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“A Taste of Paradise”
Balinese style of tropical open living all for your vacation stay
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Balinese style of tropical open living all for your vacation stay
Infinte views of Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park 8-Seated dining area with open pacific ocean views
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Balinese style of tropical open living all for your vacation stay
Infinte views of Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park
8-Seated dining area with open pacific ocean views
Master bedroom with view of Manuel Antonio National Park
Master bathroom with jetted tub
Pool sun deck with endless ocean & jungle views
Open modern kitchen will impress you, and comes equipped with the modern amenities you'll need
Entry gardens to front door or pool
Pool lounge area is remarkable with family fun
Bedroom with mini frige and wet bar
Master bedroom with view of Manuel Antonio National Park
Living room with views and monkey entertainment
Bathroom designed with local ceramics and the décor that fits all lifestyles
Private Top level bedroom in the treetops
Landing area with BBQ near kitchen
Kitchen with all modern appliances
Top level bedroom with local monkey and views
Evening poolside overlooking the Pacific Ocean
Bedroom open to fresh rainforest breezes day or night
Open area living room with TV, kitchen and dining area
The guest bathroom has all the style and charm to go with the décor
Large sun deck with vast views of the rainforest and ocean
Open modern concept den area has room for huge families
Lush rainforest with views of Manuel Antonio National Park all to yourself
Evening poolside ocean view
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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Ken H
Fitchburg, Wisconsin, United States
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A Taste of Paradise”
Reviewed 7 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Casa Dolce Vita was everything we imagined it would be and more. What a view! The Pacific and Manuel Antonio National Park tantalize your eyes from every main room in the villa. The master bedroom was spacious, with a lovely open bathroom, and opened onto a deck that overlooked the Pacific and the pool below. The junior master bedroom was similar, but at pool level. The pool is not huge, but worked well for a family of 5 cooling off from 95 degree days. The living area, kitchen and dining room are open to the elements, which made the experience that much more special. We hired Chef Ernesto for 3 suppers and 2 breakfasts and he was outstanding -- as good or better food as the highest priced restaurants. Escape Villas set us up with plenty of great activities from horseback riding to zip lining to a jungle/canyon adventure that included rappelling down a waterfall. And everyone at Escape Villas was friendly and helpful. When one of the tours forgot to pick us up, Ricky went to bat for us and got us scheduled immediately for a new day that actually worked out better for us. Just a wonderful experience.

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Liked best: The place is gorgeous and Chef Ernesto was quite special.
Liked least: The fairly short road to the villa is treacherous.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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clairepch...
Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Rainforest Paradise”
Reviewed 2 February 2014 for a stay in May 2013
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When looking for a place in Costa Rica, we looked in several locations. I emailed quite a few homes to get an idea of cost, what was available, etc. One of the inquiries led me to Fernando with Villa Escapes. Dolce Vita definitely lived up to the photos and so much more.
We flew into San Jose. The drive is roughly 3 hours to Manuel Antonio, which is where Dolce Vita is located. We were instructed by Valerie (who was also quite helpful) to please call Ricky upon arrival at SJO so that he knew when to expect our group in Manuel Antonio. We opted to rent a vehicle on our own but Villa Escapes also offered to arrange pick up or help with car rental. We met Ricky at the office, which was just a few minutes from the home. He led us to the house and showed us around. Ricky also helped us to arrange our zip line and surfing trips, as well as provided much information throughout our trip. The cleaning lady was also excellent, provided very thorough cleaning and we hardly ever knew she was there.

Villa Escapes provided us with miscellaneous travel information such as car rentals, excursions, etc. Note: If you want to do the Vacation Buggy, then book this before your trip. This company only has two buggies to do the tour so it books quickly.

The villa was centrally located in Manuel Antonio. It was only about 5 minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park, a public beach, Manuel Antonio shopping, restaurants, grocery store and anything else you may need.

It was a 4-story unit in total. There are a lot of stairs in the villa, all of which are curved staircases. Walking in from outdoors put you on the 2nd level. The bottom level is nice and private and walks out to the pool deck. The view from the pool is incredible. This room also had a mini bar area in one corner. The 2nd level had a large bedroom with lots of windows and incredible views. 3rd level was the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. This level also includes views that cannot be described in words. A set of curved stairs led to another bedroom and bathroom on the 4th level, which were quite private.

Monkeys frequented the house daily, if not multiple times a day. Toucans, MotMots, and many other bird varieties were seen just while hanging out in the home. The open-air concept living area was the best feature. We were there during the rainy season so we got rain everyday and this was one of the most relaxing parts of the trip. This house is a rainforest paradise! I would highly recommend staying here and we will definitely be back!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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allyson b
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“Life changing experience”
Reviewed 14 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

The house and vacation was a surprise for my 50th birthday and i might say that it was perfection. The house is absolutely beautiful and every possible need that we had was met by our house manager Ricky. He made our stay more than we ever imagined by renting private boats for us, arranging any transportation needed anywhere and answering our 5000 questions about the Costa Rican experience. The area surrounding the house has to be the most beautiful place on earth and the monkey, sloth and toucan visits were something i will never forget.
Mina our housekeeper and friend was the best ever! She was an added bonus to our stay, she even ran us outside for a look at the sloth in the yard.
Thank you for the adventure of a lifetime in your beautiful and comfortable paradise!!!

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Liked best: The beautiful house!
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
14 Nov 2013
Hi Allyson, thanks so much for choosing Escape Villas and Casa Dolce Vita for your milestone birthday! And big thanks for the wonderful review. We're happy to hear that you took advantage of our personal concierge services with Ricky. He knows all the ins and outs of the area - at least 5,000 things! Mina is indeed an added bonus to any trip. Nothing like coming home to a tidy place with nothing to do, but be on the lookout for some friendly wildlife.

Wishing you a fabulous new decade!

Your friends at Escape Villas
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NYC
Reviewed 14 November 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
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Management Response
14 Nov 2013
Casa Dolce Vita is such a special spot - we're thrilled that you thought so too! Stephane is a perk like no other. We're glad he allowed you to fully relax while you were here. It sounds like you made the most of the area and villa's neighborhood. Cafe Milagro is an old favorite that we recommend often. Let us know when you start the planning for the next trip. We'd love to have you back and are always here to help.

Pura Vida,
The Escape Villas team
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MD
Reviewed 30 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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