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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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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 6 to 14 adults, and more if there are children in the party. The three bedroom main house sleeps up to ten 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:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Paradise Found | Private Home Perfect for Large Groups | Amazing Location
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

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
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Burleson, TX USA

Vacation Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This house was the provided the perfect sanctuary for our 9 day family vacation. Let me start off by saying after watching the video and looking at the pictures numerous times we were all still astonished at its beauty and the views when we arrived. When you walk through the front door your eyes are immediately drawn to the back of the house with the large windows and the view. The back porch was definitely the congregating area for my family. Between the views, beautiful weather, kids playing in the pool and the comfortable furniture we were always out on the porch. One morning we had 7 macaw parrots land in the trees just beyond the pool! The pool was phenomenal and the kids could not be in it enough according to them. The bedrooms are all very large and comfortable, each with their own bathroom access. We did experience some cloudy days that the showers in the main house did not get very hot due to the solar water heater. If a hot shower was desired we would just shower in the guest house. Having a full kitchen and a large dining table worked out perfect for us. It is a short drive into town for groceries and we cooked almost every meal at home. Zip lining, ATV Tour and Whitewater Rafting were the three amazing excursions that we experienced. I was amazed with the way they interacted with my children and made sure that we all had a great time. This was the most relaxing vacation I have ever been on and honestly I owe it to the relaxing atmosphere and comfort of this home.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful and heart warming review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Casa Maria. We are currently working on the hot water system. Soon, there will be hot water for all!! Thanks again :)
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This was an amazing home! It was by far the best house we have ever rented!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience! The house and grounds were beautiful and the pool was so refreshing. The details and decor indoors were very nice. We even had a welcome basket with fruit, coffee and wine. Mercedes was great in offering to book any excursions and was extremely helpful and prompt to respond to all emails. Our group definitely enjoyed the cool air conditioning throughout the main house and in the bedrooms of the guest house. The only downside was that there was not hot water for showers for several days. We had a large group so the hot water heater might not have been able to keep up with the demand. The only other note is that there is not a hot tub but a small relaxing tub connected to the pool. We would definitely rent again! Our motto was "bad roads lead to great houses!"

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Casa Maria. We enjoyed having your family! We are currently installing a new water heater which will help heat the water on cloudy or over cast days when the sun can not heat up the solar panels. Thank you for this information and we hope to see you all again! :)
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Larned, KS

A Beautiful Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Maria was absolutely amazing! The house is beautiful and in an amazing secluded area up in the mountains with breath taking views out to the ocean with an infinity pool. Once we were there we all said we could of just stayed at the house the whole time. The property manager (Mercedes) was very helpful and took care of booking everything we wanted to do while we were there and gave us insight on whats the best activities to partake in and restaurants to eat at. One could not ask for a more beautiful vacation home to stay at.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for writing us such a nice review! We appreciate this and enjoyed having you stay with us :)
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Kansas City, KS, U.S

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Maria was truly a piece of paradise. I could not have hoped for a better destination on my first trip out of country! My girlfriends and I (6 of us total) vacationed here for 5 days, and it was not near long enough. The views are indescribably beautiful --although we loved exploring the area, local beaches, and doing some fun tours (zip lining, catamaran boat tour), some of our favorite times were spent at the house, just enjoying the amazing pool, scenery, and peaceful seclusion in the rain forest. Mercedes was such a gem, helping us at every turn to plan our trip, suggest and reserve tours, and checking in on us during the stay to ensure everything was going well! This house truly felt like a home away from home in the detail/care that's poured into it. The options of nearby sites, adventures, food, etc. are endless. We visited during Costa Rica's rainy season, but the weather was wonderful! Great sunshine during the day and beautiful rainfalls to experience and cool things off. We are all missing the Casa Maria so much, and would plan another visit in a heartbeat. Can't wait to hopefully be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want to thank you again for writing us such a lovely review about your stay at Casa Maria. We enjoyed having you!! :)
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Jenny S.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Maria recently with 3 other couples using both the main house and the guest house. The house was perfect for our stay. Beautiful views and the pool make it so nice, you don't even have to leave the property to enjoy the country, but when you want to experience some adventure and excursions, the house has a very central location to many different activities. Mercedes (the property manager) was extremely helpful and friendly, booking our activities, giving us tips and tricks about all things local, and checking in via email to make sure our stay was going smoothly. We went during the rainy season, but it was still an amazing week of seeing gorgeous beaches, white water rafting, and Ziplining through the rainforest. I'd recommend this property for anyone and everyone who's looking for a piece of paradise. Very accommodating to couples, families, young, old, and everyone in between!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank you again for taking the time to write us a lovely review about your stay at Casa Maria. We enjoyed having your family!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Bahía Ballena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 5 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

Special Rates:
Christmas & NYE: December 17 - January 7; $5,000.00 per week
Easter week / Semana Santa: $5,000.00 per week

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Bahía Ballena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Casa Maria has 4.5 bathrooms that were remodeled in 2013. `
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 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
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , In the guest cabin
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Located in the guest cabin
  • Guest cabin size: 1400 square feet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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

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