Pillow top kingbalinese gazebo
Casa Rica ~Tropical Private Retreat
Casa Rica ~Tropical Private Retreat


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath


2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Here at Bali Rica, we have the pleasure to offer a peaceful place for our guests to be.
We offer:
Weekly "wellness classes".
The Massage House
The "Labyrinth" for meditation walks
Jungle Path
Tropical gardens
We are working on creating a more Eco-friendly property with active composting, fruit gardens, culinary and medicinal herb gardens and other ongoing projects.
We are "Mother Earth" friendly!


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $21
Security Deposit: $206
Weekly Discount: 10%

Description

The space

Comfortable and private for two guests, Casa Rica is located in "Bali Rica", a gated 5 acre estate of tropical gardens, fruit trees and exotic plants. The scent of ylang ylang trees perfume the air and the view from your porch is of large Guanacaste trees, exotic flowers, and the jungle faced coastal mountain range. The fruit garden provides a bounty of bananas, starfruit, coconuts, mango, citrus and more

The house is made of Balinese wood, having been designed and built on the island of Bali Indonesia and transported to Ojochal. The king sized bed is extra comfortable with a pillow top mattress, and the full bathroom and kitchen bring all the comforts of home. There is a security safe for valuables and an ipod station for your music. The private plunge pool will refresh and is surrounded by a deck which steps to the Balinese gazebo, where you can lounge away the day - or night. From the porch, the mountain and garden views are beautiful with many birds and butterflies making their home, including morphos - the electric blue butterfly.

The gardens are ever changing with seasonal fruits and flowers at hand for your enjoyment. There are paths throughout the 5 acre estate which will lead you through the botanical zen garden, the labyrinth, through bamboo groves to the Spa House, the meditation stream, or wherever you wander. You may hear the call of the area resident rainbow macaws, along with many other bird species.

Of special note is the on-premises "Palm Spa", which offers convenient spa treatments for guests of Casa Rica.

The garden is also home to The Namaste Pavilion, an open-sided, teak-floored sanctuary. This is where yoga classes are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, or private classes, by appointment, are available for your wellness and pleasure. There is also a DVD player and a choice of DVDs. Guests have also used this inspiring space as a painting studio.

And for those considering a more permanent situation in Costa Rica, we will be happy to guide you to trustworthy people who can show you available properties in the area.

The village of Ojochal is ideal for lovers of gourmet cuisine with a number of the area's finest restaurants. There's also a popular French bakery nearby with delicious breads, and a Licorea for those looking for special ingredients to cook at home.

Casa Rica is located 3 minutes from the scenic and paved Costa Rican coastal highway. No 4wd vehicle is necessary to access this property. This retreat will feel remote, but is convenient to many activities the area has to offer.

Just 5 minutes away is one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches, Playa Ventanas, and the popular surfer's beach in Dominical, is approximately 30 minutes north. The newly built San Buenas Golf Course is 10 minutes south, and many other local attractions are close by; waterfalls, horseback riding, zip lines, off shore fishing and boating, etc.. For book lovers there is a library within walking distance.

A perfect retreat, honeymoon hideaway, or for the solitude of one, Casa Rica is a place which can be a comfortable home base for exploring the riches of Costa Rica, or a private hideaway to rest and revive.


House Rules
No smoking
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

10% extra charge for holiday periods. Once per week housekeeping included. Extra cleanings available upon request.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) lives in the house

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

77 Reviews


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Jonathan User Profile
April 2017
We had a great time at Sharon and Mac's place. Was very refreshing with amazing hosts. Appreciate everything.

Alicia User Profile
February 2017
The 'Bali Rica' is a small patch of heaven on earth! The place itself is a beautiful Bali casita imported to Costa Rica! We had our own private little pool and outside bed, the most beautiful interior decoration. This place is perfect for lovers, to enjoy the hidden beauties of Costa Rica (Uvita beach, Citrus restaurant). Walking through the grounds of the property was truly a magical and spiritual experience! We loved every second of this experience. Very highly recommend!!!

Amory User Profile
February 2017
We selected Bali Rica as an ideal private stay. What we found out amazed us! The land is cared for and vibrant, the casitas are the the best we have found and the vibration is as lush as the jungle. Engage the meditation, yoga, and spa offerings to find out where you are, then rest in your private casita to experience Pura Vida!

Sarah User Profile
January 2017
We had a great time at MacandSha's would definitely recommend. The grounds of there property are beautiful. We were allowed to pick from the fruit trees anything in season. We stayed 3 nights and added an extra night on. If you want a relaxing location. This place is a good fit. Its nice and cool in the heat of the day too. There are a few bugs. But expect that its Costa Rica. There is a beach Chaman that is close by, which we totally recommend. Its part of the national park and very quiet. $6 to get in and Stunning. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Justin User Profile
December 2016
Staying in Bali Rica is a wonderful experience. Quiet and serene but close to loads of beaches and activities. Sharon & Mac are wonderful hosts too with great advice about where to go and what to do. Would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking to get away from it all

Antonella User Profile
August 2016
Description and photos were accurate. The accomodation is magic, very good privacy!

Kevin User Profile
August 2016
Our stay at Bali Rica was amazing. The casita was adorable. We were so charmed by the sounds of nature throughout the day and night. It was lovely sleeping in our king sized bed to the sound of the jungle. The property is filled with spectacular wildlife and beautiful fauna. Our host Sharon was amazing. She was so welcoming and helpful. She was incredibly responsive and helped us find the best activities in the area. Her recommendations were stellar. I highly recommend this Airbnb.

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Costa Rica · Joined in July 2011
MacandSha User ProfileMacandSha is a superhost.

Originally Mac is from Texas and Sharon is from N.J.. We met on the island of Andros in the Bahamas, and fell in love "underwater" in the blue seas. That was many years ago and we've since traveled the world.
Having lived for some years in Bali Indonesia, we were enchanted by the feel and beauty of the island, and have tried to bring a taste of that to our vacation homes for travelers to enjoy.

Our goal is to provide our traveler's vacation homes, Casa Rica, Casa Roca and Casa Bambu with a taste of the world and the heart of local love.


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