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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 134 m²
Property type house

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Phyllis Clark
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 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 Manuel Antonio

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

Amenities

Valle Pura Vida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 134 m²
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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
* 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Villa Vista Verde in the verdant Costa Rican rainforest near the beach
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
5

Amazing!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Manuel Antonio was just amazing! The accommodations were incredible with a full sized pool steps from your door. Clean, airy and with a full washer and dryer. Always a plus. The owners of the rental were a great source of information and ensured we did it all!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. Thumbs up to our stay!!😎

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Terrific place with special guests

  • 5 of 5

Annie and Barry were excellent hosts. Barry picked us up at our shuttle drop off and took us back when we left 2 weeks later.

The apartment is very spacious and nicely furnished.

Great kitchen, lots of counter space, gas stove, large fridge, microwave, and a blender (very important).

Two air conditioners, dehumidifier and a full laundry. Very good shower, lots of hot water.

The pool was a blessing. The weather was hot and humid and we were done most days by 2:30 so the pool was a lifesaver.

The pool was attended by a very friendly iguana, and on several occasions squirrel monkeys and capuchin monkeys.

Many birds, small lizards, and NO mosquitoes.

We did not have a car and used the local bus to get to Quepos or Manuel Antonio. Very inexpensive. The walk to the bus is about 10 minutes.

Barry helped us with some tours which were all first rate. The one at Kids Saving the Rainforest, where Annie volunteers was excellent.

Villa Vista Verde is a real rain forest retreat.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We found the place comfortable and well equipped and our children particularly enjoyed the pool. Barry and his wife were friendly and accommodating hosts. We would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Convenient, yet private

  • 5 of 5

This home is very private and located in the midst of a rainforest. It is hot exploring nearby and the pool is a perfect place to cool off. There is an iguana that always seems to be hanging out on the pool deck. Monkeys arrive swinging from the trees and take a little drink out of the pool. Barry is very helpful with nearby things to do. I recommend the William Mangrove Tours which he can arrange. You can walk to the main road and catch the bus to Manuel Antonio or easily drive and spend $4.00 to park all day and have access to your car. If you go to Manuel Antonio Nat'l Park, be prepared for the lovely beach at the end of the walk. There are changing rooms there, complete with iguanas watching you change! But have someone watch your stuff, monkeys have been known to swipe items. The home is very well equipped, everything you could need. One exception is a hairdryer. There are even items for beach/pool use, including a small cooler.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about the place, from the monkeys swinging through the trees in the morning, to the iguana sunning himself on the patio in the afternoon. The pool was the perfect temperature for cooling off in the heat, and big enough to swim a few laps. Our hosts left us completely alone, but always said hello as they were coming and going, and answered any questions we had. There were a few days just spent relaxing by the pool, and there was always a show. We had 6 monkeys come to the pool one day to cool off, and believe me, it is hot. There were butterflies and many different species of birds, including a Tucan on our second last day. Overall, a great place, and an excellent value.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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Map

Nearest Airport
114 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Too Bizarre Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
67 Kilometres
Jaco
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

Photos

Rates & Availability

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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.