Discovery Beach House
Hear the waves, See the waves, Walk to the Beach
Hear the waves, See the waves, Walk to the Beach
Award Winning Beachfront Manuel Antonio Vacation Villa: Paradise, Daily Monkey Visits, Pura Vida!
The Discovery Beach House is a rare vacation rental property as it is one of only two Luxury Villas located directly ON the beach and in a Major Monkey and Sloth corridor. The Olympic size swimming pool and “Hot Tub” large enough for your entire group are other examples of this very unique and popular home. This luxury villa has the most convenient location of all Manuel Antonio vacation rentals – a quick 1 to 5 minute beach walk to restaurants, a grocery store, and souvenir shopping.
The Discovery Beach house is the perfect home base for your Manuel Antonio vacation. You’re just a 10 minute walk along the beach to Manuel Antonio National Park. This beach rental property was once part of Manuel Antonio National Park, and still attracts monkeys, sloths and other fascinating wildlife.
One of the top Manuel Antonio vacation rental properties:
Voted Top Vacation Rental Home in Manuel Antonio 2012 & 2013, 2014, 2105, 2016 by FlipKey
Excellent rating from TripAdvisor in 2012 – 2017
3 bedrooms – one queen, one king, and one king that can be converted to 2 twins
2 bedrooms have private balconies
Perfect for groups or large families – one bedroom has its own kitchenette
Private, large infinity pool and hot tub
Exclusive Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator to assist with arranging your transportation from San Jose to Manuel Antonio, arrange all tours/activities with certified and reputable companies, coordinate what you would like in the house upon arrival (beer, water, snacks), and everything else to make for a relaxing and stress free vacation – basically, your personal assistant!
Amenities and Services
- 3 bedrooms, 1 Queen bed & 2 King beds – 1 converts to 2 Twin beds, 2 have their own outdoor space.
- Fully equipped gourmet kitchen.
- Large infinity swimming pool & oversize hot tub.
- Direct beach access & ocean views from wrap around balcony.
- 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.
- HD satellite TV & DVD library.
- Fine linens & towels & full kitchenware.
- Wheelchair accessible & suitable for children & elderly.
- A/C & ceiling fans.
- Gardens planted specifically to attract wildlife.
- Maid Services.
- 24 Hour On-call Maintenance.
- Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator
- On-site Security.
- Chef & child care available.
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We just returned from a week at this wonderful house; what an absolute treat. This was a 30th wedding anniversary celebration for my wife and I; we brought along our two 20-something kids and my son's girlfriend. All of us were blown away by the house, the property, and the people we dealt with (and can't leave out Diego -- so great for we dog-lovers to have such a good boy on site!!). I could write paragraphs, but will opt for brevity: Sabrina took great care of us, starting 9 months ago, when we first reserved the house: there when we needed her; staying out of the way when we did not. Perfect. We had chef Desiree for four nights. Her food was delicious. The appetizers alone would have probably been more than sufficient. Her husband pinch-hit for her one night when she had a commitment, and he did not disappoint! Sabrina set us up with a Jungle waterfall tour that was really wonderful. We also walked (!) to the the national park and spent the morning exploring the park and the beaches. Just magnificent. Monkeys visited us almost every day; sometimes just 1-2, but around a dozen another day. They were never obnoxious or obtrusive -- just makin' their way through, on their way somewhere else. It was so cool -- not something that we'll likely experience again.
The pictures on this site do a great job of illustrating what the house is all about; definitely not a bait and switch: the pictures are great ... so is this house. Check that: this is a HOME, not simply a house. It has personality, character -- there are stories here. It is so special. However, what the pictures CAN'T readily convey is the property. More specifically, the manner in which you have the best of both worlds: access to this world-class beach -- just seconds from the house/pool -- but tucked back just enough so that you can remove yourself from it, and maintain privacy, peace, and quiet. Each day we would come and go to the ocean, pool, spa, loungers .... ocean, pool, spa, loungers. Rinse. Repeat. The beach was so wonderful. Great sand, warm water, waves that begged to be played in.
Finally, this: By chance, I had the opportunity to briefly meet the owners of this home when they came to walk their dogs. They were so friendly and nice; it made me feel even better about this wonderful home.
My family of five ( three kids aged 9-12) recently spent a week at this beautiful beachside villain Manuel Antonio. It's hard to describe just how beautiful this place really is. Gorgeous house with plenty of room for a large group, comfortable beds, great kitchen and outdoor grill, and AC!!!! The grounds are beautiful with a large pool, spacious hot tub, beautiful gardens and plenty of monkeys, sloths and lizards to keep you occupied while lounge about the place. In addition, its a one minute walk out of your private back gate to a beautiful stretch of beach. Diego the dog is a great addition too.
The staff are wonderful. Sabrina was very adept at organizing any excursions, dinners or anything else we dreamed up. I highly recommend having chef Desiree cook your group a meal during your stay- AMAZING! The grounds crew, housekeepers and security staff were all very friendly and unobtrusive.
Over all, we highly recommend the Discovery Beach house. Pura Vida
The wonder of our trip started on the drive from San Jose to Manuel Antonio-what spectacular views! As we drove into the drive at Discovery Beach House we were created by Sabrina, our personal concierge for the week, who we had established contact with many months before. Little did we know how much we would depend on her throughout the week. Sabrina was a wonderful asset to DBH! The house...wow, the house! Upon entering you are greeted with various pictures of the owners and treasures from treks across the world. The decor is part of the charm of this lovely house. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom, either en suite or in the hall. The kitchen is fully equipped we we took advantage of having a chef meets us the first night with dinner prepared onsite. Chef Juan prepared the most amazing meal, then graciously cleaned the kitchen as we relaxed on the patio by the pool. The beach is just steps out the back and absolutely beautiful! DBH has everything you could want in the lush green land of Costa Rica!
Got to stay a week at the beautiful Discovery Beach House …can’t imagine any place better anywhere!! The elegant home has everything you could need and is kept immaculate daily by the staff.. inside and out… Manuela gives you a special touch on your bed daily that we appreciated! Sabrina takes care of your everything… heaven right on the beach… will go back hopefully many times
Response from the owner Heaven right on the beach. We love that! That’s exactly how we feel and how we want our guests to feel in our home. High five to our staff for always pouring their hearts into their work. We look forward to pampering you in paradise again. Gratefully, Evelyn & David Homeowners
We can’t say enough about how wonderful our stay was at DBH! The house/pool/grill/beach/jacuzzi were enjoyed by all! The staff was amazing, both attentive and discreet. We spent most days enjoying the property, talking and hanging out since we were in Costa Rica for a multi-generational family reunion. Thank you to Evelyn and David for sharing their incredible slice of paradise and allowing our family to continue to create lasting bonds. We will be back!
This house was perfect for our family vacation. The combination of comfortable accommodations, phenomenal location and outstanding service exceeded all our expectations.
The kitchen is very well stocked, has great appliances and ample space. The entire property is very well maintained and cleaning services were not only thorough but delightful. Each day we were excited to see what towel art Manuela left on our beds!
Sabrina was so helpful both with pre-trip arrangements and bookings and also during our stay.
Muchas gracias for making our stay in Costa Rica so wonderful!
This house is spectacular. The staff made it even more spectacular. From the big pool and spa, the personalized towel art turn-down service each evening, the maintenance staff (Roberto) bring our guide to all wildlife on property pointing out multiple sloths, monkeys, iguanas, and lizards, to amazing chef cooked meals, all with the beach just steps away with perfect swimming, sand, waves, and restuarants/bars for a perfect beach day, our vacation at the Discovery Beach House will be one our entire family will remember forever. Even more, the concierge services of Sabrina and Geralyn provided us support and advice before and during our trip with transportation, restaurants, and activities that made our trip seamless. Our waterfall jumping and ziplining activities were once in a lifetime! Thank you all for a vacation we will cherish forever. We hope to visit again someday (soon). Pura Vida!
What can I say. The house is awesome inside and out. Well stocked. AC all over. The pool, hot tub and outside areas are so nice. The location is great. The staff is awesome. Sabrina, the concierge, set us up with some great tours before we arrived. The guides she used for us were amazing. Sabrina also had a list of great restaurants. We brought older teenagers with us. They walked to a different restaurant when they wanted to hang by themselves. My wife and I went to some great places on our own. The security/grounds crew are on site at all times. Three brothers trade off the duties. The Manuella kept the house spotless. Monkeys and wildlife every day! The problem is we had to come home.