Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
This incredible villa faces the wild Pacific and backs onto the 16th hole of the award-winning Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. After entering the gated community via a long private drive replete with ocean, bay and jungle views, open the antique carved doors and step into a central courtyard supported by 19th century marble columns from Rajastan. The courtyard, with its lime and grapefruit trees, is the heart of the house and in design and artifacts evokes Southern Spain and Morocco. Walk throughout the villa to take in the expansive ocean views and al-fresco sitting and dining areas, or any of the six sunny terraces. Need to cool off? Take a swim in the pool or a dip in the attached, smaller wading pool perfect for little children. The pool area includes a simple wet bar, inviting you to linger with the sunset.