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Casa Aracari, Uvita, Ocean Views, Fantastic Home, Pool..WOW!!!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 2,154 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Welcome to Casa Aracari...Let your imagination soar where the Sky meets the Sea, located at a comfortable 400 meters above the coastline of Punta de Ballena in Costa Rica. This ideal tropical vacation home is nestled in the jungle on one acre of Paradise. Its unique architecture and original design by Eva offers a spacious open-air indoor/outdoor floor plan. Walk in and pinch yourself to make sure you are not dreaming!

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 completed in December 2010 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 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. 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, jungle covered mountains, ocean, Bahia Ballena, and surrounding bird life.

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 delicious fruits of the region while sitting on one of the four bar stools at the table shaded by the palapa covered umbrella in the pool.

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... the jungle surrounding the house promises an abundance of tropical sights and sounds that will continue day and night. Be sure to have your camera ready! Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Parrots, and Dart frogs are frequent visitors.

There is a Casita on the property which offers a charming bedroom for two with Queen size bed and full bathroom, a small kitchen and dining area. If you wish to rent the main House and need additional room, then it is possible to rent the Casita also for a small additional amount. You will always have the use of our entire property to yourselves for total peace and tranquility.

Guests who rent our home enjoy the use of a beautiful nearby beach at no charge with our special Beach Club membership. Our Beach Club has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, showers, restrooms, parking, and the private access to one of the 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 nearby Kura Boutique Hotel. Let us know if you are interested and we will put you in contact with Kura directly for your reservations.

The road up the hill 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! A 4x4 vehicle is required in many areas of Costa Rica, including our area.

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

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

Pura Vida!

More Details

Owner
Claire & Carol
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

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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Amenities

Uvita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2154 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 (Half Bath) -
  • House has 2 Full Bathrooms upstairs, 1 Half Bathroom downstairs near Laundry room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den downstairs that can be used as a private bedroom.
  • Main House: Sleeps 5 or 6 Master bedroom/Queen bed with Attached full bath; Second Master Bedroom/Queen bed with Attached full bath; Third room is a den downstairs with couch that converts to a single bed; Family room area also has couches that can convert to beds for children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
  • 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Casa Aracari, Uvita, Ocean Views, Fantastic Home, Pool..WOW!!!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews
5

Adventure Travel in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Claire, what a spectacular place!

So much to say, but have seen lots of fantastic reviews in the past that I would echo. Yes, you do want to have a good 4 wheel drive vehicle. We were following another family in on the first day and their mid-sized 4 wheel drive SUV struggled getting up the hill. They had to unload 4 passengers, turn off the AC, and then were able to make it up.

The hike to the waterfall with Marvin is amazing. So is lunch at his neighbor Maria's. My son said his meal was: "the best chicken he had ever had".

We loved heading into Dominical for food, and activities. As a family we loved the whitewater rafting, zip lining at Osa, surfing lessons, and on and on. We were travelling with two boys, 12 and 10. This was their favourite vacation!

Casa Aracari is amazing. You will not be disappointed if you are thinking about renting this house. There is not any air conditioning, and it was hot while we were there. We found it a bit too warm a couple of nights, but with the fans going and the high ceilings, it did cool off during the night.

Fantastic trip, such a wonderful experience. Thanks again Claire for everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Fabulous View, House, and Pool

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the best vacation ever! We saw lots of birds and wildlife, and the Whales Tail was impressive at low tide. We loved being outside in the pool and beautiful gardens of Casa Aracari. The house is designed for a great indoor-outdoor experience with plenty of cross ventilation and is quite comfortable with the doors open. The owner was always very helpful. Our favorite tours were the Mangrove boat ride and the visit to Nauyaca waterfalls. The hardest part of this trip was leaving Casa Aracari to go home. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Perfect setting, perfect view

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (parents and two daughters) and a couple of short term visitors (daughter's friends) spent seven wonderful days (February 2017) at Casa Aracari. It was the best vacation we have had in some time.

You must take a steep dirt road to get there. The house sits high on a mountain. Do not attempt the drive without a 4 wheel drive. Once there, you are living in a paradise. You are enclosed within the jungle and looking out at the Pacific from a manicured resort-like setting. The infinity pool is a most enjoyable feature allowing you to cool off with drink in hand. The house is spacious and has any convenience you would want. We were awakened each morning by the sounds of nature. You will probably find yourself better rested as you tend to fall into a pattern of early to bed, early to rise. There are lots of fun activities to do each day. You have your pick of jungle or beach excursions. Just staying home all day is a great option too. You will not want for groceries or restaurants. You can travel further afield for an even greater selection. All the Costa Ricans we met were very friendly and seemed to enjoy showing you a good time. If you can plan a day with Marvin, the property gardener, he can take you on an unforgettable outing to his farm and closeby waterfalls.

In all, it was a great vacation and we hope to return in the future.

Jack Moore and family

Crozet, Virginia

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Un rêve

  • 5 of 5

Contact with Claire is so easy and helpful, answering all your questions and even details you don't think of.. She is dedicated to all her guests.The meeting with Trina, when checking in, is very easy and she took her time to explain all the surrounding.

Marvin, the gardener is discrete a lovely person.

Casa Aracari corresponding to all our needs, comfort, ocean view spectacular, quiet and very private. The house was spotless and well equipped. No needs for AC in anytime.

We will go back, if possible.

lu & jo

stay in january

7

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Extraordinary Place

  • 5 of 5

We rented Casa Aracari for 10 days. The house is gorgeous, the view spectacular and the "service" (home owner, property manager and gardener) exceptional. This was my 5th trip to CR, first time renting a house. I love every aspect of it and would do it again in a heartbeat. Special kudos to Trina P. who manages the property. Trina is a superhero in human form! Everyone was readily available to answer questions and provide assistance. The house was immaculately clean and had everything one could need. Again, amazing view of the ocean and of the "Whale's Tail". The road was rough and it was FUN! We didn't mind at all having to slow down and get into 4 wheel drive. Grocery stores, bank, restaurants just below in Uvita and a great location from which to reach Corcovado, Manuel Antonio and even go up into the mountains (one day trip to Talamanca Reserve past San Isidro). It's a perfect place. Thank you Claire and Trina!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Luxurious rainforest getaway

  • 4 of 5

My family( 3 daughters ranging in age from 17 to 3 yrs old, my husband , and myself) stayed in Casa Aracari for a truly wonderful week. We LOVED the stunning views and the nature sounds. We enjoyed cooking in the well appointed kitchen and swimming in the pool. This home felt just like that- a home. We rented a Toyota Prado 4x4 which was perfect for us and we had no problems getting up and down the hill -in fact our girls really loved it- it was liking going on a ride. We did too many amazing things to list, but the owners and property manager were just delightful to work with, Marvin was wonderful as we spent a day with him and Uvita was just great for us. The only drawback to this home was lack of air conditioning. We did not have trouble with the heat in The evenings and early mornings, but we found that by about 11am each day the house was just too hot for us to bear so we would have to go out somewhere. If you can, bring some fans with you and that will help. But I don't think it would deter us from staying there again- we would stay at Casa Aracari again in a heartbeat. We just kept smiling and saying we had hit the jackpot with this home!!! Do yourself a favor and book this home for your next getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Uvita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
House High Season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 23 2017
6 night minimum stay
$225
$1,420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
House Low Season
Aug 12 2017 - Nov 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
$170
$3,240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
House Christmas/New Year's
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
$299
$1,925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
House High Season
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 22 2018
6 night minimum stay
$225
$1,420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$198
$1,350
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning service fee $130

Cancellation Policy in writing before occupancy is 50% refund of payments if notice 60days or more before, 25% refund if notice 30days or more before. Non-refundable after those dates. Rates are subject to change without notice until Reservation confirmed.
Damage/Security Deposit of $800 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.

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.
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