“Desiderata” is the Latin word for “those things worthy of desire”.
Welcome to Villa Desiderata. This luxurious home is located in the tropical southern zone of Costa Rica and is aptly referred to as “where the mountains meet the sea”. It is situated 750 feet above sea level thrusting 150’ forward from the mountainside like the bow of a ship. The site boasts a 270-degree cinematic view of prime rainforest, fertile valleys, and a stunning ocean view as far as Manual Antonio (25 miles). Villa Desiderata might poetically be described as a penthouse apartment floating above the jungle canopy.
Villa Desiderata is a tropical paradise that sits on 3.5 acres in the upscale international community of Lagunas de Baru, just 14 minutes away from restaurants and commercial services in Playa Dominical. It is adjacent to a 90-acre nature reserve and has a 120 meters waterfall and a delightful stream bordering the property with a private trail to take you there. For those who wish to try fishing, the Baru River is located 8 minutes away. You can use a simple fishing line or a spear gun with a snorkeling mask giving you an experience you will always remember.
A 4x4 vehicle is required to get to Villa Desiderata and many other destinations in Costa Rica.
Villa Desiderata is a two-story home and offers a surprising mix of international styles and moods with an eclectic blend of contemporary glass block, Egyptian columns, Japanese pavilion roofline, and cathedral ceilings. The staircase to the second floor has a fishpond underneath and a spacious bird aviary that can be viewed from the dogleg of the stairs and many second floor locations.
The rental property is located on the second floor of the villa and can be accessed either through the main entrance or through its own private entrance. It has two bedrooms with private balconies and adjacent bathrooms, a mini kitchen (fridge/stove/micro-wave) with a small eating area and a large living area with a flat screen TV, pool table and a sofa bed which can sleep an additional person. There is an exterior rancho 15 x 15 for dining with a gas BBQ grill and seating for 10 that can be accessed via a bridge from one of the bedroom balconies. Dine with spectacular views of amazing sunsets, relax with a good book or watch the abundant wildlife (monkeys, sloths, lizards, toucans, etc.).
There are many things to do in the area for entertainment and adventure. There are tours available for snorkeling and scuba diving, waterfall rappelling, whale and dolphin watching, horseback riding, mountain climbing, zip lining, viewing jungle canopies, white water rafting, hiking in Manuel Antonio, Corcovado, and Ballena Marine National Parks, quad rides, kayaking and many more activities. Enjoy golfing, fishing, mountain bike trails, Yoga and Pilates as well as many fine dining restaurants. A full booklet of tours is available and assistance in organizing tours will gladly be provided. Several world-class secluded beaches are within a 20-minute drive of the property. If relaxation is your goal, Villa Desiderata is a very peaceful setting that allows you to get back in touch with yourself and nature. A great selection of books and board games are provided for your enjoyment.
The owner lives on the main floor of the villa and loves to share the peaceful beauty of her villa. She will do her best to provide you with a memorable experience. The villa is open to singles, couples, and alternative lifestyles. She has three dogs and two cats as well as many birds in her aviary. They are very friendly and love company…. but are never allowed in the guest area.
Complete (private) second floor of villa with a small kitchen (fridge/stove/micro-wave) that includes dishes and utensils, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, blender, rice cooker, electric frying pan, and slow cooker; a large living area seats 6 that includes a 50” plasma TV with Netflix movies, a DVD player, DVD movies, Wii and a pool table (adults only); and a 15 x 15 rancho with 2 dining areas and gas grill. Also TV’s in both rooms. You will have full access to the grounds where you can pick any fruit that is in season and enjoy the large swimming pool. Gas dryer and washing machine (you just need to provide soap). Also provided are board games, movies, sun chairs, and pool towels. There is FREE local calling as well to ANYWHERE in Canada and the US from the villa.