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Heather Burt

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

Orange Sunsets, Sapphire Ocean, Emerald Jungle

54 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Manuel Antonio House Rental Photos and Description

3BD plus loft/3BT sleeps 12. Outdoor shower

Yes! This is it! The vacation rental house of your dreams AND within your budget!! Warm orange sunsets while floating in the cool blue pool of the Casa Barba Roja with simple sounds of the jungle on three sides of the house - this is not a dream but rather a dream come true. Think you hear something running across the roof? You probably did because we regularly get troops of Capuchin (White-face Monkeys) and Titi Monkeys both around and on top of our house.

Newly remodeled! We have added a third bedroom plus a third bathroom! This room is now visible in the photos and is by far the most beautiful bedroom of the house. The bedroom and bathroom together measure 550 square feet. This new bedroom is adorned with beautiful teak accents, a teak ceiling and gorgeous, thick teak doors. The room is warm, bright and well thought out.

Only need two bedrooms plus the loft???? Not to worry small groups of 3 or less get 10% off the seasonal rate!!!

Centrally located in the commercial heart of Manuel Antonio - yet remarkably immersed in the surrounding jungle, this house is truly ONE OF A KIND. You will not find a more conveniently located house, with this stunning view and the calm, green of the jungle all around. Leave the neighbors at home!

Awesome new Gym for locals and tourists alike, 10 restaurants, 2 international grocers, 2 banks, the public bus stop, 4 bars, 4 gift/art stores, and a car rental agency within walking distance - and this secluded, private, vast estate all to your self? Come Join us at Casa Barba Roja - in the heart of Manuel Antonio.

Along with the jungles and beaches and surf of Costa Rica, this house will be a memorable part of your stay here in Manuel Antonio! Our Concierge, Josue Castro, is always available to make this trip exactly what you want whether that is high-energy and full of adrenaline, or calm and relaxing spending a lot of time staring at the view!

Arriving to the Casa Barba Roja you will find some delicious local, Costa Rican fruit available for immediate consumption, or wait until the next day and have Roxana, the maid, cut it all up for you! We now also provide 250g of Coffee for all guests staying Dec - Aug so that you can arrive and immediately enjoy a cup of delicious, hot Costa Rican coffee!

Gorgeous, open, spacious house - perhaps the best deal in Manuel Antonio and NOW SLEEPS 12 PEOPLE! This remodeled home (to be finished in October of 2015) has all the amenities to make your trip delightful, stress-free, exotic, and comfortable, while hosting a very tropical, open, bright design that will surely erase all winter blues! Jungle, ocean, sunsets, monkeys, butterflies, mapaches, iguanas - and virtually no neighbors!

This house has plenty of indoor space and plenty of outdoor space as well, both covered and open-air decks. There is a roofed outdoor area above the pool deck that measures 600sq.ft. and the pool and pool-deck roughly measure 800 sq. ft. Hop in the pool, get some sun, feel better about life and then relax on one of our lounge chairs or sit back in the shade of our covered deck. See the monkeys go by while losing yourself into the deep green/blue ocean of the quiet/peaceful/gorgeous Bisanz Bay. Relax, sit back, unwind, de-stress and enjoy one of the magnificent ocean views on the planet according to the Ottawa Citizen, which calls the Barba Roja Restaurant (100 meters from the Barba Roja House) 'One of the Top 5 places in the world to watch water.' We are here to help make your vacation stress-free! Ask us about a private chef to dine in, tours and activities in the area, transportation to and from San Jose or other parts of Costa Rica.

Centrally located next to Tulemar Gardens and the Barba Roja Restaurant, everything you will need for your stay is within walking distance: International grocer - 5 minute walk, 8 of the area's top restaurants are within a 5 minute walk, the top four bars on Manuel Antonio are with a 3 minute walk. And the absolute best part, while this house is located close to all of these locals, there is virtually no noise of any sort due to jungle on four sides of the house. Even the secluded Los Altos beach is only a 12 minute-downhill walk (the uphill is NOT 12 minutes).

This house is centrally located at the halfway point between the beaches of Manuel Antonio and the town of Quepos. This house is only 130 meters off of the main road, yet is nestled into the jungles of Costa Rica so that all you hear are the sounds of nature. This recently remodeled home is fully furnished and extremely comfortable, and filled with top of the line appliances, as well as teak wood furniture and ceilings, plus a brand new pool and loft to make the house more livable. The pool and outdoor deck and shower were built in Sept of 2011.

There are 3 full bedrooms and a loft. In the NEWEST bedroom (to be ready for use in October 2015) there are 2 king-size beds plus a separate shower and toilet area. In the Master bedroom there is an amazingly comfortable King-size memory foam mattress along with a private bath remodeled in 2013. The third bedroom has two soft queen-size beds and a newly remodeled bathroom (in 2014) and there are also two twin beds in the loft. The bathrooms are reasonably large and comfortable and all have either been built or remodeled since 2013!

We have also recently added an outdoor shower either to rinse off the sand from your feet when coming back from the beach or to just shower outside!!

The beaches of Manuel Antonio are a 3 minute drive or a 12 minute downhill walk (this is the beach on the Los Altos property - the main beaches of Playa Espadilla are a 20-25 minute downhill). We have many returned guests year after year because this house MAKES their Costa Rican vacation!!!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Heather Burt (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

About Heather Burt

I moved to Manuel Antonio in Aug of 2004 because I simply fell in love with the delightful Costa Rican people and the convergence of powerful elements all meeting in one place - the mighty Pacific Ocean, the strong sun, the wildness of the jungle, the tropical animals and foods, the strong winds and rains . . . We lived there with our two girls until April of 2012 when we moved back to Florida - and we now long for the days when we get to go and visit Manuel Antonio ourselves. We hope you love Costa Rica as much as we do!

Heather Burt purchased this house in 2004

Why Heather Burt chose Puntarenas

Because it is awesome! Centrally located, beautiful, comfortable, easy walking distances, no need for a rental car, plus this house is private and quiet and has an awe-inspiring view!

This house is beautiful, colorful, artsy, well-decorated, central, spacious and with a one-of-a-kind ocean/sunset view home! This house will make your spirits soar!!!

What makes this house unique

This house is truly in the middle of it all, yet just enough removed to make it a quiet, heavenly getaway where you can walk to everything including 10 restaurants, a bank, a few bars, a sports bar with pool tables, a car rental agency, two grocery stores, etc. . .

Reviews

4.8
based on 54 traveler reviews

Orange Sunsets, Sapphire Ocean, Emerald Jungle
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 54 reviews
5

The house was great! The location was greater! Down the hill from the public bus, & great restarants

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay at Casa Barba Roja! We took 2 daughters & 4 grandchildren. There are many activities and Josou helped schedule several fun events for all. The pool at the house entertained all and was very relaxing. Roxana cooked a meal for us that was splendid and did a great job keeping up with all the beach towels we used. She came by to clean every day and did laundry for those who wanted it.

The location was intriguing. Isolated but completely accessible to transportation and wonder restaurants!p

Josou provided our transportation, was always available to answer our calls. He was an outstanding guide & a great help.

We loved our stay!

Carolyn & Gerald Murff

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We all had a great time. It is a perfect house for 3 couples.Location is perfect. We ate at the restaurant at top of hill a lot because there food was good an they had live music. Great trail on other side of restaurant that gos down to beach. Another great restaurant there also. Also lots of wildlife on trail. House is very wonderful at sunset. Best in the pool, which we used every day. Had a great stay. Thank You

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough positive things about this house! The second we saw it, we knew we were in paradise. We were two couples staying in the house and it was absolutely perfect as both "master" bedrooms were at opposite sides of the house and had an attached bathrooms. Waking up to monkeys playing outside our door was such a treat! The house is truly close to everything and we were able to walk to many restaurants and beaches. The pool was the perfect temperature and size to cool off. The owner, concierge, and housekeeper were all wonderful to work with. I wish we could have stayed longer! Book this place, you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

This is a beautiful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Overall this home is beautiful and our favorite place we stayed in 6 weeks of travel. The views were picture perfect all the time and we felt like we were staying in a post card. The house was large and comfortable for both of our families, and the little kids LOVED the pool. The kitchen was well equipped and we had all our meals in, which helped with expenses in MA. The monkeys, birds, reptiles, and other animals were frequent visitors. We did not feel security was a problem and it feels very remote, but everything locks up tight and its actually right on the main road. This was a very fun house. We stayed 3 days and that was too short.

We arrived in the dark and that was a little difficult. The house doesn't really have a driveway, rather parking is up on the main road and you hike your luggage down a hill on a sidewalk. We had a lot of luggage that had to be unloaded down that hill. The car was a little too far from the house to have easy access or to leave stuff in for security reasons.

The little convenience stores in the village close are super expensive! Get groceries in Quepos! The bugs were not bad for the rain forest, but did seem to come out be a problem the hours right around sunset. It snuck up on us each day, and someone would start to get bit in the late afternoon.

The caretakers are very helpful and easy to work with. This is a great home away from home!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Shannel. Thanks for your wonderful review! Please come stay with us again soon! I loved your comment that 'we felt like we were staying in a postcard.' So true.
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5

Better than advertised.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Casa Barba Roja. The location, views, house, and wildlife were all better than expected. We definitely will come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Bill. We are excited for you all to come back! Thanks for your review!
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Wonderful stay

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four had a great stay at Casa Barba Roja in March 2016. The house is well equipped and comfortable, and looked just as it does in the pictures. Josue checked in regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. He also was our guide through Manuel Antonio park, and we had a great tour with him. A pair of Scarlet Macaws visited the almond tree over the walkway in front of the house almost every morning - spectacular! We had great meals at Barba Roja, The Patio (at Cafe Milagro), La Luna (at Gaia Hotel) and Mirador (at Arenas del Mar hotel). The last two were more upscale. Also drove down to Marina Ballena one day - there was surprisingly good snorkeling off the Whale's Tail, but you have to keep going until the silt clears. When you first go in you cannot see a thing. Further out we saw lobsters, moray eels and lots of fish. Not as clear as the Caribbean, but good marine life. We also did the hike to Nauyaca Waterfall one day. Highly recommend that if you have a car and are decent hikers!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Quepos Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Barba Roja
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Los Suenos at The Marriott in Herradura
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Barba Roja
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Playa Espadilla
Car: not necessary

Additional information: 25 meters South of Tulemar Gardens .

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Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,400
 
 
Sept-Nov 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Early High Season
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 22 2016
5 night minimum stay
$360
$2,250
 
 
Holiday Season 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$925
$5,890
 
 
January 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Jan 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$470
$2,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$600
$3,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2017
Apr 11 2017 - Apr 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$660
$4,100
 
 
Late April 2017
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$420
$2,650
 
 
May-June 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$410
$1,990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Prices are subject to change.
Please inquire for exact pricing.
In order to receive an 80% refund, the house must be rented out by another group at the same rate the initial renter paid. No refunds for rentals canceled within 60 days of check-in.

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Amenities

Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower with no walls
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bedroom number one has 2 queens beds in it and bedroom number two has one king-size memory foam bed in it. There are two singles beds in the loft. The new bedroom has a king-size memory foam mattress and a day-bed which converts to two twin-size beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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