9 Degrees North is a newly constructed 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with a large loft with two twin beds. The house boasts a very private setting with all the amenities of home, including a washer and dryer. Relax on the balcony and enjoy amazing views of the Whales Tail, one of the true wonders of the world! The natural beauty of Costa Rica surrounds you with frequently seen wildlife such as Toucans, Iguanas, Monkeys, and Sloths. A 4 x 4 vehicle is required to access the house. We recommend renting a Suzuki Vetara, Diahatsu Terrios, Mitsubishi Montero, Toyota 4Runner or Tacoma. The area offers various activities from lounging at the beach, surfing, exploring local waterfalls, bird watching...the list goes on.
- House1152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Pool Home with 2 Bedroom (Queens), 1 Bath and a Loft (2 twins); Sleeps 6.
Leigh and John Kendall
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 9, 2018
Why Leigh and John Kendall chose Uvita
After traveling to many areas of Costa Rica over the years we experienced some truly amazing views and towns, however we decided to invest in Uvita when we saw the view from 9 Degrees North.We knew this was our picture perfect escape with the most amazing view and a great little town. Uvita is a great mix of extremely welcoming locals and expats who have discovered the same paradise!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Views but be prepared for a long road
First the good things: The views are fantastic and the bird watching was amazing. Toucans right off the deck. The home was very nice and Trina the caretaker was extremely nice, helpful and informative. Uvita is a great location.
Now the not so good: We were advised to rent a 4x4, which we did, but be warned it is 7KM of incredibly washed out bone-jarring road that takes 25 minutes to navigate in the day time, especially in the rainy season. (not 10 min as stated- our rental near Atenas was a nice 10 min drive up a mountain) This was our 3rd time in CR so we know what to expect from the roads there. They have internet but it was barely serviceable - you can check emails. We were told we could stream a movie on Netflix. No chance of that. TV is pretty much for DVD watching only (which there was a decent library of DVDs for all ages). Very nice pool but no deck furniture, so we couldn't really enjoy time by the pool - kids swam in it once.
We still had a nice trip - Uvita is a great location with a lot of fun activities nearby. Playa Ventanas was definitely our favorite beach and the Farmers market on Wed near the soccer field was worth the trip (best Plantain chips around and tons of perfect fruit!). Be sure to eat at Sibu (it's amazing!) and Baker Bean has the best bagels - poppyseed was light and delicious!!
Fantastic home with a beautiful view
This house is spectacular with a huge deck to enjoy the beautiful view. We also enjoyed the view while cooling off in the swimming pool. It is equipped with all the necessary essentials for cooking, relaxing and having a great time. There is an outdoor shower and laundry room, which came in very handy after hitting the beach. We loved it so much, we will be back and hope to stay here again.
I spent a week at the 9°N Treehouse in April 2017 and can't stop thinking about when I'm going back. The trip was booked a few months out, and having spent time in Dominical the previous year- I couldn't wait. The main intent of the trip was to surf, but due to an unfortunate broken wrist a few weeks prior to leaving- I was leaning towards backing out days before. Fortunately- it didn't take much to twist my arm [the good one] and decided to join the guys...If anything, I could still hike and enjoy the country from land.
We arrived at the house at night. The drive from San Jose was seamless with the newer paved roadway but we were all exhausted from the days travels and ready to turn in for the night. There were four of us and after a rock-paper-scissors battle, I claimed my space in the loft where there were two beds.The day quickly ended.
I think the next morning was when I first realized the magic of 9°N. I was the first one up, and after a quick familiarization with the kitchen and its amenities- I was on the porch, coffee in hand, looking out at the Pacific, listening to the animals all making their plans for the day and realizing I made the right decision.
I spent the next 5 days on the beach, hiking in the rainforest, exploring, meeting locals, eating amazing food and enjoying every second regardless of my injury. And after all the days activities- coming home to 9°N at the end of it all was a very comforting feeling.
The pool, outdoor shower, comfortable bed and linens, breathtaking view, and quality of the residence are just a few of the reasons Ill be coming back. Ive stayed in much larger and more expensive homes around Uvita and Dominical and feel that I found my spot. Im ready to start making memories with my friends and family there- Plus, I heard there's a resident sloth and I have yet to met him! 9°N is Amazing and captures all the qualities the pacific coast of Costa Rica have to offer. Pura Vida.
Our vacation in Costa Rica
This is one of the best places to spend either with family, friends and/or just your better half. It offers the best of Costa Rica with great views, amazing sunsets and perfect weather allowing you to see the beauty of nature. You feel like you are home, away from home. Very romantic and private for any occasion, really enjoyed our time, didn't want to leave. We will be back for sure!
Relaxing and fun vacation!
Our vacation was delightful. You just cannot imagine how relaxed you will feel looking out at the view from the porch of this beautiful, well appointed home. Pictures do not do the view and home justice!
The weather was fine and no air conditioning was needed but air conditioning is available in each bedroom if needed.
The kitchen had everything I needed and more. We fixed dinner almost every evening and really enjoyed eating on the porch and taking in the view.
In the bathroom there were plenty towels, including beach towels etc. The beds were very comfortable and the ceiling fans made it comfortable without using the air conditioning.
Each day we ventured to different beaches and waterfalls which were amazing .We also went horseback riding on the beach. We enjoyed going to the surrounding areas like Dominical and Manuel Antonio which has a national park. In the park we saw all sorts of animals like monkeys and sloths and even a little new born deer. We enjoyed shopping in the open market places in Dominical and Manuel Antonio.
At the bottom of the mountain there is a grocery store which has the the groceries and other items you might want or need for your stay.
You will need a four wheel drive vehicle for the mountain road. Make sure to rent one when you arrive in Costa Rica. John told us about a car rental facility which is very close to the airport in San Jose.
There are plenty of restaurants where you can get delicious lunches or dinner . Just check them out. You would not have to cook if you didn't want to cook.
There were DVD's to use and other games etc. in case you wanted to stay home. The pool is beautiful. We enjoyed relaxing around the pool after our day trips.
I really appreciated a washer and dryer .
There is security from 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.
The house is well appointed and exceptionally clean. The property keeper was very nice and helpful with advice on where to go as well as making sure we did not need anything.
I will make sure I return to this rental because we really enjoyed our stay!
Thank you Leigh and John!
Wonderful stay at 9 degrees north!
My husband and I spent a very enjoyable week at 9 Degrees North, over the holidays. The house is beautiful, spacious, and well equipped. The pictures really cannot do justice to the view, which must be seen to be believed. We found everything we needed, including plush towels, comfortable beds, an excellent shower, fans, beach towels, purified water, ample storage space, games, movies, and all needed to prepare meals. The house was large for two people, and would work well for two couples or a family. Everything was spotless on arrival and following a mid-visit-cleaning. We have experience with four-wheel drive roads and did not find the road to be a problem; the 4WD Daihatsu Terios we rented was perfect for us. Trina (the property manager) could not have been more friendly, helpful, or responsive; communication before and during our visit was excellent. We absolutely loved the location, which allowed us to enjoy a new adventure each day, and then return for a swim in the pool, drinks, the sunset, dinner, and a great night’s sleep. Our adventures included trips to Nauyaca Waterfalls (which we hiked), the closer waterfall down the hill, Manuel Antonio, Marina Ballena, Hacienda Baru, Ojachal, and visits to Playas Hermosa, Ventanas, Tortuga, Dominicalito (beautiful, incredibly long, almost empty beach!), and Dominical. We ate lunch out daily - favorites included Roadhouse Deli, Tortilla Flats, and Cafe Mono Congo - and prepared dinner using items purchased from the BM grocery or Mama Toucan’s, in Dominical. (Tips: Purchase paper towels, bar soap for the shower, and any needed spices or condiments before heading to the house. Also, the BM on the far side of town, ~1 mile South of the first, has a larger selection of produce and a chilled wine area). We also had a wonderful dinner at Kura Design Villas, within walking distance. (Tip: Ask Trina for their phone number to make reservations). Every morning we enjoyed coffee and fresh fruit on the deck. (Tip: You can purchase excellent coffee beans at Sibu in town, and they will grind them for you; they also have great breakfasts!) We spent many hours on the deck, just gazing at the incredible views. We honestly cannot recommend this house more. This was one of our favorite vacations, and the house ranks very high among the top rentals we have arranged through Homeaway or similar (many!). If you are interested in this area and the size of the house works for your group, don’t look further, just book!
Do you want the best view of the Whales tale in your own private home? Than this is the property for you. This home has a large covered deck with an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and Playa Ballena National Marine Park where Pacific Humpback whales winter from December to March. A four wheel drive vehicle is required for the 10 min drive up a mountain dirt road to arrive at 9° N, a two bedroom one bath home with a loft including two twin beds. The deck has a beautiful natural table that seats 6 and 2 rocking chairs. Uvita, a quaint town at the base of the mountain has all of the conveniences needed. Banks, grocery stores, restaurants, and ATV tours. There is a great waterfall and lunch spot on the mountain road to the home. The town of Dominical is only a few minutes drive with lots of beaches to explore in between. From the bottom of the mountain it is only a few minutes to the famous Whales Tale Marine Park and some of the most beautiful beaches you have ever seen. Enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica to include Monkeys, Sloths, Coatis, Red and Green Parrots, Toucans, white tailed Deer and all kinds of Butterflies. 9° N has an elevation of 1000+ feet which means that cool Pacific breezes blow all day long keeping you cool while being able to enjoy the full experience of this natural setting. Getting to Uvita: Uvita is located on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It’s about a 3.5 hour drive from the San Jose airport. There are 2 local runways that service this area of the Coast. One in Quepos about a 1 hour drive away and the other in Palmar Sur about 45 minutes away. Both are a 20 minute flight from San Jose and have 2 local airlines that fly into them, Sansa and Nature Air. Both airstrips have car rentals available. An Abundance of Activities The area offers an endless amount of activities for every type of adventure traveler, ranging from mellow chill-out activities to extreme sports. Whale watching, rain forest trail walking, zip lining, sightseeing, surfing, horseback riding, white water rafting, deep sea fishing, wild life observation, snorkeling / scuba diving and bird watching.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If your reservation is over the Easter weekend or the Envision Fest weekend, the deposit required will be $1,000.00.