if you just sit back and they are really funny. The view from the house is beautiful and having the upper splash pool as well as the lower big pool was an added bonus. The location is also great. There are many places to eat within walking distance as well as little grocery stores right down the street. Taxis in the area are actually surprisingly expensive. I would suggest finding a taxi driver and making a deal that you will use them exclusively for your whole stay for a deal. 10/10 would definitely recommend for anyone visiting Quepos/Manuel Antonio.
Glad to hear that you had a good time and hope to see you again in the near future !
My family of 5 spent 6 nights at Villa Azul and loved it. The layout was perfect for our family. The loft bedroom upstairs with bathroom was perfect for the adults with the living area/ kitchen/ half bath on the middle floor with a huge deck with dipping pool and perfect sunset views. The downstairs had 2 more bedrooms with bathroom and a whole other living area with mini-kitchen. The 3 kids each got their own bed with one sleeping on the futon in the living area. A second large deck on this level was in the trees with the larger pool deck another level below. The pool was great fun for the kids with the frequent visits by monkeys. Jean was extremely helpful with planning activities and arranging transportation and was helpful and communicative throughout the week. The air conditioning units works very well downstairs (window units in bedrooms only) and fairly well upstairs. The fans are helpful and we like to be warm on vacation, so it was perfect for us. But, don't expect ice-cold AC below 73F. The breeze is lovely when all the windows/doors are open.
The location was perfect and we were able to walk to grocery store and multiple restaurants and bars. It was perfectly situated between Quepos and Manuel Antonio with easy access to everything.
If you're looking for sterile hotel-like accommodations, this isn't the place for you. The house is in the tropics and has a lived-in jungle charm. It was perfect for us and it was clean, but expectations shouldn't be set for spic and span hotel-like sterility. The view, the layout and the location were perfect. Thanks for a great week, Jean!
Glad to hear you guys had a great time !
Loved the area, the house, the week spent. Pool, view, and proximity were key for us, monkey and beautiful bird visits a bonus. Great for a family, both adults and kids. Jean was terrific with suggestions and British sense of humor. Great combination of beach, jungles, outdoors, wildlife viewing. One bonus we didn't expect was all the great food to go with it (Emilio's we miss you already). This is something we will try to do again, scheduling is our only issue. Thank you Jean!
Always good to hear that you had a great time !
Our family of five stayed at Villa Azul for a week and had a wonderful time! Jean’s place is beautiful. The house has an amazing 180 degree view of the ocean and is the best place for sunsets. The splash pool was a great place to watch the sunset and gaze at the stars at night. There are three good sized bedrooms with comfortable king sized beds in each. The master bedroom/bathroom is a loft area above the main living area. You wake up to lots of sunshine and a view of the ocean. There is also a large pool on the bottom deck. We spent a lot of time at the pool and loved the privacy. This house is on the monkey trail and we saw monkeys every day. One day, we had 25 adult and baby monkeys visit and play by the pool and on the deck - so fun. The deck is also a great place to see birds. We had, green parrots in the tree and saw several red macaws flying by. There could be some minor updates/maintenance to some of the appliances and furniture but the view, privacy, wildlife and concierge service Jean provided outweighed any of these minor issues. Jean was an amazing host. He arranged transportation from the San Jose airport and back and he set up all of our tours. We went with his tour suggestions and they were all fabulous. Our favorites were the night hike and National Park day tour with Manuel as our guide. Manuel is a guru of the rainforest and found so many animals – a hummingbird nesting, sloths, green eyed tree frogs, tarantula, macaw, toucans and more!. He also used his scope to take some incredible photos with our iphones. I would highly recommend him to anyone. We also thought zip lining was a blast. We felt safe and the tour guides were a lot of fun. Jean also arranged for a housekeeper to come midweek to clean and do any laundry we wanted done. The house is centrally located with lots of good restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance. Our favorites were Sanchos, The Falafel Bar, Café Milagro (good coffee) and Emilio’s Café (great breakfast and view). The wellness center and Hotel Costa Verde offer good yoga classes. There is a lot of walking with many hills and no sidewalks but it is beautiful and the people are wonderful. The bus stop is just a short walk from Jean’s place and there are many taxi’s all around. We visited all the beaches and they were beautiful. I recommend Manuel Antonio to anyone and Jean’s place is the perfect spot to stay.
Sounds like you guys had a great time ! We are happy you enjoyed your stay :-) Jean
Spacious villa, awesome views, wildlife and birds, close to everything! Driveway very steep but we rented scooters to deal with that, Jean is a great host and always there if you need help or suggestions on what to do or where to go.
Glad to hear you had a great time at Villa Azul !
Great location & incredible views!
The home & outside decks are very open & spacious. It feels like a treehouse with windows everywhere looking into the tree tops. The views from the upper level & deck are incredible. So nice to see from sun up to sun down. We had toucans and many birds everyday & monkeys on several days. The home is a short walk to grocery, many restaurants & shops.
Jean arranged a ride to & from the airport and had wonderful tour & restaurant recommendations. Our favorite tours were the Canopy Tour (zip lining) & the Manuel Antonio National Park tour - Manuel, our guide was fabulous - so knowledgable and personable. Our zip line guide, Andres, was also very knowledgable and the whole group of guys made it really fun.
Jean arranges for a woman to clean midweek. She will also wash clothes for a small fee. Our family of 6 (4 kids ages 12-20) were very comfortable there. Kitchen has all the essentials. There's no oven. We still cooked full meals several nights and ate out others. The A/C & dishwasher work very well. Water upstairs is all room temp. Downstairs shower has hot water if you need a hot shower. The house is all solar powered! We loved the pool on the upper deck.
Sancho's was our favorite restaurant. It was right down the street.
Our family had a great vacation with memories to last a lifetime.
Thank you so much for everything Jean!
Shower are hot when switched to hot (depending on how last guests leave the setting). Clothe Washing is included in the rental and the small fee mentioned is a suggested tip...
Glad to hear you all had a great time !
Canopy Safaris, Birdwatching, Hiking, Biking, Canyoning, Golf,
Fitness Center, Gym, World Class Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback
Riding on the beach and to waterfalls, Butterfly Farm, Shopping,
Restaurants, Cinema, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving,
Boating, Sailing, Waterskiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet
Skiing, Rafting, Casino, Discos, Salsa Lessons, Spanish Lessons