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Paradise Found | Private Home Perfect for Large Groups | Amazing Location

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 4,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Casa Maria is a private mountain estate with epic ocean views

Casa Maria is a spectacular rental home situated in the jungle covered mountains above Uvita Costa Rica that was designed to be your home away from home. This newly remodeled (2015) rental home is conveniently located just minutes away from local shops, beaches and activities the area has to offer. The property is encircled by lush rainforest and enjoys expansive views of the Pacific Ocean with the regions most well known landmark, the Whale’s Tail, right in the middle of a panoramic scene. The convenient location and the attention to detail and comfort make Casa Maria a standout rental property in Uvita and, one of the nicest in the Costa Ballena region of Costa Rica.

The property at Casa Maria consists of two separate homes that can host groups ranging from 8 to 13 people, and more if there are children in the party. The rental rates listed on VRBO are only for the main home. If you have a group larger then eight people, the casita is also available for a separate price. Please inquire for rates and availability. The casita is a two bedroom that sleeps 5 people comfortably.

The three bedroom main house sleeps up to eight people and has an open floor plan that takes full advantage of the surrounding beauty. When your group isn’t playing outside in the pool and enjoying the large patio with new outdoor furniture, they are sure to congregate in the kitchen and living room areas that flow together seamlessly.

The large living room has an exceptionally comfortable wrap-around sofa and a large flat screen TV with DVD player and surround sound making it an excellent place to relax and watch a movie or read a book.

The large kitchen will delight the chef in your group. It is fully stocked with gas range, large refrigerator, microwave, toaster, blender, espresso machine, cookware, glasses, dishes and silverware. You will find all the items you need to cook a gourmet meal. The grill is outside on the pool patio just a few steps from the kitchen. If you prefer to stay in and don't want to cook we can arrange to have a personal chef come to the home and prepare a meal for your group with fresh, local ingredients. Please ask Mercedes for more information.

Children and Parents will love Casa Maria. We have numerous children in our family so we built what we call ‘Munchkin Land.’ This is a playroom with games, books, toys, and a rocking horse that will keeps kids busy so that parents can relax. We have a full crib that converts to a small daybed for toddlers and a pack-n-play. These can be moved into any of the bedrooms at Casa Maria.

The equally appointed “Casita at Casa Maria” is a cozy two bedroom, one bath with large kitchen, comfortable couches and a TV room. We have found that large groups with multiple couples or teens enjoy the layout of the separate homes which offers extra privacy and solitude.

NOTE: If your group consists of 10 people or less we can offer the main house without access to the casita at a reduced rate

(-$500 per week or -$72 per night) This offer is available at our discretion and will depend upon potential occupancy.

More Details

Property Manager
Mercedes Chastain
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Mercedes Chastain

We are the Shriwise family from Western Kansas USA. My name is Mary. I am a first grade teacher whose love for Casa Maria is only second to the kids in my class. My husband Sid is a farmer. He likes to stay busy so he runs around the grounds of Casa Maria planting trees, flowers and fruit during his vacations. We put a lot of love into Casa Maria and we think you will see it in every detail.

Mercedes Chastain purchased this house in 2013

Why Mercedes Chastain chose Puntarenas

We hope you enjoy Casa Maria as much as we do. Our family travels to Uvita every chance we get for a good dose of sunshine and the relaxing vibes known locally as Pura Vida. If you are trying to decide which area of Costa Rica you want to visit, we think you will enjoy the town of Uvita and the entire Costa Ballena region. There is so much to do, see and experience that you, like us, won't want to ever leave. Casa Maria is a fully stocked rental home that is perfect for large groups, families or couples looking for a vacation rental with privacy and comfort immersed in un-spoiled Costa Rican beauty. We invite you into our home and hope you enjoy your stay.

What makes this house unique

We love Casa Maria because you have complete privacy yet are only minutes from town. There is a waterfall just below the house where you can swim and play for hours.

Amenities

Uvita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Casa Maria has 4.5 bathrooms that were remodeled in 2013. `
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , We have a playroom with crib adjacent to this bedroom.
    Master Bed 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This Master Bed is located next to the pool.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Enjoys a jungle view
  • Guest cabin size: 1400 square feet The guest house is available to rent separate for a larger group. The guest house has 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has bunk beds; double bed on the bottom and single bed up top. The guest house also has its own kitchen, bathroom and living room. Great space for an additional 5 people. Please ask for more information.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Los Angeles, CA
5

Terrific Property

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented Casa Maria and the adjacent Casita for our group of 11 (kids, parents, grandparents). The breathtaking view of the Whale's Tale, the infinity pool, the large bedrooms, and the overall decor make this a wonderful Costa Rican retreat. The Uvita/Ojochal/Dominical area is one of the nicest getaways in Costa Rica and offers easy access to fun activities such as local waterfalls and ziplining at Hacienda Baru. One improvement we'd suggest is to improve the slippery flooring of the deck.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review about your stay at Casa Maria. We are so pleased your family enjoyed the home. We will purchase more area rugs to help with the slippery floors around the pool area. Sometimes when kids are playing in and out of the pool, the wet tile can be slippery. We do appreciate this advice and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Uvita. Take care!
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4

A little piece of heaven

  • 4 of 5

Excellent in every respect...the view is spectacular...the kitchen is well equipped. The house was comfortable and accommodating. The environment was so quaint and peaceful. It was very clean. It was everything one could wish for.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review about your stay at Casa Maria. We are happy you enjoyed this lovely home. Please come back and stay with us again. Take care!
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Topeka KS
5

Paradise vacation with grandsons

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, daughter and son in law, and two grandsons, 2 and 5 years old, spent an incredible week at this gorgeous place. The minute we arrived the boys (and adults also) were ready to jump into the pool. The pool overlook is as picturesque as you could ever imagine, with the whale's tail and Pacific Ocean looking at you in the distance. The sunset views were beautiful. Mornings were so peaceful sitting by the pool with wildlife sounds filling the morning soundscape. The house interior is spacious and beautiful.

The kitchen is awesome with all that is needed for home cooked meals. The house has everything you would ever need. There is so much to do in the general vicinity. Jungle hiking, zip line, surfing, waterfall tours; and many great restaurants and "sodas".

This place is incredible. I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your family enjoyed your stay! The house is so perfect for families with comfort, privacy and proximity to Uvita. Thank you for your kind review and we hope you come back to stay again soon! Have a great day, Mercedes Chastain
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5

One of my greatest vacations!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Maria is beautiful beyond description. You cannot ask for a more serene, tranquil, gorgeous location. If you did nothing more than stay at the house, relax on the veranda, enjoy the pool or delight in the breathtaking views, your vacation would not have been wasted.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review about your stay at Casa Maria. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time here. The house is so lovely and we hope you return again soon. Take care! Mercedes
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5

A beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Casa Maria in just over a year did not disappoint. Every evening we enjoyed a magnificent sunset, framed by interesting cloud formations, leaving the sky with unparalleled shades of pink and orange. We were entertained on the veranda by parrots, toucans, and a multitude of other exotic birds. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped, conducive to serving both small dinners and large groups. Bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and configured so that there are essentially 3 suites. Mercedes Chastain, the property manager, has lived in Uvita for ten years. She is a wonderful resource for planning explorations and activities.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Glenda for your very thoughtful review. We enjoy when our guests return over and over again. We will look forward to your next visit soon. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review about your experience. Take care! Mercedes
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5

Fantastic Views Await!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Casa Maria for several nights over the past Christmas holidays. It was a pleasure. The home is located a short distance from the main highway up a bumpy road. Once you actually get there you soon realize that you are in a slice of heaven. The home is very nice and spacious and appointed with everything you would need to have a great vacation. The furnishings and bedding are of high quality and makes for an extremely comfortable stay. However, the real jewel is the pool and magnificent view overlooking Uvita and the Pacific Ocean. We spent much of the time just sitting in the warm pool overlooking the sea. In all, I would highly recommend the home and we really enjoyed the whole experience. Mercedes was very helpful in meeting us and the only time we needed her was when the electricity turned off. She had someone over in a flash who quickly fixed the problem and allowed us to continue our great vacation. Thanks Mercedes and Casa Maria. We will be returning . Pura Vida Costa Rica!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Adam for your very kind review about your stay at Casa Maria. We really enjoyed having your family with us. It was such a pleasure to meet you all. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. We hope you can come back to stay with us again. Take care and hope to see you again soon! Mercedes
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
La Cascada
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
San Buenas Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 34 / Costanerra
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Cascada
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Playa Uvita
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Special Rates:
Christmas, Easter Week, New Years: $2,500.00 per week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.