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Casa Buena Vista with AC rm. 7
Casa Buena Vista with AC rm. 7
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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This is a room with private bathroom and has one double and one single bed. There are a number of stairs so if you have a mobility issue I would not recommend it.

The space

A private home lodging located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica with a spectacular post card ocean/ jungle view.
. 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 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.
If this room is not available please check out our other rooms. 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.

Guest access

Sorry no arrivals after 6 pm and no children under 15.

Other things to note

Please let us know if you are not going to have breakfast with us.

Cable TV
Wireless Internet

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No overnight guests


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Megan User Profile
April 2017
Overall, we were very happy with our stay at Anita's place. The complex was really a tropical bed and breakfast. If the place were cleaned up a bit, it would be really incredible. We stayed in #7 which was on the bottom row and was in a row with 2 other studio type rooms similar to our room. AC worked well. Get a room with AC! Some important notes: Anita does not allow check in past 6pm. This was really strange considering it is a vacation hostel type location. Luckily the place we were staying in the previous town went out of their way to accommodate us with an early tour because Anita was definitely not going to go out of her way. The place is up for sale and I think she's a bit over being a host. We asked for towels to use on our catamaran tour and she said 'you don't need towels. Just drip dry.' So no, she didn't have to let us borrow towels (really old worn out towels btw) but it was always the way she said things that consistently sent the message 'It's all about Anita, not the guest.' The woman who cleaned was very kind. She always tried to help if she could. She kept the living areas very clean considering all the bugs in the area. Breakfast was great...eggs, toast, pastries, coffee, juice. Anita was pleasant and bubbly. She gave us a few tips about what to do and where to go. She even gave us access to the locked garage for our rental car. It was a good value and very unique place, so overall we had a good stay...just a few uncomfortable and abrasive moments with Anita. Well worth it for the price and location.

Christy User Profile
March 2017
We definitely felt like we had made it to the tropics here! The property indeed has a beautiful view of the water before you enter the gate, and is teeming with flowers and plants and wildlife throughout. We really enjoyed the lounging area (where we could watch for monkeys and iguanas) and the relatively convenient location (we walked to the beach, dinner, the minimarket and bank, and to the bus to the park). The room itself was enough for us, albeit not luxurious by any means (the towels were old and scratchy and there was a faint smell of mildew lurking). Anita was friendly and helpful and booked us a great dolphin watching and snorkeling tour which we loved! All in all, we had a very pleasant stay.

Erika User Profile
March 2017
We had a good stay at Casa Buena Vista. Anita was very helpful and friendly. Her backyard had a good view of the ocean and there were lots of wildlife as well.

Ryan User Profile
March 2017
My friend had a cockroach run up has leg in the shower, a salamander and a centipede on the on the wall. Other than that AC worked well, place was clean. Good view from the kitchen, but no where else on the property. Walk to bus stop is up a long hill, not ideal for people who cannot walk well. Host was very nice and very helpful finding an amazing night tour.

Becky User Profile
February 2017
Great location, clean and Anita is very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.

Albert User Profile
January 2017
Casa Buena Vista you have my heart! My travel style involves avoidance of tourist-laden hotels as I prefer to live like a local. During my 5/night stay, Casa Buena Vista delivered that in the following areas: location,location,location. The house is removed from—but still walking distance to—the main highway that runs from Quepos through the majority of Manuel Antonio (Calle Principal). That particular intersection, which requires a moderate uphill hike from the house to access, is where the bus-stop, bank, market, pharmacy and several restaurants are located. Taxis pass through here in abundance but I recommend using the bus during operating hours (currently, the fee is 295 colones which is less than $1). On the bus, it is a very quick ride (south) to Playa Espadilla and the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park. Equally, the bus ride to Quepos (north) is a quick ride which makes the house centrally located between both Quepos and Manuel Antonio Park. If you walk downhill from the house, you will encounter a gravel road (do not attempt to descend wearing flip flops) which takes you to my favorite beach La Playita. I visited this beach everyday and it became my go-to. The remoteness of this beach makes it less crowded, and I encountered more locals than tourists here. This is also where local and skilled surfers gather due to better waves (provides great surf-watching but I preferred to do my own novice-level surfing at playa Espadilla for its less intimidating waves). There is a food vendor who visits this beach almost daily named Ana who makes a great arroz con pollo and frijól molido for 2,500 colones. I absolutely loved her food and the convenience of having beachside access to it. There are also a few vendors who sell beer, water, and fresh coconuts (coconuts are called "pipas" here). The house itself is multilevel and awesomely enmeshed with the jungle. Obviously, this means you will encounter things found in nature such as bats and rare-sounding birds, as well as my personal favorite: howler monkeys. The sights and sounds of all the surrounding nature is something I will truly miss. The room (rm 7) was great. In hindsight, it is more than I needed—mainly because I traveled solo and was always out and about. It is spacious, with two beds—one full, one twin—two corner shelving units, one high table with 3 bar stools, one low table with two chairs and a wall mounted shelf with clothing rack and hangers. Very large shower with a powerful shower head and an extra sink and counter space separate from the bathroom. Room has efficient air-conditioning but I rarely used it (I am warm weather oriented). Something to be aware of is that the property uses a septic tank so toilet paper is not to be flushed. Anita was a really great host. Breakfast is served daily from 7:30-10 in a dining area (amazing views) within the main property where you can interact (or not) with other guests. She...

Michelle User Profile
January 2017
Anita was very nice and accommodating. The place was well kept. The AC in the room and the hot shower were great after a long day at the beach.

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I discover Manuel Antonio 41 years ago after graduating the University of California in Berkeley. Don Melton and myself first did a research project in the National Park and adjoining beaches and decided to make Punta Quepos our home. Don was the local historian and gave educatio…
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