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3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with private pool

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Bahía Ballena Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

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Villas 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.

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.

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

Jason or Victoria Hughes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2016
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About Jason or Victoria Hughes

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.

Jason or Victoria Hughes purchased this villa in 2005

Why Jason or Victoria Hughes chose Puntarenas

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.


based on 33 traveler reviews

3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful. We loved the Asian design and outdoor kitchen. We had beautiful dinners overlooking the Pacific. Victoria and Jason were extremely helpful with booking tours and with any questions we had. We saw toucans, iguanas and many beautiful birds. We could hear the howler monkeys along with all the other sounds of the rain forest. We were also provided with a book with suggestions on tours, restaurants and local attractions which was very helpful. We loved every restaurant and tour suggested. Our teenage girls and 10 year old son will be talking about this wonderful trip for years to come!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We got engaged!!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is that this home will always hold a piece of my heart! Me and my now Fiancé stayed in this beautiful home for 2 nights and it was everything we ever dreamed of! Jason and Victoria are beyond helpful and we could not have asked for better hosts! The home is located on a hill so you will get a beautiful view of the ocean and not the mention the sunset. I love that the kitchen is outside and each room is private with AC, TV and wifi. The pool area and lounge area was our favorite hangout spot. The hosts 2 little dogs (in which are very cute and clean) hung out with us for a good amount of time, but that's because we loved them!! They were the sweetest but if you don't want them around they will leave you alone. The house is located about 5 to 8 min from town so if you need anything it is all very close. There is also a resort up the street that has a restaurant which we went to for pretty much breakfast lunch and dinner that's how good it was! Our last full day there we were blessed with a beautiful sunset in which my fiancé proposed to me! It was magical!!! We will be back to this beautiful home to celebrate. Thank you Jason and Victoria for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Living in the Jungle

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 3 adult children stayed here in early February 2016. We had fallen in love with the property a year ago having viewed it on VRBO and the home absolutely lived up to the positive reviews. This is a property for nature and animal lovers. During the day we saw a lot of beautiful toucans and other birds and during the evenings the jumbo sized insects entertained us. No bug bites. The owners 2 little dogs were regular and welcome visitors. The house is fully stocked and the beds are very comfortable. The pool was our favorite hangout and necessary for cool down in the hot sun. Victoria booked tours for us; mangrove tour @ Sierpe and ziplining. We also enjoyed Exotica restaurant in Ojochal and discovered a great restaurant off the highway near Dominicalito; La Parcela with stunning views of the ocean on both sides, regular visits by the resident white face monkeys and excellent seafood. We would definitely return to this house!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic adventure in uvita. Jason and Victoria are wonderful hosts ensuring that we were well looked after and were always available to answer our questions, give recommendations on restaurants and even book our dinners and excursions. It is a perfect place for a group of people who want to spend time together but wish for privacy as all 3 bedrooms are completely separate with their own bathrooms. We truly had a wonderful holiday and highly recommend this property for those looking for a true adventure in this beautiful country

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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AMAZING...Life Changing to say the least..!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great time..! First time out of the country and we couldn't have asked for a better experince. Jason & Victoria Hughes are wonderful host. Everything we needed to have a relaxing week was provide for us. From little household items to planing waterfall trips. Their knowledge of the area and good nature attitude make this property perfect. The drive from the airport down the coast to the property is well worth it. Monkeys early in the morning or a walk up the hill to the neighborhood hotel bar for sunsets this is a special place. We will be back for sure..

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The listing description is amazing, but doesn't really do justice to this incredible property and its owners. The property was easy to find and very secure. My husband and our 3 children (17, 14 and 10) stayed here at the end of our Thanksgiving trip to Costa Rica. There was enough room for us to each have our own space and yet feel close together. The property is stunning and very welcoming; thanks to the wonderful owners that had paid great attention to the details. There was delicious coffee from the local cafe, some cold drinks and the "everything you need to know" book awaiting our arrival. This book had all the info we needed about the property, town and adventure opportunities to be had in the area. The owners made themselves available to answer any questions we had and were a delight to visit with. We were here, purposefully, to consider a move to Uvita and just fell in love with it all. We were introduced to a fabulous school that Victoria and Jason had informed us about prior to our trip and enjoyed the opportunity to visit in person; our girls had the chance to see what a school in CR looks like. We spent Thanksgiving day zip-lining at the nearby Osa Canopy Tour. There are 9 cables, 11 platforms, 2 repelling stations, 2 suspension bridges, and a crazy "tarzan" swing that the girls really loved. Chris and his team were super fun and professional. What we loved in Uvita: the atmosphere and pizza at Pizzeria La Fogata, the owner of Scooby's (he shared his favorite places to see in Uvita with us), Playa Ventanas (practically had this beach to ourselves), hiking through the jungle behind this house and the unbelievably gorgeous sunsets and wildlife viewed from the lookout balcony. Early on our first morning at the house, I saw a pod of dolphins swim by in the ocean, 3 capuchin monkeys, a scarlet macaw and five toucans from where I sat. Mind blown and I didn't even have to leave the property!!! Our only disappointment was that we had not spent our whole research vacation there and that we had to leave. This is the only place we will stay when we return to Uvita! We would give it 10 stars if we could. Truly a little piece of Heaven on earth!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Vista Ballena Hotel
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Buenas Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Whales and Dolphins Hotel
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Hermosa and Marino Ballena National Park
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.


Rates & Availability

Bahía Ballena Villa Rental Rates

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Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 3
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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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Bahía Ballena Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • River ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Extensive forest paths for wildlife viewing

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