This is one of the finest homes on the market in Uvita proper. The original owners were early settlers to the area, when all property here was available. They chose this spot for its stellar proximity to Uvita's conveniences while still being tucked into Costa Rica's serene, natural surroundings.
There is South-East Asia influence due to the owners having lived for years in Thailand prior to their Costa Rica chapter. This is seen in the design touches, such as the hand-carved, solid wood doors and the overall architecture. But it is nowhere more apparent than in the open-air design. The pool comes into the living room. The only enclosed areas are the bedrooms, bathrooms and storage areas. The living room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast bar are all, open-air.
There are 5 bedrooms on the property. The main house has the master, en suite. Over the 2 car garage is a deck with 2 bedrooms with a jack & Jill bathroom. There is also a 1 bedroom rental villa. This also has a tranquil setting for outdoor lounging in the serenity of the setting. Finally, there is a detached cabina for the 24/7 caretakers.
You drive onto the property through the decorative iron gate. The entry drive is brick pavers. There is room for a couple of cars to park or you can pull into the 2 car garage. From there you walk into welcoming entry portal to the house. There is no front door. To the left of the entry is a 1/2 bath that is accessed from outside.
Passing through the entry, you have an intimate entertainment area to your right, dining area a little further in on your left, a comfortable living-room space further in on your right, with the kitchen and breakfast bar at the far end. Just to the right of the kitchen are the heavy hand-carved doors that are the entry to the master bedroom, complete with walk-in closet. The kitchen has abundant cabinetry, new appliances and a walk-in pantry.
Keep in mind that this is all open-air with the exception of the pantry, bathrooms and bedroom. To the right is open out to the pool which also has an outdoor sitting area under a Balinese style roof. Walk around the coralina-surround pool and you'll get to an elevated deck that is built around a tree. The ocean view from this deck is inspiring and lends to introspective conversation in the intimate setting.
Ok, that is the main house. Let's visit the rental or guest villa.
Walk out onto the pool deck and turn left. Here I should mention that the past nearly 2 decades of care of the grounds has been managed by a local elderly gentleman who is a specialist of heliconias, the family of the famous Bird of Paradise plant. The grounds are rife with an diverse variety of his passion. You'll walk along a garden path and then up the stairs to the deck, complete with wrap-around bench sitting area and an excellent location for an umbrella'd dining table and barbecue area. Enter the villa into the living room, then the kitchen. The bedroom and bathroom are to the left. Again, nicely appointed with complementary decor. The original owners would rent the villa out for supplemental income.
Back to the entry - over the garage are 2 bedrooms. The stairs that lead up to the deck and living space is about 5 steps from the main house. So it is a stretch to say that the house is 3 bedrooms, but it almost is. There is a little sky between them. The deck is spacious enough for the guests staying there to enjoy their morning coffee or evening sunset.
Then there is the caretaker's unit that has happily housed long-term caretakers for many years. The caretakers are 24/7, providing on-site property maintenance and security.
The sellers are the heirs of the original owners. So the property has essentially had just one owner for it's lifetime. This is a rare find in the Uvita marketplace due to its unique and appealing design, as well as its nearness to the conveniences of Uvita. You are in the heart of one of the most vibrant tourism areas of Costa Rica without feeling like you are. You are in your own private retreat from the hustle and bustle of the world, and elegantly so.