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Casa Toucan, Secluded Jungle Setting with Ocean View & 40 foot Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

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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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Uvita

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.


Uvita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker and grinder, Toaster, In Sink Garbage Disposal, de-humidified closets, iron and board, 30 minutes from regional airport and 3 hours from San Jose international airport; 4x4 SUV necessary


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Casa Toucan, Secluded Jungle Setting with Ocean View & 40 foot Pool
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 36 reviews

Magical stay in the jungle

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Relaxing Time - Beautiful View!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Toucan.
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Beautiful home nestled in the jungle

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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2-bedroom house high up in the jungle

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Very clean and well maintained. Everything was as advertised. Great views.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home in the jungle.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Casa Toucan. The house was perfect for our family and we really enjoyed being able to relax in the pool and cook dinner on the grill after spending the day exploring all of the fun things to do in the area.

You absolutely do need a 4WD to get up the Casa Toucan, but we thought that it was a fun part of the adventure.

We also appreciated your recommendations for places to eat and book activities, and made sure to check out the little waterfall at the end of the road.

Our only regret is that we weren't able to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Quepos Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Marina Ballena
Car: necessary

Waterfalls, Spanish School, Zip-line tours, Nature reserves


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

$200 discount on stays 10 days or longer. $400 discount on stays 20 days or longer.

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.