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Aracari... .Panoramic Ocean Views in the Jungle, Whale's Tail, Pool... 5 Star!!

Uvita, Costa Rica
  • House2498 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 6 nights

Welcome to Aracari.... Let your imagination soar where the Sky meets the Sea, with magnificent Ocean views from every room in our home. The surrounding jungle promises an abundance of tropical sights and sounds that will delight you by day and night.... You will experience the best of Nature!

Monkeys, Toucans, Parrots, Coatimundi, and other Animals can be seen daily.... Be sure to have your camera ready! Our home is located on a very private acre in the middle of the beautiful Rainforest region of Costa Rica. Its unique architecture and original design by Eva Powers offers a spacious open-air indoor/outdoor floor plan. Walk in and pinch yourself to make sure you are not dreaming!!!

Relax under the covered deck in a hammock or lounge chair, go for a swim in the beautiful infinity pool, or enjoy an ice cold drink made from the delicious fruits of the area while sitting on one of the four bar stools at the table shaded by the palapya covered umbrella in the pool. This the rhythm of your daily life at Casa Aracari.

The fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and beautiful custom wood counters is the social center of the home. For an extra special treat, create your own gourmet dinner and serve it in the dining room while enjoying the sunset views over the ocean. Sit in the living room, open the tall folding glass doors, and create a large indoor/outdoor living space with panoramic views of the pool, surrounding jungle covered mountains, ocean, Bahia Ballena, and Bird life.

So many beautiful scenes will delight you as you sit on the upstairs balcony and watch in awe as the sunrise and sunset transform the sky! Watch from the balcony for the many varieties of wildlife in the area.

We take pleasure in sharing the beauty of Costa Rica by using materials manufactured locally and incorporated in the design throughout the house. Construction was done by local craftsmen/artists Wilberth Acuna and Dagoberto Mora. The spiral teak staircase at the heart of the home, wraps itself around a locally grown Guanacaste tree. The railings are artistically handcrafted with local Mangrove roots and Bejuco vine. The ceiling is lined with grass mats made by skilled Mayan Indians especially for Casa Aracari.

The casita on the property is not available for rent as it is storage for the owner's items. Guests who rent our home will always have the use of our entire property to themselves for total peace and tranquility.

Guests staying at our home can use our beautiful nearby beach and Beach Club with the same privileges that our members enjoy there. Our Beach Club has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, showers, restrooms, parking, and the private access to one of the most beautiful beaches in Marino Ballena National Park.

Neighboring towns of Uvita, Dominical and Ojochal offer fabulous Restaurants to delight your taste. As a guest of Casa Aracari you are also welcome to enjoy the special cuisine at the nearby Kura Boutique Hotel. Let us know if you are interested and we will put you in contact with our friend, the owner of Kura directly.

The road up to Casa Aracari will take you on an Adventure passing by waterfalls, small bridges over streams, tree ferns, tropical flowers, surrounding jungle life and ocean views. You will see Costa Rica at its best!

There are many thrilling and educational activities in the area...Something to please everyone. Our staff is available to assist with questions and bookings. Please see list of Activities below.

We hope you enjoy planning your trip to Casa Aracari in the beautiful Uvita area of Costa Rica.

Pura Vida!


Claire & Carol

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
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 in the Osa Peninsula are Playa Ballena, Playa Ventanas, and Playa Hermosa.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Upstairs with Balcony and ocean view
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Upstairs with attached private bathroom.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Downstairs with ocean and jungle view
      • Main House: Sleeps 6 Upstairs Master bedroom/Queen bed with Attached full bath; Second upstairs Master Bedroom/Queen bed with Attached full bath; Third bedroom is downstairs with a queen bed


      • 3 Bathrooms
        • House has 2 Full Bathrooms upstairs, 1 Half Bathroom downstairs

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Mountain View
          • Near The Ocean
          • Ocean View
          • Water View


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                        Our home does not have conventional air conditioning. It has air cooling system of air vents all around the top of the walls for cooling by natural breeze flowing. Every room has electric ceiling fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        Wireless Internet is available at the house. Bring your own lap top.
                      • Linens Provided
                        Plenty of sheets and pillow cases
                      • Living Room
                        Seating for 6
                      • Parking
                        4 Cars in courtyard
                      • Telephone
                        Service available with your own cell phone
                      • Towels Provided
                        Plenty of Bath towels and Beach towels are available in the cabinets.
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Everything you could possibly need.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            All new stainless steel appliances, dishes, and everything you need to cook.
                          • Microwave
                            Stainless steel
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            stainless steel spacious refrigerator with ice maker
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Puzzles, Board games, Card games, and more
                                  • Music Library
                                    I-Pod Speakers
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • Video Library
                                    Some DVD's are available at the house or. Bring your favorites if you wish.


                                      • Balcony
                                        Upstairs Master suite has a private balcony with ocean views and whale's tail view
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Completely covered patio living space between living room and pool.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Lawn and extensive tropical gardens with pathways throughout.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Outdoor BBQ surrounded by great views of rain forest and ocean
                                      • Water Sports Gear


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                A lovely infinity private pool.

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage


                                                      • bay/sound
                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • caves
                                                      • churches
                                                      • forests
                                                      • marina
                                                      • rain forests
                                                      • reefs
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • waterfalls

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • photography
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • hunting
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • whitewater rafting
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • Sports & Adventure Activities: beachcombing bird watching boating eco tourism & walking horseback riding paddle boating photography sight seeing - scenic drives shelling shopping whale watching wildlife viewing deep sea fishing fishing hiking kayaking mountain biking scuba diving or snorkeling snorkeling snorkeling/diving surfing swimming Notes:beach chairs, beach towels, beach bags, hiking poles and coolers available

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

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

                                                                        29 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Wonderful stay... again

                                                                        Lorena M.

                                                                        This was our second stay st Casa Aracari and I have to say that the house was even better this time around. Once again Claire is such a wonderful owner! She told me that the house has some updates including the new screen doors. We really loved the screen doors! They helped move the air through the house & it really made the house feel so tropical!

                                                                        The pool is wonderful & it was such a great retreat for our family!

                                                                        Please don’t forget that to get up to the house, or most other places in CR, you have to have a 4x4!

                                                                        We asked Marvin the gardener to take us on a private tour on horses to Nauyaca waterfall, and it was a great trip. On the way back, we had a wonderful lunch cooked by Maria! It was wonderful to get to know Marvin & the culture!

                                                                        We went to several other towns, beaches & trips, but we always looked forward to relaxing at Casa Aracari. The view is amazing & it’s hard to take it all in.

                                                                        Trina is a great house manager. She is always available to help!

                                                                        Thank you Claire for sharing your beautiful house with us again! Can’t wait to return!

                                                                        Stunning setting with privacy and all the comforts of home.

                                                                        Jill W.

                                                                        Couldn't have chosen a better place for our 50th Anniversary trip with family including two grand girls ages 9 and 12. Casa Aracari is surounded by namesake Toucans and we saw so many other birds, monkeys, butterflys, pizote, pineapples, bananas........... We went to a different beach and a different restaurant every single day (10); slid and jumped down waterfalls (some of the braver ones, included the grand girls); and came to home base, Casa Aracari, to refresh and relax. Lovely experience of a lifetime.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you for this outstanding review of Casa Aracari. It is very nice to know that you enjoyed your stay at our home. Yes, the surrounding jungle can be delightful with abundant tropical sights and sounds by day and night. It was particularly good that you could experience that wildlife around our house.

                                                                        I am glad you could take so many fun adventures in the nearby area too. We really appreciate you sharing these great memories of your trip so that others could learn about the joy of visiting Costa Rica and Casa Aracari. Thank you for staying in our home. You are always welcome to come again!

                                                                        Absolutely gorgeous home with unbeatable view!

                                                                        Leanne S.Concord, NC,USA

                                                                        This is a beautiful home with every amenity that you can imagine. Except air conditioning ( which is listed on the website). It was quite warm at night, we put a box fan in the master bedroom to help the ceiling fans circulate the air. If you require A/C, you will be disappointed. That is the only reason I'm giving it 4 stars. The pool is divine, the house lovely, and the view just can't be beat. Being able to go the the beach club without worrying about your stuff is a huge bonus also. And the caretakers and owners were very nice to deal with. They had many suggestions to make our trip better.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you for your wonderful review of Casa Aracari. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our home. Also I am very glad that you were able to use our Beach Club with all the same privileges as our members. Thank you for staying at Casa Aracari.

                                                                        We had tried to describe the air cooling system as best as possible given a limited space in the Amenities section of our HomeAway website.

                                                                        In the Amenities section HomeAway allows for further description of a single word item wherever there are a series of dots such as "...." By holding the mouse over the "...." the drop down appears with more detailed description of the item. That was the way in which the air cooling system for our house was further described.

                                                                        In the air conditioning section of the Amenities, we have described on our website as follows: "Our home does not have conventional air conditioning. It has an air cooling system of air vents all around the top of the walls for cooling by natural breeze flowing. Every room has electric ceiling fans too."

                                                                        Thank you again for coming to stay at Casa Aracari.

                                                                        Best regards,

                                                                        Claire and Carol

                                                                        The Ultimate Costa Rican Experience!

                                                                        Alf and Brenda L.Kelowna, BC

                                                                        This is our third time choosing to stay at Casa Aracari. Claire is such a darling host and she makes the experience top notch! From the moment you leave your car and walk up to the house, you begin to feel the excitement and cannot wait to open the door! The view is SPECTACULAR and the artistic design of the house is so interesting and beautiful. In spite of prior visits, we continue to see something new each and every time. There is warmth in the details and the outdoor living space is where we always spend most of our time. It provides excellent shade and/or opportunity for sun..the entire day! The Bejuco Road community is very kind and helpful and we were blessed this time to meet several of the neighbours. Who knew, how many were here, deep in the jungle? Trina, the property manager, bent over backward to be helpful and Marvin the gardener is the kindest soul, you could ever hope to meet. Yes, the road up is an adventure in itself. But this time, we stayed for a month.....and every trip up and down became easier to navigate. The house is close to many of the extraordinary activities and restaurants that Uvita, Dominical and Ochchal have to offer. We made easy day trips to Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. ...And then of course, there is nothing more mesmerizing than witnessing the magic of the tide, from the infinity pool at the house. It overlooks the Whale Tail of Marino Ballena National Park which is the third largest sandbar in the world. It absolutely beckons you to walk it, at low tide. Casa Aracari is absolutely a dream get away experience - for couples and/or families!

                                                                        Alf and Brenda Leimert, Kelowna BC Canada.

                                                                        Really wonderful spot, beautiful property with lush fruit and flower gardens.

                                                                        Bill L.I live in a rural area of southeastern Ohio, Guernsey County

                                                                        Second stay at Casa Aracari. We will be back. Hope the area stays quite and laid back. Accommodations are excellent. Owner , Marvin the keeper, and the manager all are very nice people.


                                                                        Cheryl R.

                                                                        We had a wonderful time! It was a beautiful home !


                                                                        Uvita, Costa Rica

                                                                        Zip-Line, Kayaking, Swimming, ATV, Beachcombing, Bird Watching, Guided tours at Baru Natural Reserve, Boat Tour through Sierpes mangroves in Corcovado Natural Park, Boat Tour to Cano Island Butterfly Farm, Reptile Exhibit, Hiking in Jungle, Excellent Dining, plus Guests at Casa Aracari are welcome to Dine at Kura Boutique Hotel.

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                        Additional Guest Fee

                                                                        Cancellation Policy in writing before occupancy is 100% refund of payments minus credit card company fees if notice 60 days or more before arrival, 50% refund if notice 59-30 days before. Non-refundable after those dates. Rates guaranteed as soon as Reservation is made with payment of the rent deposit. Rates are subject to change before Reservation is made and confirmed. Security Deposit of $600 is required as a Temporary Authorization Hold only on credit card during rental of property and is released after Renter check-out is completed if no Loss or Damage to property has occurred during stay. This is a Non-smoking property...Due to fire hazard, a $3,000 fine will be charged for any Loss or Damage due to Smoke inside the House or in the Casita. Thank you!

                                                                        29 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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