Location: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Casas Elsa is a luxury villa discreetly situated on an exceptional property embraced by the beautiful Costa Rican jungle in a prime, convenient, and central Manuel Antonio location. The location is ideal. It is within a 10-minute walk from 2 different beaches, 5 minutes from a multitude of popular restaurants, grocery and gift shops, as well as the well-known Holis Spa.
Casa Elsa is a conversation piece unto itself. Perfectly framed views of the ocean and jungle grace the unique open-air design of the architecture. The layout of the private and communal spaces allows one to enjoy the full richness and uniqueness of the Costa Rican rainforest and its wildlife while maintaining complete privacy.
When you enter Casa Elsa – a 4 bedroom villa measuring 7300 sq. ft.—through a massive, stately, wood door you will see the expansive uppermost floor revealing the jungle and ocean beyond. Incredibly high ceilings, split levels, modern railings, the watercolor wash effect of the acid-etched concrete floors, and a playful see-through pool with a clear viewing window all contribute to the originality of this villa. Interconnected spaces include a dining area that seats 12 comfortably and is connected by a bridge to the full kitchen adjacent to the pool and the large exterior deck. There is also a full bathroom on this level. The flow through the space conjures a sense of freedom and possibility.
Down the arching floating staircase is a second open salon plus 1 king bed suite and 1 queen bed suite, both with ensuite bathrooms and private balconies. The next level below has yet another salon, a jacuzzi tub on the deck, and 2 more king-sized suites with ensuite bathrooms and balconies. An absolutely wonderful feature, and one that offers the invaluable opportunity to have live-in staff, is the caretaker's apartment below the house. With a kitchen and living area, 1 large bedroom, 2 very small bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms, the owner can host a full-time caretaker to watch over the property while owners are not on-site as well as workers for renovations as needed.
The home is fully equipped with an alarm system, comes with fully equipped kitchens and dry rooms, ceiling fans throughout, a parking area for five cars, and spectacular views of wildlife. Tall walls keep the street sounds out. The current owners have been operating a tremendously successful bed and breakfast with outstanding user reviews for almost a decade, a unique business operation in a town that only offers single-use villas.
With over 8900 sq ft of construction, this 4 bedroom home can become your corporate retreat with an option to rent to vacationers, luxury rental villas, a boutique hotel, an upscale bed and breakfast, or your own personal retreat. This one-of-a-kind property is not to be missed.