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El Perezoso: 1BR Studio in B&B-Style Villa - Huge Pool, Great Views & Location!

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Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 250 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 BR studio apartment in the Castillo de Amber Villa. Perfect family location!

Castillo de Amber is a beautiful, Romanesque B&B-style home, separated into just 4 apartments (2 x 2-BR & 2 x 1-BR), with great ocean views and a central location. 'El Perezoso' (previously Perkunas Studio) translates to 'Sloth' in Spanish. It is a simple, but spacious space with a queen bed, small balcony, private bath, kitchenette (incl. fridge, sink, coffee maker, microwave oven, blender & toaster), television and access to Castillo de Amber's shared amenities. Down the stairs is a huge pool with fountains and a barbecue lounge, complete with a gas grill, fridge, bar seating, bathroom and stereo.

The home is centrally located in Manuel Antonio, and just a short walk from restaurants, bars, shopping, a bank and public transportation. Furthermore, the area is known for its abundance of wildlife. Nearly ever day there are capuchin monkeys on the property, as well as iguanas, sloths, toucans, and a host of other animals. (Please don't feed the monkeys! ;)

El Perezoso is ideal for couples or solo travelers who enjoy nature, meeting like-minded people, and being near all of the amenities that facilitate a fantastic vacation!

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 June, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • The studio is spacious, and appointed with hotel-style amenities, including a private bath, sink, coffee maker, blender, toaster, fridge and TV with cable. There is also a small balcony.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge

Reviews

3.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

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El Perezoso: 1BR Studio in B&B-Style Villa - Huge Pool, Great Views & Location!
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews
3

Adequate room, good location

  • 3 of 5

I will start with the positives of our stay. The location is great but everything you need is a walk up hill so if you have mobility issues a car or cab is essential. The concierge, Vanessa, was very friendly and efficient, booking us last minute excursions and massages with great results. When she initially came to bring us the key she brought us some fruit and even drove us to a nearby restaurant for lunch. She was terrific with suggestions on where to eat and we enjoyed the local restaurants, Cafe Milagro, in particular. There was a problem with the AC unit dripping water and this was dealt with right away. In retrospect we should have also mentioned the screeching sound produced every time the toilet was flushed. We found the studio apartment disappointing for several reasons. It is a very dated end unit without any charm with a limited view due to foilage just outside the window. I had anticipated more of an ocean view based on the description. While I could have lived with seeing primarily foilage, we felt totally exposed as the very steep steps leading to the pool were outside the front windows do give a full view of the bed and the double sliding glass door entry into the room faced the interior staircase leading to our level. In order to have any privacy the curtains at both windows had to be shut at all times, defeating the purpose of any view whatsoever. The balcony was really small with barely room for the two plastic patio chairs plus there was absolutely no privacy as it sat right next to the stairs going down to the pool. Im sure if I had been in another unit there I would have been much happier but I would never book this particular room again. I had booked this type of room as I had planned on making breakfast, however, with no stove this limits the possibilités of a hot breakfast.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice room, with good amenities. Great view and good to work with

  • 4 of 5

Nice room, with good amenities. Great view and good to work with

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Great location and beautiful view.

  • 3 of 5

Overall our stay at Castillo de Amber was enjoyable and a pretty good value. The location and view were great and the common facilities were very nice, however there were some things that we not as pleasing. First, the room we were in was "not as advertised" in that there was no kitchen facilities, not even a hot plate or microwave - only a refrigerator. There was a common grill near the pool and I did make use of it for several meals, but I had to be extremely creative as we did not have access to any cookware (I had to cook eggs on aluminum foil and in a tin can.) Also there were steep stairs getting down to the pool and so my wife who has problems with her knees, did not want to descend them and could not enjoy the pool even though it was a very nice pool. The least favorite thing that happened was that we decided to take advantage of the laundry service but when our clean laundry was returned I was missing my favorite linen dress shirt which I badly missed. When I asked about it, the housekeeper simply could not understand me as I do not speak good Spanish. We reported it to the concierge person, but she never followed up about this either. All said and done we would not stay here again as there are so many great alternatives in Manuel Antonio.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Gorgeous place, great location

  • 4 of 5

What a great place to stay in Manuel Antonio! We were in the Perkunas Studio which is on the second floor. Entry to this place is at the top and you work your way down as its perched on a steep hill. The Perkunas Studio doesn't have the spectacular views of the other 3 apartments owing to a large tree outside the balcony, but you only have to step out the door to get the view.

The studio is nice - cute and comfortable with enough space to spread out... comfortable beds . At the time we visited, there was no cooking facility - just tea/coffee, plates, bowls, flatware... However, we were told that the place was going to be updated soon to add some cooking facilities. It didn't really bother us because the big BBQ down below near the pool also had a gas hot plate, and there was a fridge in the apartment so we were able to mix up having meals locally or make our own.

Everyone staying there has access to the pool and BBQ facilities, and there is a giant sound system as well as a big fridge everyone can share. Mosquito's were bad around the BBQ and pool so bring mosquito repellant! But the pool was refreshing.

There is parking for 2 vehicles at Castillo de Amber... We didn't have one so it wasn't an issue for us. Hard to say if it will be an issue for you or not when you stay as you don't know how many other people will be staying at the same time as you with a vehicle.

TIP: When you confirm your booking, confirm your time of arrival with Vanessa! And have HER phone number just in case - otherrwise no one will be there to let you in. She is very punctual and reliable though if she knows when you are coming.

Castillo de Amber is located very close to several very good restaurants as well as a small supermarket. As far as locations goes, it was REALLY good! For anyone who has never been to Manuel Antonio though, there is a 150m marine exclusion zone so all buildings are set back and in Manuel Antonio, that means you are up on a hill - a steep one at that with roads not terribly conducive for walking up (if the heat doesn't bring you down, you have to keep an eye for cars and trucks!). You can get around by either catching a local bus for about US$1.30 (flat fee, one way) which goes between the national park and Quepos, or taxi's which charge US$10 (flat fee, one way). There also seemed to be quite a few opportunistic drivers in cars and on bikes cruising the road looking for passengers if you need a price inbetween the 2 extremes!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property with authentic natural beauty!

  • 5 of 5

The property is gorgeous and the staff is very helpful! Vanessa, the concierge was always on call for whatever I needed. The pool has an awesome view and has a lot of privacy. The property sits back in a gated community so you have to walk up a hill to get to the main road. If you have trouble walking then you will want to call a cab to come get you from the building. All of the shopping is right on the main strip and you're very close to everything which I loved! It's very authentic with the design. We got a chance to engage with the local animals during our stay...more than we bargained for LOL two geckos were in the room upon arrival and the next morning a monkey swung through the trees holding a banana right outside the bedroom window! We just laughed at everything because well, is IS Costa Rica! If you're looking for beauty and the real feel of nature then this is a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment 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
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£230
for 3 nights
From
£77
£482
 
 
High Season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£724
£2,297
 
 
Mid Season 2018
4 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£306
for 3 nights
From
£102
£643
£2,042
 
 
Green Season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£230
for 3 nights
From
£77
£482
£1,531
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
£2,042
for 6 nights
From
£340
£2,144
£6,806
 
 
Mid Season
25 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£306
for 3 nights
From
£102
£643
£2,042
 
 
High Season 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£724
£2,297
 
 
Peak Season 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£10,209
for 7 nights
£10,209
 
 
High Season
6 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£723
£2,382
 
 
Easter Week
13 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
£2,042
for 6 nights
From
£340
£2,144
£6,806
 
 
Mid Season
21 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£306
for 3 nights
From
£102
£638
£2,127
 
 
Green Season
4 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£230
for 3 nights
From
£77
£468
£1,531
 
 
Mid Season
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£306
for 3 nights
From
£102
£638
£2,127
 
 
High Season
29 Jun 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£723
£2,552
 
 
Mid Season
3 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£332
for 3 nights
From
£111
£638
£2,127
 
 
Green Season
7 Sep 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£230
for 3 nights
From
£77
£468
£1,702
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
16 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
6 night minimum stay
£2,042
for 6 nights
From
£340
£2,144
£6,806
 
 
Mid Season
24 Nov 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£306
for 3 nights
From
£102
£638
£2,127
 
 
High Season
14 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£723
£2,382
 
 
Christmas Week
21 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
6 night minimum stay
£2,552
for 6 nights
From
£425
£2,978
£10,209
 
 
New Years Week
28 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
6 night minimum stay
£2,552
for 6 nights
From
£425
£2,978
£10,209
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£723
£2,552
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £376.45

Please remember to tip the concierge and housekeeping staff--they work hard to make sure you have a great trip!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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