About the property
- House7000 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, sleeps 8-10
This beautiful Luxury Home, in the center of Manuel Antonio, was designed with openness in mind and a feel of an extremely stylish and private retreat in the middle of the jungle - yet close to all amenities. This home takes the phrase “one of a kind” to a different level with its unique design and location. There is simply no other home like this one! Tremendous Ocean views with walking distance to the beautiful beach.
The magical nature and ocean views will certainly take your breath away while you relax in the infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Monkeys are abundant on a daily basis as well as many other types of wildlife. Over 7000 square feet of open living space on 3 levels with a suspended infinity pool that is extremely unique including a large underwater viewing window, bar surrounding the pool and a sunning deck. Situated off of the kitchen, this is truly a swim up bar!. The massive bedrooms and baths provide the utmost comfort.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Heather Blanchard
Casa Elsa was built in 2007 by an adventurous and artistic couple from Toronto. They have infused the villa with their own style and sophistication, and have created a truly magical setting from which to enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica. We at Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals are proud to have been their management team from the beginning and love the chance to share this modern masterpiece with our guests. Established in 2006, Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals is one of the first luxury vacation rental companies in the Manuel Antonio area. We have become an industry leader, providing our clients with exceptional service and impeccable attention to detail. Our inventory of properties is managed by our highly skilled team, ensuring the highest quality homes for our guests. All rentals include our premium concierge service; we will help you plan every detail of your trip, from booking in-country transportation to booking you on our most highly recommended tours. Book with Manuel Antonio Vacation Rentals and rest assured you will have the best vacation of your lives!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
One of the best vacation homes I've ever stayed in
We absolutely loved this place. The home was beautiful and in a perfect location. Susan the concierge was amazing! She went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. All of our excursions were so much fun, but if I were to recommend one it would be the 10 in 1 zip lining and repelling adventure.
Diedre cooked for us two nights . The food was delicious and we had some leftovers for the next day.
We indulged with spa day and yoga class that was the best massage that any of us had ever had. The yoga instructor was fun and structured the class to our level of yoga.
One of the things that made the property so special was the amount of wildlife all around the home.
We have travelled a lot, and I rarely plan to go back to a place I have been, because there are so many places I want to visit- especially not to the same house, but i will definitely try to go back to casa Elsa if I return to Costa Rica because I think staying there and having Susan as our concierge made the vacation.
The house was AMAZING! Loved the out door setting
The house was very clean and well maintained. It felt like a luxurious treehouse overlooking the rainforest and ocean. We watching the 3 species of monkeys playing in the trees. The infinity pool was clean and gave us another awesome view of the rainforest and ocean. I have already recommended this property to friends.
Great Gem on Pacific Side
All around a perfect transaction. From the beginning we had great communication with owners from arrangements to payments. When we got there, the place was in great shape that was accurately depicted in the pictures on the website.
The house is situated perfectly- short walks to beach, intensely surrounded by wildlife that come up to the house, 5 minute drive to town, restaurants in walking distance, and a grocery store that will deliver!!! The house itself is beautiful, spacious and very unique. Nothing like cooking breakfast with monkeys staring you down!!! Daily laundry was a wonderful perk that meant we could pack very light and it was a real treat.
Once there, the concierge was great about helping us plan attractions. We opted not to pre-book a lot due to high probability of rain. The UNANIMOUS favorite trip was the buggy tour to the mountain waterfalls and I still crave the Chicharrones from La Cazuela!
Men loved the fishing trips with Capt Johnny and brought home a trophy!
We would gladly go back to Casa Elsa or any of the MavRental properties. This was truly a wonderful experience start to finish.
Spring Break at Casa Elsa
We have never stayed in a house like this one. It was wonderful. An avid bird-watcher, I really enjoyed sitting in the living room with my binoculars! The monkeys were really fascinating. We utilized the chef service 3 nights we were there and it was wonderful. Very laid back trip and the house was great. Awesome movie selection. Would love to enjoy this open-air house during the rainy season. All 4 bedrooms were a/c and private, which was great. Susan, our concierge, was on the spot! Will book this house or another through Manuel Antonio Vacations again!
My husband and I had the opportunity to go to Casa Elsa with some friends. It is truly an engaging and magical place.
Upon arriving at the house we entered into the splendor of Casa Elsa and the Costa Rican rainforest. We were welcomed by our tour guide with plenty of cheer and information of the local area. As soon as she left, I recall looking at my husband and friends. We were all giddy in disbelief of our good fortune. Imagine, popping open a bottle of Champagne and toasting with your friends, all while sitting beside the Infinity pool beside your kitchen! Since it was dark when we arrived, we did not even know that the best was yet to come.
I awoke early to the sounds of the rainforest. While still lying in my bed, I looked out the wall of my bedroom to see the jungle waiting. Yes I did say wall – an entire wall facing the jungle was a glass sliding door. This is camping luxury style! Inspired to check it all out, I made my way through Casa Elsa.
Wow. While the house sparkles in the evening, daylight is when it shines. The ocean face is completely open with 3 levels which range from the lower forest, to mid-forest, and finally to the top floor with a stunning view of the rainforest canopy and ocean. Casa Elsa makes one feel as they live in the forest all while sitting in the lap of luxury. The vast amount of wildlife just metres away was astonishing. Monkeys, sloths, birds, iguanas, and NO bugs! Nature’s entertainment was always on display to fascinate us all.
It was hard to actually leave the house, but the local beach was worth it. You can have both solitude and a bustling beach experience. The beach is not overly crowded and offers everything you might want – umbrellas and chairs, small restaurants along the beach, stands to buy trinkets, parasailing, kayaking, boogieboarding, etc….
Our trip was amazing and inspired. Casa Elsa was large enough to allow us the luxury of spending time with our friends around the pool, having group dinners prepared in house by a local chef (very reasonable), enjoying the scenery and rainforest, and also have some alone time. Casa Elsa is a little part of paradise. We speak of our trip often and all dream of our return. Magic lasts!
pictures do not do casa elsa justice - the house is absolutely beautiful.
you have to see it to believe it!
there were 8 of us staying for a week and the entire time all of us couldn't stop talking about this perfect place.
we still do and we were there a year ago!
the house is huge - privacy is not an issue.
all bedrooms have an ensuite and are superbly located downstairs from the main living areas.
each bedroom also has a private balcony!
you are blown away from the second you walk through the amazing, huge front door!
the view is out of this world!
you are literally living in luxury surrounded by jungle (lots of wildlife!) w/ a spectacular view of the ocean.
the kitchen is fully equipped w/ everything and anything you could possibly need/want - including a pool that overlooks the ocean!
the diningroom and livingroom are stunning.
the lay-out of the house is perfect.
the owner/designer thought of everything!
the house staff are great - there for you when you need something, but very discreet.
carlos and petronella made our stay even better.
okay, enough about the house - i could go on and on!
the location is ideal.
short walk to the beach and town.
the beach is beautiful and the town is great.
everybody is really friendly.
nice restaurants and bars, supermarket etc.
we went out a couple of times and had so much fun!
for 3 dinners we hired a chef, deseree (sp?) who did all the shopping, cooking and clean-up. she was great.
there are tons of local activities and attractions.
some of us took full advantage (came back w/ wonderful stories of their adventures) while others had a hard time leaving the house!
casa elsa really is heaven!
if you are planning a trip to this area, you must stay at casa elsa.
it will exceed all of your expectations!
we can't wait to go back!
Great location! Walking distance to a multitude of popular restaurants, bars and shops as well as only a 10 minute walk to 2 beaches.
Additional pricing information
Rental Terms & Conditions: * 50% of rental amount required to hold reservation * Remaining 50% required 60 days prior to arrival * $500 refundable damage deposit (less any damage) to be paid with final payment Cancellation: *Cancellation made 60 days or more prior to arrival, may be applied to an alternate booking date. Holiday Rates: Thanksgiving week: $4900/ week Christmas week: $9900/ week New Years week: $10,900