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3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with private pool in Dominical

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Villa Licuala, situated on a paved road five minutes from Uvita, is a meticulously designed private three bedroom home. Set on three acres of landscaped botanical gardens that offer sweeping ocean views to one side and primary rain forest on the other, this secluded and luxuriant hideaway is totally attuned with its environment. The 500 million year old tropical rainforest dictated the design, use of materials, services and general ambiance. The result is ultra-deluxe comfort laced with total guest privacy in a low-key casual atmosphere.

There is a calm, eastern orderliness and tranquility about the home. The main architectural influence is Southeast Asian but there are Costa Rican influences as well. The al-fresco living space surrounding the coral stone courtyard, the central rancho lounge, the Balinese tiled pool and the single story colonnaded buildings adhere to feng shui principles. Most social activity extends or is visually directed into the central courtyard. The palate of spaces used provides guest settings with appropriate levels of sociability, privacy and intimacy. These spaces are further framed by a lush landscape that soothes and calms rather than confines. The architectural materials are the home’s primary ornaments. The multi-sloped roofs are finished in locally mined grey quartz. All floors are done in a soft but elegant coral stone that does not heat up in the tropical heat and provides a non-slip surface due to its porous nature. Exposed wood beams and trusses under the high sloping roof are emphasized and carefully oriented to maximize air flow. The roof gutters were crafted from intricate formed concrete to achieve a distinctively “oriental modern” style. Two large etched teak doors recycled from an old Manila home serve as the entrance to the master bedroom.

Interiors are both elegant and eclectic. 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. All bathrooms and kitchens have imported fixtures and are lined with white quartz. The two master suites have king beds, full bathrooms, sea views and large walk-in closets. One of the master suites, in addition to a luxurious shower, has an outdoor roman bathtub with private garden views. The garden suite, ensconced with a comfy queen bed, has sea views, river views, a full bathroom, and a private terrace garden next to the river. The accompanied bath has a Javanese green stone pedestal sink next to a spacious open shower. All spaces are liberally accented with exquisite pieces collected by the well traveled owners. Flower arrangements are decoratively arranged throughout the living quarters and showcase several of the garden’s most rare and beautiful treasures.

The private pool is flanked by large hand carved stone statues that also serve as water fountains. The pool is tiled with Balinese Sukabumi green stone imported from Indonesia. The DE pool filter ensures unparalleled water clarity. Sweeping ocean views are visible from all angles of the pool and a bench allows guests to sit in the water while taking these views in.

The emphasis at Villa Licuala focuses around the extensive botanic garden. If you have any interest in the natural world, you’ll be bewitched by the sheer diversity on display here. Extravagantly colorful species link the house with the rainforest. An ancient wild nutmeg tree laden with ferns and philodendrons proffers shade and sits in the center of the estate. Hundreds of rare bromeliad species flank an extensive series of rustic limestone paths which meander through streams, bridges and pergolas. The estate specializes in rare palms and has one of the largest collections within the country. Over 260 types of rare palms, most native to New Caledonia and Madagascar, were imported and are now littered throughout the property and grouped according to genus. The heliconia collection does not disappoint with over 110 varieties and is the second largest collection in Costa Rica. The stone paths afford a greater chance to see and photograph wildlife as many of them cross through the heart of the primary rainforest. Guided garden tours are available on request. The informal and accommodating owners live on the second and third floor of the pagoda style home that sits 75 meters to the South and are friendly and full of information.

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villa rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 1 story villa
    • floor area 1600 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • river
      • The Morete River is visible and three minutes from the house. We have a reel with small weights for fishing along the banks.
    • near the ocean
      • Marino Ballena National Park and Hermosa Beach are 5 minutes away by car.
    • ocean view
  • Theme
    • romantic
    • family
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • air conditioning
      • in all bedrooms
    • linens provided
      • high thread count
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • living room
    • internet
      • high speed real time data stream
    • towels provided
      • high quality
    • parking
      • Gated parking.
  • Kitchen
    • dishes & utensils
      • Extensive cookware
    • coffee maker
      • Works great
    • kitchen
      • (2) one kitchen and one kitchenette
    • refrigerator
      • (2) 1 big and one personal
    • freezer
      • large size
    • stove
      • Frigidaire deluxe
    • microwave
      • Standard
    • oven
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
  • Pool / Spa
    • communal pool
      • Shared among three homes located at the Pagoda Pavillian entertainment/BBQ area. Short walking distance from villa.
  • Bathrooms
    • 3 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, This bathroom has a full roman bath as well as indoor shower
    • bathroom 2: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 3: toilet, shower
      • All bathrooms have premium fixtures and are lined in white quartz.
  • Bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 7, beds for 7
    • bedroom 1: 1 king
    • bedroom 2: 1 king
    • bedroom 3: 1 queen, Garden Room
      • Master suites have king beds, air conditioning, fans, walk in closets, ocean views, indirect lighting and cathedral ceilings. The garden room has the above amenities except has a queen bed and a dresser instead of a walk in closet.
  • Entertainment
    • television
      • (3) flat panel
    • satellite / cable
      • (3) SKY TV
    • dvd player
    • books
      • tons of titles
    • games
      • board games
    • toys
      • Large selection
  • Outside
    • bicycles
      • fat tire setup for beach rides
    • outdoor grill
      • Full gas BBQ
    • water sports gear
      • Surfboards for rent
    • deck / patio
      • (2) one iron wood deck and one large coral patio
    • lawn / garden
      • short cut grass
    • golf
      • San Buenas Golf Club
    • boat
      • tours available.
    • kayak / canoe
      • tours and rentals available.
  • Suitability
    • pets not allowed
    • wheelchair accessible
      • two master suites with full accessibility
    • children welcome
    • smoking allowed
      • Smoking permitted outside of rooms
  • Onsite Services
    • staff
    • massage
    • private chef
    • concierge
  • Notes
    • Extensive forest paths for wildlife viewing

activities and attractions in Dominical Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • bay/sound
    • botanical garden
    • caves
    • churches
    • library
    • playground
    • rain forests
    • reefs
    • restaurants
    • festivals
    • waterfalls
  • Leisure Activities
    • photography
    • scenic drives
    • whale watching
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • walking
    • horseback riding
    • horseshoes
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • whitewater rafting
    • deepsea fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • hiking
    • snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • surf fishing
    • swimming
    • golf
    • mountain biking
    • surfing
    • cycling
    • fishing

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Mid Season
May 1 2014 - Aug 30 2014
2 nights
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 29 2014
2 nights
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 nights
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 3
7 nights
Easter Week
Apr 15 - Apr 22
7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

A twenty percent down payment is required for reservation. This is non-refundable. We accept Paypal and Wells Fargo transfers. The remainder is payable to the property caretakers.

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traveler reviews for this dominical villa rental

perfect spot, perfect house, perfect hosts!!

Review submitted: August 12, 2014   Date of arrival: June 30, 2014

We loved our stay at this house. This place is perfect for a small group of friends. We went with a baby and the hosts made everything to make us feel safe and at home. The view, the jungle, the monkeys, the peace that it feels there, the design and furnitures of the house, everything was just perfect. And the hosts were very helpful, friendly and respectful. We hope to come back soon! Thank you Victoria and Jason!

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Pura Vida :)

Review submitted: July 25, 2014   Date of arrival: April 24, 2014

This villa is absolutely amazing. It definitely surpassed my expectations. There was five of us who stayed and the three different villas were perfect for us. We mostly hung out in the common area. We walked through the path that was personally laid out by one of the owners, Jason. Some days we almost only wanted to hang out in just the villa!

Victoria and Jason are amazing hosts. They keep to themselves but are always available if you need to ask questions. They let us use their large outdoor kitchen one night and we were able to use their infinity pool at our leisure.

Victoria amazed me when she took my wish for making my boyfriends birthday special from the moment we arrived. She and I talked about a birthday sign and amenities to be there when we arrived and she went above and beyond. It was perfect :)

Jason was in the middle of building a pool in the private villa when we were there. I 100% want to book another week once that's finished.

I would recommend this vacation rental to anyone!! Family getaway, friends getaway or romantic getaway. Not only is the property stunning but the hosts make for an unforgettable experience!!!

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Exactly what you're looking for...

Review submitted: July 15, 2014   Date of arrival: June 19, 2014

Beautiful and private property and extremely friendly owners. Do not have a single complaint except that I wish we had stayed longer.

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Dominical vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 11/28/2012.