Posada San Rafael
10.479600832467124, -85.78541381166788
For Sale, Las Catalinas $3,999,000 - All Properties, Homes
5500 sq ft 5 Bedrooms 6.5 Bathrooms 2018 Year Built 350 sq mt

Ocean Front Luxury Villa for sale in Las Catalinas!

The idea to build the Posada San Rafael has been in the mind of the owner since her teenage years, who spent 3 years in Costa Rica in the 1970s surrounded by colonial-influenced architecture in the city. Beaches at that time had no hotels so she visited these beaches with her friends, sleeping in hammocks and dreaming someday of building her own home on one of her favorite beaches. Subsequent world travel experiences converted her home design to more of a boutique-hotel-like home design which is exactly how this home feels and lives. After stumbling upon Las Catalinas in its infancy, It was compellingly clear that this town offered the golden opportunity to build this dream. The exposure to Mayan architecture, and converted colonial homes, monasteries, and chapels inspired the design of this home. The air circulation of a colonial courtyard was perfect for capturing ocean breezes from all directions, cooling all the outdoor spaces, and becoming the cornerstone for the rest of the home design. The owner’s collaboration with Jason Bernard of Lake Geneva Architects brilliantly brought to life a home that feels like it has existed for 100 years. Eye candy is everywhere you look, reflecting the amazing artisanry of both the Mayans and local workers. Railings with candle holders and an iconic courtyard fountain are copies of the Santo Domingo monastery. Crafted from pictures, the craftsmen in Costa Rica brilliantly replicated the details of these cherished features. Hand-carved beams and columns, doors, and artwork were sourced over many years from homes being demolished or remodeled in Guatemala. Statuary is both fine and common, once used in churches and home chapels. Textiles are hand-woven on wooden or back-strap looms and reflect the patterns that distinguish the villages where the owner served. Many of the furnishings and light fixtures were designed by the owner, crafted locally or in Guatemala, and are entirely unique to this home. This property hosts over 200 guest nights every year. This dream home design reflects the vision of a perfect guest experience: every guest should feel drawn to gather and have their own private, restful space. Each of the suites at the Posada is designed for privacy with its own exterior entrance; for comfort with ample space and minibars; and relaxation with balconies, hammocks, and rocking chairs with ocean views. One suite even has it’s very own private plunge pool! The “public” spaces are designed to be spacious enough that as many as 14 guests can gather both inside and outside. A most unique feature of this home is that there are 5 king master ensuites.


  • Beachfront (50 meters from the high tide mark).
  • 5500 sq ft
  •  5 bedrooms (Library converts to another master suite).
  • 6.5 bathrooms.
  • 2 Plunge pools.
  • Rooftop sunning pool.
  • 2 fountains.
  • Rooftop fire table.
  • Alfresco living/dining.
  • Private exterior entrances to every suite.
  • Partitions into 10 different rental configurations.
  • Lowest level is a 2-bedroom terraced apartment.
  • Antique furnishings/textiles/artwork sold with the house.
  • Strong rental income history.
  • Constructed in 2018.

Las Catalinas is a walkable beachfront town inspired by a concept of Mediterranean architecture and community living and it is a completely car-free environment. Over 1000 acres of Tropical dry forest as well as miles of world-class hiking and biking trails surround las Catalinas. This convenient location is only 45 minutes from the Liberia International Airport and a 12-minute drive to the Flamingo Marina.

Offered at $3,900,000

Contact us today for more information or to schedule a showing: Rebecca L. Clower | Owner Broker | Office: +(506) 2653-6779 | Mobile: (866) 670-0258 | Email: becky@bwpcr.com

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