12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5.5 Baths
Because you can’t have too much of a good thing, this stunning 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath beachfront mansion in Flamingo is being expanded to add a fifth bedroom and bath. One of only three homes right on the white-sand Flamingo Beach, Hacienda Paraiso is a palatial space where all bedrooms have private baths, TVs and their own Café Britt espresso machines, and all but one have private balconies.
The huge, oceanfront patio has an infinity pool with Venetian tile and a hot tub, a big barbecue and icemaker and outdoor dining for eight. The kitchen has black granite counters, Viking appliances and a pantry. The living room, under a sky-high cane ceiling, has a big TV and antique-style coffee table, and the home is decorated throughout with striking photography depicting Costa Rican nature. The ocean-facing glass doors fold away to let in the cool breeze, and when the sun goes down next to the picturesque islands of Brasilito Bay, it sets the water on fire.
Four bedrooms have plush king-size beds, one has a queen, and most of them have his and hers rain showers with ocean views. A half-dozen couples can stay here and enjoy total privacy in their own living space, with unobstructed ocean views. There’s 24/7 gated security, a touchscreen home management system, a full-time maid and cook and backup water and electrical systems.