27 Cartagena: Unique Luxury Beachfront Villa

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  • $8,500,000
  • Active
  • Listing ID : RS2300286
  • Las Catalinas, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Oceanfront
  • 77
  • House
  • Total Living Area : 1,075.54 m² (11,576.97 sq ft)
  • Ocean View
  • Total Lot Size : 4.86 ha (12.00 acre)

Located in the upscale beach town of Las Catalinas, this exquisite beachfront estate took three years to faithfully and painstakingly construct, and took one and a half years to carefully source all the antiquities therein that convey, in their entirety, with the home. Here, you will see the elegance of the 18th century, combined with luxury of high-end modern conveniences.

Las Veraneras was designed and furnished by Jorge Letelier from the award winning, Manhatten based design firm of ¨Letelier & Rock Design.” This internationally renowned firm traveled throughout Central and South America to acquire rare artifacts to perfectly compliment the home’s 18th Century Spanish Colonial architecture.

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Las Veraneras greets its visitors with a grand façade, beautiful fountains, and Italian marble sculptures. As you enter the home, you are immediately with an impressive outdoor space, complete with custom tiles commissioned and imported from Portugal; a beautifully designed courtyard with coralina tile; a covered outdoor kitchen with a Wolf Grill, two under-counter Sub Zero refrigerators, a Sub Zero ice maker, and an under-counter Bosh dishwasher; and a dining area with seating for 16.

These magnificent outdoor spaces all center around the saltwater pool, elevated in a chic glass enclosure--complete with mood lighting--that overlooks the beach, just steps away.

Inside, the custom kitchen is a chef's dream, and seamlessly marries the traditional with modern conveniences. For example, among the rich coffered ceilings, hanging copper cookware, and floors made with 18th Century stones reclaimed from a Spanish Colonial Convent, you will find a 60-inch Wolf gas stove, a 66-inch Wolf Pro Island Hood, dual ovens, a Bosh dishwasher, and a built-in Sub-Zero Refrigerator.

The dining area features a 19th Century French Provincial Server, antique Bolivian Mirrors, Spanish Colonial Gilded Candelabras, and 18th Century Bronze Wall Sconces. The entertainment room parallel to the kitchen features a blend of colors and textures from modern art to antiquities. The sectional sofa sits below a framed 15th Century Nazra Poncho textile. The lacquered custom wood cabinet houses a 64-inch Ultra-thin TV on hydraulics. 17th century Persian oil vessels adorn each side of the sofa. And there is a separate sitting area with a 17th century English secretary desk.

As you embark down the enchanting staircase to the study, you are transported to a magical place. With its with travertine floors and wooden inlays, you can sit at the Cuban mahogany writing desk, placed just in front of an 17th century Flemish tapestry, as you gaze upon the 18th Century Chinese Urns.

Las Veraneras offers six bedrooms, each with its own distinctive character, stunning Pre-Colombian and South American artwork, and breathtaking views of the ocean. Three of the bedroom suites offer indoor/outdoor showers.

Las Veraneras was built for those who enjoy luxury and history, and the principle bedroom suite is a masterpiece in both. Boasting a barreled, herringbone brick ceiling, this impressive space features antique paintings, 17th century wooden carvings, framed Pre-Columbian textiles, a separated office/lounge area, and glass doors that open to a covered balcony and the waves crashing on the beach. The principle suite also features a phenomenal walk in closet with a large center island with built in beverage cooler.

The state-of-the-art en-suite bathroom features dual water closets, dual sinks, a makeup vanity, an oversized jacuzzi tub, electric towel warmers, and an oversized shower that doubles as a work of art.

Las Veraneras is a testament to the artistry of craftsmen from around the world, and this home represents the ultimate blend of history, luxury, and comfort.

The town Las Catalinas is a highly sought after community whose purpose is to create a lifestyle that is healthy, sustainable, and embraces the outdoors. This walkable city has an excellent beach club with three pools (including a lap pool), an indoor gym with high-end equipment, and a restaurant serving fresh dishes locally sourced.


There are also miles of hiking and biking trails to enjoy, with excellent ocean-view vantage points along the way. Las Catalinas has pledged to keep approximately 80% of its 1,200-acre development as protected green space so that its residents will always be able to simply walk out the door into Mother Nature.

In the town center, which is walkable from this home, there are no shortage of exquisite yet beach causal dining options. There is also a high-end deli and grocery store, an enchanting wine cellar, several high-end boutique clothing and furniture shops, beauty salons, a fun outdoor gym. Las Catalinas regularly features events, including triathlons, movie nights, and festivals.

Las Catalinas is only a 10-minute drive to the new Flamingo Marina, anda 15-minute drive to quality private schools, a 45-minute drive from the International Airport in Liberia, Costa Rica.

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