Location: La Garita, Costa Rica
Privacy and tranquility are the greatest of luxuries. At Natura you will find the beauty of nature within an estate of 114 acres -- a hidden paradise where one can retreat in peace from the outside world. The unspoiled natural environment of the property includes a spectacular tropical garden surrounding the elegant master residence perfectly situated on a plateau overlooking coffee and sugar cane fields and to the distant mountain range of the Central Valley. Natura is luminous. It is serene and relaxing. It is the foundation for an exceptional life of luxury while living in harmony with nature. All ground floor rooms have direct access to the covered terraces and porches with views to the reflective water pool and the inspiring Balinese Pavilion, inviting you to relax and enjoy. Furthermore, the large free form pool of over 300m2 (3,200 sq.ft.) creates a striking central decorative element in the meticulously landscaped tropical gardens with dozens of mature coconut palm trees and thousands of flowering plants and bushes to attract butterflies, hummingbirds and beautiful birds.
Stepping into the main entrance of the house is like finding yourself in a magical world. A curved wooden bridge in Asian style is the center of a perfectly balanced Japanese garden, with a 20-meter river with waterfall. It is the focal point of the entrance, in harmony with the surroundings. The main house has a total constructed area is 2,435 m2 (25,981 square feet). It opens to a huge vestibule with triple height ceilings, large beams in tropical wood and a fish pond. At one end is the opening to a formal dining room and the bar area, which has access to its own terrace with a mature tropical garden. At the other end there is a large family room with library/office, which also has access to its own terrace and the Japanese garden. The vestibule also has a guest bathroom and closet and opens to the outdoor social area and gardens in front and to the Japanese garden at the entrance. The outdoor social areas have ample terraces roofed for maximum use. The high quality finishes include fine Italian gres porcelain tile, and Indian marble on the floors, and the finest woods in doors and beams. From the hall, a magnificent freestyle wooden staircase with dark tropical hardwood flooring leads to the Master Suite, two guest bedrooms and the art gallery. Here you will also find beams in tropical hardwood on the ceilings with wide ranging raffia fillings. All rooms, including the bedrooms, have large glass sliding doors framed in tropical wood, each with access to outside covered terraces, and all with a fantastic view of the mature tropical gardens and of the Japanese style garden. • Master Suite and Bedrooms The Master Suite is 100 m2 (1,067 sq.ft) and includes a sitting area, bedroom and bathroom with walk-in closet, shower, double vanity and Jacuzzi. This room features elegant furniture in cherry wood from a famous Danish manufacturer. The two elegantly-styled guest bedrooms each has a bathroom and walk-in closet. • Kitchens On the main floor, the dining room and bar have direct access to a large semi- professional kitchen in cherry wood with granite tops, all equipment in stainless steel by high quality manufacturers such as Miele. Further from the kitchen there is a utility room/laundry room and, via an internal patio path, the staff accommodations with maids' quarters, and three car garage with large storage facilities. Pool house and Barbeque area Close to the pool and main house there is a pool house/barbecue area with a complete kitchen, bar, two rest rooms, changing facility, and a storage room. The pool house offers a large lounge, dining space and terrace for social events, all well-integrated into the palm garden and swimming pool area. Guest Bungalows and Staff Houses Two bungalows are located on the opposite side of the pool each 90m2 (960 sq.ft). These bungalows serve as guesthouses integrated in the tropical garden, in the same style as the bedrooms/suites in the main house. Each bungalow has a kitchenette, sitting area and large double beds with en-suite bathrooms. Additional to the main house and its premises, the property offers four different small houses for caretakers or workers. These houses are strategically located in different parts of the property. The house comes fully furnished with modern European designer furniture and Chinese antiques.