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Rainforest Studio Casita/Cabin - Ocean, Islands & Jungle Views

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Last updated: 07/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Uvita cabin description

Casita Kristina Maria is a 515 sq. ft. studio cabin (including the deck) nestled on 3.75 acres in the rainforest overlooking Marino Ballena National Park in Bahia Ballena. Located a few minutes south of the town of Uvita in a gated wildlife reserve with 100+ acres of natural rainforest. The panoramic views of the ocean, Isla Ballena, Cano Island, Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters rocks), and the rainforest will take your breath away!

Built in 2007, Casita Kristina Maria is furnished with locally crafted bamboo furniture including a queen size bed with a pillowtop mattress and bamboo headboard, a kitchen table with 3 chairs, 2 arm chairs in the sitting area, night stands, a bamboo wardrobe armoire, and 2 adirondak deck chairs.

The kitchenette has a stainless steel electric range/oven and refrigerator, a stainless steel sink, granite counters, a coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave, tropical design dishes and utensils, and pots and pans.

The bathroom features a tiled shower, bamboo framed mirror, a marble vanity, a ceiling fan, and a window looking out to the rainforest.

Other features include ceiling fans (4 interior and 3 exterior fans), wireless internet, and a covered deck on two sides of the casita. Bedding, linens, towels, and 2 beach chairs are provided.

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

Hike to nearby waterfalls, streams and cascades in the gated reserve.

Relax as you sit in an adirondack chair on the covered deck while enjoying phenomenal views of the ocean, islands, and rainforest in a lush and private setting.

Minutes to beautiful tropical beaches where the jungle meets the shore, and the ocean temperatures range from 80-85 degrees year round!

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

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 at Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge, Don Lulo's horseback riding tour to Nauyaca Waterfalls, visiting Reptilandia, a reptile zoo, and shopping for sourveniers at beachside stalls on Playa Dominical, or at the Community Market in Uvita on Saturday mornings.

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

If you need to accomodate more than 2 people, check out Villa Kristina Maria #360199, which sleeps up to 9 people.


Keywords: Cabin,Studio,Casita,Cabina,View,Ocean View,Rainforest,Jungle,Monkeys,Birds,Private

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 515 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • 1 queen size bed with an orthopedic pillowtop mattress, bamboo headboard and bedframe, and a ceiling fan....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Marble vanity counter, tiled shower, tiled floor...moreless

          • Tiled shower with rain shower head, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures, bamboo towel bars, marble vanity counter, tiled floor, ceiling fan....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchenette with stainless steel refrigerator and electric range/oven, stainless steel sink, granite counter, pots and pans, dishes and utensils, ceiling fan, microwave, coffee maker, blender....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Pots, pans, baking dish, cookie sheet, cooking utensils...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Plates, bowls, cups, glasses, silverware...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Stainless steel refrigerator/freezer...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 3 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 2:

            Sitting area with 2 arm chairs. Covered deck with 2 adirondak chairs. ...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Beach towels, bath towels, wash cloths, kitchen towels...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            The Casita has its own separate parking space ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking spot adjacent to driveway...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Panoramic views of the ocean, Cano Island, Ballena Island, Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters Rocks), the rainforest jungle and mountains. Decks on 2 sides of Casita - one faces the ocean, the other faces the jungle....moreless

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless internet is provided. There is no cell service at the property so making phone calls using Skype on your laptop is suggested....moreless

              • Internet:

                Wireless internet, however internet service isn't as reliable nor signal strength as strong as it is in the U.S. and Canada....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                A covered deck surrounds the casita on two sides with a view of the ocean and islands from the front deck, and a view of the mountains and jungle from the side deck...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              • Ocean View:

                Gorgeous views of the ocean, Cano Island, Ballena Island, and Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters rocks)...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Serene view of the mountains and rainforest jungle...moreless

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Surf Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Rafting
              • Hiking
              • Surfing
              • Medical Services
              • Swimming
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Whale Watching
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Churches
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fishing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 14 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter Holiday Season
              Dec 14 - Jan 5, 2015
              6 night min stay

              $575
              Spring Holiday Season
              Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2015
              6 night min stay

              $575
              My Standard Rate
              6 night min stay

              $475 $1,350
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $30
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              All guests pay a $30 cleaning fee.

              There is a $150 damage deposit due 10 days prior to check-in, which is a hold only on a credit card and then the hold is released after check-out if there is no damage or loss.


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              Last updated: 07/25/2014
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              Location

              137 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Costanera (Highway 34)
              2.7 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Playa Ballena
              2.3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Ballena Bistro at Goathouse 169
              2.3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Ballena Bistro at Goathouse 169

              Car: Necessary

              ATV tours available.

              Additional mileage distances:

              3.2 miles to 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

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About the owner: We live in San Juan Capistrano, in Southern California. Kathy is a real estate broker, Steve is a general contractor and does design work for a structural steel company. We have a daughter in her mid-20's, and 3 dogs - 2 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 and Playa Ventanas, both in Costa Rica. Our favorite restaurant is Exotica in Ojochal, Costa Rica - their Chicken Exotica is Kathy's favorite, and their 'Devil's Fork' dessert is scrumptious.

              Why the Owner Chose Uvita:
              We fell in love with the beautiful views and gorgeous scenery 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 gated eco-community and private wildlife reserve where Casita Kristina Maria is located, reminds Kathy's mother of Jurassic Park because of its lush landscape and natural environment. Being surrounded by nature is a peaceful and renewing experience. We purchased the land in December of 2006, designed Casita Kristina Maria and Villa Kristina Maria in early 2007, built Casita Kristina Maria in mid-2007 and stayed in the Casita while Villa Kristina Maria was contructed. Both the Casita and Villa were built by Ecomaderas, a local Tico contractor.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              The Casita is surrounded by rainforest jungle. Relax to the sound of the seasonal creek babbling through rainforest. You'll be lulled to sleep by croaking frogs, chirping crickets, 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 sometimes hear the waves crashing on the beach. Included in the rental is access to Ballena Beach Club. Ballena Beach Club has a beachside restaurant, bar, swimming pool, restroom facilities, shower, free beach parking, and a palm-lined trail to Playa Ballena. Playa Ballena is a beautiful tropical swimming and surfing beach with views of Tres Hermanas and Isle Ballena. The water temperature is a warm 80-85 degrees year-round. Perla de Ballena, the private and gated eco-community where Casita Kristina Maria is located, is a wildlife reserve and an ideal setting for viewing the flora and fauna of the rainforest with acres of primary and secondary rainforest, streams, waterfalls, and hiking trails. A sampling of the wildlife viewed from the Casita include howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, white-nosed coati mundis (raccoon family), iguanas, agoutis, toucans, parrots, hummingbirds, many other tropical birds, butterflies (including the spectacular blue morpho butterfly) and much more! While relaxing on the deck, you may see humpback whales breaching in the ocean waters of Marino Ballena National Park from January to April, and from July to October.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • Welcome to paradise!

                Welcome to paradise!

              • Front deck

                Front deck

              • Queen sized bed, wardrobe armoire

                Queen sized bed, wardrobe armoire

              • Kitchen and eating area

                Kitchen and eating area

              • Sliding door leads to front deck

                Sliding door leads to front deck

              • Side Deck

                Side Deck

              • Surrounded by rainforest jungle.

                Surrounded by rainforest jungle.

              • White Faced Monkeys are frequently seen

                White Faced Monkeys are frequently seen

              • Toucans are a frequent sight at the casita.

                Toucans are a frequent sight at the casita.

              • Whtie-nosed coati mundis (raccoon family) forrage in the trees for seed pods.

                Whtie-nosed coati mundis (raccoon family) forrage in the trees for seed pods.

              • Heliconia

                Heliconia

              • Heliconia grow wild in the rainforest

                Heliconia grow wild in the rainforest

              • Phenomenal view of Tres Hermanas Rocks from Casita

                Phenomenal view of Tres Hermanas Rocks from Casita

              • High ceiling with ceiling fans

                High ceiling with ceiling fans

              • Sitting Area

                Sitting Area

              • Bathroom has a tiled shower

                Bathroom has a tiled shower

              • Isle Ballena at sunset

                Isle Ballena at sunset

              • Enjoy hiking to this waterfall in Perla de Ballena.

                Enjoy hiking to this waterfall in Perla de Ballena.

              • Howler monkeys are nature's alarm clock in the jungle.

                Howler monkeys are nature's alarm clock in the jungle.

              • Cusingas (toucan family) can be seen quite often.

                Cusingas (toucan family) can be seen quite often.

              • Toucan

                Toucan

              • Playa Ballena at Ballena Beach Club.

                Playa Ballena at Ballena Beach Club.

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              Date last modified - Sunday, July 06, 2014

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