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Stunning Whale's Tail View! Pool, Deck, Outdoor Shower, All Amenities, 5 Star!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


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 year 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. Ask about the 20% DISCOUNTS of 4x4 rental cars for our clients!

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

Mark and Sarah
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 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 Puntarenas

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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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
  • All new bedroom linens in September 2015!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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
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.


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Stunning Whale's Tail View! Pool, Deck, Outdoor Shower, All Amenities, 5 Star!
average rating of 4.921875 based on 64 reviews
Seattle, Washington

Casa Cola Ballena 2017

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cola is fabulous! The house is well-apportioned and has all the amenities you'll need. The property is secluded and quiet. Coffee on the deck with the toucans and the tail was a highlight for us. And, yes, it's true, a 4x4 is a must. One of the owners, Sarah, was prompt and clear with all communication and extra helpful, too! As was the property caretaker, Trina. Case Cola easily earns its 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shorewood, MN

Casa Cola Ballena

  • 5 of 5

Casa Cola Ballena was our first experience in home rentals. Upon arrival there, we were completely "overwhelmed" with the beauty and location of the house, the amenities within, the surrounding landscaping, all set within the lush mountain forests overlooking the Pacific below. Our intention in visiting this portion of the country was to escape the crowds and enjoy all the beauty of Costa Rica's natural wonder. To meet those needs, the Osa Peninsula's Corcovada National Park is an easy drive away as is the Rehabilitation Center for convalescing birds and animals native to the area. The great walking beaches are numerous and just minutes away. Wonderful casual dining and well supplied and equipped food markets are, yet again, just minutes away at the bottom of the hill in Uvita. The owners of the property, Mark and Sarah, were totally delightful and prompt in responding to and answering my plethora of questions prior to our arrival. Trina, the property manager and a most pleasant and engaging individual, met us in Uvita, escorted us up the hill to the property and introduced us to this extraordinary property. She assured us that she would be available "at a moment's notice" should need assistance of any sort. All said and considered, a "5 STAR" rating may just not be adequate. Superlatives are necessary! We just could not have been more happy in choosing "Casa Cola". The entire experience was 'breathtakingly beautiful" and exquisite in every way!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home! Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything you want or need. The views of the ocean and the mountains are stunning. Loved seeing the toucans every morning while drinking coffee on the deck. The lush landscaping is beautiful. Enjoyed zip lining with Osa Canopy Tours, all the animals, especially the sloths at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary.

Yes, the road is challenging the first time up, but after that no problem, it's worth the drive!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Views! Peaceful Surroundings! Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six spent six nights at Casa Cola Ballena. We arrived in Uvita after dark where Trina met us in town and we followed her up the mountain to the vacation property. If you read most reviews, most will talk about the drive. Yes, it was an adventure driving up the mountain road but with a 4x4 vehicle you will have no problem! The first impression of the home was that it was clean and well taken care of for all guests to enjoy. The gardener even had fresh cut flowers for us!

The View....we weren't able to appreciate the stunning views until morning as it was dark upon our arrival. Waking up to the Whale's Tail, the beautiful blue ocean, the Howler monkeys in the distance, a pair of Toucan birds singing a beautiful duet to us, the variety of flowering trees and lush greenery surrounding the beautiful home and the beautiful infinity pool were all welcomed sights! For six days we had a peaceful getaway. The local pizote came around a few times which was a treat to see.

The home.... The kitchen had everything we needed for our stay. We would purchase groceries at the base of the mountain and enjoyed the company and the house accommodations in the evening after a busy day of touring. The first floor master bedroom as well as the two bedrooms upstairs all had great views and were comfortable. We appreciated having the washer and dryer as well. The theme of Cola Ballena (Whale's Tale) greeted us at the whales's tail shaped security gate, to the whale's tail at the pool to the artwork throughout the house.

Extras that were appreciated.... There is an information book that has been put together that was helpful to peruse. We found the complimentary phone to be useful as well. Trina- the house manager was a joy!! She greeted us with a warm smile, oriented us to the house and gave us helpful suggestions to our questions. We had a few house issues that we made her aware of and she promptly found solutions and had things fixed. Mark and Sarah initially answered a lot of questions and helped with contacts for several of our excursions. Sonia who works at the tourist info building in Uvita was helpful in booking an excursion for us as well. Our top excursions/activities that we did were Jungle ATV excursion, Osa Canopy Tour, Costa Rica Surf Camp in Dominical and a tour on the Sierpe River.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at Casa Cola Ballena and loved the area. When we make it back to Costa Rica, we will definitely try to stay here again! Pura Vida!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so delighted to have hosted your family over the holidays, and had the opportunity to share our paradise with you! We look forward to having you back for your next Costa Rica adventure / retreat! Pura vida! Mark and Sarah
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This is the best place to stay in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time my wife and I have been to Costa Rica but this was the first time we took our 7 year old son with us. I can honestly say that this was the most incredible trip yet, and most of that had to do with this house and just how gracious Sarah and Mark were. From the first day we booked the house Sarah assisted us with the rental car, she gave us some incredible ideas for things to do in Uvita, and she answered all of our questions. Also when the Rental car was not the one we needed (4 wheel drive) She jumped in and got things taken care of. She is just the best host. Now for the house. OMG! Like I said I have been down there a couple of other times bit have never stayed in such an amazing house. Gorgeous views, great pool, beautiful home. Also so many animals, living right there. If you want to stay in a 5 star house and a great rate that is incredible family friendly, Look no further. This is it. We will be there again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick, we are delighted that you and your entire family enjoyed yourself in our little piece of paradise! And I am so very glad that you took our rental car referral and discounted pricing. If you had gone with any other agency, I wouldn't have been able to step in and get things fixed for you. We look forward to having you back!
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What a Wonderful Stay we had!

  • 5 of 5

The property is well taken care of. They had everything you could imagine and then some, the kitchen had every you needed. They have books and games that we enjoyed. Movies, Internet, Telephone (so you could call home), a local cell phone to use. We just loved the outdoor shower and really enjoyed the pool. The view and the surroundings had us in awe the whole 8 days we were there. Another thing that impressed our family was that they had a house book with recommended places to go and places to eat. The view of the Whale's Tail was pretty awesome and we liked how they have a whale's tail by the pool, entry gate, and on the wall in the front, can't forget the master bedroom downstairs. Pretty awesome having 3 master suites with one of them being downstairs. Our overall trip was awesome thanks to some well thought out ideas from Mark & Sarah.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Catarata De Uvita
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
San Buenas
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Kilometres
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!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Green Season
5 Aug 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017-18 Holiday
16 Dec 2017 - 13 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
2018 High Season
14 Jan 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$104.79
Electricity Fee A$132.65

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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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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