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Panoramic Ocean and Jungle Views from Casita... WI-FI plus Amenities 5 Star!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 47 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Casita with Kitchen, 1 Bedroom & Bath (Sleeps 2 Adults - 1 Queen sized Bed)

Casita Kristina Maria is a 515 sq. ft. studio cabin (including the deck) nestled on 4 acres in the surrounding rainforest overlooking Marino Ballena Beach and National Park. Located above the town of Uvita in a gated wildlife reserve with 100+ acres of natural rainforest. The panoramic views of the Ocean, Isla Ballena, Cano Island, Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters rocks), and the rainforest will take your breath away!

Casita Kristina Maria is furnished with locally crafted bamboo furniture including a queen size bed with a pillow-top mattress and bamboo headboard, a kitchen table with 3 chairs, a settee, and arm chair in the sitting area, night stands, a bamboo wardrobe armoire, and 2 adirondak deck chairs and loveseat.

The kitchenette has a stainless steel electric range/oven and refrigerator, a stainless steel sink, granite counters, a coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave, tropical design dishes and utensils, and pots and pans.

The bathroom features a tiled shower, bamboo framed mirror, a marble vanity, a ceiling fan, and a window looking out to the rainforest.

Other features include ceiling fans (4 interior and 3 exterior fans), wireless internet, and a covered deck on two sides of the Casita. Bedding, linens, towels, and 2 beach chairs are provided.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, including howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, white-nosed coatimundis, agoutis, toucans, parrots, and many other exotic birds, beautiful butterflies including the spectacular blue morpho, fireflies, iguana, and other jungle wildlife.

Hike to nearby waterfalls, streams and cascades in the gated reserve.

Relax as you sit in an Adirondack chair on the covered deck while enjoying phenomenal views of the ocean, islands, and Rain forest in a lush and private setting.

Minutes to beautiful tropical beaches where the jungle meets the shore, and the ocean temperatures range from 80-85 degrees year round!

Our guests who rent our Casita enjoy free use of beautiful beaches with our membership in the local Beach Club. The Beach Club has a restaurant, swimming pool, bar, restrooms, parking, and a private access to the beach in Marino Ballena National Park.

Convenient to delicious restaurants in Uvita, Ojochal and Dominical, banks, grocery and convenience stores, gas station, and a multitude of nearby activities that include swimming, surfing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, zipline canopy tours, hiking, exploring ocean caves and rainforest waterfalls, ATV tours, learning about jungle flora and fauna at Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge, Tour to Nauyaca Waterfalls, Boat ride through the Sierpe Mangroves, and shopping for sourveniers at beachside open market on Playa Dominical, or at the Open Market in Uvita on Saturday mornings.

A 4-wheel drive vehicle is required. We would be happy to refer you to a reputable and reasonable rental car company, as well as provide you with contact information for making reservations for nearby activities and excursions.

Keywords: Cabin, Studio, 1 Bedroom, Casita, Cabina,View,Ocean View,Jungle, Rain forest, Monkeys,Birds,Private

More Details

Owner
Claire & Carol
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2017

About Claire & Carol

Living in southern California, our family has always enjoyed outdoor activities at the Beach, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, Nature, and hiking. Our interests then were a perfect fit to purchase a home at the beach in Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula. Our favorite beaches near us in the Osa Peninsula are Playa Ballena, Playa Ventanas, and Playa Hermosa. Also our favorite restaurants are La Fogata in Uvita and Exotica in Ojochal.

Claire & Carol purchased this cabin in 2006

What makes this cabin unique

Casita Kristina Maria is located in the Uvita area in a private, gated eco-community, and protected wildlife reserve. It is an ideal setting for viewing the flora and fauna of more than 100 acres of primary and secondary Rain forest, streams, waterfalls, and hiking trails.

The Casita is surrounded by the rain forest jungle. Relax to the sound of the creek babbling through rain forest. You'll be lulled to sleep by croaking frogs and the sounds of the jungle at night. Awaken to the distinct roar of howler monkeys as they traverse through the jungle, and the squawking of green parrots flying overhead . When the surf is big, you can sometimes hear the waves crashing on the beach.

Included in the rental is access to our Beach Club. The Beach Club has a beach side restaurant, bar, swimming pool, restroom facilities, shower, free beach parking, and a palm-lined trail to the beach. It is a beautiful tropical beach with views of Tres Hermanas rocks and Isla de Cano. The ocean water temperature is a warm 80-88 degrees year-round. Monkeys and scarlet macaws are often sighted in the trees surrounding the beach.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 47 m²
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy 100% refund of payments if written notice more than 60days before arrival date.
  • Damage/Security Deposit of $250 as a Temporary Authorization hold on credit card during stay at property and is released if no loss/damage during stay
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Marble vanity counter, tiled shower, tiled floor
  • Tiled shower with rain shower head, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures, bamboo towel bars, marble vanity counter, tiled floor, ceiling fan.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • 1 queen size bed with an orthopedic pillowtop mattress, bamboo headboard and bedframe, and a ceiling fan.
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Panoramic views of the ocean, Cano Island, Ballena Island, Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters Rocks), the rainforest jungle and mountains. Decks on 2 sides of Casita - one faces the ocean, the other faces the jungle.

Reviews

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5

Gorgeous view!

  • 5 of 5

The casita was exactly what we needed - clean, simple, affordable, secluded, and with the most amazing view of the ocean! Be sure and rent a 4WD, like Claire recommends- they graded the road while we were staying there, but before that it was pretty rough. The toucans that greeted us every morning were a highlight. I hope we can return to Costa Rica soon!

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

This truly is a mountain rain forest cabin. Secluded. Be one with nature, as you will be. Keep in mind a semi-rough, but not bad road, like 15 min from the highway, is necessary to reach the property, when there , You won’t be bothered by anybody. Wildlife is plentiful.

  • Review Submitted: 24/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exquisite jungle hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Casita Kristina Maria was what we hoped for and so much more. We absolutely loved driving the road up the mountain, surrounded by tall green jungle trees and often seeing the beautiful blue morpho butterflies especially in the magical mornings. At the top, the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the Three Sisters is simply spectacular. The casita is cozy and comfortable, with the lovely ocean view from the porch. Lounging on that porch, drinking coffee, we were thrilled to see and hear toucans, aracaris, parrots, iguanas, monkeys and many butterflies and hummingbirds. It is truly a private paradise, yet close to the fine restaurants and shops in Uvita, Dominical and Ojachal. Our favs were the Bamboo Room, Sibu, Marios and the Baker Bean. We have such fond memories of the many wonderful people there. And Claire and Bud are such great hosts! Best vacation ever! We loved it! Tricia and Nick from Austin

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our first time in Costa Rica. We had plans to go to different parks to see the wildlife. After the first day at the house we realized that the wildlife was right there off the porch. Every evening the monkeys moved through the area. We also were lucky enough see a sloth on the mountain road to the house. The town of Uvita had everything you need. Great restaurants and friendly people. I recommend this house for your next Costa Rica vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 02/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Claire's Casita! Well equipped accommodation nestled in the jungle with amazing views and jungle sounds. We were allowed access to the villa pool area which was a great bonus. We sipped pina coladas and watched the sun go down....it was heavenly. The Southern zone is relatively unspoiled and we spent hours on uncrowded, some empty, beaches within a short drive. Fly fished the trout streams, road trips to Rafiki Lodge and the Sauvegre River, the Boruca Village ...possibly the most breathtaking ridge drive ever! Please use Carlos or Henry at Bahia Ballenas Kayaking for mangrove trips, river and ocean trips and fishing, repelling, kayaking ..see TripAdvisor reviews. Bamboo Restaurant and bar with John and Janet, sunsets at El Castillo, Citrus, French Cafe Ojochal, home made French bread and pastries, HH on Weds. Dollar car Rental SJ was brilliant! GET A 4x4, off the highway most roads are dirt and steep...arrive in the daytime!!!! Claire's directions and tips are clear and concise. We loved her caretaker, Adolfo!!! We will return and will rent the spectacular Villa... pure luxury.

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Need more stars!

  • 5 of 5

The casita was perfect! Overlooking the ocean set atop a mountain jungle. Make sure to rent a 4x4. The trek up is fun! Claire was so helpful and so sweet I couldn't have asked for a better hostess.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Ballena Beach Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Costanera (Highway 34)
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Cristal Ballena Resort
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Playa Ballena
Car: necessary

ATV tours available in Uvita.

3 miles to Grocery Store, Bank & Restaurants in Uvita

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Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$100.5

Cancellation Policy with written notice is 100% refund of payments if notice received more than 60 days before check-in date, 50% refund if notice received more than 30 days before arrival date. Non-refundable after those dates. Rates are subject to change without notice prior to reservation. Rates are guaranteed at time Reservation is made by payment of rent deposit and confirmed.

Damage/Security Deposit of $250 is required as a Temporary Authorization Hold only on credit card during Rental of property and is released after Rental check-out is completed and if no Loss or Damage to property has occurred.

This is a Non-smoking property... Due to fire hazard, a $2,000 fine will be charged due to any loss/damage from smoke inside the Casita.
Thank you!

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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