About this listing
WELCOME to Casas Costa Ballena, drive thru our electric gate onto 2 acres of landscaped tropical beauty set on a knoll 450 feet above the Pacific Ocean.
Ocean,mountain and infinity pool are waiting for you and NO NEED of a 4WD to access our place.
Our property consists of 2 villas ,only the 1BR Villa is available.
The 1 BR Villa:
The casita is considered deluxe ,it is fully equipped ,you will have all your cooking tools ,blender ,mixer microwave,pots and pans and plenty of dishes and glassware.
The garden has an array of fresh herbs (lemongrass,oregano, thyme, mint, basil,rosemary) at your disposal.
The casita has a queen size bed downstairs, a wall mounted hairdryer and plenty of linens.
Soap and shampoo are provided for your needs as well.
The upper floor provides you with a gorgeous view of Isla Ballena and a panoramic view of the mountain.
It is furnished with a futon bed,TV, bistro table, chairs and computer desk.
The outside of the casita is surrounded by a covered balcony with hammock,table and chairs.
You will have access to the rancho and the infinity pool.
The property is simply magical with the incredible breeze from the ocean ,the sound of the howler monkeys in the morning,the call of the toucans ,the occasional visit of the white face monkeys and a glimpse of the iguana in the Guanacaste tree.
After many years of love and care the garden is at it's best, you will see a nice variety of exotic plants all identified for you ( heliconias,banana trees,lemon trees, mango tree, pineapple etc....)
Gardening can be a passion here in Costa Rica..
For the beach lovers , you will have access to our beach chairs and cooler.
Interaction with Guests
Since we live next door we are very concerned about your privacy and we will respect it.
Our guests usually like our presence since we can provide them with the best references.
Occasionally, we might be traveling while you are staying with us
How lucky we are ! The property is 1 KM to the fast growing town of Uvita where you can find the grocery store,shops, banks, pharmacies, doctor office and restos.
Our pristine beaches , activities and tours are only 5 minutes drive from our location.
On Saturday morning we have a feria (market) at "Rincon de Uvita" in town where you will find all the fresh produce from the local farmers,bake goods and the local artists selling their beautiful art.
Uvita offers taxis and buses to Dominical and other town nearby.
We expect our guests to be respectful of our property,we live in a calm environment with peace and tranquility and would love to keep it that way.
Smoking permitted outside only.
Please close the door and curtain when using the AC.
Elyse et Gerry ont une bien belle propriété sur les hauteurs d'Uvita avec une superbe vue. Le jardin agrémenté par Elyse est fabuleux, même des hordes de toucans y viennent tous les jours. La maison louée est très fonctionnelle et décorée avec beaucoup de goût. L'espace ne manque pas à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur avec une terrasse des plus agréable. Que dire d'Elyse et Gerry, les superlatifs manquent : accueil incroyable, écoute, conseils, aides. Ils sont là pour vous aider à passer un séjour inoubliable. Je ne dévoilerai pas toutes les bonnes surprises qui vous attendent. Je vous recommande fortement cette adresse. Les activités et attractions touristiques sont nombreuses. La région est une destination indispensable de votre séjour au Costa Rica. Pour nous, notre meilleur souvenir.
Gerry and Elyse were great hosts. They know the area so well that they gave us great suggestions for places to go. We would never have found the little beach that we had all to ourselves one day and then the best bbq after at a great outdoor place. They called and set up surfing lessons for us. The casita was exactly what we expected, beautiful, comfortable, peaceful, close to the beach and the town of Uvita. The pool was perfect to spend a lot of time in. We had some great conversations with Elyse and Gerry too. We loved their company. We grilled some nights at the casita and used their recommendations for places to eat. We watched the sunset at the place on top of the mountain one night. One day we took a four mile hike up the mountain, another day we spent walking the beach for hours, another day we never left the pool. This is the kind of travel experience that makes you want to come back again and again. We will definitely be back. We highly recommend this beautiful place.
About the Host, Elyse & Gerry
Hey, I'm Elyse &Gerry
We are originally from Montreal, Canada where I worked as a flight attendant and Gerry was Marketing Director of a medical products firm until Gerry's work took us to Clearwater,FL for 10 years ,then, to Charlotte, NC for 6 years until we retired here in Costa Rica....
We came to visit and fell in love with this beautiful country , especially UVITA ...what's not to love...those pristine beaches, the birds,the exotic plants etc...
We built our villas on a perfect site, a knoll with a magnificent Guanacaste tree that is surrounded by the ocean and the mountains, since I love gardening and cooking I was actually in heaven,our 2 acres property has the nicest variety of exotic plants and herbs to keep me busy.
Gerry and I hope you will find our little piece of paradise as magical as we do.