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Spend your vacation in the luxury home seen on HGTV's House Hunters Int'l !

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,300 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Casa Sonidos del Agua offers sundrenched vistas and privacy.

Spend your vacation in the luxury home featured in "Manuel Antonio Pura Vida"!

Nestled into the hills of Manuel Antonio, Casa Sonidos del Agua is a unique and wonderfully artistic home which offers sundrenched vistas and a unique sense of privacy. It is an architectural masterpiece, built to maximize the panoramic views and breezes. Located in the middle of the last remaining large locally-owned farms in Manuel Antonio, this property is one of the most spectacular ocean front properties on the Pacific Coast. Picturesque hills lined with pasture and a few cattle roaming roll down to a lush tropical rainforest with beaches below. A 10-minute walk takes you to a secluded beach where you will have a hard time finding another soul.

Upon opening the doors of the home, you are greeted by a water feature which runs the length of the house as you literally walk on the water, suspended by tropical hardwood floors with the sounds of running water inviting each visitor to the property. Regardless of where you are in the home, you are always surrounding by the calming water views or sounds and sense of water in the home.

This fully air-conditioned Manuel Antonio villa features a total of 3 levels and can accommodate 12 people in its 4 bedrooms. The main level is comprised of an enormous open space, ideal for entertaining with a chef's kitchen, wet bar, dining and living area, which all spill out into the hand-crafted almond wood decks, stone infinity edge pool, and 2-story waterfall.

As you walk upstairs, look up to the mosaic painting of the sky, done by a local and internationally renowned artist. The upstairs offers two large ocean view bedrooms plus one rainforest bedroom, each with its own spacious private bath and private terrace. The lower level of the home offers another bedroom, also with its own private bath and newly constructed covered concrete terrace with ocean views. The home is exquisitely appointed with luxury furnishings, art, and stone work, with an intricate internal lighting scheme which when combined with the water and views truly creates a peaceful environment unlike any other in Manuel Antonio.

Since living in the home for the last 4 years, the owners have made extensive upgrades. See the pictures for the results!

The home offers the following sleeping accommodations for up to 14 people:

Master ocean-view bedroom: 1 king, 1 twin

2nd ocean-view bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin

Rainforest bedroom: 1 queen, 3 twins

Lower floor ocean-view suite: 1 king, 1 twin

Once you are ready to book, you can do so directly through VRBO.

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:
16 September, 2018

About Bob and Lori Baca

Bob and Lori 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. Starting December 2017, you have the opportunity to vacation in their extremely well-equipped family home.

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, their host Andres take excellent care of you. And if your plan is “to have no plan”, he is happy simply to direct you to the blender and let you relax by the pool. 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!

Bob and Lori Baca purchased this estate in 2014

Why Bob and Lori Baca chose Manuel Antonio

We purchased this property because we wanted to be able to see the ocean and get to the beach every day. We have all of that and more in this beautiful private setting. The water features in the house enhance the feel of nature all around you.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate around the Manuel Antonio around the Quepos

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Common area bathroom, also includes shower
    Master bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Rainforest view - 1 Large Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , Private balcony, private bathroom with large shower
    Ocean view 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Ocean view, private bathroom, opens to covered patio
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Ocean view, private balcony, luxurious bathroom
    Ocean view 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Ocean view, private balcony, private bathroom, large shower
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Loved our stay

  • 4 of 5

House was very comfortable and clean, but honestly can use a little TLC. Lori was wonderful in setting up our tours. I would definitely recommend this property. Thank you Lori, Bob and Andres, who by the way was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stellar! A beautiful home with breathe taking views. We had an amazing stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lori not only responds quickly about booking, but helps with so many of your trip details, and Andres, our house host, takes such great pride in his work and goes above and beyond to help.

An unforgettable family vacation!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house/hosts! Amazing country! PERFECTION!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! My family just experienced our best vacation EVER at beautiful Casa Sonidos Del Agua in Costa Rica! To start, Lori (property owner) provided the most diligent and superb customer service months before our arrival answering a ton of questions (sorry Lori!!) that different family members had as part of the planning process. As we approached our arrival date, Lori ensured that we had shuttles from the airport to her home (and back), excursions booked, and a private chef ready to indulge us with delicious Costa Rican meals for two nights, among other details.

Upon arriving at the home and being greeted by our host Andres (your on-site extension of Lori and her excellent customer care), we were given a tour of Casa Sonidos De Agua and as some other reviewers have stated the pictures don’t do it justice. The spacious and beautifully designed house and its ocean views were breathtaking. In addition, it was super clean and very well-maintained. The infinity pool sealed the feeling of being in your own paradise for the length of your stay.

We spotted a variety of beautiful birds (including Toucans and Macaws) daily as we relaxed on the deck or pool. We were also visited by white-faced monkeys on a few occasions and enjoyed the sight of a sloth on a tree near the entrance of the home. All of our excursions were amazing, but we especially enjoyed the ziplining and “locals” waterfall tours with our amazing guide Tony. Our private chef Mauricio was the BEST and as already mentioned Andres our host was super friendly, helpful, and efficient with providing additions or changes to our itinerary/needs. He and Lori made any service or activity convenient, easy and comfortable to obtain/access. We had delicious meals at Ronny’s which is a very short walk up the road from the house. The pick up service to nearby Espadilla beach with umbrellas, chairs, and restaurant service at the beach was Pura Vida!!

Our family of 10, which included a 2-year old and abuelos in their late 60’s all LOVED their stay in this heavenly home and country. We were all very emotional having to say goodbye. Thank you Lori and Andres a million times for making this the greatest vacation experience ever! We can’t wait to come back!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even Better than the Pictures....!!!! Rent this place

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. House was perfect, main floor for the group entertaining and of course the pool. 3 Upstairs bedrooms w/ baths were great for the family members and our friends with no kids that joined us loved the lower level room for privacy.

We walked up the hill to Ronny's for Lunch and Dinner and of course for some sunset cocktails.

AMAZING PLACE .... !!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique architecture in a breathtaking setting

  • 4 of 5

Casa Sonidos del Agua is a masterpiece of architecture with interesting angles, textures, and details in every direction. Our extended family group of ten was stunned by the vista that welcomed us as we opened the front door: our eyes were taken on a journey down a walkway over a river and across a pool all the way to the ocean. The thirteen-year-old was so excited that she stopped just inside the door and gave me a great big hug and thanked me for renting this amazing house. All of the bedrooms and common areas are spacious and airy. Walking out to the pool, we could see the beach just below the house unless it was sunset; at sunset, we could not take our eyes off the breathtaking view over the Pacific. Lori, the owner of the house, was extremely generous with her time in assisting us in making our plans for tours and excursions as well as with hints to enjoy our time in Manuel Antonio. If I could rate her separately from the house, I would give her a five star rating. She contacted the tour operators, workshop leaders, and facilities managers to arrange our schedule of events. When part of our group wanted to entertain residents of a nursing home by singing songs to the residents, she was even able to put us in touch with someone who was delighted to do that.The house was very clean and well-stocked. Our host, Andres, was very helpful in keeping us informed of the schedule, making necessary changes to the schedule, and taking care of laundry as well as arranging repairs. (We had a shower with very little pressure and an air conditioner that stopped working. Andres not only arranged for the repairs to be done quickly but stayed at the house until the problems were fixed). One thing that didn’t meet our expectation is that the air conditioning units were not sufficiently strong to cool the house, especially in the common areas. Also, the house is older than it appears in the photos and is in need of maintenance. In particular, the numerous decks need staining and repair. Overall, the house, Lori, and the staff provided an amazing place to enjoy our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kinds words, Melinda. It was a real pleasure to host your family, and we are glad everyone enjoyed themselves. To clarify, the pictures on the web site were taken in December 2017, when we opened the house for rental again. The one deck in front is already planned for replacement with the next vacancy in low season as we do keep up with maintenance. The high-powered AC units in all of the rooms have been enough for our other groups. Every family uses a house differently, and when we lived there we left the extensive windows and doors open to enjoy the jungle sounds and ocean breezes. We appreciate the feedback and will always continue to ensure the best experiences for our guests. Pura vida.
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When you first see the property, the only thing you can say is wow!

  • 5 of 5

From the time we booked, and throughout the process Lori was there with all the answers to your questions no matter how large or small they were. She also had many ideas and suggestions to help plan whatever you needed. Andres the concierge was as friendly and helpful with whatever you needed. We booked a private chef for 2 nights and he was fabulous!. The views from the house are unbelievable. Nothing like staring out at the Pacific Ocean from your infinity pool. There were 10 of us but the house is large enough for everyone to have private space. This was a marvelous property and we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Thank you Lori and Bob for sharing paradise with us. Thanks also to the wildlife that came to visit, we looked forward to that each day.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Playa Vaca
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Insurance £44.9

2.5% fee for credit cards

Rates include 13% Costa Rica sales tax
7 Night Minimum
Saturday Arrival & Departure Preferred
50% Deposit at Contract
50% 60 days Prior to Arrival
$1000 refundable security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.