Above the resort town of Uvita, immersed in nature, tranquility and privacy sits a hidden jewel. This unusual Villa is here for any couple or individual who wishes to rejuvenate while enjoying the area's almost unlimited pleasure and adventure. Tucked away in a tropical paradise, this Moroccan/Indian style Villa has the feel of a small palace. This exclusive Villa is luxurious, extremely comfortable and designed with exquisite attention to detail. Designed by us (the owners Paula and Marty) our focus was to create a place of beauty that would feel palatial and yet be cradled in the mountains and jungle, where one could experience "living in art and natural beauty at the same time".
The Villa is all handcrafted and great care went into creating interior windows and veranda arches, all uniquely designed with beautiful moldings. The mahogany Queen bed was also custom designed and hand carved. The bedroom floors are beautiful Teak wood, soft underfoot. The 18ft vaulted ceiling is crowned by an unusual dome which can be softly lit and is a pleasure to gaze at while lying in bed. The bathroom is spacious and mostly stone and has an exotic ancient feel. While the bedroom and bathroom are comfortably screened in the veranda (living room and gourmet kitchen) are open air yet covered and protected from the rain. The villa has several multicolored stained glass Moroccan lamps and candles enhancing the already serene and romantic ambiance. The veranda flooring is imported porcelain tile, the kitchen has hand painted wall tiles and counters of Costa Rican quartz stone. Both overlook your personal 51ft saltwater pool which is covered with see through fabric so that you are always protected from the harsh sun's rays but can see sky and trees clearly. The pool is tiled with Italian imported glass tiles and is both beautiful to look at and delightful to enjoy. It can be lit for an evening swim under the stars. The water is non chemical (saltwater) and one does not feel the salt. It just feels clean, fresh and gentle.
As you enter this private reserve you are stepping into a world of natural beauty where your awareness shifts as your senses are delighted and calmed by the extraordinary beauty in which you will be living.
This 60 acre private property has abundant wild life and hundreds of flowering plants and fruit and palm trees and overlooks the largest marine preserve in Central America, Cano Island, and the Whale's Tail reef (the third largest in the world). Included are hiking trails leading to stunning Pacific Ocean views and resting areas where you can stop to enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sun set.
The Villa is nestled in the midst of a garden of tropical flowers, bamboos and sculptures and overlooks your personal 51 ft saltwater pool, the Uvita River Valley, and the Talamanca Mountains beyondn You awake each morning to the sounds of Howler Monkeys and numerous varieties of tropical birds (yet comfortably screened in) and relax in the evenings to the surf's far off gentle rhythms.
Only we ,Marty and Paula share this 60 acre property with you. We are available to help you arrange anything you need during your stay. Although comfortably out of sight or sound they can always be reached by your provided walkie talkie.
The Hidden Villa is luxury glamping at it's best!!
Our South Pacific Coast has several palm tree lined beaches with tranquil waters as well as beaches for surfing and kayaking. Available tours include: whale and dolphin watching, trips to Cano Island, Drakes Bay and the Osa Peninsula, scuba diving, snorkeling, sport fishing, horseback riding through jungle trails or on the beaches, canopy tours and waterfall repelling, zip line and more....
Locally you can enjoy sumptuous dining from tasty typical food to the finest international cuisines. If you wish to savor the experience of peaceful solitude your Villa includes a fully equipped kitchen so you can always dine at home
With several world class spas in the area it is easy for us to arrange any beauty or wellness treatment you desire. If you wish to effortlessly receive a massage treatment, we can arrange one at your convenience, on the veranda or poolside (Please note, there is a additional charge for massage therapy of $50 per person).
If you are interested in exercising while here there is a library of Yoga, Pilates and other DVD's as well as free weights, mats, Yoga blocks, etc. The pool is perfect for swimming laps or dreamily drifting on the soft soothing floats. If total relaxation is what you yearn for you will find complete satisfaction here.
The Villa is a perfect Honeymoon retreat or a beautiful and peaceful journey into elegance and nature for any couple or individual
Guests are afforded total privacy if that is what they desire. One need not see or talk to anyone while staying at the Villa. If, however, contact is desired we are available whenever....just pick up your walkie talkie and call!
Wonderful place, wonderful hosts!! Thanks so much Paula!
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How can I possibly thank Paula and Marty enough for giving my husband and I the opportunity to experience a once in a lifetime vacation/second honeymoon in Costa Rica? Paula's self-designed villa is beyond words - it is luxury at its finest. Our trip was a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure, with hiking to nearby waterfalls (Marty's suggestion), kayaking, snorkeling, swimming and fishing. The saltwater pool is heavenly.
Prepare your meals in the fully stocked outdoor kitchen, watch the stars at night from your own patio and sleep like a baby in the quite-large and softly lit bedroom. You will hear howler monkeys in the distance in the morning. You'll see hundreds of shooting stars. The bushes around your villa will attract types of hummingbirds, butterflies and larger birds that you've never seen before. It is beyond paradise and I struggle to find words suitable enough to describe this amazing experience.
Marty and Paula - we thank you sincerely, from the bottom of our hearts, for opening your gorgeous villa to us. You were so kind, and it was so helpful to have you just a short phone call away to offer suggestions to us (first-time Costa Rica visitors,) and to answer any questions about the area. You gave us the perfect amount of privacy but having you nearby set us at ease.
To any kind-hearted travelers considering Costa Rica, don't waste time with any other accommodations. You will find no better experience than at Marty and Paula's.
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It is difficult to imagine a more idyllic place to stay than at Paula and Marty's little villa. You need a 4X4 to get up the rocky road, but frankly that adds to the fun. We spent our mornings with a hot cup of coffee sitting on the patio looking at a spectacular mountain vista with layers of color, bougainvilleas and hibiscus surrounding us, watching hummingbirds and honeycreepers and listening to howler monkeys. In between trips to horseback ride, kayak and scuba dive on the coast, we took dips in the pool, cooked in the fantastic outdoor kitchen, chatted with our engaging, thoughtful host Marty. If you want privacy in a romantic setting and incredible charm, I don't know how you'll do better.
What a profound experience!
Paula and Marty are the absolute greatest. We couldn't have asked for or dreamed of better hosts. The property is gorgeous...photos can't begin to tell the story. A stay at this property offers the ultimate retreat with a view into the wonders that Costa Rica has to offer.
If you're looking to get away from "it all", this is definitely going to suit you. The villa is about a mile up the mountain from the small town of Uvita. They have a great grocery store in-town with a few restaurants. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are a short drive from the town.
There are plenty of things that you can do as far as tours and excursions nearby but we didn't take advantage of these as we were just looking to relax...and relax we did. When you stay here...you have the place COMPLETELY to yourself.
Please keep in-mind that you should plan on having a 4-wheel drive vehicle. It would be possible to stay there without one, but I think it could be challenging. Either way, Paula is both responsive and helpful to newbies...like me...so I highly suggest that you reach out with any questions.
They can also help you plan your days if you're looking to accomplish something in particular. They know a lot of people in the area and can point you in the right direction. So, if you're looking for a once in a lifetime experience in an amazing mountain hideaway, you should certainly consider staying here.
A beautiful place owned by beautiful people.