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Lattice House-A Bit of Bali in Costa Rica on a Private Nature Reserve

Dominicalito, Costa Rica
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Special Offer! Last minute discounts for available dates in January (14-19, 27-Feb. 3). Contact owner.

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, 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 your stay.

You will have an onsite manager/concierge and an onsite chef to take care of your ground transportation, activities, catered meals, and restaurant reservations, so that you can spend all your time just relaxing and 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 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 king bedroom, one queen bedroom and two full baths are on the main level; two bedrooms (one queen, two twins or one king) 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; lower floor walk-in outdoor shower; copper and stone sinks; fully equipped, stainless steel kitchen; beautiful furnishings, artwork and accessories.

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

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Patricia (Pat) Williamson

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Patricia (Pat) Williamson

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.

Patricia (Pat) Williamson purchased this Villa in 2000

Why Patricia (Pat) Williamson chose Puntarenas

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, on main level
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Lower level
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, May be converted to a king
      • Convertible bed(s)
        2 sleep sofa /futon, Living sofas may be made up as twins
      • 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.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Master
        toilet, tub, outdoor shower, Copper tub for 2 and shower are on a private covered deck
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Main level
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Lower level
      • In addition, there is a beautiful glass block outdoor shower on the lower level patio.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          The house has a spectacular view of the beach below, the Whale's Tail, and 40 miles down the coastline.
        • Mountain View
          The house faces south, with ocean views to the south and beautiful mountains to the east.
        • Ocean View


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Catering available


                    • Linens Provided
                      Premium linens
                    • Air Conditioning
                      All bedrooms are airconditioned.
                    • Covered Parking
                      Carport for 2 cars
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Elliptical trainer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Satellite WiFi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Entertainment center hidden behind sliding doors
                    • Mobile Phone
                    • Parking
                      Large parking area
                    • Telephone
                      Cell phone for use in the house
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plenty of bath and pool/beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      Two washers and dryers in the lower level laundry room with a laundry chute from the master suite.
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          A pleasure to cook in with 2 sinks, a double oven, small appliances, gadgets, and plenty of dishes and pots and pans.
                        • Catering Available
                          American gourmet or Costa Rican fare
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully equipped with stainless cookware, toaster oven, rice cooker, tabletop grill, blender
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Beautiful tableware for ten, with plenty of lovely serving pieces
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Double electric oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Condiments, and many pantry items provided
                        • Refrigerator
                          LG French door
                        • Stove
                          Electric cooktop
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Beautiful coconut inlaid oval dining table
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (3) Satellite TV in living room, master, and lower bedroom
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen TV in living area, televisions in 2 bedrooms
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                      The master balcony is the perfect place to enjoy the birds and animals in the morning.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Extensive lawns and gardens around the villa and throughout the reserve
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • 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.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Under cover
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Full infinity pool, partially covered

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • photography
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • 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

                                                                      70 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Lattice House is just perfect! The most amazing view from so many areas inside & outside the house

                                                                      Sarah S.

                                                                      A beautiful property from the second you turn in the driveway! The view is breathtaking and the house itself is very comfortable, clean, & beautifully decorated! Plenty of towels & other supplies and a nice welcome basket await. We also had our son who is in a wheelchair with us and found the house to be very accessible.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your stay at Lattice House and for sending such nice comments so quickly after your stay. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay, and I was especially pleased that your son found Lattice to be accessible. It is something we tried very hard to achieve as we were building and I am always trying to improve for my physically challenged guests.


                                                                      Ross B.Traverse City, Mi

                                                                      We just returned home from our trip to Lattice House and I don't quite know how to put into words how much we loved our trip. The area, the people, the food, the wildlife.....I could go on and on. We did rafting on the Savegre, Osa Canopy Tour, Whale's Tail, many beaches, waterfalls, etc. All of the recommendations on your list were spot on. Great people and great experiences. Maybe my biggest compliment to you is 4 adults, 5 kids and ZERO complaints about anything!!!

                                                                      First and most importantly, I'd like to recognize Ana for her diligence, attention to detail and willingness to help us with our every need all week. We made many changes and additions and everything went perfectly. From the moment we landed in CR until the (very sad) moment we boarded our plane home everything was seamless, timely and professional. We are beyond impressed and thank you Ana for all your help.

                                                                      Alexandra and Juan! Wow, fantastic meals and even better people. Please pass along our warm regards to them for making us the delicious meals and being so kind. Our Spanish will be better next time!

                                                                      Pat, the house is stunning. Absolutely perfect. Wouldn't change a thing. I would be happy to write a review for you. Thank you for sharing your home with us....we are grateful and feel very lucky to have found your beautiful place

                                                                      Fantastic two weeks

                                                                      Jay B.Sedona, Az

                                                                      My wife and I just returned from a month in Costa Rica we spent the first two weeks at the Lattice House.

                                                                      Just past the main road you enter the gates to the drive up to the property. After passing through the gates we knew this was a very special place, there are orchards on both sides of the road with grapefruit, orange, lemon, star fruit and many other fruit trees. We saw a family of Peccary wandering around the meadow.

                                                                      Upon Entering the house the first thing you see is a large wooden Bali sculpture which is beautiful. Walking further into the home is the modern kitchen and living room. Looking out to the pool and the most magnificent view of the Pacific and the Whales Tail it takes your breath away.

                                                                      We would hike every morning on the trails located right on the property and swim in the fantastic pool every afternoon.

                                                                      Ana, Juan and the rest of the staff were great attending to our every need.

                                                                      This is truly paradise.

                                                                      One of the happiest places on earth

                                                                      Dana C.

                                                                      This is our 3rd consecutive year at the exact same place. We love coming here and will continue to do so. The owner and house manager are wonderful to work with and help you with whatever you need. This was our first trip with our daughter (9), and she had just as much fun as the adults. There really isn't much more to say other than this place is perfect.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you! We love having you as our guests! We always love having new guests, but I particularly love sharing with guests who fall in love with Lattice and come back time and time again. You feel like extended family. and we want you to feel like it is "home".

                                                                      A little slice of heaven!

                                                                      Pamp M.

                                                                      Incredible place, the staff, the house and the property all summarize together to give you a little slice of heaven. First off, you can’t get better value for your money then staying at this place. The location is ideal, our family vacation consisted of horse back riding (20 min drive), zip lining (40 min drive), white water rafting (15 min drive), plus hiking to the on-site waterfall (40 min hike “one-way”). This place has it all, the staff is helpful and extremely good at what they do! Let them cook for you! Lay back and leave your troubles behind. This is absolutely the place to stay when visiting Costa Rica!! Thank you...

                                                                      The property was as described or better

                                                                      Lindsey W.

                                                                      This vacation to Costa Rica was our first trip to Costa Rica. We had no idea where we should stay or which areas were preferred. We searched many places on the vacation rentals available and had it narrowed down to 3 main areas and 4 rental houses that were in-decided over. Our party was a party of 6 adults: my self and my husband and both of our parents. Our main desires in a place was a house and a pool that could accommodate us. I contacted all 4 places for additional info and was very impressed with Pat's place. First of all the people she has employed to assist with your travel are amazing. Ana (the house manager) contacted us and laid out many options on meeting out needs. Ana was so great to have when planning a trip to an unknown place. She provided and arranged options for travel accommodations for all of our needs. She helped with transportation to and from the house, suggested the correct airport to fly to, arranged for a rental car to be delivered to the house and picked up on departure, suggested and offered assistance in booking excursions in the area and answered any and all of our dumb questions.

                                                                      Upon arriving to the house we were more than pleased.

                                                                      The accommodations were perfect for our group of 6 and easily could accommodate 8 adults. The house is beautiful and comfortable that also includes a pool, the surrounding property with trails and views were just what we needed. We enjoyed our week there and didn't even need to leave the house! I wouldn't hesitate booking this place again for future trips. It's close to a few towns that have everything you need for supplies and restaurants. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay even longer.


                                                                      Dominicalito, Costa Rica

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

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

                                                                      70 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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