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Outstanding Views, Very Private - Relaxing Home with Pool

Rebecca Gardner

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Rebecca Gardner

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
71%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015
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Outstanding Views, Very Private - Relaxing Home with Pool

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Uvita House Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Rebecca Gardner (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
71%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Outstanding Views, Very Private - Relaxing Home with Pool
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
Providence, RI USA
5

Pristine, private and peaceful

  • 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
5

Magical Casa Miramar

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at Casa Miramar and it was quite magical. The panoramic vistas from this property are spectacular and there is a peacefulness that you feel when you arrive to this secluded oasis. The property looks out onto Marino Ballena National Park with a great view of the "Whales Tail"."

You definitely need 4wd to get up the road easily manageable and worth the ride. The grounds are lush, tropical and equipped with a relaxing outdoor Palapa, a swimming pool, a great bbq and an outdoor shower. Casa Miramar also has a 1 bedroom casita on the property that is equipped with a huge outdoor terrace that served me well for sunrise yoga (Tucan's and and sunset libations. The casita also has it's own bath, kitchen and shower which is great.

The main house is very well appointed with a spacious layout and a great well equipped kitchen. When we did venture out for dinner I would recommend Sabor for authentic Paella, Citrus which was eclectic French it's worth a sunset cocktail at Azul's infinity pool .

There is a great beach just down the road from Casa Miramar called Playa Hermosa...if you can pry yourself away from the tranquility of the villa.

ENJOY....

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Exceptional Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Our family, including 2 small children, greatly enjoyed our stay at Casa Miramar. The house was exceptional with modern amenities, terrific views and outdoor living spaces. We had a great time relaxing in the pool and cooking in the built-in barbeque which had an amazing panoramic view of the ocean including Marino Ballena national reserve and several islands. Although the road up requires a strong 4X4 vehicle we had no problem going up and down even in moderate rain. The proximity to the green waterfall, cascada verde, and great beaches like Las Ventanas and Playa Hermosa were perfect, although the national reserve has an entrance fee of USD$6 per person each day which includes bathrooms and running fresh water. We loved all of the wildlife the house and surrounding area had to offer, from the leafcutter ants to howler monkeys and all of the great birds, butterflies and geckos. To get an up close look at great parrots, monkeys, sloths and anteaters…you should definitely visit Villas Alturas Animal Sanctuary, about a 5 minute drive north from Uvita. I recommend Casa Miramar to anyone looking for a comfortable jungle/beach experience with modern conveniences and immaculate and private grounds with breathtaking views.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Exceptional Accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Miramir was a wonderful, unforgettable experience! The house was immaculately clean and comfortable with lots of furnishings both indoors and outdoors. The kitchen is well appointed with all of the comforts of home, so cooking meals here was a pleasure.The property set high in the mountains was incredibly private and well kept. The private pool was just wonderful to compare the hot Costa Rican sun, and the view of the Pacific Ocean and Marina Ballena was stunning! We will definitely be staying at Casa Miramar again. I would highly reccomend this property!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
florida
5

loved the house and the whales tail view

  • 5 of 5

we were there for the month of nov. the house, pool, view and wildlife were all so great. birds, monkeys, hummers, loved the pics we took. only negative to the whole month, the road to get there. do not do it at nite the first time. it is a 10 minute drive up the steep mt. side, even with a lg. 4 wheel drive. the directions and pics are so old, need to invest in a few signs at turns. also road gets very slippery and big holes. need to plan ahead on trips up and down the mt.! the house again was as pictured and we loved it. thanks for a truly great month!!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A beautiful treasure featuring incredible scenery

  • 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

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
various
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
San Buena Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Costanera
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
various
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Playa Uvita
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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Rates & Availability

From $180 Per night

Uvita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$180
$1,130
$3,000
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 1 2015 - Jan 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$235
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,400
$4,200
 

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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Amenities

Uvita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Notes:
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.

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