House of Windows in the Mountain Rainforest Overlooking the Pacific(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Total relaxation. Entertainment provided by Mother Nature. Always cool & breezy
Maximum 6 people total.
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PLEASE READ ALL OF THE DESCRIPTION AND OWNERS STORY BEFORE BOOKING
Please contact me by texting 512 923-1678 or email off of VRBO inquiry page.
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Due to the height of the house and deck sitting 2 and 3 stories above the jungle floor, we DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN to stay in this home. We define 'children' as anyone under 18 years old. You are escorted up to the house upon arrival in Uvita. If there are children in your party, our manager will have to refuse access. We only have this rule for the safety of people who would be vulnerable to accidents. Thanks so much for understanding.
First of all, if you have never been to Costa Rica, please read this paragraph. Costa Rica is one of the most gorgeous places in the Western Hemisphere. However, it is NOT the U.S. or Canada. Things don't happen fast in C.R. Your priorities will not be shared by the local people. They live very simply and very happily. There are no fast food restaurants or 1 hr. service for anything in Uvita. The service is good, but not fast. The country and it's people are not driven by technology or electronics. They do not depend upon their wireless devices as we do. They are still considered a third world country. If you can understand all that, you will have the time of your life. But you must remember that you are not in your own country and you need to trade some conveniences and rapid service for awe. Don't try to put your Gringo expectations on the Ticos. It will only stress you out.
You MUST rent a 4x4 vehicle with a low gear in order maneuver the road up the mountain. There is no getting around it. There are many, many sizes and types of 4x4's to rent in Costa Rica....most you have never even heard of before. MAKE SURE the car rental staff shows you how to operate in the lower gears...and how to put the vehicle in and out of the lower gears.
Cool, breezy, charming two bedroom/two bath home built three stories above the jungle floor. Can sleep 6 very comfortably by utilizing the inflatable beds we have provided. Wrap around deck, walk in pool with waterfall, huge rancho, wildlife galore, gorgeous garden with papaya, mango and citrus trees. The most relaxed and interesting place you will ever stay in Costa Rica. Amenities include cable TV, Internet, a/c in the lower bedroom (if needed), complete kitchen with all appliances, dishes and cooking utensils, linens and towels, jacuzzi tub and indoor shower, two outdoor showers. I have many photos to send and detailed information about the house and all the activities offered in our little town of Uvita, which is a beautiful 3.5 hr. drive from San Jose, down the Pacific coastline. The house is 1300 feet above sea level, overlooking the ocean and set in the rain forest. Two species of monkeys, incredible birds (including toucans and macaws), Coati mundi, kinkajous, jaguarundis and sloths are just a few of the animals that have been observed on the property. The deck provides a 300 degree view of the jungle and the Pacific ocean, and you will probably want to spend most of your time there, perched 3 stories above the rain forest floor.
Tours in the area include an amazing ATV company that takes you on a 25 mile ride high in the mountains (over 3000 ft.) and a visit to a 300 ft. waterfall...one of the top two best zip lines in the country that also offers a Tarzan swing and a Superman swing, both amazing...snorkel and whale watching tours out to Cano Island, which you can see from our house...bicycle tours....deep sea fishing...surf lessons....hiking...repelling....kayak tours and so many more activities. You are just two miles from the famous Bahia Ballena beach, also known as the Whales Tail...look it up on Google images. There are many, many beaches to access in the area. The town of Dominical, known as one of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica is just 15 miles from our house.
After reading our entire listing and viewing the photos, please email me and I will send a wealth of information and lots more photos about the house and all the features of this part of Costa Rica. We will partner with you in finding all the tours, excursions and adventures that are tailored for your particular style. We will stay in touch with you from the time you book with us, all the way until you check out of the house, answering any questions you might have.
Looking forward to getting to know you and meeting your needs for the vacation of your dreams.
We can customize your payments for your convenience. No refunds for cancellations that occur more than 2 weeks after your initial payment. In some cases, we can accept the 2nd payment (remaining balance) at the time of check in IF we have agreed upon this arrangement beforehand.
Member since: 2014
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility
- Not Suitable For Children:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Information Center for tourists, 2 grocery stores, carniceria, 2 pharmacies, medical clinic, 3 hardware stores, auto parts, auto repair, auto rental, many restaurants, three bakeries, 2 banks....moreless
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $350
Please email us with any questions.
Our Property Manager will meet you in Uvita to escort you up to the house.
When you book with us, I will email a packet of detailed information about the house, the town, the tours in the area, restaurants, etc. We will be available to answer questions before and during your stay at our home. You will have the Property Manager's phone and email.
One night stay is 12:00noon to 3pm the next day.
One week stay is 7 nights total. Check out at 3 pm on the 8th day.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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The road up to the house is only 1.5 miles from town.
However a good portion of it is rough, un paved and you MUST have a 4x4 vehicle for the steep climb. It does not have to be a huge SUV, as there are many smaller models with 4x4 in Costa Rica.
You will be escorted to the house by Geiner, the property manager. If you can not get to Uvita before 9pm, you will have to spend the night In town at one of the cabinas.....or stop in Quepos/Manuel Antonio on your way from the airport, and travel the rest of the way (about and hour) the next morning. Manuel Antonio is one of the most gorgeous beaches in CR and there are many, many places to stay on the hill above the beach. Check it out on the Interent. I can not ask Geiner to meet people arriving late at night, since he goes to bed by 8pm when he can and gets up at daylight, like most Costa Ricans do.
Our house is as you see in the photos. It would be considered a rustic getaway, rather than a luxury estate.
It,is not fancy, but very functional and very fun if you are a nature lover.
About: We are from deep in the heart of Texas. We built our little jungle nest in 2008, thinking we were ready to retire here, but as you know, LIFE sometimes gets in the way of your plans. So now, until we can truly call this place home, we would love to share it with you! We didn't build a fancy house...we wanted a rustic, cabin, Tico feel to it. There are many prettier, more luxurious houses than ours to rent, but not many that are more fun! The house is 1300 feet above sea level, and only a little more than a mile from downtown Uvita. The road is rugged and goes straight up. But the drive up is well worth it. You will need a 4 wheel drive vehicle for the mountain roads.
Why Uvita, Costa Rica:
A private nature inspired getaway for ADULTS. We think this is one of the best deals in the Uvita area.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Completely private 4 acre property overlooking the Pacific Ocean, including a view of Cano Island. The house is a two story cabin with more windows than wood. If you are wanting spa type luxury, our house is probably not your best fit. But if you are into nature and breezes and total relaxation, you are home! You have a private pool and Rancho (cabana) with the house. Also we are at the end of our neighborhood road, so you will have NO traffic at all. A note about Internet service: Internet in CR is not what we are used to in he U.S.. That is just fact. But we do have internet and you can get connected. It is not as fast, nor is it as constant as you are used to. Then, add to the fact that you are in a country where technology is years behind that of the U.S. or Canada. When you are at our house, you are in a much more remote location than down in the town of Uvita or if you were staying at an all inclusive type spa. You can easily get an international texting plan on your phone which is very reliable. Very few people have complained about our internet, but those are people that expect to be connected 24/7. Similarly, the cable TV is a Company from Mexico and is not as stable as in the U.S. It may not work for hours at a time. There are only two English speaking channels and one of them is BBC. There are many DVD's to watch in the drawers below the TV.
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View of casita upon arrival.
Sunset from the deck.
Pool, overlooking the ocean.
Kitchen, looking into living room.
Downstairs bathroom. View 2
Stairs up to Master bedroom.
Master bed upstairs.
Another deck view
Zoomed view of Cano Island...a wonderful day trip to experience.
Partial ocean view from deck.
Another ocean view.
The waterfall at the pool.
Deck, facing ocean view.
Kitchen bar/eating area.
Downstairs bathroom. View 1
Guest besroom downstairs
Upstairs bedroom looking out over the jungle and ocean.
Stairs to storage under the large deck.
Outside eating area, facing ocean.
Ocean view from top deck off of Master bedroom
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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