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2 Bed 2 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with infinity pool in Dominical

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Casa Caribaea is nestled five minutes from central Uvita up a quiet paved road. Set on 2.5 acres and bordered by hundreds of acres of primary jungle in a verdant garden setting, it comprises only two residences. From the moment you enter the luxuriant garden estate, your holiday is suffused with tropical serenity.

Designed along the lines of a Balinese village in the hills, Casa Caribaea projects a theme of simplistic elegance. The buildings use local stones and hardwoods blending seamlessly into the environment. The gardens are generously given center stage and provide a wonderful contrast against the sweeping ocean views that include both the Whale’s Tail and Cano Island. The spacious infinity edge pool is flanked by a large pagoda style home that serves as the principle entertainment area. The informal and accommodating owners live on the second and third floor of the pagoda style home and are friendly and full of information. The barbeque is conveniently situated between the pool and the bar and spectacular sunset ocean views can be seen from every angle. The rental villa is privately situated 40 yards away and enjoys sunset ocean views from the main living room.

Rooms are a sensuous combination of luxury and homespun charm. The latter comes in the form of antiques collected by the owners on their travels and the unique furniture created by local wood artisan Eduardo Mancini. All bathrooms and kitchens are spacious and lined with white quartz. The radial ceiling beams supporting the cathedral design are made of Nispero, a local hard wood. The hand-crafted wood windows encourage guests to take advantage of the continuous breezes that whip through the property but all rooms also have air conditioning and fans. Flower arrangements are decoratively arranged throughout the living quarters showcasing the prized jewels of the garden.

Tropical abundance as a phrase does not do justice to the profusion and variety of plants here. Heliconias, gingers, bromeliads and palms are constantly attracting birds and butterflies. Many of the species will be unrecognizable to most as the owner has been meticulously collecting rare plants for several years. The garden boasts the largest collection of heliconias within the country at over 110 varieties and counting. There are also over 150 palm varieties on display. Several rare species endemic to Madagascar and New Caledonia are littered throughout the landscape. A series of limestone walkways, wooden bridges, pergolas and streams run through the property. Many of these meander through primary rainforest giving wildlife lovers more opportunities to gaze at toucans and howler monkeys.

The staff prides itself on local knowledge and tailor-made excursions are created to help guests appreciate Southern Costa Rica. Cultural tours include visits to a small artisan vanilla farm, rainforest canopy zip-lines and excursions to Boruca, an indigenous village with celebrated craftspeople. Courses on a range of activities, including basket weaving with local materials, Spanish language classes, and Reiki energy workshops, can be organized. There are a range of more activity-oriented excursions: guided walks, waterfall canyon rappelling, ATV trail riding, sport fishing and mountain biking (with a wide tire option for beach rides). Private yoga and surf lessons can also be coordinated. The owner is an avid surfer and can suggest the best places to surf for a given experience level. A unique botanic tour, which visits some of the most spectacular private tropical gardens in the area, is a must for plant enthusiasts. Spa services are also available upon request.

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villa rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • villa
    • floor area 940 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • river
      • The Morete river is viewable from the pool section of the property. It is in the same view line as the ocean. It can be heard rushing after the rains.
    • near the ocean
      • The property is up a short distance from the highway on a paved road in the Jardines del Morete development. Unlike most of the homes in Uvita, which can often take more than twenty minutes to reach in a 4x4, it only takes three minutes to reach central Uvita from the property. There are sweeping 180 degree ocean views and the property is the first ocean view property on the road that borders primary rainforest (affording rewarding wildlife experiences).
  • Theme
    • romantic
    • adventure
    • family
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • washing machine
      • Laundry service available.
    • living room
    • telephone
    • air conditioning
    • linens provided
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • parking
    • wireless internet
    • iron & board
    • free local calls
    • activities guide
    • ceiling fans
    • filtered water
    • hair dryer
    • laundry soap
    • local activities guide
    • local maps
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • security system
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
  • Kitchen
    • stove
    • dishes & utensils
    • kitchen
      • Complete kitchen for all your cooking needs.
    • garbage disposal
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • cooking utensils
    • 4 ring stove
    • blender
    • coffee grinder
    • lobster pot
    • pantry items
    • refrigerator
    • oven
    • microwave
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • outdoor pool
    • communal pool
      • Located at the Pagoda Entertainment area. Short walking distance from villa. It has a full size gas BBQ and fully equipped kitchen for all of your lounging and BBQ need. Large flat screen TV and games
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 2: toilet, shower
      • All bathrooms have Moen Show House Bamboo fixtures and are lined with white quartz
  • Bedrooms
    • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
    • bedroom 1: 1 queen
    • bedroom 2: 1 queen
      • All bedrooms have air conditioning and full adjacent bathrooms
  • Entertainment
    • games
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • vcr
    • books
    • books for adults
    • books for kids
    • games for kids
    • toys
    • video library
    • dvd player
  • Outside
    • bicycles
    • wood deck
    • outdoor grill gas
    • patio
    • yard
    • deck furniture
    • beach chairs
    • beach towels
    • binoculars
    • small cooler
    • lawn / garden
    • barbecue
    • fully fenced property
    • deck / patio
      • Large deck and patio space in the Pagoda common area. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for lounging and entertaining.
    • outdoor grill
      • Large size gas BBQ.
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • groups
    • non smoking only
  • Onsite Services
    • staff
    • daily maid service
    • massage
    • private chef
    • concierge
  • Notes
    • We have a special 'fat tire' mountain bike that can pass easily over soft sand for beach rides. It is manufactured by Salsa bikes.

activities and attractions in Dominical Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • bay/sound
    • botanical garden
    • caves
    • churches
    • rain forests
    • live theater
    • reefs
    • restaurants
    • festivals
    • waterfalls
  • Leisure Activities
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • sight seeing
    • eco tourism
    • photography
    • scenic drives
    • whale watching
    • horseback riding
    • walking
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • whitewater rafting
    • mountain climbing
    • snorkeling
    • spelunking
    • rafting
    • hiking
    • jet skiing
    • deepsea fishing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • surfing
    • mountain biking
    • paragliding
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • swimming
    • golf

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  • owner Jason or Victoria Hughes
  • phone 2743-8410
  • 2nd phone 8876-7487

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
Apr 22 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$180
2 nights
 
 
Mid Season
May 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$150
2 nights
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$120
2 nights
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$180
2 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3
$1,820
7 nights
 
 
Easter Week
Apr 15 - Apr 21
$1,750
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$180
2 nights
 

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traveler reviews for this dominical villa rental

Great property in Uvita.

Review submitted: February 26, 2014   Date of arrival: February 16, 2014

This property was all we had hoped for and more. Our hosts (and their two great dogs) were friendly and easy to talk to. Several beaches are nearby and the view from the pool is drop dead gorgeous.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Great Location, Beautiful View, Friendly Owners

Review submitted: December 20, 2013   Date of arrival: December 7, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at Casa Caribaea for our second annual 10 day stint in Uvita. Last year, we had a great time at Oxygen Jungle Villas, just up the road, but this year, we wanted something with a full kitchen and just a little more space. But at the same time, we still wanted the view, proximity to town, and not to pay $200-$300 per night for just the two of us.

Casa Caribaea is the perfect size. It's a 2 bed 2 bath with a great little kitchen and living area, vaulted ceilings and plenty of windows in the front room that face the ocean. It's a second story building set behind the main residence so you get your privacy and your vehicle gets to sit safely in the driveway, where there is 24 hour surveillance thanks to the full live-in staff.

The main house that Jason & Victoria live in with their 2 kids is lofted as a second/third story villa, and the pool, outdoor kitchen, bar, and TV area below are common use for the guests. They have another villa (3 bedroom) further down the mountain, but since we were the only guests this past week, it was really like a private infinity pool with ocean view. Not too bad. =)

Location is absolutely perfect. You are just north of town off Hwy 34, and the steeper part of the road is paved, which if you've been here before, you know is a bit unusual for anything except the main drives. It's about 3-4 minutes up the hill, but is still high enough to have great views. Took us 5 minutes to get to town, and I never felt like we might fall off the mountain like I did when exploring areas up near Oxygen. We had a 4x4, but it wasn't necessary to get there.

Their house backs up to a preserve and Jason created a great little nature trail that goes down by the river. But you don't have to venture far to see wildlife. I saw white face and howler monkeys on multiple occasions while relaxing by the pool, and there are plenty of toucans, parrots, and other feathered friends flying in the skies.

Jason & Victoria are great and very helpful. They had fresh fruit waiting for us in our rental when we arrived, and were more than happy to help with anything we needed to set up (Victoria even arranged my car rental and recommended agencies/rates). They have been in the area for quite some time and can recommend restaurants, tours, hiking expeditions, and even organic farms if you feel like getting your cooking on. We intend to move to Costa Rica soon, and would definitely stay here again. Thanks guys!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Excellent Rental Option for the South-Central Pacific Coast - Delightful property and Hosts

Review submitted: July 25, 2013   Date of arrival: July 16, 2013

This property was just as advertised---beautiful grounds and comfortable 2BR/2BA with kitchen-sitting area on the 2nd floor surrounded by native trees and exotic plantings. My husband and I, and a couple from Texas spent 3 nights with Jason and Victoria at their Casa Caribaea and found it to be a delightful vacation rental. Victoria thought of everything -- fresh fruit, adequately stocked refrig complete with eggs, milk, etc. and some cold beers to greet us upon arrival.

We have lived in Costa Rica for the past 5 years and frequently visit this coastal area because of its charm and scenic beauty. Now that we have located Jason and Victoria's place, we intend to be repeat customers. They were very responsive and professional in handling our rental, instructions to locate the house were spot-on, and everything was as advertised, and more!

The accommodations were very comfortable, spotlessly maintained, beautifully decorated, great A/C even though we really didn't need it, and the infinity pool and common lounge area provided a great place to drink a little wine and watch the sunset over the Whale's Tail. We made another rafting trip on the Rio Sevegre and it can be a fun trip in June, July, August when this area is getting good rain.

Jason and Victoria are very personable and we really enjoyed Jason's tour of the other rental homes, and his extensive palm, orchid, and bromeliad/heliconia gardens. They have built a fantastic place. Although the rentals and main house are within the same large compound area, the buildings are sufficiently spaced apart so as to afford good privacy for all.
And, this location in the hills just above Uvita is very conveniently located --- easy to hit the Playa Ventana, Uvita, or Dominicalito/Hermosa beaches, visit the National Park, and to run down to some very interesting restaurants in Uvita, Ojochal with an easy drive to Dominical.

We would highly recommend this rental and plan to return soon.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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This vacation rental has been listed since 10/12/2012.