A Chef is included in the rental, you just pay the cost of food. 4 other staff included.
Jacuzzi by the pool. New spa is now on site. Tennis Court and Basketball Court. Media room and billiard room.
Surrounded by Costa Rica's beautiful countryside, this secluded mountaintop estate with 7 or 10 bedrooms, a pool and a jacuzzi overlooks the blue Pacific and the Gulf of Nicoya as a backdrop for Costa Rica's fabled sunsets. Approximately 70 minutes from Manuel Antonio and 70 minutes from San Jose.
A 10 minute drive on the Pan American highway takes you through costal forest and farms to the beach, shopping, hotels, casinos, restaurants, yacht club, country club (with golf course), and an English-speaking private school.
Built for the countess of Baillet-Latour. The elegant residential compound has over 43,000 sq. ft. (4,000 sq. meters) of construction.
The four-acre property is enclosed by a security wall, and includes:
Central Area: Manor House, Built in 1980 by a German architect and German builder, the Manor House stretches over more than 12,000 sq. feet. Features include screened Cathedral windows with European brass latches, arched doorways and windows, and interior doors of solid Cristobal wood, hand carved on both sides. All bathrooms are marble or custom imported tile, with European brass and gold fixtures. The hall is also marble and, like the rooms, features recessed lighting. The Manor House is architecturally designed to withstand earthquakes., , , The marble entry is circular area, leading into expansive, open cocktail seating areas that flow toward double winding staircases to the library, bar and pool room. Another wide central staircase leads downward to the massive living room. The beautiful 3,100 sq. ft. living room has a herringbone Cristobal wood floor below, echoing the Cristobal wood cupola three stories overhead. There is a two-room guest bath with marble floors., , Left Wing, Two bedrooms with large built in closets also feature parquet wood floors, large arched windows and baths with full tubs. In addition to a large game room, the Left Wing includes a TV screening room with wood floors and decorative wrought iron arches. The second Master Suite is also in this wing, with a large sitting room, tall Cathedral windows and high ceiling, as well as a large bedroom with full bath including tub and bidet., , Right Wing, , The Right Wing features a large dining room, with wood floors and impressive entry arches in decorative wrought iron. The 2,621 sq. ft. Master Suite includes exceptional hand carved entry doors, open hallway with built-in cabinetry, sitting room with multiple arched entries, and bedroom with wood floors. The 1,100 sq. ft. European tiled bath offers a large dressing room, with one wall of built-in cabinets, and a separate room with shower, toilet and bidet. The circular sunken pool tub has gold fixtures., , Kitchen, The Manor House kitchen is fully equipped, and includes a breakfast room, pantry with wine racks and large food storage area. It has a tiled floor, an island in the center, lots of cabinets and windows, stove, large commercial ice maker, two refrigerators, and a freezer., , , *Property also includes a helicopter landing pad!, , Central Area: Guest House, The 2,700 sq. ft. Guest House surrounds an interior courtyard with a fountain. The three bedrooms each have inlayed parquet floors, built-in Cristobal cabinets, arched windows with drapes and screens, and bath with shower, toilet and bidet. The Guest House also has a separate two-car garage with storage area, wood ceiling and parking area in front., , Central AreaLa Torreta, This three-story Tower Studio includes a highly decorative circular staircase and railings. The first floor includes a seating area, Private indoor Jacuzzi for 8 people, pump room, bath with separate shower and toilet rooms, and an exercise room. The second level has an entertaining balcony and sewing room, while the third level is an artist's studio with exterior walkway., , Central AreaService House, Employees will live in this very large workers' compound consisting of three separate bedrooms, three baths, kitchen and living/dining room. A large private central courtyard connects to the laundry. All windows and doors are arched., , Central AreaExterior, Huge open, covered balustrade patios overlook surrounding mountains and the Pacific ocean, running in front of each wing and on both floors of the central area. Steps, walks and patio floors are made of travertine. An extraordinary free-form Olympic sized pool includes an integrated bar and dressing rooms, while the 1,089 sq. ft. Barbeque House has a kitchen, dining/dancing area, BBQ fireplace and wine cellar downstairs. A separate house includes stalls with sinks, toilet and shower for changing clothes. The property includes, two deep, private wells, mature flowering and fruit trees, many varieties of palms and tropical flora and fauna., , One day adventure activities available..., , ARENAL & TABACON HOTSPRINGS:, A Giant that Rumbles? The flawless silhouette of Arenal, its loud rumblings and frequent explosions of lava and ash have struck amazemet in the hearts of thousands of observers. At Tabacén hot spring, relax with the tender touch of sultry, steaming hot spring waters, born deep within the rumbling giant, and surrounded by the Tropical Rain Forest. Admire the massive volcano spitting ash and lava, while enjoying a delicious dinner., , POAS VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK:, The World's Largest Crater! Anyone peering into Poas enormous crater with its boiling sulfurous lake, is reminded of the great power of nature. The volcano's active crater is one of the largest in the world, and the sight of the smoking flimaroles and greenish- turquoise sulfurous lake at the bottom is breathtaking.Poas Volcano National Park protects a spectacular cloud forest that oflèrs tempting trai!s that le.d you through the exotic flora of this unique environment., , MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARIC TOUR:, A Blend of Tropical Jungle & White Sandy Beaches! With miles of sandy white beaches shaded by the trees of the evergreen forest at the sand's edge, Manuel Antonio is one of the most popular national parks.Manuel Antonio protects primary and secondary forests, mangroves, beach vegetation and marine resourcesit is one of the few remaining habitats of the mono titiTwo-toed sloths, coatimundis and raccoons frequent the beaches, while iguanas pose like statues under the sun., , CARARA BIOLOGICAL RESERVE:, Take a Walk on the Wild Side! Carara Biological Reserve is a transition zone between the dry forest of the North Pacific and the lushes of the Southern rainforest. Massive trees, dazzling butterflies rare monkeys, iguanas, and a wide variety of exotic bird species vie for attention with and waterfowl and crocodile inhabited lagoon. After an amazing hiking (our, lunch and relaxation by the ocean at Jacó Beach are well deserved!, , TORTUGA ISLAND CRUISE (CALYPSO):, Gem of the Pacific! Seize the day in an island where the flawless white sand beach, green mountains, turquoise water,submarine marvels and tropical forest come together. Go snorkeling and discover the amazing under-worid,have fun at beach volleyball,or just enjoy the beach and relax.Combine the beach activities with a variety of tropical fruit,delicious drinks, and an exquisite barbecue lunch., , PUNT CORAL TOUR (CALYPSO:, Treasured Island Located in front of Negritos Island National Park, this privately owned po;nt of tropical dry forest has a quite beach and a valley filled with flowering plants on one side,and interesting rock formations on the other.After a delightful yatch trip, once at Punta Coral,explore nature by sea Kayak, cake a refreshing swim in the calm bay or simply relax in a hammock. Enjoy a superb meal served with complimentary chilled white wine., , SANJOSE CITY TOUR:, Historical Jewels at rue Central Valley P Travel through Costa Ricas history, while touring our beautiful capital city.Visit the National Museum, which used to be a fortress during the first quarter of the century, - and now houses a large collection of pre-columbian art.We will also stop at the magnificent National Theater,and pass %y the University of Costa Rica,some residential areas and lovely tree-shaded parks.The day is not complete without a stop at Moravia where you can purchase some souvenirs., , SCUBA DIVING:, Discover the Under-world 3D divemaster can take you for a tank dive throughout the diverse underwater world of the Pacific. You will see a splendid variety of large, colorful fish and formations. ID. has a full line of equipment so you may leave yours behind. The water temperature averages a warm 89° F year around!, , JUNGLE RIVER CRUISE:, Join us for a cruise down the Tarcoles river, adjacent to the Carara Biological Reserve. Let our guides share their knowledge of Costa Rica's tropical canopy as you cruise along a quite mangrove estuary to see and photograph crocodiles, iguanas, pelicans, Scarlet Macaws plus other exotic birds and flowers at the river's edge. Afterwards, at a finca, cool down in the swimming pool., , CANOPY TOUR:, Sprint through the canopy? This trip will guarantee full time emotion while being in contact with one of the few remaining transitional forests of the tropical humid forest in Costa Rica. The tour consists of eleven suspended platforms connected with steel cables on the canopy of the trees to slide from tree to tree- On the last platform you will have a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean ,the forest and the mountains. This is undoubtedly a soul affair with nature!, , MONTE VERDE SKflVALK & BUTTERFLY GARDEN A Verdant realm!, Get ready to visit a cool, moist, verdant realm! If the extreme greenery of the cloud forest eludes you, there arc hundreds of bird species, including the Quetzal, and a dazzling variety of hummingbirds. Giant trees are cnshrouded in a cascade of orchids. bromeliads. and in those patches where sunlight penetrales, brilliantly-colored flowers flourish. At Monteverde join the Sky Walk tour, from where you will see the cloud forest from an entirely different perspective on the sky walk bridges These bridges are suspended from the trees, a bird eye view of the canopy. After this great adventure, visit the Butterfly Garden, a true paradise!, , COROBICI RIVER FLOAT TRIP:, Class I-Il Rafting The scenery and wildlife a long the Corobici are legendary. As you leisurely raft along this tranquil river, you might spot one of the more commonly seen birds from the nearby Palo Verde National Park. Among the more commonly seen birds are ospreys, Kingfishers, crested caracas, cormoants, and blue, silver-throated and boat-billed herons. Other wildlife in the area include butterflies, otters. ho monkeys, white-faced monkeys, raccoons, anteaters. iguanas and many other types of lizards. A delicious native- style lunch will be served at a nearby restaurant after you finish rafting.,
Castle Tropicale ID: 7071