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5,000 sq. ft 7bd, 8ba - Great for Large Groups in Puntarenas

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It doesn't get much better than this. A 5,000 sq. (recently upgraded!) ft 7 bedroom, 8 bath villa mansion overlooking the town of Quepos and Pacific ocean in the distance. The villa sits on TWO properties and is four levels high! (five if you count the laundry room). It can host up to 14 people comfortably but there's even room for more, the entire villa is ideal for large groups or we offer options to rent different parts of the Villa detached from main house with their own separate entrances (see below.)

Panoramic views of the ocean and coastline from the two main master bedrooms. A Jacuzzi tub with views of the forest canopy and ocean below. A wall of glass doors opens up completely in both the living room and the kitchen revealing the gorgeous pool framed in artistic stone detail. There's not many places you could stay in Manuel Antonio where you can jump from the living room and land in your private pool! Detailed stone & tile work around and through the house, make for a truly unique space.

The huge balcony has been expanded to make room for more outside activities like barbecuing or entertaining a large number of guests for a moonlight dinner. And when you go inside, you get that rare feeling that you're still outside with the fresh breezes blowing in through the two walls of open doors by the pool and the many open windows throughout the house. You'll also appreciate there's a slight temperature drop even when you're just a couple hundred feet higher up. 

Nestled inside a well maintained gated community and home to the Rain Drop Spa, Manuel Antonio Estates sits on the main road to world famous Manuel Antonio national park and its beaches. A true sanctuary when you're home, yet very easy access to everything Quepos and Manuel Antonio has to offer! From  zip lining tours, massages, surfing (yes!), fishing, golf, hiking, gym, horseback riding, sight seeing, snorkeling/diving, boating, jet skis, swimming, wildlife viewing, tennis, biking, yoga, shopping, white water rafting and more!

It seems you'll never run out of new foods to experience, from some of our favorite restaurants in Quepos (with healthy options too!) to the long row of restaurants and hotels in Manuel Antonio. Plus if you are taking advantage of our all-inclusive paradise service option which includes your very own gourmet chef and ONSITE massage therapist, you can take your daily experience of Manuel Antonio to a whole new level! And when the day is done you can retire to your castle, sip your favorite drink by the pool (clothing optional) and watch the city light up from below.  

Whether you just want to give your family or friends an experience of a lifetime or you're looking for an amazing place to stay before you continue on your journey through Costa Rica, you won't want to miss an opportunity to stay at Villa: Happy Jacana and if your budget allows, go for the FULL experience with chef and massage therapy, you'll be glad you did.


Costa Rica is often referred to as the gem of central america, and Manuel Antonio, the gem of Costa Rica. The property is uniquely situated at the start of Manuel Antonio , just after Quepos, so you get the best of both worlds. 5 minutes from Quepos airport, a 15 min. drive to Dominical, 45 minutes away from world class waves in Hermosa and the buzz of Jaco Beach.  Plus there's many places just a short drive away if you want to actively explore the are awhile you're here.


My name is James Rick, and although I've traveled the world many times over, Costa Rica has been a favorite of mine ever since I first came in 2008. I've lived in Jaco Beach and I'm a big fan of surfing, so I was very happy to find a locals "secret spot" in Manuel Antonio to compliment my love for this house and sanctuary just a couple minutes away.  If you have any hesitation at all about staying here, feel free to ask any questions you might have. My goal when you book the Happy Jacana is to make sure you have the best / happiest experience possible from the time you arrive to the time you leave. Feel free to ask questions or share any feedback you might have before your stay, during your stay and especially afterwards! 

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house rental amenities

Paper Towels Provided
Safe Linens Provided
Air Conditioning
Concierge Service
Ceiling Fans
Towels Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Private Chef
Housekeeping Included

Phone / Internet
Wireless Internet
Computer Available
Internet Access

Pool / Spa
Private Pool
Outdoor Pool

Property Features
Ocean View
Mountain View

Charcoal Grill
Dish Washer
Toaster Oven
Electric Stove
Gas Grill
Clothes Dryer



Outdoor Grill
Hot tub
Air Conditioning

activities and attractions in Puntarenas Costa Rica

Distance from airport: less than 5 min from Quepos airport

near Manuel Antonio national park


zip lining








horseback riding

sight seeing




jet skis


wildlife viewing





white water rafting


vacation rental rates

Full Service Option:

 $1,000 a night or $7,000 a week (up to 7, add $100/day for each additional person) Includes   - (3) meals per day per person by gourmet chef (flexible menu: choose the kind of food you like in advance) ($200 value per person)  - (2) smoothies per day per person (healthy green smoothies or fruit) ($10 value per person)  - (1) fruit plate per day per person ($10 value per person)  - (1) Massage service per person per day ($100 value per person)  - Daily maid service

 $300 value per person X 7 people = $2,100 in value per day for just an extra $500 a night total!Add only $100 per day extra for each additional person.


High Season: Dec 15th to Mid April (see prices above)

Green season (all other times)- make an offer for your stay (that's right!)
Holidays:Minimum 1 week, full Villa Rental

Thanksgiving: $5,000 

Christmas:  $7,000

New Years:  $7,000

Easter:  $7,000

Full service option available for all times inquire for pricing, the listed price is for High season.

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Top things to do in Puntarenas
  • beaches
  • zip lining
  • tours
  • surfing
  • fishing
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  • sight seeing
  • swimming
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • biking
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  • Nature Farm
  • Canyoning Tour
  • Jet Ski Tours
  • ATV Tours
  • Sunset Sails Tours

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Incredible Stay!

Review submitted: September 27, 2013   Date of arrival: September 13, 2013

This is one of the most spectacular places we have ever stayed at! Our family had so much fun in the pool and the views from the balcony were simply breathtaking. The villa itself is huge and the location is perfect. Close enough to the beaches and town to make it an easy trip and yet still set far enough from the roads that we could enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful part of Costa Rica. The amenities are world class and the accommodations are superbly luxurious (we particularly enjoyed the huge jacuzzi bath with the view of the ocean!). Would recommend this Villa to anyone wanting to explore Manuel Antonio or Quepos and the owner, James, was wonderful to deal with as well. Enjoy!!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

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Beautiful place, Lovely host, Amazing experience

Review submitted: September 26, 2013   Date of arrival: September 22, 2013

From the moment I drove up to the house to the moment I left, it was like a dream vacation come true. When I first saw the place I knew I was in for something special because it was nestled near the top of a mountain overlooking the lush tropical forest and I could see the ocean from almost every room in the house. James and his girlfriend were so friendly and accommodating, they really made me feel at home. They knew how to make sure I did not have to think about anything the entire trip.

My room had an amazing view and a great hot tub jacuzzi, as if I needed it after their live in masseuse rubbed me down daily. I was amazed at the variety of foods that the chef cooked for each meal and was so impressed at how fresh all the foods and juices were. Some days I just laid out by the pool and others went on a hike recommended by James and was lucky enough that he even took me to his private secluded surfing spot one day.

The internet worked great and the background music selection topped off the vacation. I really wanted to thank James and would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to get away for a healthy retreat. I can't wait to go back!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

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