Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Casa Alegria - "House of Happiness"
Casa Alegria -- House of Happiness -- is a spacious and secluded ocean view villa located steps away from Manuel Antonio beach.
The villa is fully air conditioned and beautifully decorated in a Balinese style and is one of the few houses in Manuel Antonio within walking distance of the beach.
The house is designed to maximize the feeling of light and air, with floor to ceiling windows on each level facing the ocean, lush rain forest and stunning Pacific Ocean sunsets.
Enter Casa Alegria on the top floor which is at street level. This floor contains the living room, dining area, kitchen, balcony, and one master bedroom allowing a comfortable stay for guests that have difficulty with stairs.
Both of the upper levels have large balconies spanning the length of the house, which are perfect for enjoying dinner or drinks in the warm evening air.
The balconies are also a fantastic spot for watching the abundant wildlife in the rain forest surrounding the house. Monkeys, sloths and tropical birds can be viewed without leaving your chair.
Casa Alegria is one of the closest luxury homes to the national park and public beach. The home is conveniently located on a paved street just 80 yards from the Manuel Antonio road and the Costa Verde Hotel where you can wave down a taxi or catch the bus in front of the hotel, or walk to any number of fine restaurants. The beach is just two minutes away!
Enjoy the hot tub or jump in the pool. There is a small bedroom, with queen bed, bathroom and kitchenette on the garden level, next to the pool area. The kitchenette is convenient storage for pool-side snacks and drinks.
Daily maid service is provided, which includes washing and folding of your personal laundry. A full-time concierge is also at your service to answer questions, arrange activities and excursions, coordinate chef and spa services and provide you with whatever else you may need to make your visit fabulous.
Single Family Home with 3 levels
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4000 square feet
King, Queen, Queen, and Queen
10 guests maximum
San Jose Airport (SJO)
A 2 and a 1/2 hour scenic drive by car or a take a short regional flight to Quepos Airport, then a 15 minute drive
Ocean views from every room. Ample wildlife in the rainforest around Casa Alegria.
Activities of Interest
- Zip Line in the Rainforest Canopy
- Kayaking and White Water Rafting
- Sport Fishing
- Many Beaches
Places of Interest
- Manuel Antonio National Park
- Manuel Antonio Beach is rated as the most beautiful beach in Central America
- The view from Mariposa Restaurant is one of the top ten views in the WORLD!
Casa Alegria - A True House of Happiness
Casa Alegria is an amazing house with a wonderful owner and staff. The location is incredible – you feel like you are in the middle of the jungle! Every day monkeys come visit, birds are chirping, and sloths are found lounging in the trees around the property. It is in close proximity to an excellent beach and Manuel Antonio National Park. Great restaurants and coffee shops are a moderate walk or easy bus ride away (the buses are cheap and easy to use)! The house itself is awesome with an incredible living room with amazing views. The rooms all face the ocean with sliding doors to balconies and a beautiful pool. Lastly, the staff is just as wonderful as the house itself. Sani and the crew were kind, professional, and a wealth of information. Treat yourself to a meal prepared by Sani’s wife; her pineapple crème brûlée is out of this world!! Overall, Casa Alegria is a perfect place to stay for your Costa Rica vacation – the name says it all! ”
A gem of a home in a gem of a location
We absolutely loved the home. We will miss the monkeys on the balcony and the view. We can't wait to return.”
Fabulous home with extraordinary views and abundant wild life-Capuchin monkeys, toucans ,sloths, howler monkeys ,iguanas and multiple birds. The staff at the home were delightful and very helpful with our excursions into the Manuel Antonio area-the best VACAY EVER!!!!”
Amazing time in the jungle
Beautiful house right in the rainforest. We felt one with nature seeing toucans and monkeys right outside the house while sipping coffee. So cool! Wonderful vacation. ”
Fantastic Home with Amazing Staff!
Our family had an amazing stay at Casa Alegria. The house is in a great location to explore the beaches, the park, and great restaurants in town. We walked to everything. And for our excursions, we let Sani lead the way! And we are so happy that we did! We went fishing, made a trip to the waterfalls, visited the spice farm and spent time on the water. We had Lily cook us dinner twice! Her meals are delicious. You must at least have one meal prepared by her! We had her prepare the fish we caught after the fishing trip. We had so much fish she was able to make many different preparations for us to try! Our family was so happy. The house is kept unbelievably clean. Haley the housekeeper is fantastic. She doesn't speak english but she knows how to keep Casa Alegria sparkling clean! She helps Lily cook too. And she and Lily taught us how to feed the monkeys. I swear those monkeys know when Lily is cooking in the house! The monkeys put on such a show it was just fascinating. You will see all types of wildlife right from the decks at the house. There is a sloth that hangs out in the tree in the back yard that we watched regularly. The toucans come visit often as do the awesome white faced monkeys. This house has an amazing staff supporting it. All of them make sure that the guests are enjoying their vacation time, including the gardener!. The owner is REALLY lucky to have Sani as the house manager. He is simply the best. We enjoyed our stay so much and we thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Sani too. Hes a great person. We highly recommend Casa Alegria and hope to go back one day!! It is a house of happiness!! Lori Brown and John Buccarelli”
Great way to enjoy Manuel Antonio
Casa Alegria was a wonderful house perfectly situated for all Manuel Antonio has to offer. You are in the middle of the action with monkeys, sloths, birds, and reptiles all around you. You are minutes from the beach, ziplining, rafting, and great restaurants. The staff is also wonderful. ”
Wow what a week. We and two other couples enjoyed our week like no other. We had a lovely Maid each day who took care of the house, washed our clothes, cleaned and made our beds. Heilyn was great. Then we met Sani (Sunny) who thrilled us with his languages, stories and information. He was wonderful.. Made our trip more enjoyable. Then there was LiLi his wife. A beautiful lady who cooked the most delicious meal on Thursday evening. Fresh Sea Bass and her own brand of BarBeQue Sauce on Pork ribs. The home was three stories and was very spacious and warm with balconies overlooking the pool and a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. The people of Costa Rica are amazing... happy, honest, hard working and caring. Great Country, Great trip, Great place.. Try it. Wayne,Kathy,Frank,Susan,Ron and Brenda”
Awesome stay near the beach
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Alegria. The most unique aspect about it is the wildlife that you will encounter just outside its windows. Capuchin monkeys came by once or twice a day and a pair of toucans came by a few times and tapped on the glass to let us know. Of course there are all kinds of birds and lizards too. The staff that the owner has put together will make you feel like you have a local family. The caretaker had many worthwhile suggestions/referrals and was quick to respond to any inquiry day or night. The owner was also very easy and friendly to deal with. If you are looking for a place in Manuel Antonia, you should consider Casa Alegria.”
We stayed at Casa Alegria for our 20th anniversary and couldn't have made a better choice. The large home is ideally situated in the heart of Manuel Antonio - close to beaches, the national park and restaurants. The staff that accompanies this home is exceptional. Whether for a couple or a family reunion, this home will meet all your needs. We were greeted daily by monkeys, toucans, iguanas, etc. It was a pleasure to have such a front row view of nature with the beautiful sights and sounds of the ocean in the distance. If you wish to experience all there is to offer in Costa Rica and Manuel Antonio, this is the perfect house to do so from.”
"Paradise on the porch"
Manuel Antonio is one of the premiere tourist destinations in Costa Rica with its National Park, perfect beaches, abundant wildlife, and friendly people Casa Alegria is, no doubt, one of the best villas available in Manuel Antonio. Its unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean are nothing short of breathtaking. The wildlife observed from any of the three decks was very entertaining, especially the daily monkey show including lots of squirrel monkeys playfully swinging from the beautiful trees. We enjoyed watching our resident sloth, especially during our only torrential rainstorm when he actually became quite active. Manuel Antonio Park is very beautiful and I highly recommend going there and spending time on the beach but as far as wildlife sightings, we saw just as many at the villa. The park is within walking distance as are many fine restaurants, as well as the beach. We rented what turned out to be a very expensive car and quickly discovered that it wasn't necessary. All the tours pick you up at the house and return you after the tour is finished. Sani (the consierge) can arrange to have you picked up at the airport. The staff was very efficient. Heilyn, the housekeeper, cleaned the house daily and Juanra kept the grounds and pool looking beautiful. Sani is very well connected in Manuel Antonio and arranged all of our tours with his personal picks of the best guides and tour companies. He was a huge part of making our week so special. We especially enjoyed his personal guided tour of the ocean caves and waterfallls. We were busy with many activities, not wanting to miss any of the Costa Rican experiences. However, it was always a special experience to just spend time at Casa Alegria. It was nice being on any of its three decks observing the beautiful tropical life and just enjoying the serenity of the moment. The owner, Julie, could not have been a better host. She is justifiably proud of her home and her adopted country of Costa Rica and did everything possible to make sure our stay was enjoyable. We all fell in love with Costa Rica and Casa Alegria and can't wait to return and will always remember the paridise around us as we sat on the porch!! ”
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- Concierge Service
- DVD Player
- Handicap Accessible
- High Speed Internet
- Hot Tub
- Laundry Service
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo