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Villa Vista Verde in the verdant Costa Rican rainforest near the beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, sleeps 4, two day minimum stay.

Step into this beautiful Manuel Antonio rental, the perfect jungle retreat for your Costa Rica vacation. A spacious 1200 square foot ground level self-contained unit of a two story villa with large swimming pool located in the award winning beach and sun vacation destination of Manuel Antonio positioned in the heart of the verdant Central Pacific rainforest. The unit has 1 bedroom plus futon in living room (sleeps 4), 1 bath, laundry room, fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and dining table for four inside and on the pool deck.

This newly constructed Manuel Antonio villa is surrounded by verdant tropical greenery and an abundance of flora and fauna. Sit by the swimming pool with a refreshing fruit cocktail while you look amongst the tree tops for monkeys, sloths and humming birds. Enjoy the seasonal creek and waterfall.

This beautiful Manuel Antonio Villa is located within easy reach of all the areas activities. Eco adventure tours, fishing, boating, diving, fine restaurants and stores are all available nearby. The award winning Manuel Antonio National Park, with its stunning white sandy beaches, the charming fishing town of Quepos, and the new marina are only minutes away. If you are looking for a conveniently located Manuel Antonio villa, this is the perfect option for your get-away to paradise! Off street parking is available if you have a rental car or a 5 minute walk brings you to the main road and bus service between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park for 50 cents. If you would like to rent our electric golf cart for getting around in the Manuel Antonio/Quepos area, you can do so for $25/day. See Photo 2.

More Details

Phyllis Clark
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

About Phyllis Clark

I am a semi-retired nurse-midwife still doing international health work part time. My husband is a retired private business owner. We are both volunteering time with Kids Saving the Rainforest in nearby Quepos, a wildlife rescue, rehab & release center that offers tours of the wildlife sanctuary.

Phyllis Clark purchased this house in 2012

Why Phyllis Clark chose Valle Pura Vida

Beautiful setting, quiet, private, conveniently located near beaches, restaurants, Manuel Antonio National Park, private pool, visiting wildlife, economical. Access to excellent healthcare if needed 10 minutes away. Completely self-contained unit with completely equipped kitchen and laundry room. Sleeps 4.

What makes this house unique

30 minute walk to a waterfall and swimming hole from our property. 5 minute walk to the road that runs between Quepos and Manuel Antonio Park with buses that run between for 65 cents a ride per person


Valle Pura Vida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Private bedroom with queen sized bed with adjoining bathroom with large walk-in shower. Queen sized futon in the main living area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
* Free Wireless Internet * Air Conditioning * Alarm System * Cable/Satellite TV * Ceiling fans throughout * Full Kitchen * Jungle Views * Maid Service * Microwave * Off-street parking * Patio/Deck * Private Pool * Telephone * Washer/Dryer * Electric golf cart for rent


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Villa Vista Verde in the verdant Costa Rican rainforest near the beach
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews

Property is exactly like the photos. It was clean, comfortable and well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Nestled in a jungle setting. We loved watching the wildlife from the pool patio. Scarlet macaws flew by daily, a lizard visited daily, white faced monkeys stopped by, numerous birds including a toucan and motmot.

Short walk to the bus. The driveway is very steep.

Barry and Annie, managers who live on site, are generous and helpful in sharing their knowledge of the area. Barry helped us book ou mangrove kayaking tour. I would recommend staying here to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Groton, CT is home.

Location, location, location.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay here at this Manuel Antonio property was during the dry season. Heat/humidity are an issue at this time. Two wall mount AC units in this one bedroom first floor apt. cooled the air, and with the dehumidifier, made escaping from the oppressive heat a frequent occurrence. Barry made sure we learned optimal settings for these, and provided advice for walking to the public bus at the end of this semi paved access road. As we are both mid sixties, and not acclimated to the heat, we did not use this option, but chose to rent a vehicle. The idea of carting groceries from the store at the base of this hill up to the apt., in the heat in a bus was not for us. But having the car made us realize just how well positioned this property is. It was a four mile or so trip into the town of Quepos, to the swanky marina for lunch, or the open air market for fruits, veggies, etc. The other direction on this winding narrow road lead you to the Manuel Antonio National park, and the incredible beaches. We drove to both these but since we had several weeks, we planned on seeing the park later in our stay. Our apt. had an ice maker, gas stove, coffee maker, dishwasher. Since we were there for more than two weeks we planned on cooking many of our meals. I suspect most visitors were not so cooking minded. I suggest that the pans, dishes and cooking tools be increased so folks like us were within reach of basic cooking utensils, grill accessories, and bowls,paper goods.

The shower was a huge tiled affair, with plenty water pressure, and the views from the bedroom were stunning during day light. The sunshine in the morning filled the room for a bright start to the day lounging around the pool, and watching the wildlife like butterflies, birds, and monkeys , iguanas that frequented the surrounding property.

Annie and Barry provided a safe environment. Any equipment or appliance issues were remedied immediately.We had one set keys. And we made sure to lock our rental car wherever we travelled. In addition, long drapes in the living area screened out both the sunshine, and views for outside when dark. The bedroom also had drapes that offered the same . I think this property is ideal for two persons who prefer dining out most times, and who are willing to rent a car, or are very fit for walking the steep inclines in this climate. With them on sight, any issues are handled immediately. The nice pool was a necessity we really enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oasis in Manuel Antonio

  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely oasis to return to after exploring Quepos and Manuel Antonio Park. Barry was very helpful with suggestions and information and the apartment is very comfortable. We really enjoyed the pool and the sense of privacy the forest provided. Thanks Barry!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Great disappointment. Not as advertised. Could not stay!

  • 1 of 5

Villa Vista Verde was a damp, moldy and gloomy smelly 2 room place. There was not air conditioner, as advertised, only one in bedroom which we were told to keep at a specific temperature, no oven , again as advertised, we were told only to cook on the stove. No barbecue, as advertised, we were told not to use it. The outside patio was covered in sticks and leaves. My wife worried she would fall on the steep ramp from the driveway to the house as the ramp was covered in leaves. The swimming pool was filled with leaves and dirt - unusable. The owner was overbearing insisting on telling us his story while not answering our questions. After viewing Villa Vista Verde, we immediately looked for an acceptable place to stay. Could not stay even one night. Are hoping to get a refund. Know what you are getting into if you book here.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a deal! This place is perfectly located, beautiful, completely affordable, and comes with its own concierge (Barry!). Our two young daughters (5 and 9) and my husband and I spent three nights there. Wish we had spent a week!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location between quepos and Manuel Antonio close to bus route and very private and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Good relaxing location with nice pool and monkeys morning and night. Barry and Annie were good hosts giving us lots of information and collecting and taking us on arrival and departure. We had a fantastic vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
154 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Too Bizarre Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
67 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 34 (between Quepos & Manuel Antonio
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Too Bizarre Tiki Bar
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Manuel Antonio Beach
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Swimming/Snorkeling/Diving/Kayaking.

* Hiking/exploring Manuel Anotonio National Park.

* Fishing.

* Horseback riding.

* Zip line canopy tour.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swim and relax on the beach.

* Explore Manuel Antonio National Park.

* Hike.

* Explore nearby Quepos.

* Surf/snorkel.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Play on the beach/kayak.

* Explore Manuel Antonio National Park.

* Horseback riding.

* Zip line canopy tour.

* Shop for souvenirs.

Eco adventure tours, fishing, boating/kayaking, snorkeling, diving, parasailing, jet skiing, horseback riding, zipline canopy tours, fine restaurants and stores, Manuel Antonio National Park, marina


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $65 - $85

Weekly Rate: $455 - $595

Monthly Rate: $455 - $595

low season: June 16 to December 15 Nightly $65 Weekly $455 Monthly $1820
high season: December 16 to June 15 Nightly $85 Weekly $595 Monthly $2380

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.