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Eco Retreat - Ultimate Privacy - Oceanview, River W/Waterfall & Swimming Hole

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The gorgeous, 180 degree view of the Whale's Tail National Park

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Last updated: 07/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Features
• Completely Private Estate of 4 Acres
• Separate Main House & Casita
• Altitude of 853ft/260mts above sea level
• 180 degree view of Ocean and view
• 7 minute walk to private access of waterfall and natural swimming hole year round
• New Gas BBQ
• 15 minute drive to Playa Uvita & Chamon
• 380sqf Expansive Deck
• Outdoor shower in cabin
• iPod speaker dock
• Handmade Furniture & Cabinetry

Morpho Eco Retreat is an eco-friendly, designed villa perched above the jungle valley. The villa has established itself as a unique vacation rental in the southern area of Costa Rica due to its unusual design and great privacy.
This unique estate, situated on four acres, just 10 minutes up the mountain from the town of Uvita, is ideal for those who seek modern comfort, an outdoor lifestyle, and amazing views.
Highlights of the property include onsite river access with a waterfall and swimming hole within walking distance, amazing views of the Whale's Tail National Park, and an intimate outdoor area that attracts many species of birds and butterflies. The expansive 180-degree view of the Whale's Tail with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop, is visible upon arrival. The main deck, which functions as the outdoor dining area, offers daily opportunities for bird-watching and the westward view offers a wonderful vantage point of Cano Island, one of the finest destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving in Costa Rica.
Morpho Eco Retreat was designed by Los Angeles- based architect, James Meraz.
Limited environmental impact and the utilization of natural, locally-sourced materials were adhered to throughout the construction process. Many types of wood, native to Costa Rica, were used on the custom interior furnishings.
The result is a unique, modern two bedroom / two bathroom villa, accompanied by a separate one bedroom / one bathroom guesthouse set below, in the lush jungle.

The main house comfortably accommodates six while the guesthouse sleeps four… making this a perfect option for larger groups as well.
When viewed from above, the inward-facing roof design of the main villa evokes a butterfly-in-flight. The name, Morpho Eco Retreat, was derived from the Blue Morpho, one of the most beautiful butterflies in Costa Rica.
The primary residence includes a master bedroom, with a king bed set against a dramatic teak headboard which camouflages the master closet. Along with an en-suite bathroom that includes a double shower as well as his & her sinks, the area is a perfect refuge at the end of the day.
The guest bedroom, with its design oriented bunk-wall, offers ample sleeping room for four adults or children. Each sleeping compartment offers its own window, reading light and outlet for charging. The room has its own en-suite bathroom as well, with a bathtub and shower.
All rooms, with their high ceilings, ample windows and sliding doors with deck access, and upper wall-screens… provide ventilation via the ample, afternoon breezes, keeping the rooms airy throughout the day.

Functioning as an anchor for the two en-suites, is a lovely, open-concept great room. With its custom designed, modern kitchen that includes an eat-at-island, cooking and entertaining has never been easier! The kitchen area looks directly onto the living area, promoting conversation and participation from guests. All of the furnishings were custom built on site. All the kitchen appliances—refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave and dishwasher, etc… are brand new and the kitchen is well stocked with dinnerware for the next gathering and basic staples.
If you enjoy cooking outdoors, there is a gas barbecue located downstairs, next to the grassy garden, as well.

Casita
Step down the covered, steel staircase, and you are immersed in lush jungle, a forest of fern palms greats you as you arrive at the guest 'Casita'.
This residence is a self-contained - 500 sqft. house that boasts one bedroom with a queen bed and a full-size pullout futon in the open concept living area.
There is also a fully stocked kitchen, complete with refrigerator, stove & oven, coffee maker. There is an indoor table that seats four as well as a covered, 285sqft, dining area located outside that overlooks the ocean as well as the jungle valley below. The intimate setting, offers privacy as well as a very unique, outdoor, rain shower experience.
Perfect, jungle hideaway for couples or additional guests with young children… the casita sleeps four people comfortably. The sounds of the river will lull you to sleep!

Morpho's vicinity to the town of Uvita offers access to two supermarkets, two banks, many restaurants and all kinds of tour operators that offer a wide variety of of off-site activities during the day. Surfing & SUP lessons, kayaking trips to the mangroves, horseback riding on the beach, waterfall & bird-watching hikes, diving & snorkeling, beautiful- deserted beaches, as well as zip-lining tours, just to name a few!

A stay at Morpho Eco retreat beckons with the sights and sounds of nature from the moment you arrive.
Book your next Costa Rican vacation to Morpho Eco Retreat today and you can start planning a vacation filled with adventure and relaxation!
Pura Vida....

Please note, we do not rent to separate parties at the same time

** You will need to rent a 4x4 vehicle with low gears to access the property and to enjoy the southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica**

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Main Villa : 4 bunk bed

    With On-suite bathroom & Bunk beds big enough for adults ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom in main Villa: 1 king

    With On-suite bathroom and open walk in wardrobe...moreless

  • The main villa offers a master suite that sleeps two people. The second bedroom has a unique bunk wall that offers sleeping for four people. * For larger groups there is a small casita that can be added. It features one bedroom with a queen bed and a double sleeper/sofa in the main living area.*...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    In Cabina there is a outdoor shower with jungle view...moreless

  • Master bathroom offers a a double shower as well as a double vanity. The second bathroom offers a bathtub/ shower combination....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seating for eight outside Seating for four at the indoor island...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowls, silverware, pots and pans as well as a selection of cooking and serving utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Eat at breakfast island...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basics for example: condiments, coffee, sugar etc......moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Aug 1 - Dec 14, 2015
3 night min stay
$150
Peak Season
Dec 15 - Jan 4, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,750
High Season
Jan 5 - May 14, 2016
5 night min stay
$200
$1,200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$1,050

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • *Laundry service $15
  • *Cleaning (5 nights) $30
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

**We offer a Damage Protection option for U.S. residents through the VRBO website, policy subscription arranged by renters. For Non-U.S. residents, we require a $350.00, refundable security deposit.

For groups of 6 or more, the cabina may be added.

**Please note, we do not rent to separate groups at the same time*

Initial 50% deposit due upon reservation, made through PayPal.

**Remaining rental fee due 15 days prior to check-in through PayPal.**


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Location

Car: Necessary

One of the best aspects of the house is its location.

There are two supermarkets in Uvita to purchase all your groceries. When you want to go out and eat, there are fantastic options in both Dominical and Ojochal, each located 20 minutes from the house. Ballena National Park, home to the famous Whale’s Tail, is just 15 minutes away. Furthermore, there are great beaches for surfing (Dominical, Dominicalito and Playa Hermosa) and relaxing (Playa Ventanas, Playa Ballena) within a short drive of the property. The town of Uvita also has its own popular waterfall that’s right along on the road to the house.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: The Owners Story: Our family journey to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica began in 2008 on vacation. After purchasing the property in 2010, the design process started. With a few more trips extended over two years, construction of our dream getaway was complete. We are excited to share the Morpho Eco Retreat with other nature enthusiasts. For our family that includes two sons, ages 9 and 15, our home and casita have been a perfect place to unplug from todays' busy lifestyle in Los Angeles. Each trip we experience the bountiful nature that Costa Rica has to offer. We welcome all future guests to the Morpho Eco Retreat and we wish you a wonderful time in discovering the beauty of this country and it's people! Pura Vida

Why Uvita:
The estate's proximity to the laid back, friendly town of Uvita, with its' central location near many restaurants and activities all while offering privacy and tranquility.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
An amazing view of the ocean and Whale's Tail National Park. The tranquility one feels once they arrive, being surrounded by the sounds of nature on your doorstep from the moment you wake up through the end of a long, fun filled day. On-site access ( 7 minute walk with the jungle hanging overhead ) to a year round river with waterfall and swimming hole surrounded by the jungle. Stunning views of the jungle valley and and mountains. Many opportunities to view animals of the region in their natural habitat. These may include many species of birds, strange and amazing insects, howler monkeys, and wild peccaries to name a few.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Some Spanish

 

Photos

  • The gorgeous, 180 degree view of the Whale's Tail National Park

    The gorgeous, 180 degree view of the Whale's Tail National Park

  • View of the Main House from the private drive below

    View of the Main House from the private drive below

  • Built-in Seating in the Common Area

    Built-in Seating in the Common Area

  • Open Plan Kitchen in Main House

    Open Plan Kitchen in Main House

  • 55 Foot Long, Covered Seating & Dining Area

    55 Foot Long, Covered Seating & Dining Area

  • Industrial Chic, Master Bath with His & Her Sinks

    Industrial Chic, Master Bath with His & Her Sinks

  • Breathable Storage Area in the Guestroom

    Breathable Storage Area in the Guestroom

  • One of the Species of Monkeys present in Costa Rica, the Howler Monkey

    One of the Species of Monkeys present in Costa Rica, the Howler Monkey

  • Fern Palm View from the Casita Balcony

    Fern Palm View from the Casita Balcony

  • Kitchen Area of the Open-Concept Living Area in the Casita

    Kitchen Area of the Open-Concept Living Area in the Casita

  • Pristine Waterfall and Natural Swimming Hole located on the River Cortezal

    Pristine Waterfall and Natural Swimming Hole located on the River Cortezal

  • Afternoon Sunset over the Jungle

    Afternoon Sunset over the Jungle

  • Completely Private location within the Jungle

    Completely Private location within the Jungle

  • The Main, Sitting Space within the Open-Concept, Living Area

    The Main, Sitting Space within the Open-Concept, Living Area

  • Brand New Modern Kitchen that includes Island Seating

    Brand New Modern Kitchen that includes Island Seating

  • Main House Outdoor, Covered Dining Table

    Main House Outdoor, Covered Dining Table

  • Ocean & Jungle View, Master Suite in Main House

    Ocean & Jungle View, Master Suite in Main House

  • Creative Bunk-Wall Sleeping for Adults or Kids in Guest Bedroom

    Creative Bunk-Wall Sleeping for Adults or Kids in Guest Bedroom

  • Jungle Color, Guest Bathroom

    Jungle Color, Guest Bathroom

  • The Walkway Down to the Guest Casita

    The Walkway Down to the Guest Casita

  • Lounge / Extra Sleeping Area of the Guest Casita

    Lounge / Extra Sleeping Area of the Guest Casita

  • Jungle Trail to the Waterfall
(Located of within the Property)

    Jungle Trail to the Waterfall (Located of within the Property)

  • This Shows the Size of the Waterfall

    This Shows the Size of the Waterfall

  • Private Drive to Main House

    Private Drive to Main House

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Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Some Spanish
  • Response time Within 12 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 07/31/2015
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