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Jungle Luxury! Stunning Whale's Tail View! Pool, Outdoor Shower, Etc.! 5-STAR!!

Uvita, Costa Rica
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

3 Bed, 3.5 Bath, Sleeps 6-8

The Costa Ballena, or Whale's Coast, is one of the coolest spots in Costa Rica. This beautiful home features the best view of the Whale's Tail in the Southern Zone and enjoys continuous fresh breezes. In addition to the awe-inspiring view, the benefits of being up in the mountains include a microclimate that is about 10 degrees cooler than in town and on the beach, and few biting insects, as we are above the "bugline". You will be serenaded daily by a wide variety of birds, monkeys and rainforest critters. Open the doors wide and enjoy indoor/ outdoor living with the best view of the Whale's Tail!

Situated 10 minutes above Uvita, this 3000 sf home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a pool, large deck and a luxurious outdoor shower. Enjoy the best view in the world while taking an outdoor shower by the pool!

The home comes fully furnished with a fully-appointed and remodeled kitchen. You'll love the new granite counter-tops and farm house sink! Our water is spring-fed, passes through a multi-point filtration system, and is wonderful!

In the last few years since we've owned our home in paradise, we've made HUGE improvements! Fresh paint inside and out. New and upgraded furnishings throughout. All new tropical linens. Freshly landscaped pool area with wonderful nighttime lighting. Lots of creature comforts to enjoy!

Amenities include: 4MB WiFi Internet, 40" Samsung TV with AppleTV, NetFlix, whole house music system with Bluetooth and USB port, indoor and outdoor dining areas.

A new VOIP phone with unlimited FREE calls to the USA and Canada is also available for your stay! (forward your phones to this line!) Also, a prepaid cell phone for local calls will be provided to you when you check in.

The Master Suite has a new queen bed made from indigenous woods (with a new mattress too!), dual sinks, toilet, shower and spa tub. The Guest Suite has a queen sized bed, dual sinks, toilet and shower. The Southern Bedroom has a bunk bed with a queen on bottom and a twin on top, dual sinks, toilet and shower. The half bath has a sink and toilet.

Getting to the house will require 4 wheel drive car. We have an established relationship with the best car rental agency in CR who provides our guests with a 20% discount on a 4x4 for your trip! Ask for details!

Home has a security gate with motion detector lighting.

Your concierge Trina will meet you in town and escort you to the home for your welcome tour. Trina and her husband Don speak English and will be available to show you how to get to the house and help answer any questions. They can also assist to bring supplies, book tours, etc.

Chefs are available to prepare personalized meals upon request for an additional charge. In-room massage therapy can be coordinated through the property manager.

The home will be beautifully cleaned and appointed immediately prior to your stay and following your departure. If you would like additional housekeeping services during your stay, please coordinate through the property manager.

There are a wide array of fun tour activities and beaches all within a 20-minute drive. There is an amazing waterfall with a bar and restaurant just 5 minutes down the road. We have all kinds of beaches, from beginner to expert surf beaches, cave beaches, and kid-friendly beaches all within a short drive.

The kitchen was newly remodeled in May 2013. The washing machine, fridge, and dishwasher were just replaced in October 2014. A new clothes dryer was added in June 2016. A new Trex Yoga deck was installed November 2014. And the entire pool lounge area was re-landscaped in mid-2016 for the ultimate tropical experience at home!

Owner

Mark and Sarah

Member Since 2012
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 06, 2018
About Mark and Sarah

We fell in love with Costa Rica and, specifically, the Ballena coast, when we came here to marry in 2013. We had a spectacular view of the Whale's Tail as our backdrop! When we first came to Casa Cola Ballena ourselves we were awestruck, and set on a path to call it our new home! We are honored that Kevin and Mary, who lovingly built this gorgeous home, have shared this gem for our family's turn at enjoying the magic of the view, the ambiance of the jungle, and the amazing community that makes it all so special. We look forward to sharing our home with you so that you can experience the ultimate in Costa Rica living.

Mark and Sarah purchased this House in 2015

Why Mark and Sarah chose Bahía Ballena

For those of you who have stayed at Casa Cola Ballena in the past, you'll be delighted with the upgrades we have brought to our new home! The home itself, the nature that surrounds, and the incredible views remain awesome! We have upgraded all the bed linens to a Tommy Bahama-esq look, and upgraded the "creature comforts" such as Netflix streaming and internet connectivity in the event you need to stay better connected with your home base while escaping in the jungle!

What makes this House unique

Luxury Jungle Living....This house provides a great way to be in an adventurous area with all the fun things to do in the rainforest and at the beach. After a long hard day of surfing, ziplining, ATV's, fishing, or horses, there is nothing better than getting up to the house, where it is a little cooler, jumping in the pool, and living in luxury in the Jungle. It's like getting away from it all, but still coming home to a well appointed home with all the modern amenities.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Master Suite
        1 queen
      • Guest Suite
        1 queen
      • Southern Suite
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Bunk Bed - Twin Upper / Queen Lower

        Bathrooms

        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Master Bath
          toilet, shower, jetted tub
        • Guest Bath
          toilet, shower
        • Southern Bath
          toilet, shower
        • Powder Room
          toilet
        • Outdoor Shower
          outdoor shower, Teak shower (w/ sliding enclosure if desired!) by MB & pool

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Look up and down the coast at the breaking waves for miles!
            • Mountain
            • Mountain View
              Incredible Sunsets over the ocean and the mountains glowing on the north side!
            • Near The Ocean
            • Ocean View
              Best Whale's Tail view in the area
            • Town
              There is a wide array of fun tour activities and beaches all within a 20-minute drive.
            • Water View
              Looks straight down on the acclaimed Whale's Tail (Playa Ballena), PLUS Corcovado Views! Cano island Views, Three Sisters Rocks!

              Theme

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

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Please turn it off when you leave the house!
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          New June 2016!
                        • Filtered Water
                        • Garage
                          Owners Use only
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          WiFi, currently set at 4MB speeds. Apple TV & Airport Extreme on-site. NetFlix
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Living Room
                          Lazy Boy couch and chair, DVD selection, Apple TV and USB docking station for house music system. New HP color printer so that you can print up things you need, including boarding passes for return.
                        • Mobile Phone
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                          Turn around driveway
                        • Telephone
                          Rental cell phone for Costa Rica calls provided FREE. U.S.-based VOIP with free calls to US and Canada. Ask for information on how to forward your calls to this number.
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          New Oct 2014
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Password available on-site.

                          Kitchen

                            • Garbage Disposal
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Coffee Maker
                              New August 2017
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Fully equipped kitchen! Place settings and flatware New 2016
                            • Dishwasher
                              New Oct 2014
                            • Freezer
                              New Oct 2014
                            • Blender
                            • Kitchen
                              Kitchen Remodeled May 2013
                            • Microwave
                              New May 2014
                            • Oven
                              New September 2016
                            • Pantry Items
                              Coffee filters, various spices and condiments.
                            • Refrigerator
                              New Oct 2014
                            • Stove
                              New September 2016
                            • Toaster
                              New December 2017

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                  Bar seating in the kitchen with one indoor dining area, and two outdoor dining areas.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 12 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Lots of games and puzzles to choose from!
                                    • MP3 Dock
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Internet-based TV with Netflix
                                    • Stereo
                                      Bluetooth and USB docking station for your music players - plays through house speakers.
                                    • Television
                                      40" Samsung, DVD & Apple TV
                                    • Video Library
                                      TONS of DVDs to choose from!

                                      Outside

                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Gas Grill
                                        • Balcony
                                          Yoga Deck
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Stone Deck with 4 New Chaise Lounges November 2015
                                        • Deck Furniture
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Furniture
                                        • Crow's Nest
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          Huge Outdoor Pool area and Yoga Deck
                                        • Porch Furniture
                                        • Terrace
                                        • Wood Deck

                                          Suitability

                                            • Groups
                                            • Singles
                                            • smoking allowed
                                              Outside ONLY!
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Jacuzzi
                                                • Outdoor Pool
                                                • Private Pool

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Concierge

                                                      Attractions

                                                        • marina
                                                        • botanical garden
                                                        • churches
                                                        • cinemas
                                                        • festivals
                                                        • live theater
                                                        • caves
                                                        • rain forests
                                                        • reefs
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • ruins
                                                        • waterfalls

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • gambling casinos
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • photography
                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • whale watching

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • fitness center
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • rafting
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • equestrian events
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • surfing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • whitewater rafting

                                                                      Notes

                                                                        • Check-in Time: 3:00 pm Check-out Time: 9:00 am to allow adequate timing for cleaning between stays. Contact us with your needs and we can be flexible if we have cushion in timing. The house will be beautifully cleaned and appointed before your arrival and following your departure. If you would like additional housekeeping services during your stay, please discuss with Trina, our property manager, in advance. For stays longer than one week, weekly cleanings are required, and a $50 per cleaning charge will be charged by the Property Manager. If excessive towel usage, laundering or party cleanup is required, we reserve the right to add a surcharge to cover the cleaning expense. Chefs can be provided to prepare and serve meals for an additional cost -- menus, timing and pricing can be arranged upon check-in with the property manager. In-room massage therapy can be arranged through the property manager. The third story and the garage will NOT be available for guest use

                                                                          House Rules

                                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                          Check-out: 9:00 AM

                                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                          79 Reviews

                                                                          Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                          Latest reviews

                                                                          Perfect luxury home & location

                                                                          Debbie R.Oregon

                                                                          Our stay was amazing! Mark & Sarah are wonderful to deal with. I have stayed at many places using vrbo and this was one of the best. Their home is exactly as described, every creature comfort you can think of. The beds are comfortable, pool is exceptional, grounds & home are immaculate. The views from the decks & patio are wonderful. They are so helpful and quick to respond to questions. We had no idea really what to do or where to eat while there and they gave us many great suggestions! Their caretaker Trina is awesome also! We had an unfortunate issue on our first day. Our son lost his passport on the way to the house from the airport. We were unsure if it was at the airport, car rental company or the gas station that we stopped at in the middle of no where... Trina and Sarah both worked to help us track it down, since we did not speak the language or know the areas. Believe it or not they found it for us which obviously was a huge relief. I would absolutely return to their property!!!

                                                                          Believe them when they say you need a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get to the home, it’s not terribly hard or scary just rough roads. But we are not city folks!

                                                                          Casa Cola Ballena #3025309: A most stunning expansive property overlooking the ocean below.

                                                                          john h.Shorewood, MN

                                                                          Our family of 4 just returned from this most beautiful retreat located 1300 feet above the ocean below. We had found the accomodations and the location so perfect the previous year that we simply had to return. Sunsets viewed from the attached pool are beyond description. The house has its very own distinctive entry gate, is surrounded by extensive and lush landscaping with frequent return visits by some of the most beautiful birds native to Costa Rica. The solitude is only occasionally interspersed with the welcome offerings neighboring Howler Monkeys. The house is spacious, fully equipped, and immaculate. The grounds and the pool are carefully maintained. The available wi-fi network and related tech items make communication with the rest of the world most convenient. Trina, a most engaging and helpful neighbor was always available for the occasional question and assistance. Many of the restaurants near Uvita and along the coast offer the visitor some of the most impressive views while charging relatively little for excellent cuisine. Our experiences in Costa Rica have been extraordinarily pleasant thanks especially to the owners Mark and Sarah and their patience and willingness to answer all our questions before and during our stays in their beautiful home.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          It was great having you back for a second visit! It gets pretty addictive. And we're so glad you were able to share the experience this time with your family! See you again next year!

                                                                          This is a lovely house, we highly recommend it.

                                                                          Paul K.Saint Charles

                                                                          The view is spectacular. The house is very nice and easy to live in. The kitchen was well equipped. The only challenge is the drive up the mountain road, but they tell you to rent a four wheel drive car. We use two different personal chef service and both were great. There are so many wonderful 5 star equivalent restaurants within a 30 minute drive. OSA Thyme is one just at the bottom of the hill and my personal favorite. Trina the local property manager is super and answered all of our many questions about the area and also suggested places to eat.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          You guys were great guests to have at our home. And our two personal chefs definitely enjoyed serving it up for you!

                                                                          Perfect house in the perfect location.

                                                                          doug r.

                                                                          Our family of 2 adults and 3 boys age 10, 8 and 6 spent a week in this house and loved every minute. The owners helped us plan our trip and arrival. The care taker was very responsive but not over bearing. The house is very well organized and you go thru a inventory list at arrival and check out which will guarantee future renters will have a equal experience. The view from the patio and pool is world class. Costa Rica is great, Uvita is great. We enjoyed a different local restaurant each evening. Zip lining, atv tours, boat tours, water falls, beaches, all near by and great for all ages.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          So glad you and your whole family had such an enjoyable stay at our little piece of paradise! We look forward to having you back!

                                                                          Complete Paradise! Stunning Views!

                                                                          Julia S.Brooklyn, New York

                                                                          Our family had an absolute blast staying at Mark and Sarah's beautiful home. When we first arrived, the sun was setting and the home and the views are absolutely spectacular. Everything in this home is designed for comfort, from the beds to the chairs, and it was very family friendly(they even bought a new pack and play for our baby Oliver to use). Sarah was very helpful in planning our excursions and she even helped us schedule in a private chef to cook for our group in the home (superb!) and a massage therapist to come give us sunset massages. She and her property manager, Trina, went above and beyond to make our stay as perfect as possible.

                                                                          The amount of nature we saw from the deck was crazy. We had coffee and watched the toucans fly. It was so serene.

                                                                          We can't wait to come back! Highly recommend this wonderful home:)

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          You caught the Costa Rica fever! I knew you guys would absolutely love it. And we're honored to have hosted Oliver's first swimming experience! See you back soon!

                                                                          Head in the Clouds

                                                                          Dan C.Bend

                                                                          The setting is like none I've ever stayed, literally in the clouds, surrounded by rain forest, and a view to the ocean and beyond! I tried to take a photo of the home from behind because there really isn't one, and it looks so magnificent, but this is for a reason. It is so grand, and the hillside drops away so fast, it's simply not possible! Inside your own private locked gate, 4km (maybe 1 i n and 3 up!) up into the hills you find this tranquil garden of Eden! Lush grounds, magnificent pool, awesome view, higher end finishes in and out, and every little detail covered. Sarah even has little lights that pop on (motion activated) at night just where you would want them, like on the way to the bath or kitchen, rechargeable flash lights in most rooms that are plugged into the walls, every dish, pot, pan, and coffee, ice, food grinding appliance etc. you could need! The woman has literally thought of it all! I have been staying in VRBO's since they began and have had mostly good stays with very nice properties, but this one is in the top 2! The deck off the back is not well enough documented as it is just AWESOME the way it sticks out over the hill as the land falls away, giving you an even more expansive view and sense of elevation. I was amazed that although the HWY was 3+km away as a crow flies, the ocean beyond was all we heard (which also amazed me that you could hear it that far away!) The tree above the pool revealed several Toucans and Arracarries (sp?) which we watched till they left! I am very saddened that the weather was not what we hoped to see at the end of our trip (we were in CR for 18 days and here for 6), but we were blessed with sun on our last day. This is what can happen when you try to shoot the green/high season gap! One item of clarification that had me wondering was the road. The way others spoke of it made me think it was cliff side and a near death experience. Aw cmon city peeps! It is steep and bumpy in spots (mostly bumpy at the bottom and steep at the top), but you are no where near an edge, and it's a piece of cake if you throw it in low and just take it slow. It's about 15 min from the hwy to the home, 7 if you like to bomb it (which I likely would not do because Sarah and the neighbors say noooo!!!), but one could if they liked off roading, was late for a tour, and their wife wasn't present :-) Anyway, thank you Sarah for all your efforts in making us feel so comfortable in your lovely home. You and Trina are a great duo.

                                                                          Location

                                                                          Uvita, Costa Rica

                                                                          The Costa Ballena, of Whale's Coast, is one of the coolest spots in Costa Rica. Where Pura Vida is still alive and well, and a wonderful community. In addition to boat tours to see whales and dolphins, we have inshore and deep sea fishing, ATV tours, Ultralight Tours, Waterfalls and Waterfall repelling, Ziplines, Horseback Riding on the beach or in the mountains, and much more! There is a wide array of fun tour activities and beaches all within a 20-minute drive. There is an amazing waterfall with a bar and restaurant just 5 minutes down the road. We have all kinds of beaches, from beginner to expert surf beaches, cave beaches, and kid-friendly beaches all within a short drive. If you don’t have it, download the WAZE app for directions while you are in town – much better and more reliable than Google Maps. There is a new "super highway" that runs from San Jose south to Jaco, at which point you'll be driving the coastline to Uvita. It's an easy road. Sometimes some construction, but an easy road. 

                                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                                          Additional Guest Fee
                                                                          $150
                                                                          Damage Insurance
                                                                          $79

                                                                          Taxes Not Included. Pre-check in cleaning Included. Mid-stay cleanings available for an extra charge. Ask about our great discounts on RENTAL CARS!

                                                                          $314avg/night
                                                                          79 Reviews
                                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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