Casas Elsa and Casa Suki are companion luxury villas discreetly situated on one 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 and Casa Suki are each a conversation piece unto themselves. 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.
Casa Suki is the adjacent 2 bedroom house. Completed in 2014 it measures approximately 1600 sq. ft. This villa mirrors the main house's openness to nature and modern sensibilities while retaining its own character. There are custom touches such as the marbled ceramic floor, and the hand-made furniture and light fixtures, and the rusted metal door.
As in the larger house, the main floor consists of an open-air living room, dining area, a half bath and a large kitchen with extra storage and counter space, and a walk-in pantry.
Down the stairs is a large landing that can be used as a reading area or office. Further down the stairs is the master suite with an ensuite bath and dressing area. The laundry room and dry room for storage are in between the master suite and the guest suite. Down a spiral staircase and nestled in the landscaped garden is the pool.
Importantly, there is room to expand in this villa with space on the pool level to build another bedroom and full bath, with minimum investment.
Both homes are equipped with an alarm system, come 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, these two neighboring 4 bedroom and 2 bedroom homes 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.