This was our first trip to Costa Rica, and we wanted something that was private, but also close to activities. We found Lattice House on Trip Advisor, and read so many amazing reviews, that we decided to book it.
There are so many amazing things about the home:
-It is very private. There is one other rental home on the property, but it is located far enough from Lattice House that you barely know it's there.
-The view is amazing. We couldn't get enough of the awesome view of the coastline below.
-The Pool! The infinity pool was the highlight of the house. My daughter played in the pool for hours each day, and we could comfortably watch her from inside the house or on the deck. Is was great for us adults too. Cooling off in the pool at the end of a day of adventures was so refreshing.
-Trails on the property: There are a number of trails on the property, one of which leads to an amazing waterfall.
-Wildlife-We had a show one morning from the monkeys up in the trees in front of the house. We spent about 30 minutes watching them leap from tree to tree.
Fully equipped kitchen. (We made dinner at the house many nights)
TVs with satellite cable and WiFi
Alarm system, safes, and gated entrance.
Helpful and responsive caretaker
Washer and Dryer
A/C in the bedrooms
Proximity to activities: Lattice House is about a 10 minute drive to the town of Uvita, where you can goto the BM supermarket to get any groceries, find restaurants, get gas, etc. Also the beaches are in this area too. My stepson took a surf lesson, and my wife and daughter took a horseback riding tour. One morning I jogged about a half mile down the road from the Lattice House front gate, and there was a small entrance to a beach right there.
Accessibility: Lattice House is right off the main highway.
And just the house itself is beautiful. Lovely design, decor, and furnishings.
Pat, the owner, and Ana, the caretaker were both very responsive to any needs, suggestions, questions that we had. This is a place I can't say enough positive things about.
Just a note: There is no A/C in the main living quarters (living room, dining room, kitchen), although there are fans that circulate the air. Also, bugs and geckos share the living quarters. There's not a ton of bugs, but they are there. After a while you start to hardly notice them.