Home in Private Preserve, Big View
Hosted by Cliff
Cliff is the host.Cliff is a superhost.
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
3 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
3 baths
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Grand views and nature surround you in a setting on a Rain Forest mountain above Playa Ballena. The Two Master Suite design is ideal for couples or small families traveling together. Secluded and accessed by private road, which is a well maintained road through a rain forest mountain, but it is a road through a rain forest mountain, so we require a 4WD vehicle. The 4WD is not necessary to navigate the road, but it preserves our gravel surface and is a more comfortable ride for you.

The space

In the Heart of Costa Ballena, above Playa Ballena and overlooking the rock formations of Parque Nacional Marino Ballena (Ballena National Marine Park) is the Eco-Residencial Community of Perla Ballena, where this home is located.

The design is Two Master Suites, which open to terraces above the pool. The Main Living Level with kitchen & dining, outside salon and a third bath adjacent to an area with a futon which converts to the third bedroom with bath for sleeping accommodations.

Wake up for coffee or tea on the outside salon area to see Toucans cruising past or maybe a Pizote (raccon type animal) stealing papaya from the trees below the pool, as you look out over the Pacific to the Osa Peninsula and Isla del Cano in the distance. January to April and July to October you may see Humback Whales breaching in the waters off Playa Ballena (Whale Beach) You are surrounded by primary rainforest where Howler Monkeys or White Face Monkeys may be encountered at any time.

A private and gated road keeps the Perla Ballena Community secure and peaceful. The Private Road is a good road, but please be aware it is a road through a Rain Forest mountain, we require that you have a 4WD vehicle, it is not critical for access but is more secure and comfortable for you and causes much less wear on our gravel surface. Trails in the Private Preserve areas lead you to a waterfall and cascades, or just to enjoy the tranquility and sounds of the forest.

Included with your vacation rental is the use of our BALLENA BEACH CLUB facility, two pools, showers, parking for visiting Playa Ballena with full Restaurant and Bar service at Restaurante Villa Leonor.

Interaction with guests

As mentioned before, we provide the services and amenities of Ballena Beach Club, where a secure and calm access to Playa Ballena is yours to enjoy.

We also can provide assistance with tour bookings for activities of Zip Lines, River Rafting, Corcavado Park, Isla del Cano for snorkeling, Canyoning (repelling waterfalls), ATV Tours, Waterfalls and Nature Hikes or Walks.

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Free parking on premises

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules

Respectful care of the home is all that is expected.


2 nights minimum stay

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Larry User Profile
August 2017
Amazing view and very special place to stay near Uvita. Cliff could not have been more helpful and nice. Do not hesitate to stay with Cliff. Just make sure you have 4x4 for the 14 minute drive into the rain forest where you will surely hear howler monkeys at night (in a good way).

Vince User Profile
August 2017
Awesome views and very secluded. Cliff was a great help in arranging trips and making recommendations on the local sites. Highly recommended.

Susan User Profile
June 2017
Awesome ocean view-Spacious home- Well Equipped Kitchen - Wonderful A/C in bedrooms -Beautiful pool - Cliff and his family were super hosts! Comfortable outside sitting area where the views of the ocean, the surrounding jungle and wildlife were spectacular - 4 wheel drive definitely a plus to get to the property-Best beach we encountered was the beach at Club Ballena! Would definitely stay here again in the future!

Grant User Profile
April 2017
I highly recommend this house, we had a great time staying here during our first Costa Rican adventure. Cliff is an amazing host and was extremely helpful in making our snorkeling reservations for us at Cano Island, which I also highly recommend. The Villa Leonor at Ballena Beach Club is an excellent place for food and drinks right by the house, and it's a short walk from there to the beautiful beach. When we arrived we were greeted in person at the beach club and given directions to the house. You will want a car with 4WD, but the road up to the house only takes about 10 minutes and is in good condition. The view was beautiful, with many bird sightings and a great view of the stars at night.

Tyler User Profile
April 2017
We stayed at Cliff's place for 2 nights during a road trip through Costa Rica. It offered amazing views and a real sense of the jungle/mountain life. At the end of our journey it was a standout favorite among stiff competition and we hope to be back someday. The house itself was in immaculate condition and Cliff and his wife were very helpful throughout our stay.

Kim User Profile
April 2017
Pool was great and the beds were super comfortable. We spent most of our time on the deck watching the toucans and wildlife when we were there. We also saw a poison dart frog on the property which was pretty cool. My only complaint was that it did not have internet. I knew this coming in, but did not realize how hard that would be to plan things around the area. Overall it was a great place to spend time when we were not out on our adventures.

Brandon User Profile
March 2017
Cliff was an amazing host and the home was beautiful! Keep in mind that it is about 15 minutes off the beaten path to get to the home, so keep that in mind while planning your daily activities. As it is in the jungle, occasional bugs are to be expected in the home. However, there was never anything that bothered us or made us feel uncomfortable. The home is immaculate and the view is stunning. Papaya and banana trees are found on the property and we enjoyed watching the Toucans and other wildlife in the area. We would definitely book this home again in the future! Thank you Cliff for an amazing experience. Pura Vida!

Puntarenas Province, Costa RicaJoined in January 2013
Cliff User ProfileCliff is a superhost.

I have been in Ballena on the South Pacific Coast for more than 20 years, my wife, Ana is from the Ojochal & Tres Rios area just south of Ballena. The home offered is within a develpment I completed which is a true eco-residential community, with over 100 acres of primary forest & streams protected as a private preserve. Our business at Playa Ballena is Restaurante y Bar Villa Leonor at Ballena Beach Club which is a semi private beach facility to enjoy a comfortable day at the beach.

Languages: English, Español
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