This Santa Fe style house sits atop a hillside overlooking the
Manuel Antonio coastline to the West and the Talamunca Range (with 6,000 ft
Mt San Geronimo towering over the valley) to the North. The jungle
comes right up to the pool, and it's often possible to see two
species of monkeys, iguanas, sloths, and many species of birds while
lounging around the pool or from the many decks.There are over 3,000
sq.ft of living space, with decks that surround most of the two
stories. The entire space can be opened up to give the feel of
living in the outdoors with three quarters of an acre of mature gardens,
with hundreds of tropical plants, orchids and fruit trees. The
upstairs is an open living space that includes kitchen,
dining,living room and TV area,and also a bathroom. Downstairs are three bedrooms
(one w/king, one queen, and one with a queen and bunkbeds) all
with fans, and access to the lower patio and pool. There is one bath
downstairs with and extra sink and there are also two outside
Unlike so many other houses crowded together near noisy roads,
and bar restaurants, this property is secluded, yet 5 minutes drive
to the happening town of Quepos or 5 minutes drive to the
magnificant beaches of Manuel Antionio Nat. Park. You can walk to the main road,
where there are a dozen restaurants within a quick stroll.
From the roof terrace you can watch spectacular sunsets over the ocean
or enjoy a 360 degree view of the jungle vistas. Breezes blow all day and at night switch
directions and come off the mountains to keep this house comfortable
day and night. The house is fully equiped with everything you need
for your stay. Quepos has wonderful fresh produce,fish,meat and
chicken as well as a growing selection of wines and liquors, so you
can stay at home and cook or ask Anna our caretaker to cook "tico
style" meals for your group breakfast, lunch or dinner. There is
twice a week maid service and laundery, but you can request
additional cleaning and laundery from Anna. Security is provided by
the on site caretakers who live in a seperate house at the entry to
the property. They have been with us since 2000 and can provide cooking, babysitting, help w/ tours and transportation or any other requests that come up.
This house was built by local residents in the mid 90's to the
highest standards and reflects their experience of living in Costa Rica over
11 years. Much of the art is by the owner and other artists living
in the area. The gardens are a work of love and care by the couple and
entice you to take walks in the lush greenery. This is the perfect retreat for friends and families. We try to make our rates as reasonable as possible knowing that a vacation can be big expense-- we want you to return and send your friends! Check out Steve's Costa Rica memoir "Stumbling into Paradise" on our personal web site or go to Amazon.
"Words escape us to adequately describe our visit to Costa Rica and the paradise found at Casa Tropical. Our stay was overwhelmingly perfect. We cooked, swam, explored, watch the daily troop of monkeys, iguanas, birds and butterflies, listened to music, met on the roof for sunset and were quite spoiled by weeks end. We are most anxious to return and cannot imagine a more beautiful spot to come back to."
-Cheri and Steve
"We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. Your house is lovely. My son learned to swim in your pool, and he was diving by the end of the holiday. The kids have rated it the best holiday ever. We had a perfect mix of adventure and R&R. We went white water rafting with Iguana Tours. They were great. We went to Isia Damas. We saw monkeys, sloths, and boas. Thanks again. We'll be back at some point. We can see why you love it there so much. It's a wonderful spot."
-Les and Lydia
"We just returned from Costa Rica and wanted to let you know how great we thought the house was. Your house is so beautifully maintained and the art and architecture so aligned with the setting."
-Jennifer and Jerry
Hello Steve & Family,
Words just can't express the awesome vacation we had! The house was beautiful and so cozy. We loved the art work around the house. I would love to have an abstract painting of yours.
Hannia and her son David were very helpful. David went out with the girls once. They hit the night life in Quepos. We enjoyed both Quepos and Manuel Antonio's restaurants. So much to tell and cherish the rest of our lives! Sally
We had a fabulous time in Costa Rica - Thanks in great part to your beautiful house and its magical setting!! We wish we had more time there, and are looking forward to returning sometime soon. We would like to thank Hannia for all her help and kind gestures. They really add to the experience in so many ways.
Thanks for everything!
Barb -from the UK
We did have an excellent time. The
setting of the house was magnificent, and if there hadn't been so manygreat activities, we could have spent even more hours just sitting on
the veranda watching the wildlife. Claudio and Annia were super helpful.We will keep a reference to the property and may find ourselves back
there again! Mike and Family
Manuel Antonio is famous for it's park and beaches, as well as
world class sportfishing, rafting, kayaking, surfing and canopy tours.
There many great restaurants both in Quepos and Manuel Antonio and diverse
night life, whether dancing to live Salsa Bands or partying in one
of the many nightclubs and casinos. This diverse area offers more
recreations opportunities than any other destination in Costa Rica
and has the best beach climate in the country!