Villa Mariana in Costa Rica

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This sophisticated and spacious retreat is located on over four acres of beautiful jungle. It sleeps 12 comfortably in its five bedrooms. The gated grounds allow for exploring and privacy, except for the daily visits from the monkeys. A walkway leads to a serene waterfall at the entrance to the house. Once inside you can barely tell the difference. The living room is surrounded on all sides by glass doors and windows. You can see out into the jungle and infinity pool with zero interference. The 25-foot ceilings create an airy and spacious atmosphere.

The bedrooms are furnished with wooden bedposts and few a funky rugs and chairs in keeping with the jungle theme A small palm tree sits beside and bed in one room and a zebra print rug lays in another. Each bedroom has their own bathroom. The kitchen opens out on to the patio so guests may enjoy their breakfast after a quick dip in the pool. At night the garden comes alive with twinkling lights and a warm glow fills in the house. A two car garage is available, a maid service comes daily and the concierge can help plan your activities. WiFi and air conditioning included.

As an added bonus you can meander down the garden pathway to a one bedroom private Master Casita. It is fully furnished with a queen and twin bed, kitchen and bath. Perfect for a couple traveling with family but still wants some privacy.♦