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Panoramic Ocean and Jungle Views from Casita... WI-FI plus Amenities 5 Star!

Uvita, Costa Rica
  • Cabin515 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 6 nights

Casita with Kitchen, 1 Bedroom & Bath (Sleeps 2 Adults - 1 Queen sized Bed)

Casita Kristina Maria is a 515 sq. ft. studio cabin (including the deck) nestled on 4 acres in the surrounding rainforest overlooking Marino Ballena Beach and National Park. Located above the town of Uvita in a gated wildlife reserve with 100+ acres of natural rainforest. The panoramic views of the Ocean, Isla Ballena, Cano Island, Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters rocks), and the rainforest will take your breath away!

Casita Kristina Maria is furnished with locally crafted bamboo furniture including a queen size bed with a pillow-top mattress and bamboo headboard, a kitchen table with 3 chairs, a settee, and arm chair in the sitting area, night stands, a bamboo wardrobe armoire, and 2 adirondak deck chairs and loveseat.

The kitchenette has a stainless steel electric range/oven and refrigerator, a stainless steel sink, granite counters, a coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave, tropical design dishes and utensils, and pots and pans.

The bathroom features a tiled shower, bamboo framed mirror, a marble vanity, a ceiling fan, and a window looking out to the rainforest.

Other features include ceiling fans (4 interior and 3 exterior fans), wireless internet, and a covered deck on two sides of the Casita. Bedding, linens, towels, and 2 beach chairs are provided.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, including howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, white-nosed coatimundis, agoutis, toucans, parrots, and many other exotic birds, beautiful butterflies including the spectacular blue morpho, fireflies, iguana, and other jungle wildlife.

Hike to nearby waterfalls, streams and cascades in the gated reserve.

Relax as you sit in an Adirondack chair on the covered deck while enjoying phenomenal views of the ocean, islands, and Rain forest in a lush and private setting.

Minutes to beautiful tropical beaches where the jungle meets the shore, and the ocean temperatures range from 80-85 degrees year round!

Our guests who rent our Casita enjoy free use of beautiful beaches with our membership in the local Beach Club. The Beach Club has a restaurant, swimming pool, bar, restrooms, parking, and a private access to the beach in Marino Ballena National Park.

Convenient to delicious restaurants in Uvita, Ojochal and Dominical, banks, grocery and convenience stores, gas station, and a multitude of nearby activities that include swimming, surfing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, zipline canopy tours, hiking, exploring ocean caves and rainforest waterfalls, ATV tours, learning about jungle flora and fauna at Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge, Tour to Nauyaca Waterfalls, Boat ride through the Sierpe Mangroves, and shopping for sourveniers at beachside open market on Playa Dominical, or at the Open Market in Uvita on Saturday mornings.

A 4-wheel drive vehicle is required. We would be happy to refer you to a reputable and reasonable rental car company, as well as provide you with contact information for making reservations for nearby activities and excursions.

Keywords: Cabin, Studio, 1 Bedroom, Casita, Cabina,View,Ocean View,Jungle, Rain forest, Monkeys,Birds,Private


Claire & Carol

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 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 near us in the Osa Peninsula are Playa Ballena, Playa Ventanas, and Playa Hermosa. Also our favorite restaurants are La Fogata in Uvita and Exotica in Ojochal.

Claire & Carol purchased this Cabin in 2006

What makes this Cabin unique

Casita Kristina Maria is located in the Uvita area in a private, gated eco-community, and protected wildlife reserve. It is an ideal setting for viewing the flora and fauna of more than 100 acres of primary and secondary Rain forest, streams, waterfalls, and hiking trails. The Casita is surrounded by the rain forest jungle. Relax to the sound of the creek babbling through rain forest. You'll be lulled to sleep by croaking frogs and the sounds of the jungle at night. Awaken to the distinct roar of howler monkeys as they traverse through the jungle, and the squawking of green parrots flying overhead . When the surf is big, you can sometimes hear the waves crashing on the beach. Included in the rental is access to our Beach Club. The Beach Club has a beach side restaurant, bar, swimming pool, restroom facilities, shower, free beach parking, and a palm-lined trail to the beach. It is a beautiful tropical beach with views of Tres Hermanas rocks and Isla de Cano. The ocean water temperature is a warm 80-88 degrees year-round. Monkeys and scarlet macaws are often sighted in the trees surrounding the beach.


    • Internet
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • 1 queen size bed with an orthopedic pillowtop mattress, bamboo headboard and bedframe, and a ceiling fan.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Marble vanity counter, tiled shower, tiled floor
      • Tiled shower with rain shower head, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures, bamboo towel bars, marble vanity counter, tiled floor, ceiling fan.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Mountain View
          Serene view of the mountains and rainforest jungle
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
          Gorgeous ocean views of Cano Island, Ballena Island, and Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters)


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Wireless internet, however internet service isn't as reliable nor signal strength as strong as it is in the U.S. and Canada.
                    • Linens Provided
                      Sheets, pillows
                    • Living Room
                      Sitting area with 2 arm chairs. Covered deck with 2 adirondak chairs.
                    • Parking
                      Parking spot adjacent to driveway
                    • Parking Off Street
                      The Casita has its own separate parking space
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach towels, bath towels, wash cloths, kitchen towels
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wireless internet is provided. There is no cell service at the property so making phone calls using Skype on your laptop is suggested.


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Pots, pans, baking dish, cookie sheet, cooking utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Plates, bowls, cups, glasses, silverware
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchenette with stainless steel refrigerator and electric range/oven, stainless steel sink, granite counter, pots and pans, dishes and utensils, ceiling fan, microwave, coffee maker, blender.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless steel refrigerator/freezer
                        • Stove
                          Electric range with smooth top
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Bamboo kitchen table and 3 chairs
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 3 people


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  A covered deck surrounds the casita on two sides with a view of the ocean and islands from the front deck, and a view of the mountains and jungle from the side deck


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • churches
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • beachcombing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • rock climbing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • whitewater rafting


                                                        • Panoramic views of the ocean, Cano Island, Ballena Island, Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters Rocks), the rainforest jungle and mountains. Decks on 2 sides of Casita - one faces the ocean, the other faces the jungle.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          32 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          10 days in Paradise

                                                          Sally S.

                                                          This is an authentic, in-the-jungle experience. Perfect for a couple. Astounding ocean view while surrounded by jungle life - wake to sounds of howler monkeys, birds and cicadas. Located near all of the amenities of town - the mountain road and (especially the driveway)requires 4x4. We cooked in most of the time and found it to be fairly well equipped. The bed was not the most comfortable, and if you need A/C, this is not the place for you. There are ceiling fans and window screens. If at all possible, arrive during daylight - it is tough coming in for the first time at night! Claire, the owner, is wonderful to deal with and very responsive.

                                                          This was the perfect spot to access hiking, beach and the diverse activies Costa Rica offers. We hope to return and rent the larger Casita in the future. Thanks for a memorable adventure!

                                                          Great place!

                                                          Anne M.

                                                          Great casita with amazing views. Bird watching from the front deck was phenomenal. We were lucky enough to have our hosts, Claire and Bud, staying at the main house, while we were there. They are very gracious and we had a fun day going to Nauyaca Waterfalls with them.

                                                          Cute Casita

                                                          Sylvaine C.

                                                          Loved this little place in the jungle with amazing wild life. Stayed 6 weeks and everyday we saw something different. The mattress quality was important to us as we both have back problem and we were staying for such a long time. Excellent bed! It does get a little hot in the Casita but the private beach membership permits you to park there for free and cool off in the pool or the ocean.

                                                          Gorgeous view!

                                                          Lisa N.

                                                          The casita was exactly what we needed - clean, simple, affordable, secluded, and with the most amazing view of the ocean! Be sure and rent a 4WD, like Claire recommends- they graded the road while we were staying there, but before that it was pretty rough. The toucans that greeted us every morning were a highlight. I hope we can return to Costa Rica soon!

                                                          Well maintained.

                                                          Kevin L.Homewood, Ca.

                                                          This truly is a mountain rain forest cabin. Secluded. Be one with nature, as you will be. Keep in mind a semi-rough, but not bad road, like 15 min from the highway, is necessary to reach the property, when there , You won’t be bothered by anybody. Wildlife is plentiful.

                                                          Exquisite jungle hideaway!

                                                          Patricia W.

                                                          Casita Kristina Maria was what we hoped for and so much more. We absolutely loved driving the road up the mountain, surrounded by tall green jungle trees and often seeing the beautiful blue morpho butterflies especially in the magical mornings. At the top, the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the Three Sisters is simply spectacular. The casita is cozy and comfortable, with the lovely ocean view from the porch. Lounging on that porch, drinking coffee, we were thrilled to see and hear toucans, aracaris, parrots, iguanas, monkeys and many butterflies and hummingbirds. It is truly a private paradise, yet close to the fine restaurants and shops in Uvita, Dominical and Ojachal. Our favs were the Bamboo Room, Sibu, Marios and the Baker Bean. We have such fond memories of the many wonderful people there. And Claire and Bud are such great hosts! Best vacation ever! We loved it! Tricia and Nick from Austin


                                                          Uvita, Costa Rica

                                                          ATV tours available in Uvita. 3 miles to Grocery Store, Bank & Restaurants in Uvita

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Cleaning Fee

                                                          Cancellation Policy with written notice is 100% refund of payments if notice received more than 60 days before check-in date, 50% refund if notice received more than 30 days before arrival date. Non-refundable after those dates. Rates are subject to change without notice prior to reservation. Rates are guaranteed at time Reservation is made by payment of rent deposit and confirmed. Damage/Security Deposit of $250 is required as a Temporary Authorization Hold only on credit card during Rental of property and is released after Rental 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 $2,000 fine will be charged due to any loss/damage from smoke inside the Casita. Thank you!

                                                          32 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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