For Rent: David McLay Kidd’s Tropical Getaway

June 4, 2015
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Movie buffs can rent the four-bedroom Hollywood house where Orson Welles wrote Citizen Cane. Frank Sinatra fans can bunk in Ol’ Blue Eyes’ former Palm Springs estate. Foodies can book Paula Deen’s three-bedroom Y’all Come Inn outside Savannah, Ga.

And golf-course architecture geeks?

How does David McLay Kidd’s vacation home strike you?

For $1,750 a night, you and your Biarritz-loving buddies can rent the Nicaragua holiday home of the man behind Bandon Dunes, Gamble Sands and about a dozen other courses worldwide.

The 15,600-square-foot villa is at Mukul Beach Golf & Spa, Nicaragua’s first luxury resort and home to Guacalito Golf Course, a Kidd design and the country’s first 18-hole layout. (Three hours down the coast, the Country Club of Milagro del Mar has nine holes, with another 18 on the way.)

Kidd’s pad overlooks the course and the Pacific Ocean and, according to the resort, “resembles a luxurious Nicaraguan plantation house, with adobe walls, red-tiled and palapa roofs, and interior spaces that artistically incorporate native hardwoods, tiles and stone.”

The home sleeps up to eight people and features floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors, three sleeping pavilions, and “servants areas.” Other perks include an expansive outdoor terrace, an entertainment cabana and bar, and an infinity pool.

Sketches of Kidd’s routings and more of his personal memorabilia decorate the villa, bringing new meaning to the term “interior design.”

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