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Casa Maravilla Infinity pool Your entire family will love hanging out in & around the massive infinity pool with waterfall & in-pool bar stools.
Casa Maravilla sunset The stunning ocean views and spectacular nightly sunsets overlooking the jungle, Pacific beach & ocean are sure to take your breath away.
Casa Maravilla rancho Tropical outdoor living centers around the poolside rancho with plasma T.V., dining for 17 guests, bar & outdoor kitchen.
Casa Maravilla in-house chef Ronald, our in-house gourmet chef, prepares 3 meals a day & eliminates the pressure of cooking to give you more time with your family & friends.
Casa Maravilla living room Considered among the finest of the custom homes in the area, Casa Maravilla is constructed entirely out of Almond wood! Fine craftsmanship and loving attention to details are evident throughout the house.
Casa Maravilla kitchen The fully equipped gourmet kitchen features quality appliances including a dual temperature wine refrigerator stocked with wines from Chile, Argentina and Spain.
Casa Maravilla master bedroom All bedrooms are unique & tastefully decorated, each having a private bathroom, 4 having private terraces, and 3 have their own kitchenettes.
Casa Maravilla master bedroom private deck Casa Maravilla is surrounded by lush gardens, with over 100 landscape lights for a beautiful nighttime ambiance, more than 100 banana trees & tropical rainforest.
Casa Maravilla titi monkey visitor Bring your camera! The property borders an important & well-traveled biological corridor, so you're sure to see an abundance of wildlife including 3 types of monkeys, parrots, sloths & other sometimes hard to describe creatures.

Amenities

Casa Maravilla Estate is a very uniquely designed and extremely popular luxury retreat situated on over an acre of  land and the only home in the area constructed entirely out of Almond wood which gives it such a unique look and experience. Several Celebrities, including the President of Sony Motion Picture, President of Lennar Homes (Major homebuilder in the US), and several Actors have selected Casa Maravilla Estate as their home of choice in Manuel Antonio.

The Property

Casa Maravilla Estate Manuel Antonio

Casa Maravilla Estate, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

With exquisite gardens, 6 private bedrooms/baths, this fully gated Estate provides tremendous comfort for your entire group. All bedrooms are completely air conditioned and out of sight of one another with 4 bedrooms in the Main House and 2 more in the private Casitas. The 800 square foot Rancho/ Barbeque area was designed and built for entertaining in mind. A custom bar with a Plasma TV, dining for 17 and relaxing chairs are all nicely situated to take advantage of the tropical gardens and overlook the very enjoyable waterfall/infinity swimming pool (with bar stools in the pool) and a wading area with water jets for the kids to play in. The 30-foot high hardwood ceilings provide excellent ventilation, and sliding glass doors all the way around, allow you to either open the home completely to the fresh pacific breezes by day and the sounds of the jungle at night, or to close it up and enjoy the experience in fully air conditioned comfort.

Your Private Gourmet Chef Ronald

Your Private Chef Ronald

Your Private Chef Ronald

Casa Maravilla would not be a First Class Estate without providing your own Gourmet Chef to prepare up to 3 meals per day (food and beverage cost are separate). Mom doesn’t need to shop, cook or clean as Chef Ronald, who has been the Chef at Casa Maravilla for 8 years, loves his profession and many groups want to take him home with them after their stay! Ronald does it all and saves you money as well by purchasing the freshest ingredients from local vendors, butchers and fisherman where only Restaurants typically shop. Saturday mornings is the day that Ronald goes to our Farmers market and selects the best vegetables, fruit and high quality produce at a fraction of the cost at the local stores.

The Location

Sunset Dining in the Poolside Rancho

Casa Maravilla manuel antonio outdoor dining overlooking the infinity pool and ocean

The stunning ocean views and spectacular nightly sunsets are sure to take your breath away, while the secluded, and the rarely frequented cove beach of “Playa La Macha” is waiting for you to explore just a nature walk away. Manuel Antonio National Park and its multiple white sand beaches rimmed with pristine rain forest, are the treasured jewel of Costa Rica’s park system and are just 5 minutes away while, Quepos, with its wide variety of shopping, restaurants, bars, Casino, markets, and sport-fishing fleet is less than 5 minutes in the other direction. Casa Maravilla is centrally located to take advantage of both areas.

The Wildlife

Scarlet Macaw

A new visitor to Casa Maravilla, you never know who will stop by our lush green garden for an afternoon snack

Three types of friendly monkeys visit the property regularly, as well as the fascinating and slow moving tree sloths (we have had up to 5 at a time), a large variety of birds, and a plethora of other sometimes hard to describe animals, so bring your camera and you’ll be sure to enjoy the best of the jungle and it’s amazing inhabitants from the terraces and gardens of this amazing luxury home.

So relax in your very own Estate Property while the wonderful staff and Chef work their magic so that you can have an extremely memorable vacation of a lifetime.


Features
  • 6 unique and private bedrooms which are completely out of view from each other. Each has a private bathroom, 4 having private terraces, & 3 have their own kitchenettes.
  • A 20-foot almond-wood catwalk, suspended through the center of the home, leads to an all hardwood master suite, of which the entire front wall is a plate glass window facing the Pacific.
  • Two Separate guest houses.
  • The large infinity swimming pool and surrounding decking was designed by an award winning architect for outdoor relaxing and entertaining.
  • A beautiful 800 sq ft Rancho (patio or lanai) with a bar, cooking area, dining area for 18 & outdoor Plasma TV – all overlooking the infinity pool and Pacific Ocean is perfect for hosting groups or parties.
  • The 30-foot high hardwood ceilings provide excellent ventilation, and sliding glass doors all the way around, allow you to either open the home completely to the fresh pacific breezes by day and the sounds of the jungle at night, or to close it up and enjoy the experience in fully air conditioned comfort.
  • Stunning ocean views & spectacular nightly sunsets overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
  • Lush illuminated gardens for beautiful nighttime ambiance. More than 100 varieties of plants and flowers surround the large property, which borders an important and well-traveled biological corridor through the area.
  • Phone, and WiFi
  • Bluetooth Speakers throughout
  • Duel temperature wine refrigerator stocked with wines from Chile, Argentina & Spain
  • Fine linens & towels, & full kitchenware
  • Maid Services 6 days per week with personal laundry twice during the week.
  • Private Chef to prepare up to 3 meals per day.
  • Exclusive Concierge Manager  and Vacation Coordinator.
  • Gardner
  • Private Security Company
  • Babysitting available

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Testimonials

Fabulous, Stress-Free vacation–Rent it!

A Trip Advisor Member

Cleveland

Group of 10. I agree with the other reviewers’ positive comments. First, the pictures don’t lie! Gorgeous sunsets, lush vegetation. Lots to do in the area. Marvelous on-site staff (luxurious not having to dress and rally the group for meals or grocery shop/clean up — daily laundry — well-kept grounds–tour pick ups right at the compound). The tour guides Susan selected were noticeably more knowledgeable than others we observed. TIPS: Plenty of room in the living areas. For room assignments/cost sharing: There are 4 bedrooms in the main house, 2 of which are accessible ONLY from the outside (consider if you have smaller children). All, including the casitas, require some stair climbing back and forth from the living area to the driveway. The two casitas are close to the main house and offer privacy but are more “spartan” than the main house. One casita sleeps 5 but would be tight with more than 2 or 3 adults. The other casita sleeps 2 and has the least room/no kitchen counters. Whole compound fenced in, felt very safe. Around 5 am the monkeys and birds start up — wonderful! Only thing I might do differently is skip the van ride from San Jose and fly to Quepos instead, at least one way. You do not need a car.

Casa Maravilla is a gorgeous bargain!

Bill

Nebraska

Making the reservation was simple. Susan and Heather were very helpful in making those arrangements. Susan quickly answered any questions we had as they came up in our long range planning for our trip. The day staff at Cassa Maravilla were great, especially the maid service. We didn’t come across the outside folks, but just know they kept the property in great shape. Pool was always cleaned. Zenia, the maid did an absolutely fabulous job! She was always polite and tried to stay out of our way as much as she could. The laundry was always done and folded on our beds. How she did that in such a timely manner still has me baffled. 


We kept Ronald, the chef each day and for every meal. What a wise choice. Not only was he a fabulous cook, he was very entertaining and informative as well. He did all of the shopping for our meals and they were splendidly prepared. The average cost per meal was less than we had budgeted for!


Cassa Maravilla was just what we needed. Enough privacy with 4 married couples and a single son. Enough space for all of us to gather for meals and hang at the bar and pool which we did so much of. The ocean view from the pool and balcony were so relaxing and beautiful we didn’t need to leave the property very often.


Location, location, location! Perfect! Easy to the beach or town or forest whichever we would decide to do. We were looking to relax, so amenities were not a priority – but Roni’s place is a must for their drinks and sunset view!
All in all, Casa Maravilla was not only a real bargain, it was the best vacation we have ever had! The luxury of an all-inclusive with the freedom to do what we wanted when we wanted! All of us want to come back!

Lived like Royalty for a Week

Darcy A

Aiken, South Carolina, United States

This is a beautiful and clean property with such a fabulous view and surroundings. It is quiet and private and you can retreat to your bedroom for privacy or be in the living area and pool area and cabana with the crowd (there were 11 of us). Its is a short ride to shopping and restaurants and the National Park and public beaches. I can’t say enough about Chef Ronald and the good food that he prepared and served to us. We 2-3 meals a day for about 7 days at the house all prepared by Ronald and served to us around the beautiful table. He entertained us while he cooked and even joined us for dinner. We picked each meal and he prepared perfectly for about $30/day per person: omelets, surf and turf, fresh fruit, guacamole (make sure you request it). Xenia spoiled us rotten with her immaculate housekeeping and cleaned up each morning after our nightly soiree. She sent us all home with luggage full of clean clothes. The only negative I can report is the new location of the power pole sort of centered in the line of view to the Pacific. A very picky note but just a FYI that I could ignore and crop out of photos. This house is a must do and I certainly plan to come back and hope that Chef Ronald and Xenia are still there to spoil me again.


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