Casa Oceano

Get close to the water at Casa Oceano. With a spacious patio, infinity pool and beachfront location near Tango Mar, the six-bedroom villa puts the sun, sand and surf right at your doorstep. Thanks to its bright modern decor, the views inside rival the vistas of palm trees and sparkling water outside, and thanks to a concierge, you can arrange activities, excursions and even chef service.

costarica_casaoceano_06

At Casa Oceano, the only thing between you and the sea is a terrace, a private infinity pool and a set of steps. Rows of chaise longues on the terrace and beach are just waiting for you to read, sunbathe or nap, and a dining area lets you enjoy the sea breeze along with an evening meal or cocktails.
costarica_casaoceano_07

Air conditioning and ceiling fans keep the villa cool, while an outdoor shower keeps sand at bay. For entertainment, there’s a home theater with surround sound, iPod dock, computer, Wi-Fi access and even walkie-talkies.

costarica_casaoceano_08

Tall windows, pastel walls, tiled floors and an open-plan layout make the interiors of Casa Oceano breezy and bright. The living room features a unique built-in sectional that’s angled to face both the ocean and the TV and has room for several guests, and the adjacent wood dining table seats up to twelve.

costarica_casaoceano_09

The gourmet kitchen has ocean views, gorgeous wood cabinets, and a wall of windows that folds open to create a bar with seating outside.

costarica_casaoceano_16

Each of the villa’s six bedrooms has air conditioning, a ceiling fan, phone and satellite TV. The master bedroom has a king bed, en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi and its own balcony, and there are two more bedrooms with a king bed and two queen beds, respectively, en-suite bathrooms with Jacuzzis and ocean-view balconies.
costarica_casaoceano_17

http://www.luxuryretreats.com/

Royal Villa

Treat yourself to a beachfront location and refined atmosphere at Royal Villa. Set on a nearly private stretch of beach near the town of Tambor, the gracious five-bedroom villa features elegant outdoor spaces and suite-style accommodations.
costarica_royalvilla_11

Though the property is quiet and private, guests also have access to the amenities at the nearby Tango Mar Hotel.

costarica_royalvilla_01

Stepping outside the villa brings you closer to the water, whether it’s the private plunge pool, Jacuzzi or the ocean itself. A sunny terrace dotted with lounge chairs is the perfect spot to listen to the waves, and beach chairs offer a place to rest after a swim.

costarica_royalvilla_02

Beach towels and flotation devices are provided, and there’s a barbecue and outdoor dining area as well. Stay active on the tennis court, golf course or in the exercise room, stay connected via the villa’s Wi-Fi and stay cool thanks to air conditioning.

costarica_royalvilla_03

A combination of tropical charm and Riviera-style elegance, the interiors of Royal Villa are a refined contrast to the surf and sand outside.
costarica_royalvilla_04

Columned porches lined with balustrades are a beautiful frame for the ocean views, while beamed ceilings with fans have a breezier feel. Wicker furniture in the sitting and dining areas is relaxed and welcoming, and the efficient kitchen has high-contrast white cabinets and black counters.

costarica_royalvilla_05

The five bedrooms at Royal Villa each have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans and TVs. There are three bedrooms with king beds, one of which has a Jacuzzi, and two bedrooms with queen beds; large sliding doors in many of the bedrooms afford garden or ocean views and let in the sounds of the birds and the waves. Larger parties can use available rollaway beds for additional accommodations.

costarica_royalvilla_06

During your stay, you’ll have access to the restaurant, bars, pool, golf course, tennis court and spa at the Tango Mar Hotel, as well as chef or room service at extra cost.

costarica_royalvilla_08

The golf course and tennis court are about a 12-minute walk away. From the villa, it’s a 10-minute drive to the town of Tambor and a church, a 12-minute drive to the Tambor airport and a 20-minute drive to a grocery store, clinic and hospital. The San Jose airport is 273 miles from Royal Villa.

costarica_royalvilla_09

Source:http://www.luxuryretreats.com/

Villa Estrella

Take in gorgeous views in every direction at Villa Estrella. Set on a hilltop in the beachside community of Ocotal in Guanacaste, the seven-bedroom villa looks out over volcanic mountains, jungle and the island-dotted waters of the Gulf of Papagayo and the Pacific. With the beach a short walk away and meals and transport included, all you have to do is relax and enjoy.

costarica-villaestrella-03

Your stay at Villa Estrella includes meals and snacks, a private beach club and gym membership and a van and driver for local transportation, so you’re free to enjoy the beautiful infinity pool with ocean views.

costarica-villaestrella-07
There’s room to lounge, read and dine on the covered terrace, and a barbecue is available if you wish to cook. Gather in the home theater to watch a movie or play pool, or stay connected via the computer, iPod dock and DSL internet. Baby equipment is available for the youngest guests.

costarica-villaestrella-11

The villa’s airy, welcoming living spaces blur the line between indoors and out. In the open-plan living room, a wicker sofa and palm-print upholstery are nods to the jungle surroundings, while a glass wall folds back to open the space to the outdoor terrace.

costarica-villaestrella-13

Lush potted plants tucked throughout the living areas make them feel nearly as vibrant as the landscape. The spacious kitchen features a center island with a breakfast bar.

costarica-villaestrella-21

There are three bedrooms on the ground floor of Villa Estrella and four on the second floor; all have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and ceiling fans.

costarica-villaestrella-20
Source:http://www.luxuryretreats.com/

Villa Paraiso Montezuma

Experience the luxury of a private oceanfront compound at Villa Paraiso Montezuma. Reached by a custom suspension bridge (or a driveway or helipad), the Mediterranean-style villa has an enviable location on thirteen lush acres, but is just a short walk from the beach town of Montezuma.

costa-rica-villaparaisomontezuma-04

Five suite-style bedrooms accommodate up to fourteen, and nearby watersports and nature excursions will satisfy even the most adventurous travelers.

costa-rica-villaparaisomontezuma-06

The villa opens to a covered terrace with areas for lounging and dining that overlook the saltwater infinity pool. There’s an outdoor pizza oven, as well as an outdoor kitchen with barbecue and a swim-up bar.

costa-rica-villaparaisomontezuma-06
Follow the steps down to a hot tub and second lounge area to relax, or head to the coach house and gym for a workout. Sample vintages from the wine cellar, catch a movie in the home theater and browse via Wi-Fi. The villa is equipped with air conditioning and even has its own helipad.

costa-rica-villaparaisomontezuma-08

The luxurious amenities at Villa Paraiso Montezuma are matched by its sophisticated European-inspired decor. The spacious, welcoming living room features traditional roll-arm sofas and armchairs, jaunty brown and blue striped upholstery and even an elegant settee.

costa-rica-villaparaisomontezuma-10
A long dining table with stately striped chairs lies on the other side of a wood-paneled feature wall. The fully equipped chef’s kitchen has a large center island as well as a farmhouse-style table with stool seating.

costa-rica-villaparaisomontezuma-12

Each of the property’s five bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom and TV. There are three bedrooms with king beds, including one master suite with a jetted tub, and two bedrooms with two queen beds each.
costa-rica-villaparaisomontezuma-16

Neutral bedding and dark wood furniture continue the elegant traditional style found in the rest of the house, while large windows mean you’ll wake up to stunning garden or ocean views.

costa-rica-villaparaisomontezuma-20

From the villa, it’s a 10-minute walk to the beach town of Montezuma, where you’ll find a grocery store, other shopping, a variety of restaurants and friendly nightlife.

Source:http://www.luxuryretreats.com/

Contemporary Clifftop House with Spectacular Views

This holiday residence is located on a clifftop in the Valparaiso Region in Chile, overlooking the ocean. The setting is wild and spectacular, and architects Nicolas Lipthay Allen/ L2C respected this feature in their design.

contemporary-clifftop-house-with-spectacular-views-14-thumb-630xauto-39947

In the design phase two elements were of major influence: the site and the climate. The site because of its positioning and its abruptness, and the climate because of its strong south winds.
contemporary-clifftop-house-with-spectacular-views-15-thumb-630xauto-39949

The starting point was a dilemma, as the house had to be open in order to take advantage of the spectacular views, but it also needed the outdoor spaces to be sheltered from the wind.

contemporary-clifftop-house-with-spectacular-views-16-thumb-630xauto-39951

The solution the architects found to this problem was to place the patio at the back of the house and enclosed by high concrete walls.
contemporary-clifftop-house-with-spectacular-views-17-thumb-630xauto-39953

This solution offers both shelter and privacy/security to the residents, as the house seems surrounded by a protective shell.

contemporary-clifftop-house-with-spectacular-views-18-thumb-630xauto-39955

Though white and different from the dark rock of the cliff, the building is minimally invasive to the site. The house looks as if naturally laid there were the land was flat, and ready to be removed if nature called for it. The element that anchors the house to the site is concrete, the predominant structural material.

contemporary-clifftop-house-with-spectacular-views-19-thumb-630xauto-39957

Source:http://www.trendir.com/

East Hampton Oceanfront, Pool and Tennis

Recently finished, master-built estate on 2.48/- acres with pool, tennis, cabanas, guest house, and 200+/- ft. of direct oceanfront, features a 9722+/- s.f., stunning, shingle-sided residence designed by A-M-L Architects.

imagereader

Intricate details throughout built by Gazda Construction, the house features an impressive entry hall, enormous great room with wet bar and covered outdoor deck, library, formal dining room, world-class chef’s kitchen, six fireplaces,

imagereader (1)

eight en suite bedrooms including the master suite with covered ocean view deck, two additional baths, laundry room, elevator, myriad covered porches, a port cochère, covered breezeway, built-in outdoor grill, attached 3+ car garage, whole-house generator, and full 12′ ceiling basement.

imagereader (2)

A private walkway leads to a changing room cabana before spilling out to the ocean beach.
imagereader (3)

Source:http://www.goldcoastsir.com/

Twenty Three

The perfect place to entertain and relaxed, only a short 30 second walk to the sands of Tamarama Beach. A spacious and open plan design creates a beautiful flow from the front to the rear of the house.
lounge15

The kitchen and dining area open out to an alfresco entertaining space with an all-weather dining setting and private heated swimming pool.

living

The modern kitchen is fitted with 2 dishwashers, wolf cooktop and oven plus subzero fridge.Upstairs are 3 well-appointed bedrooms, the first bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has a single bed with a pop up trundle underneath that can create a king.

kitchen89
The master suite features his and hers walk in robes, ensuite and private balcony with stunning ocean views.Downstairs is a state of the art media room fitted with a 75 inch Samsung Smart TV’s and plush furnishings; this room can also be transformed into a guest suite.

deck

Alongside the media room is the second bathroom complete with private steam room. Just off the steam room is a home gym and the internal access to the garage.
bathroom31

Source:http://www.luxehouses.com.au/

Arn Point Piper

Before even entering this property you can feel the majesty flowing from the strong façade and established grounds, Arn will command your attention.
img_6052_web

Constructed in the early 1900’s this three level property features many fixtures and fittings that are no where to be found in modern architecture. This home marries modern décor with mid-century design, with almost every room containing its own ornate fireplace, old-style chandelier and furnished in a contemporary style.

img_6080_web

Just off the entry hall are two adjoined sitting rooms that are elegantly finished with marble tiles and 5m high pressed metal ceilings. Both rooms are connected to the wrap around balcony, which leads around to the main entrance with street access.

img_6641_web

Directly opposite the entrance is a Victorian style gentleman’s bar with floor to ceiling wooden panels, stained glass feature window and a wooden bar. This room was designed for entertaining with access out into the large rear courtyard surrounded by lavished palms and lush gardens, guests have the freedom to hold larger events with this additional space.

img_6714_hires-1024x682

To the left of the main entrance there is a home office that moves onto a large kitchen area, which acts as a serving quarters that can be sectioned off by wooden doors.

img_6760_web

Allowing meals to be prepared without disturbing guests, alongside the kitchen is a contemporary 8 seater dining table. Next to the serving quarters is comfortable sitting room with stonework walls, traditional fireplace and comfortable furniture. This area also opens out onto the rear courtyard creating one large communal area.

img_6814_web

All the bedrooms can be found upstairs, with each bedroom containing its own ensuite. The master suite is one of the largest rooms in the house with an adjoined sitting room that has access to the large wrap around balcony that connects the master to the second bedroom.

img_6819_web43

Source:http://www.luxehouses.com.au/

Villa Dominique

You will feel right at home in this luxury villa in Corsica perfectly nestled into the hillside overlooking the bay of Palombaggia near Porto Vecchio. Porto Vecchio is home to multiple world-famous beaches known for their pristine white sand and shallow waters that are perfect for families.

corsica-villadominique-07

Leave the hustle and bustle of everyday behind you, as you step into this quiet and private home boasting beautiful ocean views. The large terrace with outdoor bar is a perfect place to relax with some wine, or maybe you’d rather take a dip in the heated pool.

corsica-villadominique-08

The main living area features an open concept, light colored décor, and large windows allowing plenty of natural sunlight to pour in.

corsica-villadominique-09
A large L-shaped stone couch with plush cushions sits parallel to the patio, giving you a great vantage point to enjoy the views from inside. A second seating area off from the living room boasts cozy chairs, a wood fireplace and a flat screen TV for a quiet night in. Whip up some home-cooked meals—the Villa Dominique features a fully equipped kitchen, and even a Nespresso machine for your morning coffee.

corsica-villadominique-11

Accommodating up to 10 guests, the villa has five bedrooms spread throughout its three levels. The upper level has three bedrooms with one king-sized, a double-sized and two single beds respectively, while a second king-sized bed is located on the main floor.

corsica-villadominique-17

Source:http://www.luxuryretreats.com/

Villa des Great Chefs

Exceptional in every way, this well maintained, private and secure villa is first rate! The air conditioned main house contains the living and dining areas, a well-equipped gourmet kitchen and a hallway with a second full bath leads to the deluxe queen master suite with its own spacious en-suite full bath.

stcroix-villadesgreatchefs-12

Great Chefs’ second poolside pavilion just next door is comprised of a very private air conditioned deluxe king bedroom/bath suite.

stcroix-villadesgreatchefs-10

This Caribbean-style villa is distinguished by furnishings accessorized by treasures from diverse travels, and a unique collection of dinner plates autographed by renowned chefs from around the world, some of whom have cooked at this villa.

stcroix-villadesgreatchefs-7

The pool cabana offers a hammock, two professional grills, a mini-fridge, wet bar and a table for alfresco dining with a view.

stcroix-villadesgreatchefs-6

Source:http://www.luxuryretreats.com/