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. and even better watching sunset with a glass of wine! The lush landscaping and pool 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!
The house is beautiful. The view is amazing. The owners and property manager are beyond accommodating. They helped us plan or excursions. We loved the pool and used it several times s day. The outdoor shower was great. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to cook great meals and make delicious blended drinks to enjoy on the deck. The house is wired with reliable, fast Internet and an international phone so we could stay connected with family back home with ease. We had a terrific stay and we will definitely be back. If you are considering this property, you will not be disappointed.
My husband and I rented Casa Cola Ballena this past Feb/March for 6 weeks and had a wonderful time. Perched 550 meters above the beautiful Whales Tale and village of Uvita the view is breath taking both day and night. We were up early every morning to enjoy abundant Tucan and other beautiful bird shows in the wild. The house is comfortable, well maintained and set up to entertain your guests from back home in style. All you really need to do is bring in your groceries. Trina & Don are perfect property managers. You won't be disappointed if you stay here.
Casa Cola was our first experience in home rentals. 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 wonders. 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 restaurants 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 in responding to and answering my plethora of questions prior to our arrival. All said and considered, a "5 star" rating may just not be enough . Superlatives are necessary! We could not have been more happy with the entire experience!!!!
Our family spent 8 days here in Paradise! The property manager, Trina met us down in town and we followed her up the mountain - our first adventure ;)
We had such a warm welcome as there were fresh cut flowers for us. The kitchen had everything you will need and then some. They have a very helpful house book that gives you ideas as to what to do and see, as well as places to eat at. The views were just so awesome with surrounding lush greenery and various wild life. The view of the Whale's Tale and the sunsets were our favorite... We really liked that the house had whale tale decorations throughout the property, the entry gate, the outside wall, by the pool and various places within the house. The house also had plenty of books and games, TV, Internet, house phone as well as a local cell phone. It was also very nice to have the use of a washer and dryer. All 3 of the Master Suites were all very comfortable with beautiful views as well. PLUS they all are pretty private. The house is well taken care of and very clean. Truly an Amazing Vacation Rental! ** 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!! **
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
My husband and I travelled with our 18 year old son, and 2 of his friends. We all had an amazing vacation. This was our 3rd trip to Costa Rica, and this area, and this home is now our new favourite. Yes the trek up the mountain to the house is a bit daunting at first, but it was really no problem for the 4 x 4 Sante Fe we rented. The house is perfect, the grounds are amazing and the view is spectacular! Both Sarah and Trina were very helpful right from the booking through to our visit. Trina was always only a phone call (or text) away.
We visited 2 waterfalls - one right on the road up to the house, and the other about 40 minutes from the house (we drove to trail head and then hiked; only 4 kms each way and fairly easy). The guys all went on the ATV tour and had a great time.
We're hoping we can visit Casa Cola Bellena again.
Thanks so much Sarah and Mark for sharing your lovely home with us.