Casa Luz: Tropical Retreat Full of Monkeys, Sloths, & Toucans

No need to venture outside of your Luxury Setting to encounter Beautiful Nature & Unbelievable Wildlife

Sleeps 9 – 3 Beds/4 Baths from $2,600 per week

Costa Rica Vacation Properties Rate in low Season from $2,200

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If you are looking for a tropical retreat full of exotic wildlife but still want to remain in the comfort and modernity of a luxury villa rental, then come and see this luxury villa located just moments from Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. You will find many species of birds such as toucans, parrots, falcons, scarlet macaws, butterflies, most likely all 3 species of monkeys in the area, and maybe even 2-toed or 3-toed sloths, a plethora of reptiles, and so much more right in your very own backyard, the jungle! You will not need to venture outside of your luxury setting to encounter beautiful nature and unbelievable wildlife. The views from here are extraordinary, as you peer into the lush jungle. You can even see the beautiful mountain range in the distance adding interest to the already intriguing rainforest view.

With enormous windows on all 3 floors of this luxury villa, there is a never ending view of exotic plant life and wildlife to appreciate. From the balcony you and your vacation crew are bound to sight a wide variety of animals, maybe even more than in the national park! The swimming pool is the perfect spot to get some sun, read in the shade with a beverage and gather for fun during the day time and the night time. Pool loungers abound, so you can really relax, enjoying your vacation to its fullest potential.

Within the villa, you will find elements of luxury include fine hardwoods and modern amenities. The open floor plan will accommodate the space needs of you and your guests easily. Events are encouraged, plus children and the elderly will be comfortable here as well. Luxury abounds within your villa offering comfortable couches, incredible tropical views through gigantic windows on every level, AC and fans, cable/satellite TV, stereo, a radio, CD player, DVD player, and even video library, book library for children and adults, wireless internet (Wi-Fi), telephone, and a fax in case work calls while you are away in paradise.

At the dining table, you can gather for a delicious feast made from fresh ingredients found at the local market. Amenities in the full kitchen include a blender, coffee maker, dishwasher, oven, stove, toaster, microwave, ice maker, refrigerator, freezer, cooking utensils, dishes, pantry items, and bottled water. We will make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible!

A convenient bath lies off of the kitchen and living area, so does the garage and additional parking; a security system, activities/restaurant guide, maps, and concierge are all included in this villa rental. Take a walk to visit the close by shopping, bars and restaurants, coffee shops, and much more for the vacation of a lifetime in beautiful Costa Rica.

Located only a few minutes, a short drive or ride from the incredible beaches, wildlife, and biodiversity of Manuel Antonio National Park, you are perfectly located here to take full advantage of your vacation in tropical paradise. Nearby you will always find extreme views of the Pacific that this unique area uniquely offers.

Sleeping up to 10 guests on 3 separate floors with 2 master bedrooms that feature king size beds, en-suite bathrooms, and spectacular views while the third bedroom has 2 king beds and a twin – great for a family or group of friends. The views from all 3 bedrooms are incredible as you stare out onto the tree canopy below with an abundant amount of wildlife. All rooms are equipped with AC and ceiling fans for ultimate climate control.

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 masters with King beds, 1 large bedroom with two King Beds and a twin.
  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen.
  • Swimming pool.
  • Three types of monkeys visit the property regularly, as well as sloths, a large variety of birds, lizards, butterflies & other unusual creatures.
  • Phone, high-speed internet, WiFi.
  • Satellite TV & DVD.
  • Fine linens & towels & full kitchenware.
  • Suitable for children.
  • A/C & ceiling fans.
  • CR Vacation Properties VIP Card with fantastic Restaurant discounts
  • Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator

  • January 3- August 27: $2,900
  • August 28- December 18:  $2,200
  • Thanksgiving:  $2,900
  • Christmas:  $3,950
  • New Year:  $4,600
  • Rental Terms & Conditions: Pricing is based on a rental for 7 nights (inquire on pricing for less than 7 nights). 50% of the rental amount is required to hold the reservation with the Remaining 50% due 30 days prior to arrival. A $500 refundable cash damage deposit (less any damage) to be paid with final payment or provided upon check in and returned at check out. Pricing does not include 13% sales tax.
  • Cancellation: All rental payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other properties. This policy is strictly adhered to and we do not have the ability to make exceptions, even in difficult situations. The renter understands and accepts the risk of Force Majeure (including Covid-19) as their sole risk. If borders or countries shut down, you can always reschedule your holiday for a future date for up to 12 months.

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Casa Luz
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 14 reviews
 by Cindy Pierce
Pura Vida! An Unforgettable Experience!

We were only able to stay four days in this paradise villa with our family of 9 which included 5 teenage boys: 15,15, 14, 13, 13. Casa Luz had everything we needed and more! I worked with Mefi, the concierge prior to our vacation and grateful for all his effort. We did not rent a car and thank goodness! Mefi set up all our transfers, tours, beach chairs, chef Jeinor and covid testing for our return home. Trust Mefi’s expertise it is well worth it!!! We chose to have Chef Jeinor for our entire stay for breakfast and dinner. Each morning we would wake up to birds chirping, macaws, iguanas, monkeys, costa rican coffee brewing and an amazing breakfast. Our favorites that Jeinor cooked were the breakfast burritos, French toast, sliced fruit, and fresh juices. Dinner favorites were the seabass, mahi mahi, arroz con pollo, guacamole, pico de gallo, bananas foster and banana crepes. Truly amazing! Jeinor took care of everything, groceries, cooking and clean up. This was Pura Vida! The boys also enjoyed having their space all together downstairs and splashing in the pool. The parents would look for wildlife on the porch, enjoy the scenery and sip on our beverage of choice every late afternoon. Our last full day, Mefi suggested we end our trip with the “off the beaten path” tour, he was right it was awesome! This tour was for the adventure type, we jumped off of so many waterfalls, played on the beach, and the guides were top notch. All the people who were recommended by Mefi made us feel like we were family. I highly recommend Casa Luz and all it has to offer.

 by Carol
Incredible Tropical Retreat Full of Monkeys, Sloths, Toucans and much more

The house was exactly as advertised. There was 10 of us and we had plenty of room to spread out and we were all very comfortable. The house is well stocked with everything you need and a ton of extras. Mefi was fantastic. You can count on him responding to you within 10 minutes or less. He made all our travel arrangements, we decided not to rent a car and I think that turned out to be a good decision. You can take a taxi anywhere in the area for less than a rental car and we never waited more than 10 minutes for our ride to show up. Mefi also helped with tours and recommended restaurants and shopping. His recommendations were the best! Jessica was so nice and she did a fantastic job cleaning the house everyday, doing our laundry, etc. She went above and beyond each and every day. One night we had Chef Javier and Kathy cook for us and it was one of the best meals we had. They are a great team and I would highly recommend them. The local market was a 1 minute walk from the house and they carried everything we needed from meat, eggs, cereal, snacks and drinks including alcohol (they take credit/debit cards). There is a restaurant next to the market named "Gallo Pinto" one morning we had breakfast there and we were not disappointed. The monkeys came through every morning and evening, it was so much fun watching them. Every room in the house had a view and could see monkey's, birds, iguanas just to name a few. One day a monkey got into the pool. The birds are so colorful, the Toucans, Macaws, Humming birds and so many others. The iguanas were always in the trees and fun to watch too. We didn't see any sloth's at the house, but go down to the beach (5 minutes away) in the evening and they are hanging everywhere. This was one of those vacations that we wished we could stay longer. Costa Ricans are very nice and happy people, not once did we hear anyone argue, raise their voice or get mad. No road rage, if a car cuts you off they don't look at it as cutting you off they look at it as driving. They use their horns to communicate, always waving, smiling and very courteous. We walked day and night and never once felt unsafe. The pictures we came home with are post card worthy. Wonderful house and country! Everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. I would recommend the pool be a tad warmer but we still swam and had fun. If you rent this house you will not be disappointed.

 by Dave G.
Everything we needed

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Luz. The place is large and roomy, and the jungle is your backyard. We saw a few white faced monkeys and large iguanas in the trees, and the monkeys even jumped onto the pool deck one day. It is hot and humid in CR, but the AC works well. Mefi the concierge was great, and helped us coordinate several activities. We definitely recommend staying here.

 by Nicole W.
Fantastic Home and Experience

We would highly recommend this property. We stayed here with my parents and our 3 children ages 5, 5 and 8. The location was fantastic. We enjoyed being in the jungle with proximity to the beaches and Manuel Antonio. The concierge, Mefi, truly exceeded our expectations in the help he provided with travel, excursions and anything that popped up. He took all the stress of planning and logistics which we really appreciated.

 by Kleem C.
Nice property as described!

This was a great property and as described with an amazing jungle view. It was clean and in good condition. Our concierge Mefi was always available by text or phone to help with everything. The pool was great to have to cool off! We saw a sloth on the big tree on the first day. We may have been lucky as we didn't see it the rest of the days. We saw white faced monkeys and could hear the howlers but never saw them. The property is gated-in with a couple other houses, one of which is another rental ("monkey village", I believe). The overall neighborhood is residential and mixed. In the daytime it appears very safe but at night we were not comfortable walking back from the main road. The corner store (a small Super Joseth) is very close by, like 1 minute walk and has all the basics including cereal, fruit, milk, baked goods, meat, dry goods, etc. Prices seemed good, not overpriced. for example a quart/litre of milk was $1 (~600 colones). They take credit cards too. We did not rent a car on this trip and instead took taxis locally. Mefi arranged taxis whenever we needed for us but I got the business card from our taxi driver Carlos and we were able to call him whenever we needed to go anywhere or get picked up anywhere and he would come in about 10 minutes. Taxis here do not use the meters (which is not proper from what I understand) but they charge 5000 colones (or $10) or less to go anywhere in the area. At times we wondered if we should have rented a car but in the end we were happy with our decision as we didn't have to worry about parking and navigation. We walked to the main road and ate lunch one day at the small Soda Angel restaurant - it was low priced and very good and we would recommend it.

The house was great and we would recommend it especially for families.

Hola Kleem,Thank you for taking the time to generate such a thorough review of your recent stay at our Villa. Pleased to hear that your group enjoyed the Villa, wildlife and that your Cocnierge, Mefi, was able to assist in making your trip memorable and stress free.Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again,Pura VidaDon

 by Emily C.
Stay here!

We loved every second in this rental. It's situated in the jungle but has quick access to a great market as well as our very favorite beaches. The house and property are immaculate, well-supplied, and the property manager, Mefi, was top notch. We would come back to this property any time and plan to do so!

We are glad to hear you guys have a memorable stay, please keep us in mind for future travels!

 by Sarah T.
Excellent vacation home in a lush setting

Stunning house and surroundings. Everything is as depicted and better. A few highlights include well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, great housekeeping service, professional and friendly concierge, monkeys and birds in the surrounding trees, proximity to beach and towns (Manuel Antonio and Quepos), no construction in the vicinity right now (therefore quiet), A/C in all bedrooms, ceiling fan in 2 bedrooms, awesome pool, pool/beach towels provided.

Only minor issue I can think of - heavily chlorinated pool, so if you’re traveling with little ones don’t forget their goggles. Ours had some irritated eyes after swimming without goggles.

Sarah, thank you very much for your kind comments, we will double check with the pool guy about the chlorine levels.

 by Kiersten M.
A Tropical Monkey Paradise

If I could give a 10 I would!! This place was exactly what they advertised if not better. The home was gorgeous and perfect when we arrived. Mefi and his team were amazing. From emails before our trip, pickup and drop off at the airport, and everything in between. The activities Mefi arranged were top knotch and amazing. To recap, Stay and let Mefi do his job and you will have what our family calls one of the best vacations ever!!

Thanks Mefi and Team!!

Oh and the Monkeys, sloths and dog size iguana were every where. Monkeys in the pool and on the patio. We have pictures to prove it.

Also my daughter wants me to make sure the friendly cat is well taken care of. She has already requested updates. LOL

Hola Kiersten,We truly appreciate your 10 star review and the generous comments about one of our top Concierge's Mefi and our team. We are delighted to hear that you had such a magical and memorable vacation.Hopefully, we will see you again on a return visit.Much appreciated,Don

 by Jahnay R.
Above and beyond expectations

The house is BEAUTIFUL! The teak wood is gorgeous. It’s close to restaurants and all of the excursions, which is perfect. My friends and I (all girls) walked to dinner at night and felt totally safe.

Also, Mefi was AMAZING. He and I were emailing back and forth for months finalizing all of the plans (originally a 10 person group that shrunk to 8 at the last minute). He was on call when we needed him. He was able to adjust to last minute emergencies (someone missed their flight and needed transportation). He really goes above and beyond.

Chef Jenoir was amazing as well! We had calamari, guac, surf and turf (mahi mahi, jumbo shrimp, bacon wrapped filet mignon, parm risotto, veggies, and flan. Everything was delicious (literally wish that I had hired him for my entire stay instead of just one birthday dinner)! Also, the price was $42 a person (before tip) for 8 people. He and his sous were very nice. We actually went with them to Selina hostel/bar for drinks after. They were very polite and gentleman-like the entire time. They even called the cabs for us to and from.

Also, we saw howler monkeys on the porch! They dropped sticks on us while we doing a photoshoot at the pool.

Definitely recommend!

0 complaints!

Hola Jahnay,Thank you for such an enlightening review of your stay at our magical Casa Luz which will certainly help our future guests. Everyone who stays at this Villa absolutely loves it as the windows to the jungle and wildlife sets it apart from most others. Mefi is one of a kind and we are certainly proud to have him part of our team as he does go above and beyond to help make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible.Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you on a return visit.Pura VidaDon

 by Cody G.
Unbelievable House and People

If you are going to stay in Manuel Antonio for a few nights, I highly recommend this place. The house is 5 star resort quality while still feeling like a cozy home in the rainforest. The concierge was amazingly helpful and nice when it came to recommendations for beaches, restaurants, bars, activities... you name it, they were there to help. Mefi and Sabrina went above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

The house location is perfectly private, while still allowing for walking distance to nearby shops and bars. The monkey corridor is no joke. On our last day, there were about 40 monkeys jumping around the trees and playing on the porch. Really incredible to be so close.

If you are going to be in Manuel Antonio, this is the place to spend your time! Thanks again for all the hospitality Don, Mefi, and Sabrina!

Cody, Thank you for your great review and we are pleased to hear that our monkeys again, came through when we called them over for play day....Being located in a monkey corridor, Casa Luz and Tipoha which you can find at CR Vacation Properties, is like staying at an outdoor zoo. I also appreciate the kind words of our dedicated staff who as you stated, go over and beyond to make your stay not only enjoyable, but memorable as well. Please come back and see us again.. Much appreciated, Don

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