Arboleda House Right Next to Golf Course in Pinilla
One of a Kind World-Class Tropical Estate
Villa Romantica is a true tropical dream villa in paradise spaciously conceived for comfort, elegance, and sober luxury. Built on the impressive, rugged coastline of Playa Roble in Carrillo, the main villa was completed in 2003, The owners have called Villa Romantica home for the last 20 years.
The villa is located at the south of the 5,9-hectare estate, entirely surrounded by jungle. To the north of the property after a hike to the top, you will be able to reach the highest part of the property that offers views of the entire Nicoya peninsula. The estate is a natural reserve, home to howler and white-face monkeys, toucans, macaws, and the incredible wildlife native to Costa Rica’s Blue Zone. The privacy, seclusion, and luxury of Villa Romantica are truly unique, a special estate for very special individuals.
Located on a cul-de-sac, 500 feet above sea level, Villa Romantica is a magnificent labor of love, the result of 10 years of planning, designing, material research, and 8 years of building. With skill and caring, the Owners have blended the perfection of their Italian & Mediterranean roots to build their dream with everlasting materials.
Entering the main villa through the spectacular 27 ft high foyer one is welcomed and dazzled with a magnificent view of the deepest blue ocean on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The immediate effect is mesmerizing and uplifting – even for the owners to this day. A few steps down the stairs is the true infinity pool surrounded by a lounge deck, and sun-tanning after a cool dip (90 degrees water temp), and enjoying Costa Rica’s perpetual spectacular sunsets. On this same level, to the West, we find a well-equipped spacious kitchen, dining area, and outdoor dining terrace. Also, we will find a well-located office/studio space and powder room. A few steps to the east we find the in-suite Master bedroom with open views to the Pacific (through 27ft of windows) and 2 guest bedrooms with a shared bathroom. All bedrooms and service areas are connected in perfect harmony by seamless breezeways so as not to miss a blink of the breathtaking Pacific Panorama.
In 2010, an expansion wing added a state-of-the-art Home Theater room with leather sofas just arrived from Italy and a state-of-the-art, custom-designed Tuscan Wine Cellar. The temperature and humidity-controlled wine cellar has a 1,000-bottle capacity and hosts a most intimate table for two for hide-away dining. On the top level of this new wing is a party terrace with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
On the first level of the villa, a two-bedroom, 1 bath apartment is currently used as caretaker’s home. Additionally, an outside studio/office with its own bathroom and kitchenette is currently being used as the Owner’s personal office. Five storage rooms and two laundry rooms are strategically positioned throughout the Villa making the services to each area handy and strategic.
The estate is large enough to build additional buildings if so desired. Villa Romantica used the strictest construction codes, and with the best materials, all wood structure is “almendro” which is practically denser than steel. All ceramic tiles are imported from Italy. Construction is masonry reinforced concrete built above Costa Rica building code standards, proof enough that the 2012, 7.6 earthquake did not cause any damage. Roofs are lifetime terracotta tiles to dampen the heat and the sound of the rain. Villa Romantica was designed and built by the Owners over 8 years.
The Owner & builder has a 50-year professional background in construction and has been involved in leadership roles around the globe.
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.