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Unique - Multi-Million $$ Ocean/Jungle Estate - Includes full time Gourmet Chef

Don Segal

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Unique - Multi-Million $$ Ocean/Jungle Estate - Includes full time Gourmet Chef

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Manuel Antonio House Rental Photos and Description

An awe inspiring Ocean View Estate in the Jungle with an unmatched Private Chef

Casa Maravilla Estate home is a very uniquely designed and extremely popular luxury retreat and is situated on over an acre of land and the only home in the area constructed entirely out of Almond wood, which gives it such a unique look and experience in a beautiful Jungle setting with an abundance of monkeys, toucans, iguanas and other animals. Several Celebrities, including the Presidents of Sony Motion Pictures and Lennar Homes (2nd largest home builder in the US), have selected Casa Maravilla Estate as their Villa of choice in Manuel Antonio.

With exquisite gardens, 6 private bedrooms/baths, this Estate provides tremendous comfort for your entire group. All bedrooms are completely air conditioned and out of sight of one another with 4 bedrooms in the Main House and 2 more in the private Casitas. The 800 square foot Rancho/ Barbeque area was designed and built for entertaining in mind. A custom bar with a Plasma TV, dining for your entire group and relaxing chairs are all nicely situated to take advantage of the tropical gardens and overlook the very enjoyable waterfall/infinity swimming pool (with bar stools in the pool) and a wading area with water jets for the kids to play in, which all overlooks the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The 30-foot high hardwood ceilings provide excellent ventilation, and sliding glass doors all the way around, allow you to either open the home completely to the fresh pacific breezes by day and the sounds of the jungle at night, or to close it up and enjoy the experience in fully air conditioned comfort. There are also 7 plasma TV’s in the Villa!

Casa Maravilla would not be a First Class Estate without providing your own Gourmet Chef to prepare up to 3 meals per day (food and beverage costs are separate). Nobody needs to shop, cook or clean as Chef Ronald, who has been the Chef at Casa Maravilla Estate for 6 years, loves his profession and many groups want to take him home with them after their stay! Ronald does it all and saves you money (some groups say over $1,000 for the week) as well by purchasing the freshest ingredients from local vendors - butchers and fisherman, where typically only Restaurants shop. Saturday mornings is the day that Ronald goes to our Farmers market and selects the best vegetables, fruit and high quality produce at a fraction of the cost of our local stores.

The stunning ocean views and spectacular nightly sunsets are sure to take your breath away, while the secluded, and the rarely frequented cove beach of “Playa La Macha” is waiting for you to explore just a nature hike away. Manuel Antonio National Park and its multiple white sand beaches rimmed with pristine rain forest, are the treasured jewel of Costa Rica’s park system and are just 5 minutes away while, Quepos, with its wide variety of shopping, restaurants, bars, Casino, markets, and sport-fishing fleet is less than 5 minutes in the other direction. Casa Maravilla Estate is centrally located to take advantage of both areas.

Three types of friendly monkeys visit the property regularly, as well as the fascinating and slow moving tree sloths (we have had up to 5 at a time), a large variety of birds, and a plethora of other sometimes hard to describe animals, so bring your camera and you’ll be sure to enjoy the best of the jungle and it’s amazing inhabitants from the terraces and gardens of this amazing luxury home.

So relax in your very own Estate Property while the wonderful staff and Chef work their magic so that you can have an extremely memorable vacation of a lifetime.

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Don Segal (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

About Don Segal

Our first Vacation Rental Business was established back in 2006 and quickly became one of the first luxury vacation rental companies in the Manuel Antonio area. We sold the company in 2009 and at the encouragement of many local luxury homes, have since re-entered the Property Management and Vacation Rental business in Manuel Antonio with the goal of providing our clients with unparalleled service and an impeccable attention to detail. Our inventory of properties representing all budget levels, is managed by our highly skilled team, ensuring the highest quality homes for our guests. All rentals include our premium concierge service; we will help you plan every detail of your trip, from booking in-country transportation to assisting with our most highly recommended tours. We also pride ourselves on our commitment to the environment, and are doing everything possible to make our homes eco-friendly. Book with CR Vacation Properties and rest assured you will have the best vacation of your lives! Let us assist you!

Why Don Segal chose Manuel Antonio

Casa Maravilla Estate home is perfectly located in a private Gated community of only 2 homes in an exclusive part of Manuel Antonio . Complete with a Gourmet Chef to prepare up to 3 meals per day along with a private Concierge and full cleaning staff, will allow your vacation to be extremely relaxing and stress free.

What makes this house unique

- One of the only Estate Homes in Manuel Antonio

- Constructed entirely out of Almond wood

- Large outdoor living area

- Fully Gated community

- Gourmet Chef Included

- Jungle setting

- Extremely large property

- 6 completely independent bedrooms allowing privacy for all

- Over 100 varieties of plants and flowers with significant outdoor lighting that illuminates the property at night.

- Private Security Company

- Full staff included

- Exclusive Concierge Manager to help plan your exciting vacation and to tend to all of your requirements

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 2 days ago for a stay in March 2015 NEW

This was our second Spring Break at Casa Maravilla with Teenage children. The house is perfect in every way-the location is in the middle of everything but private at the same time. Many updates from last year that only enhanced the property. The pool and outside areas are spectacular-the view is hard to beat. Ronald, a great chef, is the leader of a staff that takes care of your every need. We did not eat a meal out and had a variety of foods, from local to our favorites from home. Ronald is as funny as he is kind and will keep you entertained the entire trip. Xenia is a wonderful housekeeper and does your laundry everyday.

The locals know the house so they can get you for all the tours you do. We zip-lined, fished, and went on the Vacation Buggy. All excellent and Sabrina, the house concierge, did a fabulous job setting up our schedule. I could go on, but the bottom line is the place is perfect.
Mar 2015
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Bedrooms 6
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Unique - Multi-Million $$ Ocean/Jungle Estate - Includes full time Gourmet Chef
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous place. This was our second year spending Spring Break at Casa Maravilla and it just keeps getting better. Don has done a great job updating the amenities and the new deck around the pool is stunning. From booking to ending the trip, everything was so smooth. Chef Ronald is a true gentleman and a great cook. He will have you at ease with his humor and become part of your family before you leave. The house is very convenient to everything you will want to do, yet is very private at the same time. A lot of the houses in MA are so close to each other that you lack privacy. Casa Maravilla is on a big lot that is landscaped to tropical perfection. The entire staff takes care of all the details and you can relax and enjoy the beauty and charm of the country. Sabrina, the concierge of the house, is a huge asset and will help you get your plans together. We zip-lined, fished, and took the Vacation Buggy tour, which was a real authentic experience of the true Costa Rica. We can't wait to go back soon and will, without question, stay at this small slice of paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to generate your review of Casa Maravilla Estate as we truly enjoyed having your family return for a second time and certainly look forward to your hopeful return again next year. Much appreciated, Don
San Francisco


  • 5 of 5

Casa Maraville was perfect. We had room for everyone, swam every day, and enjoyed cocktails at sunset while Ronald cooked dinner for us. It was perfect. It was so relaxing having a place to stay where we did not have to think about cleaning up or food shopping or cooking - it was all taken care of it. It was also arrange tours to come pick us up as well as a short walk to the local bus for the more adventuresome.

A really wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of us who represent Casa Maravilla Estate want to thank you for your kind review and appreciation of our excellent Chef Ronald. We are pleased to hear that your experience was really Wonderful and hope that you come back to visit again. Much appreciated, Don

Best Family Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our second trip to Casa Maravilla, and as perfect as the first one was six years ago, this one was even better! The house remains absolutely beautiful and perfect for a large or small group. Our favorite part remains to be our Chef Ronald and the rest of the staff that supported our visit. Chef Ronald was much more than just a chef to us, by the time we left we believed him to be another member of our family. His delights from the kitchen morning noon and night were amazing, everything was so fresh, the fruits, the vegetables and the main courses always exceeded our expectations. Sabrina was also fantastic with her taking care of our every need before and during our trip. One phone call and she solved whatever problem we encountered!

The house itself is so beautiful, no matter the adventure for the day, we were all so happy to come home to our pool, our outside gourmet dinners and our lovely clean rooms.

The adventures were all perfect too, from fishing to zip lining, catamaran tours; with our new favorite being the “vacation buggy” tour where we could all be together on a private tour and see the real Costa Rica. The guides were awesome, the waterfall and bridge amazing and to finish it all off a fantastic lunch on the way home! It would be hard to ever top this vacation!

We already miss Chef Ronald, Sabrina, the house crew, the food, the house, the tours and the beauty of Costa Rica! We will be back again one day.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy S, It was a pleasure hosting your family for the second time at Casa Maravilla and appreciate your review of your experience. There is a reason why Ronald has been the Chef for 7 years at CM as you pointed out that he becomes part of your family..With Ronald serving up delicious meals, Sabrina taking care of all of your needs, the maids, gardeners and our on-site maintenance manager Juanca ensuring everything works properly, our team loves to make our guests smile each day and to enjoy a truly memorable stay. Cathy, thank you again for your review and we certainly hope to see you and your crew in the future... All the best, Don
Citrus Hills

Most beautiful vacation spot in the world!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and things have only improved with age. This is such a beautiful part of the world.Chef Ronald is so amazing with all hie original fabulous meals. The staff is so accommodating and every little need is met. The whole family was comfortable in this beautiful setting. Sabrina arranged awesome outings from vacation buggy's to fishing with Franklin. We will defiantly make a third visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to generate a review of your stay at our unique, Casa Maravilla Estate Villa. We all thoroughly enjoyed your group and appreciate your kind words concerning Chef Ronald, Concierge Specialists Sabrin,a and the entire staff as they all work hard to make your stay as magical and stress free as possible. We can't wait for you to return for a third time.. All the best, Don

Best Christmas Family Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eight adults and seven children had the best Christmas vacation at Casa Maravella . We ranged in ages from 70 yrs. to three years and everyone was very comfortable and well taken cared of. The house is so comfortable with lots of open space around pool and doors that stayed open fron living room out to pool. The open pavilion provided seating for meals and cocktails looking out over the Pacific Ocean. The bedrooms all had individual air conditioning for easy comfort.

Chef Ronald was wonderful to have around and prepared different meals every day that even pickiest eaters enjoyed. He prepared fish that we caught in many delicious ways. House keeping was every day and laundry done every two days. What a treat !!!

We can't say enough about Sabrina an Don..managers of home.

As soon as we signed up Sabrina would email each family with flight arrangements,excursion opportunities,and general information.she made it so easy to coordinate all plans for everyone. She and Don put up Christmas tree and many fun decorations all over the house which delighted the children. She or Don would stop by to be sure we were comfortable and didn't need anything.

We all had such a wonderful week and would love to get back as soon as we can. Really hated to leave.

Griers,Griffins. Columbia S.C.

Buycks. Charleston,S.C.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy and family, We would like to thank you for such a wonderful review and we really appreciated hosting your group. You guys are why we love our jobs as we had just as great of a time as you did.....We also thank you for recognizing our hard working staff as they strive to make your vacation extremely memorable and it sounds like they succeeded. We look forward to seeing you again as soon as you can schedule another trip.. All the best, Don

The house is great!

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed. We had 13 people group here for the week of our wedding. All rooms are great, but the common area was the best. The entire group was hanging out by the pool and outdoor seating/lounging spots, playing games and drinking (coconut water of course lol) the entire time.

The house is close to the heart of Manuel Antonio, yet very private, surrounded by trees that provide wonderful shade. We could see monkeys chilling on the roof!! The stuff is very helpful and Sabrina went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. She was very helpful and responsive. If you have a big group and want an awesome place to stay in CR- look no further.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Agata and Ryan, We really appreciate you taking the time to generate a review of your experience at our Casa Maravilla Estate and we were privileged to host your group during your wedding week - once again, congrats on your Wedding. We hope to see you guys again if you ever come back to our Manuel Antonio area. All the best, Don


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Quepos Domestic airlines
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
El Arado, Z Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 29
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
El Arado, Z Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Activities: World Class Sport Fishing (you can watch the boats come and go from the house), Pristine beaches, Private beach, White Water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Mangrove Tours, Surfing, National Park, Four Wheeler Adventures, Hiking, Biking, Golf (Los Suenos Marriott 45 minutes), Gym, Wildlife Viewing (especially at the house!), Horseback Riding, Waterfall Tours, Shopping, Restaurants and Fine Dining, Cinema, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling & Diving, Boating, Sailing, Para sailing, Jet-skiing. Full Tour Menu provided upon check-in.

Enjoy complete privacy, tucked away in the heart of Manuel Antonio, the most exclusive vacation spot in Costa Rica, with its endless activities, numerous restaurants, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Casa Maravilla provides you with the most private, perfect, vacation retreat... The full time staff includes a Gourmet Chef, Ronald, to prepare 3 meals per day, daily maid service, full time groundskeeper and Private Security Company along with a full time concierge manager to assist you with all your needs. The home is supplied with all the amenities you would enjoy at home, including: phone, high-speed wifi connection, dual temperature wine refrigerator, Direct TV, fine linens and towels, full kitchenware, Ipod capable speaker system, Ipod alarm clocks, DVD library of over 50 movies, barbeque, and much more.

Also included is a special guide to all of the area’s best tours as well as information and directions to the finest (or most interesting) restaurants, places, and beaches.

We are happy to help you with even the smallest of special requests to make your vacation special, or with the planning of weddings and events. With our years of experience, we can arrange practically anything you need. We can also recommend and handle the reservation of your rental cars, and the top sport-fishing boats, at the time of your home reservations, as these are best reserved in advance due to limited last minute availability. It is our sincerely pleasure to make your vacation as easy, fun, and enjoyable for you as possible, so please give us a call or e-mail, and then get ready to enjoy the best of Costa Rica, at Casa Maravilla Estate.


Rates & Availability

From $843 Per night

Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Regular Season
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
Green Season
Aug 29 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Green Season
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years 2016
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes - All Pricing is based on 12 guests. Please add $50 per person for each additional guest - up to 18 total.
- Please inquire for rates for limited nightly stays as well as extended vacations.
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Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful Ocean View
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Ocean View with Kitchenette
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Guesthouse with Kitchenette
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Private Casita
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Kitchenette
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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