Studio with Ocean & Wildlife Views

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Villas El Parque, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas 6350, Costa Rica
Your host, Tariq
12 Reviews
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The Space

Located in Villas El Parque at the heart of Manuel Antonio, this self catering studio comfortably sleeps two guests.

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 studio is arranged with a full kitchen opening onto the dining area, the enclosed bedroom has a queen sized bed and shower room. The apartment is not suitable for more than two people.

You have view of the Ocean from the kitchen window where I have set (email hidden). Note we are on the lower level so the view is slightly obscured by the jungle. Our other apartment listed on this site does have the "million dollar" view so if that is essential then please check it out.

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, you are moments walk from Spa Uno for a relaxing hot stone massage.

There is excellent bus and taxis services which 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.

Other Things to Note

Our minimum booking term may be longer than three days between December 26th and January 4th. However it is still worth enquiring, we will try and fit you in if possible.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $475 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We stayed in Tariq's apartment for roughly 10 days in May and had an absolutely fantastic time. The apartment was a great size for two people and was in a beautiful location. From booking through to leaving Tariq was a helpful and friendly host, helping us out with lots of advice and recommendations.

    The apartment had great access to the beach, national park and Quepos via the local bus (walkable, but easier on the bus given the humidity :) ) with lots of local wildlife.

    We had an amazing time, we will definitely be back in touch with Tariq if we're back in Manuel Antonio again!

    Rebecca & Dan

    May 2014
  • Stayed in Tariqs apartment for a few days and it was perfect. He was a great host, every recommendation he made was spot on. It's a great location restaurants and bus are close as well as a small store if you need to pick anything up. Tariq went above and beyond for us helping to arrange shuttles to and from San Jose as well. It was a great experience and I highly recommend staying here.

    March 2014
  • Terrific Vacation! The apartment was in the most perfect location & so easy to get to the beach. Café Milagro was so close and by far the best coffee and food in Manuel Antonio. Tariq & his wife were amazingly sweet and friendly as was the housekeeper!! I can't wait to visit again!!

    March 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had the best stay at Tariq's place! Perfect location, amazing views and great little studio for us. We absolutely loved the windows and light in the space and the AC was a nice addition for easy sleeping at night.

    March 2014
  • My girlfriend and I decided to visit Costa Rica for a week and we are very particular about accommodation. Not only was Tariq helpful and inviting, the villa was clean and full of amenities for cooking, power outages, and showers/pool. We saw frogs, iguanas, and birds right out the window and monkeys have been known to pass bye. We spent most of out days at the beach, and in the evening there were loads of great restaurants within walking distance. The bus to the beach was easy to use and about 50centa a person. I recommend Tariq as a host and Manuel Antonio as a destination! We will be back
    Thanks Tariq! Pura Vida

    February 2014
  • Thank you! The apartment was great, the location perfect and all the help made it easy. I really appreciated the arranging of a seamless late night ride all the way from San Jose! Everything was as expected and just a side note, the local bus was super easy for transportation to the beach, park, and Quepos.

    February 2014
  • Great Place. Tariq meet us and provided us with a quick summary of the area. Very easy to get around from this location, The room we had did not have a direct ocean view, but a quick walk up the stairs and the view was great. Great food all around the place and getting anywhere is super simple from this location.

    February 2014
  • Tariq is a gracious host with a studio in an absolutely perfect location. I have no reservations recommending him or this location.

    There are a few items to note for those interested:

    1. This is not a "home" it's always used as a rental so it's essential empty of personal affects. This is good - and also challenging as there were few towels, cooking supplies. It feels "empty". If you like places that feel like a home this isn't it.

    2. We had the misfortune of a couple days with intermittent power. That's just how it is in Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio area. No big deal, but if I'd known I would have brought a headlamp.

    3. The internet is pretty good. It drops out here and there but no big deal. Staff of the net - go surf!

    4. Parking on site is secure and easy to use.

    5. One of the best hidden beaches (Biesanz) is right down the road. Playa Dominicalito, Matapalo, and Bellano are a close drive. We went to a new beach each day.

    6. There's a restaurant above the apartment complex. It's really solid!

    7. Breakfast is served at the pool each day for $5. It's also great.

    8. There's laundry service on site - it costs $10.

    9. The shower water is hot and pressure is good.

    10. The unit is OVERLY sunny. You'll be woken up each day by the sun pounding into the kitchen windows. That was find for us - we wanted to be up and out early every day.

    11. The fridge broke while we were there but Tariq was super responsive and sent over a repair guy.


    January 2014
  • Tariq was amazing! Upon arrival, he showed me around the area and gave me tips on where to eat and how to get to various locations in Manuel Antonio. When I checked out, he and his wife drive me right to the bus station in Quepos!

    The place was very clean and in a great location in Manuel Antonio - close to a bus stop, a supermarket, and some great restaurants with incredible views. I highly recommend staying here!

    December 2013
  • Un lugar equipado con todo lo necesario, pequeño y acogedor, mi esposo y yo pasamos unas exc vacaciones conociendo Manuel Antonio!

    December 2013
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I'm originally from London and my wife is from Trinidad & Tobago. We moved to Manuel Antonio (after only a two week holiday) in 2010 and haven't looked back since.
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