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Castillo de Amber: 4 Independent Apts, Ocean Views, Fun Pool, Central Location!

People18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms7
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

The Ideal Villa for Combined Families and Friends...

The 'Castillo de Amber' is derived after the natural beauty of its namesake, translating to 'The Amber Castle' in English. This unique, 4-level, 6-bedroom rental villa is located in the central Manuel Antonio, along Pacific Canyon Drive--which is known for its gorgeous rental villas, easy access to restaurants and bars, and postcard views of the ocean and national park. Each floor has its own kitchen, living area and ocean-view balcony. The pool is huge, and has its own kitchen, barbecue and bar area (complete with stereo!). The surrounding rainforest is alive with wildlife, and its common to see all three kinds of monkeys, sloths, iguanas, toucans and other animals.

The Castillo de Amber consists of 4 levels:

1. upper/garage level:

El Congo (2 Bed / 2 bath)

- ocean-view master bedroom with ensuite bath (incl tub) and balcony

- ocean-view guest bedroom with shared bath

- great kitchen bar & dining area

- loft lounge with a queen sofa-bed

2. middle level:

El Capuchin (2 Bed / 2 bath)

- ocean-view master bedroom with ensuite bath and balcony

- guest bedroom with shared bath

- great Romanesque open-air living and dining area

El Perezoso (1 Bed / 1 bath)

- ocean-view studio with ensuite bath, double bed and balcony.

- kitchenette with small fridge, coffee maker, toaster and blender

3. lower level

El Titi (1 Bed / 1 bath)

- ocean-view master bedroom with ensuite bath and balcony

- private bath with shower

- comfy living area with queen sofabed

4. Pool Level:

- huge, ocean-view pool with fountain and loungers

- outdoor covered kitchen area with fridge, sink, barbecue grill, stereo and ocean-view bar

- suggestion: hire a chef and server to bring tapas and drinks down to the pool!

Castillo de Amber comes with concierge service, daily maid service (MTWTFS), and night time security. Within walking distance are numerous well-known and delectable restaurants, such as Agua Azul, Cafe Milagro, Emiliio's, el Avion, Lush and more. Public transportation to the main public beach (Playa Espadilla) runs nearby every 30 minutes, and the trip is just 5 minutes.

For families, groups of friends, weddings and other holiday-goers, the Castillo de Amber is an ideal, central villa with 4 independent, lockable areas--all with ocean views and kitchens.

More Details

Property Manager
Nicole Bastian
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Polish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Nicole Bastian

Manuel Antonio Rental Properties specializes in luxury vacation rental homes, villas and condos in beautiful Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. All of our properties have ocean views, a pool, and concierge services.

Nicole Bastian purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

Incredible ocean views and within walking distance to every place one could desire. Fabulous visits from wildlife.... A great community that we now call home!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Manuel Antonio in Quepos

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Amber Chambers- master bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Amber Chambers- guest bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Jurate Suite- master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Jurate Suite- guest bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Kastytis Kourt- shared bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Pekunas Studio - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Pool area bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Amber's Chambers Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Twin bed/King combo.
    Jurate Suite- guest bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds/King combo.
    Kastytis Kourt- master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , & sofabed in living area
    Jurate Suite- master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , & sofa bed in living room
    Amber Chambers- master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , & sofa bed in loft
    Perkunas Studio - 1 Double Bed
  • Amber Chambers - 2 bedrooms Jurate Suite - 2 bedrooms Kastytis Kourt - 1 bedroom Pekunas Studio - 1 bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Castillo de Amber: 4 Independent Apts, Ocean Views, Fun Pool, Central Location!
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5

Beautiful view - Howler monkeys each morning for an alarm clock!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 people loved our stay at Castillo de Amber. It's location is a short walk to some of our favorite MA restaurants (Cafe Milagro and Barba Roja) and a short taxi ride from the others (El Avion, La Cantina). The house itself is very well situated, providing enough space for everyone. 2 out of 6 rooms have two twin beds pushed together, so if you have more than 4 couples staying at the house you'll end up pulling straws for who gets stuck with the twins. This wasn't a big deal for our group but it could be for others. The only issue we had was the air conditioning in the one room not working when we arrived, but Vanessa did a great job getting someone to come to the house on Sunday to perform the repair, and since we had an extra room the couple slept in there. The main reason to stay at Castillo de Amber is the view, which is what I most look forward to whenever traveling to MA. Each day we were woken up by howler monkeys in tree around 200 feet from the pool and it was amazing. Everyone would wake up shortly after 5 to meet in the main kitchen, drink coffee, and watch the wildlife. There were several days where the squirrel and capuchin monkeys where running around the pool over our feet as we decided what to do for the day. If you enjoy seeing the wild life in Costa Rica this place will bring it front and center for you each day. Toucans, several types of iguanas, hummingbirds, monkeys, a sloth in the next door neighbor's tree, geckos, and even raccoons where seen throughout our stay. Either raccoons or monkeys got into one of our coolers we accidentally left out at the outside kitchen, leaving a mess that we all ended up laughing about. The only time we saw more wildlife was when we where on the beach at the national park.

We loved the view from the main kitchen/dining area. The windows here actually open up, which allowed us to really experience an amazing thunderstorm we had one of the nights. There is a house immediately to the right of Castillo de Amber that you do not really see in any of the pictures, but it didn't matter. The entire group (5 of which had never been to Costa Rica before) had an amazing time during our stay, and the house was a major reason for that. Thank you Vanessa for everything you did, looking forward to the next time we are able to travel to CR.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castillo De Amber, Quepos, Costa Rica

  • 3 of 5

The house was nice and having a chef for a couple of the days was excellent. The heavy dependence on cash was a logistical challenge and the tour of the rain forest was at the same time interesting and disappointing. Overall, my experiences at VRBO properties in Belize and St. George Island were superior. It is unlikely I will return to Costa Rica.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle
5

Great Place near Manuel Antonio

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our week in Manuel Antonio and Castillo de Amber was a perfect place to stay. The location was convenient. We drove to the park and other sites, but we could easily walk to get groceries, coffee, or dinner. We used the upper level. It was very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. Vanessa was super helpful and went out of her way to make out stay wonderful. The view is great and nearly everyday we would see interesting wildlife right out the window.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay at Castillo de Amber!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Manuel Antonio for a guys' fishing trip with 9 people. Castillo de Amber proved to be the perfect accommodations for us and I'd highly recommend it.

The house was great. Views from every floor. The rooms were tidy and clean when we arrived. We loved having maid service every day.

The website descriptions were very accurate, and as you can tell from the descriptions, there are 4 different units that are all joined together very well. For our group (9 single guys) it worked great, because everyone had their own living area, but the main floor dining room worked fine as a common area for breakfast and dinner.

The swimming pool was great, and we made good use of it every day after fishing. It was very clean, despite the lush foliage that overhangs the patio.

The property includes 4 levels with a lot of stairs, so it certainly could be a challenge for groups with elderly or disabled guests. However, the street level unit is the largest and includes the biggest kitchen, so a disabled or elderly guest could stay on that level.

One of the highlights of Castillo de Amber was Vanessa, the concierge. It was such a luxury to have a personal concierge, and Vanessa was very prompt, professional and personable. She did grocery shopping, made restaurant recommendations, arranged for a taxi van, and helped us with a small issue with had with the A/C in one of the rooms. She also arranged for a private chef, which was amazing...the chef prepared breakfast each morning, and a steak dinner one night.

The location for Castillo de Amber is great. It is located a short (3 min) walk to the main road in Manuel Antonio, and we walked to dinner every night. There is also a sports bar / casino that the guys enjoyed. The casino isn't much, but we played a few hands of low stakes blackjack. From Castillo de Amber, we took a 5-10 minute taxi ride to the marina, and when we went to the beach we actually took the local bus which great.

I highly recommend this house, and especially Vanessa and ManuelAntonioRentalProperties.com!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakville, on. Canada
5

Just stunning

  • 5 of 5

We loved Castillo de Amber, it was like home. We spent 14 days with friends in a Juate Suite and had a wonderful time. Rooms were extremely clean ( 2 bedrooms , living room and kitchen)with air conditioner, with a huge veranda. We loved all the rooms and a great views from this property. Every morning having breakfast you can see this incredible views of the ocean and Manual Antonio park . Nature is everywhere here. From the beautiful tropical birds to monkeys. During our time there were several sunning themselves around the pool. Good location , walking distance to restaurants and stores. Castillo de Amber is a great place to stay and the experience was very positive.

Come and enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Costa Rica
5

Great Place for Families

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at Castillo de Amber this September, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The different apartments worked well for my family--the 'kids' (23 & 26) stayed in their own apartment, and my sister stayed in the 1-bedroom.

I also really enjoyed being centrally located--the kids would walk to the bus stop, or bars, and we could walk to the restaurants.

Definitely recommended!

Tom

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Manuel Antonio National Park
El Avion
Emilios Cafe
Espadilla Beach
Super Joseth
El Gran Escape
Manuel Antonio National Park
Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Quepos Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Billfish Sportsbar and Grill
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Highway #34
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Billfish Sportsbar and Grill
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Playa Espadilla
Car: not necessary

Manuel Antonio national park!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Mid Season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,602
for 3 nights
From
£534
£3,364
£12,109
 
 
Mid Season 2018
4 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,602
for 3 nights
From
£534
£3,364
£12,109
 
 
Green Season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,155
for 3 nights
From
£385
£2,523
£9,083
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
£3,775
for 6 nights
From
£629
£3,965
£14,272
 
 
Mid Season
25 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,602
for 3 nights
From
£534
£3,364
£12,109
 
 
High Season 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,888
for 3 nights
From
£629
£3,965
£14,272
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£6,864
for 7 nights
£6,864
£22,881
 
 
New Years 2018
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£9,152
for 7 nights
£9,152
£30,508
 
 
High Season
6 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£3,146
for 5 nights
From
£629
£3,965
£14,328
 
 
Easter Week
13 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
£4,347
for 6 nights
From
£725
£4,565
£16,779
 
 
Mid Season
21 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,602
for 3 nights
From
£534
£3,364
£12,109
 
 
Green Season
4 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,201
for 3 nights
From
£400
£2,523
£9,083
 
 
Mid Season
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,602
for 3 nights
From
£534
£3,364
£12,109
 
 
High Season
29 Jun 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,602
for 3 nights
From
£534
£3,364
£12,109
 
 
Mid Season
3 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,602
for 3 nights
From
£534
£3,364
£12,109
 
 
Green Season
7 Sep 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,201
for 3 nights
From
£400
£2,523
£9,083
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
16 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
6 night minimum stay
£3,775
for 6 nights
From
£629
£3,965
£14,272
 
 
Mid Season
24 Nov 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,625
for 3 nights
From
£542
£3,364
£12,109
 
 
High Season
14 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,888
for 3 nights
From
£629
£3,965
£14,272
 
 
Christmas Week
21 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£6,864
for 7 nights
£6,864
£22,881
 
 
New Years Week
28 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£9,152
for 7 nights
£9,152
£30,508
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£2,002
for 3 nights
From
£667
£4,195
£13,729
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £762.7

$1,000 damage deposit required (through authorization form w/ passport copy).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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