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Best Villa Rental Around For Family or Group Vacation, In House Spa & Event Tent

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms9
Half Baths3
Space 12,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

10 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms (Sleeps 20+ Guests)

From the moment you enter Casa Fantastica you walk into tropical luxury. Boasting one of the best and secluded views in Manuel Antonio it is a rare gem in the world of luxury homes. Casa Fantastica is a “Tropical Modern” style resort home that was built by owners that have designed, constructed, and managed the premier rental homes in Manuel Antonio. After many years of catering to their customer’s needs, they built the best and most desirable vacation home in the area; one that would meet all their customer’s expectations, and a little more. The view that surrounds this setting is nothing less than spectacular. The rain forest is below, stretching to the beach and the Pacific Ocean, which is decorated with the Manuel Antonio National Park Islands and Cathedral Point Peninsula. There is daily visits from exotic tropical wildlife including 3 different species of monkeys. Private Chef and bartending services are included with the rental, the cost of food and beverages is additional. Meal plans with or without alcohol to cover the food and drink costs are available, please ask us for details.

Spacious, Luxurious Living Areas, Views: The 12,000 square foot, 4 level home is divided into two wings. The materials used are glass, rare woods, travertine marble, limestone, terrazzo, custom ceramic tiles, stucco, stainless steel, and copper. The entry level features a waterfall entrance, a glass bottom papyrus pond, a Grand Salon with large wet bar, flat screen TV, sound system, 2 outdoor living rooms, 12 seat dining room, outdoor dining area for an additional 12, 3 half baths, BBQ, a gourmet kitchen with granite, stainless steel and wood counters, custom cabinets, 3 sinks, 2 refrigerators, a restaurant quality oven and 6 burner stove. Outside there is a hotel size pool with beach entry and infinity edge with ocean view, and a 20 person warm water Whirlpool. Very large parties can be hosted in this spectacular yet comfortable entry level.

Luxury Bedrooms: The upper level houses the master suite, three master bedrooms, and two covered balconies with generous seating. The lower level has a game room, a cinema, a gym, and another 3 bedrooms. The 4th level is where the second master suite is tucked away for maximum privacy, on the far end is the 9th & 10th bedrooms and the spa. There are 9 king size beds and 3 twin beds and all the beds are dressed in 500 count Egyptian cotton sheets with both feather and hypo-allergenic pillows. Every bedroom is air conditioned, and has a steel safe for valuables. The baths have tropical soaps, bathrobes and plenty of towels. Three bedrooms have ocean views, the rest are jungle views.

Cinema - Game room - Gym - Staff : The game room entertains with a regulation size pool table, Foosball, ping pong and darts. Large, ocean view, banquette seating lines one wall. There is also an air conditioned, 500 sq. foot gym with 2 Exercycle, an electronic treadmill, universal machine, dial weights, and space for private classes. The theater is air conditioned, and has a digital projector, sound system, terraced seating for 30 and wet bar with fridge and microwave for popcorn and other snacks.

Casa Fantastica has two housekeepers who care for the home 6 days a week and will see to all of your cleaning needs. Laundry service is provided bi -weekly for sheets and daily for towels that are left on the floor. Personal laundry service provided once a week and more is available and can be arranged for through your host. There is a gardener, a pool man, and a maintenance man who is always on call. A private chef and bartender are included for two meals a day, they will do all the shopping for you. The dedicated staff of Escape Villas is at your disposal 24 hours a day during your vacation. Our concierge and host are available to help make your dream vacation come true.

Wedding Tent and Dance Floor - Outfitted with decorative valance and ivory linens this is not your average event tent. Brocade tiebacks, sheer curtains and puka shell chandeliers give this outdoor space a grand feel for up to 70 seated dinner guests and dancing party goers. Setup in the grassy tropical garden on the main level, but on the wooden custom deck, it is only steps from the infinity pool, bar, living room, and kitchen. Hire a band, DJ or bring your own iPad/iPod music to have a jungle party.

Spa - The lux spa is conveniently located right in your private villa. Just walk a few steps to the lower level and you’ll find this full service spa abutting the jungle, tucked away from the common areas of the home where you can relax to the sounds of the rainforest. The trellised walls allow the ocean air and your wildlife neighbors to be the only sounds in the secluded space. It’s perfect for individuals or groups with three fully quipped treatment rooms and the option to create a fourth with sliding screens. Our concierge can arrange for manicures, pedicures, massages, facials and other full body treatments for you, couples or spa bridal parties.

More Details

Owner
Fernando
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place was beyond amazing I almost have no words to describe it. We were a party of 11 and every inch of this house was perfection. It was my 5th time in MA and it was by far the best time because of Casa Fantastica. The view is one of the best I've seen in MA and it can be seen from almost anywhere in the house but especially from the pool, therefore thats where most of us could be found at any time. All the rooms were clean and well appointed and each have their own bathroom. I won't ramble on about each room, just look at the pics. the Staff were very attentive from Susan the concierge to Ricky(our go to man), the housekeepers were sweet and Stefan the chef got a standing ovation from us. I've eaten in many restaurants in MA over the years and I can attest that you will not get better food than what Stefan prepares. Everything was local and fresh and prepared with great skill. There was no need to eat anywhere else, he is truly talented. If this house fits you're needs do not hesitate to book it. I can only hope to stay at Casa Fantastica sometime in the near future. Oh BTW the wildlife is in abundance and there were lots of different monkeys that would come visit us(literally) each day. All types of birds too. Our favorites were the Mot Mots and the Aricari
Feb 2015
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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:
  • 12000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Behind Bar
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , By Pool
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , By Cinema Room
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king
    Bedroom 10 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single , 2 of the singles can be locked together to make a king
  • There is additional bedding for 6 more guests with fees, please inquire.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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5

A villa beyond compare. A magical trip.

  • 5 of 5

You think the pictures of Fantastica are wonderful? Wait til you see the place. Wait til you meet the people. Usually after a long trip I"m thinking, "it's nice to come home." Not this time. Fantastica was the PERFECT venue for our wedding and week-long epic vacation with our family and friends. Our experience in Costa Rica, and at this villa, was so perfect we have been struggling to describe it to others. It was the most fun, the most relaxing, the most delicious, the most beautiful, the most comfortable... The chef, Choco (Hairo), was a dream. Everything he made was sensational. And he was charming and funny and even helped with other things aside from meals. The housekeepers speak almost no English yet we were like old friends by the time our week was over. Hugs hello and goodbye. Making our stay so warm and unforgettable. There's no end to the good things I could say about Fantastica and all the folks who contributed to our stay there. If you are hesitating to pull the trigger and book this place - DON'T. You will not regret it. It's worth every penny!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise within Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I plan summer getaways for friends every other year and this is by far the best house we've stayed in. The house is AMAZING. The pictures do not so it justice. The views are immaculate. It's been almost a month since we stayed and we still can't stop talking about it. The property was very clean and our chef, Marco, was out of this world. I can't say enough about this place. It is one of a kind. I must warn prospective travelers that the drive way to the house is a very STEEP slope. Prepare to give your calf a workout:).

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent House for Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 22 family members from 7 to 78 for a family reunion and the house was perfect for all ages and interests. There were activities during the day for those more adventurous types and a perfect pool with an amazing view for lounging at the house for those looking for more relaxation. The house is set up in a way that allowed everyone to feel like they had their own space but it also allowed for all of us to come together as a large group in the communal space easily. The chef, Choko, was one of the highlights of the trip not only because he made amazing meals but because he quickly became a part of our group with great stories and engaging conversation. Another amazing aspect of this location is the abundance of wildlife. We saw more wildlife here than we did even in the nearby Manual Antonio park, including sloths, birds, and monkeys. Additionally, having Valerie there to help with the planning of all our diverse adventures was incredibly helpful (our favorites were the day hike in the Savegre mountains, the spice tour, and the waterfall rappelling). This was an absolutely perfect house for a wonderful trip and we all can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truly Fanstasic!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a group of 15 from 4 Months to 65! It was absolutely perfect! The home is spectacular, the views and wildlife are incredible! The Choko, the chef, and the 3 precious housecleaners truly made this a vacation. Manuel Antonio is the perfect destination. Valerie and Gary set us up on perfect excursions. It really was the perfect week and we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can't tell you how much we enjoyed hosting your group at Casa Fantastica. Although the name of the villa says it all, it wouldn't be complete without great families like yours to enjoy it. Thanks you for this wonderful review and your kind words about your concierge and host, Valerie and Gary. Escape Villas would love to have you back to our paradise again in the near future. Pura Vida!
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Casa Fantastica is trully FANTASTIC!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful retreat in the heart of the forest. We woke up to the most AMAZING view ever! Our host Ricky was absolutely fantastic. He made sure all of our needs was taken care of and he was always available on call. Our chef Hairo was the best chef ever. Each morning and evening Hairo prepared wonderful meals and he was always on time and very friendly!!! We will definitely come back to this AMAZING home!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful family home with beautiful accomodations, views, 24 hour swimming and a fantastic chef!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Casa Fantastica to accommodate a family reunion for 17 of us - from 10 months old to 72 years. It was perfect. Every age enjoyed the beauty, the nearby monkeys and birds, the swimming and every level of activity. And we were close to Manual Antonio rain forest with more animals and beautiful beaches. A perfect week for us all!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Juan Santamaria International (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bar Barba Roja
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cafe Agua Azul
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Manuel Antonio
Car: recommended

World Class Sport Fishing, Pristine Beaches, White Water Rafting, Canopy Tours, Mangrove Tours, Paint Ball, National Parks, Four Wheel Adventures, Wildlife Viewing (see monkeys, sloths and toucans from your living room!) Horseback Riding, Waterfall Tours, Restaurants and Fine Dining, Cinema, Dancing, Full tour menu with CD presentation provided upon check in

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Chef and bartender services included for 2 meals a day; cost of food additional.
Please ask us about rates for smaller or larger groups. Always private to just your group.
Christmas & New Years: 10 bedroom rental only. (Christmas 2017 is an exception and will do a minimum 6 bedrooms)
Rates include local taxes.
If you have to cancel we can refund your deposit minus a $300 processing fee so long as we are able to re-rent the dates for the same amount of original reservation. The longer we have to do this the greater chance you have of getting a refund. You can also choose to have us hold your deposit towards future dates within 18 months of the dates on the original reservation. This will not incur the processing fee like the refund policy but we must be notified at least 4 months prior to the reservation dates to be able to give you full credit. If you cancel within 4 months of the reserved dates re-renting for a possible refund is the only recourse.

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.

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