Location: Uvita, Costa Rica
This property is strategically tucked away on a natural ridgeline offering a breathtaking view of the ocean and lush jungle landscape. Due to the specific placement of the house, you can enjoy the sunset going into the sea most of the year. What was once a pasture has been reforested to accommodate regional flora and tropical fruit trees such as Mandarina, avocado, banana, cashew, jackfruit, mangosteen, and more. The abundance of the forest below the property also provides corridors for passing wildlife.
More often than not you may see a family of monkeys hanging out in the palms or toucans resting in a nearby tree. The property has also been manicured to accommodate easy access to the freshwater creek located directly below the home. While spending time on the property you might often hear the sounds of the creek rushing through the valley or the waves crashing from Playa Hermosa providing a soothing soundtrack to your jungle paradise.
Casa Vista Hermosa was originally a shipping container and has been modified into a beautiful two-story home equipped with 2 bedrooms, a guest house, warm wood floors, ceiling fans, air conditioning, and an open floor plan perfect for anyone looking to create a custom space. If you feel you need another bedroom, the spacious living room can easily be divided into another living space with each having a deck entrance. As you enter the home and survey the space you will notice large glass panel doors that open to reveal a large deck that looks directly out over the jungle to the ocean.
To your left is a living room and to your right is a spacious kitchen complete with ample storage space, a large copper sink, stained wood countertops, and a marble island with a built-in 6 burner stove on one side and a bar top on the other. This kitchen set up is perfect for those who enjoy prepping and cooking while entertaining guests. There is also a UV reverse-osmosis water filtration built into the sink, although the ASADA community water is very good, you can rest assured that you are getting optimum drinking water.
The 1st floor is very spacious and accommodates several open floorplan concepts with the added bonus of the big container doors on the left side of the house which can be opened to reveal more of the jungle setting. The benefits of this open floor plan are endless and allow you to enjoy an abundance of gorgeous jungle scenery and natural lighting.
On the right side of the house, you will find a set of stairs that lead up to the bedroom and the large 600 sqft second-story deck. The bedroom, like the living area, is also an open floor plan with 3 large windows and sliding panel doors that open up to reveal the deck and surrounding scenery. The bedroom is equipped with a polished wood floor, two ceiling fans, and air conditioning unit, and a large 120sqft walk-in closet. Despite the large open floor plan, the bedroom has a warm and cozy feel to it.
Imagine waking up to the soft, natural, warm glow of the sun cascading through the windows and hitting the hardwood. Hear the faint sound of cicadas humming, birds chirping, and open your eyes to a melancholy oasis of lush jungle forest surrounding you outside of every window.
The master bathroom is located on the left side of the bedroom just outside the sliding panel doors, adjacent to the upper deck. It is complete with a large vanity mirror, 2 sinks, personal storage space, a restroom area, and a rain-shower with open-windows overlooking the property. While maintaining the feeling of privacy this bathroom has a great indoor/outdoor vibe. The 2nd story deck is perfect for all your personal and social needs. It’s a great space for doing yoga, sunbathing, star gazing, BBQs, and more.