A fantastic view of the national park and ocean from the balcony, living room and bedrooms; excellent location near three beaches, restaurants, ATM and convenience store. Air conditioning in the bedrooms.
Enjoy the rainforest and wildlife without roughing it! Manuel Antonio / Quepos is one of the most popular tourist spots in Costa Rica, and this house has just about the best possible view there. Because this neighborhood has the best views in Quepos/Manuel Antonio and three beaches, it has attracted the pricier hotels in the area (Makanda, Mariposa, La Mansion, Issimo and Hotel Parador). We are an affordable 2 bedroom place with AC - much better value than our neighbors.
Available short term only, maximum 2 weeks.
The main photo shows the south view from our balcony of Manuel Antonio National Park.
This house has two bedrooms with double beds and AC on one floor, plus the bathroom. On the upper floor there is a kitchen, living room, and a beautiful balcony (about 800 square feet total/75 m2). There's an oven, microwave, blender, fridge, also pots and pans, sheets, towels, pillows, and a few books. There is a telephone for local calls; you can make international calls with a phone card. There's a full time caretaker. We don't have a TV, a pool, bathtub, or stereo. There are ceiling fans in every room, and showers with a US style hot water heater. One is an outdoor shower with hot water for washing the sand off when you come in from the beach. We have a full length mirror, blow dryer, and clothes steamer. The house is three stories, and there are fifty four steps to get to the entrance. Definitely not handicapped accessible, and not good for toddlers. The house gets the sea breeze. The electricity is U. S. standard 110 volts with US style plugs.
A wonderful place for tropical birdwatching! Up above the canopy. We see laughing falcons, parrots, parikeets, scarlet tanagers, electric blue dachnis, frigate birds, golden-headed tanagers, tropical kingbirds, pelicans and many more. There are at least 224 bird species to be seen in this area. I have a list of birds seen from the balcony that the professor of ornithology at the University of Southern California made. We tend to notice the laughing falcon just after a rain - they have a distinctive cry. Squirrel monkeys and whiteface monkeys are common, in fact I heard a tourist saying that they were 'monkeyed out.' You can often hear the howler monkeys as well. The squirrel monkeys sometimes come up near the balcony. The lizards you see everywhere are garrobos, an omnivorous cousin to iguanas. They are harmless; actually they are helpful, they eat pests. Some of them live in and around the stairs.
We're not far from the national park and several private reserves; also near a five star restaurant, casino, hospital, and the airport.
DISTANCE TO THE BEACH: To get to the far end of Espadilla beach (the opposite end from the National Park) and to Dulce Vida beach, walk downhill on the left hand fork in front of the house for one kilometer (0.6 mile). The road dead ends at one end of the largest beach, Espadilla beach; Dulce Vida beach is to the right, around the rocks; this one is known as a gay beach. All of them are white sand beaches, good for swimming. There is also another beach following the right hand fork, better for small children with less waves.
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Bismarck the caretaker is available to help, and his son can make reservations for you. Call me if you need anything!
We're passionate tropical gardeners and we've filled the beachhouse garden with unusual trees and fruit, much of it aromatic or edible. My husband Barry is a woodworker and a musician. We live in Costa Rica since 1970.