Best villa of the day: Villa Armadillo
Villa Armadillo is located in Peninsula Papagayo, a private luxury resort sanctuary that jots out into the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica’s north-west province of Guanacaste. Villa Armadillo is a luxury villa rental that boasts unique ocean views surrounded by a unique tropical nature
With the Pacific Ocean to the west and a pond and world-class Arnold Palmer golf course to the east of the villa, the site design of the property focuses the views toward the ocean.
The property faces the ocean from the vantage point of a promontory and cliff three hundred feet above sea level. This condition created opportunities for dramatic architecture, as well as presenting a serious structural challenge.
This 12,000 square feet costa rica custom house has 8,845 feet of roofed area, and 3,313 of deck area. It is located on the northwest side of the Papagayo peninsula, just above hole #17 of the Arnold Palmer signature golf course.
At times it is difficult to distinguish the edge of the pool from the blue Pacific Ocean beyond.
Air-conditioned interior spaces open to the ocean views, as well as a large exterior covered loggia that functions as an outdoor living room, to enjoy Costa Rica’s famous warm and mild weather while being protected from the equatorial sun.
The villa provides views for all primary spaces: a salon large enough for a dining table and a bar; three family bedrooms; four guest bedrooms; and the kitchen. Media room/home theater; the gym; laundry room; and a two-bedroom caretaker apartment with separate entrance and mechanical systems, located beneath the two garages.
The master bedroom suite is entered from the main terrace, the loggia, or through one of the master studies via a private reading room. This villa creates an exotic retreat in which to bathe and relax. The Marina of Papagayo offers luxury services to the guests staying at Villa Armadillo.