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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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Judy H
New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“The Hummingbird studio exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed March 21, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

My husband I rented here during February 2018 for 16 nights. It is beautiful studio located in a multi-level villa on top of a steep hill. We had a balcony overlooking the rain forest with a distant view of the Pacific. The owners, David and Rene, live on the property and are very attentive and kind. The pool is beautiful and only for the guests (only three rentals - a studio, one bedroom and two bedroom) - a relaxing spot, particularly since there were no kids running around. We had a well equipped kitchen with a two burner gas range and oven and cooked many meals in our studio with the excellent produce found in the Quepos super mercado. We relaxed a lot reading books and of course traveled to Manual Antonio park which is interesting but was very busy since it was the holiday season in Costa Rica. We found several restaurants that we really enjoyed, notably El Avion which has a C-123 cargo plane converted into a bar which was part of the Iran Contra scandal in the 1980s. Fascinating. We went horseback riding on a large farm nearby which was relaxing. For three nights we went to a luxury resort on the Gulf of Papagayo on the Pacific north of Quepos and drove through Cowboy country.

The only piece of feedback I would share is that it would be nice to have more comfortable seating for a longer term rental.

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sararobbo...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Great stay in Manual Antonio”
Reviewed April 10, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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We had a warm welcome at The Hummingbird and the apartment was great for our 4 day stay. The pool area is lovely and it's just a few mins drive down to the main road where there's lots of choice of good restaurants. We spent 8 hours at the Manual Antonio national park and didn't bother with a guide and still saw loads of animals - sleeping sloth, monkeys, deer, raccoon, agouti, iguanas, Jesus Christ lizard, etc. Didn't like the touting around the park entrance or the main beach so avoided that.

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Annie M
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“excellent hosts, stunning views”
Reviewed April 26, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Our trip to Manuel Antonio didn't get off to the best start for various reasons, but David and René bent over backwards to ensure that our stay was memorable and enjoyable. We have never received such attention and care before - fantastic customer service.
We arrived an hour early and they rushed around to ensure our room was ready as quickly as possible. The facilities were fab. The room was great, with tasteful décor, coffee maker and powerful A/C (definitely needed in Manuel Antonio!). We loved the pool and the views were incredible.
We would definitely stay here again. Thanks David and René for being so warm and welcoming, Annie and Adrian x

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Reviewed April 11, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

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Liked best: The natural setting.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Apr 11, 2016
Thank you very much Elin, we hope to see you very soon.
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Gabriella...
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
“Highly recommended quiet place”
Reviewed May 11, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We spent 3 nights with my husband in one of these Colibri apartments and it was like a second honeymoon. It is located near the Manuel Antonio National Park, but far from the late night noise. The room is spacious and comfortable, big glass doors let you contemplate nature even from bed. We just loved having breakfast on the balcony and watch the birds everywhere. Also the pool is very comfy. Although there were guest in every room (if I am not mistaken there are 3 in total) we could always had the pool just for the two of us. If you long for a private, quiet place to relax while you are in paradise I can highly recommend this one.

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Liked best: balcony
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Reviewed March 31, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Liked best: The tremendous view over the treetops of the rainforest
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Marisa M
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“A piece of paradise with incredible hosts!”
Reviewed February 21, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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My boyfriend and I cannot speak highly enough of our experience at The Hummingbird. Nestled atop a hill overlooking the lush greenery of the town, the Hummingbird truly felt like a little piece of paradise (and at a very reasonable price!).

The apartment (one of the 4 or 5 that make up the building) was perfect for a couple like us. Spacious, comfortable bed, modern bathroom and kitchen with stove, fridge, pots/pans, etc. We cooked quite a few meals in the apartment, which was an excellent money-saver at the end of our week-long trip through Costa Rica. We also were able to use the pool, which was infinity style and overlooked the hillside. Absolutely magnificent!

But the best part of our whole experience was our hosts, David & René. As French expats, they moved to Manuel Antonio because they truly love the vibe of the town, and their enthusiasm for it and their guests shows! They were beyond friendly and accommodating. They were fun to hang out with, offered great recommendations for places to eat/drink & sights to see, and drove us to each day's destination within Manual Antonio.

The one thing to be aware of is that the house is high up on a rocky cliff. Most cab drivers will be able to make it up to the house, but we did have one driver that was too afraid to venture up the steep hill and dropped us off halfway up. The cabs will also charge you a couple dollars more than they originally estimate once they get you to the apartment. (I think we paid about $8 to get back from Manuel Antonio Beach.)

In short, our experience was just wonderful! David and René will take great care of you and make sure you have the most enjoyable stay possible.

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