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Epic home, huge pool, AC, ocean views, 4 minute drive to Cosatanera!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Great home for families with children!

Enjoy jaw dropping, 180 degree Pacific Ocean views from our epic home with large pool. Located 4 minutes above the Costenera Highway , 1100 feet above sea level, the home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms furnished with custom made hardwood furniture. A great room with ceiling fan and 52” flat screen TV provides comfort and entertainment with wi-fi and cable. A well equipped kitchen makes meal-time easy and you can dine inside at a four chair table and four chair bar, on the top deck under a ceiling fan with a large bamboo dining table, or by the pool under a newly constructed covered rancho with ceiling fan and 4 chair table . Newly painted inside and out, the wi-fi accessible outdoor living spaces provide comfort and style with abundant chairs, loungers and couch . Barbecue by the pool, watch the toucans, macaws and howler monkeys that frequent the property, enjoy mangoes, coconuts and other seasonal fruits on the farm and listen to the sounds of the surf and the rainforest.

The Whales Tail, Cano Island and Tres Hermanas are your visible landmarks of the ocean, and on a clear day… you can see the coast of Panama! The top floor Master Bedroom has incredible ocean views and a beautiful, new king bedroom set with pillow-top mattress. The lower level bedroom with attached bathroom has a new queen bunk bed with pillow top mattresses and two twin beds. There are plenty of drawers, shelves and hanging spaces in each bedroom. Located 11 minutes from Dominical and Uvita, 15 minutes from Ballena National Park, 30 minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park and minutes from adventure tours, eco-tours and beautiful public beaches. The home is child friendly with new railing systems on all decks…so bring the family. Whether you soak in the tranquility or dance by the pool, you will enjoy Pura Vida!

Nearby Uvita and Dominical are a short car ride away, with plenty of restaurants, shops, grocery stores, banks and tourist activities available. Gorgeous beaches and waterfalls dot the Ballena Coast. There's an endless list of fun local activities for every member of the group, whether young or old! Close to horseback riding, bird watching, fishing, surfing, whale/dolphin watching, ATV tours, zip lining, kayaking, and a wildlife sanctuary. You can't go wrong with a vacation in the Southern Zone!!

More Details

Property Manager
Tom and Christine
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Bahía Ballena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • The upper level master bedroom has a brand new king bed and custom furniture made from local hardwoods. Enjoy the ocean and rainforest views from every window! The lower level second bedroom has 2 brand new queen bunk beds and 2 twin beds, a great set-up for families with children!
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Epic home, huge pool, AC, ocean views, 4 minute drive to Cosatanera!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Stunning views, beautiful pool, gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Casa de Lata. The views were spectacular, the pool was awesome. The house was beautiful - well stocked kitchen, immaculately clean with lovely landscaped grounds. Enjoyed watching sunsets from the huge balcony. Short drive to many beautiful beaches. Kevin from Jaguar property management met us and gave us a complete orientation to the property. He also gave us great info on nearby restaurants, grocery stores and activities. He was easy to contact if we had questions. I would definitely recommend this property and hope we can stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with amazing views. Getting in and out of the driveway was a 2 man job though!

  • 5 of 5

Costa Rica's natural beauty is breathtaking. This home let's you enjoy it from your very own rocking chair.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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greenfield, ma, usa

beautiful slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

the view! the pool! the jungle! all so wonderful.

you will def need a car, and it should certainly have 4wd

great bar/wings spot 5 min down the road (on your way up or down the mountain!)

best part was sitting on the porch in the morning watching the birds (on either level) or swimming in the pool at dusk.. it was hard to leave such an epic spot.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of friends stay at Casa De Lata for 3-4 nights, and it was stellar! The house was stocked with fresh towels and linens, the pool provided at home relief from the sun and the property was magically lined with tons of fruit trees and coconuts! Fresh mangoes for breakfast (and toucan sightings) and great views of the sun setting over the ocean every night. Make sure you have all wheel drive to get up the road to the house, but what a great quiet getaway as the house is tucked in the hills and away from any other roads. We went with friends, but seems like it would be a lovely place for families and all ages. Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Costa Ballena and Casa De Lata

  • 5 of 5

9 days at Casa De Lata for our vacation of four. We hated to leave. Views ,pool, decks and grounds were all we had hoped for and more. From the decks alone I was able to capture fantastic photos of the wildlife and views. Even had the wonderful red eye tree frog climb up our deck for photos. The Costa Ballena area has so much to offer and Casa De Lata is in great location for all of it. Highly recommend the hiking tour with Humberto and his brother at Santa Lucia Falls tours. They will make you feel like family.

For a ride from San Jose to the area for your 4x4 car rental ( a must have ) you will find the best with Erick Campos taxi service. We look forward to returning in the future. special thanks to Tom and Christine for the help in making this all possible.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hartford, CT, USA

Wow! Jaw dropping views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Casa de Lata for our vacation with a family of 4. We stayed the entire time at Casa de Lata while we were in the southern zone and what a great decision!

The views from the property were simply breath taking. From every room, deck, veranda there are massive 180 degree views of the coastline, whales tail, ballena islands, and evening sunsets. You can even here the white water crashing on the rocks from the property.

We were visited my howler monkeys, toucans, iguanas, and many many types of tropical birds in a daily basis.

We spent endless days at the huge pool ( we have a 7 and 4 year old) while we picnicked under the pagoda. It was very nice to jump in the pool after a day in the surf.

The house was very conveniently located to all the southern zones best activities. The drive was only 5 minutes to the coast and 10 minutes to our favorite kids beaches and surf. Zip lining at Baru was a 15 minutes drive, deep sea fishing from Ballena beach was a 15 minute drive, and the hip town of Doninical was only 10-15 minute drive away!

We defiantly recommend this hip house to anyone/family and will be returning soon!!!

Super steal at the price!!

Pura Vida!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Juan Santa Maria Aeropuerto (SJO)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Costanera/Highway 34




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Upon reserving the home, the property manager will send welcome email and pertinent info/directions. Please reference the Rental Agreement for cancellation terms.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund