Casa Tranquila has won Trip Advisor's coveted award of TOP VACATION RENTAL in Manuel Antonio every year since 2009! We attribute this not only to the nearly 2000 remarkable guests who have passed our way, but also to the service we deliver them . . .and you. The owner, himself, plans and manages your vacation . . .with your guidance, of course. All other local properties are operated by large management companies attending to dozens of guests. At Casa Tranquila, however, from our first contact, your pleasure is the singular focus of Donald and his team.

Donald Corvette is the owner and manager of Casa Tranquila . . .and also your personal host. He greets you at your gate, brings in your luggage, and puts away your groceries. He even drives you on a short tour of Manuel Antonio to help you feel "at home". He moved to Costa Rica and acquired the villa in April 2006. It was time to begin a new stage in life that did not include the same challenges that years of corporate work demanded. Donald and his Border Collie, Chelsea, decided that, since they could not go off to see the world, they'd create a home where the world would love to come see them.  

Twenty years as an executive in the fashion world (working for companies like Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Oscar de la Renta) Donald honed an eye for the flair that makes Casa Tranquila stylish, yet simultaneously, cozy. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Donald came to Costa Rica after 20 years in South Florida. Real estate adventures in Palm Beach provided him a special skill for remodeling properties into prestigious homes. He simply “translated” that knowledge into Spanish, magically transitioning Casa Tranquila into a luxury villa, thus creating a new home for your ideal tropical vacation . And while Chelsea has passed on, after a 12-year life of Frisbee Catching and Monkey Barking,he how has "Sombra"…his vivacious five-year-old Border Collie and her crazy new pup, "Fergus".

Nathan Gomez, Casa Tranquila's personal concierge since 2012, has lived in Manuel Antonio all his life. . . .blessing him with special insights few others possess.  Nathan coordinates the finer details of your vacation from start to finish: Advance Vacation Planning via email and telephone to maximize your vacation (airport pick-up, packing, documentation, transportation, travel tips); Pre-Arrival Shopping to assure your needs for the week are waiting when you arrive; Insider Tips on the best kept secrets of Manuel Antonio (the finest meals in town, tours and beaches); Activity Reservations for local tours, excursions, transportation, dining; Service for housekeeping, laundry, pool and gardening; Gourmet meals in your home (if you choose) provided for cost of chef fee & food.


Nathan (Concierge): $125   ||    Paulett (Housekeeper): $25 per guest/week   ||    Juan (Gardener/pool): $15

Dariela (Chef): 20%/chef fee     ||     Tour Guides: $3/guest