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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 23, 2015
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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More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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37 Reviews

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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)
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)
Uvita Puntarenas
5

Stunning, Stunning, Stunning Private Retreat

  • 5 of 5
If you're looking for privacy, with a stunning view, beautiful accommodations and easy access to nearby amenities, this is the place for you. My husband and I traveled to Lattice House for a week's stay with our teenage son and a friend of his. We arrived to a lovely meal prepared by Alexandra. We were also greeted by Ana, the uber competent property manager. Any requests for assistance on excursions or questions about the house were handled by her promptly and cheerfully.
The house and view were even better than pictured in the listing. The main living area has a very open feel, with no screens and because of the lovely light breezes, we were never once bothered by biting bugs. I was very concerned about this because I am usually the target of "no-seeum" bugs while on tropical vacations. No need to worry about that here.
The first day, we walked to the waterfall on the property.... and we all work out quite a bit...it still took some effort to get there and back but it was worth it.
We could not get enough of the pool with the truly amazing views. I also spent some quality time in the soak tub off the master bedroom at sunset, which I highly recommend. I made a sound recording of the waves crashing and the jungle noises so I can always remember the experience. It was so relaxing after a day of...relaxing.
I stay at a lot of very fine VRBO homes for vacation and have had great experiences. What put this one over the top for me was how we could have such privacy in a beautiful, popular location and have someone like Ana who knows all the ins and outs of the area to assist with anything you need.
Booking the property with Patricia, the owner was a breeze and we got our deposit back immediately upon our arrival home. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home, Patricia. You have outstanding taste in vacation homes!
I highly recommend this property to people who want to experience the unspoiled beauty of the Costa Rican coast. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, 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)
Uvita Puntarenas
North Miami, Florida
5

4 Days in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
This is our second stay at Lattice House and it was even more beautiful and comfortable than I remembered. From the initial contact with the owner, to the welcome from the Costa Rican property manager, the entire experience was remarkable. Professional, caring and beyond friendly. The house and especially the view is magnificent and all is maintained in tip top shape. I could never recommend it highly enough Your stay at Lattice House will be right at the top of your Costa Rican vacation.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from 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)
Uvita Puntarenas
Gig Harbor, Wa, USA
5

One of our best vacations ever

  • 5 of 5
There were seven of us in our group. We had a perfectly wonderful stay at Lattice House and we all hated to leave, it seemed so perfect for us, so well equipped, and so beautiful. The pool turned out to be perfect for our 4 ½ year old – and the rest of us too. The staff was really great. Ana was there for us at the drop of a hat, and very helpful. It was remarkable how Alexandria and her helper could come in and serve our great meal and be almost invisible! The grounds and pool people were hard workers and friendly while staying in the background. We felt very well cared for and yet in our private paradise. Some of us took surfing lessons, others rode horses, we did some bird watching tours as well as bird watching off the deck, we went snorkeling, and we spent a lot of time in the warm ocean waters. The fun local beach towns with great restaurants drew us in a lot. But the best was the time on the deck, in the pool, relaxing with the great view and enjoying being together.

We hope to return - this was too fun to do only once!
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • 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
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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)
Uvita Puntarenas
lafayette louisiana
5

Great relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5
I would have to say the reviews we read about Lattice House were all right on. You can lose track of time at this place if you are someone that can just chill out, enjoy the pool, and not need any special entertaining. There is lots to do in the area, but we had a hard time leaving the house. I wish we could have stayed longer and will try to do so if you can get back there.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, 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)
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

Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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

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

Availability

From $450 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season 2015
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$450
$3,100
 
 
Summer
Jun 7 2015 - Aug 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,800
 
 
Green Season
Aug 16 2015 - Nov 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$450
$3,100
 
 
High Season
Nov 7 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$550
$3,800
 
 
Holiday 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
High Season 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
$560
$3,900
 
 
Green Season 2016
Apr 30 2016 - May 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$450
$3,100
 
 
Summer 2016
May 28 2016 - Aug 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Green Season 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$450
$3,100
 
 
High Season 2016
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$560
$3,900
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
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

Cancellation Policy

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

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

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

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
  • 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.

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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