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“Comfortable, quiet, conveniently close to the supermarket, 10 minutes drive from Manuel Antonio beaches, restaurants and” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #5 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Quepos
Mississauga, Canada
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“Comfortable, quiet, conveniently close to the supermarket, 10 minutes drive from Manuel Antonio beaches, restaurants and”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The units have everything you need and more!
Beautiful location, surrounded by beautiful trees, lots of monkeys, birds and butterflies. Very peaceful and comfortable. 24 hours security!
Good swimming pools, for kids and adults.
Definitely will go back end of this year again!

Room Tip: All units are the same, 2 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms with shower, fully equipped kitchen nice spaciou...
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We are in unit 4 which is probably the best location for a unit. The maid service comes twice a week and does a thorough job. We have been here 12 days and haven't seen a monkey yet. the pool is very clean and warm. there is also a warmer pool. while we have been here the deck around the pool has been fixed so the place is being kept up. the air conditioners are only in the bedroom but the fan at the top of the stairs blows the air down nicely.
Negatives would be the fridge freezes produce only if it is not kept in the crisper. Secondly, When leaving the main road to get on our driveway our car bottom scrapes the pavement and drags. when we leave our place and get on the main road, the car scrapes on the pavement.
All in all it is a good place to stay.

Room Tip: The back units don't see the headlights of other people driving up
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ferguson, Kentucky, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Three families with different needs and expectations. They were all met. We had a wonderful vacation and the Villa was a large part of that experience. Eugene was a delight and could not have been more helpful. The pool and grounds are beautiful.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheyenne, WY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stayed here a few years ago and it was by far the most wonderful vacation. The condos are a few minutes drive out of the beautiful little village, Quepos, CR. Our 3 bedroom condo had a gourmet kitchen with grantie countertops and was very spacious. The kitchen and bathrooms were immaculate and the grounds were well tended. The outdoor kitchen, gazebo and pool were a great place to cook and relax after a day spend hiking and fishing in Manuel Antonio.

Each morning, a group of spider monkeys would come through the trees and linger awhile after having their fill of the fruit bearing trees.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Villas Tranquilas is not a Hotel, it's an apartment complex, where units are rented out by the owners.
It has come to my attention that some of the owners are renting their apartments without consent from the City or town, because it was built illegally in a Green Zone ( protected area) by an American archtect/builder and now the owners don't know what will be the fate of their investment .
The development may be shut down at anytime and owners are at odds with each other. Some want to obey the law and go through the legal process and others just think they are above the law and continue renting their apartments knowing full well that the development can be shut down at anytime.
Renters will be extremely inconvenienced, if they have to find new accommodation, and this may be difficult especially during the Holiday season, when it's a busy time in Quepos and Manuel Antonio. You could also lose your payment.
Is it worth the risk? I don't think so.
There's 4 buildings with 4 apartments in each. The accommodations are comfortable.
It gets dark early and the property is not lit properly and I didn't feel safe. Once I called Maria, the manager in the evening and she never answered her phone and I never saw her at the property. My friend and I once had dinner by the pools' gazibo and there was a renter and family having dinner with their a big intimidating guard dog on the lose. I didn't feel comfortable with the experience.
So renter beware!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My wife and I stayed in Villas Tranquilas last year. We booked directly with the owner, that was very pleasant and accommodating and made some excellent recommendations to enhance our vacation experience.
The villas are big and comfortable. The staff were nice, even though there was a language barrier.
Maria, the property manager unfortunatelly was a totally different experience. She was not very friendly and we witnessed her snap at an employee with total disregard toward the guests that witnessed it all.
Maria looked dirty and dressed inappropriately for the position that she holds- she looked like a bag lady at times.
I was recently in touch (26/09/2013) with the same owner I rented before and he informed me Maria is no longer the manager and confided that the owners at this time cannot rent their units legally. She did not elaborate, but apparently it's an issue with the Township not giving out permits, but I know some owners are renting anyway. I'm not comfortable to rent at Vilas Tranquilas at this time.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Idyllwild, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The first thing guests will discover is Maria. She is every guest's 24/7 concierge who is there to make sure everything is perfect. She is a doll! The villas are roomy and comfortable, and the grounds are gorgeous. The pools are beautiful, as is the deck area. We were treated to a wonderful show, put on by about eight squirrel monkeys, in the trees/foliage about 10-15 yards from our patio.
We had a couple of very minor maintenance issues, which were immediately addressed and solved. When staying at VT, be sure to contact Fernando Chavarria, tour guide, who will lead you on wonderful tours of the mangroves, waterfalls, the state park, and more. He is knowledgeable, personable, and very trustworthy. (506-8828-9615).
All-in-all, we had a fabulous time at VT and in Quepos, and we look forward to a return trip very soon.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villas Tranquilas

Address: Quepos, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Quepos
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Quepos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A tropical rainforest retreat in Quepos/Manuel Antonio Costa Rica. Four plantation style villas in each building offer two bedroom, two bath contemporary custom accommodations. Every town home sleeps up to six guests with a fully equipped kitchen. We have two pools for our guests and are one of the most affordable rental communities in the surrounding area. ... more   less 
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Villas Tranquilas Hotel Quepos
Villas Tranquilas Costa Rica/Quepos

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