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Lavish Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views - Villa Celaje

Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

8 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, sleeps up to 20

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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.

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Property Manager
Michael Cunningham
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Lavish Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views - Villa Celaje
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 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: Nov 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: Aug 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: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

A group of 4 families visited Villa Celaje for a week in April and could not have hoped for a better trip. The house is amazing the pictures do not even come close to showing off beauty of the house and its surroundings. The house was cleaned to perfection daily. Johan the house concierge took care of everything from our transportation to the house, to stocking the refrigerator, setting up all our tours and transportation and making sure everything was perfect. He really made us feel welcome and was always there for anything we needed. We also had chef services for the week, Marlon and Mikey were amazing, the food was fantastic and it was so relaxing to not have to go out to eat or cook for ourselves. Trying to get all of us out to a restaurant would have been stressful and time consuming having Marlon and Mikey there took all that away and allowed us to sit by the beautiful pool, relax and enjoy the amazing sunsets each evening. Our experience at villa Celaje was a perfect ten amazing.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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spectacular. really on superlative alert.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic views. Really nice touches around the house, art, fabrics, furniture. Well equipped which was a pleasant surprise for a rental. Really helpful house manager called Johann. Fun pool and deck. One of those really great experiences you'll remember forever. Thanks to all involved with Celaje.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Outstanding Residence for our Large Extended Famil

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from Villa Celaje a few days ago and can’t wait to return. We have spent a year planning this vacation with extended family. There were seventeen in our group and the house was all that we could have imagined and more. The pictures of the house that you see when planning your trip are accurate, however pictures do not do the house or the views justice…Villa Celaje is an outstanding residence! All seventeen of us fit comfortably in the house. There was so much common area that we never felt as though we were cramped. Each evening we gathered on the deck and in the pool to watch the sunset and each one got better and better. We were at the house on New Year’s Eve and it was quite a treat watching the many firework displays from the towns/resorts below.

While the house was really magnificent, what really made our trip were the incredible were the people we met at the house. Tatiana came in every morning with a smile to do the housekeeping – she was so thorough and friendly – it felt like we were staying in a hotel. Prior to the trip we had signed up for chef service for two of our dinners, after the first dinner we asked if they could come back for a third. Michael and William were excellent! Each dinner we had was absolutely delicious and it made it much easier for our group of seventeen to dine together rather than go out. Michael did a wonderful job in the kitchen and William was outstanding with service…meeting them was a highlight of our trip!!

Finally, I had the pleasure of working with Johan to coordinate all the details of our trip. We stayed during the holiday week and because of the large amount of visitors to the area most aspects of our trip had to be booked prior to our arrival. Johan handled everything from transportation to/from San Jose, groceries for the house upon arrival, car rental, excursion reservations, restaurant reservations and the private chefs. Coordinating a trip for seventeen people ranging in ages from 22-70 was quite daunting, but having Johan’s help made the trip seamless! There was not one glitch or issue that came up during our time there. Johan was extremely responsive in the planning process and every one of our excursions that he booked was perfect. Our group did whitewater rafting, surf lessons, zip-lining and a sunset sail. We can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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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.


Rates & Availability

El Cerro Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jan 28 2017 - Apr 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

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El Cerro 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.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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 - 1 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • 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

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