Pete's Place in Manuel Antonio

Family and Friends Holiday Home Rental in Beautiful Manuel Antonio Costa Rica.

marina-pez-velaWhy should you stay at Pete's Place?

Pete's Place Manuel Antonio

poolPete's Place is a beautiful, safe, secure property located in the heart of Manuel Antonio. Casa Linda and Casa La Nina are set on one and a half acres of flora, with a nicely landscaped property that offers ocean, sunsets, mountain and valley views. Walk down to our wonderful swimming pool (one of the largest in Manuel Antonio) set in the jungle, with it's daily visits by monkeys, birds, sloths, iguanas and much more. You were looking for paradise and now you have found it!

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Casa Linda

Petes PlaceCasa Linda is a private home that offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms including a master suite with it's own bathroom, sunny reading nook and fully equipped kitchenette. From the front balcony you have an unbelievable ocean sunset panoramic view, and from the side balcony off the bathroom and all the bedrooms you have incredible valley and mountain views!

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Casa La Niña

casa-la-ninaCasa La Niña is is a one bedroom 1 Bathroom home located o the same property as Casa Linda but is also a completely separate home with alternate acces as well. With full access to the pool as well as the rest of the amenities that Pete's Place offers it is great for couples looking for a get away.

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Pete's Place in Manuel Antonio

Family home rental in Manuel Antonio Pete's Place a family home rental that caters to your family. Private, secure and ready for you family and friends to come stay here in Manuel Antonio. The entire property is secure so you can be comfortable in letting the little ones roam or just play in the pool. If privacy is what you are looking for on your holiday in Manuel Antonio than you have found the right home, if you don't want the hustle and bustle of a hotel than this family home rental in Manuel Antonio is for you!


Pete's Place Manuel Antonio Guest book

August 16 2013

We had a great time. The house is so spacious and comfortable and the pool spectacular. Great place for a family vacation.

Rebecca R.

June 8 2013
Dave Vanessa Trevor & Kaylee Anderson
Amarillo Texas

Great vacation
We spent a week at Pete's Place and could not have had a better time.This was our kids ( 10 & 8) first time out of the US and it was an amazing experience.
Make sure you take Itza up on her offer to organize your adventures.
She will save you enough $$$ to pay for a massage as well.
Out tours included, Canopy Safari Zip Line- which our kids report as the best day of their lives.
The guides were informative and funny and very focused on safety.
We did a guided tour of the National Park at Manuel Antonio, it's worth every penny to get a guide.
Our last day we did a Catamaran Cruise which was not so great.
The swells were really big and lots of people got sick so we should have saved out $200.00 and just gone to the beach.
Food was amazing, every one recommended Mar y Luna but Itza suggested the place next door, El Lagarto ! Oh my goodness, one of the best dining experiences for us, " anywhere" !!!
El Lagarto is worth the timenand the $$$$ just to see the views and watch the meal prep!
The interior of this restaurant is out of this world beautiful and the food is top notch too.
Don't miss your morning coffee or evening deserts from Emillio's Coffee Shop either, the cappuccinos are delicious and the sunrise views are too.
Thanks to Pete, Itza, Maxwell and of course Sasha for this amazing experience.
We will certainly be back!
Pura Vida

May 22.- June 1 2013
Daniel, Dan, Lesley and Tim

Wow!! What a great vacation and wonderful house to stay in!
Itza was great at arranging all our activities, from Sailing, Spice Farm and horseback riding.
We met so many great locals that we formed lasting friendships with.
Pete set us up with a fabulous chef Desiree Brassert, who cooked some of the best mouth watering foods we ever ate.
Sasha and Max greeted us every morning on thebporch for coffee and were waiting at the gate when we returned each time we left.
We can't wait to return again next year!
Pura Vida

May 18 2013
Keire and Kathy

Awesom vacation.
Pete, we loved the house, it was perfect.
Great location, close and convient to everything.
Enjoyed cooking here and the restaurants as well.
Kapi Kapi was fabulous.
We had great adventures on all tours, including, zip line, horseback riding, parasailing, and the Manuel Antonio National Park Tour.
The pool was an awesome retreat.
Thanks for everything and we will plan on coming back to once again enjoy this great paradise.
Pura Vida

April 18 2013
The White's
Red Deer Alberta

We spend five nights at Pete's Place and loved it.
Our first day we were at the pool and heard a " thud " behind the Washroom.
We checked it out and found a sloth that had fallen out of the tree ( he was ok ).
We got the best pictures, litereally a foot away from us.
We went on a tour and every one was looking at a sloth through a telescope, we felt so lucky to have had such a close up experience right at our own pool! Very cool!!
We also saw plenty of lizzards and frogs.
The Americano's @ Emillio's Coffee Shop ( less than a block away!) were awesom as were the home made desserts.
Everything we needed was within walking distance.
We also enjoyed eating at " El Avion" several times.
The most beautiful view and great food atbreasonable prices.
Thanks Peter

March 29 2013
The Johnsons
Denver Colorado

What a week in Costa Rica.
Sloths, Toucans, Monkeys, Lizards and Birds galore.
The Canopy Tours Zip Line was our kids favourite day.
We spent about 4 hours a day in Pete's pool too!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank You.

March 15 2013
The Johnson Family

We just spent a week at Pete's.
I can't believe it is already over.
The weather was awesome! I don't think we could have asked for more.
The house and the property were very comfortable.
The huge private pool....really great!!! We could not keep our daughter out of it!
We don't ask for much but Pete was available for whatever.
Itza took care of our tours and booked our transport to and from San Jose.
She is the very best!!!!
My wife said that Itza's massage on the beach was heavenly!
Thank You guys very much.
Look forward to seeing you again.

3 March 2013
Anne-Marie and Stefan Comox BC
Rob Nanaimo BC
Nicole & Anton Richmond BC

February 24 2013

Lena, Rob, Andrew and Daniel

Three weeks went by just to quickly.
Love this house and pool as well as all the local fruits and veggies....
The Villa Vanilla farm tour was very educational - highly recommended.
Thanks Pete
Again, thank you to Itza for arranging our tours!
Will miss Sasha, Maxwell and Chester.

January 30 2013
Annick Jean-Paul, Rick and Michel
Toronto Canada

Fantastic Holidays.
Pete's Place is beautiful, welcoming and cool!!
( Love this Banana Paper guest book)
My only regret is not getting a massage from Itza. Next Time!!
Back to Canada tomorrow, in the cold.

January 9 2013
Steve and Arlene
Richard and Sandy

Another wonderful week at Pete's Place.
Our parting gift this morning was a flock of Chesnut Marbled Toucans in the yard.
Thanks again for your hospitality, Peter and Itza.

January 5 2013
The Trujillo Family
Flagstaff Arisona

What a great start to 2013.
Our time here has been all that we hoped for and more!
The house, the tours, and the restaurants were great,and the warm, welcoming care shown by Itza was the icing on the cake.
We will be back!

So when my brother and I go on vacation, what makes it or breaks it is the food.
There is a good selection of great food easily accesabile from the house.
Restaurant El Typico at Backpackers Manuel Antonio is a great place for breakfast, their " Typicos are great and a good way to experience traditional breakfast food.
NGO is a GREAT Chinese/ Asian Restaurant and the people who run it are super nice and great cooks.
Cafe Milagro is a nice place for lunch and drinks and the live entertainment in the evening is worth checking out.
The best meal we had was at Monchado's in Quepos. this place has a full bar and amazing food, unique dishes with great flavours.

Pete and Itza are wonderful people and incredibly helpful.
I highly recommend getting a massage from Itza, she can give an amazing back massage with her feet that will rock your world.
You will have a good time regardless of what you choose to do.
Have a great stay, Pura Vida
Marios Trujillo.

The Weatherford Family April 2012

What a great week we had, Grandma to Evan ( 5Yrs.)
Our family of five had a wonderful time between the beach and your GREAT Pool!!
We had a zip line tour planned by Itza- surf lessons from her son David, our 9 year old was excited and happy.
What a great Country and great people.
We enjoyed the dogs too.
Thank you Pete
See you again

I too echo what my Mother has said - It is so difficult to leave such a warm, wonderful environment.
Peter and Itza took great care of us....the kids had a ball and none of us want to leave.
The flora and fauna are amazing - iguanas, toucans, monkeys and birds... we will be back!!

The Webers June 26 2012

We had a relaxing and adventurous stay here at Pete's Place.
My husband and I and our twin 4- Yr. old daughters.
The girls loved looking for spiders, lizards and plants on the porch, and listening to the sounds as we walked up from the pool.
We thought the beach ( Playa Espadilla ) was perfect for small children and for learning to surf
Itza arranged a great tour in the National Park as well as the Nature Walk at Hotel Si Como No, which had crocodiles, turtles, butterflies and an excellent guide
The house was cool. quiet, and comfortable.
Muchas Gracias
The Webers

Karen Allen July 2012 2 Weeks

What a wonderful place to learn Spanish.
My son and I had a great time taking classes at the Academia de Amore ( five minutes from the house walking)
The location of the house was perfect, and the setting.....WOW what marvelous views!
The house is beautiful, the pool is amazing...we could not ask for more.
Thanks so much for your kind hospitality.
We hope to return yearly.
Karen and Darien Allen

Veronica Rodrigues and Friends

Thank You!
We had an awesome time here.
Very comfortable place with a fantastic pool.
Pete was a great host with cool dogs.
Very good locale to Manuel Antonio.
We were here for our friends wedding and had Pete's Place to celebrate another birthday.
What a way to celebrate a 30th birthday.
I definitely recommend this place to relax, socialize and enjoy.
Totally fit our expectations and would definitely come back.
Muchas Gracias!!


Lisette P.

What a great week we had Grandma to Evan 5 – our family of 5 had a wonderful time between the beach and GREAT pool – we had a zip line tour planned by Itza – surf board lesson by David – our 9 year old excited & happy. What a great country and great people - We each enjoyed the dogs too. Thank you


Weatherford Family

I too, echo what my mother has said – it is so difficult to leave such a warm, wonderful environment Peter & Itza took great care of all of us. The kids had a ball and none of us want to leave. The flora & fauna are amazing – the iguanas, toucans, monkeys & birds….we will be back!!

April 2012

Linda W.

We had a wonderful time here Pete. Thanks for all your hospitality. A special thanks to Itza for arrange some of our tours. It is a beautiful spot! Loved it. Saw a few monkeys at the pool our last evening.

April 6, 2012


Great time at Pete's Place. The accommodations were great. The trips that were arranged were a lot of fun. Will be back.

Had a wonderful time enjoying everything at Pete's Place. Loved saying hello to the pups everyday and the pool was a real treat. Will be back soon for sure!! _Pat

March 30, 2012

Fred and Shirley M.

Had fun enjoyed every minute. All trips that were arranged were great. Restaurants were amazing. Can't wait to come back.

March 30, 2012

Matt, Pat, Jim & Sandi-Manitoba, Canada

13 nights in Paradise!

Highlights were the tours Itza arranged for us. Manuel Antonio Park, Mangrove at Night, Sunset Sail, Zipline and Butterfly. Café Milagro was the best – breakfast, lunch, dinner. Canopy was the best of all. The pool made our holiday! We enjoyed the dogs & company when they decided to visit us. Love the Costa Rican coffee. Last night dinner at Victoria's – superb & music! Thanks Pete

February 2012

Claudia D. & family

Pete's Place is fabulous! We had an amazing time. Pete & Itza scheduled our transportation and tours and all went smoothly. The house is very comfortable and the pool is the best! We saw 3 toucans and lots of monkeys by the pool. Loved the canopy tour. Loved waking up to the sweet dogs (Sasha, Moose & Max)

Thanks Pete & Itza - We will definitely be back

  • Donna A. – Vernon, Florida
  • Gloria Arnold D. – Pensacola, Florida
  • Carolyn & Leslie D. – Tallihasee, Florida
  • Claudia D. – Lawrence, Kansas
  • Valerie D. – Chicago, Illinois

January 2012

Rudolph Family – Canada

Enjoyed our stay. The kids loved the pool keep it up. Pete & Itza thanks for arranging tours, for baby sitting & thank you Itza great massage.

January 2012

James & Allison Macfarlane-Sydney, Australia

Both Pete's Place & Manuel Antonio met our expectations. The kids especially loved the pool-must be one of the best in Manuel Antonio. Felt we were lucky with both the weather and the wild life we saw – our highlights 2 toucans and a red headed viper snake & all types of sloth.

Allison would also highly recommend Itza's massage therapy!!

Thanks Pete,

Dec 2011

The Sasines

Awesome vacation and great place to stay. Pete rules. We would come again in a snap! The pool is beautiful, great views and a clean home! And Itza is so nice, and helped with all our tours. My mom got a massage from her and loved it. Thanks Pete!

May 20, 2011

David, Steven, Karen, Janet, Brandon and Tashawn from Pa. USA

Just home from a great week at Pete's Place. House way better than expected. Visits from Monkeys everyday - amazing pool. Itza was amazing - thanks for all your help with tours. ( great massages). Hope to return one day soon.

May 01, 2011

Dave, Julie, Will, Kristen, Brad & Matt from Des Moins Iowa

A trip to remember. Our family of six enjoyed the home and the pool very much. Pete was a gracious host. Itza was so helpful arranging the shuttle and the tours, our family went on a dolphin sail, zip lining and toured the park ( The third beach is beautiful!! ) Spent several mornings, afternoons and evenings at the public beach. Kids surfed and rented boogie boards. Saw lots of wildlife from the back porch and pool. Monkeys galore today as the family sadly packed to leave. The meal and the view last night from La Mariposa Hotel Restaurant was something our family will remember forever! The flowers Alicia ( cleaning lady ) cut and arranged were so pretty. We all enjoyed the dogs as the family missed ours back home. Don't be afraid to barter on cab rates!!!

Dave, Julie, Will, Kristen, Brad & Matt "The Silver-Darrah-Smith Family Des Moins Iowa

March 19, 2011

Sandy, Richard, Arleen & Steve from Philadelphia, PA

Enjoyed the murals and the beautiful tropical flower arrangements from the moment our group entered. The pool, the pool, the pool. We loved the pool and spent a lot of time down there. It was different morning, afternoon and what a treat to have night swims.

The iguanas, butterflies and birds kept us company. This morning we had a visit for about two hours with a troop of squirrel monkeys. Thanks to Itza our group went on tours with Iguana Tours, very professional and prompt. Definitely use them for your Park Tour!

Best beach chairs and umbrellas are from David at the quiet end of the beach ( behind Verde Mar Hotel ). Itza ( concierge) set up everything for us and had good tips. Best meals: Kappi Kappi: Canopy ( at Villas Lirio) is a good value with nice service. Luna at Gaia is a lovely setting but the food is so so, nice service.

Check out the little groceria just up the road ( go left outside the main gate) for your staples. It's more authentic than Super Joseths, and cheaper too! We met lovely people in the town ( Quepos ) and enjoyed our stay here. Sandy&Richard Malkin Arleen & Steve Bierns Philadelphia Pa PS: Sunsets at the beach ( public beach is fine) Early AM on the side porch- wonderful animals Max and Moose ( dogs) are very cool!

February 17, 2011

Erling Rud from Ottawa, Canada Hi Pete,

We had a fantastic vacation in Costa Rica during my daughters's March break 2010. Pete's place was a perfect place for us to spend some down time. We very much enjoyed the abundant wildlife, even Geckos wandering on the ceiling of the balcony at night. We had visits from a troop of white faced monkeys and a pair of Toucans. The pool was amazing and the walkway down to the pool full of flowers and Butterflies. We rented a Jeep for our trip and the parking in front of the home was easily accessible. The grocery store was walking distance, if you didn't want to drive into Quepos. My wife lost her glasses playing in the waves and you helped us tremendously in getting a replacement prescription in Quepos.

We have spoken to many people about our fantastic trip to Manuel Antonio and the great welcome you provided us during our stay. The open concept main home was well aerated and the attached Master suite was totally isolated from the Main home giving me a quiet nights sleep.

Thank you again.

Erling November 07, 2010

The Dausch Family: Daniel, Jane, Justin, Ryan, Lauren & Kiva from Boston Mass.

Pete, thanks for sharing this wonderful home with our family. The accommodations worked out very well for our large family. We truly enjoyed the outdoor spaces and of course their excellent pool. This vacation has been the best. We squeezed a lot of activities into our week here. Our favorite was the zip line/canopy tour! Costa Rica is a spectacular country and hopefully our family can return some day. Special thanks to Itza for arranging the tours.

July 26, 2010

Karl, Laura, Kendall, Caroline from Houston Texas

Pete, thank you for working with us and being a great host. We definitely made the most of a quite wet stay,. We were disappointed the monkeys didn't pay us a visit but were thrilled to spy so many sloths once the rain stopped. Jumping waves at the beach in Manuel Antonio & doing the zip line were top on the girls list. Itza's recommendations were spot on and helpful. We will definitely recommend your place in the future.

July 18, 2010

Karen, Kelli, Luanne, Alyssa, Gabby, Belle from Balto. Maryland

Pete, thank you for being a wonderful host What a wonderful experience this has been for all of us. The girls especially enjoyed the pool and the playful monkeys, not to mention their new best friend " Moose @ Max" The Canopy( next door) was a favorite restaurant of ours!! El Avion and Kapi Kapi were very good as well!!

July 11, 2010

Andrew, Kevin, Joe, Zack, and Matt from NY/ NY & Washington D.C.

Pete: Thanks for an amazing stay! We felt like our group could not have found a more welcoming place to have spent our time here in beautiful Costa Rica. Both your self and Itza were so helpful in arranging our various plans, such as zip lining and the boat trip which were both awesome!! All of Itza's restaurant recommendations were delicious, our personal favorite being Kapi Kapi ( on the way to Manuel Antonio Park). When we weren't out and about, definitely made good use of the pool and enjoyed the comfort of the home and visits from Moose, max and Pulga. Thanks again for everything, loved it and will be sure to spread the word about your lovely home.

June 19, 2010

Marie-Anne & Vanessa

Thank You Peter for an amazing stay here. We feel like our group found paradise on this earth. The home has all the accommodations one can wish for. The pool is amazing!! Our stay here will be the hit of our vacation around this beautiful country, our family will definitely come back for a longer stay and hopefully will send you some of our friends and colleges. Your the best host Pete! Our family will miss you, take care and see you soon.

May 25, 2010

Doreen Phelps

Spent an amazing week at Pete's Place the week of May 8-15th. When arriving on our first day, Pete was standing in front of his double doors to welcome us. The accommodations are wonderful and the trail down to his private pool is gorgeous – tropical flowers, trees and a variety of butterflies. The pool is surrounded by your own private jungle and the monkeys some time visit and eat from the plentiful variety of mango and coconut trees. There's a two sided wrap around balcony, one is great for sunsets over the Pacific Ocean and the other side looks out at the mountains. Pete's housekeeper comes every other day and does a fantastic job and even sings! A friend of Pete's, Eetza, visits and schedules excursions of your choice and you're picked up directly at Pete's Place for these. She is very informative and extremely helpful. Pete was exceptionally accommodating throughout our stay. We would all love to revisit this little tropical paradise!!

May 19, 2010

Randy, Doreen, Lindsey, Anthony, Ryland & Christina from Livonia Michigan

Pete, what a wonderful home you have made here. Everything about your accommodations is spectacular. Itza was a wonderful " Travel Agent" so kind to us!! Manuel Antonio Beach was gorgeous. The Catamaran @ Snorkeling trip was our favorite, ATV Tour to the Waterfalls was great, and zip lining through the jungle was a lot of fun.! We got a lot of use out of your pool, it cooled us off after a hot day around town. Costa Rica is a beautiful country, and would love to come back again. Thank You for everything!!

May 15, 2010

Rachel H, Jill, Julie, Rachel F, Dottie from Denver Colorado

Pete, we had a wonderful stay at your home in Manuel Antonio. It was perfect for our group of girls. You are a wonderful host and had everything needed. Will definitely recommend it to our friends. Dottie

April 29, 2010

Alison, Laurin, Deanne, Allyson, Noura, Becky, Marie, Jen

Pete, had a fabulous stay in Manuel Antonio and staying at Casa Linda was perfect!! We loved the home, thank you for all your hospitality.

April 19, 2010

Kristin, Morris, Hannah, and Eli Weisman from Philadelphia Suburbs USA

Enjoyed Pete's Place so much!! Went Zip Lining with Ti Ti Tours ( they pick you up and it's close by) and saw tons of wildlife at the Park. Kapi Kapi was a GREAT meal. Ended up at the pool every afternoon for a couple of hours of relaxing and cocktails. Pete was a fantastic host and everyone fell in love with Moose and Max.

April 04, 2010

Janet, Kathy, Sue, Taylor, Kim & Angela from Chicago Area Illinois USA

Pete's was great- location, accommodations , pool & scenery. Pete you are a wonderful host. Appreciated you checking in with us daily, even working on the hot water problem immediately. Thank You for helping us make arrangements for tours and transportation to the airport. All loved the beaches and the National Park. If you are looking for something different try the Vanilla Vanilla Tour, especially if you like to cook!! Suggestion: An alarm clock to make early tours and flights. We would all love to come back.

March 31, 2010

The Rudds from Ottawa Canada

Had a wonderful stay at Pete's Place. The weather was splendid and Peter's hospitality was lovely. Enjoyed the pool and the scenery on the way down, many butterflies, a few monkeys, a toucan and other pretty red and black, and blue, birds. Lovely location, great accommodations and hopefully will come back. Suggestion: One of those wire racks to dry towels ( used the railing on the side balcony).

March 18, 2010

Mona Lassiter from Ottawa Canada

Just arrived back from a terrific stay @ Pete's the home is well located so did not need a car, tours picked us up at the home, grocery store less than two blocks away, pool is awesome , saw monkeys!! House has everything you need, master suite is across the hall so kids noise didn't bother us at all, beach is great, would recommend a stay here to anyone. Pete is a great host but stays out of the way and comes and goes through another gate so you feel private all the time. Costa Rica is great and Manuel Antonio is a must see!! Loved the Canopy Safari, Horseback riding and Jet Ski Tours, and the kids loved Moose and Max ( Pete's dogs). Will come back here for sure. Thanks Pete Mona Bill and the kids.

January 27, 2010

Alison Newbolt from Sheffield, UK

Had a family holiday at Pete's Place in Feb 2009 and had a fantastic time. There were 7 adults and one 18 month old which meant the home was full to capacity but the spacious home, the large balcony and the great pool area provided everything needed. The home is in such a good location as it is walking distance to nice restaurants and the supermarket but at the the grounds of the home are very private. We used the local bus service lots to pop down to the beach, to the national park or to go into town so really didn't need to rent a car. We loved the birds and the animals and just sitting by the pool surrounded by the noise of the Howler monkey or watching the view from the balcony. I would highly recommend this as a home to rent if you are planning a trip to Costa Rica - had perfect weather every single day, Pete was on hand to help us out with trips and transfers and all had a fantastic time. Thanks again Alison

April 07, 2009

Dolinas from North Carolina

Stayed at Pete's home in early December in 2008. Pete and Itza are extremely friendly, and helpful, they have two fun dogs as well. Itza will help you arrange trips. This is a great place for views, wildlife, and the pool. Squirrel monkeys came by one morning and ran around our roof and surrounding trees waking us up. A howler monkey came another day. Iguanas would fight each other on trees, and sometimes fall right in front of our windows. All this before even ventured into Manuel Antonio park.

The home is spacious and well furnished, we had 4 adults and 1 child. The views of the forests and mountains are stunning, the view of the ocean is gorgeous. The best part is the pool, side is deep enough for diving the other is great of sitting on the in-pool side bench and sipping a cold drink, or having your kids swim around.

Pete, thank you very much,Peter, Suzanne, and Shannon

December 22, 2008

Maria and Ari from Silver Spring, MD

Our 5-member family just returned from a one-week stay at Pete's Place. The description and photos lived up to our expectations, and the experience of living in such a beautiful home and on such a well maintained property was like a fantasy. We had plenty of space. Although it's hard to decide, each of us had a "favorite" thing about Pete's Place. We loved the wildlife and flowers, the proximity to the beach and other activity but still being somewhat removed from the "bustle", the pool and bathhouse perfect for an early morning or evening dip, every amenity one would want in a home, a well-behaved pet to keep company with us on the deck and porch, and oh my goodness the views! The deck was everyone's favorite place to read, chat, and eat breakfast. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with with Pete's Place.

August 30, 2008

The Alvarado Party from Albuquerque NM & Los AngelesCA

Absolutely beautiful! The location is so perfect! Very close walking distance to the grocery store, restaurant(s), bus stop etc. If you want a Taxi they are easy to get from the home-just walk out of the court yard, then across the street and you can see them down the road. The home is even better and comfortable in person as well as the landscaping and pool. Awe, the monkeys at the pool, awesome! The view from the deck, breathtaking. This home is highly recommended. Thank you Pete for opening your home to many of us to enjoy! Hope to visit again!

February 05, 2008

Julia and William Slebos from Durham, NC, USA

Just wanted to tell you how happy we were that we selected your home to rent for our vacation stay. The grounds were beautifully landscaped, the home was spacious, the deck and its views were magnificent, and the pool—well, how can you beat having your own private pool and bathhouse tucked away in the jungle? And could walk to the beach, to the grocery store, the internet café, etc. We were somewhat nervous renting a home over the internet for such a long stay —what if it was misrepresented, what if the photography was all done with wide-angle lens, what if….(you get the picture)—but needn't have worried. Thanks again Pete for being such a gracious host and sharing Moose with us. A warm hello to Itza and Aby.

January 17, 2008

Jo, Terry, Bonnie and Jane from Oklahoma City

Pete, you have a wonderful place in paradise. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home was clean and spacious with all the amenities one could want. The pool was fabulous and the views were fantastic, I must have taken a dozen pictures of the mountain view from the porch. We hope to return very soon. Bonnie said the massage by Itza was the best she'd ever had. Thanks again, you are a wonderful host.

May 10, 2007

Neil Mann and Family

Pete: lovely four days in Manuel Antonio. Had a great time, wonderful dinner at El Patio on Quepos, recommend Ronnie's Place for Sunset.

If this is your first time in the Park I highly recommend taking a guide so that you will see animals you would never see on your own.

Enjoyed the home and Moose.

Neil, Kate, Nick and Suz.

January 21, 2007

The McCarthy and Brant Families from Montauk NY and San Francisco

Than you for a good ol' time! We enjoyed staying at "Pete's Place", it's homey.

We had so much fun on out first trip to Costa Rica and your suggestions were right on. Thanks for taking care of us. We appreciated Alisha and Moose (you're not bad yourself).

Thanks for everything Pete, I would highly recommend your property to any one who asked.

Jimmy, Blue, Melissa, Michael, Jaime and Jennifer.

January 16, 2007

Sue, Matt and Abe

Wonderful place! Thanks so much for your help and hospitality. It was especially nice of Itza to help Matthew with the Pharmacy at the beginning of our stay. It felt great that you two were around to answer any questions. The beds are very comfortable. I like Moose a lot, and enjoyed the pool as well as the nearby beaches. We'll be back!

November 22, 2006


Loved being in a home. The Porch is wonderful and the pool delightful. Thanks for the hospitality.

November 22, 2006

Ellen and David Gennrich

Have had a fabulous vacation! The Park is beautiful, your home is perfect for our family. There are many restaurants to explore nearby and lots of places to see. The weather couldn't have been better. Thanks for a great retreat.

November 22, 2006

Sue Richey from California

Hi Pete & Itza,

Well life is back in full swing again. It's been hectic since we got back, moved Garrett down south, Shannon back in school & of course work!. We wanted to let you know what a fantastic time our family had staying at your home. Except for Shannon's luggage the trip went off without a hitch. Arenal was beautiful & did see some lava flow one evening!

The drive there was something, it took us almost 7 hours with several stops. We spent a day at Tabacon which was really nice. Other than that we did quite a bit of hiking there.

August 28, 2006

Lou, Laura, Meg & Hannah Kokavai

Everything was wonderful, so glad we chose the home over a hotel. The pool was perfect. Moose and Max were great and all your suggestions and knowledge were extremely helpful. We wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks for everything. The Kokavais.

February 25, 2006

Susan, Michael, Allison and Lorn Frilegh

The Frilegh family thoroughly enjoyed our week at Pete's Place. The pool was the best. The home was beautiful and the garden a delight. We loved the wildlife and your dogs Max and Moose.

January 01, 2006