Ocean View Studio on the monkey trail.
Ocean View Studio on the monkey trail.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
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1 bed
1 bath
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This chaming little one bed in one of the best locations in Manuel Antonio is hard to beat for value. It has a lovely jungle view with the Pacific in the background. A pool, A/C and minutes walk from the best restaurants in town.

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Located in Villas El Parque at the heart of Manuel Antonio, this self catering studio/one bedroom 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 kitchen opening onto the dining/living area, the enclosed bedroom has a queen sized bed and shower room.

You have a lovely Ocean views and large sliding windows which open up to allow the breeze in.

Villas El Parque is a short walk from a great selection of restaurants, bars, convenience stores and banks and since you're on holiday they will deliver to you, except the bank of course. If the mood takes you, you are moments walk from Spa Hollis anda relaxing massage.

There are 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.

Interaction with guests

I try to meet my guests in person on checking in and am happy to help you plan your trip and offer advice when wanted.

Other things to note

The apartment is not suitable for more than two people.

We provide most items you'll need in the kitchen but due to the layout, work surfaces are limited.


Amenities
Kitchen
Free parking on premises

Prices
Cleaning Fee $10
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

We try to be as environmentally responsible as possible, please help us by following these guidelines:

Do not feed the monkeys, human bacteria on the food you handle can be harmful to them.

Use air conditioning only when necessary and turn off when you leave the condo. The A/C is only to cool the bedroom.

Our sanitation is an organic septic system, please put only minimal paper down the toilet, a bin is provided for this for everything else.

Garbage and recycling is at the top of Pacific Canyon Drive as you enter


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Availability
4 nights minimum stay

78 Reviews

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Angelique User Profile
August 2017
Tariq's place was just what we needed for our relaxing get away. It is very centrally located next to amazing restaurants (try Agua Azul!), a bank, grocery store, as well as right next to the bus stop that will take you down to the beach in just a few minutes. Tariq was very helpful from the moment we arrived in Manuel Antonio. He picked us up from the Quepos Airport and gave us a quick tour of things to check out. All of his suggestions were a hit and we hope to stay here again sometime soon!

Jonathan User Profile
July 2017
Tariq's place was an excellent place to explore the Manuel Antonio area. It was clean and comfortable and close to everything we wanted to see. Also, Tariq recommended a variety of different activities and made sure we heard of the good restaurants around. He answered our questions promptly and was very welcoming. I would recommend strongly Tariq's place to anyone who would like to visit this beautiful part of Costa Rica

Scott User Profile
June 2017
We loved the location of this place! We had a great view out the large sliding windows, really felt like indoor/outdoor living. Plenty of space for 2 with a comfy bed and adequate kitchen. We cooked breakfast and found everything we needed. We could walk to plenty of bars and restaurants and there's a nearby beach that we enjoyed. Tariq is very welcoming and friendly and gave us some great recommendations! We thought it was a great value and were very happy with the whole experience.

Robin + Toby User ProfileRobin + Toby is a superhost.
June 2017
This place is all what past guests say it is....and then some. We spent most of a week here, and it was truly a great stay. The location in Manuel Antonio is perfect, as you're near great (URL HIDDEN) if you don't want to cook, you'll still find something good....and also there's plenty of selection, so no worries. The unit itself is outfitted well, and it, too, won't disappoint. Tariq is the best of hosts; you can be sure that if you have questions or seek advise on things to see or do, he'll help direct you; just ask. We hope to return (URL HIDDEN) I guess that about says it all. Look no further.

Erica User Profile
June 2017
This place is awesome! Within walking distance to excellent restaurants with great service and conveniently next to a few small markets for beer, snacks, toiletries and other essentials. The bus stop is very close and it is a short bus ride to the beach. Tariq was a great and helpful host. He recommended places to eat, visit, and great tour adventures. Highly recommend and would not hesitate to book again when visiting Manuel Antonio!

Tristan User Profile
May 2017
Overall, had a great stay. Very close to restaurants and such. Well priced for Manuel Antonio. Tariq was super responsive and gave some great suggestions. It is not really walkable to the beach, since MA is a big hill/cliff. You can walk to Playa Biesanz from the apartment or down to the main beach in ~25 mins, but both are on small/steep roads so taxi or bus may be better. Note that only the bedroom has AC. The living room has some open air vents and sliding doors that you can open for the breeze. The living room and bathroom have a big screen between them, so bathroom will be same temp as living room. Location is great. Next door to a basic convenience store (standard convenience store stuff, eggs, some basic fruits, no meats other than ones like salami). There is a larger grocery store ~10mins walk west from the apartment. Lots of restaurants within short walk, and a gym and small spa/yoga place next to the apartment. Go to Agua Azul upstairs for dinner - we went for a birthday dinner and it was so good we went back the next night. Emilio's was also very good, and two doors down from that. El Avion had a nice view, but poor/overpriced cocktails and food didn't look very good. Bus stop that goes east (down) to Manuel Antonio park or west into Quepos stops outside that convenience store. It was 310 colones so pretty cheap. Taxis were a rip off, and know they can charge that much since the road is very narrow with no sidewalk throughout all of Manuel Antonio. Wifi is spotty throughout all of MA, so make sure you don't have to do any heavy planning or other work.

Scott User Profile
May 2017
This apartment is awesome! It has an astounding location right in the center of town (its VERY hard to beat) and Tariq is an excellent host. He was on vacation during our stay and still maintained suburb contact with us, and was more than helpful with any question or recommendation request we had. The apartment is spacious and a great air flow as well as view. It can be difficult to find in the dark, so I advise getting there in daylight (however, we found it in the dark just fine). There is also a steep hill or many stairs to get to town. This can be done in flip flops, but be aware for heavy suitcases (maybe 20-30 steps to our apartment). Management of the hotel is separate but will still provide assistance and help, and speak perfect English should your Spanish be limited as ours was. This goes for Tariq as well. There is a full kitchen with dishes, cutlery, full fridge/freezer and even a blender and coffee maker - however bring your own supplies. While paper products are provided, you will want to bring your own coffee filters (cheap, 60 cents at the market just above the hotel). The room was very clean, however please note that in the tropics, ants can enter even the tiniest hole and to keep food stored properly - not an issue for us but something to note in any hotel in the area (one review noted this as an issue, just be aware and its not, and its not unique to this hotel). Overall. my wife and I had an excellent time here. You cannot beat the host or location or view. Thank you so much Tariq!

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Quepos, Costa RicaJoined in June 2012
Tariq User ProfileTariq is a superhost.

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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Response time: within an hour

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