Beautiful mansions attract all kinds of visitors, yet in the case of “Villa Paraiso,” a 13-acre oceanfront compound listed for 6.9 million with Michael Grady and Christopher Miller of The Agency, monkeys—in addition to people—are also frequent guests.
As The Wall Street Journal notes in the latest issue of “Mansion”, it’s this proximity to nature that originally led owner Mickey Novak to relocate his family from San Diego to Costa Rica after selling his watch company, Innovative Time. Upon buying the property in 2005, Mr. Novak spent more than two years building the home that he envisioned, a place that fused seamlessly with its natural surroundings and that would also become “a place that friends would love to come to”. The property’s personal helipad is certainly an open invitation to international guests, who make their final approach amidst a 300-foot cliff where the home resides.
Even more welcoming is the impressive outdoor entertainment area that Mr. Novak crafted. Built within the infinity pool is the convenience of a swim-up bar and seating for 12, not to mention a 42-inch LCD TV, three refrigerators, and a grill and wood-fired pizza close by to fulfill any whim. When it’s time to explore the lay of the land, the 100-yard private suspension bridge constructed over a nearby ravine provides easy access to the beach and into town.
Located outside the village of Montezuma on the Pacific coast, this oceanfront Costa Rica home boasts six bedrooms and eight full bathrooms within the property’s 12,000-square-foot main house. A separate building houses a gym, office and workshop, and the estate also includes staff quarters and stables with space for four horses.