3 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Ocean And Jungle View (Sleeps 8)
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About Alexander Rivera
Hello, My Name is Alexander I am the manager for Penthouse 308 at Shana resort and Spa I have been living in Costa Rica for over half my life , I am a dual citizen of the USA and Costa Rica, Im married to a wonderful local girl and we have 6 grown adult children and 11 grandchildren between the both of us. I have been in the vacation rental business for the past 11 years and I work with some real nice people, and we will help you with whatever you want while here in Paradise.
Alexander Rivera purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Alexander Rivera chose Manuel Antonio
Its the perfect place for families with small children, close to a gorgeous local horseshoe beach just 300yards off and you have access to a great pool and jacuzzi with a fine 4 star restaurant and bar just 40yards away with excellent service and food
What makes this Condo unique
Its close to the beach jus a 300 yard walk has easy access by car or cab bar and restaurants just steps away from the Penthouse 308 and is nice and quiet the monkeys that visit our balconies are under contract so please dont feed them
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
It was an amazing 5 days that we spent at Alex property. We had whiteface monkeys visiting us every day. We had a sloth right in front of us outside like 20 feets from ours faces. The beach is nice and no waves so perfect for swimming with the little ones. Plenty of room for our family of 5. Beds are comfy and the maid service is top notch! Hot water in all showers and washer/dryer came in handy. The hotel pool area is a bit dated but that didn't bothered us as we didn't stay at the hotel very much. The hotel restaurant is expensive, we ate there the first night but it wasn't worth it. The location is a bit remote from the main Manuel Antonio beach so you have to use the car to get back up since it is quite a hill, can't really do by foot. I would definitely recommend that condo! Thanks Alex!
Another fantastic stay!!
What an amazing place to stay! This is our third summer staying here. We saw sloths, Macau and 3 different types of monkey right from our back balconies!! So much space and well maintained and very clean! Alex is the best host and is great to rent from. Couldn’t recommend this place enough! Will be back again next July :)
The penthouse unit was perfect for our family vacation (3 couples) with a great balance between individual spaces and group areas. The monkeys passed by our balcony every morning. The staff always friendly and courteous helping my elderly mother get around the tough slopes in the parking lot. And Alex was a fantastic manager, making himself available to our questions and providing great recommendations for our group.
Penthouse, views, private beach (short walk), pool all great. Alex was very responsive and helped set up a tour. No question I would stay here again.
We (three couples) couldn't have been happier with our accomodations. The condo is spacious and well laid out with every bedroom having its own bath and private balcony. The common area and balcony were perfect for preparing meals and socializing. The house is spotless and daily housekeeping is a plus. The house is equipped with paper goods, detergent and and toiletries. The pool is great for relaxing and we enjoyed the Happy Hour specials and snack menu from the bar. The hotel staff is kind and accommodating.
We did not eat at the restaurant but tried the gelato which was good.
The path to the beach is steep but the beach was beautiful. It is a protected cove. You can rent chairs for $5/day and buy drinks 2/$10 or beer. We were also told by the drink vendor that we could leave our suff and not worry about monkeys or theft. Although we didn't bring a lot of money tp the beach we felt safe leaving our belongings while we were in the water. The snorkeling was only ok because visibility was poor. We brought our own equipment but you can rent snorkel gear at the beach.
Finally, I cannot say enough about the property manager. Alex. He is responsive 24 hrs, answered texts immediately, booked trips and taxis, made recommendations and waited without complaint when our arrival was delayed. He is definitely an asset to the property.
I wish I had taken his advice and gone to the reserve in Dominical instead of the National Park at Manuel Antonio. It was way too crowded and the beach, although beautiful did not make it worth it.
Beautiful condo, beautiful resort
This condo is extremely large, nicely decorated and very clean. We loved being in the penthouse. We saw monkeys, sloths and toucans from our balcony. The Shana pool and resort is also great. Everyone we came into contact with at the Shana could not have been nicer. (Shout out to Vidal!) The restaurant had excellent food and we enjoyed the pool bar. (We would not recommend happy hour, however. Virtually no alcohol in the drinks.) Bisantz beach is very pretty and great for snorkeling, as the tour boats also go there. It was very rocky, however, and somewhat difficult to get in the water. Manuel Antonio beach, a $10 cab ride away, was just beautiful. We highly recommend the ATV tour from Fourtrax, which we booked through Alex. We had to make some last minute changes to our stay and Alex was very accommodating. We are returning to Manuel Antonio because we loved it so much. The only reason we are not staying in this penthouse again is because it is already booked for President’s week next year!
From the penthouse its a 40 yard walk to the bar and restaurant
and just 300 yards to Bisanze Beach perfect for small children, there are no big waves or rip tides. There are beach chairs umbrellas well drink venders and BBQ venders too!