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Beachfront! Equipped Kitchenette, Hot Water, Bicycles, Snorkel Gear, Wifi.

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 separate, 1 bedroom fully equipped kitchenettes on the beach.

2 apartments, complete with everything you would need to cook your own meals, refrigerator, cooktop, pans and dishes, with 4 poster standard/double beds with fans, private bath, hot water showers, wifi, washing machine, bicycles, kayak, snorkel gear, ocean view, located in a quiet local neighborhood. Resident sloths, iguanas, and occasional troop of monkeys all in the lush tropical area of Punta Uva.

Gary Wilson & Kathy Clark
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Gary Wilson & Kathy Clark

After vacationing here we just couldn't resist moving, we fell in love with the area, the flora and fauna, the climate, the people and mostly all the colors of the Caribbean.

Gary Wilson & Kathy Clark purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Gary Wilson & Kathy Clark chose Limon

Typical realtor saying… Location location location! The coral reef right in front of our property, the ability to just walk out and stick our toes in the sand, fall asleep to the sound of the gentle waves, wake to the occasional monkey troop in the distance. The beauty here is like none other, with the tropical rainforest trees and plants, sights and sounds, not to mention the some of the tropical smells of the Ylang Ylang trees, plumeria, and white ginger. Sammie our resident juvenile sloth is always a treat to watch along with the amazing diversity and migration of birds.

What makes this apartment unique

Our first visit to Costa Rica included a stay just down the street at Arrecife, and I was instantly in love with the area. Turns out some 13 months later, we were approached about being able to buy our home, in the same neighborhood we fell in love with. Our 2 story round home has been a labor of love, being able to renovate and enjoy the area at the same time. We have 2 complete apartments, each with one bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, so 2 couples can come and have plenty of privacy, or be together in our separate community kitchen, while still enjoying vacationing together!


Punta Uva Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Each apartment has it's own private bath, hot water shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Each bedroom has a standard or double size bed with linens in each apartment. There is shelving and a place to hang clothes.
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
We have 2 complete apartments, please ask even if the calendar looks full!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Beachfront! Equipped Kitchenette, Hot Water, Bicycles, Snorkel Gear, Wifi.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Our own bit of Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay during our time in Punta Uva. The house is simple, but with everything you could need. The kitchen is well stoked with the basic equipment, the bed is very comfortable, and the ceiling fans do a great job of keeping you cool even in the extreme tropical heat. Best of all, Gary and Kathy are wonderful hosts. They are truly welcoming and very helpful in answering any questions about the house and surrounding area we had.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful and memorable holiday

  • 4 of 5

We just got back from Costa Rica and had a wonderful holiday at Garry & Kathy's Caribbean Beach House. Garry is a fantastic host with lots of information. Unfortunately we didn't get to meet Kathy. The beach is only a few steps away, several restaurants close by and a few grocery stores. We biked almost every day. The area offers at very relaxed atmosphere with the sounds of the ocean. It has a sloth who lives in the back yard, monkeys and many birds. Thanks Garry for making our trip a memorable one.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time in Punta Uva. Kathy and Gary were very helpful and made our stay go more smoothly. There beach is lovely warm water,and lots of sunshine. The accommodations are all that we expected. We enjoyed the area with its refuge and the little city of Puerto Viejo is charming. Lots of animals and lovely flowers.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun place!

  • 5 of 5

Gary and Kathy are really cool people. They were super helpful and accommodating. Gary is a character and so are their pets! My son fell in love with them! Sloths galore! There's a lot of wildlife to be seen walking, riding your bike, or simply crossing the road in front of the property and looking up in the trees. We saw kinkachoo, howler monkeys, a large iguana and many sloths. The food in the area is really good and fresh. Arrecife serves a generous sized lobster compared to other restaurants serving a similar dish. The seafood is amazing. Just a note to help tourists: American Express is all over in signage here. Not only does the bank not deal with American Express, most shops and restaurants want cash, some accept Visa/MasterCard. Excursions booked with tourist companies also want cash.

Thank you for accommodating us at Christmas, Kathy and Gary. Big hugs!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As close to Home in a Natural Paradise as it gets

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place Gary and Cathy have built - don't know where to start. Gary's great woodwork and concrete finishes and Cathy's beautiful tile murals are great warm touches. All necessities to cook if you want, or close enough to great restaurants to eat out if you want. Clean, quiet, comfortable bed with the sound of the ocean to put you to sleep. Out the gate and across the road, Gary and Cathy's gardener keep the area to the beach well groomed and have planted new palm trees and plants - looks great. Calm water and reefs right there for snorkeling. Enjoyed our afternoons on the beach in the company of their cute little blonde dog. Gary was the most wonderful host (sad that we were unable to meet Cathy). Provided the best spots to visit - (had a fabulous time at the Jaguar Refuge Center - what a great service they provide to animals in need in the area - a must see if you visit for sure). Enjoyed supper at a couple absolutely fabulous restaurants - Stashu's Fusion and Chili Rojo - incredible meals. Such a small country, but what diversity from west to east. With all the places to pick from, to stay in the area, we lucked out by finding the BEST ONE - BY FAR!!!!!! What a great place to spend a Birthday... We will return - that is a guarantee - next time will be LONGER. Thanks again Gary.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to find us, stay with us, and review us! We'd love to have you back, hopefully Kathy won't have to be in the states next time. Take care, hope to see you soon! Gary & Kathy
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Amazing All Around

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough amazing things about Gary and Kathy. They are truly wonderful people who go out of their way to make sure you are completely comfortable in your stay with them. My husband and I stayed with them for 7 nights and highly considered staying and never going back home. Our plan was to have a simple wedding on the beach right in front of Gary and Kathy's cabina. From the beginning, Gary and Kathy answered all of my NUMEROUS (I mean many, many) emails and questions regarding the area and what to expect. They helped to put me in touch with a local attorney to marry us on the beach. They were able to get us in touch with the best transportation shuttle to get to Punta Uva from San Jose. They made the planning of our trip and wedding so easy for us. As soon as we arrived, Gary and Kathy made sure we felt right at home. You will truly feel like family when staying with them. Over our days spent with them, they provided an abundant amount of information regarding the best restaurants, location of popular attractions, local history of the area, etc. We did not have to worry about a thing.

The day of our wedding was the most amazing part for me. We intended to keep it simple and just kind of "wing it". Gary and Kathy made sure the beach was cleared. They set up a beautiful area facing the water. We were surrounded by gorgeous local flowers. The pictures we got from the ceremony are absolutely breath taking. It was far more than I could have ever wished for. I am truly touched by the time and effort they put in to making sure our day was fantastic.

I honestly cannot say enough glowing compliments about these two. We have traveled to many places before and I can promise you will not received this type of hospitality anywhere else. The cabinas are too cute and have a great "open" set up to them. The rain sounds amazing on roof at night time. You will hear all kinds of animals early in the morning (the howler monkeys can be a bit alarming if you have never heard them before). You will see all kinds of animals during the day. Every day is an adventure, whether you plan for it to be or not. I can promise you that if you choose to pass this property up, you will highly regret it!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us! We were honored to be a part of it. And the drone, that was so sweet for you to take some pictures of our place, love the arial photos! Wishing you all the best, Gary & Kathy
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Nearest Airport
240 Kilometres
San Jose, Juan Santamaria International
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Front yard
Car: not necessary

We have 2 complete apartments. Each is has it's own kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. It is a 75 step walk out to the beautiful caribbean for a little snorkeling or just around the point to the Punta Uva Dive center for some scuba or paddle boards! If you continue beyond Punta Uva to Manzanillo, you will find more beautiful beaches and Punta Mona, a sustainable farm tour. Also, heading towards Puerto Viejo, you'll find the Jaguar Rescue, a must see for a great value to learn about many of the local animals/reptiles/plants. There are many local 'soda's' or restaurants along the way to get a taste of the Caribbean flair of food. Be sure to stop in a Caribbeans to sample chocolate in the chocolate lounge, yum! In Puerto Viejo, for a great cup of coffee and sweet treats is Bread and Chocolate. If you are up for a good breakfast, Cafe Rico, and they open early for the earlybirds! Gecko Trail Adventures is an all around wealth of information to help you set up your zipline tour, excursions and adventures. If boating is your thing, dolphins, fishing, snorkeling, picnicking at a deserted cove, Wahoo Tours is for you. The area is great for down time too, if you just want to grab a book and read on the beach.


Rates & Availability

Punta Uva Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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