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Designer Home with Stunning Views

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Last updated: 03/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Uvita house description

It's a designer home, just recently built. Bedroom has floor to ceiling windows overlooking mountains covered in primary rain/cloud forests.

It's a two bedroom home, please feel free to inquire about the second bedroom.

The house feels to be in a timeless place overlooking thick prime rain forest, yet it's only a few minutes away from town and few minutes to endless stunning beaches..

The most magical times are early morning and late afternoon. Sit back with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and be a spectator of nature. Listen to the howler monkey, parrots and toucans all day long.

Home is for sale, listing price is $350,000



If you are interested please feel free to inquire.

How to get there:

The main airport is San Jose (SJO) it’s 3 ½ hours drive from Uvita, an easy drive. The only congested and confusing area is by the airport. Download waze application on your smart phone or use a GPS and it’s a breeze to get down. Alamo rents GPSs for $10/day, you can just rent it for one day and drop it off next day in the Uvita office at National.
We don’t recommend driving at night in Costa Rica, even though roads have improved tremendously, there are no sidewalks and people walk by the road and it’s hard to see them.

SIM card purchase:

You can purchase a sim card for around $4 (around 2000 colones) by the luggage claim in the airport. It’s easy to spot the Kolbi sign or you can get it in the official Kolbi offices, you just need a passport. Sim card is technically free as you can use all of the funds with calls.

Rental car:

You will need a 4 WD car to get to our house. Our preferred rental car company is Alamo. Ask for David, he speaks English and is very helpful, he’s at the airport office. Tell him I sent you, it should be less of a hassle. Normal waiting time is 1 hour. Call your credit card company in advance and find out if they cover car insurance and deduct that at the rental car company. Fees greatly add up.
The other option is to rent a car in Uvita at National rental car. You can still reserve it from home through David. The drop off fee at the airport is $50, you might be able to negotiate it. To get to Uvita in this case you can either take a bus, approximately 3 hours, it’s fast, clean and $10 or so per person.

Exchange rate and ATMs:

The dollar to colones is between 500-550 colones to the dollar. ATMs are readily available, if you come in peak season be mindful that the ATM machines get depleted during the weekends and there will be long lines. There are 3 ATM machines in Uvita. The US dollar is accepted however the exchange rate will be less than if you pay with colones.

Markets:

There are two large supermarkets (in Costa Rica standards) 4 1/2 -5 km from our house. It's in downtown Uvita. You can find pretty much everything but all the imports are pricey. For fruits and vegetables there is a truck that comes in during the week, place changes just look out for them in the downtown part by BCR bank. Also there is a Saturday market with 'organic' fruits and vegetables. If you are staying for a longer time, check out the organic market in Tinamaste a 40 minute drive on the mountain top. I heard good things about it.

Safety:

In general Costa Rica is very safe, however petty crimes do happen especially by the beaches or touristy areas. Do not bring any valuables with you and especially do not bring them with you to the beach. Leave the glove department open to indicate it’s empty.
There are lockers by the park main park entrance. Carlos the kayaking outfitter rents them out.

Fun things to do:

I very highly recommend the kayaking tour with Bahia Ballena Kayaks. They are the last house on the right hand side before the park entrance. If you make a reservation ask for Carlos and tell him I sent you to him. He will take you out personally. He is amazing!
I also recommend the Osa Mountain zip lining.


Ask for Chris at the canopy tours and feel free to mention my name.

The Nauyaca waterfalls, an easy 30 minute drive is a must! It's beautiful 4 km hike up (if you leave the car at the bridge). Bring lunch and a swim suite, entrance is $5/person.

I highly recommend going up to Mt Chirripo, even if you do it as a whole day hike. Stay overnight at Rio Chirripo. It's 1 1/4 hours from Uvita. Ask for Ori and Frank. An incredible place, stunning and full of positive energy!

Great places to eat:

Por Que No? in Dominical. An amazing spot for lunch or dinner. Reservations highly suggested.

Goat House, very good for lunch.
La Fogata, in Uvita right before the bridge, make a left. A casual setting, great BBQ chicken.
Exotica and Citrus in Ojochal. It's a bit pricey but people like it.



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Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children above 4 years old...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    There is a path down from the driveway that can be used for the wheelchair...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • It's an eco home, please be mindful of using electricity and water.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    All the rooms are with a view!...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Holiday Rates
Jul 1 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$110

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Green Season
Sep 8 - Nov 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$95

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving Rates
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
5 night min stay
$100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jan 10 - Mar 19, 2016
5 night min stay
$115

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Easter Rates
Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2016
7 night min stay
$120

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$95

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $20
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please be mindful of resources, this is an eco home using rainwater catchment and solar energy. There is enough to make your stay very comfortable but not enough for wasting.


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Location

215 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
San Jose airport
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Ballena National Park

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Uvita:
It just has great energy, waking up in the bed in the mornings with the sun rising behind the mountain and listening to the awakening wildlife, it's as good as it gets! :)


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian, hungarian, Romanian

 

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