Home in Private Preserve, Big View

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

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
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge


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.

The neighborhood

We are in a unique part of the Costa Rica South Coast, known as Costa Ballena. Eco & Rural Tourism with Fine Food and services available throughout the area.

Getting around

A rental car is needed to enjoy the different attractions and amenities of Costa Ballena. The house is up on the mountain, too far to walk down to the highway and public transport. It is also a private road through a rain forest mountain, so 4WD is required, not critical to traverse the road but more secure and comfortable for you and less wear for our gravel surface we maintain.

House Rules

Respectful care of the home is all that is expected.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

2 nights minimum stay

63 Reviews

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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!

Sean User Profile
February 2017
Very accommodating hosts, amazing place with incredible views right in the middle of the jungle. We loved staying there and definitely recommend to anyone thinking of visiting the area.

Patrick User Profile
February 2017
Cliff was very helpful and went above and beyond to arrange great trips for us. The house was amazing with a beautiful view. The swimming pool was great after a wonderful day exploring. We recommend having a 4x4 because the road up to the house is an adventure in itself. We were even lucky enough to see an anteater while driving home one evening! Thanks again Cliff. We had a great stay!

Jonathan User Profile
February 2017
Best Airbnb experience ever. The house is just absolutely fantastic, rooms are spacious and clean. We spent most of our time on the large balcony where the views over the forest and ocean is beautiful. Pool is great, bigger than it appears io the pictures Cliff and Ana were very helpful during our stay. The access to the semi private beach is a great plus, I highly recommend watching the sunset from the beach. 5 stars experience!

Mike User Profile
February 2017
100% recommended. Impressive view, captivating Forrest around the house. We enjoyed the visit of the tocan around us. It is really near of the beach. And cliff was a great host! Totally recommended for natural experience in the south Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Estes Park, Colorado, United States · Joined in January 2013
Cliff User ProfileCliff is a superhost.

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.

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