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“Manakin - Third Time a Charm @ Manuel Antonio”
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8 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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Tanya B
Dallas, Texas, United States
2 reviews
“Manakin - Third Time a Charm @ Manuel Antonio”
Reviewed 18 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Manakin House was even more gorgeous than last year! Richard, the Owner has made some very nice upgrades. Spacious, clean and very comfortable! Enjoyed everything about it. This was our third trip to Manuel Antonio Estates! Our first visit was last year 2013 (my B I G 4 0). 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!

Last year we visited for Valentine's (2/9 - 2/16/14). Group of 13

This year visited last for Valentine's Day (2/10 thru 2/16/15) this year. We were a group of 10 and this year was equally fabulous! We enjoyed a great private chef, Belen and his Assistant Chef. There was ample transportation around the village, great access to the beaches and markets. We had a great mix of leisure time, excursions and beach time.

Dorik was truly amazing with her coordination skills! Richard has added an concierge and 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: Our balcony into the rain forest
Liked least: critters and bugs
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ginger655...
Lebanon, Missouri
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“Manuel Antonio Estates”
Reviewed 18 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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While in Costa Rica we stayed at Manuel Antonio Estates, Manakin Villa. The location was perfect! Easy walk to downtown or catch bus to state park and beach. The home and view was magnificent! If we needed anything at all Dorit was there to accommodate us. We would definitely stay there again!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Everything was great!
Travelling group: Friends
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Wen H
Morristown, New Jersey
1 review
“We enjoyed our stay very much”
Reviewed 13 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

There are 6 of us, 3 couples, we stayed in the Manakin Villa for 4 nights. we occupied the main house, it was spacious, the rooms are generally clean, the view was good too, and it providesd daily maid service. The property is in gated community, so it is safe and secure. Driving in and out could be a little challenge because of the steep slope and sharp turns. it is in the town of Quepos, and near Manuel Antonio National Park, which was our last destination of our trip. The house is close to many nice restaurants, and grocery store. We did use the kitchen and cooked dinners and breakfasts a few times, and it has all the basic cooking wares. Because of the wet season, we did see many bugs, geicos, and ants in the house, made us felt really close to nature. Manager Dorit was very helpful and responsive, she answered all our inquires quickly before our arrival, and provided detail instruction on how to get there, what kind of activities we could do, and where to shop, and what to see. We had a great time staying there. this was our first Costa Rican trip, and we would recommend this place to our families and friends.

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Sherri999...
1 review
“An amazing adventure”
Reviewed 1 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We had an amazing time staying at the Manakin. It's a fabulous estate with so much room for even a lot of people. Everyone had their own bath and its vey comfortable. Plus an amazing view even from the pool. The monkeys visited us on the patio everyday at 4:00 and sometimes in the nothing. It's situated in the rainforest so we walked everyday. The town is within walking distance so easy to go shopping. The staff set up great excisions and we were picked right up at the house for some. We had 6 people and everyone visited the Raindrops Spa which is one if the nicest spas I've been to. It's a few minutes walking distance from the house. Everyone had an amazing time.

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322ScottD...
Charlotte, North Carolina
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“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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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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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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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