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

Bedrooms 6
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

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

Casa Maravilla Estate Villa is a very uniquely designed and extremely popular luxury retreat 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), along with a few Actors, 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 as well as 7 bluetooth speakers in each bedroom, living room and Rancho!

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 8 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 as well as over 100 outdoor lights that illuminate this incredible property at night. 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, 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 your personal Concierge and Vacation Coordinator along with the wonderful staff (especially the Chef) work their magic so that you can have an extremely relaxing and memorable vacation.

More Details

Property Manager
Pablo Arostegui
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Pablo Arostegui

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 and Vacation Coordinator 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 Pablo Arostegui chose Puntarenas

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 Manager and full cleaning staff, will allow your vacation to be extremely relaxing and stress free.

What makes this estate 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

- Very frequent Monkey, sloth, Toucan and Scarlet MaCaw's

- 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 and Vacation Coordinator to help plan your exciting vacation and to tend to all of your requirements - your personal assistant!

- - Look under rates and notes to view our other Luxury Villas

Guestbook comments from the manager

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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Manuel Antonio Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • 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
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 81 reviews

Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Everything that has been said about this villa is absolutely true - it is the perfect place to stay in Manuel Antonio! We came in with high expectations and we were still surprised on how wonderful everything was. We saw more wildlife (monkeys, sloths, scarlet macaws, iguanas, and toucans) at the house than we did on the guided tour of the park. The house is beautiful and the garden was like walking through a professional botanical garden. The entire staff was great. It is the only trip I've been on in which I came home with clean clothes! My daughter unfortunately got strep throat on the trip, but our concierge Mefi, got us to a doctor who was able to prescribe antibiotics which immediately helped. Chef Ronald made us incredible meals every day and is the real reason why Casa Maravilla is the best place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Philip, We are thrilled to hear that you and your group had such a wonderful experience staying at our Casa Maravilla Estate. Our gardener Roger, is the best in town at creating such a beautiful garden and words cannot describe how dedicated Ronald, Mefi, our maid and entire team are in making sure that you feel completely pampered during your stay.. Hopefully, we will see you on a return visit. Thank you for staying with us, Don
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  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation at Casa Maravilla. Sabrina made sure everything was perfect for us starting with the Jungle Buggy Tour. What a blast! It was like that with all of our adventures! We absolutely fell in love with Ronnie, our personal chef. I wanted to take him home with me. He was so sweet and the best chef. The whole staff was so great. Zinia made sure the house was spotless while being so nice too. I especially loved that Roger brought us fresh coconuts so we could have cold coconut water in the afternoon to give us some vitamins and hydration. We will always remember the wonderful time we had at Casa Maravilla. A trip with so many great memories! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jen, We really appreciate you taking the time to generate such a great review of your stay at our Casa Maravilla Estate. We definitely have the best employees in town who are not only dedicated to making sure that your stay is memorable, but unique in many ways. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Don
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Vacation of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

We just home from our stay at Casa Maravilla and I am writing this with tears in my eyes. I could not have imagined a better vacation.

From the moment we booked the house, Sabrina has been such an amazing help- answering my gazillion questions, setting up excursions, arranging transportation. My daughter celebrated her 6th birthday there and she was able to arrange for a custom made cake(which was so delicious).

The moment we stepped off the bus we were blown away. The grounds are exquisite (thanks, Roger) and the house and views just beautiful. Sabrina was there to greet us upon arrival (which was delayed bc the airline lost a piece of lugagge- another thing which Sabrina handled for us) and Chef Ronald was in the kitchen whipping up a fresh batch of frozen drinks and our first night dinner.

Chef Ronald- I could go on for pages just about him. As with all the other reviewers, we too wanted to take him home with us. Every meal after we left someone brought up the fact that Ronald would have done it so much better. His cooking was fabulous, but his personality the icing on the cake. The kids could not wait until it was time to go help him set the table. Another huge plus was Ronald's ability to budget. Our weekly total was exactly what I was told to expect and far less than we would have spent had we cooked for ourselves or dined out every meal.

Xinia magically kept the place clean, which is no easy feat with 5 small kids. It was such a treat to have fresh laundry every day. As we lugged our suit cases full of clean clothes home we all regretted over packing.

Roger was an animal spotting extraordinaire, rushing to tell us when the monkeys, sloth and scarlet macaws stopped in for a visit. He even pulled all the kids aside to show them how to cut up and drink from fresh coconuts.

We did the Dolphin Catamaran tour, Vacation Buggy, National Park Tour and Ziplining. We also arranged for some masseuses to come to the house one day. All were great experiences and we left feeling like we really did something on our vacation.

If you are contemplating booking, don't. Just do it. Not for a moment will you regret it.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings, Thank you for your review and we are thrilled that our entire team helped make your vacation truly memorable, exciting and fun. Every one of them takes exquisite pride in their roles and they will be delighted to hear of your comments. Thank you for staying with us and hope that we see you again in the future. Best regards, Don
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Wonderful vacation for families to enjoy.

  • 5 of 5

If adventure is a must for your vacation plans along with service and pampering this is the place. Amazing staff who all gave us so much more than expected. Thank you chef Ronald, Sabrina and the whole gang!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce, Thank you for staying with us and the nice review as we truly enjoyed hosting your group. We look forward to your next visit. All the best, Don
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived until our last hour at Casa Maravilla, our group of 6 couples experienced an incredible, amazing vacation. The property is simply incredible with views of the ocean, beautiful surroundings and abundant wildlife. It's well appointed for day to day living, and very close local shops and, of course, the beach. The entire staff treated us like family and nothing we asked for was left wanting. Our main contact Sabrina left no question or request unanswered to our complete satisfaction and also had great suggestions. Chef Ronald kept us happily fed each day, not just with great food, but also his delightful personality. Xinia kept the house tidy and the laundry in check. It still is a mystery to me how she managed to make that happen with accuracy. Roger maintains the natural beauty of the grounds with such pride and tender care. He loves to show you around and will help spot those elusive sloths or howler monkeys! He even gave us a spontaneous coconut carving demo and taught us about "coco locos." A couple of beautiful scarlett macaws visited each day just behind the patio, such a treat! Casa Maravilla has everything to manage several couples or large family. There is plenty of space to gather for meals and socializing and of course ... the pool! But if you just want to sit easy to enjoy the sounds, the ocean view and get some sun, there are also places to relax in solitude too. Venturing into town is super easy, buses and taxis plentiful and cheap. You can catch a taxi from the beach all the way back to the gate at Casa Maravilla for $2 US. The bus is 310 colones (about 65 cents) and you walk a little bit to the gate. Easy stuff! Everyone accepts US currency, just be sure you use small denominations and the bills are not torn at all, they cannot accept if worn or torn. Be sure to get to the Farmers Market on Fri/Sat for unique treasures to take home. Have Sabrina arrange your excursions like Vacation Buggy and Zip Line. She handled absolutely every detail perfectly and we had a blast!! Our group spent two wonderful weeks at Casa Maravilla! The time we spent and the staff there will never be forgotten! PURA VIDA!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ann, Thank you for taking the time to elaborate on your stay at our Casa Maravilla Estate and we are delighted to here that you thoroughly enjoyed the Villa our staff and town. Our goal is to help make your vacation one of no stress and extremely memorable. It sounds like we achieved our goal! We appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you again. Best regards, Don
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Paradise in the Jungle

  • 5 of 5

Casa Maravilla is a fabulous place to use as home base for a vacation in Costa Rica. We were close to the bus stop to visit Manual Antonio and Quepos. The Manual Antonio National Park was wonderful to visit, but we did see more wildlife at the property. While enjoying the pool after our adventures of the day, we would watch and listen to the McCaw's and many other birds of the area. The monkeys came by to visit several times. We were able to sample the fresh mangos and juavana from the property gardens and enjoy the variety of flowers and plant life. Sabrina our concierge was very knowledgeable about the area and very helpful in planning our excursions. Chef Ronald made the most delightful meals and Xinia made sure our rooms and the property were kept spotless.

Our favorite adventure was the zip lining through the rainforest. There was no time during the adventure that we were not clipped to a safety line.

I would definitely recommend this property or return in the future.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, Thank you for staying at our wonderful Casa Maravilla Estate and generating such a great review of your experience. We should start charging admission for people to see all of the animals at Casa Maravilla since, at times, we do get more animal visits than the park. We hope to see you again in the future. Much appreciated, Don
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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, Gondola 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

Manuel Antonio Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Prime Season
Jan 3 2017 - Aug 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Aug 27 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years 2018
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Prime Season
Jan 4 2018 - Aug 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
10 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

- Easter 2017 - $8,900
- Thanksgiving 2017 - $8,900
- Please inquire for rates for limited nightly stays as well as extended vacations.
- Visit for more information on our Casa Maravilla Estate or call 011-506-8335-5792

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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