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Amazing Whitewater View Of The Ballena Marine Preserve Islands

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 25 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 25 nights


Bahía Ballena House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with easy access to all attractions. Wildlife galore!

Pura Vida!

This is the Costa Rican expression for everything that is good. It translates as pure life and is used as a greeting and a salutation. It is always spoken with a smile. Costa Rica is rated as one of the happiest places on earth. You can discover why.

Imagine secluded beaches where the jungle meets the sand, monkeys and toucans greeting you each morning, or swimming under warm waterfalls. All this happens everyday in the unspoiled beauty of Uvita.

Our rental home is situated in an old growth jungle minutes from the beach on the Pacific coast in Marino Ballena National Park, the only national marine park in Costa Rica. Ballena translates to whale. Humpbacks from the southern and northern hemisphere travel thousands of miles to have their babies in this area. Excellent whale watching, snorkeling and diving! We are halfway between Manual Antonio, the most popular park in Costa Rica, and the famous Osa Penninsula. National Geographic named our area one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet. From the house and pool you can see the ever changing pacific ocean, local islands, incredible wildlife, rainforest, and beautiful sunsets.

The food in the area is the best in Costa Rica and maybe some of the best we have ever had - think Napa in the South Pacific. Expats from around the world have created amazing culinary delights. We can recommend at least 10 restaurants in the area. You can drink the water and eat the food and not worry.

The home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, a newly-completely remodeled full gourmet kitchen, laundry room, two outside patio areas, a modest infinity pool, and a stone BBQ (boogie boards, beach chairs, beach and pool towels, a cooler, a telescope and monkey-finding rubber boots are in the the bedroom closets). Listen to the waves crashing on the shore from bed as you awake to howler monkeys calling in the trees. The jungle is right outside the door. Take a walk and see all the wonders you expect from Costa Rica.

The house is an easy 2-wheel accessible drive from the main road with a wide, short maintained road leading to the house. This should not be underestimated. Most homes in the area take a 4x4 long drive up a steep, single lane, winding road taking up to 20 minutes from the main road, especially difficult at night. There will be no anxiety driving to this house.

This is not a resort town. It is an agrarian area with beautiful farms and unspoiled beaches and jungle. It is a place to explore and discover. It will excite your inner adventurer.

We would love to welcome you as our guest to Casa Ballena.

Pura Vida!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Mark and Allyson Roberts
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Mark and Allyson Roberts

We are adventurous and new to the rental game. We are giving great rates while we are learning and getting reviews. I hope you like our home away from home. We currently live in Northern California in the redwoods in a 1934 log cabin. We live on a pond, 2 creeks and over 100 redwood trees. We are 20 minutes to the Pacific Ocean. 40 minutes from San Francisco. We like to snow ski, snorkel, dive and commune with nature.

Mark and Allyson Roberts purchased this house in 2015

Why Mark and Allyson Roberts chose Puntarenas

We love the Pacific Ocean. The view of the Ballena marine park islands is one of the best in the Southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica. We love eco-tourism. Waking to howler monkeys and seeing toucans and iguanas in the yard every day while eating breakfast is incredible. We were blown away by the foodie restaurants in the area. It is like eating in Napa or the south of France!

What makes this house unique

If you can pull yourself away from the hammocks, the pool and the view there are amazing things to explore. Snorkel at the islands in front of the house or at the whale's tale, go diving at Cano island, horseback ride to a magnificent waterfall, zipline through the jungle, go on a nature boat up the Sierpe to see amazing wildlife, rappel down waterfalls (canyoning), jump into the swimming hole below the waterfall, go deep sea fishing, kayaking in the mangroves or just walk into the primary rainforest around the house. We can help guide you to all of that and more!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Amazing Whitewater View Of The Ballena Marine Preserve Islands
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Amazing property with great ocean views.

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for our 2016 US Thanksgiving Holiday. It is a very beautiful property with amazing ocean views. We enjoyed watching the waves from the patio every day. The house is fully stocked with towels, sheets and a well stocked kitchen if you chose to cook. Mark provided us with excellent restaurant suggestions that did not disappoint. Our favorite local restaurants were Azul and Cafe Bellena. Also, his suggestions for outdoor activities were very helpful. The house is centrally located and close to the local market and coffee shop, yet you are still far enough away that you can really feel like you can disconnect. There is plenty to do if you choose to go out and you will be very comfortable if you choose to stay in and swim in the pool or lounge on the patio furniture or the hammocks provided for your relaxation.

Pure Vida!

Monica & Jim Penrose

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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A beautiful home with amazing views! We couldn't have asked for more. The owners are so helpful.

  • 5 of 5

We recently traveled to Costa Rica for our very first time. Three couples, a total of 6 people.

I am so glad we chose to rent this property.

The home was beautiful, very clean and comfortable.

Waking up to the sounds of the jungle the first morning in the home was amazing. We were all excited that we truly were in the middle of the jungle. The sounds of the Howler Monkeys confirmed this.

The home was exactly as described.

The views off the patio were breathtaking.

The best part of renting this property was the owners Mark and Allison. Mark went above and beyond to make sure everything about our trip was perfect.

Mark spent a lot of time emailing helpful information and answering questions we had about the area and things to do before and during our trip. He even took time out to skype with me before we left for our trip to answer any last minute questions.

We took a lot of the suggestions Mark and Allison recommended and all of them were perfect from tours to restaurants.

Our favorite restaurant was Exotica. Great place for an amazing dinner with a great romantic atmosphere.

I would recommend this property over and over again.

We can't wait to return to beautiful Costa Rica.

It was a great vacation!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Gorgeous views, excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is gorgeous and very comfortable. We were close to all the beaches and activities. We did hear the howlers on the last day and saw them right off the pool area which was exciting. Not to mention three separate rainbows that morning. As far as any improvements, I can't think of one. The home was beautiful, the view was spectacular and the location was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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very pleasant

  • 5 of 5

The view is a dream, especially at cocktails time when the sun sets.

The house is very comfortable ,easy to find and convenient to all the beaches and restaurants. We will certainly come back for our family get together next Christmas.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible home and view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mark and Allyson's home for 11 days. We were enjoyed the many kinds of birds that came to visit. We watched iguanas moving around in what we called "the tree of life" in the yard. The yard it self is large with several places to explore a bit. We could hear the howler monkeys through out each day. One day we walked down the driveway to drop a bag of trash in the bin and spent probably an hour watching the howler monkeys interact in the trees above. The pool was perfect to cool down in any time of the day. We enjoyed Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary that Mark had recommended because of one of our daughters obsession with sloths. While booking this rental, Mark was very helpful and easy to get a hold of. He had good suggestions and recommendations. We enjoyed venturing out to the Whale Tail during low tide, canyon repelling, snorkeling to Cano Island, a mangrove tour and checking out a different beach for several sunsets. In and around the Uvita area we found many things to do and see. All and all this is a perfect home to rent and would not hesitate to rent it again. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Beautiful Home with Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this remarkable home in late March, 2016. The house and grounds were open, inviting, well-equipped and very clean. Also a fair amount of wildlife right out front - parrots, toucans iguanas and monkeys in the forest behind. The owner made a number of recommendations for restaurants and services for tours, which we did take advantage of and were not disappointed. Grocery store was well stocked and closeby as well. Pool was a Godsend, as it was quite warm during the day. Pool filter stopped working while we were there, but with a single phone call it was taken care of immediately - couldn't ask for more. If you're visiting Uvita, go here!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Villa Leonor
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
San Buenas Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Villa Leonor
Nearest Beach
0.35 Miles
Playa Bellena
Car: necessary

If you can pull yourself away from the hammocks or the telescope or the pool or the sweeping pacific ocean view there is a lot to explore in and around Marino Bellena. How about a nature mangrove boat tour up the Sierpe river; Snorkel in front of the house or at the Whales Tale.; Canyoning (repelling) down a series of waterfalls; Horseback riding on the beach; ATV riding up the creeks; ziplining through the jungle. We can point you to this and much more. Did I menton the quality of the local restaurants. We have you covered there as well!


Rates & Availability

Bahía Ballena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Envision week 2017
Feb 22 2017 - Feb 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
High Season Intro
Apr 18 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sara Fox Research
May 27 2017 - Jun 22 2017
25 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bahía Ballena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2153 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large master bath featuring seating areas in the shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Rainfall showerhead, large windows looking out to the jungle
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , High cedar ceiling, AC, jungle view
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King can be made into 2 twins, AC, jungle view
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , High cedar ceiling, AC, see pacific ocean from bed!
  • One queen and two rooms with twin beds that can be turned into a king.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • festivals
  • forests
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
We have a hotel safe, outdoor security cameras and an alarm system should you choose to use it. We always recommend you take advantage of these security features.

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