VILLA  RESERVATIONS

Villa with 1 or 2*  Luxe Suites

  • Includes Suite San Rafael

  • King ensuite with luxe linens

  • Oceanfront Balcony

  • Library conversion for additional 2 guests*

  • Plunge pool, Kitchen, Alfresco lounging

  • Rooftop Terrace w/ fire table, sunning pool

  • 2 1/2 total baths

  • Beach towels & chairs

  • 2600 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor 

  • Accommodates up to 4 guests*

Ultra Luxe Suite San Rafael
Ultra Luxe Suite San Rafael

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Lovely Cuban Tiled Vanity
Lovely Cuban Tiled Vanity

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Ensuite Bath for Conversion King Suite
Ensuite Bath for Conversion King Suite

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Ultra Luxe Suite San Rafael
Ultra Luxe Suite San Rafael

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Villa with 2 or 3*  Luxe Suites

  • Includes Suites San Rafael & San Francisco 

  • 2 Kings or 1 King, 2 Twins

  • Oceanfront balconies

  • Mini bar with icemaker

  • Library conversion for add'l 2 guests*

  • Plunge pool, kitchen, alfresco lounging

  • Rooftop terrace w/ fire table, sunning pool

  • 3 1/2 total baths

  • Beach towels & chairs

  • 3000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor

  • Accommodates up to 6 guests*

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Villa with 3 or 4*  Luxe Suites

  • Includes Suites San Rafael, San Francisco and San Miguel

  • 3 Kings or 2 Kings, 2 Twins

  • Oceanfront balconies

  • Mini bars with icemakers

  • Private terrace with add'l plunge pool

  • Library conversion for add'l 2 guests*

  • Plunge pool, kitchen, alfresco lounging

  • Rooftop terrace w/ fire table, sunning pool

  • 4 1/2 total baths

  • Beach towels & chairs

  • 3800 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor

  • Accommodates up to 8 guests*

Elegant Iron King Bed with Luxurious Lin
Elegant Iron King Bed with Luxurious Lin

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Bouganivilla Draped Private Plunge Pool
Bouganivilla Draped Private Plunge Pool

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Ensuite Bath for Conversion King Suite
Ensuite Bath for Conversion King Suite

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Elegant Iron King Bed with Luxurious Lin
Elegant Iron King Bed with Luxurious Lin

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Villa with 5 or 6*  Luxe Suites

  • Includes all 4 suites plus a bunk room

  • 4 Kings, Bunk: 2 Twins, 2 Doubles

  • Oceanfront balconies & terraces

  • Mini bars with icemakers

  • 2 Plunge pools

  • Library conversion for add'l 2 guests*

  • Kitchenette in addition to full kitchen

  • Rooftop Terrace w/ fire table, sunning pool

  • Alfresco dining & lounging

  • Beach towels & chairs

  • 6 1/2 total baths

  • 5500 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor

  • accommodates up to 14 guests*

Wake Up to Ocean View from King Bed
Wake Up to Ocean View from King Bed

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Bunk Niches with Reading Lights & Outlet
Bunk Niches with Reading Lights & Outlet

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Ensuite Bath for Conversion King Suite
Ensuite Bath for Conversion King Suite

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Wake Up to Ocean View from King Bed
Wake Up to Ocean View from King Bed

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VILLA  

Villa San Rafael 

Discerning travelers desire luxury, privacy, comfort, quality. They also have an eye for originality in design and cleverness in execution. The San Rafael was designed for such a discerning guest. Architecturally designed to adhere to the rules of colonial construction, furnishings, artwork and architectural elements were also sourced primarily from the area surrounding a world heritage sight to add originality to new construction.

Owners, Rick and Nancy, have traveled extensively, searching for those rare, single-suite luxury homes. When they found beachfront property in Las Catalinas, Nancy, who spent her teen years in Costa Rica & many adult years working with the Mayan population in colonially saturated Guatemala, saw an opportunity to create a unique villa with the ability to lock off into smaller luxury villa configurations. She envisioned walls which open up to ocean views from nearly every room,  plunge pools and fountains, and a roof top terrace with a fire table and star gazing pool. It took over a year for architect Jason Bernard to finalize the plans & another year to find all the carved antique doors, 100 yr old stone pedestals & columns delivering timeless character to the final construction. After 2 years of painstaking labor by dozens of artisan workers, the house was finished in 2018 and ready for guests!

Whether needing only enough room for one couple or to accommodate as many as 14, the San Rafael is suited for all sizes of families! The bedrooms are all ensuite king masters, with outside seating or plunging....it's impossible to have a favorite room making this villa ideal to be shared by 4 or 5 couples, each enjoying their own private luxury king suite. And because you are on vacation, Flor, the ever present but always discreet house manager, is available daily to keep you in fresh sheets and towels and maintain your home in pristine condition.

 

The villa circulates around an open-air courtyard which draws the ocean breezes through the house. The San Rafael's iconic courtyard fountain is the centerpiece of the villa. A sunny Cuban-tiled kitchen & extensive alfresco living spaces border the plunge pool. The spacious library, complete with games, a smart TV, desk & ample seating, converts into an additional bedroom (king or 2 twins) with a stunning ensuite full bath. 

Suites San Rafael, San Francisco & San Miguel, enjoy a secondary entrance on the upper level through a romantically appointed vestibule which leads to a walking callejón connecting the villa to the rest of the town. The ocean level suite, Santiago, with its king suite and bunk room, has its own private beachfront entrance and terrace. All rooms are connected by curved & tiled alfresco staircases & balconied walkways with tropical flora, lending privacy & a tropical vibe to the Villa San Rafael.

Included with this villa is membership to the private oceanfront Beach Club which is just 4 doors down. With 4 pools, a fitness center, bar and restaurant, it’s a nice alternative to the beach! And for your beach fun, complimentary beach towels, bags & beach chairs are ready for your uninterrupted ocean fun. And when you need a break from the sun, Smart TV's are in most rooms and Wifi is fast & plentiful!

Please Note:

There are many antiques and water hazards, terraces and railings, throughout this home. Guests should be aware that this house may not be suitable for small children. 

The Town of Las Catalinas

"Las Catalinas is an absolute civil planning masterpiece"

Peter, guest of Posada San Rafael

The dream child of Charles Brewer from Atlanta, Georgia, the town of Las Catalinas was designed to be a walking beachfront  town where neighbors got to know one another, and where kids run free without a worry for security. Modeled after seaside towns in Italy & France, the winding cobblestoned streets with artfully designed fountains and tropical flora plantings make Las Catalinas the remarkable town it is. There is nothing like it in all of Costa Rica! 

 

And Las Catalinas is growing! When we arrived there were only 10 homes built and a few flats. Now there are stores and restaurants, and more than 100 homes! The infrastructure is keeping up with the challenges of growth, adding more amenities monthly. There is enough to do now in town, that if you wanted a chill vacation, you would need to ever get in a car because you can walk to everything! 

Restaurants are now here! Limonada on the beach, where you can eat with your feet in the sand, has exceptional fare and friendly service. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The newest place is the Ponciana in the boutique hotel, the Santarena, for a special dinner. The Beach Club is a good option for breakfast or lunch. For a meal with a view, El Sentido Norte, just up the hill has won an award for best bar/restaurant view! There are also dozens of great places in the town of Portrero, just 15 minutes away. Zip cars and car service is available from concierge.

 

When ready for water adventure & sport, Pura Vida Ride, a 3-minute walk down the beach, has the latest in water sporting toys for rent: paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling gear....as well as bikes for the trails. Did you know that Las Catalinas trails have been voted some of the best in the world for off-road biking? There are fabulous hiking trails, as well, with breathtaking vistas. 

 

If wandering further afield, let our premier concierge service (an amenity of this home) attend to your every need from reservations to excursions--they know everyone and can arrange dozens of fabulous experiences for your party. 

Las Catalinas is a hidden gem. But only at this moment. It is quickly becoming discovered and will be the place to stay while in Costa Rica! Let us host your next unforgettable vacation!

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