About This Listing
The River House provides you with maximum privacy while only a short drive from all the necessities and tourist attractions. If you feel like just relaxing at home, you will love the private 35m2 saltwater pool and pool house guaranteed.
The River House is nestled in a very private 1.5 acres tropical garden, only 5 minutes from downtown Uvita, the national park and beach of Ballena as well as Playa Hermosa and a fast array of restaurants and tourist attractions. The house with its adjoining guest cabin fits 6 people (3 queen size beds) and features a 35m2 salt-water pool with a big outside recreational area to play ping-pong, relax or just enjoy nature. A guard lives nearby on premises to ensure your 24 hour security.
The house sits right next to the Higueron River, which allows for perfect wildlife watching right from the leisure of the deck, bedroom or living room. At dry season, you can also hike up the river or down to the ocean.
Pick your breakfast from the own exotic fruit featuring banana, mango, lemon, orange, avocado and guava trees or start your day with a peaceful Yoga session by the pool. Whether you like watching toucans, parrots or monkeys straight from the comfort of the hammock or prefer to have an action filled day surfing, ATV-ing or whale watching, you will find the River House to be your perfect vacation rental.
private saltwater pool and pool house, private caretaker on site for max. convenience and security
Interaction with Guests
Our caretaker and local property manager will be able to help you when you are there. I will coordinate all before and during your stay :-)
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My friends and I were supposed to stay three nights in the river house, which according to the previous reviews seemed to be like an amazing place. We left 3 hours after our arrival because there was an infestation of ants in all the bamboo furniture (beds, tables and sofa). The ants must've been there for a while because there were thousands of them that started coming out at night. I would say that our experience in this place was terrible. Firstly, because of this infestation, the poor state the property was in (sheets dirty, dead frogs in the pool, mildew on the couch and pillows) and the security problems (the door had to be opened with a knife). Secondly, because the caretaker requested that I not advise the owner about the state in which we found the property as he feared losing his job. And thirdly, because the owner refuses to aknowledge the deplorable situation. As of now, she still hasn't reimbursed me. This is why I would not suggest staying at the river house.
Such an amazing value for the money, and a great experience overall. Located several minutes drive from downtown Uvita, the house and attendant Gumercindo were welcoming and perfect for a week-long getaway. Uvita has a small local vibe to it which I didn't see in many other places on the Pacific coast, really giving you the feeling of living as a local.
Like others have said, the driveway is steep and your car needs some clearance to access the house and bring your own toiletries! Washer, dryer, and wi-fi were a nice plus. Other than that, enjoy the pool and house far from the tourist-y areas of the area.
We had a wonderful family vacation at the River House. The caretakers, Gumer and Cecilia, were kind, attentive, and friendly hosts. They really made our stay even more enjoyable. The house has a rustic, cabin feel, and is tastefully done. It was close to town, yet it felt like we were deep in the jungle. I would've loved to stay during the seasons when the river is flowing, as the house sits above it. We spent most of our time in the beautiful pool which was the best part of the house. The only downside to our experience is that there minimal toilet paper and dish soap made available to us.
The best place to stay at in Costa Rica. The place is awesome, very private, safe, and comfortable. Its a great location (4x4 is a must), close to many beaches, conservation parks, rivers, waterfalls, supermarkets, banks and gas station. The pool is great at night. The main house has a very cool wrap-around deck. The kitchen supplies need an upgrade and there is no microwave. Overall this place is super awesome and you leave wishing you could stay longer.
The booking process and the whole experience was super easy, Simone is a great host and the couple that take care of the farm do an excelent job.
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About the Host, Simone
World Wide Web, Yoga, Horseback Riding, Tennis, Ski, Atlas Shrugged, Seinfeld, objektiv subjektiv, The Diamante Cabin, bagel station, The River House, DUSKIN, Diamante Valley Properties