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“Five Stars For Discovery Beach House!”
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Your beachfront villa awaits!
These are the moments you'll remember forever.
This could be you!
Location! Location! Location! You're a 1-minute walk to the beach.
The Great Room offers garden views and free flowing conversation.
The Great Room Staircase Leads to the Master Bedroom.
The Master Bedroom has a romantic four poster bed and canopy.
The Master Bath has handpainted sinks, tub, bidet and private garden.
Studio Bedroom Floats Over the Livingroom.
Kitchen view allows you to cook and visit.
Water volleyball anyone?
You don't get visitors like this back home.
All spa services are available on site.
Relax by the pool in this comfy hammock.
A destination wedding doesn't get more romantic than sealing your vows on a tropical beach.
This is your perfect beach front wedding choice.. No shuttling guests because you're on the beach.
This is the perfect location for your beachfront destination wedding.
Couples come from all over the world to get married at the Discovery Beach House.
Manuel Antonio has 25 of the 27 activities available in Costa Rica.
Manuel Antonio National park is a 10-minute beach walk away.
Kayaking.
Canyoning.
Parasailing is just 1 of the 25 activities available in Manuel Antonio.
You Deserve Romantic Walks on the Beach.
Endangered red-backed squirrel monkeys often nest in the rooster palm over the hot tub,
Howler Monkeys are the Loudest Monkey in the World and we have 'em!
Snorkeling.
The Discovery Beach House property is on the natural foraging route of these capuchin monkeys.
This three-toed sloth is a frequent visitor to the Discovery Beach House property.
Two-toed sloths are rarer in Costa Rica than three-toed sloths but can be seen on the property.
Come See our Wildlife!
Wouldn't you rather Be Sipping a Coconut on the Beach?
Enjoy the many tropical flowers in our garden like these sexy pink  heleconias.
Blue Morpho Butterflies are indigenous to Manuel Antonio.
Do you miss your pet when you're on vacation? House mascot Diego loves tummy rubs!
Midnight at your oasis.
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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bokemi201...
Warren, Michigan
1 review
“Five Stars For Discovery Beach House!”
Reviewed May 28, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Stayed here in mid February and had an awesome experience. Everything was clean and well kept, the staff were excellent and the location was perfect. You can see and hear the ocean from the house, stars at night are amazing and monkeys swing through the trees each morning while you enjoy delicious Costa Rican coffee on your private balcony. Can't wait to go back and highly recommend it to others!

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Management Response
Mar 22, 2018
Our guests shine like stars in our memory. We can't wait for you to come back. We'll keep the porch light on, the coffee hot, and the monkeys on alert. Thank you for kind words.

Paradise awaits!
Evelyn & David
Homeowners
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paulreich...
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
“Wonderful vacation home”
Reviewed April 22, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We just got back from Discovery Beach House and are having serious withdrawals. The house could not have been better. The location on the beach is perfect and the staff is absolutely wonderful. Sabrina was great in helping us plan our vacation and taking care of any needs we had while there. The staff (Manuela, Cesar and Julio) were great and felt like part of our family. We loved getting to see the dogs, Diego and Frida every day. They were one of the highlights for the kids. I would highly recommend Discovery Beach House to anyone and I hope we are able to return down the road. Pure Vida!

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Management Response
Apr 28, 2017
We have several guests that return every year and that is a huge compliment to our staff. At first we wondered how our guests would respond to having our dogs there but they miss their pets and having Diego and Frida around to pet seems to make our guests happy.

Thank you.
Evelyn & David
Homeowners
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sjseal1
Orinda, California
2 reviews
“Perfect family vacation: luxurious yet adventurous”
Reviewed January 8, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Our family of 5 -- including children ages 16, 13, and 11 -- had one of the best vacations EVER staying here. Not only is the home's interior lovely, but its situation right on the beach yet with an amazing private pool, couldn't have been better. The kids took surf lessons right down the beach and then came back to swim in the pool for hours and hours! The Manuel Antonio area is gorgeous but hilly. Many of the resort hotels and other homes are on hillsides with lengthy walks or rides to the beach. This home truly is on the beach, yet this home is secluded on gorgeous gated grounds of its own. Monkeys, sloths, lizards, and tropical birds all hung out here, giving us up-close & amazing views. I can't imagine a place being more relaxing yet thrilling to stay in.
The house itself is more than merely comfortable. Not only is it absolutely clean, but the furnishings are lovely and special yet not so fancy as to make me worried about staying there with our teen and pre-teen kids. They loved the place and are already clamoring to return.
While staying in comfort, we also had amazing adventures. Sabrina's concierge services were invaluable. Prior to the trip, we discussed with her the area's many activities and she set us up with excursions that our family will remember for the rest of our lives. Zip-lining through the canopy, animal spotting in the National Park, snorkeling, sunset catamaran, surf lessons, canyoneering, and best of all waterfall jumping and sliding -- all were arranged via Sabrina. And she doesn't recommend any company that she hasn't used herself. Sabrina was always available to help -- she facilitated easy retrieval when we left our cell phone in a van, she got us last minute reservations for New Year's Eve at a restaurant perfect for our family, she delivered my daughter's custom-made swimsuit when we couldn't pick it up during business hours. In short, Sabrina was instrumental in making our vacation both fun and worry-free. And she's nice!
Perhaps the other best part of this fabulous home is the staff on-site. Manuela, the housekeeper, is so friendly and lovely. And the security/groundskeepers are the best! Every day Juan would let us know if the sloth was back and help us see it. He pointed out all kinds of wildlife to us. And he wove the most beautiful palm frond decorations for the house. The staff is simply the best and was a crucial part of what made our trip so special.
We can't wait to return!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 16, 2017
Thank you for your wonderful review and for confirming our home, location and staff were a perfect fit for your family. Our staff truly loves making our guests happy and go above and beyond what is expected of them.

We can't wait for your return and another opportunity to pamper you in paradise!

Evelyn & David
Homeowners
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Awesome, magical home and setting for relaxation and adventure”
Reviewed January 2, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Our family of seven had an incredible stay at the Discovery Beach House. It met and then exceeded our expectations, from all the pre-arrival planning that Sabrina and the team provided, to the final drive to the airport, everything was done to perfection. We were picked up by Riccardo's limo service and had planned a chef prepared feast by Desiree on arrival-- a must for anyone -- which was a perfect welcome. The place was amazing, with perfect beach access and great grounds, pool and hot tub and all the amenities. The staff, Manuela, Roberto, Juan, Ceasar and Sabrina were like family and the pups, Diego and Frieda, made us feel at home. There were the daily sloth or monkey sitings which the staff made sure we saw. The excursions that Sabrina helped us choose were perfect, from the zip line adventure to the catamaran and buggy tour and deep see fishing. Even when we needed to order pizza or make last minute dinner reservations, Sabrina was there. We felt taken care of and secure.
The location is perfect, the beach and setting of Manuel Antonio and Playa Espadilla is beyond beautiful--an idyllic setting for maximum relaxation or fun. There were plenty of casual eateries and the food in town was quite delicious. All in all we were delighted by our stay and would, and have, recommended this special place to our friends.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 3, 2017
Woo-hoo! We're so glad you had an awesome time. Thank you for mentioning our staff. The love, thoughtfulness and attention they put into making our guests feel at home, happy and cared for can't be bought at any price. It has to come from the heart. We're so proud of them.

The highest compliment you can give is to recommend us to your friends. Thank you for that. We'll be sure and treat them like part of our family as well.

Pura Vida,
Evelyn $ David
Homeowners
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scooop31
Camino, California
1 review
“A excellent life experience !!!!”
Reviewed November 27, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

The arrival and orientation was very good. The lay out was perfect with the older guests on first floor and the kids in the sky with the monkeys and sloths. We did not get to use the kitchen but the cooks crew seemed to be right at home and needing nothing. Pool, patio, and beech access were over the top. The crew at the gate handled all the problems with ease and it did not effect us guests at all. Once we got used to the rain almost every evening it became something to look forward to and smile. If I were looking for some items to comment on it would be add a pillow or two to each bed, better instructions at hand on bedroom door locks, fan and light switch use instructions. I had to dig deep for those items.

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Liked best: Ambiance, location and service
Liked least: Could have stayed longer and did not !
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Jan 3, 2017
Thank you for your honest comments. We appreciate the compliments and the suggestions. We'll write instructions for the locks, fans and light switches and include them in our guide book. Great suggestion. If you were confused then others may be as well. There are extra pillows available on request. We apologize for not making you aware. We keep them stored because they usually end up on the floor.

We're very happy you enjoyed your experience and should you return - you'll find your suggestions incorporated.

Pura Vida!
Evelyn and David
Homeowners.
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Sheri A
1 review
“An Exciting Adventure in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica”
Reviewed November 16, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Loved the location, the accommodations, the hospitality and the staff!! Surrounded by Mother Nature and her protected wildlife. Comfort beyond expectations!

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Liked best: The location; right on the beach!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 17, 2016
Hi Sheri,
We're so glad we exceeded your expectations. Making our guests happy is our number one priority.
Regards,
Evelyn and David
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Sharon D
Orosi, Costa Rica
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Extraordinary decor and ambiance”
Reviewed October 18, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I was invited to accompany my son and his family and friends. We all had a great time and enjoyed the jacuzzi, pool, and beach nearby. Some meals were catered by an excellent chef and her helpers. The manager was very attentive and planned and booked excursions to zip-line, white-water raft etc. In the evening we dined at superb restaurants nearby. The overall experience was extra-ordinary.

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Liked best: The decor
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Oct 19, 2016
Extraordinary. Wow! We're all busting our buttons over here. My husband and I know we can't buy the kind of attention and devotion our staff shower on our guests.It comes from the heart. You made our day, Sharon.
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