About this listing
This is a private apartment and not just a room. It has a complete kitchen, full bath, living room /dining area, 1 bedroom, A/C, TV, WiFi and a shared swimming pool. There is a queen size bed and we add a single bed when there is a third guest.
When we were building the Monkey Suite we were almost finished with it and we still didn't know what to name it and than a few of our neighbors (monkeys) dropped by to see it and without saying a word to us, we knew what to name it. The Monkey Suite is a 1 bedroom apartment with 1 bath, kitchen and living room. It has great jungle and ocean views, with plenty of wildlife just outside of your windows.
If the Monkey Suite isn't available for your specific dates, please view our other 4 apartments that are spread out on the property. Simply click on our photograph and than look on the lower left side of the new page to see them.
When you stay at the "Monkey Suite" you will enjoy our pool and large covered rancho where you can sit back and relax. The rancho has a hammock, tables and chairs and a TV. It's the perfect place to have your breakfast or lunch as you watch the boats go in and out of the marina. It's also a great place to meet a few of our other guests from all around the world.
We are a short 10 minute drive to the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park with it's beautiful beaches and exotic wildlife. It is only a short walk to central Quepos, less than 10 minutes, where you will find local restaurants, clothing shops, gift stores, art gallery's, pharmacy's, groceries and almost anything else you might need. You can also visit our local farmers market every Friday and Saturday, where you can try some of our exotic fruits or home baked pastries, it's just a 5 minute walk from our villa and is located right on the oceans edge in front of the marina.
There are many interesting things to do during your stay. Surfing, canopy tours, sunset cruises, white water rafting, guided tours through the national park and so much more.
If you would like, we can provide private transportation to and from San Jose and help arrange all of your tours to help make your Costa Rica Vacation unforgettable.
My husband and I live on the property and are always available to help in any way we can.
Queen size bed
High speed internet
Free calls to US and Canada
Laundry service and meals are available at a additional cost.
1 child under 10 no additional cost.
Purda Vida, Marta & Douglas
Smoking outside only.
Swimming between the hours of 8:00AM and 9:00PM.
Marta and Douglas were very welcoming and friendly. The view from The Monkey Suite was worth the hike. We really enjoyed feeding the monkeys, which came right to our porch. The walk was not for the faint of heart but was very convenient to downtown Quepos, the marina and the bus station.
Half-way up the hill overlooking the Quepos marina, this is a fantastic site: relaxing outdoors furniture, a cooling pool, wonderful view, and two very nice & helpful hosts: Marta & Douglas. Marta was very helpful in arranging a mangrove tour (which was well worth it) and a good conversationalist. Monkey Suite is comfortable and private, and has all the necessities for cooking: refrigerator, burner, dishes, plates, bowls, etc. The driveway is not for the faint of heart but once you get the hang of it, easy to maneuver. Very safe location. My 14 year old daughter was totally enthralled, and I would definitely return.
Marta is a warm and friendly hostess! She met us on arrival and gave us good recommendations for area activities; I needed to make some last minute travel changes and Marta let me use her international phone extension (thank you, Marta!). The Monkey Suite is spacious, and we loved the harbor view from the balcony! The pool and outdoor dining area also have an amazing view, perfect for enjoying the sunset. I would stay here again!
Great location, very convenient to get to and from, and the family is amazing!!
As soon as we got to the bus stop we were able to hope in a cab and just say Casa Pargo. The taxi drivers always new exactly were to take us but you can also walk there from the bus stop if you wish; and to central downtown from the house. As well as other places around. We loved the ceviche at Restaurante Banana!
Marta also has a bar for you to use and she'll keep a tab running during your trip; and a pool overlooking the pier, hammocks, and squirrel monkeys that come by during the afternoon!
Thank you for everything Marta, Bianca and Douglas.
I just returned from 5 nights staying in the Monkey Suite. From the time I pulled up actually 3 hours early Marta made me feel very welcomed. She explained the area to me and about using everything in their place. I really enjoyed my stay there and the Suit was bigger than in the pics and had everything I needed there. I lost my bank card while in the town and she offered her phone for me to make any calls that I needed to make. With the A/C and fans I was always cool and comfortable and the I slept great in the bed. The trail down the hill to get into town was great and I used it many times but only walked back twice. It's a very tough walk to get back going up the hill and well worth the few dollars for the taxi. The only problem you may have is if you cook or eat in they have a bunch of tiny ants that will be everywhere if you drop and food. I was getting upset that I hadn't seen any monkeys the first few days but then finally they were everywhere and it was amazing watching all of them. I even saw two iguanas playing around. The town of Guepos is small but has everything you need and everyone was so nice. Twice I paid like $1 to catch the bus to Manuel Antonio which was a comfortable ride. Such a beautiful place! Thanks Marta for everything and a nice peaceful trip!
Merci à Marta pour son accueil dans cet endroit original où l'on se sent très vite chez soi. Les lieux communs (cuisine, bar...) sont très causy, la vue est magnifique, tout est à notre disposition pour cuisiner (pas besoin d'acheter sel poivre etc pour 3 nuits). L'appart est agréable, dans les arbres, on y dort bien.
Marta est une hôte très sympathique, disponible et professionnelle.
Petite remarques par rapport à l'annonce : pas de machine à laver ! mais service de lingerie dispo.
We enjoyed our stay with Martha and Douglas. We didn't chat a lot with them since we were mostly out exploring the area around Quepos and Manuel Antonio. They are friendly and nice people though, and before we arrived we received very thorough instructions on how to get there (needed for the last part of the driving).
The Monkey Suit is much bigger than it looks from the pictures. It's a clean and comfortable space to relax and unwind after a day of hiking. Manuel Antonio and Rainmaker are a short drive away.
The pool is a nice place to relax after a day full of exploration, and it has a very nice view over the marina. It is also an excellent place to watch the sunset (as is the balcony in the Monkey Suit).
One day we hade the monkeys for a visit, unfortunatelly they disappeared quickly when they spotted us (clever monkeys!).
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About the Host, Marta And Douglas
I have a very outgoing personality and love to dance, cook and laugh. I enjoy meeting and helping people. I love to travel throughout my country and other countries as well. My husband Douglas and I have been married for 25 years and have two daughters, Bianca 23 and Sandy 18. Both girls attend the university in San Jose. Both Douglas and I were born and raised in Quepos and we think that with all of the lovely areas in Costa Rica, that the Quepos/Manuel Antonio are is the most beautiful.
I like to dance and cook as well. Although I am not as outgoing as my wife, I do enjoy meeting other people. I have worked for the national electric company "ICE for 27 years as a maintenance supervisor. I like to travel and enjoy seeing other areas of our beautiful country. We slowly built on our property over the years and enjoy sharing it with others. Now with the pool and rancho completed I think we are finally finished.