About This Listing
This is a lush tropical property, well located, just off the main road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park.
The house "La Niña" is PRIVATE, AIR CONDITIONED (or screened windows with four ceiling fans) Big Pool/View, taxi/bus 2 min.
Ideal Vacation Rental for a couple in beautiful Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica ( AIR CONDITIONED Comfort )
Private house, one bedroom, one bath, full kitchen with toaster oven, gas stove, refrigerator, utensils, cookware, coffee maker, blender, microwave, hot water, linens.
The living room has a queen, pull-out couch. Dining area with table and chairs. Separate bedroom with closet and en suite.
One block to bus, taxi, restaurants, groceries, liquor Store, restaurants, take out (Mexican, Sushi, Typico, Pizza, Vietnamese.)
Super large pool set in the jungle (shared with Pete's main rental "Casa Linda" 3BR 2B ). Rarely are guests at the pool at the same time!!
A rental car is not a necessity, as all tours will pick you up and return you to the house.
Location, location, location...!!!
Guests have the use of our huge pool and the jungle trails with visits by monkeys, birds, iguanas, butterflies and more. Pick your own mangos, avocados, flowers and coconuts in season. Private yard with two porches.
My concierge Itza Montero can arrange all of your tours with pick up/drop off right from the house. She is one of the best massage therapists with her own spa at the beach, at Itza's Enchanted (less than two blocks from the house) and makes house calls.
Interaction with Guests
Your host Peter V, has been a Costa Rica resident for over twenty years and looks forward to helping you plan your perfect vacation. I live on the property and see the guests whenever they need me, but try to stay out of your way the rest of the time.
La Nina is at the top of the hill exactly half-way between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. The neighborhood is a combination of residential/commercial. It is an easy walk to the bus stop, taxis, groceries, restaurants, take out, football field, school, church, shops, coffee shop.
Manuel Antonio National Park and the beaches are a seven minute bus ride away. Seven minutes in the other direction is the quaint fishing village of Puerto Quepos, with it's shops, restaurants and new Pez Vela Marina with some of the best sports fishing in the world.
Friday night and Saturday is the Feria or Farmer's Market on the seawall in Puerto Quepos.
Public Transportation (buses and taxis) are one minute away.
All tours will pick you up and return you to the house.
Other Things to Note
Sound system with iPod dock, cable TV, DVD, current movies
CD's and radio.
Air conditioning, secure glass and screened windows.
No Smoking in the house. 420 ok.
Pay $15.00 to replace lost keys.
Towels for the beach not provided.
We had a great time at Pete's place. The home was very clean, and there was actually a housekeeper who came daily to change the garbage, make the bed, etc. They even changed the sheets once during our 3 day stay and did a dish that we left in the sink! The gardens outside were beautiful and felt like we were walking through the jungle whenever we went outside.
The first night we arrived it was pouring and thunderstorms out and as a result we did see a few geckos in the house, but they stayed on the walls and ran away when you got near so it wasn't much of a problem. There were also the occasional ant found but like I said, we were in a jungle, so its to be expected.
Pete was extremely friendly and offered us lots of help during our trip. We even ran into him one day at breakfast one morning and he came up to us and greeted us like we were old friends.
Overall we really enjoyed our time and were glad we stayed! Thanks again for a great place.
Pete has been a very helpful host so we did find our way around very easily. He is a very sympathetic and easy person. Everything was perfectly organized and went smoothly. The house is perfectly located half way between Quepos and Manuel Antonio NP. Shops, bus stop and restaurants within walking distance. It is a place you can relax despite being right in the middle. A cosy and clean place. And the private pool is just fantastic and just what you need in this area! Thank you Pete for welcoming us!
Peter was a really welcoming and responsive host. He made us feel comfortable in a new place and his property is beautiful. The swimming pool was absolutely amazing and is literally privately tucked into the middle of the rainforest. We even saw some animals while we were swimming in it! The house has everything you may need and is in an excellent location really close to bus stops, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I would recommend staying here if you want to be in the heart of Manuel Antonio!
Thank You Salma for your stay, you were great guests.
Thank for letting me know about the screens, they don't have holes, they are out of the track, maybe my cleaning lady did it cleaning them, but have a guy coming to fix them.
Dogs are being treated, tics are a problem here in CR but I am on it!!
thanks for this, without guests pointing these things out I would not be aware of them.
I wish you both well and hope to see you again
Alquilé la casa La Niña por dos noches y me gustó mucho. La casa es confortable y tiene todo lo necesario para pasar unas lindas vacaciones.
La piscina es muy grande, limpia y está rodeada por una linda vegetación.
Don Peter es un anfitrión muy atento y agradable.
We had a great time at Pete's Place! It was centrally located to beaches and restaurants and was it's own little haven to return to at the end of the day. We spent time by the pool and took advantage of the kitchen for making a few of our own meals. Bed was very comfortable (rare with the Airbnb's I've been in), although there was some street noise that came through the windows at night. Overall, Pete was a great host, the location was perfect, and the apartment was just what we were looking for.
We stayed at Petes place a week and couldn't have wished for more! You can get around easy by bus to the beach and the Manuel Antonio national park!
The pool is even better as on the pictures, we went for a swim every morning! One morning a whole monkey family said hi while we were swimming! Sooooo nice!
Everything is very clean and you can easily stay for a week!
The little house 'La Niña' feels like home after a couple hours and you can cook, chill in the backyard or whatever you feel to do, you will love it!
Pete was waiting for us as we arrived in the dark and couldn't find the place immediately! He left us enough privacy the whole stay and cared about our needs!
We definately recommend this place in Manuel Antonio, better than every hotel! Hopefully we can go back one day! Thanks for your hospitality Pete and take care!
About the Host, Peter
PLEASE NOTE!!!!!!!CONTRARY TO WHAT IT SAYS ABOVE I'M IN MANUEL ANTONIO NOT QUEPOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Over those years I have met some wonderful people here and made friendships that will last forever.
I'm a Leo, I like people, I empathetic and I love to laugh.
Living here has given me the opportunity to be one with Nature, spend time at the beach and hang out with other like minded folks who came, fell in love and stayed in one of the special places on the planet.
I'm a reader and fiction works for me ( Lee Child, with " Jack Reacher" are favoutites
I like to meet my guests but then stay out of their way unless needed, they are not here to see me, they are here to see Monkeys, Sloths, Toucans,Dolphins, Whales and all that Costa Rica has to offer.
Did I mention I like kids, and they seem to like me.
I guess you could say I'm a people person , and I'm looking forward to meeting you.
Pura Vida is the motto here, Pure Life which basically means live in the moment