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Relaxing Riverfront Retreat in Unique Location - 3 Separate Casitas - Sleeps 6

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Casita surrounded by tropical plants and flowers

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Last updated: 08/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casitas del Rio - 'little houses' on the river. Our 3 individual guest casitas situated in an ideal location, in a unique, private hidden cove along the Morete River, one of the cleanest and most pristine rivers in Costa Rica.

Each of our 3 casitas sleeps 2 people, so we can accommodate up to 6 guests - 2 guests per casita-MAXIMUM.


LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION - only 1 kilometer off the Costanera highway

Our location allows quick and easy access to beaches, grocery stores, restaurants, banks, and adventures. The small town of Uvita and the lovely beaches of Playa Ballena, Playa Colonia, and Playa Hermosa are a 5 minute drive from your casita. Dominical, the popular surf town with its funky bohemian beach bar vibe, is a 12 minute drive north.

Each casita perfectly accommodates 2 people, and is furnished with a queen bed, dining table for 2, bathroom, and a kitchenette complete with dishes and utensils, a 2 burner stove-top, mini-fridge, microwave oven, toaster, coffeemaker and blender. After stocking up on a few groceries in nearby Uvita, you’ll have everything you need to prepare simple meals.

Outside, surrounded by lush tropical plants, is a beautiful covered porch with a view of the river and forest. Hear the natural sound of the jungle, watch the toucans fly from tree to tree, dip your toes in the cool clean river right in front of your porch, or hike up-river to discover the natural swimming holes and a hidden waterfall.

IMPORTANT NOTE about our posted rates. The rates listed are for 1 casita only, which sleeps 2 adults maximum. If you wish to rent 2 or 3 casitas please multiply accordingly. We do not have cots for additional adults beyond 2 guests per casita.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • each casita has a Queen sized bed and sleeps 2 people

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Situated on the banks of the Morete River, relax on your porch watching the river and get mesmerised by the soothing sound...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette with stovetop, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, mini blender, toaster...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas and new Year
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2017
1 night min stay
$299
Envision
Feb 22 - Feb 28, 2017
1 night min stay
$273
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$128

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $65.06
  • Tax Rate 13%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 08/06/2016
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Quepos/ Manuel Antonio
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Casona de Dona Maria
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Buenas Golf Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Costanera
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Hotel Vista Ballena
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ballena, Hermosa, Chaman

Car: Necessary

Our location is near the town of Uvita, situated in a hidden river cove between the Talamanca mountains and the Pacific ocean, 400 Meters East of the Costanera Highway. We are right on the south bank of the Morete River.

Our area offers stunning mountain and coastal scenery, adventure tours, hiking, kayaking, zip-lining, whale and dolphin tours, bird-watching, horse- back riding, hidden waterfalls and swimming holes, deserted beaches, surfing, ATV tours, and more! We are 5 minutes away from a small town with restaurants, banks, and grocery stores, yet you feel far away from it all in our private river cove surrounded by primary forest.

We highly recommend you rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle to reach our accommodation and to explore our area. There are several shuttle and transportation options available to transport you from San Jose to Uvita, where you can pick up your pre-arranged rental vehicle. Or you may drive yourself by rental car from San Jose to Uvita. Find out more detailed 'getting here' information on our website.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Hello we are Rachel and Steve, your hosts and very proud owners of Casitas Del Rio. Having both retired early (Rachel as an Education and Training Officer and Steve as a Sports and Recreational Manager), we were searching for our next big adventure. We both love meeting new people, hearing their interesting stories and having new experiences. In our personal life and careers we travelled to many places around the world and dreamed of finding the perfect place to settle down and combine our interest in people and nature and own a boutique guest house. Leaving the British Army after 26 years, Steve joined the Australian Army and served 3 years. In preparation for our next move, he then re-trained as a professional butler at The International Butler Academy in the Netherlands. He was then employed at the world renowned Savoy hotel in London as a personal Butler to the rich and famous dealing with Royalty and Hollywood stars from around the world. His professional service as a Butler instilled the high standards expected for ensuring guests receive the service they expect. When looking for the idyllic location to visit or settle in, everything we read about Costa Rica said we should come and explore this amazing eco-friendly country, so we did. After doing a bit of backpacking around and meeting the wonderfully friendly local people, we decided the beautiful Costa Ballena was the most exhilarating, charming, relaxing place we had ever come across.

Why the Owner Chose Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica:
We enlisted the help of the United Kingdom TV show called ‘A Place in the Sun’ (known as house-hunters International in warmer climates) to find us the place we had dreamed of. The research team combed the area and found the perfect place for us in Casitas Del Rio, just outside Uvita. We bought the place with the 3 gorgeous casitas in a heart-beat. We fell in love with Casitas del Rio, the ‘little houses on the River’ the moment we saw them, and we are sure you will too. It is the perfect get away from it all; peace, quiet and tranquility combined with the soothing sound of the river, yet very conveniently located for all of the amenities

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Wake up and take a coffee on your porch surrounded by beautiful flowers and greenery, watching the river and listening to its hypnotic soothing sound. Enjoy the convenience of feeling secluded, yet only being a 5 minute drive away from the conveniences of Uvita


Contact us

Speaks: english, Some Spanish

 

Photos

  • Casita surrounded by tropical plants and flowers

    Casita surrounded by tropical plants and flowers

  • Go for a swim in our 50ft pool

    Go for a swim in our 50ft pool

  • Relax on your porch and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature and the river

    Relax on your porch and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature and the river

  • Rear view of casitas with parking

    Rear view of casitas with parking

  • Casita and parking

    Casita and parking

  • Outdoor seating and BBQ area

    Outdoor seating and BBQ area

  • Beautiful tropical gardens

    Beautiful tropical gardens

  • Relax on comfortable loungers

    Relax on comfortable loungers

  • Cool off in the natural river pool

    Cool off in the natural river pool

  • Uvita waterfall with its natural water-slide and swimming hole

    Uvita waterfall with its natural water-slide and swimming hole

  • Unspoilt beaches - Playa Chaman only a short drive away

    Unspoilt beaches - Playa Chaman only a short drive away

  • Relax by the pool in our rustic rancho

    Relax by the pool in our rustic rancho

  • Queen sized bed

    Queen sized bed

  • View from your Casita of lush greenery and the pristine River Morete

    View from your Casita of lush greenery and the pristine River Morete

  • Bathroom with stone sink

    Bathroom with stone sink

  • Dining area for 2 inside each casita

    Dining area for 2 inside each casita

  • Stone sink in bathroom

    Stone sink in bathroom

  • Spacious casita with kitchenette

    Spacious casita with kitchenette

  • Locally made wood furniture

    Locally made wood furniture

  • Bed with quality cotton bedlinen

    Bed with quality cotton bedlinen

  • Casitas in a jungle setting

    Casitas in a jungle setting

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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