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Villa CalaLuna - Ocean-Front Luxury Villa from House Hunters International

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bed, 4 Bathroom, 2 Kitchen Home With Pool And Dramatic Ocean Views

A Home as sensual as its setting - avant-garde minimalist architecture (Metropolitan Home of the Year) in the heart of Manuel Antonio!

Villa CalaLuna

Perched on a steep tropical hill-side above the Pacific Ocean, just minutes north of famous Manuel Antonio National Park, this stunning architectural gem showcases an inspired modern spin on Jungle Geometry: The Villa's spine - 2 immense almond beams - is supported by a double row of massive columns that march through the tri-level 'great room' to a panoramic window-wall, marking the increase in ceiling height from 14 - 24 feet, as the space steps down.

From the entrance porch, strikingly sculptured stairs either levitate to a lofty mezzanine and further up to the master suite and sun-deck above, or widen as they flow down to the kitchen/dining level and the living room below - always inviting to double as seating. The vast floor-to-ceiling glass facade opens to a water-edged living terrace shaded by 3 smartly suspended sails, while high cedar doors attend the side-wing-suite on the right side of the living room level.

CalaLuna was designed to be in tune with its tropical landscape - open to the sea breezes, the scent of ylang ylang trees and the ever-changing light of its rainforest environment. Rooms extend onto expansive balconies, patios and hammock-strung terraces, while the magnificent infinity pool is carved into the hillside and embedded in lush tropical vegetation - shimmering sea views from everywhere.

White walls and sand-colored polished cement floors are offset by playful splashes of color - sun-drenched orange, reds and fuchsia - black granite kitchen counters and richly grained native woods.

A haven completely calm and serene contrasting the abundance of the jungle’s greenery - boldly simple in its furnishings and always sophisticated in its fusion of honest materials and textures - concrete, steel, glass, granite, slate, flagstone and plenty of local hard-woods.

Minimal in decor and yet rich in space, light, ideas and imagination.

Kitchens:

2 full size kitchens and dining areas, one in the great room and another in the side wing suite. A professional VIKING stove, stainless steel BBQ grill on the main kitchen balcony

Pool:

Beautiful and very private jungle setting

Invisible edge design

Very cool underwater color lighting

SERVICES:

Multi-lingual concierge

Daily maid and pool service

Telephone

High Speed WiFi everywhere !

50” Plasma TV + Cable + DVD, several Stereos w/iPod connections

Airport pick up

Booking of local flights, charters and car rentals

Help with tour organizing and booking

OPTIONAL SERVICES can be arranged at additional costs, such as:

Cook

San Jose airport pick-up

Therapeutic massage & other Spa treatments .

KIDS:

We tried to create an environment for ADULTS to play and relax. The house was not designed following child-safety-guidelines and is probably not a secure playground for small children - please call to discuss.

QUEPOS, 25 min. by air from San Jose or 3 hours by car, a sport-fishing town and the commercial center of the area (shopping / markets / medical center / banks / car rentals / casino, etc.)

MANUEL ANTONIO: 3 Miles south of Quepos, Costa Rica's most exciting tropical coastal region with several off-shore islands and the truly famous MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK - world renowned for its beautiful white sand beaches, monkeys, and amazing variety of wildlife and fauna - a true jungle paradise showcasing the area's natural magnificence.

BEACHES, etc: We are overlooking the northern part of Manuel Antonio's main beach, Playa Espadilla, just 1/2 a mile down our coastal road. Continuing south are 3 more white sand beaches within the park area, as well as romantic Playa Biesanz a few miles north. Within walking distance are many restaurants, cafés and shops and a great super market. Convenient access to local bus and other transportation.

More Details

Owner
Greg + Pam Rzonca
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family of 6 brought my mom to Costa Rica to satisfy a lifetime dream of hers to visit the area and see the wildlife. We all were absolutely thrilled and amazed at the animals we saw right at CalaLuna! The second day of our stay we had no less than 25 squirrel monkeys on the back porch taking slices of bananas right out of our hands. We saw a baby sloth the very first day and he stayed in the same location outside the master bedroom all week. You will meet Eddie, the huge Spiny Back lizard that lays in the middle of the driveway all day long. Be wary of the capuchins -they look very friendly but when I saw one rip apart a coconut, I immediately gained a new level of respect. Do not worry about the driveway -it is a minor issue compared to the incredible views / wildlife / amenities that CalaLuna offers.
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Living Area Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ocean view w/ Waterfall Shower
    Garden Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ocean view w/ Waterfall Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Open Mezzanine - 1 queen , Ocean view
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Adjacent Full Bathroom
    Garden Suite - 1 queen , 1 double , Walk-out w/ en suite Bathroom
    Master Suite - 1 king , Ocean View, walkout deck and en suite Bathroom
    Guest Suite - 1 king , Ocean view, full Kitchen/Dining area, & en suite Bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Multi-lingual concierge Daily maid and pool service Telephone and Internet High Speed WiFi everywhere ! 50” Plasma TV + Cable + DVD, several Stereos w/iPod connections Airport pick up Booking of local flights, charters and car rentals Help with tour organizing and booking

Reviews

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Villa CalaLuna - Ocean-Front Luxury Villa from House Hunters International
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with superb views of the ocean. Spectacular architecture unlike anything one encounters in the USA. Impeccable concierge service. Not child friendly or handicap accessible

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an exceptional time at Costa Rica!! Starting with this gorgeous house. It is centrally located and walking distance to restaurants and shops. Angie arranged all the excursions and restaurant reservations. She had an itinerary prepared for us upon our arrival. She is super helpful and accommodating. Definitely have Marisol cook dinner at the house, her cooking is better than most of the local restaurants. So much wildlife to see from the house, we saw a sloth, monkeys, hummingbirds and all kinds of beautiful birds. We will definitely return to Costa Rica. One of our best family vacations!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional House

  • 5 of 5

Villa Calaluna is ideally situated in the heart of Manuel Antonio, easy walking distance to a number of restaurants (Emilio's has a great breakfast and ambiance) and close to all the attractions, including Manuel Antonio Park. Thomas, the concierge, and his assistant, Angie, were gracious, helpful and always accessible. Our family of five booked all of our experiences through Thomas and Angie, including kayaking, zip lining, a sunset cruise, and a national park tour. Transportation was included, so although we rented a car, we never used it. We highly recommend making use of chef Marisol. It was lovely to arrive after a long journey to a gourmet meal! The house itself is beautiful, comfortable, and spotlessly clean. (Families with very young children should know that some staircases and landings do not have railings.) The views are spectacular. Wildlife, including capuchin monkeys and toucans, are all over the property. The infinity pool is pristine. This was without a doubt the nicest and most hospitable property we have ever booked on VRBO!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise in Manuel Antonio

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained. There are so many places to sit and relax. Multiple balconies, hammocks, beside the pool etc. Overall we were very pleased. Thomas and Angie couldn't have been more helpful by arranging transportation, chef services, walk in medical clinic. They were incredible to us.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Fabulous property!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa CalaLuna. Angie was wonderful-friendly, warm, helpful, etc. She carted our luggage down the hill and up the hill in her jeep and cheerfully answered all our questions and made arrangements for all our tours and adventures. Henry was our guide for Manual Antonio and he was very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed our time with him.

The house is beautiful. There were six of us and it was very comfortable for us. We loved seeing the monkeys on the deck in the mornings and the swimming pool was wonderful. The view of the ocean was awe inspiring with beautiful sunsets. The steepness of the hill down to the Villa cannot be overstated! It was very steep and great exercise to walk up it in the morning.

I would highly recommend this property. The only thing I would say to improve it is to have an outside dining place.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing time! My family and my brother-in-law's family (8 total, including 4 kids) stayed 7 nights at Villa CalaLuna and our time was simply incredible. The home was perfect for 2 families and we were very comfortable. The views are second to none and the pool location literally made you feel like you had your own private pool in the middle of the jungle. Squirrel and white-faced monkeys visited several times during the trip and often came right up to the porches. Often there were so many you could not keep count. We even saw a sloth. The sights and sounds were a big part of the experience. The location of the villa was ideal. You could easily walk or take the local bus to anywhere along the main road in MA. Thomas and Angie, our concierges, were incredibly helpful and helped arrange excursions and provided key insights. We took advantage of the private chef (Marisol) on 3 different evenings and wondered why we did not do that every night. We also arranged for massages for the adults. Our time in MA was the perfect combination of luxury, relaxation and adventure.

The locals are incredibly welcoming and helpful. With just showing a little interest, they make you feel like a local. We could not have had a better time. I highly recommend this area and this Villa! We will be back.

Mike

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
El Avion
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Los Suenos / La Iquana Golf Course, 18-hole
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
El Avion
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playa Escondido
Car: not necessary

The diversity of the area provides those seeking serenity with inspirational views of the Pacific Ocean from the elevation of a tropical rain forest hillside. Conversely, the area provides those seeking adventure with World Class Sport-fishing, Whitewater Rafting, Jungle Canopy Zip-lining, and many other activities. The Villa is located within casual walking distance of many restaurants, coffee shops, souvenir shops and bars.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

KIDS: We tried to create an environment for ADULTS to play and relax. The house was not designed following child-safety-guidelines and is probably not a secure playground for little ones - please call to discuss

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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