Mountain Top Mansion with views of Central Valley
San Rafael de Escazu
Introducing Villa La Sata, a sublime beachfront estate of exceptional quality perched atop the cliffs of Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica's exclusive resort community in Guanacaste situated just thirty minutes from Tamarindo and one-hour from Liberia's Daniel Oduber International Airport. As you pass through the front gate, Flamingo Bay's iridescent waters and white sand beach are laid at your feet, like a peace offering. Considering the estate is named for "place of peace", the metaphor seems appropriate. Carved out of the side of a hill of the stunning half-moon shaped Flamingo Beach, La Sata's contemporary Mediterranean lines stand out brilliantly against the multihued Pacific Ocean below. Together, the 4-bedroom main house, 2-bedroom guesthouse and 2-bedroom gatehouse span approximately 12,000 square feet of under roof area, meticulously planned for effortless tropical living. Elaborate folding glass wall systems allow indoor spaces to blend seamlessly with the outdoors. The selection of fixtures, furniture and furnishings is exquisite. Grecian travertine stone floors; handcrafted cabinetry of rare Anigre and Mozambique hardwoods; a professional-grade kitchen featuring a glass-top center island outfitted with Wolfe and Sub Zero appliances; a grand staircase and double-door elevator; and an automated light control system are only a few of the highlights. Thoughtful details abound: like the baby grand piano underneath the staircase, the 1940's French Art Deco nickel chandelier with shell glass shades over the dining room table, the alabaster onyx sink and Italian turquoise mosaic tile in the guest bathroom, or the tear-drop crystal chandelier over the Jacuzzi in the master bath. All in perfect harmony with the serene tropical setting. The outdoors beckon with myriad options that include an open-air dining pavilion atop the two-story guesthouse, an infinity edge pool steps from the living room, an inner courtyard that backs into the natural rock face of the hill, and a roof deck with a 180-degree view that encompasses the ocean as far as the Catalina Islands to the west, the Bay of Conchal and Cape Velas to the south, and the hills of the tropical forest to the east. Perhaps the crowning achievement: a private staircase that winds down through a fruit orchard to Flamingo's coveted white-sand beach, amidst a profusion of multi-colored hibiscus and mangrove shrubs. The irreplaceable 0.6 acre property is titled to the 50-meter high tide line - a rarity in Costa Rica. La Sata's location offers many advantages: a safe, stable country, fabulous climate, unspoiled beaches, welcoming people, and unparalleled biodiversity, including an abundance of sea life and some of the best deep sea fishing on the continent. Located moments from the new Marina Flamingo project, in the midst of a charming multinational community, it's an idyllic setting and privileged gateway to one of the most spectacular playgrounds on the planet. Call for new price. By appointment only.
Ocean / Beach
Area Horse Riding/Stables
Vacation / Second Home
Resort / Lake
Costa Rica’s pristine beaches, beautiful nature and thriving local economy have driven many people to call Costa Rica their second home. The country has thrived in recent years and owning a home in Costa Rica is an affordable luxury. More than 20,000 U.S. expatriates already live in Costa Rica. The wide range of scenic landscapes and microclimates make Costa Rica a dream for people looking for a vacation home. Covering 51,000 scenic square kilometers, Costa Rica is a safe place to call home. There is a low incidence of violent crime. Outside the capital city thereisn’t much crime of any kind. It is a country with amazing people, a high standard of living, and an exciting blend of local and foreign cultures.