We are a german couple in its 40s living its dream in Costa Rica. Kerstin is an architect and built our houses which have been finished end of 2010. Udo (email hidden).
We stayed in 3 different airbnb places during our honeymoon in Costa Rica, and this was by far our favorite. As we read in previous reviews, it is even better than the pictures.
The place itself is close to the town of Uvita, where there is everything you would need including 2 large grocery stores, a bank, and excellent food (our favorite spot in the area is the Jolly Roger bar, which has great service, amazing food, and a killer view.)
The grounds are beautiful, the pool area is pristine, and Kirsten and Udo were perfect hosts. We arrived to find breakfast fixings in the fridge, beautiful fresh cut flowers on our clean linens, and a fresh fruit platter.
Our favorite part of the whole place was the outdoor bathroom and shower. The shower is a stone platform set in the middle of a well landscaped, but totally private garden, and it was an absolute treat. We also saw a lot of wildlife, but the space does a great job of keeping out unwanted bugs.
Das Gästehaus von Kerstin & Udo ist wirklich ein Juwel. Die Einrichtung und die Ausstattung der Küche lassen kaum Wünsche offen. Das Open-Air Badezimmer und der Pool sind recht Highlights! Kerstin & Udo waren sehr nett und jederzeit ansprechbar. Auch die beiden Haushunde waren gern gesehende "Gäste" auf unserer Terrasse. Eine äußerst empfehlenswerte Unterkunft!
This place was amazing! Like people say, it is better than the photos. So peaceful and serene. You can tell the place is well taken care of and loved! I don't usually like to go back to the same place once I visit (there are just too many places to see) but I would come back here. I was always relaxed and felt at home! It was nice having the built in safe by the closet, and the outdoor bathroom, amazing. Thank you for an amazing way to relax on our honeymoon!!!
We had a fantastic stay at Kerstin & Udo's Orange house. It is even nicer than it looks in the pictures if you can imagine! If you're at all considering a trip to this area this is definitely the place to sta. There was a nice welcome basket of fresh fruit, bread, jam, and eggs waiting for us. We really enjoyed watching the sunset from the beautiful infinity pool, seeing hummingbirds and toucans, and spending time in the beautifully designed Orange House.
Kerstin & Udo are very friendly and welcoming, they took care of all our needs, we would go back in a heartbeat. We highly recommend this place.
We spent a week at the Orange House and the photos cannot possibly do this place justice. It is very clean with beautiful modern décor, and was also bigger than expected. The property is stunning and the pool (email hidden) to enjoy the sunset. Its location close to grocery stores and restaurants is very convenient. Kerstin and Udo are extremely pleasant, helpful people who took great care in ensuring our stay was perfect. We highly recommend the Orange House to anyone.
Kerstin & Udo's place is so wonderful that I'm a bit nervous about writing this review as I want to do the Orange House justice. If you read the previous reviews and look at the photos here on their site you will no doubt be taken aback, and accurately so. My husband and I were very excited to arrive in Uvita and spend a week at the Orange House. When we arrived, none of the outstanding reviews or lovely photos can fully capture what they have created. It was paradise for us. The Orange House is simple in nature and with an attention to detail that is very impressive (great closet and storage space, a lock box for your (email hidden) to the area, a cell phone to make local calls, homemade starfruit jam in the fridge). The design of the sliding doors allowing for open living, watching the sunset from the bed, the outdoor bathroom, the beautiful garden filled with fruit trees, singing birds, blooming flowers, and the sound of the waves crashing below then crawling up into the hills where the house sits...it was a dream for us and we will never forget our stay and we are already figuring out when we can get back. Kerstin & Udo are very friendly and accommodating, but you will not want for anything as everything as already been thought of and taken care of before your arrival. I do have one warning; This place is so special that you might find it hard to leave and go do all the activities that the beautiful area of Uvita has to offer.
Kerstin & Udo are the perfect hosts, extremely helpful and respectful--and very thoughtful. There are some very considerate welcome gifts for when you first arrive in the kitchen. :-)
The property and the accommodations are beautiful. Just read through some of the other reviews and you will come across words like "paradise" and "magical". I do not think that any of these are exaggerations. It was truly perfect.
What I think I appreciated most, is that while the house feels lush and opulent, it is very low impact, efficient and intelligent in its layout and function. It actually is very "green". You will find all the conveniences you can think of, including great internet signal so you can feel connected, as well as other essentials to feel properly pampered--and the pool and gardens are absolutely gorgeous!
The surrounding area is also perfect. There is just an endless amount of beaches to explore and discover, each one almost more beautiful than the next. Highly (website hidden) if you have a car, although not entirely necessary. Shopping and restaurants are also easily accessed from the property, although I can't imagine why you would want to leave the house at all.
This place is exquisite. The luxurious look and feel of five star accomodations with the privacy and comforts of a flawlessly designed modern home. We ended our honeymoon in the orange house, staying for one week and wishing it could have lasted forever. Seeing the sunset from the king sized bed and showering in the soft rain amongst the tropical flowers felt like a dream. Wandering through the fruit gardens and lounging in a hammock big enough for two. Swimming in a pool all to ourselves that seemed to stretch right into the sky ... It was divine.
The tender and subtle gifts that the host provided were so sweet and thoughtful ... Two eggs and homemade bread and jam in the fridge upon our arrival and fragrant flowers atop the towels, which were refreshed twice during our stay. A well-curated handbook of recommended adventures and dining. Each of these offerings were so very appreciated.
The hosts were always accessible and met us with smiles and generosity. The town of Uvita was friendly and held some of the most perfect beaches that I have visited in my life .... Many national parks and protected seashores to visit within the hour.
I will never forget this beautiful paradise. We feel so lucky to have experienced it.
Kerstin and Udo's orange house was a dream come true! I'm still day dreaming about that awesome outdoor bathroom! Although still very private, you are surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers and warming sunshine on your back as you wash up under the shower! Just heaven! When we checked in to the orange house we felt right at home! Very clean and cozy, stocked with fresh home grown fruits! We were also set up with coffee and bread and the most amazing homemade jam that I so wish I could purchase in bulk and have sent to NYC! The pool that is located up on the hill near Kerstin and Udo's house has just the most breathtaking view of the rainforest! It made for a very refreshing energizing swim in the morning! We also got to see so many beautiful butterflies and awesome hummingbirds on a daily basis! You are pretty much one with nature in the house! Our hosts were also so kind to have made a little booklet about Uvita, pointing out all the activities available and beaches to go to! Their directions to the home were also very thorough and made finding the house in a rainstorm very easy! This was our first air bnb experience as well as first out of the country experience and we couldn't have asked for anything better! PURA VIDA!
My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights at the orange house. This place is so unique and peaceful!
We had a wonderful time there, enjoying the beautiful pool, the quiet garden, and the stylish little house.
We had also everything we need in the house to feel welcomed. (tropical fruits, coffee, jam, bread...) Kerstin & Udo were really nice people as well.
We recommend this place for people who wants to (email hidden) spending peaceful time.