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

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

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths3
Space 12,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 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 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

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

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
  • 1 of 2


Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

93% Complete
6% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Best Villa Rental Around For Family or Group Vacation, In House Spa & Event Tent
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 31 reviews

Fantastica is the place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th time at Fantastica. I absolutely love the villa, the staff and the Manuel Antonio area. The staff are so accommodating - always making sure everyone in the villa is taken care of. Marjorie and her staff are wonderful, making sure the villa is cleaned, but also just ensuring the guests are happy and taken care of. This was our first year having Choko as our Chef and he did an awesome job - his food was excellent and the table was always decorated beautifully. The chest freezer down in the Theater room was an awesome addition to the villa, as with a large group we go through a lot of ice. JC, the driver that picked us up from the airport, was fantastic - always timely and ensured we got where we needed to go by the proper time. Ricky and Val, as always, provide excellent service and are always available for questions or booking adventures. I would recommend this villa to anyone and am available by email should someone want a personal recommendation. We stayed for 2 weeks this time. It was fabulous.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic - did not disappoint

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at the property and loved every minute of our stay, well the couple of exceptions were not the fault of the property (LOL - we had a large earthquake while we were there and most of us contracted a 24 hours flu bug). The house is beautiful. We had 23 people total, 2 of which were 1 year old twins and the oldest was 75. We had wildlife daily - all types of monkeys and birds including parrots and toucans. We even had a sloth on the last day which was the highlight, especially for one granddaughter. The younger set loved the theatre room at night along with the various games. Our concierge helped us set up fishing (caught enough dorado for the entire week for 23 people and even left some for the staff), a tour of the national park, a canopy tour, massages, ATV rides, jet skiing and a waterfall tour. So much fun and adventure we actually could have used a little more down time to enjoy the pool more. Chako, our chef, was amazing. He cooked excellent healthy meals and was always up for cooking anything we asked. We celebrated a few birthdays while we were there and he was so sweet he even brought a birthday cake with a singing candle for them to blow out.

We would have loved to have stayed one more week. The listing was very accurate and the property was clean and well maintained. Due to the size of our group, we didn't eat out as an entire group but many ate lunch out and loved the restaurant with the plane - (forgot the name).

The property manager and concierge were extraordinarily patient and helpful.

We would highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Awesome place to stay. Puro Vida!

  • 5 of 5

A truly great place to stay. All the staff was very friendly and our group was treated great the entire time.After fishing, zip lining, hiking, jet skiing and hitting the jungle and the beach, this Casa is a great place to relax. Come check out Casa Fantastica. You wont be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Washington, DC

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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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


Rates & Availability

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.