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. Petes Place 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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Cozy Manuel Antonio Cottage

casa-la-ninaCasa La Niña is is a one bedroom 1 Bathroom home located on a large property with other homes but is 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

Private, secure and ready for your 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 home rental in Manuel Antonio is for you!


Pete's Place Manuel Antonio Guest book


Thanks so much for hosting us Peter! We absolutely loved staying a your tranquil corner of paradise& we realy appreciate the recommendation for Itza's Beach Side Massage. Cheers till the next time

Farshid & Michael


Thank You so much for providing such a wonderful " Home Away From Home" for us! Hopefully we will be able to stay longer next time. You have created a beautiful sanctuary here.

Thank You for allowing us to be part of it.

Courtney & Alfredo


Thanks Pete for such a convenient location  We live how secluded it felt and how central it was

Emily / Nick

Dec 7 2016

Thank you Pete for our three night stay in your guest cottage. Your place is so beautiful and we felt so relaxed swimming with the Titi monkeys in your pool was an unforgettable experience. Thank you for your tips on the town. We enjoyed coffee ever day at Cafe Milagro and ate away to much Mexican food at Sancho's ( The nachos are huge and delicious- highly recommended as a filling dinner for two people. We are greatly looking forward to our next trip!!!

Thank You for your generous hospitality.

Melanie / Jannae

PS: Tell Buddy, Cooper and Sasha we miss them!! ( My dogs)

Nov. 30 2016


Thank You so much for such a wonderful experience. We felt so relaxed during our stay in this wonderful town You really are a Super Host!!


Pura Vida

Delia / Rachel

July 2016


"Peter's place was just what we were looking for during our trip to Manuel Antonio. His grounds were secluded and the stand-alone apartment/home was just as depicted in the pictures. Situated on the road into Manuel Antonio park, we were able to park our car in a gated spot at Peter's property and take the bus to the entrance of the park and save the hassle of parking outside of the park itself. We enjoyed having a full kitchen as we made breakfast each day before leaving. There are grocery stores right down the street and an abundance of restaurants within walking distance. The pool was also fabulous, what a way to wrap up a day of hiking through the park. We are already planning our next trip back to Costa Rica and plan on seeing Peter again as his place was perfect for our needs, clean and quiet and at the right price. "

May 2016

Thanks Pete We had a wonderful stay here- Great place to stay. Looking forward to coming back some day

Hannah / Jan ( Germany )


Pete's Place was great and a perfect base for exploring Manuel Antonio. The cottage was very comfortable and the pool was such a great thing to come back to after a hot day on the beach or hiking through the park. We didn't see too much of Pete, but he was available for our questions. Loved his dogs too and the lovely woman who cleaned our room.


Peter was a wonderful host and his little cottage was perfect for our stay. It's right in the heart of Manuel Antonio. We played at the beaches all day and relaxed in comfort at night. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

April 2016


We really enjoyed our time here. The cottage was clean, spacious and had a nice private garden as well. There was lots of information about the area in the house, which is very nice! The kitchen was very sufficient, we cooked dinner and lunch several times. The blender was perfect for making smoothies (used it everyday!) and it's nice there is a freezer so you have ice cubes for that as well. Do keep the kitchen area clean after usage because there are living some ants (which are not there if you keep it clean!). Location is good, bus around the corner and easy to use your own rental car (parking spot outside the house, felt safe enough for us). The property has a big clean swimming pool, we loved it. Peter is a great and friendly host and solved a leaking problem with the airco the same day. After that it worked great again. Large supermarket is walking distance, and good restaurants in the area. We ate at the seafood place around the corner and the Falafalbar, Both are good food. There is also a bigger house for rent on the property, looked nice as well.


Peter was very accommodating and available anytime we needed him. He even provided us with fresh coffee and milk and juice in the fridge. He has a a few pups and they were very friendly and always there to greet us when we came in. For us the location was not ideal. You are near a bus stop and a few restaurants and even a store, but we would've preferred to be closer to the beach. The interior felt a little antiquated when compared to other places I've stayed. My husband suggested that for him and the guys this place would be great, but for a honeymoon it left a little something to be desired. The onsite pool was fantastic surrounded by a lush garden.

Response from Peter:

Thanks for your review. Those were sugar ants sorry about that they show up at this time of year because the rain is coming, they have been eliminated. Yes I was not aware the air con was leaking but I had the tech in and the filters were clogged Please in the future tell your host exactly what is going on, if no one I forms us we are often not aware a problem exists I apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the info!! All the best Pete


My wife and I had a wonderful time staying at Peter's Cottage. The accommodations and location were great and Peter was helpful with providing recommendations for travel and sightseeing in the area. We parked our car at Pete's place and he helped us make sure that no valuables were in the car and that nothing was showing that would entice a break-in. We would definitely stay with Pete again! Pura Vida!


We had a amazing visit to Manuel Antonio and loved staying at Petes Cottage! The property was beautiful and felt remote despite being steps from restaurants and groceries. The bus was necessary to get down to the beach but was easy to navigate. Pete was so nice and available to answer any of our questions. The pool was definitely the highlight--perfect after a day in the sun. We even saw kinkajous in the trees while hanging out after dusk. Thanks Pete!


Pete's place is in a great location, at the top of the hill leading down to Manuel Antonio. The apartment has everything you need (we cooked a few simple meals there), and we made great use of the big, beautiful pool, which was our favorite feature. Pete was a gracious and helpful host. His communication leading up to our stay was always prompt and informative, and he was on hand during our stay to answer any questions and offer suggestions. Itza, the on-site massage therapist was also FANTASTIC. I'd say the only downside of this place is that the house itself was a little dark (hard for much sunlight to get in) and there isn't much of a view. But for the price, you can't complain -- I'd definitely come back again!


The place is perfect, you can find everything you want in The house for Cook. Peter left juge and milk for us in The fridge. The pool is amazing. The place has a good location. We love this place!! Thank you Peter!!


Pete's place was absolutely perfect for our visit to Manuel Antonio. A super quick drive to the national park, plus right next to some great restaurants and a grocery store. The cottage is cute and clean and the property is amazing -- you feel like you're in a tropical paradise! The pool is the best part though, it's HUGE, beautifully landscaped, and we never saw another person down there. Add in Pete's adorable dogs, and I was in heaven.

Response from Peter:

Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed Manuel Antonio & Pete's Place Cozy Manuel Antonio Cottage Be safe and well


Peter's cottage was a perfect size for my daughter and I. It is close to the bus stop, a little grocery store and some restaurants. Not within walking distance of Manuel Antonio village, aka the tourist stop to walk into the park. The seafood restaurant that Peter suggested across the street, Mara Luna was excellent. Make sure peter tells you where the hidden key is! When the doors close they are locked, no way to unlock them. Nice to have access to the pool. Just what we were looking for. Good value! If you are going into the park, get to the bus stop by 6:30, into the park by 7 when it opens and you'll have an hour or so before the crowds show. It is lovely either way. Peter was very gracious!

Response from Peter:

Thank you for your stay and kind review Wishing you and Emily all the best Do come again Peter


My friend and I absolutely loved our experience at Pete's Place, and wish we could have extended our stay. Pete made sure to greet us when we arrived, even though we were a bit late getting in, and was extremely accommodating. He made sure we knew what was nearby and had one of the best home manuals I've seen. The air conditioning in the bedroom definitely was appreciated! Anytime we had questions, Pete replied immediately. The home was private and cozy, the environment scenic and the place close to both the beach and dining in Manuel Antonio. We walked or took a bus/taxi everywhere. Had an amazing time!


Peter's cabin was great. Close enough to the beach and town and still removed enough from the main road to be quiet. The cabin was clean and had a well-stocked kitchen.


Pete was a tremendous host, incredibly prompt in following up with guests and was just around the corner in case we needed him. This cottage is situated on a beautiful jungle hillside, next to a beautiful pool that you have access to. Location could not have been better as it was a 2 minute walk to the bus to take you to Quepos or Manuel Antonio. AC worked great in the room! There were even a couple beers to welcome us in the fridge when we arrived and a bag of delicious coffee next to the pot for morning brew. He even helped us secure transportation from the airport and to our next destination with a great driver at a reasonable rate. Would recommend to anyone!


Pete's place was beyond amazing. We were in the middle of the jungle yet steps from bars and restaurants and minutes from the beach. The property was beautifully maintained and the pool was gorgeous and empty the entire time we were there. Would definitely return and stay longer. Thanks, Pete!


Pete's place was a hidden gem in Manual Antonio! His property was private but close to everything. The pool was great and we even saw monkeys while swimming! I would highly recommend it.


Our experience at Pete's Place was wonderful. The house was very well located, clean and incredibly comfortable. Pete was very friendly and helpful, but not overbearing in any way. We will definitely look him back up if we are ever back in Manuel Antonio!


We had a fabulous stay at Pete's place. It is comfortably located in a safe area surrounded by the jungle. The sounds of crickets and birds encompassed us. The pool is beautiful too, although we were too busy adventuring to take a dip. Conveniently, a cleaning women came every 2-3 days and provided us with clean laundry and a clean space. The location is key- close to the beach & great food. We most definitely recommend staying here for a private Costa Rica experience.


Pete's Place was simply Amazing! The property was beautiful and looks just like the picture in the listings. The property is located directly across the street from a spectacular view of the ocean where you can watch the sunset. Pete's Place was close to the supermarket and we took the local bus to and from the beach and national park. We were also able to walk to a great place to eat. Pete was there to meet us when we arrived and was flexible with both our check-in and check-out times, and readily available if we needed to get in touch. The pool is a paradise and the dogs were friendly! Our stay was great and the next time I visit Manuel Antonio I hope to stay back at Pete's Place!


We had a wonderful stay here! The house is in a beautiful and relaxing setting. It is super close to great food, bus stops, supermarkets and the beach. The house is equipped with all the cooking tools you need, including a blender which we used to make an awesome papaya smoothie! Peter was super friendly and had some water and juice waiting for us on our arrival. We hope to come back!


Pete was very warm, welcoming and great with communication! The location was amazing and very convenient for everything we wanted to do! The gardens on the property are incredible - like living in a well maintained tropical jungle with lush vegetation, beautiful flowers and birds and monkeys occasionally swinging by for a visit!. If you follow the garden path down the hill through the garden you are rewarded by a beautiful, private pool that is the perfect place to relax, cool down and enjoy some easy exercise and the natural surroundings! One of the things that we loved was the beautiful exotic floral arrangements that were created and refreshed from the garden every couple days by the lady who made sure the cottage was clean and had fresh bedding! All of Pete's staff were very friendly and helpful and really helped to make our stay enjoyable!!! Many thanks to you Pete and your staff for your kindness and for sharing you tropical paradise with us! We look forward to returning!


We had a great stay at Petes Place! Pete and Itza were very welcoming and were available for questions throughout our trip. The cottage is beautiful with many nice touches, like DVDs that came in handy when we were exhausted from a long day of hiking. The pool is a definite highlight - we loved floating on our backs at night and watching monkeys run through the trees. The location is great and it's very easy to get around Manuel Antonio. We could not have asked for more and will definitely stay there again if we return to Manuel Antonio!


We could not have asked for a better host. Not only was Peter extremely thoughtful in all the little details provided for us in the unit, but he was so helpful, accommodating and welcoming. We did not need for anything when we got there. The unit was clean, neat and well thought out. We will definitely be staying here again. The property was emaculate, it's on the top of our list for recommendations.


Peter was incredibly flexible with our arrival time and the property was gorgeous. The house was surrounded by wildlife and the coolest bird we saw the whole trip was sitting on our fence. Peter also suggested a great dinner place and let us check out late which was extremely helpful.


This place is perfect!! Pete was very helpful in offering suggestions on how to travel between San Jose and Manuel Antonio. The place was very clean and well furnished, with some cold drinks and snacks in the fridge for us after our 2am-5am journey. Pete let us check-in early, understanding we would be exhausted and this was greatly appreciated. We did not get the chance to meet Pete since we were out exploring the National Park most of the time but this has been the best Air BnB experience that we've had to date! The private pool is an added bonus and a great place to relax when spending a few hours taking a break from touring around. Everything in the kitchen works well, there are plenty of fans, the bathroom is in good repair and the back patio is a chill spot to hang out and relax.


We had a fantastic stay at Pete's Place in Manuel Antonio! His 1 bedroom house is perfect for a couple's getaway! The house is stocked with kitchen supplies, DVDs, CDs, etc. There are great fans in the living/kitchen area and a strong AC in the bedroom. The shower had hot water, which was truly a luxury on our trip. The pool was pristine and just steps away from the house. We saw amazing animals right from the pool, including titi monkeys, toucans, and even a sloth! Pete made us feel very welcome and his concierge Itza helped us book tours during our stay. The house is just a few minutes away by bus from the public beaches and the Manuel Antonio National Park and entrance and walking distance to restaurants, cafes, and a super market. We would definitely stay at Pete's Place on a future trip to Manuel Antonio and we wholeheartedly recommend his beautiful house to others!


Pete's Place is a piece of paradise within paradise - Manuel Antonio. Our favorite part of this section of our trip was the privacy of the place. There is a pathway to the awesome pool that gives you your own touch of the jungle. So beautiful - sloth and butterflies, flowers, etc. We heard a lot of monkeys, but with our short stay did not get to see any. You get down to that pool area and never want to leave. The pool itself is fantastic too - we do not know how they were able to keep it so clean in the middle of all the trees! Plenty long enough for lap swimming too. The cottage looks just like photos. Clean, air conditioning and 4 fans work great. There is a front porch where we sat one evening and watched a thunderstorm. Kitchen has everything you need - even a blender. Also, supermarket within walking distance. Peter made us feel very welcome. He gives you your privacy yet answered his phone immediately every time we called him. We had some trouble with entry gate the first day (very secure location) - he came home within 5 minutes to help us! We would recommend this place to anybody.


Pete welcomed us in person and had placed juice boxes and a milk in the fridge, knowing that we had kids with us. He was very friendly. We broke the mirror hanging on the back of the bedroom door (we didn't know how it happened and felt awful) and Pete came over and cleaned it up for us. He was very kind through all that. The pool is perfect for kids also. It has a ledge around the entire edge of the shallow half, the pefect height for our two-year-old to walk and splash with us in the pool beside him. We enjoyed making laps and diving into the deep end. We saw a beautiful green, red, and blue bird and tons of banana spiders. They are beautiful! We looked a lot in the apartment and had everything we needed for pancakes and pasta supper. The road in both directions has wider shoulders on which we could walk to the supermarket and restaurants. The public bus stop is a 3 minute walk. Cons: We had mentioned using the pull out couch, but it was not already set up with sheets when we arrived. We had to put them on ourselves. The cleaning crew came through the first day but not the second. I didn't know what to expect, as that isn't an explicit part of this rental, but after the first day we were expecting it and were disappointed when we did not come back to a cleaner place. A mixing bowl would make the kitchen complete! :)

Response from Peter:

Thanks Gwen sorry about the sheets not being on the pull out couch ( an oversite by my cleaning lady but fortunately the extra sheets etc were there for you to use. As for the cleaning lady ( Alicia) she comes Monday Wednesday and Friday so that is the reason you did not see the house cleaned on Day. Had I known you would be arriving with two kids ( thought there was only one a baby) I would have asked Alicia to come in Sat as well Please don't concern yourself about the mirror, I should have removed it before again was not aware a toddler would be roaming around Accidentes happen such is life!! Thanks for the tip about the mixing bowl that has been taken care of. Safe travels do come back again Cheers Pete


We absolutely loved our stay at Peter's. The house was so comfortable with all the small touches thought about. Peter welcomed us and had thoughtfully put the air con on and beers in the fridge, which was much appreciated after a 7 hour drive. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. It was close to everything with plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby. The cleaning lady even took care of our washing for us. The pool area was heavenly, beautifully clean and cool. We loved it there and left very reluctantly. Thanks Peter!


Peter was an awesome host. He checked with us daily to offer his services if needed. We were well taken care of. The description of the place was accurate and that pleased us a lot. It was great to be walking distance to public transportation, local supermarket, restaurant, and shops. We had family come in to surprise me so we had to move to a bigger house. The experience can not compare to Peter's place. The ambiance is perfect. Thank you Peter.


Peter was a very welcoming and excellent host during our stay in Manuel Antonio. He went out of his way to help us on many levels (helped us to book our shuttle back to San Jose) and gave us numerous great tips. He lived on site so he was very easy to communicate with and always answered the phone. The place was perfect for Manuel Antonio. It is outside of the busy small town of Quepos, up in the hills with some beautiful views and literally tucked away into it's own little jungle nook. The pool was gorgeous and the grounds in general were stunning. The cottage was VERY clean, spacious and had absolutely everything you need for a great stay. There were also two very friendly dogs who hung out around the cottage that I loved. Would definitely recommend this place to a family, group of friends, or a couple. The location is perfect- right on the bus line with a 7 min ride to the National park. Overall we couldn't have asked for more!


Staying at Pete's Place was a wonderful experience for me and my wife. The location is superb for getting to the beach, park, and nearby amazing restaurants. Pete is extremely professional and his place is absolutely lovely.


We absolutely loved staying at Pete's Place. It was a cozy little getaway for 2 surrounded by lush plants and exotic flowers everywhere. There was an awesome pool just a short walk down the path which we definitely took advantage of its relaxing solitude. We probably saw more wildlife by the pool than on our whole vacation. Pete was also so accommodating and welcoming once we arrived. He was so friendly and helpful making our trip to Costa Rica a breeze! We definitely recommend staying here. Thanks for everything Pete, we hope to see you again! - John & Keli

Dessie And Dimitri

We had a great time at Pete's place. The home was very clean, and there was actually a housekeeper who came daily to change the garbage, make the bed, etc. They even changed the sheets once during our 3 day stay and did a dish that we left in the sink! The gardens outside were beautiful and felt like we were walking through the jungle whenever we went outside. The first night we arrived it was pouring and thunderstorms out and as a result we did see a few geckos in the house, but they stayed on the walls and ran away when you got near so it wasn't much of a problem. There were also the occasional ant found but like I said, we were in a jungle, so its to be expected. Pete was extremely friendly and offered us lots of help during our trip. We even ran into him one day at breakfast one morning and he came up to us and greeted us like we were old friends. Overall we really enjoyed our time and were glad we stayed! Thanks again for a great place.


Pete has been a very helpful host so we did find our way around very easily. He is a very sympathetic and easy person. Everything was perfectly organized and went smoothly. The house is perfectly located half way between Quepos and Manuel Antonio NP. Shops, bus stop and restaurants within walking distance. It is a place you can relax despite being right in the middle. A cosy and clean place. And the private pool is just fantastic and just what you need in this area! Thank you Pete for welcoming us!


Pete was a good host, reaching out to us to make sure we can find the place and once there he gave good tips on how to get around the town. The place is clean and cozy and the private pool out back is awesome. We enjoyed our stay.


Peter was a really welcoming and responsive host. He made us feel comfortable in a new place and his property is beautiful. The swimming pool was absolutely amazing and is literally privately tucked into the middle of the rainforest. We even saw some animals while we were swimming in it! The house has everything you may need and is in an excellent location really close to bus stops, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I would recommend staying here if you want to be in the heart of Manuel Antonio!


We had a great time at Pete's Place! It was centrally located to beaches and restaurants and was it's own little haven to return to at the end of the day. We spent time by the pool and took advantage of the kitchen for making a few of our own meals. Bed was very comfortable (rare with the Airbnb's I've been in), although there was some street noise that came through the windows at night. Overall, Pete was a great host, the location was perfect, and the apartment was just what we were looking for.


We stayed at Petes place a week and couldn't have wished for more! You can get around easy by bus to the beach and the Manuel Antonio national park! The pool is even better as on the pictures, we went for a swim every morning! One morning a whole monkey family said hi while we were swimming! Sooooo nice! Everything is very clean and you can easily stay for a week! The little house 'La Niña' feels like home after a couple hours and you can cook, chill in the backyard or whatever you feel to do, you will love it! Pete was waiting for us as we arrived in the dark and couldn't find the place immediately! He left us enough privacy the whole stay and cared about our needs! We definately recommend this place in Manuel Antonio, better than every hotel! Hopefully we can go back one day! Thanks for your hospitality Pete and take care!


Pete was a great host! Very friendly, told us if we had any questions please do not hesitate to ask. The place was very accurate and clean. Really enjoyed the location. My friend and I really enjoyed the daily short walks to our desired locations. His dogs were extremely friendly! Would absolutely recommend family or friend to stay!