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Lavish Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views - Villa Celaje

Bedrooms 8
Space 8,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

8 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, sleeps up to 20

Dominating one of the highest points in Manuel Antonio, this new villa provides dramatic 360 degree views of the sweeping Pacific coastline, majestic mountain ranges and palm plantations, Villa Celaje is perched at the top of a gated community with 24-hour security and is the ideal place to indulge in a luxurious vacation. The 13,000 square foot villa offers three floors with eight elegant bedroom suites. No expense has been spared on the construction and furnishings of this magnificent villa. The entire house is outfitted with a/c and ceiling fans to keep you cool on the warmest days. Hand-picked local and international artwork adorns the walls and some of the finest of materials decorate the rest.

Panoramic Ocean Views: There is plenty of room to relax at the beautiful private pool and garden area overlooking the Pacific. Prepare drinks, snacks or full meals at the covered gourmet outdoor kitchen right next to the pool area.

Professionally Decorated: The entire home is professionally designed and decorated with luxury fabrics and high end touches. Sit back and relax while you are surrounded by incredible nature outdoors and beautiful decor indoors.

With almost 10,000 of living area, Villa Celaje is one of the largest homes in Manuel Antonio. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors make up entire walls in the villa and showcase the breathtaking mountain and ocean views. They also provide access to spacious terraces with specially reinforced railings. A large kitchen is centrally located on the main floor and is equipped with granite countertops, fashionable cabinetry from Italy, and top of the line stainless steel appliances. Connected to the kitchen is the elegantly decorated dining space with seating for 16 persons, and the spacious living room is equipped for entertainment and relaxation. There are flat screen TVs on each floor with SKY satellite service, as well as built in and external audio sound systems, ipod dock stations and wireless internet throughout.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Cunningham
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Michael Cunningham

After year's of traveling through Asia and Europe, Costa Rica was my first travel through the Americas. I quickly fell in love with the people and the incredible beauty of Manuel Antonio, purchasing an estate as my home-away-from-home in 2006. I now own a few homes in Manuel Antonio and manage several others so can help you find the best home to fit your exact needs. I have recently moved to Manuel Antonio full time, but do spend much time in my home town of Chicago.


Valle Pura Vida Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 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 , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are full baths and large.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin Beds
  • All bedrooms are suites with own bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lavish Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views - Villa Celaje
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful Villa with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

This villa was perfect for our family of 16, ages 11 - 79. It was spacious and beautifully maintained, with gorgeous views of the forest and the ocean. The house concierge, Johan, was by far the best of the best. He attended to our every need, including getting medical help for an emergency situation. He made sure that every excursion was executed on time and that transportation to and from the airport went smoothly.

Our chef, Micki, and his wife, Elizabeth, were incredible. Every dish was delicious, and he made sure that our grandson, who is allergic to peanuts, and others who were gluten and dairy free, had options that were just as delicious. He checked with us every morning to see if there were any changes we wanted them to make to the menus. The grandchildren loved their non-alcoholic daiquiries and the freshly made tortillas with salsa and quacamole every day before dinner. Micki and Elizabeth made our vacation truly memorable, and they did it with beautiful smiles. We felt we had left a part of our family behind when we departed. The housekeeper, Kathereen, was always upbeat and kept the villa clean and our linens fresh.

This villa is everything you need for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Absolutely the most stunning place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented Villa Celaje and Villa Anaka for our wedding week in Costa Rica. It was absolutely perfect place to get married. The views are gorgeous and we all enjoyed watching the beautiful Macaws and Toucan each morning in our front yard. Not only is the house spectacular, modern, clean and beautifully decorated but the house staff is amazing. Johan helped plan every detail of our trip so everything ran smoothly. Ingrid helped coordinate all my wedding details so I had a stress free experience and Marlon arranged for his chefs Mike and Jorge to cook all our meals. Every meal was amazing and with wonderful service. They treated us all like we were family while we were there making the trip magical!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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A place like no other...

  • 5 of 5

A palatial estate sitting high above the Pacific. breathtaking reviews of the ocean, jungle, and mountains. Seamless vacation from start to finish. Initial contact was with Mr. Cunningham who provided all the necessary information regarding the property. Deposits and payments were made securely. Concierge (Johan) then contacted us and answered every question immediately via e-mail. Johan had the house stocked per our request, and was available 24/7 for our questions, needs, and advice. The Villa itself was one of the most spectacular estates I've ever visited. The square footage, the amenities, the art work, the views, and the layout was beyond description. The pictures do not do this Villa justice, it has to be seen and experienced. The chef services (Julio) were comparable to eating at a 5 star restaurant. From the preparation, cooking, serving and cleaning up was excellent. Lastly, the daily services of Tatiana in keeping this palace clean was top notch. She worked 7 hours a day, without being seen, keeping the Villa spotless and clean. Villa Celaje is THE place to stay in Manuel Antonio, Quepos.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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  • 5 of 5

What an experience!!! The house was beautiful, the views were spectacular and the staff was outstanding. Everything was perfect and could not have been any better. Johan our concierge came through on everything. Mikey our chef was as good if not better than any restaurant chef in any major city, being from New Orleans, living in Houston and traveling around the world I take pride in knowing my food. Every excursion Johan lined up for us was on time and amazing! This was an adventure trip for my 50th and 4 other couples were equally amazed with everything provided. Can't wait to come back and do even more adventures. In fact, I have been showing pictures and telling all my friends that they need to stay at Villa Celaje!!!!!! Thanks for great times and memories to last a life time!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This home is better than expected in every way. It is beautiful, spacious, private and easy to live in. We are a multigenerational family of 14, who had plenty of room for everyone. The pool was large enough,as were all the rooms.

We highly recommend hiring Wow Chef Services. They were worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Good, Better, BEST

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! The pictures online do not do it justice. It was open, and spacious, light and bright. We spent a week with our family of 14 and we were never on top of each other. The pool was large enough for all who wanted to take advantage of it. There were some minor plumbing problems, but nothing that would stop me from recommending it.

Katherine , the housekeeper was friendly and even when working, never in the way.

We used Marlon and Dario for chef services and I think it makes all the difference in truly being able to enjoy this vacation. If you're renting this house, hire the caterers. They are talented, friendly and great with the kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Quepos (QPX)
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La Gondola
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Playa Espadilla
Car: recommended

One of Costa Rica's premier tourist destinations, Manuel Antonio National Park, combines natural primary and secondary forests, exuberant wildlife, and pristine beaches in one amazing location on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, only seven kilometers south of Quepos.

Manuel Antonio's distinctive Cathedral Point takes center stage in the many breathtaking vistas that punctuate the winding drive between Quepos and the National Park entrance. Cathedral Point was once actually an island, but thousands of years of geological action connected it to the mainland with a natural land bridge.

Both inside and outside the park there are a series of small half-moon beaches and bays surrounded by luscious rainforest: Playa Espadilla Norte, Playa Espadilla Sur, Playa Manuel Antonio, Playa Puerto Escondido and Playa Playitas, all of them safe for swimming and great for diving.

The area, which encompasses 1,700 acres of land mass and 135,905 acres of marine reserve, was declared as National Park due to its abundant flora and fauna, and especially because of being the last remaining habitat of the unique squirrel monkey (mono tití), endemic to this region. Other of the species that attract both naturalists and regular tourists are white-nosed, two-toed and three-toed sloths, iguanas, raccoons, white-faced and howler monkeys.

Among the birds is common to observe: “tucancillos” (Fiery-billed Aracary), brown pelicans, laughing falcons, black-collared hawks, green kingfishers and northern jacanas. Among the flora outstand the bully tree, the cedar, the locust (surá) the black locust and the cow tree, as well as 44.5 acres of mangrove swamp with three species: black mangrove, red mangrove and buttonwood mangrove. Costa Rica's ancient pre-Colombian societies inhabited the area around Manuel Antonio and their tidal turtle traps are still visible.


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