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

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About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Step into this beautiful Manuel Antonio rental, the perfect jungle retreat for your Costa Rica vacation. A spacious 1450 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.

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 $30/day. See Photo 2.

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Phyllis Clark
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

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 2011

Why Phyllis Clark chose Quepos

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)


Beautiful, tranquil, private, jungle-facing, fully-equipped apartment with terrific hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes you just want to chill out, totally and completely. Villa Vista Verde is a great place to do that. On the up-hill side of the road to Manuel Antonio National Park, this well-equipped apartment in right on the edge of the rainforest jungle. Look out the window in the bedroom, and you can imagine that you are in a canopy tree house. But step just outside the front door and enjoy the sparkling private swimming pool. This is really the best of both worlds... fully private and secluded but also connected, with WiFi and international television programming. Inside, you'll find a fully equipped (as in North American-style) kitchen, comfortable furnishings, a huge shower in the bathroom and very comfortable bed. Want to enjoy a trip to the beach? Villa Vista Verde has you covered, with a rack full of pool and beach sports equipment for your use. Did I mention that you'll find that equipment in the laundry room, with the washer and dryer?

The listing precisely represented the rental unit. The apartment was immaculately clean and equipped with niceties that make all the difference in the world (like plenty of paper towels, condiments in the fridge, and frozen bottles of water in the freezer, which are far more important than you can imagine!!!). The owners, who live in the upstairs unit of this lovely duplex, are terrific hosts. They never intruded, but were always available for sound tips and insights. They always graciously checked in to see how I was doing and to ask if I needed anything whenever I bumped into them coming and going, and when they found out that I missed my pup who was stateside they were happy to introduce me to their delightful little furballs.

I've rented villas in Manuel Antonio with exceptional views of the Pacific, and there's a lot to be said for having a view to greet you in the AM. However, Villa Vista Verde delivers a rich and rewarding rainforest experience that gives a high perch a run for its money. Here on the edge of the jungle you are rewarded with flora and fauna literally in your face. From the iguana couple that hang out at the pool just outside your door to the birds and mammals surrounding you on all sides, you'll be delighted to head to Ronny's or GAIA, both very nearby, for great sunset views, cocktails and meals, then head home to your private rainforest paradise.

As remote as the villa is, it's just an easy walk down to the bus stop at the main road. Driving? Park right in front of the villa.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The VRBO was very well appointed you have everything you could ever need. It was very clean and easy to get in and out to see the various tourist spots. I would recommend this one and plan on staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very safe and spacious place.

  • 5 of 5

We had no problems finding this great place. This was our first stop and I wish we could have stayed longer. Great place for two people. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, steps away from the pool and the iguanas that visited us everyday. Convenient location to Quepos and mt Antonio area and state park. Very fun to see the difference of these 2 areas. Great restaurants in the Antonio area. Many overlook the canopy of the jungle and the ocean. We had fun in quepos as well and found the farmers market Barry recommend. The ocean is steps away from the city with a great sidewalk zone. Would love to come back and explore more of this area and spend more time in the State park.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The hosts are very welcoming & will help you with whatever you need. The property is Amazing and had everything we hoped for & needed. We had iguanas hanging out with us by the pool everyday. We were able to see multiple types of monkeys, a sloth & her baby & so much more right from the patio & driveway. it was an amazing experience for my husband, two sons (11 & 14 yrs old), & myself. I would return here in a heartbeat if I could.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (two kids ages 5 and 7) loved our stay at Villa Vista Verde in Manuel Antonio. Barry is a dynamite host and went above and beyond - he gave us great directions on how to get to his place from bus in San Jose, picked us up at the bus stop, and took us multiple times to the grocery store as well as back to the bus station for the next leg of our trip SUPER early in the morning! He was willing to help with any tours or treks as well. The place itself is really nice - we most enjoyed walking outside to our own private pool in the rainforest, complete with sunbathing iguanas and titi monkeys in the afternoon (seriously - this was so very very very cool). The home was more than large enough for us four, though the futon bed might be small for two larger adults or kids. Manuel Antonio is wonderful, and we never felt like we needed a car there, as the house is a 5-10 minute walk from the collectivo/city bus (not sure what they're called there) stop, and this will take you anywhere you'd want to go, from the beach/National Park to Quepos, which is a cool little town, too. We will definitely be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Nice!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is a great size with a pool just steps from the front door. Barry and Annie were so nice and helpful, and were right upstairs in case we needed anything at all or had any questions. The washer and dryer were awesome to have. We will stay here again for sure!!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2016 - Jun 15 2017
1 night minimum stay

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

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Valle Pura Vida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • 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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