3 BED 3 BATH OCEAN VIEW HOME IN CENTRAL UVITA WITH PRIVATE POOL

Jason or Victoria Hughes

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3 BED 3 BATH OCEAN VIEW HOME IN CENTRAL UVITA WITH PRIVATE POOL

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Private home. 5 minutes from beach and town. On paved road.

Villa Licuala, situated on a paved road five minutes from Uvita, is a meticulously designed private three bedroom home. Set on three acres of landscaped botanical gardens that offer sweeping ocean views to one side and primary rain forest on the other, this secluded and luxuriant hideaway is totally attuned with its environment. The 500 million year old tropical rainforest dictated the design, use of materials, services and general ambiance. The result is ultra-deluxe comfort laced with total guest privacy in a low-key casual atmosphere.

There is a calm, eastern orderliness and tranquility about the home. The main architectural influence is Southeast Asian but there are Costa Rican influences as well. The al-fresco living space surrounding the coral stone courtyard, the central rancho lounge, the Balinese tiled pool and the single story colonnaded buildings adhere to feng shui principles. Most social activity extends or is visually directed into the central courtyard. The palate of spaces used provides guest settings with appropriate levels of sociability, privacy and intimacy. These spaces are further framed by a lush landscape that soothes and calms rather than confines. The architectural materials are the home’s primary ornaments. The multi-sloped roofs are finished in locally mined grey quartz. All floors are done in a soft but elegant coral stone that does not heat up in the tropical heat and provides a non-slip surface due to its porous nature. Exposed wood beams and trusses under the high sloping roof are emphasized and carefully oriented to maximize air flow. The roof gutters were crafted from intricate formed concrete to achieve a distinctively “oriental modern” style. Two large etched teak doors recycled from an old Manila home serve as the entrance to the master bedroom.

Interiors are both elegant and eclectic. 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. All bathrooms and kitchens have imported fixtures and are lined with white quartz. The two master suites have king beds, full bathrooms, sea views and large walk-in closets. One of the master suites, in addition to a luxurious shower, has an outdoor roman bathtub with private garden views. The garden suite, ensconced with a comfy queen bed, has sea views, river views, a full bathroom, and a private terrace garden next to the river. The accompanied bath has a Javanese green stone pedestal sink next to a spacious open shower. All spaces are liberally accented with exquisite pieces collected by the well traveled owners. Flower arrangements are decoratively arranged throughout the living quarters and showcase several of the garden’s most rare and beautiful treasures.

The private pool is flanked by large hand carved stone statues that also serve as water fountains. The pool is tiled with Balinese Sukabumi green stone imported from Indonesia. The DE pool filter ensures unparalleled water clarity. Sweeping ocean views are visible from all angles of the pool and a bench allows guests to sit in the water while taking these views in.

The emphasis at Villa Licuala focuses around the extensive botanic garden. If you have any interest in the natural world, you’ll be bewitched by the sheer diversity on display here. Extravagantly colorful species link the house with the rainforest. An ancient wild nutmeg tree laden with ferns and philodendrons proffers shade and sits in the center of the estate. Hundreds of rare bromeliad species flank an extensive series of rustic limestone paths which meander through streams, bridges and pergolas. The estate specializes in rare palms and has one of the largest collections within the country. Over 260 types of rare palms, most native to New Caledonia and Madagascar, were imported and are now littered throughout the property and grouped according to genus. The heliconia collection does not disappoint with over 110 varieties and is the second largest collection in Costa Rica. The stone paths afford a greater chance to see and photograph wildlife as many of them cross through the heart of the primary rainforest. Guided garden tours are available on request. The informal and accommodating owners live on the second and third floor of the pagoda style home that sits 75 meters to the South and are friendly and full of information.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed

Jason or Victoria Hughes

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Victoria and Jason moved to Costa Rica in Victoria's mother's footsteps. They built their home in 2006 and live there with their two children Oliver and Ozzie.

Jason or Victoria Hughes purchased this villa in 2012

The property is one of the few ocean view lots that has a paved road and is close to town (less than 5 minutes). It is also the first lot in the development that is flanked by primary rain forest. This property is 5 minutes by car to the nearest beach called Hermosa.

The property is very close to town but definitely removed from the commercial center. Most ocean view homes for rent in Uvita require 4 wheel drive and involve rather long drives up steep slopes (at least 15 minutes up a hill for the majority of Uvita ocean view homes). This is one of the primary reasons Jason and Victoria bought here. Add in the primary forest laced with an ocean view and a paved road and there was really no other option that even remotely compared. There are also strong winds here that are unique and cool down the property by at least five degrees relative to the rest of Uvita.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with private pool
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3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with private pool
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

perfect spot, perfect house, perfect hosts!!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at this house. This place is perfect for a small group of friends. We went with a baby and the hosts made everything to make us feel safe and at home. The view, the jungle, the monkeys, the peace that it feels there, the design and furnitures of the house, everything was just perfect. And the hosts were very helpful, friendly and respectful. We hope to come back soon! Thank you Victoria and Jason!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with private pool
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

Pura Vida :)

  • 5 of 5
This villa is absolutely amazing. It definitely surpassed my expectations. There was five of us who stayed and the three different villas were perfect for us. We mostly hung out in the common area. We walked through the path that was personally laid out by one of the owners, Jason. Some days we almost only wanted to hang out in just the villa!

Victoria and Jason are amazing hosts. They keep to themselves but are always available if you need to ask questions. They let us use their large outdoor kitchen one night and we were able to use their infinity pool at our leisure.

Victoria amazed me when she took my wish for making my boyfriends birthday special from the moment we arrived. She and I talked about a birthday sign and amenities to be there when we arrived and she went above and beyond. It was perfect :)

Jason was in the middle of building a pool in the private villa when we were there. I 100% want to book another week once that's finished.

I would recommend this vacation rental to anyone!! Family getaway, friends getaway or romantic getaway. Not only is the property stunning but the hosts make for an unforgettable experience!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with private pool
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+506 27438410
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Exactly what you're looking for...

Exactly what you're looking for...
  • 5 of 5
Beautiful and private property and extremely friendly owners. Do not have a single complaint except that I wish we had stayed longer.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with private pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3495725
+506 27438410
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Amazing!! Truly a spectacular place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5
What a GREAT time we had. Victoria and Jason could not have been more gracious hosts (Wonderful people)!! Took a family of 6 ages 18-24 (the kids), and we all had plenty of privacy and plenty of opportunity to spend time together. The top open area has everythng you could want from TV to Bar to BBQ to pool. The down property with 3 seperate living quarters has the same amenities. We wanted for nothing, and Victoria hooked us up with any adventure we wanted to participate in complete with directions and drive times (All we had to do was let her know the night before what we felt like doing). Private beaches, local restaraunts, safe town with lots of local flare. Definately not the typical "Tourist trap" area. As a family we have been fortunate to go many places. Only two thus far have made it to our "must do again list" this is one of them (the other is Africa). Simply a must do trip, if your looking for Not the Hotel and cabana boy type vacation (although just walk up the hill, and you can have dinner at a place like that - you wouldn't even know it was there). I never write reviews, but this was simply too enjoyable of an experience not to let everyone know. If you go to Costa Rica...This is the place!!!!!!! Pura Vida!!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with private pool
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+506 27438410
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Amazing property overlooking the ocean.

  • 5 of 5
Four adults and three childern ranging in ages 8-78 had a wonderful time during a week long stay at this rental house. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and we all enjoyed the nature trail leading north from the house into primary rainforest. Wildlife was easy to see and the sunsets were spectacular. The old snag trees across thte road and on the hill had toucans gather every afternoon and were a delight to watch. The access to beachs and town of Uvita was simple as long as one has a rental car. The town has all the basic needs: bank, grocery store, and kayak/surf rentals. Several of the nearby beaches offered good swimming for kids and good surfing for the adults. The local beaches were also not crowded even though it was the peak of the tourist season for the area. The property owners were amazing to work with and could easily arrange any local tour we needed. I would and have recommended this location to many of my friends and I certainly plan to return. I could not have been happier with our stay.
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with private pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3495725
+506 27438410
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Paradise Does Exist!!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a 12 day stay in Costa Rica, 4 days of which we spent at this Property In Uvita. 4 Adults and 2 small children all greatly enjoyed our stay at the property. The owners of the property live in close proximity and are always striving to make you stay enjoyable.
There is a Nature trail built on the property that will take you straight into the edges of the rain forest. On a simple 30 minute walk I was able to see Toucans, Black Howler Monkeys, the most beautiful butterfly that I have ever seen, a Troop of white faced monkeys and a colony of leaf cutter ants.
The property is perked on a hill overlooking the whale tail beach and the ocean. You are with in a short walking distance to the Whales and Dolphin hotel, bar and Restaurant. The houses/ Cabinas are backed up into the rainforest. I would highly recommend going to the Pizzeria La Fogata, the food is great, service can be questionable but it is worth the wait. Try the Lasagna!!
We had a great time and a very enjoyable stay, the property is beautiful the housing is well cared for. I would recommend this property to anyone I know with out a hesitation. We all wished we could have stayed longer.
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Costanera
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Hermosa and Marino Ballena National Park
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Casona de Dona Maria
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Buenas Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Whales and Dolphins Hotel
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, auto mechanic, a gas station, three rental car companies and a host of other commercial services.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
May 1 2014 - Aug 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$160
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 29 2014
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$140
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$190
From
$190
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 3
7 night minimum stay
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 
 
Easter Week
Apr 15 - Apr 22
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$190
From
$190
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

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Notes A twenty percent down payment is required for reservation. This is non-refundable. We accept Paypal and Wells Fargo transfers. The remainder is payable to the property caretakers.
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Amenities

Amenities

Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , This bathroom has a full roman bath as well as indoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have premium fixtures and are lined in white quartz.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Garden Room
  • Master suites have king beds, air conditioning, fans, walk in closets, ocean views, indirect lighting and cathedral ceilings. The garden room has the above amenities except has a queen bed and a dresser instead of a walk in closet.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • festivals
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Extensive forest paths for wildlife viewing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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