Villa Pelícano Private Estate
Iconic Luxury in Manuel Antonio with Private Chef
Your own Private Resort – Centrally located on 5 acres in the center of Manuel Antonio
Villa Pelicano is one of the largest and most luxurious Villas in Manuel Antonio with over 10,500 sq. ft. of living space on over 5 acres in the center of Manuel Antonio and walking distance to everything you need. This Estate consists of 9 bedrooms and 8 1/2 baths and offers complete discretion and privacy while being situated in the heart of Manuel Antonio with its countless fine restaurants, shopping plazas, night life, gym, and so much more while conveniently located within minutes’ drive between the bustling fishing village of Quepos as well as our very popular National Park and Main Beach area which is only 2 miles away. No need to rent cars since transportation is very easy as taxi’s are as abundant as New York City and our public bus system runs every 20 minutes and only cost 75 cents – you can catch it right in front of the Villa!
It is bordered by a lush rain forest – a symphony of wildlife. Monkeys run through the mango trees, and toucans sing from the nearby cecropias. Birdwatchers and animal lovers will be in heaven. Within the surrounding gardens are mango trees, banana plants, starfruit, papaya trees, citrus, orchids, and a whole plethora of other tropical flora.
This large 9 bedroom Villa is comprised of four bedrooms which 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. All bedrooms are 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 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.
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 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..
Villa Pelicano Private Estate would not be a First Class Estate without providing your own Private Chef to prepare up to 2 meals per day (food and beverage cost are separate and the Chef provides the actual store receipts for reimbursement). Nobody needs to shop, cook or clean as the Chef does it all and saves you money as well by purchasing the freshest ingredients from local vendors – butchers and fisherman, where typically only Restaurants shop. Saturday mornings is the day that he goes to our Farmers market and selects the best vegetables, fruit and high quality produce at a fraction of the cost of our local stores.
Additionally, included with your rental is:
Full time Concierge Manager to assist with arranging your transportation from San Jose to Manuel Antonio, arrange all tours with the certified and reputable companies, coordinate what you would like for dinner the first night and breakfast the following morning and then the Chef takes it from there, and much more…Basically, your personal assistant!
Villa Pelicano comes standard with a “Full time Chef” to prepare up to 2 meals per day. There is a nominal fee for the Chef to prepare for any event
Full time Gardner to keep the grounds immaculate
Private Security Guard from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am
Daily maid service (except Sunday), with personal laundry done twice during your stay or additionally, upon request.
So relax in your very own “Mini Resort” while the wonderful staff and Chef work their magic so you can enjoy a magical vacation.
The unique accommodations include:
4 ocean view master suites on the first floor
2 downstairs bedrooms – 1 with 1 king bed, and 1 large suite with 2 single and 2 queen beds
A separate casita, or guest house, with 3 bedrooms and a kitchenette
A large private pool
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!
Amenities and Services
- 4 ocean-view master bedrooms on the main floor, each with king-sized beds and private baths
- 2 guest rooms downstairs, 1 with a King, and 1 with 2 singles and 2 queens
- A casita consisting of 3 bedrooms and a kitchenette
- Large Pool with teak seating
- Satellite TV, WiFi
- Fully equipped kitchen but the Chef relieves you from cooking
- A/C & ceiling fans
- Washer & dryer
- Monkeys, toucans, fruit trees
- Full time Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator.
- Full time Gardener.
- Private Chef that you will want to take home.
- Security System.
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We just returned from a fantastic holiday week at Villa Pelicano. All 16 of us (8 adults and 8 kids) loved it! The rooms/master baths are spacious and clean, with plenty of space to unpack. The indoor/outdoor living room and dining area were wonderful, allowing us to gather for appetizers each day and game nights after dinner. The pool is the largest villa pool we have ever seen (this is our 4th villa rental for a group this size) and easily accommodated all 16 of us playing in and around the pool at one time (seriously, the pool at Villa Pelicano is double the size of most villa pools!)
The staff at villa pelicano, particularly Mario and chef Anna, took great care of us. They helped us determine menus for breakfast and dinner each day, based on our preferences and their specialties. The food was delicious! Geralyn, our concierge, took care of details like arranging transportation to and from the San Jose airport (seamless!), booking excursions for us, and arranging taxis each day, even sometimes with short notice and a large group. We were glad that we didn’t rent a car, as the driveway to the villa was VERY steep, the area roads are narrow and winding, and taxis were very easy to arrange.
The location is terrific with a grocery store just a 5 minute walk up the steep driveway and across the street and many activities available. We visited two local beaches (shout-out to Mary’s rentals and Aguas Azules parasailing who took care of us at the beach), zip lining (with MidWorld), fishing from Quepos, and our favorite was the Jeep/buggy tour that took us deep into the Costa Rican rainforest, swimming under spectacular waterfalls, and to Koky's Chicharronera for a delicious traditional lunch with vacationbuggy.com
Thank you Villa Pelicano!
Beautiful home and fabulous staff. The chef Ana and son Mario treated us to delicious meals. Geralyn and the rest of the staff kept added to the feeling of home. Planning a return trip.
We had an incredible time at Villa Pelicano. Our concierge Geralyn saw to all our needs. She booked all our day trips and arranged transportation, and was available to recommend things to do. We enjoyed it all; the buggy rides, horse back riding, the National Forest guided tour, catamaran and more. The Villa was kept sparkling clean by our delightful housekeeper, who would even do laundry if need be. The chef Ana and her assistant Mario were one of the major highlights of the trip. Fabulous menu and delicious food throughout our trip, and you couldn’t ask for a more talented or charming culinary dining experience. I gained three pounds during our stay, and that was with doing activities daily.
We left for Costa Rica overworked, tired and burnt out. After our stay there and the hours we spent by the sparkling pool enjoying the beautiful grounds were priceless. We came back home recharged, refreshed and with a well rested perspective. We plan to return again next year and we may make this one of our annual vacation trips because it exceeded all our expectations by so much.
I highly recommend the Villa, the only thing better than the Villa was the brilliant staff and the best sunsets we’ve ever experienced! Top notch people who oversee anything and everything you need, or will leave you to your own time if you prefer. Best service ever in a relaxing environment where you can truly decompress.
Not much more to say than Amazing! Best vacation spot I have ever been to.
Hi Kaylee,Thank you for your 5 star review as our team strives to make your vacation extremely relaxing and memorable and it sounds like we achieved this goal with your group. We appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you again.Pura VidaDonFounder, CR Vacation Properties
We are a blended family of 4 adult children, their spouses and a total of 7 grandchildren (ranging in age from 4 to 14) and the house could not have been more perfect! The house itself, the grounds and the pool area lent itself to our Costa Rica plans superbly as we had excursions early in the day followed by afternoons of chilling poolside and then cocktails and beautiful sunsets on the porch deck. Chef Ana and her son Mario
Hola Barbara,Thank you for taking time to write such a wonderful review of your recent stay at our Villa Pelicano Estate and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed "a little slice of Paradise" for your family reunion.We appreciate you staying with us and welcome you back for another future reunion.Pura VidaDonFounder, CR Vacation Properties
Beautiful estate. We felt well cared for throughout our trip. Ana the chef and her son Mario were so great as was Geralyn. The grounds and houses were always kept very nice.
Hi Russell,Thank you for your 5 star review and delighted to hear that our Chef team of Ana and Mario along with our Concierge, Geralyn, assisted with making your stay extremely memorable and stress free.We appreciate you staying with us and we hope to see you again in the future.Pura VidaDonFounder, CR Vacation Properties
Almost a year before our arrival, we were assigned a personal concierge, Geralyn. It was obvious from the start that she wanted to do everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. Whether it was booking the property, recommending tours, answering questions, or providing cab service, there was no task too big or too small. Geralyn's concern was obvious and much appreciated.
Villa Pelicano itself was almost overwhelming. The facility is very big, but laid out in a way to be spacious yet comfortable--a large, covered veranda with cushy lounge chairs for reading or afternoon naps, an open area furnished to facilitate quiet reading or socializing, a pleasant pool area, and grounds that are lovely.
We were a family group celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary. So we had 10 adults and 9 children ranging in age from 19 to 2. There was room for everyone--not only to sleep, but also to relax, swim, read, play games with each other, and socialize. No one ever felt cramped or crowded.
Elida, the housekeeper, was wonderful. Everything was swept and cleaned daily except Sunday (her day off). As we are environmentally conscious, we appreciated the practice of not changing sheets daily. A few minor mechanical issues were tended to immediately by our groundskeeper, Michael.
Chef Ana and her sous chef/son Mario were outstanding! Friendly! Considerate! And incredibly talented! They worked with us to select the freshest ingredients--fruit, veggies, fish, chicken, and beef. We all enjoyed standard appetizers such as guacamole and salsa, and were blown away by Mario's surprise tuna tartar. Ana's preparation of every meal was impeccable. We wished we could have stayed another week in order to try some of her other specialties.
Impressive equally to their remarkable talents in the kitchen was their ability to relate to our entire family. Whether it be allowing 3-year-old Brayden to help set placemats on the table or working with one of the adults to pick "just the right menu" for the evening meal, Ana and Mario were always helpful, friendly, and considerate. By week's end we considered them part of the family.
Our stay was one that created memories for a lifetime.
All of my family members including Grandchildren and 2 great grand children stayed with us at Villa Pelicano. We were 20 in total but the house is so big and beautiful that we all have are own space and quiet times. Every evening the Sun-set right in front of our eyes. Geralyn our personal concierge and vacation coordinator is just a wonderful woman and she helped us plan what we call now the best vacation of our life. Chef Ana is a big blessing and she cooked delicious meals for us everyday!
From the moment you walk on to the property, you will feel transported into your own piece of heaven! The grounds are well kept, the home is beautiful, and every view takes your breath away!
From the accommodating and friendly concierge staff, to chef ana and her son mario, everyone will make you feel welcome and taken care of (which is especially helpful in a foreign country!).
I could not recommend this place enough! It's a true treat to stay here.
Kelsey,Thank you for your review of your recent stay at our Villa Pelicano Estate and we are delighted to hear that you and your group had such a wonderful experience. Please come back for your next vacation.Thank you for staying with us,DonFounder, CR Vacation Properties
This Villa is absolutely gorgeous and much larger than we initially expected. The pictures are lovely but the actual experience of being there in person was magical. We were a group of 19 with two toddlers in tow and we never felt crowded. The property itself is expansive and full of beautiful gardens and wildlife. During our stay we enjoyed the daily visits from the mischievous gray faced monkey mafia and we were fortunate enough to see all 3 types of monkeys known to inhabit the area without even leaving the Villa. We also had the pleasure of watching a group of Macaws each morning and caught the occasional glimpse of some toucans up near the casitas. By far, our unanimous vote for the best part of each day, was the spectacular sunset...we will never forget the views that we experienced at Villa Pelicano. You really need to see it for yourself...it's definitely worth it!
The property is beautifully and efficiently maintained. WE never felt inconvenienced or put out by the fabulous maintenance team. The staff here is truly top notch. We really have to thank Geralyn, Ana and Mario for making our stay more than we ever hoped for and much better than we ever imagined.
Geralyn is a remarkable young woman that always provided service with a smile. As a concierge, we honestly couldn't have asked for more...in fact, we were telling her to do less lol!! We were fortunate enough to meet her lovely baby boy and were extremely impressed by her ability to manage her duties with a newborn. She definitely went above and beyond to make our stay memorable and enjoyable. Seriously outstanding service.
As for Chef Ana, she is amazing - we have never felt so welcomed and accommodated on vacation EVER! She makes fantastic home cooked meals that feed your bellies but her joy for life feeds your soul. We feel like family after a week with this lovely lady...she makes everyone feel at home. This was a truly awesome experience and we feel fortunate to have shared our vacation with her.
Another highlight of our stay was meeting the assistant chef Mario - he made everyone laugh and we honestly felt like we'd known him forever. It was wonderful to hear him laughing and singing each meal time and he was absolutely fabulous with our children. He really brought the sunshine into our days with his humour and graciousness. So impressed!
The people here really need to be commended - the Villa is fabulous, but the staff is what takes this place over the top.
Hola Bernadette,We would like to thank you for such a thorough review of your recent stay at our Villa Pelicano Estate and truly appreciate the compliments that you provided concerning our staff ,who always goes above and beyond to make your vacation one of fond memories and a new experiences.Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again for your next vacation.Much appreciated,Don