Rebecca Gardner

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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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2 bedroom/2 bath Casa sleeps 7; 1 bedroom/1 bath Casita sleeps 2.

Casa Miramar is a very private, comfortable Costa Rican getaway located a cool 800 feet above the Pacific Ocean, directly above the Whale's Tail in the Marino Ballena National Park and the thriving town of Uvita. This spacious home sleeps five comfortably in two bedrooms (one with a king bed, the other with a queen and a single), and the living room has a queen-sized sofa bed that can sleep two more. The property also offers a secluded cottage/casita which has one bedroom with a full bed, one bathroom with an outdoor solar shower, a small but well-equipped kitchen, and large veranda with an incredible view. Just a brief walk between the two, both the casa and the casita provide wonderful privacy.

Other than the weekly visit of the gardener and housekeeper (included in rates) you have utter peace to lull away the days in your veranda hammock enjoying the stunning ocean and mountain/valley views, or dip in the inviting pool in sublime privacy. The Bali shade hut is excellent for reading, napping, or gazing at the hypnotic scenery. Casa Miramar is a birdwatcher's paradise and you'll be amazed as large birds catch the draft spirals and soar overhead. Resident hawks, falcons, and toucans perch in nearby trees and you may see a Morpho butterfly skip along the garden flowers. Mornings are filled with birdsong as you enjoy your first cup of coffee and those same birds will serenade you during spectacular sunsets. Though Casa Miramar is not on a 'monkey highway', you will hear the howlers in the distance and occasionally see the white faced monkeys in the area. It's not unusual to encounter sloths and other small animals in the neighborhood.

For those needing technology, Casa Miramar is equipped with wifi and a pay-as-you-go mobile phone. There is a small flat-screen television hooked to the house's library of movies, television series, and music for rare moments spent inside.

Located along the paved Costanera Highway, Uvita is 20km south of the colorful surfer town of Dominical and 16km north of restaurant-filled Ojochal. Casa Miramar is a perfect headquarters for jumping to the Osa Peninsula by sea or by road, and for exploring points north or inland. You'll find that friendly Uvita is a thriving village with all the amenities for a comfortable stay. Choose from a variety of sports and sightseeing tours including a 'not to miss' horseback tour through the jungle to a waterfall followed by a gallop along the ocean.

Uvita has both a rustic feel and all the necessary modern conveniences. Still very much a village, you'll find a good variety at the two main grocery stores, a gas station, banks, a medical and dental clinic, a weekly farmers market, and plenty of wifi - all mixed with the sight of locals riding on horseback down the street. There is a wide variety of restaurants in the area, ranging from fabulous gourmet to delicious roadside ceviche. Locals and expats mingle comfortably in a friendly atmosphere that also features tour guide services, unspoiled beaches, and much more.

Casa Miramar's unbeatable views and privacy come thanks to its mountainside setting so it should be noted that like many places in Costa Rica, a 4x4 vehicle is required to navigate an unpaved road that can be steep and twisty at times.

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  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome

Rebecca Gardner

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Speaks english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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View, Value and Very Private - Outstanding Home with Pool
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
View, Value and Very Private - Outstanding Home with Pool
Uvita Puntarenas
Providence, RI USA


  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely alternative to resorts and hotels in a beautiful part of Costa Rica. The house, pool and grounds are all excellent and well-maintained. The bedrooms are in separate parts of the house so are very private if two couples want to share. The road up is a 4X4 challenge...steep and unpaved...but arriving back at Casa Miramar makes it all worth it! We enjoyed every minute.
If you're looking for tourist destination with lots of amenities, this is not the spot. If you're looking for lovely empty beaches, local flavor and wonderful nature and wildlife, you can't do better than this area of Costa Rica. The newly paved road along the coast will increasingly bring development....come now!
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
View, Value and Very Private - Outstanding Home with Pool
Uvita Puntarenas


  • 5 of 5
My friend and I spent four nights and five days at Casa Miramar with my daughter and her husband. I slept in the master bedroom and used the air-conditioner at night. My friend had the second bedroom and was very pleased to have her own bathroom. My daughter and son-in-law slept in the casita. We had our breakfast looking out on the beautiful scenery that surrounds Casa Miramar and watched the incredible sunsets from the large patio of the casita. The view of the ocean and the sandbar formation called the Whale's Tale were spectacular. The house is nicely decorated reflecting he warmth and caring of the owners. It is very clean and well-maintained. There are many small touches that give the place a homey feel. The furniture is very comfortable and well-coorinated. We enjoyed most days just resting, relaxing, swimming in the pool and then going out to dinner at local restaurants whose cuisines rivaled those of New York City. This is a delightful treasure hidden 800 ft. up a mountain. I was thrilled to see my first toucan! Next time, I hope to see more.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
View, Value and Very Private - Outstanding Home with Pool
Uvita Puntarenas


  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I had the vacation of our lives this past August at the Casa. Incredibly beautiful, spacious and welcoming, the Casa was the oasis of our dreams. You can't beat the unbelievable view from the casa-every morning it took our breath away. Also, not to be missed are the sunsets, not only for the views but for the array of wildlife that appear and surround the casa. There is a family of 6 Tucans, a pair of parrots, a Crested Guan, diverse butterflies, frogs, lizards, spiders (the very non-dangerous, incredible to watch in action kind) we had a whole zoo in the backyard! A prime spot for photographers! We greatly enjoyed using the large kitchen to cook elaborate meals (the grocery stores in Uvita are well stocked and open late!)and outdoor seating area to sit and enjoy them at. On a rainy evening, we also enjoyed Rebecca's well stocked movie collection in the comfy living room.
The town of Uvita is extremely welcoming, everyone is so kind and there are three beautiful, very diverse beaches within miles of the Casa. The casa was our sanctuary after days of traveling to Arenal and the Cloud Forest. (A days journey, but well worth it!) while we had a wonderful time exploring Costa Rica, we were so happy to come back to our own little paradise at the Casa. Perfectly private, with the right blend of rustic and modern touches (the wi-fi was handy in researching local wildlife and booking tours) I can't imagine having spent our vacation anywhere else. It will forever be the vacation to top!!
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
View, Value and Very Private - Outstanding Home with Pool
Uvita Puntarenas


  • 5 of 5
WE love traveling to Costa Rica and the Southern Zone - Uvita is our favorite, The natural beauty and unspoiled areas of the zone keep us coming back. Casa Mirimar has been our repeated choice for lodging.

The location and views are amazing. Your home is clean and inviting. I just cannot say enough. We have eight year old twins that love the pool and watching the wildlife. The close proximity of the beaches and grocery make Casa Miramar a vacation destination in itself.

WE Love Your Home!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
View, Value and Very Private - Outstanding Home with Pool
Uvita Puntarenas
grand rapids michigan


  • 4 of 5
we enjoyed this home. One thing couples with kids should know is that the two bedrooms are quite separate and do not adjoin so when you lock up at night you cannot go into the rest of the home without completely unlocking. We have young kids so this was a bit tough. Also water supply was an issue, we were repeatedly asked to conserve water which made us worry we might run out of water, this did not happen but worrying it would was a stressor. View is incredible and privacy and value of this rental are great. House could have used more ceiling fans in kitchen and bath rooms to assist in air circulation. Great animal watching and kids loved the pool too. Owners were helpful and friendly. Road definitely requires 4wd and some courage and guts. Casita has an awesome view and would be great for a couple.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're happy that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Miramar and hope to see you again one day.
Regarding the water issue, during the week of your stay, it happened to conincide with a project at the mountain springs to improve water flow We apologize for having to ask you to conserve and the stress it caused, but we were concerned that our extra storage water tanks could run low with a full house. Fortunately the project was successful and completed during your stay and the water issue has been resolved.
View, Value and Very Private - Outstanding Home with Pool
Uvita Puntarenas


  • 5 of 5
My husband and two boys (ages 9 and 6) just spent a week at Casa Miramar, and we can unhesitatingly say that this was our best vacation EVER. The house is just wonderful, situated in a spectacular location overlooking the Pacific. The house and the property are just gorgeous. Beautiful views from every room, clean and spare design, a warm and wonderful swimming pool, and a huge and luxurious bathtub. My favorite amenity was actually the master bathroom's shower, with a fabulous showerhead, where you can open a door and gaze out at the forest and the ocean while you shower. Breathtaking. The location of Miramar was perfect for us. We used the Uvita Information Center, on Sharon and Mac's recommendation, to book all of our tours (zipline, horseback riding, boat swamp tour) and we couldn't have done better. Every day was a new adventure and every afternoon ended back at Miramar, lounging by the pool, watching our boys heavenly play--it was truly perfect. We're already thinking about how we can get back to Miramar, and which of our friends we can convince to go there.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Playa Uvita
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
San Buena Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary

The town of Uvita is located along 'Costa Ballena', on the Pacific Coast south of Quepos and north of Golfito. Playa Uvita is the home of Costa Rica's only marine sanctuary, Ballena Marine National Park. The park is named for the whales that are often sighted close to shore. From Casa Miramar you can see the spit of land that's formed at low tide and composes the perfect outline of a whale's tail. Convenient to Uvita you can easily get to canopy tours, miles of beautiful beaches, river rafting, waterfalls, rain forest, horseback riding along the ocean and so much more - or, just enjoy the awesome ocean/river/mountain view from right where you are - Casa Miramar. Especially notable is the great surfing just minutes away. Also available are nearby language schools for those wanting a bit more from their cultural experience.

Other Activities: House overlooks Ballena Marine National Park, Costa Rica's only marine sanctuary

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Availability & Rates


Uvita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holidays
Dec 1 2014 - Jan 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Semana Santa (March 24-31, 2013): $3,000 for the week
Christmas/New Years (December 22, 2013 - January 4, 2014): $3,000 per week
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Uvita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Mobile Phone
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Alarm System
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sinks
    Guest - toilet , shower , very spacious w/ skylight
    Casita - toilet , the best view from the outdoor shower!
  • The master wing holds a spacious bathroom with two sinks, a jacuzzi tub with an awesome jungle view, and two showers, one 'Bali style'. The second wing has a spacious shower with skylight and ceramic seat for comfort while bathing. The casita/small house has an outdoor shower with an unforgettable view.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king , pillowtop mattress, teak hardwood floors and a/c
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Separate casita with bath, kitchen and big porch w/ big view
  • The master bed is dramatically framed by arched windows looking out to the 'Whales Tail', Costa Rica's only marine park. Teak floors make your first steps of the morning a delight.
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
For complete privacy, Casa Miramar is situated within gates and has an installed ADT Security System and personal safes for valuables. Tiled pool with poolside palm-thatched shade hut for an afternoon nap. The living room has a sofa bed that pulls out to sleep two more on a queen size mattress.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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