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Casa Uvita: Rainforest & Ocean Views, Eco-Home

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Eco-home, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths with Rainforest and Ocean Views, Sleeps 6-8 people

Casa Uvita, located in Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, is a beautiful 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom eco-home with a maximum capacity of 6-8 guests. It sits on the edge of primary rainforest, only 10 minutes from the Marino Ballena National Park beaches. Casa Uvita is close enough to modern conveniences, but far enough to be immersed in the sights and sounds of Costa Rica's tropical wildlife. The spacious, indoor/outdoor, two-story home is luxuriously outfitted with wooden floors, high ceilings, large windows and upscale bathrooms. The top floor has a master suite, two additional bedrooms, two balconies, and sitting and dining areas. Each bedroom upstairs has its own private bathroom. Downstairs, there is another bedroom and bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining areas, and covered porches. Spectacular forest and stunning Pacific Ocean views can be seen from every area of the house. Common sightings include howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, aracaris, and parrots. Hike to nearby waterfalls or lounge in your hammock to enjoy the forest sights and sounds. Casa Uvita is completely self-sustaining, using solar energy and water from a natural spring. 24/7 security; daily housekeeping. Beautiful swimming pool in rainforest setting, with ocean view! 12 meters long, with lap lane.


Owner
Michele Gonzalez
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Michele Gonzalez

Michele González, co-owner and visionary of Casa Uvita, is a bilingual teacher, adventure travel guide and public health professional. When she is not on her bike, swimming, bird watching or beach running with Casa Uvita guests, Michele works as an international health and education consultant throughout Latin America. Antonio Arroyo, co-owner, is a construction genius, currently working in northern California and at Casa Uvita. He is both the design and muscle behind Casa Uvita. When Antonio is not designing or building something fabulous, you can find him cooking gourmet meals for friends and family.

Michele Gonzalez purchased this house in 2012

Why Michele Gonzalez chose Uvita

Welcome to Casa Uvita. Our hope is that guests will forever remember the vast beauty of this mountain, its wildlife, the ocean views and of course, Casa Uvita. Whether you are an active traveler, or you just want to lie in a hammock, Casa Uvita will leave you with memories for a lifetime.

What makes this house unique

The house is completely self-sustaining, using solar energy and water from a natural spring. From its two balconies enjoy the stunning Pacific Ocean views and world-class birding.

Amenities

Uvita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size beds (2), Twin beds (2). All four bedrooms have their own bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
The rental includes the following: - Towels and linens - Daily light housekeeping service - 24-hour security - Check-in 3pm; Check-out 11am Rates are for up to 6 guests. Each additional guest (up to 2) is $25 per person per night.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Casa Uvita: Rainforest & Ocean Views, Eco-Home
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We enjoyed our stay at this nestled in nature retreat!

  • 4 of 5

What a great house in the middle of the jungle! Wonderful staff always available and great wildlife. House is solar powered so one needs to be energy conscious when staying here. Thanks Michele for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed the house and the beautiful surroundings! Pura vida!
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5

Perfect tropical vacation house!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Uvita is amazing! It was the perfect spot for a family/friends vacation. The house was able to accommodate our large group for a special birthday vacation. The open air kitchen was stunning and the views from the upstairs balcony were amazing. We really enjoyed waking up with the howler monkeys every morning and sipping coffee and watching the wildlife from one of the lovely outdoor patios. There was something for everyone - hiking to the waterfall, taking a boat tour of the mangroves, surfing at the beach, ziplining, or just relaxing by the pool. Keylor and Johnny were so helpful, from arranging tours to making sure we had boogie boards and beach mats for our beach days. We even had a few meals prepared for us and they were delicious. Thanks to Michele and her crew for a perfect birthday vacation. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thorough review! As you mentioned, Uvita is a great destination for active travelers who want to be close to nature. Your family and friends were perfectly suited and took advantage of all that the Uvita area has to offer. We look forward to future visits!
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5

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 (kids ages 14, 13, 12 and 8) had the most amazing time staying at Casa Uvita. Michelle is a beautiful person that cares so much about making your stay perfect. She helped us with all of our excursions an has so much knowledge about Costa Rica and the local secrets. Her house is spotless and so comfortable. I miss taking a shower with views of the ocean and jungle. The ocean breeze was refreshing and add that with the surrounding jungle full of sloths, howler monkey's, parrots, toucans and SO MUCH MORE!!! It was so beautiful and fun for the kids. The first thing they did in the morning (5:30 am) was jump in the pool. The last thing they did before bed was jump in the pool. :) We are recommending this house to all of our friends. Out of our 3 visits to Costa Rica, Casa Uvita was hands down the best house rental yet!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It was fun to meet you and all of your kids! It would be great to host you again and do some more photography. Hopefully another sloth will show up to pose for us! Pura vida!
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Huntsville Ontario Canada
5

Nature Lovers Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Casa Uvita is a peaceful paradise to enjoy whatever nature may come your way. A place of solitude to enjoy all that nature has to offer through sounds, animals, birds and plants.

The accommodation is incredibly clean with unique hand made furnishings.

You'll not find a better hostess then Michelle whose vibrance for nature is contagious.

A true getaway for a nature lover or anyone seeking some uninterrupted solitude.

The Rea Family

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always special for us when our guests are so interested in experiencing all of the sights and sounds at Casa Uvita. From the moment your son rescued the red-capped manakin from the house on your first day, I knew you were special. It was truly our pleasure to host you, and I have no doubt our paths will cross again.
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Vancouver, BC
5

Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Uvita in our 2nd half of our Costa Rica trip and kind of wished we came here a few days earlier so we could have spent more time. The location of Casa Uvita is perfect - far enough off the beaten path to feel very remote, but close enough to all the amenities. And you really can't beat the wildlife literally on your doorstep. Howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, sloths, toucans, parrots etc all seen in our 3 days there. Michele was a great host - gave some great info on local sights and must-dos. I would love to come back here and spend more than just 3 nights!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Three days was short, but you managed to see a lot. Your kids were great at spotting the wildlife! I look forward to future visits!
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5

WE'LL BE BACK!!! TRULY AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

We took our adult children down with their significant others for a great family vacation. Uvita is a beautiful place to vacation. It is not overly touristy and the locals are very friendly and helpful. The beaches here are stunning and so many to choose from. Great waves for boogie boarding, spike ball, volleyball and frisbee on the sand. We surfed with a local company and they were great and generous with their instruction and time. I didn't ever feel hustled. As for Casa Uvita, we all loved it!! The house is beautiful cool and airy with doors open and screened windows it was stunning. The beds are comfortable and spacious. The kitchen is great well stocked for cooking with great views of the ocean and the pool and patio area where we spent many hours as a family together. We hiked the nearby waterfalls and each offered a different experience. The natural spring water was cool and refreshing. The wild life is amazing and everywhere around you. The best part of this vacation was that the family stayed together. Unlike when we would go to a resort and everyone goes their own direction...we all stayed and played together. Decided on which which waterfall to hike or which beach to chill on! Cards, boardgames, pool games, reading and relaxing together was a highlight. Great place for family unity! I wouldn't want to forget Michele. Michele who owns Casa Uvita lives on the property and ensures that the home is never left alone. My daughter called her Google because everything we needed to know she could help us with. She was kind and generous with her time and took us to places that our family van would not go. Showing us around and sharing her beautiful environment with us. She and Johnny kept our home and pool clean and safe daily. Thank you Michele for making our vacation amazing!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I'm so glad that Casa Uvita was the venue for quality family time with your adult children and significant others. You chose the right place to play and relax. It took a while for the monkeys to show up, but when they did, they gave you a spectacular send-off. It was a pleasure to meet you! Send me pictures from the wedding!
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Car: necessary

Casa Uvita is located in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica, three hours from San Jose. It offers the perfect balance for eco and adventure travelers. Activities include hiking to waterfalls, birdwatching, beach combing, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, river rafting and hammocking!

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Additional information about rental rates

Rates are for up to 6 guests. There is a $25 per night fee for each additional guest (up to two). Check-in is 3pm; check-out is 11 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.