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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 1, 2015

Features:

• Completely Private Estate of 3 acres

• 5200sqf/480sqm new luxury villa

• Large Private Pool 1200 sqf/110sqm

• Onsite Staff: Cook/Housekeeper, Gardener & Security

• Rooms cleaned daily, Beds made, Clothes Washed

• Spacious outdoor rancho full equipped BBQ

• All bedroom have on suite bathrooms with walk in showers (2 with Jacuzzi), AC and balconies

• Large fully fitted Gourmet Kitchen Granite countertops

• 2 exterior dinning areas

• TV Room with 46-inch flat screen, DVD's & Satellite TV

• 4 MB Wireless Internet

• iPod docking station

• Secluded private secure property

• 24 hours Security

• Free daily washing of clothes by Maid

• 10 minutes drive to spectacular beaches

• 4 minutes drive to town

• Outdoor shower

• Automatic Push Button entry gates

• All towels supplied for Bathrooms, Pool & Beach

• Hardwood and 'caña brava' ceilings

• Natural Travertine stone floors inside and Coralina stone outside.

• 4 boogie boards, 1 surfboard free for guests use

The concept of the La Libelula property is a luxurious comfortable relaxing retreat for a stress free vacation with everything that you could want without putting a step outside the villa. The property is situated on it’s own pinnacle hillside at the elevation of 285 feet above sea level that enjoys the panoramic views along the coast which is located in the lush tropical coastal forest full of wildlife and birds that surround the property with regular visits from Monkeys, Toucans and Sloths, etc.

Treat yourself to a STRESS FREE VACATION, each day the bedrooms will be cleaned & beds made, the housekeeper will also clean your clothes every other day all this is included. For additional the fee of just $10 for the meal for 10 people the housekeeper will cook lunch or dinner, all you do is buy the food and the housekeeper will prepare a delicious local meal for you to eat in the comfort of the Villa.

All 4 large bedrooms are fitted with air conditioning. The first master bedroom has a king size bed with on suite bathroom and Jacuzzi tub, covered balcony with Ocean view, walk-in closet and safe box. The second master bedroom also has a king size bed, on suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and covered balcony with Ocean view. The third bedroom has a queen size bed with on suite bathroom and a wrap around balcony with an Ocean view. The fourth bedroom has two single beds with an on suite bathroom.

When you enter the Villa and open the wide wooden front door to this spacious 5,166 square feet/480 square meter contemporary villa and you are greeted with a large open plan entrance and lounge with marble floors and fully glazed walls that overlook the pool and beautiful landscaped garden.

On the second floor are 18 foot high vaulted style ceilings with fans throughout the villa to benefit from the flow of cooling breezes off the Ocean and down the valley alongside the property.

There are two dinning areas one inside with floor to ceiling glazed walls the other is outdoor under the large covered patio with a large wooden dinning table that overlooks the sunken water feature, which gently flows into the pool.

The spacious FULLY FITTED GOURMET KITCHEN is equipped with all that is necessary to cater to large families or groups. It has a Breakfast Island with marble countertops and specially hand crafted modern wooden cabinetry throughout.

You can truly enjoy outdoor living in the HUGE KIDNEY SHAPED PRIVATE POOL THAT IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE AREA with a the large surrounding deck area, outdoor shower and a capacious outdoor palm covered rancho decked out with exterior kitchen and gas Barbeque just made for those afternoon and evening cook ups served with the odd cold margarita.

The lounge is spacious with comfortable couches with large glazed windows. The media room has also has deep comfortable couches and a large flat screen television with DVD player. There is also wireless Internet and iPod docking station with CD player.

La Libelula IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED FOR AMENITIES; The small town of Uvita is only 5 minutes away where you find banks a selection of well-stocked stores and also a variety of restaurants serving local and international cuisine. Dominical is 15 minutes way that also has variety of restaurants, stores and a few bars for nightlife. And Ojochal is 20 minutes drive and has a good choice of local and gourmet restaurants.

THERE IS 24-HOUR SECURITY WITH THE ONSITE GUARD AND HOUSEKEEPER

!! NO EXTRA CLEANING FEES !! THE BEDS ARE MADE DAILY AND CLOTHES AND TOWELS ARE WASHED FOR FREE, FOR STAYS OF A WEEK AND LONGER LINENS ARE CHANGED AND CLEANED. ALL THIS IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL FEE.

The southern Pacific area of Costa Rica is well known for it’s many and variety of unspoiled beautiful secluded beaches, rivers and waterfalls. The property is only 10 minutes from the closest beach and many other beaches are only a few minutes further away to the north and south. These beaches are ideal for all ages, tastes and level in watersports. There are calm small waved beaches idea for a young family to famous Dominical which is known for consisted good quality waves frequented by surfers and boogie boarders.

There is vast amount of activities, tours and fun pursuits in the area; we can help you with suggestions and if you like booking them for you. Just to list a few; horse riding to the Nauyaca waterfall, Zip Lining, white water rafting, whale & Dolphin watching, scuba & Snorkeling, fishing, tour of the national marine park, ATV tours, Hiking day and night tours in the nation park, kayaking down the mangroves or in the Ocean, Yoga, Palates and Capoeira classes

We will supply directions from the airport and arrange to meet you and show you the house and welcome you with a bowl of tropical fruits.

La Libelua is only 3¼ hours from San Jose via the new Caldera Hwy (Hwy 27). If you like we can help you with rental cars, tours & many activities, etc. You can easily rent a car and have it waiting for you at San Jose airport for your arrival to pick up. There is a completely stress free option if you want a taxi or mini bus we can be arranged to pick you up at the airport and drive you La Libelula and can organize for your rental car to be waiting at the house or if you prefer you can collect it at Uvita car rental office.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Luxury & Comfort in a Tropical Paradise
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Dominical Puntarenas
Minneapolis, MN
5

Unforgettable!

  • 5 of 5
If staying at a Ritz Carlton-like property is what you have in mind, look no further. Our family of five just returned from a fabulous week at La Libelula. The house is absolutely gorgeous and the outdoor living space is UNBEATABLE. We spent hours swimming, watching birds (loved the toucans!), lounging and listening to the wildlife around us. The noise the howler monkeys make is unmistakable - we heard them daily at dawn and dusk. On four separate occasions we saw monkeys swinging through the trees on the property. What a treat!

The caretakers, Licho and Darlene, live in a separate home adjacent to the property and are top-notch. They kept the property tidy and politely ensure you have everything you need while at the same time respecting your privacy. It was a comfort knowing they were there.

Our favorite activity was white water rafting - ask for Andy! We also highly recommend Darlene's cooking and the restaurant Por Que No - both offer delicious food with a view!

Bottom line: not a negative thing to say about this property. We have rented several homes on VRBO and have stayed in many fantastic resorts around the globe, and La Libelula tops our list of favorites.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury & Comfort in a Tropical Paradise
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p424957vb
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Great home, amazing views, amazing service!

  • 5 of 5
We just finished our family vacation at La Libelula (Spanish for dragonfly) and we had an amazing time! There were 8 of us and the house has so much space and so many areas to relax that we did not feel like we were tight by any means. We had 3 different groups arrive at different times because of flight delays, and the on site "security" (Licho) was great! The last group arrived at 2:30am and he got up to let them in.
The home is at the top of a steep dirt road down to town, and the owner recommends rental vehicle but we went without for the 8 days and it worked out great. Licho can call you a taxi if you need to get around, or some of the local tours will send someone to pick you up at no charge. I would definitely not recommend driving there from the airport at night, definitely get a ride! We used Solid Rental Cars which is a great company and were on the ball and very accommodating with the changes in pick up times because of our flight delays. Transfer cost was $250/bus load. Unfortunately for us, we had to do 3 different pick ups because of the flight changes, so our cost jumped to $750 (3 different transfers), but all in all, they knew where they were going which was a bonus, they do transfers to this location all the time so arriving at night was not a problem.

We also had Darlene cook us dinner 2 of the nights...all I can say is amazing!! The food was spectacular and much better than anything you can get in a restaurant. All of the other nights we cooked for ourselves and the kitchen has everything you need. We also used the BBQ outside and all went well.

We were there during Cicada season and the noise they make is incredible! They make a ton of noise during the day, starting at about 7:15am and are constant until 6:30pm when the sun goes down. The first day hanging out at the pool we could hardly hear each other talk, but by the last day we were used to the noise. They are huge bugs but are more annoying than dangerous as they don't bite.

We saw Tucans, Macaw birds, lots of local smaller birds. We heard the howler monkeys at night all around the home but didn't see any during our stay at the house (we did see some during a tour).
Each of the rooms is very well appointed with ensuites, comfortable beds, great lanais for morning coffee. With about 10 various sitting areas, there are many spots to relax both in and out of the sun.

I would definitely recommend this place for a family looking for a getaway
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury & Comfort in a Tropical Paradise
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+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas
Montreal, QC Canada
5

Paradise in Uvita

  • 5 of 5
My family and I spent one exceptional week at Libelula. Our group ranged from age 76 to 3 years-old (5 adults and 2 young children), everyone enjoyed it! The house is spacious, the bedrooms comfortably large, and the pool perfect. There are 3 sitting areas nicely arranged outside so the rain did not ruin our stay at all (we had a few showers). The view is nice and we saw more birds at the house than at the reserve. Falcons, hummingbirds, parrots, toucans, pecho amarillo would come to visit every day. Licho and Darlene are most generous, dedicated and made our stay truly wonderful. Darlene is such a good chef, we never cooked!
I strongly recommend La Libelula for anyone wanting to experience la Pura Vida in Uvita!
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
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Luxury & Comfort in a Tropical Paradise
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+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas
Albedo Texas USA
5

Dream Home

  • 5 of 5
There are not enough words to describe our amazing family vacation to beautiful Costa Rica and our stay at the incredibly luxurious La Libelula house. Neil was very helpful in his recommendations from car rental to excursions and directions. Our family of 8 are the adventurous type and Steve helped set up excursions for us which included horse back rides to waterfalls, white water rafting and ATV tours through the jungle. The on-sight staff of Lliche and Darlene took very good care of the grounds and pool plus cooked authentic CR meals for our family which were delicious. I highly recommended this vacation home to others.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Luxury & Comfort in a Tropical Paradise
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+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Trip of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5
I searched quite extensively online for the perfect house to celebrate our daughter's 30th birthday. It turned out to be the trip of a lifetime. Our family consisted of 6 adults and 2 children. The house provided everything we needed and had hoped for in a vacation home. The house was amazing inside and out. The decor was tasteful and the views were breathtaking. We were able to see monkeys, toucans and hummingbirds right from the pool deck. The kids loved the pool and would have stayed there the entire time if given the choice. The local beaches were great. The location is perfectly centrally located to experience the best the area has to offer. Steve was very helpful throughout the process. He booked our tours, which were incredible, answered all our questions and gave us great advise on the area. Liche and Darlene were so sweet. Darlene kept the house fresh and tidy, cooked us a delicious traditional Costa Rican meal and always had a smile. Liche took us to see the waterfall on the property, kept the outside spick and span, and cut open coconuts for us to try. They are a great addition to the house. There is so much to do in this region for the adventurous and the property is the perfect compliment as the relaxing, beautiful place to stay. I highly recommend La Libelula and would love to return some day.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Luxury & Comfort in a Tropical Paradise
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p424957vb
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas
West Covina, California, USA
5

Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5
Our group consisted of three couples in the 55+ age group. We had a wonderful vacation in a beautiful setting and a fantastic home including the outside pool, kitchen/bbq, landscaping and social areas. Darlene and Licho were great and kept the property spotless during our stay. Neil is a terrific manager and was on top of everything. This place is everything you could want and more. We want to return!
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

This a brand new Villa built to the highest specifications the property is designed for relaxing and enjoying your vacations with your family & friends.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Juan Santamaria International Airport, Alajuela, at 114 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bars in Uvita at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : San Buenas at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Many restaurants in Uvita at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Ballena at 3 Miles Car: necessary

September & October are the best months to see the huge humpback whales off the coast of Uvita. These whales migrate from thousands of miles away and come each year to the beautiful coastline of Costa Rica to mate and to give birth to their off spring. These huge gentle giants of the Ocean can be seen normally in groups or a mother with her off spring and they are apparently unconcerned being accompanied by the whale watchers boat. They can give spectacular shows of swimming agility by breaching, fin and tail slapping, lop tailing or simply blowing great plumes of air and water when then exhale up to 40 meter of height.

Availability

From $422 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$570
$3,990
 
 
Low season
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$422
$2,954
 
 
Green High Season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$570
$3,990
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$422
$2,954
 
 
Christmas & New Year Holidays
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,775
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$570
$3,990
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$422
 

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Amenities

From the Owner

The property was designed to maximize out door living, it boasts a Very Large swimming pool with a Jacuzzi and large covered rancho for BBQ’s and preparing drinks. The Villa and grounds have been designed with many separate living and relaxing areas that optimizes the large areas of the Villa and grounds. The Property is ideally located in the forest but less than 5 minutes drive from the small village of Uvita that has all the stores and amenities & access to adventure activities needed for your vacation

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 5200 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outside toilet - toilet, For outside use
  • 2nd Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet, shower, jetted tub, Large Bathroom with marble floors and vanity top
  • 1st Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet, shower, jetted tub, Large Bathroom with marble floors and vanity top
  • 1st Guest Bedroom Bathroom - toilet, shower, Large Bathroom with marble floors and vanity top
  • 2nd Guest Bedroom Bathroom - toilet, shower, Average size bathroom with marble floors and vanity top
  • 4.5

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 single beds can be put together with double mattress
  • Master bedroom 2 - 1 king, on suite bathroom, Jacuzzi tub, balcony
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Balcony with Jungle view
  • Master bedroom 1 - 1 king, on suite bathroom/Jacuzzi tub, balcony, walk in closet, Safe
  • King size beds (2) Two kingSize bed in both master bedrooms, Queen size Beds (1) In other large guest bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two single beds in guest room (1) Spare queensize air bed if required

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

Notes:

  • Ocean views, jungle views, private estate, ceiling fans in all rooms, air conditioning in all bedrooms 2 king beds, 1 queen and 2 queens on a bunch bedroom suites, custom wardrobes, tropical garden with nature trail, tropical fruit trees like mango, bananas and coconut, full kitchen, crossover pool stepping stones, sliding glass window-walls, granite kitchen counter tops and central work island, wine refrigerator, 1 outside shower, Large exterior rancho with 2 hammocks, large BBQ, refrigerator, sink and countertop, music center with iPod access point, pool floats and toys, boogie boards, surfboard, housekeeper/cook, gardener, daily pool cleaning, manager who can arrange tours and transportation.

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