About the property
- House3600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
$Million dollar Pacific ocean view from our custom built home with Largest Infinity Edge Pool in Uvita Area and less than 1/2 mile as the Toucan flies from the Ocean. Privacy on our 13 acres with 35 foot waterfall and only 2.5 miles to shopping, restaurants and bank plus added security of caretaker on grounds in another house. Our 3,600 sf Kincaid design home has ocean views from every room including master suite shower. Home is surrounded by exotic gardens with over 500 tropical flowering plants and fruit trees. All furniture is custom made ,several wood carvings ,custom Italian Tile work throughout.
This house was Kincaid designed to fit this most spectacular homesite which many say ( including internet provider) has the most incredible oceanviews to be found in all of Costa Rica.
Grounds and house are meticulously maintained by our gardener/maintenance man.
Activities: Whale Watching, Zip-lining, Waterfall Horseback riding tours, Osa Peninsula Jungle adventures, World-class Deep sea fishing, Uvita Jungle Adventures, Boruca Indian Village excursions, Ultralight flights
The Unique Benefits at this House: Most spectacular Ocean views of Pacific Coast. Custom design Kincaid design home with custom made furniture, wood carvings, original artwork and Italian tiles. Largest Infinity edge pool in Uvita area, privacy yet close to shopping, banks, etc
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Del Chmielewski
My wife and I have lived in Wisconsin all our lives. I own a CPA firm and we love to travel to exotic places. This is our dream retirement home.
Del Chmielewski purchased this House in 2009
Why Del Chmielewski chose Bahía Ballena
In 2000 a friend recommended that we visit the Uvita Costa Rica area. We fell in love with the area and bought land in 2002. It is the only area on the Pacific Coast where the mountains come right down to the ocean making it the most dramatic landscape. Uvita area has the following amenities: National Park with Whale Watching,200-500ft waterfalls,Best Deep-sea fishing in World,Most eco-diversity in World, Many Americans who live there. I call it the 'Naples of Costa Rica' and many have chosen it as Home because they many say " there is powerful energy forces in this area"
What makes this House unique
The best most expansive (50+ miles) oceanviews in all of Costa Rica as verified by our Internet provider.One of the largest private lots in our development 13.3 acres , which means more privacy for you. Friendliest , most helpful caretaker as witnessed by our reviews
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 8:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Relaxing & Isolated House with Beautiful Views
A well maintained and pleasant 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house up in the mountains above Uvita was a great home base to access many other adventures. Our early April visit was blessed with great weather which allowed us to enjoy the swimming pool and slide frequently. The available Wi-Fi was helpful in arranging and confirming tours and other day trips. It seemed to be reliable as long as power was available.
To access the properties you'll have to be prepared to drive up and down some fairly steep gravel roads which could be bumpy but were well maintained for the most part (it's about a 15-20 minute drive to town). We rented Del's stick shift SUV which did a great job of traversing the terrain and getting us around mostly comfortably. The track could get slick during & immediately after a rain but it seemed to dry out fairly quickly.
There were a number of tropical birds that frequent the large tree canopy surrounding the property. We even had a couple visits from what we believed to be Howler Monkeys. There were also multiple types of frogs that would come around in the evenings, one kept saying "WWOORD" or something to that affect. Being up in a tropical forest you'd expect to see a lot of insects but for the most part they didn't become a nuisance during the day and were manageable at night if you kept the outside lights off. The large sliding screen doors to the deck area made it easy to get air but kept things out of the kitchen and bed room areas.
The property caretakers were very friendly and helpful! When called upon to make meals they provided our group delicious options with large portions. They were also very flexible when it came to scheduling house cleanings and they were close but not too close if we had questions about anything. It would have helped if we were better at speaking Spanish but they are pretty well versed in English so it never created a major problem.
There are more than enough tours and attractions to choose from and we were amazed that every restaurant or "soda" we stopped at along the way had great food. The views from most were amazing and one even had white faced monkeys frequent around lunch time which was a welcome surprise when we happened upon it by accident.
Ultimately the only reason I didn't give a 5 star review was because of the drive too and from town but if you didn't have that then the view wouldn't be as good or the sounds so pure so there's always a trade off. As they say, Pura vida.
Thanks for staying at Del Congos de Uvita!
Yes, the Congos (howler monkeys) are quite interesting and the tropical birds plentiful due to our unique primary jungle setting.
We are the only vacation rental house in totally primary jungle in our neighborhood of 30+ homes. We also have the most expansive coastline view in Uvita area.Our international road association has a maintenance plan and crew that makes sure our roads maintained properly. Yes, Costa Rica is entirely mountainous steep roads and with my vehicle it’s a breeze.
We look forward to your return.
My husband, son (age12), and I Ioved staying at Del Congos de Uvita! Alex and Stephany, who live on the property, were there to greet us and made our stay very comfortable. Alex does a terrific job of maintaining this large property while Stephany is available to cook, clean and do laundry! It was very nice to have a delicious meal (comida typica) ready for us and laundry done when we arrived back at the house after a long day of exploring!
The drive up the mountain definitely requires a strong 4x4. Do yourself a favor and take Del's advice: let Alex pick you up from whichever airport you fly into and rent Del's 4x4. You will avoid crazy traffic and the creative billing of the rental car agencies.
The house itself is very spacious and well kept. It opens up to the pool, decks and gardens. It has every amenity you can want, including a welcome basket and a selection of wine for purchase.
We always stay at HomeAway properties when we vacation but have never enjoyed a property more. We spent hours enjoying the pool and being entertained by the surrounding abundance of natural beauty. The views, gardens, fruit trees, toucans, aracaris, guans, coatimudi, howler monkeys, butterflies... If you enjoy comfort, peace, quiet and nature this is the property for you! We will definitely return!
Thanks to Del, Patti, Alex and Stephany for hosting us! Pura Vida!
Thank you Sheryl for choosing Del Congos de Uvita for your family vacation. We realize that vacation time is precious and have trained our staff to be like minded. Please join us again and next time rent both houses (Del Congos Exotica) and bring some friends or other family members.
Beautiful property with a breathtaking view
We went in a group of 6 and stayed comfortably for a week at Del's home. The view was absolutely beautiful! The home was well kept and clean, and the pool was the perfect temperature and clean. All three bedrooms had their own bathroom with shower. About a 15 minute drive down the mountain to get to the main land but Del has some great restaurant and site seeing recommendations, as well as great recommendations for excursions (ie. zip lining, ATV tours, ect.). I would definitely recommend his home and would, without a doubt, go back to his place for a vacation again!
Rustic, scenic, clean!
Had a great time staying at your place. We all enjoyed your property and everything that was available to do so close. My favorite thing was the waterfall right between your house and Uvita. Sometimes we had the falls all to ourselves. We enjoyed walking out to the Whale’s Tail and trying to time the tide. Fishing trip was fun for some of us…not so fun for others (if you know what I mean).
As far as your place goes, Estephany and Alex were great! Your 13 acres has an abundant of wildlife to include; Tucans, Howler Monkeys, exotic frogs, parrots, coati, etc. We spent much time exploring to include enjoying the wonderful view. There was nothing that affected our stay and we enjoyed everything. It was very nice having the kitchen and the grill. We also appreciated the tour that Alex gave us of your other unit. Very Nice!
I enjoyed having the bakery and the grocery store at the bottom of the hill. Several nearby Restaurants to choose from when we wanted to dine out from fancy to pizza was nice too.
Hopefully you found that we respected your property and treated it like it was our own. You were absolutely right on needing a strong 4x4 vehicle. Your vehicle did the job for the entire stay.
We found that June was a very nice time of year for this trip. Although it rained every day, it did not affect anything we wanted to do.
Thanks so much for allowing us to stay at your facility. You have a gem there for sure.
Thank you for choosing " Del Congos de Uvita" Luxury Rental house on 13 1/2 acres of Primary Jungle with 50 Mile Ocean Coastline View. I enjoyed helping you plan and reserve your Deep sea fishing, Snorkeling, and Zipline tours.
Many people underestimate that Costa Rica is entirely steep mountains with many gravel roads and thus the absolute need to rent my Vehicle which is designed to handle this beautiful and adventurous environment . There is so much to do in the Uvita area that many wish they had booked 2 weeks instead of one. Our staff has been trained to pay attention to details that meet American standards. Many comment that they have never rented a house so spotless and when they arrange (Extra charge)for the "Welcome Meal" prepared by our chef , the most common comment is " Best meal in Costa Rica!".
Our unique setting surrounded by Primary Jungle (others homes are in Secondary Forest or no trees at all) is the reason our for the abundance of wildlife!
This was our first trip to Costa Rica. The people are so nice and the country is beautiful! We enjoyed our stay at Del's house. Alex and Stefanie ( caretakers) were super nice. I was a little concerned about no AC, but it was OK. The evenings really got cool We did have rain every day. Just learned to get out early because around 3pm, showers would start. The drive up the hill was quite an adventure! When they say you need 4x drive, they mean it! We did rent the owners vehicle. Don't be afraid to explore, there are a lot of beaches to find. We did the ATV tour and that was awesome! . We arranged transportation to and from the airport, the ATV excursion, and the vehicle thru the owner, it all worked out like clockwork. No problems at all. We did lose water at the house for a while, but it was fixed the next day. Hope this helps. It really is an awesome country to see.
Del Congos - Uvita Costa Rica
Very unique setting with a wonderful view. Del did a great job setting us up for this vacation! This house was set up perfectly for 3 couples. Alex and Stephanie (who live on the property) took great care of our group. We discovered that June was a great time to take this vacation. Although it rained nearly everyday, the timing of this rain did not interrupt any of our activities. Del's 13 acres allowed for us to have our own wildlife sanctuary. Parrots, Toucans, frogs, and Holler Monkeys were abundant. Several activities to include beaches and waterfalls were within minutes of the property. The view of the Whale's tale was spectacular. I would definitely do this trip again, but you will need to rent an extremely strong 4 x 4 vehicle. Del has one available for rent.
Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Central America (1/2 Mile East of Uvita, Costa Rica and Marino Ballena Park) Golf: San Buenas Golf Resort 15 minutes South
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