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HAPPY JACANA VILLA- PERFECT FOR BIG GROUPS AND RETREATS (5K SQ FT, 7BR/8BA)

James Rick Stinson

Speaks English, Spanish
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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HAPPY JACANA VILLA- PERFECT FOR BIG GROUPS AND RETREATS (5K SQ FT, 7BR/8BA)

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday home in Quepos - Happy Villa Jacana

Hosts up to 16 Comfortably (can have more)

Hosting a retreat? A big family vacation or event? Need a place big enough for large groups? Whether you want to rent out the house for a vacation, big event or retreat, you'll want to book Happy Jacana.

Having already successfully hosted several kinds of events: Yoga retreats, entrepreneur retreats, big family vacations, graduation parties, wedding receptions and more.. you can put our experience to work on your vacation or retreat!

Want the best value for your money? Happy Jacana is the best deal in Manuel Antonio for a 7 bedroom / 8 bath house. Massive 5,000 square feet, comfortably hosts groups up to 16 or more. The house is ideal with multiple entrances, and multiple levels (5 in total) with tons of balcony space (do Yoga by the pool).

Beyond staying at this gorgeous house, we can help you with EVERYTHING: From hiring a full time chef, or onsite massage therapist (with massage table), to yoga instructors to organizing adventure tours, shopping for food and groceries. Plus you'll have an attentive concierge that will greet you upon arrival, and always be just a quick phone call away.

No matter what you need we'll make sure that the house is properly staffed to serve all of your needs and most importantly, you and your guests have the best Costa Rica experience possible!

Please note unlike most properties that have photos better than the property, anyone who stays here says the pictures don't do it justice!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
James Rick Stinson (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2013
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Speaks English, Spanish

About James Rick Stinson

My name is James Rick, and although I've traveled the world many times over, Costa Rica has been a favorite of mine ever since I first came in 2008. I've lived in Jaco Beach and I'm a big fan of surfing, so I was very happy to find a locals 'secret spot' in Manuel Antonio to compliment my love for this house and sanctuary just a couple minutes away. If you have any hesitation at all about staying here, feel free to ask any questions you might have. My goal when you book the Happy Jacana is to make sure you have the best / happiest experience possible from the time you arrive to the time you leave. Feel free to ask questions or share any feedback you might have before your stay, during your stay and especially afterwards!

James Rick Stinson purchased this house in 2008

Why James Rick Stinson chose Quepos

Whether you just want to give your family or friends an experience of a lifetime or you're looking for an amazing place to stay before you continue on your journey through Costa Rica, you won't want to miss an opportunity to stay at Villa: Happy Jacana and if your budget allows, go for the FULL experience with chef and massage therapy, you'll be glad you did.

What makes this house unique

Costa Rica is often referred to as the gem of central america, and Manuel Antonio, the gem of Costa Rica. The property is uniquely situated at the start of Manuel Antonio , just after Quepos, so you get the best of both worlds. 5 minutes from Quepos airport, a 15 min. drive to Dominical, 45 minutes away from world class waves in Hermosa and the buzz of Jaco Beach. Plus there's many places just a short drive away if you want to actively explore the are awhile you're here.

Guestbook comments from the manager

From the moment I drove up to the house to the moment I left, it was like a dream vacation come true. When I first saw the place I knew I was in for something special because it was nestled near the top of a mountain overlooking the lush tropical forest and I could see the ocean from almost every room in the house. James and his girlfriend were so friendly and accommodating, they really made me feel at home. They knew how to make sure I did not have to think about anything the entire trip.



My room had an amazing view and a great hot tub jacuzzi, as if I needed it after their live in masseuse rubbed me down daily. I was amazed at the variety of foods that the chef cooked for each meal and was so impressed at how fresh all the foods and juices were. Some days I just laid out by the pool and others went on a hike recommended by James and was lucky enough that he even took me to his private secluded surfing spot one day.



The internet worked great and the background music selection topped off the vacation. I really wanted to thank James and would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to get away for a healthy retreat. I can't wait to go back!



Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway
Sep 2013
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Reviews

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5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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Happy Jacana Villa- Perfect for Big Groups and Retreats (5k sq ft, 7br/8ba)
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Happy Jacana Villa- Perfect for Big Groups and Retreats (5k sq ft, 7br/8ba)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3622735
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Quepos Puntarenas
Utah
5

The villa was perfect for our group.

  • 5 out of 5
We came to Happy Jacana with a large group, and it was perfect for us. The villa was well taken care of, the owner and property manager were both very helpful and easy to get ahold of, and the views were amazing! We felt safe and comfortable and almost had a hard time leaving every day to go to the beach. I would go again for sure!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy Jacana Villa- Perfect for Big Groups and Retreats (5k sq ft, 7br/8ba)
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Quepos Puntarenas
5

Absolutely gorgeous and tranquil.

  • 5 out of 5
All I could say when I walked in was "WOW! THIS IS SO GORGEOUS!" One unique aspect of the property is that it's not one large house; instead, several of the rooms are secluded and are in their own section outside of the main house. It is five stories tall with several balconies and a stunning pool that overlooks the town of Quepos. The sunsets were my favorite part as you're looking off the main balcony.. BREATHTAKING!! I loved how the glass walls were actually huge sliding doors and you could open up the entire living room and kitchen to feel the fresh breeze while watching wild life in the trees surrounding you. Also, you can walk from the house onto the main street and jump on the bus for a dollar or two and ride it a couple minutes into Manuel Antonio. Too many great things to say about this place!! Great for large groups looking for a relaxing and luxurious holiday. Highly suggest staying here!!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we are very grateful to have you as a guest and share the best of Costa Rica and the Happy Jacana experience with you!
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Happy Jacana Villa- Perfect for Big Groups and Retreats (5k sq ft, 7br/8ba)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3622735
+1 -3022337116
Quepos Puntarenas
5

Exceeded ALL expectations. Your own private resort

  • 5 out of 5
I stayed Happy Jacana in Manuel Antonio Estates with a group of 14 friends (7 couples) from December 29th through January 5th, and we were incredibly impressed by the beauty of Happy Jacana, the convenient location, and the amazing staff at Manuel Antonio Estates. The pictures do not do the house justice... it really feels like your own private resort/compound. Each bedroom has plenty of space and character, each with its own private bathroom. The main living areas, kitchen, pool, and balcony overlook the town, bay, and jungle, and the house is walking distance to Quepos town for nightlife, groceries, etc. Every afternoon, around 4 or 5 PM, a group of little monkeys would gather in the trees around the house and if we left fruit on the balcony/patio they would jump over to eat and play... seriously! The staff at Manuel Antonio Estates were by far the most attentive and helpful resort staff I have ever experienced. Luis and Dorit, two of the managers, arranged for everything we needed during our stay, including an amazing chef, transportation to activities, the beaches, parks, restaurants, etc, and our restaurant reservations the nights we ate out. Luis came to the house every morning when the housekeepers arrived to make sure everything was satisfactory and to make various reservations for us that day. For our last day in Costa Rica and at Happy Jacana, Luis arranged for a 60 foot catamaran yacht to take us out for the afternoon... the boat trip was very reasonably priced (MUCH lower than through other sources online) and was the highlight of our trip... except for our time spent at Happy Jacana. Luis also arranged for chef Paul to cook incredible daily meals (breakfast, lunch/snacks, and dinner) using fresh local seafood, fruits, vegetables, and another ingredients. If you have Paul cook for you during your stay, be sure to ask him to make his famous hummus!
James, the owner, was also very easy to get in touch with and was very helpful with the myriad of questions I had prior to the trip. It's obvious that he cares deeply about the quality of Happy Jacana and his guests' experience there. The only negative experience was the reality of leaving Happy Jacana and Costa Rica, but my friends and I will surely be back. If you are considering Happy Jacana in Manuel Antonio Estates for your Costa Rican getaway, you will not be disappointed.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ali - thank you so much for your kind words. I'm always excited to share our slice of Paradise with anyone who visits and its important to me they share the same magic that we do for the place. Please do come back soon and we'll make sure you are well taken care of once again my friend!
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Happy Jacana Villa- Perfect for Big Groups and Retreats (5k sq ft, 7br/8ba)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3622735
+1 -3022337116
Quepos Puntarenas
5

Unforgettable experience in Costa Rica :)

  • 5 out of 5
I stayed here for a week in September 2013 and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great adventure full of rich memories in a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere.

Getting there: I flew from the USA to San Jose, then transfered to a short and inexpensive ($65) flight to Quepos from San Jose that was only 20-30 minutes. From there, it was a short taxi ride to the villa. You can also take a bus or car from San Jose, if you want to save a few bucks and don't mind the longer trip. However, the flight offered a magnificent view of Costa Rica.

The property is beautiful and in the rain forest. The photos are nice, but it looks even much better in person. I fed monkeys on the patio, and enjoyed hearing sounds of birds and other exotic animals in the trees at night. When it rained, it was incredibly peaceful and relaxing to hear the rainfall in the forest.

The hosts, James and Shireen were beyond awesome. They take a lot of pride in this place and their passion for it really shines through in their warmth and hospitality. They arranged a trip to Jaco and Playa Hermosa, and showed me other great gems in the area, which was a lot of fun. We had a fantastic time together, with tons of great memories and laughs.

Although I'm a devout meat eater, I found the vegan chef-prepared meals to be delicious and I really enjoyed them. That being said, there were also plenty of diverse restaurants a short drive away, and fun bars and nightlife. I've traveled to about 60 countries but this was my first time to Costa Rica. I would definitely love to stay here again.

If you want a tranquil, idyllic, beautiful and memorable place surrounded by nature... if you want to relax and have a Costa Rican adventure but don't want to compromise on your creature comforts... Happy Jacana is the best of both worlds.

Don't hesitate... go for it, you will love it as well!

Thanks again James and Shireen! Love you guys :)

Cheers
Alexander
  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy Jacana Villa- Perfect for Big Groups and Retreats (5k sq ft, 7br/8ba)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3622735
+1 -3022337116
Quepos Puntarenas
5

Happy Jacana is amazing

  • 5 out of 5
Happy Jacana was a treat to stay in. It's a safe location up on the hill and private. We had spider monkeys playing on the deck every day and what a view! James is legit and will make sure you're happy and comfortable in his home. We were treated to an amazing chef, Belen. He served us some amazing meals and also was very helpful! I'll stay again for sure!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Happy Jacana Villa- Perfect for Big Groups and Retreats (5k sq ft, 7br/8ba)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3622735
+1 -3022337116
Quepos Puntarenas
5

This place was incredible!

  • 5 out of 5
It was the perfect atmosphere to create family memories. Spectacular view with unbelievable service. The environment was calm and comfortable. Maid and chef services were outstanding. Stay as long as u can!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww thanks Leanne, you were a perfect guest. Thank you so much for your kind words and we do hope to see you again soon!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Quepos airport
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Manuel Antonio Beach
Car: recommended

Nestled inside a well maintained gated community and home to the Rain Drop Spa, Manuel Antonio Estates sits on the main road to world famous Manuel Antonio national park and its beaches. A true sanctuary when you're home, yet very easy access to everything Quepos and Manuel Antonio has to offer! From zip lining tours, massages, surfing (yes!), fishing, golf, hiking, gym, horseback riding, sight seeing, snorkeling/diving, boating, jet skis, swimming, wildlife viewing, tennis, biking, yoga, shopping, white water rafting and more!

It seems you'll never run out of new foods to experience, from some of our favorite restaurants in Quepos (with healthy options too!) to the long row of restaurants and hotels in Manuel Antonio. Plus if you are taking advantage of our all-inclusive paradise service option which includes your very own gourmet chef and ONSITE massage therapist, you can take your daily experience of Manuel Antonio to a whole new level! And when the day is done you can retire to your castle, sip your favorite drink by the pool (clothing optional) and watch the city light up from below.

Whether you just want to give your family or friends an experience of a lifetime or you're looking for an amazing place to stay before you continue on your journey through Costa Rica, you won't want to miss an opportunity to stay at Villa: Happy Jacana and if your budget allows, go for the FULL experience with chef and massage therapy, you'll be glad you did.

ABOUT THE LOCATION

Costa Rica is often referred to as the gem of central america, and Manuel Antonio, the gem of Costa Rica. The property is uniquely situated at the start of Manuel Antonio , just after Quepos, so you get the best of both worlds. 5 minutes from Quepos airport, a 15 min. drive to Dominical, 45 minutes away from world class waves in Hermosa and the buzz of Jaco Beach. Plus there's many places just a short drive away if you want to actively explore the are awhile you're here.

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Availability & Rates

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24 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
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Christmas 2014
20 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014
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New Year 2015
28 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
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Notes Initial deposit is 25% , cancellations are non-refundable if within 30 days of booking. The remaining deposit is paid upon arrival

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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Quepos in Puntarenas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The king size master bedroom with ornate tiled bathroom also has a jacuzzi tub for you to unwind and indulge your senses. In addition to the master bedroom there is a second bedroom with private bathroom and a sitting area with 2 pull out sofas upstairs. There are magnificent sunset views from both the main and second levels. Below the two main levels are two additional floors which host the third and fourth bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette with a toaster and compact fridge. These lower two levels have their own independent entrance and can also be utilized as a separate, private apartment unit. Two extra bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom, are located across from the main house and have private entrances.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Villa with Private Pool, Ocean Views within Gated Development With 7 generous bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and 5000 square feet of living space, Villa Jacana comfortably rests 16 of your closest amigos. The king size master bedroom with ornate tiled bathroom also has a jacuzzi tub for you to unwind and indulge your senses. In addition to the master bedroom there is a second bedroom with private bathroom and a sitting area with 2 pull out sofas upstairs. There are magnificent sunset views from both the main and second levels. Below the two main levels are two additional floors which host the third and fourth bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette with a toaster and compact fridge. These lower two levels have their own independent entrance and can also be utilized as a separate, private apartment unit.
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