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March 7, 2024

Casa Las Olas: A Costa Rican Jungle Retreat from Four Seasons

Property of the Week: Casa Las Olas is the most valuable property on the exclusive Peninsula Papagayo.

By Ellys Woodhouse

Costa Rica truly is a natural paradise, with some of the world’s best surfing spots, pristine beaches and protected national parks – which house about 5% of the world’s biodiversity. But for those who like a bit more glam with their outdoor adventure, the Peninsula Papagayo on the country’s northern Pacific Coast brings untarnished nature in harmony with luxury resorts.

While none perhaps do this better than the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, those who wish to put down more permanent roots in this exclusive development should look to their residences. Casa Las Olas, in particular, is the most exclusive in the area.    

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exterior of Casa Las Olas, Four Seasons
The property sits on 1.5 acres of private estate / ©Peninsula Papagayo

On a private lookout over Prieta Bay, you’ll find the sprawling oasis that is Casa Las Olas – a six-bedroom residence that is fully managed and serviced by Four Seasons. Sat on a 1.5-acre private estate, here the only disturbance you’ll get from the neighbors will be those swinging in the trees next door. Offering a huge floorplan of over 18,000 sq ft of luxe accommodations and amenities, this six-bedroom, nine-bathroom property is the pinnacle of outdoor/indoor living. 

Designed by Peruvian-Costa Rican architect Jaime Rouillon, Casa Las Olas is a seamless fusion of local, traditional design with post-modern aesthetics, which together work to amplify the natural beauty of the surrounding tropical landscape. This ethos is perhaps best shown in the property’s outdoor space, where looking out against the uninterrupted and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, you’ll find the spectacular 100 ft swimming pool. 

primary suite Casa Las Olas
One of two primary suites, each offering a private balcony / ©Peninsula Papagayo

The boundary between the outdoors and in is blurred immediately upon arrival in the property, when entering at the top level, you are greeted by the open-air sunken tropical courtyard. Sitting at the heart of the house, the meticulously landscaped garden of palm trees, rust-colored stucco walls and an exposed staircase create a serene tropical oasis. Remaining on the top floor, you will find two twin bedrooms – each with a full marble ensuite and access to the wraparound balcony – and one of the two primary suites that are available. 

With a second primary suite on the lower floor on the other side of the home, the toughest decision will be which view to choose from: one that overlooks the dramatic rock face above the Pacific Ocean or the turquoise waters of Virador Beach. The primary suites also boast a private balcony and an ensuite which includes a soaking tub and an outdoor shower.

ensuite bathroom of Casa Las Olas, Four Seasons
One of the primary ensuites, complete with soaking tub / ©Peninsula Papagayo

The property in its current set-up is perfectly designed with multi-generational families in mind, as a fully equipped children’s room with bunk beds and reading nooks, a state-of-the-art media room and a gym can be found on the property’s ground level. 

Also on the ground level, there is the huge triple-height social area, where the open-air and slatted walling offer sublime, uninterrupted views of the outside landscape. A gourmet kitchen, plus an additional prep room and separate service quarters, means even at the maximum occupancy of 16, you’ll never be short on space here. 

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Ensuite of Casa Las Olas
Another ensuite offers a full soaking tub and outdoor shower / ©Peninsula Papagayo

Of course, being a Four Seasons Private Residence, you have access to all the luxurious amenities and legendary service on which the brand has built its stellar reputation. Additional services such as a personal attendant, private chef and bar service, childcare services and even personal training options including yoga, meditation and spin classes are available. Not forgetting the smaller but equally important details such as plush robes and slippers, a pillow and duvet menu, those famous Four Seasons beds and exclusive bath amenities by Natura Bisse.  

Kitchen of Casa Las Olas, Four Seasons
The huge kitchen makes use of indoor/outdoor living / ©Peninsula Papagayo

Long-term property management by Four Seasons makes ownership entirely effortless and carefree, as a dedicated Four Seasons residential team is on hand to look after everything while you’re away. Additionally, there is the option to benefit from the exclusive Four Seasons rental program, commanding nightly rates of up to $45,000.

$25m, peninsulapapagayo.com/casa-las-olas/

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