Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Monkeys! Birds! Close to the Beach and everything you want to do! Very Popular!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Casa Carolina is Manuel Antonio´s most exclusive vacation rental home. Perched on a hilltop with beautiful panoramic ocean views, Casa Carolina is without a doubt in a class of its own.

Every last detail in the design and decoration of Casa Carolina insures that your needs will be catered to during your stay.

The breathtaking sunsets from the infinity pool and fully equipped outside grill area will inspire you and take you to a new level of relaxation. Here, as well as from the balconies of three of our suites, you will enjoy the serene blue of the Pacific Ocean.

Frequently seen from the home are monkeys, parrots, ducks and many other species of birds.

Casa Carolina is 5-Star class with a down-to-earth welcoming feel as the services are brought to you. Casa Carolina features a concierge manager who can arrange adventure tour bookings, a day of sportfishing on the Frenzy, in-home massage and spa services, advanced grocery shopping and chef services.

Manuel Antonio offers an abundance of natural beauty and excitement, and Casa Carolina is your perfect home base for exploring what the area has to offer, including world-class sport fishing, eco-touring and extreme adventure activities as well as indulging in the high-class comforts of the home.

Come and experience all that Casa Carolina has to offer!

Keywords: House, Villa, Manuel Antonio, Quepos

More Details

Property Manager
Charlotte Walker
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


El Cerro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , The master has a stunning 20 mile view across the bay!
    Ocean View - 2 queen , This bedroom as a deck outside to watch the sunset!
    Rainforest View - 2 queen , Wake up early to watch the howler monkeys in the rainforest!
    Chickee - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The Chickee apt has a stunning view of Manuel Antonio Area!
  • Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. The Master Bedroom has a large covered porch frequently visited by monkeys! The Chickee apartment has a complete kitchen, a king bed as well as a living room with a fold out sofa. All bedrooms have excellent views.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Your concierge, Willy Jimenez, can arrange all aspects of your Costa Rica vacation including tours, shopping and transportation. Private chef services are available and reasonably priced. Casa Carolina is perfect for couples as well as families.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(93 traveler reviews)

97% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Monkeys! Birds! Close to the Beach and everything you want to do! Very Popular!!
average rating of 4.9784946 based on 93 reviews

If you don’t choose Casa Carolina you’ll regret it.

  • 5 of 5

Our group has travelled all over the world doing a lot of different things. The experience we had at Casa Carolina is unmatched. The house, staff, fishing, and Willy make this a vacation spot head and shoulders above anywhere else we’ve ever been. We really can’t put into words how impressed we are with this house and the experience. The house comes with a staff that feels like family at the end of your stay. Willy bends over backwards to make your vacations absolutely hassle-free and we couldnt be more appreciative. We WILL be going back to Casa Carolina and Freny Sportfishing for years to come!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time at Casa Carolina. I will pass along your kind comments to our staff! We look forward to having you return. Pura Vida!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing home- amazing people- amazing staff!

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation! We had 6 teenagers and 6 adults- so much to do for everyone. Liz and Saul are amazing cooks and so much fun. Willy arranged everything perfectly for us- we will miss them!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Everything went very well on our visit. The Casa Carolina staff were very attentive and professional. Willy, Soul, and Elizabeth did a great job and were very helpful. We also fished 3 days on the Frenzy. Jose’, Marco, and Alonzo are a great team and are very competent at their jobs. They are very enjoyable to fish with. Casa Carolina and the Frenzy are both well maintained and always neat and clean.


  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Casa Carolina

  • 5 of 5

Each member of the staff at Casa Carolina is nothing short of "amazing!" We had a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

In Costa Rica, "pura vida" means that while life is not always perfect, it is always pure. At Casa Carolina last week, we nearly experienced perfection and purity! The staff was warm, wonderful and on-top of everything; from managing meals to laundry to keeping the house in shape in the face of great odds (and seven children). Saul and Elizabeth felt like family by week's end and the house itself provided every luxury; from beautiful rooms to congregate in to quiet places to escape to and tropical and ocean views from every aspect. We have rented homes in Costa Rica before, and have never left with the surety that we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

We plan and enjoy a multi-family vacation every year, anywhere from 2 to 4 families. We take our time planning and try to go for a different experience each year. This year, we decided to take an international trip and wanted to see the ocean. After much research, we picked Costa Rica even though none in our family speak Spanish. We had many options, but chose Casa Carolina, not only because it was beautiful but also because the home came with staff who spoke the language and could help us plan our activities. Willy did a fantastic job helping us plan every detail. We enjoyed Casa Carolina for two full weeks, and we cried when it was time to leave!

Honestly, there is not one thing we could complain about. The house was perfect, just like in the pictures but larger and more open. We weren't sure at first if we'd feel comfortable with the home's staff with us every day but in no time we looked forward to seeing Saul and Lisbeth each day and Willy's drop ins to make sure everything was perfect. We were also concerned about not renting a car to get around but Mishy (our driver) took such good care of us and he knew everyone and everywhere worth going. We were really able to experience Costa Rican culture and the people of Costa Rica - both are amazing. Pura Vida!

We literally did every activity you can do in Costa Rica: ziplining, deep sea fishing, ATV tour in the rain forest, catamaran tour (and saw whales!), white water rafting, Manuel Antonio private tour, private yoga session at the house. We also visited 4 different (and all gorgeous) beaches. At the house we saw animals daily: squirrel monkeys, white faced monkeys, macaws, a sloth and lizards from tiny to huge. We hiked, ate at great restaurants and for a few minutes - even relaxed! Each experience created a memory to last us a lifetime.

We ended up having Lisbeth and Saul - who worked so very hard to make our stay wonderful - cook our meals most days. What a team they are. We miss our rice and beans! Phenomenal cooks and they refused to let us do a single dish! They were super and we feel like we've made friends for life.

In short, Casa Carolina showed us the vacation of a lifetime and we were so blessed to have found it and enjoyed it for two weeks!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The whole Casa Carolina team really appreciates the kind words in your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Sounds like you guys really took advantage of all the fabulous opportunities for adventure that Costa Rica has to offer, and even got in some relaxing moments in the pool! I have shared your review with Willy and asked him to read it to Liz and Saul. They will be thrilled to hear that you guys had fun at Casa Carolina. We hope that you will return next year! Best regards, Jamie Walker Owner
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
152 Kilometres
San Jose (SJO)
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Manuel Antonio National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Marina Pez Vela
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Carolina
Car: not necessary

Many adventure tours are available including world class fishing, Rainforest Canopy Ziplining, Surfing, Bird Watching, and lots of visiting Monkeys!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager'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.