About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7) 2000 square feet
Conveniently located 1000 feet above the village of Uvita, where the mountains go right down to the coast, this private 2000 square foot villa is nestled in a secluded jungle setting. There are ocean views across the entire west side of the house: kitchen, dining area, living room and veranda. One of the two bedrooms is set behind the veranda and can open up on it, allowing for an ocean view from bed. You do not need to bring much clothing because we have a dedicated laundry room and even provide the detergent. Due to the rapid rise in elevation, a 4x4 SUV will be needed and we can help you rent one at a very reasonable price. If you want to stay connected in the wilds, bring your laptop. The villa has WiFi. And if it rains, we have a flat screen TV, DVD player and extensive film collection. Or play a CD from our collection.
Our property manager, Rolando Fallas, will meet you on your arrival, orient you to the area, and escort you up to the house. He will be available to you throughout your stay for questions and issues that may arise.
Hike right from the front door down to a nearby river 10 minute walk away for a swim in a waterfall pool. Or make the 10 minute drive down to the village. Uvita is a multi-cultured community which serves as the shopping hub for the area. There are restaurants, supermarkets, a tourist information center, cafes, boutiques and shops. There is a beautiful farmer's market every Saturday morning where many local artisans sell their wares. Uvita connects to Bahia, the entrance to Marino Ballena National Park which has the Whale's Tail, a nearly 700 meter long and 250 meters wide sandbank, the third largest in the world.
Tour operators here (we recommend Uvita Information Center) will bring you snorkeling right off the coast at Ballena Isla or to the famous Cano Island for scuba or snorkeling. They also offer tours to Corcovado National Park across the bay for a day of hiking in one of the few primal forests left in the world. Or choose a day of deep sea fishing or tour Uvita's 1000 acre wildlife preserve. There are zip line tours and ATV tours. Go 5 miles down the Costanera to kayak on the Terraba River in the largest mangrove in all of Central America. We also have several wonderful waterfalls which you can walk to or rent a horse and ride there. The Whale's Tail divides the endless coastline of beaches into two distinct kinds. On one side, enjoy vigorous surf for both swimming and surfing. And on the other side, enjoy the calm water ideal for snorkeling.
With ocean breezes all day and cool mountain air at night, there is no need for air conditioning (although one bedroom has an in-wall unit). The two large bedrooms have queen sized beds (one bedroom has an additional single bed), private baths, and are separated by a spacious living room with dining area. All closets are dehumidified. Fully equipped kitchen and vaulted ceilings with palm frond ceiling fans give this home both comfort and beauty. Incredible wildlife and spectacular sunsets make Casa Toucan unforgettable. Wake up to the calls of howler monkeys and have sunset cocktails with resident toucans by your 40 foot ocean-view, very private swimming pool.
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
We are Rob and Lynn Clark and we built Casa Toucan as our dream vacation home where we hope one day to retire. It was built to feel like a tree house perched over the Pacific ocean but to have all the comfort and luxuries of home.
Owner purchased this House in 2005
Why Owner chose Bahía Ballena
Uvita is right in the middle of the Southern Pacific Zone and therefore makes it much easier to see everything that this part of Costa Rica offers.
What makes this House unique
We feel right in the jungle with peace and quiet, listening to howler monkeys and toucans instead of chickens and radios.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A perfect vacation!
Casa Toucan was charming and we loved waking to the sounds of the howler monkeys! Several frogs visited the pool at night and croaked too. The hike to waterfall nearby is a must and quite refreshing. Especially loved the adventure driving up and down the mountain to the house - and yes, 4x4 required. Rolando was awesome and helpful. My 2 girls enjoyed the pool, sorry game and a few of the DVDs. The a/c in the kids room was a benefit, but our girls woke by 6am...which is OK as the monkeys woke us by 5-5:30am. Highly recommend renting this house. We also recommend the chocolate tour in Playa Hermosa, Ronald was a fabulous guide and you can buy toasted cacao to take home (tickets available at the information center in Uvita). If you have kids, should also try the zipline at Hacienda Baru. Ronald was our guide and we saw sloths and learned a bit about cacao. Manuel Antonio is worth the drive in Quepos. Just drive all the way to the end and park at the last lot for 3mil colonies. Uvita was the perfect location to explore and best to return for grilling and relaxing by the pool. In the mornings, the kids would swim for about an hour to allow time to sip coffee. Better to use the Italian coffee maker :-).
Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Casa Toucan. Uvita has become the central hub for the area and provides so many different activities. I didn't even know about the chocolate tour. We hope to see you again soon.
Magical stay in the jungle
We had two couples sharing this beautiful home. Our experience was amazing. We saw toucans monkeys and jungle life that we never expected. The sounds coming from the jungle were surreal.
The house was set up with everything that we needed and was very clean. Our only complaint is that we were without water a few times during the week that was no fault of the owner. That’s just life living on a jungle mountain.
We would highly recommend staying here. We would love to come back again someday. Five stars definitely!
So glad you had such a good stay at Casa Toucan. Water can come and go, usually for short periods of time, which is why we have our own back up tank of water. The tank is large enough to provide a week's worth of water.
Great Relaxing Time - Beautiful View!
We spent a very relaxing week at Casa Toucan. Between the Howler monkeys giving us our wake up call at dawn, spotting the resident toucans and other birds or enjoying the view and the pool, it was a great time. The house was incredibly well set up for guests with everything you would need for cooking to going to the beach for a day, including a very complete notebook with local attractions and restaurants . The host, Lynn, and the manager, Rolando, were very responsive to our inquiries. Be advised that you do need a 4x4 to get up the road to Casa Toucan from Uvita.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Toucan.
Beautiful home nestled in the jungle
Our stay at Casa Toucan was absolutely wonderful. We were guided to the home by Rolando, the property manager from Uvita, no trying to follow signs or maps!!! After being shown how to operate everything we relaxed for 4 days with no issues whatsoever. The kitchen had everything, the home was extremely clean, and we especially enjoyed the music selection. Wildlife was present everyday, monkeys, frogs, and of course toucans! The connection you will feel with the jungle at this home is amazing! The waterfall a short hike from the home is perfect, Rolando even prepared the path for us to make it easier. The stay was perfect and I would highly recommend Casa Toucan.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Our hope is that everyone who stays at Casa Toucan will feel this amazing connection with the jungle.
2-bedroom house high up in the jungle
We found Uvita to be a great home base and Casa Toucan was lovely. We loved the ride up and down the hill--and all of the obstacles along the way--and especially enjoyed the views from the back deck. We saw many toucans in the trees around the house and heard, but never saw, howler monkeys. The pool is beautiful, and we found the showers quite nice, too. The rooms were spacious, and the kitchen was well-equipped for us to prepare a plentiful Thanksgiving dinner. In terms of comfort, we found the mattresses to be very hard, and there were also many small holes in the screens, but enough to allow lots of little (and not-so-little) critters in. We were also unprepared for the incessant dampness. Of course we would recommend Casa Toucan to future travelers, and even hope to come back someday ourselves.
Derek, so glad you and your family had a good Thanksgiving vacation at Casa Toucan. You were there in the rainy season and the dampness is part of that time of year. It is why we have the De-humidified closets. Thanks for the heads up on the mattresses. We have replaced them with firm ones with memory foam tops. Regarding the screen holes, we will get on that right away. Costa Rica has many critters and keeping them all out is always a challenge. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and letting us know how we can improve the experience of future renters.
Very clean and well maintained. Everything was as advertised. Great views.
The house was well stocked with normal supplies. Rolando did an excellent job of showing us around the property. We had a problem with a leak in the wash machine and Rolando was right over and fixed it. I communicated with the owners before getting here and they gave us great directions and options for things to do in the area. They also supplied information on the surrounding areas. We loved the fact we were in the jungle but had a great home to go and come from. Saw Toucans and heard Howler monkeys everyday. I guess the only negative is that it is a long way up and down the hill to go to the beaches.
Waterfalls, Spanish School, Zip-line tours, Nature reserves
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$200 discount on stays 10 days or longer. $400 discount on stays 20 days or longer.