About this listing
Bambu is situated on a 1.5-acre property that has a plethora of plant life from mango trees to exotic palms. Overlooking Ballena Marine Park, providing fabulous views of Costa Rica's Pacific coastline.
This unique property offers a one bedroom home featuring structural bamboo vaulted ceilings, designed with air-flow in mind. A full kitchen with BBQ, 2 bathrooms, living area, laundry and covered patio. Exotic hardwoods throughout. The covered patio will become your favorite lounge as songbirds and tropical birds visit in the trees that surround.
After a day of adventure, sit back and enjoy a Costa Rican cerveza and take in the evening sounds as the jungle awakens. The kitchen and BBQ provides you with all the options to create a perfect meal from your recent fish catch and organic produce purchased from the local market. A spacious bedroom with incredible ocean views...Yes...Even while laying in bed you can take in an unobstructed view of the Whale's Tail and listen to the distant surf! We offer a king size bed with quality linens. A walk-in closet with a safe to assure you peace of mind. The en-suite has large shower. The windows are screened to ensure a comfortable nights sleep while being serenaded by the sounds of the jungle. Patio doors lead you to a private terrace, where you can enjoy a read of your favourite vacation novel and indulge in your morning coffee.
We also have a cute cabina, offering a queen bed, private bathroom, kitchenette and small patio. This is a great option should you be traveling with another couple or friend and need that extra bedroom for a few nights or throughout your stay. Please view our other listing for details about this unit.
Visit Ballena Marine Park and take a walk out to the Whale's Tail during low tide. At Rancho La Merced plan a horseback ride on the beach and to local waterfalls. Charter a fishing boat for some of the most amazing off shore fishing you will ever experience! Rent an ATV and tour waterfalls and though the jungle. Take a tour to the Corcovado National Park in the Osa. Zipline, canopy walks and birdwatching tours. Oh and don't forget the surfing! Take in the skills of the locals at Playa Hermosa or Playa Dominical at sunset, then head out for a delicious dinner at one of many of the fabulous restaurants in our area.
An SUV is required to travel to this property, as is recommended for most roads in and around Costa Rica!
Put on your flip-flops and head to the beach. Boogie boards, beach chairs and a cooler in hand. If you are looking for a vacation rental in Uvita - you have found it!
Trina, our property manager lives just a few minutes away from the house. She will meet you upon your arrival to Uvita. She'll provide you with the keys and introduce you to the house. Trina has a wealth of information to share about current local activities, festivals and general tour suggestions. So don't hesitate to ask her!
We keep the house stocked with the necessary linens and comforts that you can expect. The kitchen has the basic cooking supplies to make your cooking experience just that little bit more special!
Unfortunately the property isn't suitable for young children. Smoking is not permitted on the property.
Please view our other listing, as we have a small cabina on the property that you can add to your rental should you wish to travel with additional family or friends!
We had a great time at Bambu. Both floors of the house were beautiful and the living spaces were very comfortable. Views were amazing. The mountain road up to the house is memorable, but you get used to it. I'd highly recommend staying here. Jacqui was very accommodating and the house had everything we could have wanted.
The views from the property were great- we loved sitting out on the back porch reading and enjoying our coffee in the mornings. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay, whether short or long-term. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you will need (including a grill), and the bed is very comfortable. The temperature was great at the house even on really hot days. We were able to see some awesome thunderstorms each night as it was the rainy season. The hosts provide a cell phone during your stay which was really convenient- we used it several times to check in with Trina, the property manager, as well as to contact the Uvita tourist information office and the company we used for our snorkeling trip. Trina was warm and friendly and very attentive whenever we had any questions or issues. Unfortunately there was an issue with the septic system (due to no fault of the owners- roots grow quickly in the jungle!) and Trina came as soon as we called. It was discovered that a tree root had grown into the pipes so one of our toilets was out of commission for a few days. The owners were very apologetic and made every effort to accommodate us and ensure a pleasant stay.
Unfortunately we didn't see much wildlife from the house which was a little disappointing, though we were able to see two aricaris on the first morning, and several other pretty birds during our stay. We could hear howler monkeys way off in the distance but never saw them. The house is a great place to observe the many varieties of insects that inhabit the jungle though (don't worry- they stayed outside for the most part! And if not, the geckos take care of this for you.)- but it was fun seeing the giant moths, butterflies, beetles, mantises, etc. Uvita is a good base for traveling to Manuel Antonio and for taking a snorkeling/scuba diving trip to Cano Island, though, and we were able to see sloths, monkeys, crocodiles, sea turtles, rays and lots of tropical fish during our adventures in both places.
While the house is positioned in a beautiful place to view the whale tail, the 20-minute drive (each way) up and down the mountain was a bit daunting, especially since the road is unpaved. Our Bego made it but it was a little scary during the really rainy days. A 4x4 is absolutely essential, especially in the rainy season. The Wifi was also out during the entirety of our stay, which wouldn't have been an issue except we really wanted to stream a few World Cup games- we ended up getting a beer at the sodas and watching a few games which was fine.
Overall, we had a pleasant experience at the house and would recommend it to anyone looking for some relaxation and privacy with a great view.
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About the Host, Jacqui
I'm a traveller, love new places, new people, new experiences. Family and friends are dear to me. So are golden retrievers.
I live a happy, healthy lifestyle. Lots of hiking, yoga, pilates and beach time.
Life is to be enjoyed! Enjoy it!