By Judy Sweetland
The grandeur of our luxurious Manuel Antonio villa can only be rivaled by her majestic beauty and gracious hospitality. Built with heart and determination by Architect David Konwiser, the home is a perfect balance between pride and humility. The ship-like design pays homage to its peaceful resting place near the Pacific Ocean, and its very name promises spectacular views of the Sea. Angled and cantilevered, the villa is more of a boutique hotel with a decidedly modern feel, yet somehow manages to speak and cater to the individual rather than the masses.
The 10-bedroom estate is a brilliant destination for weddings, wellness retreats and large family get-togethers. With sleeping accommodations for 24, and beyond ample dining and social sections, the villa is a party waiting to happen! The sights and sounds come alive on the mezzanine level with expansive views and large operable sliding glass doors bringing the ocean and jungle into this impressive double-height space. The Mezzanine looks down into both the Reception Lounge as well as the Living Room and features the DJ platform and a bridge over the main staircase.
For those who enjoy cooking and revel in instruction from indigenous chefs, the Show and Industrial kitchens are sure to please. Centrally located and serving to the Events Terrace and bar, the Show Kitchen can be a focal point for congregation as well as for cooking shows or on-site cooking classes. The adjoining industrial kitchen provides overflow space and equipment for large events as well as a tropical, oceanview classroom for more serious onsite cooking instruction.
There is much to do and see in the surrounding area from zip-lining and exploring the Tropical Rain Forest to lounging on the white sandy beach just a 5-minute walk from the villa. For those who like to hit the links, a speed boat will deliver you and 11 of your closest friends to the Los Suenos Resort where white-faced monkeys will watch from the trees, and secretly critique your game.
Enjoy the beauty of Cost Rica in this 6-story 10-bedroom/12 bath private boutique villa with family and friends. Tropical luxury at its finest.0