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Dawn Enders

Speaks english, italian, Some Spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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MORPHO ECO RETREAT

Uvita Villa Rental Photos and Description

Main Villa Ocean & Mountain Views 2 Bedroom, Cabina Ocean & Mountain Views 1 Bed

Features

• Completely Private Estate of 4 Acres

• Separate Main House & Cabina

• Altitude of 853ft/260mts above sea level

• 180 degree view of Ocean and view

• 7 minute walk to private access of waterfall and natural swimming hole year round

• New Gas BBQ

• 15 minute drive to Playa Uvita & Chamon

• 380sqf Expansive Deck

• Outdoor shower in cabin

• iPod speaker dock

• Handmade Furniture & Cabinetry

Morpho Eco Retreat is an eco-friendly, designed villa that offers a sea-to-jungle backdrop. The villa has established itself as a unique vacation rental in the southern area of Costa Rica.

This unique estate, situated on four acres of private property, just 10 minutes up the mountain from the town of Uvita, is ideal for those who cherish modern comfort, an outdoor lifestyle, and amazing views.

Highlights of the property include onsite river access with a waterfall and swimming hole, walking distance away. An expansive 180-degree view of the Whale's Tail with the Pacific Ocean as its' backdrop, is visible upon arrival. The main deck, which functions as the outdoor dining area, offers daily opportunities for bird-watching and the westward view offers a wonderful vantage point of Cano Island, one of the finest destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving in Costa Rica.

Los Angeles based architect, James Meraz, a residing professor at The Art Center College of Design, located in Pasadena, California is credited with the design for Morpho Eco Retreat.

Limited environmental impact and the utilization of natural, locally-sourced materials were adhered to throughout the construction process. Many types of wood, native to Costa Rica, were used on the custom interior furnishings.

The result is a very unique, modern two bedroom / two bathroom home, accompanied by a separate one bedroom / one bathroom guesthouse set below, in the lush jungle.

The main house comfortably accommodates six while the guesthouse sleeps four… making this a perfect option for larger groups as well.

When viewed from above, the inward-facing roof design of the main villa evokes a butterfly-in-flight. The name, Morpho Eco Retreat, was derived from the Blue Morpho, one of the most beautiful butterflies in Costa Rica.

The primary residence is comprised of two distinct bedrooms:

The master bedroom, with its' king bed set against a solid teak headboard which camouflages the master closet, makes an impressive statement. Along with an en-suite bathroom that includes a double shower, the area is a perfect refuge at the end of the day.

The guest bedroom, with its' design oriented bunk-wall that offers ample sleeping room for four adults or children, is very unique. Each sleeping compartment offers its' own window, reading light and outlet for charging. The room has its' own en-suite bathroom as well, with a bathtub and shower.

With their high ceilings, ample windows and sliding doors with deck access, as well as upper screens… each sleeping area offers great natural ventilation, keeping the rooms airy throughout the day.

Functioning as an anchor for the two is a lovely, open-concept great room. With its' custom designed, modern kitchen, which includes an eat-at-island, cooking and entertaining has never been easier! The kitchen area looks directly onto the living area, promoting conversation and participation from guests. All of the furnishings were custom built on site. All the kitchen appliances—refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave and dishwasher, etc… are brand new and the kitchen is well stocked with dinnerware for the next gathering.

If you enjoy cooking outdoors, there is a gas barbecue located downstairs, next to the grassy garden, as well.

Casita

Step down the covered, steel staircase, and you are immersed in lush jungle as you arrive at the guest 'Casita'.

This residence is a self-contained - 500 sqft. house that boasts one bedroom with a queen bed and a full-size pullout futon in the open concept living area.

There is also a fully stocked kitchen, complete with refrigerator, stove & oven, coffee maker. There is an indoor table that seats four as well as a covered, 285sqft, dining area located outside, overlooking the ocean as well as the jungle-covered mountains. The intimate setting, offers privacy as well as a very unique, outdoor, rain shower experience.

Perfect, jungle hideaway for couples or additional guests with young children… the casita sleeps four people comfortably. The sounds of the river will lull you to sleep!

So what are you waiting for?

Book a vacation to Morpho Eco Retreat today and you can start planning the vacation of a lifetime tomorrow.

Please note, we do not rent to separate parties at the same time

* You will need to rent a 4x4 vehicle to access the property and to enjoy the southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica*

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Dawn Enders

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english, italian, Some Spanish

The Owners Story:

Our family journey to Costa Rica began in 2007 on vacation. We came to the Pacific coast, discovering Uvita in 2008. After purchasing the property in 2010, the design process started. With a few more trips extended over two years, construction was complete. We are excited to share The Morpho Eco Retreat with other nature enthusiasts. For our family that includes two sons, ages 9 and 15, our home and casita have been a perfect place to unplug from todays' busy lifestyle in Los Angeles. Each trip we experience the bountiful nature that Costa Rica has to offer. We welcome all future guests to the Morpho Eco Retreat and we wish you a wonderful time in discovering the beauty of this country and it's people! Pura Vida

Dawn Enders purchased this villa in 2010

The location of the estate near the laid back, friendly town of Uvita, with its' vicinity to many restaurants and activities while offering privacy and tranquility.

On site access within walking distance to a year round river with waterfall and swimming hole surrounded by the jungle. Stunning views of the jungle valley and the Pacific Ocean. Many opportunities to view animals of the region in their natural habitat.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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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

Property Reviews

Morpho Eco Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Morpho Eco Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488218vbi
Uvita Puntarenas
5

Very Spectacular

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Our family spent Christmas vacation at Morho Retreat. Our boys could not be happier: their own bedroom with bunk beds, nature all around, close to great surfing spots and walking distance to a waterfall. The house is very clean and open. The property keeper is just a couple minutes away, so he can assist you with any needs. Neil, a manager, is very helpful; he booked all activities for our family, always emailed back in a timely manner, gave very detailed directions to the property. We recommend this place to anybody who is seeking a relaxing vacation. It is a true gem in Uvita.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Morpho Eco Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488218vbi
Uvita Puntarenas
newport beach, california, u.s.a.
5

Amazing nature retreat!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This home exceeds expectations. The photos do not do it justice. The property was clean and had everything you needed. We are architecture and sustainability fans and first saw this published on inhabitat.com and we were super interested in staying here. the retreat is modern, simple use of materials, understated, very sensitive to the environment and you really feel one with nature. We stayed in the main house with our two kids, and my sister, her husband and child stayed in the cabina, which was lovely (fantastic outdoor shower) in a fern forest. We cooked in the main house kitchen and dined on the tremendous balcony, views are so stunning, it takes your breath away. The owners were great to work with and were quick to respond with any questions. Everyone we met including the maintenance group, were fantastic! We enjoyed a zipline tour through Baru Hacienda, not too far away and a white water rafting tour through Dominical Surf Adventures right downtown. All were excellent. And the retreat is so serene, nestled in nature, with our very own watefall and swimming hole, the kids loved it! Great place to relax! We highly recommend it!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Car: necessary

One of the best aspects of the house is its location.

There are two supermarkets in Uvita to purchase all your groceries. When you want to go out and eat, there are fantastic options in both Dominical and Ojochal, each located 20 minutes from the house. Ballena National Park, home to the famous Whale’s Tail, is just 15 minutes away. Furthermore, there are great beaches for surfing (Dominical, Dominicalito and Playa Hermosa) and relaxing (Playa Ventanas, Playa Ballena) within a short drive of the property. The town of Uvita also has its own popular waterfall that’s right along on the road to the house.

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Availability & Rates

Uvita Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
Jan 5 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$175
$1,225
5 nights
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
$150
$1,050
5 nights
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$175
$1,225
5 nights
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
$1,925
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$150
$1,050
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

*Laundry service $15.00
*Cleaning (5 nights) $30.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Initial 50% deposit due upon reservation, made through PayPal.
**Remaining rental fee due 30 days prior to check-in through PayPal.**
Notes For groups of 6 or more wanting to rent the cabina add the additional rates:
$550 (Per Week) in Low Season
$650 (Per Week) in High Season

**Please note, we do not rent to separate groups at the same time**
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Amenities

Uvita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , In Cabina there is a outdoor shower with jungle view
  • Master bathroom offers a a double shower as well as a double vanity. The second bathroom offers a bathtub/ shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Villa - 4 bunk bed , With On-suite bathroom & Bunk beds big enough for adults
    Master Bedroom in main Villa - 1 king , With On-suite bathroom and open walk in wardrobe
  • The main villa offers a master suite that sleeps two people. The second bedroom has a unique bunk wall that offers sleeping for four people. * For larger groups there is a small casita that can be added. It features one bedroom with a queen bed and a double sleeper/sofa in the main living area.*
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • whitewater rafting
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
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