Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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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.

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Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Rate is based on double occupancy. Only registered guests are allowed access to the facilities at Villas Nicolas.
This is a tranquil property not suited for the "party crowd".
Smoking is not permitted inside the Condos or in public areas and pets are not allowed.



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4 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Chris User Profile
February 2017
We had a great stay. Perfect location for our stay and walkable to great food, buses and stroll down to the beach. The breakfast was a perfect way to start each morning. We would definitely recommend!

Jeri User Profile
February 2017
This unit, 7 downstairs, was one in a small complex of condos called Villas Nicolas. The building are terraced down the hill and nestled into the surrounding terrain. The complex has a pool and a hot tub -- the hot tub wasn't working when we were there, but that was okay because the weather was rather warm and humid in any case. I believe that most of the units are individually owned, but rented out when their owners aren't in residence. There is an office staff for check-in and out and to book tours, answer questions, and take care of repairs during the day. The office is closed after 8. They were very attentive to a couple of small repair issues we had when we were there. Breakfast is provided -- either Tico style with fruit, eggs, rice, and beans, or you can have pancakes if you prefer. The decor in the unit is lovely and it was quite spacious. It was the least expensive class -- other units with balconies and an additional room are pricier. The location is fabulous -- it's right on the main drag, walking distance to restaurants, a bank, a small market, a pharmacy, and public transportation. Despite its location, it's isolated from street noise (vehicles in Costa Rica can be quite loud) by the design of buildings. We weren't aware of the outside noise once we were inside the complex. It combines the best of hotel and private home accommodations.
Sheryl User Profile
Response from Sheryl:
Thank you Jeri for your positive and very detailed review. We do not have a hot tub on the property. The smaller pool is a Jacuzzi only and filters the water from our larger pool. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
February 2017

Paul User Profile
January 2017
Sheryl and her team were wonderful and Villas Nicholas provided the perfect spot to explore Manuel Antonio. The room was spacious, the air conditioner was wonderful to have, and despite being off of a major road in peak tourist season, we felt away from it all. Also in terms of price, you can't beat it. We made daily use of the pool and lounge chairs. The included daily breakfast was a great way to kick off the day. As mentioned, the people who run Villas Nicholas were excellent. Immediate responses from them prior to the trip, helpful when it came to local suggestions, calling to make reservations, upkeep of the grounds and the rooms. What a perfect spot for a getaway.

Janos User Profile
April 2016
For us Villas Nicolas is the perfect place to stay in Manuel Antonio. Sheryl and her staff were super helpful in really everything, tours, transportation, restaurants, tips the get the best sunset view..., really everything. Sheryl compiled a superuseful booklet with all the necessary information to make your holiday perfect in Manuel Antonio. Great, very reliable tours to discover the nature around (bird-watching, night tours, Mangroves...) and restaurants which are "hand-picked" and tested by them! The landscaping of the property is just fantastic, impeccable with an inviting pool. Our apartment was very clean, cozy and well-equipped with a stunning view to the Pacific. The on-site restaurant is also very good with reasonably priced delicious dishes and attentive service. Sheryl is a very attentive and helpful host, we are already longing to return.

Emily User Profile
January 2016
The room is situated within Villas Nicolas which is in a great location. A walk either side of the property (up or down the hill) offers a selection of fantastic restaurants. The room is big with air conditioning and has views of the jungle and ocean. It was great being so close to jungle, we were able to see a monkey on our roof one afternoon and hear lots of different birds throughout the day. A Costa Rican breakfast is served next to the pool which was delicious. The pool is well maintained and the sun loungers which face the ocean are the best for watching a beautiful sunset. I would recommend a stay here.

Brian User Profile
November 2015
Overall we had a lovely stay at Villas Nicholas last week. Pros -- comfy queen bed, powerful AC, good location on the main road in Manuel Antonio; it's a semi-studio type room with microwave, sink, blender, etc. so you can prepare simple meals. It's also a ~5min walk to probably a dozen restaurants and hot spots like El Avion and La Barba Roja. Cons -- we stayed in the bottom unit (not sure if it's always their AirBNB unit) which did not have much of a view; breakfast was included and the food very good, but the restaurant is small and can get crowded for dinner and thus service was very slow for us. Also had a handful of bugs sneak in somehow which is never ideal.

Saman User Profile
March 2015
The pictures don't do this listing justice, but they are accurate. LOCATION Walking distance to many great restaurants (Don't miss out on Emilio's cafe and Barba Roja), a bank, and a convenient store. 10 min bus ride to the beach ($0.65 per bus ticket). THE PROPERTY - 4 stars The ocean views are beautiful as the property is situated high above sea level, in a tranquil forest-like environment. A peaceful place to read a book or tan by the pool, enjoy the ocean view, and watch the brids. No kids or families around, so ideal for couples. There is free parking. (Warning: do not leave belonging in your car, ever!) THE ROOM - 3 stars Good value for the price. Clean and comfortable room and bed, with a minimally equiped kitchennet. Do not expect luxury, but do expect everything you need to be comfortable. The rooms are situated in a way that provides a sense of privacy for every room. Great for couples. My only complaint is the slow and unreliable WiFi. THE SERVICE - 4 stars Timely room service. Property is well maintained. The front desk is friendly and helpful. Security gaurd is there over night. THE FOOD - 4 stars Free breakfast is good (coffee, 2 eggs and toast, rice and beans, plus a fruit salad). The dinner menu is quite good (~ $30 per person). OVERLALL We enjoyed our time here as a couple and would stay here again, but we would opt for a room upgrade to get the open balcony and hammock.

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Sheryl User Profile

I am originally from Canada however I have lived in Costa Rica for over
27 years ! I fell in love with the natural beauty of this country when I arrived in the 80's
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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