"Casitas Del Rio" (little houses on the river)
We offer 3 individual studio-style "jungalows", on the river near the Pacific ocean. We are located near Playa Uvita, a small coastal beach town. Each casita sleeps 2 people, so if there are 2, 4, or 6 people in your party, you can rent 1, 2, or all 3 casitas.
IMPORTANT NOTE about our RATES: The nightly rate is $85 per night, 1 jungalow, sleeping 2 people. If you want 2 or all 3 units, multiply the rate accordingly.
Each casita has a queen bed, dining table for 2, bathroom, and a small kitchenette complete with dishes and utensils, a 2 burner stove-top, mini-fridge, microwave oven, toaster, coffeemaker and sink.
Hidden in a private cove on the Morete River, surrounded by forests and nestled between tall mountains and the sea, our casitas offer tranquil river views and sounds of Mother Nature right from your porch. Bring your camera and binoculars -- flora and fauna abounds and surrounds. Each casita has all the comforts of home - a kitchenette, a quality queen bed and linens, a/c, hot water, and wi-fi.
Outside, surrounded by 2 acres of tropical gardens, each casita has a covered porch with a magical view of the river and forest. Hear the howler monkeys howl, watch the toucans fly from tree to tree, dip your toes in the cool clean river right in front of your porch, or hike up-river to discover the natural swimming holes and a hidden waterfall.
We are conveniently located only 1 kilometer off the main paved Costanera highway. Our location offers quick and easy access to beaches, grocery stores, restaurants, banks, and adventures. From your casita it is a 5 minute drive to the small town of Uvita and the lovely beaches of Playa Ballena, Playa Colonia, and Playa Hermosa. Dominical, the infamous surf town with its funky bohemian-beach-bar-surfer-dude vibe, is only a 10 minute drive north.
Come rest, relax, escape and enjoy a perfect little get-away!
YOU WILL LOVE IT HERE! It's simply magical. Promise.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$560 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1500 /month|
|Check In:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
I had the most amazing time at Karen and Axel's casita!! These hosts are truly special people. My trip would not have been so memorable if it hadn't been for them. I really did not want to leave, and already know that I will be going back because of them. As soon as I arrived, they both made me feel like family. Because I didn't have a car, they always made sure that I could get where I needed to go. One evening, they even cooked me a delicious Yucca dinner that Axel picked off the property that day! And the property itself is incredible! I would've been content just staying there and not going anywhere! (That's sort of all I wanted to do) So comfortable and clean, and the river with the pools to cool off in can't be beat:) Even after I left, they checked in with me to make sure I made it home safely. I can't say enough good things about how much better they made my trip!!
Karen and Axel's bungalow was very charming, very beautiful setting! They were wonderful hosts and very helpful and friendly. Uvita and the surrounding areas are very peaceful and beautiful. Would love to visit again and stay longer. Thanks for a great mini getaway Karen and Axel!
I can't recommend this place enough! The room is absolutely perfect and the hosts, Karen and Axel, are a wonderful couple that I now call friends. So, the room: it was so comfortable that I spent almost a whole day there, instead of going out!! The river is steps away from your door, and a short hike takes you to a pristine waterfall. You can hear the sounds of the jungle, and relax on your porch enjoying the beautiful flowers. The hosts: I am not exaggerating when I say that I have never seen so much care and love from people you have never met before! These guys are amazing, they recommend places around the area because they WENT there and tried for themselves. They will tell you who's the best guide for your tour, what's the best dish at a restaurant and where's the spot to watch the sunset, depending on what kind of ambiance you want. And just as important: they are so much fun and amazing to hang out with! My trip was amazing, thanks to them.
I just got goose bumps on my skin when I read your lovely words-seriously! Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are honored that you consider us your friends and we feel the same about you. Meeting remarkable and special people like you is our biggest reward for our work here in the jungle of Costa Rica. Please come back soon!
It was such a great pleasure to stay with Axel and Karen. The casita we stayed at was by far the nicest place we stayed in Costa Rica and at a price that amazed us in terms of the lodging and location. Axel provided us with water, wine for our first night, a water cooler, his personal boogie boards, more than we could have even dreamed up. Our second night there, we ended up having beers with Axel and the other guests and it turned into an awesome mini party at Axel and Karen's place where we all got to know each other and even order in pizza! I've never stayed with people so friendly and generous. It genuinely felt like we made new friends. And, honestly, I read all the other reviews and thought, what are they putting in the kool-aid for these reviews??! But, man, my cynicism disappeared quickly with their genuine hospitality. Don't miss staying there if you can. It was truly exceptional.
Our stay at Karen and Axel's casitas were one of the highlights of our trip in Costa Rica. The grounds were spectacular with plants and flowers, the river was outside our door. Axel told us about some swimming holes up the river where we spent two glorious days. The casitas were gorgeous, clean and well stocked. Karen and Axel were gracious, friendly and helpful in many ways. Thank you so much! We highly recommend their casitas!
We booked 3 nights before leaving, because the casitas in the jungle, along the river, seemed a perfect spot to relax near the region of Uvita. We finally spent 5 nights with Axel and Karen and we would have stay our whole vacations to their place if it would have be possible.
That place is more than amazing, Uvita is a small town off the grid, but with spectacular beaches and a lot of things to do around (just to name a few : Sea kayak, jungle tour, Canopy Zipline, Waterfall, scuba diving ... )
The casitas are great - Isolated, calm, comfortable, modern ; the location makes that place unbelievable, the river in front is just for you - you can bath, walk to the waterfall, or just chill under the porch for the day, starring at the jungle and watching the monkeys and Toucan playing around.
Finally, Karen and Axel are so welcoming and warm couple they could be the only reason to spend time in their place. They're here for you if you need and leave you intimacy if they feel you want to stay alone, they have golden tips on the activities around, restaurant, bars, and everything else you need.
We could add so many things, the other comments are true, Axel and Karen are lovely hosts with an amazing place in a beautiful part of the country.
Étienne & Léa
My husband and I booked a two night stay at the Castisas del Rio for the last leg of our honeymoon. After staying there for a couple hours and meeting Karen and Axel, we wish we could've stayed longer. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and walking through the property was a vacation in itself. Each deck of each casita faces the river and is a perfect backdrop for any meal or a glass of wine. The casitas themselves were quite modern and what you would expect from an American boutique hotel or B&B. Wireless internet, great water pressure, no shortage of hot water, and a kitchenette were all great perks.
The surrounding area is a blast. We spent most of our time at the different beaches in the area and eating at some of the local restaurants. Great food. Amazing beaches. Everything you need is a couple minutes drive away. A grocery store is also super close by, which was nice for quick lunches on the riverside.
Axel and Karen were unbelievably great to us. Tons of terrific information on where to eat, where to relax on the beach, some great tourist spots to check out. They made both of us feel so welcome. They even brought us a appetizer of fresh Yucca on out last night.
We could not recommend a stay at the Casitas del Rio enough. Its was so beautiful and relaxing. Our only tip would be to stay longer than 2 nights. It was not enough time to take in everything the area has to provide. We hope to stay with Axel and Karen again!
Hi Ashley and Chris,
Thank you for the lovely review! It was such a pleasure having you as our guests. It makes us so happy that you had a good time and enjoyed your short stay with us. Please come back soon for a longer visit and we will cook you up some more fresh yucca right out of the garden, and maybe some shrimp out of the river too! Big hug to you both. Karen and Axel
Absolutely fantastic experience! The jungalows and the setting are so relaxing. Definitely worth taking time to drive towards Uvita and spending time here. Wish we had more time
The location is ideal as it close enough to Dominical and Manuel Antonio and still secluded
Karen was very helpful prior to the trip sending us driving directions and some suggestions. After meeting Axel and her, we have new friends. Extremely warm people.
What could we even begin to say about Karen & Axel that would do them, or Casitas del Rio, justice?? The casita was perfect in every possible way. Views from the front porch of the river and incredible scenery, not to mention the sounds of the river, made it the most amazing "tranquilo" get away. Inside we had everything: dishes, utensils, linens, fresh flower arrangements and even a bowl of the freshest fruit and a bottle of wine. They literally thought of EVERYTHING!
Then there's Karen & Axel, two of the most fantastic people to ever grace the Earth. Our stay was only three days and when we left we agreed they were more like family than those we are biologically linked to. They are welcoming, energetic, fun people that we consider ourselves so lucky to have met. We will definitely stay in touch with them and see them again soon...maybe even sooner than they think!
Karen & Axel, thank you so, soo much for everything!
Amazing hosts! Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful garden, surrounding by a wild jungle. Best directions I have ever received. Hosts were very welcoming and recommended several local insider tips on things to see and places to go, including directing us to a beach where we had our best beach experience ever. They invited us in for a drink and were lots of fun.
Hi Lauren, wonderful to hear from you. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. As I write this, I am sitting outside on our back porch where we had drinks that evening upon your arrival. It's early in the morning, the sun is out and the river is crystal clear. 2 wild scarlet macaws are squawking loudly in the big tree over our porch-wish you were here to see them!
We certainly enjoyed having you both as our guests, so please come back soon-you are always welcome. Karen