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5 Star Plus Luxury Villa, a Pacific Ocean Jewel, w/ Top Rated Staff and Wildlife

Bedrooms 5
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 master suite bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps up to 12

Villa Perezoso is the gem of Manuel Antonio. Awarded "Best Vacation Rental in Manuel Antonio", recipient of over a hundred five-star guest reviews, and featured in Su Casa and Ocean Home, Villa Perezoso promises a Costa Rican getaway you will talk about for years to come.

Boasting a full staff—including a personal chef, bartending services, housekeeping, an onsite dedicated Manager/Concierge and a behind the scenes facilities staff—Villa Perezoso combines the luxury amenities of a five-star resort with the privacy and personalization of an intimate vacation rental that’s wholly yours.

A wall of glass at the front of this five-bedroom, six-bathroom villa ensures that every room faces the lush Costa Rican jungle and the boulder-studded sea. Because the villa is situated on a tropical hillside at the edge of Manuel Antonio National Park, guests regularly spot monkeys, toucans, and the sloths from which Villa Perezoso gets its name.

You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy this dynamic setting, because all gourmet meals, cleaning, tour booking, grocery shopping, and even transportation are taken care of by Villa Perezoso’s prized staff.

When you arrive, Villa Perezoso's own Chef Jose will meet with you to plan the menu. Our chef is more than happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions. Or just let Chef Jose work his magic—his signature dishes include surf and turf, Costa Rican specialties including empanadas and tres leche cake.

Randall, your Guest Services Coordinator and Concierge, is a Costa Rica native and will help you experience the best of your surroundings. Many guests don’t leave the property, and we don’t blame them. However, if your group is eager for excursions, you can zip-line or raft down a river through the rainforest, or take it a little easier and walk down to the beach or nearby café. Whatever your choice, you won’t need a car—Randall will take care of all the transportation details for you. He along with our facilities crew will ensure that VP is pristine, functional and safe.

Every room in the 6,000-square-foot Villa Perezoso features handcrafted furnishings and accessories from Bali, such as solid hardwood furniture and vibrant fabrics—details that add to the feeling of luxury and immersion in total beauty. Most rooms also have attached terraces extending out into the jungle, with more than enough lounge chairs for your entire group.

Sumptuous, first-level lodging options include the exceptional Grand Master Suite, with its king canopy bed, yoga/meditation space, iPod docking station, flatscreen TV, air conditioning, and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide magnificent unencumbered views of the ocean and jungle. Get even closer to nature by taking a book and a coffee onto the furnished private terrace. The en suite bathroom offers a private, glass-door shower, so you can duck under the spray and look out over the rainforest and the ocean.

Two more Master Suites also have private decks, air-conditioning, flatscreen TVs, docks for your iPod, ceiling fans, and large en suite bathrooms. One of these has a king bed, the other has two doubles.

On the second level, an open living space is fitted with floor-to-ceiling glass doors to keep the lush Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park in view. These doors open up to a wrap-around terrace with a pool, cushioned Balinese teak lounge chairs, and outdoor dining table—all spots where wildlife are known to frolic. The living area provides ample seating, a dining table for 12 plus a bar, a gourmet kitchen where Chef Jose crafts his epicurean delights, a large full bathroom, and an air-conditioned entertainment room with three additional sofas and 42-inch plasma TV.

We call the third level The Penthouse. This space houses two more master suites, plus a full living area with a second gourmet kitchen (a great place to fix a snack or a cup of coffee), and views of the Pacific extending from one side and the jungle from the other.

The fourth level—the Penthouse Loft and Sun Deck—is reached from a grand circular staircase and is encased in glass for 280-degree views. From the rooftop terrace, you can sink into the warm water Jacuzzi tub with your signature cocktail and watch the sunset fade into a twinkling night sky. To experience the bird’s eye views of the sun terrace is to capture the essence of Manuel Antonio. We also recommend this spot for an in-house massage—Randall will help arrange one for you.

In short, the award-winning Villa Perezoso presents captivating views, gourmet meals, your own on-site personal concierge, and up-close-and-personal experiences with wildlife that you’ll never forget.

Search Villa Perezoso on YouTube for a full tour—of course, no camera can capture its beauty, but it’s a start.

As you would imagine, the calendar fills fast. Book your indulgent Manuel Antonio getaway at Villa Perezoso today. Sleeps 10-12. 3 and 5 bedroom rental option.

See owners website for more info/virtual tours, testimonials and special offer pricing.

More Details

Dave Houck
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Dave Houck

Ex-entrepreneur from the corporate world marries oral surgeon. Oral surgeon retires to spend more time in Costa Rica. Now doing what we really love to do...specializing in the vacation marketplace and enjoying life. Loves include travel, villa interior design (importing furnishings and accessories from Bali), marketing our villa property and fixing things! Our goal is to create the perfect vacation experience for our guests. We love what we do, LOVE Manuel Antonio, and hope to have the pleasure of helping you with your vacation, villa needs.

Dave Houck purchased this villa in 2008

Why Dave Houck chose Manuel Antonio

To us, Manuel Antonio is as close to paradise as it gets. Our dream was to someday live in a tropical haven, near the beach and somewhere not too far from 'home' (California). Having traveled nearly all the continents and vacationed on many of the worlds' best islands and tropical destinations, upon arriving in Manuel Antonio in November of 2003, we knew we had to live there someday. Not only was the place magical, the views heavenly, the beaches some of the best we've ever encountered but the friendliness of the people of Costa Rica, the emphasis on preserving their beautiful country, we knew when we arrived that we were hooked and that we wanted to make Costa Rica our next home. We found a gorgeous property with some of the best views we have encountered, bought it and started building. With Bali being another favorite destination of ours, we wanted to bring what we loved about Bali to Costa Rica--from the feeling of living outdoors to using natural materials and woods and stones to the top notch service they provide their guests. Our architect did a beautiful job taking our vision and in creating Villa Perezoso (named for the resident sloth), with every room having distinctive ocean and jungle views. We travelled to Bali to have all the furniture and accessories custom built for the property and had it transported to Costa Rica. It was a labor of love building it from the ground up and we love the finished product as do our guests.

What makes this villa unique

Simply stated, our staff. From our charming house manager/concierge who always has a smile on his face and has lived in the area and worked in the hotel industry for over 20 years, to our full time chef, to our favorite drink mixologist, to our facilities manager and our never in the way sweet housekeeping staff, you will be pampered beyond your imagination. You will never have to lift a finger here at Villa Perezoso as we will do all the lifting for you! Whether it's to.... go food shopping, clean up, prepare and serve the most tasty, gourmet meals, to the drink making, to advice on the best activities or local culture, to running an errand or getting that extra bottle of rum, our staff will take care of it all. We also love that nature beckons right outside, I personally love the monkey visits and am always excited on seeing a 'perezoso' in the nearby guarumo tree. If I could pick out two of my favorite things about Villa Perezoso is 1) the staff and how they spoil us and our guests and 2) the openness of each of the rooms (especially the bathrooms with floor to ceiling glass doors that open up allowing you to shower looking out to the vast jungle and pacific ocean. Its a slice of paradise found. And, the wildlife that you will experience at the Villa will make you feel as if you were in your very own National Geographic movie!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Much thanks for a week that was beyond perfect mainly because of the amazing staff. No request was impossible and everything was take care of. Thank you for tending to our numerous needs--our party of 7 from 10-74 kept you all busy but you were always so gracious. All our excursions, transport and any other need were always taken care of. The kids numerous requests for smoothies along with our pina coladas kept Chef Jose busy. Always with a smile and dancing feet! you are an amazing chef and a man with a good heart.Pura Vida. Thanks to Ana and Mari for keeping this gorgeous place immaculate and Ana for the sloth sightings. She can always find them! You are all the best!
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Manuel Antonio in Quepos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathrooms, designed with comfort and luxury in mind. Luxury towels, spa robes, complimentary bath amenities included (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, lotion, soap, hairdryers, magnifying mirrors, kleenex).
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1-PH - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King; max 2 people
    Bedroom 2-PH - 1 Large Double Bed , Q: max 2 people
    Bedroom 3-Villa - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King; max 2 people
    Bedroom 4-Villa - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King; max 2 people
    Bedroom 5-Villa - 2 Double Bed , max 4
  • All master suites with private bathrooms, luxury bedding & linens, flat screen TV & DVD, ipod docking station, spa robes, complimentary bath amenities, ceiling fans, A/C and private decks off Villa bedrooms. Bedroom 3 is a grand master suite with includes a small living area and meditation/yoga/exercise platform that looks out to the jungle. Bathroom showers/tubs have floor to ceiling French doors or windows that open out to amazing jungle and ocean views.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • naturist beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Full staff of 5: Guest Services Coordinator/Concierge, Facilities Manager 24/7, housekeepers, our own chef & bartending services included with rates. Children are welcome; pls note that our property is located on a hillside and is 7 stories high.


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5 Star Plus Luxury Villa, a Pacific Ocean Jewel, w/ Top Rated Staff and Wildlife
average rating of 5.0 based on 123 reviews
Grand Rapids, MI

Hard to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We returned last night from a one week stay at Villa Perezoso, and what a week it was! This was our first trip to the Manuel Antonio area of Costa Rica, so in choosing where to stay, I leaned heavily on the many exceptional reviews I found about this villa. We all went in with high expectations and they were somehow actually exceeded! The home is architecturally spectacular, spacious, meticulously cared for and comfortable in every way. Each level of the villa has it’s own unique, and breathtaking view of the jungle and ocean that will be etched in my mind forever. But, it is the exceptional kindness, warmth, and service from Randall, Jose, and Anna that really breathes life into Villa Perezoso. They were amazing in every way, and we all miss them already. Randall delivers impeccable service, and he easily and efficiently managed every request we had with our large crew. Anna keeps the home in perfect condition, despite lots of people and kids. And, Jose -- wow! We have stayed at villas in various places over the years, and he far surpassed any of the chefs we’ve had previously. He graciously fulfilled our many requests over the week, each time with a smile and real willingness to keep our whole crew happy and well fed (we were a group of ten with 6 kids ages 11-16, so this was not an easy task)! We ate out only a couple of meals, and found we far preferred his food (though there are numerous great restaurants within walking distance of the villa and the falafel place nearby is fantastic!) We spent much of our time relaxing by the pool, enjoying cocktails and each other’s company in such a beautiful setting. The very frequent visits by squirrel monkeys, howlers, capuchins, and the amazing sloth provided endless entertainment for all. We could truly have never stepped foot out of the villa the entire week and it would have been an incredible time. However, there are also many, many activities to chose from in the area. As I mentioned, there are plenty of restaurants and some fun shops to walk to. We managed to fit in several fantastic beach days, a catamaran sunset tour, and ziplining. All were great fun! It really ended up the perfect combination of lounging by the pool with easy access for other outings, excursions, and adventures. It was truly hard to leave yesterday— hard to leave such a fun and beautiful place that we enjoyed thoroughly, and hard to say goodbye to Randall, Jose and Anna. Wholeheartedly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always so nice to hear from our guests and we truly appreciate hearing about your experiences. We built and designed and staffed our Villa Perezoso with our guests in mind, to create an unforgettable vacation experience of a lifetime. And it pleases us to no end to hear that the team and the Villa time after time, deliver on this vision. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and to share your experiences. We hope to see you back someday!
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Mercer Island, WA

Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth time to Manuel Antonio, but our first time in Villa Perezoso. WOW! What a beautiful place to stay and Randall, Jose and Anna are amazing! From the minute we arrived until we left everything was so easy. Randall was wonderful and made sure everything went smoothly. We went on a waterfall/beach/lunch tour with him on one of our days and it was a fantastic day. Jose's cooking was incredible - the BEST food we have had in Costa Rica by far. We ate every breakfast and dinner in the villa because his cooking was so good. Anna took great care of the villa and we loved the fresh flowers she brought every morning. We also really enjoyed the beach club that Randall suggested (Buena Vista) where we went 3 separate times - great food and drinks and a nice quiet area of the beach.

Overall this was another wonderful trip to Manuel Antonio with lots of wildlife viewing (2 toucans visited the villa - something we hadn't seen before!), fun activities, and great family time. However, this visit was extra special due to Villa Perezoso and the amazing staff and food. Thank you Randall, Jose and Anna!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to stay with us and have a different experience of Manuel Antonio. We hope you keep returning and stay with us!
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Wonderful place to escape to!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a week here at the Villa, and had a wonderful stay. The property was as advertised, and the staff was attentive and accommodating. We spent considerably more time in the Villa than expected due to its wonderful view, roaming wildlife right off the balcony, and the comfortable accommodations. We made day excursions, and once tired, ran back as fast as we could to lounge in the pool and watch the monkeys.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The wildlife sightings here never gets old, even for us. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you back another time.
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  • 5 of 5

From the initial greeting to the final send-off, the staff of Villa Perezoso made the vacation experience absolutely amazing.

The Villa itself is beautiful with views of the ocean and nature that are one of a kind.

The housekeepers kept up with our family of 10 (including three very active kids) and were so kind and excellent at keeping the Villa clean.

And with Randall and Jose, there is nothing that can be done better in regards to having every need met, and incredible food throughout.

I consider both Randall and Jose friends, after spending just five days with them. Kind, professional but also so much fun and also outstanding at what they do.

I can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you come and stay longer on your next visit! Thank you for choosing to spend your Costa Rican holiday at Villa Perezoso!
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Eden Prairie

Spoiled in Nat Geo Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The property is modern and the setting is beautiful! Gorgeous place with an outstanding staff of Randall, Jose and Ana. All make you feel right at home and tend to your every need. The daily monkey and sloth sightings are a hige highlight for me. Seeing a baby white face monkey hop on her moms back and watching them pounce through the trees was amazing! The toucan and other brightly colored birds were also fun to watch. The sloths are amazing and so fun to watch as well. Great vacation with 8 family members! Love the place but esp the staff!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you had a magnificent and most memorable wedding at Villa Perezoso! I know the team really enjoyed working on the special touches. Thank you for choosing to celebrate this momentous occasion with us.
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Charleston sc


  • 5 of 5

Amazing home with the best staff anyone could ask for. We had 8 people on our trip and from the time we arrived until the time we left everything was perfect! The staff - Randall, Jose and Ana Marie were awesome! Highly recommend. You will be guaranteed the vacation of a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! The team at Villa Perezoso is the BEST. We hope to see you back.
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Car: not necessary

Though small in size, Manuel Antonio is considered to be the most beautiful park in Costa Rica, (rated top 12 most beautiful parks in the world by Forbes and 15th best beach in the world!), famous for sparkling beaches that emerge from its wondrous tropical rain forest.

Manuel Antonio is the natural habitat of hundreds of species of wildlife and birds, any number of which may be seen on any of the park’s network of hiking trails. The area offers an array of ecotourism and adventure options , and the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica has some of the best sport fishing anywhere, with charters available from the nearby fishing town of Quepos.

Villa Perezoso features some of the very best views in all of Manuel Antonio.

Other Activities: zip line/canopy tours, dolphin cruises, hiking, national park visits, white water rafting and our very own beach bbq TICO style offered by our chef!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Green Season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Green Season 2018 2
26 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season Dec 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter 2019
14 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019 2
22 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £604.64

Must complete and agree to contract terms.
Gratuity NRQD but appreciated by staff!
Holiday rates: Xmas/NY 2018 $14,500/week; Thanksgiving 2017 $8500/Easter 2018 $9500 (1 week minimum)
3 bdrm option rental available; pls inquire for rates
Tax not included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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