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Walk to Quiet Beach from this Charming Home in Playa Ballena. From $57/nt.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen with Dining room, family room and large decks.

Casa Mar is one of 3 simple homes built in our tiny Pueblo at Playa Ballena. Along the main entry road to the Marina Ballena National Park-Playa Ballena is where these simple homes are located. These are affordable homes located within 600 meters of the tranquility and beautiful natural surroundings of Playa Ballena (Ballena Beach). It is a simple stroll to uncrowded beaches. And access is easy with a 2wd vehicle!

Casa Mar is the largest of the homes consisting of 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, a kitchen, dining room and living room. We just finished remodeling the home and it has high speed WiFi, tiled counter tops, entirely new bath, new furniture, 5 new ceiling fans, washer and dryer and full hot water throughout the home. There is a large front porch and huge private, covered deck at the rear of the house.

This home is ideal for a few night stopover in our tropical paradise or as a longer term rental for those looking to enjoy life here in Costa Rica. Stays of a week or longer will really enjoy the upgraded interior, washer/dryer and large patio and deck for additional sitting spaces. As the windows are wooden frames with screening throughout, we have installed a secured lock box for assuring security of valuables during your stay.

For larger groups, or even more budgeted oriented travelers, a second home consisting of 2 bedrooms and 1 bath may be available within the Pueblo.

You will enjoy your stay at Casa Mar and the beautiful Southern Coast of Ballena from Dominical to Ojochal. This home located perfectly in Playa Ballena, less than 1 minute to the main highway and then 5 minutes to either Uvita for shopping or Ojochal for it's culinary delights!

Nearby every Costa Rican adventure and activity is available. You can arrange a trip to the incredible and most bio-diverse area in Costa Rica, Corcovado National Park. Try surfing, stand-up paddle boards, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling or diving, horseback riding, waterfall tours, Zip line/canopy tours, Costa Rica's first and only Superman line, whale watching tours and more.

More Details

Property Manager
David Gittelman & Natalia Sanchez
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017


Bahía Ballena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bed - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Walk to Quiet Beach from this Charming Home in Playa Ballena. From $57/nt.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't stay here long and we were definitely regretting it! It was the perfect location, right next to the beach and tucked away in the jungle. We had plenty of space (there were three of us) and enjoyed the open/closed-in concept. Next time we are in Costa Rica we will be staying here for a much longer period!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility and Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Casa La Mar from Christmas to New Years eve. It was exactly as pictured - very peaceful rustic cabin on a private piece of land within walking distance to the beach. The hosts David and Natalia are delightful and extremely helpful and informative. Natalia gave us directions to several interesting places in the area and also directed us to the Activity Center in Uvita to organize activities for our week and that was a great tip.

Note that the house is 'rustic' without A/C and is very open. Staying there feels like you are living at least somewhat like the locals do. They are b building a couple more modern cabins with a/c which will be very nice as well.

The Uvita area is quite nice, and it is convenient to visit many points of interest from there... Mangrove Tour by Serape, Osa Canopy Zip Line and the Uvita waterfall were highlights for us, as well as several of the local beaches. You really need a car if you are visiting this area as it isn't really walking distance to much except the beach and one nice restaurant that is only open for lunch.

I would definitely stay here again and would recommend David and Natalia highly as hosts!


  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying at Casa Mar. It's location makes it a great launching point for all of the adventure and restaurants in the area. I think our favorite aspect was having the beach so close for taking a sunset swim. The house itself is spacious and provides everything you need if you are the cook at home type. If not, there are plenty of restaurants and local sodas to grab a bite to eat at, all within a 5-10 minute drive.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mindi and Peter. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we appreciate you sharing your experience at Casa Mar since it is one of our newer properties for rent. And I know we will being seeing you again shortly in Costa Rica.
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Location and comfort

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just got back from a 2 month stay in this lovely house. It is a great spot very close to Playa Ballena, which is an amazing beach that is very un-crowded and great for swimming. It is common to see howler and white faced monkeys on the walk to the beach. A 4wd vehicle is not needed but a car is definitely recommended. There is a restaurant within easy walking distance which has entertainment once a week. The house has a great kitchen, a large master bedroom with an amazing view and 2 smaller bedrooms. It is a very comfortable and enjoyable place to stay at. The friendly owners live near by and are very helpful if anything is needed. There are lots of good restaurants in Uvita and Ojochol. Uvita has two good grocery stores and ATM's that do not run out of money. This is a real nice house in a great area. I would recommend it to anyone that loves nature, walking and hanging around the beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Schönes Haus in traumhafter Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten 5 Tage an diesem schönen Ort. Das Haus ist sehr sauber und mit allem ausgestattet was man braucht. Ganz in der Nähe ein wunderschöner, einsamer (zumindest in der Green Saison) Strand an dem man gut schwimmen kann. Auch Delphine schauen hier manchmal vorbei. In der Umgebung kann man einige schöne Unternehmungen machen.

Sehr freundliche Vermieter.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Palmar Sur
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Costanerra Hwy 34
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Playa Ballena
Car: recommended

Located super conveniently to enjoy the areas finest outdoor activities and local cuisine.


Rates & Availability

Bahía Ballena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday Season 2
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 1
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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