Villa & optional Casita w/ Amazing Ocean and Jungle Views
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About Dawn Enders
The Owners Story: Our family journey to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica began in 2007 on vacation. After purchasing the property in 2010, the design process started. With a few more trips extended over two years, construction of our dream getaway was complete. We are excited to share the Morpho Eco Retreat with other nature enthusiasts. For our family that includes two sons, ages 15 and 20, our home and casita have been a perfect place to unplug from todays' busy lifestyle in Los Angeles. Each trip we experience the bountiful nature that Costa Rica has to offer. We welcome all future guests to the Morpho Eco Retreat and we wish you a wonderful time in discovering the beauty of this country and it's people! Pura Vida
Dawn Enders purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Dawn Enders chose Uvita
The estate's proximity to the laid back, friendly town of Uvita, with its' central location near many restaurants and activities all while offering privacy and tranquility.
What makes this Villa unique
An amazing view of the ocean and Whale's Tail National Park. The tranquility one feels once they arrive, being surrounded by the sounds of nature on your doorstep from the moment you wake up through the end of a long, fun filled day. On-site access ( 3 minute walk with the jungle hanging overhead ) to a year round river with waterfall and swimming hole surrounded by the jungle. A gorgeous Infinty Pool and covered Rancho for dining. Stunning views of the jungle valley and and mountains. Many opportunities to view animals of the region in their natural habitat. These may include many species of birds, strange and amazing insects, howler monkeys, and wild peccaries to name a few.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Parental supervision due to location & home style
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Suitability for children addition: Due to the style and location of the home, it isn’t suitable for children under the age of six years old.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect Launch Pad for Uvita
Just spent a week here and had the best time. It was a fabulous location for our whole family (2 adults and 4 kids). Our kids loved the bunk beds. We loved the views and the sounds of the howler monkeys in the morning. We also loved the private waterfall/swimming hole. The whole house was very well maintained. The pool was perfect for our kids. One of 'highs' of the whole trip was watching the monkeys outside our windows in the morning. It truly was the Costa Rica experience we were looking for.
Wow! You and your family really got lucky during your week with the monkey sightings! We consider them to be our daily alarm clock while not always getting to see them from the house. On our last trip we were fortunate to have them overhead while at the swimming hole and were able to follow them up the path on our way back to the house, they had three babies with them so it was extra special! I'm so happy to hear that the house worked out for your family! We love it ourselves and made design touches like the boys' room with the bunk wall thinking of ours as well as other families that might get to enjoy it. Thanks again for choosing our home for your visit to lovely Costa Rica!
Completely off the beaten path which just makes it marvelous!
So happy you and your family enjoyed their stay at the Morpho, Nathalie! We love that the home gives the sensation of being in the middle of the jungle, up on the mountainside while at the same time offering guests the proximity to town and it's various amenities.
Amazing escape in the jungle!!
Our family loved staying at Morpho Eco - it was so private and so beautiful! The pool was fantastic and wonderfully refreshing after being out in the heat & humidity, and the house was modern and very clean. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook, and the grill was immaculate! We happened to be there during the hottest/driest/stillest time they had experienced for a long time in Uvita, and the host kindly arranged for extra fans to help us stay cooler at night! There is no AC, but it usually wouldn't be needed given the wonderful breeze that comes through - we just were unlucky with timing! However, once we had the extra fans it was perfect.
WiFi didn't work well since this is truly in the jungle, but this was a bonus for us - it really helped us disconnect and feel relaxed. We loved the added bonus of the private waterfall - it was very refreshing in the heat! The onsite caretakers were wonderful, and provided us with anything we needed.
We loved waking up hearing the toucans and howler monkeys, and we saw so many amazing birds and butterflies. It truly was a wonderful escape and we definitely plan to stay here again in the future!
The only suggestion I'd make - it would be nice to have onsite laundry that we could use ourselves. When travelling with kids in hot/humid conditions we end up having a fairly major need for laundry. The host did offer laundry service though the caretakers which is a great option, but our schedules didn't quite match up to make this happen. We ended up doing laundry at another house nearby where some friends were staying.
However - we still had a top-notch experience and are so thankful to have stayed at this amazing house! We will definitely be back!
Oh - and make sure you have a big 4WD vehicle to get to the house - you won't make it otherwise!
Thank you for the lovely review, Jessica! I'm thrilled that your family enjoyed their stay at the Morpho. It holds a special place in our hearts, we fell in love with the country back in 2007. We are absolutely in love with the sites and sounds of nature the home affords to guests. All your comments regarding the weather, breezes, temperatures at the house were spot on. We've generally been lucky ourselves even in the hottest part of the dry season. I was happy to help with the extra fans. I'll keep your suggestions in mind regarding the laundry service and how we can improve upon this aspect, it's been a challenge deciding how to approach the subject for me. The service I've offered over the years, was put in place to help maintain the operating life of the appliances. Myself and Francini, the caretaker's wife are the only people wo've operated the laundry room over the five year period of hosting guests. We've found over the years that 2x washing per week usually works out well, in some instances, guests have required a bit more.
When we began traveling to the country with our boys, ages 3 1/2 & 6 years old back in 2007, a number of places didn't have onsite options. We found that most small towns had services offered privately by townspeople, where you paid by the kilo of laundry. It was definitely interesting for us those first times! Thanks again!
Wonderful "base" for our adventures in Costa Rica!
The Morpho Eco Retreat was a wonderful base for our trip to Costa Rica. Waking to amazing views, swimming in the pool, and exploring the private waterfall were favorites at/near the house. We were able to enjoy zip lining, horseback riding, surfing, walking the whale's tail (Marino Ballena National Park), and a visit to Manuel Antonio, all within an hour or less drive from the Morpho Eco. Dawn was very accommodating and helpful with our plans leading up to our stay and the property managers and house caretakers were prompt and courteous. We would return to the Morpho Eco in a heartbeat! Thanks to Dawn and her crew for helping to make our stay in Costa Rica unforgettable!
Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words, Tana. I'm so happy we were able to make your first trip such a memorable one for your family. I remember fondly our first visit 11 years ago with our boys. It was enough to tempt our family back for a second visit the following year and eventually our love affair with all the country has to offer culminated in our purchase and development of the land, into the property we are able to share with guests. I'm humbled by the prospect of igniting a shared passion for this destination with like minded travelers.
Thank you for a wonderful time
Morpho lodge was the perfect base for our Costa Rican adventure this summer. It is hard to describe the feeling of floating above the jungle canopy while being immersed in it at the same time. We’ll be talking and thinking about our stay at Morpho for a long time, thank you again for sharing a place like this with us!
You couldn't have summed it up better, Mike! You really do get a sense of floating, especially when you're out on the deck. It has always been one of my favorite spots from which to admire the jungle valley below that is so alive in every way: the sounds of the animals and insects, the vivid colors of the lush jungle, the ever changing scene that takes place in the skies above the ocean, not to mention if you get to see it rain with thunder and lightening-very exciting! I'm thrilled when our guests enjoy the space as much as we do. We thank you for choosing our vacation villa for your escape!
Difficult to praise enough
This was our second stay at Morpho and we hope to be back as soon as we can. The house is amazing, nestled in the jungle on the side of a mountain with it's gorgeous view of the ocean and beautiful pool. Booking with Dawn and working with Bill and Ann Marie at Jaguar Properties was a pleasure. Uvita itself is full of great little restaurants and friendly people and the local beaches are beautiful and uncrowded.
Thanks again for your lovely words! I'm thrilled that the second time was just as great for you and Marisa. WE would love to have you as yearly guests!!!! Pura Vida
One of the best aspects of the house is its location.
There are two supermarkets in Uvita to purchase all your groceries. When you want to go out and eat, there are fantastic options in both Dominical and Ojochal, each located 20 minutes from the house. Ballena National Park, home to the famous Whale’s Tail, is just 15 minutes away. Furthermore, there are great beaches for surfing (Dominical, Dominicalito and Playa Hermosa) and relaxing (Playa Ventanas, Playa Ballena) within a short drive of the property. The town of Uvita also has its own popular waterfall that’s right along on the road to the house.