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David Spivey

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German, Written Spanish

Gorgeous New Luxurious Condo with Breath-Taking Ocean Views

116 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Puntarenas - Residences of Shana Hotel

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 6

Welcome to paradise! Manuel Antonio is one of the most beautiful places on earth, rich in unique tropical vegetation and wildlife, with breath-taking views of the Pacific coastline, rain-forests and mountains.

Our two-bedroom condo offers any visitor to Costa Rica two important advantages: a quiet setting with commanding, unobstructed views of the ocean and coastline, and a wonderful, strategically located home base for exploring this region. Consider staying here, where the majority of our guests write a five star review about their experience and return again and again.

This website will introduce you to a place we love, and one we know you will love as well. Please email me if you have any questions or would like to book a rental.

Thank you,

David Spivey

WHY OUR CONDO RATHER THAN A HOTEL?

Our spacious condo offers the luxuries, comfort, privacy and pampering of a fine home. For those of you traveling in groups of two to six, this is an ideal place for time together, as well as time apart from other tourists and visitors.

*Follow the early morning acrobatics of the Capuchin monkeys from one of the private bedroom balconies while enjoying a cup of Costa Rican coffee.

*Walk to two fabuous beaches from our condo, Biesanz Beach and Espadilla Beach.

*Simply hang-out on our balcony and watch dozens of magnificent bird species visit the rainforest below.

*Watch the stunning sunsets with your family and friends over appetizers and drinks from the living room or wide balcony with seating for six.

*Take a plunge in the pool below at the end of the day packed with adventure.

*Relax under the vast night sky and stars, listening to the sounds of the ocean.

*Does life get any better than this?

AFFORDABILITY:

Our two-bedroom condo is much more affordable than two rooms in a comparable four-five star hotel. If you value certain things that hotels do not provide such as a fully furnished kitchen, a spacious living room, a washer and dryer (imagine going home with a suitcase of clean clothes!), snorkeling gear provided for your use, free secure, covered parking, steps away from our front door, this is the place for you.

LOCATION:

*Nestled in the tropical rainforest with fabulous views of the ocean and mountains, away from the busy, noisy main thoroughfare of town.

*Walk to Biesanz Beach in 10 minutes or Espadilla Beach in 20 minutes.

*Walk to fine dining: the five-star Makanda by the Sea, the five-star Parador Hotel, Arenas del Mar and Issimo Suites, among others, or visit the fine on-site Gusto Restaurant in affiliation with the Shana Hotel.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF:

*The finest, unobstructed views in this complex.

*An on-site gourmet restaurant, managed by the Shana Hotel.

*An on-site spa and spa services.

*Extensive library of travel books and guides in our condo for your use.

*Original artwork by local artists in every room.

AMENITIES:

*Attentive poolside service provided by the staff of the Shana Hotel

*Dedicated, out-going Costa Rican property manager, fluent in both English and Spanish.

*Outstanding concierge services provided by property manager who will handle all of your individual needs.

*Covered, secure parking space steps away from our front door.

*24/7 security for the entire complex.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
David Spivey (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German, Written Spanish

Reviews

5
based on 116 holidaymaker reviews

Gorgeous New Luxurious Condo with Breath-Taking Ocean Views
average rating of 4.956897 based on 116 reviews
5

Perfect for family of five

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay at this condo. The views are spectacular, and we spent hours looking at the ocean and the pool below. The views inside the condo are also beautiful; it is very tastefully decorated. The kitchen was clean and well-stocked, so we were able to do a lot of cooking there. The air conditioning is zoned, and worked well. The wifi worked well for us too. We are a family of five with three teenagers, and there was plenty of room.

Right from the start, the owners were wonderfully responsive and helpful. At the condo, Vanessa was terrific, and helped us set up our adventures with local guides. The guides we got were tremendous--I don't think we just got lucky. Vanessa knows the best ones.

There is a lot to do in this area. The pool is large and inviting, and Bisanz beach is within walking distance, with a bigger beach with bigger waves just minutes away by car in Manuel Antonio. If you are up for a hilly walk or run, you can go directly from the condo. We saw sloths, howler monkeys, bats, stick insects, toucans, coatis, iguanas and more in the national park, but we wouldn't have seen them without a guide, so don't go alone. We had great zip line and kayak experiences as well.

Altogether, we had a lovely, relaxing, and active vacation, and we give this condo the highest possible recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was even better than the pictures! Beautiful upgrades, great price, very clean, well cared for and great location. Large enough for my family of 6 and was awesome to have laundry room and kitchen and 3 bathrooms! View from balcony was incredible and we had monkeys come right onto our balcony. Walking distance to beach and close to restaurants and shops in Manuel Antonio and a short 10 minute drive to Quepos with many more shops and places to eat. Concierge Vanessa is excellent and made our trip so much better! She was so helpful in giving suggestions, directions, advice and booking tours for us. She speaks excellent English and was there to greet us when we arrived. She is quick to respond and help. Vanessa as well as the owner gave excellent communication before the trip and emailed lots of helpful information to prepare before hand. Loved this condo! Our trip was amazing. I have already recommended this condo to family members.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing days

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the condo was great ,we were a group of 4 the condo was very large so we each couple had lots of private space.The kitchen was well stocked and the condo nicely decorated and very clean.Vanessa was amazing she looked after even the smallest things for us,as well the owner was easy to work with while planing our trip!!!!I would stay here again for sure!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice condo in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean, well decorated and well maintained. The owners were responsive and provided plenty of helpful information about the condo and recommended a number of activities and restaurants. We found their recommendations to be spot-on. We particularly enjoyed the nearby restaurant Emilio's and rappelling in the waterfall was our favorite activity. You can't beat the condo's location for the beauty and the wildlife - if you get up before 6, from your balcony you can spot and hear the toucans calling to each other before they fly off to the national park. Speaking of the national park, make sure you hire a guide (not a random person who approaches you but one of the official guides), or you will probably not see much. They have telescopes that you can look through and a keen eye for spotting those elusive creatures high up in the trees. It was an amazing trip and a great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We decided to rent this condo for a few days after a fun-filled and busy tour of the sights of Costa Rica instead of staying at one of the big hotels in Manual Antonio. Good decision. The apartment is exactly as specified, large, comfortable and very well equipped. it is a few steps away from the large pool at the Sharma hotel, with good bar and food service if you want it. The condo management is excellent, with good communication and a flexible and customer focussed approach. A really great end to a lovely holiday in costa Rica.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Very nice and spacious. Huge closets and bathrooms.

  • 5 of 5

We had the misfortune to check in on a very hot day and the air conditioning went out. Vanessa and property management was very responsive in getting this fixed for us. Nice pool, and view. Everyone is very friendly, and I would recommend this unit and stay here again. The restaurant with friendly wait staff and bar service at the pool was a nice touch.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Restaurant at Pacific Souss Hotel
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Biesanz Beach
Car: recommended

Nestled in the tropical rain forest with fabulous views of the ocean and mountains, away from the busy, noisy main thoroughfare of town.

Walk to Biesanz or Espadilla Beaches.

Walk to fine dining: Issimo Suites, the five-star Makanda by the Sea, Arenas del Mar, and the five-star Parador Hotel, or visit the on-site Gusto Restaurant in affiliaton with the Shana Hotel.

Other Activities: Our favorite 3 tours are:

1. Manuel Antonio National Park Tour, great for seeing wildlife: all 3 species of monkeys, numerous tropical birds including toucans, macaws, parrots, etc

2. Sunset sail leaves in the early afternoon and includes snorkeling adventure and off-shore dolphin-watching adventure.

3. Mangrove tour by kayak or flat bottom motorboat, great for seeing amazing wildlife including 2 species of ant-eaters, magnificent tropical bird species, e.g. blue herons, osprey, ibises, storks, etc.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Mid-Season
30 Apr 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
£573
for 3 nights
From
£191
£1,222
£4,582
 
 
Green Season
27 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£458
for 3 nights
From
£153
£1,069
£3,819
 
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£344
for 3 nights
From
£115
£764
£2,673
 
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 5 nights
From
£252
£1,680
 
 
Inter-Holiday
26 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£458
for 3 nights
From
£153
£1,069
 
 
Peak Season
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,909
for 5 nights
From
£382
£2,673
 
 
High Season
7 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£802
for 3 nights
From
£267
£1,833
£6,874
 
 
Mid-Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£573
for 3 nights
From
£191
£1,298
 
 
Summer
27 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£687
for 3 nights
From
£229
£1,527
£5,728
 

Additional pricing information

All deposits will be refunded 95% if cancellation is at last 60 days before your arrival. After that it is not refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Half 1 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Each bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, a large walk-in closet, a large bathroom with walk-in shower, a private balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean and rain-forest, and abundant storage space.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Veranda
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our condo is nestled in the rain-forest, away from the busy/noisy main thoroughfare of town, strategically located near Biesanz Beach, a beautiful, white-sanded gentle cove, great for swimming and snorkeling. Nearby are many of Costa Rica's finest hotels (Hotel Parador, Arenas del Mar, Makanda by the Sea) and restaurants, on perhaps the most valuable street in the entire country.

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