About this listing
Located in Manuel Antonio at beach level. We have a treetop view but not an ocean view although it is a short 100 yards on a path next door to the beach. There is a living room with cable TV and internet and a full kitchen for your use.
I have two rooms at La Buena Nota Building located in Manuel Antonio 600 meters before the national park (between hotels Karahe & Pisces) at beach level. We have a treetop view but not an ocean view although it is a short 100 yards on a path next door to the beach. Room 1 ($60) has AC and double bed and shares a bathroom with room 2. Room 2 ($60) has AC and double bed. Sorry we don’t accept children under 15 and no overnight guests that are not registered. Sorry breakfast is not served but there is a nice cafe next door.
There is a living room with cable TV and internet and a full kitchen for use of all our rooms. There is off street parking but not with security gates.
Sorry no arrivals after 6 pm
Interaction with Guests
I don't live on site but will be there to let you in. I do need to know within an hour of the time you will be arriving and don't usually receive guests at night.
We are 600 meters before the National Park. It is a short walk to the beach by a path next door. Everything is pretty much within walking distance.
Everything is pretty much within walking distance but if you wish to to go out at night or go to downtown Quepos there is excellent bus service which stops right in front of the building. Taxis are plentiful and not very costly. We have off street but not security parking.
Other Things to Note
There is a full kitchen, living room and large deck. Cable TV and WIFI are also provided. There are outside faucets for washing sand off before taking a shower.
No overnights guests that are not registered please.
Everything was great! Anita was very hospitable, the location is so close to the beach!
Anita was very kind and helpful both before and during our stay and answered all of my messages quickly. The house was ideally located between the beach and the park, so we were easily able to walk everywhere we wanted to go. The other room in the apartment was empty so we had the whole place to ourselves, but the bedrooms lock so we would have felt secure had another guest been there. Overall I would recommend this place because of Anita's kindness and the ideal location, but the lack of cleanliness made us uncomfortable as it didn't seem like the place had been cleaned in quite a while. Anita seemed very responsive to our concerns though, so hopefully this is something that will improve for future guests.
We stayed here for one night on our way from the south up to Nicoya in the north west. It was ideal for what we needed, easy to find, close to the beach and wifi. Anita was very helpful and even when we had a power cut she was quick to respond and even offered us her place if needed.
It was our first airbnb experience and it was wonderful. Anita was very friendly and helpful. We used the well equipt kitchen several times. The location is great - 2 minutes walk to the beach. I would definitly recommend to stay at anitas house.
We had a wonderfull stay here. Restaurants are near by and so is the beach and the national park. We had a great show from the monkeys at the and of the day an even saw a few tucans from the balcony. The canadian couple we shared the appartment with were very nice. The only downside was the bed, it made a lot of noise and was not very comfy.
We moved to La Buena Nota from one of the local (much more expensive) resorts midway through our trip. Anita was kind enough to pick us up and drive us down the hill so we didn't have to worry about navigating the windy road or hail a cab with our luggage.
This place is perfect if you plan to spend some time at the beach or the park. You can hear the waves from the balcony, and the park is a quick 15 minute walk down the road or along the water.
The bus stops right outside and is very convenient and cheap (C 315, or around 60 cents per person). It runs up the hill past many of the resorts and restaurants and into Quepos. Walking isn't too bad as long as you don't mind the steep hill.
We hardly ran into our neighbors, but when we did we found them all very pleasant.
We found the kitchen to be clean and totally usable, and we cooked breakfast there daily.
Monkeys climb right up onto the balcony railings.
The bedrooms have no opening windows, unfortunately, so we had to run the AC with the ceiling fan to circulate air in the room at night, but that's being nit-picky. I imagine most people would prefer the AC in the jungle.
Be ready for some bugs and lizards, but be assured, they're everywhere, even in the high end resorts (it's the jungle).
Tour drivers and cabs seemed to know the place, and with Anita's directions we didn't have any trouble directing people of where to pick us up.
Great spot, great price.
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About the Host, Anita
I discover Manuel Antonio 38 years ago after graduating the University of California in Berkeley. Don Melton and myself first did a research project in the National Park and adjoining beaches and decided to make Punta Quepos our home. Don was the local historian and gave educational talks for many groups including National Geografic. We were among the founders of the first Chamber of Tourism in Manue Antonio, founders of ASCONA (Quepos first conservation organization), and have continued to be active in civic and conservations groups to date. I am currently working with a group to establish an animal shelter here in our (website hidden) We worked for many years on the problem of drownings (see page 7). I ran my gift shop LA BUENA NOTA for many years and because of my extensive knowledge of Costa Rica, I can answer most questions about our area and some advice about other tourist destinations in Costa Rica.