Morpho Retreat - Ultimate Privacy - Infinity Plunge Pool & Oceanview Rancho(17 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Villa & optional Casita w/ Amazing Ocean and Jungle Views
• 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 ***
• 7 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
• Outdoor shower in cabin
• iPod speaker dock
• Handmade Furniture & Cabinetry
Morpho Eco Retreat is an eco-friendly, designed villa perched above the jungle valley. The villa has established itself as a unique vacation rental in the southern area of Costa Rica due to its unusual design and great privacy.
This unique estate, 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 "Brand New Infinity Plunge Pool with same great, ocean-view", onsite river access with a waterfall and swimming hole within walking distance, amazing views of the Whale's Tail National Park, and an intimate outdoor area that attracts many species of birds and butterflies. The expansive 180-degree view of the Whale's Tail with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop, is visible upon arrival. 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.
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 comfortably 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. All the kitchen appliances—refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave and dishwasher, etc… are brand new and the kitchen is well stocked with dinnerware for the next gathering and basic staples.
If you enjoy cooking outdoors, there is a gas barbecue located downstairs, next to the grassy garden, as well.
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 sleeps four people 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!
** 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
- 1100 sq. ft.
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
May 1 - Dec 14, 2017
5 night min stay
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $350
- *Cleaning $75
- Taxes Not included
**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. ***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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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.
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 9 and 15, 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 ( 7 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.
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View of the Main House from the private drive below
The Main, Sitting Space within the Open-Concept, Living Area
Built-in Seating in the Common Area
Open Plan Kitchen in Main House
55 Foot Long, Covered Seating & Dining Area
Industrial Chic, Master Bath with His & Her Sinks
Breathable Storage Area in the Guestroom
One of the Species of Monkeys present in Costa Rica, the Howler Monkey
Afternoon Sunset over the Jungle
Great local adventures to be had...
The gorgeous, 180 degree view of the Whale's Tail National Park
Main living area
Brand New Modern Kitchen that includes Island Seating
Main House Outdoor, Covered Dining Table
Ocean & Jungle View, Master Suite in Main House
Creative Bunk-Wall Sleeping for Adults or Kids in Guest Bedroom
Jungle Color, Guest Bathroom
Pristine Waterfall and Natural Swimming Hole located on the River Cortezal
Many nearby activities...
Nearby deserted beaches...
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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