Location: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Casa La Joya gets its name from its perfect perch in the hills overlooking Quepos and Manuel Antonio - itâ€™s a gem of spot. Views span the gorgeous Nara Mountains, Quepos and its marina, to the ocean beyond. One beautiful home or two equally beautiful apartments, this property offers its owner several rewarding options for its use. Anyone lucky enough to live here would need nothing more than a glass of wine, good company, and time to enjoy the natural ambiance.
This 4 bed / 3.5 bath home is refined, elegant, and ready to move in. Upgraded by the owners for their own use, no detail is left undone. All finishes are the finest quality, every design choice displays impeccable taste. Throughout the home the floor is an elegant, warm neutral porcelain tile. The trims and doors throughout are rich, Costa Rican precious wood executed with fine carpentry to bring the whole place together in a warm tone. All the windows are protected with a wrought iron grill in an exquisitely designed leaf pattern. Beautiful and secure.
The main apartment on the upper floor is surrounded by a massive deck and pool area with breathtaking views. Step inside to an open concept living/dining/kitchen area all facing the magnificent views. On either side of the living room, for maximum privacy, each bedroom has an en suite bath with double sinks, sunflower head showers, and their own sliding doors out to the deck. The spacious kitchen is beautifully appointed with a charcoal grey Italian quartz countertop and more custom made Costa Rican precious wood cabinetry. Stainless steel appliances throughout. Thereâ€™s a half bathroom for guests that also has laundry.
The lower apartment has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and an open concept living/dining kitchen area. As above, the living area is also oriented toward the ocean with very satisfying views and the same beautiful leaf patterned wrought iron window covering, yet this time itâ€™s open air for a truly tropical experience. This apartment has an excellent amount of storage and walk out to the yard where one could install a second pool. Perfect for a couple or a small family, as guest accommodations for visitors, or as a rental unit.
Of all the homes in Parajo Azul, this one offers more. All of its dimensions are larger than the rest. The wrap around deck is 4 meters deep rather than 3, a generous amount of space for entertaining up to 50-60 people. The ceilings are 5 meters high (rather than 4).
Other benefits include owner-installed solar panels mean the electric bill is no more than $50/month, inclusive of the pool operation. Covered parking for 3 cars, offering covered access from car to home even during torrential Costa Rican rainfall.