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Stunning White Water Ocean & Misty Mountain Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful Villa with spectacular views of the entire southern coast.

'With stunning views of the incredible South Pacific shoreline and majestic mountains, this invitingly warm home, comfortably nestled into the mountainside, offers a tranquil and cozy living space that is beautifully integrated into its natural jungle setting. The perfectly maintained grounds and mixture of hand crafted furniture, textured fabrics and other comfortable furnishings, lend a soft, simple elegance to the Casa.

Everyone agrees, we have found the perfect spot, and now we would like to share it with you. We are the last house at the end of a country lane, in a small but prestigious community on the Escaleras mountain ridge, called Las Terrazas. We are 8 minutes off the main highway, (and we do recommend you rent a 4x4 vehicle for this area in general) up to the perfect elevation for cool breezes, but not high enough to be obscured by clouds. Our 5 acres are mostly jungle, so the houses butt up and into the forest. Monkeys, toucans and sloths are our constant companions in the trees by the pool. We look down the dramatic southern Pacific coast line, over crescent beaches and white water splashing on the rocks, as well as the majestic mountain backdrop, indeed all the way to the Osa Peninsula! Hence our name, "Osa Vistas."

Casa Vista is the perfect blend of homey comfort and tropical living, with high vaulted ceilings and fans, it will surely feel like your home away from home in no time.

It's a beautiful, self contained studio with a queen size bed. It has a small full kitchen and a lovely bath, but the private front porch with it's spectacular view is the place you'll spend most of your time, or enjoy the pool at the big house with it's stunning view. Our pool is shared only by the owners & one other rental casa so it's an intimate crowd. We also enjoy gathering with guests at the pool or on our porch to hear tales of their adventures...the choice is yours!

We are happy to be as involved or uninvolved in your stay as you would like. We are on site and can help with setting up any number of tours, massages or dinner reservations. We are also available to visit on Skype, e-mail, or phone, or our website, to discuss any questions regarding your visit to Costa Rica. We look forward to hearing from you.

Questions? We are available to chat via phone, Skype, by email or thru our website at

Keywords: Our dream home, can now be your dream vacation home! Enjoy your honeymoon, romantic getaway, or as a great family/friends getaway with the additional jungle villa. Secluded in nature for privacy, but close enough to beaches, surfing, waterfalls, horseback riding, zip-lining, nature reserves, fabulous restaurants and spas, snorkeling and scuba, etc...

More Details

Diane Connors
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Also a small amount of Spanish & French!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Why Diane Connors chose Bahía Ballena

We did a long trip thru Costa Rica & fell in love with this are, so here we are! We really love and enjoy the hospitality biz so now we live and work at what we love to do. Peter spends hours in the gardens, he loves to plant things that grow unbelievably quickly! We're here to help with whatever our guests may need but we give you total privacy at your casita

What makes this villa unique

This is a place to let your hair down, relax and enjoy nature. Because we are so close to the jungle, you will see more wildlife here than in other rentals. You can conveniently do as much or as little as you like while you're here. It's a very central location for the area.


Bahía Ballena Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Stunning White Water Ocean & Misty Mountain Views
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews
Brookfield, Vermont and Austin, Texas, USA

Osa Vista Acres and Casa Vista are spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

You'll absolutely love this very special part of Costa Rica's southeast Pacific Coast, the interesting towns from Quepos to Ojochal, the "string of pearls" beaches, and Diane's and Peter's beautiful place and spectacular hospitality.

I stayed at Casa Vista for 10 days in March 2015. The casita is perfect - completely well-appointed and has everything you need. The view is breathtaking -- all day any day, but especially at sunrise.

Diane and Peter are great and so into their community - they have wonderful spot-on suggestions and recommendations, really know the area thoroughly, and can help you plan your time there. It's also great just to hang around the beautiful pool with them and Derby, the darling Australian shepherd. Poolside, I had close-up experiences with a Toucan, a very busy 3-toed sloth (believe it or not!), and a family of howler monkeys making their way through the trees. Unbelievable.

There is so much to do and see in this area, and Highway 34 is a magnificent road in perfect condition. Calle Escaleras, off of which Osa Vista Acres/Casa Vista is located, is as challenging and Diane and Peter advise you --- do rent a 4WD SUV. It is in fact mandatory! You get used to the road -- it's only 3 kms from Hwy 34.

I can't say enough --- book your visit now and you'll be fighting me for rebookings!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Doesn't get better

  • 5 of 5

Last year, my husband and I came to Costa Rica to explore different areas and accommodations, hoping to find a place for a future, longer, stay. Casa Osa Vista exceeded our hopes, and this year we returned for 10 days. Still not long enough! There is some presence of civilization – other homes on the mountainside – but from the moment you arrive at the end of the road that leads to this cozy cabin, tucked in among the palms and banana trees, you feel you've come to your own tropical hideaway. There is lots to do outdoors in the Dominical area. But we wanted mostly to lay low, and this was the place to do it. My idea of a perfect day: Wake before dawn, and listen to the monkeys and birds as the sun comes up behind the mountain across the valley and the view unfolds. (Warning - it's hard to tear yourself away!) Walk down the road, which is much like a trail through the rain forest, full of birds and beautiful flowering plants and shrubs. Head down the mountain for lunch, then come back to float in the beautifully landscaped pool, watching for the toucans that usually come to the trees. Cook dinner while gazing out the perfectly situated window to see the changing light over the hills and mountains. The cabin has everything you need, all with style and flair. There's shade all day, few bugs, and lots of windows in case you don't want to use the air conditioning at night. Diane and Peter are great hosts and can help with anything you need and advise you on nearby adventures and great restaurants. This one really is special.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View, Beautiful Cabina, Beautiful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

The property is stunning. We had the smaller of two cabinas with a spectacular and private view of jungle and 20 miles of the coast including the famous Whales Tale. We saw and heard monkeys, toucans and other critters of interest while on the property. Our cabina was a very modern studio with a raised ceiling, ceiling fan, comfortable queen size bed, kitchenette, and bathroom with a large shower. It felt like home. The cabina had air conditioning that we only used once to dehumidify. We live in air conditioning all year long and were quite surprised that it was not necessary. In fact we used the comforter to keep warm at night during what is essentially the Costa Rican summer. Another surprise was the absence of bugs which was largely due to the elevation of the property. During our entire two week stay in country, we received no mosquito bites with minimal use of repellent. The pool area and veranda are beautiful but we seldom used them because we spent our time at the beaches and eating at the excellent restaurants suggested by Diane and Peter. Both did an excellent job of being friendly and helpful while allowing us privacy.

We liked the area so much that we are in process of buying a property in the vicinity of Dominical. Diane and Peter introduced us to very knowledgeable members of the US Expatriate community so we were able to get expert advice. We both highly recommend using this property when you visit this area of Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super séjour 😍

  • 5 of 5

Superbe endroit pour se détendre! L'impression de dormir dans la jungle en toute sécurité dans une casa confortable et indépendante. La vue magnifique:le lever du soleil vu du lit! et les hôtes adorables 😀

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

The Connors are extremely nice and very welcoming. The house had everything that I wanted in a vacation rental. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was high end and had all of the essentials. The Kitchen had everything. Frig, microwave, coffee maker, electric burners for cooking, plates, knives, cups, mugs, pots, pans and a nice dining area as well. My favorite part of the actual house, was the front porch. I sat and drank coffee every morning with my binoculars. I saw all types of wildlife, including Black-mandibled Toucan. The property was very impressive. The pool was great and the grounds were covered with incredible flowers. I also really enjoyed the location. The Whale's Tail, beautiful beaches and multiple waterfalls, are all just a short drive away. I really enjoyed my time here and highly recommend it. I want to thank the Connors for a great 5 days and I hope to see you again next year.

Parker Moore

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, incredible view

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Osa Vista. The accommodations were really comfortable, up to date and beautifully maintained. Our hosts, Peter and Diane were helpful and gracious and available if we needed anything! We highly recommend this property and this area of the Pacific Coast.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

When we are feeling vigorous, there is an amazing ocean view hill climb that can be walked, guaranteed to burn off a few pounds during your stay. There is also a Gym in Uvita and lots of Yoga and Pilates studios to choose from. There is a health and beauty spa where you turn off of the highway to come up to the house. The spa features some of the latest health treatments: mud packs, heated stones, massage and so on.

We are also near Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see the animals close up. Most are being rehabbed for release into the wild although some are permanent residents due to the injuries they sustained. Very interesting & informative!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50

Christmas, New Years & Easter are holiday pricing & must be totally prepaid with no refunds.
If the guest cancels less than four weeks before the start of any stay there is no refund.
•a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least eight weeks before
•a 25% refund of the total cost if they cancel up to four weeks before

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.