We organized a 50 ppl wedding vow renewal in the terrace of Casa Manakin (8 bedroom). We also rented Casa Jacana (7 bedroom) to accommodate all of our guests traveling from USA. It was great both homes are tastefully decorated and the surroundings are so beautiful I didn't even order flowers to decorate. The folks at Manuel Antonio Estates helped me set up various tours for ~20 guests on the 4 days that we were there and I have to say that everyone who helped us including manager Richard, office/front desk Dorit/Ariel and housekeeper Marisol went out of their way to help us. Richard offered to help me take my car out of a ditch when I got stuck (thankfully I was able to get the car out myself), Ariel gave us his cell # in case we had any questions and Marisol eagerly helped during the wedding day event (saturday night) and came over the next day to clean up the mess.
Overall there were some minor wear and tear dings around the house but that is a minimal price to pay for such beautiful views of mountain side and ocean. Also the AC was acting up in one of the rooms the first night but maintenance guys were able to fix it the next day oh, and they also helped us move all the furniture around. I literally reorganized the house and they had no problem moving everything around.
The property itself is well hidden but easy to find. Security is on point at the gate and on ground patrolling frequently.
And the spa... ohh la la the spa was fabulous. I had a rubdown massage and facial the day of he wedding. My therapist was well trained (being that I was pregnant I was a little hesitant) but she knew what she was doing. Also the setting is like you are receiving the treatment outdoors.
I think overall this is a great location and the homes are very comfortable, would recommend it to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villas, homes and condos at Manuel Antonio Estates, offering rentals by the week for all group sizes & budgets! All villas offer private pool, blue Pacific Ocean views, proximity of the bustling fishing village of Quepos, spectacular famed beaches of Manuel Antonio nearby, monkeys, 180 species of birds, essence of luxury & pure tranquility. Peacefulness awaits in our lush tropical jungle w/world class Spa. Our accommodations suit every need and taste from cozy eco condos for 1-4 people to premier/deluxe homes for 18 of your closest amigos. Exciting Tours! Rainforest Canopy, Horseback, Mangrove Monkey, ATV Sportfishing, much more! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Manuel Antonio Estates Costa Rica/Quepos