Nestled within one of the most exclusive private communities in the southern zone of Costa Rica, Gema Escondida truly is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. As you pass through the private, gated entrance you are surrounded by lush jungle canopies brimming with birds, monkeys, iguanas and tons of other wildlife. As you step through the glass doors to Gema Escondida, you’ll be greeted by an absolutely breathtaking ocean view.
Set more than 1,100 feet above sea level, the villa features one of the most sought-after sightlines around, that of the spectacular natural formation known as the Whale’s Tail. This rocky reef, which was naturally formed by the ocean waves into the shape of a whale’s tail, can be viewed from multiple spots in the villa during low tide.
In fact, at no point will you go without this spectacular ocean view as the kitchen, dining room, living room and bedrooms have all been designed to maximize the feel of being perched high above the beautiful blue pacific. From your spot on the living room sofa, which is the shade of the sea, gaze out over a bubbling jacuzzi and refreshing infinity pool, out into the ocean and experience the full relaxation of a luxury beach vacation in tropical paradise.
Gema Escondida offers teens and adult guests a one-of-a-kind luxury experience, capturing the essence of indoor-outdoor living perfectly, and can sleep 6 people in beds and room for 2 more on inflatable bed. Due to its design, the house isn’t suited for children under 13 years of age. Construction of this premier villa, which features two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms in the main villa, plus a guest house, was completed in mid 2017 and no detail has been overlooked.
With state-of-the-art Whirlpool amenities, marble counters and some fancy lighting fixtures, this luxe all-white ocean-view kitchen will please the chef in your group. Pull up a stool at the breakfast bar while the Costa Rican coffee is brewing. And the top-of-the-line built-in BBQ with outdoor fridge, counter and sink make it a cinch to grill up fresh local fish poolside.
Beside the kitchen is a dining area with a full ocean view and seating for eight. And in the living area are two sofas, a television and coffee table. The sliders fully open to blend the outdoor and indoor spaces. The patio outside offers plenty of lounge chairs and seating near the pool.
The villas two bedrooms are located upstairs and feature ocean views and walk-out balconies with seating perfect for sunsets and stargazing. Each room has an expansive king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning unit. One bathroom features a dual showerhead, and an additional outdoor shower is located near the pool.
About 50 yards from the main villa is the guest house, equipped with a king-size bed, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom with shower.
The villa also comes equipped with wireless internet service, covered parking for two cars, a secured safe for your valuables as well as a laundry room with a washer and dryer unit. There is an additional blowup mattress in the villa as well.
This luxurious vacation villa is located in the Costa Verde property development, about 20 minutes off the coastal highway and almost directly centered between the towns of Dominical and Uvita, where you can find restaurants, grocery stores and pharmacies. The road to the development features both dirt and concrete, and a 4×4 vehicle is required. There is a security gate to enter the grounds with a full-time guard on duty. This area is extremely safe and incredibly beautiful. Because it’s located high in the cloud forest, the temperature here is often 10 degrees cooler than down at the beach.
As guests in the Costa Verde Estate development, your group will have access to the best outdoor tennis court in the southern zone, a workout room adjacent to the tennis court, a large outdoor picnic area and a helicopter pad in case of serious medical emergencies. Tennis rackets and balls are provided by the house, so there’s little need to pack your playing gear for the trip.
Our guest reviews will give you the scoop on our luxury vacation villas and the Dominical, Costa Rica area.
“This was our second time to Costa Rica. On our first attempt in 2015, we ended up leaving a property that was misrepresented in the online ad and pictures (VRBO). This was not our experience at all this time. The property is actually a step up from the online pictures and is well-represented in the add. All accurate. Neil and his staff went above and beyond for our trip. There was a part on the washing machine that was not working, leaving the washer unusable during our stay. Not convenient, sure, but Neil took our laundry half-way into our stay and had it done for us. Neil hand-delivered the laundry to us, so I had an opportunity to meet him. We also dealt with Gina during our stay. Gina is fantastic and so helpful with our every question...from local attractions to how deal with something on the property. The house is spotless...and exclusive for any family or group configuratio...Read More
“This was our second time to Costa Rica. On our first attempt in 2015, we ended up leaving a property that was misrepresented in the online ad and pictures (VRBO). This was not our experience at all this time. The property is actually a step up from the online pictures and is well-represented in the add. All accurate. Neil and his staff went above and beyond for our trip. There was a part on the washing machine that was not working, leaving the washer unusable during our stay. Not convenient, sure, but Neil took our laundry half-way into our stay and had it done for us. Neil hand-delivered the laundry to us, so I had an opportunity to meet him. We also dealt with Gina during our stay. Gina is fantastic and so helpful with our every question...from local attractions to how deal with something on the property. The house is spotless...and exclusive for any family or group configuration. I travel all around the world and I'm usually particular about where I stay. This property is a home-run and we will be back for sure. For those that need to be connected throughout your stay, the property has fiber that provides a decent connection. The fiber was cut down the road from the property, but the service was back up within 24 hours. Neil's team was good to communicate the status and progress when service was restored. I had a backup MiFi device, which came in handy during this outage. The drive is 10-15 minutes up a mountain on mostly dirt roads, so make sure you rent a 4WD vehicle to support the location. The location is worth the drive!”Read LessLa Gema Escondida!April 6, 2018
“This is a beautiful stunning house in a equally stunning location. It's a bit off the main road and you'll need a 4x4 to get there. The house is very modern and all the amenities are perfect. There are no words sitting in the infiniti pool and looking out at the jungle and ocean. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation home, both to stay there for days on end or as a base to explore the beautiful region.”Beatiful Stunning House!March 4, 2018
Beautiful, modern home, high up on a mountain.February 3, 2018