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Views of the Whales Tail and all the way to the Osa Peninsula.

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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Lattice House is the ultimate tropical villa. Set in a 60 acre private reserve, 3 minutes above beautiful Playa Hermosa, surrounded by jungle, you will enjoy spectacular ocean views from every room, from the decks, and the infinity pool.

Enjoy its unique Bali modern architecture, and custom-designed finishes and furnishings, all imported from Bali.Lattice House was built and has been lovingly maintained as my home, and you will feel as though it is your own private paradise for you stay.

You will have an onsite manager/concierge to take care of your ground transportation, activities, catering, restaurant reservations, so that you can spend all your time just enjoying your stay.

Lattice House is conveniently located half-way between Dominical and Uvita, right off the coast highway. You won’t have to spend your valuable vacation time driving up and down mountain roads to enjoy incredible views and privacy. The reserve encompasses large park-like spaces, orchards, and even more area maintained as jungle, with trails leading to numerous streams and waterfalls. In any direction, you see only white water coastline, mountains, or rain forest. On any given day, you may see (and hear) howler and white-face monkeys, coaties, tayras, agouties, sloths, toucans, aracaries, hummingbirds, parrots, and dozens of other bird species, all from the house decks.
Lattice House is a spectacular place, and I am happy to share it with our guests.

The master bedroom (king) and bedroom/office (double daybed) and two full baths are on the main level; two bedrooms (one queen, two twins) and a full bath are on the lower level. There are two sofas in the living room that can be used as additional beds.

Lattice House has all the amenities you expect in a luxury home and much more: partially covered total infinity pool with heated jacuzzi; four covered patios and decks; air conditioning in all the bedrooms; slate and marble floors and bathrooms; lattice work and hardwoods from Bali; outdoor master bath with copper soaking tub; copper and stone sinks; high end, fully equipped, stainless steel kitchen; beautiful furnishings, artwork and accessories.

Lattice House is a unique house in a very special property, and we look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you.

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Because the pool is right outside the living area and is totally unguarded, children should be swimmers or old enough to be trusted around the pool. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    On the main level, there are no thresh holds, vanities are roll under, but the toilets may not be accessible for some chairs. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    on main level...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Lower level...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    May be converted to a king...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Living sofas may be made up as twins...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be made into a king bed. Lower bedrooms have en suite vanities and lavatories. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master: toilet, tub, outdoor shower

    Copper tub for 2 and shower are on a private covered deck...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Main level ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Lower level...moreless

  • In addition, there is a beautiful glass block outdoor shower on the lower level patio. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Balinese furnishings hardwoods slate marble throughout, copper soaking tub, copper and stone sinks, dining table for 10, maid service, total infinity pool, 14 ceiling fans...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Satellite TV in living room, master, and lower bedroom...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV in living area, televisions in 2 bedrooms...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The house has a spectacular view of the beach below, the Whale's Tail, and 40 miles down the coastline. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The house faces south, with ocean views to the south and beautiful mountains to the east. ...moreless

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Beautiful coconut inlaid oval dining table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All bedrooms are airconditioned....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Carport for 2 cars...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Elliptical trainer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Satellite WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Premium linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Entertainment center hidden behind sliding doors...moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    Large parking area ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone for use in the house...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of bath and pool/beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Two washers and dryers in the lower level laundry room with a laundry chute from the master suite....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    American gourmet or Costa Rican fare...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped with stainless cookware, toaster oven, rice cooker, tabletop grill, blender...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Beautiful tableware for ten, with plenty of lovely serving pieces ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    A pleasure to cook in with 2 sinks, a double oven, small appliances, gadgets, and plenty of dishes and pots and pans. ...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The master balcony is the perfect place to enjoy the birds and animals in the morning. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Extensive lawns and gardens around the villa and throughout the reserve...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Full infinity pool, partially covered...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season 2016
Aug 27 - Nov 4, 2016
4 night min stay
$500
$3,100
High Season 2016
Nov 5 - Dec 16, 2016
4 night min stay
$600
$3,900
Holiday 2016
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,000
High Season 2017
Jan 3 - Apr 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$600
$3,900
Green Season 2017
Apr 29 - May 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$500
$3,100
Summer 2017
May 27 - Aug 25, 2017
4 night min stay
$600
$3,800
Green Season 2017
Aug 26 - Nov 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$500
$3,100
High Season 2017
Nov 4 - Dec 22, 2017
4 night min stay
$600
$3,900
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$6,000
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$550
$3,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59

Notes:

Additional discounts for last minute rental (within one month of arrival) and for stays longer than one week


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bar Jolly Roger
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Buena Vista
Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 34 (Costanera Sur)
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Talanguera
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa

Car: Necessary

Zip lining, birdwatching, exclusive access to 60 acres of beautiful grounds,orchards, primary rainforest trails and waterfalls.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: My late husband and I purchased the property in 2000, and finished our retirement home in 2007. We loved the whole 3 year process of working with the Costa Rican and Balinese architects and designers and overseeing the building of our dream home. We originally planned to live there full-time, but that was before 15 grandchildren came along, and we decided to split time between Costa Rica and Houston/Galveston. Unfortunately, he did not live long after Lattice House was completed, and I decided to spend more time at my home in Galveston, near family and friends, and to share my home in Costa Rica with others who will love it as much as I do. I still get to spend about 3 months a year there--mostly in the summer when I can escape the Texas heat! I have wonderful friends there and treasure every minute I am there. We have wonderful times---hiking, swimming, boogie boarding, bird watching, and sharing wonder meals at home and in local restaurants. The picture is from a dinner at Lattice House on my trip last summer--me in the middle rear, surrounded by some of my closest Costa Rican friends who are fortunate to be full-timers and Michael McCoy, second from the right front, from Bali, who was the primary designer and who continues to send new furnishings. Since that picture, he has had made for me beautiful new coconut dining chairs. Lattice House and Reserva de Achiote are my love, and all the rental income goes to its upkeep and improvement.

Why the Owner Chose Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica:
My husband and I wanted to retire to the tropics and in the early 90's started looking in Costa Rica. We loved the idea that it was so democratic and had no army. The first place we visited in 1993 was Dominical, but at that time there was no paved road from Jaco, and we decided it was just too remote for our later years. We looked all over CR, and by the time we decided no place was as beautiful as the southern Pacific coast, the road had been paved to Quepos and there were a few crucial amenities. We spent 3 years looking at property and finally in 2000 found Achiote, the most beautiful, accessible, and private property in the area. I retired in 2005, and the next day we were on a plane to our paradise.


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Photos

  • Views of the Whales Tail and  all the way to the Osa
Peninsula.

    Views of the Whales Tail and all the way to the Osa Peninsula.

  • to Lattice House, surrounded by jungle.

    to Lattice House, surrounded by jungle.

  • Enter and feel the unique marriage of Bali modern and Costa Rica natural.

    Enter and feel the unique marriage of Bali modern and Costa Rica natural.

  • Enjoy the media center, the beautiful furnishings , original artwork throughout.

    Enjoy the media center, the beautiful furnishings , original artwork throughout.

  • But most of all, enjoy the tropical indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

    But most of all, enjoy the tropical indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

  • And swim in the the partially covered infinity pool day or night, rain or shine.

    And swim in the the partially covered infinity pool day or night, rain or shine.

  • to the last pink glow of sunset.

    to the last pink glow of sunset.

  • and copper soaking tub for two.

    and copper soaking tub for two.

  • Adjoining full guest bath. All baths are stone with stone or copper sinks.

    Adjoining full guest bath. All baths are stone with stone or copper sinks.

  • and one that can be made as twins or a king.

    and one that can be made as twins or a king.

  • The next day explore the extensive reserve trails

    The next day explore the extensive reserve trails

  • to waterfalls and swimming holes.

    to waterfalls and swimming holes.

  • Approach the villa through the reserve via the palm-lined drive

    Approach the villa through the reserve via the palm-lined drive

  • Arriving day or evening---Lattice House welcomes you.

    Arriving day or evening---Lattice House welcomes you.

  • To the left, the living areas and your first glimpse of the spectacular views.

    To the left, the living areas and your first glimpse of the spectacular views.

  • Prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen, or let us bring in a local chef.

    Prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen, or let us bring in a local chef.

  • Dine indoors or out...always with beautiful views.

    Dine indoors or out...always with beautiful views.

  • With its ever-changing view , from the rising mists at sunrise...

    With its ever-changing view , from the rising mists at sunrise...

  • The master suite with the morning birding deck, outdoor shower.

    The master suite with the morning birding deck, outdoor shower.

  • Second main floor queen bedroom with steel safe closet. All bedrooms have A/C.

    Second main floor queen bedroom with steel safe closet. All bedrooms have A/C.

  • Two lower floor bedrooms with ensuite vanities and views--one queen..

    Two lower floor bedrooms with ensuite vanities and views--one queen..

  • Two lower floor covered patios and another outdoor shower. Second full bath.

    Two lower floor covered patios and another outdoor shower. Second full bath.

  • through lush jungle, over streams...

    through lush jungle, over streams...

  • Or sit on the decks and view the constant parade of tropical birds and wildlife!

    Or sit on the decks and view the constant parade of tropical birds and wildlife!

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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