About the property
- House7000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, sleeps 8-10
This beautiful Luxury Home, in the center of Manuel Antonio, was designed with openness in mind and a feel of an extremely stylish and private retreat in the middle of the jungle - yet close to all amenities. This home takes the phrase “one of a kind” to a different level with its unique design and location. There is simply no other home like this one! Tremendous Ocean views with walking distance to the beautiful beach.
The magical nature and ocean views will certainly take your breath away while you relax in the infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Monkeys are abundant on a daily basis as well as many other types of wildlife. Over 7000 square feet of open living space on 3 levels with a suspended infinity pool that is extremely unique including a large underwater viewing window, bar surrounding the pool and a sunning deck. Situated off of the kitchen, this is truly a swim up bar!. The massive bedrooms and baths provide the utmost comfort.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Heather Blanchard
Casa Elsa was built in 2007 by an adventurous and artistic couple from Toronto. They have infused the villa with their own style and sophistication, and have created a truly magical setting from which to enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica. We at Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals are proud to have been their management team from the beginning and love the chance to share this modern masterpiece with our guests. Established in 2006, Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals is one of the first luxury vacation rental companies in the Manuel Antonio area. We have become an industry leader, providing our clients with exceptional service and impeccable attention to detail. Our inventory of properties 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 booking you on our most highly recommended tours. Book with Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals and rest assured you will have the best vacation of your lives!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
One of the best vacation homes I've ever stayed in
We absolutely loved this place. The home was beautiful and in a perfect location. Susan the concierge was amazing! She went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. All of our excursions were so much fun, but if I were to recommend one it would be the 10 in 1 zip lining and repelling adventure.
Diedre cooked for us two nights . The food was delicious and we had some leftovers for the next day.
We indulged with spa day and yoga class that was the best massage that any of us had ever had. The yoga instructor was fun and structured the class to our level of yoga.
One of the things that made the property so special was the amount of wildlife all around the home.
We have travelled a lot, and I rarely plan to go back to a place I have been, because there are so many places I want to visit- especially not to the same house, but i will definitely try to go back to casa Elsa if I return to Costa Rica because I think staying there and having Susan as our concierge made the vacation.
The house was AMAZING! Loved the out door setting
The house was very clean and well maintained. It felt like a luxurious treehouse overlooking the rainforest and ocean. We watching the 3 species of monkeys playing in the trees. The infinity pool was clean and gave us another awesome view of the rainforest and ocean. I have already recommended this property to friends.
Great Gem on Pacific Side
All around a perfect transaction. From the beginning we had great communication with owners from arrangements to payments. When we got there, the place was in great shape that was accurately depicted in the pictures on the website.
The house is situated perfectly- short walks to beach, intensely surrounded by wildlife that come up to the house, 5 minute drive to town, restaurants in walking distance, and a grocery store that will deliver!!! The house itself is beautiful, spacious and very unique. Nothing like cooking breakfast with monkeys staring you down!!! Daily laundry was a wonderful perk that meant we could pack very light and it was a real treat.
Once there, the concierge was great about helping us plan attractions. We opted not to pre-book a lot due to high probability of rain. The UNANIMOUS favorite trip was the buggy tour to the mountain waterfalls and I still crave the Chicharrones from La Cazuela!
Men loved the fishing trips with Capt Johnny and brought home a trophy!
We would gladly go back to Casa Elsa or any of the MavRental properties. This was truly a wonderful experience start to finish.
Spring Break at Casa Elsa
We have never stayed in a house like this one. It was wonderful. An avid bird-watcher, I really enjoyed sitting in the living room with my binoculars! The monkeys were really fascinating. We utilized the chef service 3 nights we were there and it was wonderful. Very laid back trip and the house was great. Awesome movie selection. Would love to enjoy this open-air house during the rainy season. All 4 bedrooms were a/c and private, which was great. Susan, our concierge, was on the spot! Will book this house or another through Manuel Antonio Vacations again!
Commune with Nature
After the flight south to San Jose, it was a short hop over to the Pacific coast, and as we climbed out of the little 12 seater onto the tarmac at Quepos airport, feeling the soft warm tropical breeze, a magnificently huge Blue Morpho butterfly drifted before my eyes. It was a spectacular welcome, that right away let us know that we’d arrived in a magical land, more akin to something out of a Gabriel Garcia Marquez story, than the world we’d left a few hours before. It was a short drive from the tiny airport, and by the time we arrived at Casa Elsa, I was already under the spell and in love with this place. And Casa Elsa did nothing to break that spell.
As the great door of the villa swung open, revealing as it did, a place of true enchantment where the cold northern rules of houses simply didn’t apply, I was able to walk right into this land and make it my home. It was a home I would come to share with monkeys, birds, plants, tropical trees and sweet aromas. Whether relaxing by the pool, just gazing out to sea, reading under a palm, or watching a lazy Geko as I made coffee, the beauty of the place was omnipresent.
On a practical note, I should mention that both staff Carlos and Petronella are wonderful, discreet, courteous and always helpful. Also that the beach and Manuel Antonio Park are both close by and truly spectacular.
If you are in need of a place to restore your soul, look no further than Casa Elsa.
Fabulous - I want to go back!
My wife and I stayed at Casa Elsa with three other couples. Everybody loved their en suite and everyone wants to go back.
The weather was out-of-this world. We did a few activities - fishing, canopy tour and the beach almost every afternoon. Pool in the morning.
We hired a cook for a few days which was really worth it - you're basically eating in the Jungle.
The monkeys came by every day. There was a Sloth with it's baby.
Casa Elsa itself is breath-taking. The view from the pool with walk up bar is out-of-this-world and it is in the kitchen!! It is spectacular, that's all I Can say.
Everybody we met was really nice. We went to town for dinner and some dancing and it was really fun, food was great. We even cooked ourselves a couple of times. The store is just up the street and it delivers for a couple of bucks - so you don't even have to carry your groceries. The kitchen has everything you need too.
Overall, the week was really easy; just a joy for all. We felt like Movie Stars staying at Casa Elsa. We still talk about the great times we had.
Great location! Walking distance to a multitude of popular restaurants, bars and shops as well as only a 10 minute walk to 2 beaches.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rental Terms & Conditions: * 50% of rental amount required to hold reservation * Remaining 50% required 60 days prior to arrival * $500 refundable damage deposit (less any damage) to be paid with final payment Cancellation: *Cancellation made 60 days or more prior to arrival, may be applied to an alternate booking date. Holiday Rates: Thanksgiving week: $4900/ week Christmas week: $9900/ week New Years week: $10,900