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Tom and Christine

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Extremely Private, Fantastic Pool, Waterfall, Ocean View - Howler House

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Central Valley - San Jose House Rental Photos and Description

spacious, open plan 3 bedroom 3 bath sleeps 8 on 4.4 lush acres

Less than 15 minutes up the mountain above Uvita! (please disregard the map, we have been unable to move the "pin" to the correct location) This open floor plan, 2-story home, is located on 4.4-acres of dense jungle and mountain topography. Sitting at 1,100 ft. of elevation and with tall trees providing shade, one can enjoy a cool climate while being near to the beach. Uvita and local beaches are a scenic 15 minute drive from Howler House.

Gorgeous beaches dot the Ballena Coast. There's an endless list of fun local activities for every member of the group, whether young or old! Close to horseback riding, bird watching, fishing, surfing, whale/dolphin watching, ATV tours, zip lining, kayaking, and a wildlife sanctuary. You can't go wrong with a vacation in the Southern Zone!!

The second floor of the home is the main living area. The comfortable great room provides access to the 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The spacious kitchen is the focal point, perfect for entertaining guests and is located between the living and dining areas.

The downstairs accommodates a 3rd bedroom with queen sized bed and 3rd full bathroom with walk in shower, toilet, sink, refrigerator, washer and dryer.

The outdoor balcony is accessed from the great room. This open air balcony area is ideal for barbequing, soaking up the ocean view, and watching the monkeys pass through the surrounding jungle at eye level. The wildlife (various species of monkey, toucan, sloth, and other jungle creatures) is abundant on this property. An elegant swimming pool and large covered rancho is located on the other side of the house.

This lovely home is fully stocked with every amenity. There is a large flat yard adjacent to the pool, a trail to the beautiful Cortezal River with waterfalls, and a private swimming hole nestled in the rainforest. This can be your Costa Rica hideaway, book it today!!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tom and Christine (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english


based on 14 traveler reviews

Extremely Private, Fantastic Pool, Waterfall, Ocean View - Howler House
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

tranquil home in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful family vacation in the Southern Zone! Howler House was a perfect place for us to unwind and spend time together. We all loved the pool. The home was clean and the open concept layout very nice for us to be together but still have plenty of space. The lawn was nicely landscaped as well. Managers Tom and Christine were very responsive and professional to work with. We loved the lushness and natural beauty of the area and really liked the small town of Uvita, which felt like a real town rather than a touristy area.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing and beautiful view of the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

The house is so open and has everything you could need. Sitting on the porch in the morning, having coffee and looking at the wildlife was fabulous. You are looking right at the Ocean and feel like you could jump in. The pool was wonderful which also had a view of the Ocean. We found restaurants in Uvita and Dominical that were great. The grocery store provided us with plenty of fresh produce to cook also. We found the people to be so nice and very helpful. You did need a real 4X4 SUV but we had no problem going up and down the mountain. We also want to thank Chris and Tom for being so wonderful and telling us where the fun things were. Can't wait to go back. Hopeful same time next year, we are already looking to book.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maison très conviviable

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passer une super semaine, la maison est très bien équipé en serviettes, ustensiles etc.

Les singes hurleurs habitent dans la forêt avoisinante. Les toucans sont très présents sans compter les milliers de cigales qui chantent le matin et le soir ! La piscine, qu'il faut avoir lorsqu'on est au Costa Rica, est très chaude puisqu'il fait très chaud dans cette région.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat, Merci! je vous remercie beaucoup pour votre avis, nous sommes si heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour à Howler House! English translation; very friendly house ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We had a great week, the house is very well equipped with towels, utensils etc. Howler monkeys live in the surrounding forest. Toucans are very present to the thousands of cicadas singing in the morning and evening! The pool, you have to have when you're in Costa Rica, since it is very hot very hot in this region. Dear Pat, Thank you so much for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Howler House!
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Excellent Property and Amazing Owners

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Howler House. We were there for one week, and my two sons (ages 10 and 6) were almost in tears the day we had to leave. A few mornings we heard howler monkeys from the pool. We saw tons of toucans and interesting insects. The walk to the nearby swimming hole and waterfall was beautiful, and we heard howlers in that area too.

The owners though saved our vacation. You see, when we arrived at the counter of Dollar-Rent-A-Car in San Jose they did not have the 4X4 they promised. Instead they had a 12 passenger van. I was obviously quite upset, as I knew the house required a serious 4X4 vehicle. I called Christine and she said not to worry about it. We drove the 3.5-4 hours from the airport in the van, and parked it at a bank in Uvita. Christine and Tom met us there and shuttled us up to the house in their truck, all 6 of us with our groceries and luggage. The next day she spent a long time on the phone with Dollar. Luckily, Dollar sent a 4X4 the next day with a driver to return the van, and our trip was saved. She also got the manager of Dollar to give us a substantial discount for our trouble. Incredible!

Like I wrote above, the house was perfect. Most afternoons/evenings there was a refreshing breeze from the ocean. The day trips we made were hot (mid 90's) but the pool and fans in the house cooled us off well. The two upstairs bedrooms AC units worked perfectly and got us even cold at night. We were two couples and two kids. The kids didn't want to sleep in the third bedroom (which is outside and downstairs), but the living room sofas are really daybeds. So the two boys slept there.

I hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place to be - Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

Review is a little late, but better late than never!

We spent 8 fantastic days at the Howler House.

Everything in the house was so comfortable; contrary to other house we stayed, there was a lot of closet space.

We loved this place, the house and surroundings was so beautiful and private. The house is beautifully furnished and very clean. You really need a good 4X4 to get up the mountain but it is worth it. It is located in the middle of nature with a beautiful view on the ocean and the amazing sunsets. At every end of the days, we saw and heard the sound of Toucans, we enjoyed it.

The beach is nearby about a 10 minute drive.

You have a lot of good restaurant at less then 15 min drive (Ojochal, Dominical and Uvita). There are also a lot of things to do in this area. (horseback riding, snorkeling, waterfall, Dolphin tour…)

We absolutely recommend this house! Thank you to Tom & Christine.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un coin de paradis!

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes 7 personnes à être resté dans cette magnifique maison. Un véhicule 4 x 4 est vraiment nécessaire pour atteindre la maison qui est très élevée en montagne, mais le tout en vaut la peine. C'est un petit coin de paradis, entourée d'une belle végétation nous avions notre intimité. La cuisine est très bien équipée et il y a l'air climatisé dans 2 chambres. La piscine est magnifique et ce fut un plaisir d'y regarder les superbes couchés de soleil. Il y a une belle chute dans laquelle on peut sauter à seulement 8 mins en voiture de la maison. J'y retournerais sans hésiter. Merci à Tom et Christine.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


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Dec 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
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5 night minimum stay
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Property Damage Protection $59

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Central Valley - San Jose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , oversized downstairs bathroom w/refrigerator, washer/dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Both upstairs bedrooms are lovely, both with queen beds and ac units. The master overlooks the pool and rancho with views of the deck and ocean beyond, and has an armoire and desk. The second bedroom has a dresser and sitting chair with views to the deck and ocean beyond, and overlooks the rainforest. View the monkeys from bed! The downstairs third bedroom has a queen sized bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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