House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)
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I built this beautiful home with a talented local architect and general contractor, completing it in 2009. I'm from New Orleans, and completely fell in love with this part of Costa Rica about twenty years ago.
Owner purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Owner chose Bahía Ballena
This villa is surrounded by jungle and ocean, so it's entirely peaceful and secluded, but also incredibly close and convenient to everything. The jungle hides the few nearby homes from view, so you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. But it's only a five minute drive from the main thoroughfare, and close and convenient to all restaurants, attractions, amenities. It also offers luxury at a bargain price. Why stay in a cramped hotel room or little cabina for the same price when you can have this entire villa with its crystal-clear swimming pool all to yourselves?
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great Stay at Canto Del Mar
We loved the place. It was the right distance from Uvita, the beach, Catarata Pavon, and we even made a day trip to Manuel Antonio. The only issue we had was none of us wanted to leave CR and your place. My son, who never wanted to leave the Southeast US and did not want to go to CR is begging to move there now. Moises was great and gave us some good local tips for my non-gourmet resturaunt family. Will definitely look this place up next time we are in CR. We only used 4wd after a heavy rain but could probably have gotten by without on this driveway. We did NEED it in other parts of CR however, including nearby roads. It can get warm at night but we were fairly comfortable under the fans. No-see-Ums get bad after dark if you are not under a fan. Pool tile scraped the kids hands and needs repair but I understand that is being looked at. Overall this is an excellent value and I cannot imagine a more beautiful house in the jungle.
Great house and location
Nice accommodations and Moises was very attentive and gave quick replies with any questions. Would definitely go back.
Thanks, Danny! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope you can come back soon.
An amazing experience!! Abundant wildlife yet close to the ocean and small towns
Thanks! Hope you can come back next year.
Relaxing and private stay close to everything
We loved staying at Karen's place, it was a perfect relaxing end to 2 weeks in Costa Rica. The best part is sitting on the upper balcony in the morning and evening with the trees in flower and the ocean in the distance. We hope no one ever decides to build a place close by and ruin that beautiful view. Would love to plan a visit with all my girlfriends there.
Thanks, Kerry, and I hope that you can come back and enjoy another visit, with all of your girlfriends next time. Actually, it's impossible for anyone to ever build a home in front of me that would ruin our view, because I also own the lot below! :)
The nicest place we have ever stayed!
This is the most impressive place we have ever stayed! I just wish we could stay longer. The property is pristine, luxurious and has every thing you could ever want. I highly recommend this place. The owner and property manager were super accomodating and were always ready to help out if we had any questions, both before and during our trip. The property is stunning and it's a quick drive to the beach and local sights. We saw lots of lizards and even some howler monkeys! This is a palace that we would recommend to anyone. Our family of 4 had tons of room and immeasurable fun!
Thank you, Pamela! I'm so glad that your family had such a great time! We also love the wildlife viewing from the villa. I hope that you guys can come back soon.
Beautiful home surrounded by nature.
We recently stayed at Karen’s home with our family (6 adults, 2 children). The house is a short drive up the hill near Ojochal. It’s at the end of the road, so there is no traffic. We wanted to be surrounded by nature hoping to view wildlife and we were not disappointed. We had daily visits from parrots and toucans. Every once in a while, you could spot Scarlet Macaws flying by in the distance. We found iguanas in the yard, crossing the driveway. One morning we spotted 3 white-faced monkeys. And another evening we were visited by a family of about 20 howler monkeys. The pool was a great refuge from the heat. And the stars at night were amazing as there’s very little light pollution in the area. Moises was helpful and knowledgeable checking us in to the house, and we had great communication from Karen checking up on us during our stay. We couldn’t be happier with our stay.
Thanks, Luke! I'm so glad that you and your family had a great stay! We also love all of the wildlife that we see from the villa. We love seeing the scarlet macaws too! They are so magnificent. Every year, we see more and more of them here.
I first started coming to this beautiful part of Costa Rica ten years ago, and fell in love with the natural secluded surroundings, the gorgeous beaches, and the teeming wildlife. I don't think that there is any part of Costa Rica that quite compares with the Southern Pacific. Ojochal is a charming rustic village containing gourmet European restaurants in the jungle. Uvitia is the nearest larger town, containing banks, grocery store, bars, restaurants and entertainment. Dominical is a surfers' paradise. Fun Hip village for surfers and those who like to watch them, Great beach!
Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa