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Beachfront Private Villa with Deck, Gazeebo and BBQ in Punta Uva, fits 16!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, 360 Jungleviews, Pet friendly (Sleeps 16)

The Villa is located in one of the most beautiful and exotic areas of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. It can accommodate a large family or several couples. The home is in the middle of a lush 2.5+ acre property, which ensures absolute privacy and tranquility. Howler monkeys, toucans, parrots, hummingbirds and many other varieties of birds can be seen daily. The property has a strategic location: 10 minute car drive to Puerto Viejo or Manzanillo, and 20 min drive to Cahuita National Park, and it is surrounded by several great restaurants and local shops. The property connects directly with the white sand beach of Punta Uva (100 meter walk, 2 minutes). Plenty of deck space which faces the river/canal to the north provides an ideal setting for barbecues, relaxing afternoon or just family time.´

The house has 4 rooms in the first floor (2 king, 2 queen beds) each with its own private bathroom. THe second floor has a larger room with bunk beds (fits 6) and 2 shared bathrooms. All connect through a large roofed deck.

Keywords: villa, house, cabin, retreat, luxury, ecotourism, secluded, rainforest, oceanfront, ocean, puerto viejo, limon,

More Details

Luis Morales
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

What makes this villa unique

Location-wise, it is a short walk to the beach and centrally located to make the most of the Cahuita-Manzanillo beach circuit


Nearest Airport
220 Kilometres
San Jose International (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Pecora Nera
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Punta Uva
Car: recommended

The property is right off the main road, so a 4x4 is not necessary, but recommended. There is ample parking space and the caretaker will awail you with the keys. There is a convenience store right in front of the property, offering fresh bread, beer and basic items.

Turtle-nesting and hatching tours in Gandoca, Guided rainforest tours, Scuba diving, Sloth recovery center, Jaguar recovery center, various eco-tourism activities are available.


Cahuita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 private bathrooms on the first floor, 2 shared bathrooms on the second floor. 4 outside showers at the entrance of the property. One more full bathroom at the gazeebo.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , There is space for a crib. Has its own private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Has its own private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , There is space for a crib. Has its own private bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 4 bunk bed , Shares 2 bathrooms next door
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Has its own private bathroom
  • 4 rooms on the first floor, 2 with King size Beds and 2 with Queen size beds, each with its own private bathroom. Bunk beds fitting 6 more on the second floor, sharing 2 more bathrooms.
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Ecotourism paradise!


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Beachfront Private Villa with Deck, Gazeebo and BBQ in Punta Uva, fits 16!
average rating of 4.105263 based on 19 reviews

Excelente casa con la mejor playa de Limón

  • 5 of 5

He ido en dos ocasiones a casa Reloj de Arena, y ambos viajes nos fue excelente. La casa es muy espaciosa, tiene buena iluminación y ventilación. Está ubicada frente a Playa Punta Uva, la cual es quizá mi playa favorita. La casa la encontramos en excelente estado, los cuartos limpios, cuenta con bastantes baños para ducharse. La terraza y el rancho es genial para fiestas. Cruz se comportó de maravilla con nosotros, el Sábado por la mañana cuando nos levantamos nos tenía un pichel de agua de pipa listo para re-hidratarnos. El dueño siempre estuvo al tanto de todo. La primera ocasión fui con 1 grupo de 16 personas y la segunda con un grupo de 8 personas y todas las personas que fueron se devolvieron encantadas. De verdad aprovechen este lugar que es genial para ir con grupos grandes y disfrutar de cierta privacidad.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and a beautiful private setting

  • 4 of 5

A group of 8 of us stayed 4 nights here at Reloj De Arena. Our ages ranged from 15-43. We absolutely LOVED the property and the area. The only reason I am not giving a 5 stars is a few things with the house. It definitely was not the cleanest. And the shower water was either freezing or scalding hot. Not exaggeration at all. And no hot water in the kitchen to wash dishes. Also we wouldn't put food in the pantry cause they had a very strong strange smell. I think they are just old and need to be tossed out. BUT, with all that being said we had a wonderful time and made everything work. I would stay here again in a heart beat! The property, privacy, location, it all was beyond perfect! We loved Cruz the grounds keeper. He was very entertaining and so nice! The walk to the beach was literally about 2 min max. The river flows right along the path and the beach was SO gorgeous! We rented kayaks right on the beach to take up the river. It only cost $10 for an hour and a half. We saw a few sloths along the path and tons of turtles swimming in the river. The ocean water was perfect temp and everyone we met around there was extremely nice. It was a short drive up to Puerto Viejo. They had lots of fun shopping and restaurants there. And a little further up from there is the jaguar rescue center. Another must! $20 dollars per person. We enjoyed a couple nights out in the gazebo area of the house as well. As long as you are expecting the few inconveniences you will be super happy here! The bedrooms are large and the beds were extremely comfortable. And the kitchen and dining area also had plenty of room for all of us! We will be back here for sure!

I wrote up a blog post about the house and area.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic Caribbean experience

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Casa Reloj de Arena for 3 days and we had a blast. The villa is super cozy, has an authentic Caribbean style and decor, and is surrounded by a super well taken care of tropical garden. Moreover, it will only take you 1 minute to walk to Punta Uva beach (through a private path) while enjoying the landscape.

Also, the villas's location is super convenient -15 minutes away from Puerto Viejo/Manzanillo. There is a supermarket across the street and several restaurants nearby worth visiting.

Finally, the owner was always available on the phone and we were warmly welcomed by the property manager.

I am already planning my next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pura Vida! Pura Vida! Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this place. Pure magic!

We stayed here with another family for a month between January and February. Troops of monkeys outside the door, a perfect beach just down the path, mama and baby sloth at the end of the trail. Perfection. I also want to say that the property manager, Cruz is still a family topic of conversation. His smiles and joy were truly infectious and our sing song nights will go down in the books!

Great place. Great area. Great people.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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PURA VIDA! Relaxing. Amazing time.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing getaway. We spent some amazing time at this secluded beach away from the resorts and craziness of the larger beaches. We took two families for a quick getaway and we thoroughly enjoyed the house, the property and the staff. The house is set up perfectly for a couple of families. Kids downstairs and parents up. There is a large common room on the main floor but we did not spend much time inside. We enjoyed the beach to the fullest. If you are going to be staying inside I suggest Vegas. The property is set back off the beach and a quick 2 or 3 minute walk empties you out onto an amazing beach. Find a spot to hang out for the day and string a hammock two and you are in heaven. A trip to the beach at night showcases a glorious view of the night sky. Cruz is the property guard and he is simply amazing. Very polite and works very hard to show you around and make sure you have what you need. Everything is very laid back in the area and this rental is no different. It is like if you were going to your personal beach house in Costa Rica. We went to the little store a short walk away fro plenty of supplies and enjoyed a couple of the restaurants recommended in the visitor guide we received on arrival. Thanks to all. We will return soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

We went for a family gathering, 5 adults and 7 kids, the house is part of a big property in a beautiful place, conveniently located 200 mts from the beach in Punta Uva. The property has two houses, the owner's house, and the rental house. Yes, it is nice, the river flows inside of the gardens, it has a dock to walk and stay there, but the house is terrible, smelled badly when we arrived, the kitchen and bathrooms are old and poorly kept, everything looked filthy as hell, the showers didn't worked well (in fact the best ones are the ones surrounding the house, to take a shower after the beach!). It does have a laundry room with a dry machine, (that is absolutely necessary in Puerto Viejo), but we found that the maid was washing and drying clothes for her friends & family instead of ours!!. It is pretty obvious that the gazebo and jacuzzi area are part of the "other house" of the property, the owner's house, because it is a warm and cozy place, with nice modern bathrooms, and a clean atmosphere, just as the main house. We were all the time there, as much as we could. The housekeeper Manuel, is very friendly, and always around, and obviously not responsible for all of this, but in the end didn't prove helpful

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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