About this listing
Welcome to Villas Oasis, a large vacation rental house in Manuel Antonio which can sleep up to 14 guests. 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 Secret Garden villa has been described as “hidden in paradise”. This elegant yet rustic villa contains all the natural features of Costa Rican fine woods, with cool tile flooring and many modern appliances and finishes. Attention to detail is definitely a priority. This two bedroom garden villa perfectly nestled among its natural surroundings carries an refreshing cross breeze through the entirety of the living area. This provides a fresh and relaxing environment for you to unwind. Whether it is to entertain family and friends or to watch a football game on the big screen TV. The custom designed wood cabinets and counter top in the kitchen create a unique and authentic Costa Rican vibe. The hand crafted river rock shower in the bathroom creates a rain forest style natural energy. This naturalistic theme is woven throughout the whole villa with local Costa Rican artwork and décor. Guests can stand in the kitchen preparing a meal whilst gazing into the surrounding gardens and at any moment open the glass doors and take a 5 second walk into the graduated swimming pool for a refreshing cool down.
The side patio of the garden villa has a private feel to it. Supported by beautiful teak beams contrasted against the continuing theme of the Costa Rican river rock walls. The grassy garden area is scattered with baby palms and banana trees providing plenty space to spread out in your hammock and relax for a morning coffee and book in your hand. This is a fantastic area to sit in the early morning and catch the sounds of the tropical birds attracted to the property.
We are also very proud of high ranking and many reviews on TripAdvisor, search for "Villas Oasis Manuel Antonio" and you can check for yourself
You have your own fully equipped kitchen in the apartment, but there is also a full kitchen outside with a BBQ area, pool, waterfall and viewing tower
Interaction with Guests
We have an onsite coordinator who will be happy to help you navigate our special area, we love to share of knowledge of the "locals" including the Saturday farmer's market. We are happy to share where you can see the best sunset, raft the best river and see the most animals.
We are located on a residential street, just behind the church. Our other neighbor is the water company, so it is nice and peaceful at night.
We are located just one block from the local shuttle stop. The shuttle will take you to the national park/beaches as well as the town of Quepos. We do have parking, but most of our guests do not rent cars as it is not necessary.
Other Things to Note
We built Villas Oasis with our own hands and you will see the personal touches everywhere on our property. We are proud of our little place and consistently land at the top of travel review websites.
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.
Our host Nadja made us feel like home and we really enjoyed our stay at the Secret Garden. It is conveniently located around 5-10min away from the Manuel Antonio National Park (an absolute must!) and few steps away from the main street where you'll find public transportation.
The house (we stayed at the lower floor house) had everything we needed: one big room, a smaller room with two beds, a well equipped kitchen and a beautiful bathroom. Everything was very clean and the temperature was comfortable thanks to the air conditioning inside. Everything was cleaned once a day by a maid. We were two couples traveling, and this place fit our needs.
Being able to do some laundry (at a very reasonable price) was very convenient for us.
The cherry on the pie was the pool and the BBQ area (that we used twice) as well as the table right outside to enjoy breakfast.
Nadja made our check-in easy despite our late arrival (thanks!) and she provided us with good recommendations on where to eat & where to go. Communication with her before and during our stay was good and fluid.
Overall, our experience was excellent and would definitely choose this place if we had the chance to come back one day.
Our stay in the Secret Garden Oasis was fantastic! My family (husband, and twin 10 year old daughters) and I stayed for four nights in July for my husband's 40th birthday. We loved our stay. The house was clean and comfortable. The pool was a pleasant spot to relax, which my daughters, especially, enjoyed. We were within walking distance to many restaurants. It was an easy bus ride to Manuel Antonio National Park. We had a safe and secure location for us to park our rental car. The building, itself, was very private and secure from the surrounding area.
But, by far, what made our stay so wonderful was Nadja. She was there to greet us when we arrived. As it turns out, I became ill upon arrival, (a stomach bug from a previous location) and Nadja immediately went to the pharmacy to get me some medicine. She was kind and patient. She arranged all of our tours, which were all trustworthy and enjoyable experiences. Because it was my husband's birthday, she helped arrange for a local restauranteur to make a cake for him, which was homemade and delicious. She gave us ideas of things to do while we were in Manuel Antonio. Her restaurant suggestions were all spot on. We loved Manuel Antonio, and should we return, we would definitely stay at the "Secret Garden Oasis" again.
We really enjoyed staying at this place. It was conveniently located close to shops, restaurants and the beach. Also it was clean and had great amenities such as pool and hammock. Tanja was friendly and helpful. She wrote 2 pages just for us to help us find good restaurants and tours. Vilma who cleaned the house was also really sweet and friendly. Overall it was a great place and I recommned it
The home was just as described and we really enjoyed our stay. It was conveniently located and the pool was AWESOME! We had a great time, and a special thanks to Nadja (the concierge) who helped us to book many fabulous excursions and gave us the inside scoop on where to shop and dine.
Our time at the secret garden hidden oasis was paradise. It was in the perfect location. I would recommend renting a car being that it wasn't walkable distant to the beach but it had many stores and restaurants that you were able to walk too. The place was gorgeous. Very well maintained. The pool was amazing to have right outside your door after a long day at the beach. Nadja was amazing, she was there for whatever we needed and was very nice and friendly. She also was helping letting us know which tours and restaurants were the best and which ones she didn't recommend. We can't wait to return.
After a long day of travel, arriving at Villa Oasis was entering paradise. Nadyia greeted us warmly, gave us a tour of the property and a great deal of information on the area. It was great to have a safe place to park the car, a pool available to us at all hours, our own patio, daily maid service, fresh beach towels, and a fresh water cooler. The location is ideal and just what we were looking for.
What a fantastic place to stay! All of our needs were met, the villa was clean with all the amenities and Nadja was so informative. We will definitely be staying here in the future and have already been recommending this place to our friends.
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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.