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Rent the River House with Pool
Rent the River House with Pool

6 guests

2 rooms

1 bed

2.5 baths

6 guests

2 rooms

1 bed

2.5 baths

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Ages 2 - 12
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6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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.


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 15%


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

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 :-)

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 7PM
Check out by 11AM



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

2 nights minimum stay

65 Reviews

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Vicki User Profile
March 2017
The river house is in an awesome location, very private with trees all around. We liked to be away from town, and the steep short hill is to go into the property is no joke. The pool and cabana are a great place to relax, even though the water is a little warm, but as to be expected. The small cabin with AC is bonus. Butterflies and birds abound. The style of the home is very complimentary and it was being painted to turquoise from purple, much nicer. The kitchen is very basic and could use a few new items, but we managed. I'd have little to complain about except that the upstairs bedroom has no fan and was way too hot for our kids to sleep up there. A plug in standing floor fan would do wonders. Also the furniture is horrible, the sofa and chair cushion are as thin as a pancake and desperately need to be replaced, if we were there longer I'd have from the cushions in from the cabana. Also, there is no lighting near the sofa and chairs so you can't relax and read there at night unless you have a tablet. All in all it was a good value and enjoyable for three days with our kids, but a with a fan, cushions, some newer cookware, and lamps, one would have little to complain about.

Delphine User Profile
February 2017
Everything was perfect !

Tiffany User Profile
February 2017
Fantastic place , so beautiful ! The caretakers are lovely people and very helpful.. I would stay here again on my next trip back ... great location close to uvita but very secluded

Roni User Profile
February 2017
Had a great stay at the River House! The grounds are beautiful and pool and pool area great to relax at. The caretaker, Gumercindo,was great! He was very helpful and we managed to communicate well despite my limited Spanish. He was always available if needed but never intrusive. Very quiet and relaxing location, although the wildlife does get you up early. The main house is big and roomy with a well stocked kitchen and there is a charcoal BBQ in the pool area. We enjoyed the bunky which is air conditioned and has a full bathroom. Simone was very accommodating and allowed an early check in which was very helpful for us. The road into the property definitely required a 4 wheel drive, but easy to find. The only draw back was having to drive into town,nothing is within walking distance.

Brian User Profile
February 2017
This is a tough review to do...If it were the rainy season you would have to use 4 wheel drive to get in, but you can make it just fine. The grounds, the stars, the pool, the occasional wildlife are beautiful. But you're not living in those...If you want to say it's all part of the experience of Costa Rica then it's all great. It has a roof, running water, a kitchen and some beds. It was all very third world country accommodations. While in CR I stayed in 2 hotels and another Airbnb. This should be priced lower. We left a day early for 2 reasons, one was to see more of CR, the other was because I couldn't handle staying here a third night. If you want a refuge from the jungle it works. If you're like me and thought that paying a little extra for a better space would be nice, save your money. Why? It has 3 facilities at your disposal. The pool and Cabana...Once in the pool it's clean and nice. It's a bit small, the deck is like sandpaper, the Cabana is large and airy but I was afraid to sit on the old furniture. The small "KOA Kabin" but half the size hut...This is the only A/C building on the property, and it works. You get a rock hard double size mattress, a bathroom with no hot water, and a bath door that sticks really bad. It's so small you can't walk around the bed but crawl out the end. When the power to the whole place went off for several hours we had to leave and buy dinner and started packing to go to a motel. I didn't pay that much to sleep in a sweat lodge. The main is screened but open air. The caretaker has to put towels over the counter appliances so dust doesn't get in them. The kitchen functions but is barely above a good camp out. The bath shower is a step in, use it, get out experience. It does have warm water. I didn't try the beds other than to see if they were hard (the one down stairs is firm) but the house was way to warm for sleeping even with the ceiling fans. Understand that I am a remodeling contractor and prefer clean and new...But this place is for the adventurer who doesn't mind paying for the adventure. I would start over.

Lis User Profile
January 2017
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Shreya User Profile
January 2017
what a relaxing place to unwind.

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