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6 Bedroom 4 Level Villa - Perfect for Large Groups and Retreats

People16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms8
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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? We have this villa and another 8 bedrooms (see Villa Manakin) right next door.. so you could have a total of 15 bedrooms! Whether you want to rent out the house for a vacation, big event or retreat .. we are in the perfect location for you.

From the time you enter the house, you'll get a feeling of openness, fresh air, feeling enveloped by nature.. two large walls of windows open up to the pool, balcony and beyond - we don't call it the treetop paradise for nothing.

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

Villa Jacana is one of the best deals on a large villa in Manuel Antonio.. a 7 bedroom / 8 bath house. 5,000 sq ft, in MA overlooking Pacific Ocean rainforest. Accommodates 16 + people.

Rooms on four levels - 2 master bedrooms in the main house, outside the house: 1 two bedroom suite, 1 studio apartment, 1 bedroom above the carport and 1 bedroom below the carport - all minutes from the beach. Large balconies, private pool, visited by monkeys regularly. Gated community, maid service included.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Tatiana
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Tatiana

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!

Tatiana purchased this house in 2008

Why Tatiana 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Quepos in Cantón Quepos

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 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
    Downstairs common area - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 Jacuzzi room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 5 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - list
    Bedroom 6 - 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 is one additional floor which host the third and fourth bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette with a compact fridge. This lower level has it's 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
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 14 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 futon 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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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6 Bedroom 4 Level Villa - Perfect for Large Groups and Retreats
average rating of 4.28 based on 27 reviews
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Very badly managed. Many things were not working and house full of bugs and dirty.

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We rented the whole place for our party of 14 people. There was not enough furnitures or room for our party to congregate. The place is very poorly managed: broken window that let flying insects come in, shower does not work, one room leaked and had buckets to catch the leaks, doorknob to bathroom missing, a very small TV did not work. We had to swat the bugs that land on us constantly. House is full of aunts everywhere. There was no AC in the main Living area which made it extremely uncomfortable. The place was dirty and musty smell. Too many areas that was unsafe: stairs to go to the different unit have inadequate lighting, Many things did not work. There were many items that were listed on the websites were missing: microwave, dish washers, furnitures. The pictures on the website are misrepresented. Washers and dryer was not available to use as advertised. They charged for having clothes wash. I argued and was able to use one afternoon. The place was not ready for us when we arrived, no top sheets, blankets, coffee maker had mold and aunts that nested inside the coffee maker. We had a very bad experience and would absolutely not recommend this to anyone. For the price we paid it was very disappointing. I would rate it a zero if I could. Stay away.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Knoxville TN
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Owner of property clearly does NOT value customer service!!!

  • 1 of 5

This was the 2nd time I have taken a group to CR, but the 1st time communicating with an owner about the many headaches throughout the stay..and FWIW, the negative lasting impression from the trip, with respect to rental, is less about all the problems with the house and more to do with the owners inability to provide and inkling of customer service....it's sad. ***If you book through VRBO, the guarantee works only if you call VRBO IMMEDIATELY if you believe in any way the property is NOT what you expected, VRBO will ABSOLUTELY accommodate you that moment at no extra cost as well as compensation. Wait until you get home, and VRBO can do nothing. At that point, only the owner can help you...and offering a few free nights stay in the future at the same broken property, as well as a few more nights some other time in which I, or my group, could stay with him at the property is #CREEPY

Upon arrival, 1 of the bigger rooms that for 4 is completely under construction and was not available for the entire trip for the 15 who were on the trip..Additionally, a construction crew was at the property every day from 8 - 5 with a 4Runner, and 2 motorcycles parked in front of the main entrance. The daily promises of "the room is almost finished," was complete BS. Also, all power outlets in 2 other rooms didn't work, the washer did not work, under the kitchen sink leaked into the kitchen floor the entire stay, 1 of the 2 main sliding doors didn't work, and unbelievably, the pool looked as if it hadn't been cleaned, shocked, chlorine added, or whatever in a long, long time.NO ONE PUT MORE THAN THEIR FEET IN THAT CESSPOOL THE ENTIRE STAY!

In corresponding with the owner, he acknowledged what I have listed and was aware all of the problems prior to our arrival, and as I have stated previously, assumed the best way to rectify all of this was to invite us back to the same property. REALLY??!? At my company, mistakes far greater than this happen, and I can think of 20 other ways in order to remedy these circumstances; but after 3 or 4 emails, apparently his solution is radio silence.

I know the owner will write a "Response" to this review to defer responsibility, discredit facts, or something I see he does with any unhappy customers...but please understand, I have stayed at this exact house years ago w/o complication..I knew exactly what to expect..I didn't expect the owner's unprofessionalism.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Descanso Ideal para Grupo Familiar

  • 5 of 5

La hemos pasado muy bien, la integración del Deck, Pisina, Cocina y Sala da un excelente espacio para disfrutar con una Linda vista Natural. La propiedad muy agradable y segura. Cercana a las bonitas playas de Manuel Antonio

Muy fina la atención por parte de Ana la Manager y Elias el Administrador, atentos y de buena comunicación.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Most wonderful place I've ever stayed!!

  • 5 of 5

I have to start by saying that I've never felt more relaxed anywhere before. I loved every aspect of my stay here from the beautiful view to the fresh water pool. The entire property is located in such a prime location right on the edge of town, just close enough to access everything you need yet far enough away to feel like you're living in the middle of a secluded rainforest. I will be recommending this to anyone coming to Manuel Antonio or Quepos and hope to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate your feedback! We look forward to your next visit.
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Chicago
5

Great Rain Forest house to stay

  • 5 of 5

The staff is the best. I love this place

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys enjoyed your stay and we hope you come back again.
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A great stay at Jacana Villa

  • 4 of 5

There were a few minor issues with the house but the friendly staff quickly attended and corrected them. The views were amazing and we really enjoyed the monkeys visiting us on the balcony. The living room glass walls opened and it was awesome to watch the AFC play off from the swimming pool. The people in Costa Rica are very friendly and we felt extremely safe at all times. We will certainly revisit once again. Beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, We're thrilled that you and your group had such a nice time at Happy Jacana. We look forward to your next visit.
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Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Quepos airport
Nearest Barpub
3.7 Kilometres
Club Karma
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Barba Roja Restaurant
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.

Nearest landmarks in Manuel Antonio Estates

RESTAURANTS

Manuel Antonio Falafel bar

- outdoor seeting

- 3.2km

Sancho's

- casual / good for kids

- 2.8km

Barba Roja Restaurant

- great cocktails / cosy/ casual

- 3.4km

La Lambretta Pizzería

- cosy/ casual/ good for kids

- 3.6km

Express Burrito

- late-night food / breakfast / great cocktails

- 3.0km

BARS

Z Gastro Bar

- casual / groups / beer

- 4.1km

Club Karma

- great cocktails

- 3.2km

GROCERY / SUPERMRKET

Super Joseth

- grocery sore

- 2.9km

Super Pura Vida

- supermarket

- 850m

Super y Carnicería Blancos

- supermarket

- 3.0km

Mini price Store

- supermarket

- 850m

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Quepos, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£876
for 2 nights
From
£378
£2,764
 
 
High Season 3 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,027
for 2 nights
From
£453
£3,142
 
 
New Years 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£5,409
for 7 nights
£5,409
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,027
for 2 nights
From
£453
£2,991
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.55
Property Damage Protection £44.57

Initial deposit is 50% upon booking. The remaining deposit is paid upon arrival. Remaining deposit can be paid just before arrival via bank transfer or PayPal, or cash upon arrival.
Cancellations are non-refundable if within 30 days of booking. A $100 non-refundable cleaning deposit will be automatically added to your payment request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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