Ocean and Jungle View Jewel

Apartment - Private room · , Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas 60601, Costa Rica

Overlooking the ocean this small condo studio has hotel services and a partial kitchenette. It is a bird lovers dream as it is tucked into the jungle where flora and fauna is plentiful.

Your host, Sheryl
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Overlooking the ocean this small condo studio has hotel services and a partial kitchenette. It is a bird lovers dream as it is tucked into the jungle where flora and fauna is plentiful.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
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  • OMG!! Absolutely LOVED Villas Nicolas! Cannot recommend this place highly enough. Would go back in a heartbeat! We started off in this lovely suite pictured and quickly upgraded to an apartment/bungalow with a patio. They were just too amazing and reasonably priced not to! The room was gorgeous with a view from our bed of the ocean and surrounding jungle. Such a wonderful way to wake up everyday. We had a troop of white-faced monkeys literally surround our patio one day eating from the palm trees and swinging in the trees and two of them came right up to our patio and used the railing to get to the roof! Another day, a troop of spider monkeys passed through. We had toucans fly up into the tree right outside our front door and saw many other beautiful birds. It was quiet, relaxing, had gorgeous views and tranquil ambiance. The location was perfect! Many delicious restaurants within walking distance, DEFINITELY recommend walking around the corner to watch a sunset and have a drink at Mariposa. Everyone in the office was friendly and helpful. They had tons of great advice for great places to eat and helped us set up ziplining and a guided tour of Manuel Antonio Park. Breakfast every morning was delicious and with a beautiful setting. Loved and enjoyed spending time in the pool. Perfect perfect perfect. Can't say enough good things about this place. Thank you so much!!

    April 2014
  • We were pleasantly surprised with this location. It was one of the more authentic and beautiful places in Manuel Antonio. I would recommend that you ask for a deck if you can.

    April 2014
  • Our stay at Villas Nicolas was lovely - our room was comfortable and whilst it's not a luxury hotel it is really good value and cheaper than equivalent hotels nearby. The people at the front desk were very helpful and super friendly, however those (email hidden) were a little dismissive and could've made more effort. The food was nice but there are also plenty of other options really close by so it's not a problem at all if you don't want to eat there every night. The pool was just perfect as well as the surroundings - we had monkeys jumping around outside our room and around the pool! If you go on any tours ask for them to arrange one with Henry to the Rainmaker forest, it was brilliant and he'(email hidden).

    March 2014
  • Amazing place, and everyone was great. This little apartment is super secluded- it's at the bottom of a little stairway, and faces only the jungle & ocean, no one else in sight. The pool and the restaurant were outstanding and the location was easy for beach and everything else. Definitely recommend it.

    March 2014
  • We stayed in Villa #12 for six nights after traveling around the country for a week. This was the perfect getaway for our relaxing end of our trip. The staff was so kind and extremely helpful. I can't emphasize this enough. Manuel Antonio is extremely safe, but there was also a secure gate and staff monitoring the entrance.

    The room was a dream! We could hear howler monkeys every night and woke up feeling as if we were in the middle of the jungle... which we essentially were! The partial kitchen was perfect, since we ended up going to the farmer's market (a tip from the front desk attendant). I noticed a previous comment about ants. There were a few ants, but it was in no way an infestation. We also had fruits out in a bowl for a few days and the ants never bothered them or any of our other food. Also, lets be real.. you are in the jungle!

    The breakfast was the best that we experienced in Costa Rica and the dinner at the restaurant was also amazing (a bit pricy, but worth it!) The pool was extremely clean and surrounded by a beautiful flowering jungle garden. Sometimes pink flower petals would float down to the water, which made the experience all the more magical.

    There was a public bus that ran every 15 minutes from Quepos to the Manuel Antonio beach. The walk from our hotel was manageable and actually quite fun, but the bus was great to take home after a long day in the sun.

    All that being said, our experience with the other guests staying at Villas Nicolas was less than inviting. As a gay couple, we had some serious eyes on us the entire time. Aside from the staff and one or two parties staying here, some of the guests were clearly and vocally homophobic. On our last day, a man who stays here regularly, screamed at us by the pool when he saw us hugging in the water. We hadn't kissed once in front of him. He told us we were "disgusting", "insulting", and "should have stayed at the gay hotel next door." What disturbs me the most about this, was that this man said he was friends with Sheryl, and had she been there, she would have immediately kicked us out of the hotel. This was just an extremely upsetting end to our trip. After all of our beautiful travel, it was just so sad to experience such hatred in the place that felt the safest.

    January 2014
  • This was definitely the nicest place we stayed at in Costa Rica! Our room was beautiful and full of local art, such as carvings and wall hangings. Every time we had our towels washed, they were arranged into the most amazing towel animals like swans, bears, and bunnies - such a nice touch! We had a nice kitchen, ocean view, air conditioning, and a convenient in-room safe (which we loved having!).

    The pool was clean and wonderful for relaxing, and the location was great. It was just a 15 minute walk down the hill to the beach, and buses back to the hotel came every 30 minutes and only cost around 50 cents.

    The hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating, particularly the night guard, who was the sweetest local Costa Rican man always with a big smile on his face. We'd definitely stay here again!

    January 2014
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I am originally from Canada however I have lived in Costa Rica for over 20 years!. I fell in love with this country and its nature as soon as I arrived. I have been working in the hospitality business since then, I manage a Condo Hotel as well as my own apartments in the most beautiful area of Costa Rica; Manuel Antonio!
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