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Luxury Family Friendly Ocean View Villa with Wildlife Galore

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathroom, 2 Kitchen Villa with ocean view

Rising Sun is a spacious and newly renovated home in the most desirable area of Manuel Antonio. Conveniently located near the Manuel Antonio National Park, public beach, shops, and restaurants, this luxurious villa is everything you are looking for in a home away from home.

The house has entirely new furnishings with a combination of imported antique art and locally made custom exotic wood furniture in a Balinese/Asian style. Exotic woods include teak, purple heart, acacia, cristobal (mahogany) chuchuri and others. Several carvings, statues and artisinal items were imported from Thailand including the reportedly 400 year old doors on display, which were removed from the Thai temple of 'Suan Doc Mai' in a renovation performed 200 years ago.

Rising Sun is located in the the rainforest and is a ideal for family reunions or weddings, comfortably sleeping up to 14 people. You will be surrounded by lush rain-forest, monkeys, exotic birds, and other wildlife. You can walk to many restaurants, bars, a private nature reserve, or to the bus stops. No car is needed, but attached secure parking is included.

There are sprawling decks, outdoor living areas, oversized bedrooms and additional common indoor sitting rooms. The property incudes over 6000 square feet of indoor living areas plus a similar amount of outdoor areas. A group of up to 14 people will find that there is more than ample room for group meals, social activities including additional persons, or for each of you to have some privacy.

Rising Sun has air conditioning throughout the villa. Each bedroom has it's own air conditioner, new mattresses, pillows and luxury bedding to ensure a great nights sleep at the end of the day.

Your 25,000+ gallon private pool includes a swim-in grotto, ample seating, two story spiral slide, 8+ foot depth, Jacuzzi with refreshing water cause this is Costa Rica!

The guest house is accessed by private entrance or by a bridge walkway from the main house. The upstairs guest house studio apartment includes a kitchenette and private bath. The downstairs includes a two bedroom and two bathroom suite with a separate sitting area.

The teak ceilinged terrace bar includes a large outdoor grill, sink and seating for outside dining , in additional to access to the pool slide and stairs to the pool deck.

Personal concierge service is provided. You will be greeted upon arrival and a brief tour of the property will be given. Whatever your needs may be, we are just a phone call away to help.



We sleep 14 comfortably in 3 King beds, 2 King beds that can pull apart to make 2 twin beds, and two queen size beds. We have 3 futons that could be made up for overflow of small children.


Rising Sun is a short 5 minute drive to the beach. If you don't have a rental car the local bus stop is a few blocks away from Rising Sun.


There are two local groceries within walking distance of the villa - Pura Vida Market, and Super Joseth. Super Joseth and Super Jordix both deliver to the villa.


The best restaurants in the area are all within walking distance of Rising Sun.

Byblos Poolside Bistro is open 6:30am to 10:00pm and delivers amazing pizza!

More Details

Sari Henley
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Sari Henley

Hotel Byblos and Casa Sarita owners who enjoy travel, and adventure. We are a relatively active couple who have set our feet as firmly in Manuel Antonio as in Austin, Texas where are kids and grandkids live. Davis is an avid motorcycle rider who rode his BMW from Austin, TX to Ushuaia, Argentina. Sari is content to spend time on the beach, or stay behind with kids and grandkids. She did ride on the back from Santiago, Chili to Ushuaia, and then on to Buenos Aires. Summer finds them in Northern Wisconsin where Sari's family has had a cabin for 65 years.

Sari Henley purchased this villa in 2014

Why Sari Henley chose Manuel Antonio

Rising Sun is located just five houses down from our beloved Casa Sarita. Davis was drawn to the property which needed an extensive renovation. The views were worth all the hard work he put in from May, 2014 to Christmas, 2014. It has turned out better than we ever dreamed, and we will enjoy our time here and sharing it with our clients.

What makes this villa unique

Full use of Byblos Hotel is included in all rentals at Rising Sun. The home has two separate buildings, so it is great for family reunions and also weddings. The large deck and bar area above the guest house are perfect for celebrations of any type with fabulous Pacific Views

Guestbook comments from the owner

"For a large family this was an ideal place to stay in Manuel Antonio! We had tons of room, the kids spent hours in the pool when we were not doing activities in the area. There were 11 people in our party. The home was very clean, well maintained and just plain beautiful. Having access to the Byblos Hotel just up the hill (and I mean straight up the hill!) was extra special in that we had lunch and dinner there and they made all of the tour reservations for us. We met the owners and they made our pre-trip arrangements and our week in their lovely home truly special. Due to the terrain, this home is not well suited for a handicapped person or someone with difficulty climbing stairs. Our kids and grand kids will have memories of a lifetime! Thanks for sharing your home in paradise."
Mar 2017
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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:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sand in pool charge - $50 There are two outdoor showers provided for rinsing off after returning from beach
  • Guests are not permitted use of laundry area. Maid will do personal laundry for a fee.
  • Air Conditioners are to be turned off during day when not in rooms Owner is not responsible for unit freezing up causing A/C not to work.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Loft Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private Bathroom attached to Loft Bedroom
    Main House Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Located on Kitchen / Living/ Dining area level
    Master Bathroom Main House - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Rain shower! Shared bathroom with Guest Room on same level
    Guest House Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private Bathroom for Guest House Apartment
    Guest House Lower Level Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful new open air private bathroom for bedroom #1 down
    Guest House Lower Bathroom #2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full Bathroom for guests in #2 Bedroom of lower guest house
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pool Cabana
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Loft - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Walkin Closet and private bathroom with ocean view
    Downstairs Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 King size bed, built in closet area, and balcony with view
    Guest House Lower Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed can be pulled apart to make 2 extra long twins
    Guest House Lower Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Guest House Studio Apartment - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private apartment with kitchette, bath, balcony
    Main House Guest Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King OR two twins. Shared balcony. Shared bathroom w/master
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
All tours booked by our concierge will come to Rising Sun to pick you up.


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Luxury Family Friendly Ocean View Villa with Wildlife Galore
average rating of 4.977778 based on 46 reviews

Ideal place for multi-generational gatherings

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 generation family of 13 ranged in age from 7 months to 70's. We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, and Rising Sun was all we hoped for and more. The Henleys have created and maintained a remarkable place of beauty, welcome, and peace. Sari and Davis have a team of employees who mirror their generous hospitality and who are committed to going the extra mile to delight guests--not to mention keeping them comfortably safe and enabling them to experience what Pura Vida means. Janette (housekeeping) and Wiston (pool & grounds) are a good team. They were available to us without being noticed and seemed to anticipate times they could be helpful or add to our enjoyment.

Our 5 granddaughters all thrived and particularly enjoyed the pool, slide and surrounding wildlife. The baby slept/napped like a baby in the darkness of the lower guest house area that was newly outfitted with room darkening curtains, thanks to Sari's thoughtfulness and Melissa's (Hotel Byblos) efforts on her behalf.

Also thankful for the excursion recommendations from Hotel Byblos staff--all were just as we hoped and enabled us to make informed decisions and accomplish feasibility of various family members participating.

We found the kitchen layout and appliances/equipment around the complex to be conducive to planned as well as spontaneous snacks and meals. Superb food processor, high end utensils and cookware. Loved having refrigerators near every family sleeping or gathering spot, including the pool and deck.

Beds and linens extremely comfortable. Our sleeping space in the loft was just right for us, with a breathtaking view of the sea and the sky both day and night. Janette made us feel especially pampered with little touches of beauty and welcome: gracefully folded and sculpted towels with flower petals and sweet folded papers to remind us of our celebration of love.

Fans throughout are well placed and effective much of the time without A/C. A/C units efficient and powerful enough to cool quickly and maintain comfortable temp on low setting. Since our return last week, we've attended several neighborhood and church events where friends asked about our long awaited celebration. So far 3 families who are planning on late '18-early '19 vacations in Costa Rica intend to aim for a Rising Sun celebration. Thanks to all who made our dreams a reality. Jim & Jackie and family, Madison, WI

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled that after a year of planning, you seem to have had the vacation you were dreaming of! We love to have multi generation families, such as yours, enjoy the amazing place we call home when not in the north woods of Wisconsin. We look forward to hearing from your friends!
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Breath-taking view and absolutely beautiful home. The staff was amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Rising Sun! The house is gorgeous, extremely well kept and clean. The staff were so helpful and accommodating. They stocked the kitchen for a minimal cost and they helped with anything we needed the entire time we were there. The maid came daily along with the pool guy who were both very kind and respectful and hard workers.

THE VIEW is outstanding!! It was a once in a lifetime stay and we could not have been happier with our experience!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cedar Grove, WI

We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of nine adults ranging in age from 16 - 57. The property gave us all plenty of room to spread out. We spent our mornings out on tours of Costa Rica (resort was very helpful) and our afternoons pool side at this amazing home. The grounds keeper and house keeper provide fantastic service. We wanted for and needed nothing! The home provides a complete stay including all dish ware, glassware, towels, soaps, shampoo, conditioner etc. We would all return to this house in a heartbeat! Thank you for helping to make this the "vacation of a lifetime".

The Hagens

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a wonderful stay at Rising Sun. We are proud of our staff, both at the house, and at Hotel Byblos. We hope to see you back again! Pura Vida
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"Don't listen to what they say, go see"

  • 5 of 5

We returned last night from what can only be described as one of the best vacations this family has have ever been lucky enough to have experienced. We travel quite a bit and love to explore and I'm not sure there is a better place to explore than Costa Rica. There were 7 of us ranging from 11 to 64 and it almost felt like we had access to our own luxury hotel in the middle of the rainforest. From the amazing views to the perfect pool with the super fun slide this home was stunning from top to bottom (which is really saying something considering all of the levels it has).

Every day we would wake up with our coffee and go outside and listen to the sounds of the rainforest as the sun came up and brought life to the day. The howler monkeys mixed with the birds and insects and ocean made for a chorus of sound that I have never experienced before. On multiple days we were greeted by the capuchins as they ran through the property and put on a show. On other days we were in the middle of a Titi monkey play session as they ran through the trees and seemingly welcomed us into their world for a bit. And all but one day we were able to spot the resident sloth in the tree who we named Samuel (when imitating his voice please speak in approximately 1/4 speed). On a side note we NEVER fed the monkeys as it was explained to us how dangerous it was for them.

The beauty of this property was also matched by the staff they had taking care of it. Jeanette was there every day to clean and keep the inside of the home in perfect shape, she always had a smile and you barely noticed her as she kept the inside spotless. Wiston took care of the outside of the property and also was great at spotting Samuel! He was super helpful and really interesting to talk to, a really nice guy who worked hard to keep the property perfect for our enjoyment. Thank you both so much!

All in all a beautiful property with so much to offer (I could go on all day). We all wish we had more time there and are sad to be home. That being said we so look forward to going back, thank you so much Sari and Davis for opening your beautiful home to us and we really hope to be back again this time next year as I may have found a new favorite place on earth. For anyone still reading this please don't just listen to what I have said but go see for yourself. You will have no regrets as this is truly a special property.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vestal, NY

Vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Our 50th Wedding Celebration with 14 family members was truly amazing! The villa was better than we could have ever imagined; room sizes were large and luxurious, house was immaculate, and the views were the best ever from sunrise to sunset. There was plenty of room for all of us - sleeping, dining, cooking, and (of course) the magnificent pool! We spent the mornings either with tours (thanks to Melissa at Byblos) or at the nearby beaches; the afternoons were times of relaxation with the Jacuzzi, pool (the slide was a highlight!), or just relaxing on one of the many balconies that overlooked the Pacific. Shopping at the farmer's market in Quepos was a must as we have chefs in the family. We also hired a chef to prepare a dinner at the villa (excellent cuisine and recommended by Melissa). The horseback riding tour, surfing lessons, canopy mid-world adventure, and private guide at Manuel Antonio were top rate (again courtesy of Melissa at Byblos)! It was an added gift to have the concierge at Byblos (Elizabeth) arrange for local transportation and making our stay worry-free. She even arranged to have very special birthday cake for our grand daughter who turned 12 during our stay! Pre-arrangements with Melissa on a shuttle to and from the airport in San Jose was, again, something that made our vacation worry-free! There were absolutely no glitches! Every air-conditioned vehicle arrived on-time, and we felt very safe with the transportation accommodations. Wiston and Jeanette were very sweet, efficient, and accommodating for the 14 of us. Bless them.

Oh, and the monkeys that visited us every morning and evening (howler, capuchins, and squirrel monkeys) - we were in our own forest habitat!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Sari and Davis for giving us this opportunity of a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Rising Sun was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The Rising Sun. The house is beautiful and the view is breathtaking. We had a group of 12 people and the house and guest house allowed us plenty of space to spread out, relax and have privacy yet the living room/common area, patio and pool areas allowed for plenty of group entertainment. We spent many evenings in the pool and on the slide (it's definitely not just for kids!). Each morning we woke to the sound of Howler monkeys and then were entertained by the white faced capuchin monkeys who greeted us on the patio! The house is equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The master shower is awesome! The house is walking distance to many restaurants/shops and is a short drive to the beach. The concierge at Hotel Byblos was helpful with any questions we had and the housekeeping staff provided great service. We met Sari and Davis while we were there and they were gracious and accommodating and helped us book a shuttle to the airport. We would definitely recommend scheduling an in-house dinner with Chef Roger--the surf and turf was amazing!! We had an amazing time in Costa Rica and would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Quepos Airport via Sansa Airlines or Nature Air
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Bar Jolly Roger @ Byblos Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Z Poolside Bistro @ Bylos Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary

Pacific Canyon Rim is the premier private gated community off the main road connecting Quepos and Manuel Antonio Park. The home offers spectacular 180 degree ocean views in a jungle setting and regular visits from a variety of monkey species, yet is only 200 meters walking distance to the majority of the area's upscale dining and amenities, or bus stop. Playa Espadilla, aka Manuel Antonio, is located approximately 1 mile from Rising Sun. Playa Manuel Antonio has been listed as one of the Top Beaches in the World by Fodors, Trip Advisor, and other publications. The smaller, more private beach in the area, Playa Biesanz, is located about 1 mile from Rising Sun on the Mariposa Hotel Road. The Mariposa Hotel is listed in the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die. You'll want to go there for a sunset and check that off the list.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer /Low 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Week
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Pre Holiday
24 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £75.38

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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