A private home lodging located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica with a spectacular post card ocean/ jungle view.
We have 2 rooms with shared baths and 6 rooms with private baths. . 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.
We also now have three new rooms with private baths and A/C. Each has a double bed and a single bed, sitting area and of course a shower with hot water and some of the best views in Manuel Antonio.
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 would not recommend it for anyone that is not physically active. There are a number of stairs.
I will only receive guests after 6 pm by direct request, so ask first if you plan on arriving at night.
We were incredibly pleased with our stay at Casa Buena Vista! The Casa is CLOSE TO NATURE and we loved it. Bats, howler monkeys and humming birds are a common sight from the patio and there were plenty of other critters close by to see. Next door was a dog who adopted a raccoon baby, on her own! The owner Anita is very nice and helpful, every place she said we might be interested in proved to be very fun for my husband and I! Also everyone knows her, she's an institution in the area. She serves a wonderful casual breakfast with fruit and eggs (I also lucked into French toast one day!) where she will chat with the guests about their plans for the day and provide tips about off-the-beaten-path places to go. I wish I had been able to spend more time with her, but I got a bad cold and skipped the breakfast for the last half of my trip so I didn't spread my germs to the other guests. Anita can also help you arrange any tours very easy, she set up a sunset sailing tour for us in 2 minutes! The room was clean and comfortable, the AC worked very well, and there is a great patio area called the Teak House where there are a couple of rooms as well as the communal kitchen, but it was best for meeting the other guests and doing some serious monkey-watching. I highly recommend staying here, Anita has been there since the 70's and it has a charm about the place that some of the newer hotels don't. I love the cute colony of bats she has and you can see them very close! Many people walk to the beach nearby, although my husband and I found it better to drive there. We're from flat Florida and everyone else seemed to be quite used to 35 degree climbs! The beach is amazing, catch the sunset and watch the surfers. Thank you Anita for the wonderful vacation, your casa made it extra special for us. This was our first experience with Air BnB and we are very happy with it!
I spent a week at Casa Buena Vista in room 6, and it was wonderful. The room had AC, was clean, spacious, had a large shower with hot water, and an additional sink and sitting area by the large sliding glass doors. Clean sheets and towels were provided whenever requested. The housekeeper, Nuria, made up the room each morning and did a great job. Breakfast was provided every morning, which was one of my favorite times to talk with Anita and the other guests and enjoy the beautiful view. Eggs, toast, fresh fruit, juice, homemade jam, coffee, tea, and sweet breads were provided. Anita was a wonderful host and I loved talking with her. She was kind enough to offer me a ride from the supermarket one night, and she booked an amazing horseback riding excursion for me. The B&B is located a ten minute walk from the beautiful beach. It is a steep downhill walk, but an inexpensive bus ride brings you back. Manuel Antonio is breathtaking, but everything is elevated from the beach. Be prepared to do uphill walking and climb stairs, or pay a little extra for taxi or bus fare. I thought the views offered by the elevation made it very worthwhile. I would highly recommend Casa Buena Vista, and hope to return to Manuel Antonio.
Anita was very accommodating and the place was very clean. It has a spectacular view and lots of local wildlife on the property.
A lovely host, a clean and comfortable room, amazing views and a great breakfast. What more could you want?
It is a very nice house with an awesome view and great atmosphere. However, my experience was not very good. Wi-fi did not work on my phone, bed sheets were smelly, and the worst part is that my Nikon SLR camera was stolen from my room even though I left the door locked. That same night, a laptop computer was stolen from another guest who left it in a common area. Anita was sorry for my stolen camera and did not charge me for a second night, however, that does not make up for my stolen camera.
A really nice spot with multiple buildings that gives it an intimate feel. I stayed in one of the AC rooms, which was definitely a wise choice, since it was in the mid 80s and very humid. The home is a 15 min walk down a gravel road to a quiet strip of beautiful beach which was free of commercialization (with only a small local surf shop). 15 mins the other way is a nice supermarket and chinese restaurant (really worth going to - you'll need a break from the sodas - local diners). Daily breakfast was lovely with Anita sitting with us and trading stories. She gave us good suggestions on travelling and helped arrange a taxi for us on the last day.
Manuel Antonio is a wonderful place that stimulates your senses and really connect with nature.
Casa Buena Vista offers a large breakfast, a great view from the dining room to the National Park and being embedded in a lush nature.
Room 6 has no direct view to the sea but meets the amenities offered. Be careful it's down enough stairs and not offered help with luggage.
Anita was polite but expected more. For example in terms of flexibility to be able to leave the room and take at least other facilities like the bathroom before leaving.
relaxing stay, safe property, beautiful view from the commons area. clean rooms. had a great short visit!
Anita was a wonderful hostess! She met me at the curb, and continued to take care of me as long as I was there. She even called the next day to make sure I reached my next destination. I will return to Casa Buena Vista the next time I'm in the Quepos area, and I recommend it to anyone looking for lodging there.
My girlfriend and I had a great stay with Anita at Casa Buena Vista. The place has a very relaxing vibe being right in the jungle over looking the ocean, whilst still being just a few minutes walk from the restaurants and shops of Manuel Antonio. The room was very clean and the breakfast was great, there was also a very clean kitchen for preparing meals. Over all it was a very nice stay and good value. I would definitely go back if I'm in this area again in the future.