A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Costa Rica

2016 / Episode 36 on 12 February 2016

Episode 36

Geoff and Sally Taylor from Preston have worked hard over the years to build up their construction business in the UK, but now, with their two daughters ready to leave home this adventurous couple are looking to wind down and spend more quality time together. They fell in love with Costa Rica when they visited it on holiday and now have decided to by a holiday home on its stunning Pacific Coast. Ben Hillman shows them five jaw-dropping properties for their £300,000 budget.
Property 1: Three bed modern villa in Escaleras

Property 1:

Three bed modern villa in Escaleras

Enjoy stunning views of the South Pacific from every room of this contemporary two storey three bedroom, three bathroomed villa. The living areas are open plan and there are balconies and shaded terraces to make the most of the sunshine. It's on the market with Dominical Real Estate for $495,000.

Property 2: Four bed bungalow in Ojochal

Property 2:

Four bed bungalow in Ojochal

Enjoy stunning views of the South Pacific from every room of this contemporary two storey three bedroom, three bathroomed villa. The living areas are open plan and there are balconies and shaded terraces to make the most of the sunshine. It's on the market with Dominical Real Estate for $495,000.

Property 3: Four bed house in Hatillo

Property 3:

Four bed house in Hatillo

As if one house wasn't enough for it's $499,000 price tag, this generously sized comes with about six and a half acres of land and has a two bedroomed caretakers' house to the front. All four bedrooms in the main house are en suite and there's a covered wraparound porch. This house is being sold, fully furnished, by Dominical Real Estate.

Property 4: Two bed bungalow in Lagunas

Property 4:

Two bed bungalow in Lagunas

There's potential to expand in this two bed, one bathroomed bungalow as it is in a 2.5 acre plot. The house has an open plan layout with an oversized kitchen. The bathroom is also huge and well-equipped. The property has custom-made, local wood and bamboo furniture which is included in the asking price of $489,000. The estate agents are Dominical Real Estate.

Property 5: Three bed house in Escaleres

Property 5:

Three bed house in Escaleres

Casa Ohana is a contemporary villa with an open plan layout downstairs. The spacious living area opens on to a patio with a huge pool that is surrounded by rainforest. Upstairs are three double bedrooms, the master en suite, and a family bathroom. To live here will cost you $549,000 and the house is on the market with Hidden Bay Realty.