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8 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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Tanya B
Dallas, Texas, United States
2 reviews
“Amazing”
Reviewed February 19, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Manakin House was gorgeous! Spacious, clean and very comfortable! Enjoyed everything about it. This was our second trip to Manuel Antonio Estates! Our first visit was last year 2013. We stayed in Jacana Villa and it was beautiful! My husband, myself and 5 of our very close friends stayed for 7 days in celebration of our birthday. Yes, my husband and i share the same bday!

We visited this year for Valentine's Day (2/9 thru 2/16). We were a group of 13 and this year was equally fabulous! We enjoyed a great private chef, ample transportation around the village, great access to the beaches and markets. We had a great mix of leisure time, excursions, beach time and of course party time! Dorik was truly amazing with her coordination skills! Luis is like another Richard (the owner). He took care of any request we had, i.e., extra bed set up, daily pool cleaning, etc. Marisol was awesome, she made sure we had a clean and orderly house on a daily basis. They all rock!!!!! And we will be planning our next trip very soon! I recommend Manuel Antonio Estates in Quespos, CR if you are looking for a true authentic Costa Rican experience and it's in the middle of the Rain Forest to boot!!!!

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Liked best: Location and space
Liked least: Bugs (we were in the Rain Forest, so could avoid them)
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Fl
Reviewed August 13, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Older travelers Luxury-minded travelers
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ArizonaTh...
Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews
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“A TRUE TROPICAL PARADISE”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Located close to the beach and park, the estates is conveniently located close to town. Condos tucked deep in the forests and a true experience so close to nature. Helpful staff, pleasant trails for walks, water falls, etc, spa, added quality to the experience. Highly recommended!

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Liked best: amenitites within the estates, security, a/c, pool.
Liked least: not walkable distance to the park and beach.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children Large groups
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Montreal
Reviewed June 17, 2011 for a stay in January 2011

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Traveling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 55-64
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MT
Reviewed February 5, 2011 for a stay in January 2011

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Your age range 18-24
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skygirlie...
madison, wi
1 review
“Costa Rican villa with monkeys, comfort, views and style!!!”
Reviewed January 20, 2011 for a stay in January 2011

My fiancé and I rented three houses in a row (jacana, manakin, and tanager) for us and our wedding guests for a week's stay. Everyone was floored by the beauty of the houses, the views, the numerous daily monkey visitors and accessibility to town. This was our second stay with Manuel Antonio estates mostly because our first experience was so wonderful! Needless to say, our second was even better! The staff is courteous, jovial and friendly, eager to help and exceptionally resourceful. The housekeeper clean the houses daily, the reception bends over backwards to help organize activities and the spa ammenities are unparalleled with highly skilled masseuses and yoga/pilots classes offered nearly daily.
I would live there year 'round if I could!!!

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Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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beto2783
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Reviewed November 11, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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Management Response
Nov 10, 2013
Estimado Beto,

En nombre de todo el personal quiero comunicarle que sentimos mucho de que su estadía en nuestra casa no haya estado dentro de sus expectativas.

Sus comentarios son muy importantes para nosotros, y los vemos como oportunidad para mejorar nuestros servicios. Tratamos de hacer siempre lo mejor para que nuestros huéspedes estén felices y se sientan bien en nuestras casas, y realmente siento mucho no haber logrado que su grupo se sientiera satisfecho con el servicio brindado o con las instalaciones.

Realmente tuve la impresión de que todo estuviera bien cuando nos conocimos el día sábado en persona, y les pregunté como estuvo todo en la casa, me contestaron que todo estaba bien, y nos sorprende ver estos comentarios después de su partida. Nos hubiera gustado saber en el momento de cualquier inquietud o problema, así nos hubiera dado la oportunidad de tratar de cambiar algunas cosas para que estén más a su gusto, como el cambio de toallas o jabones.

Debido a la geografía de Manuel Antonio, la mayoría de las casa e incluso hoteles cuentan con muchas escaleras o cuestas, ya que es un área montañosa y cubierto de bosque. Debido al hecho que su grupo fue compuesto de adultos jovenes no sentimos que fuera necesario mencionar ese punto, pero sí informamos grupos con adultos o niños del hecho. En muchos años de rentar Villa Manakin a huéspedes felíces, que incluso vuelven año por año a visitarnos, nunca ha ocurrido un accidente en la piscina.

Además pensamos que su grupo iba a quedar agradecido por el hecho de que autorizabamos un late check out para que pudieran ver el partido, y eso aunque tuvieramos huéspedes entrando el mismo día de su salida.

Cualquier consulta o comentario que tenga, por favor déjemelo saber.

Atentamente,

Dorit Wendrock
Manuel Antonio Estates
TOLL FREE 1800.381.3770
Office Phone 011 (506) 2777.3339
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