About this listing
Enjoy privacy with great views, stylish open living and garden bathroom, perfect hideaway for honeymooner and nature lovers.
>>> THE ESTATE
Built on over 2.5 acres, the large private estate is situated in a quiet pristine setting. It consists of the longhouse, where the owners live, an infinity-pool with Indonesian style gazebo to relax under while overlooking the jungle and ocean, and the orange house for rental. The buildings are surrounded by a huge tropical garden with lots of native trees, giant bamboo and local fruit trees (harvest your own lemons, starfruits, pineapples...) set close to the rainforest and the Morete River.
Uvita, with its infrastructure that includes banks, supermarkets and restaurants, as well as the beaches and Marino Ballena National Park are only a short distance away by car. To Dominical it is a 9 miles / 10 min drive by car. One of the most popular national parks of Costa Rica, the Manuel Antonio National Park near Quepos is just 37 miles / 1 hour by car away. The property is located with easy access to the main road.
>>> ORANGE HOUSE - THE RENTAL HOUSE
The orange house was designed (by owner who is an architect) to provide privacy for those who want to simplify and eliminate both the physical and psychological clutter in their lives and come back to the spirit of nature.
The open inside is divided by built in furniture in king size bedroom, closet, kitchen and daybed areas. Big sliding doors lead to the porch were you can relax in a hammock, watching tucans, hummingbirds and a lot of butterflys. A lush outdoor garden bathroom invites the guests to experience a shower under the stars and emphasizes the open living character of the house.
The floors are made of stained polished concrete. Straight clear lines, minimalism of furniture and decoration invites the resident to enjoy the spirit of the tropical outside, surrounded by a simple inside design.
A sophisticated ventilation system of wood shutters and roof ventilation use the natural air flow to dispense with need for air-conditioning.
The pool area is located beside the longhouse and consists of a 3 x 11 m large infinity pool with waterfall shower from a bamboo pole and an Indonesian style gazebo to relax under. The pool will be exclusively for you to use during your stay.
From the pool area you will experience a breathtaking view of the surrounding jungle of the "fila costeña", the coastal mountain range that rises to over 3000 feet above the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
>>> THE UNIQUE BENEFITS OF THIS HOUSE
Living in the Orange House in a quiet pristine setting, close to flora and fauna and at the same time strategically located less than 1 mile away from the center of Uvita, the Marino Ballena National Park, restaurants, beaches and tourist attractions.
>>> FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS
1) How far is it to the international airport in San José?
We recommend to rent a car. It is a 124 miles/ 3-4 hours drive from the international airport in San José to Uvita. We also recommend to do the drive during daytime. The best route is starting from the airport taking the new highway 27 direction Caldera and then highway 34 via Jaco, Quepos, Dominical to Uvita.
Alternatively you also can take a domestic flight to Quepos with Sansa or Nature Air and take a rental car from there. From Quepos it is only a 45min drive to Uvita.
2) What kind of rental car do you recommend?
We highly recommend a rental car to explore the area! We also recommend a 4x4, it would not be absolutely necessary but more comfortable. A small one would be sufficient.
3) How close is the Orange House from the beach?
The nearest beach is Playa Hermosa, 1,5 miles away from the Orange House. The famouse whalestail beach is approx. 3 miles away. All together we are close to 7 different beaches here in the Uvita area. You will need a car to go there.
The area offers plenty of activities like surfing, yoga, pilates, stand up paddling, kayaking, hiking, whale watching, waterfall repelling, ziplining and an animal sanctuary.
Uvita has a good choice of restaurants, as well as Ojochal, were you can enjoy excellent food at Citrus or Exotica.
1. A 100 USD security deposit is due at check in which needs to be in cash. The deposit shall be refunded within Checkout Date provided no deductions are made due to:
a. damage to the property or furnishings;
b. loss of keys or remote control;
c. dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or
d. any other cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay.
2. Smoking is allowed outside only.
3. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay on the property.
4. The Orange House is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this rental agreement, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises.
5. Before leaving the Orange House, the guest is responsible to lock all doors properly. Otherwise the guest will be liable for any theft of furnishings of the Orange House.
6. Pets are not allowed.
What a great place to stay and relax as much time as your schedule permits. We spent 4 nights and we wish it was even more!. The Orange House is so beautiful and comfortable that you won't need to go to any beach. Every detail is designed with tons of love. The swimming pool and the view from up there are also amazing. Kerstin and Udo were always very kind and supportive all the time we needed them. Thank you both! You're so great! We loved your place. Hope to come back soon!
We absolutely loved our stay in Uvita with Kerstin and Udo. The property is gorgeous and incredibly functional and self-sustaining (all designed by Kerstin who is an architect!). The pictures do not do this place justice! The grounds are so beautiful--the hammock, the pool, the amazing outdoor bathroom... We truly relaxed and enjoyed the peacefulness of the jungle.
We were greeted by Kerstin, Udo, and their sweet dog-Taifun. Upon arrival we were given a delicious starter breakfast, complete with Kerstin's amazing homemade jam and fresh fruit. Kerstin and Udo were very helpful during our stay. If you are considering visiting Uvita and are looking for peace, serenity, and complete relaxation you will love the Orange House. We can't recommend it enough!
If you're looking for an amazing, private place to stay in Costa Rica, Kerstin&Udo's Orange House is highly recommended. My wife and I stayed here in June 2015 and absolutely loved our stay. Upon our arrival, Kerstin gave us a quick tour of the house and then gave us our privacy for the rest of the stay. We soon encountered a pair of toucans and much more wild life which made our stay all the more exciting! The house has all the modern amenities and we enjoyed cooking in the well equipped kitchen. We also loved the modern styling and the outdoor shower. All of it was amazing! As other reviews mention, the fresh fruit, the homemade jam & the bread were just such an excellent welcoming touch. A folder with all the local attractions and the host provided cell phone made planning activities in Uvita a breeze. Everything about the Orange House was above and beyond excellent. We felt truly spoiled with this bed & breakfast. It was everything you could ask and more!
Superbe endroit tres propre et charmant. Nous avons eu l'occasion de voir des toucans sur la propriété et plusieurs autres oiseaux magnifiques....C'est un endroit intime avec belle végétation. Les hotes ont été tres gentils et accueillants. Merci pour tout!
Kerstin and Udo were amazing hosts! We arrived later than expected and it was dark but thankfully they provided very thorough directions, getting around Costa Rica at night can be challenging. The pictures don't do it justice. I really like how efficient and environmentally sound the Orange House is. The open living space, the view, the bathroom, the pool, all my favorites. A cellphone is provided during your stay which was very helpful when making dinner reservations. And a family of toucans visited us on our last day there, that was a nice send off. If you're looking for a secluded place in the rainforest this is it. And don't forget to try Kerstin's homemade jam!
My boyfriend and I loved our stay at the Orange House. From first contact with Kerstin and Udo, they were pleasant and thorough in providing information and directions. Upon arrival, Kerstin greeted us at the gate and showed us to the Orange House and around the grounds. The house was immaculate and truly spectacular. They really thought of every detail, down to a electrical outlet in the safe! Fresh fruit, fresh bread, and homemade jam was left for us along with a fully stocked kitchen, which we were sure to utilize. A binder was provided at the house as well, with information on local restaurants and a list of popular excursions, including phone numbers and a cell phone was provided for our use. Again, they really thought of everything. Our favorite part about the house was the convenience of the location...just a few minutes from the local grocery store, restaurants, a local flea market and only 10-15 mins to Dominical. My personal favorite characteristic of the house was the shower which inside/outside with a permaculture setup. It was absolutely amazing. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone wholeheartedly.
The orange house was indescribably beautiful!! We flew into San Jose and rented a 4x4. We used our cellphones for GPS. We also utilized Kerstin's directions. It's hard getting around with no addresses. So be aware of sense of directions. We stayed for our honeymoon. The house was well equipped with a kitchen. We tried not to buy much food because of ants. The open shower-well we loved it!!! It is a very tranquil place. Plants and flowers all around. The hosts do not disturb but we're communicative with us when we needed something. When we arrived the place was clean and Kerstin does a good job of utilizing flowers around the home. They let us use the pool. You could stay in the Orange house and just relax during your stay but we ventured out (website hidden) is an Eco-friendly place and so is the Orange house hosts so learn your organics! Your host will provide you with a gate key. Be careful when closing. I would put gate key in my purse and I think it would accidentally open the gate again after we would leave. Overall. This place is an oasis. I would recommend it to everyone wanting to get away.