We didn't know what to expect on our first trip to Costa Rica but the Casa Del Sol and the Manuel Antonio area surpassed every expectation.
The house was great! Spacious enough for our group of eight to have our own space but cozy enough to enjoy great dinners and pool time. The maid service and grounds crew were terrific. The house was cleaned daily and if there was an issue, no matter how small, it was taken care of immediately. We hired the in house chef on our first night and was perfect authentic cooking that was as good as any restaurant.
Our host Jeff greeted us as we arrived and was very helpful guiding us to the best spots around Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
The best wildlife we saw on the entire trip was just outside our door. Two species of monkeys would visit in the mornings, toucans in the afternoons, and a vast variety of other animals were around throughout the day.
It was an unbeatable vacation!
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My close friends and myself stayed here for 6 nights from February 5th-11th. We were a party of five. Our expectations were exceeded by Jeff (our concierge) and Nancy our housekeeper. The home looks exactly how it is depicted in the descriptive images. We were met at the airport in San Jose promptly by our taxi driver arranged by our concierge. We arrived at night time, but Jeff met us at the home and gave a us tour. He also told the taxi driver to stop at a supermarket on our way to the home so that we could purchase groceries. Every morning we were greeted by monkeys, toucans and other wildlife. The house was absolutely breathtaking, nestled on top of a hill. Every room had its own balcony. The home was well maintained and very spacious. It even came with a pool table and foosball table. The house consisted of plenty of fans and air conditioning. The pool was gorgeous and had a great view of the ocean as well as surrounding landscape. Casa Del Sol was the perfect vacation rental for us. Jeff was an excellent concierge, who was easily accessible by cell phone every time we had a question about potential dining options and things to do in the area. Everyone in the town knows him. There was even one night we did a day trip to Tortuga Island and we were stranded due to inclement weather. Our catamaran could not take us back to Puntarenas, because of extreme winds and choppy water. We ended up returning to Manuel Antonio after 12 midnight. Jeff picked up pizza for us and left it at the house so that we had something to eat upon our arrival home. All in all we had a fantastic trip augmented by staying at Casa Del Sol. We would definitely return and encourage everyone to stay there as well! Pura Vida!!!!