Overlooking the garden and offering a view of the jungle.Honestly: doesn't this hammock just call out YOUR name?

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Located in a huge colorful, tropical garden setting the Garden Cottage attracts guests who appreciate its special vibes and peaceful energy. Yoga on the deck, a walk down to the river, watch animals or just relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Please look at our 5-star reviews! Pura vida!

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


Extra people: No Charge


The space

Imagine 5500 sqm (1.35 acres) of lush tropical gardens framed by bamboo and palm trees, flowering ginger plants, orchideas and heliconias. Bananas, papaya, lime and starfruit trees among dramatic big rocks scattered in the natural landscape. A highlight and a very unique offer is the maintained jungle path that goes down to the Rio Morete where you may swim, sunbathe or just relax in absolute privacy. 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 1 mile away by car. Add another mile and you are at one of the finest beaches in the area, the famous Whale's Tail. 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, 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. 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, toilet paper, hand soap and cleaning tools. You can help us in our own 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 the tropical garden and 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

My guests' privacy and needs are very important to me. Upon check-in we will agree on the best form of interaction and communication, which is different from one guest to another. 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. There will be no loud parties or similar at any time (neither by myself nor by my guests).

Getting around

A rental car is absolutely recommended for your stay at the Garden Cottage (a safe parking space is located next to the house). A 4x4 is not necessary, unless you have scheduled some adventures where you might need it.

1) How far is it from the international airport in San José?
It is a 124 miles / 3,5 hours drive from the international airport in San José to Uvita. We recommend to rent a car and to do the drive during daytime (please consider this when making your reservation, as you might have to spend one night in San Jose). The best route from the airport is to take the new highway 27 direction Caldera and then highway 34 via Jaco, Quepos, Dominical to Uvita.

2) How close is The Garden Cottage to the beaches?
The nearest beach with calm water and therefore good for swimming is Playa Bahia Uvita at the famous Whale's Tail, in a driving distance of 2,5 miles, the nearest surfer beach with big waves is Playa Hermosa, also 2,5 miles. All together you will be close to seven different and stunning beaches here in the Uvita area. All within easy reach with your rental car.

Other things to note

Dog lovers will find our two canines Mike and Pinto charming, social and easygoing. 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 :)

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM

1. Smoking is allowed outside only. Of course the Garden Cottage is drug-free.
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. By accepting this rental agreement, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises (incl. riverside).
4. Please keep the property clean and all furnishings in good order and
5. Only use appliances for their intended uses.
6. Pets are not allowed.
7. 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.
8. Wifi signal strength and connection speed may vary during your stay, due to weather or other conditions.
9. There is a 100 USD cash security deposit due on check in. The deposit shall be refunded upon checkout, provided no deductions are made due to:
a. damage to the property or furnishings;
b. loss of house/safe deposit box/gate keys or
c. dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or
d. any other cost incurred by homeowner due to guest's stay.



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

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

55 Reviews

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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!!!
Mona And Mike User ProfileMona And Mike is a superhost.
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

Matt User Profile
April 2017
Mona was a great host. Lots of good information was provided, she even told me about a local festival. Beautiful property, very secure. Would stay here again.
Mona And Mike User ProfileMona And Mike is a superhost.
Response from Mona And Mike:
Thank you so much, Matt! You were a wonderful guest!
April 2017

Kelsey User Profile
March 2017
Mona's place was a wonderful part of our week long Costa Rican vacation! Close to beaches, waterfalls, great restaurants and everything that Dominical/ Uvita has to offer while still giving is the off-the-grid feeling we were looking for. Her cottage is small and homey - perfect for a couple. Very clean and equipped with everything you need. We made fresh smoothies every morning with the fruit she provided us! Her property is a beautiful haven, and Mona is a lovely, easy to communicate with host! Thank you!
Mona And Mike User ProfileMona And Mike is a superhost.
Response from Mona And Mike:
Thank you for this beautiful review! It was a pleasure hosting you and Brian and I am grateful for your wonderful feedback. When my guests are happy, I am happy and this radiates out into the world! Pura vida and all good wishes for you! M
March 2017

Lauren User Profile
March 2017
This cabina is the perfect place for a very quiet retreat. A car would be best
Mona And Mike User ProfileMona And Mike is a superhost.
Response from Mona And Mike:
Thank you Lauren and Holly, also for your private review in which you mentioned how you enjoyed birdwatching from the porch and making smoothies every morning. So happy that the Garden Cottage worked its magic on you, too, and that you were able to get rest and relaxation. Would love to have you again as my guests - all good wishes from Uvits!
March 2017

Edwin & Amanda User Profile
January 2017
Great place in a beautiful area. My wife and I stayed there with our 6 month old baby and felt like it was the perfect place to come back to after visits to the beach or going for hikes to waterfalls.

Julia User Profile
January 2017
We had a really great time in Monas Garden cottage! She is a great host and everything was as described and very clean! Supermarkets, Restaurants and beaches are very close, the Garden cottage is very calm and perfect to relax. There is also everything available, if you want to cook for yourself. Next Time we would Stay longer!

Imane User Profile
January 2017
Fantastic stay! Beautiful cottage, inside & out ! The house is tastefully decorated with everything we needed. We loved the large patio overlooking the beautiful garden! It's the perfect place to relax & enjoy the peaceful environment. Mona was the perfect host, friendly, warm & welcoming! She is really caring, doing all those little extras to make sure we had a wonderful stay. Highly recommended! Thank you Mona for your hospitality & wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage!

Uvita, Costa Rica · Joined 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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