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Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica

Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 10, 2014
House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Set in a 60 acre private reserve, 3 minutes above beautiful Playa Hermosa, tropical modern Lattice House enjoys spectacular ocean views from every room. Completed August 2007, custom-designed finishes and furnishings were imported from Bali. Lattice House has been featured in the Feb. 2008 issue of the Costa Rican architecture magazine, Su Casa, and in the recently published book 1000 X Architecture of the Americas.

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 and even more area maintained as jungle--primary rain forest and old secondary. 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.

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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  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p144776vb
-+001 (409) 771 3493 (TX, USA)Nov-May
Uvita Puntarenas
New York
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p144776vb
-+001 (409) 771 3493 (TX, USA)Nov-May
Uvita Puntarenas
Monument, Colorado USA
5

Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Cannot say enough about our vacation and accommodations at the Lattice House. Everything from the breathtaking views, gorgeous home, amazing house manager, meals prepared by personal chef, private transfer service from airport and so on. We tried to take advantage of all the other reviews and so our vacation was so organized yet relaxing. The trip from airport to this area was far, but having the van pick us up allowed us to relax. We did try to cook a few nights but in hindsight would have just gone out to dinner or dinner prepared for us. We did the canopy tour, whale watching (whales were right next our boat-it was crazy), beach excursions and stayed at the house, in the pool and just loved the sights and sounds of the reserve. We hiked through jungle to waterfall twice. So great to have on property. We even got to hold a few monkeys after the canopy tour. So cute!!! We stayed with another family so there was 9 of us. Because the kids shared it worked out and Ana helped us figure out best way for everyone to be comfortable. (5 children 11yrs-16yrs). We highly recommend that if your plans take you to Costa Rica, you must stay at the Lattice House. You will not regret!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p144776vb
-+001 (409) 771 3493 (TX, USA)Nov-May
Uvita Puntarenas
5

Magical

  • 5 of 5
This place is Magical!!We were blessed to call it home for 10 amazing days. Ana and the staff were perfect and kind. The wildlife OMG!!! We will miss hearing and seeing the howler monkeys every day in the trees in the front next to the road. Their roars would wake us up in the morning. It sounds like “Jurrasic Park”.The cleaning ladies spotted a wild pig and took us there. The birds, lizards, butterflies and insects were beautiful!! I have to say the geckos were our favorite. We will miss hearing them chirp and seeing them at night.

The House! It is every bit what the photos show, then you walk in and look around, then out to the deck, you see the pool and that view!!!And it all comes to life; we immersed ourselves in it. I think it is safe to say we have fallen in love with Costa Rica. Tears are rolling down my face as I say farewell. Pura Vida.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p144776vb
-+001 (409) 771 3493 (TX, USA)Nov-May
Uvita Puntarenas
Monument, Colorado
5

Wish we were still at the Lattice House!!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first visit to Costa Rica and the Lattice House was the perfect place to stay. The house is everything you see on the website and more! The house has a great layout - 9 of us (5 were teenagers) stayed there and we never felt like we were walking over each other. The pool and views are absolutely beautiful! The property is so peaceful and the hike to the waterfall was a good workout, but also lots of fun. We did a lot of stuff but I would have been happy just hanging out at the Lattice House all day. Pat, the owner, sent us a ton of useful information before we arrived. Ana was there whenever we needed her. She answered my many questions before we got there, as well. Alexandra made dinner for us twice - it was delicious. So far, this was the best vacation rental we've ever had. We loved it and definitely want to come back again!!

We highly recommend -
Osa Canopy Tour, Bahia Aventuras whale watching, La Parcela, Goathouse 169, Las Esteras, Road Shack, Coconut Almond bread from the Uvita market, Guava marmalade
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p144776vb
-+001 (409) 771 3493 (TX, USA)Nov-May
Uvita Puntarenas
New York, NY
5

Unforgettable vacation home

  • 5 of 5
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.

-Amenities:
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p144776vb
-+001 (409) 771 3493 (TX, USA)Nov-May
Uvita Puntarenas
Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA
5

Beyond wildest dreams

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful view...heavenly pool and outdoor shower...gorgeous grounds...and a house that evokes relaxation, open space living and centeredness. We were two grandmas, two daughters, and two grand-daughters (5 and 10), and Lattice House provided the perfect accommodations. As others have noted, Ana is a wonderful trip planner -- every recommendation she made was perfect, and her warmth and attentiveness throughout the pre-planning and our stay created security and confidence in exploring this beautiful area of Costa Rica. The grandchildren would have stayed in the pool all day and night, but we were close to lovely beaches and boat/snorkeling tours that attracted them as well. The daughters could take surfing lessons and go scuba diving. In other words, the location was perfect for doing things -- but if you never left the house, you'd be happy as well. We hated to leave!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

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

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2014
Nov 22 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,800
 
 
Holiday 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
High Season 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 24 2015
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49

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

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

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

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.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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

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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