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

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool


About the property

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

Property Manager
Tom and Christine
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017


Bahía Ballena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Extremely Private, Fantastic Pool, Waterfall, Ocean View - Howler House
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We will never forget our wonderful journey to the Howler House in beautiful Costa Rica. We enjoyed the lovely view of mountains and ocean from the porch and pool. We loved the pool time every day and the many different opportunities to watch wildlife of all kinds. In addition, the vegetation was amazing.

All the amenities you could hope for are here in this jungle mountain home. Lots of tv channels, wifi, clean appliances and even a hot shower awaits you. We never even needed air conditioning even though it was available. Loved the pocket doors with screens so that the breeze could come in. We craved a margarita one day and had no difficulty finding the blender.

My favorite part was the bird watching and in particular the Howler Monkey sounds from the jungle. I loved waking up to those traveling sounds, tracking their movements throughout the mountain valley. My daily routine was waking up early with a cup of local coffee, sitting on the porch and observing the giant blue butterfly, toucans and hummingbirds.

Shopping, beaches and beautiful people await you from a drive down the mountain's path. So many lovely restaurants and markets to many interesting people to swap stories with.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Howler house, Uvita, Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic location with an unbeatable view and a gorgeous pool. It felt like the real Costa Rica and is wonderfully private with jungel all around. We loved the big room and the endless supply of towels for all the pool time. There were very few bugs and mosquitos! Tom and Christine very helpful and available. Uvita info centre also very helpful and lots to do in the area. Car hire essential.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space

  • 5 of 5

My teenage son and I couldn't have chosen a better space to relax and explore the Uvita and Ballena Beach area.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Car: necessary


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Bahía Ballena House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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$10/prsn/night > 2 guest $10
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

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