Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

A quiet aera in the jungle with pool and views of the Pacific Ocean.

The space

The Toucan is an apartment of 100 m² for 2 or 4 people with pool. Situated in the Valle Pura Vida and only a few hundred of meters from the principal road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Located on the side of a hill in the middle of the peaceful jungle, you will be able to take advantage of nature and discover the wildlife and luxurious flora of Costa Rica. You have access to 2 air-conditioned rooms,both bedroom with King size bed. You will enjoy a big kitchen, a full bathroom, and a wide terrace with a view of the Pacific Ocean and the jungle.
The apartment features Wi-Fi and a washer/dryer for your convenience.
Just outside the entrance to the Pura Vida Valley, you have access to a bus stop that for less than 0.40$ can drive you to the center of Manual Antonio, to the town of Quepos, or to the beach. (All within 15 mns).
Many taxis are also available for the average price of 3€. Less than 3 km away, there is a full gym less where you will receive a friendly welcome.
Please note that Quepos/Manuel Antonio is a very popular tourist destination with many bars and lively restaurants along the main road, creating an energetic evening atmosphere. After enjoying our great bars and restaurants, many visitors find it preferable to have accommodations a little removed from the nightlife on the main road. The villa Mar y Sol guarantees you calm and serenity day and night during your stay.

Other things to note

Our road was recently renovated, the access is much better

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM

We expect all guests to behave in a responsible, peaceful adult manner. Loud noises, disrespectful behaviors or actions, damage of Villa Mar y Sol property or guest property will not tolerated. Quiet time is from 09:00pm to 7:00am. Please be considerate and make a pleasant place to visit again and again. Repeated bad behavior or disregard for policies can be grounds for cancellation of your reservation
Electricity:Power outages are common in Costa Rica. We can not control this, and no refunds will be given should they occur.
Internet:Wireless internet is provided in the villa. Be aware we do loose internet service frequently, and no refunds will be given for loss of this service.
Insects and wildlife: No refunds will be given for reasons of guests discomfort with insects or wildlife of any kind.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

3 nights minimum stay

51 Reviews

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Adriana User Profile
June 2017
Our time at David's apartment was great! He had an amazing view an even better pool and overall they were super welcoming. They even went out of their way and made us some delicious dessert and gave us some candles when the lights went out. Their apartment was really clean and spacious. Overall it made our trip to Miguel Antonio/Quepos a solid 10.

Matt User Profile
May 2017
Running with the theme of all other reviews of this property, our stay was absolutely incredible. David was an unbelievable host and the place was spectacular. The view is really quite something - totally worth the drive! Our group landed in San Jose and rented a car through Adobe Rent-A-Car (David offers a discount through them!) to drive out to Manuel Antonio / Quepos. I would highly recommend getting a car with 4-wheel drive, since the house is definitely on a pretty steep hill and tucked away. David provided us with picture directions for how to navigate to his property once you're on his road. We arrived in the evening, after the sun had already set, and those pictures were a life saver! You'll want it handy when you arrive, so be sure to save the email/PDF he sends to pull up. The views in the morning are unlike anything I had ever seen before and the infinity pool is an amazing touch. There is a grill by the pool and a grocery store (or 'Pali') about a 5 minute drive away to grab supplies and food, if you want to cook. The kitchen inside also has all the basic necessities. David was attentive anytime we needed anything (extra paper towels or toilet paper), which wasn't often, but he was always a text away. He was available pretty much all the time on - even if we needed a cab into town, he would call one for us and would usually be at the house within 15-20 minutes. It cost around $10 to get anywhere close by (5-15 minutes). Since the hill is so steep and a bit of a walk up/down, we took a cab if we wanted to leave the house and weren't driving. David also recommended a bunch of tours and activities prior to our visit. Some stuff wasn't available in the rainy season, but he booked everything for us and took the hassle out of everything. We were super appreciative of that. We did the Manuel Antonio National Park tour for $45 (a must-see) and you'll definitely want a guide and do it first thing in the morning (like 7-8am). As we were leaving the place was getting super packed, so glad we went early and had the trail mostly to ourselves! If you have a guide, they will have a telescope and you are able to get some up close looks as sloths, monkeys, insects and more. There are also two beaches that are only accessible via the park entrance, so be sure to bring either a change of clothes or walk with a bathing suit on! It's a very casual / leisurely walk and takes about 2.5 hours all in. You can also visit the National Park on your own if you just want to do the walk and spend a lot of time on the beaches there. Most of the locals did this and brought food/coolers to the beach. If I remember...

Hannah User Profile
May 2017
David's home is beautifully situated at the top of a hill perfectly located between the Manuel Antonio National Park and Quepos. While we did not get to meet David because he was away, he was always reachable by email and arranged a zipline tour for us as well as cabs. He also had a nice couple there on property that assisted with check in and extra towels. The only thing for consideration is that if you are renting a car, I would make sure you get one you know can make it up a steep hill with sharp turns (we were paying for that view so it didn't bother us). However, cab service at the house is available so the altitude was never an issue. David suggested Adobe Rent a Car in his welcome packet which we used and so far it has been very smooth. The property has a grill and everything you need to cook while staying there. I highly recommend David's home to groups looking for a central location with beautiful views, helpful hosts, and an amazing pool!

Gabriela User Profile
May 2017
David's place is amazing, just what you are looking for if you want peace, privacy and contact with nature.

Nigel User Profile
April 2017
We had a fabulous time and David and Rene were perfect hosts. The apartment, pool, views and location all exceeded our expectations. We had such a great time, 4 nights was not enough. Thanks again for making the end of our holiday so special. Nigel and Sue.

Susan User Profile
April 2017
David was very communicative and responsive from the time of my booking. He and his partner Renee are fabulous hosts. They live in the apartments above and were there for any questions we had from attractions to restaurants. The apartment was wonderful and equipped with everything you would need. They even helped out with our car troubles. The location is a trek from the road so would recommend a car to get around town. The pool was great to spend the hot afternoons relaxing. The balcony was very spacious and great to enjoy watching the wildlife. Thank you David and Renee for making our stay memorable!

Alexander User Profile
March 2017
David and Rene's place was absolutely gorgeous and serene. Our stay was more than comfortable, and exceeded our expectations. They were very helpful with suggestions, recommending great beaches and restaurants. We enjoyed every second of our stay, and would definitely recommend staying here. We were sad to leave! We hope to be back in the future!

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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica · Joined in October 2011
David User ProfileDavid is a superhost.

Living in Costa Rica since 2011, I'm from Normandy in France, I moved in south of France in Avignon in 2009 where I met my partner.
We were in vacation in 2011 in Costa Rica, we fell in love with the country.
We visited lot of houses and we found the place to stay. We rebuilt all to make a contemporary house.
We are two persons who love to travel, to meet people from other culture, also to make people feel really good in our place, it's our pleasure to make people have a good souvenir.

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