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Patricia (Pat) Williamson

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica

47 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Special Offer! Last minute discounted rates! June 24 - July 7

Central Valley - San Jose Villa Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Lattice House is the ultimate tropical villa. Set in a 60 acre private reserve, 3 minutes above beautiful Playa Hermosa, surrounded by jungle, you will enjoy spectacular ocean views from every room, from the decks, and the infinity pool.

Enjoy its unique Bali modern architecture, and custom-designed finishes and furnishings, all imported from Bali.Lattice House was built and has been lovingly maintained as my home, and you will feel as though it is your own private paradise for you stay.

You will have an onsite manager/concierge to take care of your ground transportation, activities, catering, restaurant reservations, so that you can spend all your time just enjoying your stay.

Lattice House is conveniently located half-way between Dominical and Uvita, right off the coast highway. You won’t have to spend your valuable vacation time driving up and down mountain roads to enjoy incredible views and privacy. The reserve encompasses large park-like spaces, orchards, and even more area maintained as jungle, with trails leading to numerous streams and waterfalls. In any direction, you see only white water coastline, mountains, or rain forest. On any given day, you may see (and hear) howler and white-face monkeys, coaties, tayras, agouties, sloths, toucans, aracaries, hummingbirds, parrots, and dozens of other bird species, all from the house decks.

Lattice House is a spectacular place, and I am happy to share it with our guests.

The master bedroom (king) and bedroom/office (double daybed) and two full baths are on the main level; two bedrooms (one queen, two twins) and a full bath are on the lower level. There are two sofas in the living room that can be used as additional beds.

Lattice House has all the amenities you expect in a luxury home and much more: partially covered total infinity pool with heated jacuzzi; four covered patios and decks; air conditioning in all the bedrooms; slate and marble floors and bathrooms; lattice work and hardwoods from Bali; outdoor master bath with copper soaking tub; copper and stone sinks; high end, fully equipped, stainless steel kitchen; beautiful furnishings, artwork and accessories.

Lattice House is a unique house in a very special property, and we look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Patricia (Pat) Williamson (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Patricia (Pat) Williamson

My late husband and I purchased the property in 2000, and finished our retirement home in 2007. We loved the whole 3 year process of working with the Costa Rican and Balinese architects and designers and overseeing the building of our dream home. We originally planned to live there full-time, but that was before 15 grandchildren came along, and we decided to split time between Costa Rica and Houston/Galveston. Unfortunately, he did not live long after Lattice House was completed, and I decided to spend more time at my home in Galveston, near family and friends, and to share my home in Costa Rica with others who will love it as much as I do. I still get to spend about 3 months a year there--mostly in the summer when I can escape the Texas heat! I have wonderful friends there and treasure every minute I am there. We have wonderful times---hiking, swimming, boogie boarding, bird watching, and sharing wonder meals at home and in local restaurants. The picture is from a dinner at Lattice House on my trip last summer--me in the middle rear, surrounded by some of my closest Costa Rican friends who are fortunate to be full-timers and Michael McCoy, second from the right front, from Bali, who was the primary designer and who continues to send new furnishings. Since that picture, he has had made for me beautiful new coconut dining chairs. Lattice House and Reserva de Achiote are my love, and all the rental income goes to its upkeep and improvement.

Patricia (Pat) Williamson purchased this villa in 2000

Why Patricia (Pat) Williamson chose Central Valley - San Jose

My husband and I wanted to retire to the tropics and in the early 90's started looking in Costa Rica. We loved the idea that it was so democratic and had no army. The first place we visited in 1993 was Dominical, but at that time there was no paved road from Jaco, and we decided it was just too remote for our later years. We looked all over CR, and by the time we decided no place was as beautiful as the southern Pacific coast, the road had been paved to Quepos and there were a few crucial amenities. We spent 3 years looking at property and finally in 2000 found Achiote, the most beautiful, accessible, and private property in the area. I retired in 2005, and the next day we were on a plane to our paradise.

Reviews

5
based on 47 traveler reviews

Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews
5

so fantastic it made me cry!

  • 5 of 5

This is going to take awhile.....I have so much to say about this stunning property. Following the homeowners very specific directions, you come upon the driveway into the property and it looks hidden and non descript. You turn off the coastal road and enter the property through a simple gate.......then you're eyes start to buldge because you can't believe this is where you have come to stay. A beautiful upward curving manicured tropical drive is lined with palm trees. This goes on for a good half of a mile as you ascend the reserve-like (I think it is a reserve - 50 acers) property. Then you see the house. Wow. I said to myself, "All my hard work in finding the perfect house for the perfect family vacation (my parents included) and I DID IT!" The house is soooo perfect. The photos say it all. It should be in architectural digest (remember David Bowie's house in Bali - this is as close as you'll come to it without traveling over the pacific). The views are stunning and dramatic. This is a great location for a photo shoot. I am an architectural designer and this was nirvana! I took soooo many pictures and hope to put them up on this site if there is a way to share them. Stop your search, I have done it for you (40 hours of house hunting - no kidding!) This is the place for you! The house itself is peaceful and secluded. Several mornings I woke up early and hiked up behind the house into the ancient forest to discover tree frogs, monkeys and toucans The dining is great in the dominical area and grocery shopping is 10 mins down the road. The caretakers are very enthusiastic and a wealth of information. Dominical is the place to go because it is still the unspoiled true Costa Rica. This may be over the top as far as a review but when you have a vacation this great after putting in so much time and energy you feel like you've won the Oscar for travel planning.

The small print: I am in no way related to or knew the homeowners when I booked this house. I just loved it in the photos and made the contact!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This was our second stay at Lattice House........and we RARELY go back to the same place twice.

  • 5 of 5

We travel to the tropics one to two times a year and generally try and find new places to explore. Lattice House and the Uvita/Dominical area are the one exception. The house, the grounds, the view, the wildlife and this area of Costa Rica are breathtaking. If you enjoy nature or just want a place to relax this is absolutely the place for you. Pat and Ana are great to work with and they truly want you to have the best vacation of your life. If you're considering Lattice House for your next vacation we highly recommend you book now as you won't be disappointed. We are already trying to decide when we can go there next.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Trip of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Lattice House was a Dream come True!

Coming up the drive and you have a feeling come over you that you made the right choice in a vacation rental. The long drive of a manicured orchard and estate is so beautiful! When you get to the house and see the Pacific and infinity pool you don’t ever want to leave.

Ana is awesome! There was a security guard during the evening and night, so you always felt safe. The house is beautifully designed with an open air feel. The house is beyond perfect with much wildlife and birds in the area. We kept the windows and doors opened during the “awake” hours and never were bitten by a bug once. The sounds surrounding the Lattice House still echo in my mind as I desire to still hear the crashing of the waves, sounds of the toucans, parrots and howler monkeys are etched beautifully in my mind. You can’t go wrong with the Lattice House. All the reviews are spot on. Our two teenaged kids loved the house and especially the pool. The pool is awesome.

The area is so beautiful and the people are so laid back there with an easy going atmosphere. We never felt nervous at all. The people and lifestyle around the Dominical area are great! Loved, loved, loved this trip and this part of Costa Rica! I’m still in aw!

Thank you Pat for sharing your blessing of a house!!! We hope we can return to this beautiful home and make more everlasting memories!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arizona
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

When I decided our next family vacation would be to Costa Rica, I was torn between choosing Lattice House and one other property. I certainly made the right decision choosing Lattice House. From the beginning, Pat, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with. She was kind and answered all of my questions. She went above and beyond and I truly felt she wanted us to have the best Costa Rica experience we could.

When we arrived, we were awed by the house and property. It is so beautiful-and I have high standards. The pool, the grounds, the deck, the bedrooms, the kitchen--it is all great. The outdoor shower and bathtub off the master were perfect! You can look out into the jungle and watch the sunset in the evening and listen to the jungle noises. What an awesome way to get clean.

We used Alexandra twice. You won't get a better view in any restaurant, so it was nice to have her cook for us at the house.

It was also very helpful to have Ana, the property manager, available. She booked us a car rental in San Jose and had it delivered to the hotel where we had to stay before we drove to Lattice House. She also booked our zip lining (Hacienda Baru-great!) and our horse-back riding tour. She was very responsive and attentive, but also would leave you alone if you wanted.

Being on a 75 acre nature preserve is also a unique experience. We hiked to the waterfall and were totally alone, swimming in the cool water. This isn't an easy hike, but it is worth it.

I was also worried that we would be too far from the beach. Not the case. In 3 minutes you can be at Hermosa beach. We felt that our stuff was safe there too.

One thing I didn't realize about Costa Rica, is that it is HOT-and I live in Arizona. It was kind of a shock. Thus, it was really nice to have A/C in the bedrooms.

As for the Zika virus scare--I saw a total of about 3 mosquitos our whole time there. We didn't even need bug spray in the jungle. I don't think Zika is really in Costa Rica. Don't let this affect your decision to go to Lattice House and have one of the best vacations ever!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. I am so glad you were so pleased with Lattice House and Costa Rica. I agree with your assessment of the heat in March. It is the most popular month, but for those of us who live in the South, May-September is the time to go to Costa Rica--to escape the heat and, for me, the Texas mosquitos! The afternoon rains (if you are lucky to get them) cool everything off, and the Pacific Ocean breezes and the cool air sliding down the mountain can make the evenings deliciously chilly. The Off Season is a big misnomer--beautiful sunny mornings, gentle afternoon rains or occasionally exciting tropical thunderstorms, cool nights sleeping with the windows open--I think it is the best season.
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WOW!

  • 5 of 5

This property far exceeded our expectations. The house and pool were amazing. Ana, the manager, was wonderful, helping us set up activities, being available to answer questions and making recommendations both before and after our arrival. Her recommendation to have Alexandria cook for us the night we arrived was a perfect end to a long travel day. Alexandria's food was delicious. We ended up using her 2 nights, her fish ceviche is the best in the area. Believe me, I tried it all. We had chicken and pork skewers one night and the fish and chicken tacos the second night. Both meals were a hit with our whole group, even my 6 year old grandson who eats nothing but PB and J sandwiches.

The restaurants in the area are many and we enjoyed everyone that we tried. Citrus and Jolly Rogers were our favorites.

Ana arranged for us to be picked up at the airport and for our rental car to be delivered the next morning to the Lattice House. Our driver from the airport stopped while we grocery shopped. There are groceries in Uvita but it was nice to be stocked the first night.

The views from the Lattice House are breathtaking. The pool was pristine, a wonderful place to relax after a busy day and on days that we choose to stay home and do nothing. We tried a different beach everyday and enjoyed them all. My grandsons, 9 and 6, loved the buggy boarding. The activities that were the biggest hits with all ages were the horsebacking riding to the Nauyaca Falls and the Osa Canopy Tour.

We had no issues with mosquitos anywhere except when we went to a restaurant by the beach at sunset. Walking to the falls on the property was a must do but we recommend starting early morning when it is cooler. It is a 45 minute walk so allow at least 2 or more hours for the event.

Lattice House was by far one our best family vacations ever. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudson, WI
5

Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a place to stay and the Lattice House was recommended. It was FABULOUS!! The house was perfect. There were 6 of us, the house accommodates 8. We packed a soft sided cooler and stopped in Jaco for some groceries, but ended up shopping in Uvita for additional items. We cooked almost all of our own meals in a kitchen that has all of the essentials. We stopped at a local fish stand for fresh fish, and we stopped daily at a fruit stand for fresh goodies. We had big ideas... Wanted to zip line, horseback ride along the beach, four wheeling, hiking, etc., but when we got to the house we made ourselves at home and left to only do a few things. The house is quiet, beautiful, spacious, clean, and awesome. Bring binoculars, the view to the Whale Tail is great, we could even see whales.

You truly do not need to bring much... Sun block, walking shoes (that cover your toes), bathing suit(s), and shorts. Very casual environment. If going out for dinner, because the sunsets are soooooo amazing, consider making a reservation, otherwise you might be waiting a while for a table (depending on establishment)

Would return in a heartbeat! Loved, loved, loved our first visit to Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Bar Jolly Roger
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Buena Vista
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 34 (Costanera Sur)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Talanguera
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Hermosa
Car: necessary

Zip lining, birdwatching, exclusive access to 60 acres of beautiful grounds,orchards, primary rainforest trails and waterfalls.

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Rates & Availability

Uvita Villa Rental Rates

Special Offer! Last minute discounted rates!

Special Offer From:
Dates Jun 24, 2016 to Jul 7, 2016

Take advantage of the lowest rates at beautiful Lattice House.

One week or more - $450 per night. 10 nights or more $400 per night.

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season 2016
Apr 25 2016 - May 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,100
 
 
Summer 2016
May 28 2016 - Aug 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,800
 
 
Green Season 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,100
 
 
High Season 2016
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$600
$3,900
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
High Season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$600
$3,900
 
 
Green Season 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,100
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$600
$3,800
 
 
Green Season 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,100
 
 
High Season 2017
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$600
$3,900
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Additional discounts for last minute rental (within one month of arrival) and for stays longer than one week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Central Valley - San Jose Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , outdoor shower , Copper tub for 2 and shower are on a private covered deck
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level
  • In addition, there is a beautiful glass block outdoor shower on the lower level patio.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , on main level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lower level
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , May be converted to a king
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Living sofas may be made up as twins
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be made into a king bed. Lower bedrooms have en suite vanities and lavatories.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Balinese furnishings hardwoods slate marble throughout, copper soaking tub, copper and stone sinks, dining table for 10, maid service, total infinity pool, 14 ceiling fans

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