This craftsman inspired tropical Villa is nestled on 3.75 acres of private paradise in the rainforest jungle of Bahia Ballena. The panoramic views of the ocean, Isla Ballena, Cano Island, Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters rocks), Osa Peninsula, and the rainforest will take your breath away!
The Villa is ideally located 200 meters above the coastline, approximately 5.7 miles south of the town of Uvita in 'Perla de Ballena' - a private gated wildlife reserve surrounded by 100+ acres of natural rainforest.
Built in 2008, Villa Kristina Maria sleeps 9 people in 4 spacious bedrooms (including two master suites), 3.5 bathrooms, over 2250 sq. ft. of indoor living space plus 1500+ sq. ft. of covered wraparound decks with lounge chairs and rocking chairs for relaxing and soaking in the scenery.
The Villa offers a truly unique and private location with a spacious open floorplan designed for indoor/outdoor living, lots of windows with screens, and ceiling fans in every room and on the decks.
Relax as you sip a margarita on the palapa covered deck adjacent to the sparkling tiled swimming pool that features a serene rock waterfall surrounded by lush tropical plants and flowers. The palapa deck has a wetbar with a bar refrigerator, 5 bamboo barstools, 2 bamboo lounge chairs, a loveseat and arm chair, and a ceiling fan. You'll never want to leave!
The Villa is tropically furnished with locally crafted bamboo furniture and beautiful artwork by Costa Rican artisans. Each of the four bedrooms has a queen sized bed, pillowtop mattress, bamboo headboard, armoire wardrobe and chair, and a covered deck with a ceiling fan, a rocking chair, and views of the ocean, islands and jungle.
The kitchen features stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, tropical designed dishes, a breakfast bar, and is fully equipped with a toaster, electric coffee maker, blender, pots and pans, linens and cooking utensils.
The dining room has an oval bamboo dining table that seats 8 - 10 people, or dine al fresco at the bamboo table on the deck, or at the palapa bar.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, including howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, white-nosed coati mundis (racoon family), agoutis, iguanas, toucans, parrots, and other many other exotic birds, beautiful butterflies including the spectacular blue morpho, iguanas, frogs, lizards, and other jungle wildlife.
Hike to nearby waterfalls in the 'Perla de Ballena' private reserve, relax in a lounge chair, or read a book in a comfortable bamboo rocking chair on the deck.
Minutes to beautiful tropical beaches where the jungle meets the shore, and the ocean temperatures range from 80-85 degrees year round!
Convenient to delicious restaurants in Uvita, Ojochal and Dominical, banks, grocery and convenience stores, gas station, and a multitude of nearby activities that include swimming, surfing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, zipline canopy tours, hiking, exploring ocean caves and rainforest waterfalls, ATV tours, learning about jungle flora and fauna on a guided hike at Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge, Don Lulo's horseback riding tour to Nauyaca Waterfalls, visiting Reptilandia (a reptile zoo), and shopping for souveniers at beachside stalls on Playa Dominical, or at the Community Market in Uvita on Saturday mornings.
Villa Kristina Maria guests have access to Ballena Beach Club, which has a restaurant, swimming pool, bar, and private access to the beach (Playa Ballena).
A separate and private studio casita (Casita Kristina Maria #369661) may be rented separately, if available, for 2 additional people.
To take a virtual tour and view more photos of the property, see the 'Links to more information' below, which includes a link to the main house Villa Kristina Maria, and a link to the Casita.
A 4-wheel drive vehicle is necessary. We would be happy to refer you to a reputable and reasonable rental car company that gives our guests a discount, as well as provide you with contact information for making reservations for nearby activities and excursions.
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We live in San Juan Capistrano, in Southern California. Kathy is a real estate broker, and Steve is a general contractor working for a local structural steel company. We have a daughter in her mid-20's, and 3 dogs and a parrot. Two of the dogs, 'Perla' and 'Ballena', we brought home from Costa Rica. Steve surfs, and we enjoy nature and hiking. Our favorite beaches are Playa Ballena at Ballena Beach Club and Playa Ventanas, both in Costa Rica. Our favorite restaurant is Exotica in Ojochal, Costa Rica - their Chicken Exotica is Kathy's favorite, and their 'Devil's Fork' dessert is delicous.
We fell in love with the spectacular views, the gorgeous scenery, private location, and abundant wildlife in the gated private reserve of Perla de Ballenain on the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. The Costa Rican people are so warm and friendly, and made us feel welcome.
Perla de Ballena, the private wildlife reserve in a gated community where Villa Kristina Maria is located, reminds Kathy's mother of Jurassic Park because of its lush landscape and natural environment. Being surrounded by nature is a peaceful and renewing experience.
We purchased the property in December of 2006, designed the home in early 2007, started construction in mid-2007 with Ecomaderas, a local Tico contractor, and completed construction in early 2008. We are proud of the way the home blends so seamlessly into the rainforest.
Relax to the sound of the river cascading through rainforest. You'll be lulled to sleep by croaking frogs and the sounds of the jungle at night. Awaken to the distinct roar of howler monkeys as they traverse through the jungle, and the squawking of green parrots flying overhead . At lowtide, and when the surf is big, you can hear the waves crashing on the beach.
Access to Ballena Beach Club is included with the rental. Ballena Beach Club is a beachside restaurant and bar, with a swimming pool, restroom facilities, and a palm-lined trail to Playa Ballena. Playa Ballena is a beautiful tropical swimming and surfing beach with views of Tres Hermanas and Isle Ballena. The water temperature is a warm 80-85 degrees year-round.
Perla de Ballena, the gated community where Villa Kristina Maria is located, is a protected wildlife reserve and an ideal setting for viewing the flora and fauna of the rainforest with acres of primary and secondary rainforest, streams, waterfalls, and hiking trails.
GPS coordinates: 9° 8' 3' N 83° 41' 46' W. The satellite view was taken before the house was built in 2007.
ATV tours available.
Additional mileage distances:
3.2 miles to Ballena Beach Club (Playa Ballena private beach access)
5.7 miles to Grocery Store, Bank & Restaurants in Uvita
6.25 miles to Uvita Information Center (tourist info)
6.4 miles to Gas Station in Uvita
6.7 miles to Playa Uvita 'The Whale's Tail' beach
17.25 miles to Dominical (surfing beach)
19 miles to Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge
(zipline canopy tours, guided hikes, butterfly garden)
40.2 miles to Quepos Regional Airport (Sansa & Nature Air flights)
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