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Walk to Quiet Beach from this Charming Home in Playa Ballena. From $57/nt.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen with Dining room, family room and large decks.

Casa Mar is one of 3 simple homes built in our tiny Pueblo at Playa Ballena. Along the main entry road to the Marina Ballena National Park-Playa Ballena is where these simple homes are located. These are affordable homes located within 600 meters of the tranquility and beautiful natural surroundings of Playa Ballena (Ballena Beach). It is a simple stroll to uncrowded beaches. And access is easy with a 2wd vehicle!

Casa Mar is the largest of the homes consisting of 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, a kitchen, dining room and living room. We just finished remodeling the home and it has high speed WiFi, tiled counter tops, entirely new bath, new furniture, 5 new ceiling fans, washer and dryer and full hot water throughout the home. There is a large front porch and huge private, covered deck at the rear of the house.

This home is ideal for a few night stopover in our tropical paradise or as a longer term rental for those looking to enjoy life here in Costa Rica. Stays of a week or longer will really enjoy the upgraded interior, washer/dryer and large patio and deck for additional sitting spaces. As the windows are wooden frames with screening throughout, we have installed a secured lock box for assuring security of valuables during your stay.

For larger groups, or even more budgeted oriented travelers, a second home consisting of 2 bedrooms and 1 bath may be available within the Pueblo.

You will enjoy your stay at Casa Mar and the beautiful Southern Coast of Ballena from Dominical to Ojochal. This home located perfectly in Playa Ballena, less than 1 minute to the main highway and then 5 minutes to either Uvita for shopping or Ojochal for it's culinary delights!

Nearby every Costa Rican adventure and activity is available. You can arrange a trip to the incredible and most bio-diverse area in Costa Rica, Corcovado National Park. Try surfing, stand-up paddle boards, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling or diving, horseback riding, waterfall tours, Zip line/canopy tours, Costa Rica's first and only Superman line, whale watching tours and more.

More Details

Property Manager
David Gittelman & Natalia Sanchez
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Bahía Ballena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bed - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Walk to Quiet Beach from this Charming Home in Playa Ballena. From $57/nt.
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Very relaxed and happy stay in our comfortable cabin. A superb beach just a short walk away

  • 5 of 5

. David and Natalia made sure our stay was very comfortable in the surprisingly spacious cabin. Amazing beach full of hermit crabs at low tide and great waves at high tide for swimming and body boarding. Apart from the occasional howler monkeys there was hardly anybody else around on one of the most perfect tropical beaches I've ever visited.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super séjour à Uvita

  • 4 of 5

Tout était parfait !!! En étroite relation avec la nature. Accueille chaleureuse avec David à notre arrivée.Superbe plage à 300 mètres. Je recommande l'endroit.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway from touristy Costa Rica

  • 4 of 5

We just got back from staying at Case del Mar and we truly enjoyed our stay there. Both David and Natalia were extremely kind and helpful, and we couldn't beat the location and its proximity to the beach. It did get hot (we were there during the tail end of dry season, so to be expected), but this was still one of my favorite places to stay on our trip. Our kids loved playing with the local children. We all loved the wildlife and the beautiful sunrises over the mountain.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't stay here long and we were definitely regretting it! It was the perfect location, right next to the beach and tucked away in the jungle. We had plenty of space (there were three of us) and enjoyed the open/closed-in concept. Next time we are in Costa Rica we will be staying here for a much longer period!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility and Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Casa La Mar from Christmas to New Years eve. It was exactly as pictured - very peaceful rustic cabin on a private piece of land within walking distance to the beach. The hosts David and Natalia are delightful and extremely helpful and informative. Natalia gave us directions to several interesting places in the area and also directed us to the Activity Center in Uvita to organize activities for our week and that was a great tip.

Note that the house is 'rustic' without A/C and is very open. Staying there feels like you are living at least somewhat like the locals do. They are b building a couple more modern cabins with a/c which will be very nice as well.

The Uvita area is quite nice, and it is convenient to visit many points of interest from there... Mangrove Tour by Serape, Osa Canopy Zip Line and the Uvita waterfall were highlights for us, as well as several of the local beaches. You really need a car if you are visiting this area as it isn't really walking distance to much except the beach and one nice restaurant that is only open for lunch.

I would definitely stay here again and would recommend David and Natalia highly as hosts!


  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying at Casa Mar. It's location makes it a great launching point for all of the adventure and restaurants in the area. I think our favorite aspect was having the beach so close for taking a sunset swim. The house itself is spacious and provides everything you need if you are the cook at home type. If not, there are plenty of restaurants and local sodas to grab a bite to eat at, all within a 5-10 minute drive.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mindi and Peter. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we appreciate you sharing your experience at Casa Mar since it is one of our newer properties for rent. And I know we will being seeing you again shortly in Costa Rica.
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Palmar Sur
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Costanerra Hwy 34
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Playa Ballena
Car: recommended

Located super conveniently to enjoy the areas finest outdoor activities and local cuisine.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Manager'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.

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