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Exotic Designer House (Lots of PRIVACY) 2400SF with 50+ mile Oceanfront view

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Bahía Ballena House Rental Photos and Description

BRAND NEW Kincaid designed 2,400 SF House 2 bedroom 2 1/2 Bath with Infinity P

Kincaid design with Japanese style roof, oceanview from all rooms and all showers, super large bedrooms w 16' patio doors, Murano Italy Chandeliers, Granite, Marble,Spanish Tiles, Infinity edge lap pool w waterspouts and outdoor oceanview shower, located on 13 acres of Primary Jungle with abundance of Toucans and Cusingas a birdwatchers paradise.The openness of the design makes you feel like you are one with nature and there are oceanviews from every room including the showers. All the rooms are huge and there are very few walls which creates unique views and dimensional relationships that make one feel free and tranquil!

Living room can serve as another separate bedroom by using couches with separate orthopedic mattresses , powder room alongside and outside shower

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Del Chmielewski
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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About Del Chmielewski

I own a CPA firm in Wisconsin. My wife and I plan on retiring in Costa Rica in a few years.

Del Chmielewski purchased this house in 2014

Why Del Chmielewski chose Puntarenas

The only one which has ALL the following:

Oceanfront views from every room including both showers & kitchen

50+ mile Oceanfront view

35 Foot Waterfall

Infinity Edge Lap Pool with Waterspouts

Huge Bedroom Patio Doors 16 Feet Wide w Glass Railing on Terraces

Surrounded by Primary Jungle for Ultimate Bird watching and Privacy

What makes this house unique

Hand Blown Murano Glass Lights, Original Artwork, Custom Made Furniture throughout. Clear Glass sinks with Marble Counters , Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Exotic Designer House (Lots of PRIVACY) 2400SF with 50+ mile Oceanfront view
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Breathtaking view, fabulous accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

Me, my wife and our two daughters (16 and 12) spent a week. The house is as described, well kept with lots of windows and an open airy floor plan. We enjoyed lounging by the pool and relaxing after a day at the beach or on a jungle adventure. The view is stunning and the Ticos and Ticas in Uvita warn and welcoming. Estephany and Alex are charming and attentive but never intrusive. Del was very helpful and his recommendations spot on. I highly recommend that you rent Del's 4 x 4. It's fun to drive and I wouldn't want to drive up and down the mountain with a lesser vehicle.

As Del says, not just a great vacation but a great adventure!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all your positive comments that tell first hand about your experience. We are constantly working on training of our staff and the high standards our guests expect. Travel to a foreign country with a different language can be challenging yet very exciting also. I believe that from the moment you step off the plane I feel I can positively impact the quality of your vacation, by arranging to have someone(English speaking) to greet you and wisp you off to our lovely home, To arranging for your rental of my personal 8 passenger SUV, to arranging for my chauffeur to drive you, to having my chef cook a welcome meal for you, to arranging all your tours. Once you receive the highest personal care of Del Congos Exotica, you will relax immediately as we believe "this is how we would like to be treated when we vacation!"
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. The view is beautiful, the pool is lovely, and the house was squeaky clean. We hired Estephany to make dinner for us on two nights, and highly recommend her cooking. Alex is very nice and goes beyond the extra mile. The house is off the beaten track, which was perfect for our family. We rented Dell's 4x4,, a very convenient option. The toucans greeted us every morning at 7am in the trees right outside of the house. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Del Congos Exotica. The fact that we have 13 1/2 acres of land provides an environment that is very secluded even though we are in a development just a 1/3 mile above Uvita (as the Toucan Flies). You can lay in bed and see the lights of Uvita and the stars at the same time. Because we are situated uniquely in natural primary jungle, you will see many more exotic birds that at other rental houses. Why wouldn't you feel at home with nature when you can't hear or see our other neighbors who are more that 1/4 mile away and 300 feet in elevation below you. It's less that 15 minutes to the best shopping and restaurants , yet a real oasis of privacy. Estephany and Alex will pamper you or if you choose leave you totally alone but are available for any questions on a moments notice , as they live on the property near the entrance. Come join us, You will not be disappointed that you did. We also provide concierge services for transportation or tour booking at no extra charge.
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Calgary, Alberta

Absolutely beautiful- a perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Del Congos Exotica is second to none. Beautiful views and a beautiful home and property. The house was well furnished and it was easy for our whole family to feel right at home. We had extended family renting the other house on the property and even though the two houses are somewhat close together, each has a sense of privacy. Our whole group completely enjoyed both pools - one with a water slide and the other with a view of the Whales Tail. For many days during our stay we had a large group of monkeys (Del's congos!) settled right in the trees next to one house. We saw toucans, parrots, guans, hummingbirds, laughing falcons and many other birds right from the decks and pools of both houses. Staying high up the hill from Uvita was a great location - relatively close to a family friendly waterfall hike, shopping, beaches and activities but benefitting greatly from cooler breezy nights. The drive up and down definitely requires four wheel drive but it was worth it to have such a wonderful spot to return to each day. We rented Del's Toyota Prada and it was the perfect vehicle for getting around on the highway and the rougher roads as well. (It is a standard transmission so perhaps not the best for everyone to drive, however.) It was a great start to our vacation to NOT have to deal with an airport rental car company and instead ride in an air-conditioned van from the airport to Uvita where we picked up the Toyota. Everyone so appreciated caretakers Alex and Estephany - they were so wonderful, always available for any questions, helping us with our Spanish, and helping us to arrange a few excursions - zip lining and a very successful snorkelling/dolphin watching tour! The meal they prepared for us was delicious and such a great treat for our last night in Costa Rica. It was very special to have such warm and caring people to help us get the most from our vacation. I would highly recommend either of the houses on this property or both together if you have a large group. We all hope to return to Del Congos Uvita very soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! I did my homework about the property and the area but even that didn't get me to the point of true appreciation until you actually arrive. The concierge services provided by Del were a great start to enjoying our week long stay. Howlers in the morning (made some good recordings!), toucans, a sloth visible one day...all seen right outside our vacation home. Zip-lining, ATV'ing, horseback riding on the beach at sunset, snorkeling, etc. You get the drift. Action adventure for those wishing it, or just chill at the pool and enjoy the jungle. This trip far exceeded my expectations. Alex (our driver for the week) and Estephany were such a pleasure to be around. They made it clear they were there to help us at any point in time but were not obtrusive in any fashion. Expect the trip of a lifetime should you wish to enjoy Costa Rica and especially Del's Congos. Muchas gracias to all the amigos we met in Uvita!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to here that we exceeded your expectations. I hope that you will visit us again as I am constantly adding new artwork and the gardens are maturing. I think you will agree our caretaker/maid couple loves their jobs, from arranging last minute tours to bringing guests organic fruits and vegetables from our gardens to meticulously cleaning the home daily (upon request).
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Amazing View! Should Name the House "Exhale"!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on top of the world it seemed after an extremely long travel day. We walked into the house and the view took our breath away. We slept with open windows to the sounds of the jungle. Each morning, we all awoke with the sun and the HOWLER's at 5 am. Didn't care though. It was such a treat! The Toucans put on a show each morning as well. The house is beautiful and Alex and Stephanie made it even better. Both were extremely helpful and very personable. Even giving us a lesson in Spanish. I hesitate to give this review as I don't want others to find our secret gem in the Jungle! The owner, Del, was above and beyond helpful with tour planning. His recommendations were spot on for our family. We had the BEST Time! Pura Vida!!! PS- Mini-warning..... Definitely need a 4 wheel drive with a big motor. You will not get up the mountain to Paradise without one.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michele It was a pleasure helping you and your family and we hope that you will return soon. Since our 4 by 4 Toyota Prado was already rented we are glad you were able to find a proper vehicle for the Costa Rican mountains. We are very lucky to have the most spectacular view in the area and accompanied by up to 95 varieties of birds spotted to date.
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Perfect Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week in this perfect mountain paradise. First off, you do need a 4 X 4 to make it up to this wonderful house. Once you arrive at the property, you are rewarded with a beautiful view of the jungle and ocean. You can see the Whale's tail from the property. The house is decorated and designed beautifully, to compliment the natural surroundings. During our stay we enjoyed time by the pool, the local food around Uvita, time at the beach, horseback riding, waterfalls, and all of the jungle ambiance. Alex and Estephanie were incredible. They gave you the privacy two honeymooners would want, but were there to help when ever we needed something. One of our regrets was that we only had Alex and Estephanie cook for us one night. The fish casada that they prepared for us was delicious and our favorite meal of our trip. We hope to make a trip back to celebrate an anniversary!

Pura Vida!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Del Congos Exotica for your honeymoon destination! I'm so happy to hear that you were so pleased with Alex and Estephany and the house and I will make sure to share your comments with them. I also heard that you really enjoyed the pictures the photographer I recommended provided for you. I too enjoyed helping you plan your honeymoon to Costa Rica. I look forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
San buenas
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Costanera Sur Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Suenos Tranquilo
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Marina Ballena National Park
Car: recommended

Rates & Availability

Bahía Ballena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Winter
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Envisionfest 2017
Feb 21 2017 - Mar 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season Cont
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Easter Week 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Peak 2017 April 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sept Oct 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Pre Christmas 2017
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
wChristmas 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas New Years2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Envisionfest 2017
Feb 20 2018 - Feb 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until payment received. Cancellation Policy is strict, no refund.

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Bahía Ballena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bidet , outdoor shower , 2 large couches folds flat add ortho double mattress
  • Glass Block 4 foot round showers with Ocean view, 2 tempered Glass bowl sinks with waterfall faucets and Marble counter tops in each bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Whales Tail View - 1 king , Oceanview from Shower and Bedroom
    OSA Peninsula View - 1 king , Oceanview from Shower and Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Murano Italy Chandelier, Orthopedic Mattress, Custom Designed Bed with two Built in reading lamps, tempered glass balcony railings, Spanish Tiles, walk in closets
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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