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Aracari... .Panoramic Ocean Views in the Jungle, Whale's Tail, Pool... 5 Star!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,544 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Welcome to Aracari.... Let your imagination soar where the Sky meets the Sea, with magnificent Ocean views from every room in our home. The surrounding jungle promises an abundance of tropical sights and sounds that will delight you by day and night.... You will experience the best of Nature!

Monkeys, Toucans, Parrots, Coatimundi, and other Animals can be seen daily.... Be sure to have your camera ready! Our home is located on a very private acre in the middle of the beautiful Rainforest region of Costa Rica. Its unique architecture and original design by Eva Powers offers a spacious open-air indoor/outdoor floor plan. Walk in and pinch yourself to make sure you are not dreaming!!!

Relax under the covered deck in a hammock or lounge chair, go for a swim in the beautiful infinity pool, or enjoy an ice cold drink made from the delicious fruits of the area while sitting on one of the four bar stools at the table shaded by the palapya covered umbrella in the pool. This the rhythm of your daily life at Casa Aracari.

The fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and beautiful custom wood counters is the social center of the home. For an extra special treat, create your own gourmet dinner and serve it in the dining room while enjoying the sunset views over the ocean. Sit in the living room, open the tall folding glass doors, and create a large indoor/outdoor living space with panoramic views of the pool, surrounding jungle covered mountains, ocean, Bahia Ballena, and Bird life.

So many beautiful scenes will delight you as you sit on the upstairs balcony and watch in awe as the sunrise and sunset transform the sky! Watch from the balcony for the many varieties of wildlife in the area.

We take pleasure in sharing the beauty of Costa Rica by using materials manufactured locally and incorporated in the design throughout the house. Construction was done by local craftsmen/artists Wilberth Acuna and Dagoberto Mora. The spiral teak staircase at the heart of the home, wraps itself around a locally grown Guanacaste tree. The railings are artistically handcrafted with local Mangrove roots and Bejuco vine. The ceiling is lined with grass mats made by skilled Mayan Indians especially for Casa Aracari.

The casita on the property is not available for rent as it is storage for the owner's items. Guests who rent our home will always have the use of our entire property to themselves for total peace and tranquility.

Guests staying at our home can use our beautiful nearby beach and Beach Club with the same privileges that our members enjoy there. Our Beach Club has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, showers, restrooms, parking, and the private access to one of the most beautiful beaches in Marino Ballena National Park.

Neighboring towns of Uvita, Dominical and Ojochal offer fabulous Restaurants to delight your taste. As a guest of Casa Aracari you are also welcome to enjoy the special cuisine at the nearby Kura Boutique Hotel. Let us know if you are interested and we will put you in contact with our friend, the owner of Kura directly.

The road up to Casa Aracari will take you on an Adventure passing by waterfalls, small bridges over streams, tree ferns, tropical flowers, surrounding jungle life and ocean views. You will see Costa Rica at its best!

There are many thrilling and educational activities in the area...Something to please everyone. Our staff is available to assist with questions and bookings. Please see list of Activities below.

We hope you enjoy planning your trip to Casa Aracari in the beautiful Uvita area of Costa Rica.

Pura Vida!

More Details

Claire & Carol
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Claire & Carol

Living in southern California, our family has always enjoyed outdoor activities at the Beach, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, Nature, and hiking. Our interests then were a perfect fit to purchase a home at the beach in Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula. Our favorite beaches in the Osa Peninsula are Playa Ballena, Playa Ventanas, and Playa Hermosa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband, our two-year-old daughter, and I loved our stay at Casa Aracari! The place is even more beautiful in person! We woke up every morning with the howler monkeys, ate breakfast while watching the toucans fly from tree to tree, swam in the infinity pool after the sun came up, and checked in on the dart frogs by the gate each day before heading to the beach or whatever activity we had planned. The house is fully stocked with any kitchen items you could need, and the grocery stores in town had everything we needed. We loved stopping at the Waterfall Café on our way back to the house each day to have ice cream (we heard their chips and guacamole and fish tacos are fantastic too) and see the beautiful waterfall. We loved the Uvita area as well. Our daughter was a big fan of the beaches so we checked out quite a few. Playa Hermosa is the "free" beach just on the north side of Uvita where you can park in the shade and walk 20 meters down to beach any time. (The other closest beaches charge $6 a person because they are part of national parks, though this entry fee is good for all of them in the same day once paid.) We also loved walking out on the Whale's Tail beach, it's so unique with waves crashing on both sides. We ate at La Casona several times, which is the restaurant in the same shopping center with the Uvita information center where you pick up the key. The food was very good (we liked the "typical dish" and the chicken and rice). We also walked the nature trails around Hacienda Baru (just north of Dominical) and saw monkeys there. We had lunch in Dominical, which is a fun and unique little "surf" town on the beach. If you want to see crocodiles, stop by the crocodile bridge on the drive down to Uvita. It is north of Jaco, and you will probably see people standing on it looking down. As our guide on the mangrove tour told us, "You will see crocodiles, 200%." Getting to the house does require 4x4, our little loaded down Jimny was up to the task no problem (Alamo rental from airport was great with very transparent charges… the 3rd party liability insurance is required at $12/day, the CDW can be declined if your credit card covers it; most Visa’s do cover CDW including collisions off a paved surface, not the case for MasterCard). The instructions are tough, but they worked. Know that the house is about 5km up the mountain; this will keep you patient as you follow the directions. So glad we got to experience this slice of heaven!
Oct 2013
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Uvita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2544 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation if written notice is 60 days or more before occupancy then 100% refund of payment or if written notice is 30 days before then 50% refund
  • Damage/Security Deposit of $600 is required as a Temporary Authorization only on credit card during stay at property. Is Released at inspection time.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 (Half Bath) -
  • House has 2 Full Bathrooms upstairs, 1 Half Bathroom downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs with Balcony and ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs with attached private bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs with ocean and jungle view
  • Main House: Sleeps 6 Upstairs Master bedroom/Queen bed with Attached full bath; Second upstairs Master Bedroom/Queen bed with Attached full bath; Third bedroom is downstairs with a queen bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Sports & Adventure Activities: beachcombing bird watching boating eco tourism & walking horseback riding paddle boating photography sight seeing - scenic drives shelling shopping whale watching wildlife viewing deep sea fishing fishing hiking kayaking mountain biking scuba diving or snorkeling snorkeling snorkeling/diving surfing swimming Notes:beach chairs, beach towels, beach bags, hiking poles and coolers available


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Aracari... .Panoramic Ocean Views in the Jungle, Whale's Tail, Pool... 5 Star!!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 44 reviews
Concord, NC,USA

Absolutely gorgeous home with unbeatable view!

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful home with every amenity that you can imagine. Except air conditioning ( which is listed on the website). It was quite warm at night, we put a box fan in the master bedroom to help the ceiling fans circulate the air. If you require A/C, you will be disappointed. That is the only reason I'm giving it 4 stars. The pool is divine, the house lovely, and the view just can't be beat. Being able to go the the beach club without worrying about your stuff is a huge bonus also. And the caretakers and owners were very nice to deal with. They had many suggestions to make our trip better.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of Casa Aracari. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our home. Also I am very glad that you were able to use our Beach Club with all the same privileges as our members. Thank you for staying at Casa Aracari. We had tried to describe the air cooling system as best as possible given a limited space in the Amenities section of our HomeAway website. In the Amenities section HomeAway allows for further description of a single word item wherever there are a series of dots such as "...." By holding the mouse over the "...." the drop down appears with more detailed description of the item. That was the way in which the air cooling system for our house was further described. In the air conditioning section of the Amenities, we have described on our website as follows: "Our home does not have conventional air conditioning. It has an air cooling system of air vents all around the top of the walls for cooling by natural breeze flowing. Every room has electric ceiling fans too." Thank you again for coming to stay at Casa Aracari. Best regards, Claire and Carol
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Kelowna, BC

The Ultimate Costa Rican Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time choosing to stay at Casa Aracari. Claire is such a darling host and she makes the experience top notch! From the moment you leave your car and walk up to the house, you begin to feel the excitement and cannot wait to open the door! The view is SPECTACULAR and the artistic design of the house is so interesting and beautiful. In spite of prior visits, we continue to see something new each and every time. There is warmth in the details and the outdoor living space is where we always spend most of our time. It provides excellent shade and/or opportunity for sun..the entire day! The Bejuco Road community is very kind and helpful and we were blessed this time to meet several of the neighbours. Who knew, how many were here, deep in the jungle? Trina, the property manager, bent over backward to be helpful and Marvin the gardener is the kindest soul, you could ever hope to meet. Yes, the road up is an adventure in itself. But this time, we stayed for a month.....and every trip up and down became easier to navigate. The house is close to many of the extraordinary activities and restaurants that Uvita, Dominical and Ochchal have to offer. We made easy day trips to Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. ...And then of course, there is nothing more mesmerizing than witnessing the magic of the tide, from the infinity pool at the house. It overlooks the Whale Tail of Marino Ballena National Park which is the third largest sandbar in the world. It absolutely beckons you to walk it, at low tide. Casa Aracari is absolutely a dream get away experience - for couples and/or families!

Alf and Brenda Leimert, Kelowna BC Canada.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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I live in a rural area of southeastern Ohio, Guernsey County

Really wonderful spot, beautiful property with lush fruit and flower gardens.

  • 5 of 5

Second stay at Casa Aracari. We will be back. Hope the area stays quite and laid back. Accommodations are excellent. Owner , Marvin the keeper, and the manager all are very nice people.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! It was a beautiful home !

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home & property!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home to stay in. Our family really enjoyed it. Amazing views from the backyard. Quiet town with friendly people. The ride up and down the mountain was quite an adventure. Warm and sunny days, a couple of rainy nights. Our last night was a show of lightning, fog and rain. Claire and Trina were wonderful to work with!! Although we didn't have internet for several days we know they were working very hard to get it taken care of. We spent so much time in the small towns in and around Uvita it was hardly missed. I left here kicking and screaming, I did not want to leave this amazing place. Thank you Claire for letting us stay in this amazing home and wonderful town!!! I have already started planning my trip back.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aylmer, QC

Stunning home and property!

  • 5 of 5

This home is one of the most beautiful that we have stayed at. The interior is exquisite. So much woodwork, a beautiful and warm style that we very much love. We had more than enough space. The master bedroom view of the ocean is phenomenal as well as the ocean view from the screened in Master Ensuite shower (probably our favourite two features of the home because it made you feel like you were directly in the surrounding nature). The patio and pool area are superb. We loved the overall pool size and design. The property is teeming with wildlife (toucans, parrots, black & green poisonous dart frog to name a few) & plant life (limes, bananas, pineapples & more). It is very well tended. Claire & Bud are wonderful owners to deal with, it was very easy & they were very available & helpful. This is our 2nd time with Trina as a property manager & as always, she did a great job.

Thanks so much Claire, Bud & Trina, we had a lovely time and we appreciate you all!

Jeremy & Nathalie

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Quepos (fly Sansa Air to SJO)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Los Laureles Bar & Restaurant, Uvita
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Los Laureles Restaurant, Uvita
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Ballena Beach
Car: recommended

Zip-Line, Kayaking, Swimming, ATV, Beachcombing, Bird Watching, Guided tours at Baru Natural Reserve, Boat Tour through Sierpes mangroves in Corcovado Natural Park, Boat Tour to Cano Island Butterfly Farm, Reptile Exhibit, Hiking in Jungle, Excellent Dining, plus Guests at Casa Aracari are welcome to Dine at Kura Boutique Hotel.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning service fee $130

Cancellation Policy in writing before occupancy is 100% refund of payments minus credit card company fees if notice 60 days or more before arrival, 50% refund if notice 59-30 days before. Non-refundable after those dates. Rates are guaranteed as soon as Reservation is made with payment of the rent deposit. Rates are subject to change before Reservation is made and confirmed.
Damage/Security Deposit of $600 is required as a Temporary Authorization Hold only on credit card during Rental of property and is released after Renter check-out is completed and if no Loss or Damage to property has occurred during stay.

This is a Non-smoking property...Due to fire hazard, a $3,000 fine will be charged for any Loss or Damage due to Smoke inside the House or in the Casita.
Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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