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Villa for large wedding

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#1 bevansbride

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    Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:10 PM

    Hey everyone, 

    I am planning a wedding for Feb 2013 in Costa Rica. I have looked into the resort thing but it's not really the feel I like. So we've started looking to villas to rent. The problem is all the mansion that are AMAZING can only house max 30 people. I wish we could get our list down that low!! But we are planning on 40-60 people coming. 

    Has anyone went this route or plan on doing it? I want it easy to get to from the international airports as well. There are lots of options in Manuel Antonio but I am afraid it is too far away... would I rent a big bus to take everyone? 


    These are some options I've been looking at:







    All of those are right beside each other. 


    And then...



    Tanager, Manakin and Jacana. Either the motmot or tuscan house. They are all right beside each other as well. 


    And other options I don't know about or something closer to an airport you can suggest? 




    #2 Amanda+Dave

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      Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:55 AM



      We are renting a villa from them, Casa de las Brisas, it's nine bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of 22 I believe. All of their villas, from what I understand, are within walking distance of each other so I am sure you could rent a couple of them to accommodate such a large group. We have six people staying in a separate one because they did not want the all inclusive option.

      We are getting married this November and cannot wait!!!

      If you book the all inclusive it includes free transportation to and from the airport which is a two-hour drive.

      Hope that helps

      #3 bevansbride

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        Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:10 PM

        How much is the all-inclusive add on? How much per person is it ending up being? 

        #4 Amanda+Dave

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          Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:08 AM

          For ours it's about 800 per person plus flights, which we were able to get for $515.

          #5 HeatherM

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            Posted 04 September 2011 - 06:44 AM

            Hi Amanda,

            I am also planning a wedding in that area for August 2012.  I am really interested in renting a house over hotels.  Is the rate you mentioned per person for a week?  I looked at the link, but just to clarify, all inclusive includes the chef services and food?  


            #6 JennB

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              Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:30 AM

              Hi Girls :)


              I'm also getting set for a November2011 wedding in CR and we've booked Casa Vista Azul AND Casa Dolce Vita which are right beside each other (literally a 30 second jaunt from what I've been promised). We'll have 23 people total.





              Heather, I found the all inclusive rates to be very reasonable through this company. You get a chef to prepare 2 meals a day, all local food is included (just no shrimp or lobster), all local beer, wine, and rum, PLUS enough vehicle rental for your entire group to get where ever they need to go. This works out to $65USD per person per day.

              You can also opt out of the vehicle rentals and just get transportation to and from the San Jose airport and that knocks the price down to $50 per person per day.


              If you look through the villascostarica.com site, they have hundreds of properties and they list all of their prices per season so it's fairly straightforward to price out everything.

              The booking manager, Fernando Ray, is very friendly and prompt to reply. He put up with me for about half an hour on the phone even with me asking silly questions about CR. lol.  He can be reached at: info@villascostarica.com


              Anyways, idk if that helps but we're super excited to go! :D :D :D

              #7 where2wed2012

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                Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:46 PM

                These look great and it's nice how close they are. Did you negotiate price down?  Were there minimum stays?

                #8 bevansbride

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                  Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:26 AM

                  No, they are not really negotiable in price and you cannot opt out of the chef service for Casa Fantastica.


                  Jenn B, what were you quoted for the added price of chef service etc? I think I was told like $600 per person! That was only 2 meals? No alcohol or transport? 



                  #9 bevansbride

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                    Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:28 AM

                    Yes, there are minimums but you can just contact Fernando to talk about it. He is REALLY prompt and super patient 

                    #10 yumii28

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                      Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:45 AM

                      Hi Amanda + Dave


                      I was just wondering about the villa you got. How many days did you get it for and thru which website did you get the booking? Does 550 a person include flight as well?

                      Thanks in advance!

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