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“beautiful house with breathtaking views”
Front of house with attached secure garage
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42 reviews
Front of house with attached secure garage
View terrace from bedroom
Manuel Antonio beach
24/7 security onsite at the guardhouse near gate entrance
Capuchin monkey cooling off at the pool
3-toed Sloth at house
A 3-toed Sloth climbing a tree at the house
Squirrel monkeys (Mono Titi) at the pool
Villa El Cantico at dusk
Mono titi monkeys at the pool
Mono Titi's
Sloth in the tree
View of Manuel Antonio beach from the house
Majestic evening view
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Villa -
7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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lowllones...
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“beautiful house with breathtaking views”
Reviewed 3 January 2012 for a stay in December 2011

We rented Villa El Cantico with our extended family for Christmas. This beautiful house has 6 plus bedrooms, and easily accommodated 3 families and my mother. The other two families rented condos across the street. The house came with an amazing cook and housekeeper, so we could truly relax and enjoy our family reunion. We saved on food costs because most meals were prepared for us from an excellent menu which we chose the previous day. I can't compliment the staff enough. The house is well managed, and we were well looked after, trips and transportation and all of our needs well attended. The best part of the holiday was sitting on the balcony near the pool and taking in the breathtaking view of the beach and the rainforest around us. we Every day we saw Monkeys and exotic birds and sloths-in fact we saw more wildflife from the house than we did from Manuel Antonio park, which was very crowded. The big sandy beach is a 20-30 minute walk away, so you may want to rent a car or take a taxi. All taxis seem to cost around 10 dollars. Manuel Antonio beach is very beautiful. We swam near the life guards, because they keep a close eye on swimmers when there is a rip tide. My teenage boys took surfing lessons on the beach which they loved. The beach is wonderful for walking as well.

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Liked best: the view from the house and manuel antonio beach
Liked least: the christmas crowds at manuel antonio beach and park , the steep walk up from the beach can be difficult for people who aren't in good shape
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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dc
Reviewed 23 August 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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CA
Reviewed 13 August 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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Travelling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 55-64
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“Paradise without being a millionaire”
Reviewed 5 June 2011 for a stay in May 2011

We were blown away by Villa El Cantico. From Mellisa's concierge service, to Renzo and Anna (sous-chef), cooking, we were treated to a millionaires experience. Only stay here if you wish to be pampered and fussed over. Raquel took care of our laundry, our linens and tried to teach us Spanish. The location is great, the setting idyllic and the people wonderful.
Geoff

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
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Acworth GA
Reviewed 28 April 2011 for a stay in April 2011

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Liked best: The chef, the Pool, size of the house
Travelling group: Family with teenagers
Your age range 35-44
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
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Ontario
Reviewed 23 April 2011 for a stay in February 2011

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Your age range 45-54
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GA
Reviewed 13 April 2011 for a stay in April 2011

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Travelling group: Family with teenagers
Your age range 45-54
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