Manuel Antonio Properties Customer Testimonials

pic-villasWhat do past customers have to say? Take a look at our reviews and testimonials, and find out for yourself! There is no better way to get the real scoop about a property than by the opinions of past renters. We hope you'll post a great review after your Costa Rican vacation, too!


Destination:August, 2015
Casa de las Cascadas - Amazing home

Our family booked this amazing house for our trip to Manuel Antonio. There was 8 of us in total and we absolutely loved the house. The home was beautiful and had everything we needed. The Views was amazing and sunset was so beautiful. Nicole and Kent property managers were amazing. They had everything planned for us before we got there. We enjoyed the Manuel Antonio national park tours, Zip lining tour and the best was the water rafting tour. The home was close to everything including banks, groceries, restaurants, local markets. We had such an amazing time. We will definitely use this home again when we visit Manuel Antonio


Destination:May, 2015
Casa de las Cascadas - Amazing house with Amazing views

My family and I luckily choose this house for out first adventure to Costa Rica. We were in search of beautiful views and privacy to get away. This house is in a great location, far enough of the main road for the peace and quiet, yet close enough to get to Manuel Antonio or Quepos easily. The house is spacious and set up for lots of privacy through out the house. The views are amazing of both ocean and mountains from every balcony. Jonathan helped us set up an ATV tour, zip lining, spa services and our family favorite Carlos the chef to prepare meals from the home. Carlos was excellent and we highly recommend!! He would quickly prepare whatever we requested, we enjoyed every meal we had. You can't go wrong with this house, we definitely plan to return!


Destination:March, 2015
Espadilla Beachfront Villas - Great Vacation Rental Option in Manuel Antonio!

I run a travel agency and have been booking vacation rentals and hotels in the Manuel Antonio area for my clients for years, and when EOC was recently built, I was happy to see a luxury vacation rental option for my clients that is steps away from Manuel Antonio's famous beach, Playa Espadilla. The artistically designed villas at EOC (themed as Water, Fire, and Air) are unique and colorful, and are a great option for couples, families or small groups of friends, as each villa has two bedrooms, equipped kitchen and private splash pool. And one of the best things about EOC are the owners and hosts, Bobby and Shelley, who can help arrange tours, activities and order groceries from the local store up the street. I recently sent a family to stay at EOC and they had a wonderful time and experience, and looking forward to sending more of my clients to EOC in the near future.


Destination:January, 2015
Casa Sophia - Excellent Family Vacation Home

Case Sophia was our home for 10 days while on vacation in Manuel Antonio - We were four adults and three children. The house was so perfect. We loved the open plan of the expansive bottom floor with tranquil views of the jungle. The two ground floor bedrooms were private and well appointed each with their own bathroom A/C and access to the lanai. My husband and I slept in the upstairs master suite. The room is incredibly spacious with large walk in closet and beautiful master bathroom - plus a separate den which we used as an attached bedroom for our baby. After a day of frolicking in the jungles we looked forward to a family dinner, tucking our 2 boys into bed and soaking in the huge jacuzzi bath with sweeping jungle views. The house was practical, comfortable and even romantic. Jonathan went above and beyond for all our needs. He was always accessible by phone and took care of every concern promptly. When I had an unexpected emergency room visit, Jonathan picked me up at the hospital and brought me back to Casa Sophia. He has a huge heart, is honest and great at his job. I highly recommend this super lovely whom to anyone lucky enough to experience it!


Destination:January, 2015
Villa Vigia - WONDERFUL

This house is everything you see and more... We went as a family of 9! 5 adults and 4 kids. The house is set up wonderfully and Jonathan, our concierge was on point! He arranged everything for us. All we had to do was call and he lines it up. We even lined up Horseback riding and hour before we wanted to leave. I will say a car is useful. Also, the house is set up as two master suites (to die for) and one "kid's" the 4th bedroom is usable but not at all part of the house... We actually didn't use it at all because we felt like it was sending someone away. but the rest of the house was plenty large for our group. Jonathan located us a chef "willie" and he was awesome. after a day our playing, it was so great to come home and have a great meal and not have to round up the crew and leave! All arounf FABULOUS experience!


Destination:January, 2015
- WONDERFUL

This house is everything you see and more... We went as a family of 9! 5 adults and 4 kids. The house is set up wonderfully and Jonathan, our concierge was on point! He arranged everything for us. All we had to do was call and he lines it up. We even lined up Horseback riding and hour before we wanted to leave. I will say a car is useful. Also, the house is set up as two master suites (to die for) and one "kid's" the 4th bedroom is usable but not at all part of the house... We actually didn't use it at all because we felt like it was sending someone away. but the rest of the house was plenty large for our group. Jonathan located us a chef "willie" and he was awesome. after a day our playing, it was so great to come home and have a great meal and not have to round up the crew and leave! All arounf FABULOUS experience!


Destination:January, 2015
- WONDERFUL

This house is everything you see and more... We went as a family of 9! 5 adults and 4 kids. The house is set up wonderfully and Jonathan, our concierge was on point! He arranged everything for us. All we had to do was call and he lines it up. We even lined up Horseback riding and hour before we wanted to leave. I will say a car is useful. Also, the house is set up as two master suites (to die for) and one "kid's" the 4th bedroom is usable but not at all part of the house... We actually didn't use it at all because we felt like it was sending someone away. but the rest of the house was plenty large for our group. Jonathan located us a chef "willie" and he was awesome. after a day our playing, it was so great to come home and have a great meal and not have to round up the crew and leave! All arounf FABULOUS experience!


Destination:January, 2015
- WONDERFUL

This house is everything you see and more... We went as a family of 9! 5 adults and 4 kids. The house is set up wonderfully and Jonathan, our concierge was on point! He arranged everything for us. All we had to do was call and he lines it up. We even lined up Horseback riding and hour before we wanted to leave. I will say a car is useful. Also, the house is set up as two master suites (to die for) and one "kid's" the 4th bedroom is usable but not at all part of the house... We actually didn't use it at all because we felt like it was sending someone away. but the rest of the house was plenty large for our group. Jonathan located us a chef "willie" and he was awesome. after a day our playing, it was so great to come home and have a great meal and not have to round up the crew and leave! All arounf FABULOUS experience!


Destination:January, 2015
- WONDERFUL

This house is everything you see and more... We went as a family of 9! 5 adults and 4 kids. The house is set up wonderfully and Jonathan, our concierge was on point! He arranged everything for us. All we had to do was call and he lines it up. We even lined up Horseback riding and hour before we wanted to leave. I will say a car is useful. Also, the house is set up as two master suites (to die for) and one "kid's" the 4th bedroom is usable but not at all part of the house... We actually didn't use it at all because we felt like it was sending someone away. but the rest of the house was plenty large for our group. Jonathan located us a chef "willie" and he was awesome. after a day our playing, it was so great to come home and have a great meal and not have to round up the crew and leave! All arounf FABULOUS experience!


Destination:January, 2015
- WONDERFUL

This house is everything you see and more... We went as a family of 9! 5 adults and 4 kids. The house is set up wonderfully and Jonathan, our concierge was on point! He arranged everything for us. All we had to do was call and he lines it up. We even lined up Horseback riding and hour before we wanted to leave. I will say a car is useful. Also, the house is set up as two master suites (to die for) and one "kid's" the 4th bedroom is usable but not at all part of the house... We actually didn't use it at all because we felt like it was sending someone away. but the rest of the house was plenty large for our group. Jonathan located us a chef "willie" and he was awesome. after a day our playing, it was so great to come home and have a great meal and not have to round up the crew and leave! All arounf FABULOUS experience!


Destination:January, 2015
- WONDERFUL

This house is everything you see and more... We went as a family of 9! 5 adults and 4 kids. The house is set up wonderfully and Jonathan, our concierge was on point! He arranged everything for us. All we had to do was call and he lines it up. We even lined up Horseback riding and hour before we wanted to leave. I will say a car is useful. Also, the house is set up as two master suites (to die for) and one "kid's" the 4th bedroom is usable but not at all part of the house... We actually didn't use it at all because we felt like it was sending someone away. but the rest of the house was plenty large for our group. Jonathan located us a chef "willie" and he was awesome. after a day our playing, it was so great to come home and have a great meal and not have to round up the crew and leave! All arounf FABULOUS experience!


Destination:December, 2014
Shana Residence Penthouse #331 - Great Stay, Lovely Condo

This penthouse has a great floor plan for a large family or two couples with kids as two of the three bedrooms are large master suites with porches off the bedroom, great for morning coffee and bird watching. The condo was very well equipped for cooking. Our only complaint was they needed more coffee mugs and some real wine glasses as every glass was plastic. Great location, 10 min walk to the beach. You need to rent a car here as the hills are steep. Jonathan our concierge had great suggestions that we tried and enjoyed. Having the amenities of the hotel (use of he pool,etc) was great. The Shana restaurant is spendy and the food is not great, best to go elsewhere.


Destination:April, 2014
Los Elementos: Villa del Lago - Perfect Honeymoon Getaway!

My wife and I stayed at Los Elementos Villa del Lago on our honeymoon, and it surpassed our expectations. The gardens are immaculate--something out of Bali, which fits perfectly in with the Costa Rican rainforest. The staff was great and friendly. We did some things I'll never forget in my life--Nauyaca waterfalls, diving at Cano Island. I highly recommend this place to any honeymooners! (Or any adventurous couple, for that matter...)


Destination:March, 2014
Shana Residences #320 - Exceeds All Expectations!!

This condo and its offerings exceeded every expectation from the minute we arrived! The pictures do not do it justice. The complex overlooks the pacific and it’s lush surrounding and is part of the Shana Hotel area. Condo guests have full access to the hotel amenities including the infinity pool, 24/7 security, parking and hotel concierge. We traveled as a family of five (2 parents and 3 twenty + year-olds) and had plenty of room for all! Besides the deck off each bedroom, the main living area has a larger deck to enjoy morning coffee or the evening sunset. All the furnishings are high-end; stainless steel, granite, travertine tile, wicker furniture, etc. The king beds were extremely comfortable with plenty of pillows. There was also plenty of bath & beach towels! The condo has the best selection of kitchen items including glassware, utensils, paper products, etc. We rented a car and drove most nights for dinner, there’s also plenty of taxis. I personally would not walk the winding road at night. Manuel Antonio has fabulous restaurants encompassing all monetary levels. There is so much to do in the area; a week was not enough. Favorite tours – Vacation Buggy (rainforest/waterfall), Midworld (ziplining) and Manuel National Park were favorites. The condo is not beach front, but Biesanz beach is well worth the 10+ minute walk. We had too much stuff one day and found easy parking by the road gate. The beach is actually a cove which is secluded and your own piece of heaven. We enjoyed it on two different days and each time there were only 20 or so people there. It’s out of movie! The owners and condo managers were wonderful to deal with and were available and willing to answer questions and give advice on the area, tours and restaurants. We booked all our tours though Nicole (property manager/Nicole (property manager/concierge) who was a joy to work with!! She met us upon our arrive and stopped to say goodbye. The owner, David contacted us upon our arrival and return. Not sure what more you could - we would recommend to anyone! Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.


Destination:January, 2014
VP Private Resort (9 Bedrooms) - Personalize your vacation

The VP Resort is truly a lovely resort with large indoor and outdoor living areas that comfortably accommodated large dinner parties or small card games. The view of the Pacific Ocean is spectacular and even more beautiful when the sun went down. Furnishings, electronics, air- conditioning and amenities were all to our standards or better. For me what truly sets VP Resort apart is that this is a personal vacation that my husband and I got to share with 14 of our friends. The chef was there to please us with fabulous meals, housekeeping comforted us with clean rooms, the gardener surprised us with fresh coconuts and star fruit, the night security kept us feeling extra safe. The concierge was available if needed. The location is primo in that the bus stop, taxicabs, grocery store and excellent restaurants are a short walk from the resort. There are so many excursions to take advantage of we were wishing we had more time. We loved our time at VP Resort and would do it again!


Destination:January, 2014
Shana Residence Penthouse #331 - Convenient, laid back luxury

The husband and wife team of manager, Kent, and concierge, Estela were fantastic. I spent more time working with Kent prior to our arrival getting the lease and other details taken care of. Throughout the process he was great answering any questions/concerns I had promptly and thoroughly. He is very customer oriented. Estela, met us promptly at the Penthouse with the keys and showed us the "ins and outs" of the property. She then provided us with the lay of the land concerning places to eat, drink and swim; she knows it all and is a real professional. Check out was quick and easy. Everything about this couple shows the care and work they put into their properties. It was a joy working with them. The property itself is remarkable. The setting is laid back and peaceful yet within 15 minutes of everything. I’d recommend bringing walking shoes because the hills around can be daunting. The centerpiece of the property for us was the floor to ceiling windows/doors that really brought the outside in. With views of the Pacific and the surrounding rain forest from every room there was always something going on. If not the Capuchin monkeys playing curiously in the nearby trees (or on the balconies) then it’s the Howlers heard nearby yet, virtually unseen moving through the canopy like ghosts. The penthouse has nearly all the amenities one could hope for from stylish plates, soft linens and plenty of towels, even the all important corkscrew. Having a washer/dryer was really a nice feature too. The furniture is relaxed and comfortable. The beds are very sleepable with comfy linens and pillows. We were traveling with our 19 and 21 year old children and the 3 large bedrooms provided enough of an escape that everyone could get moments alone as needed. All in all, the penthouse was very relaxing and comfortable. Having access to the amenities at the Pacific Souss, was another real plus. Its pool area is very clean, relaxing and comfortable. Hard to find much to complain about.


Destination:November, 2013
Shana Residences #310 - Perfect Vacation Trip!!!

My family and I took a trip to Manual Antonio for my husband's 50th bday. The condo was beautiful and Nicole did a fabulous job in helping us prepare for the trip answering all of our travel questions before we got there and helped us plan our tours. Once we arrived Nicole also helped us arranging transportation, selecting restaurants, tours and everything you could image! She did a fabulous job. I would totally recommend this condo and touring the parks, secluded beaches, zip lines and if your brave do the waterfall rappel! Nicole really works hard to make your trip fabulous!


Destination:August, 2013
Casa Sophia - Talk about a relaxing home..

This is such a lovely home. The kitchen is roomy and provided everything we needed. A short walk to the grocery store is just that, a short walk. The mattresses in all bedrooms were not old at all. The beds you could tell were newer mattresses and very comfortable. Just everything about the home was nice, open and comforting. The pictures of the home and views are very accurate. The deck has a nice view of the ocean at a distance and the forest just below. Every day and I do mean every day, monkey were visiting. We had Tiki and White Face monkeys. One monkey even watched my son swim in the pool as it curiously watched while sitting on the rail. Also, I do want to point out something very important: my son came down with two very bad ear infections. Kent and Estela were so very helpful with referring me to a Dr. I can't began to thank you enough for the help you provided and driving us there. Thank you so very much. My son was in so much pain and the Dr. was able to see us late in the evening and we would not have been able to fly out had it not been for your help. Now, would I stay here again, absolutely. This was our second visit to Costa Rica and I would trust Kent and Estela with another vacation rental. They really go above and beyond.


Destination:June, 2013
Shana Residences #320 - Absolute paradise!!!

There are not enough incredible things I can say about David, the beautiful condo, his fantastic property management team, and the very unique town of Manuel antonio. From the time you arrive, you will not be disappointed. We were greeted with a fresh arrangement of local fruit and a printout of tips and pointers for all things not to be missed. Estella prepared a detailed itinerary and answered any questions we had in regards to restaurants, local beaches, excursions, and more. The condo is situated on a mountain with million dollar views and is in close proximity to a private beach.Inside, it is well-appointed with any amenity you could ever need (from wine openers to luxurious robes to beach gear-they have considered everything!). Manuel antonio is a very special place to say the least, it has something for everyone. From ziplining and aTV tours, to hiking in the National Forest and leisurely sunset cocktails-it truly has it all. I have traveled to many different places and countries and I would be remiss not to notate the receptive culture of the Ticos (people of Costa Rica). All who we came in contact with were equally warm and inviting. This is truly an exceptional place. We have been back to the states for a month and reminisce about it almost daily. We are already planning our return for next year!! Thank you David, for sharing a little piece of heaven with us, we are so glad we decided to visit!


Destination:June, 2013
VP Private Resort (6 Bedrooms) - Amazing sunset and location

This home is awesome. Every room is spacious and the living area huge with an incredible view! Loved spending time in the pool and watching the sun set while the chef made sure our drinks were never empty and we were fed well. I felt like I was living a dream.


Destination:April, 2013
Casa de las Cascadas - Tropical Paradise

Best place to rest and recharge or get out and have some fun! We spent a week here and did both! The house was beautiful, relaxing, and very comfortable. Plenty of sun and shade - whatever you want. The views are fantastic. The management company did an outstanding job of setting up any activity that we wanted which included kayaking, sunset cruise, zip-lining, and nature walk. There is a book of restaurant information and happy hours which was very helpful. The surrounding area had excellent restaurants and the people were very friendly. We cant wait to go back!


Destination:January, 2013
Shana Residence Penthouse #331 - Convenient, laid back luxury

The husband and wife team of manager, Kent, and concierge, Estela were fantastic. I spent more time working with Kent prior to our arrival getting the lease and other details taken care of. Throughout the process he was great answering any questions/concerns I had promptly and thoroughly. He is very customer oriented. Estela, met us promptly at the Penthouse with the keys and showed us the "ins and outs" of the property. She then provided us with the lay of the land concerning places to eat, drink and swim; she knows it all and is a real professional. Check out was quick and easy. Everything about this couple shows the care and work they put into their properties. It was a joy working with them. The property itself is remarkable. The setting is laid back and peaceful yet within 15 minutes of everything. I’d recommend bringing walking shoes because the hills around can be daunting. The centerpiece of the property for us was the floor to ceiling windows/doors that really brought the outside in. With views of the Pacific and the surrounding rain forest from every room there was always something going on. If not the Capuchin monkeys playing curiously in the nearby trees (or on the balconies) then it’s the Howlers heard nearby yet, virtually unseen moving through the canopy like ghosts. The penthouse has nearly all the amenities one could hope for from stylish plates, soft linens and plenty of towels, even the all important corkscrew. Having a washer/dryer was really a nice feature too. The furniture is relaxed and comfortable. The beds are very sleepable with comfy linens and pillows. We were traveling with our 19 and 21 year old children and the 3 large bedrooms provided enough of an escape that everyone could get moments alone as needed. All in all, the penthouse was very relaxing and comfortable. Having access to the amenities at the Pacific Souss, was another real plus. Its pool area is very clean, relaxing and comfortable. Hard to find much to complain about.


Destination:August, 2012
Casa de las Cascadas - Great house!

Staying here in Casa de las Cascadas for one week was the best decision we made on this trip to Costa Rica. We enjoyed the privacy, the fantastic view, and magnificent architecture of the house. This house is like a hidden gem, perfectly situated in the beautiful landscape found in Costa Rica. Also we appreciated the professionalism and kindness of Estela & Kent, who made this stay so fantastic! Hope to be back one day!


Destination:August, 2012
Shana Residences #310 - We will be back!

We were so excited to have the oppertunity to stay with our daughter, son in-law and granddaughter in this Beautiful "Home" (Condo)...Our daughter and family live in Escazu, Costa Rica and have stayed here in David's Condo "The Oceans" several times. We have stayed in other condo's in Manuel Antonio and Jaco... This Condo is by far our "Favorite" Everything that is said o nthe description of the condo is so true and is even more beautiful than the photo show. Everything you will need is in the home (condo). I must say the only negative thing I have to say is, "there should be a better way to get to the pool area...a very steep hill the walk down and it is even harder to walk back up. This can be difficult for older people. Great restaurant on the property and also near by. Grocery store has everything you need and not bad prices for the area. We recommend this property to "All" ...also very clean. I might add the entertainment from the Monkeys far exceeded our expectations. Once again, "We loved the Condo"


Destination:August, 2012
VP Private Resort (4 Bedrooms) - Fantastic gorgeous mansion!

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Villa Pelicano! 19 of us from southern California (5 families) stayed in this wonderful dream mansion for a week, which wasn’t nearly long enough! The six bedrooms were perfectly suited for us and the kids’ room was such a bonus! 1 king and 2 queen beds plus lounge chairs and bongos made for a perfect room that the kids really enjoyed. The 4 master bedrooms on the main floor were each beautifully decorated and were a luxurious treat with their own private baths and air conditioning. But our favorite part was the big open living room opening out onto the incredible balcony with more couches and chairs and a big long dining table that was perfect! It overlooks the pool and the ocean and the beautiful sunset! With a cold coco loco at the end of the day, it was heaven! The staff is amazing and so friendly. Our rooms were cleaned to perfection every day and they even did our laundry! Having a personal chef there was a mothers’ dream with 10 kids with us! And make sure to ask Kenneth to take you around the grounds. He’s the wonderful gardener and loved to point out the monkeys, toucans and sloths and even hacked open coconuts for us! Thank you, Villa Pelicano, for the most memorable vacation we’ve ever had!


Destination:April, 2012
VP Private Resort (4 Bedrooms) - Wedding week bliss

Villa Pelicano was absolutely wonderful....the setting & view was unbelievable & made for a perfect wedding reception site. The staff was so friendly & helpful all week long. It began to feel like home & was hard to leave at the end of the week! I would definitely recommend it or stay here again, if ever given the chance to return to the beautiful country of Cost Rica!


Destination:March, 2012
Los Elementos: Villa de Agua - Words from a Rising Star

This was my best holiday ever! Amazing house, amazing people, amazing memories. I LOVE Costa Rica! I'll be back for sure! Don't let the music die!


Destination:March, 2012
Shana Residences #320 - Indulge Your Senses and Pamper Yourself!

While "a picture paints a thousand words" may be true, the photos on this site (while very helpful) cannot begin to describe the warm, luxurious and comfortable condo that awaits you! As accurate as the descriptions were, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the condo, the spaciousness and the careful attention to detail provided by the owners for their rental guests. Hospitality is reflected in every inch of this condo. David was very helpful in sending information before I began my week-long stay. However, upon opening the front door to the condo and seeing the incredible view, I stood speechless and in awe of the beauty. The setting overlooking the Pacific is at once breathtaking as it is calming. The view from any of the three balconies is mesmerizing -- I found myself drawn to it time and time again, and spent hours simpy relaxing on the balcony above the rainforest and beaches below. Every morning at sunrise, I was greeted by the lively sights and sounds of nature awakening: many species of birds, playful cappuchin monkeys, and the gutteral barks of howler monkeys. The handsome 2-bedroom unit met every expectation: extremely clean, fine furnishings and local Costa Rican art, extremely comfortable beds and linens, a fully-furnished kitchen (even plastic wine and margherita glasses that you can take poolside), a small library of guidebooks and reference materials on Costa Rica -- honestly, it was much more than I anticipated. Adjacent to a hotel/restaurant and sharing a wonderful infinity pool, this property is one to which I would return without question! Sun, sand, ocean and as much or as little as you would like to do awaits you at Manuel Antonio. Estella is so helpful in making recommendations and arrangements for any excursion or activity -- from guided tours in the National Park to dinner reservations at one of the amazingly delicious restaurants in the area (Arenas del Mar was one of my favorites and the Sunset Cruise from Puerto Quepos that includes snorkeling, lunch and dolphin watching is exceptional). My only regret is that I didn't stay TWO weeks rather than one. But given my pleasant experience on this trip, I know that I will be returning to this condo again and again. I recommend it highly -- you won't be disappointed in the least!


Destination:March, 2012
VP Private Resort (6 Bedrooms) - Great private resort

What a great retreat ! Villa Pelicano was our private resort for three families ( 3 couples and 8 kids ) during winter break. After a busy day at the beach, on the zip line, on bikes, or hiking, it was an amazing feeling to come back to our own private setting for a swim, a message, a sunset toast, and finally an amazing dinner prepared by our very own chef. It was also wonderful to just relax by the pool, or enjoy a good book in a garden setting. The home is large enough that everyone could find their own space when needed. We will be back !


Destination:February, 2012
Shana Residences #320 - Condo Paradise

With a view like a moving painting, luxury to the finest detail and the most special attention from Estela, the concierge, your stay at The Ocean #320 only has one disadvantage: you won't like your home the same when you return. The condo is fully equipped to let you have a vacation experience that lacks and lets you miss nothing from an actual home. The rooms in the house are all beautifully decorated and have all the commodities you can require including very comfortable beds to have the sleep you expect from a holiday. The living areas are also perfectly enjoyable, and breakfast on the balcony overlooking the sea and the occasional boat soaring across it, all framed behind the lovely trees of the forest that covers the Manuel Antonio hills, will completely redefine your concept of morning meals. All in all, this is absolutely the place to go. Kids and adults will both enjoy the pool and the proximity to the beach, only a small bus or car ride away, and everyone will have the time of their lives. Bottom line, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this place cause it simply is Condo Paradise. Make a choice now and be a witness of it too. You won't regret it. Promise!


Destination:February, 2012
Shana Residences #320 - The best condo

What a beautiful condo - well appointed furnishings, spacious and clean, convenient location, great pool and helpful onsite service. Estela welcomed us with a delicious fruit basket, rum cake and Costa Rican coffee and was always available to answer questions or provide assistance. We spent 8 wonderful days and enjoyed breakfast every morning on the patio watching the monkeys, birds and enjoying the ocean view. We would recommend this condo to anyone. We've rented condos all over the world and by far, this rental was the best.


Destination:February, 2012
Shana Residence Penthouse #331 - Phenomenal Pacific Penthouse

We LOVE this place! Beautiful inside and out. 2500sq feet of luxury overlooking the jungle, the infinity pool, and the Pacific. Visitors to the penthouse included the ancient appearing white faced capuchin monkeys and stunning titi monkeys carrying their babies on their backs. In the morning we were awed by the primal roar of howler monkeys in the distance. The pool and hot tub were wonderfully relaxing. And the restaurant ... amazing!!!


Destination:February, 2012
Los Elementos: Villa de Agua - Hamptons Travelers

Our stay at Villa de Agua was saturated with luxury and relaxation from the moment we arrived. Greeted by an uber attentive staff with fresh coconut water and icy cool towels, our travel tension melted away and two weeks of lux pampering began. As we were given a tour of the house, the attention to detail was evident from the start but as our days unfolded, it seemed that we were experiencing certain areas of the property for the first time. Our room was exceptionally spacious (We were in the main floor Master Suite) and had everything we could need for the two weeks we were there: complimentary beach bags, sarongs for the ladies, and a fully stocked mini fridge. The butler arranged for our every whim and fancy: massage, kayaking tours, fabulous chef cooked meals and great lazy days at the beach. The decks and terraces are so spacious that we practiced open air yoga every morning followed by tropical fruit smoothies to die for. There were six in our group all with differing interests. Some were happy to never leave the property and there was no reason to! others more adventurous, explored the jungle and local towns. There is plenty of great dining in the area and near by Manuel Antonio offers spicy night life. the house has a fully equipped kitchen for cooking in , breakfasts and lunches etc. A few of my favorite memories: toucans in the trees, outdoor showers, chela the property dog ( so sweet), fresh guanabana, blue butterflies, perfect sand dollar on the beach, the mattress ( sooo comfortable), orchids every where, margaritas!, afternoon nap in the palapa, perfect sunsets, perfect sunsets perfect sunsets every day! I know this is a gushing review but our stay was so incredible I cannot think of a negative issue. I have never returned from a holiday so relaxed and fulfilled. We are already planning how we can get back there next year.


Destination:February, 2012
Los Elementos: Villa de Agua - Amazing House in All Ways

The house and garden are exquisitely designed for beauty, comfort, and to fit in with the beautiful local environment. So perfect i almost didn't want to leave to hike or kayak. Kitchen excellent for cooking. Each bedroom has an ocean view. The house staff were friendly and helpful.


Destination:January, 2012
Shana Residence Penthouse #331 - Brilliance...Pura Vida!!!

I recently made stayed at the ocean penthouse with my family and partner. WOW!!! perhaps one of the most beautiful places i have been in my life. The condo was beautiful and spacious. The views extraordinary. I spent the evenings looking out at the water while sitting on the porch swing just off the main livingroom balcony...and found myself continually grinning from ear to ear. Everything was truly fabulous. The pool became a refreshing haunt, and the restaurant...unbelievable! I would recommend this condo and manuel antonio rental properties to anyone who wants the vacation of their life. a+


Destination:January, 2012
Villa Vigia - Paraíso

We have rented luxury homes around the world. This is the most beautiful yet!Setting is romantic, gardens are beautiful, and the ocean view is perhaps the best in the Manuel Antonio area.


Destination:January, 2012
Shana Residence Penthouse #331 - Beautiful Penthouse

We spent a week in the lovely penthouse condo. The rooms were beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Every morning we had our coffee on the patio overlooking the pool and the ocean. The monkeys played in the trees and the the variety of birds was amazing. It is a short walk to the beach and close to town as well. The restaurant by the pool was great! The best tuna and margaritas ever! The managers made everything special, from the welcoming fruit basket, to the organizing of the day trips that we took. It was a fabulous week made even better by our wonderful accommodations.


Destination:January, 2012
- Paraíso

We have rented luxury homes around the world. This is the most beautiful yet!Setting is romantic, gardens are beautiful, and the ocean view is perhaps the best in the Manuel Antonio area.


Destination:January, 2012
- Paraíso

We have rented luxury homes around the world. This is the most beautiful yet!Setting is romantic, gardens are beautiful, and the ocean view is perhaps the best in the Manuel Antonio area.


Destination:January, 2012
- Paraíso

We have rented luxury homes around the world. This is the most beautiful yet!Setting is romantic, gardens are beautiful, and the ocean view is perhaps the best in the Manuel Antonio area.


Destination:January, 2012
- Paraíso

We have rented luxury homes around the world. This is the most beautiful yet!Setting is romantic, gardens are beautiful, and the ocean view is perhaps the best in the Manuel Antonio area.


Destination:January, 2012
- Paraíso

We have rented luxury homes around the world. This is the most beautiful yet!Setting is romantic, gardens are beautiful, and the ocean view is perhaps the best in the Manuel Antonio area.


Destination:January, 2012
- Paraíso

We have rented luxury homes around the world. This is the most beautiful yet!Setting is romantic, gardens are beautiful, and the ocean view is perhaps the best in the Manuel Antonio area.


Destination:December, 2011
Casa Sophia - Great Manuel Antonio Jungle Home

We LOVED our pre-Christmas stay at Casa Sophia! The home and everything in it are first class. Great pool and ocean views. The kids enjoyed the daily monkey passings through the adjacent trees. Highly recommend this home...we will be back for sure!


Destination:December, 2011
Los Elementos: Villa de Agua - Heaven on Earth

This was a journey to a world that could never be replicated in this life. It is a masterpiece which fills the soul with tranquility, serenity and unparalleled wonder. Although the amenities are unsurpassed, a sense of being amidst a pristine natural environment prevailed. Whether I was watching the sunset in the Pacific, or listening to the sounds of nature, I felt that it was mine alone, to gaze upon and revel in Nature's bounty. The bedrooms and guest quarters were constructed to provide maximum privacy for each member of our group with views to the north, south and west and a private balcony for each. Bathing in the negative edge pool at sunset, or under the stars as the evening ended will remain with me always. In 68 years of life, I have never had such a magical experience The staff is warm and friendly and only there to make sure your every moment is one to remember. Jorge, the House Manager, catered to our every whim and made our stay even more memorable. If you want to spend an idyllic vacation in an architectural work of art, are seeking privacy amidst the flora and fauna of Costa Rican splendor, this is one experience not to be missed.


Destination:September, 2011
Shana Residences #310 - What a fabulous place!

We just returned from our 8-day stay in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, and are already planning our next visit! We fell in love with this place. The condo, itself, is very luxurious, clean, well-equipped, and in a great location. The pool was fabulous, there are several great restaurants within close walking distance, the view is fantastic, you have ready-access to more than one beach, and Tom (the owner) and his property managing crew were very accommodating and friendly to work with. I can't say enough! Thank you, Tom! This was one of our favorite destinations so far.


Destination:July, 2011
Los Elementos: Villa de Agua - Tropical Paradise

Absolutely beautiful views of the pacific ocean. The villa is amazing, tastefully done and has a great staff as well. There are plenty of activities, such as hiking, zip lining, surfing and kayaking for outdoor lovers and the house is a great place to kick back and enjoy a few cocktails while watching a beautiful sunset, All in all I would highly recommend this house to anyone.


Destination:June, 2011
Shana Residences #310 - Home away from home

Thanks for a wonderful stay. The condo was perfect for our family of 4. We felt right at home. Coffee on the terrace in the morning, cerveza at sunset! With the help of the folks at Pacifico Colonial, the beach a 10 minute walk down the hill, we loved this place. We'll be back!


Destination:August, 2010
Casa Sophia - From the Netherlands

We were looking for a relaxing escape, and this is exactly what we got at Casa Sophia--it was perfect. The house is beautiful, well-designed and equipped. The views are magnificent of the rainforest and ocean. You really experience the environment up close, with the exotic birds, monkeys and iguanas right outside the house. There is so much to do--or not in our case--we lazed by the pool during the day and experienced the local restaurants in the evenings. A perfect retreat!


Destination:July, 2010
Casa Sophia - Great place!

Casa Sophia has the most amazing panoramic views overlooking Manuel Antonio and out to the Ocean. It has its own private pool and sun deck. There was so much to do, a beautiful beach, animals at your doorstep, zip lining, white water rafting, fabulous restaurants, etc. Paradise pales in comparison with this retreat. We will most definitely come back!


Destination:March, 2010
Casa Sophia - Great home, great price!

Casa Sophia is the most beautiful accommodation--everything you could wish for! It also has awesome views, and birds and momkeys galore. The local restaurants were so varied in style and cuisine and all the ones we visited were great, and what friendly receptions we got. If you want the best on the Pacific coast in Costa Rica, this is it. My family had a great week, and we all voted this the best holiday ever!


Destination:March, 2010
Casa Sophia - Huge Jacuzzi!

Words can really not describe the stunning beauty of Costa ica and our stay in Casa Sophia! This is a one of a kind experience. There is not a single thing that can be improved. This part of Costa Rica is stunning and a truly special place. The views, the animals, and the stunning sunrises across Manuel Antonio from the bedroom window... So much to do and so close by. What a fantastic huge Jacuzzi!