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Beautiful home in the jungle

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Tucked away in a tropical paradise, immersed in nature, tranquility and complete privacy you will find Casa Antigua. As you enter this private 60 acre preserve you enter a world of natural beauty . This private property has abundant wildlife and hundreds of flowering plants and fruit and palm trees.

Casa Antigua is warm and inviting and has the feel of a spacious home in a magical setting. Listen to the sounds of the howler monkeys and the many birds that pass through daily - tucans, parrots and many more. Hundreds of birds can be heard and seen and often birds nests can be found where you might just get a chance to see a new generation of tropical birds enter this beautiful world. Bird songs provide music throughout the day. Butterflies, hummingbirds, monkeys and other tame wildlife are abundant at your doorstep. Each afternoon your senses are delighted by the aroma of Ylang Ylang trees.

From your dinning room table you overlook gardens, mountains and a modest Pacific Ocean view- just enough to remind you that the Pacific Ocean is only minutes away. Located on your covered veranda is a living room / dinning area surrounded by the glorious mountain views , tropical gardens and numerous fruit and palm trees.

This lovely cottage is a melding of an original Costa Rican beautiful wood home and an addition with huge arched windows and many unique details. Great care was taken to preserve the original charm while expanding this home to create a very spacious living environment. With living room and dining space indoors or outdoors one has many choices.

There are hiking trails on the property leading to glorious Pacific Ocean views with sitting areas on the top (360 degree Ocean and Mountain views) where you can enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sunset Here you are overlooking the largest Marine preserve in Central America, Cano Island and the Whale's Tail reef (the third largest in the world) and three rivers below.

Just one mile above the resort town of Uvita there is easy access to all beaches, restaurants and shopping and yet totally secluded and private.

If you care to take a walk or drive there is easy access to a beautiful waterfall where you can enjoy a morning or afternoon swim.

If you would like to step out of the stress of modern life please treat yourself to a soothing stay at Casa Antigua.

No reviews are available at this moment is we are now renting Casa Antigua for the first time.

If you would like a sample of the care and attention we provide please read the reviews of our other listing, Villa Escondida, #342826.

These two one bedroom homes can be rented together if there is a need for more space. Exotic Villa Escondida is $225 per night and comes with an exclusive , private 51ft saltwater pool.

Privacy and tranquility are offered and respected We offer a softly lit , quiet , peaceful experience living comfortably immersed in nature. All homes are non smoking

More Details

Paula Kramer or Marty Zabel
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018


Uvita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We cannot check a guest in after 5:30 pm
  • We are a completely smoke free environment and outside of our homes
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has several arched windows overlooking gardens which gives the feel of being outdoors while inside
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One lovely bedroom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Beautiful home in the jungle
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

Charming retreat in the jungle, high above the business of the beach. We loved the porch area and yard. Path to top of mountain was a great walk to view "whales tale". Paula was very accommodating. We would return. Mark & Debi Feb 2018

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We would welcome your return!
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  • 5 of 5

My partner Maryse and I really enjoyed the views of the lush valley vistas...almost every afternoon during our week's stay there would be at least one, and once there were 5, toucans in the more that 60 metres from the house! And of course there were the sounds of the howler monkeys at daybreak...our hosts Marty & Paula were great...welcoming yet respecting our space...the 15 minute drive up into the hills from Uvita requires a small 4x4 vehicle but is well worth it, for the privacy and the cool nights for became our daily ritual when driving across the small brook to stop and stick our feet into the cooling water. There is also a beautiful waterfalls within 10 min's drive from the house that has a large & deep basin, ideal for a cooling off prepared however for a bracing but refreshing dip! Thank you Marty & Paula for allowing us to enjoy your amazing casa...Pura Vida et Bon Chance!

Martin & Maryse

New Brunswick, Canada

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful experience staying with Paula and Marty at Casa Antigua in Uvita last week January 13th to January 19th, 2018. The house is a lovely, clean, well maintained, and very comfortable. It is nested in 60 acres of natural gardens and lush habitat for many types of wild life and plants. Since this was my first trip to Costa Rica, I was looking forward to experiencing the true lifestyle in the central American rainforest. This hose is it and more. There are several hiking trails with magnificent views of the ocean and Uvita beach at the property.

Paula and Marty are wonderful with their warm welcoming hospitality. They truly thought of every detail in the property to insure their guest have everything needed for an enjoyable stay. They are both very knowledgeable in Costa Rica’s history and local culture. They made many wonderful recommendations to local markets, points of interest, and restaurants throughout my stay.

Paula and Marty certainly made me feel very welcome, safe, and comfortable in a new country while visiting for the first time. I would highly recommend the Casa Antigua to anyone who is looking to experience nature and the rainforest in Costa Rica.

Thanks Paula & Marty for your hospitality. You made my visit very special and memorable. I look forward to come back and visit again soon.

Shahir Hanna

January 22, 2018.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shahir! It brings us great satisfaction to know that you had such a wonderful time experiencing the nature wonderland of this area and our home. We felt honored to meet such a remarkable person and one with whom we could enjoy stimulating conversations and who appreciated living in nature. We are hoping that you will return!
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A romantic fairy tale set deep in the jungle

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend a full week at Casa Antigua and are anxiously looking forward to our return! I loved waking up to the chirping of the Tucans and drifting off in the afternoon heat to the rhythmic hum of the Cicadas. The property is amazing! There are epic views to take in from each sitting area. The landscaping was absolutely stunning! The many types of flowers and fruit trees attract all sorts of butterflies and birds.

The house is also beautiful, very clean and well kept. We ended up cooking most of our meals here at the house, the kitchen is stocked with everything you might need as far as dishes, utensils and basic spices.

We enjoyed exploring the property, and watching the sunset over the ocean from the top of their hill. We also enjoyed exploring the waterfalls a short drive up the road. The whale tail beach was our favorite of all the beaches we went to while in CR, also within close driving proximity to the house.

Paula and Marty were great hosts, very attentive to any wants or needs!

We highly recommend a stay here at Casa Antigua!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful words. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your stay at Casa Antigua. You both have such an ability to become a part of your environment and notice all the natural beauty. As well, we so appreciate the great care you took of your home and the surroundings. Please do return!!!!
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A romantic second honeymoon in a perfectly beautiful home and location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a 2 week stay at the lovely Casa Antigua. Hoping to find a romantic, private and beautiful setting , as well as a great home - we were lucky and found it all here. Casa Antigua is more than a simple cottage. It was the custom designed home of the owners Marty and Paula and you can feel the love care and "soul" they put into this home.

The rare tropical woods of all the ceilings, doors and some walls and furniture add such warmth and beauty.

Flowing curtains add elegance and romance.

Aside from being incredible hosts (giving us all the privacy and all the help/advice we needed) Paula and Marty have a beautiful sense of design reflected in every detail of this home.

There are 2 living and dinning room areas. One inside with six 6ft screened windows with views of tropical gardens, huge mountains and an ocean view from the dinning table - so even though you are surrounded by mountain views you are always reminded that you are only 10 minutes from several palm tree lined Pacific Ocean beaches, restaurants , shopping and endless activities for adventure ( surfing, kayaking at the ocean, horseback riding on the beach or in the jungle, snorkeling, day trips to Cano Island, Osa Penninsula, Manuel Antonia, and more!) We did a lot with the helpful guidance of our hosts but also enjoyed dining at home, lounging on our outside garden area (also dreamy for star gazing). It was often hard to tear ourselves away from home so we just relaxed.

The breezes are lovely there are three rivers below.

The indoor bathroom (great shower) also has several windows overlooking gardens so you feel as though your are outside while screened in and private.

There is only one other home on this 60 acres and the hiking trails have great views - amazing sunset on top with 360 view of the coastline, mountains, 3 rivers.

We hiked and drove a few times to the great waterfall and natural swimming pool down the road off the main property.

Many great restaurants in the area along the coast - all within 10-20 min.

All you hear on this property are the sounds (and sights) of the hundreds of tropical birds, monkeys and the ocean in the distance (at night)'

The road up is totally safe and bumpy so 4 wheel drive is what you need- also a help in this coastal area.

So if you are looking for the perfect retreat and combination of beauty , privacy and proximity to just about anything you might wish to enjoy you will love Casa Antigua and its hosts!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed knowing that you were both able to spend your honeymoon here and that you loved your stay. And thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. You are both lovely people and it was our pleasure to meet you.!!
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Car: necessary

Casa Antigua is located on a 60 acre private preserve overlooking mountains, ocean , topical gardens , with hiking trails and over 26 waterfalls on the public road alongside the property. There is only one other home on this amazing property. Hundreds of tropical birds (like a bird sanctuary!) and wonderful gentle wildlife.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Your "home" will be set up for you when you arrive including paper towels, toilet tissue, soaps, towels ,
linens .
This is a very unusual home as it is a blending of original "Tico" style with Bali style. The wood is exceptionally beautiful and the home has great warmth and personality. It is very peaceful and the only sounds you will here are the monkeys and birds.
It is spacious with both indoor and veranda living areas.
Once you are living here Casa truly becomes your home. We can provide additional cleaning and/or laundry
service for an additional fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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