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Multi-Million Dollar, 5 Acre Private Estate - 9 bedrooms - Chef included

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 11,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Most Iconic and affordable Private Estate in Manuel Antonio -

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 3 bedrooms with 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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

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

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

- 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

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:
  • 11000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Children welcome
  • 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
  • 8 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
    Casita - toilet , shower
  • Main Villa = 6 ensuite baths + 1 half bath Casita = 3 bedrooms with 2 separate bathrooms.
  • 9 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
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
    - Casita Bedroom #8 - 1 king
  • Main Villa = 4 master bedrooms + 2 guest bedrooms and the Apartment/Casita = 3 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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(71 traveler reviews)

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Multi-Million Dollar, 5 Acre Private Estate - 9 bedrooms - Chef included
average rating of 5.0 based on 72 reviews

Stop Searching and Book This Property!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are considering this property, stop searching and book it! We went with a group of 5 couples and had a magical week at Villa Pelicano. The pictures can not do the property justice - it was absolutely beautiful. You will enjoy the location, house, pool, grounds, and the food. Anna, the chef was absolutely fantastic - I can't imagine the trip without her. She makes the entire vacation! I would literally book anywhere she was, but matching her with this AMAZING property was perfection.

The staff at the house were so kind and accommodating and it was extremely easy to work with the property management team. We would not hesitate for one minute to book this location again. It really is a piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Sandy, We truly appreciate your fantastic, 5 star review as our entire team strives to assist with achieving a very relaxing and memorable vacation experience. Anna, our hand picked Chef, really works her magic and I'm sure that everyone gained a few "healthy" pounds as she loves to prepare fresh fish, vegetables and offers many recipes... Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again at our Villa Pelicano Estate or one of our many luxury Villas which you can see at CR Vacation Properties. Muchas gracias, Don Owner, CR Vacation Properties
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A vacation paradise

  • 5 of 5

This property and staff turned out to be MORE than we could have ever hoped or dream for! From the very first correspondence, to the moment we checked out, the staff and Geralyn took amazing care of us and covered every detail you may need coming to a foreign country. We traveled two families of five, so there was ten total in our group. The villa was spectacular!! From the breath taking view to the spacious suites to the amazing meals made by Ana, to the laundry service every day, to the very organized planning from Geralyn for our excursions, there was not one thing missed. Every last detail was covered, which allowed us all to just relax, enjoy our vacation, and enjoy Costa Rica!! PURA VIDA!!!

We would and will definitely recommend this villa to our friends and others. We would love to come back in the future, stay here or at another one of your properties!!

Thank you to Geralyn, Ana, and all the staff for making our families Christmas vacations a truly memorable time!! WE ALL HAD AN AMAZING TIME!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie, Thank you for taking the time to generate such a great review and we are thrilled to hear that the Villa and our dedicated staff helped make your vacation stress free and full of exciting memories. Thank you for staying with us and we would be honored to host your group again. Best regards, Don Owner, CR Vacation Properties
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This is a spacious, relaxing house. Great view!

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideal for a large family get-together. The photos don’t do it justice. The property was in great shape, well maintained. The chef and her son were first class; we were well spoiled. Activities are abundant in the area and it is a short bus ride to the beach. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eileen, We thank you for taking the time to generate such a great review of your recent stay at our Villa Pelicano Estate and it sounds like it was a very memorable experience. I apologize for not meeting you while you were here but each time I came to the Villa, your group were on tours. Thank you for staying with us and we certainly hope to see you again for a return trip to our beautiful Manuel Antonio area. Best regards, Don Owner, CR Vacation Properties
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Breathtaking Views & Amazing staff

  • 5 of 5

Villa Pelicano by far,has the best Ocean Views in Manuel Antonio, it's centrally located (walking distance to everything) but the views are from another world. I've been coming to Manuel Antonio for several years now and we didn't want to leave after a week at Villa Pelicano. Chef services are included and she cooked delicious meals for everyone in the group. We all loved it.

Geralyn, our personal concierge and vacation coordinator was extremely helpful and ready to assist on everything we needed. We were a large group of 22 friends and had blast hanging out by the very large pool and having a drink to enjoy the sunset by the pool or deck at the Villa. I highly recommend Villa Pelicano for large families or group of friends who are looking to have an unforgetable holiday in Manuel Antonio.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings, Thank you for taking time to generate such a wonderful review of your stay at our wonderful Villa Pelicano Estate. We're delighted that you and your group had such a great experience and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best regards, Don Owner, CR Vacation Properties
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Couldn't Ask for More

  • 5 of 5

I rarely write "glowing" reviews but this experience is hard not to rave about. Our family of 8 adults; 7 children spent Thanksgiving week at Villa Pelicano. All fifteen of us have nothing but wonderful things to say about the property and the services. The house is in great shape, the pool wonderful, the views to die for, the wildlife abundant and entertaining (macaws, monkeys, a sloth, agouti, etc.); the cleanliness outstanding, and the security above and beyond. However, the house, location, amenities, etc. paled in comparison to the services provided. Geralyn was amazing as our concierge, Ana was an excellent chef and willing to tackle anything we requested - including an American Thanksgiving dinner! The maid service was way beyond our expectations, the transportation services were excellent.....I know this sounds like a paid-for ad but it is all true. Unfortunately, Quepos and the Villa are a bit remote (good news bad news) so we can't go back on a regular basis. This is much to our dismay as it was a dream vacation spot for us all.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nancy, Thank you for taking time to generate such a great review and we are delighted that you and your group had a wonderful and memorable stay. I am also pleased to hear that the staff exceeded your expectations as we all strive to provide a 6 star experience. Thank you for staying with us, Don Owner, CR Vacation Properties
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This is your own Private Resort, no doubt about it!

  • 5 of 5

We had one of the best last minute vacations in our life's (not lying about it) We were worried about storm Nate because we checked in one week after CR was hit by the storm. As soon as we drove past the gate of Villa Pelicano, we knew we were in paradise and that we had make the right choice.

Geralyn was waiting for us and gave us a tour of the house, the chef and the maids were great and so attentive. We felt like home throughout our stay at Villa Pelicano. We had so much fun at the pool and 5 acres of land just for you is like a dream. Restaurants , bars and grocery stores are walking distance from Villa Pelicano. We hope to be back in the near future and hopefully we have more time to discover the beauty of the Manuel Antonio area.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Yoze, Thank you for generating a review of your stay at our Villa Pelicano Estate and we are all thrilled that you had such a wonderful and memorable vacation. Your timing was perfect as you missed our devastating hurricane but the weather quickly changed once it passed which allowed you to enjoy our beautiful Manuel Antonio area. Please do come back and see us again, Much appreciated, Don Owner, CR Vacation Properties
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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...




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

- 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.