When it comes to luxury villas in Costa Rica, the obvious receives the immediate spotlight: the sheer luxury of space is on full display here. Whereas the average luxury hotel room measures 650 square feet – and splash-out suites usually top out around the 1,000 square-foot range – and even modest vacation homes are 1,250 to 2,500 square feet, top-of-the-line, luxury homes often eclipse 5,000, 10,000, or even 17,500 square feet for a large estate.
But that’s still sticking to the obvious bits. Because, in addition to the luxury of space to spread out and actually live, your luxury home base affords all the comforts and the must-haves, like private bathrooms for all and quiet pool terraces, in-law casitas and multiple living spaces.
And yet, that’s still not everything. There’s privacy (sweet, sweet privacy). There are incredible views. And there’s so much more. Here are a few of our favorite upscale amenities that you’ll find only at our luxury vacation rentals in Costa Rica:
Ocean-View + Oceanfront Locations
When can location be considered a luxury amenity? When it’s an oceanfront villa in Costa Rica!
Without going into the legalities and municipal minutiae, suffice it to say that oceanfront homes are extraordinarily uncommon here. That’s because there are laws that govern Costa Rica’s oceanfront properties, reserving the entire coastline for public use. That is, for all but a few, select grandfathered homes and homesites. And that makes the oceanfront a rarity, even among luxury villas in Costa Rica.
That said, we do offer several oceanfront villas! Find yours through our property search; simply use the Refine Filters button and select “Ocean Front.”
When and wherever oceanfront is impossible – and that’s the vast majority of property here – there are ocean views. We’re not talking run-of-the-mill or peekaboo views, either: Costa Rica’s craggy coastline and sloping hills pave the way for in-the-lap-of-the-gods, 180º, panoramic vistas that unfold onto the sparkling Pacific Ocean and fluorescent sunsets.
What’s more, some of these homes are so close to the coast that you can check the day’s surf conditions and even hear the crash of waves from your private pool terrace. Again, you can search our ocean-view luxury villas in Costa Rica through our property search; simply use the Refine Filters button and select “Ocean View.”
Custom Infinity Pools
While we’re on the topic of ocean views and private pool terraces, one of our guests’ most beloved luxury amenities is an infinity pool. And not just any infinity pools…
Costa Rica’s custom-designed and built infinity pools can be truly spectacular. From custom shapes and expansive waters to night lighting and spacious pool terraces, the pools at our luxury villas in Costa Rica are true showpieces.
Of course, they’re designed not just for beauty but also for your enjoyment! With shallow ends and deeper ends, long lengths and gentle curves, children’s pools and in-water lounge chairs, they’re gorgeous and functional.
Tropical-Modern Architecture & Design
If you have a heart for high design, then you’ll appreciate the experience of spending time in one of the country’s most luxurious villas. Designed by renowned international architects and professionally decorated, these homes feature everything from walls of windows and natural stone walls to soaring ceilings and framed views.
Designed to pull Costa Rica’s pristine outward splendor into a home’s inward beauty, tropical-modern architecture is truly one-of-a-kind: often ultra-private and surrounded by lush landscapes, these luxury villas in Costa Rica showcase crisp lines and modern color palettes, soaring interiors and expansive exteriors, natural materials and cool steel, oversized windows and retractable glass walls that blend indoors with out.
And then, there are the special, unique details: A home with an island pool and a floating outdoor living area at its center. A mini-resort comprised of seven independent structures that unfurl over six villa-style suites – spacious bedroom, bathroom, private porch, and sitting area – and jungle or ocean views. A “perfect 10” of a koi pond, Balinese style architecture, and cascading decks, not to mention expansive glass and open spaces that blur the lines between indoors and out.
Welcome to a fresh take on casual elegance and modern design, in perfect complement to the raw majesty and unbounded beauty that is natural Costa Rica. If high design and modern décor are near and dear to your heart, then peruse our luxury vacation rentals in Costa Rica and find one that speaks to you. Remember – your vacation home should be an integral part of, not supplemental to your trip.
Chef’s Kitchens (and Private Chefs!)
Whether you’re of a mind only to brew a fresh pot of coffee in the morning and pop some popcorn at night, or you’re planning full-out vacation feasts – grilling up your catch-of-the-day or prepping an entire holiday-in-paradise menu – a fully equipped kitchen can transform your vacation and level-up your relationship with Costa Rican cuisine.
(From personal experience, we can also say that if you’re traveling with tiny early-risers, there’s nothing like a well-equipped kitchen, a full box of cereal, and the luxury of sleeping in while the kids fix their own bowls.)
And when you don’t want to cook your own meals, a luxury chef’s kitchen is the perfect accouterment to private chef services. We are happy to help you arrange anything from a single special meal to everyday food preparations, whether they be casual and family-style dinners or gourmet, tropical-fusion meals.
Ultra-Fast WiFi + Secondary Internet
If you’ve ever stayed anywhere that advertised free WiFi, only to arrive and encounter immediate restrictions – no streaming, no video calling, speed-reduced, ultra-slow, etc. – then you’ll appreciate the freedom of our speedy luxury villas in Costa Rica internet services: high-speed, streaming-approved, and best of all, yours alone.
What’s more, many of our homes offer 200 Mbps of internet access throughout and have a backup battery for the modem and router, to ensure uninterrupted service. Additionally, you are welcome to request a portable wireless router with your rental; we’re happy to offer these for an additional rental fee.
So, whether you like to catch a late-night stream or just want to call home for your sister’s brother’s birthday while you’re away, you’ll appreciate the freedom of your very own WiFi network.
Luxury Resort Community Amenities
When it comes to luxury villas in Costa Rica, many are located within exclusive communities. And when it comes to exclusive communities, most fall into the categories of either luxury gated communities or resort communities.
When it comes to your vacation experience, you’ll find incredible amenities at both types of community, but if you’re looking for the most lavish experience we’d recommend choosing – or at least staying near – a luxury resort community.
The difference is in the amenities: Luxury resort communities, like those of Hacienda Pinilla or Reserva Conchal, offer an incredible amenities list within the community’s bounds. Here, you’ll find everything from 18-hole, 72-par championship golf courses and fine dining restaurants to hiking trails, tennis courts, biking trails, horseback riding stables, and multi-million-dollar beach clubs that promise spa services, beachfront dining, and much more.
Other Luxury Amenities
Of course, there are a host of other luxury amenities that you can enjoy at our homes. While these vary by location and specific home, you can look forward to extras that include wet bars and water slides, helipads and solar power, cocktail preparations and a full housekeeping staff. The truth is that, at select luxury villas in Costa Rica, the possibilities are almost endless.
Have something special in mind? All you have to do is ask.
Stay Here: The Ocio Combo
Santa Teresa | 2 Villas | 7 Beds | 7.5 Baths | 14 Guests
When it comes to luxury villas in Costa Rica, few are more spectacular than The Ocio Combo, offering two ultra-modern, luxurious homes nested in the hills overlooking Santa Teresa and the golden coastline.
Welcome to an incredible, five-star property that tosses expectations on their head and redefines rustic and contemporary luxury: two private homes, inspired by nature and designed in a Moroccan style. The result is a slice of Costa Rican jungle, elevated to the heights of both luxury and breathtaking views, which frame the sapphire Pacific and the famed Nicoya Peninsula.
You’ll love the homes’ sweeping Santa Teresa views from both levels and the infinity pool, which overlooks Mal País. (There’s also a separate kids’ pool!) Other amenities include the property’s five oversized master suites, an expansive pool terrace, and a TV/media room with a pool table, bar, pool table, and hot tub. And, lest we forget, a private heliport for your ease of arrival.
This private retreat is composed of two separate residences: Villa Terracota is a new and exclusive villa sprawling 17,500 square feet and offering 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, to comfortably accommodate up to 10 people. Its sister property, Villa Tierra, offers a private villa of 4,500 square feet, with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms to comfortably accommodate an additional 4 guests. Together, they comprise one of the Nicoya Peninsula’s most exclusive and luxurious homes.
Stay Here: Compass House
Tamarindo | 8 Beds | 8 Baths | 16 Guests
The compass may always point north, but your heart will lead you to Compass House. Set high on a hill above Tamarindo and the Pacific Ocean, this chic ocean-view property is built for discerning expectations: crisp lines and a modern color palette, soaring interiors and expansive exteriors, natural materials and cool steel.
And, always, a sense of connection to sand and sea, to sky and Mother Nature. This may be one of the only Costa Rica luxury villas and Tamarindo-area homes to offer a heated Jacuzzi, or to deploy a Sonos speaker system, or to deliver this infinity pool, but really, you’re here for this feeling, this experience, this view. It’s always about the view.
Unique streak: We know there’s something special, when you feel like you’re both traveling with a group and completely in your own world. And, this is exactly the travel world you’ll inhabit at Casa Compass, where each of the eight luxury bedroom/bathroom suites opens to the outdoors – and ocean views – through its own set of oversized sliding glass doors.
A Dedicated Travel Concierge
When you reserve one of our luxury villas in Costa Rica, you’re booking more than just a spectacular home; your reservation also includes full travel concierge services.
So, what does that mean? Well, when you make your reservation, our skilled in-house concierge will get in touch. She is an expert in all things Costa Rica and her job is to get to know you that well, too. Share your desires and preferences, peruse our recommendations, and start building your must-haves, can’t-miss lists.
Our concierge will tailor your vacation to your specific needs and interests. From the little details – airport pickup and a private chef – to all your activities and transportation, our concierge services are absolutely and always free for our guests. You dream, we take care of the details.
Please get in touch for more information about our Costa Rica luxury vacation villas and our concierge services.