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This view is from your private vacation villa, while in Costa Rica
Sit in perfect comfort with stunning views all around.
By the cool waters edge you'll find peace and tranquility. Take a dip and enjoy the ultimate
Enjoy the beautiful wood beam structure of the Casa Vista Azul
Like to cook, or have your food cooked for you? This chef style kitchen has it all for your choice.
Elegant style outdoor lap pool with jungle views, enough room for the entire family
This multi level villa ha a gorgeous vantage point over the jungle.
Outdoor villa by the pool, come and truly relax with these wondrous features
Feel at piece in the beautiful vacation home.
This large kitchen is great for preparing meals.
Stay cool at night with ceiling fans to keep the air flowing.
This home has unique features all throughout.
Outdoor view from the 4th floor, to keep an eye on the family by the pool
The whole home is surrounded by flora of many different kinds
Walk down to the pool from your bedroom, to enjoy this outdoor villa
A private double bed sanctuary with air condition and ceiling fans
Sit and relax while outdoor in this pool area, with family on vacation
Enjoying these lounge chairs beautifully decorated, with a cool drink.
Sitting cozy by the waters edge has an appeal to all. Coffee or a cool drink, choice is yours.
Hand carved granite stone is a local décor favorite. All wood has a natural looking feel
Sit and enjoy these ocean views, while overlooking the jungle below
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6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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Elizabeth...
Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Breathtaking, wildlife from your living room and Chef Estaban too”
Reviewed July 25, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

It was the most beautiful rental house I've ever stayed in and likely ever will. We occupied the whole place with teenagers, tweens, their parents and grandparents.
You don't actually have to leave to experience the beauty and wildlife of the area, birds, including humming birds, Toucans, warblers, thrushes, woodpeckers all right in front of you, Green and Black Iguanas, and of course the monkeys and sloths.
We were spoiled with our daily staff, Estaban our chef of 2 meals a day (our choice) was beyond amazing. I HIGHLY recommend engaging him daily, it's well worth it, and infact economical not to mention MUCH more delicious than the local fare. We loved the pool (monkeys and iguanas and birds their too) I would say the top 4 bedrooms were all lovely and differently charming, the 2 under the pool house were great for the kids.

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Liked best: Best family vacation place, beauty, tranquility and private places
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 27, 2015
Thank you! So glad you and your family had such a wonderful time and enjoyed Casa Vista Azul and it's staff to the fullest!
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Jr D
1 review
“Over the Top!”
Reviewed March 31, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Just wrapped up one of our best vacations - EVER. The only thing that beat the hospitality and wonder of Costa Rica was Escape Villa’s cracker jack team. From the short, simple, and straightforward lease to the actual villa itself upon arrival, we could not have asked for anything more. I mean that literally! Ricky was our personalized concierge for our stay. When he said “our wish is his command,” he wasn’t kidding. He and his team (Jeffrey, Chef Esteban and our villa keeper Carmen) were like a magical lamp…you just rub it and they appear to do whatever it takes to make your visit in this wondrous country truly magical.

Staying at Casa Vista Azul is not like going to visit the amazing creatures of the rain forest overlooking the gorgeous bay…the rain forest comes to you!! We fell in love with the families of monkeys that came to the house to say “hola” every single day…along with the huge iguanas that guard the place. Our favorite had to be the gorgeous three-toed sloth that stopped by to bring tranquility to the whole experience. DEFINITELY we’ll be back.
– Jeff D.

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Liked best: Villa was open on three sides so I would have to say the monkeys that came into the living room every day!
Liked least: The insects are HUGE in Costa Rica!
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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matth205
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Vista Azul Didn't Disappoint”
Reviewed March 29, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We rented Vista Azul for 9 days with a few of our friends (8 total). First of all, the house itself exceeded our expectations (which were based solely on the photos of the property). The house is very vertical, with lots of steps and amazing views from the top living room/kitchen/dining room area. In March 2015, when we were there, we received daily visits (around 4pm or 5pm) from roving monkeys. We could feed them bananas right inside the house! We also had a great view of a family of sloths feeding in the nearby bamboo tree. We nicknamed the iguana by the pool house "Bernice." The pool is enchanting and private with a waterfall. On days it was too warm to sun, it's nice to relax inside the pool house where you still have a great view of the pool area, but where ceiling fans cool you.

Our trip was so fantastic because of the staff at Vista Azul. Ricky was amazing and helped us several times above and beyond the call of duty. Jeff was just a friendly and helpful with cocoanut water for one of our members who took ill during the trip. Our chef was Estaban and his food was amazing! We really enjoyed the tuna he prepared, as well as his breakfast sandwiches and plenty of fresh fruit! Estaban's crab salad was delectable (and addictive!). Estaban worked very well with us as we decided each day what time to eat breakfast and dinner and what our meals would be.

Carmen was our housekeeper and she was very polite and our rooms were kept immaculately.

The whole experience was very nice. The house really feels situated in the 'jungle' with a great view of the ocean. And the location, once you reach the main road, is super convenient -- especially if you want to walk up the hill and grab lunch at Cafe Milagro!

Thanks, Vista Azul, for being such a great experience!

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Liked best: views and pool area and close location to other bars, restaurants, etc.
Liked least: Lots of steps!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Topcatcam
Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
“The villa was absolute paradise in the middle of the jungle.”
Reviewed March 22, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

My recent stay at Casa Vista Azul was one of the best vacation experiences of my life. The house was spectacular, well-appointed and well-maintianed. Estaban was an amazing chef and Carmen still a great job keeping everything clean and fresh. Also, Ricky and Jeff were always avilable to meet our every need with a smile! The location is perfect for nature lovers - we saw sloths, hairy ant eaters, several types of monkeys (who came to visit evey day), humming birds and many types of reptiles. In fact, I saw more wildlife at our villa than I saw with a guide at the National Reserve. This experience sets the gold standard!

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Liked best: Having Estaban cook delious meals every day.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
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Gabriel N
Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
“Once in a lifetime destination wedding!”
Reviewed December 2, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We live in Miami and were looking for a place to do our destination wedding for over one year. We had visited many awesome places in Florida, Caifornia, NY, Colorado, Canada just to name a few. We have traveled to many places in the world and had been to Costa Rica many times before but never to Manuel Antonio until we came upon the site on the internet.
We decided to do the wedding in Costa Rica and again visited many places there before we fell in love with the Manuel Antonio site. The town was small, quaint and had a beautiful beach and national park and plenty of outdoor activities nearby.
We visited Casa Fantastica and were unable to see it on the inside because it was occupied at the time but nevertheless we went ahead on faith and reserved it.
Our wedding party was for 20 people coming from different parts of the US.
We never regreted having rented the villa once we got there. The view was breathtaking from almost everywhere in the house. The architecture was amazing. You did not have to leave there for anything. There was a huge living space with a bar that opened to the infinity pool overlooking the ocean. The dining and breakfast rooms were also open to the pool. The villa had its own game room, huge movie room with internet access and movie library and its own well equipped gym. The 8 bedrooms were divided among 3 levels and included the master suite with a spectacular bathroom and views and a second junior master suite. All bedrooms had their own bathrooms.
Ricky the manager was only a call away for any problems and to set up tours and transportation as necessary.
We had the best French chef, Stephane and his assistant that would prepare the most delicious meals that you can imagine on request and came with the villa. The house and ground keepers did a superb job of keeping the villa spotless.
The day of the wedding we had our wedding planner Chelsea (Oasis Weddings) who is a "Tinga" (American married to a Costa Rican) and lives in Manuel Antonio do a wonderful job with the preparations. She is also a trained pastry chef from Boston and made for us the most beautiful and great tasting wedding cake. We hired a german chef for the wedding dinner, Torsten (Ono Cuisine) who did an amazing job with the food and presentation and a local band of 4 musicians (Las Barbas) that were also great playing both latin and american music.
All in all, that week was one to remember for a lifetime. We look forward to rent the villa in the coming years with a group of our friends and family.

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Liked best: The views from the property
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 65+
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kathhyda
Wood-Ridge, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Friendly Vacation”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

What an amazing vacation with friends! There were 12 of us staying at Casa Vista Azul. It was such a different adventure. A beautiful home in a nature setting with monkeys visiting the house every day, iguanas by the pool, beautiful lush plants. It's a nature lover's dream. The accommodations were great. Esteban, our chef was fantastic, the staff was friendly and our concierge, Ricky, was very helpful. There was zip lining, boating, fishing, hiking, guided tours through the national park and surrounding attractions. A great place for family and friends who like adventure.

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Liked best: It was a wildlife adventure.
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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BWebb75
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely the Most Relaxing Vacation we Have ever taken”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 for a stay in November 2013

I can't say enough about Casa Vista Azul and our experience in Costa Rica. We had 10 of us and this house had plenty of room. The open air living room let you experience Costa Rica at it's finest and meet all the monkeys up close and personal. We had people ranging in age from 8-65 and Chef Esteban was able to make fantastic meals that conquered everyone's taste buds. Swimming in the rain in that beautiful full will never be forgotten. The only thing I could warn against, is wouldn't recommend for small children. The house is 5 levels and the railing wouldn't be particularly safe for little ones. Also the elevator stopped at a floor with no landing and if accidentally pressed and a child/adult walked out it could ruin your vacation. With that being said we experienced our most relaxing vacation to date at this house and woould highly recommend it. We enjoyed Costa Rica so much we have already rebooked for 2015.

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Liked best: The view is amazing from the living room!
Liked least: The stairs
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2014
Thanks so much for the great review. We're always thrilled to hear when guests get comfortable in our homes and have a great stay! We've taken care of the elevator issue so all is safe and in working order again.
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