Villa Paraiso is one of the finest estates in Costa Rica. The private oceanfront compound is comprised of a Spanish-style main villa with home theatre, coach house, garage, heli-pad, saltwater swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and gymnasium sitting on 13 lush tropical acres of the Nicoya Peninsula – known for its white-sand beaches and some of the best surfing and scenery on the Pacific Coast.
A custom 300-foot suspension bridge provides private access from the property to the nearby beach town of Montezuma. The bohemian streets of Montezuma – which is known for its striking natural surroundings, European-inspired dining and friendly pura vid...a vibe – are the place to be after dark. The entire area comes alive with music and dancing, and you can find plenty of people from all over the world relaxing and having a good time. And when you’re ready for bed – just return over the bridge to your luxurious and secure villa, serenaded by the sound of monkeys, frogs and the Costa Rican rainforest.
(Here’s a tip: there’s hardly anything as magical as enjoying a romantic candle-lit dinner on this suspension bridge at night.)
The principal rooms are all spacious and tastefully designed, providing seamless indoor-outdoor living. The living room flows seamlessly to the formal dining room and out to the terrace and pool/spa area. In this outdoor recreation area, you’ll enjoy a large free-form infinity pool with swim-up bar that seats 12, a 42 inch LCD screen, barbecue grill, outdoor kitchen, wood-fired pizza oven, wine cooler, and oversized Jacuzzi – the perfect place to catch one of those famed Costa Rican sunsets.
Rental includes a full-time maid (Monday-Saturday), bilingual (English and Spanish) concierge, and gardener. Chef service is easily arranged. Other amenities include a wine cellar, and a state-of-the-art home theatre with seating for eight and over 200 channels of widescreen, high-def TV and movies. The separate coach house is perched on a cliff away from the main house, with dramatic 180-degree views of the Pacific. The building houses the gymnasium -- it's an awesome that will inspire your workout! Out front, an auto court has been designed to accommodate helicopter service from Costa Rica’s two international airports (the property can also be reached by car and SUV).
This is the ideal vacation property for both adventure-loving young professionals and families alike. The region offers world-class surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, biking, big-game fishing and is a jumping-off point for other Costa Rican jungle adventures, including zip-lining and whitewater rafting. Explore one of the most dynamic environments on Earth by day, then return to your comfortable, secure luxury pad for the night.
Designed by renowned Costa Rican architect Ronald Zurcher (who also designed Costa Rica’s only Four Seasons Hotel), the 10,600 sq. ft. main villa is comprised of four gorgeous guest suites on the ground level, with a palatial master suite on the second level. Every room -- excluding the wine cellar -- offers breathtaking ocean and coastline views. The construction is on par with the finest European craftsmanship. All wiring, fixtures, electronics and key materials were brought from Europe, the U.S. and abroad. Craftsmen painstakingly worked for more than two years on the vaulted brick ceilings, 35 teak columns, custom iron works and everything else that went into this unique property.
THE SURROUNDING AREA
The Nicoya Peninsula – and Montezuma in particular – is a long-time favorite of surfers, adventurers, families and eco-tourists who come for the beaches, rivers and scenic waterfalls that dot the coast.
Children can enjoy time on the beach and viewing the monkeys, iguanas, toucans, frogs and other critters that inhabit the land. Also nearby is a butterfly garden and Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve, one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful preserves.
Take a day trip to Isla Tortuga for swimming and snorkeling among hundreds of colorful species of fish, as well as whales, giant mantas, dolphins and sea turtles. Costa Rica is home to some 5% of all biodiversity on Earth, and you’ll see much of that natural splendor all around Villa Paraiso.
Visit Mal Pais for some world-class surfing – it’s one of the most popular breaks in the country. At Mal Pais, old-growth forest spills down to the shore, where rocky outcroppings alternate dynamically with sandy stretches and beaches made up entirely of tiny shells. All along the coast, scuba centers offer dives offshore, with famous dives around the stunning Murcielagos Islands. Jungle-canopy tours, big-game fishing, horseback riding, ATVing – you’ll have your choice of activities around Villa Paraiso.
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Five bedrooms can accommodate up to 14 people, no more than 10 of whom may be over 19 years of age -- in other words, it's perfect for up to 5 couples/10 adults or up to 10 adults with children.
The maximum occupancy is strictly enforced. If you anticipate the possibility of having a group that exceeds the occupancy stated for this accommodation, then you should either book different accommodations that allow for a higher occupancy, or book additional accommodations (such as a second condo or villa). Guests who exceed the stated occupancy will be evicted with no refund for the unused portion of their stay.
Additional amenities include: laundry: yes, in unit, bedding 1: king, bedding 5: 2 queens, deck/balcony: yes; many!, bedding 4: 2 queens, TV: yes, by cable or sat, bedding 3: king, bedding 2: king, exercise room: on-site.Read more
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