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Peaceful ocean view Home in Ballena Marine National Park. Walk to Beaches.

David Gittelman & Natalia Sanchez

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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David Gittelman & Natalia Sanchez

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2015
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Peaceful ocean view Home in Ballena Marine National Park. Walk to Beaches.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Uvita House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Balllena is one of Costa Rica's hidden gems that should not be missed. Located on Costa Rica's South Pacific shore in Ballena Marine National Park, a renowned Marine Sanctuary that faces Playa Ballena, a pristine beach stretching along 4 kms of natural beauty. We are 20 minutes from Dominical and only 6 minutes from Uvita. Almost any activity you want to enjoy in Costa Rica is nearby.

Ballena is a renowned area for whale watching and natural marine and jungle beauty. You will be surrounded by serenity and natural beauty.

Casa Lutetia is a charming house that is bright and airy with views of Ballena Island through the jungle. It is only a 5 minute walk to the beaches, yet is adjacent to dense forest which is home to two species of monkeys, numerous birds and other wildlife. Guests frequently see monkeys foraging and playing right outside your balcony.

If you are looking for a private and secure place to relax and/or be in contact with nature, this is the place to come. Come and visit us, nature is calling!

Additionally, you will be treated to luxuries upon arrival and assistance with all your travel needs prior to arrival and during your stay.

Standard rate is $200/nt or $1250/wk. Please see Rate Page for Holiday and Off-season rates and dates.

A minimum 50% deposit is due upon booking. This is 90% refundable with more than 30 days advance notice from check in date.

Deposit is 50% refundable from 30 -10 days advance notice from check in date. Cancellations within 10 days of arrival are subject no refund of deposit.

Balance due 10 days prior to check in, unless arrangements have been made to pay balance upon arrival.

Keywords: Private house, Jungle setting short walk to beaches, ocean view

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
David Gittelman & Natalia Sanchez (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2015

What makes this house unique

You will enjoy a safe, private farm that is a rare location where wildlife inhabited forest reach beautiful beaches that see very few visitors. You will be surrounded by serenity and natural beauty..

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Peaceful ocean view Home in Ballena Marine National Park. Walk to Beaches.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Wisconsin
5

Great Jungle Getaway for Family

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and 3 boys (7, 10, 12) stayed here for 11 days. We all had a blast! This house is pretty much all screen windows from floor to ceiling, so it really feels like you are sleeping outside in the jungle. The noises are incredible, especially in the early morning when the Howler monkeys, parrots, and every other jungle critter makes its presence known. The boys couldn't have been happier seeing both Howler and White Faced monkeys several times on the property, and toucans and parrots are around daily. We also saw a Tamarindo Anteater a few times. There is a nice trail through the jungle to the beach, which is absolutely fantastic. In all the days we spent on the beach, we probably saw 10 people total. Playa Arco, which is accessible via a short trail from the beach out front is without question the most amazing beach I've ever been on. Groceries and a nice assortment of really good restaurants are a short distance away in either direction.

David and Natalia were very helpful in setting up a activities for us, and were super responsive and quick to lend a hand when we had questions, which is not something you find at many VRBOs.

The boys also fell in love with "Flacco" their yellow lab that led us to the beach daily and kept us company. Give him some water and attention and he will take you where you need to go.

The boys cried the morning we left so it was obviously very special for them. If you are wanting to get away from the resorts and crowds and have a true CR experience, I don't think you can go wrong here.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steph and Mike, We are very happy that you and your family had such a nice time in Costa Rica. We almost expected Flaco to hide in one of your luggage pieces, and he has been a bit sad the past couple of days. We look forward to your next visit and thank you for the kind review. Cheers, Natalia, Daniel and David
New York, NY
5

PARADISE

  • 5 of 5

What a spectacular house. Highly recommend for types of travelers: friends, family, couples. The house was truly in the jungle with monkeys and tuscans surrounding the property and the private beach was just a dream. David and Natalia were incredibly helpful and just so friendly. That was just a huge bonus!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Campbell River, BC
4

At one with nature

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Casa Lutetia. It is a spacious home in a beautiful setting. David and Natalia are extremely helpful and made the trip even better by offering assistance and information whenever needed. We saw monkeys from the deck every day, what an experience! Our family (with 2 teenagers) walked to the beautiful, secluded beach almost every day, as well. The house is secluded yet close enough to a grocery store and restaurants, plus plenty of other beautiful beaches if you want to explore more. The only downfall is that because you are in such a beautiful natural setting, some of nature's creatures find their way into the home. This is no fault of the owners and if you want the joy of a jungle experience, you need to be prepared for some unexpected surprises.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Absolutely unique experience in the Costa Rican jungle

  • 5 of 5

We feel so fortunate to find this place for our recent stay on in Costa Rica (especially now, after having seen a bit around the Central Pacific Coast of the country). It has it all: a stunning view of the ocean (from both the first and the second levels) through the canopy, unmatched privacy (if you crave for it), perfect wild-watching location (especially early in the morning and just before the sunset) and an easy and pleasant access to a couple of secluded beaches in the area. If you are looking for some nightlife, time your trip around the week of the TheBestFest (the annual 3-day music festival in the jungle, which seemed out of place to us, given the vulnerability of the region's wildlife). The best dining options can be found in Ojochal (be sure to make reservations though), with Exotica being our favorite place. The hosts (Natalia and David) will make the arrangements easy for you. Thank you for an unforgettable stay!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Peaceful, private, rustic beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our time at this home. The owners are SUPER helpful, available by e-mail or skype before and during our stay, helping reserve activities and arrange transportation. The property is big, clean, with great views, and only a few minutes walk from the beach. The beach is secluded, rocky during high tide, but sandy and swim-able during low tide. We took the owners suggestion and headed down to the next beach (by a trail through the woods for a few minutes) where there is a wonderful cave you can walk through, and the waves are a blast to play in. The shower in the home is a little funky in terms of consistent water availability and pressure, but that adds to the feeling of adventure, and all was explained to us when we arrived. The kitchen is well organized and functional. If you don't have a car it is tricky getting around and taxis are expensive, but do-able. The upstairs room is all open, including the bathroom, and the bath up there is only cold water. We were two adult friends and two young teenage boys and we all loved it. The white faced monkeys were in the trees right by the house one morning, checking us out. The owners have a dog, Lucy, who adopts the visitors. She does not come in to the house, but sleeps peacefully out doors and is ready to show you the trail to the beach, watch over you, and make sure you get back to the house on the right path. A true host! Do be warned that the owners have two other dogs who stay on their nearby property. If you need to go on the owner's property, I would recommend that you e-mail the owner first to let him know and have the dogs put in the house or on a leash. The dogs are protective of their property and we had a bad experience with one of them. Other than that one incident, we had an amazing time and would go back in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

spacious jungle house walking distance to beach

  • 5 of 5

Natalia and David's spacious, clean and comfortable (a bit sparsely furnished) house exceeded our expectations! We were greeeted with fresh banana bread and coconut water, as well as Lucy the dog, who became our guide and companion for the week. David and Natalia were available and helpful with suggestions for activities and happy to make reservations as needed. The gorgeous secluded beach was a pleasant walk through the jungle and provided hours of floating and bobbing in gently warm Pacific ocean surf.

The house is located 10 to 30 minutes from a variety of eateries, grocery store and activities, and less than an hour to the gateway for boat tours through mangroves and to amazing bio-diverse national park. We had a great time ziplining (Osa Canopy Tours), short hike and swimming near waterfalls (near location where Tilapia is caught and fried to order - our favorite meal) and fine dining in Ojachal (15 minute drive) as well as trinket shopping and people watching in surfing town of Dominical (30 min drive).

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and your Costa Rica experience. And it was nice to meet your family and share the local beauty. Have a wonderful New Year. Natalia, David and Daniel

Map

Nearest Motorway
250 Metres
Costanera, Highway 34
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Playa Ballena and Playa Arco
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $160 Per night

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Apr 8 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
$2,000
 
 
Low Season 2
Sep 9 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
$2,000
 
 
Holiday Season 2
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
 
Holiday Season 3
Mar 21 2016 - Mar 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
 
Low Season 3
Mar 29 2016 - Jun 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
$2,500
 

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Amenities

Uvita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
Notes:
Located in jungle setting, 5 minute walk to beaches. Less than two kilometer walk to very priavte and beautiful Playa Arco.

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