Beach Estates, Santa Teresa
Rolling waves set the soundtrack to this exclusive coastal haunt on the Nicoya Peninsula. Located in Santa Teresa, a sleepy fishing village turned popular surfing spot, it has just two houses available for rent, both of which sleep eight. The newest is Beachwood, complete with clean lines, contemporary design and an infinity pool overlooking the beach. The second is Sandy Lane, spread over two floors of an open-sided wooden house, with the same spectacular views.
Beach Estates, Santa Teresa (001 310 774 0750; thebeachestates.com). Nightly rental from US$550 (£367), self catering. Each sleeps eight.