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
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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 3 - 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 8 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 2 deluxe bedrooms with baths, a game room, a cinema, and a gym. The third 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, five 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.

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 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.

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/12 people. 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:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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
  • 1 of 3


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 24 people
  • 6 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 , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Behind the Bar
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , By the pool
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , By the cinema room
  • 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 our special rates.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

90% Complete
10% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Casa Fantastica - Stunning Manuel Antonio Ocean View Estate perfect for Events
average rating of 4.9 based on 13 reviews

Excellent Villa, outstanding venue in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We were there for a wedding and this turned out to be the perfect venue for that. Every aspect of the villa was as described or pictured or better. The attention to detail and cleanliness of the villa upon arrival and through out our stay were fantastic. All the staff from our great host Ricky who set us up with the best excursions, to the incredible chefs and our cleaning staff who went beyond expectations to ensure our stay was pleasant and comfortable. I would recommend this venue to anyone wishing to celebrate any occasion or to just relax and enjoy the company of friends or family in an atmosphere that is very special and memorable.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Ogunquit, Maine


  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding in Costa Rica and invited our close family and friends to come stay with us in these 2 Villa's Fantastic & Azul both were just out standing, the service from the Host(answering all hours of the night and day) maids and Chefs we just awesome! Anything you wanted or needed they arranged for you with out a hitch! They made out family's and friends so comfortable it was amazing!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Weddings are always a special time for us and our guests. The Escape Villas staff was privileged to help make this a memorable event. Your kind words make it all worthwhile. We invite you back for an anniversary event in the future, it would be great seeing you again!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Syracuse, NY

destination weading

  • 4 of 5

Villa was beautiful, staff was exceptional from maids to chefs. Hot water in showers was an issue more than once. We were there from Saturday to Saturday & the wedding was on Wednesday but there was no hot water for showers. There also was no hot water on the arrival date.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review and glad you found Casa Fantastica beautiful and the Escape Villas staff took care of all your needs. We did speak to Ricky, your host and house manager, about the hot water situation. We are happy he was able to quickly take care of the problem as soon as he was informed. Our goal is to take care of our valuable guests in every situation. We enjoyed having your group and hope to see you again in paradise!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Rollinsford, NH USA

The most amazing property in a beautiful exotic country.

  • 5 of 5

Eight (8) days in absolute heaven. The rooms are beautiful and my outside shower was wonderful. The pool and living area were perfect and the entire staff was first class all the way. We were there for a wedding and had the most amazing time. I would certainly return and stay at this property or any of them. If you are looking for the ultimate vacation I highly recommend these properties and Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Casa Fantastica, one of the premier villas in all of Costa Rica. The Escape Villas team enjoyed having your group and wish the newlyweds many years of happiness. We would love to have you back!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

one of the lucky participants in a destination wedding

  • 5 of 5

My week stay in Costa Rica, was beyond words. The location was breathe taking and Casa Fantastica is out of this world. We did not want for anything. The rooms, view and staff are top notch. Our meals prepared by the chef were delicious. The excursions were perfect and everyone was so pleasant and helpful. I can not express how wonderful this experience was, I am truly blessed to have spent a week in this Paradise.


  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Food Coma

  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip to Costa Rica and the second time we stayed at Casa Fantastica. The house, bedrooms and pool were amazing. Hairo did an awesome job on the food. We were definitely not left hungry. We were fortunate enough to catch some yellowtail on the the Tuesday of our stay and Hairo made various types of sushi and steaks out of it the rest of the trip. A little bit of a bummer that the hot tub by the pool wasn't hot by any means. It's apparently a solar system and not in working order. Also a few of the guests had a hard time getting hot enough water for a comfortable shower, but I still have a hard time giving it 4 stars instead of 5.

We had 12 people on this trip and the house was more than ample for this size. We will definitely consider this house again on our next trip. Some of our group did white water rafting (the extreme version) and said it was a great time. We also did a tour of the Manuel Antonio rain forest. I would strongly recommend getting a tour guide (about $20/person at the gate) as they show you far more than you would see on your own. We used one that was with the park that wear the khaki shirts and he was excellent.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the feed back. You know Escape Villas strives for perfection and we will look into these issues right away. Let us know when you are ready to come back for another visit.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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 services included for 2 meals a day; cost of food 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.