Ocean Views, Great Birding, Beaches,Hiking Trails,Kid Friendly

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Last updated: 11/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located at 500 meters (1600 ft) above sea level on a ridge, Casa Moonvine is positioned to enjoy the ocean breezes in the day and the mountain breezes at night. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the picturesque 'Whales Tail' formation of Marena Ballena National Park, you can take in a view from the porch or the Master Bedroom that, on a clear day, stretches from the Osa Peninsula and Caño Island to Dominical. You will find yourself planning to be 'home' for the sunset.

Set on 15 acres and bordered by a small stream, the property serves as a Wildlife Corridor, linking remnant forrests to primary Rainforests below. A troup of 25 plus White-faced Monkees as well as a group of 5 Howler Monkees pass through daily, and are regular visitors to the fruit trees aronund the house.
Tayra, Collared Peccary, Kinkajou, Brocket deer, Vested Anteaters, Coati, Jaguarundi and Oncillas have all been seen on the property also.
Over 100 species of birds have been identified from the porch. (Neighboring Rancho Merced topped the Christmas Bird Count with over 450 species documented.) More birds, such as Orange-collared Manakins, Spectacled Owls, and various Antbirds can be observed walking the trails on the property.
Toucans and Aracaris are daily visitors to the Ylang ylang and Cecropia trees in front of the house and are fairly easily photographed.

Keywords: Private Home, Cabina

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/03/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Please respect us and only smoke on the porch and balcony....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • It's a special place.


  • Books
  • Games


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Expansive view of the Pacific from the Osa Peninsula to Dominical...moreless

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Porch Dining with a lovely long wooden table with benches down both sides. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Couch and Love Seat with beautiful view of the ocean through open French Doors....moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    6 Cup...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    I can't imagine you lacking for anything....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of plates, glasses, cutlery and service pieces to accommodate 6 guests, plus some!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    WE DO NOT HAVE AN ELECTRIC DISHWASHER. . .BUT with the view in from of the double sink, it almost doesn't seem like work!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The Kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove and stainless steel refrigerator. Lots of cookware and service pieces. Plenty of knives and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Oven:

    Located in the Outdoor porch Kitchen....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper Towels and Dish Soap are available but all food products and spices are at the discretion of the guests' needs and purchases....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless Steel, less than a year old....moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless Steel, Italian Cook top in the indoor Kitchen and Gas Stove in Outdoor porch Kitchen....moreless


  • Balcony:

    The Master Suite has it's own Balcony and the Guest House has one as well....moreless

  • Deck / Patio


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Summer
Dec 3 - Dec 19, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2016
7 night min stay

New Year
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2017
7 night min stay

Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Green Season
May 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $65
  • Property Damage Protection $59


There is a $65 Housekeeping Fee in addition to nightly/weekly charges.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/03/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Craig and I live in Nashville, Tennessee, where we are restaurant owners. We love our area of Costa Rica and have been coming there since 1993. We designed the house with more than a passing nod to the ocean view. . .it is a very comfortable house with a covered 6 foot terrace that wraps around the house, encouraging outdoor living! We both are very much at home in the kitchen, so you will find a well appointed space to cook and entertain. The property has trails and an abundance of native flora. Craig is a huge birder and has seen over 100 species just from the porch! We love it and think you might too. Marcia Jervis

Why the Owner Chose Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica:
One of the reasons we located in this area, is that geographically it is where the mountains come the closest to the ocean. . .Craig wanted to be in the mountains while I wanted an ocean view. . .we were set to buy another piece of property. . .but I felt we were 'settling' because I was sick and tired of spending all of our vacation time looking for property. Soooo, we decided to purchase another piece of property that DID back up to a preserve but it only had a sliver of ocean view. There was a house nearby, but it was a very nice house so that was an advantage. . .I took NO pictures of the 'sliver' view. On the way down the hill we met our new neighbors who welcomed us but also asked if we were interested in seeing a piece of property they had for sale in Bejuco. . .we had actually looked at property there a few years prior but had not been able to agree on a price. . .I KNEW how much I had loved the view from Bejuco so I was excited to see his land. When we arrived, I KNEW it was HOME! All I could do was snap pics. . .couldn't get enough of them! We shook hands and within 3 days it was OURS!! That was in 2000 and in 2002 we began construction of the main house and moved in, in 2003. This property SPEAKS to us. . .

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have approximately 15 acres with trails that are appealing to folks wanting to see monkeys and birds. Also has a creek that runs that borders the property. We've planted numerous Heliconias and Orchids, so there is usually something wonderful blooming. The house lives very well and allows you to live 'outside' easily. . .folks ask what I do in Costa Rica and I have to say that a large part of our day is sometimes just hanging on the porch with cocktail in hand! The toucans come right to us. . .

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/03/2016

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