Casa Fantastica is 12,000 square feet of modern, tropical luxury in the jungle. It is an architectural delight surrounded by sprawling views of blue waters, islands and green rainforest. The villa is constructed of glass, rare woods, limestone, travertine marble, terrazzo, in addition to custom ceramics, steel and copper.
The Grand Salon on the main level opens onto two outdoor living rooms that surround a hotel-sized Infinity pool with beach entry. Featuring several intimate conversation areas, the Grand Salon can comfortably accommodate seating for 88 people. Cathedral Point Peninsula, at the tip of Manuel Antonio National Park, is a stunning backdrop against the pool and 20-person solar heated whirlpool. The entry level floor also includes indoor and outdoor dining tables with seating for 24. When needed, additional tables and chairs can be provided to seat dinner parties of up to 100 guests. A large wet bar, two powder rooms, a barbeque and a spacious gourmet kitchen outfitted with modern appliances complete the first floor, where you can host your entire event from dancing to dining to ceremony all on one level. The openness of this area and the dance floor in the adjacent garden make it perfect for day or evening events for large or small wedding celebrations.
Casa Fantastica is tucked away in an exclusive and quiet neighborhood of Manuel Antonio. Area restaurants and shops are less than a mile away and the famous beaches of Manuel Antonio are a short drive or pleasant walk from villa. The shoreline is close enough so you can fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean surf at night.
wedding reception and event tent with dance floor
Situated in the grass garden adjacent to the main living spaces of the home your reception-in-the-rainforest awaits. Gather your friends and family here for an intimate seated dinner for up to 80 people. Sheer ivory curtains with brocade valance and tiebacks provide a whimsical setting and two grand puka shell chandeliers overhead add to this romantic and private space. Up to 100 guests can celebrate on the wood dance floor to the entertainment of your choice – live band, DJ or bring your own music on your personal iPad/iPod.
Your journey to paradise starts at the portico where you are greeted by a wall of water that cascades into a finger bowl and continues below into a sand-rinsing foot bath. The 300-pound Almendro wood door then glides open to reveal a foreground of papyrus plants in a glass pond, and an enormous Infinity-edge swimming pool, which looks out onto the spectacular Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park.
Casa Fantastica boasts one of Costa Rica’s largest private pools, which spans 18 meters long and is 10 meters wide. The pool seems to float above Manuel Antonio National Park and its islands, giving you the feeling that you’re suspended deep in the jungle with palm trees swaying overhead. This beach-entry, Infinity pool with 20-person solar heated whirlpool is the ultimate gathering space for sunset cocktails or post-wedding pool parties. Upholstered lounge chairs, sofas and cocktail tables surround the pool, providing great spots for conversation and pure relaxation.
grand salon & outdoor living areas
Ten foot disappearing glass walls slide away to seamlessly join the home’s interior with over 3,000 square feet of covered, outdoor living space. Thirty feet above, a bamboo ceiling adorned with fans provides shade and protection from the tropical sun and rain showers. Tastefully decorated with oversized furniture, theses open-air rooms are the most popular gathering places in the home. The interior salon boasts a 15-foot wet bar with faux crocodile top, flat screen TV with DVD player and sound system. In addition, there are four deep sofas, 8 lounge chairs, a game table and partner’s desk that make this into an afternoon lounge area or nighttime reception venue.
Our granite dining table for 12 is surrounded by disappearing walls that open to vistas of the ocean, garden and Infinity pool, and an entrance to the wedding tent. Two additional granite tables for 12 sit near the pool and can be moved to accommodate larger parties. You can observe your private French chef in action via a window in the cabinetry wall that looks into the gourmet kitchen.
This well-appointed cooking area is finished with granite, stainless steel and Almendro wood. It is outfitted with top quality appliances any restaurant or catering professional would love, including a six-burner stove, three sinks, large refrigerator-freezer, beverage refrigerator and wine cooler. A double- sized BBQ grill is also near the pool area. This kitchen is ideal for catering large events – either sit-down or buffet style – and our private chefs will create custom menus for your special occasion.
The 8 air-conditioned bedrooms in the home all have en suite marble and limestone baths and include large, plush bathrobes. Several of the bathrooms have waterfalls sinks. The bedrooms include two master suites; three master bedrooms with ocean or jungle views; and three deluxe, jungle-side bedrooms. Seven bedrooms have king size beds and one has two twins and a twin day bed. All of the bedrooms have 500 thread count pure cotton linens and security safes.
The upstairs ocean view master suite is decorated with bamboo, travertine marble and frosted glass walls that let the outside in. There is a large, ocean view terrace accessible from both the bath and bedroom that overlooks the pool. The luxurious, en suite bath has a 12-foot bamboo ceiling, deep sunken tub, and separate rain shower on a raised dais that is surrounded by windows allowing spectacular views. The entire bathroom is sheathed in Italian glass tile and mirrors. The bar, dressing area and roomy outdoor balcony make this space the perfect bridal suite.
The downstairs master suite has an elevated platform bed surrounded by a curved wall of blue glass tiles. There is a large terrace with covered sofa bed and views of the garden and Pacific Ocean. The open-air limestone bathroom has an ocean view, 3 shower heads, a sunken tub and enormous trough-style sink. This is the only bedroom on the lower level and, with its sofa, wet bar and fridge, it is an independent oasis.
in house spa
Visit your private spa right in your own villa. Schedule some ‘me’ time, a couples’ massage or a spa bridal party for ultimate relaxation before your wedding day or after an adventurous day of zip lining, boating or hiking. Equipped with three full treatment rooms and sliding screen to create a fourth you can arrange for manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and a variety of full body treatments. Rest in this tranquil space that is open to the outdoors allowing for wildlife – sloths, monkeys and tropical birds – to be the only soothing sounds around you while you get pampered.
gym, game room and private movie theater
The 500 square-foot gym is air-conditioned and outfitted with a treadmill, two stationery bikes, free weights, elliptical machine, universal exercise machine, mats and balls. Work out on your own, or use the space for private training, yoga or Pilates.
An ideal gathering space for groups or families, the game room has ocean view banquette seating around the various games including a regulation-size pool table, air hockey, foosball and ping pong.
The air-conditioned cinema has deep sofa seating for maximum comfort, a large refrigerator and a microwave for popcorn and other movie snacks. The custom ceramic floor and amber sconces complete the ambience in this modern screening room that seats 30.
wildlife and fauna
The villa is complemented by the natural flora and fauna of the area. Nearby trees host an array of daily visitors that will entertain you. White-faced, squirrel and howler monkeys will likely greet you in the morning and serenade you at sunset. Other exotic species include sapphire colored butterflies and rainbow hued birds. Everyone’s favorite, the lazy sloth, can often be seen resting in the rainforest canopy that surrounds the property.
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