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Peaceful ocean view Home in Ballena Marine National Park. Walk to Beaches.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Balllena is one of Costa Rica's hidden gems that should not be missed. Located on Costa Rica's South Pacific shore in Ballena Marine National Park, a renowned Marine Sanctuary that faces Playa Ballena, a pristine beach stretching along 4 kms of natural beauty. We are 20 minutes from Dominical and only 6 minutes from Uvita. Almost any activity you want to enjoy in Costa Rica is nearby.

Ballena is a renowned area for whale watching and natural marine and jungle beauty. You will be surrounded by serenity and natural beauty.

Casa Lutetia is a charming house that is bright and airy with views of Ballena Island through the jungle. It is only a 5 minute walk to the beaches, yet is adjacent to dense forest which is home to two species of monkeys, numerous birds and other wildlife. Guests frequently see monkeys foraging and playing right outside your balcony.

If you are looking for a private and secure place to relax and/or be in contact with nature, this is the place to come. Come and visit us, nature is calling!

Additionally, you will be treated to luxuries upon arrival and assistance with all your travel needs prior to arrival and during your stay.

Standard rate is $200/nt or $1250/wk. Please see Rate Page for Holiday and Off-season rates and dates.

A minimum 50% deposit is due upon booking. This is 80% refundable with more than 30 days advance notice from check in date or may be applied to other dates.

Deposit is 50% refundable from 30 -10 days advance notice from check in date. Cancellations within 10 days of arrival are subject no refund of deposit.

Balance due 10 days prior to check in, unless arrangements have been made to pay balance upon arrival.

Keywords: Private house, Jungle setting short walk to beaches, ocean view

More Details

David Gittelman & Natalia Sanchez
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

What makes this house unique

You will enjoy a safe, private farm that is a rare location where wildlife inhabited forest reach beautiful beaches that see very few visitors. You will be surrounded by serenity and natural beauty..


Bahía Ballena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
Located in jungle setting, 5 minute walk to beaches. Less than two kilometer walk to very priavte and beautiful Playa Arco.


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Peaceful ocean view Home in Ballena Marine National Park. Walk to Beaches.
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews

Time well spent

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, hard to beat a place that offered monkeys and tucans just minutes into our stay. Would love to stay here again. Pictures and other reviews do a good job describing this property, everything was just as expected.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Amazing views, wildlife and peace

  • 4 of 5

Loved the constant sounds of ocean

So much jungle everywhere with monkeys bird life and changing weather

The house is perfect for we two

Sunrise and sunsets galore

Loved Uvita

My favorite place in Costa Rica

David and Natalia our hosts where friendly and helpful

Definitely need 4WD car

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Gorgeous setting, house needs some TLC

  • 3 of 5

We spent 5 nights at this home with 3 teenagers and enjoyed our stay. First of all, the setting and views are gorgeous. You are surrounded by nature, you can hear the roar of the ocean in the distance, there are colourful birds flying everywhere and monkeys in the trees next to the house. Speaking of monkeys, the howler monkeys woke us up every day at around 530am so make sure you go to bed on time!

It feels that the house needs a bit of loving from an attentive owner, there are numerous things that anyone committed to the house would fix or repair. The view and location are great but until small things like locks, outlets, plugs and appliances are updated I would keep an open mind to other houses available.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Without doubt the best place we stayed in Costa Rica. The location was great as it was on the edge of the jungle so you had wildlife constantly around and then it was only a 10 minute walk to the beach where you would hardly see anyone else. It was then only a 10 minute drive to the town. The house was spacious, clean and comfy. It had everything you needed and more. The property managers were very friendly and helpful. The next time we go to Costa Rica we will definitely look to stay in one of the places managed by these people again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place for nature lovers who seek comfort and convenience.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Lutecia for the last week of March and it was a perfect place for us, as family of two middle-aged parents and two boys, ages 7 & 10. The house is beautifully and simply furnished, accurately depicted in the website's photos. Staying in an open-air house (with screens) really helped us acclimate to the hot weather, and the surrounding tree cover made it very comfortable even on bright, sunny days. Walking through the jungle to get to the beach always felt magical. During that short walk, we saw a basilisk lizard, a toucan, leaf-cutter ants, howler monkeys, and many other creatures. At the house in the mornings we were alternately visited by howler monkeys and white faced capuchins. Green parrots squawked from high branches; a couple of geckos climbed the screens outside at night. Apparently we missed seeing a pair of scarlet macaws fly by one day, but we saw several pairs at various times during our canopy tour and Nauyaca Waterfall trip. We also visited the wildlife rescue shelter just north of Uvita, where we saw baby sloths, an anteater, a squirrel spider monkey, among others. When we felt like swimming, we could take the short walk to the beach or take a short drive to Uvita to cool off at Cascada Verde, a wonderful set of swimming holes and waterfalls. The kitchen had what we needed and the internet worked perfectly. If you are looking for a place that is low key, clean, private (we rarely saw others on the beach), and comfortable, this is the place for you. Notable attractions were the Osa zipline tour and the waterfalls. Playa Arco is breathtaking. We came at the wrong time for whale watching, but the surf was great for boogie boards with our kids.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review and we are most happy you enjoyed your time at Casa Lutecia. Authentic Costa Rican experiences are very fulling and we are glad you could appreciate all the natural surrounding beauty. Hopefully we will see you again soon, Natalia and David
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Amazing View!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family ( in- laws, husband and 2 1/2 year old and me) stayed here for 3 nights. The view from the upstairs bedroom was amazing. The house is screened in so most, not all of the bugs stay outside. In the mornings you can hear the howler monkeys although we never got to see them. The hosts David and Natalia were very helpful and accommodating. They helped us to set up a shuttle to their place with a very friendly driver who stopped for groceries before we arrived. Once there, we realized because of the location we would need a rental car to get around. They drove my father in law in to town to help him set that up.

The beach is a bit of a trek- maybe 15 minutes. It is only a beach at low tide so you have to plan your beach time accordingly. Uvita is a small town but it has everything you need- a couple restaurants, pharmacy, groceries etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Nearest Motorway
250 Metres
Costanera, Highway 34
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Playa Ballena and Playa Arco
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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