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Happy Jacana Villa- Perfect for Big Groups and Retreats (5k sq ft, 7br/8ba)

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? 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.5,000 sq ft, in MA overlooking Pacific Ocean rain forest. 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!

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

More Details

Property Manager
Ana J. Pana
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Ana J. Pana

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!

Ana J. Pana purchased this house in 2008

Why Ana J. Pana chose Puntarenas

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 Puntarenas

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 (2nd bedroom in room 3) - 1 Large 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
  • 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:
  • 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! 4.6/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Happy Jacana Villa- Perfect for Big Groups and Retreats (5k sq ft, 7br/8ba)
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 25 reviews
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: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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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5

Great Rain Forest house to stay

  • 5 of 5

The staff is the best. I love this place

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 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: Jan 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This property matched the website description and photos perfectly. The view of the ocean and forests is spectacular; the location is great –it’s a short walk into town where there are two grocery stores and plenty of restaurants and shops. The ocean is a bit of a walk, but definitively doable. Taxis to other locations are easy to obtain. There are plenty of activities to choose from (the sailboat/snorkeling cruise was my favorite; and if you go to the national forest park in Manuel Antonio, either take a tour or be sure to get a guide at the entrance to point out many sights and wildlife that you would otherwise miss. We enjoyed the balcony and the swimming pool daily. Overall, excellent value for the price, which I would highly recommend (and have recommended to friends). The property was clean and well-maintained; housekeeping came daily. Ana, the property manager is great - we had several occasions where we needed to contact her for questions and a couple of times we had issues with the house (like when one of the AC’s broke down and another time when we ran out of gas for the BBQ), and she addressed our needs promptly, satisfactorily, and in a friendly manner.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andie, We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We apologize once again for the AC and gas but unfortunately those are things that come up and we thank you for your understanding and patience. We look forward to having you and your family back for another visit in the future. Ana
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Poorly maintained. Not as advertised.

  • 1 of 5

By any stretch of the imagination this is not ocean view. Location not convenient. But the biggest disappointment was the condition of the property. Showers, light fixtures, air conditioners, sliding doors didn't work. A sliding door was broken by the group renting before us. We were told it would be repaired immediately. It never was. This means we could not close up or lock up the property the entire time we were there. We disagree so vehemently with good reviews of this property that we are suspicious of their truthfulness. We have rented houses in a lot of locations and never had a worse experience with a property. Such a shame as the country and people were beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 1. Whenever any issues are reported to me I make sure they are taken care of ASAP – gas cylinders are delivered within an hour of my being told something is wrong and if ACs break down they are taken care of within 24 hours or less. All ACs were checked prior to arrival and after and they were all found to be in working order. No AC issues were reported to me. They were checked again and all were found to be working. 2. Showers are always checked to ensure they are all receiving hot water before every check in. No issues were reported to us or they would have been taken care of. 3. Light fixture in room above carport is being replaced – the current one has a short in it and it causes the lights to sometimes not come on. 3. The sliding glass door is being replaced this week since a new one had to be ordered and made. At no moment was the door not enabled to close. ________________________________________ Ana J. Pana, Property Manager
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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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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
 
High Season 2017 2
17 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,051
for 2 nights
From
£464
£3,215
 
 
Low Season 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£896
for 2 nights
From
£387
£2,828
 
 
High Season 3
1 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,051
for 2 nights
From
£464
£3,215
 
 
New Years
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,534
for 7 nights
£5,534
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,051
for 2 nights
From
£464
£3,060
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Cleaning Fee £77.3

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

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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