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.
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.
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Purda Vida, Marta & Douglas
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$375 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1400 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Had a great time! Marta is an amazing host. Probably one of the best places to watch the sunset in Costa Rica.
The hosts Marta and Douglas were very attentive and made sure I had a pleasant stay. My arrival flights were running late, and Marta kept in close contact to make sure I had transportation to the property. I could tell she genuinely and truly cared about her guests. I would highly recommend the property. The pictures and descriptions are very accurate. I had daily visitors from the monkey family's eating and passing through the property. Highly recommended!
We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica, specifically in the apartment "Monkey Suite" in Quepos. These four weeks went by way too fast. It was a great location to stay and visit the Spanish language school in Manuel Antonio and many interesting places nearby. The apartment is well equipped, offering all you need for a relaxed vacation time. It is easy to walk down to the village and visit restaurants, stores and the market. Marta and Douglas were great hosts, assisting whenever we needed help or advice .
We miss the view of the ocean from the balcony and also the monkeys visiting us during breakfast or during the time we spent in the pool.
After our time in Quepos and Manuel Antonio we traveled 3 more weeks through other parts of this beautiful country. We very much apreciate the friendlyness of the Tico people.
We will come again.
Guenter & Angelika
Many thanks to Douglas & Marta, the place is amazing, we enjoyed our stay in the Monkey apartment, the view from the balcony is wonderful, the apart is clean, we found everything we needed, the kitchen is full. Thank you for adding a bed for our daughter. We will show all the photos & Video to our friends, we will speak about Quepos, about Manuel Antonio Park, the wonderful beach, the birds, the Monkeys and the way to reach the Monkey suite, we really like it. Many thanks for the informations you give to us, they helped. If we plan to visit Costa Rica in the future, we will be back for sure.
Marta and Douglass were excellent hosts. Their Monkey Suite offers great value. Marta can help book local excursions and provide good tips for the Manuel Antonio area.
Location is great as it is close to town, manuel antonio and the new marina.
My girlfriend and I recently stayed with Douglas and Marta in the "Monkey Suite" for three nights on our first trip to Costa Rica and it was our favorite place we stayed the whole trip. The room lived up to its name with daily monkey sightings right off our balcony and the pool area. It was a little tricky to find but we got their easily enough. There was a steep climb up to the house while walking but good exercise. There are stunning views and sunsets to be had from both the pool and balcony areas and the other guests were very friendly. Marta and Douglass also have two wonderful dogs Zeus and Beethoven! We will definitely be back! Nearby within walking distance is the marina with two good restaurants and the house is about a 10 minute walk to down town quepos and a 10 minute taxi ride to Manuel Antonio beaches and park for about $10. Everything was very convenient.
Thank you to Marta and Douglas
Thank you for their kindness, their availability. The apartment was magnificent and very functional and very clean. We spent very beautiful holidays, the best for a long time and we travel a lot. The monkeys, the sea, the beauty of the site, the sunset, the closeness of the village of Quepos. The view(sight) is breathtaking. We were there 3 weeks and we would have stayed 3 months. We were very happy.
We recommand this place for eveyone who want to have wonderful vacations.
Thank you again
The only regret is that we could not stay longer, Marta was very warm and informative. Over looking the ocean and the bay was truly amazing from our patio. We felt like we were one with nature in the hills. The rooms were very comfortable as Marta added her own personal touch to the decor. When in town we know exactly where we will be staying.
What a wonderful place to vacation!
The View, the Sunset, the Hospitality of the host family.
A true Costa Rica "Pura Vita" experience for foreigners.
Marta the host picked us up from the Interbus terminal and her husband prepared our delicious first night dinner while her daughter provided a perfect outline of what and how to do during our one week stay.
Marta provided her time and transportation to introduce us to shopping, car rental, where to dine and serve as translator.
As 80 year old I walked both up and down the steep driveway with
out difficulty but was stuck with the rental car when Douglas appeared out of nowhere to our rescue.
The facilities exceeded our expectations and provided for a very comfortable environment.
We strongly recommend "The Monkey Suite" to all who wish to vacation removed from the Tourist Traps but close enough to enjoy all Quepos has to offer.
My girlfriend and I stayed with Douglas & Marta for 6 nights and really enjoyed our stay. From the moment we arrived, Douglas & Marta made sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The property is located about a 10 minute walk from downtown Quepos and is only about a 10 minute drive to Manuel Antonio National Park. The property is located within a typical Tico community which made our stay more enjoyable as it allowed us to get away from the "tourist" a bit. A highlight of our stay was the Squirrel Monkey's that visited us on a daily basis. We were fortunate to feed the monkeys plantains each day. The owners dogs (Beethoven & Zeus) are also great. One thing to note is that Quepos / Manuel Antonio is surrounded by jungle and as a result there are bugs. Douglas & Marta do the best they can to keep the apartment/property free of bugs & pests but you are in a jungle and its not possible to get them all. Like in most cases in life you get what you pay for. If you looking for luxury accommodations this is not the place to stay. But if your looking for a place off the main tourist drag with modest accommodations then this is the place for you.