Location: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Casa Cristal of Manuel Antonio is the most unique estate home offered in this prestigious destination. Its location provides the most dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National park, a feature that has been integrated into the home’s design to allow for owners and guests to revel in the majestic panoramas from every corner of the property.
From the moment you open the front door you’re overwhelmed by the home’s internal and external beauty, as the floor to ceiling glass that’s the property’s namesake allows you to let the amazing setting sink in.
The top level of Casa Cristal offers up a spacious kitchen area featuring granite countertops and custom built teak cabinetry and bar area. The open floor plan brings the living, dining and kitchen all into one space, with large glass sliding doors that lead to the spacious terrace that runs the length of the home. There is a full guest bedroom and bathroom that can be accessed through the main level, which is ideal for guests who don't want to deal with any stairs.
The home has 4 levels which can actually be enjoyed just by going through a few stairs between the parking and all of the main common areas, bedroom and pool, making its layout an incredibly unique feature.
Off the main living area there is a beautiful spiral staircase that leads to the rooftop bar and grill. This spacious area is equipped with a black granite bar, beautiful modern grill, full fridge and freezer, making it THE place to share with friends, cook up the day's catch or prepare dinner with the sounds of the waves crashing below and the cool ocean breezes rolling up the rainforest covered hills. The terrace overlooks what is one of the largest private pools in the area, complete with a custom tropical mosaic backdrop and infinity edge that looks out to the ocean.
On the two lower levels of the home, there is an additional guest bedroom with its own ensuite bathroom along with a "bunk" area for extra guests, or second small living or office space for someone looking for less bedding and a more versatile use offer or reading area. The lower level of the home hosts the master suite which has 15 foot ceilings and a spacious bath complete with a cantilevered jacuzzi tub that is suspended out into the rainforest and surrounded by glass. The property's iconic glass facade defines the experience at Casa Cristal, whether you are in the pool, on the terrace, relaxing in the common areas, or starting to open your eyes from bed. The views just never end!
The house also has a fully equipped caretaker's apartment with a second parking area below the home, which is an ideal spot to store a four wheeler, second vehicle or other gear. The apartment could be left for full time staff or the existing caretaker who has been there for 8 years, and could also be integrated into a 4th bedroom and suite for someone looking to maximize living quarters for personal or rental use.
Casa Cristal’s location is unbeatable, as this is one of the few homes in the area which offer the elevated dramatic views, while also being in close proximity to the beach, making the sounds of the crashing surf a part of the property’s daily features. The home is next door to some of the most exclusive luxury rental homes in all Manuel Antonio, and while it has always been kept as a private residence for its current owners, there is no doubt that with the location and views it could be an incredible luxury rental option in the future as well!