ECO RETREAT - ULTIMATE PRIVACY - OCEANVIEW, RIVER W/WATERFALL & SWIMMING HOLE

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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ECO RETREAT - ULTIMATE PRIVACY - OCEANVIEW, RIVER W/WATERFALL & SWIMMING HOLE

Uvita Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa & optional Casita w/ Amazing Ocean and Jungle Views

Features

• Completely Private Estate of 4 Acres

• Separate Main House & Casita

• 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 perched above the jungle valley. The villa has established itself as a unique vacation rental in the southern area of Costa Rica due to its unusual design and great privacy.

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

Highlights of the property include onsite river access with a waterfall and swimming hole within walking distance, amazing views of the Whale's Tail National Park, and an intimate outdoor area that attracts many species of birds and butterflies. The 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.

Morpho Eco Retreat was designed by Los Angeles- based architect, James Meraz.

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 unique, modern two bedroom / two bathroom villa, 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 includes a master bedroom, with a king bed set against a dramatic teak headboard which camouflages the master closet. Along with an en-suite bathroom that includes a double shower as well as his & her sinks, the area is a perfect refuge at the end of the day.

The guest bedroom, with its design oriented bunk-wall, offers ample sleeping room for four adults or children. 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.

All rooms, with their high ceilings, ample windows and sliding doors with deck access, and upper wall-screens… provide ventilation via the ample, afternoon breezes, keeping the rooms airy throughout the day.

Functioning as an anchor for the two en-suites, is a lovely, open-concept great room. With its custom designed, modern kitchen that 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 and basic staples.

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, a forest of fern palms greats you 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 that overlooks the ocean as well as the jungle valley below. 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!

Morpho's vicinity to the town of Uvita offers access to two supermarkets, two banks, many restaurants and all kinds of tour operators that offer a wide variety of of off-site activities during the day. Surfing & SUP lessons, kayaking trips to the mangroves, horseback riding on the beach, waterfall & bird-watching hikes, diving & snorkeling, beautiful- deserted beaches, as well as zip-lining tours, just to name a few!

A stay at Morpho Eco retreat beckons with the sights and sounds of nature from the moment you arrive.

Book your next Costa Rican vacation to Morpho Eco Retreat today and you can start planning a vacation filled with adventure and relaxation!

Pura Vida....

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

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

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

Dawn Enders

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The Owners Story:

Our family journey to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica began in 2008 on vacation. After purchasing the property in 2010, the design process started. With a few more trips extended over two years, construction of our dream getaway 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 estate's proximity to the laid back, friendly town of Uvita, with its' central location near many restaurants and activities all while offering privacy and tranquility.

An amazing view of the ocean and Whale's Tail National Park. The tranquility one feels once they arrive, being surrounded by the sounds of nature on your doorstep from the moment you wake up through the end of a long, fun filled day. On-site access ( 7 minute walk with the jungle hanging overhead ) to a year round river with waterfall and swimming hole surrounded by the jungle. Stunning views of the jungle valley and and mountains. Many opportunities to view animals of the region in their natural habitat. These may include many species of birds, strange and amazing insects, howler monkeys, and wild peccaries to name a few.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 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:
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 4 traveler reviews

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Eco Retreat - Ultimate Privacy - Oceanview, River w/Waterfall & Swimming Hole
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Eco Retreat - Ultimate Privacy - Oceanview, River w/Waterfall & Swimming Hole
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Uvita Puntarenas
St-André-Avellin, Québec, Canada
4

JUDE AND FRIENDS

  • 4 of 5
We are from Québec in Canada, and we go every years in Costa Rica to visit our friends that live near San Josée. Usually, I organise my trip before leaving home, but this year we decide to start looking for a place in Uvita when we where there. So, we find this fabulous place in the hill. The house is quite modern , the architecture of the hole place is very special and most of the thing is ecological. I will recommend this location to all my friends, to people that love nature at his best (lots of birds, animals and nice bugs) and the tranquilite.

We really enjoy our stay, lots of nice and not to crowdy beaches around, people are very nice, the manager is really helpfull and kind.

The only thing that you will have to know other than the peace of the place, is that you should be a very good driver to go up the hill where the house is nested. You must have a 4 wheel drive to go there but once your there... It's a paradise !

January 2014
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, Judith! As the owner of this special home, it makes me happy to know that the people who get to share it with us enjoy it as we do.
*** In regards to the road, you will be happy to know that before my most recent stay, I had the piece of the road, at the top of the steep curve, behind the caretakers studio, asphalted. It is now much easier to drive up. Within the next couple of weeks, we will also complete the road improvement, asphalting the final stretch to the top, parking area. We also added small, reflective posts along the steeper parts of the drive, adding more visibility during the night and rainy moments of the day. We are always looking to improve guests' experience and take all comments to heart! Until your next visit.... Pura Vida!
Dawn
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Eco Retreat - Ultimate Privacy - Oceanview, River w/Waterfall & Swimming Hole
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Uvita Puntarenas
San Francisco, California
5

MORE THAN WE EXPECTED! A GORGEOUS JUNGLE ESCAPE!

  • 5 of 5
After an exceedingly long drive from San Jose ( 5 1/2 hours due to pre-Easter traffic) we (my wife and I) arrived at the villa. We were immediately struck by the beautiful view as we entered the main living area. It was low tide and the Whale's Tail was completely exposed. We were shown our rooms and given a short tour by the owner, Dawn, who was staying in the adjoining casita with her younger son. We had contacted her beforehand and she suggested we stop on the way to have dinner at an adorable little place in Matapalo called La Langosta Felice, they specialize in seafood, it was a welcomed stop to break up the long drive. The house itself is only a seven minute drive up the mountain from the town of Uvita.
The house was much more than we expected. The pictures are nice but do not do justice to the property. The house is much roomier than it appears and the attention to detail in the interior furnishings was wonderful. The choice of woods used for the furniture were one, more beautiful than the other, most we had never heard of. The house is immaculate, not quite one year old. It was nice to have Dawn there to chat with when we had questions. It gave us the opportunity to hear about the process of building the house (she was quite involved while the house was being built). We were able to get many suggestions for restaurants, favorite beaches, and different activities when we decided to venture out. We tried a number of local restaurants: Las Delicias, Por Que No?, El Pavon, a tilapia farm south of Ojochal, to name a few. There is a great Panaderia in Uvita where we picked up quick baked goods for lunch at the beach. There is also a small, weekly Farmer's Market in town that offers mostly organic, local produce. We spent the majority of our time at the house on the veranda though... The view is incredible, the land where the property is situated is very peaceful... we felt like we were floating above the jungle, and as mentioned, we saw many different birds everyday. Our morning wake-up call came from the howler monkeys in the jungle and the cute little Wrens (birds) that have there nests near the veranda beams. There is a caretaker that lives with his wife on-site if we needed them, but we hardly saw them. The same with Dawn and her son, we new she was there if we had questions but otherwise we felt we were the only ones on the property. We had an incredibly relaxing week at Morpho Eco Retreat and will recommend it to friends and family.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow! Aldo, thank you for your very detailed description of Morpho! The home holds a special place in my heart and to hear guests' comments, when they describe the very things that make it so special to me as well, makes me feel great! As I mentioned during your visit, I was fortunate to have 4 different trips to the area last year during construction and get to see the evolution of the place from beginning to end. When I am there, I too, opt to spend most of my time around the property, winding down from the busy city life I lead with my family. I'm so happy you and your wife enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you again at Morpho!
Pura Vida!
Dawn
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Eco Retreat - Ultimate Privacy - Oceanview, River w/Waterfall & Swimming Hole
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p488218vb
Uvita Puntarenas
5

VERY SPECTACULAR

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Anna,
I just wanted to respond. My name is Dawn and I'm the owner of Morpho Eco Retreat. I've taken over the management of the listing myself and would like to thank you personally for your lovely review.
We love hearing about our guests' experience, their likes and dislikes in order to make the experience better every time. We are so happy to hear that your family enjoyed their stay.
Pura Vida
Dawn
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Uvita Puntarenas
newport beach, california, u.s.a.
5

AMAZING NATURE RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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Uvita Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
May 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
Low Season
Aug 1 2014 - Dec 4 2014
5 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 5 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
High Season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$125
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

*Laundry service $15.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Refundable damage deposit $350.00
*Cleaning (5 nights) $30.00
Initial 50% deposit due upon reservation, made through PayPal.
**Remaining rental fee due 15 days prior to check-in through PayPal.**
Notes **We offer a Damage Protection option for U.S. residents through the VRBO website, policy subscription arranged by renters. For Non-U.S. residents, we require a $350.00, refundable security deposit.
For groups of 6 or more, the cabina may be added for these added 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • fishing
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