The Spectacular Morpho Eco Retreat
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Uvita villa description
• Completely Private Estate of 4 Acres
• Separate Main House & Cabina
• 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
With its' forward-thinking, eco-friendly design and sea-to-jungle backdrop, Morpho Eco Retreat has established itself as a unique vacation rental in the southern area of Costa Rica
This stunning estate, situated on four acres of private property, just 10 minutes up the mountain from the town of Uvita, is ideal for those who cherish modern comfort, an outdoor lifestyle, and amazing views.
Highlights of the property include onsite river access with a waterfall and swimming hole, walking distance away. A spectacular 180-degree view of the Whale's Tail with the Pacific Ocean as its' backdrop, is visible upon arrival. The main deck, that functions as the outdoor dining area, offers daily opportunities for bird-watching and the westward view offers a spectacular vantage point of Cano Island, one of the finest destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving in Costa Rica.
Los Angeles based architect, James Meraz, a residing professor at The Art Center College of Design, located in Pasadena, California is credited with the design for Morpho Eco Retreat.
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 interior furnishings.
The result is a very unique, modern two bedroom / two bathroom home, accompanied by a separate one bedroom / one bathroom guesthouse set just 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 house 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 is comprised of two very distinct bedrooms:
The master bedroom, with its' king bed set against a solid teak headboard to camouflage the master closet makes an impressive statement. Along with an en-suite bathroom that includes a double shower, the area is a perfect refuge at the end of the day.
The guest bedroom, with its' design oriented bunk-wall that offering ample sleeping room for four adults or children, is very unique. 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.
With their high ceilings, ample windows and sliding doors with deck access, as well as upper screens… each sleeping area offers great natural ventilation, keeping the rooms airy throughout the day.
Functioning as an anchor for the two is a lovely, open-concept great room. With its' custom designed, modern kitchen, including 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, including the L-shaped sectional and rustic coffee table. 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.
If you enjoy cooking outdoors, there is a gas barbecue located downstairs, next to the grassy garden, as well.
Step down the covered, steel staircase, surrounded by lush jungle and you've arrived at the guest 'Casita'.
This residence is a self-contained - 500 soft. 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 and toaster. There is an indoor table that seats four as well as a covered, 285sqft, dining area located outside, overlooking the ocean as well as the jungle-covered mountains. 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!
So what are you waiting for?
Book a vacation to Morpho Eco Retreat today and you can start planning the vacation of a lifetime tomorrow.
Please note, we do not rent to separate parties at the same time
• You will need to rent a 4x4 vehicle to access the property and to enjoy the southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Mountain View
- Whitewater Rafting
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Whale Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- 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....moreless
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Amazing nature retreat!
Amazing nature retreat!
This home exceeds expectations. The photos do not do it justice. The property was clean and had everything you needed. We are architecture and sustainability fans and first saw this published on inhabitat.com and we were super interested in staying here. the retreat is modern, simple use of materials, understated, very sensitive to the environment and you really feel one with nature. We stayed in the main house with our two kids, and my sister, her husband and child stayed in the cabina, which was lovely (fantastic outdoor shower) in a fern forest. We cooked in the main house kitchen and dined on the tremendous balcony, views are so stunning, it takes your breath away. The owners were great to work with and were quick to respond with any questions. Everyone we met including the maintenance group, were fantastic! We enjoyed a zipline tour through Baru Hacienda, not too far away and a white water rafting tour through Dominical Surf Adventures right downtown. All were excellent. And the retreat is so serene, nestled in nature, with our very own watefall and swimming hole, the kids loved it! Great place to relax! We highly recommend it!
- Guest jenn5 (newport beach, california, u.s.a.)
- Date of stay 10/06/13
- Review Submitted 11/10/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 20 - Dec 20, 2013
5 night min stay
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2014
7 night min stay
Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2014
5 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 30, 2014
5 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
For groups of 6 or more wanting to rent the cabina add the additional rates:
$550 (Per Week) in Low Season
$650 (Per Week) in High Season
Please note, we do not rent to separate groups at the same time
- Tax Rate 13%
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About: The Owners Story: We started coming to Costa Rica back in 2007 on vacation. We came to the Pacific coast, discovering Dominical and eventually Uvita in 2008. We decided we would like to buy some land, on which we could build a vacation getaway for our family in 2010. Three years later, after a few more trips to complete the process, we are excited to share The Morpho Eco Retreat with other nature enthusiasts. For my husband, myself and our two sons, ages 9 and 15, our home and casita are a perfect place to unplug from todays' busy lifestyle in Los Angeles and 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 trip to discover the amazing beauty of this country and it's people! Pura
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The Main House of Morpho Eco Retreat
Just One of The Views From The Main House
Main House Large Dinning Table
On-Suite Bathroom off the Master Bedroom
Open Plan Kitchen in Main House
Open Plan Contemporary Design
On-Suite bathroom to Bunk Bedroom
Jungle View from The Cabina
Lounge Area in the Cabina
Outdoor Shower in the on the Deck of the Cabina
Jungle Trail to the Waterfall
This Shows the Size of the Waterfall
Completely Private within the Jungle
Looking Up at the Main House
Long Table on the Main House Deck Area
Master Bedroom in Main House
Sofa In Main House
Large Bunk Beds
On of the Visiting Monkeys
Walking Down to the Cabina
Another View from the Cabin
Kitchen in the Cabina
Waterfall and Natural Swimming Hole
Last Part of the Concreted Drive up to Property
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