The following comments are from our Guest Book. Please go to our listing on VRBO (#144776) and Trip Advisor (Lattice House, Dominical, Costa Rica) for more reviews.
Gorgeous house for our perfect vacation. We can’t think of anything we would do differently and can’t imagine a better place to stay. Everything is more beautiful than the online pictures could convey. Don’t forget to take advantage of the outdoor showers! Our favorite excursion was white water rafting with Dominical Surf Adventures. Our guides were amazing and halfway through we stopped at a waterfall and they prepared an awesome spread served on banana leaves as plates (too cool)! For an adventurous activity try the Osa Canopy tour. It’s nothing like zipping in the States—much scarier and more fun! The guides made us feel safe and the Tarzan swing at the end gave us some of our favorite pictures. We loved Citrus and Exotica, though our favorite food was what we had at the house prepared by Alexandra and Juan. We felt so spoiled when they came and prepared feasts for us. They are kind and wonderful and let us enjoy dinner with the unbeatable Lattice views. All the waterfalls were worth the trek to get to them. One through the property, one on the rafting tour and the magnificent falls at Nauyaca by horseback. We had the best vacation ever. The Hansens, Woods, and Mezas, CO, TN, and NJ, Aug. 2017
Thank you Pat for allowing us to vacation in your beautiful home. It was stunning! Thank you Ana for making the trip so seamless—you were such a help being that it was everyones first trip to Costa Rica. Alexandra and Juan, thank you for the amazing meals—absolutely fabulous! We did Osa Canopy and the guides were awesome—even my five year old daughter did it and loved it! The highlight was Diamante Verde tours. We did the Epic ATV tour covering 48 miles. It was breathtaking! …There is so much more I could say, but we are sadly rushing off to the airport. Again, thank you for sharing this magical home. This will not be our last trip to Costa Rica and Lattice House. Pure Vida. The Williams, Florida, Aug. 2017
Alexandra 5 times cooking at the house was fantastic. Kerri celebrated her birthday here and Ana bought flowers and Alexandra assembled a massive standing bouquet. Nice touches! Lunches at Pescado Loco, Porque No, and Sibu were great……Can’t say enough about this place. We traveled to Nauyaca Falls, Osa Canopy tour, offshore fishing (Quepos) , and 2 days of surf lessons. But coming back to the house was the best. Everything here was so fine. Ana as all who stay here know is exceptional. We will miss this place and our kids do NOT want to go and that is a complement. The Kyles, July 2017
Lattice House is simply spectacular!! When we arrived, we were all in shock at how beautiful the view is—and how unique and comfortable the house feels. Our first night we had Alexandra and Juan prepare our dinner. It was delicious!! We enjoyed it so much that we added an extra night—four total. All of the meals were amazing. Be sure to try their ceviche and tres leeches. Spending time around the pool was definitely a fun part of each day. We recommend the horseback riding to the falls and zip lining. Both were fun for all ages. The little town of Dominical is right down the road and has great surfing and lots of souvenirs…. Our trip to CR could not have been as wonderful had it not been for Ana. She went above and beyond with planning before the trip and the details while we were here. She made everything so much easier! What a gem. Thank you for sharing your home with us and for the extra gift of Alexandra, Juan and Ana. They are the perfect “whole package.” The Younts, Grays, and Canoutas, Wilmington, NC, July 2017
Had a great time. Only two of us for the whole house. Enjoyed most our nights, having take out on the deck looking at the gorgeous view. Hiked to the waterfall—awesome! Swam at the pool at the base of the waterfall. Cooked on the BBQ—getting groceries was an adventure in itself. My wife’s 40th birthday was May 21. Ana arranged Alexandra to cook and “Amazing” dinner and a small chocolate cake. Sushi place in Dominical was outstanding—had it twice, both times to go. Alturas Animals Sanctuary was good. Jolly Roger wings were amazing. Walked the entire beach from just below the house to the Whale’s Tail—a long walk, but well worth it. Didn’t really do much, just relaxed all day on the deck, swimming and reading. The view is so amazing it is hard to leave it to do anything. Definitely a relaxing time and well needed. Jason and Clare, Golden, CO, May 2017
Lattice House is a very special place. We had such a lovely stay despite the fact that everyone said it was the hottest week of the year. The view has to be the best in all of Costa Rica,. We spent hours and hours in the pool , enjoying the water, the views and the wildlife. If you are quiet, you can see aloof creatures here. We saw toucans numerous times, monkeys several times friendly birds all day long. Our favorite Kiskadee loved to sit on the branch above the pool, then drink a sip of water and take a quick dip. We saw coatis run across the grass the first morning, A GIANT toad one evening at the pool, and several nights we had a light show from the pool as bioluminescent click beetles wandered across the lawn. We loved the waterfall hike on the property—quite and adventure! We stood under the waterfall and refreshed ourselves after the long sweaty hike. We saw colorful frogs there, too. We checked out the orchard and found lots of fruit growing on the trees. We loved the OSA Canopy tour—exhilerating! Better than ziplining in CA. We did a tour with Bahia Ballea Kayak tours . The guides were simply amazing, the friendliest you will meet. We kayaked, walked in the jungle, drank coconut off the tree, explored the Whale’s Tail and snorkeled. Dinner at Citrus our last night. We loved the ambiance and the food was so, so good. Just a wonderful experience. We had Alexandra and Juan cook for us twice—so nice and we loved the food and the convenience—you will, too!
We are going to miss so much about Lattice House. It really is such an amazing experience. My family relaxed so much and enjoyed our time together here. Bye, bye, geckos, birds and creatures of all types! The Silver Family, Martinez, CA, April 2017
Pat, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! Everything was perfect. We took the time to read the tips you left in the book from popular restaurants to what each beach had to offer, and it was very helpful. We loved taking the boogie boards at the end of the afternoon to Playa Hermosa to surf large waves. It was a plus to pull up the car to the beach and also have a lifeguard for safety. Playa Ventanas was breathtaking.
Alexandra and Juan cooked for us 2 times, both were fabulous. The hearts of palm salad and guac were so yummy!Por Que No is a must at sunset. We also had wonderful meals at Torao Loco, Road Shack, and Los Laureles—all tropical twists on bar food. Things we did: Osa zip line 4 star; Uvita waterfall and slide; Jungle ATV tour 4 star; Alturas Wildlife Refuge-great! Of course, we loved our personal waterfall on the property……The Rogers, Prell, and Zymali Family, Glenview, Fox River, and Huntley, IL, March 2017
Truly a slice of heaven! As my niece said, “Elegant but very comfortable!”
There is so much to do in this wonderful part of the world—all the suggestions and reviews in the welcome packet were spot on! However just spending time at Lattice House in peace and quiet is the perfect balance. Every detail of the house s comfortable and convenient. Ana couldn’t be nicer, more helpful, or more welcoming, but never intrusive. Alexandra and Juan cooked for us twice at the house, two of our favorite meals in our favorite setting. Thanks for a great stay. The Giandomenicos and Murphys, Walpole, MA, March 2017
What a wonderful week! Great for a family of six—4 boys! Loved the OSA Canopy tour, and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary! Kids were thrilled to see groups of howlers and toucans daily, fiery billed aracari, agouti, peccaries, and a dancing crab. Alexandra and Juan prepared tow wonderful meals, and introduced to ceviche—Yum! We won’t miss the Costarican ants! Or the noisy cicadas! Thanks for sharing this slice of paradise, The Dobriansky family, Campbellville, Canada, March, 2017
We enjoyed a lovely week with family—parents, 83 and 84, their son from Colorado and his wife, their daughters from New England; six of us relaxed by the lovely pool and deck most of the time, never tiring of the view of Playa Hermosa and the birds. We had binoculars and a spotting scope, so thrilled at the close-up views of the Chestnut mandible toucans, falcons, parakeets. Also a family of coatis off the rear deck, agoutis, peccaries. Four of us hiked to the waterfall, wonderful though challenging in the heat and with the trails covered with leaves, obscuring the roots. No excursions for us with elderly parents. But we loved Playa Hermosa—phenomenal boogie boarding—and then discovered Playa Ventanas! Like a beach from Maui, swept clean every morning…Enjoyed cocktails at Hotel Castillo at sunset, high cliffs, gorgeous setting. Marvelous dinner at Citrus. Loved the fruit vendor on the corner in Uvita—cantaloupes, mangos, pineapples, all wonderful….Enjoy! Ana was helpful and our welcome meal by Alexandra wonderful. The Butlers, Northhampton, MA; the Attwoods, Woodstock, NY and CastleRock CO, March, 2017
We have been here 2 weeks. it was wonderful.
* Alexandra and Juan too cooked dinner every other night. She made a beautiful dessert for my daughter’s bday. They are a joy to have around and the food was great.
* Ana was there whenever we needed her, but never intrusive.
*This is the best provisioned place we have every stayed—great A/C in the bedrooms, well stocked kitchen, great appliances and good lighting.
* The wildlife is amazing (as is the floral planting). We saw on the property a sloth, a huge marine toad who sits on the deck at night, birds, birds, birds, collared peccaries in the orchard, agoutis, coatis, monkeys, beautiful insects, a couple of snakes (stay on the trails), and a beautiful frog.
We went on some great excursions—Alturas, Sanctuary, rafting, horseback to Nayauca Falls (our favorite).
Thanks for this beautiful place. What a gift to spend time here with our family! The Rutherfords, Rochester NY, Feb.-Mar, 2017
A most enjoyable experience at your wonderful property. The solitude and beauty are unsurpassed with neverending views. Conveniently located with wonderful people and a great staff. Easy to travel anywhere from here. Sierra was one of our favorite places with a great local flair, the river tour was exceptional. We were most grateful to enjoy “Paradise.” The Lindmeyers and Cahoon, Hartford, West Bend, and Hudson, WI, Feb. 2017
Wow! What an amazing time we had here at Lattice House. I don’t regret and plan or decision we made these last 10 days! We arrived very late at night. Having Alexandra prepare a late meal for our arrival was great since we arrived starving from 12 hours of traveling. She also prepared breakfast for our first morning and a special traditional New Year’s Eve. dinner for us. What a treat and a super delicious way to bring in the New Year. The early morning sounds of wildlife is such a great wake-up each morning, beats an alarm clock any day. We did some great excursions while here……All amazing and worth every penny! Our 11 and 9 year old boys loved sitting on the deck with binoculars to watch the wildlife on the property—beats the classroom any day. We had the best balance of excursions and staying futon this property to enjoy al it has to offer. Such a wonderful treat for our family and memories that will for sure last a lifetime. Thank you for sharing your jungle paradise with us. We are honored and grateful! Muchas gracias. The White Family, Huntington Beach, CA, Dec.-Jan, 2017
After singing “rain, rain, go away” all week we awoke to a beautiful sunrise (yes-sun!)on Friday and could see how magical Lattice House really is! We’ve decided this area across the pool is “Toucan Highway.” We’ve seen so much wonderful wildlife here—wild pigs, and coati, and birds on the property; monkeys, crocodiles, scarlet macaws, and a boat along the river in Sierpe; parrots and white-faced monkeys at the Altura Sanctuary. We’ve loved our stay here and will return. The Briggs, Georgia and the Yinglings, Ky, Nov. 2016
We had a perfect week! Love Costa Rica and the Lattice House. This is our 6th time in Costa Rica and this was our best stay! Playa Hermosa is gorgeous. Exotica restaurant is excellent. Ate there twice. Alexandra took care of us—three dinners. Ana, thank you for all your help! We appreciate it. We were four generations and we all had a great time.
The Leary’s, Jamestown, RI, July, 2016
Today is the last day of our week stay and we are so sad to leave. This house and this place have given us memories that will last forever. Ana and Pat, you have been so wonderful and generous in allowing us to use this house and to make us feel right at home! We spent numerous days just sitting on the pool deck staring in awe at the view and listening to the howlers and toucans. Thank you again for being a part of the best family vacation we’ve ever had. Looking forward to returning soon! Pura Vida!
The McKenzie and Snodgrass Families, April, 2016
This is our fourth visit to Lattice House and each is more spectacular than the preceeding one. Each year the home seems more like home, Thank you Pat and Ana for making everything so easy and so special. I am writing tonight to book next year for the Envision Festival. Thanks again for everything.
The Brooks Family, Miami, Fla., March, 2016
What a wonderful place. Alexandra’s food was amazing. Ana was great! We took all her recommendations. Thank you!!!
The Eddy’s and Christianson’s, DesMoines, Iowa, February, 2016
Amazing. Lattice House is beautiful, relaxing—beyond words. We had a great time and Ana was so helpful. The activities were fun, but just relaxing at the house was peaceful. Looking forward to our next visit!
The Alms, Andersons, and Cahoons, January 2016
As a group of seasoned travelers, we have had a “few” experiences around the world. The Lattice House would be forever one of the best. Every detail was perfect, and it was almost painful to leave!!! Playa Hermosa is one of the most relaxing places I have ever been. We’ll be back!! Thank you!!
The Colorado Crew, Castle Rock, Colorado, January, 2016
What a wonderful stay! Ana is remarkable, and this house and grounds are perfect. We really enjoyed the Dominical Surf Company. Fun guys—we all surfed….The Osa Canopy Tour was a huge hit. What fun! Alexandra’s cooking at the house was awesome. Loved the hike to the waterfall. We thought Ventanas Beach was great—go into the caves at low tide and ride the waves. Fun! Playa Ballenas was more expensive for 6 people—fewer waves, but nice for young kids. Playa Hermosa, the closest, is nice, too. The rest of the time? Enjoy this amazing place.
McDermid’s, San Francisco, CA, December 2015
A slice of heaven….I think that sums it up. After 3 trips to Lattice House in 2015, we can never get enough of this beautiful and peaceful retreat!!! See you March 2016!!
The Deans, Boca Raton, Fla., November 2015
Today is our last full day at Lattice House. We had the honeymoon trip of a lifetime!This house and Costa Rica have become very special to us. Heaven on earth is the only way to describe the view from the infinity pool (where we spent 70% of our time the margaritas and rukm/cokes in hand). Everything was more beautiful and amazing in person. We had seen lots of pictures from friends, but we were blown away! We loved hiking the waterfall—we had a coati friend outside the master bedroom and saw daily 4-5 white faced monkeys while using the outdoor shower We went white water rafting on the Savegre and to the Alturas Wildlife Refuge and loved both, but we didn’t do any other tours because we just loved relaxing by the pool with each other. A perfect honeymoon.
The Rosens, Boca Raton, Fla., November 2015.
This is the last day of our two week vacation here at your gorgeous home. In the 35 years Murray and I have been renting vacation homes, this is the first house that is even more beautiful than the photos indicate. The only other home that was comparable was a villa that included a de-sanctified church in Tuscany that had been owned by the Dutch artist Karl Appel. Usually I feel disappointed when I see the homes we have rented and wonder how the photos made them appear so nice. This was a perfect setting for our children and grandchildren who explored the area daily and had all the adventures and excursions they had hoped for. While they were ‘back at the house’ the little girls spent all their time in the pool and we could see the improvement in their confidence and skills over the two week stay. We also loved the flora and fauna in the area and I learned how to let the silence sitting in the garden or on the deck reveal its treasures. But for me, what I appreciated the most was the kitchen and the organization of the drawers and utensils including the knives and pots and pans. We all love to cook and took advantage of the local produce which were assembled into delicious evening meals. We also found your advice and suggestions very helpful. Ana is also a great help and resource as well as a very pleasant person. So two thumbs up from the Baron family and I hope you enjoy your visit here and reclaiming the space for yourself.
Barons, August 2015
Our first trip to Costa Rica for our 40th Anniversary. This house is amazing and Ana is wonderful! From awaking with the monkeys to a lullaby from the birds, this was an unforgettable trip. We loved the infinity pool and the open, spacious house. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
The Vieux’s, Boca Raton, Fla., July 2015
Pat, your taste in vacation homes is impeccable! Our stay at Lattice House was one of our most enjoyable ever. It was nice to arrive to Alexandra’s fresh cooked meal after our long journey here. Ana lives up to her billing. He is the “Swiss Army Knife” of the house and helped with everything we needed. What a treat to have a knowledgeable local assist with making our trip memorable. We hiked the waterfall which as the previous guest indicates is strenuous, but very worth it! I picked grapefruit in the orchard and made juice..a first for me. So delicious. We had a blast at Hacienda Baru, zip lining .Highly recommend. This was our first trip to Costa Rica and will not be our last. The people are as lovely as the country. Until next time…Pura Vida will go beck with us to Minnesota.
The Barnes Family, Minneapolis, MN, April 2015
What an amazing home and country! Our first day we hiked to the waterfall. It is beautiful, but even for me (I exercise regularly), it was strenuous. Another day Ana hooked us up with Osa Canopy Adventures. All 7 of us, from 9-70 loved it! We also did 2 days of tours with Carlos from Ballenas Tours. We did snorkeling, hiking, kayaking. They are great at engaging kids of all ages. Totally recommend them.
The Gelber and Levy Families, Columbus, Ohio, March 2015
What an amazing experience. The house was perfect, and we had a fabulous time. Thanks for sharing a bit of paradise.
The Brooks Family, Miami, Florida, March 2015
Just ended a week in paradise! Our family enjoyed the beaches, the local areas, the sun, the pool, food and everyone we came in contact with. Ana was great! Alexandra was great! For a group of people who needed a restful vacation, we found the perfect place. Thank you so much.
The McDaniel’s, Gig Harbor and Seattle, Washington, February, 2015
What a wonderful Costa Rican experience! From the fabulous home-cooked meal by Alexandra to the breathtaking views, to the lucious pool, everything was amazing. The 6 of us could not imagine an better home away from home for our Costa Rican adventure. The house is beautiful, functional and so fun. We ate at several picturesque spots around the area but none with a view as spectacular as this house. Thanks so much for everything.
The Hardy’s, Gauthier’s, and Crawfords, Kerrville, TX, January, 2015
Thank you for an amazing week here at Lattice House. We left more like guest paying you a visit than we did renters! The house is everything it is advertised to be and exceeds the pictures from the website. Ana was a great help, planning our stay, meals and activities. We did all we could handle…or rather all I could handle!….Having Alexandra come in to prepare a few meals helped us to enjoy the house. Her cooking rivaled any of the restaurants we ate in….For a real treat,we had terrific meals at Citrus and Ylang Yland in Ojochal, both worth the drive. Our week went by too fast. We are already planning a return trip…next time maybe a bit more beach time and less activities!.
Fisher, Washington D.C. , January 2015
Thanks for an awesome stay!!
Helstrom and Lofblad, Sweden, December, 2014
All our party would like to send you a huge thank you for allowing us to stay at Lattice House. I had an amazing birthday week on my first vista to a tropical location. Everyone here is so amazingly warm and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the infinity pool (many times per day). We also fell in love with the birds. Saw at least 24 species that we could identify—owls, toucans. hummingbirds, flycatchers and so many vultures. We had many great nature trips as well—Corcavado, Sierpe River, Hacienda Baru, and Playa Hermosa. I most definitely plan to return, perhaps in a year? While we did have rain every day, the mornings are spectacular!!!Lattice House is an absolute treasure!
The Pekkaarinen’s, Waukegan, Illinois, July, 2014
Tonight is our last night at Lattice House, Costa Rica. We had so many amazing experiences. Let’s start with this house. I honestly did not think the pictures on the internet could be true—but the house was even better than we expected! The pool, the view, the overall experience was nothing short of incredible. We dined out (Goat House was our favorite), but just loved having Alexandra cook 2 amazing meals for us.
We did the Osa Canopy Tour; it was beyond exhilarating. Everyone can’t wait to try in the USA(but not expecting the same experience). We also hiked to the waterfall on the property—twice. Quite the workout with a a refreshing treat at the end. Great pics.We also did the Bahia Whale Tour and saw 7 whales—4 adults and 3 babies. They were so close tot he boat we could almost touch.
We will definitely recommend this treasure to anyone we talk to about visiting Costa Rica.
I have traveled across the world and would come back to stay at Lattice House! This was a perfect setting for two families, and was a great to come back to “home base” for a refreshing swim and a great backdrop. It is now time to get back to the real world. Pura Vida.
The Hattons/ Kazlauskys, Monument Colorado, July 2014
This place is Magical!!We were blessed to call it home for 10 amazing days. Ana and the staff were perfect and kind. The wildlife OMG!!! We will miss hearing and seeing the howler monkeys every day in the trees in the front next to the road. Their roars would wake us up in the morning. It sounds like “Jurrasic Park”.The cleaning ladies spotted a wild pig and took us there. The birds, lizards, butterflies and insects were beautiful!! I have to say the geckos were our favorite. We will miss hearing them chirp and seeing them at night.
The House! It is every bit what the photos show, then you walk in and look around, then out to the deck, you see the pool and that view!!!And it all comes to life; we immersed ourselves in it. I think it is safe to say we have fallen in love with Costa Rica. Tears are rolling down my face as I say farewell. Pura Vida.
Bustetter, Cincinnati, Ohio , July 2014
It is hard for me to put into words just how special our recent stay at Lattice House was. The house is a beautifully appointed home set on a gorgeous property. Every inch of the house was designed with intent and it is evident. From the second you begin to meander up the drive past the gate you get the sense that you have indeed “arrived” but when you step out of the car and get to see the views that the property boasts you know you’ve made it to paradise. Toucans, hummingbirds, monkeys and tree frogs are just some of the critters that seem to welcome you into the fold of rainforest life. After you have settled into the accommodation of Lattice House you can then set your sights on the activities/ adventures that the area has to offer. Weather it is zip lining, horseback riding, surfing, yoga or getting a massage there is plenty to do in the area and all of the activities provide a great experience. No matter what you choose, it will not disappoint. The house is great, the activities are awesome and the location can’t be beat- but there is another piece to Lattice House that puts it above the rest, and absolutely must be mentioned. Ana, the property manager is nothing short of a true gem! From the day I booked the house (8 months prior) right through until the last minute of our stay she was phenomenal. She was great with answering questions, setting up our activities and giving advice, all of which was spot on. When we arrived she had our plans for the week printed and ready to go all complete with maps and directions for how to get there. I cannot say enough about how important of a piece ana was to making our stay top notch. Others home have said it, and I am going echo them by saying that if you are anything like me and have been scrutinizing over properties in the area trying to figure out which one is best suited for your vacation, look no further. Pat the homeowner, Ana the property manager and the Lattice House itself are a winning combination!
Michael D., Connecticut, USA July 2013
My wife and I stayed at the Lattice House for our honeymoon. It was truly nothing short of spectacular. Upon arriving, we were met by Ana, the manager. I am a bit of a business bulldog with a short patience, and this woman was absolutely top-of-the-line as far as professionalism is concerned. She instantly made us feel comfortable and at home, and offered to arrange any activities we had in mind for the week. The house was killer. Tons of open air rooms, but you can also efficiently close off the bedrooms and use aC within (we slept great). The kitchen, dining and living rooms are all connected, and you can open all the doors onto the pool porch, providing an expansive surrounding. Bathrooms are very clean and modern. Outdoor showers were to die for. Kitchen was modern and effective. The pool is really the gem of the house. We spent our final day just hanging out on the patio–swimming and drying off only to jump in again about a hundred times–because we knew we would miss it the most (debatably more than anything else we experienced on our vacation!). The view of the whale tail is literally the best around- we tried other restaurants with elevated views and would laugh as they all fell short of the view from the Lattice House. The entire property is rather spectacular. We hiked from our house into orchards where we could pick fresh fruit, and then on to a waterfall. We would usually drive, but you can also walk from the house down to the beach in about 20 minutes if you’re looking to burn off a few cocktails. Overall, this place is incredible and I will definitely be back. I am very well traveled (rather luxuriously to be honest) so I considered booking a honeymoon at a 5-star resort. This was way, way, way better than any time we’ve had at the St. Regis, Four Seasons, or Ritz. You won’t regret a decision to stay at the Lattice House, to be sure!
Nathaniel, Tampa Fla. April 2013
From the moment we entered the gate and drove up the long winding driving, we knew Lattice House was special. Ana greeted us upon arrival and helped with anything we needed during the week. Over the next 6 days, we explored the grounds, hiked to the waterfall, bird and monkey watched from the house and picked fruit from the orchard. All the amenities of the house were fully functional and it was like living in your own home. When we needed to connect with home, the internet and satellite worked great. The hardest part was leaving. Hope to return again someday soon.
Danny, Chicago, IL April 2013
Lattice House is a spectacular place and provided us with a perfect “base” for our adventures in Costa Rica. The photos cannot do it justice- it is simply wonderful. Our family of seven settled comfortably in to the house, with plenty of bathrooms for all. The outdoor shower adjacent to the master bedroom is a special treat- we could hear the monkeys howling. The manager, Anna, was superb. She helped us with planning all our activities for the week and she responded to all of our questions promptly and provided us with any extra assistance we needed. The pool is amazing- what a great way to relax after a full day of Costa Rican adventure. The property is huge and we enjoyed several hikes. Finding monkeys took some patience- several hikes at different times of the day, but we were rewarded by seeing both howlers and capuchins- mostly in trees by the orchard, late in the afternoon. There are more exotic birds ( and cool bugs!) than we could have imagined. Not a day went by without several toucans flying overhead. We enjoyed two catered meals from alexandra’s kitchen, again arranged by anna and it was a delicious treat to dine outside. The kitchen and house has everything you will need for your vacation- including many beach towels, which we needed again and again for the beach, rafting, horseback riding- we definitely used the washer and dryer often! It would be hard to imagine finding a better spot for a vacation- we have rented several vacation homes and no other came close the the beauty and comfort of Lattice House.
Lori, Fitchburg, WI March 2013
I think I smiled the entire way up the driveway the first time we drove up. I didn’t even know where to look – there were so many things to see as we were climbing the hill. The scenery reminded me of Jurassic Park – I almost expected to see dinosaurs walking around. Then we got to the house and saw the infinity pool and the view… Wow! We couldn’t wait to get our bathing suites on and jump in. Ana was there at the house to meet us and gave us the tour and gave us all the info we needed. She even left a cell phone and told us to call any time we need something. The first night we had alexandra’s Kitchen cater for dinner and that was definitely a great decision. The food was excellent, including the fresh pineapple juice (which we continued to make on our own all week). We did some tours, (ATV tour in Uvita is highly recommended!) but we found ourselves not wanting to leave the house because we were so relaxed. We probably spent 80% of our time in the pool. We also walked around the property – in the orchards and to the waterfall.
The house and the grounds are beautiful and no picture does it justice. You need to experience it first hand. To wake up in the morning to monkeys swinging in the trees was awesome. Watching the toucans in the tree right by the pool was pretty cool as well. Right from the beginning, before we even booked the trip, Pat and ana were so welcoming and helpful – answering all our questions and making sure we were all set for our arrival. When we were there Ana was very responsive to anything we needed. We truly felt like welcomed guests but also felt it was our house for the week. You don’t get this experience in a hotel. Thank you Ana and Pat for a great vacation that we will never forget and we hope to come back again.
Perry, Reynolds Family, Worchester, MA April 2013
I stayed at the lattice house with some friends in January and had wonderful time. I’ve just return from another stay at the Lattice house with my bother and family this past week. The Lattice house is a slice of heaven. Listening and watching the birds and the monkeys in the morning made the start of our days. You will be amazed at the beautiy of the 65 acre property you can walk the grounds and you will see something new everyday.Pick your own grapefruit for breakfast.The view from the infinity pool is to die for. All the rooms are comfortable and have beautiful views. Our family vacation was awesome and we hope to visit the Lattice house again. Thank you to Pat the owner and Ana the manager.
Kathy, San Jose Costa Rica and Worchester Mass. USA April 2013
My extended family of five stayed at Lattice House for two weeks in March of 2013. We have traveled all over the world on vacations, and this experience was definitely up there. Our initial impressions of the property were impressive. The driveway is long, and very steep, similar to many properties in this part of Costa Rica. The house sits on roughly 60 acres of manicured grounds, with tons of flowering plants and fruit trees. The house has a beautiful view of the ocean, and although it seems further away, you can hear the surf. Otherwise, the house is surrounded by jungle, which we all loved. So many beautiful birds, and the howler monkeys were definitely a family favorite. We made several hikes to the nearby waterfall….so secluded, and just beautiful. If you go, you’ve got to take a swim!
The house itself is gorgeous. We have been to Bali several times, and we love the architecture, which is one of the reasons we chose Lattice House….little slice of Bali in Central America.
The house is beautifully decorated, and left us wanting for nothing. Although you can’t walk to the beach, it is only about 3-5 minutes by car. It is centrally located between Uvita and Dominical, so driving wasn’t a big deal at all. We made a point of going to the beach daily, but also tried some fishing, canopy tour, as well as a day trip to Corcovado to snorkel and sight see. So much to see and do, but we always loved coming back to the house and relaxing.
Costa Rica is a beautiful country, and the people are very friendly. There are so many things to do, but the house is great if you just want to relax. Ana, the property manager, is wonderful, and an absolute “laser”. She was very helpful in setting up activities, making suggestions, etc.
I make very few guarantees in life, but I can pretty much guarantee that any family or group that rents this property will be very, very happy. I just can’t think of any negatives. If and when I return to Costa Rica, I will absolutely try to rent this property again.
The Pelissiers, Sheridan, WY March 2013
We are Costa Rica regulars, this being our tenth trip to this magnificent country. We have rented houses many times before including ones in Dominical. Lattice House is simply a spectacular property – modern luxury with breathtaking views. A great base for sun, relaxation, adventure, hiking and everything you might expect from a part of Costa Rica that remains unspoiled. The outdoor patio and pool were an oasis from the heat at any time of day. Wonderful trails and an orchard on a 65 acre private reserve that is meticulously maintained. Great restaurants of various cuisines and price ranges all within a 15 minute drive. It is clear that Pat the owner and Ana the manager are committed to ensure that your stay is memorable. A wonderful Tico meal prepared by Alexandra on our first night after a long day of travel. I can sum this review with one single phrase: “We are returning next year, without a doubt!”
The Mourads, Ontario, Canada Feb. 2013
Our stay at the Lattice house was superb.I would recommend The Lattice house for friends and family reunions.The house and the grounds are just beautiful.You will find that you don’t need to leave the property everyday because there is so much do do right there. The waterfall is well worth taking the walk to, there you will swim and cool down. A couple of days while my friends went off on some day trips I found it so very peaceful and relaxing at the house listening to the howler monkeys and the birds.The view from the pool looking out to the whale tail is breathtaking.Pat the owner and Ana the manager are so helpful.The last night we were there we had a fire in the fire pit.I’ll be returning to the Lattice house in April with my family… can’t wait and I won’t forget to bring the chocolate, gram crackers and marshmallows.
Kathy, San Jose, CR Jan. 2013
Thank you for sharing your lovely home in its fantastic location – for us English townies it was a bit like being in Jurrasic Park!! We were bowled over by the proximity to wildlife that we wouldn’t normally get to see unless we went to a zoo! The birds, insects, reptiles and animals were all captivating and we never tired of catching glimpses of them, we felt we were in our own personal nature reserve. As you can imagine we loved the climate and relished the warm days and nights and loved the open barefoot nature of the house. There really was nothing better than the view over the bay first thing in the morning – what a great way to start your day!!! I’m sure I could wax lyrical about the lovely beach, the warm Pacific Ocean, the great surf and the lovely people of Costa Rica – all of which you already know and must hear a lot about from all your guests. Instead I’ll keep it short and say we really couldn’t have had a better, more relaxing and happy time than we did at Lattice House – it was perfect.
The Tengers, Surrey England Dec. 2013
Nothing can dash vacation enjoyment more quickly than unrealistically high expectations. Yet Lattice House, with its 65 acre private reserve and its stunning views of the south Pacific coast, is even more gorgeous than the pictures. Arriving after sunset after an all-day trip from New England, we had to wait until dawn to appreciate the loveliness of the vacation home my wife and I, with three other couples, had rented for eight days. When we awoke the first morning and walked outside, our jaws dropped at the prettier-than-a-postcard vista that stretched before us: Playa Hermosa in the foreground, Whale’s Tail just beyond, and the Osa Peninsula on the horizon.
Lattice House offers a spectacular home base from which to enjoy Costa Rica’s south Pacific coast. Its open concept brings the outside in, yet provides sufficient privacy for four couples to comfortably share space. The private reserve offers P.Y.O. citrus orchards, manicured gardens, hiking trails, and its own waterfall. Playa Hermosa is close enough to serenade you to sleep with the sound of its surf.
Within 15 minutes of the house, we swam, walked out to Whale’s Tail, and kayaked through a mangrove forest. One of the best coral reefs for snorkeling is a 90 minute boat ride away. And the cloud forest of San Gerardo de Dota is close enough for a comfortable day trip. Several well-stocked grocery stores are 10 minutes away, and numerous restaurants are nearby (although we enjoyed eating in the house so much that we dined out in the evening only once).
What made this vacation especially memorable was the on-site attention of the property manager Ana. She made us feel like honored guests from the time we booked the reservation until after we departed, offering us services that got us into vacation mode the moment we arrived. She pre-stocked the pantry, arranged for regular house cleaning and laundry services, scheduled our transportation to and from the airport, arranged for delivery of our two rental cars, and scheduled a local chef – Alexandra – to prepare a delicious Tico meal for us upon our arrival. (We liked Alexandra’s cooking so much that we invited her back two more times during the week.) These services reduced the drudgery that accompanies every vacation to almost nothing.
For the record, I have no business connection with Lattice House. My glowing review is a heart-felt expression of appreciation for a vacation that more than met our soaring expectations.
The Bermans, Concord, NH Dec. 2012
If you are reading this than you already know you have discovered an amazing property, but you just can’t believe it’s true so you’re looking over the reviews. We visited the second week of August. From San Jose it’s an easy 2 & 1/2 hour drive on all new paved roads. The location is great 10min to either Uvita or Dominical with shops and plenty of restaurants. The house and property itself, well it may be hard to believe but the pictures don’t even do it justice. We all had extremely high expectations after looking at the website and were blown away by the fact that our expectations were exceeded significantly. The house is absolutely stunning and its design implements outdoor/indoor living beautifully. If you don’t enjoy the outdoors or nature, you might not appreciate this special home. The hike to the waterfall was beautiful and the fact that it is all completely private was fantastic. We walked out onto the whale’s tail (Moses Passage) which was really neat. This has been the only vacation where I was disappointed to be going home. The property manager, Ana, was extremely helpful and friendly. The owner, Pat, was a pleasure to work with. We were so grateful that Pat is willing to share this magnificent home and will most definitely be returning. Don’t hesitate another minute, reserve this home and book your trip ASAP you will not regret it.
Danyelle, Orange City, Fla. Sept. 2012
It is hard to say what was best about Lattice House and our vacation there. The setting is superb, the house beautifully designed, the furnishings handsome, simple and comfortable, the kitchen well- equipped, the pool inviting. The first view wowed us and banished that tiny worry of whether we’d chosen the right house, the best house, for our vacation with family and friends. It more than met our expectations—really a very special place. Pat, the owner and Ana, her on-site manager could not have been more accommodating. They have really thought of everything—before we arrived we received notes on the house, on activities and restaurants in the area, on the best place to shop for groceries, on what to bring —and as a result felt at home and relaxed immediately. Ana was always available to answer any and all questions once we were there. Our favorite restaurants were in Ojochal: Citrus for lunch and Exotica for dinner. The Osa Canopy Tour delivered an exciting zip-lining adventure and the Farmers Market in Uvita was a fun source for fabulous breads from a Frenchman and great cocktail sauce from the Pickle Sisters. We bought fresh-from-the-sea shrimp and fish from Randall in Ojochal on Tuesday and Friday mornings—he sells from a cooler on the right side of the road as you enter Ojochal—fabulous! Whatever else we did we tried to be back to the house by 5:00 for “The Magic Hour” when the jungle comes alive—the sounds are nothing short of amazing and a perfect backdrop to cocktails on the deck, pool play with our granddaughters and grilling Randall’s shrimp. It was all awesome—and I hope we have the good fortune to return to this beautiful country and to Lattice House one day.
The Townsends, Elm Grove WI April 2012
My husband and I both agree that we had the best, most relaxing vacation ever at Lattice House. Also the nicest house we’ve ever rented with the most beautiful view ever, we’re still dreaming about it. The house is in perfect harmony with the incredibly beautiful surrounding nature and wildlife. We did a few things while staying there, Sierpe boat trip and Manuel Antonio Park, fishing trip which were all wonderful, I’m in a wheelchair and though things aren’t always too accessible in beautiful Costa Rica the people and guides were always very helpful and kind and will go out of their way to help. Mostly we just stayed at the house though and never tired of the beautiful views, awesome relaxing infinity pool and abundant wildlife there was to see. We loved the many Toucans, saw a whole troop of Capuchins monkeying all around the trees surrounding the house, howler monkeys, so many beautifully colored birds and butterflies, Coatis, just endless beauty! My husband loved using the big BBQ outside and the kitchen has everything you need too. On top of all that there is Ana who lives up the road who’s so kind and helpful for anything you need, just great, we loved her! We definitely want to come back in the near future and highly recommend this house!
The Warrens, Switzerland, Dec. 2011
We are so sad to leave tomorrow. The trip and the house were fabulous. Even if we didn’t do much while we were here, the view and the house alone would have been a great, relaxing vacation. But we did do a lot of things. We strongly recommend Osa Canopy Tours. The zip lining was beautiful and fun, and the guides were great. They have many other activities to offer….We also went on a mangrove boat tour in Sierpe…We saw caimans, crocodiles, boas, macaws, herons, ibises, white face monkeys and squirrel monkeys….We took surf lessons, and that was a great experience. All in all, the trip, the house, and everything was amazing!
The Howards, Morrison, Colorado, Grandparents, Florida, and Aunt, Alabama March 2011
We had an incredible week here at Lattice House and Costa Rica….We started the week with the horseback riding trip to Nauyaca Falls. Well worth it and our daughters (12,11) loved it….The surfing lessons at Dominical Beach were a pleasant surprise for all four of us–we’re all novices, but everyone was able to surf. (Great people at Dominical Surf Adventures). The zip line trip to Osa Canopy Tour was another highlight….We also made it to Rancho La Merced, just down the road and definitely worth the visit, particularly the horseback riding trip on the beach…The white water trip to Savegre River was fantastic. Tons of fun in the rapids…and beautiful views. Great restaurants….. and Alexandra’s catering was fantastic. Can’t thank you enough!
Tom, Alison, Shelby and Ellia, Ohio, USA March 2011