About the property
- House3050 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 - 6 nights
Beautifully built House with covered carport, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths
Welcome to Paradise!
This craftsman inspired tropical Villa is nestled on 4 acres of a private paradise in the Rainforest jungle surrounding Uvita. The panoramic views of the ocean, Isla Ballena, Cano Island, Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters rocks), Osa Peninsula, and the Rainforest will take your breath away!
The House is ideally located at a comfortable elevation of 750 feet, above the town of Uvita in a private gated wildlife reserve surrounded by 100+ acres of Rain forest.
Villa Kristina Maria has 4 spacious bedrooms (including two master suites), 3.5 bathrooms, over 2250 sq. ft. of indoor living space plus 1500+ sq. ft. of covered wrap around decks with lounge chairs and rocking chairs for relaxing and soaking in the scenery.
The House offers a truly unique and private location with a spacious open floor plan designed for indoor/outdoor living, lots of windows with screens, and ceiling fans in every room and on the decks for panoramic ocean views from every room.
Relax as you sip a drink at the bar on the palapa covered deck adjacent to the sparkling tiled swimming pool that features a serene rock waterfall surrounded by lush tropical plants and flowers. The palapa deck has a wet bar with a refrigerator, several bamboo bar stools, bamboo lounge chairs, a settee, and arm chairs. You'll never want to leave!
The House is tropically furnished and beautiful artwork by Costa Rican artisans. Each of the four bedrooms has a queen sized bed, pillow top mattress, bamboo headboard, mirrored armoire wardrobe, an arm chair, and its own covered deck with a ceiling fan, and views of the ocean, islands and jungle.
The kitchen features stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, tropical designed dishes, a breakfast bar, and is fully equipped with a toaster, electric coffee maker, blender, pots and pans, linens and cooking utensils.
The dining room has a large dining table that seats 8 people. You can also dine al fresco at the Tahitian style table on the deck, or at the palapa bar.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature: Howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, white-nosed coatimundi, agoutis, iguanas, toucans, parrots, many other exotic birds, beautiful butterflies including the spectacular blue morpho, dragonflies, frogs, and other jungle wildlife.
Hike to beautiful waterfalls,streams and cascades in the private gated reserve. Relax in a Hammock while enjoying the tranquility and soothing sounds of the rainforest, or read a book in a comfortable Lounge chair on the deck.
Minutes to beautiful tropical beaches where the jungle meets the shore, and the ocean temperatures range from 80-88 degrees year around!
Convenient to delicious restaurants in Uvita, Ojochal and Dominical, banks, grocery and convenience stores, gas station, and a multitude of nearby activities that include swimming, surfing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, zipline canopy tours, hiking, exploring ocean caves and rainforest waterfalls, ATV tours, learning about jungle flora and fauna on a guided hike at Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge, Tour to Nauyaca Waterfalls, Boat ride through the Sierpe Mangroves, and shopping for sourveniers at beachside open market on Playa Dominical, or at the Open Market in Uvita on Saturday mornings.
Guests who rent our House enjoy free use of beautiful beaches with our membership at the local Beach Club. The Beach Club has a restaurant, swimming pool, bar, restrooms, parking, and a private access to the beach in Marino Ballena National Park.
With so many dirt and gravel roads in the area, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is necessary. We would be happy to refer you to a reputable and reasonable rental car company. We also provide our guests with contact information for making reservations for nearby activities and excursions.
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Claire & Carol
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About Claire & Carol
Living in southern California, our family has always enjoyed outdoor activities at the Beach, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, Nature, and hiking. Our interests then were a perfect fit to purchase a home at the beach in Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula. Our favorite beaches near us are Playa Ballena, Playa Ventanas, and Playa Hermosa. Also our favorite restaurants in the area are La Fogata in Uvita and Exotica in Ojochal.
Claire & Carol purchased this House in 2015
Why Claire & Carol chose Uvita
We fell in love with the spectacular views and surroundings of the Rainforest gorgeous scenery and natural wildlife in this secluded gated reserve in the Uvita area in the Southwest Pacific region of Costa Rica. The Costa Rican people are very warm and friendly, and made us feel welcome. This private wildlife reserve and gated community where Villa Kristina Maria is located, reminds us of Jurassic Park because of its lush natural environment and abundant wildlife. Being surrounded by Nature is a peaceful and renewing experience. We purchased the property in 2014. The home was designed by our friends Steve and Cathy in 2007, and started construction in mid-2007 with Ecomaderas, a local Tico contractor, and completed construction in 2008. We are proud of the way the home blends so seamlessly into the Rainforest.
What makes this House unique
Relax to the sound of the river cascading through the Rainforest. You'll be lulled to sleep by croaking frogs and the sounds of the jungle at night. Awaken to the distinct roar of Howler monkeys as they traverse through the jungle, and the squawking of green parrots flying overhead. When the surf is big, you can hear the waves crashing on the beach. Included in the vacation rental is access to our Beach Club. The Beach Club has a beachside restaurant and bar, swimming pool, shower, and restroom facilities with private access to the beach in Marina Ballena National Park. It is a beautiful tropical beach with views of Tres Hermanas rocks and Isla de Cano. The ocean water temperature is a warm 80-88 degrees year-round. Monkeys and scarlet macaws are often sighted in the trees surrounding the beach. Villa Kristina Maria is located in the Uvita area in a private, gated, and protected wildlife reserve. It is an ideal setting for viewing the flora and fauna of more than 100 acres of primary and secondary Rainforest, streams, waterfalls, and hiking trails.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This is a great house in a good location with a beautiful view! We had a couple of minor issues but they were quickly taken care of by the owner!
Great location, tranquil setting
Up a winding, jungle road, this house sits in a prime location to see the beach below and the jungle surrounding. We woke up to howler monkeys, toucans, butterflies and so many birds! House is nicely stocked with everything you might need for your stay. It is a little scary driving the jungle road the first time as well as the deeply sloped driveway, but after 1 or 2 times, it just becomes a normal part of the day. You will need a 4x4 car for sure. We had a Kia and it was great for us. While you will have an ocean view, it will not be walking distance. So if you are looking for ocean front, feet in the sand, you'll need to stay on the other side of the highway. It is about 12 minutes to drive to the beach.
Beautiful, lush tropical woods surround this lovely rental house
Home only three days, I am in deep mourning for this beautiful place. This was our family's fifth trip to Costa Rica. We always go somewhere different but that pattern may change after this stay. Claire and Carol's house is beautiful wood, nicely appointed with a deck off every single room. The pool is cute and refreshing and the waterfall that runs into it adds the perfect element. Every morning I had coffee with my toucan friends (I mean it, every morning!), a few times we also had some green parrots and some white faced monkeys. At about 5 o'clock we'd sit on the deck and again watch the "Toucan Monkey show". It was fabulous. We needed more time (we stayed 8 days)! There is a lot to do in the area including Corcovado National Park, Ballena National Park, Isla del Cano, waterfalls (local waterfall is terrific and we saw Howler Monkeys right on the road), and of course the beach club that is part of this rental is terrific because there is parking and it is quiet and the beach has lovely boogie boarding. I can't say enough about what a terrific place this is. For us it was perfect. If it would bother you to be at least 15 minutes from the main road (20 minutes to Uvita itself) or if it would bother you NOT to have neighbors you have to listen to (except for birds and monkeys), then perhaps this isn't the place for you. We had some great meals in Dominical and Ojochal which are not a far drive. This is a great balance of feeling like you are in the middle of the jungle yet very close to civilization. We will be back Claire! Thanks so much
Thanks for sharing your Villa in Uvita
Claire....The two and half months we spent at your Villa, surfing (youngest generation) with Surf Monkey of Dominical, hanging out at your beach club (all three generations), rope swings jumping into mountain pools, waterfall riding, white water rafting, and zip lining above jungle canopy (younger generations) and beach combing (all ages).....went by all too fast. Sampling the gourmet restaurants (Uvita, Opochal) and Beach/Rum Bars (Dominical) had a special attraction for the Senior Members. The Villa's swimming pool outdoor bar and sunning deck got religious attention afternoons and evenings. One of our family's most memorable and enjoyable vacations....Thanks again for sharing. John
The photos do not show how nice this house is. We were a group of five adults that stayed for seven nights and loved every minute of it. We woke up to birds - including a toucan, and howler monkeys. We would wake up and drink coffee on the porch, go into town during the day, swim in the afternoons, and then watch the sunset from the porch each evening. A giant frog would come to the pool at night and lizards during the day. The house geckos were cute and you will see them all over. We would love to stay in this house again, it is perfect. We had more than enough space in Claire's home. She was very easy to deal with and very responsive. We were worried about it not having air conditioning but it was not a big deal, the windows made quite a difference and we were not bothered at all. The driveway is steep but you get used to it!
Paradise As Promised!
This house truly was Paradise As Promised! It was everything and more that you see in the photos and read about in the rave reviews. We were an extended family of 5 vacationing in Claire's home away from home, which became our home away from home. Beautiful indoor and outdoor space - comfortable - very nicely furnished with all the amenities you need (small stuff like: plenty of beach towels, dishwashing soap, laundry soap, hand soap, shampoo, etc... items that we have had to purchase in the past at other VRBO properties.). The house was so clean and neat upon arrival that we felt compelled to leave it just as nice the morning we left. Having 2 master bedrooms and the 2 additional bedrooms and bathrooms was very nice for a larger group. Pool and gardens were lovely. Fun to sit on deck and watch the monkeys and toucans in the trees! Heard the Howler Monkeys in the mornings but never got a look. The view is spectacular - over the rainforest tree tops to the ocean. If you are into fitness, a morning walk up the driveway and on the road will really get your heart going! And yes, the road up and the driveway do require a steady driver and a 4 wheel drive - no drinking and driving up this road at night! We would venture out for daytime activities, return home and then out to dinner at night - many great restaurants within 10 - 15 minutes after you got to the main road (driveway averaged about 15 minutes). Having access to Claire's beach club came in handy a couple times - Uvita Beach was close and very nice. Didn't use the beach club facilities though as they seemed to cater to a local, regular clientele. In conclusion, we recommend this property and the owner - Claire was wonderful to work with and gave great directions and instructions for our arrival. Hint: We used a local tour company for some great day trips to the best nature sites: Bahia Adventuras - we highly recommend them - great tours and the best guides! Thanks Claire for letting us enjoy your home and enjoy Pura Vida!
ATV tours available in Uvita. 3 miles to Grocery Store, Bank & Restaurants in Uvita 14 miles to Dominical (surfing beach) 17 miles to Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge (zipline canopy tours, guided hikes, butterfly garden) 35 miles to Quepos Regional Airport (Sansa Air flights)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates posted are for 5-8 occupants using all 4 bedrooms. INQUIRE ABOUT DISCOUNTED WEEKLY AND MONTHLY RATES FOR SMALLER GROUPS OF LESS THAN 5 OCCUPANTS WHO WILL NOT USE ALL 4 BEDROOMS. Cancellation Policy with written notice is 100% refund of payments if notice received more than 60 days before check-in date, and 50% refund if written notice is received more than 30 days before check-in date. Non-refundable after those dates. Rates are subject to change without notice prior to reservation. Rates are guaranteed at time Reservation is made as soon as payment of rent deposit is received and confirmed. Damage/Security Deposit of $800 is required as only a temporary Authorization Hold on credit card during Rental of property and is released after Renter check-out is completed and if no Loss or Damage to property has occurred during occupancy. This is a Non-smoking property...Due to fire hazard, a $3,000 charge will be imposed for loss/damage due to smoke inside the House. Thank you!