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

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vacation rental description

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 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 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. Villa Licuala is privately situated 75 yards away from the pool area.

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 160 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.

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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
    • ocean view
    • near the ocean
      • Marino Ballena National Park and Hermosa Beach are 5 minutes away by car.
    • river
      • The Morete River is visible and three minutes from the house. We have a reel with small weights for fishing along the banks.
  • Theme
    • romantic
    • family
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • parking
      • Gated parking.
    • internet
      • high speed real time data stream
    • towels provided
      • high quality
    • air conditioning
      • in all bedrooms
    • linens provided
      • high thread count
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • living room
  • Kitchen
    • oven
    • toaster
    • dishes & utensils
      • Extensive cookware
    • coffee maker
      • Works great
    • refrigerator
      • (2) 1 big and one personal
    • freezer
      • large size
    • stove
      • Frigidaire deluxe
    • microwave
      • Standard
    • kitchen
      • (2) one kitchen and one kitchenette
  • 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
    • boat
      • tours available.
    • kayak / canoe
      • tours and rentals available.
    • bicycles
      • fat tire setup for beach rides
    • outdoor grill
      • Full gas BBQ
    • lawn / garden
      • short cut grass
    • deck / patio
      • (2) one iron wood deck and one large coral patio
    • golf
      • San Buenas Golf Club
    • water sports gear
      • Surfboards for rent
  • Suitability
    • pets not allowed
    • smoking allowed
      • Smoking permitted outside of rooms
    • wheelchair accessible
      • two master suites with full accessibility
    • children welcome
  • Onsite Services
    • staff
    • massage
    • private chef
    • concierge
  • Notes
    • Extensive forest paths for wildlife viewing

activities and attractions in Dominical Costa Rica

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

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
High Season
Jan 4 2014 - Apr 14 2014
2 nights
Easter Week
Apr 15 - Apr 22
7 nights
High Season
Apr 23 2014 - Apr 30 2014
2 nights
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
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

Amazing property overlooking the ocean.

Review submitted: March 12, 2014   Date of arrival: December 23, 2013

Four adults and three childern ranging in ages 8-78 had a wonderful time during a week long stay at this rental house. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and we all enjoyed the nature trail leading north from the house into primary rainforest. Wildlife was easy to see and the sunsets were spectacular. The old snag trees across thte road and on the hill had toucans gather every afternoon and were a delight to watch. The access to beachs and town of Uvita was simple as long as one has a rental car. The town has all the basic needs: bank, grocery store, and kayak/surf rentals. Several of the nearby beaches offered good swimming for kids and good surfing for the adults. The local beaches were also not crowded even though it was the peak of the tourist season for the area. The property owners were amazing to work with and could easily arrange any local tour we needed. I would and have recommended this location to many of my friends and I certainly plan to return. I could not have been happier with our stay.

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Paradise Does Exist!!

Review submitted: January 26, 2014   Date of arrival: January 20, 2014

We just returned from a 12 day stay in Costa Rica, 4 days of which we spent at this Property In Uvita. 4 Adults and 2 small children all greatly enjoyed our stay at the property. The owners of the property live in close proximity and are always striving to make you stay enjoyable.
There is a Nature trail built on the property that will take you straight into the edges of the rain forest. On a simple 30 minute walk I was able to see Toucans, Black Howler Monkeys, the most beautiful butterfly that I have ever seen, a Troop of white faced monkeys and a colony of leaf cutter ants.
The property is perked on a hill overlooking the whale tail beach and the ocean. You are with in a short walking distance to the Whales and Dolphin hotel, bar and Restaurant. The houses/ Cabinas are backed up into the rainforest. I would highly recommend going to the Pizzeria La Fogata, the food is great, service can be questionable but it is worth the wait. Try the Lasagna!!
We had a great time and a very enjoyable stay, the property is beautiful the housing is well cared for. I would recommend this property to anyone I know with out a hesitation. We all wished we could have stayed longer.

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Perfect locaton and service

Review submitted: January 14, 2014   Date of arrival: November 6, 2013

We arrived late at night. Direction to get to the property where very good. Fresh fruits and beers where in the fridge. The property is as described, clean, like new. Rooms and bed are very comfortable with fan and good A/C if needed. Always fresh air during the night. Perfect terrasses and pool for sunbathing and bbq.
It is a very lush and quiet place to relax and feel the good vibes of nature and the Pura Vida.
This was my third time in Costa Rica and came with my parents, they loved it and we would recommand this villa to anyone.
Also the tenants provided extremly good services and advise. Always happy to chat and make you profit at the maximum from the Pura Vida Experience.

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Dominical vacation rental

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