Location: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Handsomely positioned in one of the most private and secluded areas of Manuel Antonio with a discreet profile from the street yet offering 4+ levels descending the hill below, Villa Caimito is a newly renovated estate property nestled in the tropical rain forest with upper views of the Pacific Ocean beyond. Featuring a total of 9 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, this home offers a unique opportunity for multiple uses. As a whole it sleeps 22 people, great for retreats of all sorts – corporate, yoga, spiritual – or large family gatherings. Yet there are 3 fully equipped self-contained units which could be used by smaller groups, with 2x2 bedroom apartments plus the larger home with 5 bedrooms.
Entering the main floor, you are met with a light and airy open concept kitchen / dining / living area with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading out onto a balcony with gorgeous views of the jungle – including a beautiful Caimito tree – and all the wildlife it has to offer. The finishings are superb with soft grey floor tiles, a warm and inviting cane ceiling, coastal green cabinets with ample kitchen storage, washed concrete breakfast counter that seats 9 and a full complement of high-end kitchen appliances creating a proper chef’s kitchen. Included are a flat top grill with an industrial 4 burner stove, large side by side refrigerator, a coffee maker, espresso maker, microwave, toaster, blender and more. There is a full bedroom and bath off the living room along with a custom half bath for the common space.
The level above the main floor are 4 spacious bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom equipped with adjustable LED soffit lighting. Gorgeous custom wooden pocket doors to the bathrooms and tasteful teak wood cabinets and custom-made beds throughout give the home visual continuity and lots of character. The two front bedrooms have private ocean view terraces as well.
Another flight up from the bedrooms is the heart of the home, a 140 square meter rooftop deck with ocean and jungle views, a spacious lounging area, full bar, dining for ten and a half bath. The richly coloured wood floor and cane ceiling, large basket overhead lamps and sophisticated/natural soft furnishings, and enough floor space for a yoga class guarantee this area will be a favorite hangout spot.
One level below the main floor is the mid-level apartment with 2 more bedrooms and bathrooms, a fully equipped galley kitchen and living area with sliding glass doors opening out onto a private balcony with views of the jungle and the pool. This self-contained apartment can be accessed from within or from the outside via a locking door. It offers an interesting option for an owner’s suite.
The lowest level of this Villa has an additional two bedrooms, each with a private bath and is also host to a covered open-air bar and kitchenette area, flat screen TV and expansive deck area that overlooks the pool, whirlpool and rain forest. This lower level could also be adapted to be either self-contained (locked access from outside) or made available to the guests in the larger house as a superbly equipped BBQ area.
At the lowest level are the pool and 8-person whirlpool. The deck is a gorgeous sand-coloured stone, the pool has an infinity side for the ultimate in hanging out and watching wildlife. And if one isn’t in the mood for a dip in the pool, this Villa is a mere 5 minutes’ walk to Playa La Macha, an extremely secluded gorgeous beach far from the crowds and not well known.
Other amenities include: a full laundry room, just below the lower-level apartment; smart home security; 5 large screen TV’s; 4 refrigerators; wireless internet; energy efficient LED lighting throughout; parking for 4 cars; and is conveniently located just minutes from Marina Pez Vela with its abundant shops and superb fishing and is only 10 minutes from Manuel Antonio’s main beach and very popular National Park.