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Stunning White Water Ocean & Misty Mountain Views

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful Villa with spectacular views of the entire southern coast.

'With stunning views of the incredible South Pacific shoreline and majestic mountains, this invitingly warm home, comfortably nestled into the mountainside, offers a tranquil and cozy living space that is beautifully integrated into its natural jungle setting. The perfectly maintained grounds and mixture of hand crafted furniture, textured fabrics and other comfortable furnishings, lend a soft, simple elegance to the Casa.

Everyone agrees, we have found the perfect spot, and now we would like to share it with you. We are the last house at the end of a country lane, in a small but prestigious community on the Escaleras mountain ridge, called Las Terrazas. We are 8 minutes off the main highway, (and we do recommend you rent a 4x4 vehicle for this area in general) up to the perfect elevation for cool breezes, but not high enough to be obscured by clouds. Our 5 acres are mostly jungle, so the houses butt up and into the forest. Monkeys, toucans and sloths are our constant companions in the trees by the pool. We look down the dramatic southern Pacific coast line, over crescent beaches and white water splashing on the rocks, as well as the majestic mountain backdrop, indeed all the way to the Osa Peninsula! Hence our name, "Osa Vistas."

Casa Vista is the perfect blend of homey comfort and tropical living, with high vaulted ceilings and fans, it will surely feel like your home away from home in no time.

It's a beautiful, self contained studio with a queen size bed. It has a small full kitchen and a lovely bath, but the private front porch with it's spectacular view is the place you'll spend most of your time, or enjoy the pool at the big house with it's stunning view. Our pool is shared only by the owners & one other rental casa so it's an intimate crowd. We also enjoy gathering with guests at the pool or on our porch to hear tales of their adventures...the choice is yours!

We are happy to be as involved or uninvolved in your stay as you would like. We are on site and can help with setting up any number of tours, massages or dinner reservations. We are also available to visit on Skype, e-mail, or phone, or our website www.osavistas.com, to discuss any questions regarding your visit to Costa Rica. We look forward to hearing from you.

Questions? We are available to chat via phone, Skype, by email or thru our website at www.osavistas.com

Keywords: Our dream home, can now be your dream vacation home! Enjoy your honeymoon, romantic getaway, or as a great family/friends getaway with the additional jungle villa. Secluded in nature for privacy, but close enough to beaches, surfing, waterfalls, horseback riding, zip-lining, nature reserves, fabulous restaurants and spas, snorkeling and scuba, etc...

More Details

Owner
Diane Connors
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Also a small amount of Spanish & French!
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

Why Diane Connors chose Puntarenas

We did a long trip thru Costa Rica & fell in love with this are, so here we are! We really love and enjoy the hospitality biz so now we live and work at what we love to do. Peter spends hours in the gardens, he loves to plant things that grow unbelievably quickly! We're here to help with whatever our guests may need but we give you total privacy at your casita

What makes this villa unique

This is a place to let your hair down, relax and enjoy nature. Because we are so close to the jungle, you will see more wildlife here than in other rentals. You can conveniently do as much or as little as you like while you're here. It's a very central location for the area.

Map

Car: necessary

When we are feeling vigorous, there is an amazing ocean view hill climb that can be walked, guaranteed to burn off a few pounds during your stay. There is also a Gym in Uvita and lots of Yoga and Pilates studios to choose from. There is a health and beauty spa where you turn off of the highway to come up to the house. The spa features some of the latest health treatments: mud packs, heated stones, massage and so on.

We are also near Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see the animals close up. Most are being rehabbed for release into the wild although some are permanent residents due to the injuries they sustained. Very interesting & informative!

Amenities

Bahía Ballena Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Stunning White Water Ocean & Misty Mountain Views
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews
Brookfield, Vermont and Austin, Texas, USA
5

Osa Vista Acres and Casa Vista are spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

You'll absolutely love this very special part of Costa Rica's southeast Pacific Coast, the interesting towns from Quepos to Ojochal, the "string of pearls" beaches, and Diane's and Peter's beautiful place and spectacular hospitality.

I stayed at Casa Vista for 10 days in March 2015. The casita is perfect - completely well-appointed and has everything you need. The view is breathtaking -- all day any day, but especially at sunrise.

Diane and Peter are great and so into their community - they have wonderful spot-on suggestions and recommendations, really know the area thoroughly, and can help you plan your time there. It's also great just to hang around the beautiful pool with them and Derby, the darling Australian shepherd. Poolside, I had close-up experiences with a Toucan, a very busy 3-toed sloth (believe it or not!), and a family of howler monkeys making their way through the trees. Unbelievable.

There is so much to do and see in this area, and Highway 34 is a magnificent road in perfect condition. Calle Escaleras, off of which Osa Vista Acres/Casa Vista is located, is as challenging and Diane and Peter advise you --- do rent a 4WD SUV. It is in fact mandatory! You get used to the road -- it's only 3 kms from Hwy 34.

I can't say enough --- book your visit now and you'll be fighting me for rebookings!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, incredible view

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Osa Vista. The accommodations were really comfortable, up to date and beautifully maintained. Our hosts, Peter and Diane were helpful and gracious and available if we needed anything! We highly recommend this property and this area of the Pacific Coast.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brentwood (suburb of St. Louis)
5

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place and lots to do! View was spectacular! Went to the falls on horseback with Marvin guiding us. Visited his family farm. Milked a cow. Stopped at Maria's home (Marvin's close friend) where we had a delicious typical Costa Rican meal. Went to Hacienda Baru for tree climbing! Unbelievable! Ask for Ronald as a guide. Saw sloths and many different birds! The beach is so clean and beautiful. Went to Jolly Roger's in the evening for dinner, drinks & music! Would visit this place again for sure! Rich & Cheryl

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't wait to return

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Osa Vista exceeded our expectations in so many ways. I was worried about the steep road but we had no trouble with our four wheel drive rental and it was so worth it. The studio is both stylish and comfortable, and you can't beat a kitchen window that looks out on a view like the Osa's. The patio was perfect for watching the light change over the hills and the sea. We were amazed that toucans and other exotic birds really did land in the trees right in front of us, and so appreciated that the patio was in shade almost all day. There are neighboring houses around, but the whole place feels very private and the stone path to the Osa studio, lined with palm trees and flowering plants, makes it feel like you're entering your own little world. The view, the exotic, lush plants, and a morning chorus of howler monkeys and birds is what we came to Costa Rica for, and we were not disappointed. Diane and Peter are great hosts, attentive about your privacy, but always available, and I so appreciated how welcome we felt to share their pool, which is perfectly situated so that you can get sun or shade at most times of the day. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Already dreaming of returning

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Osa Vista exceeded our expectations in so many ways. I was worried about the steep road but we had no trouble with our four wheel drive rental and it was so worth it. The studio is both stylish and comfortable, and you can't beat a kitchen window that looks out on a view like the Osa's. The patio was perfect for watching the light change over the hills and the sea. We were amazed that toucans and other exotic birds really did land in the trees right in front of us, and so appreciated that the patio was in shade almost all day. There are neighboring houses around, but the whole place feels very private and the stone path to the Osa studio, lined with palm trees and flowering plants, makes it feel like you're entering your own little world. The view, the exotic, lush plants, and a morning chorus of howler monkeys and birds is what we came to Costa Rica for, and we were not disappointed. Diane and Peter are great hosts, attentive about your privacy, but always available, and I so appreciated how welcome we felt to share their pool, which is perfectly situated so that you can get sun or shade at most times of the day. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not it justice! Great location, close to Dominical and Uvita. Good for day trips out to the Osa. Will definitely try to stay here again the next time im in Costa.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50

Christmas, New Years & Easter are holiday pricing & must be totally prepaid with no refunds.
If the guest cancels less than four weeks before the start of any stay there is no refund.
•a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least eight weeks before
•a 25% refund of the total cost if they cancel up to four weeks before

25% of total due plus $50 refundable damage deposit required to reserve thru Paypal. Balance due in cash upon arrival. Rates subject to change until deposit received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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