Villa Celaje Estate: Unparalleled Affordable Luxury Villa – Master Chef Included

Latest 8 Bedroom Elite Villa in Manuel Antonio and Featured in Latino Magazine

Sleeps 20 – 8 Bedrooms/9 Baths, from $7,900 per week

Add Villa Marbella located next door for 12 bedrooms and Anaka for 14 Bedrooms

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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 up to 17 guests (in beds and a total of 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 would not be a First Class Estate without providing your own Gourmet Chef to prepare up to 2 meals per day (food and beverage cost are separate). Nobody needs to shop, cook or clean as Chef Ronald, who has been the Chef at one of our other properties for 11 years and one of the longest tenured Chefs in Manuel Antonio, has transferred to this incredible Villa. He loves his profession and just about all 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 morning 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.

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.

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  • 8 bedrooms 
  • 3 king beds, 4 queen beds, 2 full beds
  • Sleeps 17 in beds and 20 with air mattresses
  • 9 bathrooms
  • Private Chef
  • 13,000 sq. ft
  • Panoramic ocean view 
  • Infinity pool
  • Outdoor grill
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Wifi
  • Cable TV/Stereo/DVD player
  • Children welcome
  • Concierge Manager and Vacation Coordinator who will make your Vacation and Holiday extremely stress free so that you can relax, enjoy and escape- basically, your personal assistant. They will help coordinate your transportation from San Jose to Manuel Antonio with a Private driver greeting you at the airport for your relaxing and scenic ride to the Villa, arrange all tours and excursions with only qualified and certified guides and various other benefits to ensure the perfect vacation!
  • Private Master Chef Included
  • Optional Babysitting available

  • January 3 – August 31: $10,500 $9,898
  • September 1 – December 18: $7,900 $7,800
  • Thanksgiving: $10,500 $9,898
  • Christmas:  $16,900
  • New Year:  $22,500
  • Rental Terms & Conditions: Pricing is based on a rental for 7 nights (inquire on pricing for less than 7 nights) and up to 12 guests. Please add $50 per day/per person for over 12 guests.  50% of the rental amount is required to hold the reservation with the Remaining 50% due at least 60 days prior to arrival. A $500 refundable cash damage deposit (less any damage) is to be paid with the final payment or provided upon check in. 13% Costa Rica tax not included.
  • All rental payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to other properties. This policy is strictly adhered to and we do not have the ability to make exceptions, even in difficult situations. The renter understands and accepts the risk of Force Majeure (including Covid-19) as their sole risk. If borders or countries shut down, you can always reschedule your holiday for a future date for up to 12 months.

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 19 reviews
 by Katrina McGiffin
Dream Vacation

You never really know exactly what you booked until you get there. It is a fantastic surprise when you discover that the real thing far surpasses the photos! Arriving at Villa Celaje, all of our expectations were exceeded. The house had all the expected creature comforts of a luxury home, in addition to incredible views from EVERY window, amazing wildlife shows every day, and a staff that felt like family. Camilo was extremely helpful in guiding our stay to make sure we enjoyed the house and beyond, Katrin was so friendly and made the house tidy and beautiful each day for our return home, and Chef Ronald (with Arjorie) created the most spectacular meals morning and night. I can't get over how delicious the food was... from classic costa rican food, to steak and lobster, to inventive dishes like pork tenderloin with pineapple sauce, every single meal blew all 16 of us away. Even the pickiest of eaters in our group were satisfied. Our stay at Casa Celaje was what vacations dreams are made of... All of it felt like a dream and we can't wait to return!

Hi Katrina,Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent stay at our beautiful Villa Celaje Estate and we are delighted that you and your group had a fantastic experience and that our hard working staff was very accommodating. We appreciate you staying with us and look forward to a return visit in the future.Sincerely,Team CR Vacation Properties

 by Richard
Luxurious, Private Chef, Mesmerizing views, lots of WILDLIFE

This architecturally gorgeous home of stone and wood was phenomenal!Our view was the rainforest canopy and we were fed by our outstanding chef Ronald, pampered by Katrina . concierge Mefi arranged excursions to beautiful waterfalls and the Manuel Antonio National park and off shore fishing that fed our family of 11 with grouper and snapper. But the real surprise was having 20 or more cute squirrel monkeys visit and entertain the grandchildren, followed by flights of 5 beautiful scarlet macaws daily, iguanas and capuchin monkeys as well. Then we looked out back from a balcony to see a sloth slowly climbing a tree! And so much more… vacation of a lifetime.!


VILLA CELAJE is everything that is promised and more! The luxury, comfort, and views are second to none. Camilo, the concierge made sure everything was taken care of from the time of booking until we were home. He made sure we had everything we wanted and needed. Chef Ronald was amazing!! When they say you will want to take him home, they are so right! We let him surprise us almost every meal. They were all first class and delicious! We all even loved visiting with him throughout our stay. We had some massages set up by Camilo that was also perfect! Katherine the house cleaner was always so willing to help out and had a smile on her face. This definitely ranks as one of the best vacations we have taken. If you want a stress free, relaxing vacation, this is the way to go. You don’t even have to figure out what’s for dinner!! Thank you, Camilo, Ronald, and Katherine for an unforgettable vacation! Can’t wait to see y’all again! Kari

Hi Kari,Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review and we are delighted that our entire staff helped make your stay very memorable and relaxing. Please let us know when you would like to return as we will have the team and villa ready.Thank you for staying with us,Team CR Vacation Properties

 by Jennifer Thorn

Love love love the house could not ask for better service from all the staff especially Ronald Ronald makes every meal a wonderful experience and is the cherry on this wonderful property! An experience to have!! Definitely going back

Hi Jennifer, sorry that we missed you this trip and thrilled that you loved Villa Celaje. Hopefully, we will catch up with you next year. Thanks for staying with us and hope all is well,DonCR Vacation Properties

Great week

We had a great time , at villa celaje , very nice sunsets

We were 14 people and everyone was very comfortable

Thanks to Ronald , for being so nice

Hi Karen,Thank you for spending your holiday with us at Villa Celaje and we are delighted to see your 5 star review. Chef Ronald is one of the longest tenured Chefs in Manuel Antonio and he helps make everyone's stay the perfect vacation.Happy New Year,DonCR Vacation Properties

 by karen
Luxurious, Private Chef, Mesmerizing views, Gated Community w/private Security

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.

 by TOurist8300
Villa Celaje

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!

 by Taram r.
Paradise in Costa Rica

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.

Our group felt completely safe and taken care of in this beautiful house. Every bedroom, with its own bathroom, gave everyone privacy and space to themselves if required. I think everyone in our group will be recommending this home to everyone we speak to. I would definitely return to this house again.

 by Kasia
Ideal vacation home for our group

Ideal vacation home for our group

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.

 by 954Lora
Awesome Vacation! Highly Recommended!

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.

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