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

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Last updated: 03/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Set on private 2.5 acre botanic garden, sleeps 6

Please visit our website for more details. www.pagodagardenvillas.com

2 Bedroom , 2 Bathroom villa with an adjacent Studio Loft. The Loft Space is adjacent to the pool and has a full size bed, bathroom, AC, fans, cable tv, wifi and kitchen.

A completely private balinese style dipping pool and garden compliment this villa. Immersed in primary rainforest, you are surrounded by our botanic garden, birds, animals, trees and near a stream that runs most of the year.

A covered lookout deck allows you to enjoy coffee or cocktails while you gaze at the ocean and the sunset.

Walking trails line the property.
Garden tour included in your stay upon request.

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. The informal and accommodating owners live in the Gran Pagoda home and are friendly and full of information. The rental villa is privately situated 40 yards away from the Gran Pagoda House and enjoys sunset ocean views from the Sunset Cocktail Deck.

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 and international wood artisans. 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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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Thai
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 940 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Adjacent Studio Loft room with bathroom and kitchen...moreless

  • All bedrooms have air conditioning and full adjacent bathrooms

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

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
  • Hospital
  • 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:

    A small river runs along the backside (jungle side) of the property which has a gentle flowing stream during rainy season....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:

    Inside table seats 6. Poolside table seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • 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
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Ocean view pavillion to enjoy coffee in the morning or cocktails to enjoy sunset....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Botanic garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Completely private balinese style pool with fountian. Surrounded by primary rainforest and botanic garden. Covered pavillion with patio furniture....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3
7 night min stay

$1,820
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$180

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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, two 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 Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica:
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.


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Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Thai
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

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Photos

  • View from kitchen window

    View from kitchen window

  • View of master bathroom entrance with rare pendant Heliconia flowers

    View of master bathroom entrance with rare pendant Heliconia flowers

  • Casa Caribaea from the Ocean View Deck. L.lower window is Studio.Pool is in back

    Casa Caribaea from the Ocean View Deck. L.lower window is Studio.Pool is in back

  • 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)

  • Living room, Kitchen

    Living room, Kitchen

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • 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

  • Private pool in a garden setting.

    Private pool in a garden setting.

  • Bedroom, queen size bed.

    Bedroom, queen size bed.

  • 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)

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

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

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • 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

  • Ocean view lookout deck perfect for morning coffee or sunset cocktails.

    Ocean view lookout deck perfect for morning coffee or sunset cocktails.

  • Private pool with a covered pavillion for outside eating.

    Private pool with a covered pavillion for outside eating.

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