About this listing
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!
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!
ABOUT THE LOCATION
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.
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
Near the beach, great hiking trails, great views, great breezes, gated and safe!
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.
1 - Dogs or cats are allowed on the property but if they eat something or make a mess that costs money to fix, its coming out of your deposit. They are not allowed on the furniture.
2 - No smoking anywhere inside the house. Outside, ok.
3 - HAPPY JACANA is Green with solar panels! But please help us save the environment and do NOT leave any AC running when you leave the house. House keeping is asked to monitor this so please be on top of it.
4 - The house has a total of 8 beds and several futons and couches. There's also plenty of balcony space for extra large groups as well. Suggested maximum occupancy is set at 16, but flexible.
5 - Respect your neighbors and keep music or TV volume at reasonable levels after 10 PM and especially after midnight.
6 - Check out is 11 AM and Check in is 4 PM, please check with us if you need to set another check in or check out time we can be flexible.
7 - Security deposits are refunded up to 48 hours after house is inspected for any broken or damaged items. Unless any other fees are specified at the time of rental, as long as everything is in good order you can expect a complete refund on deposit. If there is damage you will be briefed on what it is, what it cost and your deposit will be returned minus damages.
8 - Upon check out please ensure all lights and ACs are turned off and the door is not left open.
9 - Cancellation policy: Deposits on cancellations within 7 days of booking are non-refundable. Deposits on cancellations within 30 days of booking are 50% refundable. Deposits on cancellations outside of 30 days of booking are completely refunded.
10 - There is a $100 cleaning fee applied to your Payment request, which pays the maids to clean up after up to 16 people. It is not refundable, it is a cleaning fee! thanks!
Towels folded into the shape of t-shirts with individual Pura Vida bar soaps, conditioner, and shampoo were left on each bed for our arrival. The house was just as advertised -- fantastic -- and James always responded to messages extremely promptly! Great abode with a great host. Couldn't have asked for more!
Agradable, casa súper amplia. Especial para familias grandes o un grupo de amigos . Hay monos cariblanco, iguanas , tucanes . Apenas para disfrutar de naturaleza en una de las mejores plazas de CR
I have to say that James is a fabulous host, he was always responsive with any inquire I had. It was a such a nice experience from booking the place to the last day of my stay. The house is a paradise surrounded by the forest, very nice and quite place. The sound system was very much appreciated and the pool, even though small, was the perfect spot to relax after a day of adventure. Just the day before arriving to Happy Jacana, James sent me a very detailed guide of what I needed to know about the house, surroundings, suggestions to eat and some other things you even can't imagine. Definitely a five-star experience. Thanks James for your hospitality!
James was fabulous throughout the process of booking Happy Jacana. His house manager Julie was also responsive, welcoming my group of nine and being sure we had our needs met. The home itself is wonderful, set amidst the rainforest we were indeed greeted by monkeys on the rail as shown in the pictures. The suggestions as to where to eat and what to explore and even the music available at the home were appreciated. The hike just outside the house offered amazing panoramas. This is a fantasy home and I hope to return in the future!
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!
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!
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!
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