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Multi-Million Dollar, 5 Acre Private Estate - up to 9 bedrooms - Chef included

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 9
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 9 bedroom holiday villa in Manuel Antonio - Villa Pelicano Private Estate

Rent this Ocean View Villa with only 4, 5, 6 or all 9 bedrooms..

The largest and First Estate home with incredible Ocean Views in Manuel Antonio, Villa Pelicano Private Estate was designed for large families/groups/events/Weddings and offers magical Ocean Views and a very open living experience in the center of Manuel Antonio - all with your own Private Chef! This extremely and popular "Historic" Estate is provided with 9 bedrooms, 8 1/2 bathrooms, and over 10,500 sq.ft of living space while sitting on over 5 private acres of gated and secluded land that provides tremendous 180-degree ocean views and is situated only 500 feet above sea level. Integrated harmoniously into the natural landscape of Manuel Antonio's jungle hills, nestled in a private forest of tropical gardens, this special Estate is surrounded by unspoiled vegetation and provides the feeling of total seclusion. The indescribable sunsets are sure to awe you as well as the spectacular views of the ocean, coves, points, coastline and distant mountains.

Villa Pelicano Private Estate offers complete discretion and privacy while being situated in the heart of Manuel Antonio and walking distance to our countless fine restaurants, shopping plazas, night life, gym, coffee shops, bars, and so much more while conveniently located within minutes drive between the bustling fishing village of Quepos with every amenity you could possibly need as well as our very popular National Park and Main Beach area.

Villa Pelicano Private Estate is described as the “mansion” of Manuel Antonio and a landmark of the town with its walled entrance and completed gated property. As your private gate opens, you will drive down a palmed lined driveway to your own private resort. Upon entering the Villa, the 2 story cathedral ceilings will awe you as will the enormous size of the living, dining, verandas, pool, bedrooms, baths and walk in closets.

The first four bedrooms are all masters, each with King Size bed, high ceilings, spacious areas, with glass sliders allowing you to feel the fresh breezes off of the ocean. There is a Jacuzzi tub to pamper you in one of the masters, air conditioning to keep you cool, large verandas to take in the panoramic views and to see the monkeys and other various types of wildlife passing through the trees. The fifth and very large bedroom features two queen beds and two single beds, air conditioning, private seating area, and veranda facing the jungle. The sixth bedroom has one king bed, air conditioning, and veranda facing the jungle. The Casita consists of a 2 bedroom apartment, each with double beds and a 1 bedroom suite with a queen bed; the apartment has its own kitchen, living area, and incredible ocean-view patio. Inquire for rental of only 4, 5, or 6 bedrooms instead of all 9!

The living room has a two-story cathedral ceiling and wraparound balcony which is completely open to a spacious patio overlooking the pool and Pacific Ocean - the views are unmatched! The second level of the home is wide open with an extra seating area, a balcony looking out over the ocean that is perfect for yoga, relaxing or just taking in the spectacular views..

You will find the perfect spot to cool off is in the expansive swimming pool with its cushioned lounge chairs and multiple shade umbrellas. The grounds are secured by a wall, fully gated and nightly security by a local professional Security company to eliminate any concerns.

Villa Pelicano Private Estate provides you with a complete vacation retreat. The full time staff includes maid service 6 days per week, gardener, maintenance manager, chef services including preparation of 2 gourmet meals per day (7 days per week) by professional chef Ivan, and a full time Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator that will serve as your 'Personal Assistant' to assist you with all of your needs.

We are happy to help you with even the smallest of special requests to make your vacation special, or with the planning of weddings and events - which we have hosted many. With our years of experience, we can arrange practically anything you need. Our Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator will coordinate your transportation from San Jose to Manuel Antonio, plan all of your tours/excursions with our pre-qualified and certified companies, arrange rental car reservations, recommend the best local restaurants and night-life and much more..

It is our goal to make your vacation or event as relaxing, stress free as possible and to create incredible memories for you and your family/group, so please give us a call or e-mail, and then come enjoy the best of Costa Rica, at Villa Pelicano Private Estate!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Don Segal
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
28 September, 2016
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About Don Segal

Our first Vacation Rental Business was established back in 2006 and quickly became one of the first luxury vacation rental companies in the Manuel Antonio area. We sold the company in 2009 and at the encouragement of many local luxury homes, have since re-entered the Property Management and Vacation Rental business in Manuel Antonio with the goal of providing our clients with unparalleled service and an impeccable attention to detail. Our inventory of properties representing all budget levels, 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 assisting with our most highly recommended tours. We also pride ourselves on our commitment to the environment, and are doing everything possible to make our homes eco-friendly. Book with CR Vacation Properties and rest assured you will have the best vacation of your lives! Let us assist you!

Why Don Segal chose Puntarenas

Villa Pelicano Pirvate Estate is centrally located in Manuel Antonio and walking distance to the Grocery store, fabulous restaurants, gym, shops and many other attractions. Complete with a Gourmet Chef to prepare up to 2 meals per day along with a private Concierge to assist with planning your exciting vacation and full time cleaning staff, gardener, on-site Security company which will allow your vacation to be extremely relaxing and stress free.

What makes this villa unique

- Largest Villa in Manuel Antonio - 10,500 sq. ft. on 5 private acres

- Fully Gated Property

- Gourmet Chef included

- Incredible open air living room and adjoining spacious patio overlooking the pool, jungle and Ocean

- Magnificent year-round Sunsets

- Flexible accommodations as you can rent by either 4, 5, 6 or 9 bedrooms

- Private Security Company

- Full staff included

- Exclusive Concierge Manager to help plan your exciting vacation and to tend to all of your requirements

- Look under rates and notes to see our other Luxury Villas


based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

Multi-Million Dollar, 5 Acre Private Estate - up to 9 bedrooms - Chef included
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Amazing (That's all I can say)

  • 5 of 5

We had a trip of a lifetime, what beautiful people and the views are breathtaking. I couldn't say enough of how great everything was. Chef Ivan his helper Michael where amazing too, we loved meeting your family and we all wanted you to come home with us, yes he's that good! The house and property was very well maintained and clean, thanks to all the staff that helps with that it made our trip so easy and relaxing. Geralyn was a great help setting up excursions and also helping us get one of our couples in safe after the airport was closed down, thank you! Highly recommend this property and staff, and the visit to Costa Rica, you won't be let down!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of us at Villa Pelicano Estate appreciate your comments regarding your wonderful stay and we are pleased that everyone enjoyed our little piece of paradise! Thank you for staying with us and we hope that we will see you again. Much appreciated, Don
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The Epitome of Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

There were four couples of us who stayed here and we can not recommend a better vacation location in Costa Rica than Villa Pelicano. The Villa is wonderful with lots of room, great views, a patio that goes on forever, and a staff that exceeded all expectations. From the beautiful Gera our concierge to Ivan our chef, all were so friendly and helpful. Francisco, Ivan's helper, was always there with a smile, drinks, snacks and perfect service. They felt like family before we left. Ivan's food was so delicious and fantastically prepared. You could ask him to prepare what you wanted or let him go with his own choices. We had all our meals here except lunch on some tours. You do not want to miss Ivan's and Francisco's meals.The tours around MA were so much fun. Thanks Gera, Sabrina, and Sofina for making all the recommendations and arrangements. When the people running the tours found out we were staying at VP, they all said "Lucky You". If you have a opportunity, take the Naranjo River rafting trip. What an adrenaline rush! Be sure to leave time to fully enjoy the Villa, pool, and daily flight of the Macaws who nest in the trees. The web pictures and description do not do it justice because they can not capture the life that is there. Pura Vida is definitely located at Villa Pelicano.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review of your experience staying at our beautiful Villa Pelicano Estate. We are delighted that everyone had such a great time enjoying the staff, local activities and our wildlife. Please let us know when you would like to visit again.... Best regards, Don
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Terrific location for a fun vacation

  • 5 of 5

A truly wonderful week in Costa Rica. The Villa Pelicano is the perfect place to stay especially for a group. The location is beautiful and was a perfect spot to relax or as the pickup point for numerous activities around Manuel Antonio.

The meals provided by Chef Ivan were excellent, and always a beautiful presentation.

The property was constantly cleaned and everything well-maintained.

All of the activities including, the State Park, water rafting, zip-lining and tour of the private reserve were spectacular. The guides could not have been nicer or more helpful.

The staff customer service is excellent and we would recommend Villa Pelicano as a wonderful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of your stay at our Villa Pelicano Estate and it sounds like all of you had a great time. We appreciate the kind words of your experience and also for staying with us. Much appreciated, Don
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Perfect family villa with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Two families, 19 in all, ranging from 1 to 65 stayed at the villa. From all the pre arrangements (kindly done by Geralyn and Sabrina) to the villa, the chef, the area, the view ........ it was all just perfect. Two groups rented cars from San Jose and the other two groups used the transport arranged by Geralyn. The only advantage of having a car really was that you were able to get to the supermarket to purchase bigger items so the chef didn't have to! With 19 of us, we went through lots of water, juice etc. Other than that the cars weren't really used. The tours picked us up from the villa and dropped us off there again.

We used all of the rooms. However, a smaller party may not need to use the casita. It all worked very well. The parents with small children had a large king room and pack and plays were provided. The other family with children had the family room. Perfect. Everywhere was exceptionally clean and the beds were very comfy.

Chef Ivan accommodated everyones needs perfectly. The children loved his pancakes and ate all of his simple, fresh food. He prepared what ever we asked for as well as making suggestions. His helper, Francisco, was great too. We all felt very spoilt.

The pool was a perfect temperature and the sitting areas, pool lounges etc. were just the right size for all of us. The gardens are beautiful with tons of butterflies and birds. We saw quite a bit of wild life too without having to leave the gates.

We enjoyed our zip lining and also our boat trip (NOTE .....quite a swell in the sea .....be prepared if you get seasick). The vacation buggy tour was fun although, because we were such a large group and because we had small children, we had to have a taxi too. Those in the buggies got fabulous tour guides in Dopper and Lois but those in the car felt they missed out as the driver drove ..... and that was all. Shame. We all said we would take a turn in the car but somehow that didn't happen. Those that did the guided park tour really enjoyed that too.

We went out into Manual Antonio for lunches when we weren't on a tour and everywhere we went the food was pretty good and reasonable.

I can't recommend this lovely villa enough. Suitable for families, couples .... anything. We did yoga each morning on the upstairs platform .... magical.

The villa, the people who helped to make it happen and all the others we met all contributed to our Costa Rica experience of "Pura Vida"

Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to express your experience staying at our Villa Pelicano Estate along with some of the activities that you experienced. Our dedicated team of Concierge Managers, Chef, maids and complete staff attempt to make your stay as pampered as possible and it sounds like that we achieved that goal. We are extremely pleased that you loved your stay and that your entire group was satisfied. Please come back and visit us again... All the best and thank you for staying with us, Best regards, Don
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Gorgeous location, spectacular house, and service.

  • 5 of 5

If you want a gorgeous location, spectacular house, and great service, then Villa Pelicano is perfect for you.

Setting on the patio overlooking the ocean and having a meal prepared by Chef Ivan is unbelievable. Everything he prepared, including special requests, was perfect. Our 10 year old granddaughter loved working with Ivan and learning some of the Chef’s secrets.

The concierge service made the week easy. They arranged transportation, zip lining, deep sea fishing, and white water rafting. Every excursion was first rate and delivered as promised.

The maid service was great. The house was always clean and they washed our clothes whenever we requested. With all of the activities we did and three kids this was a great help.

If you want to have a great time at a great location, don’t look any further. Villa Pelicano will exceed your expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to generate a review of your experience at our Villa Pelicano Estate. We're delighted to hear that all of you enjoyed your stay and that your daughter learned a few cooking techniques from our Chef Ivan. We look forward to your return visit in the future. Best regards, Don
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A Vacation Beyond all Expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

It will be hard to add anything new to all the wonderful comments others have written about this incredible house. We have to agree that this is the most amazing house with really wonderful staff, great views and huge pool.

Our family of 21 (10 adults and 11 children-age 2-14) just returned from an amazing week at Villa Pelicano. Geralyn, the concierge was really great to work with. We were especially thankful for the extra air mattresses and two toddler beds she got for us so we could all stay in the main house. She also was unbelievably helpful in making all the arrangements for tours and arranging local taxi rides.

And then there is Chef Ivon!! What a kind friendly man who is also a great chief! We were excited to have our private chef but weren’t sure how having a private chef would work with 21 people with all different tastes but Chef Ivon went out of his way to make sure there was something for everyone. He was so easy to work with and he was really great with the young kids. The kids loved his pancakes, scrambled egg and bacon and wanted them every morning.

I also need to share that everyone said the beds were SO Comfortable.

The only little problem we had was the tile floors were very slippery when it got wet. We had the younger kids wear their water shoes or sandals when they got out of the pool which helped a lot.

I could go on and on but I’ll end by saying we would highly recommend this gorgeous house for your family or group vacation

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for you generous review which helps our future customers hear about our wonderful staff and the Villa. We also appreciate your comment about the issue with the wet tiles after you get out of the pool which we will address - thank you for bringing it to our attention. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your possible return in the future. Much appreciated, Don
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Barba Roja
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Pan American Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Playa Espadilla

Manuel Antonio is best known for its renowned and very frequented National Park which Forbes Magazine ranked as one of the top 12 National Parks in the World. Trip Advisor also rated our Playa Espadilla Beach as the nicest beach in Central America.

Known as some of the best Ocean fishing in the world including in shore and off shore, Manuel Antonio offers plenty of local activites which includes zip lining, rafting, parasailing, nature hikes, rapelling, waterfall excursions, spice farm and much, much more...


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Green Season
4 Sep 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2016
19 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Green Season
27 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
19 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Years 2017
27 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall Season
27 Aug 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
19 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Years 2018
27 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Prime Season
3 Jan 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £409
Tax Rate 13.0%

- Please inquire for special pricing to utilize only 4, 5, or 6 bedrooms
- Easter week 2017 - $9,900 plus tax
- Please inquire about event fees for weddings, celebrations, parties or other large gatherings that exceed those staying at the Villa
- Visit www.CRvacationproperties.com for more information on Villa Pelicano Estate or our many other Luxury Villas or call 011-506-8335-5792.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Casita - 2 Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Casita 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    1 Half bath - Toilet
  • Main Villa = 6 ensuite baths + 1 half bath Casita = 1 shared bath plus another toilet, shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • - Grand Master Suite #1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 King - Ocean View
    - Ocean Master Suite #2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 King - Ocean view
    - Tropic Master Suite #3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 King - Ocean view
    Mango Master Suite #4 - 1 King - Ocean view
    - Jungle Suite #5 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 queen, 2 single
    - La Paz Suite #6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 King
    Casita Bedroom #7 - 1 Double Bed , 1 double , Kitchenette & living area
    - Casita Bedroom #8 - 1 Double Bed , 1 double , Kitchenette & living area
    Casita Bedroom #9 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Queen
  • Main Villa = 4 master bedrooms + 2 guest bedrooms and the Apartment/Casita = 3 guest bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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