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Casa Fantastica - Stunning Manuel Antonio Ocean View Estate Perfect for Events

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Space 12,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

6-10 Bedrooms, 6-10 Bathrooms Sleeps 12-26 Guests Accommodation Customized

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, completed in 2009, 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 bartender 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, 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 2 deluxe bedrooms with baths, a game room, a cinema, and a gym. The 4th level is where the second master suite is tucked away for maximum privacy. There are 6 king size bedrooms. 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 have 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 is 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.

Event 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, on the custom wood 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 luxury 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 rain forest. 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.

Please note: This villa is available to be rented as a 6-10 bedrooms with varying rates respectively. This listing rate is for 6 bedrooms and up to 12 guests. You may find other ads for this home with different rates for different bedroom counts but it is always private to just your group. Please inquire about specific rates for smaller or larger groups.

More Details

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

A bunch of us stayed at Casa Fantastica for two of our friends' wedding in late March/early April. This truly was a dream vacation villa. You can't beat the scenery and the villa is heavenly. We spent most of our time in the infinity pool, had monkeys visiting us nearly every afternoon - or in my case waking me up at 6am when one landed on the porch outside my room - and the bedrooms/bathrooms were extremely nice. But the chef, Stephan, is the true gem of the place. The food he made us is some of the best I've ever had. The tuna, coconut/banana pancakes, steak, fish, etc. You name it and it was top notch.

If you are having a small wedding it's also the perfect place for that. The monkey's visited right during the ceremony and the pool was a perfect way to cool down.

I really hope I can stay at Casa Fantastica again some day.
May 2015
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Manuel Antonio Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • 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: 12
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Behind the Bar
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , By the pool
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , By the cinema room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Additional bedrooms available all have there own ensuite bathrooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • This Villa can be rented from 6 - 10 bedrooms. Please inquire about rates for larger groups.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Casa Fantastica - Stunning Manuel Antonio Ocean View Estate Perfect for Events
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 21 reviews

Fantastica Costa Rica vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of my favorite vacations. The house was gorgeous. The pictures do not do it justice. We loved the view from the pool ! We were close to restaurants, beaches , activities. There was plenty to do in the house from the game room to the gym, and the pool. Since it was our 50th bday celebration we even used the massage rooms and I had the best massage ever! We loved our chef! His meals were delicious and he was very accommodating ! They couldn’t do enough for us. I think our favorite part was the natural wild life. The howling monkeys were amazing. There were toucans and parrots knocking on the windows. We cannot wait to go back !

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emry Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Stunned upon arrival! There was 21 of us and this house was a perfect fit. Everyone had space to themselves and common areas for gathering and fun!

The BEST was our 5+ star dinner that was made for us every night by Choko and Francisco! They made our experience one to remember. The men in our family went deep sea fishing and brought back 150lbs of fish and Choko prepared a beautiful feast! He knows how to whip up ANYTHING!

Valerie was phenomenal at booking our excursions. Throughout the process, she was very communicative and responded to every detail.

The housekeeping were the sweetest people on earth and did everything the could to make us comfortable.

Still on high from this trip. A BIG THANK YOU to Escape villas for making this family trip a success.

Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review of Casa Fantastica and the Escape Villas staff. We enjoyed hosting your group at one of the premier rentals in all of Costa Rica. Your kind words about the amazing Choko and Francisco, the housekeeping staff, and Valerie are greatly appreciated. We love to make our guests feel special and your group was so fun to be around. Pura Vida!
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Evanston, IL


  • 5 of 5

Let's break down the best vacation I have ever been on...

House: Let's just say I felt like Beyonce (or Pablo Escobar). Amazing rooms, breathtaking views, and an overall immersive nature experience. You open your curtains and...BAM...a toucan siting outside your window. You walk to the pool and...SURPRISE...Squirrel Monkeys playing by your lounge chair. Living in the jungle while still having a personal chef and gorgeous pool is the most glamorous yet adventurous experience. The house is perfect for large groups as the lounge areas seat everyone comfortably. No need to ever...the bar and the staff behind the bar does not compare to any bar or club you have ever been to.

Location: Like the name of the's fantastic! A walk or bus ride away from the beach, close to the Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, and just a stone throw away from amazing zip lining, white water rafting, and horse back riding. Don't forget to visit the restaurants, cafes, and gift shops scattered around the entire town.

Staff: Chuko and Francisco are the definetiion of "pura vida." The most delicious food I have ever eaten with the best best service I have ever received. They are hilarious, charismatic, and very helpful. Please request these guys! I can not compliment their work , drinks, and food enough! As for the maid staff...simply wonderful! These ladies work so hard and brought our laundry folded perfectly. They keep the Villa looking beautiful and clean.

Activities: So many! White water rafting and zip lining is a must! Easy to coordinate and get to and from with the help of our wonderful concierge.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Villa fantastica was awesome, in the middle of pure lush forests and wild beauty . The villa was gorgeous with endless things to occupy time and ultimate relaxation time. Definitely an awesome vacation stay for any and all

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review of Casa Fantastica. Escape Villas enjoyed having your group and it was evident everyone had a great time and loved this mansion-villa, second to none in Manuel Antonio. We invite your group back anytime!
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Breath taking House with View of Ocean

  • 5 of 5

The house is only comparable to what you see in the movies. The host Ricky was amazing. Such great architecture and detail went into the design of the house. The staff were friendly, very clean and enough activities to keep everyone busy. Lovely place. Will definitely stay here again and again....

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

Outstanding 40th Birthday Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

I planned this trip for myself and a few other women that are turning 40 this year. The entire team EXCEEDED my groups expectations! Even from the very beginning, Fernando was very helpful and gave me tips on things to do for our first night in San Jose. I felt confident that they would take good care of us and they did. Valerie is amazing and very patient! I asked a ton of questions and she was always quick to respond and even offered suggestions to help us enjoy our stay.

Their trusted drivers were also amazing! I'm so glad that I trusted Escape Villas to handle everything. It made the transportation and excursion planning run smoothly with a group this large (12 women). Jose was the best driver, not one time did I fear for my life while riding with him. He was on -time, very safe and cautious with us and I was actually able to take a nap from SJO to Manuel Antonio..carefree. The bus was a newer model and very clean which also made for a good ride. Ricky was a wealth of information and also fun to chat with. He checked on us daily and made sure that we were ok and he was always at our disposal if we needed him. Just being able to hear about the Costa Rican culture first hand was a great experience...Pura Vida! I love that Escape Villa's provided a house cell phone so if we needed to get in touch with Ricky or a taxi we could use it for local calls. It came in handy when calling a taxi from the Manuel Antonio Park. Marcos (the chef) was AWESOME!! He was fun, friendly and cooked some awesome dishes. With 12 women, things can get really particular but everyone loved all of the dishes and the desserts! I entrusted him to just "make us something good to eat", and he surprised us each time. The chicken was so moist! He was always on time for our meals and even came really early to cook before our excursions. The housekeepers were very thorough in keeping the villa clean. Coming back to a clean place was refreshing! Lastly, the entire experience with Escape Villas, Casa Fantastica and Manuel Antonio was the best trip hands down for my friends and family. The monkeys came to visit daily as advertised and we were up at 4am every morning on the look out for them. We even got a chance to hear the howler monkeys!

My group originally wanted to stay in an all-inclusive hotel but they are very grateful that I chose this place which was like our own private all-inclusive resort, a private villa, concierge, private chef, private transportation...An amazing trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
SJO Juan Santamaria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bar Barba Roja
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
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 and drinks is additional.
This home has a total 10 bedrooms, the rates in this ad are for 6 bedrooms and 12 guests maximum.
Always private to just your group. Please ask us about rates for larger groups.
Rates include all 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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