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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 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, 4 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 - 10 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.
Inquire about Discounted Rates for less than 7 occupants.
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.
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
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
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
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
Costa Rica wildlife and plants, miscellaneous books...moreless
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
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
Winter Holiday/High Season Dec 14 - Jan 5, 2015 6 night min stay
Spring Holiday/High Season Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2015 6 night min stay
Low Season Sep 14 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 6 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$350
Rates posted are for 7-9 occupants using all 4 bedrooms. INQUIRE ABOUT DISCOUNTED WEEKLY AND MONTHLY RATES FOR SMALLER GROUPS OF LESS THAN 7 OCCUPANTS USING LESS THAN ALL 4 BEDROOMS.
All guests pay a $50 cleaning fee.
$350 damage deposit is applied as a 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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40.2 miles to Quepos Regional Airport (Sansa & Nature Air flights)
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We live in San Juan Capistrano, in Southern California. Kathy is a real estate broker, and Steve is a general contractor working for a local structural steel company. We have a daughter in her mid-20's, and 3 dogs and a parrot. Two of the dogs, 'Perla' and 'Ballena', we brought home from Costa Rica. Steve surfs, and 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.