Third trip to Manuel Antonio and after staying here with our family in June, wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else. We've stayed in other beautiful homes but this home is SPECIAL! The best things about this home: (1) PRIVACY - in the jungle with breathtaking views of the ocean. (2) BEACH - The private walk down the beach, through the jungle path, was absolutely beautiful. I am a runner, and I ran on the beach each morning. We spent several days on the stunning beach and even took private surf lessons. All via access through a gorgeous private path with a locked gate. (3) POOL - The pool is HUGE and has both shade and sun all throughout the day. Our family spent every afternoon in the pool, after our daily activity of white water rafting, zip lining, etc...and the highlight.. MONKEYS! Each and every morning, almost a dozen monkeys would head over and say hello. Every afternoon while swimming in the pool, the monkeys would climb up over the side and the adults were equally entertained by them as the children. We would have to be very careful to leave the sliding doors closed on the beautiful patio, because we'd look up from the pool and see several monkeys on the railing. (4) LOCATION! We were able to walk to beach, to the National Park, to several restaurants, bank, etc…however, just far enough away to maintain the private, tropical ambiance. (5) SPACIOUS - We had 2 families with 3 children each. 10 people fit in the home so nicely. We never felt in each others space. We didn’t even need to occupy the downstairs two rooms. The sleeping arrangements are laid out so efficiently, the children shared two rooms. The CLOSETS are enormous! Plenty of room for all ten of us to unpack our clothing for a 9 day stay! The patio with dining table was also spacious and inviting and where we spent many early mornings drinking coffee and watching the sun rise. (6) SERVICE - The owners went above and beyond to answer any questions we had prior to arrival. They were willing to facilitate transportation from airport, help book activities, and even went to the home days before our arrival to triple-check the home was fully equipped for our family of 10 and was in pristine condition! Sra. Reyna (I’m not certain of accurate spelling) came each and everyday and cleaned up from the breakfast we had cooked in the spacious kitchen that was equipped with every pan, pot, utensil, we could possibly need. She helped us with laundry as needed, kept the walkways, patios, pool deck sparkling. She was so kind and a wonderful presence in the home each day. We were very sad to say goodbye when the vacation was over. My daughter had a birthday while we were there and we returned to the home to see a GORGEOUS flower arrangement prepared for her that Sra. Reyna had cut from the jungle and arranged in such a way it looked as if it were imported from the most luxurious flower boutique in The States. Over-the-top Service, all-around.
Overall, it was the BEST experience we’ve ever had in Costa Rica and we will ALWAYS stay in this magnificent home! Pura Vida at its finest!