Happy Jacana Villa and Retreat

House - Entire home/apt · Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5,000 sq ft, 7bd/8ba , overlooking Pacific Ocean and rain forest. Minutes from the beach. Large balconies, private pool, visited by monkeys regularly. Gated community, maid service included. Chef and massage services available. In demand, book now!

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5,000 sq ft, 7bd/8ba , overlooking Pacific Ocean and rain forest. Minutes from the beach. Large balconies, private pool, visited by monkeys regularly. Gated community, maid service included. Chef and massage services available. In demand, book now!

The Space

It doesn't get much better than this. A 5,000 sq. ft (recently upgraded!) 7 bedroom, 8 bath villa mansion overlooking the town of Quepos and Pacific ocean in the distance. The villa sits on TWO properties and is four levels high! (five if you count the laundry room). It can host up to 14 people comfortably but there's even room for more, the entire villa is ideal for large groups or we offer options to rent different parts of the Villa detached from main house with their own separate entrances (For more pictures and videos visit: (website hidden))

Panoramic views of the ocean and coastline from the two main master bedrooms. A Jacuzzi tub with views of the forest canopy and ocean below. A wall of glass doors opens up completely in both the living room and the kitchen revealing the gorgeous pool framed in artistic stone detail. There's not many places you could stay in Manuel Antonio where you can jump from the living room and land in your private pool! Detailed stone & tile work around and through the house, make for a truly unique space.

The huge balcony has been expanded to make room for more outside activities like barbecuing or entertaining a large number of guests for a moonlight dinner. And when you go inside, you get that rare feeling that you're still outside with the fresh breezes blowing in through the two walls of open doors by the pool and the many open windows throughout the house. You'll also appreciate there's a slight temperature drop even when you're just a couple hundred feet higher up.

Nestled inside a well maintained gated community and home to the Rain Drop Spa, Manuel Antonio Estates sits on the main road to world famous Manuel Antonio national park and its beaches. A true sanctuary when you're home, yet very easy access to everything Quepos and Manuel Antonio has to offer! From zip lining tours, massages, surfing (yes!), fishing, golf, hiking, gym, horseback riding, sight seeing, snorkeling/diving, boating, jet skis, swimming, wildlife viewing, tennis, biking, yoga, shopping, white water rafting and more!

It seems you'll never run out of new foods to experience, from some of our favorite restaurants in Quepos (with healthy options too!) to the long row of restaurants and hotels in Manuel Antonio. Plus if you are taking advantage of our all-inclusive paradise service option which includes your very own gourmet chef and ONSITE massage therapist, you can take your daily experience of Manuel Antonio to a whole new level! And when the day is done you can retire to your castle, sip your favorite drink by the pool (clothing optional) and watch the city light up from below.

Whether you just want to give your family or friends an experience of a lifetime or you're looking for an amazing place to stay before you continue on your journey through Costa Rica, you won't want to miss an opportunity to stay at Happy Jacana and if your budget allows, go for the FULL experience with chef and massage therapy, you'll be glad you did!

Costa Rica is often referred to as the gem of central america, and Manuel Antonio, the gem of Costa Rica. The property is uniquely situated at the start of Manuel Antonio , just after Quepos, so you get the best of both worlds. 5 minutes from Quepos airport, a 15 min. drive to Dominical, 45 minutes away from world class waves in Hermosa and the buzz of Jaco Beach. Plus there's many places just a short drive away if you want to actively explore the are awhile you're here.

Yes, we have FAST Wifi!
If you are here to work while you play, we've got you covered with fast wifi connection onsite.

Guest Access

Access to the entire house! 7 bedrooms, five separate entrances, five balconies, private pool , garden path and more!

Interaction with Guests

Before, during and after your stay you will have contact with either me or a concierge to assist or point you in the right direction for reservations and tours

The Neighborhood

Near the beach, great hiking trails, great views, great breezes, gated and safe!

Getting around

5 minutes from the Quepos airport. Taxis and buses are easy to find. And its easy to get into Manuel Antonio or Quepos from our location.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8+
Beds: 11
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $3500 /week
Cancellation: Strict
  • Happy Jacana is a dream vacation spot for large groups! We loved watching monkeys from the balcony, swimming in the pool, taking in the view, and cooking delicious meals in the fully-stocked kitchen. While we were there, all of our needs were taken care of immediately. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the neighborhood felt safe and surreally beautiful. James responded quickly to all of our questions, and we were able to comfortably sleep 18 during our stay. I hope we have the chance to return next year!

    April 2014
  • Overall, we had a great time at the Jacana Villa. Jonathan, who assists guests with everything from maintenance, to taxis, to booking tours, is WONDERFUL. He was constantly available, and always very prompt with his response to any issue. He was also incredibly friendly and just generally great to work with. The housekeeper was also fabulous, and did a great job at keeping a very large house clean. The house looks exactly like the pictures. We did have a few small maintenance issues, but Jonathan addressed them quickly. The balcony/pool are great, and the living space is also quite comfortable. The bedrooms are generally large and work well (especially the master bedrooms, which are gorgeous). The house could be improved with a little more seating for eating. For example, we stayed in another house that had a picnic table both in the kitchen and out on the balcony--it would be great to see this at Jacana.

    Overall, though, the house was great, and James/Jonathan were wonderful hosts!

    March 2014
    Response from James:

    Hi Ali

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review. I'm really glad you had a good time and we were able to address any concerns you had quickly. Team Jacana really is awesome!

    Also your points for improvement -- we have a new chef that has brought with her additional seating (when guests engage in the chef option) and since we always have large groups come through we are now going to buy an additional table. (We used to borrow from the next door Villa but now we've both been getting so busy we both need our own expanded seating :))

    Thanks again Ali, come see us again soon!

    March 2014
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