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Casa Uvita: Rainforest & Ocean Views, Eco-Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Eco-home, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths with Rainforest and Ocean Views, Sleeps 6-8 people

Casa Uvita, located in Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, is a beautiful 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom eco-home with a maximum capacity of 6-8 guests. It sits on the edge of primary rainforest, only 10 minutes from the Marino Ballena National Park beaches. Casa Uvita is close enough to modern conveniences, but far enough to be immersed in the sights and sounds of Costa Rica's tropical wildlife. The spacious, indoor/outdoor, two-story home is luxuriously outfitted with wooden floors, high ceilings, large windows and upscale bathrooms. The top floor has a master suite, two additional bedrooms, two balconies, and sitting and dining areas. Each bedroom upstairs has its own private bathroom. Downstairs, there is another bedroom with three twin beds, a full bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining areas, and covered porches. Spectacular forest and stunning Pacific Ocean views can be seen from every area of the house. Common sightings include howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, aracaris, and parrots. Hike to nearby waterfalls or lounge in your hammock to enjoy the forest sights and sounds. Casa Uvita is completely self-sustaining, using solar energy and water from a natural spring. 24/7 security; daily light housekeeping. Beautiful 12 meter-long swimming pool in rainforest setting, with ocean view!

Michele Gonzalez
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2018

About Michele Gonzalez

Michele González, co-owner and visionary of Casa Uvita, is a bilingual teacher, adventure travel guide and public health professional. When she is not on her bike, swimming, bird watching or beach running with Casa Uvita guests, Michele works as an international health and education consultant throughout Latin America. Antonio Arroyo, co-owner, is a construction genius, currently working in northern California and at Casa Uvita. He is both the design and muscle behind Casa Uvita. When Antonio is not designing or building something fabulous, you can find him cooking gourmet meals for friends and family.

Michele Gonzalez purchased this house in 2012

Why Michele Gonzalez chose Uvita

Welcome to Casa Uvita. Our hope is that guests will forever remember the vast beauty of this mountain, its wildlife, the ocean views and of course, Casa Uvita. Whether you are an active traveler, or you just want to lie in a hammock, Casa Uvita will leave you with memories for a lifetime.

What makes this house unique

The house is completely self-sustaining, using solar energy and water from a natural spring. From its two balconies enjoy the stunning Pacific Ocean views and world-class birding.


Uvita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size beds (2), Twin beds (2). All four bedrooms have their own bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
The rental includes the following: - Towels and linens - Daily light housekeeping service - 24-hour security - Check-in 3pm; Check-out 11am Rates are for up to 6 guests. Each additional guest (up to 2) is $25 per person per night.


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(57 traveler reviews)

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Casa Uvita: Rainforest & Ocean Views, Eco-Home
average rating of 4.9122806 based on 57 reviews

Casa Uvita was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I read all 50 plus reviews before our trip, and I have to say, they were all true. Michele was the perfect host making sure all our needs were met. She was always available and provided us with information on beaches, restaurants, birds and more. She took us on a birding hike, and her assistant, Johnny, took us to an amazing waterfall with a beautiful swimming hole beneath it. The house was clean and had everything you might need. Beds were comfy. It is truly a beautifully built very spacious home in an excellent location minutes from the beach and Uvita. All the bedrooms are very private, three with attached lovely baths. The pool, and view of the ocean from nearly every window, was fabulous. You need an all wheel drive vehicle to make the short trip up to the house. But the best thing was the wildlife... We were awakened by howler monkeys and parrots every morning by 5:30 a.m. What a thrill! And the toucans were everywhere. We saw many other species of birds, basilisk lizards, a sloth and more. Michele also hooked us up with two excursions: One a night walk and the other a birding tour followed by a good Costa Rican breakfast. Thanks to Michele for a fabulous week.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It is always a pleasure to have a nature-loving family here at Casa Uvita. I have no doubt the birding bug bit you and you'll be birding in NY Central Park this spring and be back here next winter. It is addictive. My best to all of you.
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Beautiful, peaceful stay in Uvita

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Uvita! The house is located on a dirt road (perfect for walking), just 10 minutes from the beach and grocery stores, etc. in Uvita. The house is beautiful, well-stocked, clean, and comfortable. There are many outdoor spaces to relax and enjoy the surroundings. We spent hours in the hammocks watching the monkeys and birds, and enjoying the breeze. While we were there at the hottest time of the year, sleeping under the ceiling fans was comfortable. Michelle went above and beyond to make our stay great. In advance of the trip, she helped book excursions for us to go zip lining, waterfall repelling, and horseback riding--all were amazing. She and Johnny (the caretaker) were quick to share wildlife sightings with us. Johnny took us on a hike to waterfall swimming hole one day. While the house is spectacular, Michelle's hospitality made our stay even more memorable. We can't wait to return to Costa Rica and Casa Uvita someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, eco conscious home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home overlooking Playa Uvita. The caretakers were wonderful and we really enjoyed our stay. A word of caution- The howler monkeys are not reliable alarm clocks. The one morning we were scheduled for an early birding tour at Oro Verde (highly recommended- even for nonbirders like us) - the monkeys skipped the 5 am wake up call! Really fun spot. We loved watching the wildlife and visiting just a handful of the many amazing, beautiful spots in the area. Wish we could have stayed for weeks!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely meeting your extended family. I'm so glad you got to see a sloth during your short stay. Mother Nature heard you! I hope to see you and all of the other siblings and cousins in the near future. Pura vida!
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Hidden Hillside Gem in Uvita

  • 5 of 5

This rental was a wonderful experience for our visit to Uvita. I was admittedly a little nervous about staying in a rental that is completely off the grid. It's easy to get spoiled by on demand air conditioning, high speed internet, and all the other conveniences we are used to. It turns out that it was really a great experience and we didn't feel like we missed out on anything.

Since there are no glass windows anywhere in the house, you really get a great feel for indoor/outdoor living. Bugs were not really an issue since there were plenty of screens in the wall openings and all of the beds had screen canopies. The lack of A/C was not an issue either since there was plenty of solar battery power to operate the ceiling fans all night long. They have a great collection of dvd's for those nights where you might just want to sit and watch something on tv. Internet access is adequate, although a little on the slow side. It's kind of nice being forced to unplug when on vacation anyway, right?

The house itself is wonderful and very well built. The large rooms are all well appointed with great furniture and lots of fantastic artwork. The bathrooms are all beautiful and unique in their own way. There are lots of public gathering spaces and private areas, depending on your mood and the views from the balconies are fantastic. The private pool off the back kitchen is just the icing on the cake.

Michele was a wonderful hostess and really went above and beyond to make our stay fun. She hooked us up with local tour guides and special discounts that we probably would not have found on our own. Her staff also did a great job of daily light housekeeping and were very gracious as well.

We would highly recommend this rental for anyone staying the in the Uvita area. The location allows for easy access to all the attractions from the Osa peninsula to the awesome surfing beaches at Dominical. The house is very close to excellent options for shopping and restaurants as well. We really hit the jackpot with this find!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was fun to ring in the New Year with your family. I hope that your dream comes true of someday slowing down and having a little hut on top of the mountain. There are no Amazon deliveries, but you wake up to howlers and parrots every morning! Pura vida!
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Superior vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were an family of 9 (7 adults and 2 children) on a Christmas vacation which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Wonderfully designed home in an exquisite setting. The location allows you to take advantage of both beach and jungle environments. The jungle setting offers toucans, monkeys, sloths, iguanas, iridescent butterflies and a variety of other birds, reptiles, and insects (all of which we saw). Michele is an exceptional hostess and provides all the local insights and advice that you need. Take her advice. Recommend communicating with Michele prior to arrival should you have any questions - she responds very promptly. 4-wheel drive vehicle(s) is/are a necessity.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed meeting each of you and learning about your interesting life stories! I was especially happy that a sloth showed up in the nick of time for your granddaughter to see and photograph. Yeah! My best to all of you in this new year.
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We enjoyed our stay at this nestled in nature retreat!

  • 4 of 5

What a great house in the middle of the jungle! Wonderful staff always available and great wildlife. House is solar powered so one needs to be energy conscious when staying here. Thanks Michele for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed the house and the beautiful surroundings! Pura vida!
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Car: necessary

Casa Uvita is located in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica, three hours from San Jose. It offers the perfect balance for eco and adventure travelers. Activities include hiking to waterfalls, birdwatching, beach combing, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, river rafting and hammocking!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are for up to 6 guests. There is a $25 per night fee for each additional guest (up to two). Check-in is 3pm; check-out is 11 am

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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