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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:
11 April, 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 in Uvita in 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
  • 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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(37 traveller reviews)

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3 Bed 3 Bath Ocean View Home in Central Uvita with private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Villa, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This villa is even better in person than it looks in pictures. It is beautifully crafted, with attention to detail and style. It is extremely clean, and stocked with plenty of towels and linens. The location is ideal, slightly up on the hill, providing an amazing view. The road is paved all the way up and an easy drive. The plants and flowers are abundant around the house and the tropical bouquets in every room are gorgeous! Jason and Victoria are excellent hosts! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding, unique property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five just returned home from Costa Rica and we cannot say enough good things about this property. The pictures don't do the place justice, the views of both the Pacific and the surrounding rain forest are incredible. An enormous amount of thought went in to the design and construction. The house is meticulously maintained and was immaculate at check-in. Jason and Victoria are very responsive to any concerns, and helpfully arranged two tours for us. We would recommend the house to anyone, and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful. We loved the Asian design and outdoor kitchen. We had beautiful dinners overlooking the Pacific. Victoria and Jason were extremely helpful with booking tours and with any questions we had. We saw toucans, iguanas and many beautiful birds. We could hear the howler monkeys along with all the other sounds of the rain forest. We were also provided with a book with suggestions on tours, restaurants and local attractions which was very helpful. We loved every restaurant and tour suggested. Our teenage girls and 10 year old son will be talking about this wonderful trip for years to come!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We got engaged!!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is that this home will always hold a piece of my heart! Me and my now Fiancé stayed in this beautiful home for 2 nights and it was everything we ever dreamed of! Jason and Victoria are beyond helpful and we could not have asked for better hosts! The home is located on a hill so you will get a beautiful view of the ocean and not the mention the sunset. I love that the kitchen is outside and each room is private with AC, TV and wifi. The pool area and lounge area was our favorite hangout spot. The hosts 2 little dogs (in which are very cute and clean) hung out with us for a good amount of time, but that's because we loved them!! They were the sweetest but if you don't want them around they will leave you alone. The house is located about 5 to 8 min from town so if you need anything it is all very close. There is also a resort up the street that has a restaurant which we went to for pretty much breakfast lunch and dinner that's how good it was! Our last full day there we were blessed with a beautiful sunset in which my fiancé proposed to me! It was magical!!! We will be back to this beautiful home to celebrate. Thank you Jason and Victoria for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
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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

Damage Deposit £142.86

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.

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