Ocean Views, Great Birding, Beaches,Hiking Trails,Kid Friendly
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Uvita house description
Located at 500 meters (1600 ft) above sea level on a ridge, Casa Moonvine is positioned to enjoy the ocean breezes in the day and the mountain breezes at night. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the picturesque "Whales Tail" formation of Marena Ballena National Park, you can take in a view from the porch or the Master Bedroom that, on a clear day, stretches from the Osa Peninsula and Caño Island to Dominical. You will find yourself planning to be 'home' for the sunset.
Set on 15 acres and bordered by a small stream, the property serves as a Wildlife Corridor, linking remnant forrests to primary Rainforests below. A troup of 25 plus White-faced Monkees as well as a group of 5 Howler Monkees pass through daily, and are regular visitors to the fruit trees aronund the house.
Tayra, Collared Peccary, Kinkajou, Brocket deer, Vested Anteaters, Coati, Jaguarundi and Oncillas have all been seen on the property also.
Over 100 species of birds have been identified from the porch. (Neighboring Rancho Merced topped the Christmas Bird Count with over 450 species documented.) More birds, such as Orange-collared Manakins, Spectacled Owls, and various Antbirds can be observed walking the trails on the property.
Toucans and Aracaris are daily visitors to the Ylang ylang and Cecropia trees in front of the house and are fairly easily photographed.
Keywords: Private Home, Cabina
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only:
- Smoking Allowed
- Limited Accessibility
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Linens Provided
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Rock Climbing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Casa Moonvine is a beautiful Vila with two bedrooms and a one bedroom separate cabin that overlook the Pacific at the Whales Tale. The master bedroom suite is amazing as is the porch that wraps around much of the villa. The villa appears to be new. There is no pool, but very nice hiking trails and the grounds around the villa are fantastic. Expect 3 Km on a rough dirt road to reach the villa from Uvita and 4-wheel drive is necessary but not scary. We tended to make only one trip down and up the mountain each day. On the way up is a restaurant at a beautiful waterfalls. There are beautiful beaches near Uvita and another waterfalls restaurant called Talapia south of Uvita about 20 minutes that serves a fantastic fish dinner. I would definitely go back to Casa Moonvine.
- Guest Chuck (Philadelphia, PA)
- Date of stay 02/27/12
- Review Submitted 03/12/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
An amazing place! Great for a family or two couples!
An amazing place! Great for a family or two couples!
We stayed at Casa Moonvine two weeks and absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. Uvita is an amazing part of the country with beautiful, quiet beaches. We loved exploring the area then returning to our cool, quiet house on the hillside for dinner and sunset. The property is wonderful - we saw white faced monkeys in the morning and toucans and howler monkeys called out to us every evening - and filled with beautiful flowering and fruiting plants and trees, as well as lovely trails for exploring the forest on the property. We felt like we had our own secluded piece of paradise! And we saw more wildlife on this property than we saw in all our other travels around the country. Our little boy loved having the space to move around and explore. The house itself is simply lovely - simple, comfortable, with beautiful craftsmanship and lots of light. The wrap around porch, hammock, and rocking chairs, and the amazing view of the whale tail beach below, make outdoor reading and napping an integral part of the day! We loved cooking our meals in the great well-stocked kitchen and feasting on the large outdoor table. We really did fall in love with the whole house and property, and being there made our stay in Costa Rica our most amazing family vacation ever. We did need to rent a car to get to the house. The road from Uvita up to the house is very steep and winding. It is a beautiful ride, but definitely needs a four-wheeled drive to navigate. We also avoided doing it after dark as much as possible, but that wasn't a problem as we loved being "home" for sunset. Although a rental car adds to the cost of the trip, it is well worth it. We were able to see so much more of the country with our own transportation. Driving in Costa Rica is really no big deal. I highly recommend this property. It is worth every penny because it will truly allow you to have an unforgettable stay in such a beautiful place - you will not be disappointed.
- Guest Tally (United States)
- Date of stay 01/05/12
- Review Submitted 01/30/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Minimum 3 night stay $150 night $750 week (US) House and Cabina(Sleeps 2-6) May 1-Dec 14 $225 night $1250 week (US) House and Cabina(Sleeps 2-6) Dec 15-Jan 2 $175 night $1000 week (US) House and Cabina Jan 3- April 30 Cleaning Fee $65 Daily Cleaning available Rates based on 2-6 persons. Additional persons will be $20@/Day
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