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Panoramic Ocean, Island, and Rainforest Views - Swimming Pool!

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Last updated: 09/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This craftsman inspired tropical Villa is nestled on 3.75 acres of private paradise in the rainforest jungle of Bahia Ballena. The panoramic views of the ocean, Isla Ballena, Cano Island, Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters rocks), Osa Peninsula, and the rainforest will take your breath away!

The Villa is ideally located at a comfortable elevation of 200 meters, approximately 5.7 miles south of the town of Uvita in 'Perla de Ballena' - a private gated wildlife reserve surrounded by 100+ acres of rainforest.

Built in 2008, Villa Kristina Maria sleeps up to 9 people in 4 spacious bedrooms (including two master suites), 3.5 bathrooms, over 2250 sq. ft. of indoor living space plus 1500+ sq. ft. of covered wraparound decks with lounge chairs and rocking chairs for relaxing and soaking in the scenery.

The Villa offers a truly unique and private location with a spacious open floorplan designed for indoor/outdoor living, lots of windows with screens, and ceiling fans in every room and on the decks.

Relax as you sip a margarita at the bar on the palapa covered deck adjacent to the sparkling tiled swimming pool that features a serene rock waterfall surrounded by lush tropical plants and flowers. The palapa deck has a wetbar with a bar refrigerator, 5 bamboo barstools, 2 bamboo lounge chairs, a loveseat and arm chairs. You'll never want to leave!

The Villa is tropically furnished with locally crafted bamboo furniture and beautiful artwork by Costa Rican artisans. Each of the four bedrooms has a queen sized bed, pillowtop mattress, bamboo headboard, mirrored armoire wardrobe, an arm chair, and a covered deck with a ceiling fan, a rocking chair, and views of the ocean, islands and jungle.

The kitchen features stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, tropical designed dishes, a breakfast bar, and is fully equipped with a toaster, electric coffee maker, blender, pots and pans, linens and cooking utensils.

The dining room has an oval bamboo dining table that seats 8 people. You can also dine al fresco at the bamboo table on the deck, or at the palapa bar.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature: Howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, white-nosed coati mundis (raccoon family), agoutis, iguanas, toucans, parrots, many other exotic birds, beautiful butterflies including the spectacular blue morpho, dragonflies, frogs, lizards, and other jungle wildlife.

Hike to nearby waterfalls in 'Perla de Ballena' eco-community and private reserve. Relax in a lounge chair and enjoy the tranquility and soothing sounds of the rainforest, or read a book in a comfortable bamboo rocking chair on the deck.

Minutes to beautiful tropical beaches where the jungle meets the shore, and the ocean temperatures range from 80-88 degrees year round!

Convenient to delicious restaurants in Uvita, Ojochal and Dominical, banks, grocery and convenience stores, gas station, and a multitude of nearby activities that include swimming, surfing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, zipline canopy tours, hiking, exploring ocean caves and rainforest waterfalls, ATV tours, learning about jungle flora and fauna on a guided hike at Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge, Don Lulo's horseback riding tour to Nauyaca Waterfalls, visiting Reptilandia (a reptile zoo), and shopping for souveniers at beachside stalls on Playa Dominical, or at the Community Market in Uvita on Saturday mornings.

Ballena Beach Club access is included with this rental. Ballena Beach Club has a restaurant, swimming pool, bar, restrooms, parking, and a private access to Playa Ballena in Marino Ballena National Park.

A separate and private studio casita (Casita Kristina Maria #369661) may be rented separately, if available, for 2 additional people.

To take a virtual tour and view more photos of the property, see the 'Links to more information' below, which includes a link to the main house Villa Kristina Maria, and a link to the Casita.

A 4-wheel drive vehicle is necessary. We would be happy to refer you to a reputable and reasonable rental car company. We also provide our guests with contact information for making reservations for nearby activities and excursions.

Keywords: House,Villa,Resort,Home,Pool,Swimming Pool,View,Ocean,Jungle,Rainforest,Casa,Beach,Monkeys,Birds,Tropical


Property Type

  • House
  • 3750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Not suitable for toddlers due to the decks and steep slopes. Suitable for children with adult supervision....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed in the house. Smoking is allowed on the outside Rancho bar. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Ocean view and deck...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Ocean and pool/waterfall view, deck...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Upstairs Master has private bathroom, large deck & big views...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Downstairs Master Bedroom has its own bathroom, view, deck....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (4) Queen size beds with pillowtop mattresses in each of the 4 bedrooms except upstairs master bedroom which has a plush mattress (the grade above pillowtop)., Twin or Single Beds (1) Single bed with a pillowtop mattress in the master bedroom sitting area , Child Beds (1) Single bed with a pillowtop mattress in the master bedroom sitting area....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Downstairs master bathroom has a tub/shower, 2 sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Upstairs master has a large 'walk-in' shower, 2 sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Upstairs guest bathroom has a tiled shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Downstairs guest bathroom has a sink, toilet, washer & dryer...moreless

  • Marble counters, ceiling fans and windows. The upstairs master bathroom and the downstairs 2nd master bathroom both have two sinks....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Yahtzee dice game, playing cards, and books. Tiled flooring on main level, wood flooring on upper level. Furnished with locally crafted bamboo furniture and tropical prints. Ceiling fans in every room and on the decks....moreless


  • Books:

    Costa Rica wildlife and plants, miscellaneous books...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Serene view of the rainforest mountains. Cool breezes flow down from the mountain at night....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic view of the ocean, Isle Ballena, Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters), and Cano Island. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Panoramic view of the ocean, Isle Ballena, Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters rocks), and Cano Island...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Large inside dining area with oval bamboo table, interior bar/counter with 3 bar stools, exterior round bamboo table on deck, exterior palapa bar with 4 barstools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels, bedding, sheets, pillows provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Bamboo furniture, panoramic ocean, island and rainforest views...moreless

  • Parking:

    Carport plus room to park 4 or 5 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet provided. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Tommy Bahama dishes, bamboo design silverware, pots, pans, linens, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, microwave, electric smooth cooktop and oven, toaster, coffee maker, blender, and rice cooker/vegetable steamer.)...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric smoothtop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    The 3 upstairs bedrooms each have a balcony deck overlooking the ocean, islands, and rainforest jungle....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Over 1500 sq. ft. of wrap around decks with bamboo rocking chairs, lounge chairs, table and chairs...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Palapa, called a 'Rancho' in Costa Rica. Adjacent to the swimming pool. Features a wet bar with a refrigerator/freezer, bamboo bar stools, 2 lounge chairs and additional seating and end tables....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Wraparound covered decks. Each bedroom has a deck with a rocking chair. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lush landscaping with bamboo orchids, heliconia, palm trees, red, pink, and white ginger, ti plants, crotons, and many other exotic varieties of plants...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber BBQ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Sparkling tiled pool with a rock waterfall surrounded by lush landscaping....moreless



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from 29 traveler reviews
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Low Season
Sep 14 - Oct 31, 2015
5 night min stay
Winter Holiday/High Season
Dec 14 - Jan 3, 2016
6 night min stay
High Season
Jan 4 - Apr 10, 2016
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not included



This is a Non-smoking property and any loss/damage due to smoke will be a $3,000 charge.

All guests pay a $125 cleaning fee.

$1,000 damage deposit is applied as an Authorization hold only on a credit card, and the hold is released at end of stay if no loss or damages occur.

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Last updated: 09/29/2015
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137 Miles
Nearest Airport
Juan Santamaria International Airport
2.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Goathouse 169
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Costanera (Highway 34)
2.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ballena Bistro
2.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Ballena (Public Access)

Car: Necessary

GPS coordinates: 9° 8' 3' N 83° 41' 46' W. The satellite view was taken before the house was built in 2007.

ATV tours available.

Additional mileage distances:

3.2 miles to our Ballena Beach Club (Playa Ballena private beach access)

5.7 miles to Grocery Store, Bank & Restaurants in Uvita

6.25 miles to Uvita Information Center (tourist info)

6.4 miles to Gas Station in Uvita

6.7 miles to Playa Uvita 'The Whale's Tail' beach

17.25 miles to Dominical (surfing beach)

19 miles to Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge

(zipline canopy tours, guided hikes, butterfly garden)

40.2 miles to Quepos Regional Airport (Sansa & Nature Air flights)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We live in Southern California. Claire & Carol have their own accounting business. We enjoy nature and hiking. Our favorite beaches are Playa Ballena at Ballena Beach Club, Playa Arco, and Playa Ventanas. Our favorite restaurant is Exotica in Ojochal, Costa Rica - their Chicken Exotica is Kathy's favorite, and their 'Devil's Fork' dessert is delicous.

Why the Owner Chose Uvita:
We fell in love with the spectacular views, the gorgeous scenery, private location, and abundant wildlife in the gated reserve of Perla de Ballena in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. The Costa Rican people are so warm and friendly, and made us feel welcome. Perla de Ballena, the private wildlife reserve in a gated community where Villa Kristina Maria is located, reminds Kathy's mother of Jurassic Park because of its lush natural environment and abundant wildlife. Being surrounded by nature is a peaceful and renewing experience. We purchased the property in December of 2006, designed the home in early 2007, started construction in mid-2007 with Ecomaderas, a local Tico contractor, and completed construction in early 2008. We are proud of the way the home blends so seamlessly into the rainforest.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Relax to the sound of the river cascading through rainforest. You'll be lulled to sleep by croaking frogs and the sounds of the jungle at night. Awaken to the distinct roar of howler monkeys as they traverse through the jungle, and the squawking of green parrots flying overhead. At lowtide, and when the surf is big, you can hear the waves crashing on the beach. Included in the vacation rental is access to Ballena Beach Club. Ballena Beach Club is a beachside restaurant and bar, swimming pool, shower, and restroom facilities with private access to Playa Ballena in Marina Ballena National Park. Playa Ballena is a beautiful tropical beach with views of Tres Hermanas rocks and Isle Ballena. The ocean water temperature is a warm 80-88 degrees year-round. Monkeys and scarlet macaws are often sighted in the trees surrounding the beach. Villa Kristina Maria is located in Perla de Ballena - a private, gated, and protected wildlife reserve. It is an ideal setting for viewing the flora and fauna of the rainforest in more than 100 acres of primary and secondary rainforest, streams, waterfalls, and hiking trails.

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  • Welcome to paradise!

    Welcome to paradise!

  • A rock waterfall flows into the swimming pool

    A rock waterfall flows into the swimming pool

  • One of our nearby neighbors

    One of our nearby neighbors

  • Tiled swimming pool surrounded by lush landscaping.

    Tiled swimming pool surrounded by lush landscaping.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen has a breakfast bar, granite counters, stainless steel appliances.

    Kitchen has a breakfast bar, granite counters, stainless steel appliances.

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Bedroom #2 (Downstairs 2nd Master)

    Bedroom #2 (Downstairs 2nd Master)

  • Bedroom #3 (upstairs)

    Bedroom #3 (upstairs)

  • Bedroom #4 (Upstairs)

    Bedroom #4 (Upstairs)

  • Outdoor Dining Table

    Outdoor Dining Table

  • Beautiful Beach  at Ballena Beach club membership

    Beautiful Beach at Ballena Beach club membership

  • Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters). Views also include Isle Ballena and Cano Island.

    Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters). Views also include Isle Ballena and Cano Island.

  • Villa Kristina Maria is nestled in the rainforest.

    Villa Kristina Maria is nestled in the rainforest.

  • Poolside palapa with wetbar and  lounge chairs

    Poolside palapa with wetbar and lounge chairs

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Suite (Upstairs)

    Master Suite (Upstairs)

  • Master Suite Deck

    Master Suite Deck

  • Bathroom #2 (Downstairs 2nd Master)

    Bathroom #2 (Downstairs 2nd Master)

  • Bathroom #3 (Upstairs)

    Bathroom #3 (Upstairs)

  • 1500+ sq. ft. of wrap-around covered decks

    1500+ sq. ft. of wrap-around covered decks

  • Grand living in the jungle!

    Grand living in the jungle!

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