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Multi-Million Dollar, 5 Acre Private Estate - up to 8 bedrooms - Chef included

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 10,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

Rent this Ocean View Villa with only 6 or all 8 bedrooms..

Christmas special - $1,500 per night or $10,500

One of the largest and First Estate homes with incredible Ocean Views in Manuel Antonio, Villa Pelicano Private Estate was designed for large families/groups/events/Weddings and offers magical Ocean Views and a very open living experience in the center of Manuel Antonio - all with your own Private Chef! This extremely and popular "Historic" Estate is provided with 9 bedrooms, 8 1/2 bathrooms, and over 10,500 sq.ft of living space while sitting on over 5 private acres of gated and secluded land that provides tremendous 180-degree ocean views and is situated only 500 feet above sea level. Integrated harmoniously into the natural landscape of Manuel Antonio's jungle hills, nestled in a private forest of tropical gardens, this special Estate is surrounded by unspoiled vegetation and provides the feeling of total seclusion. The indescribable sunsets are sure to awe you as well as the spectacular views of the ocean, coves, points, coastline and distant mountains as well as the frequent Monkey visits, almost daily Scarlet Macaw and Toucans flying overhead with a tremendous amount of other bird species, Iguanas and other exotic animals.

Villa Pelicano Private Estate offers complete discretion and privacy while being situated in the heart of Manuel Antonio and walking distance to our countless fine restaurants, shopping plazas, night life, gym, coffee shops, bars, and so much more while conveniently located within minutes drive between the bustling fishing village of Quepos with every amenity you could possibly need as well as our very popular National Park and Main Beach area.

Villa Pelicano Private Estate is described as the “Iconic Mansion” of Manuel Antonio and a landmark of the town with its walled entrance and completed gated property. As your private gate opens, you will drive down a palmed lined driveway to your own private resort. Upon entering the Villa, the 2 story cathedral ceilings will awe you as will the enormous size of the living, dining, verandas, pool, bedrooms, baths and walk in closets.

The first four bedrooms are all masters, each with King Size bed, high ceilings, spacious areas, with glass sliders allowing you to feel the fresh breezes off of the ocean. There is a Jacuzzi tub to pamper you in one of the masters, air conditioning to keep you cool, large verandas to take in the panoramic views and to see the monkeys and other various types of wildlife passing through the trees. The fifth and very large bedroom features two queen beds and two single beds, air conditioning, private seating area, and veranda facing the jungle. The sixth bedroom has one king bed, air conditioning, and veranda facing the jungle. The Casita consists of 2 bedrooms with one having a kitchenette and living room and incredible ocean-view patio.

The living room has a two-story cathedral ceiling and wraparound balcony which is completely open to a spacious patio overlooking the pool and Pacific Ocean - the views are unmatched! The second level of the home is wide open with an extra seating area, a balcony looking out over the ocean that is perfect for yoga, relaxing or just taking in the spectacular views..

You will find the perfect spot to cool off is in the expansive swimming pool with its cushioned lounge chairs and multiple shade umbrellas. The grounds are secured by a wall, fully gated and nightly security by a local professional Security company to eliminate any concerns.

Villa Pelicano Private Estate provides you with a complete vacation retreat. The full time staff includes maid service 6 days per week, gardener, maintenance manager, chef services including preparation of 2 gourmet meals per day (7 days per week) by professional chef Ana, and a full time Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator that will serve as your 'Personal Assistant' to assist you with all of your needs.

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 - which we have hosted many. With our years of experience, we can arrange practically anything you need. Our Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator will coordinate your transportation from San Jose to Manuel Antonio, plan all of your tours/excursions with our pre-qualified and certified companies, arrange rental car reservations, recommend the best local restaurants and night-life and much more..

It is our goal to make your vacation or event as relaxing, stress free as possible and to create incredible memories for you and your family/group, so please give us a call or e-mail, and then come enjoy the best of Costa Rica, at Villa Pelicano Private Estate!

More Details

Don Segal
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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 Puntarenas

Villa Pelicano Pirvate Estate is centrally located in Manuel Antonio and walking distance to the Grocery store, fabulous restaurants, gym, shops and many other attractions. Complete with a Gourmet Chef to prepare up to 2 meals per day along with a private Concierge to assist with planning your exciting vacation and full time cleaning staff, gardener, on-site Security company which will allow your vacation to be extremely relaxing and stress free.

What makes this villa unique

- Largest Villa in Manuel Antonio - 10,500 sq. ft. on 5 private acres

- Fully Gated Property

- Gourmet Chef included

- Incredible open air living room and adjoining spacious patio overlooking the pool, jungle and Ocean

- Magnificent year-round Sunsets

- Flexible accommodations as you can rent by either 6 or 9 bedrooms

- Private Security Company

- Full staff included

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

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

I really don't know where to begin. 3 families totaled 19 happy guests. We had to pinch ourselves to realize if this was all real. Well it was, we were in paradise. Geralyn, Ana, Maria, Michól, everyone made our experience just absolutely "wonderful". They were all kind, sweet and very accommodating. We were surrounded by natures beauty and there was no other place we would have liked to have been during the new year - 2017! I am looking forward to return to this fantastic beauty!
Dec 2016
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    1 Half bath - toilet
    Casita - 2 Bedroom - toilet , shower , 2 bedroom and 2 bath
  • Main Villa = 6 ensuite baths + 1 half bath Casita = 2 bedrooms with 2 separate bathrooms.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • - Grand Master Suite #1 - 1 king , 1 King - Ocean View
    - Ocean Master Suite #2 - 1 king , 1 King - Ocean view
    - Tropic Master Suite #3 - 1 king , 1 King - Ocean view
    Mango Master Suite #4 - 1 King - Ocean view
    - Jungle Suite #5 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 queen, 2 single
    - La Paz Suite #6 - 1 king , 1 King
    Casita Bedroom #7 - 1 double , 1 double , Kitchenette & living area
    - Casita Bedroom #8 - 1 king , 1 double , 1 king , Kitchenette & living area
  • Main Villa = 4 master bedrooms + 2 guest bedrooms and the Apartment/Casita = 2 guest bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews

Amazing week stay and wedding!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the time of our life here! :) Every thing was great! If you want to have your group together in a tropical paradise with no worries...come here. The concierge, Geralyn, was so quick to help plan and call for taxis and do whatever was needed. She even helped order a birthday cake! Chef Ana was amazing! If you do stay here be sure to have her cook you dinners and breakfasts! We had breakfast every morning and dinners most nights. It was cheaper than eating out, more intimate, and tasted better! I recommend the lasagna or the taco bar with quesadillas. All staff were superb! The pool is lovely and offers a nice relaxing area for your group to sit around an outstanding view. Also, macaws fly by just about every day and we spotted monkeys from our pool! We will return!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashley, Thank you for your wonderful review and we were thrilled to host your special day. Glad to hear that everyone had a delightful time and that the staff exceeded your expectation. We look forward to your return visit, Much appreciated, Don
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All 5 star rates for a reason

  • 5 of 5

There's a reason why all the reviews here are 5 stars. This place and the memories you'll make here are unforgettable. We recently booked Villa Pelicano for our wedding and we're so glad we went this route instead of a typical resort. The house and property itself is spectacular with plenty of space and a fantastic pool. But the house itself is not what will make your trip memorable. It's the time you'll get to spend at this beautiful place with those you're with that makes this place so special.

The house is big enough to give people space but at the same it's warmth and coziness will provide ample opportunities for just hanging out. We had 14 adult and two children and everyone loved just hanging out or exploring the property and checking out all flowers, vegetation and wild life.

A note on the staff. Everyone was so helpful and really amazing to deal with. All the amenities are there and if you need anything, Geralyn, the concierge, is just a phone call away and can help you with anything you need. She was also very helpful with the planning before our arrival. Don was extremely accommodating when it came to having to change dates and what not after West Jet suddenly cancelled our flights. Cleaning staff were all super friendly and helped make our stay more comfortable. My family and friends have to give a huge thank you to Chef Ana. Not only did everyone love the food she made every day but she was a pleasure to have around. It can be a bit tricky trying to figure out type of meal to make for a large group but she had some great recommendations and the meals were always a hit.

As others have mentioned, there is THE HILL. We're not joking around when we say it's a challenging walk as it's quite steep. Definitely recommend putting more able-bodied people in the casita rooms. Also note that the main beach is about a 10min drive away and with the windy roads and lack of proper sidewalks, I'd recommend a taxi which is cheap.

Overall we loved every minute of our stay and would recommend this place to anyone! We hope to be back at Villa Pelicano someday!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Navy, Thank you for your review and first off, congratulations on your wedding and sorry that I did not get to personally meet you but very delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I also appreciate your kind words about our incredible and dedicated staff as they always will go above and beyond to make sure that your experience is one to remember for a lifetime. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your return visit. All the best, Don
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Pelicano and our visit to Manuel Antonio was absolutely perfect. The views were breathtaking, the chef, Anna, and her meals were better than any restaurant I went to, and the house itself was amazing. And on top of all of that, we got to see monkeys swinging through the trees and macaws flying by while sitting on the front porch. This is the second time I've stayed at Villa Pelicano and I definitely plan on going back very soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Megan, Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our Villa Pelicano Estate and hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for staying with us, Don
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Pelicano and our trip to Manuel Antonio was absolutely amazing. The view is breathtaking, the chef and the food she cooked was better than any restaurant we went to, and the house itself was absolutely gorgeous. And the opportunity to see monkeys swinging through the trees and macaws flying by each day while sitting on the porch just added to all of the greatness. This is my second time staying at this house and I definitely plan on coming back sometime very soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Megan, Thank you for your review and glad to see that you are a repeat guest as we have many that just can't stay away from our wonderful Villa Pelicano Estate. Chef Anna is spectacular and we are thrilled to have her part of our team. We appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you again, Best regards, Don
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you have a chance to stay at this property, do not miss it! Just be aware that... you may get "addicted" to this place (as I have). It is perfect in every way. Everything from the wonderful concierge service (Geralyn), to the impeccable food (Anna), to the absolute cleanliness of the property is amazing and the best you will find anywhere in Costa Rica. I have stayed at Villa Pelicano many times, and it is the only place I will stay when I visit Manuel Antonio. The views are spectacular. You will not find a more beautiful sunset, I guarantee it. We just returned from a group trip of 15 people, and every single person is now wanting to return every year. I am truly more impressed every time I go back. Thank you to everyone at Villa Pelicano, and I can't wait until next time!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ryan, We appreciate your your genuine review and are delighted that you find our Villa Pelicano Estate as your second home and we certainly enjoy your constant visits. Geralyn and Anna along with our complete maid and gardening service all help make your vacation very special and memorable. Thank you for staying with us again and please let me know when you want to schedule next years visit. Best regards, Don
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  • 5 of 5

We planned a 70 Birthday at Villa Pelicano and 14 family members (7-72 years old) attended. The Villa was spectacular and their was more than adequate room to accommodate us. Geralyn planned our trips to and from the airport in a vehicle that accompanied our group and our luggage. She recommended and planned our excursions which were fantastic. She arranged for cabs to take us to and from the beach and reserved lounges and umbrellas. Chef Ana was terrific and helped us choose menus that were very delicious. We experienced no problems during our trip and our group thoroughly enjoyed this experience. I recommend this trip without reservation. Reviews like this convinced me to stay at the Villa and I am very happy that I did.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, Thank you for the great review and glad that all of you had a delightful time and some great memories of the 70th Birthday celebration. We appreciate you staying with us and hope that we see you again. Best regards, Don
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Barba Roja
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Pan American Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Playa Espadilla

Manuel Antonio is best known for its renowned and very frequented National Park which Forbes Magazine ranked as one of the top 12 National Parks in the World. Trip Advisor also rated our Playa Espadilla Beach as the nicest beach in Central America.

Known as some of the best Ocean fishing in the world including in shore and off shore, Manuel Antonio offers plenty of local activities which includes zip lining, rafting, parasailing, nature hikes, rappelling, waterfall excursions, spice farm and much, much more...


Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Aug 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season
Aug 27 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
New Years 2018
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Prime Season
Jan 3 2018 - Aug 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
10 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

- Pricing is based on 16 guests and please add $25.00 per additional guest/per night
- Please inquire for special pricing to utilize only the main house which has 6 bedrooms
- Please inquire about event fees for weddings, celebrations, parties or other large gatherings that exceed those staying at the Villa
- Visit for more information on Villa Pelicano Estate or our many other Luxury Villas or call 011-506-8335-5792.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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