My group of friends rents a villa in a warm location every winter, and this one was a great choice. The property is wonderful - fully enclosed with a pool, hammocks and rancho (outdoor seating area with sink, stove and grill). It was only a block off the main road, so we were able to catch the bus to wherever we wanted to go. There are two supermarkets and many restaurants within walking distance.
The rooms are a bit rustic but very clean. The kitchens had everything we needed to prepare a meal and make our daily fruit smoothie. We rented the Penthouse and Secret Garden. We actually preferred the lower-level Secret Garden because it stayed cooler. Our only complaint was that the upper-level Penthouse got so hot because it only had window air conditioners in the bedrooms. I got a massage in one of these rooms, and the unit couldn't keep up with the heat. We finally discovered the filters were dirty, and the units worked much better after we cleaned them.
Nadja, the concierge, was fantastic! She took us out to the farmers market to sample all the unique fruits and vegetables and helped us bargain for what we wanted. She gave us lots of tips and advice, booked a great chef and talented masseuse for us, prepared a fantastic welcome snack for our arrival (there is a charge for this service but I highly recommend it) and took me to the big market outside of town so I could buy food and other necessities for our group. She even volunteered to make a trip to the pharmacy for me when I thought I had an ear infection.
Not a fancy place, but clean, comfortable, and the pool/garden are is a welcome oasis in such a hot and humid country (plan for 3 showers a day).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Villas Oasis, located at the very peak of Manuel Antonio. With perhaps the most accessible and convenient location in the area, a perfect combination of seclusion and ultimate accessibility to every major restaurant and tourist spots, less than 10 minutes driving to the beach. Villas Oasis consists of the three separate units and can be rented as a whole or individually. There is a total of 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, and a large swimming pool. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villas Oasis Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
- Villas Oasis Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park