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50 reviews
View from the balcony
Balcony view south - new furniture June 2012
Balcony view west - new furniture June 2012
Table for four - morning view
Balcony and dining table - new furniture 2012
Hammock on the balcony
View west from the balcony
Master bedroom with air conditioning
Outdoor shower for washing off the beach sand, with orchids
House exterior
Stairs up to the house.  We are not handicap accessible
Satellite photo of house, surrounding beaches, hotels
Bathroom
Kitchen
Shower
Parking area within sight of the caretaker
South view from the 1st bedroom - has air conditioning
1st bedroom closet.  Has bathrobes, emergency light, bedding. folding beach chairs, boogie board
West view from the 1st bedroom - has AC
Lock box - room for a laptop, camera, etc
Bismark, our caretaker
Birding books and binoculars
Bathroom handsoap, shampoo
2nd bedroom - has air conditioning
Reading chair, summer reading, games.
Full length mirror, blow dryer, clothes steamer
Shower
2nd bedroom - has air conditioning
2nd bedroom closet
New stove and oven
Bedroom chest of drawers
Mock newsletter from our renters
Boogie board, mask, fins, floats to borrow
Beach chairs, towels, cooler to borrow
Sunset from the downstairs
Photo taken near the front door
Photo taken near the front door
Photo taken near the front door
Photo taken from the living room
Espadilla Beach - the main beach
Espadilla Beach - the main beach
Biesanz Beach, a safe beach for children.  Walk in.
A hidden beach on our property in the jungle nearby - ask me how to get there
Dulce Vida/ Playitas beach - accessible only at low tide, very private
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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lgalorn
Pasadena, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice place”
Reviewed 3 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

The view from the deck is definitely spectacular!! After arriving in Manuel Antonio I saw that probably most ,if not all, of the hotels would have similar views tho. The house itself could use some updating and new furniture but has everything you will need plus some stuff to use at the beach. Another thing that I realized after arriving there is that it would have been nice to have some type of staff who could help us with things like excursions, places to eat, or a restaurant etc. You are pretty much on your own here. (The caretaker only speaks Spanish but is very kind)
Its about a 15-20 minute UPHILL walk to reach the bus station or a handful of restaurants and even a grocery store, but if you plan to go to the main beach you will need a car, taxi or take the bus ($1 pp). The Biesanz Beach is walking distance DOWN the hill but a tough walk back up (about 30-40 min).

We did deal with quite a few bugs in the house as well as a cockroach and numerous small geckos. My boyfriend got quite a few bites, but I would say that this is probably the case throughout Manuel Antonio.

The restaurant at Makanda is just a very short walk, and although it's pricey, its good food. I really enjoyed the personal size pizza and the sangria is to die for!

If you come here by public transportation and have to be dropped at a nearby hotel, choose Mango Moon and walk DOWN the hill. The house is hidden on your RIGHT (if walking DOWN the hill). You will see cement steps that lead up to the house and up the steps to your right will be Bismarks(the caretaker) house. We had some trouble finding the place, so this might be helpful to keep in mind.

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darasa
Stanford, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Peaceful haven in busy Manuel Antonio”
Reviewed 14 April 2012 for a stay in March 2012

We stayed two nights at this lovely beach house, looking for somewhere non-touristy to stay in a rather touristy town. We were not disappointed. The house is up on a hill with the birds and trees. We arrived late at night and woke up in the morning to the most amazing view! Absolutely breathtaking! Wish we could start every morning by sitting in the hammock on the balcony and watching the sun come up over the ocean.

As a practical note, this was within easy walking distance of restaurants and a small grocery store. Also, Bismark the caretaker was very kind and helpful (and tolerant of our attempts to speak Spanish). Wish we could have stayed longer!

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Management Response
14 Apr 2012
Thanks so much for adding your review! I'll tell Bismark about your feedback - he'll love it. (I agree, he's a very sweet guy.) - Sarah
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Ignacio O
Costa Rica
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Like in a movie”
Reviewed 3 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012

I had my favorite Manuel Antonio experience here in this apartment. The view was jaw dropping and the place had everything we needed from a comfortable bed to a nice kitchen. The hammock was my favorite place to be. Bismark the caretaker is super friendly and I felt very welcome. The only thing I would mention is that the steps to get to the place are pretty high up so if you are old and have trouble with stairs you might want to note that, but apart from that, I'll recommend this place to everyone I know and hope to back myself! A+

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The steps
Travelling group: With Friends
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Reviewed 27 February 2012 for a stay in February 2012

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Tallahassee Florida
Reviewed 26 January 2012 for a stay in November 2011

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