About this listing
'Terraza Apartment' gets its name from its spacious patio surrounded by exotic flora & fauna. Ideal for single person/couple seeking beautiful tropical setting and tranquility, yet minutes away from the world class Manuel Antonio Beach! Guard nights.
One of the most private and safe locations in Manuel Antonio. Always someone available to help as it is a friendly but respectful neighborhood.
Garden, outside shower, parking, lots of birds and animals. Monkeys visit frequently.
Interaction with Guests
Only when asked - we prefer to respect their privacy but we are always available to answer questions or help in any other way.
The location is absolutely perfect; it is directly between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. It is up a hill, so you must walk up or down a rocky road for about 5 minutes to catch the local bus. The bus stop is directly at the bottom of the hill and is super convenient and inexpensive (it comes every 15 minutes and costs about 75 cents).
We saw a toucan, scarlet macaws, banana spiders, a scorpion, and two different types of monkeys-all from the porch!
The apartment is nice, although the couch with the pull out bed desperately needs to be replaced. This was addressed with the owner and she stated she would look into it. In addition, she had the house manager bring over a mattress topper. The house manager was very nice but spoke no english. We speak very little spanish so it was difficult for him to orient us to the apartment.
The owner was out of the country, yet still very responsive.
The only cons were: the apartment had a very musty smell for the first few day (it was overwhelming for the first two days), There was one roll of toilet paper supplied, one trash bag, and no condiment basics so we had to purchase a lot of supplies for grooming and cooking that hotels had provided us for the rest of our trip.
Thanks Shanti & I appreciate your honest feedback. This is honestly the first time I have had any criticisms of the apartment. The musty smell is part of the rainy season in Costa Rica and usually goes away quickly with keeping it well ventilated and with the air conditioning. As for leaving condiments for guests - some don't like to have them, others do. Anyway, we will certainly take your comments into consideration, and thanks again!
This stay was fantastic- the pictures do not do it justice... it's so beautiful, comfortable and spacious. Abundance of animals, plants, flowers and in a great location- the home/apt had everything we needed and had a very simplistic beauty to it with wood ceilings and minimal furniture- washer/dryer, big bathroom, and basic kitchen were a bonus.
My boyfriend and I had a lovely experience staying in Carol's apartment. The pictures don't do it justice. It was very cozy to return to after a day of adventures. I really enjoyed the porch and laying in the hammock when it was down pouring each afternoon . Even though we felt like we were in the jungle, we were just a short drive away from all the restaurants and attractions. The comfortable bed, quick wifi, and modern appliances, all make this apartment a ideal place to stay for long; we wish we did. Jorge, the house manager, did his best to communicate with us even though our Spanish was terrible. I would recommend this apartment to any couple staying in the area.
This condo was amazing!!! I feel privileged to have spent those 4 nights in such a gorgeous setting, both in Manuel Antonio and in Carol's place. The pictures don't do it justice. Everything is exceptionally built. Jorge, the site manager, is super friendly.
It was great to be able to step outside and be surrounded by the tropical setting of Costa Rica. The condo is literally a 10 min bus ride to the beaches and national forest, and an even shorter ride to the town of quepos. Stop looking elsewhere and book this place! Pura vida!
Exchange with host was great, as well as with the caretakers. Lovely apartment and quite (website hidden) units in main room and bedroom were excellent. The location is great, especially if you enjoy walking around and using public transportation. Just don't walk the main road at night, drivers are a little crazy. Overall, highly recommend staying here.
A positively wonderfully peaceful relaxing joyful experience!!!
The design of Carol's accommodations is indescribable ...
As though they built a paradise amid nature on the side of a beautiful mountain.
Location perfect, tucked in a quiet side road just past el Mono Azul.
Restaurants within a three minute walk.
We ate at the Hotel California a two minute walk from the house.
Swimming in the pool was a real treat.
Just buy food or drink and you can use their pool.
Very gracious of the hotel.
If you want to be in an unbelievable beautiful natural environment in a casa that feels like it is out of a natural design magazine...
Then, this is the place for you!
Perfect price, perfectly wonderful accommodations and in a magnificent setting.
Pura Vida to be sure!
Thank you Carol, you offer such a beautiful apartment... and thank you for sharing it with us Airbnb'ers.
This apartment was amazing. It felt like my home. It was very private and quiet. The hosts were very nice and accomodating. We had no issues. We would definitely stay here again.