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

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


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 10,000 square foot, 3 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, 2 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 third 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, two look into the rain forest.

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, deep sofa 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 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 is included for two meals a day, he 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 80 seated dinner guests or up to 100 dancing party goers. Setup in the grassy tropical garden on the main level 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

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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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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


Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10000 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
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    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 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , shower
  • 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 , @ of the singles can be locked together to make a king
  • There is addiitonal bedding for 6 more guests with fees, please inquire.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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


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Best Villa Rental Around For Family or Group Vacation, In House Spa & Event Tent
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 26 reviews
United States

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jun 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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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: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Fabulosa

  • 5 of 5

Casa fantastica exceeded all of our expectations and made an amazing vacation even more special. Chef Choko prepared the most delicious meals and beautiful meals. I would highly recommend this house and would go back again and gain.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The ultimate family vacation...

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to create family memories. From the 5-star service to the beautiful pool to the unique rooms to the friendly monkeys, all 17 of us (10 months to 72) had experiences we'll never forget.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love being able to help families like yours have an unforgettable vacation in the paradise of Manuel Antonio. Your wonderful review of Casa Fantastica and our Escape Villas customer care team is greatly appreciated. Val, your concierge, Ricky, your host, and the entire house staff enjoyed having your group stay with us and we invite you back soon!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Chef 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.
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.

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