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

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


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

More Details

Property Manager
Mercedes Chastain
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Uvita

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.


Uvita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 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. `
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Paradise Found | Private Home Perfect for Large Groups | Amazing Location
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Perfect and beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for opening up your home to us. We totally fell in love with the place, Costa Rica and your hospitality. We enjoyed every moment with the amazing view and big space this house offers. We will love to go back anytime! I recommend this house 110%

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Monica for your kind review. We are so pleased you all enjoyed Casa Maria. It is such a lovely home. We hope to see you again in the near future :) Take care!
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  • 5 of 5

An amazing property for an amazing price. This property is simply georgous. We were a group of 12 ages 21 months to seventy something. Everyone was wowed. Not one complaint. Grab your swimsuits, your sunscreen, and your sense of wonder. They actually have lightening bugs whose eyeballs light up! Can't wait to return . I would suggest not traveling on the coastal highway after dark as there are many pedestrians and bicyclists with no reflective gear.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very thoughtful review and the helpful advise. We hope to see you again for another stay at Casa Maria. Stay in touch :)
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing location for a winter break! Casa Maria was absolutely perfect for three couples. The house was great for spending time together as well as privacy with all of the available space. We will miss our time at the pool and the most incredible sunsets we have ever seen. Mercedes was adept at responding to all our needs in a timely fashion. Marta and Karina made some delicious Costa Rican meals (we highly recommend their services) and our massages were just what we needed to finish off our vacation. While the drive up to Casa Maria takes a little getting used to, it was soooooo worth it. Thank you for a most memorable vacation. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet your group and I’m so pleased you had a nice stay. Thanks for taking such great care of the home and for writing such a nice review. We hope to see you again soon! Take care :)
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It was a a great 10 days in a beautiful house in a beautiful part of the world

  • 5 of 5

The house is gorgeous - the pictures do not do it justice. We loved the pool, spent a lot of time outside on the covered deck. The rooms are large and well appointed. 10 minutes away, Uvita is a busy small town with most of what we needed, and there are many beaches to choose from. But it was hard to leave Casa Maria - it was great just to be at the house.

Mercedes, the property manager, was always available and helpful. She made our stay that much better.

Just one caution: you really need a 4X4 to get the house and to many other places besides.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mr. Lemay for taking the time to write us a review about your stay at Casa Maria. We are so happy your family enjoyed the house and your vacation. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope to see you again someday. Take care, Mercedes Chastain
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  • 5 of 5

This is by far the most amazing place we've ever visited! The house is impeccable, we had 9 guests and still had so much room! The house is sitting in the mountains in Uvita, the pool overlooks the whales tail and the Pacific Ocean! The people in uvita are so laid back and kind. Delicious food and fresh fruits and vegetables available everywhere, no shortage of things to do all within 20 minutes of the property.

Our family will definitely be back we fell in love with not only Costa Rica but also Casa Maria!!

Mercedes was so helpful if we ever had questions and she had tons of recommendations for food/drinks and whatever type of adventures you want to do nearby!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Leah and Dusty for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate it. We are so pleased your family enjoyed your stay at Casa Maria. The property is truly lovely and great for families. We hope to see you again soon. Pura Vida!
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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: July 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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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

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.

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