4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Eco-Friendly Home With 2 Master Suites
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About Claudia Alderman
The owners, Claudia and Harold Alderman spent their honeymoon almost 33 years ago in Costa Rica. While there, they fell in love with this beautiful country and fantasized about someday retiring in Costa Rica.In 2014 their dream came true with the purchase of 25 acres in the Oro Verde Reserve. With Harold's enthusiastic support, Claudia spent the entire year creating Madreselva as an eco-home and wildlife refuge. Claudia is an environment specialist, who devoted her career to promoting biodiversity conservation and the improved management and financing of protected areas in Latin America. She has a Master's Degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental studies. Her thesis focused on the economic and ecologic benefits of private protected areas. When torn away from Costa Rica she is based in Washington DC.
Claudia Alderman purchased this House in 2014
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Pre-approval is required
No-smoking strictly enforced as per contract
Home NOT Childproof, Allowed only on Case by Case
Minimum age of primary renter:5
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We loved everything about this house!
Our two families loved staying in this gorgeous home for five nights. From start to finish the owner and Rosibel were professional, caring friendly and helpful. The house looks and feels luxurious perched over the mountain with a beautiful infinity pool overlooking the Pacific. It's well worth the 4v4 drive up their driveway. It's secluded, safe, clean and impeccably decorated. Fully equipped kitchen and BBQ as well. Fully solar powered. We watched Uvita lose power one night while we sat by the pool drinking cold drinks! No candles this trip! They've thought of everything. I would go back in a heartbeat. Thank you very much for a perfect experience!
Very well thought out house, property, you name it!
It’s hard to beat this house. Views are amazing!
Took my granbabies for an early morning walk to the private waterfall and came across some monkeys which was really exciting for my grands
Highly recommended. The place is better than the pictures can show! Stunning views up the mountain and down. Love the long driveway too!
Lots of toucans and other exotic birds. Found myself gazing into the jungle for hours while sipping my coffee at sunrise.
Let’s not forget Rosibel that is the nicest person and the best cook. She’s amazing! We love her!
Hard to put everything into words
We appreciate being able to spend our family vacations here. We will be back!
Paul n family
VERY, VERY nice place in a nice are of Costa Rica
3 families totaling 10 people including 4 teenagers stayed for 10 days in March 2019. The place was spectacular and everyone was completely satisfied. However, I do have one complaint - many of us didn't want to leave the place to go out into the surrounding area. It was just so comfortable and beautiful of a place to chill at.
As other reviewers have noted Rosibel was very helpful, kind, and patient with our questions. Claudia too was very responsive both pre- and post-arrival and ensured that Rosibel was able to respond to our varied dietary restrictions. Claudia also arranged a shuttle for us from the airport to the house which was essential given that we were arriving at the house after dark - one does not want to drive up to the house from the gate to the house for the first time in the dark. As others have noted the road in from Highway 34 is interesting to say the least, but one quickly adapts to it. Once you're used to it, the ride takes about 12 minutes from road to house. While a true 4x4 is necessary, a standard transmission is not.
The Uvita area is very nice and there are many, many different things close by. For example: horseback riding at the bottom of the hill on highway 34, birdwatching next door to Claudia's at a place called Oro Verde, the Uvita waterfalls just outside of town (with natural slide) involving a 5 minute walk down a path, etc., etc.
The house itself is very well-equipped and comes with everything you'll need. If you're not sure, then just ask Claudia in advance. I don't usually give a 5 out of 5, but this place is truly worth it.
Words can't describe how fantastic this property is...
Our first impression of this property well exceeded our expectations! It was even better than the photos. Rosibel met us on our way up, which was great because just the driveway itself was an experience! (4x4 a must!) Fun! We were a group of 10, 3 families with 4 teenagers. The bunk room was absolutely perfect for them! The property is a bit off the beaten path, but if you're ok with that the views are absolutely breath taking. We would remind ourselves often to savor the moment, and look around. The pool was definitely an asset! We were usually in it before 7am! Sunrises were gorgeous, and the shade in the afternoon was welcomed! We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary, and Claudia hooked us up with her friend Rick to cater a meal for our group. I highly recommend him if you want something very special! Rosibel was great, and breakfast every morning was for sure a treat! The house is well taken care of, my favorite part was the outdoor shower in the en-suite. You felt like you were showering in the jungle! The kitchen is large, and has everything you need to cook your own meals. I can't really find anything to complain about....really. If considering this property you won't be disappointed. Thank you Claudia for sharing your property, we will definitely be back to Uvita! Pura Vida!
Awesome stay in Uvita
We had a wonderful time at madreselva. The road was easy to travel in a 4x4. Rosibel is wonderful and a good cook. Claudia is very responsive and helpful. The heated pool is great. We were a little warm at night if you did t want to sleep with the windows open. Lots of hummingbirds, and could heat the howler monkeys evenings and mornings. Very well appointed house. Rosibel is a great cook. We had plenty of electricity. Never had a problem with running out. It is a spectacular view and we enjoyed being up by ourselves in the mountain.
Rosibel can make all the reservations for your dinners, adventure tours and activities for your convenience.