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Playa Hermosa, Bahia Ballena | Puntarenas, Osa, Uvita 11111, Costa Rica
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Mareas Villas
Ranked #10 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Uvita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My family and I had the best vacation of our lives at Mareas Villas. The location is amazing - literally just minutes from the best surfing beach in the area and a short drive to the village of Uvita, but it still has a completely remote feel because it is tucked away on the mountainside. My mother, wife and sister... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you don't have set holiday plans for your family and friends, this is the place. One can see how beautiful the home is from the pics..what you don't see is the service and accommodation provided by your hosts, Tim and Pilar. Their "Just ask and you got it!" attitude ensures an unforgettable memory-maker of a trip. Pura Vida..

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

They cancelled our family reunion group of 19 people just 2 months before our trip (and over Thanksgiving!). Make sure this doesn't happen to you. Their so called "Agreement" only covers penalties to us for cancelling. There are NO GUARANTEES with these folks. They got a better offer and they took it. We gave them a 50% deposit to "Hold"... More 

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pilarcostarica, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

This group refused to sign our booking agreement. We asked on four separate occasions for them to sign and they would not do so. We've had groups refuse to sign before and have been burned. This group also would not pay their balance, which was another red flag for us. We refunded their deposit as we could not risk the... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The owner of this property should be banished from reliable web site rentals. After taking our sizable deposit a year in advance of our rental date we were told 2 months before our rental date that the property is not available for our dates! They were rude, unprofessional and offered no compensation to make up for the extra fees we... More 

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pilarcostarica, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

It's been an amazing experience to be a villa owner. Anyone can say anything on Tripadvisor with absolutely no reprocusions. We held these dates for two months for this group without any deposit based on their word. We turned down two other reservations for the week during that time. When we requested the balance they avoided our emails and phone... More 

Nyack, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Mareas is AMAZING! As avid travelers, we were looking for a destination for our wedding that would deliver romance, relaxation and adventure for our children, family and friends. Well, we found it! Twenty of our closest friends and family joined us as we got married nestled deep in the jungle surrounded by the wild animals and lush landscape of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I can not express in words the magical experience that we had at Mareas Villas. We truly felt like we were guests of a dear friend rather than customers at luxury villas. Pilar and Tim opened their home to us. They shared their knowledge of the local wildlife with us. My best friend and I slept outside under the stars... More 

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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

It's so great that you slept outside. We had no idea. I sometimes lose sight that we are literally in the middle of the rainforest. Waking up to the sights and sounds of the jungle is pure pleasure. Hope to see you back. Thank you for taking the time to review us! More 

Silver Spring, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our family of 16, ages ranging from 82 to 4, enjoyed a week at Mareas Villas the first week of August 2014. It is truly a magnificent spot in the rainforest set way up on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Tim and Pilar, the owners, who live on site and have two friendly dogs, were very welcoming and helpful.... More 

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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

Thank you Helen for the excellent review. We love to share our little piece of paradise and when it is appreciated, as with your family, it makes it all worth while. Thank you again, and we hope you come see us again. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Mareas Villas was one of the most amazing, welcoming, loving, beautiful .. i could go on forever .. places i have ever stayed! Tim and Pilar were incredibly hospitable and helpful on setting up daily activities, rental cars, and go-to places in the area. They know everything there is to know about the area and made us feel like locals... More 

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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

We loved your enthusiasm for Costa RIca! Thank you so much for visiting and for you kind words. We hope to see you back here soon. More 

Temecula, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

As you walk through the front doors of this beautiful property you're treated to a breath-taking view across the infinity pool, over the jungle and out to the Pacific Ocean, with what I am sure are the Marquesas Islands far, far away out of sight, in the distance. It is truly a breathtaking view. I could feel the stress pour... More 

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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

I doubt that anyone could describe Mareas as well as you have. I also doubt that anyone has taken advantage of it's tranquility as much as you did. The week with you was one of my life's treasures. Thank you for coming! More 

Diamond Bar, CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Mareas Villas is a very special place. The owners, Tim (also the chef) and his wife Pillar (who designed the place) are excellent, gracious hosts that know all about the area. This includes the birds, monkeys, flowers, and a lemur that we never saw. Pillar swore he was there but he didn't show up during my week stay. It is... More 

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CRSDLVNOSD, Owner at Mareas Villas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We truly enjoyed your company and hope to see you back for the 2018 World Cup! More 

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Additional Information about Mareas Villas

Address: Playa Hermosa, Bahia Ballena | Puntarenas, Osa, Uvita 11111, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Mareas Villas Costa Rica/Uvita

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