Casa Dolce Vita

This first class resort home is situated on the highest hill in Manuel Antonio. Its 270° panoramic vista allows direct views from every room to the world famous National Park, Pacific Ocean and white sand beaches.

Enjoy famous Costa Rican coffee in the greatroom while watching the Mono Titi monkeys leap from tree to tree. Native crafted mats and bamboo create a magnificent 15-foot ceiling supported by hardwood columns and hand carved stone supports.


The 6 ceiling fans in this lofty airy space create a cooling breeze day and night. The room is open on the sides and affords the spectacular views that make this house so special.

There are four air-conditioned bedrooms each with a view-oriented bath and breathtaking views.

There are two master suites in this 3,900 square feet vacation house. Both have king sized beds, large terraces and baths with Jacuzzi tub and stone showers with multiple jets.

The other two bedrooms have queen beds and equally beautiful views. All the bathrooms feature hand-carved stone or glazed earthenware bowl sinks.

Details include custom tile and stonework, exotic woods, tropical landscaped gardens and fountains. The art has been carefully chosen from around the world to create this unique blend of luxury and tropical ambiance.

A large balcony surrounds the 25-foot private pool overlooking the ocean. Two tile chaise lounges are submerged in shallow water to enjoy while gazing at the condors soaring below you.

The sounds of the birds, trickling fountain and surf crashing on the beach will soothe you as you enjoy this beautiful home.

Designed by an award-winning decorator, this beautiful home is located in a gated community near the famous Mariposa and Si Como No hotels. It is just a 20-minute flight from San Jose.

The many adventures here make Manuel Antonio one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica. These include world class sportfishing, canopy tours, surfing, horseback riding and whitewater rafting.

Exploring the abundant wildlife of the National Park is a must. Our full time property manager will arrange tours or anything else you need. Other services include daily maids, gardeners and pool service. Ask us about our outstanding chefs who can prepare meals in your fully-equipped modern kitchen.

There is a wide variety excellent dining opportunities in Manuel Antonio due to large international community.



  • Amenities :
    • 4 levels, 3900 square feet
    • 4 bedrooms: 2 kings, 2 queens
    • 4 bathrooms: 4 showers, 1 whirlpool tub
    • All bedrooms are air conditioned
    • Ceiling fans throughout
    • Free Unlimited Wi-Fi Internet
    • Sleeps up to 10 guests
    • Maid Service daily except Sundays
    • Dining room for 8
    • 25-foot ocean view pool
    • Full kitchen
    • Gas BBQ
    • Secure parking


  • Rates :

    All rates are per night in U.S. Dollars

    Regular Rates

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     Rate depends on number of people and availability. Ask us about rates for smaller groups.

    Featured Discount Available Now!

    Deeper discounts up to 50% for small groups and very last minute reservations within 21 days.

    Check in is from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, if you will be arriving later please let us know what time by calling our office at 2777-5258 or the hosts at 6039-0305 or 6021-2479.


    Transportation between the San Jose airport, SJO, and Manuel Antonio is $180 each way for up to 8 passengers, $240 each way for up to 10 passengers, $300 each way for up to 15 passengers, $350 each way for up to 20 passengers, and $380 each way for up to 25 passengers. Please add $45 for pick up or drop off at any San Jose area hotel.


    A private Chef can be provided to you for a daily fee:

    $140 for 1 meal
    $180 for 2 meals

    These fees are for up to 10 people, please add $15 for each additional person and the cost of food is extra. We will send you a sample menu which can be customized to your tastes.

    Ask us about our All Inclusive Packages and Meal Plans!

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    We accept Visa Cards and Wire Transfers


Floor Plans

Lease Terms

50% deposit when booking, 50% 30 days prior to arrival. A Non-Refundable Damage Insurance Fee of $100 is paid with final payment. Please inquire about rates for smaller groups. Due to limited parking and as a courtesy to the neighbors, please consult with the office regarding any parties you plan for more than the members of your group. One small pet allowed with a refundable pet damage security deposit. No smoking inside the villa.


  • Reviews :

    I’m sitting here looking out at the ocean as a beautiful cool breeze flows around me. Dolce Vita is as close to utopia as I've been. The view from the living room area and from the top bedroom is superb. Sounds of the waves in the ocean put us to sleep and awaken us in the morning (as well as the monkeys). There are 8 of us staying here, and it is plenty roomy. We are all very comfortable here. Tomorrow we leave. I will never forget this tranquil, refreshing experience."

    The Kane Family

    First, what a fabulous home! The Casa Dolce Vita is perfect! I did not see, nor could I imagine a nicer spot to stay! Second, the Costa Rican people are so nice and so helpful! Third the jungle is such an amazing place-so incredibly alive and active! I can only add that the monkeys stole our hearts-they seemed to know how much we loved them and responded by allowing us to be very close to them-they fed out of our hands! We leave with our hearts full of the spirit of Costa Rica and we hope to return one day!"

    The Richards Family

    I wanted to thank the entire Escape Villa's staff for providing me a wonderful vacation in Manual Antonio at the Dolce Vita villa. From the moment we arrived till the minute we left, the staff provided excellent service which made for a relaxing vacation….. And the villa was simply beautiful and breath taking! Manuel Antonio is definitely a special place in my mind.... more beautiful and jungle-like than I ever expected. This was the first vacation I have ever had where I returned feeling truly rested. I thank the entire staff for making my vacation a wonderful experience for me.

    A special thank you to Shay for coordinating all of the arrangements with me and my group over the past several months. A special thank you to our excellent host. He was there whenever we needed him and his initial tour was really helpful to acclimate me to the town. A special thank you to Lester who stepped in when we needed him. Lester took care of the pool and got us whatever was needed. And to Alida (maid) and Gustavo (guard) and Tinkerbell (his cute dog) - a very special thank you. The hard work that they both put in to making sure we had a safe and clean/tidy stay was very much appreciated.

    Since my return to the states I think about Manuel Antonio many times throughout the day. I do miss it! I especially miss seeing the monkeys and the view of the Pacific Ocean each day... but I have many photos that will bring back good memories for many years to come. I've been sharing my photos to friends and family and tell the stories of how wonderfully special Manual Antonio is and what a great job/service Escape Villas provides in a beautiful villa. Everyone is impressed. So don't be surprised if my family and friends begin to call you to book a vacation of their own. I too would love to come back someday.

    Lastly, I must say that the Costa Rican people are the most thankful people I have ever encountered in my life (not to mention extremely hard working and best serving). I meet people all the time as I am in the public relations business and it was so nice to see the level of gratitude that the Costa Rican people possess - even for just the little things. And quite honestly, that is how life should be. What my visit to your beautiful country taught me (other than how to relax) is not to take anything (even the smallest thing) for granted. Because sometimes its the real small things that can make for a persons day, week or year. So again, many thanks to everyone.

    Leigh Fazzina Philadelphia, PA December, 2007

Manuel Antonio



  • Main Features :

    Main Features

    • 4 levels, 3900 square feet
    • 4 bedrooms: 2 kings, 2 queens
    • 4 bathrooms: 4 showers, 1 whirlpool tub
    • All bedrooms are air conditioned
    • Ceiling fans throughout
    • Free Unlimited Wi-Fi Internet
    • Sleeps up to 10 guests
    • Maid Service daily except Sundays
    • Dining room for 8 plus kitchen eat at bar
    • 25-foot ocean view pool
    • Full kitchen
    • Gas BBQ
    • Secure parking