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1 / 24 Villa up on hillside facing ocean - Best Sunset in Town !

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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 3 / Sleeps 7 / Villa
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 3   Sleeps: 7  Type: Villa

1 Full bath, 1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)

Open Plan Villa (New Pool) Ocean View & Monkeys

Situated as the highest house in Manuel Antonio overlooking the National Park area - this villa has a stunning panoramic view of the sea and mountains - located 3 minutes from the beach and within easy walking distance to a variety of decent restaurants and a local supermarket.

Villa Azul can accomodate any group from a honeymoon couple to a familly or a group of friends up to 7 people. The villa has 2 independant levels both with its own kitchen, private entrance and spacious balconies with hammocks. The top level is a huge open plan area perfectly set up for entertainment with a fully equipped kitchen opening out onto a 500 square foot covered balcony with BBQ.

The splash pool area is also located on the same deck and surrounded by a lush tropical garden. Relax in the pool whilst enjoying the best panoramic ocean view of the Manuel Antonio coastline.The lower level has 2 bedrooms and similar balcony space and view to the upper level. Most families rent both levels.

We now have a new pool with aceess from the lower level (see pictures)

TripAdvisor property ID 2195112

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Book this 3 bedroom villa in Manuel Antonio today! A total of 7 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 15 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $2100 to as high as $4200, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Nov 15, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Jean C.
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Calendar last updated:
15 Nov 2018
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish



Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $300.00
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Manuel-antonio Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Sea view
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Table tennis
  • Video player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath
  • 1 Half bath
  • 1 Attached (ensuite)


Reviews (15)

Very Good – based on 15 reviews Very Good
15 reviews

Very Good

“A truly magical place!”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2018

Jean, the owners first words were, "You're home now.". He was right. Jean is very hands on, always there to help, answer questions, offer advice or where to eat or what tours to book (he helped with that too) and just an all around wonderful host.This is a 5 star resort, but it is a wonderfully located house with all you need for an amazing vacation. We were visited almost daily by a troop of monkeys, who provided us with lots of laughs and amazing memories. We also saw Capybaras and some amazing birds. Every night we watched the sunset over the ocean from wither the patio or the jacuzzi. The house is in a wonderful location. Two blocks down the street were two supermarkets, several inexpensive small restaurants and the bus which takes you directly to the beach for under $1. We did three tours, Manuel Antonio, Mangrove boat tour and the Planet Dolphin Sunset tour. I can only recommend the Dolphins tour. We saw A pod of dolpins, went snorkeling, spent time jumping off the boat and had a delicious dinner. We did not see enough wildlife on the other two tours to make it worth the $. All in all, Villa Azul was magical and we definitely be back!

Response from the owner Nice to hear you had a great time !

“Great views, spacious comfort, expert help”

Reviewed 16 Jan 2013

Our family had a wonderful time at Villa azul for our Christmas holiday week. My husband and I stayed on the upstairs floor, which included a spacious living and kitchen area and a bedroom mezzanine. Our grown-up children stayed in the stand-alone apartment on the first level. Each level had a deck with stunning views stretching to the ocean. The house was clean and stocked with all the essentials. A major perk was the villa's gracious owner, Jean, who helped us plan amazing Costa Rica activities in advance. He also set up transportation to and from the San Jose airport, made our tour reservations, and set up reliable drivers to the tours. A full-service host! A great selection of restaurants are just 10 to 15 minutes walking distance from the villa, and an ample grocery store is only a few blocks away. We're glad we resisted renting a car; parking is tight and the roads are narrow. And it was much better to experience the town by foot or via readily available taxis or the convenient bus. We recommend Cafe Milagro as a great breakfast spot and Barba Roja for dinner (great ribs and amazing view over the ocean, get there for happy hour + sunset). We highly recommend the Manuel antonio National Park tour (with guide), the canopy zip-line experience, and the mangrove boat excursion. Jean will help you pick the best tours and guides. And, yes, from our decks we saw monkeys in the nearby trees, and many amazing birds. Plus there were no mosquitoes! Lovely Villa azul and all of Jean's expert help made our unforgettable Costa Rica getaway even more special.

“Awesome View...Great Value”

Reviewed 12 Mar 2011

Jean was very helpful supplying information etc.during the planning process and was available and very willing to book excursions for us throughout the stay. He seamlessly arranged zip-lining, horseback riding, and snorkeling where we were picked up at the villa gate. The villa is spacious, well supplied with pretty much anything you could need in the way of utensils, dishes, amenities etc. The dishwasher was a real treat. Liked the fact that it was a secured property, as well. We spent 1 week at the villa with 5 other girl friends. Had a blast. It is well suited to that type of vacation. We took the local bus to the beach and neighbouring towns. It is a great, economical transit system and we all felt very safe using it and also walking to nearby restaurants etc. All of us enjoyed the sense of living among the local people. It gave us a better feel for their culture etc. (i.e the local soccer games in the field by the bus stop and band practice every evening in the same park) The 180° view of the coastline from the balconies was breathtaking, especially at sunset. It was fun watching for monkeys or Toucans in the trees from the jacuzzi. We traveled around Costa Rica for 4 weeks total in January 2011 and this was one of our favourite spots. We would definitely go back and highly recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind not being right on the beach. It is fairly hilly in Manuel antonio and we certainly got our exercise, which made the pina coladas back at the villa all that much more enjoyable. (knowing we had already walked off the

“Nice spot”

Reviewed 5 May 2010

Nice view although your are in a residential area. Bedroom area loft is nice , but living room furniture is tired. Splash pool on deck is a god sent on hot days and before bed. About 200 metres from bus stop which is great if you are not driving. If your lucky you will be visited by a troop of monkeys and a flock of toucans as we were. I'd give a 3.5 out of 5.

“Great Villa, Outstanding Views”

Reviewed 2 May 2010

This villa is in a great location, between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. Bus runs between the two locations, so a quick ride to the beach. Also within steps of a number of great restaurants like Agua Azul and Barba Roja. Villa itself is in great condition, and the views from the patio are amazing. Highly recommend this place for a true Costa Rica experience!

“Excellent location and beautiful view!”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2010

My husband and I were warmly welcomed to Villa Azul by Jean. The villa was spacious and clean. The furnishings were adequate and the bed was very comfortable. You will not be disappointed; it was good value for money. The best part is the breathtaking view which is visible from everywhere in the villa. Imagine waking up to a gorgous ocean view! We especially loved watching the amazing sunset at the end of the day. The Villa is in a convenient location. It is within walking distance of the main road, so a car is not really necessary (although we did have one.) Jean was most helpful in describing the many tours and activities available to us during our one week stay. We enjoyed a private tour of Manuel Antonio park by Mauricio, went zip lining followed by a dip in a jungle pool, visited a vanilla farm, and ventured out into the countryside. We had a blast! Costa Rica is beautiful and intersting. We have travelled to many countries and found the Ticas and Ticos to be especially warm and welcoming. The ocean waters were easily 90 degrees....heaven on earth!

“A great first trip to Costa Rica!”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2010

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we decided to stay in a house instead of a hotel/resort in order to have our own space, be able to cook if we wanted to, not have to constantly be hushing the kids, etc. I looked at many homes but we decided on Jean's house and we're really glad we did. It's a great place - not stuffy or full of antiques that cause you to be afraid to touch anything. It's simply decorated but has all the things you need for a great time in Costa Rica. Jean is a fantastic host and he helped us arrange tours, find things we needed in town, find great places to eat, find the best beaches and activities and so on. Jean is very fun and a really nice guy. Way more hospitable than a concierge at a hotel. Manuel Antonio is a beautiful area and we really loved it there and hope to return very soon. Even though it's been a month now since we were there, our kids (ages 10 and 7) still talk about how they wish they were back in Costa Rica at Jean's house.


Reviewed 23 Apr 2010

My husband and I stayed one week mid Feb with Jean. We had a wonderful time.He was very friendly and helpful, recommending restaurants, places to see etc. His home is lovely and the VIEW!!!! Very convenient location, terrific little supermarket within walking distance and bus stop just steps away. Manuel Antonio is a great spot. We travelled there from Monteverde via shuttles, and my only advice would be for visitors to rent a car. We did for a couple of days and saw the surrounding area, wish we had a car the entire trip. Hope to go back to paradise again next year

“AMAZING Place.. Amazing Country!”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2010

After just leaving a visit to Costa Rica for my second time back in November, I was itching to go back. My boyfriend and I wanted to plan another trip and what better than to bring a couple friends along for the adventure and to show them how truly amazing Costa Rica is! From the People who are the kindest people Ive ever met in the 12 countries Ive traveled to, to the food, the Amazing outdoor adventures and just the natural beauty of the entire country! Rainforest, beautiful secluded black sand beaches, volcanos,,,simply stunning! Ive previously stayed in Hotels but since there were 5 of us, we looked for something a little larger. We found this amazing house that nestled in the mountains overlooking the ocean. It has a split floor plan, Top floor was the main area with a large kitchen and living area with a loft and a bathroom sitting above.. it has a wrap around balcony with hammocks and a small pool... You can watch the sunset and rise right from your patio.. and dont be surprised to see monkeys, sloths and exotic birds flying around your patio! The downtairs area has a small living area with a fouton and kitchen with 2 bedrooms. It also has a patio like above. Simply Amazing. The Owner of the house Jean, is truly amazing! He helped us tremendously..Booking our adventure tours, recommending awesome places to eat.. It was a pleasure dealing with him.. He helped with places to party, eat and set up all our excursions for us! You can either rent the upstairs, the downstairs or both! I highly recommend this place! Its centrally located and you can take a bus which runs about every 5-10 mins for .50 Cents.. At nite, Taxis are readily available for about $5. They take Dollars everywhere you go!! I will not stay in a hotel now That Ive found this place.. Thank you Jean for EVERYTHING! I love this House!

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