Description from owner
Description from owner
4 Full baths, 1 Half bath
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Book this 7 bedroom villa in Manuel Antonio today! A total of 14 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 42 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $6300, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 65% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Jun 16, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the owner
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jun 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Manuel-antonio Attractions
- Air conditioning
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Secure parking
- Satellite TV
- Smoking not allowed
- 4 Full baths
- 1 Half bath
– based on 42 reviews
- Very Good
“Had the time of my Life”
I loved everything about the home and service we recieved. Everyone was so nice and helpful. There really wasn't anyting I didn't like
“Perfect service in a great location - what could be better!”
Everything was taken care of - our driver, for 12 of us, was coordinated from the San Jose airport to Manuel antonio, Ana the chef had snacks waiting for us when we arrived to Villa El Cantico. Every excursion was coordinated and set up for us - it was as easy as just get in the provided transportation and go have a great time - and we did on every excursion. It didn't matter if there were 12 of us or 2 of us - the details were taken care of. The Villa was perfectly located between the beach (10 minute walk) and Manuel antonio. We had the chef service - we loved the chef service - so we did not explore the restaurants nearby to much. But, did I mention - we loved the chef service. Every day the house and yard were cleaned for us like a 5 star resort. If we needed anything we could ask any member of the staff and we were taken care of. Any group or family will certainly enjoy Villa El Cantico for vacation.
“Incredible 50th Birthday Bash at the Villa el Cantico”
I can't possibly say enough nice things about the Villa el Cantico and everyone associated with it. From the very first time I spoke with Melissa (property manager), she made everything simple. Melissa and her team arranged for a plush 20 passenger bus to pick us up from our hotel in San Jose. The bus was stocked with beer, soft drinks, ice and cups for the ride. She arranged for a chef and although we originally were going to have her for just 5 days, after the first meal, we decided we wanted her to pamper us the entire vacation. Ask for anna because she is the best!! Anna asked for my input each day and then she did the shopping and kept the house stocked with food, snacks, soft drinks, water, and beer. We already bought the booze at the duty free shop in the airport. Anna made us a huge breakfast each morning and an amazing dinner each evening -- including appetizers at the pool. Talk about being spoiled!! We all wanted to bring anna home with us. Melissa also arranged for all of us to have massages at the villa -- what a wonderful treat! The villa is amazing. The rooms and beds are incredible and the view is out of this world. We spent most of our time by the pool with monkeys that joined us every afternoon. Melissa and her team arranged for a number of excursions -- zip line, jungle buggy, and Manuel antonio Park tour -- all of which I would highly recommend. The bottom line -- You'll love this place!!!
“The Perfect Family Vacation”
I just wanted to drop you a note letting you know how much fun we had staying at Villa El Cantico. Everything went perfectly every day. The house was immaculate and beautiful, everything worked, the views were spectacular, the food was outstanding and the staff was amazing. We really got to know the staff, and we really appreciated all they did to make our stay carefree, pampered, and wonderful. The trips were a blast. You were right about Johan as he gave us an entertaining and educational tour through the national park. We saw lots of dolphins and had a nice swim on the catamaran trip. The kids really enjoyed the aTV/Zip-line tour and again heaped praise on their guides. We caught 4 sailfish on our fishing trip, and we enjoyed having ana our chef along with us as she also hauled in a sailfish. Again, the fishing guides Captain Jose and First Mate Roy really new their business. The Vanilla Tour was also a great tour that people loved. The wildlife around the house was spectacular as perhaps the highlight was 430PM happy hour with wine around the pool, eating guacamole and chips, and being entertained by the dozen or so monkeys who wanted to cool off in the pool. I have always said that taking the raft trip down the Grand Canyon was my favorite trip ever, but the Costa Rica trip was every bit as good. Thank you for helping make it happen. Everyone of our group loved it! Dave
Response from the owner Dear Dave, Thank you so much for dropping this note. We are so glad you loved your time at Villa el Cantico and that all your extended family could come for a reunion and create more lasting memories!!! We hope to welcome you back soon, the monkeys are waiting!!!
“Great family vacation”
14 of us (sisters, cousins, adults & kids) vacationed here at Easter.Some were new to international travel and had their doubts. But it was absolutely great The villa is beautiful, clean, well furnished and meticulously maintained. The services, including the chef, transportation, cleaning etc. were top notch. The view is spectacular. The pool is large and cleaned daily. The white faced monkeys visited each evening. We would highly recommend Villa el Cantico to any group or family. Definitely have Melissa book all side trips. She got us the best deals and the best guides. The Manuel antonio area is exceptionally beautiful and full of fun things to do. Everyone had a fabulous time and would do it again. Clare from New Jersey
Response from the owner Thank you Clare for letting others know about your vacation at Villa el Cantico. It was wonderful getting to know you and your family and we hope to see you again next year!!! Hasta Pronto!! Melissa and staff at Tropical Sun Villas
“Words Can't Describe”
We just returned from a week long vacation at Villa el Cantico. It truly was a fantastic vacation. The house was perfect for our group of 12 people and gave us a lot of room to enjoy both our social settings as well as privacy when needed. We got a lot of use out of the pool and pool bar! Our chef anna and her assistant, Maria were absolutely wonderful and catered to our every need. The food was amazing! We had fresh fish, pasta, fresh fruit, steak, lasagna, seafood and so much more! We were never hungry. The house includes maid service in which Raquel took care of us very well. We were able to have laundry service every day in which we put our dirty clothes in a basket in the morning and by the afternoon they were clean. Melissa is an outstanding host. She organized all of our excursions and left no details for us to worry about. We got picked up and dropped off at the door. Most excursions included meals which was a nice touch. We had the top of the line tour guides which I am sure was because of Melissa. We truly had to do nothing but show up. Our group participated in the aTV/Zip lines (everyone's favorite), horseback riding in the jungle, white water rafting, yoga on the beach, tour of Manuel antonio Park, snorkeling, and waterfall repelling. All of the guides were well educated on their country and shared lots of knowledge while we were on the tours. The house is nicely located. We walked to aqua azul for lunch/dinner twice as well as Mango Moon (bar) for a couple of cocktails. The walk is very hilly both to the restaurants and the beach. Be prepared for some intense hikes including the steep driveway to the house which I think is about a 43 degree angle. A 15 minute taxi ride to Quepos is worth it just to see the different shops and for a small bite to eat. The 20 minute walk to the beach is nice and the view is spectacular. There were monkeys everywhere! Overall, this was a great vacation and definitely worth the 5-Star Excellent rating!
The house was spectacular. Elegant but comfortable. The view and location were great - required some trekking to beaches and town for the able bodied - although transportation was readily available too. It was a fantastic vacation and everything was literally perfect. The staff was beyond superb. Accomodating every whim. Food was excellent, staff was friendly and expert. We had kids from ages 3 - 21 and they all had a great time. Just wonderful all around. Planning on returning.
“Fantastic Costa Rica Rental”
My family and I spent a week in Costa Rica and rented this spectacular home. Melissa, the Property Manager, and her team were extremely helpful in assisting us with our every need ranging from making our reservation to arranging airport transportation and booking excursions such as the Canopy Tour and aTV riding. We went so far as to pay a little extra so that the home included a cook! Renzo was fantastic creating wonderful meals for breakfast and dinner which included our cocktails, appetizers, as well as a main dish and desert. The fish and meat were always fresh and Renzo makes some fantastic sauces. The house is spacious and modern and can easily accomodate 14 people. The best part of the house was that there was a wonderful ocean view and yet it was situated in the rain forest admongst the wildlife. We had white faced monkeys come down from the trees most every day to visit. Sloths sleeping in the trees nearby as well as tropical birds made the enviornment spectacular. I would highly recommend this house for any family or group looking for a unique experience and tropical getaway.
“Trip of a lifetime!”
Absolutely fabulous! Everything from booking the reservation, to planning our meals that Renzo and anna made, to our excursions, to Rachel doing our laundry and taking care of the housekeeping for us. We made memories that will last a lifetime. The beaches were amazing, and the local people were just wonderful! This trip was more that I could have ever dreamed of. Thank you for sharing the wonderful home with us. I hope one day to return. Oh yes, and my favorite activity was the Zip lining.
“An absolutely fabulous wedding destination !!!”
We just returned from ten days at Villa el Cantico - what a perfect destination for an intimate wedding/holiday! We are so pleased that we picked this very special house to hold our daughter's wedding. Twelve of us from two families (Canadian and australian) stayed at the Villa and had a truly magical time! Our daughter and son-in-law exchanged their vows on one of the house's beautiful balconies, surrounded by the rainforest, with the park's ocean beaches as the backdrop. The monkeys came to pass on their congratulations and the pictures we took on the beach with the sunset will be treasured forever. Melissa was a tremendous help both in the advance planning for the wedding and on the day itself, freeing us to thoroughly enjoy every aspect of the celebration. Through e-mail and phone correspondence she helped us arrange the photographer and videographer (excellent pictures!), officiating the event (a lovely ceremony), the flowers(the house and bouquets were gorgeous) the wedding dinner and cake(at a nearby restaurant - delicious food and a delightful setting ),and a spa day in advance of the wedding. We have never felt so pampered and cared for in our lives. The food (thank you so much Renzo and Michael), the housekeeping staff and Melissa welcomed us so warmly and anticipated our needs so well (the massages at the house were divine!) that we feel we have been spoiled for future vacation destinations. The Villa is inviting -large enough that people can spread out, but well-planned for relaxing and re-connecting with family. It is also very well- maintained and ideally situated - very private, surrounded by lush vegetation, close to the beaches and to the small town of Quepos. All-in -all, we would highly recommend this spot to anyone wanting to combine a wedding in a fairy tale setting with a vacation that can be as action packed or as lazily decadent as your heart desires. This is my favourite warm weather destination! Without question, we will be returning.