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Casa Carpe Diem - Ultra Modern Villa Close To Beaches and Restaurants

Terracotta tiled pool deck and the salt-water lap pool
Very good
2 reviews
Terracotta tiled pool deck and the salt-water lap pool
Night-time view of the pool and deck is truly a sight to see
Front entrance to the villa is a tropical courtyard garden behind a secure wall
Large modern kitchen with island/bar and stainless-steel appliances
Fun bed lounger on the pool deck under a thatched canopy
Open concept great room with 2 leather sectionals and the kitchen
High-ceiling Great Room is the place to party with friends and family
Dining on the terrace for 10 people or large family, while on vacation
Master bedroom with king bed and private bath and an outdoor patio is easily accesible
Private Master bathroom with open-air rain shower a real treat while on vacation
Master bath with awesome décor from local area in Costa Rica
Unique open-air rain shower will be a real pleaser while on vacation, so start packing
Seating on the large terrace, and still lots of room for all
One of 3 queen bedrooms with gorgeous decor and comfortable bedding
Queen bedroom with terrace access and air-conditioning
Terrace seating area with a pool and jungle views for all to enjoy
Queen bedroom with air-conditioning and nice views from all points
Shared bathroom for the 2 queen bedrooms
Bathroom for the 2 queen bedrooms
Large salt-water lap pool
Titi monkeys come to visit often
Titi monkey ready for action at the pool
Colorful iguanas can be seen on the property. Don't worry they are benign beautiful creatures.
Sunset at nearby Playa Espadilla just 5 minutes from the villa
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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas
Picture yourself in this private oasis, perched on a lush green hillside. The ultra-modern style is a wonderful complement to the gorgeous tropical setting.

The home features 3 bedrooms and a studio with private kitchen & terrace.

The highest quality materials have been used to create this luxurious home. The ceilings are made of native hardwoods - the counter tops are granite - and the appliances are stainless steel.

The furnishings of the home have been carefully selected to reflect the contemporary style, yet a casual, comfortable atmosphere has been created.

The open-air covered terraces overlook the 50-foot saltwater lap pool. From the pool you can enjoy the fabulous views of mountains and tropical jungle.

Entertainment amenities include a 42' plasma TV and an IPOD speaker system.
About the Manager, Escape Villas
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2009
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 337 reviews and 24 properties
Interaction with guests
Your pre-trip concierge will assist you in booking transportation inside Costa Rica and any fun activities available in the area. A private chef is available for booking and in-house massages. Your host will greet you and check in you in and out of the villa and is available at all times during your stay for any assistance you might need.
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Manchester, England
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We booked this villa, through Escape Villas, because it looked great in the pictures and we wanted to be in Manuel Antonio itself – so we could walk to restaurants if we wanted to. It’s an easy walk to several restaurants and to the Super Joseth supermarket.

The main living area is huge and open plan – nicely decorated, very tasteful. Unlike the bedrooms it doesn’t have air conditioning, so you should be aware of this if it matters to you. There are two master bedrooms (one of them en-suite) and a smaller third bedroom in the house. The fourth room is below the main house.

The real star of the villa is the outdoor space: there’s a big covered terrace with a dining table and a pool that is maintained to a very high standard. I’ve never seen such an immaculate pool and we spent a lot of time in it! We had a lot of wildlife visitors to the garden: the highlights for us were a couple of toucans, a basilisk lizard, a poison dart frog and a very sleepy sloth (who...

Management response:

Thanks for the great review. The pool and outdoor space is very popular with out guests. Like your own private jungle retreat. We hope to see you all again soon!


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Reviewed 28 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

I just had two weeks back at Casa Carpe Diem and although I do not always review the places I go, feel this place warrants it. I stayed at this house back in August and now after being there a couple weeks ago and am so excited to leave San Jose in 2 days to return again for one more week at the beach! I have been coming to Costa Rica on a regular basis for 26 years and Manuel Antonio is my favorite beach. Casa Carpe Diem has become my favorite place to stay. I stay with other friends around the country and then have them come to the beach and stay to "repay" the favor. For that purpose, or for a family or group of friends, this house is prefect! The bedrooms are separated in the house in a private way and are very well appointed. The master suite is just terrific, and both "monkey" showers are very cool, especially if you have not had an out door shower - although they are attached to the inside. The common area and kitchen work great for entertaining a...

Management response:

Thanks Jesse for the review! We love hearing how much you enjoy Casa Carpe Diem. I'll let the monkeys and toucans know you'll be back for another week soon! Nos vemos pronto!


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
One small pet allowed with a refundable pet damage security deposit. Smoking outside only please.
    3 Full baths
    3 Kings
    1 Super King
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Dates Min stay Per night
Default 3 nights
USD 519
2 Feb 2018 -
13 Apr 2018
3 nights
USD 472
14 Apr 2018 -
17 Aug 2018
3 nights
USD 400
18 Aug 2018 -
16 Nov 2018
3 nights
USD 329
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Protection Fee: $91 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Manuel Antonio is the premier vacation spot in Costa Rica with gorgeous beaches that extend from the tropical jungle and hills. Casa Carpe Diem is conveniently located just 50 meters from the main road through Manuel Antonio yet the setting feels like you are in the middle of the rain forest. A very private location inside the walled off front and palm trees around the perimeter of the property.
Getting around
The villa is just a few steps from the main road where the local buses run from 5:00AM to 10:00PM. Taxis are plentiful on the main road or your host can provide a taxi service to pick you up. There is secure parking for 2 cars should you choose to rent cars for your stay. Your concierge can arrange the delivery and pick up of rental cars at the villa.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: San Jose (SJO): 170.0 km
It is very easy to get around the area with plenty of taxis and a bus along the main road. Our host and concierge can assit you with taxis, transfers, car rentals, and all of the activities that will pick you up at your house.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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