view of Ballena Island in the Ballena National Marine Park that my home overlooks, this is the view from the pool and main gathering areaPool is in front of main gathering area, surrounded by plants and trees, often howler monkeys will be in the tree tops overhead
Casa Tranquila, my home-your refuge
Hosted by Dale
Dale is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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The space

Open Bali Style home that allows you to feel a part of the natural surroundings with all comforts of modern living.....except TV. You will be the ONLY guest in my home at the time of your stay. The seperate guest bedroom and bath are private from the main house, but join with a walkway to the pool, and open air gathering area that includes internet, kitchen, dinning, living room and laundry. Clothing optional in the pool, as you are the only guest. I have hammocks and books to share as well as a few DVD's but it is better to bring your own selection if you want to watch a movie. I can make arrangements if planned in advance for massage, Reiki, facials, tours, private chef. There are several good restaurants in the area and I am located about 1/2 way between the town of Uvita and Ojochal. My home sits overlooking the Ballena National Marine park and is backed up to Primary Rain Forest....full of birds, monkeys, slothes, butterflies and more....all right here to enjoy close up. There is air conditioning available for an extra fee, but most do not need it, the evenings have cool breeze from the mountains and a light blanket is usually needed long before morning. There are ceiling fans in all areas. I love to share the peaceful beauty I have found here and will do my best to provide you with a very memorable experience that you will want to repeat again. There is much to entertain yourself in our area if relaxation is not your goal. We have Snorkeling, Scuba, Zip Lines, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Bird Watching, Hiking in Jungles, Waterfalls, Quad Tours, Surfing and surfing lessons, Yoga classes , Horseback Riding on Beach or Mountain trails to waterfalls, Marine Park and not far is Corcovado National Park, and more(URL HIDDEN) My home is open for all couples or singles, and Alternative Lifes Styles Welcome. It is also a great Honey Moon or Aniversary stay(URL HIDDEN) My pets are in the main house and not permitted in your bedroom, they are all very friendly and non threatening and love having company. You will also see many different jungle animals and birds if you are patient and around the house at the right time. I am bordering the jungle rain forest and a path way for many is right next to my home! BE SURE TO RENT A 4x4 car for your travels in Costa Rica's southern zone and to my home, it is not far off the main road but it is a bit of a climb!

Guest access

The gathering area, pool and all gardens...everything except the building with my sleeping quarters.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as they desire and time permits. I work off of the property in the mornings some of the time and am busy with errands, so there is plenty of time for privacy during the day and around the pool. All you have to do is let me know your wishes. I am available to book tours and make suggestions always and is available I can prepare a private dinner for you or arrange a private chef with advance notice for dinners.

Other things to note

Check in is from 2 pm or later, it is highly recommend you arrive before dark (5:45) your first time here, this makes us easier to find the landmarks for your arrival(URL HIDDEN)Check out is no later than 10 am on the day of departure unless previous arrangements have been made.

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Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $10
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years) - Pool is not gaurded, I have dogs and cats and marble floor is very slippery when feet are wet or raining. It is An adult getaway.
Check in time is 2PM - 7PM
Check out by 10AM

For stays of more than one day, a SUPER STRICT refund policy applies. This is prior email of 30 days or more for 50% refund. Less than 30 days, no refund will be given other than cleaning fee and deposit for damages. Longer term rentals are possible please inquire for special pricing and arrangements for longer stays.
There is no smoking allowed on the property!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Very few stairs, with hand rails
Pet(s) live on property - Two dogs and two cats
Some spaces are shared - Common gathering area, kitchen, living room ect.


Safety features
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

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Cory User Profile
March 2017
Dale's beautiful retreat was the vacation spot I was looking for. I avoid resort type settings, looking for more intimate and interesting places and Casa Tranquila fit the bill. Dale and Phil's knowledge of the local area was generously shared and made parts of our trip especially nice with tips about secluded beaches and off-the-path restaurants. Highly recommended!
Dale User Profile
Response from Dale:
We really look forward to your time stay longer, so much more for us to help you find and do!
March 2017

Claire User Profile
August 2016
Dale and Phil were excellent hosts -- they made sure we felt welcome and helped us to get oriented to the neighborhood. During our stay they were invaluable in helping us explore the surrounding beaches, restaurants and tour opportunities. We had only to mention our plans for the following day, and they'd offer to make a phone call to help us make reservations for snorkeling, horseback riding, or fine dining. They were generous in allowing us to borrow beach gear, towels and kitchen tools. Not to mention Phil's kindness in making fresh coffee for us each morning. We couldn't have asked for better guides to our first visit to Costa Rica!
Dale User Profile
Response from Dale:
We really enjoyed meeting the both of you, we hope you'll return for and anniversary celebration
August 2016

Rick User Profile
January 2016
Dale and Phil definitely made us feel at home. What a beautiful place! We could not have asked for a better host or place to stay in CR. We look forward to visiting again!

Al User Profile
January 2016
We had a fantastic trip to Casa Tranquila. Our hostess was wonderful and accommodating with booking reservations and recommendations. We stayed for about a week and had lots to see and do. Abundant bird and wildlife around the property.
Dale User Profile
Response from Dale:
I would welcome you back anytime, loved having you here.
January 2016

Zoë User Profile
June 2015
We had an incredible time at Dale's home. She lives in a paradise, an open-style home right in the heart of the jungle. We fell asleep to the sounds of rain, monkeys and birds every night, it was very soothing. She was respectful and gave us as much privacy as we needed. We used her kitchen to make a feast of a breakfast, she had everything there that we needed. We used her pre-filtered water which was very kind of her. Dale gave us great recommendations including making a reservation for us our last night at an absolutely amazing restaurant with an infinite pool looking out over the ocean. Everything was ideal. Small note, she says it in her description but I'll reiterate: It is 100% necessary to get a 4x4! Roads in Costa Rica are mostly unpaved paths & crazy steep! All in all, wonderful experience.

Garth T User Profile
March 2015
Dale made the extra effort to meet me @ Marino Ballena restaurant in order to guide me back to her house. It's incredibly well designed and very private. I love an open air kitchen and spent a lot of time there--as well as in the pool. My casita was very cozy and I slept very well in that bed.

Luellen User Profile
January 2015
Dale's was every bit as lovely as the pictures! The interior was very nicely decorated, all of high quality, and there were comfortable places to relax in the common area. The exterior was lush foliage with a beautiful pool and a view of the ocean! We stayed 5 nights and enjoyed it all. Dale suggested tours and dinner locations - all to our liking. We would definitely return here.
Dale User Profile
Response from Dale:
Really enjoyed meeting the two of you and hope you will return, I am taking the suggestion for more lighting by the stairs to heart, going to San Jose today to look for something there,I have not been able to find the right set up here locally. Thank you for your suggestion!
January 2015

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Dale User Profile

I am bless with living in one of the most diverse ecological parts of the world, surrounded by tropical rainforest, filled with wildlife and beauty. In front of me is the Ballena National Marine Park, so jungle, mountain and ocean abounds. The perfect place to get back in touch with yourself and nature. It is my joy to be able to share this with others. I have been living here around 11 years, love it and know how to enjoy it and appreciate being able to show others. I love making people feel welcome and special and enjoy meeting new friends that come my way. My motto is Love Life.

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