Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica

Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 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.

Keywords: House

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

Recent Review

About the Owner

Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english


Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica
+001 (409) 771 3493 (TX, USA)Nov-May
Uvita Puntarenas
New York

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, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica
+001 (409) 771 3493 (TX, USA)Nov-May
Uvita Puntarenas
New York, NY

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.

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
Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica
+001 (409) 771 3493 (TX, USA)Nov-May
Uvita Puntarenas
Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA

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
Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica
+001 (409) 771 3493 (TX, USA)Nov-May
Uvita Puntarenas

Overwhelmingly beautiful

  • 5 of 5
A vacation at Lattice House begins far before you arrive.  From the moment you see the pictures, you are hooked.  When you hear from the owner Pat, you understand what an incredibly special place it is.  

The enquiry and booking process was professional, with Pat answering all of our questions and making much appreciated suggestions.  As our vacation approached we also exchanged e-mails with the property manager Ana on final arrival details and she was a pleasure to deal with.

Ana arranged our transportation from the San Jose airport to the house and to have our rental car brought to the house the next day.  We definitely recommend this approach as it made our arrival very relaxed. The drive from the airport was about 3.5 hours and our driver Mariano made the drive quite enjoyable, including a stop at a bridge to check out the crocodiles.

We were greeted at the house by Ana, who gave us a walk through of all the things we needed to know about the house.  As a thoughtful touch, there was also a welcome basket of all the makings of a lovely breakfast, including fresh local fruit.

The house and location simply can't be described because words can not do it justice.  It is one of the most overwhelmingly beautiful places we have visited.  The house itself has every convenience you could imagine, and is very well appointed.  The grounds are naturally beautiful, with perfectly positioned places to admire the wildlife.

For us our time at Lattice House was spent enjoying the home and grounds.  In fact, we did very little outside Achiote other then replenish our fridge and pantry.  We wanted to enjoy every minute of the views, the pool, the wildlife and the house.

We tried to ensure we took in everything Lattice House had to offer.  We swam.  We had a fire in the fire pit.  We watched the toucans.  We listened to the howler monkeys.  We soaked in the copper tub.  We walked in the orchard.  We sat in the meditation garden. We watched the sunrise.  We hiked to the waterfall in the rain (making memories that will last forever). 

Lattice House is truly a special place.  We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to experience all that it is.
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica
+001 (409) 771 3493 (TX, USA)Nov-May
Uvita Puntarenas

Vacation in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
It is hard for me to put into words just how special our recent stay at Lattice House was. It is clear from the other reviews on this page that the house speaks for itself. It is a beautifully appointed home set on a gorgeous property. Every inch of the house was designed with intent and it is evident. From the second you begin to meander up the drive past the gate you get the sense that you have indeed “arrived” but when you step out of the car and get to see the views that the property boasts you know you’ve made it to paradise. Toucans, hummingbirds, monkeys and tree frogs are just some of the critters that seem to welcome you into the fold of rainforest life and immediately allows you to forget about everything else.

After you have settled into the accommodation of Lattice House you can then set your sights on the activities/ adventures that the area has to offer. Weather it is zip lining, horseback riding, surfing, yoga or getting a massage there is plenty to do in the area and all of the activities provide a great experience. No matter what you choose, it will not disappoint.

The house is great, the activities are awesome and the location can’t be beat- but there is another piece to Lattice House that puts it above the rest, and absolutely must be mentioned. Ana, the property manager is nothing short of a true gem! From the day I booked the house (8 months prior) right through until the last minute of our stay she was phenomenal. She was great with answering questions, setting up our activities and giving advice, all of which was spot on. When we arrived she had our plans for the week printed and ready to go all complete with maps and directions for how to get there. I cannot say enough about how important of a piece Ana was to making our stay top notch. You will not find this anywhere else.

Others reviewing the home have said it, and I am going echo them by saying that if you are anything like me and have been scrutinizing over properties in the area trying to figure out which one is best suited for your vacation, look no further. Pat the homeowner, Ana the property manager and the Lattice House itself are a winning combination and you will absolutely not be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Lattice House - a Bit of Bali in Costa Rica
+001 (409) 771 3493 (TX, USA)Nov-May
Uvita Puntarenas

Enchanting Property in Uvita, Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
My extended family of five stayed at Lattice House for two weeks in March of 2013. We have traveled all over the world on vacations, and this experience was definitely up there. Our initial impressions of the property were impressive. The driveway is long, and very steep, similar to many properties in this part of Costa Rica. The house sits on roughly 60 acres of manicured grounds, with tons of flowering plants and fruit trees. The house has a beautiful view of the ocean, and although it seems further away, you can hear the surf. Otherwise, the house is surrounded by jungle, which we all loved. So many beautiful birds, and the howler monkeys were definitely a family favorite. We made several hikes to the nearby secluded, and just beautiful. If you go, you've got to take a swim!
The house itself is gorgeous. We have been to Bali several times, and we love the architecture, which is one of the reasons we chose Lattice House....little slice of Bali in Central America.
The house is beautifully decorated, and left us wanting for nothing. Although you can't walk to the beach, it is only about 3-5 minutes by car. It is centrally located between Uvita and Dominical, so driving wasn't a big deal at all. We made a point of going to the beach daily, but also tried some fishing, canopy tour, as well as a day trip to Corcovado to snorkel and sight see. So much to see and do, but we always loved coming back to the house and relaxing.
Costa Rica is a beautiful country, and the people are very friendly. There are so many things to do, but the house is great if you just want to relax. Ana, the property manager, is wonderful, and an absolute "laser". She was very helpful in setting up activities, making suggestions, etc.
I make very few guarantees in life, but I can pretty much guarantee that any family or group that rents this property will be very, very happy. I just can't think of any negatives. If and when I return to Costa Rica, I will absolutely try to rent this property again.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

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


Enter dates to see total
Total estimated amount
Email Owner Contact Me
Updated: Sep 9, 2014

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season 2014
Apr 26 2014 - Nov 21 2014
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2014
Nov 22 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 24 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

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.


Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher


  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View


  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • 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


  • 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.


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


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

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


  • 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
Email Owner Contact Me