Beachfront Punta Uva: a Storied Location with Modern Amenities(31 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps max. 4), Beachfront
Casa de la Musa is a clean, recently-restored Caribbean-style cabin with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, screened porch, open deck, and many modern amenities, including wi-fi, air-conditioned bedrooms, and a digital music player. Though the house was substantially upgraded during the spring and summer of 2011, it still maintains much of its Caribbean charm, including its original wood floors, traditional balcony seat, and solid, locally-built furniture.
Surrounded by lush natural gardens full of exotic plants and wildlife, Casa de la Musa is one of only a handful of houses directly on Punta Uva beach, the most swimmable beach in the Puerto Viejo area (the house sits 50 meters from the water line, the closest Costa Rican homes can legally be to the ocean). Outside Magazine and other travel publications have rated Punta Uva one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. The house is also near some of the area’s most wonderful restaurants, dive centers, surf spots, massage studios, yoga classes and all of the fun activities of Puerto Viejo. You can reach the trails of the Manzanillo-Gandoca refuge by a quick bike ride or even quicker car ride, explore the various beaches by foot or bicycle, or just relax in a hammock looking out onto the jungle and the Caribbean.
The home has a clean indoor kitchen with large windows opening towards the beach, garden, and patio areas. The kitchen, significantly renovated summer 2011, has a refrigerator/freezer, gas stove and oven, appliances (coffee maker, toaster, mixer), dishware and utensils. An open dining area has seating for up to 6. House has 2 full bathrooms with a shower downstairs and shower upstairs. Hot water (not standard in Caribbean homes) is available in both showers, in the upstairs sink, and in the kitchen sink. Drinking water (2 18 liter jugs) and water dispenser are provided guests generally don’t need to buy water. Linens, house towels, beach towels, beach chairs are included. There is an alarm system, and a safe box large enough to store a laptop and other important personal belongings. Cleaning is included after every 3 nights for stays of 5 nights or more. Additional cleaning can be arranged for a fee. Laundry service is provided on the property once for every week. (1 load per 4 guests). Additional loads anytime are $10 per load (1 load = 5kg or 11lbs).
We will try our best to make your stay at Casa de la Musa a great one! Evi is our friendly and experienced property manager who will help make your stay comfortable, safe, and fun. Please feel free to talk to her about any questions, suggestions, or concerns you may have about your visit. She speaks Spanish, English, and German. Our caretaker family (Carlos, Yolanda, and their little girl, Genesis) lives in a small casita next door to the main house and assists with maintenance and security. In the unlikely event you have concerns during the night, they are always available to help (they also have a friendly dog, Lokie, who barks at newcomers but will quickly get to know you!).
A few important notes: 1) Casa de la Musa is surrounded by jungle plants and wildlife. While we make a concerted effort to keep the house clean and comfortable, it may not be the right place for you if you hate bugs, spiders or other critters. 2) Regarding privacy, the casita is easily visible by guests from the main house, and you may see our caretaker family on the property during your stay. While they make every effort to respect your privacy, travelers who would like complete seclusion may be happier at another property.
We believe travelers looking for a true Caribbean beach and jungle experience will love spending a vacation in this charming, comfortable home. We hope you enjoy your time in Punta Uva as much as we have!
Keywords: House, Beachfront, High Speed Internet, Jungle, Oceanfront
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Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
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Kitchen has gas stove and oven, refrigerator, hot water, coffee maker, toaster, wine glasses, silverware, cups, bowls, salt/pepper, corkscrew, and other useful items. Opens up to ocean, back garden, and eating deck. ...moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Christmas / New Year
Dec 20 - Jan 7, 2017
5 night min stay
Standard rate, 1-2 Guests
Jan 8 - Mar 8, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Easter Week 2017
Mar 9 - Mar 19, 2017
5 night min stay
Mar 20 - May 3, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Children under 12 stay free.
Rate includes cleaning after every 3 nights for stays of 5 nights or more.
Rate includes 1 load laundry per 2 guests every 3 nights (laundry done on-site).
Rates are higher during Christmas, New Year's, and Easter weeks. Please inquire.
If you need to cancel, there is a $50 cancellation fee for all cancellations.
50% refund for cancellations until 30 days of arrival.
No refunds within 30 days of arrival.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Surfing, Dolphin watching, Animal reserves, Hiking, Chocolate Tours, Indigenous Reserves
Year Purchased: 2008
About: We are Jeff and Carrie, a young couple that fell in love with the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica while traveling in the summer 2008. We were engaged in the area later that year, and we now live in Los Angeles, California, USA with our 2 little girls (one shown here in her own rainforest :-). While we can't go down to Punta Uva as much as we would like right now, as the kids grow up we expect to spend lots of wonderful time here. In the meantime, please enjoy the house, the Caribbean, the jungle, and the unique culture of the Puerto Viejo area as much as we do!
Why Limón Province, Costa Rica:
To make a long story short, we stumbled upon this property after a chance encounter with a real estate agent one night at a restaurant. We were already drawn to the rich blend of cultures -- Tico, Afro-Caribbean, and many others -- in the area, as well as to the natural beauty of the beaches and jungle. When the agent showed us this property, we realized this was a dream location for us. While we never expected to buy a home, we had a Costa Rican friend who joined us and encouraged us to take the plunge. We hope this will be a source of joy for us and many others in the years to come.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the location on the beach between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo. The original house was a solid, traditional, open-air Caribbean cabin. While we maintained most of the original design features, we made significant renovations in spring/summer 2011 so that the home now has many of the comforts and amenities that we and many other travelers around the world appreciate.
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2 bedrooms with A/C, tall ceilings, hardwood floors, good storage, iPod players.
Newly remodeled, two-story, two-bedroom, two-bath house w/ private beach access.
View from the kitchen towards the eating area. Beach is to the right.
View out the kitchen window towards Punta Uva beach.
Bedrooms look over porch towards ocean. Plenty of storage space and good light.
Screened-in upstairs porch (ocean to right). Relax & listen to waves and jungle.
Private path from the house to Punta Uva beach.
View of Punta Uva from the beach in front of Casa de la Musa.
Lush tropical gardens and stone paths surround the house. Ocean beyond trees.
Kitchen with new refrigerator, stove, tiles, and appliances.
Bedrooms have quiet air conditioning, iPod players and safes for valuables.
Upstairs bathroom: 2 sinks, shower/tub, & hot water (not typical in the area).
Upstairs porch and hallways outside of bedrooms. Ocean is to the right.
View of Punta Uva beach from the house's private path.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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