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Spectacular Pacific Views. Tremendous Modern Estate.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Space 5,100 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 14 in 5,000 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.

Villa Grande: Offering 5,000 square feet, 4 enormous suites with their own bathrooms plus a "cuartito" with its own bathroom, and 4 floors of living space, you will surely have an amazing vacation in this villa with both jungle and ocean views. With the capacity to sleep 14 friends and family, and host even more in the common areas, Villa Grande can accommodate the largest of gatherings.

You will almost feel like you need a map to get around this immense, comfortable villa tucked away at the end of the most private road in all Manuel Antonio. It may take you all week to learn your way around...around every bend is another opportunity to find something brand new and exciting on this tropical estate.


Almost a kilometer off the main road through a unique native community, you immediately know you are in for a true Costa Rica Experience. When the tower of Villa Grande appears on the right, you are certain you made the right choice for your family and friends. There are no neighbors for you to worry about. There are no neighbors who have to worry about you. There are no noise concerns: made or received. Villa Grande is ideally private, private...private.


This 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom villa sits at the end of a private road just minutes away from the center of Manuel Antonio, and includes a large covered carport.

The first level of the home presents guests with two private suites, each boasting its own separate entry and complete bathroom. These rooms are also easily connected for a family with small children to occupy both rooms. There is also a small "cuartito" with a queen bed and private bathroom on this level.

The second story of the home is the large master bedroom. This room has a luxurious master bathroom completely equipped with separate his and hers sinks, large walk in shower and an extravagant Jacuzzi tub.

The third story contains the kitchen and living room. The kitchen is equipped with brand-new appliances and everything you need to prepare a large meal for family or friends. The living room can easily seat 14 for a comfortable meal, or perhaps you would like to entertain guests of more than 20...Villa Grande has the space.

If you are reading this, you are likely the “unlucky” Planner of your group’s vacation. Shhhhhhh! The perfect bonus is that you don’t have to tell anyone about the fourth story - "The Penthouse." Offering amazing Pacific views, a lush King size bed, and a slate-stone bath with double massage is the perfect place to enjoy some privacy. Or, if you are inclined to invite your friends to the penthouse for morning coffee or sunset cocktails, there’s also a sundeck that’s perfect with a bar, dining area, gas grill, and Pacific views that will make you run for your camera. The Penthouse consumes the entire fourth a home within a home.

All of these bedrooms, each with their stunning panoramic views and fitted AC units, are waiting to welcome you to paradise.

Bedrooms: 5 bedrooms with private bathrooms; sleeps 14 (4 kings, 3 queens, 3 twins):

- The Penthouse: 1 king, 1 twin

- Master Suite: 1 king, 1 queen

- Bamboo Suite: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 twin

- Banana Suite: 1 king, 1 twin

- Cuartito: 1 queen


Villa Grande’s pool offers 20 thousand gallons of fun and a spacious sun deck offering access to every level of the home. The infinity edge flows over a stone cascade, creating the ambient sound of a waterfall. It has a swim-up bar, waterfall, shallow end for the kids, deep end for the adults, and tons of deck space to acquire a tropical tan that will shame all your friends back home. After you fire up the grill, spread the pool towels on the recliners, and take the tropical plunge, all you will have to “worry” about is how many monkeys will visit in the trees surrounding you.

Send an inquiry now, and your hosts and vacation planners will respond by answering any questions you may have. You can then book directly through VRBO (no fee with bank transfer, 2.5% fee for credit cards.)

Until we meet again, pura vida - the pure life of Costa Rica!

More Details

Bob and Lori Baca
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Bob and Lori Baca

Villa Grande is under new ownership and management as of March 2015. Bob and Lori, who you may have seen on HGTV's House Hunters International (January 2015), are your hosts. The couple ditched their corporate jobs in 2014 and moved with their two young girls and four dogs from California to Manuel Antonio for the beauty and slower pace of life. They have quickly integrated into the community and are ready to help you do the same in this immense villa that has been upgraded, only 5 minutes from their family home. Bob and Lori have children and dogs and like to have fun, so they will know where to direct you for the best experiences in Manuel Antonio, no matter the makeup of your party. And because you will be hosted by the owners directly, the service you experience is assured to be exceptional - they want you to talk about it and to come back!

As your personal concierges, prior to your arrival through email and/or telephone, they will tailor all your wishes: transportation, restaurant reservations, tour and excursion bookings. Once you are here, they are available 24 hours a day to implement your plan. And if your plan is “to have no plan”, they are happy simply to direct you to the blender and let you relax by Villa Grande’s vast pool or on the enormous fourth-floor sundeck.

Bob and Lori Baca purchased this villa in 2015

Why Bob and Lori Baca chose Manuel Antonio


Your value at Villa Grande far exceeds your price. The rates are calculated in an effort to keep Villa Grande full every week, offering you a perfect opportunity to have a tropical vacation at a fraction of the cost of a hotel of comparable worth. For the amenities and services this house offers, it’s a challenge to find a better value anywhere in Costa Rica.

What makes this villa unique

Size and Location are the district advantages of Villa Grande. You will find enough capacity for the large families, but still with comfort for each person to have his own space. The location is secluded (~1km off Manuel Antonio's main road), so you will not have challenges with traffic noise...just the peace and tranquility that makes Villa Grande a 'special find'.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Penthouse bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Two shower heads, custom stone, ocean view
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Outdoor Shower
    Bamboo suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Banana suite bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Cuartito bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Common area powder room - Toilet
    Pool bathroom - Toilet , Near the pool, also an outdoor shower next to pool
  • 5 full en-suite bathrooms plus 2 half baths (1 in common area and one near pool). Outdoor shower near pool.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , Ocean view, luxurious private bath with jetted tub
    Cuartito - 1 Large Double Bed , Smaller room under pool, private bath
    Penthouse - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Private terrace, ocean view, luxurious stone bathroom
    Banana suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Can be linked with bamboo suite
    Bamboo Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Can be linked with Banana Suite
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

Spectacular Trip to Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We took our family of 13, ranging in age from 12-76 to Quepos and stayed at the perfect house. Villa Grande was perfect for 7 teenagers and 6 adults. The house is perfectly furnished and the layout works well so no one feels on top of each other. Lori was so responsive to my endless questions. I really don’t know how she does it. Every email was answered within hours. All of the endless details of traveling with so many people were handled effortlessly by her and our concierge, Andres. Taking 7 teenagers anywhere is a challenge, but somehow Andres was able to make arrangements on the fly, surfing lessons, horseback riding, zip lining, waterfall tours, chocolate making, spice plantation tour, jet skiing, etc. All transportation from San Juan to Quepos and to every destination people wanted to visit was handled flawlessly. Restaurants are plentiful and shopping is very easy for those who want to cook. The only glitches were with the airlines, but Lori and Andres were able to quickly make adjustments for our transportation. It was a wonderful trip the entire family will always remember. Special shoutout to Todd, the masseuse and surfing instructor. Great guy to work with. Thanks so much to Lori for giving us the opportunity to stay at Villa Grande and an especially warm thank you to Andres who made everything run smoothly.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could not be happier!! Thanks for such a wonderful experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was awesome!! Could not be happier! The accommodations especially for larger groups could not be better!!! Thank you for such a wonderful experience!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, Canada

Great two week adventure for 5 Canadian couples

  • 4 of 5

We were 5 Canadian couples that stayed in this wonderful house for 2 weeks. The pool area was very enjoyable and the wildlife going by kept us entertained. (squirrel monkeys, white faced monkeys, iguanas, macaws, etc.) Lori was easy to deal with throughout the booking process and Andreas was great at organizing various excursions for us. We had wonderful adventures like hiking and swimming in Manuel Antonio Park, a nature tour in Manuel Antonio Park, Victor's Paradise (waterfalls, high swinging bridge, lunch by Victor's wife, Victor explaining plants and way of life on his farm, and the drive to and from was certainly part of the thrill), Parasailing, Kids Saving The Rainforest, Snorkeling and tour on a catamaran. We also spent a few days being well taken care of at the beach club on Playa Espadilla, one of the nicest beaches we have ever seen. We also had Chef Javier prepare two absolutely amazing suppers for us. Do not miss out on this opportunity!

We had such a wonderful time that I would love to give 5 stars but a couple of things prevent me from saying everything was perfect. The whole house and around the pool could use some TLC and the kitchen floor very dirty, without shoes our feet would be black from walking on it. Also, having no access to the washer and dryer seemed strange for a rental like this. (to be fair we did know this before booking) The kitchen could use a kettle and a pop up toaster added, the toaster oven really dried out the bread.

Please don't let these small concerns dissuade you from booking this amazing place, it truly is paradise and we highly recommend it. Thank you Bob and Lori for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful house.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kirk, for the detailed review! We really enjoyed having your group at the house. We also very much appreciate the detailed feedback. We will review the kitchen amenities, and we had our AC guy in the day you left (when you told our host about the floors) to address the machine, which may have been leaving residue on the floors. The maid was in every other day when you were there and cleaned the floors as always. We've always had very positive feedback about the cleanliness of our houses and will continue to take pride in that as we have lived in both houses ourselves. This is our first review in 3 years that is less than 5 stars and we will aspire to get back to all 5 stars!
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This property was perfect for 3 separate family living spaces!

  • 5 of 5

Home was perfect! The pool was fabulous, monkeys and iguanas visited daily. Lori and Bob were so friendly, and helpful. They bought us groceries, helped arrange transportation, tours, and answered every annoying question we threw at them. Whole-heartedly recommend their villa!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house, location, view, experience LOVED it!

  • 5 of 5

From the minute I booked to the second we left everything about our stay at Villa Grande was amazing! I traveled with a group of 12 people. There was more than enough space for us to be separate and together. The house had everything we needed. The hosts Bob and Lori helped us organize everything from tours to our own Chef Javier and his wife Kathy which were definitely one of the highlights of our trip. We were impressed with everything . Anyone else planning a trip I highly recommend this place two thumbs up and 5 stars!!!

Jannia Brunson-Perez with family and friends

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington, TX USA

50th Anniversary Celebration

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation. Everything we could have possibly asked for was there for us. We started planning this trip last October when we found this beautiful place on VRBO. The booking process was easy. All or our questions and concerns were addressed in a timely manner. We submitted a grocery list and everything was waiting for us when we arrived.

For my wife and I, our two children with families, and our single son the accommodations could not have been more perfect. Plenty of private space plus great areas for getting together, from the living room and kitchen, balcony patio, and the fabulous swimming pool with a swim-up bar.

Bob and Lori Baca you were the perfect hosts. They planned for transportation to pick us up at the San Jose Airport (and subsequent return). They greeted us on the first night we were there and helped us in planning our Waterfall and Zip Lining excursions; including transportation and reservations. They also suggested a fabulous chef, Javier, to prepare our Anniversary Celebration dinner; it was wonderful. And a place for us to watch Soccer while there.

My family and I could not be more pleased and happy. If we ever make it back to the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area of beautiful, friendly, safe Costa Rica we will definitely stay at Villa Grande.

It was Pura Vida. Thank you Bob and Lori

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Insurance £45.58

2.5% fee for credit cards

$6900 Christmas December 20-27, 2015
$8500 New Year December 27, 2015-January 3, 2016

Rates include 13% Costa Rica sales tax
7 Night Minimum Preferred
5 Night Minimum Required
Saturday Arrival & Departure Preferred
50% Deposit at Contract
50% 60 days Prior to Arrival
$500 refundable security deposit

If a reservation is cancelled, you will be subject to a penalty of 20% of the total amount of the rent, unless a reservation is rebooked within the following 365 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.