The Manuel Antonio Estates management team is comprised of knowledgeable and experienced real estate and property management professionals fluent in English, French, German and Spanish. Our attentive staff ensures your requests and needs are proficiently fulfilled to guarantee your buying and building experiences are smooth, enjoyable and within budget.

Richard Lemire
Richard LemireFounder and General Manager
In 2000, Richard Lemire established Manuel Antonio Estates with the vision of creating an upscale vacation community for distinguished buyers seeking a piece of paradise. With Richard’s inspiring leadership, Manuel Antonio Estates has become one of Costa Rica’s most distinguished full-service, gated communities.

Richard moved to Costa Rica in 1991 and has over 24 years of experience in Costa Rica’s prime real estate market. His grandiose eye for stunning architectural and decorative detail means Richard is actively involved in the building of each home; while his keen business sense guarantees your home will be built with the highest standards, on time and on budget.

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Sarah Reid
Sarah ReidManuel Antonio Estates Concierge

“As a born and raised Costa Rican bilingual, who grew up in the Manuel Antonio area, I am more than happy to assist you in your unforgettable vacation. I will be no more than one text or call away for activity guidance, emergency contact and to answer all questions and concerns you may have.”

Marisol Grostman
Marisol GrostmanHousekeeping Supervisor

Marisol has been with the company for over 11 years ensuring that the villas look impeccable down to the smallest detail.

Gustavo Castillo
Gustavo CastilloSecurity Supervisor

Gustavo for the last 9 years has headed up security at Manuel Antonio Estates. He’s the first person our guests see when entering the resort and always has that great welcoming smile. The security department operates 24 hours 7 days a week.

Eyner Martínez
Eyner MartínezHousekeeper

You will always see Eyner with his shadow, Princess, a Cute little dog super friendly! Eyner’s primary function is the overall cleanliness of the villas to ensure they maintain the Wow factor our guests have come to expect.

LolaOffice Cat

Lola is our furry colleague we adopted when she was 4 months old. She is a rescue cat and now she lives her best life with us. She loves to play with butterflies, look at everyone who comes to the office & sleep in front of the computers. You will be able to see her when you will stop by our offices.

Dorit Wendrock
Dorit WendrockManuel Antonio Estates Rentals

Dorit has worked for Manuel Antonio Estates for over 7 years and has been living in Manuel Antonio for over 10 years. She is originally from Germany, she speaks English, German and Spanish perfectly. Dorit manages our villa reservations, our website and is a wealth of information for our guests about restaurants, tours and fun things to do in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area.

Marta Chinchilla
Marta ChinchillaRaindrop Spa Owner / Manager

Marta is a massage therapist, esthetician, and certified aerobics instructor. Her Spa team is conformed of certified massage therapists and spa specialists that carry a sense of gratitude taking care of others.


We like to call Papillo our man of confidence as he has proven during his 19 years at Manuel Antonio Estates when it comes to maintenance of our villas he has the knowledge, experience, and sense of pride to assure that your stay is a pleasure.

Marvin Barquero
Marvin BarqueroMaintenance

Marvin is our handyman: he can repair, manage, fix almost everything. He speaks Spanish & English. Marvin is also very good at spotting wildlife & can give you an indication of where to see sloths, toucans & other of our neighbors.

Jesús Cordero
Jesús CorderoSecurity

Jesus is one of our two-night security guards. If you arrive late, he will be the one welcoming you as only the Ticos can do!

Elida Marchena
Elida MarchenaHousekeeper

Elida said it herself, she loves her job and makes it a point of honor to leave the houses clean & shiny for all our guests. She is originally from Puntarenas, and a proud mother of a 10 years old boy, named Breyner.