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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private home. 5 minutes from beach and town. On paved road.

Villas 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.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Jason or Victoria Hughes
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Jason or Victoria Hughes

Victoria and Jason moved to Costa Rica in Victoria's mother's footsteps. They built their home in 2006 and live there with their two children.

Jason or Victoria Hughes purchased this villa in 2005

Why Jason or Victoria Hughes chose Uvita

The property is one of the few ocean view lots that has a paved road and is close to town (less than 5 minutes). It is also the first lot in the development that is flanked by primary rain forest. This property is 5 minutes by car to the nearest beach called Hermosa.

What makes this villa unique

The property is very close to town but definitely removed from the commercial center. Most ocean view homes for rent in Uvita require 4 wheel drive and involve rather long drives up steep slopes (at least 15 minutes up a hill for the majority of Uvita ocean view homes). This is one of the primary reasons Jason and Victoria bought here. Add in the primary forest laced with an ocean view and a paved road and there was really no other option that even remotely compared. There are also strong winds here that are unique and cool down the property by at least five degrees relative to the rest of Uvita.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Uvita around the Bahía Ballena

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Turn OFF air conditioners when not in your room.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • river ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom has a full roman bath as well as indoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms have premium fixtures and are lined in white quartz.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Garden Room
  • Master suites have king beds, air conditioning, fans, TV, 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.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Extensive forest paths for wildlife viewing


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3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was the 3rd place we stayed during our two weeks in Costa Rica. Victoria and Jason were extremely accommodating - we had a small issue when we checked in, and Victoria handled it very well. I think their house is magical, as is the entire Costa Ballena. The rain forest, the peace, the sounds of howler monkeys, of birds - toucans, aracaris, parrots flying through the morpho butterflies dazzling us with their gorgeous iridescence. We spent 5 days at their place, during which time we alternated between relaxing and exploring the area. Victoria recommended a delicious restaurant, Heliconia, in Ojochal....we enjoyed incredible food, torrential rain and an earthquake! She also helped us with a reservation at Kokopelli in Sierpe - totally worth it: 3 hours on a riverboat in the largest mangrove reserve in Latin America; my 10 yo loved it in a profound way and proved to be an excellent spotter of crocodiles. Some of the restaurants we enjoyed: Los Laureles, Mosaic, Sibu for breakfast, La Fogata (incredible roast chicken). Marino Ballena national park is one of the most remarkable places i’ve seen....looking back at the jungle and hills with clouds rolling, magical and nothing less. I think we were leaving just as we truly settled into the rhythm of the place, I’d love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is an amazing place!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place, clean, peaceful, beautiful and full of life. It is obvious that Victoria and Jason really love this place, they take great care and are proud of it.

They greed us with a basked of fresh fruit and a bag of Costa Rica's Premium coffee. We have stayed in many homeAway, Airbandb and never have got something like that.

We love the awesome view, the trails, waking up to the sounds of birds, monkeys, and a cup of coffee , can't ask for more than that.

We will definetly be back.... soon !!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great outdoor living/garden/views

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed the beautiful spaces this property provided. Having three individual suites with a bit of separation filled in by lovely outdoor living spaces really made for a great vacation home. The garden was spectacular and filled with a collection of amazing plants including some unusual and beautiful palms. The dunking pool was perfect for cooling off and the sitting areas were great for gathering in. Everything was very clean and functional. We had a small issue with the bbq but someone was sent promptly to get it going again. It was nice having the kind caretaker close by for needs but we still felt like we had complete privacy. The home was well appointed including come items I don't always expect like garbage disposal and plentiful hot water. The surrounding area is lovely and we really enjoyed the day trips to nearby beaches and waterfalls. Hosts were quick to respond and take care of any administrative needs. I would not hesitate to recommend this property or stay in it again!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Utterly beautiful....

  • 5 of 5

Fantastically beautiful, amazing adventure. Everything you need. Excellent air conditioning in each bedroom. Our first experience of an outdoor kitchen and living experience in such a part of the world..very surprisingly insect bites were not especially a problem. There was all sorts of wildlife around us that was utterly gorgeous...and toucans everywhere. Victoria was very ready to help with organising trips, which was most appreciated as Costa Rica was a very foreign country to us. The house itself, beautifully designed and the garden just wonderful. Thankyou Victoria and family we are all totally in love with the country and people.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. The grounds are wonderful, so make sure to schedule time to explore and walk the trails. The hosts are very friendly and nearby if you need anything. We felt very safe and got used to the drive after a couple of times. It was nice to be only 5 minutes from the main road. We took the advice in one of their info sheets to visit the local waterfall on Rio Morete. The walk there and back from the highway was intense, but getting to experience the cool, triple layer waterfall pretty much all alone was well worth it.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great view and easy access to surrounding areas

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with our 5 year old boy during our stay in the house. The outdoor kitchen was a great plus and we spent many evenings by the BBQ during the sunsets. The house is up a fairly steep hill which we didn't mind since we used this opportunity to get some exercise during our stay as well. There are plenty of different beaches to choose from and we spent most of our days at Playa Ventanas after since it was best suited for our boy compared to the other beaches with a much bigger surf. There are some great restaurants in the area and easy shopping for groceries. Make sure you get a sandwich from El Toro Loco when in town. Victoria and Jason were great to deal with and we don't have any complaints to bring forward. Simply put, we hope to come back some day.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Vista Ballena Hotel
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Buenas Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Whales and Dolphins Hotel
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Hermosa and Marino Ballena National Park
Car: necessary

Uvita is in the heart of Costa Rica's Southern zone. It is the gateway to Ballena National Park. The Jardines del Morete development is comprised of several private residences and has one of the few paved roads in the area. The local beaches of Chaman and Hermosa are less than five minutes by car. Uvita has several restaurants, two large supermarkets, two banks, an urgent care center with adjacent pharmacy, auto mechanic, a gas station, three rental car companies and a host of other commercial services.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £153

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.