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Welcome to Villa Celaje, one of the newest and most elegant Estate Villas in Manuel Antonio. Celaje means “color of the clouds after sunset” and there is not a better place to view the magical sunsets than Villa Caleje. This private Estate is positioned in an exclusive area dominating one of the highest points in Manuel Antonio. Surrounded with dramatic 360-degree views of the sweeping Pacific coastline, majestic mountain ranges and palm plantations, Villa Celaje is a lavish sanctuary of peace and privacy perched at the top of a gated community with 24-hour security and is the ideal place to indulge in a luxurious vacation. The 8-suite estate along with 9 bathrooms accommodates 17 guests in beds (and 20 with air mattresses), in over 13,000 square feet of luxurious villa.
This Villa is first class. Every feature of the Villa and property have been impeccably designed with the interior decorated by a famous firm from the US with a “tropical contemporary” look throughout will make you feel like royalty. Hand selected local and international artwork adorns the walls and some of the finest of materials decorate the rest. The home has also been featured in Latino magazine which is a premium architectural magazine.
There are floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that can be completely opened to let the fresh Ocean breezes in during the day or closed to enjoy the cool air-conditioning which is throughout the living space and all bedrooms along with uniquely designed and very functional ceiling fans. Every bedroom has its own terrace to see the best sunsets in the world and the mountainous backdrop of this amazingly beautiful region. A large kitchen in the center of the house serves as the perfect indoor gathering space and is equipped with granite counter-tops cabinetry from Italy and top of the line stainless steel appliances. Adjacent to the kitchen is a spacious living area and is the perfect space for rest, relaxation or watching your favorite program on the large plasma TV. There are also flat screen TV’s on all three floors
Villa Celaje 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.
There is plenty of room to relax on the bottom level which includes a second living room, outside covered bar and BBQ area where you can prepare your favorite beverages, snacks or full meals which is positioned right next to the beautiful private pool and garden area overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean.
Villa Celaje is much more than a private villa: it is a first-class getaway that blends the amenities of an exclusive resort with the intimacy of a private estate and the ambiance of a five-star hotel. The result is an exclusive enclave that meets the sophistication of the world’s most discerning travelers but with very affordable pricing.
Exclusive Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator to assist with arranging your transportation from San Jose to Manuel Antonio, arrange all tours/activities with certified and reputable companies, coordinate what you would like in the house upon arrival (beer, water, snacks), coordinate what you would like for dinner your first night and breakfast the following morning and then the Chef takes your requests from there and everything else to make for a relaxing and stress free vacation – basically, your personal assistant!
Chef Ronald is one of the longest tenured Chef’s in Manuel Antonio working for only our company and one special Villa which was Casa Maravilla where he spent 12 wonderful years and served thousands of guests who all thoroughly enjoyed his creative and delicious meals. Casa Maravilla was recently sold and we are proud that we found him a new home to share his incredible cooking in Villa Celaje Estate. You will definitely feel pampered with Chef Ronald and may gain a few pounds on your very relaxing and memorable vacation.
Amenities and Services
- 8 bedrooms
- 3 king beds, 4 queen beds, 2 full beds
- Sleeps 20
- 9 bathrooms
- 13,000 sq. ft
- Panoramic ocean view
- Infinity pool
- Outdoor grill
- Fully air conditioned
- Free Wifi
- Cable TV/Stereo/DVD player
- Children welcome
- Daily Housekeeping Service
- Gated with 24/7 Security
- Private Chef Included
- Optional Babysitting available
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This luxurious property was perfect for our reunion of 8 couples. The property was beautiful and pristine. Everyone had their own private suite. The sunsets each evening were magical. The resident Maquas and white face monkeys kept us entertained and laughing. Chef Ronald was the best. He asked for our input for both breakfast and dinner but we pretty much let him decide what to fix for us. He never let us down. The food was fabulous. Make sure that you try the banana pancakes. His wife Christine was there to help him most nights. She was wonderful. We enjoyed visiting with them both. I can not say enough about Mefi our concierge. He answered our every question before and after our arrival. He set up tours for our group before we arrived, he called taxis for us daily, he arranged for chairs and umbrellas at the beach and arranged for transportation to and from the airports. He checked in with us daily. We met Sabrina when we checked it to the property. She was so nice and very helpful. When we mentioned to her the second day that the coffee pot was too small, there was a larger coffee pot there the next day. We enjoyed a half day at the marina, with its shopping and restaurants. We had a private guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. Our guide was very knowledgeable but we went on a Sunday so the park was very busy. It would be best to do this tour during a week day. Our catamaran daytime trip was very relaxing and fun. We have rented several homes in this area of Costa Rica. This is by far the most beautiful, best maintained and best managed property that we have ever rented. Can’t wait to come back.
My wife and I recently returned from delightful vacation at Villa Celaje with a large group of friends. Sabrina and her team did a wonderful job and made our trip to Manuel Antonio all the more enjoyable by looking after all of our needs large and small. This beautiful facility exceeded our expectations. A special thanks to Chef Ronald who amazed us with his culinary skills and made it completely unnecessary to eat anywhere else! Villa Celaja earns a solid 5 stars from us. Well done!
his house/villa exceeded our expectations. Beautiful house with the most spectacular ocean views and sunsets. House co-ordinator Sabrina was extremely helpful in pre planning arrangements and available daily to help with any of our needs. Chef Ronald and his staff cooked delicious meals daily, accepted any requests and was flexible with timing. We very much enjoyed his company, enjoyed learning from him and all 16 of us in our group wanted to bring him home with us. Our house cleaner Catherine was professional and kept the entire house perfectly clean.
The villa has gorgeous views to enjoy sunrises and sunsets and its location allowed us to enjoy the wildlife: parrots and other birds, monkeys, butterflies. Our large group was more than comfortable in the large, well decorated spaces. What really made our stay special were the staff who went out of their way to ensure our requests were met and were super pleasant to interact with. The meals prepared by Chef Ronald and his team were delicious. Sabrina was always reachable and extremely helpful in ensuring we made the most of our stay and outings. The maintenace crew kept everything spotless without being intrusive. Villa Celaje is a great vacation home, perfect for a large group/family.
This place is beautiful. The house is clean, well decorated, property well maintained and very well staffed. Chef Roland made us the most incredible meals and Sabrina our concierge went above and beyond to help with just about everything. The house was a short taxi ride to towns, marina, beaches and attractions. This property is an animal lovers paradise, we saw monkey's, macaws, toucans, iguana's, the most fascinating insects and more . This house exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend staying here.
We spent 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year's with our family of 12 and loved this home. Sabrina worked with us for 16 months ahead of our trip and was wonderful to work with. She led us through all the possible excursions and let us know which ones fit our family. The home gave us a bedroom and bath for each of our 6 grandchildren, a real plus. The pool area was great and we were greeted the first week with monkeys checking us out. The scarlet macaws and toucans were a spectacular sight as well. Chef Ronald tailored our meals to meet our dietary restrictions and every meal was a true joy. Costa Rican rice and beans and mahi mahi were our favorites. Of all the excursions I enjoyed the bird watching trip the most even though it was a 5am departure! I highly recommend this lovely property.
We had a fantastic two weeks with our kids and grandkids celebrating our 55th wedding anniversary at Villa Celaje over Christmas and New Years. There were 12 of us with the youngest grandkids being 18 years old. This house is beautiful and a great place to hang out, watch the monkeys and macaws, and use as our base for zip lining, white water rafting, waterfall trip, catamaran trip, bird watching and more. Chef Ronald kept us well fed with breakfast and dinner every day. He was great to work with and adjusted to our every request. Sabrina was our concierge and she was fantastic. We worked with her for 16 months leading up to this trip arranging our excursions. Upon arrival she kept in touch with us daily, and coordinated all of our excursions. When we needed a trip to town or the beach an email to Sabrina and the taxi bus was arranged and appeared on time. Between Sabrina and Chef Ronald it was a fantastic two weeks. We would highly recommend Villa Celaje.
After 2 years of planning our trip to Costa Rica couldn’t have gone any better!! Staying at the beautiful villas Celaje & Anaka was just the tip of the iceberg for this unforgettable week. My mothers surprise was everything she could of imagined and my time there was full of excitement and awakening. The staff was top notch and our concierge Camilo went above and beyond to make sure our experience exceeded all expectations.
I can’t wait to be back in the beautiful country of C.R.
Pura Vida !
Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your recent stay at our Villa Celaje Estate and we are thrilled to hear that it was an unforgettable week and a huge surprise for your Mother. We appreciate you recognizing our hard working staff and hope to see you again in the future.
Thank you for staying with us,
Founder, CR Vacation Properties
Our family rents vacation properties very regularly - and this property takes the cake. Outstanding in every regard. The house, the view, the sunsets, the location, the pool, the staff, and of course Ronald the Chef -- but actually more than a Chef, friendly, source of terrific advice, amazing chef. It was hard to leave!
Thank you for taking the time to generate a review of your recent stay at our Villa Celaje Estate and we are delighted to hear that the Villa, Chef and staff exceeded your expectations. We certainly welcome your group back for another wonderful vacation in the future.
Thank you for staying with us,
Founder, CR Vacation Properties
This place is absolutely amazing! I would 100% stay here again without hesitation. We did not have to do a single thing; from booking our excursions (which Sabina did a FANTASTIC job at! Even when we had a change in excursion plans), going grocery shopping (thank you Chef Ronald), cleaning the place (Katherine is so sweet and great at her job), and even calling a taxi (thank you, Johan!). It was great sitting back and relaxing, but we did feel a little guilty and would help Chef Ronald clean up. The property itself is gorgeous! The first full day we were there, we had about 15 monkeys come onto the deck. One even laid on the edge of the water. Our last day, we even saw a sloth out of the back side of the house! I definitely would stay here again and hopefully I do in the near future!