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Beautiful Family Friendly Home at the Union of 2 Rivers

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath with Large Kitchen and Open Air Balcony - Mountain/River Views

Casa Rio, is an expansive 4 bedroom home, each room with A/C & their own private bathroom. The large open layout downstairs allows for much room to cook and entertain. The Professional style kitchen has all the appliances and utensils you need to entertain groups & host family meals. Casa Rio also includes an open air balcony upstairs complete with 10 person dining and lounge area.

The pool at Manoas is located directly adjacent to Casa Rio, which has a large viewing deck of the union of the Uvita & Ballena rivers below, as well as a covered cabana and bamboo forest to provide shade. The pool deck is also a spectacular place to bird watch as the fresh water below provides a great habitat for many different species. You can also take a refreshing shower in our outdoor shower next to pool after a hike or trip to the beach.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome and enjoy Manoas. As we are located in the jungle, it is important that adults supervise their children. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Ask for details...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The bottom floor at Casa Rio is accessible for those in wheelchairs, however the property itself is more rugged....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • King 1: 1 king


  • King 2: 1 king


  • Queen 1: 1 queen


  • Queen 2: 2 queen


  • 4 Ensuite bedrooms, including 2 with king beds and 2 with queen beds. Each bedroom has high quality bedding and a sufficient amount of pillows. Additional full sized twin mattresses available....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • King Bath 2: toilet, shower


  • Queen Bath 2: toilet, shower


  • King Bath 1: toilet, shower


  • Queen Bath 1: toilet, shower


  • Each bathroom contains a walk-in shower, toilet and sink.

Other Amenities

  • We are happy to help organize your trip in any way! Whether it's reserving a rental car, planning your activities or tours, or taking you on a guided hike. We are here to make your stay memorable! We also have other types of accommodations at Manoas for parties of all sizes. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Smart TV with DVD player. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The view from across the Uvita river provides a spectacular example of the jungled mountains of Costa Rica....moreless

  • Resort:

    Casa Rio is part of a specialty lodging resort, called Manoas. Included at Manoas are a large yoga deck, pathway to the river union and swimming pool. Casa Rio is directly adjacent to the pool. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Only 2KM from the bustling town of Uvita, where you can find multiple grocery stores, banks, restaurants & bars, a farmers market, and other unique shopping opportunities....moreless

  • Water View:

    The two rivers converge and provide a beautiful and tranquil setting. The clean fresh water also attracts many different species of birds, butterflies and other wildlife!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Casa Rio at Manoas is located on a short ridge overlooking the Union of the Uvita & Ballena reivers. There is a short hiking path to the river where you will find many swimming holes. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Upstairs dining table for 10. Island in kitchen seats 8 comfortably. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    AC in each room and in the kitchen....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free wifi available...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood pizza oven is available for private pizza parties at an additional cost! Ask about hosting your special event with us!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee is provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Casa Rio used to be home to a gourmet specialty restaurant. The kitchen contains many specialty cooking items as well as all of your standard dishes and serving utensils. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large professional style kitchen with all the amenities!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We provide cofee, salt, pepper, cooking oil and hot sauce. A welcome basket for each rental also includes some fruit and a few other special items. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Humongous GE fridge complete with filtered water, ice maker and large freezer. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas 5 burner stove as well as a outdoor gas grill...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Beautiful deck overlooking the rivers!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
May 1 - Dec 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,000 $4,000
Holiday Season 17-18
Dec 20 - Jan 7, 2018
3 night min stay
Summer Season 18
Jan 8 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$2,500 $5,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates



Basic cleaning and towel change is provided free of charge every 3 days or upon special request. Additional cleaning requests may be subject to fees. All rental rates include taxes.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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62 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Quepos (XQP)
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Costanera Sur 34
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Marino Ballena Bar & Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Playa Uvita (Marino Ballena National Park)

Car: Necessary

Uvita is home to many outdoor activities that range from tranquil to exhilerating! Our personal favorites are surfing, white water rafting, stand up paddle boarding and river/waterfall hikes. There is also a animal rescue center nearby that houses many local animals during their rehabilitation process - a great way to learn about the local fauna.

Uvita is also home to the Marino Ballena National Park, where you can view the stunning Whale's Tail sand formation. It is also a protected marine environment and there are many opportunities to view whales, dolphins, sea turtles and many other types of marine animals. There are numerous beaches in the area, and they are all unique! Playa Ventanas is a favorite of ours, with caves right on the beach to explore at low tide!

There are many restaurants in the area that range from innexpensive/casual, to fine dining. Another option is to hire one of the numerous private chefs in the area to come cook your meal at Casa Rio! The large grocery store is also just a 2km drive from Casa Rio, making it easy to stock up on supplies for your beach trip or cook your own meal.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: The Young family comes from Central & South Florida, most recently living just outside of Fort Lauderdale, FL. We moved to Costa Rica at the end of 2013 in search of a new career providing great vacation experiences! We have 2 young children who love the outdoors and love to play at the beach as often as possible. Our goal is to provide our guests with as much help and information to ensure that they are comfortable and get as much out of their vacation time as possible!

Why the Owner Chose Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica:
Uvita is a unique location in Costa Rica in that there are tons of activities and attractions, yet it has not been overdeveloped. While here, you feel like you are far removed from civilization in a remote location, yet still close enough to enjoy our creature comforts that we're used to. Casa Rio at Manoas is a beautiful home perched on a ridge overlooking the union of 2 rivers, with stunning mountain views and a very private jungle backdrop. We immediately fell in love with it's private feel, beautiful landscape and amazing display of wildlife (especially if you're a birder)!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Take a hike down to the union of the Uvita and Ballena Rivers to swim in the many swimming holes, or to simply relax and enjoy the sounds of the jungle and rushing rivers. There are also numerous jungle hiking trails to explore, as well as a large swimming hole and waterfall just up the Uvita river!

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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