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Luxury high-tech villa in Costa Rica with pool and breath-taking ocean view

Owner/Manager Laurence Monnereau

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Owner/Manager Laurence Monnereau

Member since: 2011
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Luxury high-tech villa in Costa Rica with pool and breath-taking ocean view

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Uvita Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms (one Master), 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Villa St Tropez features all the amenities and more that you expect in a modern luxury vacation villa.

SPECIFIC EXTRA SERVICES : daily maid, for cleaning and cooking service; Personal Chef service available;

Massages on the site with a therapist coming to the villa...

Ask for rates & further details.

SPECIAL CURRENT OFFER : The Luxury Aventure Week including 5 activities.


- Air conditioning

- Ventilation and tiles for house cooling

- Fully equipped kitchen (microwave, dishwasher, espresso machine...)

- Large laundry room with washer and dryer

- Flat TV screens, Theater home video system, Integrated music system

- Cable and Internet

- Comfortable and modern French-style designed furniture

- Private parking for 3 vehicles

- High tech electric system, 'My Home'.

- Large exterior glass windows to maximize overwhelming views.

Featuring amazing sunsets, calming echoes from the Pacific Ocean and spectacular views of the Costa Ballena whale’s tail.

This single level 340 sq mts villa with Patio, terraces, overflowing swimming pool facing the 'Whale Tail' panorama is set in a 3000 sq mts property, with full privacy and safety (guard, alarm system) and exquisite landscaping.

Imagine yourself at the end of a full of adventure day, watching the humpback whales breaching from Marino Ballena National Park while you are having one of your previously prepared mimosas and saunter out to the rancho-covered terrace to roll yourself out in a reclining chair. The violet sky is reflected in your infinity-edge pool. Beyond, you send your gaze out to Uvita's famous Whale's Tail, the Osa Peninsula and Isla del Caño...

Now… stop imagining it and make it your reality. A fifteen minute 4x4 drive up a rainforest-lined, bumpy Costa Rican road takes you up to 1000 feet in elevation, where you arrive at Villa St Tropez. With the touch of a button the electric gate opens, the exterior lights slowly illuminate the trees and gardens, offsetting the modern white facade of your luxury home and all of the networked systems within the home come online. You walk past a glowing koi pond and sculpted gardens. You enter to find your favorite music playing softly in the background and the lights are dimmed to offer a romantic, late-afternoon ambience.

St Tropez Villa is the most modern, sophisticated and elegant home along the Costa Ballena. It is the perfect mix of Costa Rican mountains, verdant rainforest, spectacular ocean views and contemporary luxury. The entire home is wired with a My Home smart system, allowing you to control the lighting, music, television and security systems. The home was designed by a French artist designer and is an amalgamation of French Mediterranean and modern tropical influences. Every room in the house looks out to the gorgeous mountain and coastline views and flows perfectly into the abundant outdoor terraces.

The Villa is a Pacific dream, offering high end luxury amongst nature’s chorus of ocean waves, refreshing breezes and active wildlife.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Owner/Manager Laurence Monnereau (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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About Owner/Manager Laurence Monnereau

We are 2 couples of friends, we fell in love with this land of dream 18 years ago, and step by step our fantastic adventure turned into the Pacific Dream: July 2011, Villa Saint Tropez was born!

We live in the South of France, I was born in the beautiful Mediterranean area, a great source of inspiration!

We have 2 sons (17 and 10 years old) who fully share our fascinating adventure.

Now we are glad to invite people throughout the world to experience and enjoy Villa Saint Tropez!

Owner/Manager Laurence Monnereau purchased this villa in 2011

Why Owner/Manager Laurence Monnereau chose Uvita

We built it............

What makes this villa unique

A unique place on Earth.................

Guestbook comments from the manager


first, the bad news.

i would have glad paid DOUBLE what i paid to stay at this house.

second, the good news.

i will ABSOLUTELY return to this house as long as it is available. i understand it is for sale. it is truly enchanting to be here. if it were not for this global recession, this house would already be sold.

frankly, i glad it has not sold.

if it had, i would not be enjoying this slice of heaven.

thank you for your work in securing my attendance. swin and her husband represent you, and france for that matter, very well.

pura vida.

Feb 2013
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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Luxury high-tech villa in Costa Rica with pool and breath-taking ocean view
average rating of 4.875 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing home. The view is the most gorgeous view we have ever seen. The homeowners and casa keepers were so incredibly helpful with anything we needed. We will definitely come back to this heavenly place!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Great time, spectacular view.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Villa. The place was perfect. We were 6 adults, so every couples has there room, and enough space for everybody. We enjoined stay at the Villa and relax beside the pool. The kitchen has all the equipment that we needed. We had a warm welcome by our host, and she was very helpful. She answered all our questions, and she makes sure that we had a great time during our vacations. It was our first family vacation, and everyone keeps wonderful memories of that week. After fiew months, we still talk about it. We visit Uvita, Ojochal, so many good restaurants in this area. The road to reach the Villa needs absolutly a 4X4. We had to change our vehicule, in Uvita. A salesman in San Jose, said that a mini van would be enough, not true.

That episod was just an adventure in our trip.

Finally, I recommand the Villa for people who wants a luxury vacation, with a spectacular view, and a georgous place. If we're going back to Uvita, we will for sure rent that place again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear France, So good to hear from you! Thank you for remembering our place with such great feelings! Be sure you will always be welcome at Villa Saint Tropez, we've been improving more and more upthere so that our guests be incredibly comfortable! We had some clients coming back next 2015 season and this is the best grateful thing for us, to have previus guests coming back! I look forward to having you again there! All the best, Laurence

Our stay here was absolutely incredible!

  • 5 of 5

First off, if you're planning a relaxing getaway, Uvita is a great option. It's off of the beaten path, so if you're looking for privacy, whether at the beach or in this villa, you've got it. Yet, it's a short drive to Manuel Antonio, so you can definitely take advantage of all the adventures Costa Rica has to offer.

Villa St. Tropez itself is even more amazing than it seems! When I was looking for a rental, I found myself feeling a wary of whether or not these places could hold up to their big promises and fancy photography. I can assure you that this one absolutely does– it's got everything you need, it's super-private and the views are unobstructed and amazing.

Lastly, though we didn't get to meet Laurence in person, her incredible hospitality was clearly on display and Swin was a wonderful host in her place. My personal thanks to you both!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
LaGrange, IL USA


  • 5 of 5

I recently vacationed at Villa St. Tropez with my wife and two daughters. Upon arrival we found that the property was even more amazing than what the pictures had reflected, including the views of the surrounding area. The house and furnishings were new and very well maintained. There were fresh flowers in the main house, and a basket of fruit was provided that lasted us all week. Swin and Jedy were most helpful in explaining the technology in the house and they also provided a nice dinner, which was needed after a long trip in from Chicago. Swin was also really helpful in arranging activities, dinners, etc.

I would suggest getting a decent 4x4 to get up the side of the mountain to the property. We had a Hyundai Tucson initially and it could barely make it up the steepest part of the road. We ended up swapping it out for a Mitsubishi Montero, which solved this problem.

Also, if you have small children, just be aware that all of the bedrooms open to the outside. We never felt unsafe, and our girls are a little older, but young kids might be anxious about the set up.

Given that this was our first trip to Costa Rica, we wanted to keep a leisurely pace with activities. The canopy tour at Hacienda Baru was fun, some beach time at Marino Ballena was good, but the hiking trip at Corcovado National Park is a must. We saw tons of wildlife (monkeys, Macaws, Coatis, bats, etc.). Also, we had great meals at Citrus, The Gecko, and Five Senses.

We have traveled over Spring Break each of the past 10 years, and this property turned out to be favorite. I definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for appreciate and recommend our place! You will always benefit from a preferred status on this property just like all our previous guests! I look forward to greeting you again! Kindly yours, Laurence

Relaxation total

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné 1 mois complet à Villa St-Tropez.

Notre séjour a été parfait ! Que dire de plus !

Cependant, il a fait tellement beau et le Rancho est tellement sublime, que nous n'avons à aucune reprise profiter de la salle à dîner ou bien du salon intérieur. Nous avons relaxer seulement à l'extérieur dans le Rancho.

Par le passé, nous avons majoritairement séjourné dans des "tout inclus" de luxe avec major d'homme. Mais notre visite à Villa St-Tropez à changer notre point de vue radicalement. Les prochains voyages seront certainement de louer une villa "si possible aussi extraordinaire". Nous avons relaxé comme jamais, ce fût un repos total.

Merci de nous avoir fait profiter un peu de votre coin de paradis.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cher Martin, Merci infiniment pour ce retour; nous sommes ravis que vous ayez profité au maximum de ce séjour d'un mois à VST. Le fait de comparer notre propriété à d'autres procurant en plus des services de conciergerie et major d'homme nous procure une grande fierté!! En tout cas sachez que vous faites partie de nos hôtes privilégiés VIP et que nous sommes impatients de vous accueillir à nouveau! D'autant plus qu'avec le nouveau complexe Hôtel, lounge, restaurant gastronomique et spa qui vient d'ouvrir à 500 mètres en dessous de chez nous, nous sommes assurés de maintenir notre accès et environnement en très bon état; en effet, dans le voisinage de plus en plus de propriétaires sont aujourd'hui soucieux de procurer luxe et bien-être à leurs clients. Bien amicalement, Laurence Dear Martin, Thank you so much for this kind feedback; we are glad you enjoyed and relaxed during this month on our property. Besides we feel very proud that you compare our rental with the previous luxury places you experienced with special high grade maid services! Anyway be sure you are now a VIP guest at VST and we look forward to greeting you again there! Besides as you may have seen, we have now in our neighbourhood (500mts) a great luxury hotel, lounge, gastronomic restaurant and spa just opened in the early 2013, we are sure then to keep improving well the access as we are more and more owners in the area concerned about providing welfare and luxury services to our guests! Sincerely, Laurence
Atlanta, Georgia, USA


  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed at Villa St. Tropez late December 2012 to early January 2013 and I cannot imagine a more beautiful location to celebrate New Years! The house is just as described in the listing though the photos hardly begin to do it justice - the view is truly breathtaking.

It is a bit of a journey from the village of Uvita to get to the house but as other reviewers have said, you get used to it and it becomes easy. You MUST have a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get to the house and be sure you know how to get it into a low gear for the drive down, to save your brakes. You do have to allow 15-20 minutes to get up to or down from the house to the main road (Hwy 34). If you like to be able to pop down to the shops frequently you will have to adjust but it is well worth it. You are living IN the forest and it is a truly unique and wonderful experience. There are two Supermercados on Hwy 34 in Uvita where you can get all the supplies you might need. I recommend you stop in and load up before you make your first journey up the hill to the house. When you get there you will want to unload and begin to enjoy the pool and rancho immediately!

The property management is top rate: Laurence is very responsive during the reservation process and was incredibly helpful as we prepared to depart, answering all of our questions in a timely manner. Swin and Jeddy are very friendly and helpful and quite knowledgeable about the property. The next door neighbor, Trinna, is also very helpful and within earshot if you need anything at all. The property is very well maintained - there is hardly any sign of someone having used it before you, everything appears so new - and quite comfortable. There was nothing we needed that was not already at the house.

We would highly recommend staying at VST. It is quite close to Bahia Ballena, the Whale's Tail park, which is beautiful. Nearby is Tito at Uvita Surf School for surf lessons (highly recommended); Will at Adventure Motorsports for ATV tours (also highly recommended - you can't beat the views from the tour and the swim in the waterfall at the end is so much fun); and Scotty at Costa Canyoning (again, a must-do activity). But you are not near a commercial, built-up beach front - the area is still natural, pristine coastland and forest and you really get to experience the true Costa Rica.

What are you waiting for? Contact Laurence and book your stay now!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for your feedback! It is such a great pleasure for us to make our guests happy! Be sure you are welcome at VST whenever you want as a preferred guest now! Sincerely yours, Laurence


Nearest Airport
180 Miles
San José international airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bar lounge at Hotel Kura and Oxygene on the hill
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Costanera Sur
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Marino Ballena
Car: necessary

The villa is located on the hills 4 kms from Uvita, a small but growing community surrounded by national parks and stunning beaches yet in proximity to the many amenities serviced by the Costanera highway, offering the greatest ocean view in the country over the famous Whale Tail.

Local attractions:

- Famous national reserves: Ballena Marino, Cano Island, Talamanca ( last Indian population)...

- Boat tours and jet skiing around sensational aquatic life

- Sport-fishing, diving...

- Horse riding tours

- Quad rentals

- Rain forest activities, waterfalls

- Manuel Antonio, its white sandy beaches and its famous national reserve with a great variety of plants and wildlife

San Isidro, the 2nd most important city in the country is just 50mn drive from Uvita.


Rates & Availability

From $357 Per night

Uvita Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Dec 7 2014 - May 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Green season
May 3 2015 - Dec 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
High season End 2015
Dec 6 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
Christmas season 2015/16
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
High season 2016
Jan 3 2016 - May 7 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A special dinner is included on our weekly rates!
The Luxury Adventure Week including the best activities in the area : coordination with Tour operators and Services centers for guests' comfort and leisure.
Our present stated rates do not include energy consumption.
Payments are made through international bank transfers
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Uvita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 340 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • A large Master bathroom and two medium all with shower and toilets
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Large bedrooms all with great ocean view and private bathroom
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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