Vista Azul: Beautiful, Profitable, Admirable

2CostaRica Real Estate
3 min readMar 22, 2021
Iconic views from the balcony

Vista Azul is an investment opportunity that features everything you want in a house located in Manuel Antonio: iconic views of the national park and Punta Catedral, dense tropical forest surrounding it, and safety provided by an exclusive, cul-de-sac neighborhood. On top of that, you get the most exquisite taste of Balinese-inspired architecture, luxurious finishes, and overall a solid return on investment.

The residence’s location in Pacific Canyon Drive is unmatched, and million-dollar houses neighbor the premises. The distribution of the house is archetypal of Manuel Antonio, where the divergent topography is the driving force behind the vertical layout of many estates. You walk into the main level and you are immediately struck by the expansive views of the common area. On this level, an open-air kitchen, dining room, and living room are integrated. The kitchen is any chef’s dream, with an industrial stove, plenty of room for storage in its wood cabinetry, an ample breakfast counter, and of course, a lush tropical setting to get you inspired!

One level below, the master bedroom can be found. This area of the house features a spacious layout that includes a built-in bed, space for a desk where guests can read or work, a private balcony with dramatic views, and an ensuite bathroom with details that catch your eye including pebble stone veneer around the bathtub for an organic look, his and hers sink vanity, and a separate shower.

The lower level hosts the remaining bedrooms and bathrooms, which share the same Balinese influence on the design, and are allocated around the deck and pool. At this altitude, the lush forest just indulges you in and the duality of Manuel Antonio becomes more real than ever; it truly feels like you’re in the middle of the jungle. For an even more spectacular setting, the pool features tropical stone and a waterfall surrounded by bamboo. Adjacent to it, you can also find a multipurpose gazebo that is ideal for yoga enthusiasts to practice, or for a lively gathering with friends and family since it is outfitted with kitchen equipment and an outdoor dining area.

Vista Azul was built, designed, managed, and leased by the area’s most successful home developer, a New York interior designer who has built approximately a dozen of the area’s most successful and top-producing rental properties for both original and subsequent owners. In other words, the owners fully believe in the profitability of this house which is why there is a current lease due to expire in four years, where the tenant manages all expenses and maintenance and the owner receives roughly $6,500 per month. Upon the expiration of this lease, the new owners can renegotiate for more personal use or keep the business model as it is.

For more information on this once-in-a-lifetime, risk-free investment, contact Scott Cutter.