About this listing
A private home lodging located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica with a spectacular post card ocean/ jungle view.
We have 2 rooms with shared baths . 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.
The heliconia and bromeliad bedrooms are available in the teak house. Each room has a double bed. The bathroom in this house is shared and has a large shower with hot water.
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.
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 rooms is already booked please check our other pages for availability. 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
Other Things to Note
You need to let me know how you will be getting here and the hour you will be arriving to be sure that someone will be here to let you in. I will only receive guests after 6 pm by direct request, so ask first if you plan on arriving at night.
There is a communal kitchen for all our guests. Please refill the ice cube trays when you use the ice and leave the kitchen clean. There is a tv room with cable tv for everyone to use. No noise after 10 pm and no un-registered guests in the rooms. I need to know when you will be arriving and if you will be needing a parking space.
The accomodation was very clean, beautiful and the description was accurate. The kitchen is really nice. We loved the view and the animals all around the area. Also the breakfast is delicious and the beach is simply stunning here. We were a bit disappointed to see that this airbnb was more a guesthouse than a personal, more intimate airbnb and we missed the communication with our host. We never had the chance to introduce ourselves (since we are germans that's what we want to do first to be polite) But there were a lot of other guests and we had great communication with them and the nice lady who works for her, she showed us the property and gave us good advices. We would recommend this Airbnb as a great guesthouse (!) to stay, it's a tranquil place in a perfect location in Manuel Antonio.
Casa Buena Vista was a great convenient place for my stay in Manuel Antonio. Guest must be able to check in by 6. Anita was very welcoming and hospitable. a light breakfast was prepared every morning between 7-10am in the main house. The room itself was equipped with the essentials, bed, shelving, hooks, towels. It's very basic and perfect for my needs. There is a communal living area and kitchen in the home in which my room was located. At times, it would be a bit noisy from the doors opening and closing. If you are seeking a luxurious stay, seek elsewhere. As mentioned this is a basic bnb and will only provide the bare essentials. Perfect walking distance from the beach and to the main road to catch the public bus. I throughly enjoyed my stay there. Anita even took the time to offer me a ride into town to see a doctor for some medical treatment I needed. Thanks Anita for your opening your home!!!
Pretty much the perfect place to stay if you're in Manuel Antonio. Super close to amazing restaurants, the beach, and awesome people.
We only stayed here briefly as a way to break up our driving and get some sleep so we never got the full feel of the place, but I will say that the directions given were great. We loved the deck on the teak house and listening to and watching the monkeys swing through the trees. It was really nice having a full kitchen to use. The room however was extremely hot, little to no circulation. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a chill, laid-back hostel.
I met great people during my stay and staff was really friendly and helpful. The view was magnificent from the breakfast area and the feel of the place was perfect combo of privacy and social opportunities. Really great local quiet and extremely beautiful beach called Biesanz in walking distance. Great restaurants with big variety close by. I did an amazing canopy tour that the staff booked for me.
I had a lovely stay in Casa Buenavista. I went to the lovely beach close by, 15 min walk downhill, and kayaking with new friends from Casa BuenaVista, a tour which was recommended to me and which I loved. Lovely relaxing terrace. Restaurants further up on the street. I felt very welcomed, although Anita was not there. No A/C in room but tropical :) Good breakfast.
Staying in the Teak House room at Anita's was lovely. The room is a bit dark, but very comfortable. The bathroom, kitchen, and common space were comfortable, clean, and lovely to share. Breakfast was simple but lovely (eggs, toast, coffee, fruit salad and a view!), and conversing with Anita made it even better.
Overall, I would stay here again. There is a short (uphill) walk to the grocery, but proximity to the beach and National Park was easy. Great albeit brief trip to Manuel Antonio, can't wait to be back!
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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.