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Jungle Luxury! Stunning Whale's Tail View! Pool, Outdoor Shower, Etc.! 5-STAR!!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 278 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bed, 3.5 Bath, Sleeps 6-8

The Costa Ballena, or Whale's Coast, is one of the coolest spots in Costa Rica. This beautiful home features the best view of the Whale's Tail in the Southern Zone and enjoys continuous fresh breezes. In addition to the awe-inspiring view, the benefits of being up in the mountains include a microclimate that is about 10 degrees cooler than in town and on the beach, and few biting insects, as we are above the "bugline". You will be serenaded daily by a wide variety of birds, monkeys and rainforest critters. Open the doors wide and enjoy indoor/ outdoor living with the best view of the Whale's Tail!

Situated 10 minutes above Uvita, this 3000 sf home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a pool, large deck and a luxurious outdoor shower. Enjoy the best view in the world while taking an outdoor shower by the pool!

The home comes fully furnished with a fully-appointed and remodeled kitchen. You'll love the new granite counter-tops and farm house sink! Our water is spring-fed, passes through a multi-point filtration system, and is wonderful!

In the last few years since we've owned our home in paradise, we've made HUGE improvements! Fresh paint inside and out. New and upgraded furnishings throughout. All new tropical linens. Freshly landscaped pool area with wonderful nighttime lighting. Lots of creature comforts to enjoy!

Amenities include: 4MB WiFi Internet, 40" Samsung TV with AppleTV, NetFlix, whole house music system with Bluetooth and USB port, indoor and outdoor dining areas.

A new VOIP phone with unlimited FREE calls to the USA and Canada is also available for your stay! (forward your phones to this line!) Also, a prepaid cell phone for local calls will be provided to you when you check in.

The Master Suite has a queen bed, dual sinks, toilet, shower and spa tub. The Guest Suite has a queen sized bed, dual sinks, toilet and shower. The Southern Bedroom has a bunk bed with a queen on bottom and a twin on top, dual sinks, toilet and shower. The half bath has a sink and toilet.

Getting to the house will require 4 wheel drive car. We have an established relationship with the best car rental agency in CR who provides our guests with a 20% discount on a 4x4 for your trip! Ask for details!

Home has a security gate with motion detector lighting.

Your concierge Trina will meet you in town and escort you to the home for your welcome tour. Trina and her husband Don speak English and will be available to show you how to get to the house and help answer any questions. They can also assist to bring supplies, book tours, etc.

Chefs are available to prepare personalized meals upon request for an additional charge. In-room massage therapy can be coordinated through the property manager.

The home will be beautifully cleaned and appointed immediately prior to your stay and following your departure. If you would like additional housekeeping services during your stay, please coordinate through the property manager.

There are a wide array of fun tour activities and beaches all within a 20-minute drive. There is an amazing waterfall with a bar and restaurant just 5 minutes down the road. We have all kinds of beaches, from beginner to expert surf beaches, cave beaches, and kid-friendly beaches all within a short drive.

The kitchen was newly remodeled in May 2013. The washing machine, fridge, and dishwasher were just replaced in October 2014. A new clothes dryer was added in June 2016. A new Trex Yoga deck was installed November 2014. And the entire pool lounge area was re-landscaped in mid-2016 for the ultimate tropical experience at home!

More Details

Owner
Mark and Sarah
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017

About Mark and Sarah

We fell in love with Costa Rica and, specifically, the Ballena coast, when we came here to marry in 2013. We had a spectacular view of the Whale's Tail as our backdrop! When we first came to Casa Cola Ballena ourselves we were awestruck, and set on a path to call it our new home!

We are honored that Kevin and Mary, who lovingly built this gorgeous home, have shared this gem for our family's turn at enjoying the magic of the view, the ambiance of the jungle, and the amazing community that makes it all so special. We look forward to sharing our home with you so that you can experience the ultimate in Costa Rica living.

Mark and Sarah purchased this house in 2015

Why Mark and Sarah chose Uvita

For those of you who have stayed at Casa Cola Ballena in the past, you'll be delighted with the upgrades we have brought to our new home! The home itself, the nature that surrounds, and the incredible views remain awesome! We have upgraded all the bed linens to a Tommy Bahama-esq look, and upgraded the "creature comforts" such as Netflix streaming and internet connectivity in the event you need to stay better connected with your home base while escaping in the jungle!

What makes this house unique

Luxury Jungle Living....This house provides a great way to be in an adventurous area with all the fun things to do in the rainforest and at the beach. After a long hard day of surfing, ziplining, ATV's, fishing, or horses, there is nothing better than getting up to the house, where it is a little cooler, jumping in the pool, and living in luxury in the Jungle. It's like getting away from it all, but still coming home to a well appointed home with all the modern amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

WOW! Casa Cola Ballena is beautiful, perfectly maintained with a stunning view of the rain forest and the Pacific Ocean including the Whale's Tail. Added to all of this is a beautiful swimming pool. We tried to return from our activities each day in time to experience the sunset from the patio - we took enough pictures to fill a wall. We loved Uvita and Costa Rica and had great fun on the full day nature tour,the Jungle ATV tour, the wildlife sanctuary and the Zipline but the high light of our trip was Casa Cola Ballena. What an experience. 5 happy adults, Ray, David, Sue, Gayla, and Rick
Jan 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Catarata De Uvita
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
San Buenas
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Kilometres
Costanera
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Catarata De Uvita
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Bahia Ballena
Car: necessary

The Costa Ballena, of Whale's Coast, is one of the coolest spots in Costa Rica. Where Pura Vida is still alive and well, and a wonderful community. In addition to boat tours to see whales and dolphins, we have inshore and deep sea fishing, ATV tours, Ultralight Tours, Waterfalls and Waterfall repelling, Ziplines, Horseback Riding on the beach or in the mountains, and much more!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Uvita, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please be advised that the laws in Costa Rica are such that you must have a license to operate a drone. A violation will cause loss of damage deposit.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Southern Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Powder Room - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Teak shower (w/ sliding enclosure if desired!) by MB & pool
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Suite - 1 large double bed
    Guest Suite - 1 large double bed
    Southern Suite - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , Bunk Bed - Twin Upper / Queen Lower
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Check-in Time: 3:00 pm Check-out Time: 9:00 am to allow adequate timing for cleaning between stays. Contact us with your needs and we can be flexible if we have cushion in timing. The house will be beautifully cleaned and appointed before your arrival and following your departure. If you would like additional housekeeping services during your stay, please discuss with Trina, our property manager, in advance. For stays longer than one week, weekly cleanings are required, and a $50 per cleaning charge will be charged by the Property Manager. If excessive towel usage, laundering or party cleanup is required, we reserve the right to add a surcharge to cover the cleaning expense. Chefs can be provided to prepare and serve meals for an additional cost -- menus, timing and pricing can be arranged upon check-in with the property manager. In-room massage therapy can be arranged through the property manager. The third story and the garage will NOT be available for guest use

Reviews

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Jungle Luxury! Stunning Whale's Tail View! Pool, Outdoor Shower, Etc.! 5-STAR!!
average rating of 4.9315066 based on 75 reviews
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Mark and Sarahs home is a jungle gem with a spectacular view.

  • 5 of 5

We chose this stunning home to meet up with our two sons that live in different parts of the states. We enjoyed a very interactive vacation with the jungle and the beaches. Beautiful flowers and jungle foliage all around the property. Great accomadations and Trina was a wonderful property manager That can answer any questions you may have. Enjoyed seceral great restuarants Our favorites were

La pracella with the entertaining monkeys and a new place called oso thyme near the base of the mountain. Overall an A+++

  • Review Submitted: 06/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Outstanding. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house location and unbelievable view.

  • 5 of 5

Very grateful for the hospitality of home owner and caretaker. You guys saved our vacation thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Something from a dream

  • 5 of 5

This place is nothing short of magical! Everything about it is mindblowingly beautiful. The views, the decor, the location, the sounds. I truly felt at peace at so comfortable. Sarah was so helpful in telling me how to best prepare for my stay and where the best local places were to go to. Trina is very helpful and warm as well! The road up the mountain is scary at first but after a few trips it gets easier. Cannot miss the waterfall down the road. It was by far my favorite part!! Every morning sitting on the deck listening to the animals while drinking my coffee was wonderful. This place is an absolute steal and I hope to stay here again soon! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you ladies had such a great time! We look forward to having you back for your next adventure! Safe travels.
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Great Home

  • 5 of 5

Great home with amazing views. Great location in Uvita. The house is well maintained, very nice pool and deck. You need a 4x4 to access, but the road is plenty wide and relatively easy to navigate. I would definitely stay again. Mark and Sarah were very responsive to questions and provided numerous recommendations. It was very easy meeting the property manager and following her to the home when we arrived. I would certainly recommend this property to anyone visiting Costa Rica.

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Tim! We're delighted that you could enjoy our little slice of paradise! We look forward to having you back!
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Chaudhari Family june2017

  • 5 of 5

We have no complaints- nice house, beautiful country. Nice people to deal with. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Uvita, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017-18 Holiday
10 Dec 2017 - 13 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$463
AU$3,639
 
 
2018 High Season
14 Jan 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$463
AU$3,176
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
AU$430
AU$2,911
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$104.53
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$661.6
Electricity Fee AU$132.32

Taxes Not Included.
Pre-check in cleaning Included. Mid-stay cleanings available for an extra charge.

Ask about our great discounts on RENTAL CARS!

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http://www.mydestination.com/costarica/accommodation/170097/casa-cola-ballena

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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