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Perfect Pacific View: Winner, Trip Advisor 'Top Rental' 2013 in Manuel Antonio/Quepos

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Trip Advisor, renown for its unbiased guidance for global travelers, chooses only the most prestigious villas for its 'Top Vacation Rental' trophy. Casa Tranquila is proud to win this honor in 2012 & 2011. The 2013 awards are just around the corner, and our confidence is high for prize #3.

So, whether it is your first adventure in Costa Rica or a return visit, we are looking forward to welcoming you to our Award-Winning Service, World Class Comforts and Natural Beauty of Casa Tranquila.

Throughout the time Casa Tranquila is your tropical home, our goal is to surpass your every expectation. Our luxury interiors, pristine pools, model concierge service, and astonishing views set the tone for an unforgettable get-away in one of the most exotic and affordable vacation destinations in the world.

You may decide to enjoy a peaceful and private experience while at Casa Tranquila's pools, decks and hammocks . . . or choose a more exhilarating Costa Rica, thus taking advantage of our hands-on planning services of customizing your excursions and adventures. With either: your preference is our pleasure.

Beaches & Bluffs; Excursions & Excitement; Rest & Recreation . . . all at your fingertips.

Complete your inquiry here & now, then leave the rest in our experienced hands! 

We invite you to read on, below, for more specific details, including receiving your gift of vital information about your upcoming international vacation.

Until we meet…Pura Vida
Donald Corvette, Owner
& Sombra, Our 4-Legged Emissary


Driving up our short bumpy road, you’re thinking “surely we took a wrong turn somewhere”.  As you start to believe you’re at the Earth’s end, you arrive at Casa Tranquila’s gate, and you smile knowing that: without doubt, you have made the right choice for your home in Costa Rica.  And, just maybe, you have reached the End Of The Earth: where Sea, Sky and Rainforest magically merge as One on your Horizon.  

Passing through her gates you realize that The Pacific will be your garden while you are here.  Everyone quickly reaches for cameras to capture This Perfect View in the first moments. . . forgetting you will have many more days to enjoy it.  After 10 minutes of photos and High-Five’s, you remember to look behind you actually to see Casa Tranquila herself. 

And while no villa can compare with what Mother Nature has just showed you, Casa Tranquila is Her worthy competitor.


Casa Tranquila’s 2013 modernization, conceived by famed Costa Rican architect, Jose Antonio Pinto, cleverly blends indoors with out-.  Every window is a door.  Every floor, a balcony. Sometimes even Casa Tranquila’s family of monkeys doesn't know the difference. With its three distinct (and distinctive) living sections, Guests have the relaxed sense of independence . . .while remaining together.  She is like no other villa.



Soft color; Gentle breeze; Open space; Cozy bedding; Vaulted ceiling; Chic floor; Bali imagery; Marble baths; Teakwood doors; Polished cabinetry; Distinctive art; Unique ornaments; Modern conveniences. Casa Tranquila is a World-Class design. 


Manuel Antonio is NOT a beach town.  It is a mountain town near the sea. Casa Tranquila (and other select villas) is located “above” the beach.  (That’s why you will have those stellar views). Reasonably, too, your cool temperatures, disco-free nights, fine restaurants, and safe streets are all away from the beach area.  Fortunately though, the seashore only a five-minute shuttle (taxi or car) ride from Casa Tranquila. You won’t even have time to open your sun-screen bottle before your feet are in the sand.  And when you return home to Casa Tranquila’s pools, you may wonder why you ever left in the first place.


Monkeys on the balconies, toucans on the roof, iguanas having coffee by the pool, sloths playing bridge in the trees . . . our animals come to you at Casa Tranquila. Of course you will love the National Park Beaches, but you really won’t need any park to see Costa Rica's wildlife: just look out your door. 


A pool is just a pool; until you come to Casa Tranquila. Cresent-shaped, our large crystal-clear pool has a uniform four-foot depth throughout.  And for the younger, shorter, or less buoyant swimmers, a second shallow lounging pool connects, complete with a convenient underwater bench and resting place for cocktails. 

Newsflash for your upcoming Tropical tan: remember that Manual Antonio is a forest with very tall trees. Ergo, most pools get little sun.  Casa Tranquila’s pools and decks, however are sunny all day . . . unless you opt to raise the convenient umbrella.  Cushioned lounge chairs, pool floats and air jets make you want to stay all day.


An architect who’s also a master in culinary arts is handy when he creates his kitchens.  Jose was insistent that Casa Tranquila’s kitchen was designed for simplicity and function.  If you choose villas because you prepare (at least some of) your own meals, read no further . . . your search is over.  Of course there’s all the anticipated, high-end, modern, stainless appliances, but it’s the “unexpected” particulars that would have even made Julia Childs proud. For the Chef: everything from a full block of (sharp) carvers down to a simple garlic peeler. For the Hostess: everything from martini glasses to colorful linen cocktail napkins.  Every drawer and cabinet is chock full of kitchen necessities. So even if you’re just a morning “egg-scrambler”, you won’t miss a beat in Casa Tranquila’s kitchen.  The dining table is six steps away and the breakfast counter: right behind you 


If you don’t choose to add The Cottage option now, you’ll surely reconsider after you arrive at Casa Tranquila.  A dining deck over the pool, a bath that’s practically in the jungle, and an open-air living area make The Cottage a “must-have” extra even if your group is small.  For more than six Guests, The Cottage is required for its convertible sleeping space.  The sofa transforms into a full bed (with feather top) for extra Guests. And after years of asserting that “folks don’t come to Costa Rica to watch TV”, Casa Tranquila finally yielded and added a large-screen HDTV . . . with Netflix, even.  While every other suite has its smaller TV, we are certain you’ll appreciate our new “Giant on the wall”. 

The Cottage is totally separate from the rest of Casa Tranquila, so it’s the perfect retreat for special Family members who prefer more independence. 


Vacation villas in Costa Rica are typically run by rental agencies. But at Casa Tranquila, the owner himself does everything for you: plans, manages, hosts and even welcomes you at her gate when you arrive.  Donald is perhaps Casa Tranquila’s most valued distinction from all other villas. Prior to your arrival, through email and/or telephone, he tailors all your wishes: transportation, restaurant reservations, tour and excursion bookings.  Once you are here, living only three minutes away, he is available 24 hours a day to implement your plan.  And if your plan is “to have no plan”, he is happy simply to hang your hammock, deliver your sunscreen and towels, and let you relax.  You’ll be confident to be cared for “By the Owner”, himself.



Donald has created a presentation of “Insider Tips” about traveling to Costa Rica. It includes essential material about: exchanging currency, using your cell phone, drinking the water and paying the Costa Rican departure tax.  These pieces of valuable information have been compiled after years assisting his Guests as they organize their vacations. With no obligation, this “peace of mind” is yours for the asking.  Send your Inquiry now to receive it.

So, until we meet at Casa Tranquila, we wish you Pura Vida: The “Pure Life” of Costa Rica.


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villa rental amenities

•Tropical Modern Design reflecting images of Bali

NEW Prvate Casita with dining balcon, adding an entirly new component to Casa Tranquila

•3000 square feet of indoor living area on three floors
•Sliding doors and windows that open fully to the most magnificent views in Costa Rica
• Two Pools, deck accessed directly from living area
•Large social areas
•Open balconies to maximize your view
•Four luxury, air conditioned suites with king and queen sized beds
and contemporary bathrooms

•Full kitchen with all modern appliances and essential implements,
plus a second smaller kitchen
•Flat-screen televisions, DVD players, stereo, iPodocking station,
high-speed, wireless internet service
•Free telephone calls to US and many European countries
•Arrangement of all local tours, excursions, domestic transportation,
dining engagements
•Pre-arrival shopping for supplies (food, beverages, comforts) offered
to assure your needs for the week are waiting on you
•Advance telephone calls offer details to maximize your vacation
(airport, packing, documentation, transportation, travel tips)
•Service for housekeeping, laundry, pool and gardening
•Gourmet meals can be provided for cost of chef fee and food
•Manuel Antonio’s five-mile long main road divides the town into
East and West. Casa Tranquila is on the West – or “ocean” -- side
of this road. Many homes on the other side have Pacific views, but,
because they are far away from the ocean, locals call them “distant
blue vistas”. Being on the West, Casa Tranquila offers one of the
closest views of the Pacific Ocean anywhere in the area
•15 foot vaulted ceilings on the top floor
•Granite Counter tops
•High thread count sheets and featherbed tops for all beds
•Bath Amenities Nexxus 
•Fresh Flowers
•Ice Maker
•Hair Dryers
•Iron/Ironing board
•Combination safe
•DVD library

activities and attractions in Manuel Antonio/Quepos Costa Rica

Canopy/Zip Line Tour
4x4 Adventures
Horseback Riding
Jet Ski Adventure
Mangrove Boat Tour
Manuel Antonio National Park
Sport Fishing
Sunset sail
White Water Rafting
Butterfly Garden
Surfing Lessons

Paddle Board

vacation rental rates

GREEN Season 2014: May 3, 2014 -November 22, 2014 . . . .$2900/week

HIGH Season 2015:     November 22, 2014 - May 2, 2015 . . . $3900/week

GREEN Season 2015: May 2, 2015 -November 21, 2015 . . . .$2900/week

Holiday Rates:

$4400:   Easter Week (1) . . . . . .March 28-April 4, 2015
$4400:   Easter Week (2) . . . . . .April 4-11, 2015

$7400:   Christmas Week 2015. . .December 19-26, 2015 

$7400:   New Year's Week 2015. . December 26, 2015-January 2, 2016

Casa Tranquila is available for the rates shared above. This includes 3000 Prestige square feet on two floors with three private suites, two kitchens, two living rooms, and two pools. You will find it perfect for six (or fewer) Guests.

The Private Casita is a perfect addition (+$100/night) for more social/dining area or supplemental sleeping space. For a small addition in rate, it makes Casa Tranquila suitable for 10. Our Casita boasts its own full bath, dining balcony, air-conditioning, outdoor shower, and large screen high definition TV. Send an inquiry now for specific information. The Casita is never offered independently; therefore if you choose not to use it, it will be vacant. (See Photo #12).

Rates include all taxes, services and amenities of Casa Tranquila


  • 50% deposit upon contract signing
  • 50% balance due 60 days prior to arrival
  • $1000 refundable security deposit
  • Payments:
  • Credit Card
  • Wire Transfer to Account in Costa Rica
  • Personal Check to agent within United States

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Top things to do in Manuel Antonio/Quepos
  • Zip Line Tour . . . "Must-Do"
  • Sunset Sail . . . Dolphin/Whale Sightings
  • Waterfall Repelling
  • Amazing Restaurants Within walking distance
Top things to do on a budget
  • Hang at Casa Tranquila Pool & Enjoy the View
  • Beach! Beach! Beach !
  • Jet Skis
  • Manuel Antiono National Park Guided Tour
Top things to do with a family
  • SpecialChef-Prepared Meals in Casa Tranquila

Donald Corvette , owner

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Wonderful vacation villa, great customer service

Review submitted: January 30, 2014   Date of arrival: December 21, 2013

My family's experience at Casa Tranquila was a very positive one. I would highly recommend this villa to everyone. The hospitality provided by Donald, Nathan and Jessica is outstanding. We found them to be courteous, knowledgeable and an invaluable resource.

The villa is modern, clean and well maintained. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you could possibly want, including spices. We appreciated the extras that were provided, that most places don't have - suntan lotion, bug spray, beach towels, beach bags, robes, room safes, etc. The ocean view is amazing and is a daily reminder of the beauty and serenity that surrounds this location. The pool was a great focal point for our family to relax in the afternoons. In the evenings, we appreciated the separate living areas so kids and adults could have their own space.

We didn't get a rental car and didn't miss having one. The villa is a mere 5 minute walk to the main road where one can catch a bus or find a few restaurants. Donald and Nathan made arrangements for all our daily excursions which is a wonderful service to provide. Every day we knew where, when, who and how much. Most of the excursions provided transportation for us, and those that didn't, arrangements were made by Donald and Nathan. They also made arrangements for our transportation from the San Jose airport and the driver was kind enough to stop to view the wildlife and the grocery store on the way in. We did jet skiing, snorkeling, spice gardens, ATV's, 10-in-1 adventure, butterfly gardens (don't miss it - a 10 minute walk from the villa), sunset cruise, mangrove kayaking, national park and deep sea fishing. Still didn't get to do everything we wanted! Should have stayed longer!

We made arrangements for Jessica to cook our dinners every evening and were so grateful we did! She's a great cook and each evening we looked forward to what her dinner would be (especially her homemade guacamole). She even cooked the fish we caught - an amazing cerviche. Her portions are large and plenty even for a party of 6 adults and 3 teenage boys. Staying in the villa was much more relaxing then attempting to take a large group out at night. If you do the sunset cruise, they do serve a dinner - felt guilty that evening we didn't finish Jessica's seafood lasagna.

Donald, Nathan and Jessica, thank you so much for a wonderful vacation! We're so glad you joined us for our Christmas gift exchange and look forward to coming back some day. Pura vida!

Owners response: Linda, Thank so much for sharing your family with us at Casa Tranquila. We had a great Christmas with you! It could not have been better. And we will all look forward to your return next year! Donald, Nathan, Jessica & "Sombra"

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


Outstanding Spring Break!

Review submitted: April 3, 2014   Date of arrival: March 22, 2014

Our family of 5 (kids 12, 11 & 7) stayed at Casa Tranquila for spring break this year. We had a fabulous time! Donald, Nathan and staff do an incredible job ensuring your trip is everything you want it to be.
The house, with its amazing ocean view, worked out perfectly for our family. Very true to the pictures! There was plenty of space for the kids to play games downstairs (when they weren't swimming in the pool) and the adults enjoyed the view from the upstairs balcony & living room areas. We found the location to be perfect - lots of restaurants within walking distance.
What really made our vacation wonderful, though, was the attention that Donald and Nathan put into helping us plan our vacation. Nathan, the concierge, made all of the reservations for our activities. From booking our rental car to all of our adventure activities, we didn't have to worry about a thing! The tour operators they book with are fantastic - we couldn't have had more fun rafting, ziplining, sunset cruising or rappelling our way through Costa Rica!
In addition to the tour planning, we had the housekeeper Jessica cook two meals for us at the house. It was great to be able to relax in the house and not have to drag the tired kids out for dinner every night. The first night of our trip Jessica was unavailable, so Donald & Nathan secured a chef from a top rated local restaurant cook for us - delicious!
Our kids all developed swimmers' ear while on the trip, so we contacted Donald to see if there was a drugstore we could hit to pick up some ear drops. He quickly set up an appointment for us at a farmacia and even drove us to pick up some medicine! That help was invaluable!
What an incredible first visit to Costa Rica. We highly recommend Casa Tranquila!

Owners response: Thanks for that glowing feedback, Amanda. We love when our friends notice the attention to detail. You and Joe were so helpful along the way, that it made our planning your week very easy. You guys know you are always welcome at Casa Tranquila. I'm really happy Brandon, Connor and Mallory's ears are back to normal! Donald

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"Great views, great hosts, wonderful vacation with

Review submitted: March 28, 2014   Date of arrival: January 25, 2014

We took our 3 adult kids and significant others to Manuel antonio for a wonderful family vacation for a week at the end of January. The weather was beautiful, the area was lush with lots of wildlife to enjoy. We all agreed that our favorite activity was the zip lining (and some of us were afraid of heights) that Donald and Nathan arranged for us. It was amazing! The guys who ran the place were friendly and extremely safety conscious, and the views from run to run were amazing! Don't miss that! We also enjoyed the sunset cruise and 4 wheeler ride, but be prepared to get very dirty from the dust on the roads. Each night we had cocktails somewhere, by the pool, on the beach, or at one of the many restaurants or bars with an amazing view. Our favorite for that was El avion (the airplane restaurant). The food there was good but our 2 favorite dinner spots were the small Italian restaurant on the main road (Nathan and Donald will know the name) and the small restaurant on Three Left Turns road going to the beach (and again I'm blank on the name but Nathan and Donald can help where I am blank). Amazing food especially at the last two! The staff at the Casa were very helpful and friendly and eager to please. Our kids all agreed that it was an amazing vacation!

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Manuel Antonio/Quepos vacation rental

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