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3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with Private Pool

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View of entrance to main living structure with wildlife viewing deck to far left

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Last updated: 03/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Villa Licuala, situated on a paved road five minutes from Uvita, is a meticulously designed private three bedroom home. Set on three acres of landscaped botanical gardens that offer sweeping ocean views to one side and primary rain forest on the other, this secluded and luxuriant hideaway is totally attuned with its environment. The 500 million year old tropical rainforest dictated the design, use of materials, services and general ambiance. The result is ultra-deluxe comfort laced with total guest privacy in a low-key casual atmosphere.
There is a calm, eastern orderliness and tranquility about the home. The main architectural influence is Southeast Asian but there are Costa Rican influences as well. The al-fresco living space surrounding the coral stone courtyard, the central rancho lounge, the Balinese tiled pool and the single story colonnaded buildings adhere to feng shui principles. Most social activity extends or is visually directed into the central courtyard. The palate of spaces used provides guest settings with appropriate levels of sociability, privacy and intimacy. These spaces are further framed by a lush landscape that soothes and calms rather than confines. The architectural materials are the home’s primary ornaments. The multi-sloped roofs are finished in locally mined grey quartz. All floors are done in a soft but elegant coral stone that does not heat up in the tropical heat and provides a non-slip surface due to its porous nature. Exposed wood beams and trusses under the high sloping roof are emphasized and carefully oriented to maximize air flow. The roof gutters were crafted from intricate formed concrete to achieve a distinctively “oriental modern” style. Two large etched teak doors recycled from an old Manila home serve as the entrance to the master bedroom.
Interiors are both elegant and eclectic. 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. All bathrooms and kitchens have imported fixtures and are lined with white quartz. The two master suites have king beds, full bathrooms, sea views and large walk-in closets. One of the master suites, in addition to a luxurious shower, has an outdoor roman bathtub with private garden views. The garden suite, ensconced with a comfy queen bed, has sea views, river views, a full bathroom, and a private terrace garden next to the river. The accompanied bath has a Javanese green stone pedestal sink next to a spacious open shower. All spaces are liberally accented with exquisite pieces collected by the well traveled owners. Flower arrangements are decoratively arranged throughout the living quarters and showcase several of the garden’s most rare and beautiful treasures.
The private pool is flanked by large hand carved stone statues that also serve as water fountains. The pool is tiled with Balinese Sukabumi green stone imported from Indonesia. The DE pool filter ensures unparalleled water clarity. Sweeping ocean views are visible from all angles of the pool and a bench allows guests to sit in the water while taking these views in.
The emphasis at Villa Licuala focuses around the extensive botanic garden. If you have any interest in the natural world, you’ll be bewitched by the sheer diversity on display here. Extravagantly colorful species link the house with the rainforest. An ancient wild nutmeg tree laden with ferns and philodendrons proffers shade and sits in the center of the estate. Hundreds of rare bromeliad species flank an extensive series of rustic limestone paths which meander through streams, bridges and pergolas. The estate specializes in rare palms and has one of the largest collections within the country. Over 260 types of rare palms, most native to New Caledonia and Madagascar, were imported and are now littered throughout the property and grouped according to genus. The heliconia collection does not disappoint with over 110 varieties and is the second largest collection in Costa Rica. The stone paths afford a greater chance to see and photograph wildlife as many of them cross through the heart of the primary rainforest. Guided garden tours are available on request. The informal and accommodating owners live on the second and third floor of the pagoda style home that sits 75 meters to the South and are friendly and full of information.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Villa
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking permitted outside of rooms...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    two master suites with full accessibility...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Garden Room...moreless

  • Master suites have king beds, air conditioning, fans, walk in closets, ocean views, indirect lighting and cathedral ceilings. The garden room has the above amenities except has a queen bed and a dresser instead of a walk in closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    This bathroom has a full roman bath as well as indoor shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • All bathrooms have premium fixtures and are lined in white quartz.

Other Amenities

  • Extensive forest paths for wildlife viewing

Entertainment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Marino Ballena National Park and Hermosa Beach are 5 minutes away by car....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • River:

    The Morete River is visible and three minutes from the house. We have a reel with small weights for fishing along the banks....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet:

    high speed real time data stream...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    high quality...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

Outside

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Shared among three homes located at the Pagoda Pavillian entertainment/BBQ area. Short walking distance from villa....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 11 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$210
Mid Season
May 1 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$180
Low Season
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$150
High Season
Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$210
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 3
7 night min stay
$250
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$210

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A twenty percent down payment is required for reservation. This is non-refundable. We accept Paypal and Wells Fargo transfers. The remainder is payable to the property caretakers.


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Last updated: 03/16/2015
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Quepos
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Casona de Dona Maria
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Buenas Golf Club
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Costanera
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Whales and Dolphins Hotel
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hermosa and Marino Ballena National Park

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, two banks, an urgent care center with adjacent pharmacy, auto mechanic, a gas station, three rental car companies and a host of other commercial services.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Victoria and Jason moved to Costa Rica in Victoria's mother's footsteps. They built their home in 2006 and live there with their two children Oliver and Ozzie.

Why the Owner Chose Dominical:
The property is one of the few ocean view lots that has a paved road and is close to town (less than 5 minutes). It is also the first lot in the development that is flanked by primary rain forest. This property is 5 minutes by car to the nearest beach called Hermosa.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The property is very close to town but definitely removed from the commercial center. Most ocean view homes for rent in Uvita require 4 wheel drive and involve rather long drives up steep slopes (at least 15 minutes up a hill for the majority of Uvita ocean view homes). This is one of the primary reasons Jason and Victoria bought here. Add in the primary forest laced with an ocean view and a paved road and there was really no other option that even remotely compared. There are also strong winds here that are unique and cool down the property by at least five degrees relative to the rest of Uvita.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian

 

Photos

  • View of entrance to main living structure with wildlife viewing deck to far left

    View of entrance to main living structure with wildlife viewing deck to far left

  • New pool (completed in 2014) tiled in Balinese Sukabumi tile with ocean views

    New pool (completed in 2014) tiled in Balinese Sukabumi tile with ocean views

  • View from kitchen looking at rancho and single bedroom at the home's west wing.

    View from kitchen looking at rancho and single bedroom at the home's west wing.

  • View from front of solitary bedroom wing looking towards central patio

    View from front of solitary bedroom wing looking towards central patio

  • Wildlife Viewing Deck with Sweeping Ocean Views

    Wildlife Viewing Deck with Sweeping Ocean Views

  • View from patio of newly constructed Balinese pool (completed August 2014)

    View from patio of newly constructed Balinese pool (completed August 2014)

  • Sunset Ocean Views from Rancho with 10 Seat Patio Table and Umbrella

    Sunset Ocean Views from Rancho with 10 Seat Patio Table and Umbrella

  • Antique Phillippine doors, bar, full oven/stove, large fridge freezer, cookware.

    Antique Phillippine doors, bar, full oven/stove, large fridge freezer, cookware.

  • View from master suite to garden through large wood windows.

    View from master suite to garden through large wood windows.

  • Wing suite with kitchenette, lawn and gated parking in the back.

    Wing suite with kitchenette, lawn and gated parking in the back.

  • Master bathroom with outdoor garden tub (indoor shower to right - unpictured).

    Master bathroom with outdoor garden tub (indoor shower to right - unpictured).

  • View from East side lower bedroom patio with wildlife viewing deck above

    View from East side lower bedroom patio with wildlife viewing deck above

  • View from sea side of home looking at the patio/rancho, pool and living quarters

    View from sea side of home looking at the patio/rancho, pool and living quarters

  • View from West side with rancho to right, ten seat dining table and coral patio.

    View from West side with rancho to right, ten seat dining table and coral patio.

  • Full kitchen with entrance to wildlife viewing deck and living room.

    Full kitchen with entrance to wildlife viewing deck and living room.

  • Twin size day bed in outside sitting/viewing area. Sleeps a 7th person.

    Twin size day bed in outside sitting/viewing area. Sleeps a 7th person.

  • Sunset ocean views from patio steps. Powder coated aluminum lounge chairs.

    Sunset ocean views from patio steps. Powder coated aluminum lounge chairs.

  • Sunset Ocean View From Bar

    Sunset Ocean View From Bar

  • Ocean view from master bedroom through antique hand-carved Phillipine doors.

    Ocean view from master bedroom through antique hand-carved Phillipine doors.

  • Back Side of Home With Stone Trails Through the Heart of Primary Rainforest

    Back Side of Home With Stone Trails Through the Heart of Primary Rainforest

  • Antique doors, coral floors, A/C, full private bath, walk in closet and fan

    Antique doors, coral floors, A/C, full private bath, walk in closet and fan

  • Bathroom in lower bedroom with Indonesian stone pedestal sink and wood windows.

    Bathroom in lower bedroom with Indonesian stone pedestal sink and wood windows.

  • Wing master suite with large bath, huge closet, A/C, fan and indirect lighting

    Wing master suite with large bath, huge closet, A/C, fan and indirect lighting

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  • Sleeps
    7
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 03/16/2015
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