Experience authentic Balinese architecture at Casa Bellavia, a luxurious 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa nestled in the lush tropics of a Costa Rican rainforest.
From the moment you arrive at Casa Bellavia, you will be enchanted by the exceptional mix of cultural elements and nature. The exotic location in the land of Pura Vida blends elegantly with the Balinese craftsmanship of this unique villa, where it’s immersed between the Pacific Ocean and the jungles rivers to the east.
All materials and decor were hand-selected, designed and constructed in Bali, then painstakingly deconstructed and brought to this majestic 28-acre eco-reserve to ensure it’s complete authenticity with high-quality Balinese building standards.
In keeping with Balinese tradition, the layout at Casa Bellavia moves through a sequence of pavilions, each incorporating authentic floor-to-ceiling glasswork, exotic teak and natural stone. The 14-foot glass walls and vaulted ceilings create an airy open-floor plan, inviting soothing sounds of the nearby river, the cooling breezes off the ocean and a 180-degree panoramic sea view that’s second to none.
Just a 10-minute drive from the coastal highway, Casa Bellavia welcomes its guest with a beautifully landscaped entrance bordered by crystalline ponds, a row of swaying palms and serene Balinese statues and sculptures. Even the meticulous details in the woodworking of the front door will impress you. Slipping off your sandals and shoes as you enter the inside of the home — we ask all guests to do this to preserve the pristine condition of the villa — a modern and fully-equipped kitchen is off to your left, pairing natural stone countertops with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances and beautifully crafted wood cabinetry. A breakfast bar and a dining table for six are centrally placed in the spacious room, boasting stunning views out over the terrace and infinity pool to the pacific – where you can watch the waves crashing onto the shore or the sun setting in the distance.
To the right of the dining area is a comfortable living space and sofa for relaxing. The living area is equipped with a flat-screen television, air-conditioning, internet tv service, wifi and Bose speakers throughout. Just past the living area is the master bedroom where no detail has been overlooked.
The decor and design of the master bedroom are impeccable and create a harmony with the terrace and balcony outside, creating indoor-outdoor living style at its finest. Equipped with a queen bed and lounge area complete with a mini-fridge and two types of coffee makers, mornings have never been so exquisite. Watch the sunrise through the huge windows, sip your fresh-brewed complimentary coffee, and for an experience of complete relaxation, step into the master bath where four luxurious bathing options await; an indoor shower with steam option, a large stand-alone soaking tub or the refreshing experience of an outdoor natural stone shower surrounded by bamboo and river rock.
Two additional pavilions are laid out around the courtyard and include queen beds, en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and ocean or garden views. Both bedrooms open out onto terraces in keeping with the Balinese tradition of blending natural landscapes with breezy living spaces. Behind the garden room pavilion is an outdoor space perfect for yoga or bird-watching, as well as an indoor fitness room that may be reserved at additional cost. All three bedrooms have large, glass-panel windows to let in all natural light, including sunrises and sunsets, allowing our guests to experience the true beauty of their tropical surroundings during all times of the day and night.
At Casa Bellavia, reconnecting with nature is as easy as dipping into the 12-meter rock-bottom pool and watching the toucans soar lazily overhead. The courtyard and infinity pool are complete with a sunken outdoor lounge sofa with a touch-button firepit. A covered deck includes an outdoor table and nearby are four lounge chairs and two large umbrellas to provide the utmost comfort for our guests.
As you meander through the courtyards and beautifully landscaped tropical gardens you will also find a deck for yoga, reading or gazing at the views as well as a manicured trail that leads you on a 5-minute stroll into the rainforest. Coconuts and bananas are within reach, and always keep on the lookout for sloths, monkeys, toucans, parrots on your way to the private and secluded natural escape where you can listen to the sounds of flowing water and see two creeks converge in this peaceful paradise.
A private locked area is available to store your luggage. Casa Bellavia also has friendly onsite staff that reside is a separate casita further down the driveway. Use the handy walkie-talkie for communicating your needs as staff is available for cleaning and laundry service upon request. For an extra cost, Casa Bellavia can be pre-stocked with groceries. Transportation, activities and excursions can all be arranged by your concierge prior to your vacation, as well as in-home chef and massage services.
When it comes to a first-class vacation experience, Casa Bellavia is without peer in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coastline.