Experience authentic Balinese architecture at Casa Bellavia, a luxurious 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath villa nestled in the lush tropics of a lively 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, immersed between the Pacific Ocean to the west and jungle-laden rivers to the east.
All materials and decor were hand-selected, designed and constructed in Bali. These items were then painstakingly deconstructed and brought to this majestic 28-acre eco-reserve to ensure complete authenticity. Today, Casa Bellavia is completely solar powered for a green, environmentally-friendly vacation experience. Unlike most rental homes in Costa Rica, our guests do not have to wait through the occasional local blackouts as the home is equipped with a backup generator, a true treat in any Central American country.
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, cooling breezes off the ocean and a 180-degree panoramic sea view that’s simply incredible.
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. 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 waves crashing onto the shoreline and 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, creating total harmony with the outside terrace and balcony. 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 daybreak 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 sauna 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, 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. All three bedrooms have large, glass-panel windows to let in all natural light, including sunrises, sunsets and those starry jungle nights.
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 and 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.
Meander through the courtyards and tropical gardens where coconuts and bananas are within reach. And always keep on the lookout for sloths, monkeys, toucans and parrots on your way to the private and secluded creek below. It only takes 5 minutes to walk to the creek, but those walks will stay with you forever.
A private locked area is available to store 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. The 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, authentic vacation experience, Casa Bellavia is without peer on Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coastline.