About this listing
Indulge yourself with luxury and privacy in this beautiful custom made designer villa made of exceptional tropical hardwood. One of the few luxury places on the Caribbean coast. The magical beauty and pureness of the rainforest is reflected in the handmade furniture and luxury materials. Nestled in the rainforest at the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, just a couple of minutes walking distance to the clear blue waters and white sanded beach of Playa Chiquita. Ideal for those people who appreciate luxury being surrounded by the fierce beauty of nature.
The villa consists of two floors and is 200m2 and has 3 bedrooms. The first floor of the villa has a big living room opened to a large veranda and a luxury fully equipped kitchen. Here you find as well two bedrooms (one bedroom has a queen-size four poster bed), a toilet and a separate sun terrace and lounge area. To access the master bedroom, go down to a tropical interior garden to the ground floor and enter the master bedroom with a walk-in closet (dry room) and a wide access to a Hammam like bathroom with a huge shower. The laundry room is also on the ground floor including a washing machine and a dryer.
There is a separate unit ideal for 2 persons which can be rented together with the villa (not separate). It exists of an extra bedroom, small kitchen, bathroom with hot shower and patio with hammock.
In the lush tropical garden you can find a gazebo with barbecue where one can enjoy in silence the beauty of the rainforest, while having a drink or some food. The Toucan, the Howler monkeys, the sloths and many birds like to accompany you in this beautiful hideaway just a few minutes walk from the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica; Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Playa Punta Uva.
From the villa it is also just minutes walk to a couple of nice restaurants with a variety of local and international dishes and a supermarket for the daily groceries.
•Beautiful landscaped tropical garden
•Tropical interior garden
•BBQ & lounge area
•Private parking on property
•High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi) available on request
•Satellite TV, DVD & CD player
•Fully equipped kitchen with American fridge
•Laundry room with washer
•Security safe for valuables (laptop size)
•Towels and all linen provided
•Maid service at least 2x a week - additional available
•Oversized bathrooms with large hot water showers
•Comfortable furniture and caribbean decorations
•Comfortable orthopedic mattresses
•Stock of coffee, sugar and basic cooking spices
•Great location: Safe and quiet neighborhood, near the beaches and local businesses
•Amazing wildlife, including a wide range of birds and several kinds of monkeys
This is a great exotic jungle house with a walking distance to the secluded Playa Chiquita. There are some very nice cafes and yoga studio nearby and by bike or car you can easily reach other beautiful beaches, good restaurants and the night life of Puerto Viejo. The house is surrounded by a beautiful garden and you really feel like you are close to the nature .The house is spacious with three bedrooms and a separate studio that you can also rent. We really enjoyed the design of the house which is stylish and innovative. There are some surprising solutions like the exciting, almost open-space bathroom and the shower that has an open access from one of the bedrooms. Some parts the house needs upgrading: the beds were uncomfortable, the kitchenware was not in good condition and the other patio was in bad shape. We stayed in the house during the rainy season so it was really moist and it smelled a bit mouldy at least in two of the bedrooms. We paid a deposit and arranged things (keys, drinking water etc.) with a private property management company, which worked great but it takes away that cosy feeling you look forward when staying at airbnb listings.
We enjoyed our stay at Villa Luz y Sombra. The house was in a very secluded area, and we were given a quick tour by the people who greeted us. They were very nice to have come out at 9 p.m. to give us the keys and introduce us to the house.
The facility is beautiful. We were very happy with the accommodations and the surrounding environment. Of course, the beach is near, and having a car made the access much nicer.
We wish there would have been WiFi in the house. Our cell phone service did not work since we were out in the jungle, and we were under the impression that we would be able to do some work at the house. We are teachers in San Jose, so many people needed internet access. When we arrived, we were informed that there was only internet access in the office, which was about a mile down the road.
On the day we left, we were a little bit confused about the check out procedures. We called the office and the cell phone numbers provided to us, but we didn't receive a response, so we left a message. We dropped the keys in a dropbox next to the door of the office. Unfortunately there was nobody working there because check-out was on Sunday.
I think most guests stay for an extended period of time at the Luz y Sombra, but since we were just on a weekend getaway, perhaps it made the timing a little difficult.
I would recommend for anyone looking to vacation to stay at this beautiful house! I would also like to suggest to the hosts to provide WiFi access and more explicit directions as far as check-out procedures on the weekend.
Thank you for the nice weekend,
Boutique Tropical Villa Lus Y Sombra was a lovely place to stay. We booked at the last minute and everything went smoothly for the most part. Niek was very responsive on email and the people who set us up at the house were also friendly and helpful. The house is very beautiful and peaceful, and it is much more beautiful than the photos make it look. The kitchen is well equipped and the house has a beautiful, open layout with lots of space for hanging out. We were a group of friends but it would also be great for a family. There is a great outdoor bbq area as well. We saw many beautiful birds and animals and the landscaping is gorgeous. Definitely a great place to stay. I would recommend it to anyone who likes privacy, peace, and a beautiful setting.