About This Listing
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. 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.
Respectful care of the home is all that is expected.
Merci à Cliff pour son accueil
Nous avons passé un séjour formidable. La villa est parfaite, très spacieuse et très bien équipée. Le lieu est magnifique avec une vue à couper le souffle.
Cliff was a good host, he was able to set us up with whatever activities we were interested in. We went Zip-lining and went to nauyaca waterfalls. Both were great experiences that we would recommend. We were only in Uvita for 3 days which is just not enough time to enjoy everything. The house was much nicer than what I expected and the pool was perfect. This house is very private but there is someone that lives down the road so you aren't up there all on your own. There is a covered porch with views of the ocean, this is where we started and ended every day. Cliff has great chairs out there to sit back, relax and enjoy the view. We woke up every morning listening to the sounds of the jungle which was really neat. You do need 4 wheel drive to get up the mountain so make sure you rent a vehicle with 4 wheel drive. Cliff has a beach club which is only open on Sundays. Our first night we went to the grocery store and arrived back to the house in the dark (it gets dark about 5:30pm). We had no electricity! First night in the jungle with no electricity!! We were beyond nervous but found a flashlight and just waited thinking we wouldn't get power back for days. We got power back in just a couple hours to our relief we had power before we went to bed. We were able to take advantage of the beach club and the beach which we had to ourselves. This is an amazing value. You get a beautiful home with a private pool and at least for us, a private beach everyday to play in the waves. The beach is very clean and the waves are just perfect, not too big, not too small. When we come back we will bring our children and want to rent from Cliff. The house is big enough for 2 couples or a family of 5 or 6. We found this great restaurant called the Goat house which is right down the road from the house. The restaurant has nice, good prices and great food. We enjoyed our quick stay here in this house and the area of Uvita.
Description is shy, doesn't make justice to the place, house is amazing, incredible views, You can actually hear the ocean sounds from the house (helped me sleep incredibly), small piece of paradise.
We loved it! Great house with beautiful views
Thank you Cliff
Cliff was very hospitable and welcoming. My husband and i stayed in the house for 2 weeks with our two young children and we felt very comfortable once we adjusted to the complete seclusion. We loved waking up and going to bed to the sounds of the jungle. Having our coffee on the large porch every morning while looking for toucans is a memory that will always stay with us. The house is exactly as shown in the pictures, a nice size and layout. However, it is not mentioned that there is no air contioning upstairs, it is only in the bedrooms (which is common for CR) with the beautiful opened windows it was not a problem. As well as no internet, tv or phone service, which is fine while enjoying the beautiful surroundings but one of the three would have been helpful. We loved the place and would recommend it! Thanks cliff for your hospitality!
Cliff's house was amazing. Breathtaking views, plenty of wildlife in a quiet and safe gated community. my wife, son and a few friends had a great time during our stay, and hope to return soon. The pool was filled with fresh jungle water that comes from the tap. Amazing.
Cliff's House is absolutely wonderful. My family of six thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The ocean view is really nice, and to watch toucans gliding from tree to tree is sublime. Also saw those electric blue butterflies flying up the treeline. Howler monkeys can be heard sounding off at dawn and dusk. My kids loved swimming in the lap pool, and the in-laws loved the spacious kitchen. Access to the beach at Cliff's Restaurant is a major plus. Cliff himself was very welcoming and accommodating.
About the Host, Cliff
I have been in Ballena on the South Pacific Coast for 18 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.