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Fantastic View! Very Private Property Immersed in Nature

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Villa & optional Casita w/ Amazing Ocean and Jungle Views

Features
• Completely Private Estate of 4 Acres
• Separate Main House with additional Casita
• Altitude of 853ft/260mts above sea level
• 180 degree view of Ocean and view
*** Infinity Plunge Pool, new Rancho April 2017 ***
• 3 minute walk to private access of waterfall and natural swimming hole year round
• Gas BBQ
• 15 minute drive to Playa Uvita & Chamon
• 380sqf Expansive Deck
• iPod speaker dock
• Handmade Furniture & Cabinetry

Morpho Eco Retreat is an eco-friendly, designed villa perched above the jungle valley. The villa is a unique vacation rental in the southern area of Costa Rica due to its unusual design and great privacy.
This special property, situated on four acres, just 10 minutes up the mountain from the town of Uvita, is ideal for those who seek modern comfort, an outdoor lifestyle, and amazing views.
Highlights of the property include " Infinity Plunge Pool with an unobstructed, view of the Whale's Tail National Park below", as well as river access with a waterfall and swimming hole within walking distance while remaining on the property. The main deck, which functions as the outdoor dining area, offers daily opportunities for bird-watching and the westward view offers a wonderful vantage point of Cano Island, one of the finest destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving in Costa Rica.
Morpho Eco Retreat was designed by Los Angeles- based architect, James Meraz.
Limited environmental impact and the utilization of natural, locally-sourced materials were adhered to throughout the construction process. Many types of wood, native to Costa Rica, were used on the custom interior furnishings.
The result is a unique, modern two bedroom / two bathroom villa, accompanied by a separate one bedroom / one bathroom guesthouse set below, in the lush jungle.

The main house accommodates six while the guesthouse sleeps four… making this a perfect option for larger groups as well.
When viewed from above, the inward-facing roof design of the main villa evokes a butterfly-in-flight. The name, Morpho Eco Retreat, was derived from the Blue Morpho, one of the most beautiful butterflies in Costa Rica.
The primary residence includes a master bedroom, with a king bed set against a dramatic teak headboard which camouflages the master closet. Along with an en-suite bathroom that includes a double shower as well as his & her sinks, the area is a perfect refuge at the end of the day.
The guest bedroom, with its design oriented bunk-wall, offers ample sleeping room for four adults or children. Each sleeping compartment offers its own window, reading light and outlet for charging. The room has its own en-suite bathroom as well, with a bathtub and shower.
All rooms, with their high ceilings, ample windows and sliding doors with deck access, and upper wall-screens… provide ventilation via the ample, afternoon breezes, keeping the rooms airy throughout the day.

Functioning as an anchor for the two en-suites, is a lovely, open-concept great room. With its custom designed, modern kitchen that includes an eat-at-island, cooking and entertaining has never been easier! The kitchen area looks directly onto the living area, promoting conversation and participation from guests. All of the furnishings were custom built on site. The kitchen is well stocked with everything guests will need for the next gathering.
If you enjoy cooking outdoors, there is a gas barbecue located downstairs, next to the infinity pool, you will find a covered patio area with prepping counter as well as an outdoor bar fridge for cool drinks. There is also a newly built, covered Rancho for dining- the perfect outdoor living room surrounded by nature!

Casita
Step down the covered, steel staircase, and you are immersed in lush jungle, a forest of fern palms greats you as you arrive at the guest 'Casita'.
This residence is a self-contained - 500 sqft. house that boasts one bedroom with a queen bed and a full-size pullout futon in the open concept living area.
There is also a fully stocked kitchen, complete with refrigerator, stove & oven, coffee maker. There is an indoor table that seats four as well as a covered, 285sqft, dining area located outside that overlooks the ocean as well as the jungle valley below. The intimate setting, offers privacy as well as a very unique, outdoor, rain shower experience.
Perfect, jungle hideaway for couples or additional guests with young children… the casita can sleep four people, 2 adults and 2 small children, comfortably. The sounds of the river will lull you to sleep!

Morpho's vicinity to the town of Uvita offers access to two supermarkets, two banks, many restaurants and all kinds of tour operators that offer a wide variety of of off-site activities during the day. Surfing & SUP lessons, kayaking trips to the mangroves, horseback riding on the beach, waterfall & bird-watching hikes, diving & snorkeling, beautiful- deserted beaches, as well as zip-lining tours, just to name a few!

A stay at Morpho Eco retreat beckons with the sights and sounds of nature from the moment you arrive.
Book your next Costa Rican vacation to Morpho Eco Retreat today and you can start planning a vacation filled with adventure and relaxation!
Pura Vida....

** You will need to rent a 4x4 vehicle with low gears to access the property and to enjoy the southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica**
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Some Spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome although we strongly remind parents that adult supervision plays an important part in insuring a happy, healthy family vacation. The home is located in the jungle, with wildlife present. There are also balconies and the newly added plunge pool....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Main Villa : 4 bunk bed

    With On-suite bathroom & Bunk beds big enough for adults ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom in main Villa: 1 king

    With On-suite bathroom and open walk in wardrobe...moreless

  • The main villa offers a master suite that sleeps two people. The second bedroom has a unique bunk wall that offers sleeping for four people. * For larger groups there is a small casita that can be added. It features one bedroom with a queen bed and a double sleeper/sofa in the main living area.*...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    In Cabina there is a outdoor shower with jungle view...moreless

  • Master bathroom offers a a double shower as well as a double vanity. The second bathroom offers a bathtub/ shower combination....moreless

Other Amenities

  • ***There is a washer and dryer on-site and laundry service is provided at a small, additional cost, $15. Service provided by the housekeeper, to be arranged by guests....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seating for ten outside Seating for four at the indoor island...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom towels No beach towels provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowls, silverware, pots and pans as well as a selection of cooking and serving utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Eat at breakfast island...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    We welcome the addition of our infinity edge plunge pool... lounge area!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 - Jul 13, 2017
4 night min stay
$175
Green Season
Jul 14 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$200
Mid Season
Nov 1 - Dec 14, 2017
4 night min stay
$225
Peak Season
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay
$325
High Season
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay
$275

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • *Cleaning $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350

Notes:

**We offer a Damage Protection option for U.S. residents through the VRBO website, policy subscription arranged by renters. For Non-U.S. residents, we require a $350.00, refundable security deposit.

For groups of 6 or more, the cabina may be added at an extra charge to be discussed if interested. ***No parties or extra guests allowed unless agreed to prior with the owner, extra charges may apply***

**Please note, we do not rent to separate groups at the same time*


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

Car: Necessary

One of the best aspects of the house is its location.

There are two supermarkets in Uvita to purchase all your groceries. When you want to go out and eat, there are fantastic options in both Dominical and Ojochal, each located 20 minutes from the house. Ballena National Park, home to the famous Whale’s Tail, is just 15 minutes away. Furthermore, there are great beaches for surfing (Dominical, Dominicalito and Playa Hermosa) and relaxing (Playa Ventanas, Playa Ballena) within a short drive of the property. The town of Uvita also has its own popular waterfall that’s right along on the road to the house.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: The Owners Story: Our family journey to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica began in 2007 on vacation. After purchasing the property in 2010, the design process started. With a few more trips extended over two years, construction of our dream getaway was complete. We are excited to share the Morpho Eco Retreat with other nature enthusiasts. For our family that includes two sons, ages 13 and 19, our home and casita have been a perfect place to unplug from todays' busy lifestyle in Los Angeles. Each trip we experience the bountiful nature that Costa Rica has to offer. We welcome all future guests to the Morpho Eco Retreat and we wish you a wonderful time in discovering the beauty of this country and it's people! Pura Vida

Why Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica:
The estate's proximity to the laid back, friendly town of Uvita, with its' central location near many restaurants and activities all while offering privacy and tranquility.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
An amazing view of the ocean and Whale's Tail National Park. The tranquility one feels once they arrive, being surrounded by the sounds of nature on your doorstep from the moment you wake up through the end of a long, fun filled day. On-site access ( 3 minute walk with the jungle hanging overhead ) to a year round river with waterfall and swimming hole surrounded by the jungle. Stunning views of the jungle valley and and mountains. Many opportunities to view animals of the region in their natural habitat. These may include many species of birds, strange and amazing insects, howler monkeys, and wild peccaries to name a few.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Some Spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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Photos

  • Ocean View

    Ocean View

  • View of the Main House from the private drive below

    View of the Main House from the private drive below

  • The Main, Sitting Space within the Open-Concept, Living Area

    The Main, Sitting Space within the Open-Concept, Living Area

  • Built-in Seating in the Common Area

    Built-in Seating in the Common Area

  • Main House Outdoor, Covered Dining Table

    Main House Outdoor, Covered Dining Table

  • Ocean & Jungle View, Master Suite in Main House

    Ocean & Jungle View, Master Suite in Main House

  • Creative Bunk-Wall Sleeping for Adults or Kids in Guest Bedroom

    Creative Bunk-Wall Sleeping for Adults or Kids in Guest Bedroom

  • Jungle Color, Guest Bathroom

    Jungle Color, Guest Bathroom

  • Pristine Waterfall and Natural Swimming Hole located on the River Cortezal

    Pristine Waterfall and Natural Swimming Hole located on the River Cortezal

  • Poolside Rancho

    Poolside Rancho

  • Afternoon Sunset over the Jungle

    Afternoon Sunset over the Jungle

  • Great local adventures to be had...

    Great local adventures to be had...

  • The gorgeous, 180 degree view of the Whale's Tail National Park

    The gorgeous, 180 degree view of the Whale's Tail National Park

  • Morpho Eco Retreat

    Morpho Eco Retreat

  • Main living area

    Main living area

  • Brand New Modern Kitchen that includes Island Seating

    Brand New Modern Kitchen that includes Island Seating

  • 55 Foot Long, Covered Seating & Dining Area

    55 Foot Long, Covered Seating & Dining Area

  • Industrial Chic, Master Bath with His & Her Sinks

    Industrial Chic, Master Bath with His & Her Sinks

  • Breathable Storage Area in the Guestroom

    Breathable Storage Area in the Guestroom

  • One of the Species of Monkeys present in Costa Rica, the Howler Monkey

    One of the Species of Monkeys present in Costa Rica, the Howler Monkey

  • New Poolside Rancho with Whale's Tail view

    New Poolside Rancho with Whale's Tail view

  • Many nearby activities...

    Many nearby activities...

  • Nearby deserted beaches...

    Nearby deserted beaches...

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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