About this listing
Moroccan Style- romantic , secluded, private 51ft saltwater pool, gardens, sculptures, 60 private acres , walking trails, ocean views. All handcrafted and luxurious yet totally immersed in nature. Gourmet kitchen.
Low Season: $165per night (May - Nov)
High Season: $250 per night (Dec-April)
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 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
Exclusive access to a 51ft pool. (The owners use if for only 1 1/2 hour per day- to be arranged at guests convenience). Walking trails on this 60 acre preserve with gorgeous ocean views and a picnic table at the top for sunset viewing.
26 waterfalls on our road as well!!!
Interaction with Guests
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 ....just pick up your walkie talkie and call!
The Uvita area is one of the most biodiverse in the world. The Uvita beach is where the Whales come to give birth in September. It is spectacular to see.
All times of year we have many amazing beaches to swim, snorkel, fish, kayak , surf and relax.
We have so many delicious restaurants as well.
The people here are a beautiful mixture of Ticos (local Costa Rican) and estrangers. We all love living here and our community if happy and loving.
There are buses going north and south all day as well as several taxis.
Other Things to Note
We have a wonderful market every Saturday morning where you can shop for everything from organic vegetables, gluten free (or not!) home made breads, jewelry, hand crafts, delicious home made foods and condiments.
It is a great time to get out and socialize as well
No smoking inside the house please.
About the Host, Paula
Eighteen years ago my husband and I took our first trip together to Costa Rica and fell deeply in love with the country. Making our way to the small coastal Tico village of Uvita, where the mountains meet the Pacific Ocean, we found the beauty of the country rivaled only by the beauty of the Tico people. We felt that we had "come home" to a place where the inter connectedness of true community, and the ease and openness that radiates from people (a true mixture of Tico and extranjeros) is present in every interaction.
Now, living in Costa Rica we have found our that our lives are greatly enriched by this beautiful environment. About 4 years ago we designed and built Villa Esondida (Hidden Villa) and it was a true labor of love. It brings us great pleasure to invite guests to enter this magical world and to participate in ensuring that their vacation is memorable and exceeds their expectations.