From the cottage  balcony you will enjoy a colorful river, jungle and garden view.Lazy lounging possibilities...
Colorful tropical gardens by the riverside)

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1 bedroom

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Located in a huge, colorful, tropical garden setting, the Garden Cottage attracts nature lovers, who appreciate its special vibe and peaceful energy. Meditation or yoga on the deck or in the amazing garden, a walk down to the river, watch wildlife or just relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Drive just a few minutes to Uvita or to Costa Ballena's most beautiful beaches. Have a look at the great reviews by our wonderful guests and book this little hidden jewel in Uvita! We would love to welcome you!

The space

Imagine 5500 sqm (1,35 acres) of lush tropical gardens framed by bamboo and palm trees, colorful ginger plants, orchideas and heliconia, ixora, vetiver, hibiscus, bougainvillea, frangipani, bananas, papaya, lime and starfruit trees. Big rocks from long, long ago lie scattered in the natural landscape.
A highlight and a very unique offer is the jungle trail that goes down to the Rio Morete where you may swim, sunbathe or just relax in absolute privacy. Listen to the sounds of the rainforest, the river and at night the waves from the beaches closeby.
This could be YOUR vacation rental: The Garden Cottage.

Uvita, with its infrastructure that includes banks, supermarkets, health care and restaurants is only one mile away. Add another mile and a half and you are at one of the finest beaches in the area, the famous Whale's Tail. A rental car is highly recommended, since walking into town or to a beach means walking for quite some time alongside the Costanera highway.
Plenty of sports and excursion activities can be booked in Uvita. In addition, you will reach the bustling top surf spot Dominical with a 15 min drive.

So you are able to have it all: the tranquility of nature (the Garden Cottage is located on a very small dead end side street and a little up the mountain and in the jungle), your private spot on the river to cool off, the sounds and wildlife of the rainforest, as well as an active, but still laid back small town experience and beach life and sports galore. Choose what suits you best each day!

The Garden Cottage is designed to accommodate 2 persons comfortably. On 50 sqm (538 sq ft, incl. deck) you will find everything necessary for a joyous Costa Rican vacation: the open inside features a queen size bed on one side and the kitchen and lounge area on the other. Closet, toilet and shower are separated.

Sliding doors lead to the deck, which is equipped with lounge chairs and a hammock. From here you have a splendid garden, river and rainforest view and may watch toucans, oropendulas, red and green parrots, colourful butterflies and humming birds and even the occasional group of monkeys, who would like to welcome you. The unmistakable sounds of howler monkeys will wake you up in the mornings :D

The Garden Cottage features: wireless internet, air condition, ceiling fan, full kitchen with small appliances (plates, cutlery, pans, basic condiments, stovetop, coffee maker, blender, small fridge), safe deposit box, parking. Included is the supply of linens, towels (please bring your own beach towels), toilet paper, hand soap and cleaning amenities. You can use the washer in the main house for a small donation to a local animal rescue.
You are invited to join us in our efforts to conserve natural resources by an economical use of water, electricity and chemicals. Also the house is non smoking, but of course you may smoke outside.

Guest access

Guests will have access to a large part of the tropical garden and to the riverside (weather and seasonal waterflow permitting). The use of the pool at the owner's house is not included in the rental.

Interaction with guests

Upon checkin, you will receive a detailed overview on the cottage and the property. Also, there is a very comprehensive house manual available for you, also including recommendations for restaurants, activities and beaches and of course i am happy to make any reservations for you. Since my own house is on the other side of a little creek and palm trees sort of dividing the property, we will be close, but leaving sufficient space for privacy. I will be available when you need me, but otherwise will try not to intrude too much into your relaxation time.

Other things to note

Dog lovers will find my two rescue dogs Mike and Pinto charming, social and easygoing, but will not be overwhelmed with their antics, as they are in a fenced in garden area next to my own house. Both are also in charge to guard the property and they do a great job! Garfield, the cat, is sleeping or eating most of the time :)


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Host greets you

Amenities
Kitchen
Essentials
Air conditioning
Washer

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM

1. There is a 100 USD or 50.000 CRC security deposit due on check in IN CASH. The deposit shall be refunded upon checkout, provided no deductions are made due to:
a. damage to the property or furnishings;
b. loss of keys
c. dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or
d. any other cost incurred by homeowner due to guest's stay.
2. Persons other than the guests confirmed thru AirBnB are not permitted on the property.
3. The Garden Cottage is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the premises or its facilities. The owners are also not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest.
4. The Garden Cottage is located in a very private and tranquil area, and we kindly ask our guests to respect - and enjoy - this experience. Of course we do have neighbors, but usually they are very respectful and like to enjoy their peace and quiet as well.
5. For security reasons it is absolutely essential to follow the instructions on how to operate the entrance gate.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - 2 dogs, 1 cat live at the owner's house
Some spaces are shared - Garden and riverside
Amenity limitations - The washing machine is located at my house and i will be pleased to do your laundry for a small donation to a local animal rescue.

Cancellations

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

68 Reviews

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Fiona User Profile
September 2017
Really nice Cottage in a huge wonderful Garden next to the River. Everything was perfect and we liked our stay there. Mona is always there if you need her.
Mona And Mike User ProfileMona And Mike is a superhost.
Response from Mona And Mike:
Thank you so much for being my guests and for this lovely review! Wishing you many happy travel experiences for the future!
September 2017

Amanda User Profile
August 2017
Mona and Mike's cottage is a tranquil paradise! It is remote enough to provide privacy and quiet and close enough to Uvita that a short, 30-minute walk or 5 minute drive brings you to the centre of town. The gardens were amazing, there were birds and butterflies everywhere. The first night we had several fiery billed aracaris come to visit, as well as a toucan. The river was beautiful to wade or swim in (but not after a rain when it's rather fast and tumultuous.) The porch is shady and gets a lovely breeze all day. Best seat in the house! The kitchen was well stocked if you want to stay in and cook your own meals, and Mona had a beautiful plate of fresh fruit for us upon our arrival. In addition, we highly recommend you listen to her restaurant advice! We went to Los Laureles when we were there and it was excellent! Looking forward to returning to Mona and Mike's in the future!
Mona And Mike User ProfileMona And Mike is a superhost.
Response from Mona And Mike:
Thank you, Amanda and Kaye! Loved your review! Toucans, Aracaris and a Laughing Falcon came by to look for you in the afternoon. I told them, that I hope you will be back! Lots of love and pura vida, MonaMikePintoGarfield
August 2017

Jorge User Profile
August 2017
Mona & Mike's garden cottage is such a gem. 1st off, Mona communicates great w guests, from the directions to the house to instructions at the cottage and entry/exit process through the front gate. She's such a lovely host. Mona's attention to detail certainly carries over into the cottage. The front porch lounge area is great for reading and relaxing, watching hummingbirds and listening to animals in the jungle across the river that runs right near the property. It's awesome. Inside is a very comfortable bed, great A/c unit, beautiful Spanish tile floors, and a very well put together bathroom. Mona has a water heater, rare for rural Costa Rica, which makes for a great shower. There is great shelf space in the bathroom. The cottage is located far enough from Mona's home for complete privacy yet you're not too far away. We could only stay for 1 night as we were headed for Osa, but definitely wished we could have stayed at least 1 more night. It's in a great location, but definitely easier to get around if you have a rental car. Highly recommended place.
Mona And Mike User ProfileMona And Mike is a superhost.
Response from Mona And Mike:
Jorge, this is a beautiful review and I would like to say thanks again that you and your beautiful mom stayed here. Please come back to see us any time when you are in Costa Rica!
August 2017

Ross User Profile
August 2017
Our stay at Mona's cottage was phenomenal. The cottage, and the surroundings are just gorgeous. Mona is just a fantastic host - couldn't ask for better.

Nina User Profile
July 2017
It is a wonderful place to stay, you can sit the whole day outside and look at the beautiful garden. The little house is fully equiped and you will miss nothing. Directly from the beginning it feels like a cozy home. It is one of the best airbnb-experiences I have made yet. Mona is a lovely and friendly host, who take care of you and will give you a lot of information if you need them. We are sad that we had to leave so early!

Lisa User Profile
July 2017
Mona and Mike's location is an amazing jewel in the jungle. The impeccable landscape and privacy of this location is beyond description. If you are a lover of nature, I want to feel as if you are on your own private oasis, with beautiful plants bird life and butterflies all around you, this is your place. The Cabina has everything you need for your stay, but most likely you're going to want to hang out in the Hammock on your porch, having coffee with fresh fruit provided by your hostess. Mona's recommendations on what to do, where to go, and when, were spot on. She and Mike and more than accommodating and make you feel right at home.
Mona And Mike User ProfileMona And Mike is a superhost.
Response from Mona And Mike:
Thank you thank you thank you!! You were such wonderful guests and I hope to have you back some day in the future! Sending love and light and (liquid) sunshine! M
July 2017

Jennifer, User Profile
July 2017
We had an amazing visit! This garden cottage is beautiful and has everything you could need. Thank you! The whole area is beautiful and fun too!

Uvita, Costa RicaJoined in December 2011
Mona And Mike User ProfileMona And Mike is a superhost.

We have chosen Costa Rica as home a couple of years ago. Our house is on the same premises as The Garden Cottage, on the other side of a little creek. If you enjoy peaceful natural surroundings, tropical plants, the sounds of the jungle, the river and the beaches closeby, you will love The Garden Cottage!

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