|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Above the resort town of Uvita, immersed in nature, tranquility and privacy sits a hidden jewel. This unusual Villa is here for any couple or individual who wishes to rejuvenate while enjoying the area’s almost unlimited pleasure and adventure. Tucked away in a tropical paradise, this Moroccan/Indian style Villa has the feel of a small palace. This exclusive Villa is luxurious, extremely comfortable and designed with exquisite attention to detail. Designed by us (the owners Paula and Marty) our focus was to create a place of beauty that would feel palatial and yet be cradled in the mountains and jungle, where one could experience 'living in art and natural beauty at the same time'.
The Villa is all handcrafted and great care went into creating interior windows and veranda arches, all uniquely designed with beautiful moldings. The mahogany Queen bed was also custom designed and hand carved. The bedroom floors are beautiful Teak wood, soft underfoot. The 18ft vaulted ceiling is crowned by an unusual dome which can be softly lit and is a pleasure to gaze at while lying in bed. The bathroom is spacious and mostly stone and has an exotic ancient feel. While the bedroom and bathroom are comfortably screened in the veranda (living room and gourmet kitchen) are open air yet covered and protected from rain. The Villa has several multicolored stained glass Moroccan lamps and candles enhancing the already serene and romantic ambiance. The veranda flooring is imported porcelain tile, the kitchen has hand painted wall tiles and counters of of Costa Rican quartz stone. Both overlook your personal 51ft saltwater pool which is covered with see through fabric so that you are always protected from harsh sun's rays but can see sky and trees clearly. The pool is tiled with Italian imported glass tiles and is both beautiful to look at and delightful to enjoy. It can be lit for an evening swim under the stars. The water is non chemical (saltwater) and one does not feel the salt. It feels clean, fresh and gentle.
As you enter this private reserve you are stepping into a world of natural beauty where your awareness shifts as your senses are delighted and calmed by the extraordinary beauty in which you will be living.
This 60 acre private property has abundant wild life and hundreds of flowering plants and fruit and palm trees and overlooks the largest marine preserve in Central America, Cano Island, and The Whale's Tail reef (the third largest in the world). Included are hiking trails leading to stunning Pacific Ocean views and resting areas where you can stop to enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sun set.
The villa is nestled in the midst of a garden of tropical flowers, bamboos and sculptures and overlooks your personal 51 foot saltwater pool, the Uvita River Valley, and the Talamanca Mountains beyond. You awake each morning to the sounds of Howler Monkeys and numerous of types of tropical birds, (yet comfortably screened in), and relax in the evenings to the surf's far off gentle rhythms.
The Hidden Villa is luxury glamping at it's very best!
Only we, Marty and Paula share this 60 acre property with you. We are available to help you arrange anything you need during your stay. Although comfortably out of sight or sound they can always be reached by your provided walkie talkie.
Our South Pacific Coast has several palm tree lined beaches with tranquil waters as well as beaches for surfing and kayaking. Available tours include: whale and dolphin watching, trips to Cano Island, Drakes Bay and the Osa Peninsula, scuba diving, snorkeling, sport fishing, horseback riding through jungle trails or on the beaches, canopy tours and waterfall repelling , zip line and more..
Locally you can enjoy sumptuous dining from tasty typical food to the finest international cuisines. If you wish to savor the experience of peaceful solitude your villa includes a fully equipped kitchen so you can always dine at home.
With several world class spas in the area it is easy for us to arrange any beauty or wellness treatments you desire. If you wish to effortlessly receive a massage treatment we can arrange one at your convenience, on the veranda or poolside.
If you are interested in exercising while here there is a library of Yoga. Pilates and other DVD’s as well as free weights, mats, Yoga blocks, etc. The pool is perfect for swimming laps or dreamily drifting on the soft soothing floats. If total relaxation is what you yearn for you will find complete satisfaction here.
The Villa is a perfect Honeymoon retreat or a beautiful and peaceful journey into elegance and nature for any couple or individual.
Keywords: Exotic, tropical, mountain views, 5 min to beaches. Secluded, tranquil, luxurious private 51ft saltwater pool, flowering gardens, sculptures, unique
Fourteen years ago we took our first trip together to Costa Rica and fell deeply in love with the country. Making our way to the coastal village of Uvita, where the mountains meet the Pacific Ocean, we found the beauty of the country rivaled only by the beauty of the Tico people. We felt that we had 'come home' to a place where the inter-connectedness of true community, and the ease and opennes that radiates from the people is present in every interaction.
Four years ago Paula designed the Villa we now offer to you. It was a true labor of love and we hope you have the opportunity to enjoy it and all the surrounding beauty. It is truly a tranquil paradise with so many wonderful things to see and do.
We found the people and the stunning beauty of the area impossible to resist. Our property sits 600 feet above the town of Uvita, amidst the surrounding mountains providing you with total seclusion yet only 7 minutes to town, 8 minutes to beaches and all amenities.
If you decide to join us here you will enjoy total peace and quiet as well as amazing beauty, both of the Villa and the surronding area. The 51ft saltwater pool perfect for lap swimming, floating, water jogging. Both the Villa and the pool are custom designed and inspired by Indian and Morrocan style.
Hidden Villa Escondida is truly a secluded piece of paradise, ideal for a couple seeking to enjoy a private, romantic and rejuvenating vacation. The villa itself is just exquisitely detailed and appointed. The private salt water lap pool is so refreshing. And the hiking up to view beautiful south Pacific sunsets is wonderful! We enjoyed hunkering down and not leaving the premises for days at a time. The road to the property is a little challenging, but not that unusual for Costa Rica and not bad if you have 4 wheel drive. It is best to have a Jeep type of vehicle with off road tires. But...any difficulty in getting there is well worth it. You will not be disappointed of you are looking for a one-of-a-kind secluded vacation on the beautiful south Pacific coast of Costa Rica. and by the way, Paula and Marty are the best! They make sure you have everything you need including as much privacy as you want! Just fantastic!
My wife and I took off on our delayed honeymoon this past January and headed to Costa Rica. Our expectations were far surpassed by this beautiful Villa in the mountains. We wanted a honeymoon that was relaxing, but allowed for adventure. We're in our twenties and aren't much for visiting other countries just to stay in an all inclusive resort. Paula and Marty's Villa is one of a kind. Our mornings were spent reading, making smoothies, drinking coffee, and going for a swim in the pool. Afternoons were spent with trips to local beaches, lunches at the Goathouse 169 (which was delicious), and cooking dinner at the Villa. The outdoor kitchen is great and made cooking a fun event. The Villa itself is just incredible. The detail work in the bedroom and bathroom is exquisite, setting a relaxing mood upon entering. The drive up the mountain is an adventure, but once you're there, you don't want leave. The whole trip feels like a dream. It was perfect. Thanks so much Paul and Marty!
We stayed for five weeks in Jan. and Feb. 2014. Paula and Marty were absolutely wonderful. They responded quickly to any problems and were a delight to know. They readily provided guidance to local attractions. The home was splendid and the pool was wonderful. I fell in love with the salt-water pool without the harsh chemicals. Everyday was filled with flowers, hummingbirds and toucans and for the star-gazers, the Southern Cross was visible each morning. Some of the local restaurants were incredible, such as Ballena Bistro, Villa Lenora. I highly recommend the Sierpe River tour. Spectacular wildlife and plenty of it. It was wonderful.
This is a romantic dream place in the jungle, where every detail in the architecture, every frond and flower seems to be perfectly planned at the highest aesthetic standards, but completely natural at the same time. And of course, where else in the world will you get a 51 foot pool basically for yourself (any use by the owners very limited and non-intrusive). This is one of those places you don't want to give away, because you don't want too many people to crowd the schedule. But Paula and Marty deserve a rave review. For those who like to be off the tourist track and enjoy nature in both privacy and comfort, it just doesn't get better than this.
I don't even know where to start on this review.. This place is certainly one of the most amazing places I think I will ever stay in my life. We started looking for places months before going to Costa Rica, Paula was so helpful. She called me and gave me her phone number and told me to never hesitate if I would like to talk again or needed help with planning
Once we got to Uvita, we followed Marty up the driveway to the house. The road was rough to say the least, you need four wheel drive for sure. Once we made it up the driveway, it was all worth it. When we saw the house, our breath was taken away. I truly did not know such a beautiful place could exist. This house is a true work of art. Paula and Marty were so welcoming, and helpful. The bed is amazing, it was so comfortable, and huge. There is a dome that you can light up and look up at from bed, and it is so relaxing. The bathroom is awesome, the shower is great. The kitchen and sitting area are wonderful. We spent hours sitting here relaxing, and enjoying the sunsets. You are surrounded by rainforest here, and you wake to the sound of howler monkeys, and occasionally a parrot vs. toucan war. We were worried about bugs in the kitchen, with it being outside, but it really was no issue.
Then there is the pool. It is huge, and it has blue rafts that you can just float all over in and even catch a little nap. The pool is surrounded by bamboo and tropical flowers. It is so relaxing, it will drown all your worries away. There is also a waterfall down the road, which we loved going to. It has a awesome swimming hole which we took advantage of. You also can climb up their driveway, and you are at the top of the mountain. From here you can see the whale tale and a wonderful view of the ocean.
Not only is this house amazing, but so are Marty and Paula. They are perfect people to rent from. They gave us our privacy, but were always there to help. We got a flat tire, and Marty even took it town and got it fixed for us. They are absolutely wonderful!
When we got to the house, we had many plans that would take up our whole week. When we got there, most of those plans disappeared. We loved the house so much, we preferred to stay there the majority of the time. We went during the beginning of the rainy season, and even in downpours, this was like paradise. There is no way to describe this place, all I know is that I am recommending this place to everyone I know, and once you go you will understand why!!!
My husband and I have just returned from our best vacation ever. Truly, the best.
Villa Escondida is secluded back in the rainforest, near a little town perched at the edge of a marine reserve (Marina Ballena). Here is where the sounds of Howler monkeys and toucans, the glimpse of multi-colored birds and butterflies, the aroma of rampant blossoms, and a riot of green meet the simple elegance of this handcrafted villa, with its flowing pebbled shower, lofty lit dome, and mossed stone statues. Vying for our attention were the walks down the secluded dirt road to roaring waterfalls, sumptuous outdoor lounging areas beckoning us for a nap or good read; a stroll up the private trail to view the top of the world, and the shade of a cool, glimmering blue pool.
Every detail has been perfected with care here—the luxurious towels, the Moroccan coffee cups, the flow of the stones embedded in the walls of outdoor living spaces. The hosts, Marty and Paula, have invested years of work and love to create a place of peace and paradise for those of us fortunate enough to rent their villa. Marty and Paula were attentive to any of our needs (including ones we didn’t even know we had!) – including helping us to navigate a car rental problem, attention to special details such as the lovely smelling soaps, and clearing the private pathways through the rainforest hills. The hosts are a delight to know and chat with, while also providing a very respectful degree of privacy for their guests.
This is where to come to help put the world back into perspective and find all that is right and balanced in it.
On the property there are walking trails with gorgeous Pacific Ocean Views. A short walk up the road from the Villa is a beautiful waterfall and natural swimming pool.
Massage Therapy can be provided at the Villa by a North American trained therapist with 9 years experience. This service is offered by appointment only for a charge of $50 per person.
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Jan 1 2015 - Sep 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
There is also a $40 cleaning fee and a $300 damage deposit (paid upon arrival and refunded at time of departure)
4 wheel drive is necessary for our very safe but bumpy road!
Payments are made at the time of the reservation directly deposited to a bank account.
Security deposit of $300.00 is paid upon arrival (cash please) and refunded as you depart.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.