From the cottage  balcony you will enjoy a colorful river, jungle and garden view.Lazy lounging possibilities...
Colorful tropical gardens by the riverside)
Colorful tropical gardens by the riverside)
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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.
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 at the owners' 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 owners' 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 we are happy to make any reservations for you. Since our 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. We will be available when you need us, but otherwise will try not to intrude too much into your relaxation time.

Other things to note

Dog lovers will find our 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 :)

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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
Check out by 11AM

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 our 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 the owners' house. We will be pleased to do your laundry for a small donation to a local animal rescue/shelter.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

68 Reviews

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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.

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.
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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!

Valerie User Profile
June 2017
Mona's cottage was very clean and tastefully decorated with a Costa Rican surfer, boho-chic vibe. The surrounding gardens were well manicured and full of plants that attracted the wildlife (because after all, that's one important reason to visit CR) . The cottage itself was well provisioned with the basics (pots, pans, utensils, etc) for creating a nice meal and most everything was of good quality. The only reason I gave the cottage a 4/5 was that when we arrived, the air conditioning was not functioning. Mona notified us of that on the spot and said she couldn't understand why it wasn't working. She had clearly been trying to fix it. Both my daughter and I agreed that we could live without it (but in the tropics at this price, it is the difference between a 4 or a 5). As it was the "green season" (rainy season), we put both fans on and were just fine! The cottage was ideally located on the hills above the beach. The view was amazing and the yard visited by butterflies and hummingbirds daily. We did go down the garden path to see the near-by river were one could swim, but only went 1/2 way because the path was quite muddy due to the rain. I have swam in local rivers and streams (and waterfalls) and looked like a very nice fresh water spot...another reason to stay there. I am sure that with the air fixed, this is a a sure 5/5!
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Response from Mona And Mike:
Thank you for this beautiful review, Valerie! It turned out that the remote control of the aircon was not functioning, again sorry about that. Note to all future guests: everything fixed and ready for you!
June 2017

Josette User Profile
May 2017
Mona is an incredible host!! She's very helpful and accommodating. She offered us many additional things, above and beyond! We had reserved 3 nights here but only stayed for one. Mona's property is IMPECCABLE. The yard is so beautiful and so quiet. The security Mona provides for her guests is thorough. The reason we only stayed for 1 night, is only due to our own misunderstanding of the distance from Mona's property to the beach, and the walk to/from was along a very busy highway with a very narrow shoulder. RENT A CAR here and you'll thoroughly enjoy your stay! You won't regret it :)

Meli User Profile
April 2017
We spend our marriage anniversary at Mona and Mike. It was incredibly beautiful. The place is quiet and relaxing. The cottage has everything you need. It is very clean. The interior of the cottage is tastefully arranged. Mona offered us delicious Costa Rican Welcome Fruits. Check-in and check-out very convenient. It was very easy to communicate with Mona. She has great tips about good restaurants, beaches and when to start your day in CR. We learnt to start the day very early to avoid the heat. Would absolutely recommend the cottage and the host!!!
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Response from Mona And Mike:
Thank you so much, Meli! Beautiful reviews like yours always make me feel blessed and even more appreciative of this beautiful spot by the river that I happily call home. Glad to share it with guests like you and your husband, who share my spirit and love to nature. Best of love to you!
April 2017

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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