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Casa Uvita: Rainforest & Ocean Views, Eco-Home

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Rental Home
Casa Uvita, located in Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, is a beautiful 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home with a maximum capacity of 6-8 guests. It sits on the edge of primary rainforest, only 8 minutes from the Marino Ballena National Park beach. Casa Uvita is close enough to modern conveniences, but far enough to be immersed in the sights and sounds of Costa Rica's tropical wildlife. The spacious, indoor/outdoor, two-story eco-home is luxuriously outfitted with wooden floors, high ceilings, large windows and upscale bathrooms. The top floor has a master suite, two additional bedrooms, two balconies, and sitting and dining areas. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. Downstairs, there is a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining areas, covered porches and one bedroom. Spectacular forest and ...Casa Uvita, located in Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, is a beautiful 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home with a maximum capacity of 6-8 guests. It sits on the edge of primary rainforest, only 8 minutes from the Marino Ballena National Park beach. Casa Uvita is close enough to modern conveniences, but far enough to be immersed in the sights and sounds of Costa Rica's tropical wildlife. The spacious, indoor/outdoor, two-story eco-home is luxuriously outfitted with wooden floors, high ceilings, large windows and upscale bathrooms. The top floor has a master suite, two additional bedrooms, two balconies, and sitting and dining areas. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. Downstairs, there is a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining areas, covered porches and one bedroom. Spectacular forest and stunning Pacific Ocean views can be seen from every area of the house. Common sightings include howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, aracaris, and parrots. Hike to nearby waterfalls or lounge in your hammock to enjoy the forest sights and sounds. Casa Uvita is completely self-sustaining, using solar energy and water from a natural spring. 24/7 security; daily housekeeping. Private swimming pool, 12.5 meters long, rainforest setting, ocean view. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No children under the age of 5.
Bathrooms
4 Full baths
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Meet the host
Michele G
Hosting since June 2012
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (73)
Cruiser67779612382
Cruiser67779612382
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Everything about our Casa Uvita experience was so incredible, where do I begin...a superb location maintaining a perfect balance of privacy and seclusion, while still only a 10 minute drive to multiple beaches, restaurants, waterfalls, and so much more! When we weren't horseback riding on the beach, ziplining through the Osa canopy, or swimming at Manuel Antonio National Park, we spent our time at Casa Uvita swimming in the serene pool, enjoying the ocean views, bird watching, and eating at the delicious Early Bird Cafe (conveniently right on the property!). I truly appreciate the sustainable nature of this home; this is the perfect place to unplug and escape the stress of daily life (although Wifi is available, if you so choose). Michele was a kind, gracious hostess, and so incredibly knowledgeable about the abundance of flora and fauna around the home. I will certainly be visiting again, and have already recommended Casa Uvita to my friends and family. 10/10. Overall an unreal and unforgettable experience.
Visited July 2021
Written August 23, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michele G
Michele G
It was such a pleasure to host you and your friends! You did strike a perfect balance between enjoying the house and exploring all that Uvita has to offer. We look forward to having you back! Pura vida!
Written August 24, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jon M K
Jon M K
1 contribution
Casa Evita is nestled into the jungle environment with the sounds and sights of howler monkeys and aracari toucans entertaining your early mornings. The casa architecture is inviting and spacious, with large windows and openings that blend the inside and outside environments as one. The pool is inviting and can be used for lap swimming or just relaxing, great for kids to burn off some energy. The lush foliage around the casa and grounds is colorful and tropical. The on-property cafe means you don't have to prepare meals if you don't want to. The view of the ocean from a higher elevation is attractive. Casa Uvita is an inviting peaceful location located 5 minutes drive to beautiful beaches.
Visited August 2021
Written August 10, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michele G
Michele G
It was such a pleasure to meet you and host your multi-generation family! Thank you for sharing all that delicious mackerel tuna you caught on your fishing trip. We look forward seeing you back here soon. Pura vida!
Written August 11, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chelsea C
Chelsea C
Austin, TX5 contributions
Our family (2 kids and 2 adults) had a great time at Casa Uvita! This was our second stay there and it was great both times! Plenty of space, everything we needed to prepare meals, very comfortable and breezy! It’s wonderful to disconnect and get back to nature and this is the perfect place for that. Awesome views with beautiful sunsets. We saw a sloth and 2 howlers too! It’s perfectly situated close enough to the stores and beach but far enough out to feel like you are deep within nature. We booked horseback riding with Saul which was a great time! We’ll be coming back ASAP!! Thank you Michele for being such a wonderful host!
Visited June 2021
Written July 1, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michele G
Michele G
Thanks so much! It was a pleasure having you and your family with us again. Looking forward to your future visits to Casa Uvita! Pura vida!
Written July 8, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ted B
Ted B
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Casa Uvita has become our winter getaway. This was our second stay and a week longer than last winter. The home, tucked away on the side of the mountain, overlooking the sea, surrounded by the natural beauty of the coastal jungle, is a wonderful place to relax. We made sure to schedule days off from activities and exploring just for lounging at home. The home is well constructed with large hallways, three separate en suite bedrooms, many patios and balconies, and a wonderful pool with beautiful landscaping. Wildlife abounds. This year Michele added the Early Bird Café, a welcoming outdoor patio perfect for morning smoothies, bowls of fruit, local coffee and if so desired, the gringo breakfast including all the proper fixtures; eggs, bacon, potatoes, homemade salsa and breads, in any combination you wished to order. Most mornings we would take an early walk up the road, encountering wildlife such as white faced capuchin monkeys, caracara birds, macaws and lighting fast agouti. We would then spend a couple hours at the café, sharing stories with patrons and staff, meeting locals who drop in and out, all while enjoying the jungle landscape. Thank You Michele and staff, we will be back! Pura Vida!
Visited February 2020
Written February 24, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

nanbmiller
nanbmiller
Norwalk, CT2 contributions
Casa Uvita on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica provided a terrific six day vacation for our three generation family of six. Each family member had his/her favorite porch for views of the Pacific, the forest with lots of birds and animals, and the beautiful pool. Michele and her staff were terrific helping us find the best zip lining, Tarzn ropes, horseback riding right from our dooor and of course the best beaches. Breakfasts were fabulous and when our New Years Eve reservations fell through even cooked us a lovely celebratory dinner. The house is large and comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed to cook in several nights, the pool was beautiful and just right for short laps or simple lounging while we chatted. We all highly recommend Casa Uvita for a wonderful vacatin.
Visited January 2020
Written February 2, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

eider22
eider22
Topsham, ME3 contributions
Casa Uvita is a marvelous off the grid luxury home. The house can happily accommodate either a couple like us or a group of family or friends of multi generations. There are many spaces in which to enjoy the outdoors in or out of the sun. The pool is very private. The view over the jungle to the Pacific is breathtaking. Sunsets are magnificent. The range of tropical flora and fauna is immense. Before breakfast we listened to the howler monkeys and then were able to watch as many as 5 at a time as we ate our breakfast. The Casa Uvita facility is made infinitely nicer by the presence on the property of the owner, Michelle and her staff. Michelle is a fountain of energy and information about the flora and fauna and the many, many activities possible in the Uvita area. She is quite delighted to share her knowledge. She has recently opened a breakfast cafe on property. We enjoyed breakfast there each day from the menu which included fresh fruits, just baked breads and pastries, and a full eggs and bacon meal. Conversation with Michelle, her staff, and other cafe guests was a great way to start each day. The staff will provide massage, yoga, or various hikes if desired. Equally they are wonderful making reservations for any of the Costa Rican adventures like zip lining, paragliding, whale watching, birding, or exploring the national parks. Casa Uvita is first rate for a restful respite from the world or as a base for adventuring
Visited January 2020
Written February 1, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nodaksx6
Nodaksx6
Bismarck, ND119 contributions
Casa Uvita is true paradise. The home is beautiful, well maintained and tucked away in the mountains surrounded by jungle with an amazing view of the south pacific ocean. Every day we saw monkeys, birds, and other wildlife from one of the many outdoor living areas. The pool was a huge hit with the boys. Michele is a wonderful hostess who helped us schedule fabulous local tours to include horseback riding, fishing and kayaking. She also provided advice on different beaches and the best times to visit during our stay. Her knowledge of the local area was exceptional and extremely helpful for our daily excursions. Johnny, the caretaker at Casa Uvita, guided us one afternoon to a local waterfall and swimming hole which we had all to ourselves! If you’re looking for peaceful tranquility and blissful seclusion in Costa Rica, look no further and stay here, you will not be disappointed! Thanks Michele and Johnny for an unforgettable family vacation! It was truly hard to leave. We will be back! Pura Vida!
Visited December 2018
Written December 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michele G
Michele G
Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so glad your first experience in Costa Rica met your expectations! You had a nice pace during your stay--doing a few fun activities with the kids but also just relaxing on the beach or around the pool. I hope to see you or your fellow North Dakotans looking to escape the winter blues, soon! Pura vida!
Written December 31, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kristi_Wisconsin
Kristi_Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI1 contribution
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Uvita! The house is located on a dirt road (perfect for walking), just 10 minutes from the beach and grocery stores, etc. in Uvita. The house is beautiful, well-stocked, clean, and comfortable. There are many outdoor spaces to relax and enjoy the surroundings. We spent hours in the hammocks watching the monkeys and birds, and enjoying the breeze. While we were there at the hottest time of the year, sleeping under the ceiling fans was comfortable. Michelle went above and beyond to make our stay great. In advance of the trip, she helped book excursions for us to go zip lining, waterfall repelling, and horseback riding--all were amazing. She and Johnny (the caretaker) were quick to share wildlife sightings with us. Johnny took us on a hike to waterfall swimming hole one day. While the house is spectacular, Michelle's hospitality made our stay even more memorable. We can't wait to return to Costa Rica and Casa Uvita someday!
Visited March 2018
Written April 14, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michele G
Michele G
I'm so glad it worked out for you and your family to be with us over the busy Easter holiday. You all had a nice pace between activities and relax time at Casa Uvita. I hope to see you all again in the near future. Pura vida!
Written April 16, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ilovetosing
Ilovetosing
Granite Bay, CA22 contributions
I read all 50 plus reviews before our trip, and I have to say, they were all true. Michele was the perfect host making sure all our needs were met. She was always available and provided us with information on beaches, restaurants, birds and more. She took us on a birding hike, and her assistant, Johnny, took us to an amazing waterfall with a beautiful swimming hole beneath it. The house was clean and had everything you might need. Beds were comfy. It is truly a beautifully built very spacious home in an excellent location minutes from the beach and Uvita. All the bedrooms are very private, three with attached lovely baths. The pool, and view of the ocean from nearly every window, was fabulous. You need an all wheel drive vehicle to make the short trip up to the house. But the best thing was the wildlife... We were awakened by howler monkeys and parrots every morning by 5:30 a.m. What a thrill! And the toucans were everywhere. We saw many other species of birds, basilisk lizards, a sloth and more. Michele also hooked us up with two excursions: One a night walk and the other a birding tour followed by a good Costa Rican breakfast. Thanks to Michele for a fabulous week.
Visited February 2018
Written March 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michele G
Michele G
Thank you for your kind words. It is always a pleasure to have a nature-loving family here at Casa Uvita. I have no doubt the birding bug bit you and you'll be birding in NY Central Park this spring and be back here next winter. It is addictive. My best to all of you.
Written March 18, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elaine D
Elaine D
Fort Collins, CO8 contributions
We’ve stayed in Uvita many times, but have never stayed in a place so well cared for and so comfortable! Michele is a host that knows how to please! She’s willing to share her love of Costa Rica with you. But she also respects your privacy. We were traveling with 2 other couples; we each had comfortable accommodations, plus an outdoor seating area for each couple. When we wanted to be together she had the perfect places for 6 or more people. The pool is the largest we’ve ever experienced. We loved the location because it’s quiet but also just a few minutes drive to town! Don’t hesitate to book!
Visited January 2018
Written January 27, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michele G
Michele G
It was a pleasure to meet all of you! Casa Uvita is a great house for three different couples to share because you can gather as a group or hide from one another on one of the five patios and decks. Your love of the ocean and forest will hopefully keep you coming back in the future! Pura vida!
Written January 30, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Business Travel
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Safe
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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Casa Uvita is located in Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (20 min. south of Dominical). It sits on the edge of primary rainforest, only 10 minutes from Playa Uvita, which is part of the Marino Ballena National Park. Uvita is located 20 min. south of Dominical, on the Southern Pacific Highway (Costanera Sur). Casa Uvita is 2 km. east of Cabinas Gato, on the road to La Union.
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Car required
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Uvita: Rainforest & Ocean Views, Eco-Home

Casa Uvita: Rainforest & Ocean Views, Eco-Home is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Casa Uvita: Rainforest & Ocean Views, Eco-Home has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Casa Uvita: Rainforest & Ocean Views, Eco-Home has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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