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
Costa Rica Beach House-Punta Leona
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

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.

The space

Less than 90 minutes from the capital city of San Jose, this is your own charming two bedroom, two bath beach house in the gated and secure community of Punta Leona.
Villa Tranquilo offers a relaxed, soothing retreat from the stresses of daily life while still being close enough to modern amenities to pamper yourself. The house is completely air conditioned with WiFi, TV/DVD, stereo system and laundry room.
Playa Mantas beach is just steps from the house and top-rated Playa Blanca is a short, five minute walk away. There is a small restaurant/bar at Playa Blanca and a full-time lifeguard station.
You'll be amazed at the wildlife you will see right from your balcony! Scarlet macaws, monkeys, iguanas, raccoons, and toucans can be seen at various times of the year right in the backyard. Listen to the sound of the surf, arrange for a massage or take advantage of the great hiking trails, zip line, butterfly farm and tennis courts. There's even a miniature golf course! All of these activities are available right on the property.
Punta Leona houses a hotel with swimming pools, restaurants, bars and even a chapel with Sunday services. The hotel can arrange day trips to Manuel Antonio State Park, Arenal Volcano, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, and many other outdoor activities.
We love our home and the restorative quality it has on our lives. We know it will do the same for you. Enjoy.

Guest access

Guests have access to our entire 2-bedroom , 2-bathroom house, with full balcony, gourmet kitchen and private laundry. In addition, they have access to all of the hotel grounds' amenities - pools, restaurants, beaches, tennis courts, water sports, hotel-sponsored activities, concierge services, etc. Please note: the hotel has recently limited car travel to Playa Blanca but it is only a 5+ minute walk from the house.

Interaction with guests

We interact as much or as little as our guests want. Usually there are a few online conversations prior to their stay to take care of the logistics and answer any questions. Once booked, we provide a Welcome Packet with directions, resort information, local activities, and emergency contact information both locally and for us.
Once arrived, we usually like to get an email or text just letting us know they've arrived safely. And after that we are here if they need us, but honestly we usually don't hear much from people until they are checking out to let us know they're on their way. In the rare occurrence that someone has had a question or an issue that they wanted to ask us, we've been able to respond quickly and take care of it.

Other things to note

Punta Leona has two small convenience stores an ice cream parlor on the property as well as two snack bars and 3 restaurants. There is also a nurses station on the property as well as a doctor should the need arise.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $700
Weekly Discount: 14%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

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


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!!

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!!!!

Sally User Profile
February 2017
This home is a beautiful and restful place to stay. The scenery is magnificent and the beach within a minutes walk. There is plenty to do for those who want action and plenty of opportunity to relax and listen to the waves. Steve and Shannon are great hosts and very helpful with any questions we had. A wonderful place to go!

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.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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