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Bedrooms 6
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Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Gourmet Chef, Concierge, Full Staff Included at Casa Maravilla Estate

Manuel Antonio offers many luxury Vacation Rentals but when it comes to a true Jungle Estate Home, Casa Maravilla is unmatched. The home itself is the only home in Manuel Antonio that is constructed entirely out of Almond wood and is described as a work of art and considered amongst the finest custom homes in the Manuel Antonio area. It is situated on one of the largest pieces of land in the area offering privacy, abundance of wildlife and a complete staff to tend to your every need.

Casa Maravilla Estate home is a very uniquely designed and extremely popular luxury retreat with exquisite gardens, 6 private bedrooms/bath, that allows you to get together when you want or relax in quiet when you choose. 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 17 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.

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.

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 cost are separate). Mom doesn’t need to shop, cook or clean as Chef Ronald, who has been the Chef at Casa Maravilla for 7 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 as well by purchasing the freshest ingredients from local vendors, butchers and fisherman where only Restaurants typically 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 at the 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 walk 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 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

Don Segal

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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 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 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!

Casa Maravilla Estate home is perfectly located on a very large property 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.

- One of the only Estate Homes

- Gourmet Chef Included

- Extremely large and gated property

- 6 completely independent bedrooms allowing privacy for all

- Over 100 outdoor lights

- Private Security Company

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Gourmet Chef Included - A fully Pampered retreat!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Gourmet Chef Included - A fully Pampered retreat!
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas


  • 5 of 5
This was a dream come true. I did a lot of research to have this destination wedding. What sold me on Casa Maravilla was the reviews. At first, we thought to get married on the North Shore of Hawaii. Taxes for the house I found were going to be nearly 14%. Then a friend mentioned she had spent her wedding anniversary in Manuel Antonio and said it was the most relaxing vacation she ever had. They also had a chef. So, I started looking for places that could accommodate our families comfortably since this is a remarriage for both of us. The chef included was a draw but the reviews really cemented my decision and boy! they were right!
The most incredible part of this house is Ronald "the chef" and the maids that keep the place clean. We ate like kings and queens and all for an average of $28 a day per person. This included beer and wine. Granted we purchased hard liquor at duty free as Susan "the concierge" suggested but this was amazing to consider the way this group ate and drank. Our meals were all outdoors in the rancho which is a beautiful outdoor bar/kitchen overlooking the pool. It has a gorgeous sunset view and fans overhead to keep you comfortable. My new husband especially enjoyed these times with the family all seated at the table. The wedding meal consisted of lobster and potatoes presented like a 4-star restaurant. It was beautifully done and we felt relaxed and so lucky that we had chosen this venue for our wedding. We also celebrated 2 birthday dinners and Ronald and his helper Reynald went out of their way to please. Susan, the concierge, was so kind to help in the preplanning and answered every email in a quick fashion. She was absolutely delightful to work with before arriving and during our visit. She booked our excursions being especially sensitive to our needs and always advising in our best interest. She even drove my son to a pharmacy for treatment when he had a reaction to a bite on his foot. It is a special feeling to have good hospitality when traveling and they all try so very hard to make your stay an amazing one. We are all having withdrawals from our stay at Casa Maravilla. If you want to feel like the rich and famous for a few days in your life then stay here!!!!!
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Gourmet Chef Included - A fully Pampered retreat!
+1 50683355792
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas


  • 5 of 5
Our group of 10 friends just returned from a week's stay in Casa Maravilla. There aren't enough words to describe our amazing time in the jungle. The home is an oasis in itself, making it hard for us to want to leave and explore anything else. The jungle landscape, exquisite indoor/outdoor living, and inviting and refreshing pool make the house wonderful, but the warm, friendly, hard-working staff give the house a soul. The housekeeping ladies are efficient - delivering your clean laundry daily, the groundskeeper maintains the beautiful jungle flora, the security guards keep watch all day and all night, and of course, Chef Ronald delivers meals fit for a king. His cooking is fantastic, but the conversation and knowledge of Costa Rica he has to offer is Casa Maravilla's greatest asset. Without a doubt, Chef Ronald made our vacation, and has our group wondering when we can visit Costa Rica, and Casa Maravilla, again!

- Tip: Truly our group's favorite times of the trip were sitting around the table during every Chef-prepared meal, and chatting and learning from Ronald. We invited him to eat with us every meal, which turned out to be the best decision. He is one of the most kind, warm-hearted people we have ever met, and is an absolute wealth of knowledge of all things Costa Rica. Take some time to get to know him... you won't regret it. Chef Ronald makes Casa Maravilla a home.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Phoenix, AZ


  • 5 of 5
From the moment of booking our week long stay at Casa Maravilla until the second we left, the team ensured that we thoroughly enjoyed our time in the paradise that we were staying in. The house is beautiful, with stunning views of sunsets over the pacific. The majority of the rooms have en suite bathrooms, and there are two casitas to ensure privacy. For us, the communal areas were a source of great times. Dinners, cooked by Ronald who allows you to pick the food you want and prepares it accordingly, included beef tenderloin, grilled lobster, pineapple pork and blackberry (or bbq) chicken, were all served in the expansive outdooor seating area that comfortable fits 12. There is plenty of opportunity to relax by the stunning infinity pool, sitting on in-pool bar stool, lazing on loungers, or to pull up to the outdoor bar, pour yourself a drink and watch sports on TV. Ronald was great throughout, extremely polite and courteous ensuring everyone was satisfied. One tip I would give is ask him to join you one night - he is incredibly nice and has interesting stories about life in Costa Rica. We certainly consider him a friend after our trip. Susan, the concierge, made the excursions simple to book and each one was excellent. We would recommend, the sailfishing charter (we did one full day with Captain Roberto on the Caribe Sea), where between 8 of us we caught 14 sailfish, the waterfall rappelling and ziptrekking with Tony, the Spice Tour, the Saverge white Water Rafting (we used Amigos Del Rio) and the Manuel Antonio Park guided tour (tips,
get there early before hotel guests have finished their breakfast and definitely hire a guide - we used Roy Orozco - www.naturespecialist.com) where we saw toucans, sloths, a snake, iguanas, white faced monkeys and howler monkeys plus an array of butterflies, birds and plants. We also did the hike to Playa Macha which is hard work but worth it. Susan also arranged for a birthday cake, and ensured that a reservation for a special requirements for our hotel in San Jose were met. The rest of the staff are great as well. Miguel the security man is so funny - he speaks no english but communicates through his expressions, and the gardeners keep the place beautiful. The sunset on the last night was stunning, and it is worth getting up early to listen to the howler monkeys. One final tip, the wildlife at the house is some of the best you will see. We had 3 visits from squirrel monkeys, saw crab, iguana and a sloth!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Gourmet Chef Included - A fully Pampered retreat!
+1 50683355792
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas


  • 5 of 5
We had a family vacation of 15 persons - 12 adults, 3 children. The house was perfect - first Chef Ronald was the absolute best! We had 3 fantastic meals a day and spent far less than if we went out for a much lower quality meal at a restaurant - I mean far less, we were shocked at the savings (we spent a total of $1700 for food/booze/snacks/beverages for 5 days - 15 people - total. Compare that to one dinner out before we got there at $418 for that one dinner in LaFortuna with no more than 2 cocktails for most adults - you can see the savings - and there was no comparison to the quality of food - Chef Ronald's was the best hands down). The pool area was the highlight of our stay - just great - as was the rancho for outside dining - we ate every meal out there - and the bar was great, we stocked with our favorite drinks and enjoyed the pool, again, far less expensive than going out for drinks - and we did some good drinking! The rooms were great, plenty of room for all 15 of us, everyone slept in a comfortable bed with air conditioning which was crutial. And the maids doing the cleaning and our persona laundry every day was a dream come true - we went home with clean clothes! We had monkeys come to the door one day - what a treat for us. Highly, highly recommend the Canopy Safari Tour - we had a blast! Casa Maravilla was great - would recommend for everyone. Was secure, clean, well maintained and managed. Security is very important - had bags stolen from our rental van on the way back to San Jose, make sure you stay vigilant in protecting your property when away from the house. Also, the walk to the beach was not an easy one, if you want an easy walk to the beach you will not find it here - took a good 20 minutes down and a long, hot 40 minutes to an hour back - all up hill - not for anyone in poor physical condition! Again, highly recommend - chef Ronald was GREAT, the house was great!
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 29
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
El Arado
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
El Arado
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, a computer with high-speed internet 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.

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Availability & Rates


Manuel Antonio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 3 2014 - Aug 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
Green Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Apr 11 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
50% Deposit due upon Booking with the remaining 50% balance due 30 Days Prior To Arrival. Check-in 3:00p.m./ check out 11:00a.m.

Please inquire for rates for limited nightly stays as well as extended vacations.
Tax Rate 13.0%
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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:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • PC
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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 4 - 2 king , Kitchenette
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Guesthouse with Kitchenette
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Private Casita
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • churches
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • whitewater rafting
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
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