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Panoramic Ocean and Jungle Views from Casita... WI-FI plus Amenities 5 Star!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 515 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Casita with Kitchen, 1 Bedroom & Bath (Sleeps 2 Adults - 1 Queen sized Bed)

Casita Kristina Maria is a 515 sq. ft. studio cabin with viewing deck nestled on 4 acres in the surrounding rainforest overlooking Marino Ballena Beach and National Park. Located above the town of Uvita in a gated wildlife reserve with 100+ acres of natural rainforest. The panoramic views of the Ocean, Isla Ballena, Cano Island, Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters rocks), and the rainforest will take your breath away!

Casita Kristina Maria is furnished with locally crafted bamboo furniture including a queen size bed with a pillow-top mattress and bamboo headboard, a kitchen table with 3 chairs, a settee, and arm chair in the sitting area, night stands, a bamboo wardrobe armoire, and 2 adirondak deck chairs and loveseat.

The kitchenette has a stainless steel electric range/oven and refrigerator, a stainless steel sink, granite counters, a coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave, tropical design dishes and utensils, and pots and pans.

The bathroom features a tiled shower, bamboo framed mirror, a marble vanity, a ceiling fan, and a window looking out to the rainforest.

Other features include ceiling fans (4 interior and 3 exterior fans), wireless internet, and a covered deck on two sides of the Casita. Bedding, linens, towels, and 2 beach chairs are provided.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, including howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, white-nosed coatimundis, agoutis, toucans, parrots, and many other exotic birds, beautiful butterflies including the spectacular blue morpho, fireflies, iguana, and other jungle wildlife.

Hike to nearby waterfalls, streams and cascades in the gated reserve.

Relax as you sit in an Adirondack chair on the covered deck while enjoying phenomenal views of the ocean, islands, and Rain forest in a lush and private setting.

Minutes to beautiful tropical beaches where the jungle meets the shore, and the ocean temperatures range from 80-85 degrees year round!

Our guests who rent our Casita enjoy free use of beautiful beaches with our membership in 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.

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 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.

A 4-wheel drive vehicle is required. We would be happy to refer you to a reputable and reasonable rental car company, as well as provide you with contact information for making reservations for nearby activities and excursions.

Keywords: Cabin, Studio, 1 Bedroom, Casita, Cabina,View,Ocean View,Jungle, Rain forest, Monkeys,Birds,Private

More Details

Owner
Claire & Carol
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 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 near us in the Osa Peninsula are Playa Ballena, Playa Ventanas, and Playa Hermosa. Also our favorite restaurants are La Fogata in Uvita and Exotica in Ojochal.

Claire & Carol purchased this cabin in 2006

What makes this cabin unique

Casita Kristina Maria is located in the Uvita area in a private, gated eco-community, and protected wildlife reserve. It is an ideal setting for viewing the flora and fauna of more than 100 acres of primary and secondary Rain forest, streams, waterfalls, and hiking trails.

The Casita is surrounded by the rain forest jungle. Relax to the sound of the creek babbling through rain forest. 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 sometimes hear the waves crashing on the beach.

Included in the rental is access to our Beach Club. The Beach Club has a beach side restaurant, bar, swimming pool, restroom facilities, shower, free beach parking, and a palm-lined trail to the beach. 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.

Amenities

Uvita Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 515 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy 100% refund of payments if written notice more than 60days before arrival date.
  • Damage/Security Deposit of $250 as a Temporary Authorization hold on credit card during stay at property and is released if no loss/damage during stay
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Marble vanity counter, tiled shower, tiled floor
  • Tiled shower with rain shower head, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures, bamboo towel bars, marble vanity counter, tiled floor, ceiling fan.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 queen size bed with an orthopedic pillowtop mattress, bamboo headboard and bedframe, and a ceiling fan.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Panoramic views of the ocean, Cano Island, Ballena Island, Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters Rocks), the rainforest jungle and mountains. Decks on 2 sides of Casita - one faces the ocean, the other faces the jungle.

Reviews

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Panoramic Ocean and Jungle Views from Casita... WI-FI plus Amenities 5 Star!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews
5

Wonderful little house, beautiful lovation

  • 5 of 5

We loved being located right in the midst of so much wildlife. Casita was clean and very functional for cooking meals, etc. love seeing birds, monkeys and other creatures. Two thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

5 stars are not enough!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this little cabin for a week and loved every minute of it!

It is a very comfortable little cabin with everything you can dream off: the view of the ocean, the jungle all around, the wild life. The toucans come and perch right in front of the cabin, the variety of birds, the sounds of the monkeys, the fire flies...

It is conveniently close to Uvita but, yet, up the mountain in a gorgeous jungle setting with Wifi!

Claire, the owner, is extremely nice and talked to me on the phone, giving me many tips before our trip. She is one email away to answer any questions you may have and since this was our first time in Costa Rica, we had many! She gave us the best advises on excursions which saved us the research time and we did not have the time to see it all. It is a good excuse to go back.

We loved it so much, we got up at 5am every morning, sat on the patio with our coffee and stayed there, watching and listening for hours before our excursions and came back to enjoy the view before dark.

My husband works from home and are considering going back and staying longer we wished we could have stayed a month, or two

Although this cabin is for 2, there is a gorgeous dream house, down the driveway, that could accommodate a bigger family. The house has a swimming pool with a waterfall and since it was not rented at the time of our visit, Claire graciously had the pool ready for us when we got there, and we enjoyed it every evening.

My brothers and sister would love to, one day, visit this beautiful country and I can’t wait! We will rent the big house without any hesitation.

We also enjoyed going down the mountain to the private beach, there is a little restaurant where the food is very good and reasonably priced. We ordered our food and they told us to grab our drinks and go to the beach when we came back after 10 minutes, our meal was ready for us.

We will rent this cabin again, the sooner the better.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Tranquil paradise

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 days in Paradise

  • 4 of 5

This is an authentic, in-the-jungle experience. Perfect for a couple. Astounding ocean view while surrounded by jungle life - wake to sounds of howler monkeys, birds and cicadas. Located near all of the amenities of town - the mountain road and (especially the driveway)requires 4x4. We cooked in most of the time and found it to be fairly well equipped. The bed was not the most comfortable, and if you need A/C, this is not the place for you. There are ceiling fans and window screens. If at all possible, arrive during daylight - it is tough coming in for the first time at night! Claire, the owner, is wonderful to deal with and very responsive.

This was the perfect spot to access hiking, beach and the diverse activies Costa Rica offers. We hope to return and rent the larger Casita in the future. Thanks for a memorable adventure!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great casita with amazing views. Bird watching from the front deck was phenomenal. We were lucky enough to have our hosts, Claire and Bud, staying at the main house, while we were there. They are very gracious and we had a fun day going to Nauyaca Waterfalls with them.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Casita

  • 4 of 5

Loved this little place in the jungle with amazing wild life. Stayed 6 weeks and everyday we saw something different. The mattress quality was important to us as we both have back problem and we were staying for such a long time. Excellent bed! It does get a little hot in the Casita but the private beach membership permits you to park there for free and cool off in the pool or the ocean.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Ballena Beach Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Costanera (Highway 34)
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Cristal Ballena Resort
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Playa Ballena
Car: necessary

ATV tours available in Uvita.

3 miles to Grocery Store, Bank & Restaurants in Uvita

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

Cancellation Policy with written notice is 100% refund of payments if notice received more than 60 days before check-in date, 50% refund if notice received more than 30 days before arrival date. Non-refundable after those dates. Rates are subject to change without notice prior to reservation. Rates are guaranteed at time Reservation is made by payment of rent deposit and confirmed.

Damage/Security Deposit of $250 is required as a Temporary Authorization Hold only on credit card during Rental of property and is released after Rental check-out is completed and if no Loss or Damage to property has occurred.

This is a Non-smoking property... Due to fire hazard, a $2,000 fine will be charged due to any loss/damage from smoke inside the Casita.
Thank you!

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.