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Amber Sunsets, Sapphire Ocean, Emerald Jungle

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

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.

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 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 15-20 minute-downhill walk (careful: uphill will take much longer.

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 is 1 king-size bed plus twin twin beds (a day bed with a trundle bed)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 15-20 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 guests return year after year because this house MAKES their Costa Rican vacation!!!

More Details

Property Manager
Heather Burt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

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. . .


Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower with no walls
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Amber Sunsets, Sapphire Ocean, Emerald Jungle
average rating of 4.8245616 based on 57 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We were here at Casa Barba Roja with a family of nine adults and one three year old, for a week. We all loved it here, and had such a wonderful time! The property was beautiful, nestled right in the jungle with so much wildlife around. The pool was great, and the view was amazing, perfect for sunsets. The house was perfectly suited for us too. It was a treat to have a maid clean up and do laundry for us, and Josue the concierge was a wonderful help with anything we needed, and set up any excursions etc for us. The house was close to the main road, although the property feels very private and secluded from any busyness. The local buses and taxis were right there to bring you anywhere in the area, from the beaches of Manuel Antonio to the harbour or shopping in Quepos, and very inexpensive. What was expensive were the convenience stores near the house, but they were convenient! We took a quick cab ride to Quepos for groceries. We were sad to leave, especially because it was back to the snow. But we can keep the memories of a wonderful week together in a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, awesome pool and view to die for

  • 5 of 5

Would 100% recommend this to all and would stay again in a heartbeat. We had a resident iguana that we fed fruit to in the back and we were visited by friendly capuchin monkeys daily. The AC kept the place very cool and the home had everything needed for a great trip for 10 people. Josue was great as well - not overbearing but always there when you could benefit from a local guide. Ahhhh Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glorious Views

  • 4 of 5

The location is what makes this so special. You are close to everything but still have privacy. Because of this, it is not suitable for physically

challenged people, especially those who have difficulty walking. The gradual decline and approximately 32 steps to get to the house are not for the faint of heart, especially pulling luggage. The walk back up to get to your pick up location in the restaurant parking lot is quite a haul. One thing I recommend is to pack light. The maid washed our clothes daily and we packed way more than necessary. Although the house has some wear, it is very comfortable and had plenty of room for 12 of us. However, I suggested to our concierge to replace the linens and pillows as they are in awful shape. We expected to hear from our concierge daily by phone to offer his advice or help. We called several times and could never get him to answer. We were disappointed in his lack of response and feel that he has other interests that prevent him from being much help. Fortunately, one in our group spoke SOME Spanish, enough to order a taxi for one of our trips. You will need to bring every item you intend to use for cooking. It would be helpful if the house at least provided basic spices as we spent a lot of money (over $150) and ended up leaving most of what we had to buy. Manual Antonio is a beautiful place with plenty to do close by but don't expect any bargains. Food is extremely expensive at restaurants and at the local quick mart. Yes, this place has an excellent location with beautiful views. But if you believe that you might save some dollars on expenses, you're better off to look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your honest review of our house. I am very surprised by some of your comments as we are VERY conscientious of our towels and sheets and buy a brand new supply just before High Season. We have never had a group say that our towels or linens were in bad shape or needed to be replaced as we are meticulous about those details. I was also quite surprised by your comments about the house not supplying items as we provide, coffee, fruit upon arrival, multiple tea bags, sugar and salt. Suppling any sort of item that has to be refrigderated once opened (such as ketchup, mustard, butter, relish, mayonaise, etc . . . is a health hazard because things go bad and we cannot be assured of tampering. I am also unsure of what spices you could possibly be buying that would cost $150. As for Josue, our concierge, I am truly very sorry that he was not up to his typical standards. Most of guests really appreciate Josue, but it seems that he was not available enough for you and for that I am sorry and will certainly make mention of this to him. Again, thank you for your review. This was helpful information.
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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El Avion
"Great for sunset!"
Kapi Kapi
"Great food and ambience. Only a 4 minute walk!"
Biesanz Beach
"Perfect for families with young children - virtually no currents in this bay! On a typical ..."
Restaurante Barba Roja
"Worth the trip up the mountain - gorgeous ocean and sunset view year-round! Great daily spe..."
MidWorld Costa Rica Tour Office
"The picture is of myself and my 5-year old daughter about to enjoy some 'hang-time!' Very ..."
Cafe Milagro
"Great food, great ambience! You can also get souvenirs here! Again, about a 4 minute walk!"
Canopy Safari
"Another great ziplining company!"
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 .


Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 11 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late April 2017
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
May-June 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
School Vacations 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Sept-Nov 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Early High Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Jan 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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