About this listing
Welcome to Villas Oasis, a large vacation rental house in the center of Manuel Antonio. It has a flexible floor plan and may be rented as a self contained resort that sleeps up to 14 or as three individual private units.
We are perhaps the most accessible and convenient villa situated comfortably at the very peak of the Manuel Antonio community. This beautiful garden property provides the perfect combination of privacy and accessibility to every major restaurant and tourist spot in the village. The world famous Manuel Antonio beach and National Park is only a short distance away. Villas Oasis is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed vacation together with family and friends and a tranquil spot for couples. We welcome guests who appreciate this calm atmosphere in between their adventures to the beach, park, and local attractions.
THE PENTHOUSE SUITE is the largest of all our accommodations. The beautiful river rock encased stairway leads you up to the spacious balcony that wraps around the front end of the suite overlooking the gardens and pool and the side of the suite which overlooks more gardens catching the ocean breeze. The combination of the gentle wind from the gardens and the natural sunlight provide an amazing area to relax and have a morning coffee.
As you enter the penthouse suite, you feel as if you have not abandoned the outdoor beauty. With large windows surrounding and the cool tile floor beneath your feet you still feel a connection with the outdoor charm of the property. The large, spacious dining area boasts a unique dining table cut from Costa Rica Guanacaste wood. The natural feel of the dining table and vaulted wooden ceilings contrast beautifully with the 42inch plasma TV, polished granite counter tops in the open kitchen space and all of its modern appliances. For those entertaining larger groups or a family get together, this is the perfect unit for all gatherings. The exciting juxtaposition of the high end appliances and natural tropical surroundings epitomize the concept of natural luxury.
This villa with its three bedrooms sleeping 8 guests, provides an incredible feeling of relaxation with subtle colors blended with clean design and river rock finishes in the impressive indoor/ outdoor shower area. All the bedrooms in this villa come with full AC. Whether housing large groups or families, this unit is unique with ample space and three bedrooms including a full size bunk bed. The comfortable master bedroom has its own beautiful wooden custom cut king size bed including private bathroom and shower.
Guests have a full kitchen inside the apartment as well as a plush outdoor kitchen area, pool and waterfall.
Interaction with Guests
We have an onsite coordinator who is happy to help you navigate the area, set up tours or help you pick a great place to enjoy the sunset and eat.
We are located in the village center, directly behind the church. We are on a residential street, but do not have any "neighbors" we are situated between the church and the water company.
Yes, we are less than a block from the shuttle stop that takes you both to the national park/beaches and the town of Quepos. You are walking distance to at least 20 restaraunts and shops. We do have two gated parking spaces, but most of our guests do not have cars, it is not necessary.
Other Things to Note
We are consistently awarded top honors on Travel review websites. We love our clients and they seem to love us too, we have built this oasis with our own hands and you can see our personal touches everywhere.
We cater to families, couples and people who come to Costa Rica to enjoy the nature and fantastic parks and beaches of Manuel Antonio.
No children under 5 years old. We love children, but our place is not suitable for children under 5 years old. No smoking allowed, we actually enjoy the smell from our wonderful Garden more. No pets allowed. We have a zero tolerance drug policy.
From Mar 18 - Apr 3, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
I cant speak highly enough of this place. The drive to Villas Oasis will take you 2.5 hours, but its well worth it on a nicely paved highway that offers amazing views. Make sure you stop about half way there at Rio Tarcoles to stand on the bridge over the dozens of crocodiles. We rented a car from San Jose, parked in a gated area on site, and didn't use it the rest of the trip. Villas Oasis is in a safe area off of a main road, which makes it easy to take a bus or taxi to the beach and walk to many restaurants. Take the bus to Manuel Antonio park for less than $1 and take a taxi to Playa Biesanz for $5. We frequented the pizza place and the grocery store across the street, and chipped away at the extensive restaurant recommendation list provided by Nadja upon arrival; many within a 10 minute walk. It's neatly handwritten and organized by distance, price, and cuisine along with her personal tips. She seemed willing to plan the entire trip for you if you let her. It's not a question of if we will be back, but when. If you want to have an amazing stay in Manuel Antonio look no further than Villas Oasis.
Listing very accurate. Host was as sweet and as helpful as can be.
This was my first time using airBnB, however I was so happy we found this piece of paradise! This house, which was occupied by myself and 4 other girls, was just everything we dreamed of! So beautiful, clean and beyond our expectations.
The best part of this house is Nadja. She made our experience unforgettable! She is truly the most amazing person we met. Our group had a lot of hiccups during the trip, such as cancelled flights, rescheduling excursions, adding excursions, getting to different places in a short amount of time, getting advice on restaurants, places to visit, where to go / where not to go, getting refunds for the group when we did not even expect it. However, Nadja planned our days and made it seem effortless for our group. She took care of everything from A to Z and for that we will always be grateful for her!
The owners are truly lucky to have her as the hostess! Would definitely stay here again! It has everything you would need.
We stayed for six nights in the penthouse apartment: 4 adults and a 4 year old. It was as described; clean, spacious and the kitchen was well-stocked (we had pre-bought oil and some condiments for cooking but there were some provided). Nadja is incredibly knowledgeable about the area and very willing to help with advice or plans. The pool is well shaded so we could use it even when it was hot, but you could catch the sun using the seats around the edges. The supermarket nearby is a little expensive, but very well stocked for tourists; if you go to Quepos there is slightly less selection but it's cheaper. Villa Oasis is walking distance from lots of restaurants so we ate out most evenings. My favourite part was the open air shower! We would definitely recommend this as a place to stay, or come back ourselves if we're ever lucky enough to be in the area again!
The host was remacable,thank you for everything.Quepos and villa oasis will remain in very good memory for boys from Croatia!
We felt welcome from the moment we entered the Villas Oasis property throughout the last second of our stay. The property is like its name--a little oasis. We loved the pool area and common outdoor barbeque and covered picnic area complete with comfy hammocks. My husband and I, and our 2 adult daughters and their boyfriends stayed in the penthouse suite. It was very comfortable for the 6 of us. Everyone loved the outdoor bathroom and shower which is part of this unit. Nadja, the property manager is awesome. Take her advise on dining, activities, and points of interest. She's well informed and very helpful. Definitely plan your activities with her and try her recommended local restaurants. We loved having lunch at Gaia--one of her favorites. It's worth every penny. One of the members of our party got very badly sunburned early in our vacation. He blistered right away. This could have put limitations on our vacation but Nadja sent us directly to the Farmacia in Quepos to meet with the pharmacist. The pharmacist provided medication for the sunburn and also electrolytes for rehydration. The prompt medical treatment made a huge difference and we continued on our vacation without a glitch. Nadja is a treasure and the Villas Oasis met all of our needs. Stores, the bus line, and restaurants are nearby-walking distance. The 3 unit complex feels very private and quiet within the city. We highly recommend the Villas Oasis and Nadja, its property manager.
Thank you so much, Ann; that is such a sweet review of our little Oasis here in Manuel Antonio. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us and could bring many great memories back home with you. Wishing you all the best, and we look forward to hosting you again should you return to this area in the future! :) / Team Villas Oasis
Villas Oasis is a very family friendly three apartment villa. It is located close to supermarkets and to several nice restaurants. Anyhow, it is quite a distance to the beaches (5 min by car), hence to far to walk at least for us with three small children. The penthouse is very spacious as we stayed there easily with three kids and their grandparents and all required/necessary devices for cooking are available. The kids enjoyed the warm pool (ca. 28 °C) very much especially our smallest child (1,5 yrs) walked in and out all the time. At Villa Oasis Nadja is on-site and of great help for any kind of questions and local hints/recommendations. We had a great time and can fully recommend Villa Oasis for families.
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About the Host, Heather
Niclas, born in Sweden, felt at an early age the urge to explore the world. Traveling extensively in Europe prior to turning 20, he then took his backpack and left for Barbados and the Caribbean Islands, and continued on to Bali and Indonesia for months at a time. A few years later he got a job in the music industry, working for the legendary rock band Metallica, which made him move to the band's home base of San Francisco. Working closely with the band during their concert tours, introduced him to every part of the world; the perfect combination for his passion for Travel & Music. After 10 years of traveling all over the world, he decided to retire from touring and focus on family life. After a visit to Costa Rica, he felt Costa Rica was the perfect place to move to. "It almost felt like Sweden in that it was very safe, with wonderful people, a great place for children to grow up in. But unlike Sweden, there is no cold dark winter to endure." It became obvious that he had finally found his "endless summer", where he could surf everyday and enjoy the relaxed pace of life that the Costa Ricans are so famous for.
His wife Heather is American, from Virginia. She is a teacher who has extensive experience working with non profit organizations and enjoys very much assisting local aid organizations in teaching English to underprivileged women and children. The family has lived in Costa Rica now since 2003, including their four children; Zakkary, Travis, Cruz and Karisma.