Imagine vacationing in your own private home in Costa Rica


We are getting more requests for families and small groups of friends looking for a villa or home rental for their vacation. Renting a villa in Italy is certainly popular, and we arrange these frequently. But one doesn’t need to go so far afield, and Costa Rica is slowly gaining the spotlight.

I recently returned from inspecting the ultra-modern architectural Villa Braheem near the Four Seasons on Costa Rica’s Papagayo peninsula, featuring an amazing golf-course view overlooking the 16th hole of the spectacular Arnold Palmer course.

Located on a hilltop near the ocean, its infinity pool and deck are spacious and private with a comfortable adjacent outdoor dining area and all the necessary barbeque amenities. Its large and well-equipped kitchen, with breakfast bar and a formal dining room, are perfect for families or several couples. The bedrooms have loads of closet space and great ensuite bathrooms, and there's a washer and dryer on premises. The stunning living room boasts state-of-the-art electronics.

There's also a detached guest house suite that's perfect for stashing teenagers, in-laws or noisy guests. This home features all the space and amenities you need to enjoy a fabulous, relaxing vacation. The house is also a short ride to the beach and fitness club, where there is also an excellent restaurant. In fact, you can arrange for one of its chefs to come over and cook up a fabulous private dinner party! There are other places to dine in the yacht marina. The golf club is also nearby with another nice restaurant. Plus, you are close to the entire Four Seasons Resort complex with its restaurants and other amenities.

We enjoyed ziplining at nearby Witches' Rock. All in all, a delightful place to escape! One caveat: This house may not be suitable for toddlers due to the open staircase and fences or guests with disabilities.