From the picturesque hills of Montecito to the pristine beaches of Punta Mita, here are seven of the poshest properties available for lease right now.
1020 PALISADES BEACH ROAD - A comfortably contemporary home with an Old Hollywood pedigree, this six-bedroom, seven-bath estate was originally built in 1928 for silent film star Norma Talmadge and was a hangout for the industry elite. While it retains the style, materials, elegance and ambiance of Hollywood’s Golden Age, the home—represented by Santiago Arana—has been tastefully updated for today’s casual resort lifestyle. Plus, the entire home has been redesigned to maximize the sweeping views that span the entire Santa Monica Bay.
350 ORTEGA RIDGE ROAD - Experience Montecito living at its finest in this spectacular, gated estate. Perched at the highest point of Ortega Ridge Road, it boasts 360-degree, unobstructed ocean, island, harbor and mountain views. The three-bedroom, five-bath home, represented by Natasha Barrett, ensures complete seclusion and privacy while moments away from the best shopping and dining Montecito has to offer.
VILLA PARAISO - Craving a tropical oasis? This oceanfront villa fits the bill. Without a doubt one of the finest luxury properties in Costa Rica, this Nicoya Peninsula compound sits on 13 acres and is comprised of a Spanish-style main villa, coach house, garage, helipad, pool and stables. To access the nearby town of Montezuma, cross over the custom 300-foot suspension bridge, which provides private access from the property to the bohemian beach town’s restaurants, bars and nightlife. Make time to surf, hike, scuba and zip-line—or relax and soak in the lush surroundings. Villa Paraiso is represented by Michael Grady.
CASA KOKO - Escape to Casa Koko and the beaches of Punta Mita with 21 of your closest friends. This spacious 24,186-square-foot, nine-suite estate, represented by Alejandro Aldrete, is tucked within one of the region’s most exclusive residential communities. Designed by architects Juan Collignon and Manuel Mestre and interior designer Karen Collignon for entertaining, Casa Koko’s amenities are without compare. Lounge by the infinity pool under thatched-roof cabanas, and call upon a full staff for help with local activities like off-roading, beach trips, tennis and restaurant reservations.
32852 W. PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY - Experience the ultimate Malibu getaway at this bold, gated architectural estate. Represented by Laura McNulty, Casa Di Pietra is set on three opulent oceanfront acres and offers private beach access amidst complete privacy. Spectacular panoramic views abound throughout the four-bedroom, five-bath, 5,353-square-foot home and from its sprawling rooftop patio. Spend hours exploring its lush landscaping, pool, hot tub, grassy yard and beach below. Plus, sliding glass walls and a fully equipped outdoor kitchen allow for ideal indoor-outdoor entertaining. This beach estate is large enough to accommodate sizable events and weddings for up to 300 guests.
TRITON LONG BAY ROAD - Set on one of the most picturesque and tranquil beaches on Long Bay, Triton Luxury Villa occupies over two acres of lush landscape and 10,000 square feet of airy living space. Represented by Ian Hurdle, this seven-bedroom, seven-bath estate also boasts an outdoor movie theater with fire pit as well as a hot tub, two pools, private tennis and bocce ball courts and on-site paddle boards and kayaks. Soak in seemingly endless unobstructed views of the turquoise waters from the villa’s sunbathing deck and grassy lawn.
732 BROOKS AVENUE - Affectionately known as The California Poppy House for its eye-catching exterior design, this 3-bedroom, 3-bath Venice gem was crafted by an architect couple who used the knowledge gleaned from a bevy of international projects to create their own home. Represented by Lindsay Guttman and Alexandria Brunkhorst, the home is located blocks from the shops and restaurants of Abbot Kinney and the beach. Its open, elegant floor plan provides a seamless space for entertaining, captures cool ocean breezes and allows for easy indoor-outdoor living.