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 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
Nous sommes restées deux jours avec une amie à la Casa Buena Vista. Anita a été charmante et très accueillante. La chambre correspondait à la description et nous avons pu apprécier la vie dans la nature. Le petit déjeuner était parfait et l'accessibilité à la plage et parc Manuel Antonio très bien !
Very nice house with an amazing view and a killer breakfast. Thanks Anita! We hope to be back soon for a longer stay :)
Anita was a fantastic host! She responded quickly to our last-minute booking request and was easy to communicate with. Casa Buena Vista could not have been appropriately named; howler monkeys greeted us in the morning, as did a beautiful ocean view and surrounding flora. The smell of home-cooked breakfast and laughter of mingling guests led the way to the kitchen, where Anita greeted us and other guests warmly. Manuel Antonio has beautiful beaches, though often crowded with local vendors and tourists. Anita's rooms are a fifteen minute walk from the beach - AWAY from all this commotion - perfect for relaxing under a palm tree or looking for crabs along the rocks. It's also a short (though entirely uphill) walk to the main road which has delicious restaurants and bars (we recommend Emilio's Cafe!) and a mini market - yes, the have aloe :)
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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.