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Oceanview - Beach 300 Yards - Unique/Comfort & Style in the Rainforest!

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Gated entrance from street - El Nido lower left, Casa Dakini above right.

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Last updated: 09/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Punta Uva house description

CASA DAKINI is an ideally located, high-quality, comfortable home, built in late 2005 - fully equipped and with gorgeous views of the Caribbean and surrounding rainforest - just a short 300 yard walk downhill to the fabulous beaches of Punta Uva and the Caribe Sur.

There are several stores and restaurants within a half mile for all your basic needs, and seven kilometers away the nightlife and amenities of the buzzy little town of Puerto Viejo. Five kilometers in the other direction at the end of the road closest to the Panama border, is the sleepy and colorful fishing village of Manzanillo.

Private, tranquil, secure and set in an acre of lush landscaping, the property is situated 200 feet above beach level, enjoying refreshing breezes, delightful views, and the gentle sound of the ocean. Innovatively designed, ecologically appropriate to the area the house is light and airy yet built for strength and the tropical climate, featuring many architectural details, and warmly decorated with Spanish tile and French stucco.

If you are planning a stay of one month or more and your group is larger than 4, we have a second cottage, EL NIDO, available on the property, with 2 bedrooms/full kitchen/bathroom built to the same high standards. For privacy and security reasons both cottages are only available in combination for same group/same time bookings - El Nido is occupied by our property manager when not in use by guests.

We are surrounded by near-virgin rainforest, and miles of exquisite beaches are a 3-4 minute walk downhill - or drive and park right next to the water at one of several spots that are nearly deserted during the week, where the sea is safe for swimming and snorkeling in the reefs just offshore. Monkeys, sloths, toucans and parrots are all regular visitors, and you will wake up each morning to the sounds of rainforest wildlife in all its glory!

The temperature in the Caribe Sur stays between 70-90 all year and, contrary to myth, rainfall is not a constant. The wettest season tends to be mid-November through mid-January and the driest mid-February to June, with usually beautiful weather in September and October when the Pacific side is rainy.*** MORE PHOTOS AND VIDEO VIA LINK BELOW!!!

We are pleased to add that CASA DAKINI has received by far the largest number of positive guest reviews on VRBO of any property in the area!

Keywords: Private House

Property Type

  • House
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Safe and quiet off-street location and gardens....moreless

              • Limited Accessibility
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Living Room: 2 twin/ single

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              • Queen size Bed (1) This is a US queen-size and box springs brought from the States... Costa Rican queen/standard sizes are smaller. 2 Single Beds in living room that double as a couch when not in use for sleeping. Futon (1) One single floor futon/mattress as an extra option for smaller bodies ideally....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine:

                Our cleaner can wash and dry your clothes once a week in addition to any sheets/towels/rugs needing laundering, etc....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Plenty of off street parking behind our gate on our quiet road...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                In caretakers house...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room seats 6
              • Parking

              Other Amenities

                  • CASA DAKINI, approx. 850 SQFT including deck - 1 Bedroom w/queen-size bed, Living room with 2 single beds doubling as sofas (see picture) ** Ocean view from all rooms & deck, 2 bathrooms with showers plus an outdoor shower, hot water throughout, washer/dryer, indoor/outdoor kitchen bar, satellite Sky TV/DVD player/movie selection, blender, coffee-maker, ** (Second cottage available for same time/same group rental only) EL NIDO, ** Rainforest view from all rooms, 1 bathroom w/ wall-to-wall jungle views, large patio, 1 bedroom w/ quality queen-size bed, queen futon sofa-bed in living room ** TV/DVD player ** Filter system for drinking water ** Sliding glass screened doors/windows, No need for mosquito nets! ** Screened insulated roofs & louvres for air flow, No need for air-conditioning! ** 110v power/US plugs, ** Backgammon, Jenga, Playing cards *** MORE PHOTOS/VIDEO VIA LINKs ***...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Basic Sky TV service but offers several English language movie/TV channels, CNN, Bloomberg, plus many Spanish language and news channels....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    DVD selection available on request...moreless

                  • Television
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    We have a landline based wi-fi network suitable for email and surfing and streaming video...on a good day! Faster 'broadband' internet services, Costa Rican style, are also available locally if you need more bandwidth....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    We have a land-line and cell phone if guests need to make/receive calls, but they are not exclusively for guest use....moreless

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Rentable at Punta Uva beach - 2 minutes drive....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Rentable 200 yards from our door...moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Not so much....:)...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        Possibly the only rental house in the area close to the beach with a decent view of the Caribbean - makes all the difference to wake up to!...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Sailing
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Laundromat
                      • Rafting
                      • Medical Services
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Cycling
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Xmas/New Year
                      Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $125
                      $800
                      Easter
                      Mar 27 - Apr 6, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $125
                      $800 $2,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $100
                      $630
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Please ask to receive our Booking Form and FAQ sheet for full details, tips, advice and recommendations. 2015 rates will be approximately 10% higher than 2014.


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                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 09/10/2014
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                      Location

                      220 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      San Jose
                      300 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Punta Uva
                      400 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Pita Bonita Bar and Restaurant
                      400 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Selvins Traditional Restaurant

                      Car: Recommended

                      ** Boat/horseback rentals - try the fabulous Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge ** Dolphin-sighting trips ** Kayaking, Canoeing, Whitewater rafting, ** Hike the rainforest & along many miles of deserted beach ** Guided night hikes ** Diving & snorkeling (some of the best snorkeling in the area is in Punta Uva!) ** Tortuguero & Cahuita National Parks ** Surfing rentals/lessons (nearby Salsa Brava is world famous) ** Canopy tours ** Isla Botanica Botanical Gardens, Playa Negra ** Serpentarium ** Wildlife Refuge Center**Local BriBri Indian Reservation ** Reggae nights and Dancing Clubs ** Aviarios Sloth Refuge Center and Bird-watching (A must for animal lovers), ** Butterfly Farm

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: Although we'd like to spend more time in our home in the rainforest next to the picture perfect beaches of Punta Uva, Karen and I are still on the treadmill, although not altogether unhappy to be passing most of our days in the wine country near the town of Sonoma, California. But we've had a blast creating a lovable space and environment in Punta Uva for others to share our experience of this incredible, and until relatively recently, unknown area.

                      Why the Owner Chose Punta Uva:
                      After traveling around Costa Rica looking for 3 months, and being generally disappointed with the level of unappealing over-development on the Pacific coast, we were greatly relieved to finally visit the Caribbean side to find what we had been looking for in the lush, unspoiled, quiet and friendly neighborhood of Punta Uva, near Puerto Viejo. We bought the property in March 2004 - from a local family who still live about 200 yards away, and although the wheels tend to move slowly in this part of the world, we were anxious to get things moving and managed to start laying the foundations for our two small houses 6 months later, designed and built for us by Costa Rican tropical architect Edgar Brenes. The name Cantarrana refers to the whole property of about an acre, and roughly translates as The Singing Frog, because of all the frogs that appeared and hopped noisily into the foundation holes to greet us when we began the project…but don’t worry, we managed to get them out before they poured the concrete! The uphill guest-house is named Casa Dakini (Dakini is a Sanskrit word referring to the enlightened feminine spirit), and the house below it we call El Nido, or The Nest.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      It says it all in the description really, but in truth, the words and pictures do not do the place or area justice - a comment many of our guests have written in the Guest Book on this page...and their words are really the best guide to what you can expect when you stay with us! Thanks for looking!


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Gated entrance from street - El Nido lower left, Casa Dakini above right.

                        Gated entrance from street - El Nido lower left, Casa Dakini above right.

                      • Casa Dakini - set in an acre of lush tropical gardens facing the sea

                        Casa Dakini - set in an acre of lush tropical gardens facing the sea

                      • Casa Dakini/entrance and driveway looking to sea

                        Casa Dakini/entrance and driveway looking to sea

                      • Canopy view from the deck

                        Canopy view from the deck

                      • From kitchen - to deck and living room

                        From kitchen - to deck and living room

                      • Master Bed and bath onto deck

                        Master Bed and bath onto deck

                      • Master bath, shower and additional outside shower deck

                        Master bath, shower and additional outside shower deck

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Bathroom off Living Room

                        Bathroom off Living Room

                      • El Nido - caretakers house. Available when both houses booked for one month min.

                        El Nido - caretakers house. Available when both houses booked for one month min.

                      • View from deck 5:30pm

                        View from deck 5:30pm

                      • Baby Howler monkeys

                        Baby Howler monkeys

                      • Punta Uva Beach - our favorite local spot, miles more shoreline to explore..

                        Punta Uva Beach - our favorite local spot, miles more shoreline to explore..

                      • A little zoom and voila - View from deck 11am

                        A little zoom and voila - View from deck 11am

                      • Deck

                        Deck

                      • Living room to deck

                        Living room to deck

                      • Living room/extra sleeping room, second bathroom and front door

                        Living room/extra sleeping room, second bathroom and front door

                      • Master bed to deck

                        Master bed to deck

                      • Additional Outside shower

                        Additional Outside shower

                      • From deck to living room and kitchen bar

                        From deck to living room and kitchen bar

                      • Rear of gardens

                        Rear of gardens

                      • Punta Uva Beach at 5pm

                        Punta Uva Beach at 5pm

                      • We get a lot of visitors to the garden - white-face monkeys like our cacao beans

                        We get a lot of visitors to the garden - white-face monkeys like our cacao beans

                      • Watch the iguana from the deck!

                        Watch the iguana from the deck!

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                      This listing was first published here in 2005.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, September 04, 2014

                      $100 - $125 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 09/10/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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