Ideal Tropical Vacation Spot for Large Groups or a Romantic Get-a-Way

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Last updated: 02/11/2016

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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa Vista Grande and casitas is located just south of Uvita, off the main coastal highway on the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The property is situated facing south-south-west at an elevation of 1050 feet providing a spectacular 270 degree view of the Pacific Ocean, Osa peninsula and Southern Talamancan mountain range. Set on a 4 acre parcel amidst lush tropical jungle, the elevation and proximity to the ocean provides for a continual ocean breeze. On the property are also numerous fruit trees and wildlife. This well appointed home has flat screen TV's, granite counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms, natural stone floors, WiFi internet signal, satellite SkyTV and secure electronic gate. A full time Spanish speaking caretaker lives on site. The property manager speaks English, Spanish and Japanese and is just next door.

Outdoor Living Space
Large outdoor living space with lounge chairs around a large travertine swimming pool and kiddie pool (a second pool is in front of Azul casita), two outdoor eating areas, outdoor kitchen with BBQ, fire pit on the lawn, fabulous views of the Osa peninsula, Punta Mala, Terraba river and Caño island. Access to gym with two Pilates reformers, Pilates Cadillac, Wunda chair, full bath and outdoor shower.

Main house specifics: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bath; 2 bedroom casita in front; sleeps 8-12
1. Master bedroom on 2nd floor- King bed and single bed with wall dividing the two, small office area, separate balcony, full bath (Sleeps 3)
2. Kid's bunk room - two queens, two singles, and two single trundles, full bath *depending on the sleeping configuration, two couples could sleep here, or four people, if they are comfortable sharing the space/bathroom together (Sleeps 8 comfortably)
* the people in the master bedroom and the kid's bunk room should be comfortable with one another as you must pass through the kid's room to get to the master
3. Bedroom three - smaller in size, has king and a single bed, small private balcony, full bath (Sleeps 3)

Casitas Piñuelas is a two bedroom casita which comes with the main house rental. Two bedrooms (one king and one queen) joined by a full bath. Each bedroom has it's own small patio area and mini-fridge.
1. King bedroom (Sleeps 2)
2. Queen bedroom (Sleeps 2)
The main house and Casitas Piñuelas together comfortably sleeps up to 16.

Azul is a fully contained large studio with incredible ocean views and private second pool - King bed, small kitchen, couch, indoor eating area, small balcony and luxurious outdoor shower and full bath. (Sleeps 2 - extra mattress can be added for a child)

*The rooms below do not have their own kitchen. These would presumably be rented in conjunction with the main house for large groups.

3. Cacao - King bed, jungle view, full bath (Sleeps 2)
4. Papaya Verde #1 - King bed, private patio area, full bath, jungle view (Sleeps 2)
5. Papaya Verde #2 - 2 King beds, jungle view, full bath * best for family or close friends; limited privacy between rooms

All the above additional casitas can accommodate up to 12 more people in addition to the main house and Casita Piñuelas.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 10000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minors are welcome when accompanied by an adult...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Baby - toddler pool is available next alongside of the main pool and living area....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 28-30

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Main house master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Main house third bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen, 2 twin/ single, 2 child bed

    Bunk room - has two trundle single beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 queen

    Casita Pinuelas...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Casita Cacao...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 king

    Casita Papaya Verde #1...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 2 king

    Casita Papaya Verde #2...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 king

    Casita Azul...moreless

  • Bedroom 9: 1 king

    Casita Mango...moreless

  • Main house - 3 bedrooms: Master - 1 king, 1 single; Bunk room - 2 queen beds, 2 singles, 2 with trundles #3 - 1 king bed, 1 single Casita Pinuelas - 2 bedrooms: 1 king, 1 queen Azul - 1 king bedroom, large studio Mango - 1 kingbedroom, large stuio Cacao - 1 kingbedroom Papayas Verdes #1 - 1 kingbedroom Papayas Verdes #2 - 2 king bedrooms...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Main house master bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: shower

    Main house second bedroom bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Main house third bedroom bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Main house kitchen/guest bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Casita Pinuela bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: shower

    Casita Cacao bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Casita Azul bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: shower

    Casita Mango bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 9: shower

    Gym bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 10: shower

    Casita Papaya Verde #1 bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 11: shower

    Casita Papaya Verde #2...moreless

  • 10 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom All granite or natural stone counter tops, above the counter sinks....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The tropical gardens around the house and casitas with numerous types of exotic plants. On the property there are also two marmosets from Brazil kept in an inclosure. They are fascinating to watch and interact with....moreless


  • Books:

    Various novels for adults and children....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    2 DVD players - main house living room TV and Azul....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    SkyTV full programming...moreless

  • Stereo:

    iPod dock in main house living area, Bose speakers for outdoor living area. iPod dock for gym....moreless

  • Television:

    2 flat screen TVs...moreless

  • Toys:

    Children's toys, books and pool toy items available....moreless

  • Video Library


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


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    View of Playa Ventanas, Playa Tortuga and isla de Garza...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    3,000 foot mountain range rise behind the property to the South South East....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    South Southwest view of the Costa Ballena coastline and south to Drake Bay, the Osa peninsula, Cano island in the distance and Matapalo river mouth of River Terraba....moreless

  • Water View:

    Pacific ocean and River Terraba views...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    #1 Outdoor eating area table seats 12 #2 Outdoor eating area table seats 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Fire pit on lawn for bonfires...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Internet:

    High speed internet is included....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite counter tops, 2 large refrigerators, stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender and all kitchen utensils...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Only available in the main house kitchen...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    One large refrigerator in the main house kitchen, two small refrigerators at outdoor kitchen areas, three more refrigerators in various casitas....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Almost every room has a balcony or patio area....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Each room has a patio area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor grill near the main pool....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards available....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    2 swimming pools - main house pool and Azul pool...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palmar Sur or Quepos
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Citrus, Adelante
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Buenas Golf Course
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Costanera Sur
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Citrus, Ylang Ylang, El Bistro, El Pancito, Azul
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Ventanas & Playa Pinuela

Car: Necessary

Casa Vista Grande and Casitas is located just north of Ojochal, a small cosmopolitan community where some of the best restaurants on the Costa Ballena are located. Nearby is Playa Ventanas, one of the most scenic beaches in the area with natural caves to explore. Kayak along the River Terraba to see birds, caimans and crocodiles, if you're lucky, and visit Isla Garza. Just north along the coastal highway are several stunning national park beaches; Pinuelas, Ballena, the Whales Tale in addition to plenty of waterfalls to explore inland. The ideal area for all water activities including surf lessons, waterfall rappelling and SCUBA diving or snorkeling. A trip to Caño island usually includes dolphin and turtle viewing on the boat ride out, an extra bonus! 20 minutes north is the small surf community of Dominical.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: My name is Naomi Geer. I am the manager and neighbor of this magnificent property. I have been living in Costa Rica for ten years. My main occupation is running a small not-for-profit bilingual school, Escuela Verde Costa Ballena. I speak English, Spanish and Japanese.

Why Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica:
Casa Vista Grande and Casitas is one of the very few properties able to accommodate a large group along Costa Ballena. The lay-out allows for plenty of privacy for all, and large outdoor gathering places for groups as well. This secluded spot close to the best restaurants of Ojochal, and nearby all water activities, saltwater and fresh, has one of the best views along the entire coast.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Casa Vista Grande and Casitas is a tropical paradise. The open spaces, views and local decorations make for a stunning overall presentation. Local hardwood dining tables and the wood furniture throughout the houses are beautiful pieces. The natural stone floors, above the counter sinks and local accents are all part of the beautiful natural decor of the house. Outdoor showers are also a favorite.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, Japanese



  • Aerial photo from SW

    Aerial photo from SW

  • Main house

    Main house

  • View from main pool

    View from main pool

  • Fire pit

    Fire pit

  • View from master bedroom balcony

    View from master bedroom balcony

  • Downstairs shower

    Downstairs shower

  • Pinuela casita - king bedroom

    Pinuela casita - king bedroom

  • Papaya Verde casita

    Papaya Verde casita

  • Papaya Verde #2

    Papaya Verde #2

  • Cacao casita bathroom

    Cacao casita bathroom

  • Azul pool

    Azul pool

  • Gym


  • Aerial photo from the west

    Aerial photo from the west

  • Main house pool and outdoor living space

    Main house pool and outdoor living space

  • Outdoor living space

    Outdoor living space

  • Main house kitchen

    Main house kitchen

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bunk room

    Bunk room

  • Pinuela casita bathroom

    Pinuela casita bathroom

  • Papaya Verde casita patio

    Papaya Verde casita patio

  • Cacao casita

    Cacao casita

  • Azul casita

    Azul casita

  • Azul bathroom

    Azul bathroom

  • Colors of the sunset

    Colors of the sunset

VRBO #455831

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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