we have stayed at this home twice and will come back again. the home is one of only a few that have beach frontage. you drive in thru your private security gate and enter this amazing home. fully air conditioned which is not what you may get at other homes. you go out the back to the great pool. walk thru the back yard and you are on the beach. restaurants are available along the beach. you can walk to manual Antonio park.
the staff is wonderful. daily housekeeping (except Sunday) is included. she not only cleans up the house but does your laundry every day and returns it to your room nicely folded. this was wonderful since we had 2 kid in and out of the pool all day long and were constantly changing clothes.
Susan takes great care of all your excursions. we recommend the zipline tour and the jungle buggy trip.
Awesome location! Steps from the beach with daily visits from monkeys, birds, iguanas, crabs, and other animals. House was perfect for 3 couples. Easy walking distance to restaurants and surfing; there were restaurants on either side of us! If I have to find a negative it would be that the Costa Rican rule of no flushing TP seems whacky when there are no bidets. Staff at the house (Paco and Ennie) were really nice. I enjoyed my early morning Spanish lessons with Paco over coffee. Hopefully he learned some English too. Pretty amazing how people who don't speak the same language can communicate with minimal problem. Few more things we learned: 1) Don't do your credit card charges in dollars, use colons as the merchant exchange rate is not good. 2) Buy the local beer, Imperial, all other beer is expensive and not as good. 3) A car is not needed as taxi service is excellent and inexpensive ($12 per trip for 6 people).
This place is the real deal people! We booked with just seeing the pics on the web sight and a few calls to the contact number. It is everything that you hope it will be and more!! The place is perfect for a large family or 3 couples. My wife and I have vacationed all-inclusive for the last ten years and have enjoyed it but after staying here I don’t think we will again. By far the nicest, most pampered vacation we have every been on. We will be going back and we will book the Beach House!!!!!!!
This comfortable home located right on the beach is just one of the most beautiful and relaxing places we have been to. We are frequent visitors to Manuel Antonio and this is our favorite place to stay. Susan the concierge takes care of everything and the staff are just great in ensuring we have a good time. Susan can plan as much or as little as you want and I recommend doing nothing but the beach. To stay right on the beach is a real luxury in Manuel Antonio and is a gift not to be wasted. We wish we could have stayed longer this year and look forward to staying again next year.
Amazing villa right on the beach. Costa Rica is an amazing country and this was the perfect base from which to discover it. Susan was a great help, as were all the villa staff. Resident iguanas and monkeys were an added plus.
This was not our first stay here at the beach house and it never disappoints. This year we were traveling with friends and grand children and our stay was everything we had hoped for.
Ennie is an amazing lady! Always with a smile and so helpful with shopping tips, cooking ideas also keeps the place neat as a pin even with a gang like ours.
Paco has done a super job on the property and is also pretty good with kitchen tips.
We have visited the park in the past, but this property has toucans, 3 different types of monkeys, an iguana to guard the hot tub and blue morpho butterflies each day. With humming birds morning and evening visiting the flora right on the premises...why go anywhere else? Keep your cameras handy!
There are lots of activities in and around Manuel Antonio. It truly is a sweet spot in the world!
The Discovery Beach House is a most unique opportunity to enjoy a vacation. The setting is a private home, and it allows both privacy, and a wonderful home setting to be with your family and friends. You have easy walking access to restaurants and markets. The pool and Jacuzzi are your own. The monkeys and lizards are fascinating visitors, and the beach is right in your backyard.
The services that are provided are excellent, and the people who provide them are warm and friendly. Juan, Cesar, and Maneula performed their jobs of housekeeping and grounds keeping with excellence and always a smile. Juan and Desiree provided us wonderful cuisine in our home setting. Diego and Frida wagged their tails into our pack. And Sabrina’s concierge service was committed and flawless. They clearly want to establish whatever relationships that guests allow. We enjoyed them all and appreciated all of their efforts.
The beauty of the country and the friendliness of the people were unmistakable. Our adventures showed us Costa Rica’s nature and communities, and introduced us to many good and sincere people.
As “tropical” vacations go, it was my best so far.