CASA ARACARI, UVITA, OCEAN VIEWS, FANTASTIC HOME, POOL..WOW!!!

Carol & Claire 949-492-0796(US)

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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CASA ARACARI, UVITA, OCEAN VIEWS, FANTASTIC HOME, POOL..WOW!!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

Overview

Uvita Villa Rental Photos and Description

Welcome to Casa Aracari...Let your imagination soar where the Sky meets the Sea, located at a comfortable 500 meters above the coastline of Punta de Ballena in Costa Rica. This ideal tropical vacation home is nestled in the jungle on one acre of Paradise. Its unique architecture and original design by Eva Powers offers a spacious open-air indoor/outdoor floor plan. Walk in and pinch yourself to make sure you are not dreaming!

We take pleasure in sharing the beauty of Costa Rica by using materials manufactured locally and incorporated in the design throughout the house. Construction was completed in December 2010 by local craftsmen/artists Wilberth Acuna and Dagoberto Mora. The spiral teak staircase at the heart of the home, wraps itself around a locally grown Guanacaste tree. The railings are artistically handcrafted with local Mangrove roots and Bejuco vine. The ceiling is lined with grass mats made by skilled Mayan Indians especially for Casa Aracari.

The fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and beautiful custom wood counters is the social center of the home. For an extra special treat, create your own gourmet dinner and serve it in the dining room while enjoying the sunset views. Sit in the living room, open the tall folding glass doors, and create a large indoor/outdoor living space with panoramic views of the pool, jungle covered mountains, ocean, Bahia de Ballena, and surrounding bird life.

Relax under the covered deck in a hammock or lounge chair, go for a swim in the beautiful infinity pool, or enjoy an ice cold drink made from delicious fruits of the region while sitting on one of the four bar stools at the table shaded by the palapa covered umbrella in the pool.

So many beautiful scenes will delight you as you sit on the upstairs balcony and watch in awe as the sunrise and sunset transform the sky! Watch from the balcony for the many varieties of wildlife in the area... the jungle surrounding the house promises an abundance of tropical sights and sounds that will continue day and night. Be sure to have your camera ready! Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Parrots, and Dart frogs are frequent visitors.

There is a Casita on the property which offers a charming bedroom for two with Queen size bed and full bathroom, a small kitchen and dining area. There you can enjoy sitting on your own covered porch, swinging on the hammock and tune into the sights and sounds of the surrounding jungle.

The Casita is optional and can rented in addition to the Main house rental, but the Casita cannot be rented without the Main home. You will always have the use of the entire property to yourselves, not sharing with others you don't know.

The road up the hill to Casa Aracari (4x4 vehicle is required) will take you on an Adventure passing by waterfalls, small bridges over streams, tree ferns, tropical flowers, surrounding jungle life and ocean views. You will see Costa Rica at its best!

Neighboring towns of Uvita, Dominical and Ojochal offer some of the most pristine beaches in Costa Rica as well as fabulous Restaurants to delight your taste. As a guest of Casa Aracari you are also welcome to enjoy the special cuisine at nearby Kura Boutique Hotel. Please contact Kura directly for your reservations.

There are many thrilling and educational activities in the area...Something to please everyone. Our staff is available to assist with questions and bookings. See list of Activities below.

We hope you enjoy planning your trip to Casa Aracari in beautiful Uvita, Costa Rica.

Pura Vida!

We plan to continue with the beauty, theme, and traditions of Casa Aracari, just as the previous designer and owner had intended. Please see below for Reviews of the fabulous experiences from guests of Casa Aracari.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carol & Claire 949-492-0796(US) (Owner)
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Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband, our two-year-old daughter, and I loved our stay at Casa Aracari! The place is even more beautiful in person! We woke up every morning with the howler monkeys, ate breakfast while watching the toucans fly from tree to tree, swam in the infinity pool after the sun came up, and checked in on the dart frogs by the gate each day before heading to the beach or whatever activity we had planned. The house is fully stocked with any kitchen items you could need, and the grocery stores in town had everything we needed. We loved stopping at the Waterfall Café on our way back to the house each day to have ice cream (we heard their chips and guacamole and fish tacos are fantastic too) and see the beautiful waterfall. We loved the Uvita area as well. Our daughter was a big fan of the beaches so we checked out quite a few. Playa Hermosa is the "free" beach just on the north side of Uvita where you can park in the shade and walk 20 meters down to beach any time. (The other closest beaches charge $6 a person because they are part of national parks, though this entry fee is good for all of them in the same day once paid.) We also loved walking out on the Whale's Tail beach, it's so unique with waves crashing on both sides. We ate at La Casona several times, which is the restaurant in the same shopping center with the Uvita information center where you pick up the key. The food was very good (we liked the "typical dish" and the chicken and rice). We also walked the nature trails around Hacienda Baru (just north of Dominical) and saw monkeys there. We had lunch in Dominical, which is a fun and unique little "surf" town on the beach. If you want to see crocodiles, stop by the crocodile bridge on the drive down to Uvita. It is north of Jaco, and you will probably see people standing on it looking down. As our guide on the mangrove tour told us, "You will see crocodiles, 200%." Getting to the house does require 4x4, our little loaded down Jimny was up to the task no problem (Alamo rental from airport was great with very transparent charges… the 3rd party liability insurance is required at $12/day, the CDW can be declined if your credit card covers it; most Visa’s do cover CDW including collisions off a paved surface, not the case for MasterCard). The instructions are mediocre, but they worked. Know that the house is 5km up the mountain; this will keep you patient as you follow the directions. So glad we got to experience this slice of heaven!
Oct 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
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Casa Aracari, Uvita, Ocean Views, Fantastic Home, Pool..WOW!!!
average rating of 4.8 based on 22 reviews
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Casa Aracari, Uvita, Ocean Views, Fantastic Home, Pool..WOW!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3650680
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Uvita Puntarenas
5

Your search is over.... paradise found!

  • 5 of 5
Where to start? Well, lets start six months prior to our stay at Casa Aracari. After making contact with the owners through this website I received a friendly response from Claire. Over the following months Claire answered all my questions not only about the house but other facets of our visit. Also the good folks at Uvita Information Center were outstanding in organizing our car rental and all the activities that we wanted to do. So, when we arrived at Parmer Sur our car was waiting at the airport. As you have probably gathered by reading other reviews, most of us are unprepared for that first trip up the mountain to the house. But don't let this put you off, if you're coming to Costa Rica you are going to be driving on unpaved roads, so get with the program! By the second or third day you'll be tackling it like a rally driver pro, just select 1st gear at the bottom of the hill and go for it, it's a blast!
Once you arrive at the property you're going to want to open all the sliding doors, step out onto terrace look out over the jungle and the outstanding vista which is the Whales Tail and Cano Island. Breathe in, breathe out and then go WOW!! Take a look at the beaming smiles on the rest of your party and congratulate yourself on making such a smart choice of destination. When you step out onto the master suite balcony and look out at this stunning scene the heavenly gates will open up and a choir of angles will sing. Think I'm kidding? Well there's only one way you're going to find out!
Claire has equipped this house so that your stay will not encounter any stress. All the modern conveniences that we all just couldn't do without and all the furnishings and decor are tastefully selected to enhance the experience. Everything is immaculately clean.
Now, some of you might be put off by the idea of your early morning alarm call being supplied by the resident Howler Monkeys but the reality of the situation is that it starts to get light about 4:00am and get dark by about 6:00pm. The nice thing is that you will transition into your new waking day effortlessly. Awake, smile, go out onto the balcony and just soak up that glorious new day. In that dawn light you can survey the beauty of the jungle, the distant sound of the ocean, nature unfurling itself as monkeys scamper from tree to tree and parrots call to each other. Yes... Pura Vida! And, after your day's activities, be they spent by the pool or exploring the area you will be ready for bed by 9:00pm.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Casa Aracari, Uvita, Ocean Views, Fantastic Home, Pool..WOW!!!
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Uvita Puntarenas
4

A Vacation Like No Other

  • 4 of 5
The drive up was an understated adventure but let me tell you, it was worth it. After entering through the baboo gates, opening that front door and seeing the beautiful ocean right before our eyes, we knew we made the right decision. Claire is incredibly responsive to your emails and questions. The house is fully stocked with kitchen tools and appliances. The gardens are impeccable. You will have difficulty finding a favourite place to take pictures. We did miss more comfortable lounge chairs outside though, but other than that it was spectacular! The natural woodwork only adds to the Costa Rican experience. We loved the waterfall, walking down one day to have a well-deserved margarita! Rent a good 4X4 for sure and let your adventure begin! If you want to test the Costa Rican experience, this is the home to launch it from. It is safe and secure and tranquil and BEAUTIFUL! Make sure you stop at the grocery store in Uvita and stock up on your food supplies - the salt and pepper can be moist from the humidity and we brought our own spices from home. The water is safe to drink and there is tons of bedding and towels. Again - it felt like paradise from day one to day 9!
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Casa Aracari, Uvita, Ocean Views, Fantastic Home, Pool..WOW!!!
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Uvita Puntarenas
I live in a rural area of southeastern Ohio, Guernsey County
5

Very well maintained and landscaped

  • 5 of 5
Casa Aracai was everything advertised. Lots of wildlife up close and far enough from the bustle of Uvita to allow solitude and privacy. Wonderful house with more than adequate furnishings and appliances. Perfect for relaxing and reading a good book or doing a day trip to San Isidro or Golfito. Bank, grocery,bakery,pharmacy, pizza shop, and tire place close enough by for comfort. Definitely get your 4wheel drive from reputable company and check the tires before you leave the car place.The mountain is formidable . Also Marvin the grounds keeper is a jewel and will give you hot tips on the area. We look forward to returning next winter.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Casa Aracari, Uvita, Ocean Views, Fantastic Home, Pool..WOW!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3650680
-949-492-0796(US)
Uvita Puntarenas
I live in a rural area of southeastern Ohio, Guernsey County
5

Very well maintained and landscaped

  • 5 of 5
Casa Aracai was everything advertised. Lots of wildlife up close and far enough from the bustle of Uvita to allow solitude and privacy. Wonderful house with more than adequate furnishings and appliances. Perfect for relaxing and reading a good book or doing a day trip to San Isidro or Golfito. Bank, grocery,bakery,pharmacy, pizza shop, and tire place close enough by for comfort. Definitely get your 4wheel drive from reputable company and check the tires before you leave the car place.The mountain is formidable . Also Marvin the grounds keeper is a jewel and will give you hot tips on the area. We look forward to returning next winter.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Casa Aracari, Uvita, Ocean Views, Fantastic Home, Pool..WOW!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3650680
-949-492-0796(US)
Uvita Puntarenas
5

A touch of adventure and a lot of tranquility!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to Costa Rica and it blew our minds. Casa Aracari surpassed our expectations! It all started with the drive up the mountain…wow! Be prepared that although the instructions are good, you will be speechless and grip the edge of your seat quickly, especially on your first time up. The road is gravel/mud, very steep with many twists and turns, and usually wet and slippery from the tropical rain showers. You will need a STRONG 4x4 and every time you arrive at the top afterwards will become the greatest accomplishment of your day, though it does get easier and more fun with practice, LOL.
Once you get to the house though, the road becomes a distant memory. Casa Aracari is located in a private, serene setting with immaculately groomed gardens and breathtaking views of the valley below, the Whale’s Tail and ocean. The house itself is a gem with great design and layout, exceptional local arts, crafts and decorations cleverly placed about. You never tire of looking at the view whether you’re sitting in the sparkling infinity pool, eating in the dining room, or relaxing on your balcony off the master bedroom. The kitchen is fabulously equipped and provides everything you will need to make this your home. We went to sleep with the sound of the rainfall and the chirping of the house geckos, and awoke to the screams of howler monkeys followed by the singing of toucans and aracaris that greeted the sun as it came up and revealed the perfect weather every morning . We have seen capuchins in the trees, parrots, lizards, dart frogs, falcons, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The casita on the grounds with its own kitchen/bathroom is the perfect place if you want some privacy, and has its own patio overlooking the jungle.
We booked the ATV tour through ATV Motorsports in Uvita and had a fantastic time with our tour guide Diego, who took us into the heart of the jungle, passing by coffee plantations, and many waterfalls. We visited the Playa Hermosa and the Whale’s Tail beaches which were strikingly gorgeous and surprisingly bare of people, which made for excellent photo opportunities. The ocean waters were hot, as was the sand, so be sure to go early in the morning.
Overall, our stay and the experience were priceless and unforgettable. The new owners Claire and Bud provided excellent information about the house and area, and were quick in responding to anything we needed and dealing with any hick-ups. The pictures don’t do this property justice.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Zip-Line, Kayaking, Swimming, ATV, Beachcombing, Bird Watching, Guided tours at Baru Natural Reserve, Boat Tour through Mangroves, Boat Tour to Cano Island or Corcovado Natural Park, Butterfly Farm, Reptile Exhibit, Hiking in Jungle, Excellent Dining, Guests at Casa Aracari are welcome to Dine at Kura.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Uvita Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
House Low Season
Aug 2 2014 - Nov 21 2014
5 night minimum stay
$165
$1,050
$3,800
 
 
House Prime Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
6 night minimum stay
$295
$1,895
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,195
$4,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Option-Casita rate/night $40
Notes Rates are subject to change without notice until Reservation is confirmed.
This is a Non-smoking property.... Due to fire hazard, a $3,000 fine will be imposed for smoking inside the House or Casita.
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Send email or call owner directly for Reservation details. Credit cards, PayPal or Checks accepted.
To Book a reservation Down Payment is required of 25% of total Rental Amount. All guests pay Cleaning Fee of $125.00. Final payment of 75% due 30 days prior to rental start date. A Hold only of Security Deposit of $500.00 on credit card, to be released at end of stay if no loss or damages occur.
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Amenities

Amenities

Uvita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2608 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 (Half Bath) -
    Bathroom 4 in Private Casita -
  • Main House: 2 Full Bathrooms upstairs, Half Bathroom downstairs near Laundry room. Private Casita: 1 Full Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 in Private Casita - 1 queen
  • Main House: Sleeps 4-6 Master bedroom/Queen bed, Attached full bath; Second Bedroom/Queen bed, Attached full bath; Main house Loft + Office with couches that convert to beds; Private Casita: Sleeps 2 Queen bed, Attached full bath; Small Kitchen, and Eating area with Table & Chairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Although Casa Aracari has recently changed owners, we wanted to include these fabulous experiences and reviews by past clients during the previous ownership.
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