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.
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.
The house was great. We were four people and it was plenty of space. The view is georgous from the balcony, there is very nice pool and three full bathrooms. The house was even better than what we thought when we booked it. The only thing thing to know is that you need a 4X4 to get there because it is an unpaved road up the hill to get there from the main road (around 3.5 km). The location is great has it is between Ojochal and Uvita! Really recommended for people seeking a nature escape!
The house was really great. A bit off the main road, but wonderful nature and much bigger than you would expect from the outside. Wonderful view and a nice pool. We shared it with the frogs. ;-)
Cliff is a great host. Good communication. We recommend the food at the beach club as well, especially the fresh Tuna with wasabi was fantastic.
Excelente host excelente casa. Great host great house
This is a perfect house. A dream up in the mountain with a view of the ocean and the tropical forest.
Una casa soñada en la montaña con vista al mar y a la bosque tropical
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.