About This Listing
A private home lodging located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica with a spectacular post card ocean/ jungle view.
A short walk to the beach and the National Park. We are not a hotel so if you enjoy staying in a home this is the right place.
A full kitchen is available for your use but breakfast is service in the main house. A large deck overlooking the ocean and tropical rainforest is a wonderful way to see wildlife or just relax with a cold drink and good book.
Manuel Antonio and the National Park is internationally known for its breathtaking beauty and abundance of wildlife. Without even moving from our deck you can see monkeys (3 kinds), sloths, coatis, tucans and lots more in their natural environment. Our garden has many species of tropcial plants including heliconias, cinnamon, allspice,papaya, bananas, pineapples and orchids. We are a 10 min walk to the beach. Everything you need can be found within walking distance. A small supermarket, banks, gift shops and some of the best restaurants in the area are a short distance away. Looking directly at the National Park we have one of the best views in Manuel Antonio. Our very small friendly bi-lingual staff with many years of living in Costa Rica, can make any tour reservations for you. If you would like to go sailing, river rafting, parasailing, horseback riding, kayak through the mangrove, or swing through the canopy we can arrange it for you.
All our guests may use the deck and livingroom/kitchen area of the teak house. The view is spectacular and there is a hammock and lots of deck chairs to sit and watch the monkeys passing though the trees.
I will only receive guests after 6 pm by direct request, so ask first if you plan on arriving at night.
Sorry no arrivals after 6 pm
I need to know when you will be arriving and if you will be needing a parking space.
No noise after 10 pm and no unregistered guests in the room.
Nice location, good view, interesting family of fruit bats living in the stairwell!
We stayed in Room #1 for four nights and we would definitely recommend staying at Anita's. The location is excellent: 10-15m walk downhill to two different beaches (via road and gravel path depending on the beach); 7-10m walk uphill either to enjoy the fabulous restaurants (def recommend Cafe Milagro and Emilio's) or to catch the bus for 315 colones (60 cents?) and 10-15m to Manuel Antonio National Park. Anita's helper, Nuria, is lovely and the breakfasts are a real treat. We saw more monkeys on the common balcony than the national park. Howler monkeys wake you up every morning at 430am - which we loved! The kitchen is pretty basic but it still allowed us to cook a big meal which helped the budget (local prices are generally as expensive as in Canada). Oh, and amazing ocean view! Thanks Anita :-)
Anita was so welcoming and warm. She arranged wonderful tours for me and offered great advice on where to eat and such. Her cats are also so sweet and adorable... And her fruit bats. I felt very comfortable in my room and the location is ideal!
Nice quiet place with a great view of the ocean! Anita was welcoming and friendly, and provided a good basic breakfast. it was a 15 minute walk to a secluded part of the beach, and even less to good restaurants and grocery store. A really nice stay for low cost! Thank you!
This was the last part of our trip in Costa Rica and we were looking for a relaxing beach experience. Anita was very nice, friendly and helpful. She told us about the area, the restaurants and answered any of our questions. The location was great. We were just ten minutes away from the beach and five minutes from all the restaurants, stores and the bus stop. Breakfast in the morning was really good.
We had a great time at Anita's. She was a very graceful host. We got there a little before check-in, but the room was cleaned up very quickly (and kindly) for us. The communal area was nicely stocked with plenty of kitchen utensils and a relaxing seating area, with a great view to the beach. The stay included breakfast, which was delicious, and Anita was there to keep us company with some great conversation. I would definitely come here again.
Anita's house is great! The room that we stayed at (room #1) was very confortable, with a great view to the ocean and the nature around the house. The bed was confortable and the room was very clean.
Anita was really nice, she prepared a very good breakfast and we enjoyed a nice conversation with her, she explained things about the region and gave us good advices about Costa Rica. We only spend one night and we have to leave the morning after early, but we really enjoyed the short time at Anita's house and we highly recommend you to stay here and explore the area around.
Andrea & Paul-Sam
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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 area. (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.