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8 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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322ScottD...
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
“Wonderful Costa Rican Vacation”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

The Manakin Villa was a perfect spot for our party of 10 during our vacation in Cost Rica. The villa was plenty large enough to accomodate everyone and had incredible views from the back deck. The pool was refreshing and relaxing - a great plate to chill late afternoons after a day of adventure.

Our host Dorit was available 24/7 to help us with anything we needed during our stay. The Villa was very convenient to the town of Quepos as well as the beaches and restaurants of Manuel Antonio. The Manuel Antonio Estates property was well secured with a gate at the entrance so we always felt safe.

We did many excursions during our vacation but the best one was the 7 in 1 Quepos Canyoning trip. We zip lined, rappelled down a waterfall, walked across a wire from tree to tree and several other cool activities all in a span of 4 hours. This is a must do for everyone.

I would highly recommend the Manakin villa and Manuel Antonio Estates to anyone looking for a great spot in Costa Rica.

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Travelling group: Large Group
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MA
Reviewed 27 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Management Response
27 Mar 2014
Hi Ali,

Thanks for taking the time to review us! We also enjoyed having you here, and hope you can visit us again some time in the future.

Pura Vida!

Dorit Wendrock
Manuel Antonio Estates
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Guelph
Reviewed 27 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
27 Mar 2014
Hi Tony,

Thanks for your response! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Villa Manakin! Hopefully we can welcome you back some time in the near future for even more Toucan photos ;)

Pura Vida!
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CO
Reviewed 13 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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A romantic getaway
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Management Response
13 Mar 2014
Hi BrieAnna,

Thanks for taking the time to review us, and for your very positive comments! We are happy to hear that your enjoyed your stay at our Manakin Villa, and that we were able to help making your stay memorable!

Pura Vida!

Dorit Wendrock
Manuel Antonio Estates
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Tanya B
Dallas, Texas, United States
2 reviews
“Amazing”
Reviewed 19 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Manakin House was gorgeous! Spacious, clean and very comfortable! Enjoyed everything about it. This was our second trip to Manuel Antonio Estates! Our first visit was last year 2013. We stayed in Jacana Villa and it was beautiful! My husband, myself and 5 of our very close friends stayed for 7 days in celebration of our birthday. Yes, my husband and i share the same bday!

We visited this year for Valentine's Day (2/9 thru 2/16). We were a group of 13 and this year was equally fabulous! We enjoyed a great private chef, ample transportation around the village, great access to the beaches and markets. We had a great mix of leisure time, excursions, beach time and of course party time! Dorik was truly amazing with her coordination skills! Luis is like another Richard (the owner). He took care of any request we had, i.e., extra bed set up, daily pool cleaning, etc. Marisol was awesome, she made sure we had a clean and orderly house on a daily basis. They all rock!!!!! And we will be planning our next trip very soon! I recommend Manuel Antonio Estates in Quespos, CR if you are looking for a true authentic Costa Rican experience and it's in the middle of the Rain Forest to boot!!!!

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Liked best: Location and space
Liked least: Bugs (we were in the Rain Forest, so could avoid them)
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Fl
Reviewed 13 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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ArizonaTh...
Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews
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“A TRUE TROPICAL PARADISE”
Reviewed 22 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Located close to the beach and park, the estates is conveniently located close to town. Condos tucked deep in the forests and a true experience so close to nature. Helpful staff, pleasant trails for walks, water falls, etc, spa, added quality to the experience. Highly recommended!

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Liked best: amenitites within the estates, security, a/c, pool.
Liked least: not walkable distance to the park and beach.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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