Ocean View Condo-monkeys everywhere

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Villas El Parque, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas 6350, Costa Rica

The Space

Located at Villas El Parque in the heart of Manuel Antonio, this one bedroom self catering condo is ideal for two guests.

Wake up in the morning and have your coffee overlooking the Pacific and enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle. Centrally located close to The National Park and the beaches. You will often see Squirrel, Capuchin and Howler monkeys, a wide array of tropical birds and if you're lucky a sloth or two.

The condo is arranged with a full kitchen opening onto the dining area, the bedroom has a Queen sized bed and the balcony has a million dollar view of the Pacific and Manuel Antonio National Park.

Villas El Parque is a short walk from a great selection of restaurants, bars and convenience stores and since you're on holiday they will deliver to you. If the mood takes you.

There are excellent bus and taxis services which will take you in one direction to the National Park and beaches and in the other to Quepos and the Marina Val Pez, should you fancy a day on the water fishing some of the most exciting waters in the region, if not the world.

Guest Access

Our guests have full use of the apartment along with access to the communal laundry (there is a small fee to the condominium for this) and of course full use of the pool and BBQ area.

Interaction with Guests

We like to meet our guests when they check in and out and are always on hand should you want any help or advice.

The Neighborhood

We're in the heart of Manuel Antonio, top of the hill almost ;-). You can walk to the best restaurants and an easy bus ride to the beach, National Park or Quepos.

Getting around

We have a local bus shuttle that runs from Quepos to manuel Antonio beach, it costs about 60 cents and runs every 20 minutes. There are also lots of regulated taxi's and car hire. Car hire is only necessary if you want to explore further afar.

Other Things to Note

You really will have trouble finding a better view than this.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Great condo overlooking Manuel Antonio and the beach. Very comfortable living space with lots of room and high ceilings. The villas are conveniently located on the main strip, close to a bank and supermarket. Also some great restaurants all within 10 mins walk.

    Tariq's friend Martin was able to meet us the first and last day to help us get settled into the place. Very friendly service from both, we would definitely recommend staying here to others looking for a great place to stay with a view.

    April 2014
  • Place is great. It's very clean, comes with a kitchen, located about 5-7min drive from the beach and the Manuel Antonio Park. View is awesome, you can sit on the balcony in the morning have coffee and enjoy the ocean view. There are plenty of places to eat.

    You can hear a resteraunt which located right above the apartment, most of the time it was barely noticable but on the first night there was a very lound and very drunk customer there so it was a bit tough to relax.

    Overall great place.

    March 2014
  • THIS PLACE IS AMAZING !!! The location , the room and the view is breathtaking ! We´ve stayed there for three nights and couldn't ask for more. We didn't want to leave at all ! Communication was really good even though we didn't met Tariq, but one of his friends martin. He even picked us up quepos bus station and drove us to the apartment :). Fully equipment kitchen, really nice bathroom ,huge and comfortable bed with nice fans and aircon and a safe. If we are going back to Manuel Antonio we are definitely going to stay at this place !

    March 2014
  • I had a very relaxing stay at Tariq's apartment. Everything was as promised with an amazing view, monkeys roaming around, and a pleasant atmosphere all around. There was AC and internet and friendly neighbors all around. Tariq was especially helpful in helping me connect with some locals.

    March 2014
  • What a view! This condo has an amazing view of the ocean, and is very conveniently located. Tariq was very helpful and gave us great recommendations on places to go and things to do. Great value, especially for the view!

    We would definitely consider staying here again.

    If you stay here, be sure to walk across the street and down the hill to the North to eat at Cafe Milagro - it was our favorite place in Manuel Antonio.

    March 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay at Tariq's condo. In particular, we loved the location (10 min walk from the beach, or short bus ride), the view (really can't get any better -- the photos don't do it justice, and the convenience (it's near many businesses on the main road, including the excellent Cafe Milagro.) Tariq was mostly out of town during our stay, but his friend Martin was very helpful and answered a few questions we had (thanks Martin!) This is a good place to self-cater -- we mostly cooked our own breakfast and lunch. If you're here on a Friday or Saturday, check out the excellent farmer's market in Quepos.

    One minor downside is the pool, which wasn't that great. But since you're 10 mins from one of the great beaches on the entire planet, who cares -- go to the beach instead!!!

    We would definitely come back!

    March 2014
  • Our interaction with Tariq was brief but he was very friendly and was able to make recommendations that were spot on and helped us really get the best out of the area in the two days we were there. His apartment was exactly what we were looking for, central, relaxing, clean and the view speaks for itself.

    Tariq had a few basic items in the fridge and cupboard which was a really nice gesture and helped get us comfortable quickly.

    We will definitely be back one day. Tariq, you're the man. Thanks for making our stay a great one!

    February 2014
  • I stayed ten days in this apartment.
    + 1 million dollar view of the ocean
    + A balcony/terrace big enough to have breakfast or work or do yoga. Could spend the whole day there.
    + nice and tasteful furniture
    + a lot of space
    + Tariq and Faheeda are very friendly and helpful
    + There's a cleaning queen :-)
    + You find some basic food supply in the kitchen (milk, coffee, bread) which I found very nice.
    + There're also spices, salt, oil, coffee filters etc. So you don't have to bring all that stuff.
    + Geckos
    + Restaurants, Cafés and a small supermarket nearby
    + I could walk to my language school
    + You can walk to the beach (30 mins downhill), but have to take a taxi/colectivo/bus to get back. Busstop is very close by.

    +/- I had some problems with power cuts, no Internet connection and even a day without water. None of them was Tariq's fault. The whole area was affected. Tariq and Faheeda helped as much as they could. A warning would have been nice.

    - Yes, there are insects in the apartment. But it's in the jungle after all. You'll get used to them. There's spray and the geckos help, too.
    - No, it's not very quiet, but reasonalby okay.
    - Stairs! A lot of stairs and very steep.
    - The bed is noisy and cracks everytime you turn. I got used to it.

    Conclusion: I loved it. I'd book it again. Go for it unless you have problems with climbing stairs.

    February 2014
    Response from Tariq:

    Hi Jens,

    Thanks for the feedback. A new bed is on order!

    See you next year.

  • Great place to stay!

    February 2014
  • Tariq was a great host and the place was fantastic!
    We were greeted in person when we arrived, and given great advice about the local community and things to do in Manuel Antonio.
    The place was amazing, clean with a great view, and in a location that was convenient to the buses, shops and a few good cafés and restaurants. We even got a set of beach towels to take down to beautiful Manuel antonio beach

    Thanks again for the great stay Tariq!


    January 2014
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