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
Costa Rica Vacation Properties Rate in low season from $7,800
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 twin beds that can be converted to a king bed with a topper
- 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
- 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:
- September 1 – December 18:
- 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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Warning this is kind of long because Greatness needs to be acknowledged and celebrated!!
We ( 8 couples, 16 of us ) stayed in Villa Celaje the first week of Feb 2023 and have ruined any future vacation we might have. I am only speaking for myself and my wife but I’m sure that any of the other would echo these thoughts! Someone said the pictures on the site don’t do justice to the property but they do. What the pictures can’t express is the feeling of wonder, joy and beauty that actually being there reveals. And they of course can’t show the sheer happiness of being emersed it with people that you truly truly enjoy being with!! The building , the house, the rooms and the grounds are very impressive. I would and do call it Kardashian like ( if I knew or spent any time with them ). I will say that we spent very little time in the living room section because the weather allowed us to spend all our house based time, outdoors. The Outdoor space is a wonderful place to be. Pool, outdoor bar area with full size fridge/ freezer, separate ice maker, huge Napoleon Bar B Q , sink, blender, bar stools, large table & chairs ( could use some cushions ) . The decks off the Dining room and bedrooms have very nice chairs to sit and read / view the ocean , the jungle but mostly the INCREDABLE NIGHTLY SUNSETS!! The pool deck has a number of loungers to do the same or sun bathe or snooze . While 16 people might seem like a lot there is space and arears to find quite and peace if needed.
All our transportation and excursion needs were pre arranged with Camillo who was at the house upon our arrival. All of this was performed perfectly without a hitch! Thank you.
Ronald our chef was INCREDABLE!! Such a nice guy and a great chef. All our breakfasts and dinners were so delicious and all the while he was able to satisfy everyone’s needs. ( No way were all 16 people going to like all the same things!! ) He had daily conversations with the head of our group with side conversations with others who had specific needs and adapted as we when along. He would order snacks, cases of beer and mix as we needed and even prepared an local cocktail for us ( very Caesar like !! ) I know I enjoyed our conversations. Ronald had an assistant Manual, who was also very very nice and easy to talk with. Katherine was our housekeeper and was always smiling and always working from 8 to 3 every day !! I know we were 16 people but we were not slobs, yes a lot of pool & shower towels, but she cleaned and wash everything everyday.
The day we arrive approx 3 pm there was a sloth making his way down a tree maybe 30 feet from the pool deck. Unfortunately that was our only at the house sloth sighting. Daily 2 Macaws would fly and land in the tree behind our pool and stay for 10 – 15 minutes. Beautiful creatures. And one afternoon we had 3 monkeys join us on the pool deck for some fruit and acrobatics. It is so wonderful to see these creatures in their own free habitat , not in a cage !!
The 1 piece of advise I would share is the drive from San Jose / SJO Airport is a 4 hour drive with traffic & stops . We arrived the day before and left the day after our stay at the house at a hotel in SJO. Great option so as to get the full use of the house !!
I must say that the country is beautiful and all the people that we encountered were very nice and seemed to be genially happy. I / We can only hope that should you have the opportunity to stay at Villa Celaje that your stay is as wonderful as ours. ENJOY this piece of Paradise !!
What an amazing house this is!! It’s perfect for large groups, we had 14 adults and still had an extra bedroom. Everything about this house is stunning & the view cannot be beat! The pictures don’t do this place justice. The pool temp was perfect and being able to see the jungle and ocean while relaxing at the pool or on the patios was breathtaking! We saw lots of wild life, the monkeys gave us some fun entertainment and the Scarlet Macaws flying around were beautiful!
Camilo was easy to work with (very prompt) for all the ahead of time planning, arranging our excursions, and answering all of our questions via email. Chef Ronald and his assistant cooked 2 meals a day for us and every single meal was delicious!! They cooked, cleaned, educated us and got us anything we needed from the store! 5 star experience!! Katherine was great too, she kept the entire house clean every day and even did our laundry all while having a big smile on her face. The grounds keeper was also super friendly and kind! Our whole group really enjoyed meeting everyone who worked at the property!
I would highly recommend this home if you’re visiting the Manuel Antonio area! I have nothing but great things do say about our visit to Ville Celeje! We had the best time and hope to come back soon!
*side note we learned after a few days that ending times for excursions are very tentative, most of the ones we did took longer than anticipated and have longer drive times from the house than what were expecting. Once we got used to that and realized how it all works we relaxed and enjoyed the Pura Vida lifestyle! All of the excursion we did were incredible! Costa Rica is such a beautiful country!
This was by far the nicest house I’ve ever stayed in. You can’t beat its location especially the poolside view over looking the forest and ocean. It is made to entertain big groups or small. The layout and furniture really makes you feel like you’re in vacation heaven.
What an amazing week we had staying at Villa Celaje! We had 8 adults and 11 kids in our party. The property was clean and well maintained. The views were spectacular! The sunsets unforgettable. The kitchen was stocked with all the necessities such as soap, garbage bags, ziploc bags, spices (awesome!) and plenty of dishes,pots/pans, utensils. We arranged grocery delivery through our concierge prior to arrival so it was available upon arrival. After a long trip from the airport, this was extremely appreciated. The house is located 5-10 minutes from Quepos and 5-10 minutes from the beach area in Manuel Antonio (hills make it not walkable for most). We decided against renting a car because most of the activities included transportation and calling a cab was easy (5-10 minute wait) for a car or when the whole group was going to the beach or dinner, our concierge called us transportation (15-30 minute wait). Again, everything was close so the cost of the transportation was minimal and it eliminated us having to know where to go, where to park, etc. We experienced the 10-1 zip-lining tour, night walking tour (snakes,redeyed tree frogs, tarantula), manuel antonio park tour (monkeys, sloths). Our days at the beach included boogie boarding, surfing, parasailing, massages, jet skies. Our concierge called ahead to rent us several chairs/umbrellas for us so they were ready upon arrival. They had staff that served drinks and food (making the beach day glamorous, and at much more reasonable cost than you would experience in the US or Carribean). We also rented a private catamaran with a slide off the back which the kids loved. What a beautiful way to see the coastlines of Costa Rica and one of many gorgeous sunsets. We were hoping to see dolphin but instead had an amazing show of 6-8 stingray jumping around us on the boat! We had a chef prepare dinner three nights (highly recommend). Our concierge made us reservations at his recommended restaurants other evenings. Everything couldn't have gone so smoothly and been so amazing if it were not for our concierge Johan!!! From dinner reservations to opening the safe we locked by accident to many other requests! His availability and attentiveness was special. We also had daily towel/maid service, a grounds keeper, and house manager all checking to ensure all was ok. Certainly recommend a stay here.
The property met and exceeded my expectations... we watched about a dozen Scarlet McCaws fly around every morning, we had white-faced monkeys in the trees, we went on a number of close by adventures and excursions, and spent as much time as possible at the amazing pool/pool bar grilling out and enjoying cocktails. All of the staff were extremely helpful and courteous. Great fun!
Beautiful property, the best amenities you could ask for with amazing ocean and jungle views. Can’t wait to go back.
This house is strategically located a top a hill with breath taking views of the jungle and the ocean. The sunsets are incredible so get your phone ready. The house is beautiful and modern with room for multiple families. Has multiple patios and places to hangout inside or out with a/c that works like a blizzard to keep you cool on the warm climate. Wouldnt stay anywhere else after staying here. Already looking into dates in August and December to come back.
The architect must have been world famous, unbelievable design around every corner. The attention to detail is amazing. Very clean with all the amenities of home and more. Can’t beat the view when you are on top of the mountain! We have stayed all over Costa for years and this is the best spot hands down. We will be back.
The residence was amazing and well beyond any expectations I had. It was stunning, superbly well maintained and clean. The team there is warm and welcoming. Even prior to my departure I was planning my return to this wonderful slice of heaven on the hills with family and friends!!!
My family and I have nothing but great things to say about Villa Celaje and the team that took care of us over our stay. Everything was perfect from our transportation to the private chef and fishing excursions. We were impressed from the beginning and already have a trip booked to come back. Luxury at its finest in Quepos!