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Casa Fantastica Guest Review

Casa Fantastica truly lives up to its name. Having traveled a bit, I just was not prepared for such beauty. “Villa” doesn’t do it justice, it’s a spiritual experience. Come with family and friends and have many dreams and stories to share. Photos cannot do it justice, words will have to suffice. Enjoyed the staff; such hard-working people. Thanks to all who provided this experience.

                    Love, California Granny

  

My husband Norm and I were included in the “friends” category and we are so grateful. This is a beautiful place. Keep pinching myself to make sure I am really here, and with such great people!

                                    The Larsons

Casa Fantastica Guest Comments

Dear other guests,

Oh my God (OMG)! This house is amazing; what a great view! I had so much fun here – but watch out for the monkeys – they’re very cute but very clever! Oh, and don’t worry, he has really good movies; and just in case you’re interested; Lemony Snickett is not as dark and sinister as it looks! Anyway, this is amazing and you’re so lucky to be here!

                                       Your Truly, Nicole

  

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To you and yours... fantastica

To be or not to be, this place is not the question. There is only love!! After getting past the burden of traveling on my way down, the doors opened up to a respite of the highest order. The ambiance of Fantastica proved to be intoxicating. Good movies only added to the experience. The daily dose of Fantastica chased away my residual burdens and professionally related stress, breath by breath.

I most enjoyed the fine weather, the hot tub, pool, and bathroom sauna tub. And yes, the view is from heaven! The best view, however, was that of the sunset on the beach. Fantastic!

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Nighttime was equally intoxicating. Dinner at the poolside with simple cuisine added fuel to the fire. Simple, but delightful. Constellations abound against early star-filled skies; smoky in the background. Oh, baby, baby…

Next time I will perhaps watch a movie or two and further christen this wonderful voyage. Fantastica!

If God is smiling, for she is smiling on this wonderful villa. Enjoy it as much as I did.

                                                                                                                          Donald

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hola!

The nine of us staying here are family and we have traveled to many places together. It has been my thought never to go to the same place twice, to keep moving on, and to experience it all. But, no more. This is it! This is the most beautiful house, beautiful country, great people, fascinating creatures I’ve encountered. I came here with few expectations and left blown away. Thank you to all who were a part of this experience.

 

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Our fishing experience was great. We were on the boat, “Dream Chaser”. The crew was very pleasant and they were able to find the fish. We caught to sailfish and two Dorado. Agua Azul did a great job preparing our Mahi Mahi and we grilled the rest here ourselves. You may want to close the curtains while in your bedrooms or you may see monkeys looking in at an inopportune time!

The designer of the house did a marvelous job and obviously had fun doing it. Here is to the best trip experience I’ve ever had. 


Guest testimonial, Casa Fantástica, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

 

 

 

 

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Heaven on earth – I feel blessed to have been able to experience this special place, country, food and people. A place I would love to return to someday.

                                                                                                                Amators
                                                                                                                Durham, CA USA

Incredible massage from Anna!


Guest testimonial, Casa Fantástica, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was our first visit to Costa Rica. It was absolutely wonderful. The villa, the staff, and the people of Costa Rica were friendly, courteous and helpful. Enjoyed the scenery, the weather, the food, and most of all, the wildlife.

Our chef, Stefano, and the concierge, Valerie, were absolutely a delight and very professional. Would love to come back.

                                                                                                                    The Chopra Family                      

Guest testimonial, Casa Fantástica, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

 

 

 

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Most wonderful vacation we’ve ever been on! How can one go back to an all-inclusive hotel/resort following this?!! Our family wedding was wonderfully fabulous! The room, the food… everything was top notch! WE WILL BE BACK!

                                                                                                      
                                                                                                       Darrell & Leanne Zietarsky
                                                                                                       Camrose, AB Canada


Guest testimonial, Casa Fantástica, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

 

 

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!! A wonderful time was had by all. Birthdays, wedding, cocktails, sun and sand. Absolutely fabulous holiday. Best ever.

The villa and staff were exceptional and accommodating! We will be back!!

                                             
                                                                                                                              The Leiper Family
                                                                                                                              Canada


Guest testimonial, Casa Fantástica, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

 

 

 

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 Casa Fatastica, what more can we say
More beautiful each and every day
One could chill in the lovely pool
Where every direction is a magnificent view

The size enabled our family to be here
The first time in a long time we have all been near
With the ocean at our beckon call
A grand ol’ time was had by all

Chef Leopaldo fixed an incredible feast
The envy of either man or beast
As everyone here had a blast
Except the time went too fast

Thank you for supplying the means for our family to build cherishable memories.
                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                The Fixsens

                                                                             Guest testimonial, Casa Fantástica, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

 

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Casa Fantástica lives up to its name in every way. The monkeys were awesome and the pool was easily the nicest in the country. Our week went too fast, but watching a movie a night in the theatre was pretty nice! We’ve never stayed in the jungle before and this was a great was to start. It was warm everyday and the people are so friendly. The house was more than perfect and still so new. The canopy tours were fantastic and ask for Juan if you take a tour guide through the National Park. We can’t wait to come back!!!
                                                                                                            
                                                                                                            The Masters       (Denver, CO)
                                                                                                            The Broadwaters (Atlanta, GA)
                                                                                                            The Stauffers (Portland, ME)         


Guest testimonial, Casa Fantástica, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

 

 

 

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The Johnson’s will definitely be back! This was an awesome vacation with a magnificent view of the Pacific! Such a relaxing place! We really enjoyed Chef Leo!! He made great breakfast every morning and wonderful dinners under the stars. It was a wonderful place for a family vacation! Thank you Casa Fantastica – we will miss you and your view!!


                                                                                                                The Johnson Family
                                                                                                                Palm Beach, FL


Guest testimonial, Casa Fantástica, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

 

 

 

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PURA VIDA! Hands down one of the best vacations of my life, if not the THE best! We traveled to Costa Rica to celebrate my 40th birthday… me, my husband, my bro, my niece and eleven of my nearest and dearest! The moment we arrived at Casa Fantastica we were in awe of this magical place! A fun-filled week of adventure and pure beauty. Swimming in the pool, zip-lining, yoga with Sylvia, massages with Sylvia and Anna, surfing at Jaco and Manuel Antonio, kayaking, rappelling, fishing, exploring the Manuel Antonio National Park, jamming with live wire, playing with the monkeys, watching movies, taking a thousand pictures of the gorgeous place. Thank you Aldo and Valerie for taking such good care of us! Thank you to all my loved ones, especially my husband, for a spectacular birthday and cherished memories to last a lifetime.


Guest testimonial, Casa Fantástica, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

 

 

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Hola to all,

What a fantastic home. We came here for our daughter’s wedding. It was wonderful to have the whole family under one roof. We wanted to go on more excursions but did not want to leave the house. We had many visitors; sloths, white-faced monkeys, squirrel monkeys, four toucans and beautiful butterflies! Thanks for sharing this wonderful home.

P.S. The canopy safari was #1. Best ever!

                                                                                                                                                Phil & Linda


Guest testimonial, Casa Fantástica, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

 

 

 

Casa de las Brisas was absolutely perfect for our 20+ family, plenty of room and entertainment plus great housekeeping. My husband and I got married on the top balcony overlooking the ocean; it was dreamy. Hands down the best location ever imagined. My family and I will never forget the week we spent at Casa de las Brisas in Costa Rica. Thank you!

Guest: The Neighbor Family
Date of Stay: 02/21/10


What a magical place! We loved the villa and had an amazing time in Manuel Antonio. Thanks to Ricky for being so helpful and cheery! The cooks were incredible; we ate linke kings and queens every day! Thanks! Mmmmm..... The upper deck was perfect for our early morning cups of java and even better for our evening cocktails and beer. We enjoyed the spectacle of monkeys, sloths and birds... great to be surrounded by nature... jungle fever! We will forever remember and be grateful for our time at Las Brisas in Manuel Antonio. What a great way to celebrate our 30th birthdays! Muchas Gracias! P.S. A special thanks to our cleaning ladies! What a treat!

Guest: The Montreal Gang
Date of Stay: 12/05/09


We've been here 6 days already and don't want it to end. Eveyone has been so nice and helpful. We want to thank the staff for keeping our house so beautiful! So much fun has been had! Going shopping for shrimp in Quepos; the zipline tour was awesome and our guides were great! We also had a ball on the ATV tour! Again, our guides were awesome! We have done and seen so much and will be returning next year with more friends and family! Love Costa Rica! We even saw monkeys and a sloth upstairs!

Guest: Andy & Jackie
Date of Stay: 11/15/09


AAHHH... Where to begin? "Paradise Lost" was "found" this week at Casa de las Brisas! Fom howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, sloths, toucans and bats, the wildlife around the house made us all realize that we really were in the jungle canopy of a rainforest. Everyone enjoyed their excursions of sailfishing, ATV tours, waterfall repelling, white-water rafting, vanilla spice tour, catamaran sailing with snorkeling and the Manuel Antonio National Park. Local restaurants we enjoyed were The Marlin at the beach, Avion airplane restaurant, Ronny's, Gran Escape in Quepos and Bamboo Jam for dancing, When not eating out, our Chef, Stephan, took care of us with chicken, mahi-mahi and traditional Costa Rican dishes. We have to give great thanks to our maid staff - Marta and Reyna - they were so professional, courteous and sweet - the wives want to take them back to Texas! So, enjoy your stay, relax and enjoy the unbelievable sights, sounds and people of Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

Guest: The Borgfeld Family
Date of Stay: 08/15/09


Hola to all, what a fantastic home. We came here for our daughter’s wedding. It was wonderful to have the whole family under one roof. We wanted to go on more excursions but did not want to leave the house. We had many visitors; sloths, white-faced monkeys, squirrel monkeys, four toucans and beautiful butterflies! Thanks for sharing this wonderful home. P.S. The canopy safari was #1. Best ever!

Guest: Phil & Linda
Date of Stay: 05/06/09


PURA VIDA! Hands down one of the best vacations of my life, if not the THE best! We traveled to Costa Rica to celebrate my 40th birthday… me, my husband, my bro, my niece and eleven of my nearest and dearest! The moment we arrived at Casa Fantastica we were in awe of this magical place! A fun-filled week of adventure and pure beauty. Swimming in the pool, zip-lining, yoga with Sylvia, massages with Sylvia and Anna, surfing at Jaco and Manuel Antonio, kayaking, rappelling, fishing, exploring the Manuel Antonio National Park, jamming with live wire, playing with the monkeys, watching movies, taking a thousand pictures of the gorgeous place. Thank you Aldo and Valerie for taking such good care of us! Thank you to all my loved ones, especially my husband, for a spectacular birthday and cherished memories to last a lifetime.

Guest: Peir
Date of Stay: 04/11/09


Casa Fatastica, what more can we say
More beautiful each and every day
One could chill in the lovely pool
Where every direction is a magnificent view

The size enabled our family to be here
The first time in a long time we have all been near
With the ocean at our beckon call
A grand ol’ time was had by all
Chef Leopaldo fixed an incredible feast
The envy of either man or beast
As everyone here had a blast
Except the time went too fast

Thank you for supplying the means for our family to build cherishable memories.

Guest: The Fixsens
Date of Stay: 03/14/09


This was our first visit to Costa Rica. It was absolutely wonderful. The villa, the staff, and the people of Costa Rica were friendly, courteous and helpful. Enjoyed the scenery, the weather, the food, and most of all, the wildlife. Our chef, Stefano, and the concierge, Valerie, were absolutely a delight and very professional. Would love to come back.

Guest: The Chopra Family
Date of Stay: 02/28/09


Hola! The nine of us staying here are family and we have traveled to many places together. It has been my thought never to go to the same place twice, to keep moving on, and to experience it all. But, no more. This is it! This is the most beautiful house, beautiful country, great people, fascinating creatures I’ve encountered. I came here with few expectations and left blown away. Thank you to all who were a part of this experience. Our fishing experience was great. We were on the boat, “Dream Chaser”. The crew was very pleasant and they were able to find the fish. We caught to sailfish and two Dorado. Agua Azul did a great job preparing our Mahi Mahi and we grilled the rest here ourselves. You may want to close the curtains while in your bedrooms or you may see monkeys looking in at an inopportune time! The designer of the house did a marvelous job and obviously had fun doing it. Here is to the best trip experience I’ve ever had. 

Guest: Chicago City
Date of Stay: 02/07/09


To everyone who stays at Casa Vista Azul and to everyone who works to make the house and the experience so beautiful... This was a trip we could ALL cross off our "bucket list". The location is perfect, the view, the living spaces and all the people crossing our path. We couldn't have dreamed up anything better! Luckily for me, I was married in this house, in the tree top living room. It's certainly the makings to begin the rest of our perfect lives together. It's been said before but it's very, very true - Stephan is an AMAZING chef! Thank you so, so very much to Valerie, Stephan and our host, Ricky. You were all incredible. Much love!

Guest: Bryans Wedding Party - Part 1
Date of Stay: 01/24/09


I am soooooo pleased with ALL the staff. Carmen, Valerie, Ricky & Herbert. Special thanks and gratitude to Stephan for the most AMAZING wedding dinner. I asked more of him than he expected, I am sure. Stephan came through with flying colors. It was EXACTLY as we had discusses beforehand. I HIGHLY recommend him!!! You will NOT be disappointed! Thank you all so much.

Guest: Bryans Wedding Party - Part 2: Mother of the Bride
Date of Stay: 01/24/09


We had a super great time - this place was far more than we could have ever expected! Stephan cooked a superb meal - we loved every bite. We had some REALLY fun times by the pool - good company! LOVED THE TRIP!

Guest: Bryans Wedding Party - Part 3 
Date of Stay: 01/24/09


What a great place to watch a wedding ceremony and relax! Thanks for opening your doors!

Guest: Bryans Wedding Party - Part 4
Date of Stay: 01/24/09


Such a GREAT house and a wonderful stay. We would all return in a heart beat. Stephane's meals were spectacular! The house was sooooooo comfortable. The staff is great! The monkey visits are so much fun! Everyone had a great time and no one wants to leave. This has been the best and most relaxing vacation we have ever had! Particular thanks to Valerie who set up lots of great tours and adventures for us. We had such fun and Valerie arranged the best guides for each tour. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Pura vida!

Guest: The Oliver Family
Date of Stay: 12/19/08


Pura Vida! Life provides no destination. Life provides only a journey. Our journey to Manuel Antonio leaves us high on life. To the owners of Casa Dolce Vita, we can only humbly express our thanks. To all who follow us in Casa Dolce Vita we wish much happiness.

Guest: Ken & Peggy
Date of Stay: 03/17/07


Wow! Everything was above and beyond our greatest expectations. The home was fantastic - housekeeping did a great job! All of our helpers were outstanding - tour guides, housekeeper and a special "thank you" to Jonathon and Farian, our cooks. They were so entertaining and friendly! They made us all feel so comfortable. Aldolfo was very hospitable and helpful. We love Ticos! We love Costa Rica! Pura Vida! See you in 5 years!

The Boderhamers
Date of Stay: 03/05/07


What a surprise! Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, is beautiful! The first day we arrived, we fell in love with everything! We were greeted within our first 30 minutes here by monkeys! They actually took a banana from my mother's hand while sitting by the pool. We will truly miss them! We hiked through Manuel Antonio National Park for 1.5 hours - a must do! Our driver for the week, Jonation, became our good friend and we will miss him dearly. You must call him for a tour around Quepos. He speaks great Spanglish! We hired a chef for 2 days here and our stay at Casa Samba would not have been the same without him. You really should ask for one and give it a try. You will feel like royalty and food is beyond words! Casa Samba is so beautiful. I loved waking up every morning to such a gorgeous view. Especially "Tito", the iguana who lived on the roof outside the master bedroom (he will greet you every morning!). If you need anything, call Lester, he is very helpful and polite. We will return! XOXOXOXO Hugs & Kisses

Guest: Jackie & Ron
Date of Stay: 01/14/06


Greetings and Happy New Year! We've enjoyed our week in Costa Rica, the luxurious amenities of Casa Samba and the service has been the "icing on the cake" for a great vacation. It has been so relaxing, the view is breathtaking... which makes it hard to leave! In fact, we stayed in 4 out of 6 nights and asked the chefs to cook for us - a most wonderful treat! Ask them to make tres leches cake for dessert - and the mashed potatoes were the best! The guys did a lot of sport fishing with Captain Wayne - everyone caught a sailfish! We also caught mahi, wahoo & roosterfish - what an adventure! His mate was a true compliment to that experience. We went into Manuel Antonio and our guide showed us sloths, monkeys, spriders, soldier ants, etc... he was the best! One day we went horseback riding - a must-do! Beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, and a wonderful meal at the end of the tour. All 10 of us did the canopy tour and that might be my most memorable experience - an unbelievable tour swinging from cables in the treetops - how great! Lester was wonderful all week in accomodating our tours, making changes for us & his service was remarkable. Casa Samaba has been one of the most relaxing places I've ever stayed. It was a great start to 2006 - Here's to best friends, family and to new experiences and making memories at Casa Samba - Cheers!

Guest: The Lamm Family
Date of Stay: 01/02/06


Hola! We had a marvelous time in Costa Rica. The view from Casa Samba is unbelievable! We had a fantastice time on the canopy tour. Some of us even hung upside-down! We met a man named Mario on a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. He is amazing! I highly recommend him. He took us on a magrove tour as well. He is full of information an clearly loves his job. He is worth evey penny! We ate out some, but our chef and his brother we the best. They were the best part of Casa Samba! The make outstanding food! They are money well spent. The monos (monkeys) come visit right outside the kitchen windows. They are amazing as they leap from tree to tree! Enjoy your stay here; I sure did! 

Guest: The Ito Family
Date of Stay: 06/22/05


Breathtaking. If you could describe Casa Dolce Vita in one word, breathtaking would be it. Staying here was the most magnificent ending to the most wonderful vacation for my boyfriend Julian and me. After seeing the fireworks of the Arenal Volcano's eruptions and thinking that Los Suenos Resort was paradise - this surpasses all exectations. Despite sustaining bruises, scrapes, bug bites, and extremely sore muscles from doing the canopy tour, horseback riding, waterfall swimming, white-water rafting -a ll for my over-adventurous love of my life (this is coming from a socialite that is usually more interested in shoes) - every bit of it has been a mind-blowing dream. In my opinion, Dolce Vita in Manuel Antonio has been the best of Costa Rica. The view is exceptional. The monkeys are a treat and the air is so refreshing. But all you really need is a bottle of Chilean wine, some cheese and some Delsar olive oil and rosemary crackers (a must!) and your trip will be extraordinary! With much thanks and pleasure; muchas gracias!

Julian & Emily
Date of Stay: 09/05/04


Hola from the Humphreys family! We have had an awesome week here in Manuel Antonio. Cas Las Brisas is a great house - a beautiful view from the pool in the daytime, starry skies some nights and spectacular storms others. It's best feature, however, is its own backyard jungle. Two of us were lucky to see squirrel monkeys on the first day. All enjoyed white-faced monkeys late in the day most afternoons, a sloth, slow and steady, on another. A pair of howler monkeys really caught our attention several times - those voices! Wow! Recommendations: white-water rafting - the whole family was overboard at one point but skillfully rescued, thankfully! Canapoy tour and a hike through Manuel Antonio National Park with a naturalist (Maurice was fantastic!). Breakfast at Cafe Milagro, lunch at Marlin Restaurant and dinner at Marluna and Karolas. We could stay here and become "Ticos" ourselves, but now it's your turn! Hope your experience is as wonderful as ours. Muchas gracias and Adios Costa Rica!

Guest: The Humphreys
Date of Stay: 06/13/04


This is exactly what we needed! What a great trip! We are so happy we did not go the hotel route and picked this villa - what a unique experience once we will never forget. I strongly advise that you get a chef for the villa - his meals were by far the best in Quepos and Manuel Antonio! You should try to get up early around 7am to catch the white-faced monkeys from the Great Room and follow them up to the top bedroom! Oh, a couples massage in the Great Room is so relaxing... Thank you for building such a beautiful villa that we will take away in our memories!

Guest: The Turchialo's
Date of Stay: 10/25/03

 





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