Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The villa features the Sonos music system (which provides access to millions of songs and audio recordings and to thousands of radio stations all around the world) and four sensual master suites—two on the first floor and two on the second—all with king-sized beds, premium linens and textiles, flat screen televisions, private en suite bathrooms; a library with a supremely comfortable pull-out king-sized sleeper sofa; gourmet kitchen designed and equipped for entertaining on an impressive scale: large walk-in refrigerator, two dishwashers, butler’s pantry and an ice-maker. On the second floor terrace, one will find a kitchenette perfect for morning coffee, evening cocktails and that late-night snack!
Outdoors you will enjoy a variety of luxuries, from the grand and enormous central , covered terrace with 28’ beamed ceiling to the large, restaurant quality 2,000 BTU gas grill, 50’ infinity-edge pool, walk-in spiral jetted spa for eight.
Additionally, the estate is equipped with a staff bedroom and bathroom, full laundry facilities, full-time maid plus supplementary daily maid service, two car garage, electric golf cart charging station, plus parking area for two additional cars. All together this is a residence beyond compare.
Villa Firenze's cupola was inspired by the dome of Florence's 14th century Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. The owners ordered up the best and had much of it imported from around the world. Impeccable attention to detail and inspiration from the Old and New Worlds and 21st Century technology converge to create Villa Firenze. This extraordinary compound is truly a rare find.
Here is a break-out of the bedding: four master suites, each with a king-sized bed; queen-sized sleeper sofa in one of the second floor master suites; library with a king-sized sleeper sofa; staff quarters with a twin bed and private bathroom.
Los Sueños Resort and Marina is a family friendly destination that offers something for everyone, including the smallest visitors. With its 200-slip international marina and the signature billfish tournament series; spectacular view properties; private beach club with fountains and an extensive free-form pool with swim-up bar plus shower and change facilities; challenging par-72, 18-hole eco-golf course designed by Ted Robinson, Jr.; four-star Marriott Hotel and its six restaurants; 600-hundred acre rain forest preserve; tennis court; gymnasium; the Marina Village, including an art gallery, the cigar shop La Casa del Habano, Internet cafe; lounge, restaurants and martini bar and National Car Rental.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: San Jose 90 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
The Puntarenas region
Located in Costa Rica’s largest province Puntarenas, Puntarenas city is the largest city in the Central Pacific. Some 120 kilometers west of the capital San Jose, Puntarenas means ‘sandy point’ in Spanish, and used to be one of the country’s principal seaports. Situated in the Gulf of Nicoya, Puntarenas has played a huge role in the history of Costa Rica.
For years this city was a major sea port. However, now it is mostly used as a stopover port for many cruise ships that sail the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Still used as an important commercial fishing port, Puntarenas offers visitors and locals alike, a variety of tantalizing fresh sea foods such as shrimp, lobsters, fish, etc.
This city by the sea attracts thousands of tourists yearly, mainly because Puntarenas is frequently used as a central point when exploring the many beautiful beaches and islands in the surrounding areas, such as Playa Naranjo,Playa Mal país, San Lucas, Cedros and Jesuita. Many national parks and nature reserves are also close at hand, like the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, theSanta Elena Forest Reserve, the Cabo Blanco Reserve, the Parque Nacional Corcovado, the Parque Nacional Carara and the Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio. Visiting Puntarenas on the weekend or during local holidays is also an old tradition among Costa Ricans themselves.
A lively and attractive city, perhaps one of Puntarenas’s most interesting features is the Paseo de los Turistas. This is a tree-lined promenade adjacent to the beach. This area turns into a colorful street on weekends, as people from all over flock the popular restaurants, discos, cafes, bars and hotels that are found here. While the beach here is not safe for swimming because the water tends to be pretty murky, it is still a great place to hang out and relax with the local Ticos.
It is definitely worth exploring this city, as there are many beautiful old unusual buildings found all over the place, as well as several fabulous restaurants and hotels. Puntarenas also has a lovely old church, which is a must see as well. During peak tourist seasons, visit the Casa de la Cultura for some excellent plays and concerts. Home to a number of festivals and carnivals, a good time to visit the city is during the Festejos Populares in November, and the Fiesta del Virgin del Mar in July. During February and March, the city comes alive with annual carnival celebrations as well.
Los Suenos Resort and Marina is a 1,100-acre master planned destination resort community. Los Suenos encompasses a private 600-acre rainforest reserve; a 201-room five star Marriott hotel; over 500 luxury residences; an international marina; an exclusive Beach Club for residents; an 18-hole championship golf course, and much more.
For those just visiting Herradura as a day trip and unable to resist the urge to jump into Los Suenos Marriott Hotel gleaming 1-acre pool, the hotel charges a fee per person for use of the facilities. The Marriott Hotel, part of the Los Suenos Resort, houses a number of restaurants, including the visionary Nuevo Latino, which delights with a fusion of Latin American flavors. The hotel's facilities include the newly renovated SIBO spa and the nicest casino in the area.
The challenging 18-hole par-72 golf La Iguana Golf Course is unique in that it borders the rainforest and the ocean. It is not rare to see playful monkeys, three-toed sloths, brilliant-colored toucans and scarlet macaws along the fairways. In fact, La Iguana's forecaddies have been specially trained to point out over 150 species of wildlife to players as they make their way through the unique rainforest course.
Los Suenos Resort also includes a world-class marina. With 200 wet slips, 100 dry slips, fuel dock, and full-time staff the Los Suenos marina is the ultimate full service port for many luxury sportfishing boats and luxury yachts. The wet slips accommodate vessels from 30 to 180 feet in length, while the dry storage spaces accommodate vessels under 35 feet in length.
Next to the marina is the Marina Village, an exclusive collection of stores and restaurants. The dining offer is varied, from fantastic seafood at the open-air dining room at El Galeon Restaurant, where patrons can take in the spectacular view of the Los Suenos Marina yachts and beautiful Herradura Bay, to more the more casual Hook Up sports bar where you can enjoy comfort food, to the refined La Lanterna (Italian) and Bambu (Asian and Sushi) air-conditioned restaurants. Also featured is the Terrace live music lounge bar and the Dolce Vita coffee shop with tantalizing sweets.
The Los Suenos Beach Club facility, exclusive for its unit owners and renters, features an impressive, free-form swimming pool and jacuzzi, as well as shower and change facilities, expansive decks with plenty of lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas, fountains, swim-up bar and an elevated, white sand beach with shade palapas and a spectacular view of Herradura Bay. Los Suenos residents have the right to reserve the facility for private functions, including cocktails, weddings, family reunions and business meetings.
A shuttle van joins all condominium residences with the points of interest (hotel, marina, beach club) within Los Suenos. It runs every half hour, from 11:40 AM to 11:40 PM.