The best of the condos at Villas el Parque, ocean views and near everything!
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About Mike Auvil
I recently sold Hotel La Posada, which I had the pleasure of running for 11 years and the best part of the job was meeting new and returning guests and watching them fall in love with the area. This is my home here and to me, it is all about location-you are a mile to the beach, with many restaurants, stores, a gym, bank and pharmacy within a 5 minute walk. I am 57, single and love living here! It inspires me to hike, enjoy the beach, read, dinners with friends, local and tico.
Mike Auvil purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Mike Auvil chose Manuel Antonio
You will know you are not in a hotel when you stay here, with the quality and decor, highlighted by the beautiful ocean view from the porch, which easily converts to the second bedroom. There is secure parking for your car, but one is not necessary to enjoy this area. There are 12 great restaurants nearby as well as the things mentioned a above. You can enjoy the pool and know that you are safe here, with the security gate and a guard at night. You will not hear noise from the street, as the condo is one level down the stairs and close to all, but quiet.
What makes this Condo unique
I know all the best tours, guides and surf instructors to make your stay great. I want my guests to have a great time and will do everything I can to make sure you do!
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location to get to Manuel Antonio and the beach. Close to restaurants.
Well appointed condo with quite a few updates. Excellent WiFi, 3 TVs , ac works well. Kitchen is pretty well equipped.
Excellent stay and we will come back again
Wonderful experience! Very close to the beach and the Manuel Antonio park. Easy to book tours and excellent restaurants you can walk to.will come back again!
I really enjoyed meeting you and Brad and hope you now come back to Manuel Antonio instead of annual Hawaii trips-you fit in well!
Only stayed three days but enjoyed every minute. The accommodations were clean, spacious and perfectly located. Mike was the perfect host and we hope to see him again soon. Pura vida!
👍🏿 Airbnb experience
We flew from Edmonton, Canada to get to Mike’s place and it involved over 16 hours of travel in 3 planes ending with a 3 hour car ride... An arduous journey to say the least. But definitely worth it. The unit is very well located to get to all the beaches around Manuel Antonio and all the conveniences are walking distance. Inside it’s clean and well appointed with everything you need (kids had some yummy fresh fruit smoothies!). There is a restaurant right beside the complex but my kids had no trouble with falling asleep and they were usually in bed before 9:30. Plus the food there is great. MIke takes the effort to ensure you have a great vacation. Thanks so much. We had a wonderful holiday😀�😀�😀�
Thank you Laura and enjoyed meeting your family and glad you liked the condo. You are thoughtful guests and left it easy for Gabby to clean as I had new guests the same day. Hope the trip back was not too long and come again!
Great stay, fantastic view, helpful host
We really enjoyed our stay in Mike's condo. All email communication prior to our visit was very prompt and efficient, and Mike is so helpful (he also helped us to book transfers to and from Manuel Antonio from our other locations).
The view from the patio is absolutely fantastic! (though you don't get to see the sunset from it, at least not in Feb :) Really nice and spacious - you can sleep in a master bedroom, main room or on a glassed patio.
Bathroom is nice and spacious too.
Condo is very modern, decorated with great taste. It is well stocked (special thanks for plentiful beach towels).
Washing machine came very handy after a week of travels in other parts of CR.
The only suggestion I have - a bit more lighting in the kitchen around stove area would be great.
The only issue - late evening noise from the Agua Azul restaurant next door. It gets pretty loud in the evening and stays so until around 11pm. Given that we went to bed pretty early (to get up at 6 am) that was not ideal but earplugs took care of that.
We enjoyed the communal pool on the property - nice and quiet, and the water is very warm (we only used it a couple of times, as usually would go to the beach).
We used bus to go to the beach. It runs every 15 min, costs only 315 colones pp (driver carries change) and takes about 7-10 min to get to the beach (and you don't have to worry about parking/safety of your car).
There are couple of small supermarkets right next door to the condo (and a larger one about 10-15 min walk) and plenty of restaurants (for delicious and cheap local food we liked Casa Angel close to Super Joseph supermarket - they sever nice burgers too).
Mike kindly helped us to book some tours and transfers - we really appreciate his help and highly recommend talking to him before booking your tours in the area.
Thank you for the nice review and enjoyed meeting your family. We are having our homeowners meeting this week and know one item is to spruce up the pool area. I did get the colored light fixed in the kitchen so that helps with lighting-sorry you all got the disco show and had to take the bulbs out!
A lovely place
We spent 10 days at Mike's condo, and loved both the accommodation, and location. It should be noted that the Villas el Parque is actually a number of individual condos in a development that are rented out individually. But Mike's condo has been totally renovated and is beautiful. Everything is first rate, with a large bedroom with a fabulous king-size bed, a large bathroom with updated features and a huge shower, and a great kitchen and living area. And the large, enclosed patio has a great view overlooking the ocean, with occasional visits by the monkeys. We greatly enjoyed out stay here, particularly since Mike is so helpful in making your vacation enjoyable, by telling you about all of the available activities, great restaurants, etc. He even took us with him to have dinner with some of his very enjoyable friends.
And the villa is located right in the heart of the small village of Manual Antonio, and within easy walking distance of numerous great restaurants and bars. We really had a hard time choosing which ones to go to each night, to watch the sunset, have a meal, or hear some great music. And the beaches are a short drive, or easy bus ride, away.
And Mike will also help you arrange any tours you may want to take, like the zip lines, or tours of the National Park, sunset cruises, and even car rentals.
We would certainly return to Mike's place in the future, and do not hesitate at all in recommending his wonderful condo.
John and Sharon,
It was a pleasure meeting you all and you were a great fit with my friends-you fit right in! You took great care of the place and hope you come back again so we can all go out again!