About this listing
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.
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.
Sorry no arrivals after 6 pm and no children under 15.
There are public buses on the main road to the beach which is 400 yards up the hill.
Other Things to Note
Please let us know if you are not going to have breakfast with us.
No overnight guests
We absolutely loved staying at Anita’s place. We saw more wildlife in the area around her house, and wandering down to the beach, than we did in the actual park. It is really nice to wake up to a band of squirrel monkeys swinging through the trees overhead. And chatting with her over breakfast, looking out over the ocean and the jungle was delightful.
Anita was a great host! Her place was beautiful, clean, in a great location - perfect distance from both the beach AND the town. met really great people staying as well. Her cats and monkey tree made the stay even nicer. ^.^
This place was beautiful! It truly felt like paradise. We were very happy about our experience. We had a bit of trouble finding it even with our GPS but eventually figured it out. The town is on a big hill so be prepared to trek up and down to the beach and to the shops. But hey! It's all part of he experience! The beach is private and just wonderful. We were very grateful that we chose a room with air conditioning. It may be important to some to know that there is no internet in the rooms and even in the common area, it is hit or miss. The best connection was upstairs in the breakfast area but it's only open in the mornings.
Breakfast was good: fruit, eggs, toast, coffee and some sweets. Nuria was kind and very attentive. We only met Anita briefly but she was super friendly.
Overall, we were very happy and recommend staying here.
Anita was a great host who made me feel very welcome as soon as I arrived. She gave great directions to get there. I had rented a car and it was easy to find, and she even had a locked garage with a gate for the car. The view from the deck is great, and I loved swinging in the hammock anytime of day. Breakfast of eggs and a fruit bowl were served daily, in addition to coffee and juice. It was a great start to the day! I also enjoyed talking with her and other guests who were visiting. Casa Buena Vista has a variety of rooms and a shared kitchen, which can save you money on meals. I really enjoyed exploring the grounds which have various quiet places to relax. I really enjoyed watching the hummingbirds by the cabin. The walk to the beach is about a 15 minute walk downhill, and I was able to sea monkeys along the way. The wifi was not available in my room, but I just went to the TV room when I need it. I really enjoyed my stay here with Anita and would recommend it to other travelers looking for an affordable place to stay.
Case Buena Vista was great. We had a wonderful time. The place was better than advertised. There is comradare between guests. Adequate privacy. And Anita is a great host!
Anita was on vacation when I arrived, and she returned the day before I left, so I really only interacted with Nuria, the housekeeper. Nuria is wonderful: she is like a ray of sunshine on a hot Manuel Antonio day (or more appropriately, a cool breeze). She booked excursions for me, called for info re taxi price, and gave advice on which beaches to go to and how to get there. (I did mostly communicate with her in Spanish.)
I will say that Casa Buena Vista is located a good 10-15 min walk down a steep hill from the main road, which would be difficult if hauling luggage. The stairs around the Casa itself were not a big problem for me (I've stayed at other mountainside hotels with more). I highly recommend getting a room with AC, as it's a nice respite from the heat.
My room was clean with white walls, the bed was comfortable, and the shower was spacious. I stayed in Room 7, and I think 3 people would be a stretch, but having another person in there wouldn't be bad.
I enjoyed my stay here immensely! I didn't get a chance to meet Anita, but the others working at Casa Buena Vista were very helpful and friendly. I hope to return!
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About the Host, Anita
I discover Manuel Antonio 38 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 educational talks for many groups including National Geografic. We were among the founders of the first Chamber of Tourism in Manue Antonio, founders of ASCONA (Quepos first conservation organization), and have continued to be active in civic and conservations groups to date. I am currently working with a group to establish an animal shelter here in our (website hidden) We worked for many years on the problem of drownings (see page 7). I ran my gift shop LA BUENA NOTA for many years and because of my extensive knowledge of Costa Rica, I can answer most questions about our area and some advice about other tourist destinations in Costa Rica.