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The Hummingbird with pool Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Description from owner

Description

The Hummingbird is a 35 m² studio for 2 people, with easy access to the pool. It is situated in the Pura Vida Valley only a few hundred meters from the main road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Located on the side of a hill surrounded by peaceful jungle, guests are able to easily discover the wildlife and luxurious flora of Costa Rica.

The studio has a Queen size bed, kitchen (well-equiped : oven, microwave, gas cooker), a full bathroom, and a terrace with a view of the jungle. For your convenience, the apartment includes Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a washer/dryer.

Just outside the entrance to the Pura Vida Valley, is a bus stop where for less than $0.50 a bus will take you to the center of Manual Antonio, gay/gay friendly restaurants and night life, to the town of Quepos, or to the beach. (all within 15 minutes).

Many taxis are also available for the average price of $5. Less than 3 km away, is a full gym where you will receive a friendly welcome.

Please note

The Hummingbird is a 35 m² studio for 2 people, with easy access to the pool. It is situated in the Pura Vida Valley only a few hundred meters from the main road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Located on the side of a hill surrounded by peaceful jungle, guests are able to easily discover the wildlife and luxurious flora of Costa Rica.

The studio has a Queen size bed, kitchen (well-equiped : oven, microwave, gas cooker), a full bathroom, and a terrace with a view of the jungle. For your convenience, the apartment includes Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a washer/dryer.

Just outside the entrance to the Pura Vida Valley, is a bus stop where for less than $0.50 a bus will take you to the center of Manual Antonio, gay/gay friendly restaurants and night life, to the town of Quepos, or to the beach. (all within 15 minutes).

Many taxis are also available for the average price of $5. Less than 3 km away, is a full gym where you will receive a friendly welcome.

Please note that Quepos/Manuel Antonio is a very popular tourist destination with many bars and lively restaurants along the main road, creating an energetic evening atmosphere. After enjoying our great bars and restaurants, many visitors appreciate that our accommodations are a little removed from the nightlife on the main road. The Villa Mar y Sol guarantees you calm and serenity day and night during your stay.

Getting Around

After your booking you will receive detailed instructions on how to get to La Villa Mar y Sol and your apartment.

If you wish to rent a vehicle, we would recommend renting from Adobe Rent a Car. We recommend this company due to their professional service, and the good experience most of our guests have had dealing with them. Adobe Rent a Car also offers special pricing for our guests! Adobe will pick up you at the airport and take you to their lot. In order to receive special rates, you can view the site adobecar promotional code 'VMYSL'.

House Rules

Electricity: Power outages (normally of short duration) are common in Costa Rica. We cannot control this, and no refunds can be given should they occur.

Internet: Wireless internet is provided in the villa. Be aware we do loose internet service frequently, and no refunds will be given for loss of this service.

Insects and wildlife: No refunds will be given for reasons of guests discomfort with insects or wildlife of any kind.

Location description from owner

The Province of Puntarenas region

Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. This beaches are the most beautiful in the country, lined with lush forest, and the snorkeling is excellent too. The forest is home for sloths, iguanas, the rare and adorable squirrel monkeys and millions of colorful little crabs. And the trail that winds around Punta Catedral affords some spectacular views. The park is easy to reach, south of the town of Quepos, and is near a good selection of hotels and restaurants.Visiting the park, one is treated to an abundant diversity of wildlife. Cathedral Point, with its forest topped cliffs was once an island, but is now connected to the coast by a thin strip of island. This land bridge now forms the spine separating the parks two most popular beaches, Playa Espadilla Sur and Playa Manuel Antonio. The southern facing beach, Playa Manuel Antonio, is a picturesque half mile long, white sand crescent bisecting deep green foliage to one side and a private, secluded cove to the other.Standing with your feet dug into the sand and watching the wave crash against the rocks on either side of the lagoon, it is easy to believe that you are a thousand miles from anywhere.

Manuel Antonio National Park

The area was once dependent on banana plantations which used to line the surrounding area. After disease infiltrated the harvest, interest transferred to African Palms as the prominent crop. Now, tourism has deemed itself the major economic factor, contributing to just about everything in the area. Quepos lures in many tourists for its fantastic sportfishing. In fact, some have come solely to participate in this world class experience and have never left. The main attraction here is marlin fishing, especially during the months of December to April. Many outfitters will be more than happy to accompany eager anglers on the high seas for an unforgettable outing.Besides sportfishing, many other activities are available. Visiting the nearby Butterfly Botanical Gardens is sure to impress as there are informative exhibits, night walks and a stunning collection of butterflies, all housed in one incredible location. For some wildlife viewing that's a little more untamed, check out the Damas Estuary. Exploring this maze of wetlands by boat or by kayak is the only way to see crocodiles, monkeys, herons, raccoons and more. For something a bit more equestrian, horseback riding excursions are available, so don't forget your spurs! Depending on the time of year, white-water rafting on the Naranjo River can reach up to class IV in intensity, but most who experience this river would rate it a ten out of ten. North of Quepos are the Damas Caves, a surreal experience for anyone brave enough to crawl and hike between stalagmites and stalactites witnessing bats and insects close up.A stay in Quepos is sure to entertain as the nightlife and activities in the area are a must for any vacation. A wide range of accommodations are readily available for all travelers. Transportation to Manuel Antonio is uncomplicated and a must for anyone who embarks on a vacation to the Central Pacific.

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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

David H
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
28 Aug 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
Costa Rica

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 27 Mar 2013. Located in Province of Puntarenas, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £493.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Aug 2016.

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“Beautiful Oasis”

Reviewed 11 Apr 2016

The Hummingbird is in a gorgeous setting and was a great place to relax at the end of the day. The pool is heaven and we often had it all to ourselves. The apartment was very clean and comfortable, and the hosts, David and Rene were extremely kind and helpful with a true concern for the comfort of their guests. I would definitely return.

Thank you very much Elin, we hope to see you very soon.

“Tremendous view!”

Reviewed 31 Mar 2015

First of all, the location of this apartment is wonderful, far up a hill in the middle of the Manuel Antonio rain forest - its rare that you can have such a location for this price. This comes with consequence: either one has a SUV like car - or likes and is able to hike through the steep road leading up to the apartment. We stayed there for 12 days for a Spanish language course, and we had no car. Walking down 10 minutes to the bus stop in the early morning was wonderful. Well, we also decided to walk up 15-20 minutes in the afternoon (depending on the temperature) was a sportive event for us. We always knew what is going to expect us, the view and the pool. The owners did everything to support us. The apartment is very new, clean and spacious - albeit the sitting arrangement is not very comfortable. But again: the view from the balcony or from the infinity pool: just great. And our proposal to the owners. why not install a binocular for observation of the colourful macaws which have their home at the oposite hill? Maybe you can find a reasonably priced one? (guests: in the meantime bring your own binocular - you will enjoy it). Merci beaucoup!

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