This is the the view that will welcome you when you enter the house!
And this is another view of Playa Mantas. The beach is directly below the house.
Costa Rica Beach House-Punta Leona
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Our light and breezy, 2-bedroom beach house is the perfect place to totally relax or make your base for zip-lining, kayaking and hiking. Enjoy ocean views, wildlife sightings and the sound of the surf while you prepare a gourmet meal or just chill.


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Please Absolutely No Smoking in the house.
Please rinse off using the outside shower before going inside if you're covered in sand.
Please No Pets



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

3 nights minimum stay

45 Reviews

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Alyce User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful view. Loved the porch.

Chris User Profile
July 2017
Nice place

Holly User Profile
July 2017
A great place to stay! The view is gorgeous and you are a short walk to two beautiful beaches. Resort restaurants are within walking and driving distance and kitchen is equipped for cooking at the house. Bedrooms are comfortable and cozy. We hated to leave!

Caroline User Profile
May 2017
We really loved the house and the view was incredible! The house is exactly as described by Steve and Shannon. Every morning I saw the cutest green hummingbird and huge parrots in the trees right from the balcony! The wildlife in Costa Rica is truly amazing. The information that Steve and Shannon provide in the welcome packet was also very helpful!! I recommend their recommendations - especially watching the sunset one night from Villa Caletas! Absolutely stunning view!! This was the perfect house for a relaxing get away, I highly recommend!

Brian User Profile
April 2017
We loved this place! It is precisely as listed - but even better in person. Private villa atop a lovely beach resort - best of both worlds. The location is ideal - walk down some (somewhat steep) steps to Playa Mantas beach and literally a 5 minute beach stroll or walk on the road (if the tide is in) to even more gorgeous beach Playa Blanca (where we caught AMAZING sunsets and bigger waves than on Playa Mantas all day/evening - it is also part of the resort with nice casual restaurant on the beach that is open until 5pm daily). The wildlife visible from the perfectly appointed deck is quite overwhelming: endless scarlet macaw sitings (one afternoon, we literally had eight macaws clearly visible from the deck with the naked eye - incredible for pictures), large iguanas, butterflies, parakeets, toucans, pelicans, hummingbirds, frigate birds, lovely sandpipers and other beach birds, orange and purple crabs on the beach, and tons of species I can't name. There is a guided bird walk several mornings/wk from the resort and Alex (the guide), is delightful and super knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. The breakfast buffet is delicious and netted in and we saw monkeys several mornings while dining!! You are so close to Carara National Wildlife Park (10 mins from entrance to the resort) where we got to see three different types of monkeys (howlers, capuchin, spider), poison dart frogs, and all kinds of birds - just used one of the guides there to help us identify everything. We zip lined less than a half hour away, kids took surf lessons in Jaco, we did a river tour to see the crocodiles and amazing water fowl, hiked down to swim in the cool crisp freshwater pools of a huge waterfall - claimed to be the highest in Costa Rica - also only about 15 mins away - if you drive all the way to the top there are gardens and walk to the waterfall - we stopped before the top for the super intense hike down through gorgeous terrain and then lugged ourselves all the way up and it was so totally worth it! Steve & Shannon have an incredibly detailed and helpful guide to the house and area with fabulous recommendations which we really appreciated. We loved and followed all their restaurant and adventure suggestions! Can't wait to get back. I read through all the reviews - perhaps it was the season - but we had none of the few issues one of the others mentioned - ants outside but not at all in the villa... They also have a fantastic movie collection (mostly R rated quality films) but we were too tired from all the adventures each day to stay awake except the very first night when we tried but all fell asleep while watching. Can't recommend too strongly. Can't wait to get back there!!

Christen User Profile
March 2017
Our family of four (our girls are 9 and 7) had a fabulous time at Steve and Shannon's vacation home. The location and views were amazing. To get to the beach we only had to walk down about 3 flights of stairs behind the home. That descent takes you to Playa Mantas which has an inflatable playground for kids in the water. You can then climb over a small but steep land elevation (at anytime except high tide) to get to Playa Blanca, which we felt was the nicer beach of the two. Playa Blanca has less rocks and coral on the beach and beautiful white sand. If it's high tide you can walk 15 minutes on the upper road to the other beach. Both beaches have plenty of shade options which was important to us. Our children both loved playing in the waves at the beach. Both beach restaurants (at Playa Mantas and Playa Blanca) were great and we ate our lunches there if we weren't out for an excursion. We cooked our suppers back at the condo. We did the walking bird tour at the resort at 6:15am and would highly recommend it. The guide, Alex, brings a spotting scope so that you can see several local birds. As for the condo, it had everything we needed. The condo was very nicely decorated. There were a few ants, but that didn't bother us because we knew we were in Costa Rica. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were very comfortable and the air conditioning worked well. The bedrooms are on the lower level, which certainly helps with the heat at night. We really appreciated having a laundry machine at our disposal at the condo. As for our excursions that we chose to do on our 4 day stay; we did surfing lessons in Jaco, spent one full day on the resort (we had a sick kid that day) and did the Waterfall hike outside the Pura Vida gardens. The hike was a 3.5 hour hike and pretty tiring for everyone in the heat. However the waterfalls were pretty impressive and the swim at the pool on the return leg was refreshing. Make sure you bring a litre of water for each person if you do this hike. We stopped to see the crocodiles under the bridge at Tarcoles after the hike.

Mike User Profile
February 2017
Couldn't of asked for a better experience. Have no fear! Everything is as described and Steve & Shannon were great!! Trip of a lifetime! Take the adventure and enjoy! Thanks again!!!!

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in September 2012
Steve And Shannon User ProfileSteve And Shannon is a superhost.

My wife Shannon and I both work in the film industry in Hollywood. We love design and architecture probably because we work in such a visual medium. Shannon takes classes is welding and pottery and I like to fiddle with motorcycles and older British cars.

When we purchased Villa 501 we decided to model our house in a clean modern look similar to a "W" hotel but with a Costa Rican feel. At the time, we lived in a 1920's traditional California Spanish style home and wanted to do something which we hoped would have a "Zen" quality to it.

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