Introducing Villa La Sata, a sublime beachfront estate of exceptional quality perched atop the cliffs of Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica’s exclusive resort community in Guanacaste. As you pass through the front gate, Flamingo Bay’s iridescent waters and white sand beach are laid at your feet, like a peace offering. Considering the estate is named for a place of peace, the metaphor seems appropriate. Carved out of the side of a hill of the stunning half-moon shaped Flamingo Beach, La Sata’s contemporary Mediterranean lines stand out brilliantly against the multi-hued Pacific Ocean below.
Together, the 4-bedroom main house, 2-bedroom guest house, and 2-bedroom gatehouse span over 9,500 square feet of air-conditioned area, meticulously planned for effortless tropical living. Elaborate folding glass wall systems allow indoor spaces to blend seamlessly with the outdoors. The selection of fixtures, furniture, and furnishings is exquisite. Grecian travertine stone floors; handcrafted cabinetry of rare Anigre and Mozambique hardwoods; a professional-grade kitchen featuring a glass-top center island outfitted with Wolfe and Sub Zero appliances; a grand staircase and double-door elevator; and an automated light control system are only a few of the highlights.
Thoughtful details abound grand piano underneath the staircase, the 1940’s French Art Deco nickel chandelier with shell glass shades over the dining room table, the alabaster onyx sink, and Italian turquoise mosaic tile in the guest bathroom, or the tear-drop crystal chandelier over the Jacuzzi in the master bath. All in perfect harmony with the serene tropical setting. The outdoors include an open-air dining pavilion atop the two-story guesthouse, an infinity-edge pool steps from the living room, an inner courtyard that backs into the natural rock face of the hill, and a roof deck with a 180-degree view that encompasses the ocean as far as the Catalina Islands to the west, the Bay of Conchal and Cape Velas to the south, and the hills of the tropical forest to the east. A private staircase that winds down through a fruit orchard to Flamingo’s coveted white-sand beach, amidst a profusion of multi-colored hibiscus and mangrove shrubs.
The irreplaceable 0.6-acre property is titled to the 50-meter high tide line – a rarity in Costa Rica. La Sata’s location offers many advantages: a safe, stable country, fabulous climate, unspoiled beaches, welcoming people, and unparalleled biodiversity, including an abundance of sea life and some of the best deep-sea fishing on the continent. Nestled in the midst of Flamingo’s charming multinational community, 30 minutes from Tamarindo and a comfortable one-hour drive from Daniel Oduber International Airport (via paved roads!), it’s an idyllic setting and privileged gateway to one of the most spectacular playgrounds on the planet.