Frequently Asked Questions
All visitors to Costa Rica including babies and young children must possess a passport valid for at least three months from the date of arrival. We advise you to bring a photocopy of your passport as well in case you lose your original.
Generally, both US Dollars and Costa Rican Colones are accepted.
Yes, there are many banks and ATM Machines in Quepos town.
Tips are appropriate for the staff at the end of your stay (typically guests tip the staff on their last morning at breakfast).
Yes, there are local hospitals, private doctors, pharmacies. Your host will assist you in any emergency situation.
The cost of the villa depends on the property and the season. We require a three night minimum stay and will quote special rates for long term stays.
By credit card, check, or wire transfer. For credit card usage there is a 3% credit card fee.
All cancellations forfeit the 50% reservation deposit. Provided the house can be re-rented for the same period, the remaining 50% is fully refundable minus administration costs and rate differences.
Pets only allowed by special request.
We offer concierge services and will be happy to assist you in obtaining ground transportation between San Jose and Manuel Antonio (by rental car or private van and driver), and will set up tours and activities such as a charter fishing trip on our boat, the Moonwalker (full day or half day available), Canopy Tour (the ever-popular zip line), a tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park, ATV tour, horseback riding, rafting, scuba, surfing lessons, etc., or we can arrange for a relaxing in-house massage or a private chef to prepare an unforgettable special meal. Additionally, your concierge will be happy to direct you to a great restaurant (and will make the reservation for you if one is desired), and can tell you where the grocery store is, can advise you on using public transportation, and will be a valuable source of insider information for you.
Your concierge will meet you at a pre-determined point and will get you comfortably settled into your Villa.
There are several ways to get from San Jose to Manuel Antonio:
1.) Car rental: Many guests prefer to rent a car in San José and drive themselves to Manuel Antonio. The rates vary depending on the type of car and the season. It is about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive. You may also rent a car later in Quepos, if you find yourself without a car and would like to have one, although the rates are slightly higher than renting the car in San Jose.
2.) Private transportation service: Your concierge will be happy to set you up with a van and driver to transport you to your Villa in Manuel Antonio. We use the drivers that have proven to be the most dependable and courteous.
The price for a private van and driver is:
1 – 4 people: $180
5 – 9 people: $200
10 – 25 people: $350
3.) Domestic flights
There are two domestic airlines that fly daily to Quepos. The rate is approximately $60 per person, one way, and the flight takes about 25 minutes. There are multiple flights available, depending on the season.
Airlines: http://www.flysansa.com and http://www.natureair.com
Maid service is provided every 4th day (does not include personal laundry) at no additional charge.
If you stay in our Villa overlooking the Quepos Marina, Casa Reserva, daily maid service is provided at no additional charge and includes personal laundry service.
The "Green Season" offers the lowest rates and runs from October 1 to mid November. The next best season for the most affordable rates is "Low Season", running from May 1 to Sepember 30. This is considered the rainy season, but like many other areas, you may have rain and you may not. If staying in Manuel Antonio during the rainy season, plan your tours and activities for the morning when you are most likely to have excellent weather.
Private Chef Services are one of the most popular services offered. Your chef will prepare a menu based on your input, and will create an amazing meal at your Villa. A chef can be arranged for one special meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner), or will prepare meals for your and your party for your entire stay. The cost for this service is $70 for breakfast, $85 for lunch, and $120 for dinner (for up to 4 people; there is a minimal additional charge for additional guests) plus the cost of the food. (This service is not available at the Bungalows, at this time.)
Our bilingual staff is always ready to assist you. They will be happy to call a taxi, get groceries, organize your activities, or answer any questions that you may have.
Nuestro personal bilingüe está siempre aquí para ayudarle. Ellos pueden ayudarle a llamar a un taxi, comprar comestibles, organizar sus actividades, o responder a cualquier pregunta que usted pueda tener.
Our services are two-fold:
1. Reservations management and client care, which includes all marketing, reservations, payment handling and client care services.
2. Property and staff management and upkeep,which includes bill payment, staff management and property maintenance for a flat monthly fee depending on which services you require from us, and the size and activity of the home.
Please contact us for more details.
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