About this listing
3 Casitas on the River banks with Queen sized bed, kitchenette & luxury bathroom. Sit on your porch and listen to the relaxing sound of the river tinkling by, and watch the hummingbirds flying by the heliconia in your beautiful jungle retreat
"Casitas Del Rio" (little houses on the river)
We offer 3 individual studio-style "jungalows", on the river near the Pacific ocean. Our location allows quick and easy access to beaches, grocery stores, restaurants, banks, and many adventures. The small town of Uvita and the lovely beaches of Playa Ballena, Playa Colonia, and Playa Hermosa are a 5 minute drive from your Casita. Dominical, the popular surf town with its funky bohemian beach bar vibe, is a 12 minute drive north.
Each casita perfectly accommodates 2 people, and is thoughtfully furnished with queen sized bed, locally made dining table for 2, bathroom with granite sink, powerful large shower and mini bar plus Internet and Wi Fi. The kitchenette is complete with all the necessary utensils you require to cook your perfect meal and includes, dishes, a 2 burner stove-top, separate grill, fridge, microwave oven, toaster, coffeemaker and blender. After stocking up on a few groceries in nearby Uvita, you'll have everything you require to prepare your gourmet meals and delicious fresh smoothies
Outside your casita you will enjoy the lush tropical plants and trees that surrounds Casita Del Rio and provide you with the true jungle feel. There is private secure parking next to your accommodation. The porch is covered and has the added benefit of a ceiling fan with a view of the river and jungle. Hear the Congo monkeys howl, watch the toucans fly from tree to tree, dip your toes in the cascading ripples of the river right in front of your porch. We have a 50ft pool for you to relax in, or take a leisurely stroll up-river to discover a hidden waterfall, and more natural swimming holes, then come back and grill up on the BBQ in the garden.
Check in service, arrival drinks and unpacking service if required. Do as much or as little as you like, and let us help you plan the perfect vacation for you
We take bookings for individuals, families or groups. Rent all 3 Casitas for a private family or friends get-away, or an intimate wedding ceremony.
IMPORTANT NOTE about our posted rates. The rates listed are for 1 Jungalow (Casita) only, which sleeps 2 adults maximum.
Our area offers stunning mountain and coastal scenery, adventure tours, hiking, kayaking, zip-lining, whale and dolphin tours, bird-watching, horse- back riding, hidden waterfalls and swimming holes, deserted beaches, surfing, ATV tours, and more! We are 5 minutes away from a small town with restaurants, banks, and grocery stores, yet you feel far away from it all in our private river cove surrounded by primary forest.
We highly recommend you rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle to reach our accommodation and to explore our area. There are several shuttle and transportation options available to transport you from San Jose to Uvita, where you can pick up your pre-arranged rental vehicle. You may drive yourself by rental car from San Jose to Uvita, or arrange collection at Quepos (XQP) or Palmar Sur (PMZ) airports (both a 45 min drive away)
-PLEASE email, text, or call us in the morning on the day you arrive for
check-in, to let us know what time you will be here. Our phone numbers are
(phone number hidden).
-Please, no loud music, noise or parties. Guests come here for peace and tranquility and downtime.
that simple. Respect for our property, for our other guests, for our natural resources. The rest will take care of itself.
Thank you for your consciousness.
Hello we are Rachel and Steve, your hosts and very proud owners of Casitas Del Rio.
Having both recently retired from the British Army (Rachel as an Education and Training Officer and Steve as a Sports and Recreational Manager), we were searching for our next big adventure. We both love meeting new people, hearing their interesting stories and having new experiences.
In our personal life and careers we travelled to many places around the world and dreamed of finding the perfect place to settle down and combine our interest in people and nature and own a boutique guest house. Leaving the British Army after 26 years, Steve joined the Australian Army and served 3 years. On leaving Australia, in preparation for our next move, he re-trained as a professional butler at The International Butler Academy in the Netherlands. He was then employed at the world renowned Savoy hotel in London as a personal Butler to the rich and famous dealing with Royalty and Hollywood stars from around the world. His professional service as a Butler instilled the high standards expected for ensuring guests receive the service they expect.
When looking for the idyllic location to visit or settle in, everything we read about Costa Rica said we should come and explore this amazing eco-friendly country, so we did. After doing a bit of backpacking around and meeting the wonderfully friendly local people, we decided the beautiful Costa Ballena was the most exhilarating, charming, relaxing place we had ever come across.
We enlisted the help of the United Kingdom TV show called ‘A Place in the Sun’ (known as house-hunters International in warmer climates) to find us the place we had dreamed of. The research team combed the area and found the perfect place for us in Casitas Del Rio, just outside Uvita. We bought the place with the 3 gorgeous casitas in a heart-beat. from a wonderful couple who are now close friends and love the area so much they decided they want to stay and be our neighbours!
We fell in love with Casitas del Rio, the ‘little houses on the River’ the moment we saw them, and we are sure you will too. It is the perfect get away from it all; peace, quiet and tranquillity combined with the soothing sound of the river.