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2 Bed 2 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with Infinity Pool

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Kitchen with ocean view from left window and rain forest view from right window

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Last updated: 03/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa Caribaea is nestled five minutes from central Uvita up a quiet paved road. Set on 2.5 acres and bordered by hundreds of acres of primary jungle in a verdant garden setting, it comprises only two residences. From the moment you enter the luxuriant garden estate, your holiday is suffused with tropical serenity.

Designed along the lines of a Balinese village in the hills, Casa Caribaea projects a theme of simplistic elegance. The buildings use local stones and hardwoods blending seamlessly into the environment. The gardens are generously given center stage and provide a wonderful contrast against the sweeping ocean views that include both the Whale’s Tail and Cano Island. The spacious infinity edge pool is flanked by a large pagoda style home that serves as the principle entertainment area. The informal and accommodating owners live on the second and third floor of the pagoda style home and are friendly and full of information. The barbeque is conveniently situated between the pool and the bar and spectacular sunset ocean views can be seen from every angle. The rental villa is privately situated 40 yards away and enjoys sunset ocean views from the main living room.

Rooms are a sensuous combination of luxury and homespun charm. The latter comes in the form of antiques collected by the owners on their travels and the unique furniture created by local wood artisan Eduardo Mancini. All bathrooms and kitchens are spacious and lined with white quartz. The radial ceiling beams supporting the cathedral design are made of Nispero, a local hard wood. The hand-crafted wood windows encourage guests to take advantage of the continuous breezes that whip through the property but all rooms also have air conditioning and fans. Flower arrangements are decoratively arranged throughout the living quarters showcasing the prized jewels of the garden.

Tropical abundance as a phrase does not do justice to the profusion and variety of plants here. Heliconias, gingers, bromeliads and palms are constantly attracting birds and butterflies. Many of the species will be unrecognizable to most as the owner has been meticulously collecting rare plants for several years. The garden boasts the largest collection of heliconias within the country at over 110 varieties and counting. There are also over 150 palm varieties on display. Several rare species endemic to Madagascar and New Caledonia are littered throughout the landscape. A series of limestone walkways, wooden bridges, pergolas and streams run through the property. Many of these meander through primary rainforest giving wildlife lovers more opportunities to gaze at toucans and howler monkeys.

The staff prides itself on local knowledge and tailor-made excursions are created to help guests appreciate Southern Costa Rica. Cultural tours include visits to a small artisan vanilla farm, rainforest canopy zip-lines and excursions to Boruca, an indigenous village with celebrated craftspeople. Courses on a range of activities, including basket weaving with local materials, Spanish language classes, and Reiki energy workshops, can be organized. There are a range of more activity-oriented excursions: guided walks, waterfall canyon rappelling, ATV trail riding, sport fishing and mountain biking (with a wide tire option for beach rides). Private yoga and surf lessons can also be coordinated. The owner is an avid surfer and can suggest the best places to surf for a given experience level. A unique botanic tour, which visits some of the most spectacular private tropical gardens in the area, is a must for plant enthusiasts. Spa services are also available upon request.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 940 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • All bedrooms have air conditioning and full adjacent bathrooms

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • All bathrooms have Moen Show House Bamboo fixtures and are lined with white quartz...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have a special 'fat tire' mountain bike that can pass easily over soft sand for beach rides. It is manufactured by Salsa bikes....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean:

    The property is up a short distance from the highway on a paved road in the Jardines del Morete development. Unlike most of the homes in Uvita, which can often take more than twenty minutes to reach in a 4x4, it only takes three minutes to reach central Uvita from the property. There are sweeping 180 degree ocean views and the property is the first ocean view property on the road that borders primary rainforest (affording rewarding wildlife experiences)....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Sunsets year round....moreless

  • River:

    The Morete river is viewable from the pool section of the property. It is in the same view line as the ocean. It can be heard rushing after the rains....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry service available. $10 per load....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen:

    Complete kitchen for all your cooking needs. ...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck and patio space in the Pagoda common area. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for lounging....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal BBQ and table at your villa....moreless

  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Located at the Pagoda Entertainment area. Short walking distance from villa. Refrigerator. Large flat screen TV and games. Shared only with our home. Registered guests only....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3
7 night min stay

$1,820
Easter Week
Apr 15 - Apr 21
7 night min stay

$1,750
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$180

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Last updated: 03/04/2015
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Location

110 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Casona de Dona Maria
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Buenas Golf Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Costanera
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Whales and Dolphins hotel
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hermosa and Chaman

Car: Necessary

Uvita is in the heart of Costa Rica's Southern zone. It is the gateway to Ballena National Park. The Jardines del Morete development is comprised of several private residences and has one of the few paved roads in the area. The local beaches of Chaman and Hermosa are less than five minutes by car. Uvita has several restaurants, two large supermarkets, three banks, an urgent care center with adjacent pharmacy, a gas station and a host of other commercial services.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Jason and Victoria met in the Bay Area of California and were married in 2005. Shortly after, they moved to Costa Rica in order to be closer to Victoria's mother, who had recently moved to Uvita for retirement. Shortly after, Jason and Victoria built their custom dream house where they live with their two kids, Oliver and Ozzie. Jason worked in the financial services industry for eight years. Victoria is a registered nurse with over ten years of experience in the ICU.

Why the Owner Chose Dominical:
We were some of the first buyers within the Jardines del Morete development. We fell in love with the lot immediately as the building site had sweeping ocean views but was also located next to primary rainforest. The property was also closer to central Uvita than other ocean view lots we saw.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The property is less than three minutes from central Uvita (one mile) and is on a road that was recently paved by the property owners in the development. Most of the ocean view homes in Uvita are located up steep, long and unpaved roads that require a four wheel drive. It is very rare to have a paved road here and thus a four wheel drive is not required (although we do recommend a four wheel drive for other activities in the area). There is also a constant wind that passes through our valley. Not only does this unique wind ward off the insects but it also influences temperatures here as we are on average five degrees F cooler than average Uvita temperatures. The property has primary forest that is teeming with wildlife and in order to maximize the chance of seeing everything we have built extensive non-slip limestone pathways throughout the primary rainforest on our property. The network of trails, while affording amazing photography opportunities, is also flanked by rare plants that you simply don't see at other homes in the area. All the palm species (most imported from seed) are grouped together within their respective genuses and labeled for those with a botanic penchant. Bromeliads, gingers and heliconias are also festooned along the trails giving guests a spectacular display of rare and colorful flowers amongst the backdrop of tropical fecundity. The property always has somebody on guard 24 hours. Although we located in an area with little traffic, we consider security a top priority and have taken several steps to ensure that you and your belongings are safe and secure.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Thai

 

Photos

  • Kitchen with ocean view from left window and rain forest view from right window

    Kitchen with ocean view from left window and rain forest view from right window

  • View from front door. J Peterman leather couch, marble floors, Balinese tapestry

    View from front door. J Peterman leather couch, marble floors, Balinese tapestry

  • Master bedroom view from walk-in-closet with imported Indian dresser

    Master bedroom view from walk-in-closet with imported Indian dresser

  • View of master bathroom entrance with rare pendant Heliconia flowers

    View of master bathroom entrance with rare pendant Heliconia flowers

  • Guest bathroom with marble sink and Moen Showhouse Bamboo fixture

    Guest bathroom with marble sink and Moen Showhouse Bamboo fixture

  • Casa Caribaea from the outside.  Living space on 2nd level.  Laundry room below

    Casa Caribaea from the outside. Living space on 2nd level. Laundry room below

  • Pagada entertainment area. lg flat screen, bathroom,etc

    Pagada entertainment area. lg flat screen, bathroom,etc

  • The Bromeliad pergola is the entrance to the extensive rain forest nature trails

    The Bromeliad pergola is the entrance to the extensive rain forest nature trails

  • Amazing cloud covered sunset. Incredible and varied sunsets year round.

    Amazing cloud covered sunset. Incredible and varied sunsets year round.

  • The house is named after this flower. Heliconia Caribaea Gold (110 species here)

    The house is named after this flower. Heliconia Caribaea Gold (110 species here)

  • South end of the Whale's Tail at sunset (five minute drive from property)

    South end of the Whale's Tail at sunset (five minute drive from property)

  • Marino Ballena National Park

    Marino Ballena National Park

  • Kitchen view (tons of storage) with movable center white quartz island

    Kitchen view (tons of storage) with movable center white quartz island

  • Master bedroom with radial wood ceiling and garden views from large wood windows

    Master bedroom with radial wood ceiling and garden views from large wood windows

  • Master bath in white quartz with Moen Show House fixtures and highboy toilet

    Master bath in white quartz with Moen Show House fixtures and highboy toilet

  • Guest bathroom view from shower with 'Highboy' toilet

    Guest bathroom view from shower with 'Highboy' toilet

  • Guest bathroom shower in white quartz with Moen Showhouse Bamboo fixture

    Guest bathroom shower in white quartz with Moen Showhouse Bamboo fixture

  • Pagoda entertainment area next to pool.  Monkeys in the canapy above.

    Pagoda entertainment area next to pool. Monkeys in the canapy above.

  • View from the Pagoda entertainment area

    View from the Pagoda entertainment area

  • Dining table in the Pagoda entertainment area.

    Dining table in the Pagoda entertainment area.

  • A couple of rare hybrid bromeliads (we have over 100 varieties to enjoy)

    A couple of rare hybrid bromeliads (we have over 100 varieties to enjoy)

  • Chaman beach (five minute drive from property)

    Chaman beach (five minute drive from property)

  • Detail of Whale's Tail at low tide

    Detail of Whale's Tail at low tide

  • World class waves at Dominical

    World class waves at Dominical

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Thai
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 03/04/2015
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