Villa San Juan – Located in the San Juan Mountain just behind Nosara, overlooking the Pacific Coastline of Costa Rica, with views stretching from Samara, through Garza, direct to Playa Guiones, Pelada, and Ostional, sits on 43 acres of pure Costa Rica Jungle, and is quite simply, a masterpiece suitable for royalty, movie stars, professional athletes, or any nature lover with a burning desire to live in the lap of luxury. The property sits upon a ridge line that is the virtual eagles nest of Nosara – look down upon all of Nosara, Playa Guiones, while lounging in your personal sanctuary of opulence and grandeur.
Driving up the mountain from Nosara Centro, you ascend into a totally different world in San Juan Mountain when compared to the beach areas. The temperature cools off, the surroundings come to life with more wildlife than you can imagine. Just a few minutes up the public road, your first glimpse of this estate is the majestic large entry gate, surrounded on both sides by a large estate wall, replete with traditional Chorotega Indian art sculptures and images, encompassing the local culture and history. Just behind the gate sits the guardhouse, where your own staff will sit vigilantly at the entryway, and can open the gates as you see fit while entertaining guests at the estate. Once past the entry gate, you will find the caretakers house, a 1,000 square foot fully equipped home, perfect for live-in caretaker and groundskeeper. From here – the driveway starts down the main mountain ridge, with views to die for to the left, and the entrance to the helipad, as well as a fully functioning fruit farm to the right. Continue up the driveway and you arrive in style to the main house. Large concrete statues salute you, as you drive up the inlaid brick circle driveway, to park in some part of the space provided by the 5 car garage just adjacent to the main house. Walk past the swan laden entry fountains, the ambient sounds of running water providing a background soundtrack fit for a king, while making your way through the 15 foot wrought iron and glass front door. And this is where the “Villa San Juan” show really starts…
Once inside the main entrance, the true size and spectacle of this home emerges. Take a few minutes to pick your chin back up off the floor. To your right, the commissioned “Peruvian Mona Lisa” gracefully smiles to greet you. The huge dining area, with domed ceilings and a large crystal chandelier sits just next to the commercially equipped kitchen. Granite countertops, exquisitely detailed ceiling work, and Viking Appliances complement this space that has the capacity to cook meals for over 500 people – This property could very well be used as a commercial event center. It is built to entertain.
To your left, you will see the main living area – no photos do it justice. This is a “you have to see it to believe it” experience. The level of detail goes beyond anything found in Nosara, or all of Guanacaste for that matter. Huge Concrete Pillars seem to magically hold up the ceiling, the floors, made from inch thick cut stone, run throughout the entire 10,000 square feet of interior space. Italian aluminum doors and tinted windows provide an escape to the main outdoor living areas, gardens, and courtyards – all lined with hibiscus and natural stone pathways. There is even a fireplace for those chilly mountain nights and cool breezes, which come as a welcome relief from the daytime heat spent at the beach.
Past the main living room, lies a single bedroom suite – large sleeping area, closets, private outdoor patio with ocean views, and a bathroom with direct views of Guiones as well as its own outdoor terrace.
Take a walk downstairs, via a stairway built like something out of a grand ballroom. The stairway boasts custom cut single pieces of stone, that each curve around to create an illusion of depth and flow. Once descended to the lower level, you will find the Billard Room, a Laundry room with laundry chutes coming from the main two master bathrooms, an office, and also another fully functioning bedroom suite – with kitchen, sink, dining area, outdoor balcony, & library… the list goes on and on. And don’t forget about the best part of the lower level; Your own personal Cigar Room and Wine Cellar. You will feel like royalty while sipping on Italian wine, smoking a Cuban cigar, on top of a Costa Rica mountain. There is no other home in Costa Rica that can compare to the detail and amenities of the design of this home.
Take a quick journey back up the stairs, and make your way to the Master Suite – the culmination of opulence and magnificence that is without a description or words to do it justice. The Master Suite is so large, the king size bed in the middle looks like it was built for a child. With a domed ceiling and chandelier to match the dining room, you will never grow tired of laying your head to rest in this room each night. Huge Floating Terrace to the left, giant covered stone patio to the front, large outdoor living area to the right, all three walls lined with the same European aluminum doors and glass as the main living area and dining room. From the main area of the master suite, you have access to not one, but two full bathrooms – one for the man and one for the woman of the house. The men’s bathroom features a large walk-in closet, shower stall that has direct and complete views of Playa Guiones. Waking up and taking a morning shower will never be the same. The women’s bathroom entry is lined with huge storage shelves and display cases, with under mount lighting and see-through glass doors. There are more closets here than you will know what to do with, including a second large walk-in closet. Once past the “corridor of closets” you will enter the main women’s bathroom – which has a full shower stall and separate Jacuzzi tub, both overlooking Playa Guiones.
In total, the main house has 3 Bedrooms, Two master Suites, Two kitchens, 5 Bathrooms, and more “Wow” factor than anything on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.
From the main house – you have access to the small dipping pool – with concrete wall fountains that spout into the pool when running, complemented by an infinity edge that blends into the ocean in the background. Walk down the large outdoor stair case, something that resembles a ballroom or gala entrance, down towards the courtyard, with natural stone paths and hibiscus shrubs that line the walkway, past the courtyard fountains, palm trees, flowers, and grass – all the way down to the guesthouse and pool area.
The guesthouse is practically an estate of its own. At nearly 3,000 square feet – this two bedroom two bathroom home stands alone and holds its own on this magnificent property. It features a 50,000 gallon pool with an infinity edge that literally seems to connect to the pacific ocean, a 1,500 square foot bar/restaurant and entertaining area, both men’s and women’s bathrooms, outdoor showers, huge concrete patio and lounge area, as well as an outdoor dining room, with your very own wood burning brick pizza oven. Life is just better in Villa San Juan.
The list goes on and on. Did I mention there is a Heli-pad? Need to get to the airport? No problem, just call your own chartered Bell Helicopter and be at the airport for a quick trip to the states in a matter of minutes, Hungry? There is a stable of Turkeys and Chickens, that feed on your own home grown corn and rice, all from the same property – your new property. Pick a grapefruit off the tree for a morning treat, or cut off a bundle of bananas to indulge for Breakfast.
How about connectivity? This home is also equipped with its own 4G cell phone tower, providing internet connectivity and speeds up to 156 MEG/Second.
Even though you will not need it, the main house is also equipped with a 5 zone central AC system. Everything is top of the line.
This property has recently undergone major renovations and is in pristine condition. In addition to all structures on the property, we have priced out some simple and easy upgrades that the owner will pay for pending a written offer and deposit. This property is practically off grid – it has its own well and water system, and a solar array can be easily installed to complete your own private sanctuary in eco-conscious style. This estate is like something from a movie – you truly have to see it to believe it.
Address: San Juan Mountain, Nosara
City: Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Square Feet: 172,000.00 sq. meters
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