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Luxury Ocean View Home in Manuel Antonio - Very Popular!!!

81 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 8 nights


El Cerro House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-14)

Casa Carolina is Manuel Antonio´s most exclusive vacation rental home. Perched on a hilltop with beautiful panoramic ocean views, Casa Carolina is without a doubt in a class of its own.

Every last detail in the design and decoration of Casa Carolina insures that your needs will be catered to during your stay.

The breathtaking sunsets from the infinity pool and fully equipped outside grill area will inspire you and take you to a new level of relaxation. Here, as well as from the balconies of three of our suites, you will enjoy the serene blue of the Pacific Ocean.

Frequently seen from the home are monkeys, parrots, ducks and many other species of birds.

Casa Carolina is 5-Star class with a down-to-earth welcoming feel as the services are brought to you. Casa Carolina features a concierge manager who can arrange adventure tour bookings, a day of sportfishing on the Frenzy, in-home massage and spa services, advanced grocery shopping and chef services.

Manuel Antonio offers an abundance of natural beauty and excitement, and Casa Carolina is your perfect home base for exploring what the area has to offer, including world-class sport fishing, eco-touring and extreme adventure activities as well as indulging in the high-class comforts of the home.

Come and experience all that Casa Carolina has to offer!

Keywords: House, Villa, Manuel Antonio, Quepos

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Charlotte Walker
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016


based on 81 traveler reviews

Luxury Ocean View Home in Manuel Antonio - Very Popular!!!
average rating of 4.9753084 based on 81 reviews

We found our "Cheeseburger in Paradise"

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Carolina. The house was a perfect fit for our family of eight with three little ones. It was immaculately maintained and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Elisabeth, the house keeper, was wonderful! She made the best scrambled eggs I have ever had and is a professional origamist. She made the most creative paper designs on the end of every toilet paper roll in the house every day. Saul and Willie did a great job of coordinating our adventures and giving us great tips on beaches and restaurants. This was better than a 5 star luxury hotel or resort, as you had all the services and amenities of a resort but you had the privacy of having it all to yourself. We always felt very safe with 24 hour security and the gated driveway. The best part for me was the BBQ area, I was able to make the best cheeseburgers on the outside grill in the outside kitchen and we enjoyed them as we watched the sun sink into the Pacific from the infinity pool. It became known as "Cheeseburger in Paradise" time. Casa Carolina should be on everyone's bucket list.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 women had been planning this for almost a year and were not disappointed at all. The property was amazing and the crew - Willie, Lizbeth, Saul, and Miseal made it just remarkable. Every excursion was incredible and just relaxing with our typico dinners was equally as pleasing. There really was not a single detail that could have possibly been any better. We all would highly recommend Casa Carolina for anyone going to Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house!

  • 5 of 5

This is a first-rate rental. House is beautiful, rooms are large, beds are comfortable, view is unforgettable, staff is extraordinary, monkeys are adorable, everything is kept squeaky clean, kitchen is very well-equipped and the atmosphere feels very safe.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house is even more gorgeous than it looks in the photos and the sunsets are unrivaled. The friendly staff at the house, Lis and Saul, made our stay so wonderful!!! They anticipated our every need and even helped us plan a surprise party for our teen daughter. The driver, Misael, was extremely reliable and patient with us. There is even an overnight security guard at the house. We highly recommend this property and staff! Our trip couldn't have been better and much of it was due to the fabulous staff and their attention to details.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

As we drove up to Casa Carolina, I was blown away at the, view, yard, etc. It is quite spectacular. It is incredibly well-maintained and upscale yet comfortable and welcoming. We had four families staying on the property, with a lot of little kids. We each had our own room to retreat to but enjoyed the wonderful common area (kitchen, living room, pool/patio) when we wanted to be together. We felt right at home from the minute we walked in and met the friendly staff. They were there first thing every morning, helping us plan our next adventure, doing our laundry, cooking fabulous meals, and cleaning. We were spoiled! We saw lots of wild life while at the home, from monkeys that joined us for breakfast one morning, to sloths, toucans, land crabs, etc. There is much to do and see within a couple hours drive from the home. Our favorite beaches ended up being further South, an hour or two.

Having stayed in accommodations right on the beach in the past, that was what was lacking for us at this location. Other than that (and a wish for a slightly bigger pool) we were happy to have spent a delightful week at the Casa Carolina.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family retirement celebration vacation

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing family vacation at Casa Carolina! Our group counted 13 from 11 to 60-something years old. Fun times for all...adventure excursions arranged by Willy (Frenzy fishing trip netted 22 sailfish as well as a mahi-mahi for dinner!), delicious breakfasts and dinners cooked by Lisbeth and Saul, sunsets by the infinity pool, personal and up close visits from capuchin and squirrel monkeys and the resident iguanas, early morning birdwatching from patio where a menagerie of birds including macaws, parrots, and toucans were spotted. The staff was most gracious and accommodating at all times. The 11 year old even named her souvenir stuffed sloth Saul! I definitely recommend Casa Carolina.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
152 Kilometres
San Jose (SJO)
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Manuel Antonio National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Marina Pez Vela
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Carolina
Car: not necessary

Many adventure tours are available including world class fishing, Rainforest Canopy Ziplining, Surfing, Bird Watching, and lots of visiting Monkeys!


Rates & Availability

El Cerro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 19 2016 - Apr 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 31 2016
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Green Season 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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El Cerro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , The master has a stunning 20 mile view across the bay!
    Ocean View - 2 queen , This bedroom as a deck outside to watch the sunset!
    Rainforest View - 2 queen , Wake up early to watch the howler monkeys in the rainforest!
    Chickee - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The Chickee apt has a stunning view of Manuel Antonio Area!
  • Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. The Master Bedroom has a large covered porch frequently visited by monkeys! The Chickee apartment has a complete kitchen as well as a living room with a fold out sofa. All bedrooms have excellent views.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Your concierge, Willy Jimenez, can arrange all aspects of your Costa Rica vacation including tours, shopping and transportation. Private chef services are available and reasonably priced. Casa Carolina is perfect for couples as well as families.

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