Vista Hermosa

Sleeps 24
Bedrooms 8
Starts at $1275 / night
Located Outside Tulemar

This new 8 bedroom villa is close to the beach, has dramatic ocean views and includes a private chef.

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FeaturesVista Hermosa

  • Sleeps up to 24 (rates based upon 16)
  • 8 bedrooms — 2 master suites with king beds, 4 guest suites with two queen beds in each, and two separate studio apartments with king beds located on the ground floor
  • 10 bathrooms — one in each bedroom and two guest baths near the covered terraza and pool area
  • Over 11,000 square feet
  • Each bedroom has a TV, personal safe, high speed internet and balcony
  • Private chef to prepare up to 2 meals per day – food/beverages are separate as are meals for events
  • Infinity-edged swimming pool and large covered terraza with outdoor kitchen on the top floor, all with dramatic ocean views
  • Great for weddings, retreats, or special events
  • Private space for yoga, massage or exercise with open ocean views
  • 2 separate family TV rooms
  • Short walk to Espadilla Beach at Manuel Antonio (not Tulemar)
  • 2 sets of washers & dryers
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Gated and secure
  • Daily maid service

Vista Hermosa

This magnificent estate overlooking Playa Espadilla (the main beach at Manuel Antonio) is built in a setting of jungle trees and palms. The expansive 11,000 square foot, fully air-conditioned villa, sleeps up to 24 guests and houses 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms under a stunning 4 story estate with a unique floor plan that embodies Costa Rican elegance. The tropical contemporary inspired design provides for a clean and expansive top floor social area that includes an infinity edge swimming pool, kitchen, living room and event area and takes full advantage of outdoor lifestyle living and breathtaking ocean views from every room while also surrounded by a tropical jungle that attracts three types of monkeys, sloths, and toucans among other wildlife.

The great open terraza offers a 180-degree jungle to ocean views, poolside BBQ grill/bar area, and a sun deck for sun worshipers. This spacious outdoor area, large enough for any big family or event of your choice, makes this top floor terrace perfect for destination weddings, retreats and any other event, with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop.

Beaches  This wonderful villa is close to 3 stunning beaches. The first beach is a short 15-minute walk (20 minutes back up the hill), through the lush tropical jungle to the famous Manuel Antonio main beach known as Playa Espadilla recognized as one of the top rated beaches in the world. The second beach is Playa Biesanz, a slightly longer walk with a romantic, picturesque setting with tiny gentle waves that are perfect for toddlers and small kids, also a great beach for kayaking and snorkeling. Vista Hermosa is the only villa with a special relationship with Arenas Del Mar (a neighboring beachfront 5-star resort) in which you can utilize the private beach with an attractive 20% discount on all food and beverages – so have a few cocktails and relax. They will also pick you up at the villa.
Top Floor  The top floor of the villa is the main social area. It has one large great room enclosed and air conditioned with floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors on 3 sides. This great room includes a spacious and fully equipped chef’s kitchen, gorgeous living space, indoor dining room and ocean facing large balcony. Adjacent to the great room is a swimming pool with a three-sided infinity edge. This unique pool also includes a 9” deep, shallow area for in-pool lounge chairs or can be used as a toddler pool play spot. Next to the pool is a large covered open area with BBQ grill, movable bar, fridge, ice maker, TV, 2 restrooms and a large uncovered ocean facing balcony. This open top level area can hold events such as weddings, retreats and includes a high-end sound system & party lights for dancing and can accommodate live music or a DJ.
Middle Floor This floor includes a master suite with a king size bed with a spacious dual sink bathroom and 2 balconies, one facing the ocean and the other fronting the lush jungle. Also, on this floor are 2 other bedrooms. Each bedroom consists of 2 queen size beds, a private dual sink bathroom, and ocean facing balcony. Additionally, this floor has an open covered area situated directly below the pool with exceptional ocean views, perfect for yoga, group workouts or a private massage session.
Lower Floor This floor includes a master suite with a king size bed with a spacious dual sink bathroom and 2 balconies, one facing the ocean and the other facing the lush jungle. Also, on this floor are 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom consists of 2 queen size beds, a private dual sink bathroom, and ocean facing balcony. There is also a secondary family/TV room perfect for kids or teens to hang out and watch TV or play games.
Ground Floor The ground floor houses two separate studio apartments. Each has 750 square feet of space with partial ocean views, complete with a living room, kitchenette, and private balcony.

Rates for Vista Hermosa

These are the rates for 2018.

SeasonPer NightPer Week
Jan 4 - Aug 24N/A$13900
Aug 25 - Nov 16N/A$9900
Nov 17 - Nov 23N/A$13900
Nov 24 - Dec 18N/A$11900
Dec 19 - Dec 26N/A$26900

These are the rates for 2019.

SeasonPer NightPer Week
Jan 1 - Apr 12N/A$13900
Apr 13 - Apr 26N/A$14900
Apr 27 - Aug 23N/A$13900
Aug 24 - Nov 22N/A$10900
Nov 23 - Nov 29N/A$13900
Nov 30 - Dec 20N/A$12900
Dec 21 - Dec 27$$29900
Dec 28 - Jan 3$$33900

• Pricing is based on 16 guests and rental for 7 nights. Please add $350 per week for each additional guest for stays in 2018 and $420 for stays in 2019.
• Terms are 50% at the time of booking with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

• A $700 refundable cash damage deposit to be paid with final payment or provided upon check in.

• Rates do not include 13% sales tax.

• Event fees apply so please inquire for pricing based on the number of guests for the event.

• Cancellation made 60 days or more prior to arrival, may be applied to an alternate booking date within one year.

• Cancellation made less than 60 days prior to arrival will result in complete loss of deposit unless part or all of the dates can be rented to another guest.

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Your Personal Staff


Susan concierge

Your stay at Vista Hermosa includes the services of your personal 24 hour, on-call Concierge and Vacation Coordinator. After a childhood in cold, snowy New England, and young adulthood in Foggy San Francisco, Susan finally found home, here in Manuel Antonio. The combination of perfect weather, abundant wildlife, and a bathwater warm ocean proved impossible to resist. Add to that the kindness of the Costa Ricans, and the opportunity to go out dancing most nights of the week, Susan had found her paradise. With more than 25 years in this small town, she has watched the tourism industry grow from the ground up and has seen many changes over the years. She is able to personalize an itinerary to suit any group’s needs and expectations, based on personal experience. Susan loves the chance to meet new and interesting people as they pass through, and share her own piece of paradise with them.


Javier chef

Vista Hermosa provides your own private chef to prepare up to 2 meals per day (food and beverage costs are separate). No one needs to shop, cook or clean as Chef Javier and his wife, Karina, do it all while saving you money as well by purchasing the freshest ingredients from local vendors – butchers and fishermen, where typically only restaurants shop. Saturday mornings is the day that they go to our farmer's market and select the best vegetables, fruit and high quality produce.

  • Joe Houston

    I have been traveling to Costa Rica for close to 15 years and this house was one of the best in the Manuel Antonio area. The house easily accommodated our group 14 adults with one bedroom not used at all. The entire staff was amazing...I wanted to bring the chefs (Javier and Karina) back to the states with us! We did several excursions just to further explore the area but there is no real reason to leave the house. The house has its own 5-10 minute hiking path down to the beach which is VERY uncommon for most homes in Manuel Antonio.

  • Kevin Kansas, USA

    Our group of eleven adults spent the most awesome week at the Vista Hermosa. It was our wedding that was shared by closest friends from the Midwest. The description and photos of this new home proved not to be short of our expectations. There are no corners cut on any of the fine details, including location, view, design and comfort. You will struggle to leave this beautiful home to explore the Manuel Antonio area. Concierge Shiona was very helpful in suggesting excursions and lining up last minute needs during our week in paradise. The maids kept everything in top order and helped us whenever needed.

  • David Michigan, USA

    Spectacular huge 4th floor with views of the ocean, the mountains, toucans, and monkeys! It was the gathering place for our group of 13. Read a book on one of the many balconies, eat lunch or dinner, swim in the infinity pool, hang out by the bar, or crank up the bluetooth outdoor stereo for an impromptu dance party-----all at the same time! Something for everyone and plenty of space.

    Of particular note was Chef Javier and wife Carina. Talented and charming. Our meals were wonderful and tailored to our group. A pleasure to be around. We are even Facebook friends now....highly recommended!

  • Sheilagh USA

    We arrived at Vista Hermosa in the evening and explored the villa, which was brand new and gorgeous. in the morning, we awoke to a setting that took your breath away....the rainforest, down to the beach and the ocean beyond.
    We were a party of 13 and were easily accommodated at the villa, with plenty of room for group activities or for solitude. We spent many hours in the infinity pool or just enjoying the view, including the many colorful birds in the rainforest. Several times we took the path down to a beautiful beach. The housekeepers kept everything spotless and even washed our clothes every day. Don, the manager, and Shiona, the concierge took care of all arrangements and concerns.
    one of the primary assets of Vista Hermosa is chef Javier. He prepared breakfast and dinner for us each day, and the cuisine was equivalent to a five star restaurant. Each day, we told him what sort of food we were in the mood for, and he took over from there, shopping for all the ingredients, including booze and wine. We also found Javy and his assistant Cerina to be delightful people.
    When departure day came, we practically had to be dragged from the villa.....we could have stayed forever. In 35 years of Holiday trips, our stay at Vista Hermosa ranks right at the top.