Wake to endless sunrise views and Howler monkeys singing in the valley. Casa Sunrise is set atop a mountain with panoramic views of Manuel Antonio National Park. It consist of two separate units that can be rented individual or together. The downstairs unit($79.00/night) is a 1 bedroom(queen bed) with kitchen, living room, bathroom and large deck. The upstairs loft unit($99.00/night) is a spacious 1 bedroom loft(king bed), full kitchen,dinning area, living room, 1 and 1/2 baths, and large deck. Both units have air conditioning, ceiling fans, TV, WiFi, and hot water.
. Large windows allow for natural exterior light to brighten the inside of the residence.
. The house is designed on two levels where the lower level could easily be used as an independent suite, allowing for great holiday possibilities for guests, family or friends. The house is about a half mile from the main road which has restaurants, shopping and public transportation.
David was a great host! He was very helpful and informative about parties and events happening around town. He went out of his way to accommodate us and make us feel welcome. A great person and host all around. Definitely would recommend a friend.
We had a wonderful time! Hope to be back next year, the view was excellent, and we truly loved the space and the quiet. David was very accommodating and helpful. A+
If you are looking for a quiet spot close to Manuel Antonio, like to be selfcatering and have lots af space this is a good place. Beware that the house has both an upstairs (the large) and a downstairs app which fooled me. The app could have been better cleaned and its all a bit worn down, but most things work the Costa Rican way.
We had a good time at David's loft studio. It's in a great location between Manuel Antonio and Quepos. We felt safe. Great view. Nice lizard who visits every morning asking for food. We left happy overall. At the beginning we did have an issue which was for the most part out of David's control but he was responsive and we made a deal and he stuck to his end of the bargain. I would stay here again in future.
David was a wonderful host. His homes are beautiful. He gave us the choice of which home to stay in since they were both available, which was really nice. We decided to stay in the top one but they both have great views and are great places to stay. We loved sitting out on the patio just enjoying the view and the great weather. The home was very comfortable and extremely clean. The washing machine was really great bonus since we had a lot of dirty clothes. The kitchen was well-equipped. The home was really spacious and open. David spent a lot of time talking to us and arranging tours for us. We really appreciated his great suggestions and having our tour guides pick us up in the morning. That was really awesome. We had a great experience. I would definitely stay here again. I would highly recommend these homes!
We had a great time staying at Casa Sunrise. It felt very isolated, which was good and bad - we rarely heard the neighbors on either side of us, which made us feel like we were up there alone. On the other hand, many cabs didn't necessarily want to drive us all the way to the end of the bumpy, mostly unpaved road, which was a hassle when we were carrying wet, heavy stuff.
The view was amazing - we saw monkeys in the tree, an iguana and geckos on the porch, amazing sunrises. It was comfortable, great to cook and relax in.
David set up tours for us and even picked us up from Quepos!
The best part about this place is the AMAZING view! It was so beautiful, peaceful, and quiet. The location is about 10-15 min walk from the bus stop, a supermarket, and some good restaurants. Another positive is David is super friendly and a really nice guy. He gave us some good tips and emailed frequently to make sure things were ok (although the internet was spotty but that's Costa Rica not his fault). I generallyrecommend this place, but it's not for everyone. There is only 1 bed so it can accommodate 2-3 ppl max. In addition, are 2 large glass/screen doors which is great for the view but tended to allow for bugs to come in. It was spacious but could be a little cleaner. Overall, the price was reasonable and is a good deal for this area.
David was a great host. The sunrise villa would be a great deal for a group of 3 or 4 friends who would use the kitchen and common areas.
Superbe vue et magnifique lever de soleil ! Mais trop peu de confort :-(
We've just spent a week in Costa Rica and three nights in Sunrise House, renting both upper and lower units (we were a group of 4 people).
We have conflicting feelings about it.
* great view of Manuel Antonio rain forest from the windows
* great central location in Manuel Antonio
* outside the main streets noise
* David (the host) is nice, helpful and responsive
* overall the house can definitely use some interior touch ups, especially the lower unit (more and better furniture, bathrooms need fix ups, etc)
* cleanliness of the house wasn't really done well
* A/C in the upper unit and internet connection didn't work for all our stay (apparently a temporary issue)
* upper balcony had some construction tools and equipment piled in a corner
In general think that this house has a big potential to be a really nice place with a little more care.
Both the units left us disappointed especially compared to the pictures posted on AirBnB.