About the property
- Villa11000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
8 bedrm | Sleeps 24 | 11,000 SQ, Popular Destination Wedding Venue, Private Chef
Vista Hermosa Estate is a brand-new Villa located in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica that has taken center stage as one of the most unique and architecturally significant homes in the Manuel Antonio community. This luxury vacation rental is a magnificent Bali-Contemporary designed villa located in the sought-after community of Manuel Antonio Costa Rica. Situated in an impeccable centralized location, this luxury villa is immersed in tropical vegetation with breathtaking ocean views from every floor. The panoramic views from the entire top floor social area including the kitchen, dining area, living Room, infinity edge swimming pool and open event area are second to none. This phenomenal property located within a short walk on Vista Hermosa's private trail through the jungle to the beautiful Manuel Antonio beach of Playa Espadilla.
This magnificent estate overlooking Playa Espadilla and is one of the few Villa that is provided with a Private Chef, while built in a jungle setting and palms encompassed by natural Costa Rican vegetation. The expansive 11,000 SQ/FT fully air-conditioned Villa situated on almost 2 acres of prime tropical jungle setting sleeps up to 24 guests and houses 8 bedrooms, 10 restrooms, under a stunning 4 story estate with a unique floor plan that embodies Costa Rican elegance. The Tropical-Contemporary inspired design provides for a clean and expansive top floor social area that includes an infinity edge swimming pool. The top floor also takes full advantage of outdoor lifestyle living and breathtaking ocean views from every room while also surrounded by a tropical jungle that attracts sloths, toucans and three different species of monkeys amongst other wildlife. Yes, every room including all Bedrooms, Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Room, Secondary Family Room, and Yoga Area has stunning ocean views.
Outside the great open patio offers a 180-degree jungle to ocean view, poolside terrace, BBQ grill/bar area for the Private Chef and a sun deck for the sun worshippers. This spacious outdoor area, large enough for any big family or event of your choice, makes this top floor terrace ideal for destination weddings. The terrace overlooks the Pacific Ocean and makes for a perfect backdrop to any wedding portrait.
The Villa’s location is on the road to Arenas Del Mar Resort with almost 2 acres of premium ocean view land in the prestigious Manuel Antonio community overlooking Manuel Antonio’s main beach, Playa Espadilla. Vista Hermosa is that rare property that embodies the essence of beach luxury. The Villa is constructed on the side of a hill facing the ocean. Although this is a 4-story house, you only have to climb 1 ½ flights of stairs from the parking lot and front door to reach the top floor.
Beaches - This Wonderful Villa is walkable to 2 stunning beaches. The first beach is a short 7-minute walk through the lush tropical jungle to the famous Manuel Antonio main beach known as Playa Espadilla recognized as one of the top rated beaches in the world. The second beach is Playa Biesanz, a slightly longer walk with a romantic, picturesque setting with tiny gentle waves that are perfect for toddlers and small kids, also a great beach for kayaking and snorkeling. Additionally, we have recently established an exclusive relationship with Arenas Del Mar (Manuel Antonio's only luxury 5-star Eco-friendly hotel), located at the end of our street where guests of Vista Hermosa can utilize their Secluded beach and enjoy beachfront lunch and drinks (with a 20% discount on all purchases). They will even come to the Villa to pick you up so no walking is involved.
Manuel Antonio - Where the jungle meets the sea is a region best known for its gorgeous white sand beaches, world famous Manuel Antonio National Park (which was ranked as one of the top 12 National Parks in the world by Forbes Magazine), several multi-cultural restaurants and abundant wildlife. Located 3 miles south of the Quepos Marina, known as a world-class sport fishing destination and home of the annual Offshore World Championship Tournament. The Manuel Antonio beach community is a perfect combination of quiet, peaceful serenity with a small town feel and admiring a rainforest jungle environment.
Top Floor - The top floor of the Villa is the main social area. It has one large great room enclosed with floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors on 3 sides. This great room includes a spacious and fully equipped chef kitchen, gorgeous living space, indoor dining room and ocean facing large balcony. Adjacent to the great room is a swimming pool with a three-sided infinity edge. This play pool also includes a 9” deep, shallow area for in-pool lounge chairs or can be used as a toddler pool play spot. Next to the pool is a large covered open area with BBQ grill, movable bar, fridge, ice maker, TV, 2 restrooms and a large uncovered ocean facing balcony. This open top-level area can hold events such as weddings and includes a high-end sound system & party lights for dancing. This area can accommodate live music or a DJ. Music can be played from your personal electronic device hard-wired by plugging into your headphone jack or via Bluetooth. Also, there is the option of logging into a music app such as Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio or YouTube by operating our wall mounted iPad.
Middle Floor– This floor includes a Master Suite with a king size bed with a spacious dual sink bathroom and 2 balconies, one facing the ocean and the other fronting the lush jungle. Also, on this floor are 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom consists of 2 queen size beds, a private dual sink bathroom, and ocean facing balcony. Additionally, this floor has an open covered area situated directly below the pool with exceptional ocean views, perfect for yoga, group workouts or a private massage session.
Lower floor - This floor includes a Master Suite with a king size bed with a spacious dual sink bathroom and 2 balconies, one facing the ocean and the other facing the lush jungle. Also, on this floor are 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom consists of 2 queen size beds, a private dual sink bathroom, and ocean facing balcony. There is also a secondary family/TV Room perfect for kids or teens to hang out and watch TV or play games.
Ground Floor - This level provides a self-sustained studio with 750 SQ/FT of privacy and also ocean views along with a private entrance with a balcony facing the lush green Costa Rican jungle and includes 1 king size bed, dual sink bathroom, full kitchenette and washer/dryer. Adjacent to this studio is another luxury 950 SQ/FT 1 bedroom apartment with a king bed, private bath, and full kitchenette.
Vista Hermosa Estate would not be a First Class Estate without providing your own Gourmet Chef to prepare up to 2 meals per day (food and beverage cost are separate as well as special pricing for any event). Nobody needs to shop, cook or clean as your personal Chef does it all and saves you money as well by purchasing the freshest ingredients from local vendors - butchers and fisherman, where typically only Restaurants shop. Saturday mornings is the day that our Chef goes to our Farmers market and selects the best vegetables, fruit and high quality produce at a fraction of the cost of our local stores.
- Private Chef included to prepare 2 meals per day
- Ceiling fans in all rooms, Master Bathrooms, Kitchen and covered outdoor areas. Ceiling fans over every individual bed
- Optional massage/spa service available
- Air conditioning in every room
- Daily maid service
- Top floor wedding/event area, large enough to hold 40+ guest
- Personal Concierge services
- Private onsite Security Guard daily from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am
- Entire Villa has its own water purification system
- Beach access - private trail through the forest
- Sound System with several options to play music: wall mounted iPad, - Bluetooth, or hardwired to a personal device
- Every room has a blue tooth enabled sound system
- 12 large TV’s throughout all with smart TV features such as Netflix
- Wi-Fi throughout
- 5 Ice Makers – 2 Freestanding & 3 small
- 3 sets of washing machine and dryers
- Beach chairs, towels, umbrellas & toys
- Fully gated property
- LP Gas Generator will automatically turn on and powers the house during power failures, quite typical in Manuel Antonio
- Iron and ironing board in each bedroom
- 2 outdoor sand showers located near the entrance
- Personal safes in each bedroom
- 1 Portable baby crib
- 4 portable beds
- Parking for 7 cars
- House is located on a paved road
- Daily Maid Service included (except Sundays) with personal laundry service twice during the week or upon request.
- Exclusive Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator are a part of your stay. They will assist with arranging your transportation from San Jose airport to Manuel Antonio, arrange all excursions/activities with certified and reputable companies, coordinate small events, procure your requested items that you choose to be in the house upon arrival (beer, water, snacks), and all other requests to ensure a relaxing and stress-free vacation – basically, your personal assistant!
- Private Chef included to provide up 2 meals per day (food, beverages and the Chef for events are not included). Our Concierge will coordinate what you would like for dinner your first night and your first breakfast the following morning.
- We can recommend the best local Event/Wedding Planners.
- Private Security Company patrolling on-site nightly from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Dave Lozano
We visited Costa Rica and fell in love. We decided in building a home for our family and friends to also fall in love with the Pura Vida way of life here. We hope that you enjoy our home and will want to come back and stay with us again.
Dave Lozano purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Dave Lozano chose Manuel Antonio
If you love phenomenal ocean views with the ability to walk to the best beaches in Manuel Antonio and also enjoy the town, just a 20-minute walk to shops and restaurants, then you have found your place. Manuel Antonio has fabulous parasailing, surfing, plenty of restaurants, nightlife, awesome beaches, sport-fishing, and a beautiful national park with plenty of wildlife, it’s clear why this area remains so popular. Thousands flock to Playa Espadilla and its surrounding sands each year. Because Manuel Antonio is situated on rolling hills, tourists are drawn by breathtaking views of the Pacific, surrounding jungle and pristine beaches. Although a wide variety of tourism-based businesses have sprung up along the jungle forested hills, Manuel Antonio has managed to strike a fine balance between development and nature as the town still has plenty of thick tropical rainforest. Wildlife is plentiful all around town and is a highlight for most visitors. Vista Hermosa Estate might feel like you’re staying at a luxury hotel with all the amenities, but that won’t stop troops of monkeys from scattering across the top floor.
What makes this Villa unique
Key Room Features • 8 Bedrooms, 4 King Beds, 8 Queen Beds, 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 24 • 2 Master suites, each with 2 balconies - one facing the ocean and the other facing the jungle. • All 8 bedrooms have ocean views with a private en-suite bathroom with 2 sinks, TV, personal safe, iron with ironing board, and wifi. • Room # 7 is a studio apartment with a full kitchen, Living Room area, washer & dryer, and balcony. • Room # 8 is a 1 bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, Living Room, and a full kitchen. • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances. • Top floor scenic infinity edge pool with a shallow area for in-water pool chairs or a play area for toddlers. • Large covered terraza with outdoor kitchen, 2 restrooms, TV, sound system, and party lights. This event is great for weddings or any other type of events. • Dedicated open space with ocean views for Yoga, massage, spa services, and exercise. • 2 separate Family - TV rooms. • Wifi throughout. • Bluetooth enabled High-end sound system. • 12 large smart TVs throughout. • 2 sets of washers & dryers in the Laundry Room, another set in Room # 7. • Fully airconditioned with smart controls. • Ceiling fans throughout including covered outdoor areas. Includes ceiling fans over every individual bed. • 2 large plus 2 small ice makers assure guests will never run out of ice. • 2 outdoor sand and salt rinsing showers. • House size - 11,000 Square Feet. • The house includes 4 roll-away beds to be located in any room upon request.
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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.
Beautiful Home with a Fabulous View!
Villa Hermosa was the perfect spot for our group of 15 friends to gather for a week. The house is beautiful and so well designed so that all living spaces, the pool and bedrooms have a spectacular oceanview!! We enjoyed the various spaces on the main level where several activities could be going on at the same time. The yoga studio on the 2nd level was open ...facing the ocean with breezes coming through. There were plenty of mats for everyone!
Chef Javier and his daughter are excellent cooks ,preparing delicious breakfasts and dinners for us. We appreciated their flexibility in meal times and choices. They were so pleasant and easy to work with...a real plus!
And I can't say enough about our concierge, Susan. She was so helpful from beginning to end. She greeted us upon arrival and was there when we left. She responded quickly to any questions or concerns before and during our stay, organized excursions, and transfers and even brought over jigsaw puzzles at our request. The daily housekeeping and laundry services were appreciated !
One should be aware that the house is on 3 levels without an elevator which could present a problem for some.
We would definitely recommend this home for a group gathering!!
Unparalleled luxury and service
I host small group retreats for women all over the world, and rent luxury estates several times a year. However, none can compare to the luxury, beauty, and service available at Vista Hermosa Estate! I just stayed there with roughly 20 women for two weeks this March. I know the photos look amazing. It's even better in person. You will never forget the moment you step into this home, walk up those stairs, and see that view. It's life-changing. I will be back to Vista Hermosa next year, and probably the year after that, and after that.... Vista Hermosa has my loyal business for the foreseeable future. Concierge--amazing. Chef--amazing. Owner--a pleasure to work with. Don't hesitate to book. You will not regret it.
Thank you so much for your great review. Yes we often hear that pictures can't do the view justice, it is better in person. We were happy to have hosted to your group and thank you for staying with us. We are very thrilled to hear that you will be returning again and again. We will do our absolute best to make each trip as memorable as your first one.
We can't wait to see you again.
this place is an absolute dream
the views, the animals, the food, the pool. Everything was so amazing and made our groups stay better than we could have imagined.The best part was waking up each morning practicing yoga on the deck and then sipping coffee on the balcony while we waited for one of javiers fabulous breakfasts. Will definitely make this an annual trip.
Hi Carla, Thank you for providing a review of your recent stay at our Vista Hermosa Estate as it certainly helps future guests in understanding how truly special Manuel Antonio is as well as our new Villa. We certainly hope to see you again and appreciate you staying with us. All the Best, The Vista Hermosa Team
Can not even begin to describe the wonderful time the 10 of us had at the villa. From start to finish it was a first class experience. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, the views were beyond fantastic, accommodations 5 star and the food scrumptious. Can't complain about a thing. We sent several people to the Web site. Hope it does not get overpriced for the area. We would love to come back.
Hi Pam, Thank you for your generous review of your stay at our new Vista Hermosa Estate and we are delighted that you and your group had such an enjoyable time. We especially appreciate your comments regarding our hard working and dedicated staff. We hope that you return again and thank you for staying with us.
Vista Hermosa is a Dream!
Vista Hermosa Estate is a Dream! I was fortunate to vacation at Vista Hermosa Estate in July 2017. We LOVED every second of our stay there, so we booked again and returned 6 months later in February 2018! Even though it was our second trip to this Marvelous vacation home, this vacation was just as magical, new and exciting.
The weather in Costa Rica in February is perfect! Every day, the sky was clear, sunny, and picture perfect all day. We had no rain during this trip, which made all of our excursions and outings delightful.
The spectacular view that greets you from every angle, floor, deck and balcony of the Estate literally takes your breath away! Seeing these views again, even during my second stay, was just as exhilarating. There is always something new to see, such as the ever changing wildlife, as you relax anywhere on this property. At any given moment, there are new monkeys and birds at eye level in the treetops of the jungle. The best view of the jungle, ocean, wildlife and Manuel Antonio Beach is from the infinity pool, as you relax, with a drink in hand. Nothing compares to the magnificent sights as you swim, suspended over the jungle!
The Estate has the most tasteful and comfortable Bali-inspired furnishings throughout. Every room is master planned and professionally decorated with comfort in mind. The 4th floor balcony with it's massive wrap around balcony, kitchen, bar area, living room and infinity pool is amazing and the place where everybody will gather. The bar area has a wonderful sound system and strobe lights for a party atmosphere if you desire. The 3rd floor open air yoga room (the perfect place for a massage), 2nd floor TV room and spectacular bedrooms complete the Estate. When it's time for bed, the bedrooms are the place to unwind with the same magnificent views from the balconies. There is a safe in every bedroom to keep your important belongings, plenty of storage and the most comfortable beds to make you feel at home.
One of the best accommodations that the Estate offers, along with daily housekeeping and a concierge, is the private chef! Chef Javier and his assistant, Hillary, are masters at their profession. His attention to detail and his presentation of every plate makes for a meal that is a delicious piece of art.
Vista Hermosa Estate is worthy of 5+++ stars! The Estate has something for everyone to enjoy the best vacation ever. I'm already daydreaming about my next trip,..Pura Vida!
Thank you Lisa for such a wonderful thorough, detailed review of your stay. It's great to hear your second visit was just as impressive. We truly love when our clients come back. This confirms our villa and staff are bringing joy and unforgettable experiences to our guests. Your review certainly speaks wonders about your amazing stay. We hope you choose to return for a 3rd visit, we most definitely look forward to hosting your group once again. Hope to you see you soon, paradise awaits you.
Best of the Best
16 trips to CR, 5 to Manuel Antonio.
Vista Hermosa is the Best.
Home is outstanding. Location, views, breeze, wildlife all make for a great vacation.
And add in the staff - I don't think you can ask for any more. Chef, housekeeping, maintenance all top notch.
We will be back. Thanks for a great week. Pura Vida
Thank you for your great stay review. We are glad to hear your stay was great and staff made it even better. We hope to have you back soon. Pura Vida.
Beaches If you appreciate beautiful beaches, then you are going to absolutely love Manuel Antonio! Playa Espadilla Norte – The crown jewel of Manuel Antonio, it is over a mile long. This is the main beach located adjacent to the national park, an easy-to-access public beach with cheap parking nearby. The waves are wild enough for surfing but calm enough for a swimming in it’s warm waters. On the sand, visitors can rent chairs and umbrellas. The south end of this beach has vendors who sell water bottles, jewelry, arts-and-crafts, snow-cones, and can also find parasailing and surf lesson kiosks. The north end is much less crowded but with the same white sand and jungle surrounding. Sunsets over the water are stunning. Vista Hermosa has a private trail through the jungle that leads to the north end of this beautiful beach which is about a 15-minute walk. Playa Espadilla Sur – Playa Espadilla Sur is just south of Playa Espadilla Norte and is actually an extension of it as it curves seaward to Punta Cathedral. This beach is within the National Park and is situated back to back with Playa Manuel Antonio. The waters are sheltered from the surf by Cathedral Point, this beach is excellent for swimming, and has a panoramic view of Playa Espadilla Norte. Cathedral Point with its forest topped cliffs is connected to the mainland by a thin land bridge that separates beaches Playa Espadilla Sur to the north and Playa Manuel Antonio to the south. Playa Manuel Antonio – Located within the national park, this beach is on the opposite side of Playa Espadilla Sur separated by this land bridge. Playa Manuel Antonio is a picturesque half mile long, white sand crescent dissecting deep green foliage and is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Playa Playitas – Located within the beautiful resort of Arenas Del Mar and happens to be the location for the beach restaurant Playitas Restaurant & Bar. A small but gorgeous beach, you can enjoy 1st class service with excellent dishes with your toes in the sand or just relax in a lounge chair while drinks are served. Vista Hermosa has recently established an exclusive relationship with Arenas Del Mar where guests of Vista Hermosa can utilize their private beach and enjoy beachfront lunch and drinks (with a 20% discount on all purchases). They will even come to the Villa to pick you up so no walking is involved. If you decide to walk, it is only 5 minutes. Playa Biesanz – This beach is off the beaten path and secluded. White sands with calm and peaceful water, this is a very nice beach to relax. Vendors are available for chair-umbrella rental, drinks, snorkel equipment rental, kayaks and stand up paddle board rental. Playa Escondido – Located within the National Park, is a wide, horseshoe-shaped beach that can be reached along the Puerto Escondido trail. The beach is situated in a cove ringed by steep cliffs. Playa Puerto Escondido is the most remote of the beaches that can be reached by following a National Park nature trail. The cove and beach can be viewed from above by following another park trail to the clifftops. On a clear day from these cliffs you can see the coastline all the way to the Osa Peninsula. Activities Manuel Antonio is centrally located for almost any tour you would want to do in Costa Rica. Zip lining, hiking, water falls, white-water rafting, canyoning, ATV tours, waterfall rappelling, mangrove tours, parasailing, horseback riding, stand up paddle boarding, jet skiing, sport fishing, sunset cruises, and whale watching tours are all available. Manuel Antonio National Park You can’t come to Manuel Antonio without experiencing its famous national park. With sloths, 3 types of monkeys, basilisks, iguanas, and exotic birds along even the main trail, you won’t have to look hard to find wildlife. The park contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches, and coral reefs. Many trails in the park have been improved recently, so you will find well-maintained paths that lead to spectacular viewpoints, secluded beaches, and small waterfalls. You can also sunbathe and snorkel at the park’s many beaches. Destination Weddings Manuel Antonio with its beautiful beaches and scenic jungles, happens to be a very popular wedding destination. Not only is the town a very popularVista Hermosa has held several weddings in less than a year of operation. Dining in Manuel Antonio Manuel Antonio is one of the best places for dining in all of Costa Rica. While fresh off-the-boat seafood is a standard, the town also has dozens of restaurants with everything from authentic Italian, steak houses, sushi, pizza, and BBQ. Most restaurants are situated on viewpoints that offer spectacular ocean & sunset views while others are in an open setting surrounded with a tropical background. Marina Pez Vela With the addition of the Quepos Marina, the area now has several more amazing restaurants to choose from overlooking the marina. From contemporary seafood dishes, delicious homemade pasta and great steak
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
- Rental rates are based on 16 guests. Add $50 per additional guest per night. - Please inquire about event fees for weddings, celebrations, parties or other large gatherings that exceed those staying at the Villa. - Review our rental agreement for a complete description of our cancellation policy. - Please visit www.vistahermosaestate.com for more information about our beautiful Vista Hermosa Estate or call 909-322-0931